Stand still and listen, these sands have tales to tell and melodies to confer into your soul.
There are very few places in this world that have the potential to capture a part of your soul and revive you and Rajasthan is definitely one of them. Previously known as the Rajputana- or the land of the Royals, it is a must visit for every globe trotter and jolly traveller who are in search for paradise on earth.
Oozing with royal legacy and a rich vibrant culture, Rajasthan has in store for you some of the best and breath-taking places to visit ranging from calm and serene lakes of Udaipur to the bustling markets of Jaipur.
Planning a trip to Rajasthan could be quite overwhelming as questions such as where to go and what to eat could leave you all perplexed. But hey, no more worries as we have sorted out the best places to visit and most amazing food to eat, all within a span of two weeks, so pack your bags and get ready.
Start your journey with the heart of Rajasthan the pink city of Jaipur. Jaipur is the cradle of history and culture of Rajasthan, it has among several of its attraction the most famous City Palace as well as the Hawa Mahal. Besides another major tourist attraction is the Birla Temple. The markets are loaded with exquisite handicrafts.
When in Jaipur, one cannot resist the satisfying aroma that lingers through its streets. When in Jaipur do visit LMB for their world famous aloo-tikki and dahi vada. Also look for the paneer ghevar, a trademark of Jaipur. Also visit Golcha Theatre for their scandaling samosa and wind up your day with Gulabji ki chai and bun maska.
Next must visit stop in Rajasthan is the city of lakes – Udaipur; Udaipur is the most sought after destination for a royal getaway and has emerged as a centre for destination wedding at an international level. Known as the Venice of east, the city is full of lakeside palaces as well as fine dining restaurants. Lake Pichola is the most sought after places that one must definitely visit. For the car lovers, Udaipur is the ultimate destination, as it has The Royal Vintage Car Museum.
When in Udaipur do visit the famous Tribute Restaurant that serves authentic Rajasthani and Sindhi cuisine, also look for the Famous Kebab Mistri as it is a refuge for all kebab and curry lovers. Sum up your visit with a fine dining experience, overlooking the city at Sunset Terrace.
The next spot, is the city of Jodhpur, or as it is known the blue city, with houses radiating a calm azure vibes. When in Jodhpur do visit the famous Sam Sand Dunes, and take an hour or two journey to the Chandlogarh resort, situated in an isolated hamlet it provides an experience of intimate interaction with nature and the local population.
Then head for the city of Pushkar, famous for its famous Pushkar Lake, besides the lake the city is also famous for Lalji’s paranthas.
When in Rajasthan, it would be no less than a sin to not visit the city of Bikaner and devour the traditional khadro pindo or the earthen cooked meat, of freshly hunted game. The city of Bikaner is famous for its extensive camel fair as well as traditional Banjaras or the nomadic community, a night with them helps to uncover the hidden cleavages of tradition of Rajasthan and how it has evolved over time.
Sum up your trip by languishing among the hills of Mount Abu, in one of the comfy hotels, overlooking the marvel and wonder that is Rajasthan.
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