Padharo Mahre desh is the tagline here.
Rajasthan as the name suggests, Raja ka Sthaan or King’s place is the most colorful state I have ever seen. So, here, we are just not talking about deserts, hot climate, little water but it is about the rich culture, magnificent forts and palaces, desert Camel safari , Rajasthani traditional cuisine daal baati churma, ghoomar dance, bandhini fabric and much more in the bucket list of Royal Rajasthan.
Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan, India
The first place, I visited after coming to Rajasthan is pink city, Jaipur. What a city it is, the forts and palaces will make you feel never less than a king or a queen.
Amber palace or Amer palace in Jaipur
Here, is the picture of Amber fort that has massive architecture. This is one of the best tourist attraction in Jaipur.
Amber palace has Sheesh Mahal inside. Intricate designing is the treat for the eyes to watch. Amer Fort is built by Raja Maan Singh and is specifically appreciated the same for having the magnificent Indian and Mugal architecture.
Amer Fort is built with the sandstone marble with a glimpse of Maotha lake adding a special charm to the place. Amer Fort have the buildings inside with a prominence of Deewane khas, Deewane aam, Sheesh Mahal and Sukha Mahal which is like a air conditioner of that time.
Sheesh Mahal inside has made with the hundreds of mirrors inclined in such a way that if you even light a single candle the whole place gets lightened up. Wow! History has the evidence that India set the basic scientific foundation for the world to follow.
Here, is the picture of Amer fort that has massive architecture. This is one of the best tourist attraction in Jaipur. Amber palace has Sheesh Mahal inside. Intricate designing is the treat for the eyes to watch.
Amber palace has Sheesh Mahal inside. Intricate designing is the treat for the eyes to watch.
Earlier I saw the pictures on Google but after watching them in front of my eyes is unbelievable. India has finest of art and culture in the world.
Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan
The next being, Nahargarh Fort is situated in the hills and it was believed Nahargarh once formed a strong defense ring for the city. The
The place is famous for the puppets, decorating attires, Jaipur handlooms and much more,all were in my bucket list.
Albert Victoria Museum, Jaipur
Albert Victoria Museum, Jaipur has 16 galleries inside that includes antique items.
City Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan
How can I forget to add City Palace of Jaipur ,The Palace once regarded as the location of religious and cultural events and that now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family. Specifically to admire is Mayur Dwaar in the City Palace of Jaipur.
Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Jal Mahal in Jaipur of Rajasthan
These are also the major tourists attractions of Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar is a observatory that has the unique collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments.Hawa Mahal has the superior architectural designing that will really make us proud to be Indian.
Pushkar, in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Yesterday, got a chance to visit Pushkar, the place of world’s largest camel fair in the world. Pushkar, is situated in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan state in the north western region of India with in the beautiful vicinity of Arravali range of hills.
Pushkar is about 15 km away from the city Ajmer and it will take about an hour to reach Pushkar. In between your way you can watch the beautiful Pushkar valley surrounded with Arravali ranges. You can also watch a good number of Langurs in your way to pushkar.
There will be lots of sight scenes and selfie points to make your trip unforgettable.
After reaching pushkar, the first and the foremost thing to do is to hire a local guide to make you familiar with the place.
The local guides will help you in the parking of the vehicle nearest to the visiting places and they are also expert in telling you about the shortcut routes.
Pushkar sarovar or Pushkar lake
Here, you can see a narrow street running towards the Pushkar sarovar or Pushkar lake which in turn more or less will make you resemble it with the streets of Varanasi.
You just get in to the street which is the another entry for the Pushkar Lake. In fact, the locals are very much familiar about the nook and corners of the city.
After entering there, you can enjoy the stories relating to the place as per our Hindu scriptures around the banks of the Pushkar Sarovar.
Pushkar lake is famous for taking the holy dip before visiting the Brahma temple.
There are almost 58 ghats and 500 temples around the banks of holy Pushkar Lake. They all are running under the trusts.
Here, is the video made on the best views of Pushkar lake. Thousands of pilgrims and travellers visit the holy place every year.
Brahma Temple in Pushkar of Rajasthan
Devotees visit to the Brahma temple after taking a holy dip in the Pushkar lake. Brahma temple which is believed to be 2000 years old, is the only temple of creator Lord Brahma in the world which is in Pushkar, due to the curse of his wife Savitri.
So, the second reason for the global fame of Pushkar is because of the only Brahma Temple there. Find out more what makes India World famous
The story relating to it as per our Hindu scriptures says that once Lord Brahma made an Yajna arrangement but his wife Savitri could not reach in time. So, He made Gayitri to sit there in place of Goddess Savitri.
That’s why the Brahma temple is cursed for being the only Brahma temple in the world. And no married couple can do any ceremonial rituals here in the temple.
Only the holy men and sages are allowed to perform the daily rituals in the Brahma temple in Pushkar.
What to buy from Pushkar in Rajasthan
The famous things to buy from Pushkar is beaded bangles, fine fabrics, intricate designed camel covers , fine art and craft work, leather items. The street foods and lodging is also very reasonable in Pushkar.
India is a country where you can find the tourism at a very reasonable rates. So, India earns a heavy revenues from the tourism industry, which in turn is highly contributing towards the Indian economy
Famous Savitri temple in Pushkar
The next thing to be done is to visit the famous Savitri temple which can be visited by taking upstairs or by the ropeway or cable car.
Mostly, Pushkar is famous for hiking activities. So, If you are going through the stairs then just keep an eye on the monkeys around and there are about 500 stairs to go uphill called the Ratnagiri hills.
We decided to visit the temple by the cable car. The choice is entirely yours depending upon the time you have for your touring. Watching the beauty of Pushkar Valley through the glass cabin of cable car is just the treat for the eyes to watch.
Both the idols of Goddess Savitri and Gayitri are there in the temple. So, now you know the story behind the curse given by the first wife of Goddess Savitri to Lord Brahma.
As the temple will get open again by 2 pm, so, meanwhile we had a lunch break.
Here, I made a video on the top view of the valley from the Ratnagiri Hills and it is simply awesome to feel the cool breezy air there.
Pushkar Desert Jeep or Camel Safari
The next interesting things to do in Pushkar is to take a desert Jeep safari or camel safari. It will take about one and a half hour touring through the rural villages of the desert.
You know that Rajasthan comes under as a part of Thar desert, the 18th largest desert region in the world and Pushkar is the first desert city of Thar.
We have taken camel cart ride which will give you a break time of about 20 minutes in between. They will take you through the various sight scenes where Bollywood shootings have been done and also showing you the various farmings of roses, Amla and badi haweli sort of things.
Here, you can enjoy the camel safari, the desert fun.
In the Break time you can enjoy the local Rajasthani folk music in the traditional Rajasthani outfits in the desert. You must go for it and have some memorable pictures to take away home. Here is a video on the Rajasthani folk music that I made during our visit by the desert camel safari in Pushkar.
There you can also enjoy the desert bike ride. The first thing that comes in mind after listening the word Rajasthan is, desert, isn’t it! So, a must to do during your visit to Pushkar.
Rajasthan is world famous destination for theme Indian weddings . So during the visit of Pushkar Safari, most of the travellers attend the rural marriages and is the perfect time to get dressed up in the typical traditional attires.
We really enjoyed dressing up in the typical traditional Rajasthani outfits and enjoyed the evening folk music with the local villagers
The evening arti at the ghats of Pushkar will take you again towards the blissful evenings of Varanasi. More or less both looks similar in some manner.
During the monsoon season, you can also watch the natural water falls running around in the pushkar valley attracting a heavy local and nearby tourists.
Why Pushkar is world famous
And last but not the least, Pushkar is world famous for the largest pushkar camel fair held during the last of October or early November. There is a heavy trading of animals during the festival.
The men do the trading of animals like camel, horse, cattles and the women do the showcasing of handicrafts, jewellery and local art work. This is the peak season for the tourists to visit here when Pushkar is in its pure vibes with full on folk music and the traditional dancing.
So, if you are able to make out your plan during the Pushkar festival, you are going to watch the largest camel fair in the world. Incredible India!
The pushkar fair goes day and night making the whole valley view more enchanting. So, to get the full allure of the place you must visit during the Pushkar festival.
City of Lakes Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Udaipur, the city of lakes is mostly referred as the most romantic city of India due to the palaces and monuments which are built in and around Udaipur adds a romantic look to the royal infrastructures.
You can visit the Udaipur city palace which is a white marble structure located in the middle of the lake. Mostly all the Royal palaces of Udaipur is made up from the white marble, that’s Why Udaipur is also known as the white city of India.
Moreover, boating in Lake pichola during the sunset watching the beauty of royal palaces lying in the surroundings is the most mesmerizing experience for the tourists across the world.
There are about 5 lakes present in Udaipur, amongst which I have visited the two famous ones namely lake pichola and fatehsagar lake.
Saheliyon ki Bari is the another popular tourists attractions in Udaipur in the Rajasthan state of India which is famous for the lotus pool, lush green garden, fountain and lighting too.
Mount Abu, the hill station in Rajasthan, India
Mount Abu is the only hill destination in Rajasthan so, that can be visited along with Udaipur. Mount Abu is famous for the World famous Dilwara Jain Temple. However watching sunset at Nakki lake also offers you most nostalgic views.
Jaiselmer in Rajasthan
You are welcome to the gateway of World’s largest desert, Thar on Jaiselmer. Have a wonderful lifetime experience of golden sands all around in the colourful Royal State of Rajasthan.
Jaiselmer is famous for the golden fort of Rajasthan made from yellow stone, most visited places amongst the tourists all over the world.
Being in the city of desert you have no reason to skip the bumpy camel ride in the never ending desert. More you go far in the desert, more you become toned up with the tranquility of desert.
Sand dunes in Jaiselmer
Sand dunes are the stretches of sweeping dunes that can be visited by camel safari along the breathtaking crests and troughs, at the time of sunset. Besides Haweli, temples and forts, the golden sand will attract you most in Jaiselmer.
Ajmer in Rajasthan, India
Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti
Ajmer has world-famous Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti which is most oftenly visited by the pilgrims around the world. The important attractions within the Dargah includes the two imposing gates called Buland Darwaza and the mausoleum
Ajmer Jain Temple, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Here, is the video made on the famous Jain Temple of Ajmer, high tourists attractions for the devotees and visitors!
Nareli Jain Temple in Ajmer
Nareli Jain Temple is a new temple located in the outskirts of Ajmer which is about 7 km from the center of the Ajmer city. The temple’s architecture is the combination of traditional as well as contemporary style.
Nareli Jain Temple complex has the beautiful garden, the huge idol of Guru Adinath Ji on the 1st floor in the center of the complex with 24 miniature temples of other Tirthankar’s line up on the hills above as you can see in the picture above.
The Top view of the Nareli Jain Temple offers a marvelous scenic views which is surrounded with Aravali hills. The architecture is made up of beautiful carving of marble stone with intricate designing.
Nareli Jain Temple in Ajmer is one of the most visited places of Ajmer tourism.
Anna Sagar lake, Ajmer
Moreover as you visit from Ajmer to Pushkar there is a beautiful Anna Sagar lake in between which is all surrounded by the Arravali range and offers the mesmerizing views.
Here, is the video on the magnificent scenic view of the largest lake in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
Ana Sagar lake is the artificial lake made by the instructions of Anaji Tomar, who was the grandfather of the grand and royal king Prithvi Raj Chauhan.
From Boating you can visit the island just in the middle of the Ana Sagar lake which is of great center of attraction here in Ajmer. Here, is the video while going to the island in the middle of the lake, Ajmer.
These are the pictures on the island in the Ana Sagar Lake, Ajmer where you can enjoy the snacks with the beautiful sightseeing. After visiting Anna Sagar Lake you can visit Maharana Pratap Smarak in the way to Pushkar. This is also a sightseeing point for the visitors.
Jodhpur, the blue city in Rajasthan, India
Last but not the least, Jodhpur is world famous for their Royal historical Forts. You can find everything from Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, desert Safari, exclusively royal and luxurious resorts to the historical Mehrangarh Fort.
Jodhpur is the second largest state of Rajasthan and also one of the metropolitan cities.
The region of Jodhpur is referred to as Marwar because of the area’s harsh desert conditions. Do you know Jodhpur’s north and northwest area comes under the great Indian desert Thar!
Not need to mention here, that Rajasthan recieves a heavy domestic as well international tourism. So, here, vivacious, lively, colourful and Royal Rajasthan welcomes you! You can also visit the Royal Rajasthan among the most visited Golden triangle tourism of India with Varanasi.
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