Although it holds true for the whole of India that it is a country brimming with bright supple hues and that vibrancy courses through its veins, there is one landmass in the westernmost region of this country that breathes, eats, sleep, dances, sings colors, that Indian state is Rajasthan.
Rajasthan, the land of Rajputs, is the largest state in India. It has been globally famous for its fascinating tourist destinations and hospitality. This vibrant state has a lot to offer to its tourists. So let’s take a look at some of the reasons, why you should visit Rajasthan at least once in your lifetime.
Rajasthan has some of the best palaces and forts in India by which one can relive the lost era of kings and queens.
The state is home to many historical cities and some of the best tourist destinations of India. Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the state. It is popularly called the Pink City of India. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state and popularly called the Blue City. So colors do play an important role in Rajasthan and you will find them all over the place. The ethnic attires, traditional jewelry and handicrafts, everything is colorful.
Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Alwar, Ajmer, Bikaner, Mount Abu, Kota, Bundi, etc are other major cities to visit in the state. These cities are dotted with architecturally beautiful monuments featuring forts, palaces, temples, havelis and museums which will leave you spellbound.
Rajasthan is among those rare places that are blessed with a high essence of creativity and true artistic colors.
During your Rajasthan tours in India, you will observe soul-stirring art & culture. You will find fine work of art designed using stones, clay, leather, wood, ivory, lac, glass, brass, silver, gold and textiles and exquisite handicrafts which will fascinate you. You will have a chance to meet local people and know about their culture and traditions.
You can witness the best of folk culture through Rajasthani music, dance and art. All these are the lifeline of this state. Many of the folk songs tell the stories of kings and queens or important events and happenings of the past.
You can experience the colorful culture in the local streets which are filled with a huge variety of traditional clothes, jewelry, footwear, and antiques which can only be found in this state rich with heritage culture.
Rajasthan is also renowned for desert villages and rippling sand dunes. Imagine sleeping in a tent right under the stars in the middle of the Great Indian Thar Desert. The spectacular view of the sunset and sunrise against the dunes offer nothing short of sheer magic. The whole experience will be enriched further by Rajasthani folk music and dance, giving an earthy rustic feel to the desert ambiance. There are many desert villages in this state which attract tourists. Tourists can explore desert villages in the most enjoyable way by a camel safari ride.
The best part about the Rajasthani food is that despite the scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables, the royal kitchen prepares one of the most tempting delicacies. Rajasthani food has the beauty of catering to the green campaigners as well as animals-on-plate lovers offering the most diversified scrumptious platter. It is the spicy chutney that makes the platter complete and its ingredients include mint turmeric, garlic and coriander. Further, the Daal Baati Churma is regarded as the specialty of Rajasthan. It is needless to say that food is incomplete without desserts. The popular sweets served by the royal kitchen are, Mishri Mawa, Ghevar, Doodh Ladoo, Dil Jani and Bikaneri Rasgullas. Describing the state’s food in words will be an injustice to its richness as it is best enjoyed live by all the five senses.
Rajasthan is internationally famous for its fairs and festivals. There are some fairs and festivals celebrated in this state that attract domestic and international tourists. These fairs and festivals are the symbol of the rich culture in Rajasthan. Some of the vibrant festivals celebrated with full joy and enthusiasm are:
In addition to this, the famous fairs conducted here include:
These traditional festivals and fairs add colors to the vibrant land. This state has something for everyone. Be it an adventure, wildlife or birding, cultural tours, exploring heritage, photographic adventure, and delight to the taste buds of the foodies.
Thus, you see that there are many reasons to visit Rajasthan that can surely fascinate and give you a uniquely delightful experience to cherish forever.
Now that you have so many reasons to visit Rajasthan, pack your bags and head to this beautiful state. Have a safe journey and enjoy the trip!