Things To Do In Rajasthan
Shinning as the biggest Indian state, Rajasthan is a land of diversities and vividness. The huge land is compact with rich culture, traditions and tourist sites some of which are boasting the name of heritage spot. The colorful state of Rajasthan offers its travellers an unimaginable tour along with various activities that surely give you an ultimate touring experience in this regal state of Maharajas.
To give you more about the regal state of India, here are some of the important things that you can do while you would be on your Rajasthan tourism. Lets’ go through the list –
1. Camel Riding
The first thing that comes to mind while being on Rajasthan tours is to enjoy the camel riding. Camel riding activity in Rajasthan is the most popular desert activity in Rajasthan. One can enjoy this activity during their visit to the cities of Bikaner and Jaisalmer. Camels are beautifully adorned with different ethnic attire and are fully decoratedwith different things such as neck bell, ghunghru in feet and beautifully decorated clothes.
2. Elephant Riding
Ride on the elephant is indeed royal and exciting. Travellers coming to Rajasthan love to take part in elephant riding. This is one of the most adventurous activities in Rajasthan. All the elephants which are used for the safaris are donned with traditional accessories. If you wish to take the true experience of elephant safari in Rajasthan you must visit the Pink City, Jaipur. Amber Fort in Jaipur is famous for elephant ride. Riding on the beautifully decorated elephants at Amber Fort will be a fascinating experience for your all.
3. Enjoy the Snake Dance
Snake Dance in Rajasthan is very popular. All travellers be it national and international loves seeing snake dance. During your stay in Rajasthan you must not miss the performance of Kalbeliya tribe in Jodhpur. The dance is generally performed by the women folks of the tribe, who groves on the foot tapping Rajasthani music. Their slithering moves like snake leaves an impeccable impact on you.
4. Desert Safari
Live your days in Rajasthan like a true Rajasthani, doing the desert safari in the long stretch dunes of the state. Cities such as Bikaner and Jaisalmer are considered as the best destination to enjoy the desert safari. These safaris can be enjoyed in various forms such as Jeep Safari and Camel Safari. Sightseeing through these safaris will take you back to the royal Rajputi era of the state.
5. Exploring Forts and Palaces
The majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan have always been a centre of attraction. Flocked by numerous of travellers from all over the world these precious treasures of Rajasthan are worth exploring. The land of kings is dotted with various forts and palaces spread through various cities of the state. Some of the most popular and beautiful edifies includes –
- Amber Fort in Jaipur – Huge fort, famous for elephant safari, sheesh mahal and shila mata temple.
- Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur – Largest Rajasthani fort, boasted with approx 500 years of history.
- City Palace in Udaipur – The perfect blend of glorious past and modern future, City Palace is known for crystal gallery.
- Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer – The fort is built with yellow sandstone and thus called the golden fort of Rajasthan.
Here are more architectures known for their intrigue beauty, these are Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Chittorgarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jungarh Fort, Mandawa Haveli, Nawalgarh Haveli, Samode Palace and many more.
6. Trekking in Aravallis
Here is something for adventure freaks. Not only for havelis, forts and palace, Rajasthan is known for, but it is also known for offering various adventure activities and as Rajasthan is compact with oldest mountain ranges of Aravalis, it is quite easy to avail the exciting trekking activity. Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur and Ghanerao are the major tourist hub for all those who love doing Trekking in Rajasthan.
7. Hot Air Balloon Ride
Well, this is one of its kind activities. In this activity a person will sit in a huge balloon that will rise up and take to the sightseeing of the tourist city. This adventure ride is also available in Rajasthan and is becoming popular among the travellers. One can enjoy their hot air balloon ride from Pushkar, Jaipur and Ranthambore. All these places are connected with capital city Jaipur.
8. Kite Flying in Rajasthan
This is another activity which is actually joyous. It is a traditional and colorful sport in which people fly kites of different kinds and forms. There is also a festival dedicated to the festival of kite flying which is called Makar Sankranti. Every year Pushkar organizes an exciting kite flying festival every year where denizen of the place come together in unity. If you get chance to take part in this kite flying festival, do not miss the opportunity.
9. Rajasthan Cuisine
The taste of Rajasthan is as vibrant as its culture and the proof of the same can be seen in the scrumptious delicacies of the state. The state is basically has its domination in vegetarian dishes still its non-veg dishes are as amazing and tasty. Major vegetarian dish of Rajasthan is Dal Bati Churma while in non-veg dish, Lal Maas has its prominence. Sweet dishes like Besan Chakki, Churma,Feeni, Dhevar and many more are quite popular. Some of the major traditional snacks of Rajasthan include Childa, Pohe, Pyaz ki Kachori and khaman dhokla. Traditional sabzis of Rajasthan are Gatte ki sabji, Guwar ki Phali ka saag, Pyaz Paneer, Kair Sangri, mohan maas and safed maas.
10. Enjoying Folk Music and Dance of Rajasthan
The traditional folk music and dance of Rajasthan is another thing that one can include in their to do list of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is known for its folk music and dances which has filled air of the place more fascinating. Soul soothing music and the foot taping dance of the state will excite your music lover inside you. Ghoomar is a prominent Rajasthani dance form, along with the Kachhi Ghodi, Terah Taali Dance will also amaze you. Dhol, Naupat and Matas are prominent musical instruments used in the traditional and folk music/dance of Rajasthan.
11. Shopping in Rajasthan
The shopping activity in Rajasthan is the best kind of time pass one can do. The cities and their markets are filled with numerous of attractions which one can buy form here. Some of the popular cities which are famous as a shopping hub are the cities of Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Kota, Shekhawati and Barmer. One can purchase a wide range of traditional handicrafts along with that one can also brig colorful fabric, exquisitely designed mojaris – the traditional foot-wears, wide range of fine leather goods, bangles, ethnic paintings and pottery, especially the blue pottery work. Buying these souvenirs from markets of Rajasthan will not only enhance the beauty of your house, it will also remain with you as a pleasing memory.
12. Exploring Haunting Places in Rajasthan
When it comes to haunting places in India, the first name that comes to our mind is the name of spooky Bhangarh Fort. The fort is quite popular for its haunting legends and freaky view sights. The fort of Bhangarh is located in Alwar district and is believed to be a haunted place where one must not visit after sunset hours. We suggest you to be on your Haunting trail to Bhangarh during day time.
13. Getting into the Jungle
The wildlife of Rajasthan is as flourishing as its culture. Though there are many wildlife places in Rajasthan which are kept reserve for wildlife of the state. The most significant one are the Ranthambore National Park, Sariska National Parl and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which is also called Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. All these places are serving as the house of various exotic ranges of wild animals, birds, insects, water animals and many more. Here are some more places where you can enjoy wildlife of Rajasthan. These places are as follows Desert National Sanctuary, Jaisamand Sanctuary, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Tal Chappar which are just to name a few. Jungle safari in these national parks will be pleasing experience.
14. Get the touch of Divinity
The temples and different shrines in Rajasthan are quite the places which stand as a true example of bonhomie and unity. From Aartis of temple to Aazan in mosques, from bells of churches to soothing gurubani of gurudwaras, one can find some amazing religious destinations in Rajasthan. Brahmma Temple in Pushkar, Ranakpur Jain Temples, Khwaja Sharif Dargah in Ajmer, Dilwara Temples in Mount Abu, Eklingji in Udaipur and Govinddev Ji in Jaipur are some of the most pleasing and prominent shrines in Rajasthan.
15. Zip Lining
This adventure activity is perfect place for all adventure lovers. One can enjoy this activity at Neemrana Fort in Rajasthan. Through this activity one can enjoy zipping from one hill to another through suspended wires which are tied several meters high above the ground. If you are travelling to Neemrana from Delhi, it would take few hours to reach.
Boating is one of the most romantic things one can enjoy during their travel to Rajasthan. Though the state is known for its dry and hot climate yet this marvelous state is compact with such cities which will prove as an Oasis in desert. Udaipur, the City of Lakes is the perfect place for boating. Boating in Lake Pichola especially during the sunset hours will mesmerize you and leave you with some unforgettable memories.
With so many options surely Rajasthan has not left any stone unturned to offer you a unique experience as per your interest. Go ahead and opt for your favorite activity in this charming place.