Rajasthan is the largest state of India implying that it’s quite vast for tourists to explore and to list out things to do in Rajasthan. Right from the marvelous forts and palaces to the folk art and from handicrafts to rich wildlife; there’s hardly anything that the desert state doesn’t have.
However, it’s practically impossible to explore the entire state in a single trip. Therefore here we are going to list the top 8 things to do in Rajasthan that will make sure that your trip is enjoyable and you have an experience worth sharing.
Ecotourism is all about enjoying the natural and peaceful sites of an area that are kept aloof and undisturbed from the human society. Rajasthan has a long list of such places that possess a rich wildlife and areas that are stunning to look at.
If you are a bird lover, leave everything and head straight to Bharatpur Wildlife sanctuary, which is now known as Keoladeo National Park. It’s a world heritage site that houses more than 200 species of birds. It’s a must-visit site especially in winter when several migratory birds gather in flocks.
The Rajasthani cuisine is extremely mouth watering from sweet dishes to spicy delicacies. Some of these include Besan Chakki, Besan Gatte, Guwar ki Fali, Besan Purla, Feeni, Ghevar, etc. There are some non-veg dishes like Laal Maans, Mohan Maans, and Khad Khargosh.
Your Rajasthan trip is going to remain incomplete until and unless you go for desert camping. Those who want to enjoy the breathtaking views of the desert, Chhatra Sagar Nimaj is a camp located in Pali-Marwar district. The camps combine a rustic and royal experience with the tents facing a beautiful lake. The ideal time for camping is between October and March.
If you wish to spend some quality time with your partner and looking for an exotic location, the best place is Lake Pichola. Take a boat ride in the lake and enjoy the mystical view. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, and temples on all sides. It would give you a feel of enjoying a trip to Venice.
Shopping is something that most of the travelers like to do and if you are in Rajasthan, you must explore the markets of Pink City Jaipur. Whether it’s the latest trend or the ancient, authentic items, Jaipur’s shops have something for everyone. If you are into jewelry, you must visit Johari Bazaar that sells authentic gold and silver accessories.
If you are into spooky things, you might like to visit Bhangarh, a place located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan that is said to be haunted. The city is off limits after dark and despite being an ancient city; the Archeological Survey of India doesn’t own an office here. It’s said that anyone who visits the ruins of Bhangarh after dark, never returns.
Rajasthan is a royal place with tall forts and humungous palaces but another element to experience the royalty is to take a ride in the Heritage on Wheels. It will make you feel like a king. The train is a luxurious beauty equipped with exquisite features like dining space, bar, restaurant and other interesting spaces. The train takes its passengers through Udaipur, Jodhpur, and other cities.
Your royal experience would be incomplete without staying in a luxury hotel that reflects the majestic lifestyle of the kings. The residence of Maharaja of Jaipur which is now known as the Rambagh Palace has been transformed into a luxury hotel owned by the Taj Group. Although it’s extravagantly expensive because o obvious reasons, it would give you an unforgettable experience, a one-of-a-kind.