If one of the most colourful and thrilling places has to be mentioned in India – it is bound to be Rajasthan! Truly speaking, there is not a better place in this country when it comes to land full of different shades of Indian art, culture, cuisine, heritage, history, music and dance!
With pages filled in history and architectural marvels, mouth-watering cuisine and colourful life of people of Rajasthan; it’s definitely one of the most interesting places on earth to visit. Rising high just like castles, the Forts and Palaces of “Land of Kings and Royals” presents a totally different shade of Indian culture. Filled with real – life stories of heroism, ornated palaces, fairytale havelis and intricately carved temples, this is something which is not to be missed out.
From the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds in Jaipur and charms of City Palace of Jaipur and Jaisalmer, to the Royal heritage of Umed Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur to the architecturally carved out Ranakpur Jain Temples – it’s a beauty one can see and indulge in! Architecture unfolds itself in Heritage Havelis of Mandawa n Jaisalmer, art flows in the land of Kota n Bundi, wildlife speaks in National Parks of Ranthambore, Sawai Madho Singh and Jim Corbett. Life takes a full swing in the sand dunes of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Barmer. Water flows like anything in this land of Thar Desert and ecosystem makes a unique balance when it preserves one of the most endangered species in BLCK BUCK! Royal heritage speaks for itself in forts of Mehrangardh, Amber/Amer and streets come alive with colourful dresses and long moustaches. More can be seen in dying Rajasthani art of Kathputli and Ghoomar dance which was once the breath of this land.
Rajasthan also happens to be the state with a large number of UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES which happen to be in Forts and Temples. So, come here and explore more as you dwell deep in the historical sensus of this land called Rajasthan.
Shopping in Rajasthan
Rajasthan imbibes in itself one of the truest colours of Indian art and culture. So, shopping here is as much colourful as the land itself! Shopping in one of the most happening market of Rajasthan – Babu Market in Jaipur, Desert Market in Jaisalmer and Veerchand market of Barmer – happens to be more exciting than you can think of! Shop here for mojaris, colourful ethnic dresses, artificial and real jewellery, blue pottery, bandhej stuff and leather products – even silver catches its full charm here!
How to Reach Rajasthan
By Air: There is direct connectivity from New Delhi and Mumbai International Airport to reach all the major destinations of Rajasthan. Two tier cities to have flight connectivity but they might not be direct.
By Train: The huge network of Indian Railways connects Rajasthan from all its destinations. However, pre- booking is a requisite here.
By Bus: There are air – conditioned Volvos as well as cab facilities which connect Rajasthan to entire India.