Rajasthan through eyes of Rohit
Rohit | December 13th, 2018
Kick start the New Year with an unforgettable trip to Rajasthan
With the current year advancing swiftly towards a wrap, catching up with New Year plans is the next obvious step. That being said, you perhaps have already started planning out as to how you are going to spend your New Year vacation. Rajasthan, with its panoramic landscapes, mouth-watering delicacies, colourful customs, and plethora of fun activities, makes for an appropriate destination to celebrate New Year. Promising to refresh your senses through and through,alongside giving you a fun and energetic start forthenext year, the royal state has many a gem for you to explore. To help you with your planning, here are a few locations in Rajasthan that you can visit in the New Year and things that you can involve yourself in when there.
The capital city and gateway to the princely state, Jaipur, with its busy yet vibrant streets is one of the coolest places to visit in Rajasthan. Spend your day gallivanting around the city, exploring its architectural masterpieces that include the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and the Amer and NahargarhForts. Once you are done revelling in the historicity and grandeur of these monuments, don’t forget to gorge on the widely popular delicacies of the city, such as kachodis, ghevar, and daalbaati, among others. Nestling many popular arts and crafts within its boundaries, Jaipur also makes for a good shopping destination for dresses and jewelleries.
Resting on the banks of the Pushkar Lake in Ajmer district, Pushkar is a renowned destination for pilgrimages in Rajasthan. One of the few cities housing a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, Pushkar attracts large numbers of devotees from around the nation, especially on the occasion of the Pushkar Fair. Dotted with quaint cafes, milky-blue houses, and bathing ghats, the rustic little town of Pushkar is unique in its own way. As you walk through the town and the sonority of hymns and gongs soothe your senses, you will find yourself hooked to its mystical atmosphere.
Lying within the heart of the vast Thar Desert, the city of Jaisalmer stands like a jewel in the arid sandywilderness. Popular as the “Golden City”,Jaisalmer is home to one of the most magnificent forts in Rajasthan. As you make your way past the gorgeous havelis, through the narrow twisting lanes, towards the desert citadel, it is very difficult to not be mesmerized by this marvel of yellow sandstone, which is the Fort of Jaisalmer. From captivating folk performances and thrilling adventure activities (safari, paragliding, desert camping, etc.) to romantic dinners across the golden sandy desert under the stars, Jaisalmer has a lot to offer.
Located in the Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan, Ranthambore is one of largest national parks in Northern Indian, recognized specially for its Project Tiger. A delight for nature lovers and thrill seekers, Ranthambore National Park allows you to witness the wild in their natural habitat. Maintaining a large population of Royal Bengal Tigers, Ranthambore is rich in flora and fauna. Striped hyena, sloths, rhesus macaque, Indian leopard, nilgai, and wild boars, to name a few, are animals that you are most likely to come across in here. You can choose to seton asafari ride within this expansive territory or camp near the jungle to have an unconventional vacation. You can either plan an itinerary of your own or purchase a holiday package to Rajasthan that covers these significant destinations to make the most of your New Year celebrations.