Rajasthan, the largest state in India, is not only renowned for its majestic forts and palaces, but also for its rich cultural heritage. The ancient forts and palaces which reflect history and grandeur, exotic wildlife, the colourful festivals and fairs, the vast stretches of golden sand dunes and sumptuous cuisines, all play their roles in placing Rajasthan prominently on the tourist map of the world. With such an impressive galore of attractions, Rajasthan tours become an exciting experience for the tourists. Well-plan your Rajasthan tour guide to uncover all its nuances.
Desert tours to Rajasthan takes us through the seemingly never ending trails of sand and allows us to explore the various towns, villages and hamlets in the lap of desert, which are richly endowed with their unique culture, and are undisturbed by the demands of modern times. Rajasthan tours must also include visits to its various forts and palaces, which can give you an awe-inspiring experience. The heritage tours to Rajasthan include visits to Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer to get a glimpse of the majesty of Rajasthan. Some of the many important forts and palaces of this regal state include Amer Fort, Kumbalgarh Fort, Junagadh Fort, City Palace, Lake Palace, Golden Fort in Jaisalmer, etc. Together they present a wonderful tapestry of the royal heritage of Rajasthan.
A holistic perspective of Rajasthan tour guide must include visits to its numerous temples. Birla Mandir in Jaipur, Eklingji Temple in Udaipur, Ajmer Sharif in Ajmer, Brahma Temple in Pushkar, Ossian Temples in Jodhpur are only some of the wonderful points to be covered in the religious tours of Rajasthan. Of course, the high point of the religious tours of Rajasthan is the Dilwara Temples near Mt. Abu, where the spirit of Jainism is sculpted at its aesthetic best.
Wild tours to Rajasthan can take the visitors to the state's various national parks and sanctuaries. This include visits to the Ranthambore National Park, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, the Sariska National Park, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and others, where the wild colours of this desert state are being manifested in its richly varied flora and fauna.
If it is November, do add Pushkar Camel Fair in your Rajasthan tour guide, which happens to be the world's largest camel fair.
Besides camel trading, the environment of this small town gets coloured with the hues of festivity through the lively folk performances, puppet shows, acrobatics, moustache competition, bridal competition, etc. It is also the best time to join the hordes of shoppers to do some ethnic shopping, when on Rajasthan tour. Other important fairs and festivities of Rajasthan include Marwar Festival, Gangaur Festival, Desert Festival, Camel Festival, Nagaur Fair among others, where the spirit of exuberance colours the heart of the people.
Rajasthan tours are definitely incomplete without shopping for the colourful and interesting arts and artefacts, which are singular to this place. You can shop to your heart's content here for attractive and artistic potteries, jewelleries, hand-crafted footwear, marble carvings, miniature paintings, tie and dye textiles, etc. among many other things. These mementos can supplement your pleasant memories of tours to Rajasthan for a long, long time…
Cuisines in Rajasthan complement your Rajasthan tour. Much after you have returned to your home, the taste of Rajasthan would linger in your mouth…Though there are a lot of restaurants in Rajasthan serving multi cuisines, but without tasting the traditional cuisines and hospitality of Rajasthan, possibly in a non descript Rajasthan village, your visit to this desert state wouldn't have the ring of completeness. Rajasthan tours are something you must experience at least once in your lifetime.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/08