Rajasthan is the land of the kings and the king’s land will never be out of things to do. From villages to urban wonders like Jaipur and Udaipur, if you are in Rajasthan you will have an overwhelming choice of things to do in this royal state. So grab a chair, sit tight, and go through each and everything in the following list of things to do in Rajasthan to plan your next trip to the land of kings and forts!
1) Take a Camel Ride
Sandy fields, small dunes, beautiful hills and mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets enjoy this entire spellbinding wonders from the ship of the desert. A camel safari is a unique adventure experience, which takes you through the brilliant sands of the tremendous Thar Desert at Jaisalmer. The cozy, rhythmic ride atop the camel is the perfect way to appreciate the nature of the imperial Rajasthan.
2) Motorcycle Tour
Ride through the land of forts and colours. A bike ride through the majestic cities is one of the best things to do in Rajasthan. Each and every city in here will have a grand fortress looming over it. Enjoy the roads meet people, experiment some spicy local cuisine, feel the wind, staring at the glaring sun. Winter (Dec to Jan) is the best time to set out for a bike tour in Rajasthan. During this time temperature will be on the lower side and the sun won’t be that harsh either.
The dry beauty of sand dunes, a fierce history, impressive forts & palaces, colourful festivals & fairs, dynamic culture and varied landscape will never disappoint you. A motorcycle Tour covering its major destinations is a perfect way to experience for its heritage, safaris, sand dunes and lush green forests and its culture.
3) Explore Rajasthan Countryside on a Bicycle Tour
A cycle tour is destined to give you a traditional perspective in the beautiful and historical cities of Rajasthan. You can experience the vibe of the city without any barriers. Experience street food like a local, ride your bike through to some of the most sought-after and highly acclaimed food joints.
4) Take Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pushkar & Jaipur
Fly high above the looming forts of Rajasthan on a Hot air Balloon. Rajasthan is one of the few places in India which offers this wonderful experience. Experiencing Rajasthan on a Hot air Balloon is one of a kind experience. The mighty city of Jaipur will be right under your feet. You can even see the grand Chittorgarh fort under your eyes!
Absorb the unique colors & sounds and as they blend beautifully with the historical Forts & hidden Palaces nestled amongst the Aravali Ranges.
Hot Air Balloon ride in Jaipur will give you a new perspective on your visit to Rajasthan because Rajasthan looks prettier from up in the skies.
5) Go Horse Ride in Pushkar
After camel now it’s Time for the fierce horse ride like the Rajputs used to do! Ride the famous Mewari (Rajasthani) Horses through the rarest flora & fauna species in Rajasthan. In a horse ride through the countryside, you will get the chance to understand the peculiar culture of the countryside dotted with tiny hamlets, and the flora and fauna of the Aravalis after that ride your horses to the 500-year-old Hanuman Temple. Participate in the daily offering ceremony with village natives.
6) Explore Rajasthan Villages
Step out of the urban lifestyle and start exploring the life that resides cheerfully in the villages of Rajasthan. The villages of Khuri, Bijaipur, Samode, Bishnoi, Mandawa all of them will give an opportunity to get know about the rural culture in person. Meet the people, share a meal, learn some skills, talk to them hear their stories; feel fascinated by their myths and rituals.
7) Wild Safari in Ranthambore
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Rajasthan is not just about grand palaces and the royal way of living. It is an adventurous destination, with its rugged terrain and wildlife sanctuaries. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan gives you an exciting rendezvous with the wild side of nature; bring you up, close and personal with animals such as the ferocious lion and several others.
8) Enjoy Fresh Ice Cream from Camel Milk
Visit the Camel Breeding Farm in Bikaner, and try patting and playing with the camels. After that enjoy some delicious freshly prepared Ice cream form the camel milk itself! This will be a great experience especially if you have kids with you. It will be a chance to see their ‘ship of the desert’ from the textbooks up close!
9) Ziplining between the Cliffs
Zip lining in Rajasthan can be tried both in Neemrana Fort and Mehrangarh Fort. Fly on the Zipline from one cliff to the other. Commonly known as the flying fox, Ziplining is one of the most sought-after activities in Rajasthan. Flying from one cliff to the other with at the backdrop of the mighty forts s one of a kind experience you cannot pass, especially if you are an adventure junky with an adrenaline cravings!
10) Boating in Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola, an artificial freshwater lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. During the night the lake will glimmer with the city lights and a boat ride in it at that time will be nothing short of magical.
11) Attend Kite Festival
If you are in Rajasthan somewhere around January 14th every year then chances are you will be attending this grand festival. The skies of Jaipur will be dotted with kites like stars. A fierce battle will be fought up above. Cutthroat moves propelled by warriors stationed atop the rooftops will be a sight to behold.
This Kite festival is celebrated on 14th of January every year, the day of Makar Sankranti
12) Jeep Safari in Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer
Grab the steering wheel of 4*4 and storm across the sand dunes like a boss!
A ride through the dunes of Jaisalmer is a dream for every motor junkie. It’s so much fun to drive over the perfect wind moulded tip of the dunes with your beast on wheels. With ups and downs, curves and slides the dunes of Jaisalmer will be a perfect opponent to challenge your off-road skills.
Rajasthan is famous for its mouth-watering cuisines and eye-watering spices. But keep out your spicophobia while you are in Rajasthan if you don’t, the chances are you might die starving. Almost everything they serve in the land of King is laden with spices Dal baati churma, Gatte ki sabji, Laal maas, Ker sangria,Papad ki sabji, Bajra ki roti with lasun chutney all these delicious, scrumptious dishes will leave your taste buds dizzy with ecstasy.