Rajasthan is an Indian state in the north-western part of the country. It is bordered by Pakistan in the northeast and shares its remaining borders with Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab states. Rajasthan state is home to a beautiful yet barren desert named the Thar desert or Great Indian desert. This state has a unique culture and is famous for its history and historical places. Many great kings once ruled this land. Even though today the country has democracy, the state of Rajasthan still has quite a few royal families living in it. The majestic views and the royal culture of this state is breathtaking, which you can experience during the Taj Mahal Tour With North India.
One of the few well features of this state includes the famous Indus valley civilization. Apart from this, Rajasthan is also home to three very famous tiger reserves, namely Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota, and the third one is Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur. This state has many amazing sites and places to visit. Millions of tourists visit every year to learn about the state’s rich culture and history. There are many reasons to visit this state, including the exotic food and cuisines of this state.
Culture and festivals celebrated here
If you wish to experience the rich ancient culture of India, then you should consider a tour of Rajasthan. This state is also famous by the name “The land of Kings”. The culture, the rich tradition, the monuments, and the heritage here attracts millions of national and international tourists every year. To accommodate the tourists, the hospitality sector has grown quite well in the past years. There are several hotels, lounges, and resorts where visitors can stay comfortably. Jodhpur city is famous for the Ghoomar dance, while Jaisalmer is famous for the Kalbelia dance. Another most important part of the culture here is the folk songs. The folk songs dictate the heroic actions of the past warriors and even describe events and places, which is fascinating.
The state of Rajasthan also celebrates many festivals. Each festival is unique and is celebrated for unique purposes. Some of the major festivals celebrated here are given below:
- Teej is a very famous festival celebrated to worship the goddess Teej. There are dances, fares; songs played to please and worship the goddess. The grand celebration occurs at the big temples with women dressing up in traditional green dresses and bangles.
- Although it is an international festival, the Kite festival is celebrated with great passion in Rajasthan. It is celebrated around Makar Sankranti. The locals and the tourists celebrate this festival with colourful kites and prepare many beautiful dishes as well.
- The greatest literary show happening on earth is the Jaipur literature festival. This festival marks the showcasing of the literature work of many amateurs and reputed writers. It is one of the most famous festivals of Rajasthan, showing the onlookers the significance and importance of art and literature.
- Elephant fair happens to be a traditional festival of Rajasthan. Every year this festival is celebrated on the Polo ground in Jaipur on the day of Holi. During this festival, the elephants are decorated with jewellery and colourful hoops, which are nothing but saddle cloth. These elephants are then presented for racing and competitions.
The festivals celebrated here are so vibrant and beautiful that the tourists preferably visit Rajasthan most when these and many other festivals are celebrated.
Places to visit in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is home to a plethora of gorgeous destinations. Always decide in advance which place you want to visit first and which you’d like to visit last. In this way, you’d be able to plan the Rajasthan trip nicely and won’t have to worry about spending extra money on the trip.
- Jaipur city is a vibrant place where the old and the new culture blend beautifully. It is also labelled as the pink city of Rajasthan ruled by the Rajputs in the 17th century AD. The best time to visit this city is between October and March.
- Udaipur, also known as the city of lakes, is another popular place to visit in Rajasthan. This city is surrounded by beautiful Aravallihills’ beautiful scenes, and the fauna here have gotten it another beautiful name, ‘Venice of the East’.
- Jaisalmer is the major tourist spot here in Rajasthan. So many international visitors visit this city every year. The castle clad in honey golden sandstone and the massive golden dunes here have gotten it the name ‘golden city. The lakes, the Jain temples and the Havelis all add to the beauty of Jaisalmer city.
- One should not forget the only hill station of Rajasthan that is Mount Abu. The cool and pleasant atmosphere here is in stark contrast to what you will witness in the major cities in Rajasthan. Dilwara temples located in Mount Abu are stunning pieces of architecture that one should miss visiting.
Looking for holiday packages to Rajasthan and a few tips to remember
The prices of Rajasthan Culture Tour with North India holiday packages get higher when many visitors visit the state. Mainly during November and December, the number of people visiting the state increases, affecting the prices of the holiday packages. There are few things to keep in mind while booking the holiday tickets, one of which is to book the tickets via incognito mode and make sure to visit multiple search engines and compare prices on flight fares on multiple websites before deciding on which one to settle for. Also, always book the tickets in advance to avoid high charges on flight fares during the last week of the flight.