No other state in India waits for the monsoon like Rajasthan and it is this time of the year that Rajasthan turns into a new land that wraps in natural greenery and pleasant climate that offer spectacular view. Many travelers around India and around the world prefer to come to Rajasthan during the rains because it is cheaper and offers more options. The state also offers rich heritage, culture, exciting desert safaris, lush green forest and variety of wildlife along with stories about warriors, romance, chivalry and tragedies. Here we take a quick look at the must visit monsoon destinations in Rajasthan that can offer value for money.
If you are visiting Rajasthan you must visit the spectacular Jaipur that offers so much to the travelers. Color washed in pink Jaipur offers a perfect getaway that most travelers look out for when the rain Gods are happy. The rainfall in Jaipur is not too much so it won’t hurt the travel plans for sure. When you are in Jaipur make sure you watch out the Ghoomar dance which is the main folk dance here in the city. You can also enjoy Saawan Festival that happens from June to August here in the city. While there are many forts and monuments available in Jaipur that you should not miss Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Hawa Mahal. Jaipur is well connected through rail, road and air so you won’t find any problems accessing the city. There are many budget hotels and resorts available here that can offer accommodation based on your preference and budget.
The City of Lakes, Udaipur offers the best lake view surrounded by hills of the Aravalis. Udaipur is the city of romance and beauty and therefore it is also one of the top destinations for newlyweds. The city is also the center of performing arts and miniature paintings. Udaipur turns into a lush green carpet of nature with blue lakes to contrast during the rainy season. When you are in Udaipur you can enjoy destinations like Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Sajjan Garh and the much popular Jagdish Temple. The city is well connected through rail, road and air and offers wide range of accommodation options to local travelers and international tourists around the year.
If you prefer hill stations Mount Abu is the best destination that can offer you retreat from the heat. Located in the Aravalli Range bordering Gujarat Mount Abu is the oasis in the desert offering more lakes, rivers, waterfalls and forest areas than any other in the state. It is the only popular destination at the elevation of 1220 meters. The rainfall here is not heavy so it won’t hamper the monsoon holidays for sure. There are many temples that you can visit along with Achalgarh Fort that you must visit. If you are a nature lover do visit Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary. There are many budget hotels and resorts here that offer wide range of options for the travelers.
If you want to head to some not so popular destinations in Rajasthan pack your bags and head towards Neemrana that offers a perfect holiday spot for couples. This small torn offers the perfect break that most couples need after a hectic lifestyle in the city. Located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan and 122 kilometers from Delhi, Neemrana offers better holiday experience. During the monsoon the destinations around Neemrana turn green that is pleasant to eyes. Feel yourself surrounded by nature when you are around Neemrana Fort Palace. If you like some outdoor trips you can always look out for camel rides and find peacocks dancing around the hillocks.
Located in the landscape of Thar Desert, Jodhpur the Sun City of Rajasthan offers the right kind of climate that many travelers look out for. The climate here is always hot but thick monsoon clouds actually lower down the mercury to some extent. The Mehrangarh Fort still manages to attract lot of international tourists along with other locations like Umaid Bhavan Palace, Ghanta Ghar, and ancient town of Mandore. Jodhpur is also popular for Jodhpuri sweets that you can find on many local stores. The city is also accessible through road and rail and offers better accommodation options to travelers of all budget.