Pushkar Camel Fair

Top 7 places to visit in Rajasthan

The land of Maharajas, Rajasthan

– Prabhlaksh Kaur  

The land of Maharajas as they call it, is one of the most renowned tourists spots in the country. Handsomely decorated in glorious palaces, forts and monuments, one cannot soak in enough to want to leave this royal state. With its exquisite culture, Rajasthan attracts multifarious tourists from all around the globe. Of all the amazing places to visit in the magnificent land of Rajasthan we have created a compilation of the Top 7 places to visit in Rajasthan.
Ranging from sightseeing to adventure to shopping, there’s much that this royal state has to offer. The famous embroidery of Rajasthan brings out character and grace to every article it touches. The women of Rajasthan are expert in this field and can make very attractive embroidery works on various clothes like in quilting, bed covers and in many more others. Rajasthan is also popular for ‘karchobi‘, a form of zari metallic thread embroidery done with the help of a needle.
So get ready to go on a historical ride through 7 of the most beautiful cities in Rajasthan.
 
– JAIPUR
 
– PUSHKAR
 
– JODHPUR
 
– UDAIPUR
 
– JAISALMER
 
– RANTHAMBHOR
 
– BIKANER

JAIPUR

Widely known as “The Pink City”, Jaipur is also the capital of Rajasthan . Enriched with a glorious ambience, it is India’s most ostentatious city with rich heritage, culture and architecture. Apart from royal palaces and a magnificent environment, Jaipur is also home to meticulously created handicrafts and elegant jewellery.
Hawa Mahal Jaipur- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

Hawa Mahal Jaipur- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

With sightseeing spots like City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh fort, Amer fort, Jal Mahal, Jaipur certainly doesn’t disappoint. Jaipur is a perfect blend of heritage, palaces, culture and art and the beauty of this place can be experienced only by visiting it.
 

PUSHKAR

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India and is also known as “The Rose Garden Of Rajasthan”.
 
This little town is one of the most holiest cities in India . It is believed that Lord Brahma, the creator, dropped a Lotus on the ground which immediately got formed into a lake, which led to the name “Pushkar”. It consists of the only temple in the whole world which is dedicated to Lord Brahma, who according to Hindu mythology is the creator of the universe.
Pushkar Ghats- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

Pushkar Ghats- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

One of the most exciting events in Pushkar is the “Pushkar Mela”. It is renowned for its camel trading, dance, music, colorful shops and much more. Thousands of people plunge into the Pushkar lake on the full moon date of Kartik Purnima to take a holy dip in the lake. Brahma temple, Pushkar lake, Savitri Mata Temple and the vibrant local bazaar complete the visit to Pushkar.
 

JODHPUR

Jodhpur is also known as the “sun city” of Rajasthan because of its sunlit and bright weather throughout the year. It is also known as the “blue city” because most of the houses and painted blue in color. This is done because the weather here is always sunny and the blue color keeps the houses cool.
Jodhpur- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

Jodhpur- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

Jodhpur is widely renowned for the ambitious wedding celebrations that this city hosts. Lately many celebrities have chosen this place for their wedding or birthday celebrations thanks to its magnificent forts. Jodhpur is home to places like Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhavan.
 

UDAIPUR

Set in the midst of Aravalli Range of Rajasthan, Udaipur is proficiently known as one of the most romantic cities in the world and hence is known as the “Venice of East”. The city is mostly famous for its lakes and is considered as one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.
City Palace of Udaipur- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

City Palace of Udaipur- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

The lakes provides respite from the blistering sun during the summers. And provide a soothing experience during winters. It’s also home to many museums, palaces, monuments and gardens. While in Udaipur, one can visit places like Lake Pichola, Bagore ki Haveli, Monsoon Palace, Saheliyo ki bari etc. A tour to the romantic city of Udaipur will undoubtedly become an enduring part of your memories and you will cherish these memories throughout your life.
 

JAISALMER

Jaisalmer also known as the “Golden City”, is considered as the business town of Rajasthan because it is located on the camel trade route. It is famous for its beautiful forts, gardens and lakes. It gives a peek into the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan through its various euphoric activities.
Jaisalmer Fort- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Fort- Top 7 places to vosot in Rajasthan

Events like Desert festival, Ramdevra Fair, Basant Panchami create an exulting environment by showcasing the alluring Rajasthani culture. Jaisalmer has a lot to offer its visitors like Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes, Gadisar Lake, Desert Nation Park and, Desert National Park
 

RANTHAMBHORE

Ranthambhore National Park is one of the biggest and most famous national park in Northern India. Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, this national park is 2 hours away from Jaipur. The park is famous for its huge tiger population and attracts wildlife lovers from all over the world.
Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park- Top 7 places to visit in Rajasthan

One can go for safaris for Tiger spotting and have a look at these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. The Ranthambhore fort is present in the southeastern part of Ranthambore. The Ganesha Temple is a major attraction of the fort. People from every corner of the country come here to seek blessings from the Lord for their well being and happiness.

BIKANER

Bikaner is one of the most vigorous city of Rajasthan. It is widely renowned for its beautiful heritage hotels and lakes and palaces. It provides an environment where the raw Rajasthani culture can be explored. It provides various shopping destinations which include the most dynamic designs of the Rajasthani culture.
Bikaner Fort

Bikaner Fort- Top 7 places to visit in Rajasthan

This city provides you one of the best shopping experiences ever. Bikaneri bhujia is the most famous food item which attracts people from far of places to fulfill the urge of their taste buds. The extravagant forts and palaces represents the rich historical and architectural tradition. The lanes and the colorful bazaars are worth exploring. Junagarh Fort, Old City, Lakshminath temple, Bhandasar temple and Karan Prole are few of the famous spots to be seen in Bikaner.

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Cultural Places in and around Delhi

Top Places in and around Delhi for the culturally inclined historian

Who doesn’t like to get a feeling of belongingness associated to their country?

For all the wandered souls who wish to get an insight to the precious ancient history of the vibrant land of India, HiWay suggests you to visit all these cultural places in and around Delhi for a satiated feeling.

So hop on and enjoy the ride to a wonderful cultural experience.

red fort

Popularly referred to as Lal Quila, it stands a proud testament of the Mughal architecture. This place attracts a lot of foreign tourists because of its colorful depiction of Indian ruling back in the day.

india gate

The India Gate is located at the heart of India’s capital city, New Delhi.  About 2.3 km from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, it is located on the eastern extremity of the ceremonial boulevard, Rajpath. India Gate is a war memorial dedicated to honor the soldiers of the Undivided Indian Army who died during World War I between 1914 and 1921.

Kingdom of Dreams

Fractioned in three main parts – two theaters named Nautanki Mahal and Showshaa Theatre and a cuisine area named Culture Gully. The main attractions are the extravagant cinematic and theatrical musicals showcased here as well as the diverse cuisines from around India.

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar in Delhi is world heritage site. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.

 

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, India, is a Baháí House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city.

Bangla Sahib

It is one of the most prominent Sikh Gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.”It ranked No 1 among the best tourist and pilgrimage spot in Delhi (SURVEY-2017). It was first built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II.

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun’s tomb (Maqbara e Humayun) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by her. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah Citadel, also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale.

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Restaurants on the NH1

STOP, EAT AND REPEAT!

As Peter Hagerty rightly wrote that “Life is Journey and if you fall in love with journey, then you would be in love forever”.

Team HiWay has specially curated the various stopovers on our favorite route between Gurgaon and Chandigarh, via New Delhi. Popularly referred to as the FOOD HIGHWAY, NH1 promises an experience of a lot of diverse appetizing and savory options with tons of restaurants on the NH1.

NH1 is the one of the oldest and longest running highways of India. It starts from New Delhi and ends in the town of Atari in Punjab. In medieval times it was the part of famous Grand Trunk Road built by Sher Shah Suri. The total length of the road is 456km. It is the shortest route between Delhi and Lahore via Wagah border. The strip from Amritsar to Jalandhar is four-lane and from Jalandhar to Delhi, it is six lane. In Delhi it is called the Ring Road and is eight-lane road here. HiWay is here to take you on a delightful culinary experience that you would fall in love with.

Let’s explore it

Sukhdev Dhaba, G.T Road, Murthal NH 1-

Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba

Murthal, a small village close to Sonepat and about 60 odd km away from Delhi, is the first stop on our gluttonous journey along NH 1. Once a cluster of small dhabas catering to truckers, is now a popular, leisure “long drive” destination from Delhi that is precious to every parantha lover. Sukhdev Dhaba on the NH1 happens to be the most crowded and rightly hyped dhabas on the route. Aloo, aloo-pyaaz, gobhi, paneer and mix paranthas with dollops of white butter are the biggest draws and most ordered items on the menu. Wash it all down with a big glass of lassi or a sweet-milky tea.

 

Karnal Haveli, G.T Road, Karnal, NH 1-

karnal haveli

A definite must visit for all travelers on NH1 is the Punjabi-themed, village-styled restaurant aptly named, Haveli situated at the Panipat crossing and at about 140 km lies. Right from its palace like entrance down to the décor, sitting arrangement, shops selling ethnic ware, traditionally dressed staff to the last detailing of the thalis your food is served in. This is THE GO TO place for a good hearty Punjabi meal on the highway. Enjoy a delicious pure vegetarian meal with paranthas, dal makhni, puri chhole, lassi and jalebi finding a special holler in the menu.

 

Neelkanth karnal-

neelkanth star karnal

This is another stopover most favored by travelers travelling with family or people with distinct food choices. With options of multiple cuisines, Neelkanth also provides an option of eating from namely food chains such as Subway and Sagar Ratna and many more.

 

Chauki Dhani Sonipath-

chaukhi dhani

A masterpiece of art and design spread over 12.5 acres of land, it is a one-stop destination for fun, food and entertainment. Chokhi Dhani village brings to life, a colorful Rajasthani heritage that leaves you awestruck with all the attractions and elements of ethnic culture and tradition. The dining hall – Sangri is renowned for the mouth watering and typical Rajasthani food, served to you on a leaf platter in the tradition of Manuhaar. Your taste buds will remember this treat for a long time, while the warmth of service will stay in your heart forever. Be it dal bati and churma or missi roti , one always ends up licking his fingers.

 

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