By Kaushal Verma
A Rajasthan tour is one of the most sought after tours to India. The myriad treasures of Rajasthan attract tourist from all over the world. This princely state of India houses lots of chivalric fort and palaces which display the regalia of Rajput architecture. The main cities and towns which house the forts and palaces of Rajasthan are Jaipur, the capital city, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Samode, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, etc. Some of the renowned forts and palaces of Rajasthan are Amber Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Samode Palace, City Palace Jaipur, Jaisalmer Fort, Udaipur Lake palace, etc. Havelis of Rajasthan are also an attraction to the tourists which are known for their miniature paintings. The Shekhawati region of Rajasthan houses the painted havelis.
Rajasthan travel packages include the cultural tour as the state has a rich cultural life. The people of the state celebrate various fairs and festivals, folk dance and music are part of their cultural life. Pushkar Camel Fair, Jaisalmer Desert festival, Bikaner festival attract the eye of the cultural freaks. Camel and horse safaris are part of cultural life. While in Rajasthan one can explore the desert villages riding on the back of a camel. Marwari horses of Rajasthan are known for their intelligence and loyalty. To ride back on the Marwari horses is sure to be great experience to the tourists.
Rajasthan is also known for wildlife. The most renowned parks of Rajasthan are Sariska Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore National Park and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Sariska Tiger Reserve is one the most renowned tiger reserves in India known for its tigers and other various wild habitats. It is located in Alwar district of Rajasthan, Sariska palace is also a remarkable palace located near it. Ranthambore National park is located in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is the best park for jungle safari. The bird lovers can set out birding tour to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary of Rajasthan which is home to various species of resident and migratory birds.
Shopping is an important part of a Tour to Rajasthan. The markets of Rajasthan have wide collections of Terracotta, Wooden Artifacts, Dhurries and Carpets, Textile, Stone Carving, Jewellery, Leather Wear, hand printed textiles, miniature paintings, etc. Tourist can shop at the markets of Rajasthan to pick up the souvenirs. A Rajasthan travel will sure to be a lifetime experience if one does shopping at the traditional markets of the city. One can shop at the government approved Emporium also.
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