Have you ever traveled in India? If that’s not the case, you certainly have to go there at least once in your life.
Sometimes we are searching for something special, with character, something authentic with atmosphere. It’s all that you can find during your travel to India and much more.
This country has a really rich heritage to offer to its visitors. The locals with their traditions and lifestyle are one of the main points of interest.
We had the chance to travel to India in November 2018 and it was something incredible. We discovered Rajasthan in all its glory with a private driver in India during 2 weeks. Of course it’s the perfect place to discover the extraordinary heritage left by the maharajas.
We can still imagine that the northern provinces of India as well as the South with its famous backwaters should be also very attractive, however Rajasthan will probably remain as one of our favorite travel destinations.
What will you experience in each city and why should you go there? Let’s see together.
Delhi, being the capital of India, is the start point of a major part of tours. With your arrival to the international airport of Delhi, you realize quickly that you start to immerse yourself in a new world, unique and not ordinary. Everything gets in order once you meet your private Indian driver at the arrival hall waiting for you with his big smile to start your trip through Rajasthan marvels.
What to do and to see in Delhi? Plenty of things! But we suggest you not to miss the Akshardham temple, to feel the spirituality of the locals, as well as the Jama Masjid Mosque, to feel the incredible fervor of the people. And to observe the typical local lifestyle, you need to go to Chhandni Chowk.
The city of Mandawa is famous for its traditional havelis. It’s worth making a stop here to feel the unique atmosphere of this authentic city.
Besides the Junagarh fort with its unique architectural design, you will also admire the magnificent palace of the Maharaja Laxmi Niwas, don’t miss the chance to spend the overnight at this palace, it’s a unique experience.
Something you will never see anywhere else is the Rat temple, known as Shri Karni Mata. Don’t be afraid, you just need to respect the local rats)
The Umaid Bhawan Palace museum is something extraordinary that you can admire. It’s the right place to try to meet Jodhpur’s maharaja around the palace. And of course you can relax also in Mandore gardens, something you will appreciate during your Rajasthan tour.
One of the main highlights of Jaisalmer is certainly the Jaisalmer fort. The fort is inhabited by the locals, it’s something rare that you can see here and it will also give you a great opportunity to discover the local lifestyle. The garden complex of Bada Bagh is another attraction to explore near Jaisalmer.
Udaipur is one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan with its surrounding lakes and palaces. Even the Jame’s Bond movie shoots were organized in Udaipur. Here in Udaipur you can make another nice walk in Sahelion Ki Bari garden. And, of course, the City Palace of Udaipur will give you the opportunity to learn about the lavish parties of the Maharajas and their tiger hunting.
In case you have the chance to travel to India in November, you will have the opportunity to participate to the famous Pushkar camel fair. It takes place only once per year. Don’t miss it! Pushkar houses also one of the unique temples dedicated to Brahma that you can explore also during your stay.
When we talk about Jaipur, we cannot miss the Palace of Winds, it’s a very interesting discovery which will allow you to learn about the role of the women in the times of the Maharajas. Maybe you would like to try to meet the Maharajas of Jaipur, just visit the City Palace, maybe you will have the chance to meet him and learn why he is so respected by the locals. The Galtaji or the Monkey Temple could be another highlight during your stay in Jaipur. To make your stay more pleasant and comfortable, you can choose the heritage Alsisar Haveli for your overnight stay.
The main highlight of Agra and not only of Agra but of all India is of course the well-known marvel Taj Mahal. Many celebrities visit this marvelous monument every year. There is even a bench named after Princess Diana where people take photos. Don’t miss to visit also the Agra fort, which was also the prison for Shah Jahan, the famous emperor who built the Taj Mahal. Visit it with a private guide and learn about its beautiful history.
We hope that our advices will be useful for you and that India will be your next travel destination to explore.