A land of exotic architecture, rich history, brave men, vibrant culture with vivid color, and warm hospitality.
Rajasthan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in India for tourists from inside and out of the country. The lands of Rajasthan behold the rich history of the great Rajputs and was once home for the entire civilization.
To experience Rajasthan to the fullest, one requires an understanding of its vibrant history. The lands of the great Rajputs and Maharajas are synonymous with their towering forts and opulent palaces, each telling a story about an event, person, or object. The Kumbalgarh Fort (having the second largest wall in the world) represents defensive architecture at it’s best. Carved out of marble and sandstone, Amber Fort is a world heritage site that paints its surroundings with hues of pink and yellow.
The sightseeing of Rajasthan is incomplete without some spiritual cleansing. Akshardham Temple in Jaipur is one of the most popular religious sites in the area, it is quite popular for its immense beauty and tranquillity, surrounded by sparkling fountains and abundance of greenery, it’s a beautiful site for some peace of mind as well. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narayan, whose statue is adorned with gold and silver. Abdullah Per Dargah is another sacred place for some minorities and has a stunning sight to behold, as it glistens in white.
From majestic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur to the banks of Pushkar lake, Rajasthani festivals redefine the meaning of Pomp and splendor. You can see a lot of colorful dresses during the festive season in Rajasthan, each colored thread represents a unique cultural element that blends harmoniously to create something beautiful. From traditional dresses like Ghagra and Kanchili to folk music like Maand and Panshari, from dance-like Ghoomar and Kalbeliya to sweets and Bajre ki roti, every festive season brings a lot of overwhelming experiences one can never forget.
From the prowling tiger to the largest flying bird (the great Indian bustard), to the graceful camel, Rajasthan is home to a large number of rare species of animals, some of which are endangered. Rajasthan has earned its reputation in being the nature lover’s heaven as well.
The best way to get to Rajasthan would be to take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Jaipur which will take approximately 5 and a half hours to reach. But if you prefer to travel by bus, you can go to Gongabu Bus Park and take a bus to Krishnanagar, India from where you will have to take a train to Lucknow, and from Lucknow, you will have to take another bus which will get you to Jaipur, Rajasthan. This way it can take up to 22-24 hours to reach, so the first alternative would be recommended.