If colour and vibrancy is what one seeks for in a holiday, then Rajasthan has a lot in store. With a primitive desert stretch, antique sand-castle forts, majestic palaces and pastel coloured cities packed with a rich heritage, this state comes with a vast range of beguiling charms. The route covering Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer is ideal to experience the heart and soul of Rajasthan. Packed with cultural sights that leave you star-struck, it beckons visitors to experience a segment of the glorious past.
The eternal beauty of the Mewar Kingdom is a sight to behold in the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur. The city is a blast from the past keeping medieval India alive. Udaipur is a treasure trove of Rajastani culture and a semblance of the glorious legacy of the former Indian kingdoms. The city is filled with gorgeous palaces, brilliant architecture, stunning lakes and picturesque sights. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway with coexistence of the past and the present, Udaipur is the place to go. This gorgeous city is known to be one of India’s most beautiful places to visit.
Fondly called as the ‘Sun City’ for its temperate climate or the ‘Blue City’ for the shades of blue that adorn the houses in the old city, Jodhpur is a typical Rajasthani city. Featuring colossal palaces, majestic fortresses and ornate temples are a spectacle one would not want to miss. Its strapping palaces that make up the royal décor of the city are beyond words can describe. The must visit among them are the Umaid Bhavan Palace, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal. The massive forts that tower the city are nothing but craftsmanship personified whose greatness can only be experienced in person.
The golden city of Jaisalmer is festooned with ravishing forts, regal palaces, splendid forts and a vibrant city lifestyle. Covered by swathes of the massive Thar Desert, this city almost seems like a jewel in the desert. Retaining its rustic yet elegant charm, it appears to be a concentrated blast of age-old Rajasthani culture. It is best known for the architectural wonders that always seem to keep visitors gawking. Among such landmarks, the must visit icons are the fabulous Jaisalmer fort, the Patwon and SalimSingh Haveli, the Badal Mahal and the list goes on.
Jaipur may seem to be a city swept away by the clutches of disorganised modernization. But there’s more to this ‘Pink city’ than what the eye meets. This city explodes of cultural exuberance that covering the every wonder enclosed within its corners might just seem far-fetched. It boasts of massive, imposing forts like the Jal Mahal and Amber Fort and decadent palaces such as the famous Hawa Mahal, Rambagh palace and so on. A walking tour around this spectacular city is nothing less than that of walking through an era that was swathed by a rich inimitable heritage that continues to live on.
Roughly translated to mean ‘The Invincible Hills’, Ajmer is a historic city over-brimming with culture and history. The architectural jewels it encompasses stimulates a wanderlust that will elevate your desire to explore every nook and corner. Once home to several dynasties it stands as an epicentre of religious convergence. This fusion of Indo-Islamic culture is witnessed in some of its iconic landmarks like the Ajmer Sharif Dagah, Buland Darwaza Adhai Din ka Jhonpra, the Jain temple, the Ajmer museum and much more. Surrounded by hills and dotted with serene lakes, Ajmer thus stands as an idyllic tourist destination that will keep you mesmerized.