Some stunning outdoor activities to enjoy in Rajasthan

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Rajasthan, the Royal land is emerging as the adventure capital of the country. Most travellers love to visit Rajasthan from the months from August to March, as weather is much calm as compare to summer months.

Now apart from the sightseeing tours of Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, etc, there are many other outdoor activities, one can enjoy in Rajasthan. And thus, today we want to share a list of activities which you should experience, if you are planning or planning a holidays for Rajasthan.  Following are the major attractions of the city:

Desert Safari in Jaisalmer

Desert dunes of Sam Jaisalmer
Desert dunes of Sam Jaisalmer

The famous Thar Desert has its own charm. This beauty gets doubled with a desert safari. Sam Sand Dunes and Khuri are the two famous desert safaris destinations in Jaisalmer.

The best time to visit these places and enjoy various activities is from October to March. The sand dunes offer beautiful scenic beauty and picturesque views. You can ride on camels and travel to the nearest sunset point. This camel safari is a thrilling experience.

Jeep Safari is a tour to sand dunes till sunset point. The joy of traveling on a 4×4 jeep on sand dunes is unique. One can enjoy camping with live folk music and dance. This night safari experience is something you will not forget all your life.

Plus, when you are in Jaisalmer, do check out tourist sites such as Jaisalmer Golden Fort, Gadisar Lake, Patwon & Salim Singh Haveli, Bada Bagh and the famous puppet show of NK Sharma near Thar museum. You need a whole day to plan a Jaisalmer sightseeing tour to visit these sites.

Zip Line Tours

Zip line tours Rajasthan
Zip line tours Rajasthan

The adventure and thrill of the zip lining are beyond the words. In Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, a zip line is maintained between two top ridges which pass over the lakes and through some secret tunnels.

The ziplining tour takes 90 minutes to complete. The flight in the open sky generates an incredible adrenaline rush. This beauty of sky-high views is unique.

You can experience this adventurous and thrilling experience in Neemrana too. Neemrana is in Alwar, Rajasthan around 122 km away from Delhi. Neemrana is world’s first heritage ziplining project, and it is approximately 2-hour activity.

Desert Camps

Desert Camps Rajasthan
Desert Camps Rajasthan

Khuri and Sam Sand Dunes are the lands of dreaming resorts and luxurious Swiss tents. These luxury camps have ACs, spas and swimming pools and they offer services like paragliding and dirt bike tours. The mud cottages are another example of luxury camping. These camps provide international cuisines.

The spell-bounding views allure tourists and the rippling sound leaves you stunned. The real romance can be enjoyed in these thatched huts under the star lit night at sand dunes. The hospitality and warmth of people are fascinating. The night is followed by local folk dances and programs. Handcrafted items and delicious food are always available.

Elephant Safari, Jaipur

Elephant Safari Jaipur
Elephant Safari Jaipur

Elephant safari is a fun-filled and joyous experience. This fascinating act is a gesture of hospitality. This safe and unique experience is photographer’s retreat. In Jaipur.

Elephant safari is available in many places such as Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Jaigarh Forts. Elephants are equipped with colorful costumes and a seat to sit on its back. People can hire elephants for their weddings. The first elephant safari is carried in the forests of Aravali ranges. These tame elephants are lovable, adorable and cute.

Apart from Elephant Safari, do check our tourist sites such as Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh & Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, which you can visit in a one day sightseeing package of Jaipur from Rajputana Cabs.

Tiger Safari, Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore Tiger Safari
Ranthambore Tiger Safari

The count of most photographed animal, Tiger is 3200 in the world out of which 2250 resides in India. Ranthambore National Park and Sariska National Park are two popular Tiger safaris of India. This exotic, warm and adventurous experience can be life changing.

These two National Parks are famous for wildlife expeditions. A guide can help you throughout the way, and you can go into the forest by a 4×4 jeep or by bus. If being lucky, you will quickly locate a tiger.

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Five Exotic Resorts to visit in winters of 2017

There is no disbelief that we all love to plan a weekend holiday (Friday to Sunday) and stay in a resort which has majestic rooms, spa, pool, open gardens where we could have a nice private walk with our loved one.

And as we are half way 2017, so we have prepared a list of weekend resort in popular tourist cities in India like Jaipur, Shimla, Kerala, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer.

These resorts are not just some common sites but are best in their respective cities, and I’m 100% sure that if you are planning to visit the cities as mentioned above, then you will love to stay in them. They are:

Lohagarh Fort Resort, Jaipur:

Lohagarh Fort Resort

Lohagarh Fort Resort is a three-time award-winning luxury resort in Jaipur (Kukas), Rajasthan and a perfect weekend holiday destination for honeymoon couples and families planning to visit Jaipur.

At Lohagarh Fort Resort, you get unique accommodation in cottages, private villas, and tree houses. The gardens of this resort are charming as they have many outdoor activities, rabbits and their beach style pool and superb spa & massage parlor.

Vythiri Resort, Wayanad Kerala

Vythiri Resort

How about spending a vacation in a tree house? Wayanad is a mountainous district located in northern Kerala. Vythiri Resort is a gateway to this nature’s wonderland. The place is inhabitant of amphibians, birds, fishes, mammals, reptiles, flowering plants, and butterflies. The bliss and exaltation are seducing for our body, soul, and mind.

The place comprises five beautiful tree houses. These tree houses are made with thatched roofs and bamboo walls and involve all domestic comforts and luxuries.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur:

The Oberoi Udaivilas

The Oberoi Udaivilas is in Udaipur and at the bank of the beautiful, clean Pichola River. The grand architecture of this place boasts pavilions and domes. Around 200 years ago, this location was the former hunting ground of Maharaja of Mewar. The hotel has three restaurants, two outdoor pools, and a luxurious spa. The restaurant specializes in Indian and specially Rajasthani cuisine. A wide variety of Western, Mediterranean and Thai food is also available. There is a spacious dining hall where food is available with traditional music and evening dance performances. The 24-hour dine-in facility is available in this chamber.

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla:

The Oberoi Cecil
The Oberoi Cecil

This 130-year-old heritage hotel was built in colonial time. It was the most exclusive hotel during British reign and was extremely famous for its fabulous ballroom dances and fashionable clientele. There are crisp, white façade, green terrace railings, and marble fireplaces to make lounges more comfortable. There is a private dining room which is simply perfect for a romantic date. A supervised Children’s Activity Centre proves extreme relaxing for them. The Oberoi Cecil is a perfect destination for curated family holiday or romantic honeymoon.

Rang Mahal, Jaisalmer:

Rang Mahal Jaisalmer
Rang Mahal

The most famous hotel in Golden City, Jaisalmer features a heritage look and décor. A perfect destination for tourists and business travelers, this place is just 3 km away from the Station of Jaisalmer. The nearest Airport is in Jodhpur which is around 300 km away. Dilwara Temples, Nakki Lake, and Sunset Point are just 1 km from this place. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a spa and wellness center. The hotel serves both national and international delicacies. For special dine-in, 24-hour food facility is available.

A view of Off Beat tourist sites in Western India

Intrepid travelers always look for unique destinations to enhance the thrill of their traveling experience. The offbeat destinations are far away from the known trail and always have a hidden charisma. Unearth the beauty and charm of these offbeat destinations that will just dazzle you.

Sam Sand Dunes

Sam sand dune
Sam sand dune

This desert safari is one of the major attractions of western India. Located on the outskirts of Jaisalmer, Sam sand dune is a must visit for every travellers planning to explore Rajasthan. A ride on camel back in a magnificently stretched desert with no vegetation or sparse is no less than a dream come true. The camel caravan takes you through breathtaking crests and troughs. The bonfire and camping experience in a luxury tents in Jaisalmer along with the beautiful sunsets and sunrise give you immense happiness and enjoyment. Sam Sand Dunes become a land of the festival during the months of February and March.

For more information on how to plan a holiday for Jaisalmer, check out this jaisalmer tour package itinerary by DDC hospitality. This itinerary contains all the details on must see sites in Jaisalmer along with outdoor activities in Sam sand dune.

City of Bundi

Bundi is famous for its Taragarh Fort and Bundi Palace, which were constructed in the 14th century. The magnificent architectural style forts, palaces, and baoris-water reservoirs, make the city a must visit tourist place. The Fort has a water reservoir carved in a single rock. Most of the houses and buildings of the city are painted in blue. In the 12th century, when Chauhan Nobles pushed were pushed from Ajmer by Mohammad Ghori, the town of Bundi came into existence. There is a famous monument Chaurasi khambo ki Chaat in the city.

Rann of Kutch

Rann of Kutch
Rann of Kutch

A seasonal salt marsh is located in the Kutch district of Gujrat. It is one of the reputed salt marsh deserts of the world. It is one of the earliest known locations of the world. The Northern border of the huge Rann of Kutch is the international boundary between India and Pakistan. There is a famous bird sanctuary spread over a large area in Kutch. The Kutch Museum is one of the oldest museums of Gujrat. It boasts the collection of extinct Kutchi script and coins. Dholavira, an excavation site of Indus Valley Civilization, is also located near Rann of Kutch. Indus Valley Civilization was developed around 4500 years ago.

Sindhudurg Fort

This historical Fort is located in the Arabian Sea, 450 km south of Mumbai. The famous Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji constructed it in the year 1664. The island on which it is made is known as the Khurte bet. This construction in the isle was a revolutionary gesture and represents this mindset only. Initially, it was a residential island, but most of the families moved out because there were no adequate employment opportunities.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort

Located in between high cliffs of Aravalli range, this Mewar Fortress is a major tourist attraction. It is extended over 38 km. Kumbhalgarh Fort is now a World Heritage Site (UNESCO) and is the birthplace of legend king Maharana Pratap Singh. A walk into these ruins is very educative and exciting. The Fort was constructed in the 15th century and later renovated in the 19th century. There is a series of temples around the Fort, built by Mughals. This place is a heaven for photographers. It is also known as Badal Mahal.

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Explore the Golden Triangle of India in 2017

None other than this route can reveal all the colors of India. The tour of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur is called Golden Triangle Tour. The road from Delhi to Agra and then Jaipur forms a triangle, and hence it is called Golden Triangle. All the three cities embrace the rich culture and imperial history of the country. These three cities are great tourist destinations and were the center of Great powers. It is like the show of Mughal and Rajputana culture in one row.

Places to see in Delhi

India gate Delhi
India gate Delhi

Delhi, the capital city, is the hub of trade, arts, and politics since long. Red Fort, Qutub Minar,  Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate are examples of different architectures. Chandni Chowk, the oldest market is the heart of the city. This perfect shopping stop is located with the biggest food market in North India. A paradise for foodies, Old Delhi, is the center of different delicacies and flavors. Jantar Mantar, Raj Ghat, and Gandhi Smriti are icons of architecture and design.

You can also check Santram Holidays Delhi local sightseeing tour by Car which include trip to all the famous monuments of Delhi in a AC Car with driver. The cost of this sightseeing package is $30 and best time to plan this tour is from the months of August to March.

Places to see in Agra

Taj Mahal Agra
Taj Mahal Agra

Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is located in Agra. Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, Mehtabh Bagh, Agra Fort and Musamann Burj are the center of attractions of this city. The tomb of the great ruler Akbar is also located in Agra. The holy river the Yamuna also flows through the city.

Places to see in Jaipur

Jaipur Jal Mahal
Jaipur Jal Mahal

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan which was formerly governed by Royal families. City Palace, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal are former Royal Palaces. These Forts are known for their Architecture and royalty. Nahargarh Fort is famous for its scenic beauty. Jaigarh Fort and Birla Mandir are fortified museums.

You can also hire a 16 seater tempo travellers in Delhi to visit Agra and Jaipur. A tour of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra is also mentioned as Golden triangle tour. As per me, it will take one week to explore the whole Golden triangle.

Places between Agra and Delhi:

Mathura and Vrindavan Temples
Mathura and Vrindavan Temples

1. Mathura and Vrindavan Temples

Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna and Vrindavan is the place where Krishna spent his childhood. The place is quite famous among tourists. Prem Mandir, Vrindavan Chandrodya Mandir, Pagal Baba Mandir, Banke Bihari Temple, Radha Rani Temple and Rang Mahal are famous temples of the two cities. Both the cities are around 56km away from Agra. This holy land is immersed in the divine presence.

2. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

The reserve park for finest park and fauna is also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. There is also a temple of Lorf Shiva in the center of this dense forest. Surprisingly, this forest was created by a Maharaja. It was designed to save Bharatpur from regular floods. Migratory birds are the major attraction of this place. The tropical trees intermixed dry grasslands, and aquatic vegetation makes this warm place beautiful.

3. Chand Baori, Abhaneri

The place is a famous stepwell located in Abhaneri formerly known as Abha Nagri. The most beautiful and oldest landmark of Rajasthan was built in between 800 to 900 AD by King Chanda of Chauhan Dynasty. The place consists 13 stories and 3500 stairs. The place is around 30 m deep.

4. Bhangarh Fort

The famous haunted place was built in 17th century By Raja Man Singh for his Madhav Singh, his younger brother. The Fort is located in the Aravali range. The ruins of this Fort still exist, and no one is allowed to stay at the place after evening. One can find temples, Havelis, and palace in the ruins of the fort.

5. Sariska National Park

Located in Aravali hills, this grassland covers more than 800 sq km. There are deciduous forests, sheer cliffs, rocky paths and camel safari. This National Park is the house to leopard, nilgai, hyena, golden-backed woodpeckers, eagles, and serpents. Sariska National Park is famous for Tigers.

About the author: This post is written by Pratap Singh from Santram Holidays, which is a New Delhi based sightseeing tour agency offering holidays packages, car rental, tempo travellers and sightseeing tours from Delhi to popular tourist cities in Rajasthan and other cities like Agra, etc.