Rajasthan – the land of Royal Rajputs is a beautiful city in India that is greatly known for being the home of royalty, forts and palaces. Almost every place to visit in India has significant historical significance. With the beautiful tourist places of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer and Pushkar, there’s enough to satisfy the wanderlust of every type of traveler.
Top 4 cities in Rajasthan that will make you feel royal
- Jaipur – The Pink City
Jaipur is home to beautiful and vibrant monuments like Amber Fort, City Palace, Wind Palace and more. The Pink City is a mirror in a true sense that reflects the color of the rich Rajasthani culture and traditions. It also offers delicious authentic Rajasthani delicacies.
Best places to visit: Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal
Things to buy: Jewelry, bandhani dupatta, traditional painting
Places to stay for a royal feel: Hotel Sarang Palace, Raj Palace
- Pushkar – The mesmerizing camel fair
Known for its holy Brahma Lake, Pushkar is a small temple town located in the Ajmer district in Rajasthan. Pushkar Fair, also known as the Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the biggest camel fairs in the country organized in the month of November. It is an annual five day livestock and camel fair. While in Pushkar, you can see cows walking in the street, spend your evenings sitting at the ghats or take a stroll through the natural alleys.
Best places to visit: Pushkar Lake, camel safari at sunset, Pushkar bazaar
Things to buy: Leather goods, handicraft items, silver jewelry
Places to stay for a royal feel: Royal Rawat Palace, Pushkar Rajwara Resort
- Jodhpur – The Blue City
Jodhpur is famous for its blue houses, temples, snacks and sweets. If you happen to see any photo of Jodhpur, you will be easily able to make out why it is referred to as The Blue City. Jodhpur with its massive Mehrangarh Fort filled with little blue houses is among the best places to visit in Rajasthan. One of the other main attractions of Jodhpur is Umaid Bhawan Palace. It is the actual palace where the current royal family of Jodhpur lives.
Best places to visit: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Clock Tower
Things to buy: Spices, antiques, footwear
Places to stay for a royal feel: Ranbanka Palace, The Kothi Heritage
- Udaipur – The Lake City
From sightseeing to the hotel, there is a reason why Udaipur is often referred to as the Venice of East. While in Udaipur, take a boat ride in massive Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar. Take a heritage walking tour of local places, spend some time through the City Palace. For the ultimate royal feel, you can even plan your stay at the Taj Lake Palace.
Best places to visit: Lake Pichola, City Palace
Things to buy: Ethnic sarees, painting and sculptures, authentic jewelry
Places to stay for a royal feel: Taj Lake Palace, The Ananta Udaipur
Best time to visit Rajasthan
Though tourists visit Rajasthan throughout the year, the most preferred time to visit is during the winter months of November to February. During this time the temperature is not too high making it a perfect time for sightseeing activities. Moreover, most of the colorful and vibrant festivals are held in the winter month. However, if you cannot resist crowded places, it is recommended to visit during the monsoon season as winters are usually crowded with people coming from across the world in the Land of Maharajas.
We are sure that now you know why Rajasthan is known as the land of royals in India. If you are planning a royal vacation in India, Rajasthan is definitely a great choice. So, wait no more. Embark on a trip to the land of royals by booking the best Rajasthan tour packages from Swan Tours. Be it a short trip or a long itinerary, whatever your travel preference the numerous options of packages from Swan Tours have got you covered. They offer the widest range of customized packages to suit every type of traveler. Browse packages on their site now from different cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and more.