Thursday, 11 October 2012

Free Things to Do in Rajasthan

Besides being the largest state in the country, Rajasthan is one of the most colorful states in the country pulsating with raw vibrant energy of the populace. It draws both local and international tourists in large numbers. The reason is the numerous free things one can do in this desert state. The place is home to unique culture and age old traditions. There is indeed a lot to see and far more things to do without spending a fortune.A bit of smart aleck approach would make you enjoy your trip all the more and you are going to cherish and savor the experience for a lifetime. Various cities like the state capital Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Bikaner are indeed treasure troves of stupendous monuments, imposing forts, splendid palaces, serene temples, striking havelis, and sprawling mansions. To make your stay comfortable you have the options of various heritage hotels besides deluxe, luxurious and budget accommodations. They provide world class amenities and services at the right prices.

If you presume that Rajasthan is only sprawling desertscape and home to the ship of the desert you are a wee bit off the mark. The living and throbbing culture and heritage comes alive with a great many of magnificent tourist destinations littered across the vast Thar Desert and the Great Aravali Range.
Visit Pushkar Camel Fair or Bikaner Camel Festival without paying a penny as entrance fee. Check out the Jaisalmer Desert festival or the Elephant Festival in the same fashion. On a shoestring budget get to the heart of the wildlife heritage of the desert the Ranthambore National park which is famous for its great Tiger Sightings. Bharatpur and Keoldeo Ghana National Park is famous for its birds and is designated as a world heritage site.
Soak into the architecture rising from the sands of the royal state. The colorful havelis are littered around the place particularly notable for their fresco art; when you are out and about don’t forget to notice the rising forts, great palaces and the myriad temples around the place all without any charge barring a few instances of entrance fee.

When you happen to be at the right place at the right time, you are bound to be enthralled by the swirling kalbeliya dance, gair, ghoomar and chari dance forms at lively fairs and festivals. There are a lot of things like these which you can do free of charge in the desert state of Rajasthan so pack your bags and head to the most visited Indian state by travelers from around the globe.

Author: Richard Smith is a professional travel writer and currently writing North India tours and Rajasthan tours


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