The Royal Rajasthan: The Land of Maharajas
Starting from its very own capital, the Pink City – Jaipur to Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, winters are the most favorable time to explore its royal beauty with no scorching heat of summers over your heads. Gifted with royal Havelis, Forts, and Palaces from our historical rulers and emperors, the colorful streets of Rajasthan can be seen hustling-bustling with tourists throughout winters for its richness in handicrafts, jewelry, pagdis, mojaris – traditional Rajasthani juttis, etc. While on your vacation to Rajasthan, you must include one whole day for shopping in your itinerary.
Rajasthan is a completed, royal package to explore majestic forts, palaces, and havelis in winters. Apart from Jaipur and Jaisalmer, there are many cities with amazing history and historical monuments to make your ideal getaway in winter chills.
Rajasthan – My Favorite, Personal Experience!
After I landed on Sanganeer Airport in Jaipur, I made a road trip straight away to Pushkar where I had done my hotel booking in a 4-star heritage haveli. They hosted me with a warm welcome in a typical Rajasthani style which made me feel like a Royal Rajput King. As the sun had already set, therefore it was the adorable time to enjoy a lavishing dinner. I had on a cruise in a small boat in a lake and mesmerized at the banks of the lake.
On the second day, I went on to explore temples in Pushkar. I must say they have intriguing histories. I overjoyed my cable car ride to Savitri Maa temple. I preferred to spend my second night at Gau Ghat as they had a night bhajan over there. The Gau Ghat is mainly known for beholding the ashes of our freedom fighters – Mahatma Gandhi and Jawahar Lal.
The following day, I spent my day enjoying the colorful, evergreen, famous Pushkar fair where I shopped as I have never done before. Rajasthan is known for its richness in handcrafts, jewelry, traditional dupattas to name a few.
Bikaner – A Delightful Staycation!
If you’re in Rajasthan and Bikaner isn’t on your itinerary, then your trip is a cake without cream. I hope you get it what I mean. After exploring husting bustling streets and fairs of Pushkar, I found Bikaner as the most peaceful place to tranquilize myself. Bikaner is a treat for people finding peace and yet the taste of a desert city.
It started with my guided tour to the giant, magnificent Junagarh fort. As the forts are closed before the sun sets, so I decided to take trips to forts during the daytime. Thereafter, I went for a darshan at the Karni Mata Temple followed by the famous Devi Kund Sagar. This was my day at Bikaner. As the stars came out, I went for a dinner date with an open sky. I rendezvoused myself. It was a lovely experience knowing about myself! It’s a fact you become creative and thoughtful when you’re alone.
Mount Abu – A Hilly Retreat!
It is the only place in Rajasthan that needs no introduction. I planned a 3-day itinerary for this beautiful place where I went for boating at Nakki Lake in the evening which I overjoyed the most, explored the epic Dilwara temples with their interesting, historical stories and did trekking on the Guru Shikhar mountain. The best thing that happened was the aerial views of the whole city from the famous Achalgarh Fort. The guide at the Achalgarh Fort filled us with every minute detail of the fort.
Bon Voyage, Rajasthan!
After my 3-day stay in Mount Abu, I bid adieu to the Land of Maharajas. This trip was full of memories that will remain in my heart forever along with my shopping stuff. And of course, I did explore the beautiful forts of Jaipur and Jodhpur. Though it was winter vacation to Jaisalmer, I did feel the scorching heat of Jaisalmer which I enjoyed as well.