A trip to Rajasthan: the city of sand

The city of Rajasthan is famous for the dignity, pride, and magnificence of Rajputs. It is also well known for the valiant accounts, folk lore and local tasty culinary.This is a place of huge tourist attraction for both the Indian as well as the foreign tourists. The sandy soil and desert here have their own unique importance. This is quite an experience of a life time touring the places of tourist importance of Rajasthan city. Let’s wade through this article to tour this beautiful place.

From the angle of the imagination of India, Rajasthan is such a state which cannot be forgotten. Beautiful twirling and curving palaces, kingly castles, magical forts and the olden city- all of these present the grandeur of India. Whereas, the ornamental traditional vesture is an example of the superior colours of India! All these could be glanced in the chilling cold of the Rajasthan desert.

The winter season is quite appropriate for the desert festival of Rajasthan which is celebrated here with gusto and enthusiasm. This festival is organised once every year during summer times. People dance and make merry attired in shinning and coloured traditional dresses and sing the ghost stories of valiant, romantic and calamitous past. In the fair pitched in there on this occasion, one gets the chance to see the snake charmers with their huge sized snakes showing people snake plays, puppeteers playing puppets, the magic of magicians and programs of local artists. Camels play the greatest role in this mega festival.

Jaipur the bewitching place in Rajasthan

Magnificent castles, palaces, and the beauteous monuments are the specialities of this place. Along with the unparallel centre of Indian handicraft here, the . It is said that to welcome Prince Albert in 1853, the city was painted in pink colour which still the norm even to this day which lends the city its colours savoury and beauteous.

Places of tourist importance in Jaipur

City palace is included chiefly which still is the residence of the royal family which consists within its boundaries palaces, temples and garden of different eras. Among the other famous places of Jaipur is the 18th century Jantar-Mantar, the fort of Nahargarh and Jaigarh fort. There are very popular temples here as for instance the Birla Temple with liberal religious artistry and The Surya Mandir in the valley of the monkeys which gives an attractive look to the city. The visits to remains in the Amber whichis some 11 km away from Jaipur is quite memorable. During the Makar Sankranti Period, this city is agog with huge activities due to the kite flying festival in the month of January every year.

Local foods in Jaipur: The place is famous for Churma, mawa, kachauri, ghewar, , mirchi- wada, Rajasthan sabji and many varieties of chapaties.

Local purchasing: Jaipur is a city of varied colours and its markets confirm this fact. The rangarang bazaar of Jaipur during the course of your journey presents attractive purchasing propositions. Don't forget purchasing during the course of your journey some handicraft items, artefacts, ornaments, jewellery, pottery, quilts, dress, metal works, and shoes, mozaris (sleeper), , bag, sandals, purse and other leather products. These products will be a good indentation of this city for the rest of your life. Any person can do the shopping in Kishanpole Bazaar, Haldion Ka Rasta, Mahiharo Ka Rasta, MI Road, Jouhari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, and Nehru Bazaar. Never miss the opportunity of enjoying this place while in Rajasthan because you shall be missing a lot by not including this place into your antennary.

The stunning Jodhpur in Rajasthan

The buildings made up of the sandy Jodhpuri stones, barren dry desert, the homes painted blue – all these give the place of Judhpur the name of 'The Blue City'.

Places to visit: The magnificent Meharan Garh Castle built in the 17nth century on a massive rocky ridge is the chief attraction of this famous place. This is supposed to be the most conserved castle in Rajasthan. The Umaid Palace in Jodhpur is considered to be one of the most grandiose and fresh palaces in India. The other viewable places here are 'The Jaswant Thada' and 'The Rai Ka Baag Palace'.

The great festivals of the place: The main Polo Season of Jodhpur comes in the month of December. In the matches, different groups of sport lovers participate. The livers constitute the different strata of the society- both the high and mighty and the locales as well. Nagour in India is one other great festival which is held every year in January-February.

Cuisines: The food stuffs famous through out of which you must not at any rate forget having tastes of are kachauri, makhania lassi, mawa kachauri, pyaj kachauri, hot and spicy mirchi bada and panch kuta. Jodhpur is famous for its sweetmeats as well. The Jodhpuri sweetmeats are known as 'Mithi Manuhari'.

Local purchasing: Purchasing in Jodhpur is an extremely attractive proposition and wort remembering for eve. Jodhpur also is very famous for its classic jodhpuri janghia and paints. The extremely popular product of the city is certainly the Jodhpurs. You could travel to the Sojati gate for buying the famous tie and dye sarees. You can buy here in tripola bazaar the handicraft and textiles items. Lac bangles and lac works items could be purchased in the Mochi bazaar here.

Paali- the most viewable place in Rajasthan

This district is known as different religion, cultural and animal life attracting peoples from world over. The main attraction of this place is animal life.

Viewable places here: Naulakha Jain Temple is a magnificently carved out with the superior quality of etching and fretworks whereas the Somnath Temple is famous for its well spruced up Lord Shiva's bullock. Other famous places worth giving visits here are Rnakpur Temple which is located on the bottom of the Zawai bundh near Arawali in Bera village. Besides, the Parshuram Temple and the Mahadev Mandir are also famous and worth visiting. The Ranak Temple is a grand temple built in the 15nth century. Its premises are famous for its architectural designs and natural surroundings. The beauteous areas like the Beda Village within the district is attractive tourist place famous for its wild life and natural scenes and sceneries where during the day also, leopards and crocks could be viewed in their original habitats. During evening times, one can see cuckoos dancing in the hillocks.

Udaipur in Rajasthan

Situated on the Lake Pichola in the Arawali Mountains, Udaipur is considered to be the most romantic and bewitching tourist place in India due to its unique location. Filled with the narrow lanes and white coloured buildings, this place is famous for its 'Bagore ki Haweli' in the city of Bagore where in nights, musical and dancing program are regularly held.

viewable places: The journey to the Palace Museum is the most special. It encompasses within itself several castles having the mix Moghul and the Rajput influences. Other viewable places include the monsoon palace in the north western flanks, Fateh Sagar Lake and Nehru island Park, the archaeological areas at Ahar place and many other places. This palace is built in the midst of Pichola lake. To one side of which is Arawali range of mountains and to the other is built the magnificent palace present an efficient scenert back ground for this beautiful palace.

Culinary: Udaipur is famous for daal baati, churma, gate ki sabji, , kachauri, mirchi pakaudas with dahi soup which happens also to be the favourite breakfast. Dried up mango and sangri9beans) are mostly used in meals.

As for where to stay in Rajasthan, there are several 5 Star hotels here, guest houses, and smallish types of palaces are also available for stay here. Here the welcome and meals are furnished in the old traditional sty

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Author: Shravan09 Jan 2014 Member Level: Silver   Points : 2

Thanks for sharing information about your trip to Rajasthan. I am planning to visit Rajasthan soon and this article of your will help me. The local Rajasthani food, culture and traditions and unique and every person should visit Rajasthan at least once in his lifetime. The animal fair at Pushkar is also famous.

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