How to plan a trip to Rajasthan

Ranking among the most colourful and cultural states in India, Rajasthan is an ideal destination if you are looking to enjoy the diverse natural and cultural beauty of the country. Rajasthan is home to beautiful palaces, forts, castles, temples and other historical and religious relics. It is also a land of beautiful forests, lovely rivers, deserts and mountains. By embarking on Rajasthan tours, you will have a feel of the cultural tradition and scenic beauty of the state.

The heritage and cultural tours of Rajasthan are a must if you are wishing to have a wonderful trip in the state. The cities, provinces and villages in the state are rich specimens of the diverse culture and historical importance of India. There are wonderful castles, forts, temples, and other awe-inspiring cultural specimens which you can visit.  Some of the popular spots in the itinerary of Rajasthan heritage tours are Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Shekhawati, Alwar, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Mount Abu, Ajmer and Chittor. These places were important kingdoms of medieval India and are full of historical and cultural sites.

You should also undertake temple tours to get feel of the religious and cultural side of Rajasthan. There are plenty of temples scattered in various parts of the state, many of which were built by the Rajput rulers. They are beautiful and are famous for their grand and wonderful architecture. The splendid works of art and the carvings in them are worth admiring. Some popular temples you are visited by thousands of tourists are Kaila Devi Temple, Brahma Temple, Suryanarayana Temple, Chaumukha Jain Temple, Dilwara Jain Temples, Eklingji Temple, Rani Bhatiyani Temple, Kiradu Temples and Rama Vaikunth Temple.

To add more colour to the tours in Rajasthan, you can visit the tribal villages and fairs in the state. The villages of Rajasthan are known for their cultural vibrancy and traditional lifestyle. Enjoy camel rides in the villages and have a taste of mouthwatering local cuisine. Various fairs and festivals like Pushkar, Mewar festival, Gangaur festival, Urs festival and Camel festival also draw hundreds of tourists from all over the world. You can shop for beautiful local handicrafts from the fairs.

A tour of Rajasthan is never complete without safari and wildlife tours. There are lots of wildlife reserves and national parks in the state which are home to diverse species of flora and fauna. Stay in the wildlife resorts amidst beautiful natural surroundings and enjoy elephant and camel safari tours. The ideal time when you should undertake safari tours is between the months of November and April. Some popular wildlife reserves where you can come for wildlife tours are Ranthambore National Park, Desert National Park, Keoladeo Ghana National Park and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Tours in these places offer a great opportunity for you to experience and enjoy the natural beauty of the country.

Various types of Rajasthan tours are offered by the tourist board as well as numerous travel agencies. Tour packages are also available. There is a wide range of hotels which offer quality accommodation.

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