Rajasthan Travel Guide

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Introducing Rajasthan

Rajasthan attracts large amount of tourists from around the world due to its ethnicity and rich culture. It is almost on everyone’s wish list. It was formerly known as Rajputana or the Land of Kings. The destination is the largest state of the country India. The royal state is loaded with elaborate forts and palaces, delectable food, exclusive handicrafts, art and architecture and much more. The royal architecture of the destination will amaze you. The desert mountain forts as designated by the UNESCO are a part of world heritage convention. Rajasthan is an imperial state and for sure one of the most magical tourist destination of India. Tourism of the state is based on its culture. Some of the famous tourist attractions are Chiitorgarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, palaces of Udaipur and Jaipur as well. Experience the royalty of this destination which is not worth missing. 

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

Tourists visit Rajasthan throughout the year but the best time to visit is from October to February when the temperature is considerably low at night and pleasant during the day. As the state is situated away from the coast, the weather in Rajasthan is mostly dry throughout the year. The level of humidity is low with random showers of rain. In winters you can participate in some events and festivals as it is the peak time for travelers to explore the destination.

Rajasthan can be pretty in August with random rains especially when the hills of Aravalli are partially greener hill station have blissful weather. Hill stations like Mount Abu, Udaipur, Kota, Kumbhalgarh are popular places to explore in monsoon season. Summer is usually scorching with temperatures above 48 degrees. Rajasthan is a place which you can visit whenever. Each season has it its own specialty but the preferred time is the winter season. 

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History & Culture

Rajasthan history is established in the Vedic and Indus valley civilization, going back to around 5000 years. This is the land that inhabited first Aryan settlement. The GurjarsPratiharEmpire reigned from 8th to 11th century around there. They effectively shielded the area from Arab intruders from the west. The opposition from Gurjars backed off the advancement of Muslim intruders in India contrasted with their quick development in different parts of the world. The Gurjars could blockade the development of Arabs past the limits of Sindh.

It is recorded that Bhils and Meenas are the first occupants of Rajasthan. The commitment of Rajputs, Jats, Meenas, Gurjars, Bhils, Bishnois, Saini, Rajpurohit, Charans, Yadavs, Rebari, Sermals and different clans is rapidly being developed and developing of the state. They served the territories and set out their lives shielding their way of life and land from intruders and different clans. Kota was managed by Bhils, Bundi, Dhundhar and Hadoti were administered by Meenas.

According to written history going back to 1200 AD this land was controlled by different traditions. The Mauryan administration ruled from 321 to 184 BC, it was trailed by Rajput matchless quality with around 21 dynasties ruling from 8th to 12th century AD. The time from 10th century to 12 century saw Parmars, Chalukayas and Chauhan rulers ruling the land. Later in 12th century AD the greater part of this glad state was caught by Mughal realm. The defeat of Mughal realm offered supremacy to British standard in 1817 AD and the British ruled till 1945.

Later after Independence this place that is known for valor and shading progressed toward becoming Rajasthan on 26th January 1950. The socially rich state with social and artistic traditions reflect old India customs. The rich legends and classical music gets its motivation from everyday existence of its kin. The particular style of Ghoomar move gave the specialists of Rajasthan world praise.

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Geography

Rajasthan is the biggest state of India situated in the northwest region of the country. The state shares its north-western and western boundary with Indo-Pakistan international boarder which touches its major districts. The region includes some portion of Thar Desert which is also known as the Great Indian Desert. The South-western region of Rajasthan is hilly, humid and fertile. Major rivers in Rajasthan include Chambal River, Sabarmati River, Saraswati River, Parbati River, Banas River and more. Thar Desert stretches out from Sutlej River, limited by Aravalli Ranges on the Eastern part, on the Southern part by the Great Rann of Kutch and on the Western side by the Indus River. The major cultivation in Rajasthan consists of wheat, paddy, maize and sugarcane. Rajasthan is also known for its national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. 
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Things to Do in Rajasthan

Settled amidst Thar Desert, Bikaner is an astonishing spot for desert safaris. This will enable you to investigate the glorious desert in the entirety of its mind-sets, and appreciate a one of a kind and unique experience. Desert safaris can be tweaked by your wants so you can appreciate a safari that keeps going 6 hours or one that continues for a few days and includes most Rajasthani urban communities. Desert safaris in Bikaner can be delighted in as either camel safaris or jeep safaris. Both are prevalent alternatives and gain for extraordinary experiences.

Camel desert safaris in Bikaner are an incredible method to appreciate the desert and the Bikaner culture in the meantime. Camels are a necessary piece of Bikaner's way of life and are respected individuals from their general public. A desert safari in Bikaner on camelback will enable you to encounter the one of a kind bond between the camels and their proprietors, and furthermore make a bond with them yourself. Sitting on the back of a brilliantly enlivened camel as it coasts over smooth sand rises with elegance and poise is an affair you will review with delicacy. This is an affair not to be missed in Bikaner. A camel safari can take anyplace from a couple of hours to two or three days, and include sand hill riding as well as town stops, people tunes and moves, and flavorful Rajasthani nourishment.

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Desert Camping in Bikaner is known to be the most prominent outing in Western Rajasthan. You can taste bona fide Rajasthani food, see dazzling desert nightfall, ride the camels, appreciate Rajasthani Folk Dance, sit under a cover of stars, ride the moving sand rises with a specialist guide and experience an adventure of a real existence time which will abandon you with pleasurable recollections until the end of time. 

The ideal time to visit Bikaner for camping is between October to March when the weather is pleasant as compare to rest of the year. 

Activities at Desert camps Bikaner include village safari, camel safari on sand dunes, bonfire with authentic Bikaneri cuisine, cultural evenings, jeep safari and lots more. Some of the beautiful places to visit in Bikaner are Junagarh Fort, National Research Centre on Camel, Rampuria Haveli, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Jain Temple Bhandasar, Gajner palace and lake and Gajner wildlife sanctuary.

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Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is a lavish green woodland district encompassed by slopes and lakes. Spot a a Blue Bull, Chinkara, Black Buck or runs of Sand Grouse and Wild Boar here. Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner is a characteristic safe house on the shores of a lake, close to Gajner Palace. Situated around 32 km from Bikaner, the haven was prior utilized as a chasing ground by the Maharaja of Bikaner. Today the grounds are home to numerous types of winged animals, creatures and trees. 

An extensive number of animal varieties like the wildfowl, deer, gazelle, chinkara, blackbuck and so forth are found in Gajner Sanctuary alongside an assorted assortment of avifauna. The haven has likewise been chosen as a site for the Cheetah Reintroduction venture in India
The best time to visit the Gajner untamed life asylum is the lovely climate from November to February.
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The 50-minute Sound and Light Show at the acclaimed Amber Fort ought to be an absolute necessity on your schedule while visiting Jaipur. The striking play of lights alongside the musicals features the rich society culture and legends of Jaipur. Made energizing by rehashing of the different stories and legends of the Rajput Kings, the show reveals an account of Rajputs, takes you through the world of fond memories of Amer, depicting its conventions and the stupendous way of life of the illustrious family. The account of the stronghold's brilliant past is voiced by Amitabh Bachchan, the most particular voice in Indian film. This show begins each night at Kesar Kyari.
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Cycle to the Highest Point in the City, the Nahargarh slope! Begin the cycling visit from inverse of Jal Mahal and cycle till the Nahargarh Fort. Unwind on the highest point of the slope and appreciate the elevated perspective of the delightful Pink City as you make the most of your lip-smacking breakfast.
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Far from the hustle bustle of the city, Chokhi Dhani is a town resort settled in a tremendous bequest at Tonk Road. Chokhi Dhani guarantees an ideal Rajasthani experience. Bani Thani workmanship, the wall designs, the natural air, the night exhibitions, the excitement, the 'manuhar' (where you can eat as much as you need to), the customs and the entire climate of the place will make you never need to leave!

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Float over the Pink City in a hot-air balloon and experience the hypnotizing perspectives of the forts and royal residences settled among the Aravalli ranges. Appreciate the plenty of hues and hints of this city from up above. These rides are prevalent activities in Jaipur and are generally held two hours during dawn and two hours prior dusk. A large portion of the sight-seeing balloon rides suit up to 8 individuals and begin from Amber Fort.
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Some state-government handicraft emporium sells everything from textiles to brassware, including the ubiquitous puppets. Shop till you drop!

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Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult

Grand Tour of North India

14 Nights / 15 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
New Delhi (2N), Varanasi (2N), Agra (2N), Ranthambore National Park (2N), Jaipur (2N), Jo
... New Delhi (2N), Varanasi (2N), Agra (2N), Ranthambore National Park (2N), Jaipur (2N), Jodhpur (2N), Udaipur (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,580
Onwards
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
Included Cities
New Delhi (2N), Agra (2N), Jaipur (2N), New Delhi (1N), Corbett National Park (2N), Harid
... New Delhi (2N), Agra (2N), Jaipur (2N), New Delhi (1N), Corbett National Park (2N), Haridwar (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,290
Onwards

The Golden Triangle with Leh

11 Nights / 12 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
Included Cities
New Delhi (1N), Agra (1N), Jaipur (2N), New Delhi (1N), Leh (2N), Nubra Valley (1N), Leh
... New Delhi (1N), Agra (1N), Jaipur (2N), New Delhi (1N), Leh (2N), Nubra Valley (1N), Leh (1N), Pangong Tso Lake (1N), Leh (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,490
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Heritage Rajasthan

9 Nights / 10 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Jaipur (2N), Bikaner (1N), Jaisalmer (2N), Jodhpur (2N), Udaipur (2N)
... Jaipur (2N), Bikaner (1N), Jaisalmer (2N), Jodhpur (2N), Udaipur (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,040
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The Golden Rajasthan

5 Nights / 6 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Jodhpur (2N), Manvar (1N), Jaisalmer (2N)
... Jodhpur (2N), Manvar (1N), Jaisalmer (2N)
Price Per Adult
$ 300
Onwards

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