When you open your eyes you will feel that the entire land is strewn with melted gold, it is not that you are in a dreamland it is actually the sand. Beautiful, elegant princess will pass you by and your eyes will spot glittery shiny objects but they are not diamonds they are Indian women fully clad in bright maroon skirts studded with mirrors.
If you visit their homes your nostrils will be blown up thinking that you have just entered a five-star hotel but it is the smell of ‘gatte ki sabzi’, ‘sanghri’ and ‘kadhi’, simple Rajasthani food.
If a nearby people look at you, smile and say ‘Padhaaro maare des’ and you are confused not knowing what is the meaning of the same then let me take pride in translating it for you it means ‘ Welcome to my Country’ and this place can be none other than Rajasthan.
Vacations are meant to pamper yourself and Rajasthan is the perfect place as it will provide you huge havelis for lodging and will showcase the palaces of Jaipur and Ajmer-Pushkar, the lakes of Udaipur, the desert forts of Jodhpur, and Taragarh fort of Bundi which will take you back and make you re-live those moments as a king or a queen. Rajasthan’s Jaipur Jantar Mantar, Dilwara Temple and Chittorgarh Fort will leave you mesmerized by their intricately carved temples and decorated havelis which were built by Rajput Kings. You can take a walk in the pink city, Jaipur which is known by this name because of the use of sandstone dominated by pink hue to construct ancient houses. The white marble Bara-Dari at the Anasagar Lake in Ajmer is well known for its architectural beauty.
Rajasthan is also known as ‘shopper’s paradise’ it has an array of clothes in vibrant colors and amazing prints like tie and dye prints, Bagaru prints and Zari embroideries reflecting the colourful culture of the place and for people like me who are always on a look for satisfying their palate you cannot miss the mouth watering ‘Pyaaz ki Kachori’, ‘Ghevar’ and ‘Bikaneri Bhujiya’ to tingle your taste buds.
As the sun sets you can end the day by enjoying the traditional Ghoomar dance from Udaipur or Kalbeliya Dance of Jaisalmer which has gained international recognition.