Roadside folk singer, Rajasthan
Location & description
Situated in north-west of India, Rajasthan is extremely popular among tourists including Indians as well as foreigners primarily because of its rich heritage and desert culture.
It has a large variety of wonderful destinations that include Palaces such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer; forts such as Jaipur, Chitorgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Kumbhalgarh; national parks and tiger reserves such as Ranathambore and Sariska; and of course Deserts in Jaisalmer and lakes in Pushkar and Udaipur.
How to Reach
Rajasthan is very well connected by Railways and airports (Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur). From Delhi it is very easily accessible by railway and road.
Planning a trip in Rajasthan
It is impossible to see everything in a single trip. Depending on total time available decide how many places you would like to see. One very popular route followed by many tourists is the Delhi-Agra-Jaipur triangle which can be done in a week. The itinerary we followed in 14 days is given below just to give an idea.
Udaipur – 4 nights (did day trips to Nathdwara, Haldighati and Chitorgarh from here)
Mount Abu – 2 nights
Jodhpur – 2 nights
Jaisalmer – 2 nights
Jaipur – 3 nights (did a day trip to Ajmer and Pushkar).
The following websites offer useful information on Rajasthan.
Rajasthan tourism govt: http://tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation: http://rtdc.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/
Rajasthan tourism: https://www.erajasthantourism.net/
Rajasthan is a paradise for shoppers. It offers an enormous variety of printed sarees, dress materials, puppets, jewellery, gemstones, embroidered bedcovers, wall hangings, paintings and so many other items. You may like to carry a foldable tote bag to carry all the extra items that you will invariably end up purchasing here.