The land of maharajas and feudal forts, huge fortresses, tigers, and multicolored festivals, Mharo Rajasthan is truly the diamond in India’s crown. From grand havelis, haunting folk music, and mesmerizing dances, countless stories of bravery and valor to lip-smacking cuisine, there’s a lot to see, experience and enjoy. Don’t forget the quintessential turbans, mustachio, ghoonghat and camels, Rajasthan has unmatched beauty, culture, and heritage making it one of the most visited places in India.
The best time to plan Rajasthan sightseeing is from November to February when the sun is not as scorching as it is during summer. However, remember winters are cold so pack warm clothes. The melodious ‘Paadharo Maare Desh’ song state beckons you with open arms. With so much to explore we at Kesari Tours thought of putting together a list of things to do in Rajasthan for you.
Rajasthan Culture: If you are fascinated by culture, then a cultural trip to Rajasthan is a must. The colorful fairs and festivals celebrated through the year give you a glimpse of its ancient traditions, art, culture, and its royal history that seamlessly weaves a story you can relate to. Some of the important festivals that you must experience in the state are Navratri, Guru Purnima, Ashwa Pooja, the Summer and Winter festival at Mt. Abu, Pushkar fair, Gangaur, Nagaur, and Kite festival, the Elephant and Camel festival and so many others. Don’t forget Dussehra and Diwali celebrations in the desert. What’s more, you can also take part in several competitions organized during these fairs. Some of the most well-known is the turban tying, camel races, puppet shows. You can enjoy several folk dances and music performances or buy beautiful handcrafted art and crafts.
Rajasthan Desert Safari: Well, if you are looking for something unusual, eclectic, and fabulous on your holiday then plan for Rajasthan desert safari. Home to Thar desert that spreads about 342,000 sq.km and several mountains there are more opportunities for adventure than you ever thought of before. From paragliding, camping, zip-lining, hot-air balloon rides, motorcycling, and jeep safari to a horse safari, camel safari, or wildlife safari. Spending a day in the desert can be relaxing and a fantastic way to rub elbows with camels if not royals. You can also consider luxury desert camps that remind you of the magic and journey through the old silk road.
Rajasthan forts: If architecture makes you curious then a trip to Rajasthan to check out some fabulous forts is a must. Each corner of Rajasthan is decked with unique architecture; each structure tells a story of valor, triumph, or retreat. Plan a heritage tour that takes to some of the most famous historic palaces and forts. Most of these places exist today and draw thousands across the world. Be ready to see the spectacular art, frescos and signature canvases the kings and rulers of Rajasthan nurtured in palaces and forts reflecting their exquisite taste. Make it a point to visit the Bala Quila, Neemrana, Junagarh, Lohagarh, Chittorgarh, Mehrangarh, Jhalawar, Jaigarh Fort, and others. Some forts today are luxury resorts, while others are still residences for the royal family.
Things to do in Rajasthan: You can not only bask in Rajasthan’s glorious history and its reminders; you can also do plenty of other things on your holiday.
Check out the gypsy dance: When in Jodhpur, make sure you see the Kalbeliya tribe dance performance. The women in this tribe perform the traditional Kalbeliya dance, where they move to wonderful Rajasthani folk music. Their actions are as nimble as snakes, making for a remarkable experience.
Shop at Sadar Bazaar in Jodhpur: Don’t miss out on a little retail therapy in Jodhpur. Check out the Sadar Bazaar flea market that everything from jewelry, leather goods to handicraft shops. Look for bargains and if you are lucky you may find just what you were looking for.
Plan a tour of the Umaid Bhawan Palace: One of the biggest private residences in the world, a part of Umaid Bhavan is now a heritage hotel the Taj Group runs. Go on a tour to see the grand palaces and forts inside the Bhavan, that date back centuries. You get a chance to see how the erstwhile kings lived in Rajasthan.
Vintage Car Rally: A tour of Mharo Rajasthan is all about a walk down the memory lane from visiting old forts, fortresses to shrines. If modern history interests you, check out the vintage car rally when you are in Rajasthan. This annual rally is in Jaipur, between January and February. There are some fantastic old cars you can see at the rally, like a 1923 Austin.
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