Udaipur Honeymoon for a Royal Retreat & Romance 1

Udaipur Honeymoon for a Royal Retreat & Romance

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Popularly known as the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur is a city of royal palaces and serene lakes. Udaipur is one city that one can’t just see but feel too. It is also a perfect destination for Honeymoon and a wonderful place to spend an ideal time together. The perfect weather, the love in the air and the romantic charm of this city, will bless you with an ideal beginning of your married life. The city is famous for its monuments, serene Lakes, magnificent forts, and fascinating palaces. Along with various tourist attractions, the lakes city offers a large number of activities for you and your partner to indulge in. To make your honeymoon in Udaipur a memorable you can, indulge in the boat ride in the majestic Lake Pichola, relax in a luxury resort, admire the lively art scenes & the historical places, or enjoy the beautiful view of the sun setting into the lake. So if you’re getting married sooner and seeking for a perfect honeymoon destination in India, then Udaipur will be the best choice to make your honeymoon a memorable event.

 

Popular Romantic Things to do in Udaipur

Romantic Boat Ride at Lake Pichola

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Cruises on the blue water of Lake Pichola with your better half on a luxurious boat. Relish the evening covered in orange hues of dusk and glittering city lights. The hour-long boat ride along the lake becomes of the most romantic things to do in Udaipur as the evening culminates into the night, filling the sky with stars.

Visiting hours: 9 AM to 6 AM
Private boat charges: INR 2,000
Location: Beside Udaipur City Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan – 313001

Sunset Terrace – Witness the Stunning Sunset Views

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Admiring the sunset views from the Sunset Terrace at Fateh Prakash Palace is a must for all young couples in love. It surrounded by Aravalli mountains and overlooked the majestic Lake Pichola. Sitting here and viewing the setting sun over the horizon will undoubtedly one of the most exciting things to do on your Udaipur Honeymoon; don’t forget to catch the beautiful recollections of the evening in your camera.

Visiting hours: 7 AM to 10:30 PM
Location: Fateh Prakash Palace, The City Palace Complex, City Palace Rd, Silawat Wadi, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

Ambrai Ghat – Spend a Romantic Night With Your Beloved

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Ambrai Ghat is also one of the best honeymoon places in Udaipur. The restaurant situated by the magnificent views of the city and is this one of the most alluring places to visit in this royal city, especially for newlyweds couples. They can spend a tranquil and romantic night and feel the romance in the air of Udaipur.

Visiting hours: 8 AM–12 AM
Location: Chandpole Maji Ka Mandir, Cheerwa, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

Paragliding – Touch Heights With Your Loved One

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The other famous destination for paragliding in Rajasthan is Udaipur. The beautiful lakes, palaces, and landscapes of Udaipur makes it a perfect destination for paragliding, which offers stunning views of the city from above. The best time to enjoy is from September to March when the weather and wind conditions are favorable.

Paragliding joy ride charges: INR 1,500 – 2,000 per person
Best months for paragliding in Udaipur: September – March

Manek Chowk – Enjoy the Mewar Light and Sound Show

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It is also one of the best things that you definitely enjoy your Udaipur Honeymoon trip. The show brings alive the rich history of the town and leaves you mesmerized. The show attended by Indians as well as foreign tourists who are interested in Indian history.

Show timings
Hindi: 8 pm to 9 pm
English: 7 pm to 8 pm

Entry fee
Hindi show: INR 250 per person
English show: INR 500 per person

Location: City Palace, Manek Chowk, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 313001

Shilpgram – a Countryside Walk

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located in the north-west of Udaipur, Shilpgram beautifully displays the local art and culture of Rajasthan. You can witness the lifestyle of the tribal people of Rajasthan at Shilpgram, the rural complex of arts and crafts in Udaipur. Also, you can see the 26 traditional village houses from Goa, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra decorated with traditional art, and spend a lazy day exploring traditional art in the tranquility of the village. A visit to Shilpgram makes for a truly fascinating experience and you can also buy beautiful handicrafts, hand-woven clothes, mirror work, and embroidery work items. It is also the venue of the Shilpgram Mela, a crafts fair held every year in November/December.

Opening time: Every day 11 AM – 7 PM
Entry fee: Indians: Rs 15, Foreigners: Rs 25
Location: Hawala Kalan, Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

Historical Sites – Experience the Majesty of Udaipur

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Udaipur is known for its rich heritage and vibrant culture and has been attracting thousands of tourists and honeymooners for years. Explore City Palace Udaipur, Lake Palace Udaipur, Bagore Ki Haveli, Jag Mandir Palace, and Maharana Pratap Memorial to admire the beauty of the architecture of these monuments. Taking a romantic tour with your sweetheart to get a glimpse of Udaipur’s glorious past would be one of the best things on your Udaipur Honeymoon trip.

Entry fee range: Between INR 50 to 500 for most of the historical places
Visiting hours: 8:30 am to 9:30 pm

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Jodhpur Honeymoon – Romance in the Blue City of India

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Honeymoon is a particular time in your life when you get to know each other and begin a new life. So your honeymoon destination must be unique if you have a dream to celebrate your special days of honeymoon in a royal style. Then, Jodhpur is perfect for you. The dazzling golden sand, magnificent places, rustic villages, heritage filled monuments, and alluring places with its scenic beauty add glamor and thrill to your honeymoon day. Along with various tourist attractions, the scenic beauty and peace of this town make it one of the most romantic honeymoon places in Rajasthan.

 

Romantic things to do at Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort – Sightseeing

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Mehrangarh fort is one best honeymoon places in Jodhpur. It is amongst the largest forts in India and accommodates several palaces within it. Built-in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort is known for its intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. From the top of the fort, the couple can witness the panoramic view of the old city of Jodhpur that still has those blue houses, after which Jodhpur is called the blue city. Also, you can visit the museum with your partner to explore the heritage of Rathores.

 

Mehrangarh Fort Ticket Charges:
Rs. 60.0 per person for Indians
Rs. 400.0 per person for foreigner tourists

Mehrangarh Fort Timing: 9 am–5 pm

Location: The Fort, Paota, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006

Camel Safari

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Camel Safari is one of the best romantic things to do in Jodhpur. If you haven’t done this, you haven’t been to Jodhpur. You can enjoy this thrilling activity with your loved ones. Hop on the camel and explore the eternal sands with an opportunity to witness the sunset and enjoy a delicious dinner afterward, is enough to make your honeymoon for a lifetime experience.

Camping

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Camping can be a great idea for a couple who love the outdoors and are willing to Chance the weather. And if it’s Jodhpur, It is going to be more fun as you will be staying amidst the Sand Dunes. It would be a very enthralling experience for you. The camps are provided with all the amenities, where you can also get to savor Rajasthani dinner under the stars and enjoy various activities like dance, and folk music performance during camping.

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

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A romantic walk through Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is one of the best things to do in Jodhpur for the couple. The park boasts of more than 80 native species of plants from the Thar desert. Endure a leisurely stroll through its walking trail for that refreshing feeling of being amidst desert vegetation. This park is one of the most popular romantic destinations in Jodhpur, which is set on an outcrop of volcanic rock.

 

Location: At the foot of Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001

Fee: INR 100 per adult,  200 per person for Guided Walk

Timings: Sunday to Saturday – 9:00 hours to 6:30 hours

Go for Ziplining

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Ziplining is also one of the best things to do in Jodhpur. It’s also called the flying fox, is perfect for adding some adventurous charm in your jodhpur honeymoon. Taking you above the city with the backdrop of Mehrangarh Fort, this activity is the best of all the fun things to do in Jodhpur. The circuit takes nearly 90 minutes to complete.

 

Fee: INR 1,500 per person for adults, INR 1,250 per person for students(The Prices are subject to change)
Operating Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Paragliding

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Paragliding is one of the best things for adventure lovers in Jodhpur. Couples can enjoy exceptional sightseeing and aerial photography through this activity. The blue city is among the best places to try paragliding in India. Be assured of your safety with a proficient pilot accompanying you. 

 

Duration: 10 minutes to half an hour

Fee: INR 2990 per person (The Prices are subject to change)

Operating Hours: Sunday to Saturday – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Rajasthani Cuisine – Indulge in Local Flavors

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The royal city of Jodhpur is primarily known for its royal hospitality and delicious food. Jodhpuri cuisine is spicy and the sweets are made rich with lavish portions of dry fruits. The couples can savor the classic Dal Bati Churma, and delicious street foods such as Pyaaz Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Mirchi Vada, Panchkula, and Makhaniya Lassi, Makhan Vade, Mawa kachori, and Besan Chikki dominate the sweets sections. Jodhpur is genuinely a food lovers’ paradise where you can enjoy some unique Rajasthani dishes like gulab jamun ki sabzi and meaty delights like Laal maas. You can also go for a food tour with your loved ones through the streets of Blue city. That’s why we have put together this list of not-to-be-missed dishes in Jodhpur and the best places to try them at.

Umaid Bhawan Palace and Museum

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Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the largest royal residences in the world. The golden-yellow sandstone makes it a monument to Jodhpur’s gallantry and romance. You can get a glimpse inside the palace by having a pricey dinner at one of its restaurants or visiting the museum. The museum mostly displays old photos of the Maharaja and his family. You can see the vintage cars that belonged to the Royal families of Udaipur. You can also spend some quality time at Umaid Bhawan palace garden and with royal-themed dinners that flaunt all the pomp and the splendor of the desert kingdom.

 

Timing: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Ticket Charges: Rs.30 per person for Indian, Rs.100 for foreigners
Location: Circuit House Rd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006.

Jaswant Thada

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Jaswant Thada is one of the best honeymoon spots in Jodhpur. This white monument stands near a small lake, creating a perfect romantic getaway from the bustling chaos of Jodhpur. This Peaceful place is beautified with Jalis, artworks, and portraits of Rajput rulers. The couples can witness the classic beauty of Rajputana and Mughal fusion architecture, with a floral garden that gives them a perfect landscape to enjoy a quiet time. Along with beautiful architecture, the Mewar Taj Mahal has the various peculiarities that attract thousands of people every year.

 

Timing: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Ticket Charges: Rs.15 per person for Indian, Rs.30 for foreigners
Location: Lawaran, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001

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Top 10 Reasons Why Jaisalmer is the Best Honeymoon Destination

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Jaisalmer, The Golden City of India, is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Rajasthan. A beautiful city surrounded by the vast expanse of glittering sands and air infused with tales of love, passion, devotion, and sacrifice. The magnificent forts, deserts, camel safari, and everything makes it an exciting honeymoon destination for newlyweds. The city has a lot for the honeymooners, where they can enjoy dinner on the dunes, experience local music, and dance, explore local art, watch the sunset while holding hands together and enjoy a romantic stay at swiss tent.

 

Jaisalmer Honeymoon Top Things to Do

The romantic atmosphere and carved buildings make honeymoon in Jaisalmer an unforgettable experience. Usually, Jaisalmer conjures up images of only sand, camels, campaign, and old mud structures, but there is a lot more to do in this desert state. Here are the top 10 reasons why Jaisalmer is the best honeymoon destination in India.

1. Jaisalmer Fort – Sightseeing

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Build-in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, Jaisalmer fort is one of the most popular honeymoon places in Jaisalmer. Standing tall and proud amidst the sandy expanse of the Thar desert, this fort has adorned various Bollywood songs. The couple can witness the beautiful view when the spectacular fort turns into a golden hue under the rays of the sun. You can also plan to visit the Desert Museum and Heritage Museum if you have time.

Jaisalmer Fort Ticket Charges: Rs 50
Jaisalmer Fort Timing: 7AM – 6PM
Location: Fort Rd, Near Gopa Chowk, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

2. Gadisar Lake – Bird Watching

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Gadisar Lake is situated in the south of the city and treats you with breathtaking surroundings. It is one of the best honeymoon places in Jaisalmer as lakes are always amongst the top spot for couples to enjoy their evening. If you are planning your trip in the winter season, then you can get to see here a variety of migratory birds. You shouldn’t miss carrying a good pair of binoculars and the best camera if you wish to take some fantastic shots.

Gadisar Lake Timing: 8 AM – 8 PM
Location: Near Tilon Ki Gate | Near Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer 345001

3. Havelis – Visit

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The top three Hawelis to visit in Jaisalmer is Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haweli, and Nathmal Ji KI Haveli.  All these beautiful Havelis are made from yellow sandstone and have a wonderfully carved exterior. Patwon ki Haveli is one of the largest Havelis in Rajasthan. It is a cluster of five small Havelis. Started by Guman Chand Patwa, who was a wealthy banker, The haveli Took almost 55 years to be built and was completed by his sons. These Havelis depict architecture from the past and walking past the narrow lanes will give you a royal feel.

Location: No. 3129, Near Chura Para, Rajasthan 345001

4. Sam Sand Dunes – for an Adventure

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If your idea of a honeymoon is an adventure, then Sam Sand Dunes is a must-visit place for you. This place is especially famous for dune bashing at the Sam Sand Dunes. Couples can enjoy activities like camel riding, jeep safari, camping, and Parasailing, all of which can be a memorable honeymoon experience. The night stays in the swiss tents setups will be one of the best romantic things that you can enjoy only on their Jaisalmer Honeymoon Trip.

The best time to visit the place is from October to March when the weather gets a bit cold. Also, you can be part of the most popular Desert Festival of Jaisalmer, which happens in February month every year. It is a three-day event showcasing the culture of Rajasthan.

Location: Sand Dunes, Sam, Rajasthan 345001

5. Desert National Park – Bond on a Safari

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The warm sands of this heartland of the Thar Desert are perfect for an Eco-friendly and romantic honeymoon trip. You can spot chinkaras, black bucks, desert fox, reptiles, species of eagles, vultures and other exotic wild animals. The main attractions of this place are magnificent landscape, extinct lakes, tiger spotting, migratory birds and photography.

Ticket Charges
Indian: Rs.50
Foreigners: Rs.300

Timing: 7 AM – 5 PM
Location: Myajlar Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

6. Jaisalmer – Camping

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Camping with your better half under the open sky would be an unforgettable experience for a lifetime. Also, you can relish the live Rajasthani traditional folk dance and listen to mesmerizing musical programs by the local musicians while savoring some delicious Rajasthani cuisine. The Luxurious tents are sure to remind you of the way royal Rajputs and Mughals used to stay while traveling from one place to another.

Location: Sand Dunes Camp And Resort, 205, Jai Narayan Vyas Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

7. Shopping

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Shopping is one of the best things to do in Jaisalmer. There are many colorful shops in the markets around Jaisalmer Fort and Gadi Sagar Lake, where you can buy the various authentic Rajasthani stuff. You can also rent traditional attire at the shop and get yourself clicked for a lifetime memory in this charming city.

What to shop in Jaisalmer: Rajasthani textiles, Jootis, Puppets, local handicrafts, wooden decorative items, Handmade Jewelry, Precious Stones, and Furnished Leather Products.

Where to shop in Jaisalmer: Sadar Bazaar, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, Bhatia Bazaar, and Sonoran Ka Bas.

8. Luxury Stay

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Jaisalmer is famously known for its royal hospitality around the world. The offers a wide variety of luxury stay options to make you feel like a royal couple on your Jaisalmer Honeymoon trip. The Rangmahal and Suryagarh are considered for the ultimate royal experience. Both of these offer the best hospitality, spas, and personalised treatment.

Rangmahal: 5, Hotel Complex, Sam Road, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

Suryagarh: Kahala Phata, Jaisalmer – Sam – Dhanana Rd, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

9. Silk Route Art Gallery – Rich Culture

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Silk Route Art Gallery is also one of the best honeymoon spots in Jaisalmer, especially for those who are admirers of the art. The art gallery offers a wonderful collection of Rajasthani handicraft items, including clothes, patchworks, bags, belts, shawls, antiques, and accessories. Take home beautiful collections that aren’t just memorable souvenirs of your visit to the golden city, but also the perfect reflection of the city’s rich cultural and handicraft traditions.

Location: Kalakar Colony, Patwa Haveli Road, Malka Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001
Timing: 8 am to 8 pm
Entrance Fee: No Entry Fee

10. Rajasthani Cuisine – Indulge in Local Flavors

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The Golden City is famous for its rich culture and what makes it popular is its cuisine. The most popular Rajasthani Dishes that you would love to have on your honeymoon in Jaisalmer are Dal Baati & Churma. Also, there are a few other famous dishes like, Ker sangria, Laal Maas, Dil Kushal and Churma Ladoo that are a must-have on your romantic escapade. The local delicious flavors of the Rajasthani cuisine will surely add a touch of bliss to your vacation.

Location: Romani Jaisalmer, Near, On Rooftop Hotel The Desert Pride, Fort Rd, Dhibba Para, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

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Best places in Rajasthan for honeymoon

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If you’ve always dreamed of a royal honeymoon, then Rajasthan will be a perfect honeymoon destination for you. Rajasthan offers a magnificent rusty beauty that will make your honeymoon a lifelong memorable moment of life for you and your partner. Honeymoon vacation is a special time of your life when you get to know each other and begin a new life. So, your honeymoon destination should be special and happening. Rajasthan assures you to fall in love with each other and even deeper as you continue to explore the streets of Rajasthan. Moreover, you can go on a majestic camel safari to the desert and spend a night in a tent. You can also go on a hot air balloon ride with your loved one and enjoy the view. Here are some of the best places in Rajasthan for honeymoon helping you plan a better honeymoon together at ease and without andy difficulty.

1. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, also known as the golden city of Rajasthan. A beautiful place that is definitely going to give a different kind of romantic experience to all the honeymoon couples in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer has a lot for couples, where they can explore the Thar on the camel’s back, enjoying the Rajasthani Cuisines, spend a night in a tent, and the last but not the least watching out the wonderful folk dance, and music. Jaisalmer is a perfect combination of desert camp, folk dance and camel safari that reminds you of Dubai and get a top position in the list of best Rajasthan honeymoon places.

Romantic Spots in Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Gadsisar Lake, Bada Bagh, the massive five-storied Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Desert Nation Park.

Romantic things to do in Jaisalmer:

  • Enjoy a Camel Ride
  • Walk on the warm desert and feel the smooth sinking feeling
  • Go for a comfortable camp stay in the desert for a night or two to dance with folk dancers
  • Camping with your beloved under the open sky.
  • Enjoy the delicious Rajasthani cuisine. 
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2. Jodhpur

The blue city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also one of the best destinations in India for honeymoon. This beautiful city has a lot of romantic things to offer a newlywed couple. The rustic villages, heritage monuments, magnificent places, and scenic beauty of this town make it one of the most romantic Honeymoon places in Rajasthan. You can go on a village safari with your beloved and interact with the local people that will give you a real feel of the village life.

Romantic Places in Jodhpur for couples: Umaid Bhavan Palace museum; Umaid garden; Udai Mandir, Mandore Gardens

Romantic things to do in Jodhpur:

  • Takhat Sagar Lake to spend a beautiful evening
  • A romantic dinner at Mehran Terrace Restaurant
  • Explore Blue Houses
  • A romantic walk through Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
  • Witness the beautiful sunset at Kailana Lake
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3. Udaipur

 

The lakes city Udaipur is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Rajasthan. This gorgeous city has everything to offer you a royal honeymoon experience and this is something that we cannot miss in the list of romantic destinations of Rajasthan. Dotted with marble palaces and forts, with their stunning architecture, and the royal resorts of Udaipur offer the most romantic environment for the couples. The pebbled streets of the old city and the serene environs around its lakes makes Udaipur the best honeymoon destination in India.

Places for Couple in Udaipur: City Palace, Lake Palace, Monsoon Palace.

Romantic things to do in Udaipur:

  • Take A Romantic Boat Ride at Lake Pichola 
  • Enjoy an evening stroll at the Gulab Bagh
  • Spend some time with your partner at the Jaisamand Lake
  • Spend A Beautiful Night With Your Sweetheart at Ambrai Ghat 
  • Camel Safari – Spend A Quality Time Amidst The Desert
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4. Jaipur

Jaipur that is also known to be the pink city recognised as one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. It would be a lovely destination for all those couples who are planning for a royal honeymoon.  Jaipur has each and everything that a couple would ask for, say for example beautiful palaces, magnificent Forts, lavish hotels, the ancient Havelis that attract honeymooner not only from India but from all over the world. Jaipur has been one of the famous and the best honeymoon places in Rajasthan for more than a decade.

Romantic Places in Jaipur: Sisodia Rani Garden, Nahargarh Fort, Sagar (Amer), Central Park, Chokhi Dhani.

Best things to do in Jaipur for couples:

  • Watch a Bollywood film with your love at Raj Mandir
  • Visit Fairmont Jaipur for a romantic date night
  • Fly high in Jaipur sky in a hot air balloon
  • Try yummy street-food in the main market and delicious non-veg at MI Road
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5. Ajmer

Surrounded by Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan, Ajmer is the paradise for all those couples who love Sufi era, and then visiting the Dargah Sharif is something that cannot be missed. With all of this, the rich heritage, luxury resorts and various other experiences which are quite incredible for enriching honeymoon in Rajasthan. The city is tranquil and provides one with total solace. It is a destination where one can enjoy some quality time with their partner.

Places to visit in Ajmer for couples: Khawaja Gharib Nawaz, Ana Sagar Lake, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Taragarh Fort, Akbari Fort & Museum.

Romantic things to do in Ajmer:

  • Seek the blessings of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti
  •  Enjoy a Peaceful walk at Daulat Bagh
  • Shop for Rajasthani handicrafts
  • Enjoy a candlelight dinner with your partner
The Ajmer Dargah on Milad-un-Nabi.

6. Pushkar

This scenic and peaceful city has always been the most popular honeymoon destination in Rajasthan. Usually, Pushkar is known as a sacred city of the Hindus but is also great for the couples who are looking for a budget honeymoon destinations in India. The town surrounded by tall and green trees on all the sides of the shiny desert. Pushkar also claims of some of the most beautiful resorts for honeymoon couples.

Beautiful places to visit in Pushkar for couples: Pushkar lake, Sunset Cafe Hotel, Varaha Ghat, Thar Desert

Romantic things to do in Pushkar:

  • Go for Sawan ke Jule or a fun camel ride
  • Pushkar is a small town, hire a bike and go on a long romantic
  • Hike from Ratnagiri Hill to Savitri Temple with your loved one
  • Do absolutely nothing and see the setting sun from your hotel terrace
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Best Places to Visit in India During Winter

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Are you planning for your winter holidays? still confused about how to choose the best winter holiday destination. So, don’t worry we are here for your help. By the way, there are various destinations to visit during the winter season. But if you really want to enjoy your winter holiday. Then, you should plan your winter holiday in India. During the winter, you can enjoy some famous events like Christmas and New Year eve. There is something special about this month, the cool breeze, the lovely environment, the romance in the air, and the period of celebration and vacation.

 

Visiting these exciting places in India during winter that can turn your regular trip into a memorable one like the one you have been waiting for a long time. The best time to visit in India to enjoy the winter is from December to February, which is regarded as the winter season and seen by many as the best time to visit India. During this time the temperature is cool and dry, making the ideal conditions to take in the highlights and hidden gems of India. You should take some heavy woolen clothes with you during winter vacation in India because some places on the list receive heavy snowfall and winter.

Here is a list of Top 10 places to visit in India during winter.

1. Auli, Uttarakhand

Auli is the kind of place that can be visited during the whole year. But if you want to enjoy a spot of skiing in Auli, the winter season is the time to head to this picturesque town. The ideal time to visit Auli is from November to February, to enjoying snowfall, and skiing. If you are going particularly for skiing, then January-March is the best time to go – that’s when there are skiing festivals and championships all across the town.

Tourist attractions of Auli : Skiing, trekking, snowboarding, and chair car ride.

Tip: Don’t miss the longest cable car of Asia and skiing experience at Auli.

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2. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, also known as the golden city of Rajasthan. One of the best place to witness the charm of the desert especially during the winter season. where you can enjoy sightseeing and various outdoor activities like camel ride, the desert safari, campaigning and Jaisalmer desert festival which are organized in the month of January every year. The best time to visit Jaisalmer is December and January because that time as the maximum temperature does not go beyond 24 degree celsius. During this time the evenings are cooler and at night, the temperature further falls down to 7-8  degree celsius in the desert area, especially in the months of December and January.

Tourist attractions of Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Gadisar Lake, Patwon ki Haveli, Folklore Museum, and Sam Sand Dunes.

Tip: Enjoy a camel safari to the dunes, which you can only enjoy at Jaisalmer.

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3. Patnitop, Jammu, and Kashmir

Patnitop is a famous hill station in Jammu and Kashmir is known for its parks, views and nature walk. It is surrounded by beautiful forests and snow-covered mountains of the Pir Panjal range. December to March is the perfect time to visit Patnitop to enjoy some of the adventure activities like Paragliding, Skiing, and trekking. You can also enjoy a leisure walk in the Pine forest to experience nature’s beauty. The best thing is this season Patnitop does not face road blockages so that you can head out to places like Naag Mandir, Shiva Garh, and Billo Ki Powri for a great time.

Tourist attractions Patnitop: naag mandir, nathatop, shiva garh, & shiva garh.

Tip: Visit Nathatop, Sanasar lake, Not to miss this place if you are in Patnitop.

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4. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Another winter destination where you can enjoy some quality time with your loved ones or friends. Winter is the best time to travel to Manali because during winter you can indulge yourself in several activities like Skiing, Skating, Snow Fight, and snowboarding, etc. Also, you can go to Kullu. Tourists love Kullu for its picturesque landscapes, lots of adventure activities, and a lovely atmosphere. Kullu offers various adventure activities like Trekking, mountaineering, river rafting, paragliding and hiking over the Himalayan hills.

Tourist attractions Manali: Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass, Old Manali,  Manikaran, Naggar Castle.

Tip: Stay in Tourist Tents in Manali

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5. Pondicherry, Chennai

Pondicherry is known for its serenity and scenic charm. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in south India, famous for its mixed cultures, different traditions, ultimate spirituality, an assortment of cuisines and beautiful beaches. The best time to plan a vacation to Pondicherry is from November till March, or the winter season. During the winter season when the climate is comparatively cooler and also perfect for sightseeing, beach fun and water sports.

Tourist attractions of Pondicherry: Pondicherry Beach, Botanical Garden, Paradise Beach, Aurobindo Ashram 

Tip: Enjoy the amazing sunrises at Pondicherry Beach.

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6. Goa

The best time to visit Goa is Mid-November to Mid-February. It is an ideal time to visit Goa since the weather is pleasantly cold and comfortable. During these three months, most of the tourists visit Goa to witness one of the most popular festivals, Sunburn, besides extensive Christmas and New Year celebrations. Apart from this, there are various things to do in Goa during winter, which makes it a perfect winter holiday destination.

Tourist attractions of Goa: Dudh Sagar falls, Aguada fort, Calangute beach, Baga beach, etc.

Tip: enjoy water sports activities, Christmas and new year celebrations, seafood, sunburn festival, beaches.

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7. Leh and Ladakh

Traveling to Leh-Ladakh in the winter season is the dream of every traveler. Winter is the best time to visit Leh and Ladakh when you can experience the best and authentic Ladakh. It is the time when you can go on one of the most adventurous treks of the world “Chadar Trek.” Apart from this, you will enjoy various festivals like Ladakhi Losar, Stok Monastery Festival, Matho Monastery festival and Dosmoche during the winter season. Here you can see some of the species only in the season of winter like Blue sheep and Mountain wolf etc.

Tourist attractions of Leh and Ladakh: Visit Sham Valley, Monasteries, Festivals, Photography in winter, Adventurous treks.

Tip: Go for an adventure bike ride.

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8. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, is a beautiful region where the rich culture and traditions seem to be the most vibrant and visible. Jaipur attracts thousands of tourists every year and has been one of the most popular holiday destinations which spread with forts, palaces, temples and so on. The best time to visit Jaipur is the winter season, which lasts from October to march. It is a great time to explore the Pink City, whether you are going for sightseeing or an adventure trip.

Tourist attractions of Jaipur: Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, etc.

Tip: Enjoy elephant ride at Amber fort.

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9. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Kutch is a district of Gujarat state in western India. It covers an area of 45,674 km², and it is the largest district in India. Kutch District is surrounded by the Gulf of Kutch and the Arabian Sea in the south and west, while the seasonal wetlands of Kutch surround northern and eastern parts. It is a centre of celebration, festivity, arts, and culture in December as it hosts its grand Rann Mahotsav. Visit this moon-like desert of India in December for an extraordinary experience. The tourist season in Kutch runs from late October till March. The best time to visit this region is the month of December when the Rann Utsav is in full swing. The festival is celebrated on the grandest scale on the full moon night in December. Scores of luxury tents are set up in Dorado along with food stalls and arcades for handicrafts and cultural performances. Dance, music, festivities and cultural celebrations of the region are performed all over the district.

Tourist attractions of Kutch: Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Kutch Museum, Dholavira, etc.

Tip: Enjoy full moon safari ride in the vast salt desert of the Rann of Kutch.

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10. Munnar, Kerala

Surrounded by the Anamalai mountain range, the lovely hill station of Munnar is a sight to behold in the chilly winter season with mountain slopes covered in 80,000 miles of green tea farms surrounded by misty valleys and low flying clouds.

 

Visiting Munnar in the winter season is an experience in itself, that time you can enjoy the misty cold weather that can plunge right down to five degrees Celsius. There are various things which you can enjoy theirs during the winter season as you can warm yourself with a hot cup of tea at the TATA tea museum, watch the stunning waterfalls cascade down. There are also trekking routes, tea factories and little bungalows in Munnar that will give you an old colonial feel.

Tourist attractions of Munnar:  TATA Tea Museum, Kundala Lake, Eravikulam National Park,  Mattupetty Dam, Marayur , Lockhart Gap, Meesapulimala.

Tips:  Visit Echo Point for trekking and nature walks.

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9 Amazing Things to Do in Rishikesh | Rishikesh Travel Guide

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Rishikesh is the city of India’s northeast state Uttarakhand, popular known as the birthplace of yoga. One of the best places for those who want to seek knowledge and peace. It is the Home of various Sacred temples, ashrams, and yoga institutes, which attract thousands of visitors from across the world every year.

 

With all of these features, Rishikesh is also considered as adventures capital of India. This beautiful city offers numerous adventure tourism activities to tourist, which are special things to do for making your holiday unforgettable. You can do Rafting and camping, Bungee Jumping, Rock climbing, paragliding, flying fox, wildlife tour, and jeep safari or elephant safari in Rajaji National Park – Rishikesh, trekking and much more. But before you plan a visit to the city of Rishikesh, there are things you need to know.

How to Reach Rishikesh

By Air

Dehradun international airport is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is situated about 35 km from Rishikesh. Most carriers such as Air India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there are various nonstop flights like Lucknow to Dehradun, Jaipur to Dehradun as well. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.

 

By Road

The best way to reach Rishikesh is by road. Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh well connected by road with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from Kashmiri Gate Interstate Bus Terminal, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe or a luxurious coach.

 

By Train

Rishikesh has its own railway station but it is not connected to major Indian cities apart from Haridwar, which is approximately 25 Km away.  Haridwar is well connected to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, and Varanasi.

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The Best Time to Visit Rishikesh

The best time to visit Rishikesh is from late September – October to mid-November, and from early march – April to the first week of May. Due to situated close to the Himalayas, at this time of the year, Rishikesh weather is cool and delightful. So it is advisable to carry warm clothes as the nights can get really chilly.

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Things to Do at Rishikesh

Yoga and Meditation

Rishikesh is also known as the yoga capital of the world. It is the home to some effective Yogpeeth or Yoga centers. People coming out of these centers spotted calling it a life-changing experience. You should visit Rishikesh at least for one week in a year and enjoy the goodness of Yoga.

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Temple Tour

A visit to Rishikesh would remain unfulfilled if you don’t visit the culturally and historically enriched temples of this place. With a large range of temples, Rishikesh offers the tourists a clear glimpse of the culture and traditions being followed in the town for a long time. If you have a thing for religious history and are seeking a peaceful moment after a long day, do remember to stop by the temples to regain your spirit.

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Waterfalls Trekking

Waterfalls are a general event in Rishikesh and to be able to climb a waterfall sounds exciting. Trekking the mountains and tracing the path of the flowing water will be adventurous enough to make you go do it. You will really enjoy it with your friends & family.

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Bungee Jumping

One of the best things, which you can only enjoy in Rishikesh. It is an activity where you jump off the edge of the railing with a suspended harness. Maybe one of the most daring adventure sports ever, bungee jumping involves taking a free fall, with a harness attached of course, into the deep valley. The fall takes place usually from a height of 150 meters. A great activity which offers you to experience the beauty of Rishikesh valleys.

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Camping

When the busyness of city life takes a toll on your soul and you need some peace. If you want to spend some time with full of peace then Rishikesh would be the perfect place for you enjoy to sit candlelit mountain valleys, singing and breathing the moist breeze of calmness here will have a transcendental effect and is sure to delight you. Make your trip a memorable one at some of these best camps of Rishikesh. The best time for camping in Rishikesh is in between February to May and them from September to November.

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Ganga Aarti on the Banks of the River Ganga

One of the most popular Ganga aarti in Rishikesh is held on the banks of the river at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. The Ganga aarti at parmarth niketan is organized and performed by ashram residents, especially by the children who are studying the Vedas there. The ceremony starts with the singing of devotional songs, prayers, and a hawan ( a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to agni dev, the fire god). The lamps are lit and the aarti occurs as the final part of the ceremony.

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Ayurvedic Massage

India is considered the birthplace of Ayurveda. When it comes to the best Ayurvedic massages in India, the Rishikesh comes in the top of the list. It is a place where your mind and body find utter serenity.

Best places for Ayurveda therapies and massages in Rishikesh: Hemadri Ayurveda Centre, Ananda in the Himalayas, Ayurveda Bhavan, and Braham Yoga and Healing, among others.

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Shopping in Rishikesh

Shopping could be one of the best things to do while in Rishikesh. If you are a shopaholic, then you must explore all the local markets of Rishikesh, that reflects the culture of Rishikesh the best. There are numerous exotic and organic products that you can buy for yourself or your loved ones as souvenirs .you can also buy some cool t-shirts that are even brought and worn by the foreigners in Rishikesh.

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Food in Rishikesh

The food culture of Rishikesh is diverse and interesting, especially when feasted on in a cafe with a raw setting and view of the Ganges. Right from pasta to dal fry, the Rishikesh presents various options for the foodies. Most of the cafes and restaurants of Rishikesh are budget-friendly and also offers free wi-fi.

Popular cafes in Rishikesh: the 60’s cafe, little buddha cafe, Ellbee Ganga view, and bistro nirvana, among many. These cafes have that chill-vibe, and many of them overlook the glistening Ganges.

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Jaipur Travel Guide | Best Things to Do at Jaipur

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Jaipur

The Pink city of Rajasthan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. This beautiful city founded in 1727 by the Rajput ruler Jai Singh II. It hosts various attractions includes majestic forts, gardens, and historic temples. Apart from this, It is the home of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. Jaipur has various things for shopping lovers. You can buy a perfect souvenir from the vibrant markets of Pink City. Also, if you are a foodie, Then Jaipur will be heaven for you. You can enjoy The best of Rajasthani food in Jaipur like Dal Bati Churma, Ker Sangri. You can also enjoy the Street Food of Jaipur, In which Primarily including Golgappa (Pani Puri), Pyaaz Kachori, Gajak, and more. Here we will help you to find the best tourist destinations of Jaipur through our Jaipur Travel Guide.

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How to Reach Jaipur

Transportation

Air: Indian Airlines connect Jaipur with Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Bombay, Varanasi, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad.

Rail: Jaipur is connected by rail with Delhi, Agra, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Abu Road (Mount Abu), Udaipur, Bombay, and Sawai Madhopur.

Road: Jaipur is well connected by road with Delhi 258 km, Agra 236 km, Bikaner 321 km, Udaipur 405 km, Ajmer 131 km, Jodhpur 316 km, Bharatpur 176 km, Jaisalmer 638 km and Mumbai 1202 km

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Best Time to Visit Jaipur

The best time to visit Jaipur is during the winter months of November to February. During this season the temperatures are lowest. From summer to the monsoon season temperatures can reach an unbearable 40C with combined with the pollution and dust makes sightseeing almost impossible.

Jaipur

Best Place to Visit in Jaipur or Things to Do at Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the best tourist destinations in India. Every year thousands of domestic and international tourists come to Jaipur and explore here’s majestic forts, historic palaces, and temples. Here we provide you Jaipur Travel Guide to find the best tourist destinations of Jaipur.

1. Amber Palace (Amer Fort)

The principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. A majestic palace which is constructed by red sandstone and marble reflects a blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture.

Things to Do in Amber Fort

  1. Go elephant riding.
  2. Enjoy the light and sound show in the evening.
  3. Visit the temple of Sila Devi.
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2. Hawa Mahal

The palace of winds, Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. It is said that the palace was constructed for royal women to observe the streets without being seen, the palace is now one of the most iconic buildings in Jaipur.

Things to Do at Hawa Mahal

  1. Visit the archaeological museum.
  2. Shop in Pink City Bazaar.
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3. City Palace

City Palace was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, By the Rajput ruler Jai Singh II. The royal palace is situated at the center of the city where you will enjoy seeing handcrafted products, cultural heritage, and architecture. Also, you will be awestruck by the glorious view of the pink city from here.

Things to Do at City Palace

  1. Experience the rich History and Architecture.
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4. Jantar Mantar

If you want to spend some time of the tour at an observatory, then you should go Jantar Mantar on your Jaipur Tour. This observatory was set up by Jai Singh II in 1728 to measure the heavens. It has some weird looking gadget and structures.

Things to Do at Jantar Mantar

  1. Explore the collection of architectural astronomical instruments.
Jantar Mantar Jaipur

5. Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal, The water palace of Jaipur, It was constructed by Sawai Pratap Singh, in 1799. The palace is located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in the state capital of Rajasthan. It is a five Storey building. when the Man Sagar lake is full of water, its four Storeys sink under the water and only fifth or top floor is visible.

Things to Do at Jal Mahal

  1. Visit magnificent gardens to South of Man Sagar Lake.
  2. Enjoy the evening view of Jal Mahal.
  3. Click pictures or spend some peaceful time at Jal Mahal.
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6. Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734. It is one of the most popular forts in Rajasthan. The fort is a two-story building which has suites for the king and his twelve queens. It is divided into nine similar apartments and each of these apartments has a lobby, bedrooms, kitchen, toilets, and store.

Things to Do at Nahargarh Fort

  1. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the top of the fort.
  2. Sunset view from Nahargarh Fort.
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7. Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort stands on the hill of Eagles “Chil Ka Tilla”. It was founded in 1726 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. It is the home of the world’s largest cannon “The Jaivana Cannon”.

Things to Do at Jaigarh for

  1. See the world’s largest cannon.
  2. Explore the museum of war Instruments and weapons.
  3. The stunning views from Jaigarh Fort.
Jai Garh Jaipur

8. Albert Hall Museum

It is one of the oldest Museum of Rajasthan. Albert Hall Museum is situated in the Ram Niwas Bagh (Garden). The main attraction of this museum is Egyptian Mummy which is 2300 years old. You can also see the rich collection of artifacts in this museum.

Things to Do at the Albert Hall Museum

  1. See the large collection of showpieces, artworks, antique objects, and others.
  2. Enjoy an incredible light show.
Albert Hall Museum

Shopping at Jaipur

1. Johri Bazaar

Johri Bazaar is especially known for Jewelry. You can buy gold, silver Jewelry and traditional Kundan jewelry from here.

Specialty: Jewelry with precious gemstones and handmade necklaces are some of the best.

Things to buy at Johri Bazaar: Buy Jewelry at reasonable prices at this Jaipur market.

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2. Bapu Bazaar

Bapu Bazaar is one of the most popular markets of the Pink City for buying traditional Jutis, Bangles, Sarees, Dupattas, Scarves, etc.

Specialty: Best quality Jaipur textile goods are present here.

Things to buy at Bapu Bazaar: Mojari-footwear made from camel skin, leather bags, wallets, and shoes.

Jaipuri Jutti

3. Badi Chaupar

It is a must visit where you can buy traditional footwear called Mojaris, dress materials with Jaipuri print, sarees, jewelry to handicrafts, Rajasthani furniture, antiques and much more.

Specialty: A perfect place to buy handicrafts and Jaipur print at a reasonable price.

Things to Buy at Badi Chaupar: Embroidered bed sheets, traditional souvenirs, and gift items.

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4. Nehru Bazaar

Another primary shopping destination in Jaipur. It is especially known for the striking blue pottery and the colors of handicraft items, blue pottery, Rajasthani Juttis, and trinkets make it a very lively place.

Specialty: One of Jaipur’s shopping specialties that look vibrant with multi-colored designs.

Things to buy at Nehru Bazaar: A place for buying beautiful clothes, bags, gifts.

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5. Chaura Rasta

Chaura Rasta is heaven for stationery lovers as they would find a goods collection of handmade paper diaries, books, and many stationery items at the best prices.

Specialty: You will find a wide assortment of papers and books at affordable prices.

Things to Buy at Chaura Rasta: Handmade paper diaries.

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The Best of Rajasthani Food in Jaipur

1. Dal Bati Churma

The trip to Jaipur is incomplete without having Dal Bati Churma. It is one of the most popular foods in Rajasthan.

Rajasthani Thali

2. Ghevar

Ghevar is a traditional Rajasthani sweet. The connection of Jaipur with Ghevar is inviolable. Some sweet shops are synonymous with this delicacy & specialize in its preparation techniques.

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3. Pyaz ki Kachori

Pyaz ki kachori is the most popular street food of Jaipur. It is an extremely famous morning breakfast of a huge number of people groups of Jaipur. You can enjoy steaming hot fiery Pyaaz ki Kachori, in most of the Namkeen shops of the city.

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4. Ker Sangri

It is a traditional Rajasthani dish made with dried Ker berry and Sangri beans. Ker Sangri is an extremely tasty dish, leaving a lingering taste on your tongue while your Jaipur trip.

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5. Gatte Ki Sabzi

Gatte ki sabzi is made with boiled gram flour dumplings and simmered in yogurt curry is a very popular side dish and are a great combination to eat with hot puris or chapattis.

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6. Mawa Kachori

Rajasthan is known for its rich food and culture. Mawa Kachori is a delightful dessert. Kachori filled with an aromatic mixture of mawa and nuts makes it a very festive dessert.

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7. Gajak

It is a dry sweet, made of sesame seed or “Till” as they are known in Hindi. You can enjoy its delicious taste during the winter season. Gajak of Jaipur is very famous all over the world which you can’t find at whatever other places in India.

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5 Tips to Save Money on Car Rental

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In today’s time, car rentals are the easiest way of traveling that making the best assistance for travelers. whenever looking for local travel or outer of your location, You can take the help of cab services easily and make your travel more enjoyable. All these things become more special while you plan a vacation from out of the country. In India, there are lots of tour and travel companies who provide car rental services. Where you can book cars for your trips according to your need and situation. It can be more beneficial for you because when you book your car through a travel company they will provide cars with an experienced driver, Who has good experience of long tours in India. The driver always guides you for the best tourist places and how can you reach there fast. Apart from this, a reputed tour and travel company always offer their clients best deals on car rental services compare to local cab companies. In this blog, we are providing you some tips to save money on car rental.

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Tips To Save Money From Car Rentals:

1. Choosing the Right Vehicle

It is the normal thing, but sometimes we ignore that. choosing the right vehicle, The first thing which should be in your mind while you book a car. It is important because if you are choosing appropriate car rental services for your journey. It will be beneficial for you. The proper space is a must in the cab at the basis of members who make travel with you. If you have members and booking a big cab beyond a small cab that could be suitable for you, it can increase expenses on a car. So, always keep in your mind about members and hire affordable cabs in your budget. But also tour your mind for the luggage and children with you. Even if, it doesn’t matter if you all in lesser numbers. But if you are in a large number then you should have all these in your mind.

In the Tips To Save Money From Car Rentals and After confirming the size of, you can search for different car rental services on the Internet. And compare with their best offers and services to get your best choice for saving money. In booking a taxi, it will be the best thing to check the prices of different cab services that will help you to get the best deals on the rental cab.

2. Confirm Extra Charges & Conditions

Before hiring your car you should clear all your doubts with your car rental company regarding extra or hidden charges such as service tax, toll tax, driver extra charges and more. These charges may be effective at the time of traveling and if you are already well familiar with these things, you can get your tour stress free and joyful. Here is the short query that how you can save money from here. Then you can find that occasionally you book a taxi on your choice and also on affordable rates but suddenly you find the rent more than that. It is the reason for extra charges that make a negative effect on you.

3. Compare Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Rental Rates

If you need a vehicle for your long terms group and corporate tours in India. You should rent a car for a month or a week. In India, there are various tour and travel agencies offer the opportunity to save money when you rent a car on a monthly or longer basis. It is less hassle than a short term lease. As well You can get great deals through travel companies special offers which are they run often. Also in normal days without an offer, you can save up to 10-15 % off long term rental compared to daily rental charges. With a wide array of vehicles and premium customer service, we make renting a car long term easy. If you are looking for a car rental for one month or longer, be sure to check out our Long Term Special.

4. Don’t Pay for Insurance You Don’t Need

Most car rental companies will try convenience you to buy additional insurance, like loss damage waivers or personal effects coverage.which can set you back $20 to $40 more per day. But if you have your own car insurance or a AAA membership, you probably don’t need to purchase this additional insurance, but make sure you double check before skipping out on it entirely.  Apart from this, many credit cards offer free rental car insurance when you use the card to play for your rental.

5. Choose a Pick-up Location Somewhere Other Than the Airport

Airport car rentals can be twice the price of a rental agency just a few miles outside of the airport. because local laws often add specific taxes just for airport rentals, which are added to your bill. If you are comfortable, then you can take public transportation into a city or a hotel shuttle to your accommodation and then rent a vehicle from a nearby location. It will be beneficial for you.

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Adventure Activities in Jaipur

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The average Rajasthan traveler spends a great deal of time in Jaipur city which is the capital city of this royal state.

Adventure Activities in Jaipur

The average Rajasthan traveler spends a great deal of time in Jaipur city which is the capital city of this royal state. Jaipur has a lot to offer in terms of tourism opportunities such as sightseeing, shopping, and various travel activities. However, in an effort to bring to your notice the fact that there is, even more, to enjoy in the pink city. Here we are introducing you with some of the top adventure activities of Jaipur.

 

1. Nahargarh Cycling Expedition

Bicycle trip to the Nahargarh fort through the forest roads would be a very challenging excursion for you. A majestic fort which is at the height of above 700 meters from the sea level provides a panoramic view of the city and the Aravalli forests. It could be the best adventure activity for you if you are a nature lover and adventure seeker birding enthusiasts and fitness junkies.

Nahargarh Cycling Expedition

 

2. Amber Fort Elephant Ride

Elephant ride at amber fort one of the best thing to do in Jaipur, which you should not miss during your Jaipur trip. Every year hundreds of tourists flock towards the amber fort just for this grand ride. The beauty of these animals decorated in royal colors would definitely ensorcell you. These enthralling animals also showcase a great amalgam of painted colors which reflect beautifully. This delight ride takes you to the entrance of the amber fort, up the steep slope. You would really enjoy this ride.

Amber Fort Elephant Ride

 

3. Jhalana Safari Park – for an Incredible Wildlife Safari Tour

Jhalana safari park is a wildlife area in Jaipur, which famously known for here’s leopards. It could be the best adventurous activity for you in Jaipur. Drive deep into the safari park, spot leopards, striped hyenas, golden jackals, desert foxes, chitals, and many more species of animals. Also, if you are a birdwatching lover, then you can witness a few birds like indian pitta, dusky eagle, owl, spotted owl, etc.

Jhalana Safari Park

 

4. Sambhar Lake – for the Thrills of a Bike Trip

One of the best outdoor activities in Jaipur is a bike ride to sambhar lake. Sāmbhar is the largest inland saltwater lake in India located about 100 kilometers from the pink city Jaipur. Where you not only enjoy the rich culture of the town but also experience the fresh air of the passing towns like Sawarda. You will also pass through a small village dedicated to the religious guru of the Sikh community and seek blessing at Gurudwara.

Sambhar Lake – For The Thrills Of A Bike Trip

 

5. Tree House Resort – for the Best Glamping Experience

Glamping has now become one of the most popular adventures in Jaipur. It is possible to go glamping at the tree house resort where the state-of-the-art amenities, iron wrought beds, and leathered chairs greet you. You will get to stay in the ‘nests’ on the keekar tree that are named after birds in the area. This is a true luxury at its best with ATV rides, jungle safaris, camel rides, tennis courts, bird watching, and outdoor movies to enjoy. It is undoubtedly an experience that one cannot afford to miss on their trip to Jaipur.

Tree House Jaipur

 

6. Kukas – for a Surreal Hot-air Balloon Ride

The hot air balloon ride is one of the most popular things to do at the adventure places in Jaipur. It is mostly held a few hours before sunrise and sunset, with 8 people accommodate for each ride. Where you can drift over the pink city in a hot air balloon and experience the mesmerizing views of the forts and palaces nestled among the Aravalli ranges with sky waltz balloon safari in Kukas. Enjoy the plethora of colors and sounds of this city from up above.

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7. Village Jeep Safari in Nearby Villages of Jaipur

One of the best chance to learn about the Rajasthani village’s culture and tradition. Explore the houses made of clay, cow dung and hay, making a termite-free facade in the countryside. Meet the farmers and know about their day to day life and discuss agriculture and watch the hardworking ladies busy with their day to day life. The kids who are busy playing their village traditional games like, gulli-danda, sitoliya, and kho kho, etc. Also, witness the view of the mountains near the villages. In the evening taste one of the best masala tea while exploring the region.

Jaipur village jeep safari

 

8. Camping in Jaipur

Campaigning in Jaipur will be one of the best adventure activities in Jaipur. It offers an affordable camping activity to explore the joy of staying in desert camps. You can find many camps in Jaipur with luxury tents, deluxe tents, and swiss tents. Enjoy the Rajasthani finger-licking foods especially it’s dal bati churma. Camps in Jaipur are more about losing yourself in its adventure activities such as camel safari, desert safari, and jeep safari.

Jaipur camping

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Char Dham Yatra

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India is the land of Devis (Goddesses) and Devatas (Gods). The number is 330 million and no less. This country is replete with holy shrines and temples.

India is the land of Devis (Goddesses) and Devatas (Gods). The number is 330 million and no less. This country is replete with holy shrines and temples. With the remains of rich Hindu mythology here, there are groups of pilgrims spread across vast borders in India. Of these, the Char Dham Yatra holds a significant spot. Char Dham is known as the four holiest pilgrimage sites in India that are widely revered by Hindus. These holy sites are Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri, and Rameswaram located in four different directions of India. The Adi Shankaracharya defined Char Dham consists of three Vaishnavite and one Shaivite pilgrimage centers. The Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath of Uttarakhand were known as Chota Char Dham to differentiate them from the bigger circuit of Char Dham sites. But after the mid-20th century, they were also known as Char Dham. Among four blest sites, Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Badrinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On the other side, Yamunotri and Gangotri are dedicated to Goddess Ganga and Yamuna  (two holy rivers). It is believed highly sacred by Hindus to visit Char Dham during one’s lifetime. These four ancient temples also mark the spiritual source of four sacred rivers – Ganga(Gangotri), Yamuna (Yamunotri), Mandakini (Kedarnath) and Alaknanda (Badrinath).

 

In simple words, the Char Dham Yatra refers to the four holiest pilgrimage sites in India, viz. Badrinath (Uttarakhand in North), Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu in South), Dwarka (Gujarat in West), and Puri (Odisha in East). However, we are often confused with the 4 sacred destinations of Uttarakhand – the Devbhoomi. These Char Dhams – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri – are, in fact, a part of the small circuit of four seats or the Chota Char Dham Yatra.

 

1. Badrinath

Temple of: Lord Vishnu

District: Chamoli

State: Uttarakhand

Altitude: 3133 meters

Badrinath is a sacred town at Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The most important in the four sites in India’s Char Dham pilgrimage, and gets its name after the temple of Badrinath.

The main god here is the Lord Vishnu, worshipped in his form of Badrinarayan. This place is the only one that is a part of both the original Char Dham and the Chota Char Dham circuits.

Legend: According to the Hindu epic Mahabharata, it is the place where Nar & Narayana – the dual forms of Lord Vishnu – meditated. Badrinath has also been mentioned as a destination that the Pandavas crossed en route heaven. Another popular legend tells that the Maharshi Veda Vyasa authored Mahabharata at a cave in Mana, a destination approximately 4 km from Badrinath.

Places to visit:

Badrinath Temple: Shankaracharya who discovered a black Saligram stone image of Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Badrinarayan. He established the same in a cave near Tapt Kund hot springs. Whom the 16th century, the king of Garhwal moved the stone idol into the present day temple.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple – The temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nilkanth, a form of Shiva. It is situated at a height of 1330 meters and is located about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India. Is the first place to receive the sun’s light in the region.

Tapt Kund: It is a group of natural sulfur springs situated on the bank of River Alaknanda beside the Badrinarayan Temple. According to Hindu mythology consider that when Lord Vishnu was happy with Agni Dev’s (Fire God’s) penance, he granted a boon to eternally reside him in the form of this kind here. The normal water temperature is 55°c but rises gradually as the day progresses. So, when in Badrinath, do perform the ‘Agni Teerth’ that is believed to wash away all your sins.

Vasudhara Falls: Vasudhara Falls 400 feet high waterfalls are located 4 km from Badrinath in the Mana Village. It is said that the water of the falls will turn away from the visitors who are not pure at heart.

 

2. Kedarnath

The seat of- Lord Shiva

District- Rudraprayag

State- Uttarakhand

Altitude- 3553 meters

The Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand in India. Due to the extreme weather conditions is open only between the end of April (Akshaya Tritiya) to November (Kartik Purnima – the autumn full moon), the temple During the winters.  Kedarnath temple is brought to Ukhimath and worshipped there for six months. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kedarnath here, that the ‘Lord of Kedar Khand’. the historical name of the region.

Legend: It is said that Nar & Narayana (two incarnations of Lord Vishnu) prayed in front of a Shivalingam in Badrikashram of Bharat Khand. blessed by their devotion, Lord Shiva granted them a boon. They requested Shiva to take up a permanent seat as a Jyotirlinga at Kedarnath so as to free the devotees of Lord Shiva from all their miseries.

Places to visit:

Kedarnath Temple – This temple was Built in the 8th century by the Hindu philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. The Temple is known to be built in the same vicinity where the ancient temple built by the Pandavas. Inside the temple, a conical rock formation is worshipped by the devotees as Sadashiva, a form of Lord Shiva.

Shankaracharya Samadhi –  The place situated nearby the Kedarnath Temple, the place is believed to be the place where Adi Shankaracharya took Samadhi.

Bhairon Temple – Bhairon Temple is approx located 1 km from the Kedarnath Temple, This temple is believed to be the home to the protector of the Kedarnath Temple and valley.

Gandhi Sarovar – The lake is believed that place from where Yudhishthir – the eldest Pandava – departed to heaven.

 

3. Gangotri

The seat of- Goddess Ganga

District- Uttarkashi

State- Uttarakhand

Altitude- 3048 meters

Gangotri – the origin of the River Ganges, It is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The main Gangotri Temple was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa. The river is also called Bhagirathi and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda river. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and that is 19 km trek from Gangotri.

Legend: According to a popular legend, Goddess Ganga took the form of the river to cleanse the ashes(Ancestors’ bones) and liberate the souls of King Bhagiratha’s ancestors. when Bhagiratha meditated to please the goddess. for minimizing the impact of her fall, Lord Shiva placed her in his matted locks. At the point of impact, the goddess also known as Bhagirathi.

Another legend talks that Ganga as a beautiful woman born out from Lord Brahma’s Kamandal (water vessel). It is believed that Lord Brahma washed Lord Vishnu’s feet after the latter killed the demon Bali of his reincarnated form of Vaman. Lord Brahma, later on, collected this water in his Kamandal. and it is considered that Goddess Ganga was born out of it.

Places to visit:

Gangotri Temple: Built in the 18th century built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa, It is the home to the shrine of Gangotri.

Opening hours: 6:30 am – 2 pm, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; and the first week of May – Diwali

Submerged Shivling: The Shivling is submerged in the waters of River Bhagirathi at Gangotri. According to legend, it is that place their Lord Shiva sat to receive Goddess Ganga in his locks.

Bhagirath Shila: The holy rock where King Bhagirath prayed to Lord Shiva.

Pandava Gufa: it is approx 1.5 km from Gangotri takes you to the Pandava Gufa where the Pandavas are believed to have meditated and rested en route Kailash.

4. Yamunotri

The seat of- Goddess Yamuna

District- Uttarkashi

State- Uttarakhand

Altitude- 3291 meters

Yamunotri is the origin of the Yamuna River. The source and glacier are situated at an altitude of 4421 meters above the sea level, approx 1 km further up. But it is not easily accessible. This is the reason that the shrine has been located at the Yamunotri Temple at the foot of the hill. Pilgrims are prayers at the temple itself.

Legend: According to popular Hindu legend, sage Asit Muni – who had lived in a hermitage here – bathed daily in both Ganga and Yamuna. when he was old, due to his old age, he could no longer go to Gangotri, then a stream of River Ganga appeared opposite Yamunotri for him to bathe.

Places to visit:

Yamunotri Temple: This holy temple is located in the Garhwal hills at an altitude of 3291 meters above the sea level, who was built in the 19th century by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur. Goddess Yamuna is a presence here in the form of a silver idol.

Opening hours – 6 am to 8 pm and the first week of May – Diwali

Aarti time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Divya Shila – Divya Shila is a powerful rock pillar nearby the Surya Kund at Yamunotri. The pilgrims offer prayers to this pillar before entering Yamunotri.

Surya Kund – One of many thermal springs in the region. The Goddess Yamuna is recognized to be the daughter of Surya (the Sun god) and Sangya. that’s the reason its name is Surya Kund.

Saptarishi Kund – The glacier is the actual source of Yamuna River and is located at an altitude of 4421 meters above the sea level. The strenuous trek to Saptarishi Kund involves a day for acclimatization at the temple.