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Rajasthan Travel Guide

Rajasthan Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Rajasthan? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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The Brave Rajputs

For centuries, many Hindu Rajputs valiantly resisted invasion, including attempts by the Muslim Mughals. Their codes of battle emphasized honor...

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Jaipur's Village Complexes

Rajasthan is a largely rural state, and the local villages still maintain unique lifestyles, with traditional entertainments and ways of life...

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A Train Tour: The Palace on Wheels

If you have limited time, one of the most exciting and convenient ways to see Rajasthan is aboard the Palace on Wheels . This train, which...

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Shekhawati, Rajasthan's Open-Air Art Gallery

Known as Rajasthan's open-air art gallery because of the frescoes painted on the walls of ornate havelis in the region, Shekhawati—about 160...

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Tour Contacts

Karwan Tours. This Jaipur company can also help with general travel arrangements, including a hired car with driver to any location in Rajasthan...

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Festivals in Rajasthan

The dates of most of Rajasthan's festivals are determined using the Hindu calendar, so timing varies from year to year. Jodhpur’s RIFF (Rajasthan...

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Eating Well in Rajasthan

A major part of Rajasthan is also known as Marwar (literally "the land of dead" because not much grows there), and traditional cuisine revolves...

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Camels: Ships of the Desert

Taking a camel ride in the Thar desert is one of the most unforgettable experiences of a trip to India. If you can, start off before sunrise...

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Rajasthan's Holy Sites

Although Rajasthan is best known for its forts, palaces, and desert expanses, this huge state is also home to some of India's most awe-inspiring...

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Shopping in Rajasthan

When it comes to shopping, Rajasthan has something for everyone. From elegant silk saris to kitschy wooden camels, even the most frugal visitor...

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Top Reasons to Go

Appreciate Jaipur's Pink architecture: Dusty-pink Jaipur is the gateway to Rajasthan's beautiful palaces, forts, culture, and food. Marvel...

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