Rajasthan is the best travel destination for people interested in history, culture, architecture and wildlife. Guided tours in this photographic desert landscape showcase the rich Rajput history, a clan famous for their bravery, honesty and hospitality. The stories of Rajput kings fending off attacks from Persian and Mughal rulers to the neighbouring Maratha kings are as inspiring as they are interesting. With immense opportunities for taking beautiful photographs, enjoying delicious Rajasthani cuisine and bargaining at the popular Rajasthani markets, Rajasthan offers something for everyone. Combining all these with the world renowned hospitality of Rajasthani people, make Rajasthan the best travel destination for 2020 holidays.
Following are the top 6 reasons why you should pick Rajasthan for your 2020 holidays –
1. MAJESTIC FORTS IN RAJASTHAN
The 6 major forts in Rajasthan : Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore), Jhalawar, Jaipur (Amer fort) and Jaisalmer are part of UNESCO world heritage sites. These magnificent forts are testaments of Rajput bravery, feudalism and cultural traditions. During your guided tours in Rajasthan, you will find that these forts were not only defensive structures but also comprised of luxurious palaces, elaborate temples and even shopping arcades. Each fort is unique – Sawai Madhopur fort is situated in the middle of a forest (Ranthambore National Park), Jaisalmer fort is located in of one of Asia’s largest desert, the Thar desert, and is one of the few “living forts” today and the fort in Jaipur (Amer fort) comprise of elements of both Rajput and Mughal architecture. Tourists who opt for Rajasthan tours India are mesmerised by these splendid forts which are not only fascinating but also provide spots for beautiful photos.
2. BEST HERITAGE HOTELS IN JAIPUR, UDAIPUR, JODHPUR, JAISALMER, RAJASTHAN – INDIA
Rajasthan is the land of kings and queens – royal luxurious lifestyle, giant estates, glamorous hunting parties and hundreds of servants. To get a complete kingly experience of Rajasthan, we suggest you stay at one of the many palatial properties the land has to offer and experience the same pleasures and comforts that were once enjoyed by the families of Rajput kings. The architecture, hospitality and memorabilia of heritage Rajasthan properties is something completely unique and offers a once in a lifetime experience. At some of these properties, royal families even reside in the palace and so you get a chance to come face to face with royalty. Ask you Rajasthan tour operator to include a stay in at least one palatial property of Rajasthan when you book your Rajasthan package tour 2020.
3. GREAT INDIAN DESERT EXPERIENCE IN RAJASTHAN, INDIA
A trip to Rajasthna is incomplete without a visit to the great Indian desert – the Thar desert. With the annual rainfall coverage as low as 4 inches, the vibrant and colourful tribal people of the desert have learned to live a life on mere sustenance. In most hinterland villages, camels are still used as a means of transport. Wildlife enthusiasts can spot Leopards, Blackbucks, Chinkaras and birds like the endangered Great Indian Bustard in this stunning region. The best way to explore the Thar desert is on the back of a camel, in a desert safari, traversing through the beautiful sandy scenery, climbing up and down the sand dunes. Enjoy an exquisite spread of Rajasthani cuisine in the middle of the desert with local people performing traditional dances on Rajasthani music. Don’t forget to indulge yourself in this unparalleled experience when you go on your package tour to Rajasthan.
4. BEST WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE IN INDIA
Rajasthan has diverse topographies ranging from rocky terrain to rolling sand dunes, from forests and wetlands to barren desert lands and therefore offers refuge to numerous species of exotic plants and animals. Certain species are endemic to the desert region, especially reptiles such as lizards and snakes, and birds such as short-toed eagles, desert falcons and of course the beautiful Great Indian Bustard who have biologically adapted themselves to survive in such fragile conditions. Wildlife enthusiasts can seek to capture these astounding wildlife on their cameras on an adventurous jeep/camel safari through the Desert National Park near Jaisalmer. Those interested in seeing the big cat – Royal Bengal Tiger, should ask their Rajasthan tour operator to book a jungle safari at Sariska National Park and Ranthambore National Park. The jungles in these regions are spell binding and are home to wild bears, leopards, and dears such as Nilgai and Chinkara. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatput transforms into a vast lake during the monsoons and offers a mesmerising sight as numerous migratory and resident birds come to this natural spring for the breeding season.
5. THE POPULAR CULTURE, FOOD, MUSIC AND DANCE IN RAJASTHAN
Rajasthan organises some of the best fairs and festivals in India such as Pushkar Camel Fair, Bundi Festival, Mewar Spring Festival and many others. These serve as occasions for merrymaking offering camel races, elephant polo and turban tying competitions and showcase the culture of Rajasthan through numerous music and dance performances by local artists. From this land of extremely pleasant and hospitable people, elegant dance forms such as Ghoomar and Kalbeliya have achieved international recognition and the soulful music has fascinated people for centuries. Rajasthani cuisine is popular for its spicy flavours and has earned a unique place in world cuisine. Due to the distinct climatic conditions of the region, the vegetables, cereals and spices found in the region takes the food to next level. The culture, food, music and dance are all part of the Rajput heritage which have been passes down from generation to generation and enhanced along the way. Do indulge in all these cultural activities on your Rajasthan Tour India in 2020.
6. SHOPPING IN RAJASTHAN
Rajasthan is a shopper’s paradise extremely popular for high quality textiles, remarkable handicrafts and hand-made jewellery in precious and semi-precious stones. Take back a piece of Rajasthan at throw away prices with you when you travel to Rajasthan in 2020. There are popular markets in all major cities which specialise in particular items. For example, the Johari Bazaar market in Jaipur is popular for hand-made Jaipuri ornaments. The Clock Tower Market in Jodhpur is a paradise for spice lovers. And the Hathi Pol market in Udaipur is famous for traditional miniature paintings which are perfect for your homes. At the National research center for camels in Bikaner, you can even pick up novel items such as camel skin bags, purses and shawls. If shopping gives you a high, Rajasthan is just the place for you. With good quality things available at extremely reasonable prices, don’t forget to ask your Rajasthan tour operator to keep some time for some fantastic Rajasthani shopping experience on your package tour of Rajasthan in 2020.