This I hope who so ever reads would feel the same somewhere back of mind and for me it is that as an when I feel disgusted and a loner amidst my official and household routine, I plan to unleash myself out from the hustle bustle and mark my trip for refreshing me and add fresh energy i.r., fuel for myself. Just few days back, I planned my tour to Rajasthan, the most happening state of India, which is popularly known as the “Place of colours, deserts, vibration and Maharajas”. Upon reaching Rajasthan I felt that this was one my best decision and I fond location full of exuberance combined with beauty and beyond my expectation. Everywhere I felt the distinction in the aura and ambiance with art and architecture with palaces, havelis plus god made natural resources which attract Rajasthan Tour Package. Most important, the people are very warm and friendly with distinct life style and encouraging warrior mode which attract Rajasthan Tourism. Apart, the warmth and welcome that I received from local people added me with energy, enthusiasm and encouraged to visit again and explore more and more.
Locations I Visited in Rajasthan
During my 10 days tour to this colourful and monumental state, I visited various viberant destinations of Rajasthan such as Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer-Pushkar etc. I am feeling overwhelmed to share the details of my visits to those cities here with you all readers.
Jaipur: I initiated my Rajasthan Tour from the capital township of Jaipur, which is popularly called as, ‘Pink City’. The locals at the location made me feel about the reasons why the city is called so because here each and every house, office and institution are coloured in pink colour. The excellent architectural grandeur of Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Man Singh Palace and the serenity of Jagat Shiromani Temple leaves us spellbound. Apart, from all I came across an amalgamation of the Mughal and Rajput ethinicity in Jaipur city which add more to my holiday feel.
Jodhpur: After spending two days in Jaipur, I started for Jodhpur by a car that was provided by my destination management company NTP India tourism. I came to know from the local residents that this city is known as the ‘Sun City’. The beautiful and magnificent structure of the ‘Mehrangarh Fort’ introduced me to the idea about the Defensive steps undertaken by the Rajput community warriors during the mediaeval times. Apart from that, the rich interior and layout of the Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and the Daulat Khana made me over entusiast. The other beautiful places of Jodhpur I visited were the Jaswant Thada, Girdikot, Sardar Market and the 20th century Umaid Bhawan Palace which filled my wandering mind to explore more and more. I had spent here for one and half day and then started for Bikaner by car.
Bikaner: Upon reaching Bikaner, it was quite late 10 pm. The desert city was in deep sleep by that time. I check into a hotel arranged by my travel agent had ensured the chilly night comfortably. In the morning, I moved out of the hotel to explore the city and I visited the most popular Junagarh Fort, the Lalgarh Palace and the Gajner Palace. The architectural Heritage and maintained of these palaces totally mesmerized me. By noon, I made a tour to the Gajner where the wildlife varieties attracted me. In the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum of Bikaner, I enjoyed antique collections of different periods of ‘Rajputana History’.
Jaisalmer: My next stopover was the desert extension city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is popularly famous as the ‘Yellow City’, because of the yellow sand stone buildings. At Jaisalmer, I was able to spend one day and enjoyed my visit to the Jaisalmer Fort, Gadsisar Lake, Ludrava and Aakal. The city of Jaisalmer extremely pleasure sum for me, as I saw the yellow sand dunes all around and explored the camel safari, well camel ride has adventurous feelings that are hard to share so it would be better if you come and enjoy the Rajasthan Tour Package and Destinations on your own.
Udaipur: The city of Udaipur felt welcoming with the magnificent marble palaces, forts, and magical lakes with beautiful gardens with varied landscaping. I visited the city by visiting the City Palace, where I found interesting areas like Suraj Gokhada, Sheesh Mahal, Mor Chowk, Zeena Mahal, and Darbar Hall etc. Next, the well clad with ornamental decorations of the Jagdish Temple and the serene outlook of the Lake Palace flavurgasted me.
Ajmer-Pushkar: My last location where I visited in Rajasthan was to the city of Ajmer. Upon reaching the location I came across the story that this was final resting location of the great Sufi Saint – Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. I paid my prayers to Garib Nawaj here and also visited the Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra. The Taragarh Fort and the Ana Sagar Lake were also the other interesting places of Ajmer where I was enthralled. Lastly I visited the holy town of Pushkar, which house’s the famous Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake.
Fairs and Festivals
Earlier MY Tour Operator told me about the festivals and fairs of Rajasthan and advised me to visit Rajasthan during the period of Januray. I am surely lucky and was well guided and got a chance to participate and explore the famous Camel Festival of Bikaner and the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer during my gateway and Short Tour to Rajasthan. Both the cities were highly crowded during the festival days. Tourist and Local folks from different regions of India and abroad assemble here at this time to enjoy these popular festivals. Local community and various people from various villages of Rajasthan assemble here at the festival spots along with their indigenous earthen wares, and other regional materials to sell them in the fairs. I also purchased an ethnic earthen pot from one of the Solanki girl, which I will keep always a small memory of the trip. Apart from this, I also explored and enjoyed several events organized in these festival organizers in coordination with the Tourism Authority.
Life-style of Common people
While exploring and enjoying my Rajasthan tour I was introduced with a number of local people who were from the various ethnic groups but tried to remain in community and work for the livelihood and live together. The locals are very strong physically and mentally since they are hard working warrior community. They still flaunt with the moustache as they are decedents of the heroes of Rajasthan. I lead a very simple life but they are very diligent and courageous. The rural community of Rajasthan survives their livelihood through various professions like agriculture, cattle-breeding and pottery.
MOST MEMORIZING LEAF OF MY RAJASTHAN TOUR
Camel Safari: Camel safari is the most interesting aspect of my entire trip to Rajasthan; it was a memorizing experience for me. I explored a small journey from Jaisalmer desert to Barmer on camel’s back. With the support of the ‘mahaut’ I sat upon the back of the camel. As the camel started to move across the sand dunes, I got an excellent experience. In front of me, there was only the ocean of sand and I felt that I became an ancient Rajput Hero, moving towards war and the camel squad. Whenever I remember about that camel safari, I feel that lively experience sitting thousands of miles away.