If you want to indulge and pamper yourself silly, there can be no other better place than Rajasthan. With out-of-the-world landscape, great and towering forts and palaces that offer unmatched hospitality, Rajasthan offers you a holiday you just can’t miss. This is a place of awe inspiring legends about kings and queens, lip smacking cuisine, traditional handicrafts and art; Rajasthan tourism offers you all this and much more. No doubt, this desert state of India is flooded with tourists from different parts of the world through out the year.
Forts and Palaces
There is a story, tenderly romantic and at the same time monumentally heroic, for every fort and palace in Rajasthan. The tall forts and huge palaces that once belonged to the stately kings are now converted into hotels that offer traditional Rajput royalty with modern amenities. Even havelis (huge houses) that once belonged to local landlords are turned into bed and breakfast and inns that offer a peek into Rajput lifestyle.
Cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur boasts of grand and elegant palaces that are mesmerizing and thrilling to watch and live in. There are several beautiful lakes with quaint palaces built right in the middle. The tourist has to reach this palace by boat. In the evenings the lighting arrangements make the floating palaces look like jewels in glistening water. Traditional Rajasthani music and dance, puppet shows and several other interesting events keep you occupied in the evenings. What more can you ask for.
Another unforgettable aspect of Rajasthan tourism is its cuisine. Basically Rajasthani food is vegetarian that satisfies every palate. There are more than 50 dishes served in four courses for lunch and dinner. Non vegetarian dishes like chicken and fish are also served as delicacies at several palace hotels. Since the influx of foreign tourist is maximum most of the hotels offer international cuisine too.
Blue pottery is most famous in Rajasthan. Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without shopping for the same. The intricate designs and vibrant colors depict the traditional Rajput culture and traditions. You’ll never find this anywhere else in the world. Besides blue pottery their handicrafts include carved wooden furniture, small treasure boxes and many trinkets that will be of interest and souvenir of your trip to Rajasthan.
Both men and women adorn themselves with jewelry in Rajasthan. The Minakari work is famous as well as unique in design and looks beautiful in gold and silver jewelry. Another popular craft is the Thewa art form. In Thewa jewelry the gold is made into liquid and designs are created on colored glass with this gold liquid. The craftsmen are specially trained professionals in this specialized art.
Yet another popular Rajasthan jewelry is the Kundan jewelry. Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without buying Kundan jewelry.
Every woman likes to posses all types of textiles in their wardrobe. Kota city is famous for textiles in Rajasthan. Scarves, shawls, colorful capes and clothes are exported all around the world. You can buy them here at throw away prices.
Choosing Rajasthan tourism as a holiday destination is like visiting paradise on earth. There are places like Mt. Abu (hill station) where you can simply watch birds that are not found anywhere else in the world. For a Nature lover Sariska Tiger Reserve and Ranthambore National Park offers a peek into the animal kingdom. The most attractive part of Rajasthan tourism is that there is something worthwhile for every one whatever maybe your budget.
Rajasthan has something to offer for everyone. Nature lovers can exult in the beauty of the place while women can indulge themselves with beautiful clothes and jewelry. And of course your stay itself would be an unforgettable treat lasting a lifetime.
Author Bio – Latasri is a travel enthusiast who loves to see and enjoy different places and learn about their culture. Besides she is also a passionate travel writer.