Month: August 2015

Explore the three amazing cities of Rajasthan

If you have ever been to Rajasthan, you would want to go back again. Rajasthan has an air of warmth that will certainly pull you towards itself. There are several vivid attractions in the state which will never grow out of attraction for people who love to travel. Here is a list of amazing cities of Rajasthan, the royal desert state which you must visit more than once in life.

Udaipur & Mount Abu

Mount-Abu

Udaipur is a small but charming city in the western parts of Rajasthan. It was also the historic capital city of Mewar in the ancient times. Udaipur is also a very popular tourist destination. The palaces and the lakes in the city are worth exploring. The Lake Palace in Udaipur which covers an island in the Pichola Lake is now a hotel. Udaipur is also known for its lakes and the romantic ambiance.

Some of the most beautiful lakes in the city include Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar. When in Udaipur, do not forget to taste the local Rajasthani cuisine like daal bari churma etc. You can look for accommodation in the luxurious heritage hotels like Udaipur Taj Lake Palace, or the Hotel Fateh Garh etc.

Mount Abu on the other hand is a very popular hill station in Rajasthan. It is located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan and on the Aravalli Range of mountains. Mount Abu is also known as the Oasis in the desert since it is home to several lakes and rivers, snowfalls and the forests. In Mount Abu, you can stay put at the Palace Hotel, Jaipur House etc.

Jaipur

Birla-Temple-Jaipur

Jaipur is also known as the Pink city of Rajasthan. It is also the capital of the state. There is lots of interesting tourist attractions in Jaipur that are worth exploring like the Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar, and the Nahargarh Fort etc.  When in Jaipur, you can stay at The Raj Palace, Jaipur Heritage Hotel etc.

Plus check our this Jaipur Fatafat tour package for 1 Night/ 2 Days, which I believe contain all the details on how a traveler can explore Pink City step by step. Cost of such packages are around $200 per person.

Ajmer & Pushkar

Ajmer-Dargah-Sharif

The city of Ajmer is the fifth largest city in Rajasthan. It is also a popular pilgrimage center for all religions whether Hindu or Muslims, Sikhs or Christians. The city is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains and is home to the shrine of Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisthti. It is also the base point for travelling to Pushkar.

Pushkar on the other hand is a small town in the district of Ajmer in Rajasthan. It is renowned all over the world for its annual camel fair which is usually held in November. Pushkar is also considered as one of the five sacred Hindu pilgrimage centers. One of the major attractions in Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake.

Other attractions include the Brahma Temple which is one of the rare Brahmin temples in the world. The lake of Pushkar has 52 ghats in total where pilgrims come to take a holy dip in the water of the lake which is said to be the tears of Lord Shiva.  You can stay at Hotel Pushkar Hermitage while in Ajmer and Pushkar.

Plus check out this tour package for Rajasthan (http://chetramvoyages.in/rajasthan-tour-package/) where one can explore all the amazing destinations of this beautiful desert state of India. I must suggest you that it will easily take around 10-12 days for a Rajasthan Trip.

How to explore Rajasthan with kids

Rajasthan is a colorful and vibrant Indian state that boasts of huge forts with shimmering palaces and of course the royal cities. Travelling so such an exquisite state with the kids in the family is an adventure in itself.

Book tour packages

When you are travelling alone, you might want to explore the state all by yourself. But when you are travelling with your family and the kids, there is no point in experimenting while holidaying. It is always advisable that you book the Rajasthan tour packages from any good, reputed and reliable travel companies like Makemytrip, Chetram Voyages or Yatra and make your trip according to the itinerary provided by the travel agency.

And as per us, chetram voyages offer some of the best tour packages for Rajasthan as they are local. just have a look at their Padharo Jaisalmer tour package.

Cabs with special seats

cabs

Ask for cabs where you can get special seats for the infants and the toddlers while sightseeing in the different cities of Rajasthan. There are several such car hire companies that can provide you with family cars which comes with special infant seats with seat belts et al. You can always choose such cars for rent so that travelling with the babies and kids is a safe one.

Book kids friendly hotels

When you are travelling with your family, it is absolutely necessary to book and choose hotels that are kids friendly for the purpose of accommodation. There is no dearth of hotels in Rajasthan but not all of them can boast of kid friendliness. Choose an accommodation that can provide you children with a play ground or a small park to enjoy the late evenings when you come back to the hotel after an extensive day trip. A small playground can make the children happy and relaxed.

Explore the tourist attractions early in the morning

When you have kids in your group, it is important to keep a tab on their comfort levels. It will not be possible for the kids to travel as extensively as you will be able to. So it is always better to choose your travel timings wisely. Try to explore and visit the tourist attractions early in the morning and finish your day trip before the clock hits the 12 noon mark. You can again go out with the kids in the evening after 4 pm as the sun is a bit low at those times and it can make your travel journey a comfortable one for the kids.

The must visit attractions of Rajasthan

When you have kids along with you, there are some must visit places in Rajasthan that you must explore for the happiness of the children. Those places are:

Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, which is actually a fort, that is converted to a luxurious hotel at present and is situated at the midst of a lake. It looks beautiful from the shores of the lake and is a must visit for the children.

Amber Fort Jaipur is yet another must visit attractions in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The fort is known for its Hindu style architecture and elements. It overlooks the Maota Lake and is spread across 4 sq km area. The Jaisalmer Fort is a huge fort which is one of the largest in the world too. It is made with yellow sandstone which glitters in the sunlight. Hence the fort also has a nick name of Sonar Quila.