Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ranthambhore National Park are the most talked about places in Rajasthan. If you wish to explore Rajasthan beyond these routine places and havelis of Jaisalmer, check out the list below and know about the ten unseen wonders of Rajasthan.
1. Ravla Bhenswara
How can you miss out on the royal Rajasthani heritage once you are in this princely state. Visit Ravla Bhenswara and have a wonderful stay at this wonderful hotel, run by a young couple. You can have a village tour and see how rural life actually is. The generous villagers might even give you a treat of delicious butter milk in their hut.
The stone fortress of Kesroli perched on a rocky knoll would leave you spellbound. The serene countryside and views across the fields add to the splendor of this small and pleasant town of Rajasthan.
Gold and turquoise murals at the palace of Bundi are the main reason for the tourism at this place. The best Rajput architecture can be seen at this unexplored and least talked about land of Rajasthan. Garardha, a village that is about 33 kilometers from Bundi also has some amazing rock paintings, around 15000 years old. You can buy Rajasthan’s finest miniature work from Bundi.
Kumbhalgarh fort, built in the 15th century is the principal attraction for Indians as well as foreigners. It is 3600 feet above the sea level. You can even have a look at the palace and Badal Mahal. To the western side of the fort, there is Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary where you can spot bear, wild boar, deer, nilgai, deer, sambhar and hyena. At the Thandi Beri Lake, crocodile and water fowl can also be spotted. You can even go for trekking after talking to your travel agent. If you have time, you can extend your trip to Ranakpur and visit the wonderful Jain temple over there.
The easily accessible havelis of Nawalgarh, Bala Qila, Sheesh Mahal and beautiful paintings at Mururka haveli are the main tourist attractions. The Roop Niwas Palace arranges for high-end horse and camel excursions. For more details, you can check out their website www.royalridingholidays.com
Mandawa is one of the largest estates of Shekhawati. Camel and horse rides can be enjoyed at the Hotel Castle Mandawa. The enigmatic desert fort of Mandawa is worth a visit. Mandawa Haveli offers luxurious accommodation for the tourists over here.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most enthralling forts to visit. It houses magnificent palaces, courtyards and other buildings such as Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Top Khana and Daulat Khana. You can see the entire city of Jodhpur from this fort. Needless to say, the view is simply fantastic.
8. Manvar Desert Camp and Resort
Manvar Desert Camp and Resort gives you a unique experience of staying in fabric Raj tents. The tents are quite comfortable to stay in. They even have camel safaris and jeep safaris for tourists. You can also enjoy a visit to the local Bishnoi villages from the resort. Manvar Camp is around 7 kilometers from Manvar resort and is located amidst the beautiful sand dunes.
Bhangarh is around 55 kilometers away from the renowned tiger reserve of Sariska. You can visit this mysteriously haunted city for the ruins. It is basically a pre-historic site known for the Hindu temples of Lord Shiva, Gopinath and Hanuman.
10. Sam and Khuri sand dunes
If you wish to have an unmatched experience of Thar desert, visit Sam sand dunes and Khuri. Enjoying a camel ride at a place surrounded by desert sand on all sides is not something that you can do very often. Doesn’t it sound amazing? The resort in Khuri can even arrange a campfire, camel safari and Rajasthani folk dance performance for you.
Visit these places that are least frequented by tourists and have a memorable experience with the unseen wonders of Rajasthan.