Rajasthan means a kaleidoscope of colors and experiences. This state has a gloriously rich history that has left it dotted with stately buildings like palaces, forts, temples and more. Magnificent forts loom above one, peeking from behind the hilltops, with ruined visages still fierce enough to deter most enemies. Their massive gates, that were studded with spikes and built huge enough to easily allow elephants to pass through, are open to the curious eyes of the intrepid traveler.
The buildings within are studded with beauty in all its forms – there is liberal use of stone – sandstone, and marble – in the construction of most forts. Then there is colored glass that lets light in a gorgeous rainbow of visually stupefying colors. Fantastic fountains cool the ambiance down with sprays of water, which is also calling for the soul with its aural serenity. Apart from these, there are several courtyards and verandahs that are a veritable feast for the eyes.
The enticing quadrant
There are four major cities of Rajasthan – Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur. Each of these is a mélange of varied irresistible attractions that must not be missed.
The pink city of Jaipur is full of irresistible sights, from Hawa Mahal to Chokhi Dhani, this beautiful city has a lot to offer to the tourist in terms of sightseeing, gastronomic delights, and shopping. Its bazaars are bursting at the seams with clothes, silver jewelry, leather goods and spices.
The blue city of Udaipur is a cool balm to the weary eyes of the traveler. The cerulean and azure shades of blue are calming and serenity-inducing. The Bada Bazar of Udaipur is famous for its goods and more than a few tourists make it a must-visit spot on their itineraries.
Jaisalmer is well known for its Sadar Bazar. Make it a point to spend a few hours here to experience all the attractions it has to offer.
Jodhpur is known the world over for its delicious food – the Raas Hotel is a shining example in this regard. You will be left licking your fingers after you have partaken its gob-smackingly amazing food spreads.
Traveling in style
When in Rome… the very best way to travel to and in this royal state is in a royal manner. And which better way to do that but as a guest aboard the Grand Palace on wheels in Rajasthan? This grand luxury train is a five-star hotel on wheels. It has a gorgeous old-world charm in terms of ambiance and yet is fully equipped with all the latest technological amenities required in today’s time. The warm and attentive service provided by the team of attendants is never intrusive and always makes the guest feel like royalty, which is the main aim of this resplendent train service.
If you have the hankering to live like a Maharaja or a maharani, go for Palace on wheels tours – these will offer you unbeatable experiences, ones that you would cherish for life.