A road trip is undoubtedly the best way to enjoy the beauty of the land. It is the ultimate way to break the monotony of everyday life and satiate your craving for adventure. India, with its vast network of roads, gives you a multitude of options to choose from, ones that’ll make you lose track of time.
Rajasthan, the largest state in India with its alluring sand dunes, rustic villages, magnificent palaces and heritage filled monuments is one incredible destination that will definitely make your trip worthwhile. With the Pink city of Jaipur, the Golden city of Jaisalmer, White city of Udaipur and the Blue city of Jodhpur, the ‘Land of Maharajas’ is the nation’s most vibrant province and one that is truly worth exploring.
The approach to Jaisalmer is truly magical as the city arises out of the vast barren desert. The crenellated sandstone walls, narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings create an incredible atmosphere and give you an extraordinarily medieval feel. Beyond the walls of the Jaisalmer Fort, there is always the romantic desolation of the Thar Desert which is easily accessible from the city.
Another famous city that you definitely shouldn’t miss on your road trips to Rajasthan is Jodhpur. With the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, a sea of blue houses stretching for over 10 kilometres, mausoleums, gardens, lakes, markets and the Clock Tower, the Blue City of Jodhpur has to be explored on foot. Founded more than 500 years ago, the city has earned renown for its bustling bazaars, textiles, exquisite furniture and delectable cuisine.
Coming to the Pink City, there’s something about Jaipur that captivates every traveller as soon as they set foot in the city. Monuments like the Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, majestic palaces and beautiful havelis adorn this city. The Amer Fort is one of the top tourist attractions not only in Jaipur but the whole of Rajasthan. The sprawling complex combines both immense fortifications with unexpected beauty and charm.
Nestled on the banks of seven artificial lakes and surrounded by the lush green Aravalli hills, Udaipur is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in India. The White City of Rajasthan, which is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences has been an inspiration for the imagination of poets, writers and painters alike.
However, keeping in mind that Rajasthan is the largest state in India, one road trip is simply not enough to cover all the places and take in the views that it has to offer. You need to visit this flamboyant state again and again.
Bapu Bazar, Jaipur