There is always an attraction that pulls us towards Rajasthan! Not only the travellers but any commoner who wants a vacation prefers to visit Rajasthan atleast once. Such is the image that pushes it to the top charts in India tourism. What makes it an interesting destination? What is the hidden charm which allures everyone? To know it all, have a look at these top things to do in Rajasthan which puts everything in a nutshell!
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Try On the Colourful Pagari!
Did you know that a Rajasthani Pagari (turban) vary in size and shape according to the region? Or they often indicate the caste and social class? Yes, these turbans (pagaris) are the hallmark costumes of Rajasthan which are worn by men. How can you miss out on wearing a Rajasthani Pagari while you take a tour around the amazing Rajasthan? They are colourful and unique; your trip would remain incomplete without trying out one!
Views from the Fort
Dramatical Views From the Forts
The majestic forts of Rajasthan are the reflection of its royal past! You should climb atleast a few of these forts to get a picturesque vistas of Rajasthani cities or sunset views. To name a few, Amer Fort in Jaipur, Chittoragarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort near Udaipur, etc. are some of the must-visit forts in Rajasthan.
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The true beauty of a place can be seen in villages and it is true here as well. Rajasthan's villages are the 'box of wonders'; you can find various traditions, cultural practices, art-forms and generations of artisans who have laid their life in continuing the age-old practices. Village tours in Rajasthan are a worthwhile. Mandwa , Khimsar, Samode and Khuri are some of the well-known villages of Rajasthan.
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Feel Royal at the Palaces
The luxurious palaces are the absolute reminders of the 'Land of the Kings'. Every nook and corner is filled with palaces, Havelis and forts. Now, many are converted into heritage hotels which offer a chance to stay in these age-old palaces. City Palace Jaipur, Rambagh Palace Jaipur, Lake Palace Udaipur, Lakshmi Niwas Palace Bikaner, Mehrangarh Fort Palace Jodhpur, Neemrana Fort-Palace Alwar, Havelis in Shekhawati and Fateh Prakash Palace Udaipur are some of the famous palaces in Rajasthan.
Savouring the Best of Rajasthani Cuisine
Rajasthani cuisine is a delight for every traveller, from vegetarian (Marwari cuisine) to non-veg dishes and varieties of sweets entertain the taste buds. Rajasthani Kadi, Gatte Ka Pulao, Mirchi Bada, Dal Chawal Kutt, Mawa Kachori, Dal Bhati Churma, Ker Sangri, Laal Maas, Aam Ki Launji and sweets like Alwar-Ka-Mawa, Makkhan-Bada, Dil Kushal, Ghewar are some of the delicious Rajasthani food which you should never miss in this region!
Stargazing in the Desert
Desert Camping is one of the best ways to enjoy the nature of the desert. A night in the chilling desert and catching up with the sun rising behind those huge sand dunes is a visual treat. Sleeping on the soft sand, listening to some folk music and gazing at the shining stars is a perfect vacation one can have!
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A Workout For Your Body and Eyes!
Where else can you enjoy the camel rides in India? It is fun to explore the desert landscapes on a camel back. Places like Jaisalmer, Pushkar and Bikaner are some of the best places for camel rides in Rajasthan.
Capture the Vibes!
Who wouldn't love to capture the colourful Rajasthan? Yes, it is a great place for photography tours in India. Grand forts, palaces, classy costumes, vibrant places, attractive food and what not! Truly, a must-tour for your cameras!
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Peek into the Stepwells
Stepwells are the great examples for the excellent water storage system. Stepwells played an integral role in Rajasthan as this is one of the dry regions in India. Chand Baori in Abhaneri and Rani Ji Ki Baori in Bundi are the two famous stepwells in Rajasthan which are the reminiscent of art, architecture and water storage systems of the past.
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Grandeur of Fairs and Festivals
One should visit a Rajasthani fair to feel its jubilant auras! Pushkar Fair, Desert Festival is Jaisalmer, Summer Festival in Mount Abu, Marwar Festival in Jodhpur and Gangaur Festival in Jaipur are some of the interesting fairs to witness in Rajasthan.
Pushkar Fair 2016 is beginning from November 8th and goes on till 14th November.
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