Here are three places you cannot afford to miss if you are planning on a tour to Rajasthan.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is also the largest city in the state. It is also famously referred to as the ‘Pink City of India’ due to the distinctive pink colouring of all the houses and buildings in the city. With bustling and colourful streets and small shops selling intriguing artefacts, Jaipur is a must visit place while in Rajasthan. There are mnay places of interest here. The City Palace and the Hawa Mahal will stun you with exceptionally beautiful architecture. Both these palaces will give you a glimpse of the opulence and grandeur of the kings of yore and will also give you breath-taking panoramic views of the cityscape.
Another place you must visit while in Jaipur is the ‘Janta Mantar’ which is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The monument displays impressive astronomical instruments displaying the scientific advancement of Hindu texts on astrology and modern science.
A visit to a place is not complete if you haven’t gotten a taste of the region’s art and culture. And the perfect place to experience the rich and diverse artistic and cultural traditions of Rajasthan is the Albert Hall Museum. The museum itself is beautifully constructed with carved arches and domes made of sandstone. Staying is also a delightful experience as there are a number of luxury resorts in Jaipur offering a variety of amenities and a delightful experience in remodelled palaces or forts.
Popularly called the ‘Venice of the East’, the city of Udaipur is a city of numerous lakes. With a number of beautiful palaces and forts being converted to hotels, Udaipur records rising number of tourist footfalls every year. The luxury resorts in Udaipur themselves have become destinations you cannot miss! These tastefully remodelled palaces and forts will let you experience royalty like never before!
This well planned city is ideal for a vacation offering a host of different experiences. You can visit the Bagore ki Haveli situated near the picturesque Pichola Lake. With over 100 rooms to explore, the Haveli will let you experience the grandeur and the mystery of a bygone era.
The Kumbhalgarh Fort,standing tall at an impressive 1180 m ridge is one of the most strongest of forts in the city. The fort also has the second longest wall stretch in the world, after the Great Wall of China. Lake Pichola, a man made wonder of Udaipur is another place that will delight you with its stunning views of palaces, temples and bathing ghats situated on its shoreline.This Lake City of Rajasthan is also known for its rich cultural heritage and performing arts and crafts. The Udaipur solar observatory is world famous and is built on an island in the Fateh Sagar Lake.
There are still many more places to visit in this magnificent city!
Ranthambore National Park
Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, Ranthambhore National Park is the largest national park in northern India. The park is a tiger reserve and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. But the main attractions are the majestic tigers, the national animal of India, that can be spotted in its natural habitat. Other animals that can be found here are leopards, sambar, striped hyena and nilgai etc. The National Park offers safari rides and treks that make for an adventurous outing. Another attractive feature is the number of jungle resorts in Ranthambhore offering an experience of staying very close to the jungle and waking up to the lush greenery and birdsong!
While the park is known for its rare animal species and greenery, the Ranthambhore Fort is another major tourist attraction. These mysterious and majestic ruins offer a panoramic view of the entire park as it is situated more than 700 feet above the surrounding plain.
These places offer only a small sneak peak to the majesty of the state of Rajasthan. Don’t look any further for your holiday destination! Plan a visit to Rajasthan and get a taste of the true royal experience.