Rajasthan a word of art of archeological and historical sculptures and historical buildings. A place of royal dynasties in India. Rajasthan have a very rich culture of attire, food, living, folk dance, folk music, animal fairs etc. It was earlier devided in two region Mewar and Marwar (before freedom of India), but now a complete State called Rajasthan of Indian State.
Rajasthan is in the topmost visit able place in India. Most of peoples from outside India (from other countries) travelling to India just to visit Rajasthan during winters. Rajasthan have its own desert the Thar Desert which is in the biggest desert in the world. This deserts starts from Jaisalmer to Barmer, bikaner and jodhpur of states and encompasses total 70% of total landmass of the Rajasthan that is why it is called 'Desert state of India'. Royal Rajasthan Travel Guide:-
Today we will help you to plan something very unique or new about Rajasthan this winter. There are hundreds of things you can do here, from the Original desert camping to the historical places visit, Rajasthan will never disappoint you.
How to Reach Rajasthan?
If from India, if you are from any state of India directly come to Jaipur/Udaipur railway station or Jaipur/Udaipur airport. If direct flight or train is not available then come to Capital New Delhi and take a train/flight/bus to reach the place.
If from Outside India, if you are from other country you have to come Delhi, then take a flight/train/cab to Jaipur and continue your trip.
How many main places are there?
In Rajasthan there are the main major places to visit Jaipur, then Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Mount abu, Kumbhalgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Ranthambore. These places are the main attraction and if you can see the map as per the routing it can only arrange by a travel agent who is perfect in the routing. Never make an itinerary on your own because Rajasthan is a big state and making a best Itinerary is only the work of a Travel agent so give him your requirements and he can help you. Each places we will describe you in Brief about the stay, places to visit and Food.
Jaipur is the Capital of Rajasthan and also known as the Pink city of Rajasthan, The most beautiful place of Rajasthan and also most of historic places you can see here, let’s explore:-
Amber Fort or Amer fort, Eastablished in 16th Century by Raja Man singh-1 in the town named Ambikeshwara and later named Amber or Amer.
Hawa Mahal basically the most important and you can say the simbol of Jaipur. Hawa mahal also known as the Palace of Breeze and it was built in 1799 for royal ladies.
City Palace, It was contstructed between 1729 to 1732 as it paints the actual picture of rich culture and heritage by Sawai Jai Singh II.
Jal Mahal, also known as Water palace is located amidst the Man sagar lake and it was made by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.
Nahargarh Fort is situated in the Aravalli mountain ranges in Jaipur. it is one of the three forts in jaipur pink city. It was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawa Jai singh II.
Jaigarh fort, the massive fort is situated on the promontory known as 'Hill of Eagles or Cheel ka teela" on the Aravalli ranges, It has the biggest Cannon during that time the 'Jaivana Cannon" during the 18th century and it is now available to see for tourists.
There are many more places to visit like Jantar Mantar, Albert hall museum, Birla Temple of Jaipur, Sheesh mahal, Gelta Ji, Sisodia rani bagh, man sagar lake, ramniwas bagh, Panna meena ka kund, famous zoo of Jaipur, Kanak vrindavan park ( recommended), Jawahar kala kendra, mubarak mahal, patrika gate, maotha lake, central park of jaipur, Ganesh pol, vidyadhar bagh, for wildlife lovers there is a Jhalana safari park in Japur, Step well of jaipur, Shri garh ganesh famous temple, enjoy Elephant ride in Amer fort, for Shopping visit bapu bazaar, Smriti van, famous wax museum of Jaipur, Gelta ji Temple, Bhuteshwar Mahadev Mandir etc.
Food in Jaipur
For Foodies Jaipur is the Best place due to its rich cuisine and verity of food. You can enjoy Masala chowk, Suvarna Mahal, Kalyan Rooftop and indoor restaurant in Jaipur.
The Best place for Foodies recommended is Chowkhi Dhani nearby to jaipur (ask your cab driver to reach).
Udaipur, The City of Lakes was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1553 as the new capital of kingdom Mewar. Also known as the crown jewel of Rajasthan state surrounded by beautiful hills of Aravalli. Udaipur is the also a main attraction of Rajasthan. There are many things to do, to visit and to eat.
Main attraction is the Lake palace of Udaipur which is located in the middle of Pichola Lake, which is the famous lake of Udaipur famous for its speed boating etc. There are many things to visit few are below:-
City Palace, The famous palace of Udaipur was built before 400 years, construction started in 1559 and completed in 16th century and completed by Maharaja Udai Singh II.
Lake Pichola, Lake pichola is the famous lake of Udaipur created in the year of 1362-AD and have manmade islands Jag Niwas, Arsi niwas and Jag mandir. From Length of 4Km and width of 3Kms this lake have a very mesmerizing views.
Jagmandir, the famous temple between the lake pichola. You can reach to jagmandir by boat ride.
Jagdish Temple, It is a big Hindu temple just outside the royal palace of Udaipur. Worshiping and prayers are regular since 1651 (as per the information).
Sahelion ki bari, also known as the garden of Maidens is a beautiful garden. It was built by Rana Sanga of Udaipur.
Fateh Sagar lake, This lake is basically famous for its sports activity (water) speed boating and Jet ski. This Lake situation in Udaipur and also an artificial lake built by Maharaja Jai Singh.
Many more beautiful and important places to visit like Ahar Museum, Ambrai ghat, Dudh talai, MS Leather Craft (shilpgram), Beautiful gulab bagh and zoo, bhartiya lok kala mandal, Shri manshapurna karni mata temple, Badi talab, gangaur ghat, sukhadia circle, Udaipr solar observatory, Bagor ki haveli, Vintage and classic car Museum, City palace museum, also you have to visit Animal aid unlimited ( and if possible do some contribution to them but we are not forcing for it :), Udai Sagar Lake, Ropeway to karni mata temple and Dharochar Folk Dance etc.
Food in Udaipur
For Foodies Udaipur also is the Best place due to its rich cuisine and verity of food. You can enjoy Pandit Pav bhaji and fast food shop which is famous for Pav bhaji dish you have to try, also visit for Dil Punjabi Dhaba for roasted dishes and famous tasty other things.
Mount Abu is the Only hill station of Rajasthan state which is famous due to its lush green surroundings and cool atmosphere. There are many things to visit few are below :-
Nakki Lake, Nakki lake or Nakki jheel is a man-made lake, as per the peoples or legends this lake was made using nails by deities.
Dilwara Temple, If you are a beautiful architecture and sculpture lover then this temple will attract you. This jain temple was made by Vimal shahand Designed by Vastupala. This Temple have five sections which dedicates five Jain teerthankaras Shri Adityanathji, Shri parshavnathji, Shri Rishabdaoji, Lord Mahaveer Swami and Shri Neminathji, this temple was build between 11th to 13th centuries.
There are many other more attraction to see like Toad Rock, Honeymoon Point, Sunset point, Raghunath Temple, Universal peace hall of Mount Abu, Brahma Kumaris Meditation, Caves of Champaa, Park of Crocodile, Bharat Mata temple etc.
Food in Mount abu
For Foodies, Mount abu also is the Best place due to its rich cuisine and verity of food. You can enjoy Mulberry Tree Restaurant in Mount Abu and Sankal Restaurant.
Chittorgarh have one of the most amazing chapters in History of India. It lies on the river Berach. Main attraction is Chittorgarh fort, it was basically built by Chitrangad Mori, a king of Maurya clan in 7th Century A.D. This Fort is seated on 180 metre hill and covers 700 acres of area.
Chittor Fort, which is already described as the main attraction of Chittorgarh.
Padmini Palace, This famous palace of chittorgarh where Rani padmini lived after her marrige with Rawal Ratan singh.
Vijay Stambha, The famous stumbh or Monument built by Rana kumbha as a sign of victory against Malwa and Gujarat's forces.
There are many more places to visit like the Kalika Mata Temple, Meera Temple, Fateh Prakash Palace, Rana Ratan Palace, Kumbha palace, Baan mata temple, Gaumukh Kund inside the Chittorgarh fort, Ram Pol, Kumbhshyam temple, Samadhisvar Temple, Sri Sat bis Deori Temple, Johar Palace of Chittorgarh fort etc.
Food in Chittorgarh
For Foodies, there are few good place of rich cuisine and verity of food. You can enjoy Guru Bandh Restaurant and Nokada Restaurant.
Jodhpur is the most beautiful and magical city also known as the blue city of Rajasthan famous the gateway to Thar because of Jodhpur is situated at the edge of Thar Desert and also called Sun city of Rajasthan. Best few places to visit in Jodhpur are:-
Mehrangarh Fort, The super massive fort of mehrangarh is situated on the hill named Bhakurcheeria or the mountain of birds. This Place was built by Rao Jodha in around 1459 due to they want to shift their old capital to a new elevated and safer location in Jodhpur, so he decided to built a massive, beautiful and safer fort on the top of Bhakurcheeria hill.
Umaid bhawan Palace, Umaid bhawan palace built by Maharaja Umaid singh started in 18 Nov 1929 and completed in 1943. Umaid bhawan palace was the last palace built in India before Indian Indipendence and also one of the largest residences in the whole world. It is divided in two parts now, half part is a hotel and half a museum.
There are many more attraction to visit few are Mandor Garden, Kaylana Lake, Balsamand Lake, Ghanta Ghar, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Toorji ka jhelra Bavdi, Sardar Market the famous market of jodhpur, Gayatri Shaktipeeth Chamunda Mata temple, Thar Desert Museum, Sardar Govt Museum, CLock tower road, Kunj Bihari temple, Royal Cenotaphs, Machia safari park, Ganesh temple ratnada, Bishnoi village safari, Mahamandir temple of Jodhpur, Sheesh palace etc.
Food in Jodhpur
For Foodies, there are few good place of rich cuisine and verity of food. You can enjoy Take best dishes of Indique Restaurant Jodhpur and Gypsy Dining hall, you can also try Indigo Restaurant.
Jaisalmer also known as Golden city, is the western most frontier of Rajasthan, India. It is also close to the border of Country Pakistan. Covered with Desert this place is the most visit able place in Jaisalmer during Winter time. Came safari in the famous desert area Sam sand dunes of Jaisalmer is a unforgettable experience for tourists. It is a place of Forts, Camping in the desert, Tombs, Rooftops, Camel rides etc. Lets check some most visit able places in Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer fort is situated in jaisalmer. It is one of the "Living forts" in the world like Carcassone, france. Near about 1/4th population of city still resides within the fort. It is also the second oldest fort in state Rajasthan. It was built in 1159AD by Rajput Rawal.
Gadisar Lake, It was also constructed by King Rawal Jaisal in 1367 and reconstructed by Maharawal Gadsi Singh. A man made water reservoir. It is the in the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan.
Padwon ki haveli, It is the Peace of Architecture. It is a cluster of 5 Small Havelis. Beautiful work of Art you can sea each and every piece of this Haveli.
Bada Bagh, It is a Garden Complex situated 6KM North fo jaisalmer. a Set of Royal Chhatri Cenotaphs built by Kings of Jaisalmer in 18th to early 20th centuries.
There are few more places to be visit in Jaisalmer like Salam Singh ki Haweli, The Thar Heritage Museum, Nathmal ki haveli, Tazia Tower, Desert Cultural Centre, Jain Temple Jaisalmer, Fort road, Vyas Chhatri Sunset Point,Famous Blue city of Jodhpur, Tanot Mata Temple ( more then 80 kms from jaisalmer), Fort Palace Jaisalmer Fort, Desert National Park Jaisalmer, Amar sagar Jaisalmer, Chandraprabhu temple, Silk Route Art Gallery of Jaisalmer, Raja Ka Mahal, Surya Mandir (Sun Temple) of Jaisalmer etc.
Food in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer never be disappoints you, there are few good place of rich cuisine and verity of food. From Pyaz ki Kachori, Gatte ki Sabzi, Daal Baati Choorma to Mirchi Bhajiya, Rajasthani Laal Maas Jaisalmer have a rich flavour. There are not a single list of famous food places, But you need to ask your driver or hotel which place is better for the food in Jaisalmer.
There are Many more places to visit, But we will describe in our Other future post.
Sports activity in Jaisalmer.
Rajasthan have a lot of sports thing to do, like :-
Hot Air balloon at Pushkar and Jaipur with Price starts from 2000/- onwards.
Paragliding in Jaipur with Price starting Rs. 1500/-
Cycling in the Old streats of Udaipur and Jodhpur with Price starting from rs. 400 onwards.
CAMPING is the best part of Rajasthan, You can take camping night with Dance and music shows in Jaisalmer (sam sand dunes) which costs you starting From Rs. 2700/- including Breakfast Dinner, Dance music show of Rajasthan folk and Camel Ride.
Wildlife Safari in Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Bundi.
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