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Rajasthan is a state that is famous not only in the Asian continent but also across the globe for its culture and heritage. The authentic and colorful essence of Rajasthan is reflected in its markets, in its impressive dances, and the people who live to protect the culture. It is a hotspot for tourists across the world. This article specifically targets the people who travel to Rajasthan for a tour with ten tips for a good travel trip.
1. The weather
Being a desert place for the major stretch of the state, the weather in Rajasthan during the day gets hot. Especially in summer i.e. May to September is when the temperatures soar to great heights. To avoid this, plan a trip in a better season, preferably not in Summer
- The ideal time for traveling to Rajasthan is November-February
- Highest temperature recorded in 2016 was 51°C
2. Travel guide
Consulting for a travel guide from a valid traveling agency will be extremely helpful. As the state has a deep-rooted and diverse history, you will not be able to cover it all and explore all the historic places that a tourist simply cannot miss!
3. Your documents
As the case is with most travel trips, it is important to keep all your documents with you at all times to avoid any troubles. Documents for international visitors include Visa, Passports, and for local travelers, any other identification proof. This way, you can avoid having an inconvenient trip.
4. Pick your clothes wisely
Pack your luggage according to your time of visit. If you will be traveling during the Indian summer where the temperature peaks, casual T-shirts and shorts would be recommended. However, in the case of winters, you will be required to pack warm clothes and jackets.
- Cotton is a good cloth for summer as it allows air to circulate well
- Woolens are recommended for winter as they capture heat
It is important to pack the right accessories for the trip. Especially for the shoes, you must consider carrying a pair of boots for the desert and a pair of flip flops for traveling in the city. Other accessories like sunglasses, hats, toiletries are essential on a trip.
- Pack your accessories according to the season
- Don’t forget portal antiseptic dispensers
6. Carry Indian currency
The advantage of carrying Indian currency is the ease of transaction. You will not have to look for agencies and can easily avoid last minute problems especially during shopping in the city. By carrying local currency, you can also save an immense amount of money based on the exchange value.
7. Try to visit all attractions
Even though there is an abundance of palaces, forts, and historic places in Rajasthan, it is important to visit all these places of tourists attractions to understand the depth of history and the roots of the culture of Rajasthan.
- Located near the Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal is a must-visit tourist attraction
- Symbol of Mughal Architecture, the Hawa Mahal is another tourist attraction
8. Read about Rajasthan
To completely embrace and grab a complete picture of the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan, it is important to read about the state, its origins, its values, and ethics. Many books that serve as Travel guides to Rajasthan are available.
9. Attend all state fairs
Rajasthan is known across the world for its Pushkar Mela that spans for 5 days and attracts a large crowd with over a million attendees each year. These fairs are first on the list every travel agency crosses of from their list as a fair is a consortium of culture, food, people, shopping, and entertainment, all under one roof.
- Pushkar Mela is conducted in a small town Pushkar in Ajmer
- Pushkar Mela is the biggest camel fair in the world
10. Shopping paradise
Rajasthan is a shopper’s paradise! The handicrafts on display in the state fairs are elegantly designed with precision and expertise. The clothes like the colorful cholis, accessories like the hand-made jewelry, including art and crafts are renowned across the globe for their high quality.
- Johari Bazaar in Jaipur is famous in India for its Jewelry
- Nehru Bazaar in Jaipur is famous for its dense shoe collection
The state of Rajasthan offers the beautiful desert of Thar, numerous palaces, and forts that dwell in Indian history, and to top it all of a Camel Fair! What a magical land Rajasthan is!
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