Rajasthan-The Land of Kings

Rajasthan is well renowned as “Land of Kings”. The literal meaning of its name also depicts the same thing. As far as its area is concerned, it is the largest Indian state. Limitless visual extravaganza can be experienced in this state. Rugged forts, magnificent palaces, tranquil lakes, wooded hills, quaint villages, bustling towns and cities, diverse flora and fauna, jovial people are few of the things one come across upon his visit to this destination beyond comparison. Visitors coming here are in for an unforgettable experience without any doubt.

While traveling to varied destinations across Rajasthan, suddenly you may come across some unexpected vision. It can be a bustling market or a “haat” or local fair at local village. Sometimes, architectural marvels simply blow away your senses. With changing landscape, the rhythm and mood changes when covering even a short distance. One can fulfill his or her magical fantasies and create such joyous memories that stay with them for the lifetime.

Major portion of the Thar Desert is encompassed within this state. This desert is flanked by the River Sutlej-Indus that runs paralelly close to Pakistan border. In the west of the state, Pakistan is located, in South West Gujarat is located, in South East Madhya Pradesh is situated, in North Punjab and in North East Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is situated. The main languages spoken in this state are Marwari and Hindi.

Culture, heritage, sand dunes, safaris, verdant forests with diverse wild life that is unmatched and unparalleled can be witnessed in this Land of Kings. Outdoor activities available here are quite thrilling. Some activities available here are camel safaris, horse safaris, elephant ride, jeep safari, tented accommodation and many more. It is fun taking a ride in a jeep and scaling Aravalli peaks. Aravalli is one of the oldest ranges of mountains. They are truly a treat for eyes. Vast expanse of sand dunes can be seen in Jaisalmer. A stay in heritage properties will double the joy and pleasure of coming to Rajasthan. Echoing romance and heroic legendary, architectural gems strewn around Rajasthan mesmerizes visitors.


Referred to as Pink City, Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan. In 1727, this city was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II. This city offers you an opportunity to experience excellent Rajput hospitality. This city has been planned well on the basis of Shilpa Shastra. Influence of Jain and Mughal architecture can also be seen in planning layouts. The whole city was painted pink in when King Albert came to this city in the year 1853. The city houses are still painted pink. Main attractions to be seen in this city are City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Zoo and Amber Fort. This city is also a perfect destination for shopping enthusiasts. One can buy high quality blankets, bandhni sarees and suits, lac bangles, jewellery and jutis.


A popular desert city, Jaisalmer is just like an oasis in the unending expanse of sand. It is situated at western most fringes of the state. The town walls of this city are built using golden sandstone. Visitors coming here can experience an ancient feel. Jaisalmer Fort, Gadsisar Lake and havelis popularly Patwon ki Haveli are the most important attractions of this city.


“City of Lakes”, Udaipur is a beautiful city. It is also popular as the ‘Venice of the East.’ A sense of mystique and romance can be experienced here. Ideal location for Honeymooners, this destination offers a wide range of attractions. Beautiful lakes, exotic gardens, majestic forts and stunning island palaces, Udaipur offers excellent experience like never before. The main attractions of this city are Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum and Sahelion ki bari.


The second biggest city in Rajasthan is Jodhpur. It is located on eastern fringes of Thar Desert. The major attraction of this city is Mehrangarh Fort. This fort is made up of sandstone. It is perched atop a 10 lm wall of stone and their 8 massive entrances to enter into this fort. Other main attractions that are worth visiting are Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada. This is a cenotaph made from high quality white marble. It was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It is one of the best examples of architectural splendor in this city. Bishnoi Village and Sardar Market are few more places worth visiting.


Bikaner is a peaceful city and located in the western Rajasthan region. Population is not too high in this city. The major attraction of city is Junagarh Fort. Rat Temple and Camel Breeding Farm are other attractions. Visitors love to taste famous Bikaneri bhujias and namkeens.


Ajmer is another city in Rajasthan located about 131 km from the capital city, Jaipur. The most important attraction in this city is Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah. He is known to have founded Chisti order. Close to Ajmer, one of the holiest cities in India, Pushkar is located. Temple of Lord Brahma is the most famous attraction. Annual Cattle Fair and Pushkar Lake are other attractions of this divine destination.

Wildlife in Rajasthan

Though, vast expanse of desert can be seen in Rajasthan, it has been blessed with diverse species of flora and fauna. Major Wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks of India are situated here. Some of them are Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Sariska National Park. Wild life enthusiasts can spot some rare species of fauna and flora in Rajasthan.

People and Culture

Rajasthanis are basically jovial and friendly people. Despite adversities in life, they love to lead a colourful life. Rajasthani culture at its best can be glimpsed in the costumes, food, dance, music and fairs celebrated with great pomp and show. Variety of festivals is organized in this state. Some of them are religious in nature and some are refional occasions. Main festivals celebrated here are Pushkar Fair, Maru Mela, Desert Festival, Kite Festival, Gangaur Utsav, Elephant Festival, Mewar Festival, Teej Festival and many more. These fairs are the best place to try unique Rajasthani cuisines.

Adventure in Rajasthan

Adventure lovers can enjoy excellent opportunities to indulge in a wide array of adventure related activities. Sports like ballooning, paragliding, trekking, boating, camel safari, camping, horse safari and jeep safari can be enjoyed in Rajasthan

Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

If planning to visit this vibrant destination bestowed with unique attractions, it is imperative to plan a visit carefully. The best time to visit Rajasthan is during winter season or monsoon season when the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing activities. On the basis of climates witnessed by this state, one can plan vacation in this resplendent destination. These categories are-

  • From January to March (Season- winters)
  • From April to June (Season- summer)
  • From July to September (Season-monsoon)
  • From October to December (Season- post monsoon)

It is best to avoid summer season as during this time temperatures soar high and it becomes quite difficult to enjoy sightseeing activities. Humidity is also at an all time high. Dry, hot winds, referred to as “Loo” also makes it difficult to venture out from air-conditioned hotel rooms. Sometimes temperature crosses 45 degree centigrade. One can plan a visit to Mount Abu during this time as it is the only place where weather is pleasant. This is because it is the only hill station of Rajasthan. Monsoon season can also be chosen for vacations in this awe-inspiring destination. It is interesting to watch peacocks dancing in the desert area heralding the onset of rains. The whole state looks beautiful and fresh after recent showers. Similarly, winters are also the best time to visit this state.

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