I love India and its vast travel options. I like to divide my travel state wise and prepare myself to embrace what each state has to offer to me.
No exaggeration here but the colors of Rajasthan is a must experience phenomenon. Yes, it’s vast vivid and beautiful. Rajasthan Tourism is one of the most famous options for travelers.
STATE INTRODUCTION: RAJASTHAN
Rajasthan lies in the North-Western side of India. It is bordered by five states as Punjab, Gujarat, Haryana, UP, MP on each side. Hence the local dialects and cultures also get inspired from the linked states. It also has a border with Pakistan on one side.
The Thar Desert or Great Indian Desert covers most of the landscapes. The road trip is one of the best option to explore various cities here. The destinations are linked by various beautiful Aravali Hills and desert specific farms. One can notice people from various village still walking on the interior of the roads with their sheep and goat herds.
SHADES OF BROWN
The terrain is mostly in shades of brown as Aravali hills and the Thar Desert makes most of the landscape making the terrain unique. There’s a common saying there “dharati dhora ri” in local dialect which means “land of sand dunes”!! Due to such brown shades, the locals wear the most colorful dresses.
This state has huge historic past of Kings Queens and Rulers hence this state has one of the maximum forts and palaces to offer.The Rajput Clan which still lives with royal lifestyle and the word Rajasthan literally means Kings-Abode.
Its capital city is the Pink city Jaipur, with various other cities the most prominent tourist destinations are Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, Kota, and Pushkar.
Rajasthan also hosts shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer called as Ajmer Sharif.
Check out my blog on few famous destinations in Rajasthan
BLOG- JAIPUR PINK CITY
BLOG- ENCHANTING PUSHKAR
Rajasthan is not only about deserts. Aravali mountain range changes the landscape in different cities and it even has a hill station named as Mt Abu. Rajasthan also has various green locations.
There is Keoladeo National Park Bharatpur bird sanctuary which is also UNESCO world heritage site. Other reserves are Ranthambore – Sawai Madhopur. Sariska Tiger reserve – Alwar.Mukundra tiger reserve- Kota. Nature lovers plan their visit often to these reserves.
RAJASTHAN IS FAMOUS FOR ITS FOOD
Rajasthani Cuisine is famous around the world. The most famous option is Daal- Bati- Choorma. But there are many other spicy and deep-fried snacks one can get here like nowhere else. The Bhujiaya is a deep-fried snack famous from Bikaner. The Kachori us famous from Jaipur. The Mirchibada from Jodhpur. People here have sweet tooth and the sweets options here are unparalleled. From Alwar-ka-Mawa to Jaipur ka Ghewar, Malpua of Pushkar and Jalebi the options are unlimited.
The flour here from millet gives rise to unique bread called as Bajre and Makke ki Roti.
Culturally the state is unparalleled with various folk dance and music forms as the cities changes. Most famous dance form being the Ghoomar and song Padharo Mhare Des.
Check out my visit to Jaipur recently as I got welcomed by the song Padharo Mhare Des
One must indulge in as much live dance and music as one can while visiting this state. The Kalbeliya dance on the desert of Jaisalmer will connect you with his place instantly and make you want to revisit it, again and again, such is the charm of the culture here. Another dance form is called as Ghoomar and there are much more.
Kathputili the puppets and the handicrafts from Rajasthan are world famous. The shopping of colorful fabrics will spoil you forever. You would not have seen such beautiful and colorful shopping items the most famous pattern being the bandhej and lehariya.
Since it’s a good idea to visit India during the festive season as explained in our previous blogs. Do not miss the unique festival of Teej , Gangaur , Diwali, and Holi here.
The history of Rajasthan speaks of the kingdoms and is famous kings and queens, mostly from the Rajput Clan. The Rajput heritage and culture are rich and still alive and a must to experience. Book your stay in various heritage accommodations and havelis.
Since the state has Royal history one can explore various forts here famous ones being
UDAIPUR CITY PALACE, KUMBALGARH FORT, JAIPUR CITY PALACE, JAIGARH, NAHARGARH, MEHRANGARH, JAISALMER FORT. BUNDI FORT and much more!
Rajasthan is my favorite state, not only because I was born there and spent my childhood but also because it is one of the most colorful destinations I have seen around the world.
This rich vibrant colorful state has a lot to offer and will pull you back again and again!