Rajasthan through eyes of Umang
UMANG TRIVEDI | Dec 30th, 2016
Quad biking near Jaisalmer
Having a powerful engine crank up to life under your bare hands is a great adventure in itself. But, if the landscape to take a monster engine for a spin is surreal, the thrill even becomes greater! The gorgeous sand dunes of Rajasthan offer ideal landscapes to take a 4WD ATV for a ride. Carving your own path on sand is one experience which will make you feel like a thrill-seeking explorer! You can enjoy the thrill of quad biking near Jaisalmer.
A trip to Rajasthan isn't fulfilling without exploring villages settled like an oasis amidst the desert. Khimsar village is one such delight where you can admire beautifully crafted and cascading sand dunes, giving you an authentic experience of the Rajasthan desert. You can also revel in the local folklore, admire the beautiful landscapes and experience a jeep or camel safari. From here, you can visit Nagaur fort, also known as Khimsar fort, which is now a lavish heritage hotel.
Machiya Safari Park
We all know about Ranthambore National Park, famous for tigers and the late Machali, a tigress lovingly referred to as the Queen of Ranthambore. Even though she is not with us anymore, the rich wildlife of Rajasthan still leaves a mark on your memory's canvas. Machiya Safari Park is a part of this wildlife abundance and showcases species such as mongoose, blue bulls, foxes and more at its finest. Located at a distance of 15 km from Jodhpur, Machiya Safari Park is an ideal spot for nature lovers. You can also visit Kailana Lake, a historic lake built by Pratap Singh in 1872, located at a distance of 1 km from here.
Would a trip to Rajasthan be complete without indulging in a melting pot of flavours and tastes? Most certainly not! Laal Maas, which literally translates to red mutton, is a popular dish in local cuisine and will give you just the culinary experience you need in Rajasthan. A fiery dish, Laal Maas is rich in garlic and has a hot sauce, made from red chillies, as primary ingredient apart from meat. If you don't mind tears rolling down your eyes as your senses are assaulted by fiery spices, you should definitely try this dish!
An edifice steeped in history, Mayo College, located near Ajmer, stands tall as an epitome of architectural craftsmanship and rich history of Rajasthan. Mayo College is considered as one of the best boarding schools for boys in India and has a long list of prestigious alumni. Built in 1875, this prestigious college is the perfect sight to admire the Indo-Saracenic architecture, a style adopted by British architectures in late 19th century. It seeks inspiration from native Indian & Islamic architecture along with touches from Victorian British architectural era.