is where all the country's similes and metaphors appear to have come together.
Sand dunes, wooded hills and amazing lakes, palaces and rugged forts, men
and women in colorful turbans and skirts, bustling towns and quiet villages,
camels, elephants and tigers, harsh sunlight and the cool evening breeze
- are all there in abundance. But they form only part of an intricate tapestry.
Beneath the surface, expect to find many contradictions. Where ever you
travel, particularly when you escape from the popular tourist destinations
you will come across the unexpected, whether it is a local fair or breathtaking
view. The mood and the rhythm of the country side changes from one region
to another, and from season to season. It is a land of surprises; it is
a land of amazing natural beauty that can fascinate even the most seasoned
The history of Rajasthan goes back 5000 years and boasts a heritage as rich
as its landscape, from the grand palaces and rugged forts to its tranquil
and camel safaris to trekking. Those looking for taste of royal lifestyle
just need to check into one of the several palace hotels or heritage hotels
that will make it possible for them to be treated like royal guests.
Whether you are visiting Rajasthan's big cities with a fast-moving westernised
lifestyle, or exploring historic towns or quaint villages, you will always
find the people warm and friendly. And if you want to move away from the
regular tourist beat, it is very easy to organise your own tour.