Rajasthan is where the best of historical and cultural bounties in India can be experienced. The ancient cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer and Pushkar give visitors an elaborate appetitive affair and Rajasthani royalty at its best. Have a look what the state has to offer you ‘culture enthusiasts’.
Am I over-reacting if I say that variety and richness of culture that India holds fascinates me or for that matter every sensitive person to the core? I think, I’m not. This country mesmerizes you with its glorious history and an opulent set of customs and cultures. And to comprehend this essence fully, a trip to deserted state Rajasthan is worthwhile. Situated in the western part of the country, this India’s largest state is the land of royals and is far-famed for the stunningly built forts & palaces, enticing arts & crafts and becharming Rajasthani culture & cuisines.
Rajasthan has several towns, worth a mention when rich cultural heritages of the state are talked about. The first name that comes to mind is Jaipur: the capital city of this fascination state. Fondly dubbed as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur allures a large number of history-lovers and culture enthusiasts throughout the year. Magnificent Amber Fort and iconic Hawa Mahal in the city are among the India’s most celebrated historical attractions. Furthermore, beautiful City Palace and exquisite Jantar Mantar take visitors to a bygone era. Heritage Jaipur hotels, which were once the properties of royal families, are also known for their traditional Rajasthani flavours well blended with modern ambiences.
Udaipur, the city of lakes & forts, is another must-visit place for those of you who want to peep into rich cultures of the state. Along with amazing historical landmarks, the city boasts interesting fairs & festivals to get engrossed with. Like Jaipur hotels, Udaipur hotels also reflect the opulent lifestyle of royal kings. If you want to reinstate your faith in the word FAITH, don’t miss to visit Ajmer Shriff and the nearby Pushkar city.
The Dargah sheriff in Ajmer is a renowned Muslim pilgrimage site, where people from varied religions, with flowers in hand and prayers on lips, visit every day. Apart from this grand religious structure, Ajmer is famous for several historical monuments and mouth-watering delicacies. Pushkar is the place where the only temple of Lord Brahma: the creator of this world is situated. Every year, the city celebrates ‘Pushkar Camel Fair’, where one can see the best cultural scenes of Rajasthan.
If you visit Rajasthan win an intension of travelling back in time and peeping into the lavish lifestyle of the Maharajas and the royals, Jodhpur is the city you can’t afford to miss. With scintillating lakes and gardens, appealing historical structures and a number of royal palaces and havelis, many of which have been converted into to heritage hotels, Jodhpur gives the visitors a remarkable cultural treat. Stand majestically, heritage hotels in Jodhpur offer pleasurable treat through an elaborate appetitive affair and traditional Rajasthani hospitality. Balsamand Lake Palace and Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur are considered among the best heritage hotels in India.
For first-time visitors to Rajasthan, it’s advised to book a suitable tour package through a reputed tour company. A range of cultural tour packages to Rajasthan are offered by travel portals online.