Must See Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a land of royalty, magnificent forts and palaces, traditions and culture, the great desert lands, Aravallis and rich heritage. Many of the ancient forts and palaces have been transformed into heritage hotels with contemporary luxury. Here are some of the must see heritage hotels in Rajasthan that reveal the true beauty and hospitality of this Rajput state. Continue reading “Must See Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan”

Places to enjoy outdoor adventure in India

India is an amazing country and is a treasure trove for travel hunters. It is a country that can offer you each and every kind of tourism experience whether you are seeking spiritual or adventurous kind of tours or the relaxing seaside trips, India has them all for you.

If you are the adventurous type, India has the right kind of places for the blood gushing adrenaline rushing adventurous places for you to enjoy your holidays. Here is a quick list of some of those locations where you can enjoy such an experience in India.

River rafting at Rishikesh

River rafting at Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a holy city, located in the foothills of the Garhwal region of the high Himalayas. Rishikesh is mainly known for its spiritual advancements and is abound with temples and ashrams. However, there is also a quirky side to this apparently small town. The world famous pilgrim site is also a great place for adventure sports like river rafting. White water rafting in Rishikesh is a huge tourist attraction in Uttarakhand. No matter how novice you are, rafting can be a lot of fun in the Ganges. One can enjoy the exotic beauty on both the sides of the river while you move with the river stride towards other towns.

Desert adventure activities in Sam Jaisalmer

Sam sand dunes jaisalmer

Another adventure activity that you can participate in is the desert safari at the Sam sand dunes of Jaisalmer. The city of Jaisalmer is located right in the heart of the desert Thar. Just around 40 km away from the city lies the Sam sand dune which is famous for its desert camp experience and also for the desert safaris on jeep and camel back. My favorite Desert Tent at Jaisalmer is Heritage Queen and you can just search their name on google for more details.

This safari tour is one of very rare experience one can enjoy in India. So spend a night in luxurious desert camps at Sam and go for a camel safari to feel and peep through the rural life of Rajasthan desert life.  It is indeed a very memorable experience and can be booked by Desert Camps at Jaisalmer who are offering these services fro quite sometime.

Trekking and mountaineering at Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand

The Valley of Flowers, Indian National Park is located in Uttarakhand and is known for its flora fauna variety which is visible in the midst of the Himalayan Valley. This national park is also home to several endangered and rare animal species that include the rare snow leopard and the Asiatic black bear. If you are fond of wildlife adventure, a trip to this park is an absolute must when you are visiting Uttarakhand. Spend an entire day spotting endemic alpine flowers and rare animals like blue sheep and brown bear, red fox and musk deer. The spot also rare birds like Himalayan Monal, which are endangered and available only in the high altitude regions of the Himalayas.

Motorcycle touring at Leh and Ladakh

Leh and Ladakh

A bike tour of the Leh & Ladakh can be one of the most expensive trips of your entire lifetime. There are rusty terrains and azure lakes, beautiful landscapes and peaceful Outbacks that are waiting for you in Leh and Ladakh. If you are adventurous at heart, set out for a trip on your motorcycle to the unexplored paths of Leh and Ladakh.

Five reasons why you should plan family holiday in Jaisalmer

Located in the heart of the great Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is the epitome of the mystical beauty associated with deserts. Remote yet rich in culture and heritage, it offers tourists the best of delights not only in terms of sightseeing but also in food and adventure. You will be pretty amazed at the treasures it has stored within its boundary. And though it is not possible to write about all its gems, we can give you 5 compelling reasons why you should plan family holiday in Jaisalmer. They are:

A. Beautiful heritage city

View of Jaisalmer fort
View of Jaisalmer fort

Jaisalmer is a World Heritage Site and home to magnificent monuments and places. The Jaisalmer Fort is a living legend in itself. Built with the yellow sandstone, it is said to change color as the sun sets. The tawny shade turns into honey gold and this is truly a sight to behold. The impressive structure is inhabited by people and around one-fourth of the population lives inside. It houses a Raj Mahal, Jain Temples, Laxminath Temple and many Havelis. The Gadsisar Lake is also a lovely attraction of the city, with temples and shrines, adorning its banks. Bird watching and boating are the most popular activities.

Plus majority of travelers also love to explore Jodhpur along with their Jaisalmer Holidays. So if you are ever looking for Jodhpur to Jaisalmer Taxi Service the be prepare to enjoy an awesome road trip as book a Jodhpur Jaisalmer taxi, you can also visit Pokhran and Osian which are on the way to Jaisalmer.

B. Desert safari at Sam Dunes

Desert Safari at Sam Jaisalmer
Desert Safari at Sam Jaisalmer

The camel safari on the humped back of the peaceful mammal is really joyful. You can soak in the quietness and the solitude of the popular Sam Dunes without any interruption. The vast desert land beckons you to meditate as well as make merry. When you get to have a tête-à-tête with the soulful sunset, it feels spiritual. Just watch the star-lit sky lying on the sand bed, slide on the desert mounts and play in nature’s lap. It is absolute fun and bliss!

Cost of Jaisalmer Desert Safari on a camel is INR 500 per camel where 2 adults can easily sit and for if you are interested in a tour of Jeep safari in Jaisalmer then you need to pay INR 1000 per person in a mahindra jeep.

C. Desert camps and musical program

Desert Camp Jaisalmer
Desert Camp Jaisalmer

The Rajputana Desert Camp is an awesome resort that organizes desert camps. It gives you the best desert treat. You get free safaris in the picturesque desert on jeeps and camels. The stay offers a bonfire party at night with musical programs which is truly memorable. The local artists entertain you thoroughly with their performances and you get a close look of the rural lifestyle. And yes, the exclusive sand spa therapy is also a must-try.

D. Amazing hotels and resorts

Jaisalmer Hotels
Jaisalmer Hotels

Hotels and resorts of Jaisalmer offer a royal staying experience and Suryagarh is one such luxury hotel. Located near the Sam Dunes, it possesses the charm of the old palaces but the facilities are fully modern. The friendly staff and the traditional cuisine regale you like never before. Fort Rajwada is also a traditional Rajasthani hotel with top-class service. The pool and the bar are the highlights where you can also organize a party. The rooms are spacious and give you a fine taste of royal living.

E. Amazing Rajasthani cuisine

Jaisalmer Cuisine
Jaisalmer Cuisine

The spicy and sweet Rajasthani cuisine is best served at its restaurants and hotels. The Bhang Shop is very popular and here you can find all kinds of drinks, concoctions and sweets. The bhang cookies and drinks are the specialty.  Dhanraj Bhatia Sweets is also a must-try where all kinds of sweets are available but the specialty is Ghotua (made from besan, mawa and kesar) and Panchdhari (made from moong dal, mawa, maida, pure ghee and sugar). If you want to try excellent Korean food on a rooftop restaurant which gives a nice view of the city, then Gaji Restaurant is an awesome option. Desert Boy’s Dhani, a walled-garden restaurant is best if you are looking to feast on local Rajasthani cuisine along with music and dance performance.

5 secret attractions which you must explore in Rajasthan

The colorful land of brave Rajputs boasts of many tourist attractions and thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the state to quell their wanderlust and watch its different hues. Well, there is a lot to see and every corner is a befitting candidate for expedition but some destinations are compulsory for every tourist. They are:

Deogarh Fort

Deogarh Fort

Situated in the district of Rajasmand, Deogarh Fort is also known as Deogarh Mahal. It has been preserved as a heritage property and offers to be a place of stay for tourists. The palace is just wonderful. Exuding the much admired old world charm through its impressive structure and Mughal style design, it gives you a royal treatment that will satiate every desire in your heart. Enjoy the sunset from the roof top or balconies, take breakfast in the courtyard or just go swimming in the pool. You can explore the building leisurely and also go for bird watching and jeep safaris.

City Palace, Jaipur

The Pink city plays host to this palace complex that houses Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and many other haveli style buildings. A fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, here you are treated to many marvels of the past. The paintings, art galleries, museums, pavilion; everything is an artistic wonder and as you watch every wonder, you feel closer to the illustrious past of India. The entire tour of the palace is an enriching exercise in historical adventure.

Plus Jaipur is also famous for its hospitality and we suggest all travelers to stay at some of the finest luxury resorts in Jaipur to enjoy local cuisine, spa and other service to capture full enjoyment.

Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer


An artificial rainwater lake, Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer belongs to 12th century and offers to be a scenic spot for travelers. Its banks are dotted by many shrines and temples that create a peaceful and spiritual ambiance. You can sit beside the lake and ponder or go for boating. If you have come with children, they will definitely enjoy feeding the hundreds of cat fish inside the lake. In the winters, the lake is abuzz with the lovely migratory birds. If you are a bird lover, you are sure to like it. It is quiet, cool and cozy and thus, a fine place to escape the monotony of routine life.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Udaipur’s first luxury hotel, Taj Lake Palace is situated in Lake Pichola on an island. One of its kind, it is a magnificent royal palace that is also the perfect place for couples on a honeymoon trip. Its romantic ambience is so impressive that your heart is sure to escape a beat. Built with pure white marble, it gives an astounding view of the city from the balconies and when you take a look at the placid lake waters, you can see the enchanting reflection of the amazing palace.


Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer

The dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti is a paradise for religious souls. Anyone with a spiritual bent of mind is sure to get lost in the Sufi fervor that is known to possess magical powers. It is said that if you pray with a pure heart, your wishes are granted. The sacred threads and chadars at the dargah are testimony to the millions of wishes that have been fulfilled by the saint. A carnival like atmosphere surrounds the place and every moment that you spend here is sure to be free of woe and worry.

Rajasthan, the land of rajas and maharajas, is a treasure trove of history, culture and traditions that are the most cherished legacy of our glorious past. So when you visit Rajasthan, be sure to include these places in your itinerary.

Guest post – What are your views about the Pink City Jaipur

If you want to visit Jaipur and want to know about a neutral viewpoint about the city, here it goes just for you. Tourism in Jaipur is something that is often talked about. This article which is from Rajputana Cabs, who offer car on rent in Jaipur will take us on a neutral look at all other interesting aspects of Jaipur apart from tourism that makes it so popular.

Culture of the city

Jaipur culture

Jaipur is a very well planned city. It is thus imperative to say that the overall design of the city is based on the Vaastu Shastra of the Ancient Indian origin. It is also a city that has a superb blend of modernity with that of the traditional and conventional lifestyle well in pace with each other.

If you visit Jaipur and take a look at the city from a neutral viewpoint, you will realize that apart from embracing the ancient history of the state and the city, it has also become in sync with the latest parts of globalization.

It is a city that coexists with the malls and the forts, bars and the temples in an interesting manner. It is a city where you will find youths wearing the latest brands of clothes and accessories and older generation wearing clothes shopped from the streets. In other words, Jaipur coexists with the best of both worlds.

Plus, a night tour of Jaipur sights is a must as without that you won’t see the amazing light and sound show at Amber fort or the amazing folk programs for travelers at Chokhi Dhani village near Jaipur airport.

Shopping in Jaipur

Jaipur shopping

If there is a shopaholic hiding inside your mind somewhere, Jaipur is the place you will simply fall in love with. Jaipur is famous for colorful and vibrant dye fabrics and ties that are available in a variety of designs and color choices. Then there is the renowned Jaipur Razai which is actually a quilt which can provide you with amazing comfort during the Jaipuri Winter season.

You can also shop for a wide array of artifacts that are often handmade in Rajasthan and Jaipur homes. There are marble carvings and wooden figurines and even the blue pottery and the traditional Rajasthani footwear that is widely available at the various shopping markets in Jaipur.

Jaipur is also a hub for precious, semi precious and other jewelries. You can expect some amazing and stunning craftsmanship in jewelry designs.

You will simply not be able to take your eyes away from some of them for sure. Why don’t you collect some bangles and the trinkets for yourself and your friends and family while you are in Jaipur? Such small jewelry pieces come at really reasonable and attractive prices too.

We will also suggest all those shopping lovers to grab a taxi from Jaipur to Ajmer & Pushkar as these cities are quite close from Pink city and offer some amazing artifacts.

Cuisine of Jaipur

Jaipur cuisine

Most people in India are vegetarian and Jaipur is a food paradise for all people who are vegans by choice or by birth. You can taste every form and type of delicious Rajasthani cuisines in Jaipur whether it is the crazy and yummy street foods or the chats and the regular daal bati choorma.

There are several five star restaurants and food courts, themed restaurants and also tea cafes that serve excellent Rajasthani and other Indian cuisines along with other international cuisines as well.

If you are a non-vegetarian, you can also taste the gastronomical delights in terms of Mughlai cuisine that is abundantly available in Jaipur.

Some beautiful places to see in Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the land of the Rajputanas is at present the largest state of India. It is a princely state with lots of attractive tourist destinations that also include the only desert of India, Thar. Each city within the realms of Rajasthan boasts of a distinctive style that makes this state one of the most culturally diverse states of the world. Here is a list of some beautiful places that are worth visiting in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Holidays

Samode Palace and Rambagh Palace in Jaipur

Jaipur being the capital city of India houses several interesting landmarks and architecture. One of them is the Samode Haveli. It is now the heritage monument that was built by the Maha Rawal of Amber. The royal structures and buildings, three in number are now a part of the Heritage group of hotels under the flagship of Samode.

Rambagh Palace in Jaipur is yet another iconic historical monument that is now converted to a luxury hotel by Taj group of Hotels. Both these hotels are heritage luxury hotels and depict the royal era of Rajasthan.

Plus we would also suggest to have a look at our tour packages for jaipur agra delhi.

Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

Located in the middle of an island on Lake Pichola, the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur is one of its kinds. Made with marble, it is so beautiful to look at from the banks of the Lake Pichola that it can be difficult to believe the vision at first.

The Taj Palace is now a luxury heritage hotel and the interiors of the hotel are as wonderful as the exterior building structure. The hotel offers a royal setting for accommodation and also excellent experiences within the hotel premises like sailing through the lake for viewing the sun set etc.

And as we have discussed about the popular cities of Udaipur & Jaipur so I would also like you to check out our Rajasthan tour packages by car

Umaid Bhavan Palace Jodhpur

The Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur is one of the largest private residences in the world. While it is the private residence of the royals of Rajasthan, a part of the residence has been converted into heritage luxury hotel and it is managed by the Taj group of hotels.

Desert dunes of Jaisalmer

If you are visiting Rajasthan, you simply cannot miss visiting Jaisalmer and its sand dunes. The sand dunes are in fact the gateway to the Great Indian Thar Desert and have numerous desert camps located on the border of the desert. Stay put at one of the luxurious desert camps and enjoy an evening bonfire. Go on a camel safari in the desert and take a sneak peak at the local desert life of Rajasthan.

Deogarh Mahal

Deogarh Mahal is a luxury hotel in Rajasthan which was earlier a palace. In fact a part of the palace is still occupied as a private residence.  Once you step into the hotel you will realize the grandeur and the aristocracy that reflects from the palace, the hospitality of the hotel staff and everything else. It is worth a visit in Rajasthan for sure.

Samsara Luxury resort and camp

Located on the borders of the Thar Desert, Samsara is a desert camp that is beautifully landscaped and creatively doled up. Enjoy a super luxurious day and night out in the desert with a wonderful camel safari and an exotic bon fire next to the desert in Samsara.