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.
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!
46 thoughts on “Colorful Rajasthan”
I have not yet been to India, but you have given me some food for thought. I would love to see the dancing and try the food. I would love to watch a sunset while sitting on a desert sand dune!
You got the important points already, glad you are planning the trip now 🙂 You will really enjoy this destination!
Excellent blog.. by reading this i also want to go and visit rajisthan …
Thankyou so much for positive word and encouragement, hope you plan the visit soon 🙂
Beautiful ! We too belong to Rajasthan,but have been living in Calcutta all my life. Beauty of Rajasthan is unmatched. And yes I would love to see the Kalbeliya dance in Jaisalmer. It has so much to offer to tourists that it leaves them overwhelmed.
Glad to know you are from Rajasthan . I like Kolkata too , esp the Durga Puja ! kalbeliya dance is magical in Jaisalmer can visit again and again to this place 🙂
I think for those looking to experience culture and history, Rajasthan is one of the best places they can visit in India ! It sure is colourful and the food is so amazing. And it’s so diverse !
Agree this is such a diverse and colorful destination. Thanks for your feedback.
i love rajasthan too..excellent pictures and excellent video..thanks for sharing
Thankyou for positive feedback glad you liked this post.
Excellent article on Rajasthan. My Last trip was to Jaipur and still cant overcome the beauty of it
Thank you for encouragement Ajay! I recommend you to visit Jaipur during Diwali to see the lighting in the old part of it but not on the main day to avoid the crowd 🙂
Colorful indeed! Also a great walk into culture and history. Hope to drop there by when I go India.
Thank you for appreciation. I am sure you will visit here on your next trip.Let me know about your experience.:)
I haven’t ventured to India yet but this inspires me more to go! I’m always impressed by the architecture and indeed all the colors I see in photos of India!
Glad you liked this post and will plan a travel soon to India. More information is here on my other blogs hope you will find them useful.
Ooooh, I imagine seeing the ladies dance had to be magical!! <3 I wish there was a video 🙂
The dance was at Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur! It was one awesome cultural evening I can never forget, the dance was amazing. I have some cool videos and will be sharing them soon as Vlog, you can subscribe to our Youtube Channel with the link on the homepage. Cheers 🙂
Rajasthan is such a colourful and vibrant state – maybe one of the most colourful ones of India. I love the way you have painted the image of Rajasthan, retaining its traditions, customs and places of interest alike. I have been to Jaipur and remember all the jootis, clothes, food and monuments. It was worth every second. Cheers!!
Thank you for such a nice feedback, glad you enjoyed reading this post. Guess I got my feelings included here since this place is very dear to me as it is my home state too lol 😀 Ah the shopping is actually worth it !! Glad you enjoyed visiting there.
Rajasthan is so beautiful, so vibrant, full of history and stunning landscape. Would love to road trip to the desert! Food sounds amazing!
Glad you liked the post 🙂 We did a road trip to the Sam Desert in Jaisalmer. It was totally a worth it experience full of beautiful landscapes and cultural experiences. Love this place will share more on it soon 🙂
Rajasthan is truly the colorful state of India. And beautifully portrayed in your post. Enjoyed reading immensely.
Thank you for your positive feedback 🙂 I love revisiting here to experience the colors.
Ive always wanted to visit a desert. For just a little bit and to take photos! Rajasthan looks like the state is live, full of energy and color! This is my type of city! The food sounds amazing, I hope to try someday!
Food Colors Culture History Fort and Sand Dunes, Rajasthan has a lot to offer , I hope you visit here soon 🙂
Now I understand why Rajasthan is your favourite State, its beauty is epic! and I love that it has King and Queens story (I love to read those) I’ll surely be searching for its full history. my list of India is getting bigger now thanks to you 🙂
Glad you liked my post on colorful Rajasthan and the relation I have with this state lol. You will find forts and palaces in almost every city here and it is a good idea to read a bit of history before visiting this state. thank you for your positive feedback 🙂
It seems like Rajasthan has a lot to offer! I would love to visit the nature reserves because I love wildlife! Spotting tigers would be a special treat:) The colourful clothes are amazing, and really do contrast with the brown sand dunes! It makes for a very unique composition:)
I am glad you liked the details shared. It is truly a magical and colorful destination to experience 🙂
I love the clothes that the women are wearing in the picture of the dancers. What is UP and MP?
Michael the clothes in Rajasthan are so colorful and you should plan to visit this destination some day for sure. So just like Rajasthan is a state MP and UP are state too . MP is Madhya Pradesh ( check my blog on Gwalior in MP ) and UP is Uttar Pradesh ( Check my blog in Uttar Pradesh beyond Taj Mahal , yes Taj Mahal is in UP State ) . 🙂
Rajasthan really is a colourful place and you have captured it well here in this post. I really like the photograph of the two feet in the sand – yellowy orange and blue go together well!
Hi, thank you for appreciation, glad you liked the post and the picture. It’s a picture of the feet of myself and my better half stepping in the Sam Desert in Jaisalmer! I loved visiting there and watching the sunset, a moment I can never forget.
Been to Rajasthan years ago but it still charms me the same and how I wish to go back again. This guide is lovely.
Hi so glad that you have visited Rajasthan , glad you liked the post, thank you for appreciation 🙂
I have spend almost a month in Rajasthan and didn’t get enough of it. I love how every city is different, every place is colorful and the traditions are kept alive so well. I did take part in the dancing show at the Palace in Udaipur as well!
Wow Joanna, so glad you spent a month in Rajasthan! I bet it must have been a memorable stay. I have been revisiting this place for years and still, I haven’t seen it all. You are so correct about the unique and colorful offering in each city .It’s so cool you took part in the dancing show in Udaipur. The cover picture here is also from Udaipur Bagore ki Haveli, a dance form I cannot forget! SO happy to know about your experience.
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Beautiful photos, I would love to visit Rajasthan!
Rajasthan is so beautiful I keep revisiting there each year and will continue to do so , Thankyou glad you liked this post 🙂
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