During my trip through India it was Rajasthan that surprised me the most, initially I had pencilled in to spend 3 days there but I enjoyed myself so much that I ended up with 2 weeks here. Rajasthan is a state in northern India and has around about 10 percent of the country’s population there. What amazed me about this Indian region was the incredible natural beauty and the wide range of fun and exciting activities which tourists can get involved in. If you are traveling through India then Rajasthan is somewhere that I’d certainly recommend, and here are 5 awesome things to do when you get there.
Cliff Zip Lining
I went zip lining at a place called Neemrana Fort and this was a zip line like I had never tried before, as it went between 2 cliffs. The thrill of zip lining is amazing but it is made all the more sweeter when you are able to take in some of the views that you can on this route, overlooking the valleys and the tree lined ravines down below. If you are coming from Delhi then this zip lining location is very close by.
I had no idea before arriving here at just how much wildlife Rajasthan had to offer and once I found out more, I decided to take a safari through the Sariska Tiger Reserve. There are other national parks which offer safaris that I didn’t go to, but that was because this tiger reserve provided me with more than enough adventure. There are more than just tigers here and we saw elephants, boars and bears to name just a few of the amazing creatures who call this place home.
Vintage Car Rally
Picture the scene, I am staying Jaipur for a couple of nights, wandering the street, when all of a sudden I hear a roar on the road and then I am greeted by around 100 vintage cars. I couldn’t believe what I was looking at in truth and had to do a double take. Apparently these rallies are quite commonplace in this region and anyone who loves cars will be in awe of some of these beautiful classic machines.
Abhaneri Step Well
If you love architecture then one place which you simply must visit is the Abhaneri Step Well or Chand Baori as it is locally known. Found in the Dausa District near Jaipur this place was used once upon a time to collect rain water, today it is simply an amazing piece of engineering with over 40 sets of symmetrical staircases on each side of the deep well.
If you are looking for a thrill then head to the Thar Desert where you can go dune bashing, an adventurous sport where you rent an SUV and then horse it over the rich sand dunes. This is pure unadulterated fun and an experience which you really shouldn’t miss out.
Which is going to be your first activity when you arrive in Rajasthan? Let us know which tickles your fancy in the comments below.