Rajasthan is an incredible state in northern India located close to the border with Pakistan. It is an amazing destination because of its landscapes which include the massive Thar Desert and the magnificent Aravalli Mountains. Being the center of Rajput culture, it is also a wonderful place to explore palaces and temples created by Rajput kings of the bygone era. With the convenience of online booked Rajasthan Packages and as you crisscross the state aim to add as many gorgeous places to visit to your itinerary as possible.
Mount Abu is a hill station which offers exceptional views of the surrounding area. Nakki Lake is a must-see spot near Mount Abu where one can rent a paddle boat to get on the water and admire the hills surrounding the lake. The Dilwara Jain Temples in Mount Abu date back to the twelfth century and are carved from exquisite white marble. Pushkar the holy city is best known for its Brahma Temple and its annual camel fair. It is also home to numerous temples dedicated to Savitri, Shiva, and Vishnu. Jodhpur or the Blue City is located on the edge of the Thar Desert as its colourful nickname comes from the several blue homes in the city. Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is a bustling city teeming with interesting attractions and things to do. It also forms one corner of the Golden Triangle and is home to several temples as well as major bazaars which come alive each night as the sun sets.
Udaipur or the City of Lakes is best visited with the stress-free Udaipur Packages. As the name indicates the lakes are the main attraction here. Two of the biggest lakes Pichola and Fateh Sagar despite being artificial are no less than beautiful. The main reason for visiting Udaipur is to explore Udaipur City Palace, which has a collection of palaces, museums, and gardens. Shrines, royal residences, temples, and art collections are also available to admire within the City Palace. Jag Mandir Palace or the Lake Garden Palace is a gorgeous palace located on the southern island of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. It is a three-storied structure made out of yellow sandstone and marble. Visit Gul Mahal where once Shah Jahn lived with his family and is made in Islamic style of architecture. The Bara Patharon ka Mahal made of 12 slabs of marble, and the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal meant for the enthroned prince are the other must-visit pavilions.
The thoroughly planned Jaisalmer Tour guides you to a remarkable Golden City located on the fringes of the Thar Desert. It gets its name due to its golden dunes and castles clad in golden honey sandstone. Jaisalmer is adorned with lakes, well-ornated Jain temples, and havellis. Make yourself comfortable atop the camel saddle as the ship of the desert makes its way through the desert and camp under the starry night sky for an unforgettable experience. Jaisalmer is a melting pot of culture, heritage, adventure, and the exotic Thar Desert.
Alwar is a major city featured in the exquisite travelogue of the Rajasthan Packages. It comes as one travels from Delhi to Rajasthan and is located 150 km south of Delhi and 150 km north of Jaipur. Alwar is a hub of tourism with forts like the Bhangargh Fort is a renowned historical ruin famous for its ghost stories, Siliserh Lake is a famous picnic spot covering an area of seven square kilometers, heritage havelis, and nature reserves like the Sariska Tiger Reserve. It also boasts of its famous Mega Alwar Trade Fair handmade Papier-mache and a sweet delicacy known as Alwar ka Mawa. Encompassed by the Aravalli hills it is a city of rich culture and heritage. The city of Alwar has become a great weekend getaway from New Delhi.
Patwon Ki Haveli
A visual delight to visit with the Jaisalmer Tour is the Patwon Ki Haveli. Soaked in a bewitching hue of yellow is the Patwon ki Haveli. This assemblage of five havelis is believed to have been constructed by a wealthy trader for each of his five sons. Locals also refer to the haveli as Kothari’s Patwa Haveli. It was built in the early 1800s and it is said the family was famous dealers of gold and silver embroidery threads. This five-storey Rajputana mansion has intricate detailing and is made of yellow sandstone. The interiors are just as much as fascinating with ceilings, pillars, mirror work, paintings and door frames. There are around sixty traditional Jharokhas and windows and each has ornately carved stone frames and latticework that illuminate the place with natural light and aid in cross ventilation. Tourists can also visit the in-house museum which is maintained by Archaeological Survey in India.
The most sought-after destination of the Rajasthan Packages is the capital city of Jaipur also known as Pink City. The city is well known for its UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar. It houses many magnificent forts, palaces, temples museums, and bustling local bazaars where one can shop to heart’s content. The local delicacies to indulge in include the famous Ghewar, Daal baati churma, and Dal and Pyaaz ki Kachori.
Nahargarh Fort located on the outskirts of Jaipur is known for its breathtaking and scenic views of the city and also for its extended wall which connects it to Jaigarh Fort. Embellished with intricate carvings and stonework the fort is an impregnable structure with its two neighboring forts -Amer and Jaigarh. Amer Fort cradled on top of a hill near Jaipur is a magnificent palace in India. It takes around two to three hours to explore the entire extensive complex. Chokhi Dhani is a luxurious heritage resort which is synonymous with Rajasthani village culture. It depicts traditional Rajasthan with artifacts, paintings, handicrafts folklore, and sculptures along with various entertainment options like puppet shows, fortune-tellers, magic shows, and predicting parrots.
Desert Safari in Sam Sand Dunes
Make the holidays more memorable with the Jaisalmer Tour as you visit the Sam Sand Dunes. Jaisalmer is thronged by tourists for this immersive stretch of desert sands. This most exciting desert safari takes place in Sam Sand Dunes. The dunes are around forty-five km away from the city and the safaris can be done in the mornings or evenings which is followed by a delicious meal along with a musical program that showcases the local culture of Rajasthan.
There are many types of safaris available in Jaisalmer ranging from Camel Safari to Jeep Safari. If one goes to the desert the camels are bound to entice you to ride on their humped backs where they stroll idly, digging the golden sands. Indulge in Dune Bashing as you raft through the sand. It is an adventurous activity over the sea of sand. The Khuri Village is located forty-five km southwest of Jaisalmer. The sand dunes here are preferred by those who are looking for and want to experience the serenity and tranquillity of the desert. Nearly one km from the village these mighty dunes can be visited on a camel safari or jeep safari. Experience the yellow sand dunes at night as they lay in before your eyes as far as the eyes can see under the night sky filled with twinkling countless stars straight out of Arabian Nights.
The next destination that shows up on the map of the Rajasthan Packages is the Blue City of Jodhpur. It is the second largest city in Rajasthan and was once the capital of the Marwar region. Jodhpur looks completely blue from an aerial view due to its blue houses and walls. Mehrangargh is also known as Mehran Fort which was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha. It is located at an elevation of 410 feet and is guarded by massive walls. Mehran Fort has appeared in many Hollywood and Bollywood movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Thugs of Hindustan.
The entrance of the fort atop a hill is majestic and has seven gates. Each of these was built at different times and serves a specific purpose. The delicate carvings on the walls of the fort, the sprawling courtyards, and striking museums and galleries attract tourists from all over the world. Umaid Bhawan Palace apart from being a heritage hotel is a museum and also the residence of the presiding Royal Family of Raja Gaj Singh. As it is located on the highest point the Chittar Hill it is also referred to as the Chittar Palace. It was built in 1943 and was commissioned in 1929 to employ drought-stricken farmers.
Jain Temples of Jaisalmer
Another highlight of the Jaisalmer Tour is the Jain Temples located within the walls of the Jaisalmer Fort. This cluster of beautiful temples has carved structures that feature pictures of sages, hermits, and animals. The Jain temples are inspired by the Dilwara style of architecture which is famous all over the world. The temples are in reverence to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdevji the famous Jain sages known as “Tirthankaras”. All seven temples are connected and are built using the same golden-yellow Jaisalmeri stone. Each temple is like a puzzle and has its tale to narrate. The stunning sculptures around the walls are protected by glass cupboards and pillars carved with Gods and celestial women.
Rajasthan’s allure is undeniable, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a truly immersive experience in India. We hope this article will help you to plan your next trip to Rajasthan. If you have any queries feel free to ask in the comment section below.