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14 Monsoon Destinations Of Rajasthan You Must Visit

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No other province awaits rains like the desert state of Rajasthan. The first shower of monsoon is like a breath of relief and a full stop to the constant endurance of blazing heat. After a long scorching summer, a monsoon vacation is a must and to make it even more relaxing and refreshing, exploring the beauty of Rajasthan should be on the top of your bucket list. And to know why, take a look at some of the amazing and some hidden destinations of this state which become way more attractive with every shower.

  1. Udaipur

Known as the Venice of East, the rains can bring the romance alive in this city of lakes. The view of clouds, the smell of rain, the greenery and royalty of Taj Lake Palace, City Palace, Sajjangarh Fort aka Monsoon Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir and their surroundings will make you fall in love all over again.

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  1. Bhainsrorgarh

Who doesn‚Äôt love the view of lush green forests and river in monsoon? The heritage boutique hotel of Bhainsrorgarh situated on a cliff on the banks of Chambal River will give you the time of your life. Sightseeing during rains, visit to the Badoli Temple, capturing the beauty of the river and enjoy the moments of relaxation while dining on a cliff is monsoon bliss ūüėČ

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  1. Mount Abu

Visiting a hill station during monsoon can be your first best decision and choosing Mount Abu for the same would be your second best. It is a lethal combination of rains, amazing weather for trek, mountains, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and getting breath taking views from Dilwara Jain Temple and Nakki Lake.

Boat race competition being held at the Nakki Lake in the Summer Festival in Mount Abu.

  1. Keoladeo

Monsoon is the best time of the year to come and enjoy the natural beauty of Keoladeo National Park aka Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary since more than 350 avian species are available for bird watching. The Bharatpur Forest Lodge can be your stop to sit, feel the rain and enjoy the melodious chirping all around.

Keoladeo Sanctuary

  1. Narlai

Midway between Jodhpur and Udaipur, Narlai can be your next destination. Old havelis, jeep safari for spotting deer, panthers, chital, leopards, and trekking are some of the major attractions for this time of the year.

  1. Bundi

Special for receiving greatest amount of rainfall, Bundi is also famous for the Hadoti Palace, the step wells, Nawal Sagar Lake, and beautifully carved havelis; this less explored travel destination has its own story to tell via the rains.

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  1. Kumbhalgarh

The rains and cool breeze would be welcoming and soothing for you to visit Kumbhalgarh fort or go out in the wild on a jeep safari in Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. This is the right weather for you to watch the real beauty of the flora and fauna that comes out with the rain.

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  1. Mahansar

If you are into mythology, Mahansar is the right destination for you where the sone-chandi ki dukan portray gold leaf paintings of Ramayan and life of Krishna, and to enjoy the best of it you need to take a break from burning summers and visit the place during monsoon. The greenery accompanied with cool temperature will leave you amazed.

Sone Chandi Ki dukan

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  1. Pushkar

The lakes, the wildlife, the scenic beauty and desert camping are only a few of the major attractions in Pushkar. The city comes to life during monsoons as completely different shades of Pushkar are visible in the midst of monsoon showers.

Pushkar Lake

  1. Kuchaman

One of the hidden destinations of Rajasthan, Kuchaman has a lot in store for you especially during monsoons. The cool and refreshing weather is perfect to visit and praise the beauty of Kuchaman Fort, the cliffs, Sheesh Mahal, Meera Mahal, and Jal Mahal.

Kuchaman Fort and otel India November 2009

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  1. Mandawa

Another unexplored place of Rajasthan is Mandawa. The rains are a perfect time to enjoy the old havelis, paintings and open air art gallery in the Mandawa Palace.

MAndawa

  1. Ranakpur

Known for its spectacular marble Jain temple and few other temples like the sun temple, Ranakpur is ideal when admired in monsoon season. The fall in temperature makes it easier to wander and enjoy the incredible architecture.

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  1. Jaipur

Last yet not the least Рcapital city, the Pink City. Witness the Teej festival which marks the advent of monsoon along with the awe inspiring sites of Jal Mahal, Albert Hall museum, step wells, Hawa Mahal and the temples in Jaipur especially during the rains because it’s the best time of the year to enjoy the marvelous beauty of the city.

jal Mahal Jaipur

And you cannot skip the delicious cuisine of Rajasthan while going around the state and enjoying the major attractions, can you?

 

 

10 best Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan

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Rajasthan, a major tourism center of the country has many offerings in its kitty for the visiting tourists. People of Rajasthan are globally known for their hospitality spirit. This spirit is reflected in a local phrase as ‚ÄėPadharo Mhare Des‚Äô which means ‚ÄėWelcome to my land‚Äô The enthusiasm and courtesy with which they welcome¬†¬† the tourist compel the visitors to frequent the state.

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Every heritage hotel in Rajasthan has a distinctive history. The furniture, furnishings, even the photographs and paintings on the walls reminds you about the gracious days of Rajasthan. For a supreme and fascinating experience, visit to the finest Heritage Hotels of Rajasthan is must.

Ajit Bhawan

Ajit Bhawan- India’s First Heritage Hotel is for those who fancy Rajasthan as a perfect base to taste supreme luxuries of the gorgeous era. Rooms at Ajit Bhawan are exquisitely furnished, with luxurious bed, royal furnishing, rendering some soothing moments to the guests. ¬†Take an exhilarating drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur in a classic vintage car accompanied by your royal butler.

Ajit Bhawan

Ajit Bhawan

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Ram Bagh Palace:

From the home of the queen’s, to royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, and subsequently as the residence of the Maharaja, Ram Bagh Palace has stepped graciously through many royal shifts. In 1972, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces took the charge to carry on the royal tradition of the luxurious Rambagh Palace. For an unforgettable palace experience in posh luxury Ram Bagh Palace situated in the Pink City of Jaipur will leave really good memories in to your mind to cherish beyond time.

Ram bagh Palace

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Samode Palace:

This 475 year old palace is a celebration of luxury and royalty.¬†The tough exterior with delicate interior is certainly a rare combination. ¬†The sensitively restored Samode Palace is one of the finest gems in the bejewelled crown of Rajasthan’s royal abodes.¬†A marvelous, fascinating destination for dreams, romance and love.

Samode Palace

Samode Palace

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Taj Lake Palace:

Nestled in Pichola Lake in the city of Udaipur, Taj Lake Palace seems as white flower blooming from the water. With the Aravalli Mountains and city palaces as a backdrop one gets an impending sense of fascination. The property has been a perfect location for many Hollywood and Bollywood movies. This marvelous complex with a unique experience offers stunning views and intricate décor envelop guests in royal mystique.

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Alsisar Mahal:

Situated in Alsisar Shekhawati, and host to an annual music Event, Magnetic Fields¬†Festival, Alsisar Mahal the sixteenth palace is dubbed as open art gallery for the magnum opus of centuries old arts and creativity. ¬†The regal magnificence of the Alsisar Mahal’s architecture and the splendor of its beautifully decorated interiors are just mesmerizing that allows guests to sit¬†back and relax in an ambience which was once exclusively confined to the royal families of Rajasthan.

Alsisar Mahal.

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6. Laxmi Vilas Heritage Hotel:

Bharatpur bears relics to the rich architectural splendor and cultural heritage of the ancient times. Blessed with natural scenic beauty, it draws several visitors for the captivating sight of magnificent palaces and nature’s marvels. One such marvel is – Laxmi Vilas Heritage Hotel¬†where royalty has been preserved to the core till date.
All rooms are gracefully furnished mixed with the elements of historical romance. Tourists can discover the unremitting world of charm as the traditions of hospitality have still been kept alive at the Laxmi Vilas Palace.
Laxmi Vilas

Laxmi Vilas

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Raj Niwas Palace:

Formerly, Royal abode, Raj Niwas Palace was built in 1876 to commemorate the arrival of King Albert Edwards of England to Dholpur. The magnanimous suits at Raj Niwas Palace are masterpieces of exquisite luxury featuring spellbinding combination of Dutch interior and European antiques, making your stay truly relaxed, comfortable and cherished. Antique royal furniture charmingly enhances the Rajasthani experience and recreates a flavor of luxury living to the guests.

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Shahpura House

Opulent in every way, is a splendid royal retreat to experience a unique blend of the traditional Rajputana hospitality with modern comforts., Shahpura House with the royal luxuries preserved and nurtured for years,  brings you the most magnificent experience of the lavish heritage site in the middle of the town. Tourists visiting Jaipur must plan their stay at Shahpura House.

Shahpura House

Shahpura House

 

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Devi Garh by Lebua:

This Heritage hotel is a princely resort which as a change in theme has recreated the interior with contemporary design and material while conserving the exterior in original glory.

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Deogarh Mahal

Unlike most of the heritage properties, the management of Deogarh Mahal still remains with Royal family of Deogarh which reflects in the hospitality of the palace. The origional palace was converted into a Hotel by the Deogarh family members and the part of the family stills lives there. After spending a few nights at Deogarh Palace, one’s expectations of the next place on the itinerary are likely to become impossibly high.

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