Located in the northern part of India, Rajasthan is the largest state in India. Popularly known as "Land of Kings", Rajasthan is a paradise for travellers who loves to explore historical culture and tradition. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, Rajasthan offers you many adventures that you would love to do.
From a romantic boat ride in Lake Pichola to chasing tigers on Jeep safari in Ranthambore. The state offers everything that makes your trip memorable. Here are the top things to do in Rajasthan are:
- Camel Safari
As Rajasthan is a desert area, there are a lot of places to enjoy camel safari in Rajasthan but you should experience camel Safari in Bikaner. As "Bikaner" is known as "camel country". The surreal landscapes of Bikaner will make your ride amazing. Watch the sun setting behind dunes on camelback. Other places to experience camel safari are Pushkar, Udaipur, Jaipur, and Jaisalmer.
- Desert Camping
There are ample places for desert camping in Rajasthan. But Jaisalmer tops this list as it is the camping hub for thousands of travellers in India. You get to relax under the sky full of stars. Enjoy the popular Rajasthani platter by the bonfire. Watch the local tribal people dance on traditional music. Other places to enjoy camping in Rajasthan are Pushkar, Udaipur, Mount Abu, Jodhpur, etc.
There are two places where people can enjoy the best zipline adventure in Rajasthan- Neemrana and Mehrangarh Fort. Swing from one cliff to another and get a mesmerizing view of forts, lake palaces on the way. It is the most popular adventure to experience in Rajasthan.
- Jeep Safari
Enjoy a thrilling jeep ride in the jungles of Ranthambore. Catch the tiger preying in the buffer zone. Jeep Safari is the best way to explore flora and fauna of the Ranthambore National Park. The park is famous for sighting wild animals such as Tigers, sloth bears, crocodile, leopards, chital, Jackal, etc
- Hot-Air-Balloon ride
On your hot-air balloon ride, sail with the winds on the sky. You get to experience one of the finest hot-air-balloon rides in Jaipur. It is operated by Skywaltz balloon. Witness the bird-eye view of entire regions from up above the sky. The Cost for 30 min ride ranges from 800-1500/ person. You just need to enjoy and leave rest on the pilot as you'll be flying with a professional pilot.
- Paragliding in Jaipur
If you ever dream of flying in the air then paragliding is for you. Glide in the air with the help of paraglider. Enjoy a paragliding ride which left you amazed. The enthralling ride is full of uncertainty. Get the aerial glimpses of the Pink city and its vibrant colour.
- Dune Bashing in the Thar Desert
Dune bashing is an exciting offbeat adventure in which one will be riding in the 4*4 SUV in the middle of the desert. Explore the great Indian “Thar Desert” on a high powered SUV and destroy the sand dunes on the way. Dune Bashing is one of the most popular things to do in Rajasthan.
Take a Jodhpur city tour on cycle. Cycling tours are the best way to explore the streets and corners of the city at your own pace. Perfect for every group of travellers, cycling tours are great to roam across the rustic villages. The Blue City, Jodhpur will never disappoint you. You can hire ordinary or gear cycles at Rs 550-1000 per person.
Enough of adventure, Rajasthan also a popular tourist attraction and here are the 5 best places to visit in the Rajasthan:
1. Fateh Sagar Lake
Located in the city of Udaipur. Fateh Sagar is a beautiful artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh, a famous ruler of Udaipur. The lake is known for its scenic beauty and it is a major attraction in the city.
Entry Timings: 8:00 am -6:00 pm
2. Pichola Lake
Udaipur is the city of lakes, and the most popular lake here is Pichola Lake. Located a bit far from Fateh Sagar Lake. Lake Pichola is famous for its sunset boat ride which attracts a large number of couples. The boat ride in Lake Pichola is considered the most romantic thing for couples.
Entry Timings: 9:00 am -6:00 pm
3. Patwon Ki Haveli
The most interesting place in Rajasthan, Patwonki Haveli is the popular epitome of architecture and a historical masterpiece. The place is located in Jaisalmer. One can easily reach there by taking the rickshaw from the Patwa complex.
Entry Timings: 8:30 am -6:40 pm
4. Bhangarh Fort
Visit the most haunted place in Rajasthan, located in the Alwar district and Bhangarh Village. It's better to visit Bhangarh Fort in the daytime as in the night, it is not allowed to enter the fort premise. Hear the spooky stories about ghosts from locals.
Entry Timings: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
5. Mount Abu
The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is Oasis on the desert The hill station is situated on the Aravalli ranges is a major tourist attraction. Camping and hiking in Mount Abu are the two most popular activities to enjoy. The place has cool and calm weather which makes it popular among tourists.