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Rajasthan Travel Guide - Rajasthan Tourist Attractions
Rajasthan is an enigma, with its splendid palaces and havelis, golden sand dunes, lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, splendid monuments and forts, and wonders in marble sculptures and architecture. The Rajasthan Holiday Package can be customised for the honeymooners to get the flavour of this desertland where the wedded may start their journey by road, or on a luxury train through the expanse of this vast state. The camel being called the `ship of the desert’ would goad you to take the sought-out Camel Safari as a night out in its Thar Desert area, accompanied by colourful tribals, singing and dancing on the sand dunes facing a `spectacular and dreamy sunset’. In case a trip is taken around the exciting Pushkar Camel Fair, the couple would get the essence of true folklore, and the wedded-interlocked, would find both these activities as an out-of-the-world feast for the eyes!
The tourists may move towards one or more of Rajasthan’s many enchanting cities. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, with the famous title of ‘pink city’, is plush with buildings of pink stone, and remains a favourite. Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory on the World Heritage List, the Palace, and Museum are its major landmarks, being the most poignant structures. Jodhpur has the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, a piece of impregnable art and Umaid Bhavan, is one of the finest royal palaces. Jaisalmer has the reputed Golden Fort built amidst golden sand, havelis with intricately designed edifices, and a lake! Bikaner has the Junagadh Fort and a camel-breeding farm and some famous temples. Mandawa is known for its attractively painted havelis called ‘open art galleries’, Nawalgarh Fort (Bala Kila Fort) and the nearby Roop Niwas Palace , which is now a heritage site and has well-laid gardens with fountains. There are some other architectural discoveries, such as the Anandilal Poddar Haveli and Morarka Haveli.
The historic ruins of Chittorgarh whisper tales of Rajput heroism through the centuries, with evidence of the sacrifices endured by the ancient inhabitants, while Udaipur breathes heaven on the Lake Palace with many splendid monuments and a tempestuously romantic boat ride on this acclaimed Lake on board the Rajasthan Holiday Package! Between Jodhpur and Udaipur lie the astoundingly beautiful Ranakpur Jain Temples, a marvellous tribute in fine, lace-like patterns, made of marble.
The honeymooners may take some time to find solace in nature and adventurous excitement, as there are tigers to be seen at Sawai Madhopur and Sariska, the wildlife sanctuaries. Sawai Madhopur also has the ancient Ranthambore Fort, lakes, and a resort on the outskirts. The only hill station of Rajasthan at an escalated height above the sea, is Mount Abu, with a salubrious climate, having a lake, many charming Jain temples and a centuries-old fort carved out of solid rock. The Dargah of the world-famous Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti in Ajmer is visited by devotees and especially newlyweds from far and wide, to seek divine blessings!
The couples may well find themselves enticed by the splendid variety of clothes, especially the traditional `bandhini’ in tye and dye and `batik’ available in cotton, silk, chiffon and pure georgettes, jewellery in gold, diamond and diamond polki, the elite `thewa’ patterns originating from Rajasthan in gold and silver, ornaments in intricately woven `naqashi’ work being a replica of the Mughal period, pearls and silver. A huge variety of precious gems, linen, and nouveau art curios in semi-precious stones and carved marble, lacquer, varieties of paintings, exquisite wooden furniture, would encourage the honeymooners to empty their pockets, on the Rajasthan Tour Package!
There’s a wide range of accommodation from starred hotels to moderately-priced rooms to tents in the desert and resorts bordering wildlife areas. The cuisine caters to the international tourists in speciality restaurants and fast food outlets, along with Indian culinaries consisting of mouth-watering vegetarian food, besides popular local Rajasthani dishes, the most demanded being `dal bhatti’ and `bajra roti’ along with kheer.
Being a desert region, the summers have hot days and cool nights and are enjoyable for secluded and private indoors, sight-seeing and shopping, not to be deterred by a heatful of hot climate. Of course, the winters are much more pleasant, with the daytime being exhilarating for an outdoor experience, and the cold in the night, being ideal for a moonlight and candle-light romantic sojourn!
Come back with the loads of traditional and rustic beauty weighing on your hearts on your return with happy memories from the Rajasthan Holiday Package!