Getaways to celebrate the new year in Rajasthan

Updated: Dec 27, 2021

One of the best ways to kick off a new year is to travel to a wonderful new place. There are plenty of destinations that you can choose from. However, Rajasthan is a state that has something for everyone - whether you want to spend a quiet day in a heritage hotel or go out and have fun at the pompous festivals and safaris. Well, we have listed some special getaways you can visit to have an unforgettable time.

 

One of the best ways to kick off a new year is to travel to a wonderful new place. There are plenty of destinations that you can choose from. However, Rajasthan is a state that has something for everyone - whether you want to spend a quiet day in a heritage hotel or go out and have fun at the pompous festivals and safaris.  Well, we have listed some special getaways you can visit to have an unforgettable time. 


1. Neemrana Fort



Neemrana Fort is an utterly fascinating structure that is about 553 years old and located along the Jaipur-Delhi Highway. The fort, which also houses a resort, is open to the public. That’s not all. It allows people to view its many tiers from a convenient vantage point. Built in the medieval period, the fort can be reached by taking steps and ramps up to 14 tiers. Over the years, the time-honoured structures have been restored and preserved with authenticity. So, it will be a real treat to celebrate a memorable new year. 


2. Dera Baghdarrah Nature Retreat



The Baghdarrah Forest Reserve is a sanctuary which is home to a large population of crocodiles. It is located just 30 minutes from the tourist destination of Udaipur in Rajasthan. Dera Baghdarrah is an eco-friendly, rustic destination that has tents equipped with colonial furniture and all things nice. The experience also includes activities like jeep safari, zip lining and cycling amid green cover.


3. Jaisalmer Desert Camp



Jaisalmer is one of the best places for people to witness golden sand dunes and great sunrises as well as sunsets. If you love photography, the city is like paradise. Exploring, picnicking and going on camel safaris are some favourite activities. The Thar Desert in Jaisalmer is known to be the land of explorers and mysterious beauty. It is a place that is loved by backpackers and travelers from all around the world. The desert has something to offer to everyone. It’s one of the best places to welcome the year 2022. 


4. Pushkar



Rajasthan has the best to offer when it comes to luxury in the city of Pushkar. Situated around 11 kilometers from Ajmer, Pushkar truly stands as one of the most beautiful locations to experience wanderlust in Rajasthan. Considered as one of the oldest cities in India, the Pushkar fair is one of India's largest camel, horse and cattle events. If anyone is thinking of spending a memorable time to mark the start of a new year, this timeless architectural heritage is the place to be. 


5. Osian



In Osian, a town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, you'll find history and culture in abundance. The city is home to several Jain and Brahamanical ancient temples, many of which were built around the 8th-11th centuries. The Majestic Sachiya Mata temple and the Surya temple are especially notable for their intricate carvings and architectural splendor. Visit also includes a cultural evening program, camel safari, and desert safari. There are several desert camps and resorts on Jodhpur-Jaisalmer highway  to make your stay comfortable.


6. Bundi



Bundi, the historical town near Kota, is a popular destination for tourists. It is filled with havelis as well as some fascinating wall and ceiling paintings. The region also has several ‘baoris’or step wells, which are well-preserved. It is believed that Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling penned a part of his famous novel ‘Kim’ in Bundi. In fact, the author was so impressed by the place that he went on to describe it like this: ‘Jaipur Palace may be called the Versailles of India. Jodhpur’s House of strife, gray towers on red rock, is the work of giants, but the Palace of Bundi, even in broad daylight, is a palace built by men with uneasy dreams – the work of goblins rather than of men.’ When in Bundi, do not miss out on visiting Rani ji ki Baori, Bundi Palace, Taragarh Fort and Lake Jait Sagar.


 

Written by Lalit Pandey

Edited by Roshni Shroff

 

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