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THE BEST OF RAJASTHAN!

ROYAL PALACES, HOLY LAKES AND DESERT SCRUB.
Khamma Ghani sa! (greetings)
You must be surely wondering in the world of ‘hi there!’ why did I switch to this? Because, these are the words, used for greetings in this Rajwari land whose literal meaning is ‘Khamma’ which means ‘Kshama’ or ‘Forgiveness’ and ‘Ghani’ means ‘a lot’. So that now you know, you definitely need to wish me back ‘Ghani Khamma’ in a reply? Yeah. 
Now, let me take you to the place which is very close to my heart and even these words have their own warmth.
From the impressive architecture to exquisite handicrafts, this place is going to surprise you every moment. Welcome to the state which has my soul, I call it the ‘Land of Kings’ as I can relate this with the popular tales which my grandmother used to narrate (ugh, i miss those days). You will wander through the pink,white, blue and yellow cities and each time you will visit a new one you will say ”that one’s now my new favourite”, haha. Personally, I love them all. I just love all the customs, culture,everything out there! I mean there is so much more to Rajasthan than just palaces and forts.
And you know what? whether you go for a week, a month, or months* even that wouldn’t be sufficient to feel this place.
  • Sight Seeing 90% 90%
  • Food 70% 70%
  • Transportation 90% 90%
  • Activities 50% 50%
I am going to take you to the parts of Rajasthan worth seeing, what I recommend you is to see the overwhelming beauty there and enjoy. It’s beautiful chaos, a breathtaking ride and incredible culture will whip you into a crazy at time’s but that’s RAJASTHAN after all! So, now grab a cup of coffee. You’ve got some readings to do.
Rajasthan’s most popular and cherished goals include Udaipur, Mount Abu, Jaipur and Jaisalmer, and these are not-to-be-missed destitanation on any Rajasthan schedule. In any case, there is a whole other world to Rajasthan than these brilliant urban communities, with alternative destination. For example, Bikaner and Bundi being definitely worth a look despite a search for their history and old towns, Pushkar is an absolute necessity for the spiritually curious, while Sariska offers some extraordinary natural life seeing chances.
But to understand Rajasthani culture is to glimpse the rich village life and woven artwork of Rajasthan. Marwari culture is seen in all its colour not in Rajasthan’s bustling cities, but in its calmer towns and desert camps.  In this guide travel blog I’ll show you all the best way out possible.

Rajasthani Cuisine

Coming to food section, it is among those rare cuisines boasting of a never -ending platter with a variety of dishes from tangy drinks to spicy food to sweet delicacies. Here are some of those dishes, which I found really interesting –

1. Dal bati Churma – You know what? Rajasthani food is incomplete without Dal bati churma. Batis, dipped in desi ghee along with spicy dal and sweet churma ofcourse brings water to your mouth. Never miss this dish on your travel to this vibrant state.
2. Ker Sangri –  A kind of pickle of beans and berries, which may not look particularly tempting, but it bursts with delightful flavours that make it a must-try dish and goes well with bajra roti.
3. Mawa Mishri – This royal dessert is equally royal to amaze the taste buds of food experts. The dish is prepared with milk and misri. The aroma and taste of ghee add cherry to the cake. Also, no matter how well you describe desserts of this rajwari land, you won’t be able to sum up it up in a page or two.

4. Gatta – Prepared with gram flour dumplings, this is another sumptuous curry in Rajasthan curry! Like any other curry, it is also high on spice and bursting with aromatic flavor.

 

Not only the abopve mentioned, but there are a lot of delicacies that you will be tired of trying out there and I repeat never miss those local traditional food!
   
*To much surprise, sweets in Rajasthan are not meant for an after meal affair.. Instead they are served along the main course. So, you can often spot Malpua of Pushkar or Jodhpur’s Mawa Kachoris is served along with Gatte ki sabzi.

Mawa Mishri, a dessert delicacy.

    In frame, a pure Rajasthan dish

Keep Going! MORE JOURNEY TO EXPLORE!

Ever heard of a hill station in Rajasthan? Yes, that’s Mount Abu! Being a popular Jain pilgrim site and the only hill station of Rajasthan, this place has views to die for. From the famous Dilwara temples to absolutely iconic nature one can explore a true holiday vibes. Check out the full blog post here.

Another peaceful city that is almost criminal not to leave Rajasthan without visiting it is PUSHKAR. Situated in around the beautiful Brahma Lake, you will love the good vibes and hospitality here! Aside from the odd temple visit, there’s not a huge amount to do in Pushkar. Pushkar is also famous for its Camel Fair each year, which depending on your love for crowds and dust you may wish to come for or avoid. The town gets incredibly full during the festival so book well in advance. And, I so wanted to visit here for a second time. For more information, do visit my blog about PUSHKAR.

Let’s move on into another city > Nicknamed the Venice of the East, this is the city that travellers love most as its downright stunning. Its beautiful breeze is a recess from the extreme heat and the white washed walls add to the glamour of the city. View full article here.

Located in Alwar district, next up is Sariska tiger Reserve which is a short drive from Neemarana Fort Palace and on the way to Jaipur on the highway! This is where you can set off on a Jeep Safari. 
Next is Jaipur, popularly known as the pink city of India, this city have its own charm. Head up to the Amer fort to visit some of the most colourful royal rooms, take a look a the local bazaars and visit the beautiful Hawa Mahal. To experience the full adventure view our Jaipur blog here.
ummhmm. Don’t forget the traditional Chowki Dhani Villages Resort for a full Marwar culture to vibe on.  
If you plan on spending more time in Rajasthan you could also go to Bikaner near Jaipur. It’s famous for the Rat temple nearby and if you still have more of Rajasthan to explore then you can head to famous Salasar temple. 

Discover hidden gems, go off the beaten track and share your best travel moments with your friends and family back home!

Uff! tired of reading? I am tired of writing too. But, isn’t it pretty much exciting to know about this princely state?
Rajasthan is truly the soul state, for me, it took a little piece of my heart with it too. After all these adventures, my bucket list still inculdes Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranthambore and much much more.

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