With magnificent forts and palaces, Rajasthan is the quintessential land of Maharajas and Maharanis. Yearning to get a taste of this Rajasthani royalty and tradition, Sachin and his family stepped into this Land of the Kings and not only got closer to the history of India’s past but also spent a lovely time on their family Trip to Rajasthan. Here is how you can also plan a lovely vacation to the royal city and indulge in a variety of activities for an adventurous holiday.
Travel for me is an escape from the monotony of life and the perfect excuse to de-stress my mind and body. Traveling to different lands not only lets us explore ourselves but also gives us a chance to explore the beauty around us and unwind in the serene surroundings. Every destination leaves its footprints on the sand of our hearts and every flight back home from our last destination is followed by planning our next vacation and the cycle goes on.
We are doctors catering to sick neonates and children. Most of our days are around suffering, pain, and struggle of life, comes the time we transport ourselves to a whole new world. A world so mesmerizing so breathtaking so full of life that we take it in our stride and pamper ourselves with the best. Having already traveled to many cities of India, this time we decided to explore the deserts and therefore set-on to plan a family trip to Rajasthan. While surfing through the internet looking for folks who could cater to our demands keeping in mind the short time, best places, and great experiences we stumbled upon travel triangle.
Details of our family trip to Rajasthan
Trip Type: Family Trip
Cost: INR 1,02,100
No. Of People: 5 Adults
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Inclusions: Accommodation, Breakfast, Airport Transfer, Ferry Transfer, AC Cab, Camel Ride with Sun Set Tour, Cultural Show with Bonfire, Folk music Show, DJ for in-house Guest, Traditional Dinner, Morning Breakfast
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Airfare, Water Sports, Personal Expenses
Experiences on Our Family Trip to Rajasthan
Jaipur: A vibrant amalgamation of Old and New
On our stay in Jaipur, we also visited the majestic Amer Fort. The Amer perched on top of the mountain looks down upon the beautiful Jaipur, watching as we seesaw on elephant back to see the saffron fields and walls protecting this great city. Accompanied by our tour guide we passed through Ganesh pol and paid homage to deity Kali. A beautiful blend of Moghul and Rajput architecture is the grand Amer, millions of shimmering lights greeted us like the stars in sheesh mahal, following which we saw Aukh mahal and Zeenana and we are reminded of the scenes from Jodha Akbar.
We also dedicated our day to the city palace with its well preserved royal collection, still a home for the Royals, we are amazed at the size of the silver container carried by the king to carry Ganga on his voyage to England,the beautiful peacock door catches your eye and the royal robes of one of the kings will blow your mind. We also planned our drive to Jaigarh fort, we made a pit stop at Jal Mahal and Albert Hall. Jaigarh is the home to the world’s largest cannon and you should be there to hear the story of its first and last use.
The kaleidoscopic International Folk Festival
Early morning after a luxurious spa at Indana palace we made our move to the Mehrangarh fort aloft the world’s oldest lift. We were greeted by the Jodhpur RIFF(Rajasthan International Folk Festival). We were amazed by the numerous colors of the RIFF artists, their folklore and varied musical instruments. The courtyard of the fort perched high above the city looks down on the intricate carvings and detailed craftsmanship of the Rajasthani craftsmen. The view from the top of the palace is something you can’t afford to miss and it reminded us of our trip to Santorini in Greece with its white and blue setup.
The Opulence of Jaisalmer!
The Jaisalmer fort is the only fort which allows people to stay in its own guard. The fort itself is just above average with its renovations and bat-infested lobbies, yet an interesting guide and amusing history can grip the history buff in you. Then we moved to Patwon ki haveli, where you can set sight on the life of the Rajsthani traders, we can see the traditional refrigerator, the safest safe and their lifestyle commodities. That evening alongside the brilliant setting sun in the backdrop of the vast desert and fast-moving SUV we passed across the deserted Kuldhara village.
Camping the Royal Way
Our night stay at Le Royale camp was also pretty great. We were greeted as royals with traditional shehnai and aarti. Under the starry sky amidst shimmering lights a performance by Kailashi- A great artist with some brilliant Kartal music and dinner followed by some onstage dance by all of us. The night Safari was the highlight of the tour, very similar to the Dubai dune safari, at the stroke of midnight below the moonlit desert and some ghost stories to follow, sent a chill down our spines.
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Riding on the Sands of Time
Our camel’s name was Salman Khan and he took us aback with its signature stunts and made our morning a pleasant experience. Our camel riders informed us that Pakistan was very close from here. We laid down on the cold desert, glided down its hillocks and captured some great pics across the rising sun. Some banjaras entertained us with some songs and music. After a traditional breakfast, we set off to shop in Jaisalmer.
Shopping Our Hearts Out
Shopping in Rajasthan was truly an amazing experience, and we bought a lot of traditional accessories and clothing from the local market. The low priced traditional shopping at the Indana Palace Shop was what we loved the most. Shopping at the International Folk Festival was a win! The local craftsmen designed intricate jewelry and showpieces. In Jaisalmer, we ended up purchasing mojadi and vintage clothing. We purchased some rare artifacts with its famed fossil glass and some rare dresses like patola, shibori, ker, sangri, ke sari and what not!
Our customized family Trip to Rajasthan
Day 1: Arrival in Jaipur
Day 2: Sightseeing in Jaipur
Day 3: Transfer to Jodhpur
Day 4: Sightseeing in Jodhpur
Day 5: Transfer to Jaisalmer
Day 6: Sightseeing in Jaisalmer and return
TravelTriangle Stood Up to Our Expectations
We surely had a great experience with Travel Triangle. We loved how the team catered aptly to our myriad needs considering the short span of time we had. Good guides made the travel all the more lively in all the 3 cities. We can’t thank the folks enough for the luxurious experience that they had planned for us. The multiple tweakings we requested with our agents were greeted pleasantly making our travel planning a great experience in itself.
High Points on Our Trip
- Elephant ride in Amer Fort
- Festivities at Chokhi Dhani
- Night Safari of Jaisalmer
Here are a few Tips for Future Travelers
Travelers must plan their trip in the right season
One must take guides along on their site-seeing tours as without them one might miss out on a great deal of historic enigma.
Frequently asked questions when traveling to Rajasthan
Q1. What are the popular destinations to be visited when traveling to Rajasthan?
Rajasthan has many popular destinations which one might not miss on. However, some of the popular places are Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Pushkar.
Q2. What is the best time to visit Rajasthan?
October to March are the best months to visit Rajasthan. The weather is pleasant and it is feasible for you to explore the city.
Q3. How much time does it take to travel to Jodhpur from Jaipur?
It takes approximately 6 hours to travel to Jodhpur by road.
Q4. What is the popular food of Rajasthan?
While in Rajasthan, you must not miss on delicacies like Dal Bati Churma, Kalakand, Malpua and Gatte ki Khichdi. You can also enjoy the authentic Rajasthani Thali to savor the taste of each delicacy.
Q5. How much does a camel safari in Jaisalmer generally cost?
Mostly a camp stay in Jaisalmer provides you with a complimentary Camel Safari. However, if you opt for it separately it might cost you around 250 bucks for an hour.
The beautiful palaces, serene sunsets, and Rajasthani Tradition is sure to lure you to this amazing city. Experience the different faces of the city with TravelTriangle and spend time amidst the locals with your customized Family trip to Rajasthan.