Vacations, holidays words are simply refreshing. And if these things are in an exotic, royal, heritage place then nothing like it. Yes! I am talking about Rajasthan – a wonderful state in the North of India rich in culture and heritage. Rajasthan is one of the favorite destinations among the tourists of the world. This exotic land was once the land of the Rajas and the state is rich in palaces, forts, heritage havelies and monuments. Similarly the culture of the state is rich in music, dance, fairs and festivals and delicious cuisines.
Back Ground of the State
A tour to Rajasthan has so much variety for the tourists that sometimes it becomes arduous task to decide- where to start. Different landscape of the state are really mesmerizing like the huge forts and palaces of Jaisalmer on the back drop of desert, on the contrary quaint lakes of Udaipur with white palaces. While Mount Abu, Ajmer, Pushkar cuddles the Aravalli and Jaipur stand as a pink city. Sariska, Ranthambhore, Bharatpur stand apart as wild life sanctuary in the state. The state bears the history of the bravery, war, kings, culture etc. The palace turned hotel of Rajasthan give the feeling of that era.
Famous Places in the state
All most all the places of Rajasthan alluring. But among them the famous places are -Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is also known as the pink city of India because of the pink hues in the building and houses. Hot spots in Jaipur are Amber fort & palace, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple, City Palace Museum and of course the market place. Next we can talk about Jaisalmer, a city of desert lovers. Here the famous Golden Fort located in the heart of the desert. Camel safari, camp fire, folk dance and music are prime tourists attractions of the Jaisalmer. Sometimes it gives the impression of Arabian Nights. Udaipur takes tourists to the glorious romantic past. The boat cruise in the lake Pichola amidst the picturesque city palace is nothing less then a fairy tale stories. Ajmer, Pushkar the land of Sufi saint and the land of Brahma respectively takes us to the religious world. And hold …this not the end, for the wild life lovers there are Ranthambhore, Sariska and Bharatpur with lots of wild animals and birds.
Fairs festivals and Culture
Rajasthan is also called the land of festivals and fairs. Throughout the year the people of Rajasthan celebrate something or other. There are festivals like –camel festivals, Jaisalmer desert fair, summer festival Mount Abu, Elephant festival Jaipur, Pushkar Fair and so on. All the festivals of Rajasthan display the colorful variety of the state. Rajasthan men with their colorful turban and women with their long ghagra choli give the festivals a different look. Talking about the culture – oh it is really royal the etiquettes of the local people, music, dance are amazing. Hence we should not forget about the food of Rajasthan. The dal bati churma, Gatti ki Sabji, Khadi and different halwas are some of the mouth watering dishes of Rajasthan.
In short Rajasthan is a mixture of tradition and modernity. Cities like Jaipur and Udaipur are some happening cities in the country. People around the globe come here to perform the wedding. It is a land for those who like to taste the different spices of life. A tour in the royal cities of Rajasthan is truly a life time achievement.