Photo Blog: Padharo Mhare Des!! A Trip to Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos

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Rajasthan - The Land of Forts and Palaces, Bravery and Royalty, Diversity and Exuberance and last but not the least of Culture and Heritage. It has so much to offer that every new monument you visit will leave an ever lasting impression on your mind. I had planned for a 10 day trip to Rajasthan and wished for a visual spectacle. But believe me, Ye Dil Maange More...

Here are glimpses of my journey of the colorful Rajasthan.

Day 1

Nakki Lake in Mount Abu- Dug by God to live in for protection from a Daemon

Photo of Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan by Prajakta Satpute

Mount Abu is a hill station in Rajasthan and attracts a big number to tourists all round the year.

Day 2

13th Century Dilwara Jain Temples, Mount Abu

Photo of Dilwara Temples, Delwara, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Dilwara Jain Temples in Mount Abu, constructed between the 11th and 13th Century are a must visit especially for the interesting stories by the locals.

Guru Shikhar - Highest Temple devoted to Lord Dattatreya, Mount Abu

Photo of Guru Shikhar, Rajasthan by Prajakta Satpute

Guru Shikhar, a temple perched at the top of Aravali hills, gives a spectacular view of the surrounding region and also houses an Observatory.

Day 3

City Palace, Udaipur - The City of Lakes

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Udaipur, synonymous to the City of Lakes, gives you great insights about Rajashtan's rich history. It displays painting depicting famous Battlefields (Battle of Haldighati) and a wide range of ancient artifacts used by the Kings.

Jag Niwas (Taj Lake Palace) in Lake Pichola, Udaipur with City Palace in the backdrop

Photo of Lake Pichola, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Prajakta Satpute

Jag Niwas, situated in the heart of Lake Pichola is one if the top Heritage Hotels in Rajashtan.

Jag Mandir, Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Photo of Jag Mandir, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

King's Monsoon Palace - Sajjan Garh, Udaipur

Photo of Monsoon Palace, Sajjan Garh, Kodiyat, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Sajjan Garh, popularly known as the Monsoon Palace is perched at a hill top and offers you splendid views of the Udaipur City.

Saheliyon Ki Bari, Udaipur

Photo of Saheliyon Ki Bari, Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Saheliyon-ki-Bari is a beautiful garden which has numerous fountains, Lotus Pool and Marble Elephants.

Day 4

Kumbhalgarh Fort is the only Fort that has never been conquered till date due to its expansive structure and is one of the major attractions in Rajasthan.

Fort yet to be Conquered - Kumbhalgarh

Photo of Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Motor Bike at Om Banna Temple, Jodhpur Highway

Photo of Om Banna Temple, Om Banna, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Another distinctive attraction on the Udaipur - Jodhpur Highway is the Om Banna Temple. There is a belief of all the Drivers passing this route that if they take blessings of Om Banna, his soul would save them from road accidents.

Day 5

Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur

Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Palace Road, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Umaid Bhavan Palace, a Palace turned heritage hotel will leave you spell bound by its luxury and architecture.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Unnamed Road, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Mehrangarh Fort, perched on top of the desert city Jodhpur will leave you awestruck with its intricate artwork and brilliant construction. It also offers a 360 Degree view of the Blue City.

Jodhpur - The Blue City

Photo of Photo Blog: Padharo Mhare Des!! A Trip to Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos by Prajakta Satpute
Day 6

Desert Safari in Jaisalmer

Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

The Golden City of Jaisalmer will give you an essence of true Rajasthan. It is a perfect blend of class and valor. The desert camel safari and tent stay are a must on your itinerary.

Jaisalmer Fort - An example of well-built structure

Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Khejer Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Located in the heart of Jaisalmer, the Fort is so huge that you need to roll your eyes from left to right to get a complete view.

Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer - Golden City

Photo of Patwon Ki Haveliyan, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Jaisalmer gives you a feel of rural life and is also known for its 3 Havelis - Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Diwaan Nathmal ki Haveli.

Pride and Honour - Jaisalmer War Museum

Photo of Jaisalmer War Museum, Thaiyat, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Jaisalmer's is also home to the War Museum due to its proximity to the international Indo-Pak border.

Day 7

Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Photo of Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Delhi Gate Rd, dargah shareef, Dargah Bazar, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Thousands of devotees visit the Ajmer Sharif shrine of sufi saint - Moinuddin Chisti every day to pray for their dreams to be fulfilled.

Day 8

Pushkar Lake

Photo of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Pushkar, a rare combination of sand dunes, lake, hills and forest, is a quaint little town around Pushkar Lake. It has the only temple in Asia dedicated to Lord Brahma.

Day 9

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur - The Pink City

Photo of Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Built as an extension women's chambers of the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal was used as a viewing gallery by the royal women in olden days.

Amer (Amber) Fort, Jaipur

Photo of Amer Fort, Amer Road, Char Darwaja, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Built by Man Singh I, the Amer Fort is a popular attraction in Jaipur. This is where the famous Hindi movie "Jodha Akbar" was pictured.

Day 10

City Palace, Jaipur

Photo of City Palace Jaipur, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Photo of Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Malve Nagar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Prajakta Satpute

The Jantar Mantar is one of the 5 stone observatories constructed in India by Jay Singh, the then King of Jaipur. It accuracy of the caculations here will leave you fascinated.

Shades of Rajasthani Culture:

Puppet Show

Photo of Photo Blog: Padharo Mhare Des!! A Trip to Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos by Prajakta Satpute

Classical Regional Artists

Photo of Photo Blog: Padharo Mhare Des!! A Trip to Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos by Prajakta Satpute

Cultural Dance Show

Photo of Photo Blog: Padharo Mhare Des!! A Trip to Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos by Prajakta Satpute

Mesmerizing Sunset in the Desert

Photo of Photo Blog: Padharo Mhare Des!! A Trip to Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos by Prajakta Satpute

Modern Muneem :P

Photo of Photo Blog: Padharo Mhare Des!! A Trip to Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos by Prajakta Satpute

Last but not the least - Rajasthani Delicacies

Photo of Photo Blog: Padharo Mhare Des!! A Trip to Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos by Prajakta Satpute

You can reach Rajasthan by road, train or flight and intercity road travel would be more feasible and will take you closer to the Wonderland.

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Prajakta you've captured the pictures very well and described every place in detail... Thanks for sharing this with me ... Encourages me to take a trip soon..
Thu 01 10 19, 21:50 · Reply (1) · Report
Thanks Priyanka.. You should definitely visit Rajasthan
Thu 01 10 19, 23:05 · Report
Wov!!! Nice clicks.. wanna visit it again :)
Thu 01 10 19, 20:46 · Reply (1) · Report
Thank you Mitali
Thu 01 10 19, 23:05 · Report