In North India is Rajasthan, an Indian state close to the border with Pakistan. This incredible state is a popular travel destination because of its landscape, which includes the immense Thar Desert and the magnificent Aravallis Mountains. As a center of Rajput culture, Rajasthan is also a wonderful place to explore palaces and temples created by Rajput kings of the past. Here are such places that bring out the colors and culture of Rajasthan to the fore.
Being the capital of Rajasthan, and a practical getaway for many, Jaipur is the most frequented city by tourists. And while you may be here for all the shopping and the Hawa Mahal, don’t miss out on the grand Amer Fort and the royal City Palace. If you’re a reader, plan your trip specifically for the month of January, as it brings with it the much sought-after Jaipur Literary festival, which is being organised in January, from 21st to 25th, this year. Also visit the festival for the deluge of musical variety it offers.