RAJASTHAN – the most colorful city in India
Rajasthan is undoubtedly the most colorful city in India. While Jaipur is the Pink city, Udaipur is white, Jodhpur is azure blue & Jhalawar is purple! Most of the cities in Rajasthan is cleverly color coordinated that lends this state a visually aesthetic appeal. It is dotted with beautiful forts, toy-like settlements and bustling streets filled with men and women adorning bright turbans and sarees. Rajasthan holds its own appeal as you gaze at a lone merchant walking past the coppery dunes with his camel. Majestic deserts, friendly people, and historic surroundings, Rajasthan provides an in-depth tour of an India of the old times.
What to expect
While you're in Rajasthan, expect to be a member of a group trip to Bhangarh Fort, India's most haunted place that ranks high on paranormal activities. Book yourself a ticket to the Ranthambore National Park to witness the majestic tigers in their natural habitat. Tour through the exotic Hawa Mahal, Lake Palace and numerous forts that hold the memories of the brave Rajput kings and soldiers. Visit the city of Bikaner which is world famous for its sweets and pay your respects to the shrine of saint Khwaja Mohiuddin Chisti in Ajmer.
Rajasthan is very fond of sweets and offers a whole lot of variants prepared from milk products and dipped in sugar syrup. Items like Maawa Kachori, Ghewar, Balushai, Badam ka Halwa, Churma Laddoo and Dilkhush are some of the toothsome sweets that will give you a run or your money. The platter of Dal Baati Churma is the traditional dish of Rajasthan, complete with flavored lentil soup, tandoor baked bread and a sweetened side dish. The Rajasthanis cook Laal Maans, meat cooked in spicy red chili paste, and Mohan Maans, a less spicy variant, where meat is slow cooked in curd and lemon infused with cardamom on special occasions.
How to Reach
Rajasthan has airports at Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur with direct flights to all the major cities of India.
Rajasthan offers a full in-depth tour to the entire state via Palace on Wheels which is a seven-day luxurious experience. Train routes of Rajasthan also link its main cities to Delhi and Mumbai.
NH8 runs through Rajasthan, making it easily accessible by road from other parts of India.