Traveling to India is something we should all do once in a lifetime. Its landscapes, its smells and colors, its people, its nature, its traditions, its palaces, its history. There are many reasons to travel to India. And one of the unavoidable visits on this trip is Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is the largest state in India and is located in the northwest part of the country. This state is home to one of the most famous deserts in India, the Thar Desert, and also the most majestic palaces in India (leaving the Taj Mahal aside, of course).
In this area, there are plenty of essential visits, so these are our recommendations:
City located in the heart of the Thar Desert, stands out for the Palace of Lalbagh , the strength of Junagarth , which has 37 palaces, temples and pavilions among which are the flower Palace , the Chandra Mahal or Moon Palace and the Durbar room .
It stands out for its great strength with 99 bastions, and for its nickname, the Golden City, for the tone acquired by the stones of its buildings when the sun reflects on them.
It is known as the Blue City because of the color with which the houses are painted under the fort of Mehrangarh . At this stop, the forts and palaces of the Maharaja will discover the world of luxury and ostentation typical of the time. Once you will reach the Jodhpur via Palace on Wheels train Rajasthan, you will get all the luxury facilities onboard the train.
One of the most important visits to do in Rajasthan. Jaipur, also known as the Pink City because of the color of the buildings in the oldest part of the city, houses such majestic places as the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. Built by him for the Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, this beautiful place served for the women of the harem of the maharajah to see how daily life passed in the streets of the city without being seen.
In Jaipur also highlights the City Palace, historical residence of the Maharajas and Amber Fort, one of the seven wonders of India, which can be raised on an elephant while enjoying unbeatable views.
A city built around Lake Pichola where you will fall in love with the palaces of the thousand and One Nights and the temples whose silhouettes are reflected in the waters of the lake. In Udaipur we can also enjoy the bazaars in which to buy handicrafts of the most elaborate. Obligatory visits are the City Palace, the Lake Palace and the Garden of the Maidens.
It is one of the five Dhams (sacred places of pilgrimage for devout Hinduists). It is located on the shores of Pushkar Lake and has 52 ghats, places where pilgrims can descend to the lake and bathe in its sacred waters. This is a town well known for the Camel Fair that takes place in November.
After visiting the best and most beautiful and curious places of Rajasthan, you cannot leave India without visiting Agra, where is the Taj Mahal , (ताज महल – تاج محل) the most famous mausoleum in the world and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO . A good time to visit is at dawn, for the beautiful shades that can be seen with the first rays of the sun. In Agra it is also interesting to visit the Red Fort, without a doubt, a fortification eclipsed by the Taj Mahal but equally as surprising and splendid.
- New Delhi
Finally, there is no trip to India without a visit to New Delhi, the capital of the country and a fascinating city full of contrasts for its daily maelstrom and the number of temples, mosques and palaces to go to. The city is divided into two parts, Old Delhi (old Delhi) and New Delhi (the New Delhi). In both there is much to see: the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) or the Raj Ghat, where tribute is paid to the figure of Gandhi are essential of Old Delhi. In New Delhi, the Qutb Minar, a great example of the era in which India It was dominated by the Muslims, the Birla Temple and the Sikh Temple are also places you cannot miss.
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