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best offbeat activities to do in rajasthan
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Rajasthan boasts of a rich and a royal lifestyle on account of being home to the Rajput’s kings and studded with numerous man made constructions that are perfectly carved and erected which leave us in awe and the place also possesses a natural charm that brings us to an offbeat exploration among the dry sunny and attractive places of one of the largest colorful and a richly appealing spot. With that being said, here are some of the best offbeat activities to do in Rajasthan-

  1. Camels

Camp in some of the oldest villages in Bikaner while you get to share a chunk of your time with the locals alongside a camp under the starlit dazzling sky and enjoy a ride on the sands of Rajasthan on top of a camel. With the folk music and the slow journeys, this surely is an experience that’s amongst one best offbeat activities to do in Rajasthan.

  1. Amal sabha

One of the oldest traditions ( of over 1000 years) of the state , this is one weird and an interesting ceremony that involves a group of men  get together, make a mix of opium resin and jaggery, water it down and then offer it around. Gobble up this drink and the experience with the Rajasthani’s.

  1. Rajasthani shopping 

Roam the streets of Jodhpur where you get to explore a platter of stuff that’s truly a shopper’s delight. With stuff from bangles and traditional shoes to brightly tailored carpets and eateries like spices and also pottery, scarves, dress material, mojris and many other Jodhpuri souvenirs are some of the best to take and happening best offbeat activities to do in Rajasthan.

  1. Skies of royalty 

Leap into the hot air balloon at Jaipur and lay your eyes on the magnificent Pink city and view some of the impeccable views of the Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Shiv Vilas and if you’re an early bird, hop on into the airy ride and witness sunset from the skies.

  1. Rajasthani cuisine

Built for the purpose of resembling a traditional royal village, the resort offers rich ethic designs in the interiors and it comes with experiences like traditional dancing, palmistry, authentic meals, elephant and camel rides, flame throwing, puppet shows, shooting, henna painting packed in it.

  1. Hands on handicrafts 

This is the most interactive and a cheerful offbeat activity to do in Rajasthan. The Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing lives along in a  beautifully restored 16th century haveli and portrays immensely intricate and admirable block-printed textiles, tools and related objects that offer an in-depth look into the technique of this ancient tradition and you also have the chance of trying your hand at this type of printing.

  1. Birdwatching 

Feast your eyes on never seen before birds that flock in the UNESCO recognized site of Keoladeo National park .This former duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas is one of the major wintering areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. Some 364 species of birds, including the rare Siberian crane.

  1. Sunsets – ever beautiful

Udaipur’s city palace is one of the most aesthetically, culturally and verdantly pleasing constructions in the entirety of Rajasthan and what makes it even better is to head over to the City Palace Gardens for a boat ride on Lake Pichola and watching the sun sink into the horizons of the waters is just the best offbeat activities to do in Rajasthana and a sight to behold.

  1. Architecture

The Dilwara jain temples are an ancient historical treasure that’s not appreciated enough. The temples that stand till date were an exemplary craftsmanship that dates back to the 11th and 13th century, and  no other architectural marvel matches these temples in terms of their intricate carvings and engraved ceilings and doorways that are such intricately and carefully chiseled, you really would wonder the possibility of it at that time.

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