Rajasthan– a land full of ancient forts, spirituality, nature and shifting desert dunes.This magical land hasn’t changed much at all artistically, protecting its zestful culture and keeping its poignant magic alive. The imperial forts, amazing havelis, palatial splendour & opulent palaces leave you spellbound. The true element of this striking land can be captured by not only the palaces and forts but also it’s art and crafts, dance, music and finger-licking delicious cuisine. Well, this month I traversed across few cities of this vast state alongside my family and video logged almost every part. Hoping this helps you to plan a memorable trip.
Starting with the management of the trip, we travelled with local tour operators. So, everything from transport to stays to food and also the sightseeing was managed by them. We travelled 5 cities in about a week. No doubt, the week turned out to be my best week till now in 2017.
Among the 5 cities I visited, the most prominent were The Blue City JODHPUR, The Golden City JAISALMER & The Capital Pink City JAIPUR. I took back everlasting memories from the vibrant colours of this royal land.
Best Time To Visit Rajasthan :
Winter is the most proper time to visit this place. Rajasthan is a dry, deserty and arid place. The time period from October to March is the most pleasant and cool time for the travellers.
Packing For Rajasthan :
Pack your summer clothes for the day and winter clothes for the night. (LOL) Not kidding peeps, it gets quite chilly at nights so better keep one or two warm clothes to be on the safe side. Also, do carry your basic toiletries as some places may not provide it (If you are travelling on a budget).
While In Rajasthan :
- Do shop a lot. They have beautiful handmade art and craft items, clothes, jewellery and what not.
- Eat DAL-BATTI. Their staple meal. Also, devour the other Rajasthani delicacies.
- Visit beautiful forts and museums to know their historical importance. The best thing I witnessed was every city has its own fort depicting their regal past. Informative audio tours & multi-lingual guides are available at every place.
- When in Jaisalmer, do prefer to stay at Sam Village(approx 40 km from the city) in beautiful tents.
- Enjoy the talented folk singers and dancers.
- Do take some great photographs.
Listed below are the places where I stayed during my trip. They are economical, basic and sufficient. Among them, my personal favourites were undoubtedly the tents at Jaisalmer and the resort at Ranthambore.
Jodhpur: Hotel Rajputana Palace.
Jaisalmer: Royal Desert Camps.
Bikaner: Hotel Babu Heritage.
Jaipur: Hotel Le Grand.
Ranthambore: The Hammir Wildlife Resort.
Stay tuned for the new posts of RAJASTHAN RECORDS where I take you through the cities one at a time.
Lots Of Love,