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Ultimate Rajasthan Travel Guide for First timer visitors

Rajasthan, India’s largest state is tucked away in the north-west corner. Well known for its historical hill-forts and opulent palaces, the state is sure to enthrall the first-time visitors. It is hard to absorb the sheer magnificence and amazing artistry of India’s cultural heritage. Get ready for a remarkable holiday amidst the magnificent forts and palaces of Rajasthan and explore a remarkable journey within the zones of Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur.

Here is a perfect guide for those who are visiting and want to embark on exciting Rajasthan Tours for the first time.

Best time to visit Rajasthan

October to March is considered as an ideal time because of the pleasant weather. However, one can visit Rajasthan throughout the year as the different tourist destinations and attractions are alive such as fairs and festivals, wildlife safaris, pilgrimage sites, and Heritage sites. If you are looking forward to a comfortable trip to Rajasthan , avoid summers.

How to reach Rajasthan

Rajasthan can be easily accessed  as the city is well connected with other major cities by of air, rail, and road. Delhi and Mumbai, the two major cities are the gateways to Rajasthan as there are regular flights that fly to Rajasthan. There is a good network of rail and road within and outside Rajasthan.

What to see in Rajasthan

There are innumerable places within the majestic state of Rajasthan that lure tourists from within the country and abroad. There are endless architectural wonders in the stunning desert land. You must visit the following amazing places during your trip to Rajasthan but remember apart from architectural delights, Rajasthan is also renowned destination for wildlife lovers.

  • Jaipur- The City Palace complex in Jaipur is a major attraction and comprises of Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal palaces. Amber Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the ancient fort of the Kachhwahas. Explore the magnificent fort-palace with settings, carvings, and precious stones. Other attractions include Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and more.
  • Udaipur – Lake Pichola is an artificial lake of fresh water and is named after the Picholi village. One can enjoy a Sunset Cruise on Lake Picholi and take the Heritage Walk or explore the Karni Mata Temple Ropeway.
  • Jodhpur – Visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the largest private residence in the world. Jodhpur is well famous as the Blue City of Jodhpur. Other attractions include Mehrangarh Fort, Sadar market, Jaswant Thada palace and more.
  • Ajmer – Visit the Pushkar Lake, one of the sacred lakes of India and God Brahma, one of the most prominent temple. Another attraction is the Pushcart Camel Fair which is held on the banks of Pushkar Lake.

Other attractions include Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer, Dilwara Jain Temples in Jaisalmer, Dilwara Jain Temples in Mount Abu, Chittorgarh Fort in Chittorgarh and Junagarh Fort in Bikaner.

Enjoy Rajasthani cuisine

Rajasthani cuisine is unique and spicy and popular not just in Rajasthan but all across the country. Most of their food items are made of milk products and fresh ingredients and spices. Major dishes that one must try include Dal Bati Churma, Laal Maas, Mohan Maas, Gatte ki Sabzi Rajasthani Kadi, Bajre ki roti, and more Rajasthani sweets like Ghevar, Balushahi,  Mawa Kachori, Gujia: and Badam Ka Halwa are very popular.

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