Rajasthan, the home to maharajas, has always been known to be an adventurous place to explore the rich culture of India. Keeping a rustic charm and royal grandeur, Rajasthan is just the perfect way to get accustomed to the royalty. If you’re looking to go on a quick expedition of the state, here are some really enchanting destinations to visit. Lying on the western front of the country, Rajasthan probably is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country.
Filled with majestic palaces, luxury hotels, historical forts, sprawling luxury gardens, breathtaking art and culture, delicious food, and natural wonders; Rajasthan is perhaps the closest you can get to the royal lifestyle of Indian kings. It might take a long time, exploring each and every corner of the state. To ease out your trip, here are some fascinating destinations which present the wonderful characters of the state in a nutshell.
Ajmer – One of the famous holy cities in India, Ajmer is known as the resting place of renowned Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Sufism, as you might know, is above castes, creed, color and gender, and so, you would see people from all religious background flocking to this holy city. Ajmer is situated at some 140 km from the capital, Jaipur, and the best way to reach the city is either by train or road. Taking a Mumbai to Ajmer train or a Delhi to Jaipur flight seems like a more convenient way to reach the city. Ajmer is filled with some magnificent forts, lakes, museums and palaces, which attracts tourists from all over the world.
Jodhpur – Jodhpur is one of the biggest cities in the state, and is majorly known for its gigantic Mehrangarh Fort, blue painted houses and food. Also known as the ‘Sun City’ for a bright, sunny weather all year round, Jodhpur was an important seat of power for the Marwar, and was established by Rao Jodha, chief of the Rathore clan, in the 15th century. Jodhpur is crowd puller when it comes to tasting authentic Rajasthani cuisine, and you absolutely cannot leave without trying its yummy laal maas.
Jaisalmer – The ‘golden city’ which attracted the likes of late Satyajit Ray, is one of the marvels of Rajasthan you cannot miss. Golden, because of the extensive use of yellow sandstone in building the city establishments. Jaisalmer is the gateway to the great Thar desert, and is the best way to go surfing the sand dunes or camping under the starry sky. The culture of the city is also well known of, which great vigour of cultures and traditions, colors and art forms.
Jaipur – Finally, the capital city. Jaipur perhaps encompasses the best from every city and wonderfully presents it like basketful of goodies. Probably that is why it attracts a lot of foreign tourists. Jaipur is known for its eclectic array of foods, rich art forms, majestic palaces, and heavenly luxury resorts. If you’ve been touring the neighboring cities, you can either take a Ajmer to Jaipur train or a bus from Jaisalmer to reach the destination. Don’t forget to dig into that yummy Dal Bati Churma while touring the city.