Rajasthan at a glance:
Rajasthan, as name itself tells volumes about this princely state, the state has been the land to brave Rajput kings and prices for decades. Several tall and impregnable magnificent royal palaces and forts standing today still sing the ballads of the gallantry of the Rajputs, who laid their lives bravely, but refused to accept the alien yoke. Rajasthan tourism promises to leave you enthralled, to the hilt, of its charm and picturesque splendors being disseminated across by the massive palaces and forts built by past kings and rulers.
History of Rajasthan:
Rajputs have the credit of putting up the hardest opposition to the foreign invasions. Rajasthan has been witness to series of number of empires, rising and meeting fall, ultimately. There have been myriad dynasties, which came forth together to form the state of Rajasthan and no doubt it was their might that stood the biggest barrier in the path of the foreign invaders. The long list of such powerful kingdoms includes Gurjars, Rajputs, Charans, Yadavs, Jats, Meenas, Bhils, Bishnois and so on.
Tour worthy places in Rajasthan:
There are dozens of ruins of the palaces and the forts that used to be ever the homes for several kings and royal families. Those kingdoms perished in battles but with the flying time, their memories are still alive in forms of these constructions, that they left behind. Stepping into these palaces, you will hear the echoes of the ballads describing the brave acts of the kings and the rulers of those days and how they vehemently sacrificed themselves fighting for the sake of their honor, pride and safety of their religion. They refused to bow down before the might of the alien power and openly defied them.
The primary attraction that excites the tourists and incites them to embark on trip to Rajasthan readily is getting a chance to travel in, “palace on wheels”. This is the luxury train that has the coaches offering the ambience quite akin to the royal palaces. This train heads from Delhi and covers up, under its stride, all the prominent and significant see-worth palaces of Rajasthan. Capital city of Jaipur, is a must-visit place that offers to the tourists, the majestic and unmatched constructions of City palace and hawa mahal. The devotion of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to the Hindu deity lord Krishna reflects in the construction of magnificent Hawa mahal. This mahal was built by him in form of an extension to the city palace to facilitate the royal females to have the glimpses of the outside happenings while keeping themselves off sight of outsiders. This is made possible by sprucing up the great palace with numerous vents adorned with the lattice works giving them the appearance of honeycombs of beehive. The whole of the palace has been built so that it resembles to the headgear of great Hindu god lord Krishna.
If you were to get in know of how it feels like strolling in a royal garden, then have a walk through the great and much adored royal park of Udaipur, “Saheliyon-ki-Bari” or the 'Garden of the Maids of Honor'. The garden is full of charm and magnificence from every angle, which sits at the bank of the beautiful lake of Fateh sagar. Jantar mantar is another wonder worth watching in the city of Jaipur. The intellectuality and depth of astronomical knowledge of the medieval times reflects adequately it its construction. If, the thought of having delight in watery navigation has been plaguing your mind, then it would be the great idea to enjoy the boat ride in the bluish paradise of Lake Pichola, in Udaipur. Travelers can get the rich shopping in Rajasthan experiences. There are several shopping outlets that have cropped up across lanes and alleys. There are rows of things to buy in Rajasthan as souvenir of the trip and the long list incorporates numerous artifacts, textiles, cloths and so on. There are several exciting activities to do in Rajasthan, such as having a delight of the camel safari, horse riding and the kind.
Best season to visit Rajasthan:
Rajasthan is marked with the tropical desert climate. People experience shivering cold between the months of march and September and mounting heat during march to September. Rainfall is usually scanty. Although, Rajasthan tourism offers delight in all parts of year for the tourists, yet the best time to visit Rajasthan is deemed to be winter for sight seeing in Rajasthan.