State of Royals

Tripoto
17th Oct 2015
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Kuldhara

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This trip to Rajasthan was basically a family trip on a time crunch (during the season of Navratri). We were in total a group of 14 members looking to extract the most out of our 8 days Rajasthan trip itinerary. So we basically covered Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mt. Abu. Lack of time made us skip Bikaner, Ranthambore, Ajmer, Pushkar, Chittorgarh. (Well, that is a sojourn for our Rajasthan Trip-2). Rajasthan is not a trip to be covered in a time frame of hardly over a week guys, so either plan a long holiday (I would suggest a month long) or break the trip in parts & visit one circuit at a time and leave the others for the next time.

Being a first time visit for my family, siblings & relatives, the trip was a big shroud of mystery, excitement and zeal among all of us and Rajasthan didn't disappoint us one bit. Right from the people to the food to the art, architecture, hospitality, everything was picture perfect & worth remembering forever.

I would advice spend the most in Jaisalmer and enjoy Thar to the fullest. Don't skip on the Camps and a must visit trip to Kuldhara (2nd most haunted place in India after Bhangarh). Apart from Jaisalmer, I would rate Jaipur, Udaipur as the places where you need to spend more time after Jaisalmer. (By Udaipur I also refer to Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Haldighati, Eklingji & Nagra, Nathdwara).

A day in Jodhpur would be enough (I repeatedly say only if there is time crunch) and two days with overnight stay in Mt. Abu is a must. (We made a mistake of traversing from Udaipur to Mt.Abu & back in one day. So please don't make the same mistake as ours.)

Any information anyone needs more about these places, itinerary, hotels etc, I will be more than happy to help. 

Exquisite, enthralling, captivating.
Photo of Amber Palace, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Amber Palace, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Amber Palace, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Amber Palace, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Basically a Cemetery for the Jaisalmer Royals with multiple Cenotaphs (Chattris) for deceased Kings.
Photo of Bara Baag, Bara Baag, Jethwai, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Bara Baag, Bara Baag, Jethwai, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without an overnight stay in Desert Camp.
Photo of Camp Jaisalmer, Village Sam, Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Camp Jaisalmer, Village Sam, Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Art & Architecture exemplified.
Photo of Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
"Hope" (read water) in the scorching heat & scorched earth of Jaisalmer
Photo of Gadisar Lake, Gadisar Lake, Postal Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Gadisar Lake, Gadisar Lake, Postal Colony, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001 by Bikashjyoti Pathak
One makes you wonder, how much Love a King can have for His Concubines to build a Testimony that is the Flagship of a State.
Photo of Hawa Mahal, Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Choupad, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Best Hotel in Jaipur with excellent service & quite decent rooms. Icing on the cake:- ROOFTOP RESTAURANT.
Photo of Hotel Kalyan, Hathroi Fort, Ajmer Road, Near Police Station,, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Hotel Kalyan, Hathroi Fort, Ajmer Road, Near Police Station,, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Excellent service. PS:- Think before you order. (Quantity is gargantuan!!!)
Photo of Hukam Restaurant, UIT Bridge,Saheli Marg, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Capital..Cosmopolitan with shreds & bits of culture & heritage scattered throughout.
Photo of Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
An Ode to a King's benevolence to build a citadel this big for His subjects.
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Fort Rd, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Basically a Prison of Rajputana Era.
Photo of Khaba Fort, Khaba Fort, Dedha, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak

Kuldhara

Photo of Khaba Fort, Khaba Fort, Dedha, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Khaba Fort, Khaba Fort, Dedha, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Khaba Fort, Khaba Fort, Dedha, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Creepy..Eerie..Scary..tingling sensation behind your neck always!!!
Photo of Kuldhar, Kuldhar, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Kuldhara, Jiyai, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Kuldhara, Jiyai, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Kuldhara, Jiyai, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Kuldhara, Jiyai, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Lake Pichola, Lake Pichola, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Lake Pichola, Lake Pichola, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Mandir Palace, Sadar Bazar, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
One word:- MAMMOTH!
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort, Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Overcrowded attraction that can be much better.
Photo of Nakki Lake, Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan 307501 by Bikashjyoti Pathak
An example of a Royalties' need to spend on just about anything.
Photo of Sahelion Ki Bari, Salehiyon Ki Bari, Udaipur, 313001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Sahelion Ki Bari, Salehiyon Ki Bari, Udaipur, 313001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Sahelion Ki Bari, Salehiyon Ki Bari, Udaipur, 313001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Saheliyo Badi Garden, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
ICING ON THE CAKE!!! Experience The Great Indian Desert!!!
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, MDR53, Kanoi, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, MDR53, Kanoi, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, MDR53, Kanoi, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, MDR53, Kanoi, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, MDR53, Kanoi, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, MDR53, Kanoi, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Sam Sand Dunes, MDR53, Kanoi, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Quality restaurant (mentioned in even Lonely Planet & Outlook Traveller).
Photo of The Trio, Mandir Palace,Gandhi Chowk, Near Bank of Baroda, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of The Trio, Mandir Palace,Gandhi Chowk, Near Bank of Baroda, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of The Trio, Mandir Palace,Gandhi Chowk, Near Bank of Baroda, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of The Trio, Mandir Palace,Gandhi Chowk, Near Bank of Baroda, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Royal, grand, an ode to a King's will to spend absolutely no holds barred for His Lavishness!!!
Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Circuit House Rd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
Photo of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Circuit House Rd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India by Bikashjyoti Pathak
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