‘Rajasthan’ literally translates to ‘the land of kings’. Situated in the deserts of northern India, Rajasthan has always been and remains India’s culture capital. While the state has changed with times, it retains its charm of royal heritage. The heart of Rajasthan, its rich culture and heritage are woven into every experience in the state.
If you have made the excellent choice of choosing Rajasthan as a holiday destination, you can look forward to some great hospitality. The land of kings will welcome you in a way befitting Royalty. The art, architecture, people and the atmosphere of richness are bound to blow you away and have you reflecting on the past which has not changed through the sands of time.
1. Take a wildlife Safari
These forests were once the hunting grounds of some of the greatest Maharajas of the world, they are today protected by the state of Rajasthan and function as reserves and wildlife sanctuaries. The Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo National Park, and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary are home to a rich and varied range of wildlife and if you are lucky you can spot some majestic tigers crossing your path.
2. Mount Abu
Mount Abu, is a lovely hill station, the bed of rich tradition and Rajasthan’s favourite holiday and honeymoon destination. The hill station is flanked by forests on all sides and has an exquisite view of the Nakki lake. The hill is home to many centuries old temples which speak long tales during chilly nights.
3. Visit all the rich architecture
Rajasthan houses some of the oldest forts and architectural wonders of India. Ancient sites are a window to the rich and full lives led by our ancestors from the times when royalty walked the land. Don’t miss the magnificent Amber Fort and Palace, the Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur amongst many others.
4. Experience the rich Rajasthani cuisine
Rajasthani Cuisine is influenced by the ingredients commonly found in this arid region and the richness of both the vegetarian and non vegetarian specialties of the state are sure to tantalize your taste buds. From a range of snacks and sweets to exotic varieties of breads and subjis, the variety is amazing. Experience a Thali to get a sampler of this delectable cuisine.
5. Immerse yourself in the Colours of the state
Filled with colour, music and dance, Rajasthani festivities are a treat to your senses and are unmissable. The Kite festival in Jaipur, Desert Festival in Jaisalmer and the Pushkar Mela are some of the most popular festivals of the land.