Rajasthan - Land Of Kingdoms: Forts, Deserts and Mountain
The state of Rajasthan, the "Land of Kings" or "Land of Kingdoms", is India's largest state by area. The state is located in the northwest of the country and is home to cultural diversity. Its features include ruins, temples, forts and forts of the Indus Valley Civilization in almost every city. Known for its historic hill forts and palaces, Rajasthan is considered the best destination for palace-related tourism.
Best time to visit: Nov-To-Feb
Things to do: Zip Lining, Wildlife Safaris, Desert Safari, Hot Air Balloons
HOW TO REACH RAJASTHAN
- Flight - The most convenient and best way to reach Rajasthan is by air. Major cities in India such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata have direct flights to the major regions of the state - Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Airlines to Rajasthan – Go Air, IndiGo, Air India, Jet Airways, Spicejet.
- Train - Journey time from New Delhi to Jaipur is approximately 4.5-5.5 hours. However, when traveling from Mumbai to Jodhpur, the train takes up to 16 hours. Therefore, traveling by train can be very tiring for people who want to commute early. Individuals can choose from Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express and Duronto - these are all gold standards.
- Roads – Rajasthan is blessed with an intricate network of roads connecting all commercial hubs of the country. Its repertoire includes 20 federal highways for a truly seamless travel experience. The state's most efficient and accessible national highway is National Highway 8, which provides routes to cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Vadodara and Ahmedabad. In fact, NH-8 will get you from New Delhi to Jaipur in just 6 hours.
HOW TO GET AROUND
- Rickshaws - From auto rickshaws to cycle rickshaws, this affordable and accessible tricycle is available. Make sure the meter is on or negotiate the fare before you board.
- Jeep - Jeep is a common transport vehicle normally operated on inner city routes in Rajasthan. Whether it's an open or closed jeep, individuals have access to this dirt cheap vehicle that offers a unique experience. However, it tends to get very crowded and is much more dangerous than other mediums.
- Buses - Buses are available in most cities in the state, but it's much more convenient to take a taxi or rickshaw instead. This is simply because of the traffic, speed and noise you have to deal with when traveling in a giant bus.
- Train/Subway - Rajasthan is blessed with an efficient railway network. Whether interstate or intrastate. It is also home to his sixth metro system in India, after Kolkata, Delhi, NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore. Individuals have many options when it comes to commuter trains.