10 Trending Weekend Getaways in Rajasthan

 By Avni Porwal

Here is a list of top 10 trending weekend getaways in Rajasthan.


Rajasthan, “The Land of Kings.” A place full of diversities. It isn’t hyperbolic that Rajasthan is also called “Mini India.” It abounds in wonders natural and man made. A unique fusion of art, culture, and festivities, there is just so much to explore:

Pushkar

Camel in Pushkar Fair Image: Garageadventures

Located on the edge of Ajmer, Pushkar is a place full of traditions, folklore, and temples. Its chief attractions are the Pushkar Lake, the Brahma Temple, the annual Pushkar Camel Fair and the desert camping sites.

The holy waters of Pushkar Lake are famously known to cure skin ailments and wash away your evil-doings. Hindus from all nooks and corners of India usually swarm this place around the year. Close to the lake is the famous Brahma Temple, the only temple dedicated to Hindu God Brahma in the whole world. Built more than 200 years ago, the temple holds is of special interest for the visiting tourists.

The Pushkar Camel Fair, a cattle-fair organized for five days during draws a huge crowd during winters. It hosts a lot of unique competitions like “Longest Mustache Competition” and “Bridal Competitions.” Desert Camping at Pushkar is an awesome treat for wanderers who prefer a holiday full of peace. Set your camp close to the Aravali Mountains and enjoy a night out in the serene setting.

SILISERH

Dusk at Silireh Lake in Alwar, Rajasthan Image: Panoramio.com

Situated in Alwar district, Siliserh sits amidst the Aravali range and attracts the tourists for its natural beauty, and water sport activities. A trip to Siliserh includes visit to the Siliserh Lake, Ajabgarh, Jaisamand and Vijay Mandir Palace. The tranquil waves of the lake create an aura of peace and happiness. Take a walk along the beaming contour of the lake and spend your night in the beautiful resorts located in the heart of the lake.

SAMODE

Samode Palace at Night in Rajasthan Image: The Telegraph

40 km from Jaipur lies Samode revered for its enthralling beauty. Appreciate the beauty of Samode Palace and its awe-inspiring architecture with beautiful facades, fresco walls, painted beams, blemished glass windows and chandeliers. Pamper yourself with the succulent food and royal camel rides in the Samode village.

SHEKHAWATI

Castlemandawa at Shekhawati in Rajasthan Image: Castlemadawa.com

Shekhawati Region is the best getaway for those who take a deep interest in art and history. Located in the north-east part of Rajasthan, it is famous for the opulent 18th century havelis and open air art galleries built by the merchants of Marwar. Must visit places include the Mandawa Fort, the Vivaana Culture Hotel, the Dundlod Fort, Roop Niwas Kothi Palace, Mukundgarh Fort, Danta Fort, Narain Niwas Castle, Castle Pachar, and Arooka Castle.

HALDIGHATI

Haldighati Fort Maharana Pratap in Rajasthan Image: Rajasthan Tourism Advisor

Haldi Ghati is a mountain pass amidst the Aravali ranges in the near Rajsamand and Pali district. It is famous in Rajasthani folklore as the battleground of the famous ‘War of Haldighati’ fought between Maharana Pratap and Mughal emperor Akbar. It is named Haldighati owing to the yellow colored soil found in the place. The Haldighati Museum is the most visited attraction and houses bronze statue of brave warrior Maharana Pratap taking on the enemy on the back of his loyal horse Chetak.

THAR DESERT

Joggan Jaisalmer Desert Camp in Rajasthan Image: JogganJaisalmercamp

Thar, also known as the Great Indian Desert can be enjoyed the most in a desert camp at night sitting amidst the golden sand. On arrival, you receive a warm, traditional manner with aarti and tika. Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise, go for a Camel Safari,  and in the evening sit around a bonfire and enjoy some Rajasthani cultural programs.

MOUNT ABU

Aravali range in Mount Abu in Rajasthan Image: Shikhar.com

Enjoy a grueling tour exploring the mountains and hills of Mount Abu. Trek through the lush green ridges of Mount Abu. It’s also a hotbed for adventure enthusiasts with adventure sports like rappelling and rock climbing on offer. The evening sunset in Mount Abu is something to die for. Enjoy is with you loved one.

GURU SHIKHAR

Gurushikhar in Rajasthan Image: Ercotravels

Guru Shikhar is the highest point on the Aravali Range. A peak on the Arabuda Mountains, it rises to an elevation of 5,676 feet. Located just 15 kms away from Mount Abu, it is famous for the Dattatreya Lord Vishnu temple located at its very top inside a cave. To operate Mount Abu Observatory, A Physical Research Laboratory that operates the Mount Abu Observatory is also located near the temple.

DEEG PALACE

Deeg Palace near Bharatpur Rajasthan Image: India Travels

Located 32 km from Bharatpur District, Deeg is popular for its temples, palaces and gardens and holds a lot of value for its architecture. The famous Deeg Palace is an epitome of architectural beauty. Constructed by Raja Surajmal, it was built as a summer refuge for the royalty who wanted to save themselves from the blistering heat. It includes two water tanks, Gopal Sagar and Rup Sagar which help in bringing down the temperature level in summers. The Palace is dotted with many fountains, pools and greenery. The best part about the palace is a place that simulates artificial rain. Water sprinklers and jets are installed to create monsoon like showers while heavy metal balls on the rooftop give it the sound effect of a thunder.

STEP WELLS OF BUNDI

Stepwells in Bundi Rajasthan Image: 1st Dibs

The town of Bundi is particularly famous for its step wells i.e. baoris.

Before the establishment of water pipelines, baoris were the only source to fulfill water requirement. There are more than 50 baoris in Bundi but only a few are properly maintained resulting in the step wells being treated as trash cans.

Featured Image: Rajasthan Yatra

 




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