Trekking in a desert – that’s an experience you certainly have to try! Rajasthan may be known more for its numerous palaces and forts and indeed most come to visit these centuries-old structures. However, it’s also home to several of the best trekking tours in Rajasthan, each unique in its own way. If you’ve been dying to try something different, book a tour here and get ready to embark on an adventure in this striking desert state. Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station is a popular tourist spot with its rivers and verdant forests. Set in the Aravalli Hills, the gorgeous landscape is perfect for trekking and rock climbing and when you’re done, you can return to the heritage guest house of Krishna Niwas with its lovely haveli-style décor. If that’s too tame a trek for you and you crave something more strenuous, the 8-hour trek from Ranakpur to Kumbhalgarh is perfect.
The trail will take you on a journey through valleys, forests and hills. You also have a chance to spot native wildlife. It’s a great way to meet new people too as you can stop for a chat with the locals and interact with your fellow trekkers. The Mewar circuit is another trekking trail to go on. The village of Narlai with its Hindu and Jain temples are worth a visit with their ceilings featuring beautiful murals. What’s great about this circuit is that it’s suitable for novices too so everyone can enjoy it. Rajasthan truly is a gem and boasts hidden wonders that are waiting to be explored. With the best trekking tours in Rajasthan, there’s no place like it, which is why it should be visited at least once.
If you are looking for some thrills in Alwar, visiting its “most haunted place” is the best way to fulfil the desire. Bhangarh Fort, on the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, has long held its spooky reputation. Though it is a well-preserved fort, the ‘supernatural’ occurrences that seem to occur within its premises tend to ward off many people. If you are eager to explore Alwar in all its facets, haunted and otherwise, a visit to this fort is a must. Do it while the light lasts, since ghosts are said to hang out here at night. Though spooky, Bhangarh Fort is one of the best places to visit in Alwar for some unique memories. Timings: 6 am to 6 pmLocation: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410
This place is the reason Bharatpur is so well-known all over India. Keoladeo Ghana National Park, more commonly known as Bharatpur Bird sanctuary, is one of the must-vist tourist attractions in Bharatpur, and for good reason. The intensity of wildlife that one can experience in Bharatpur is startling. Though most well-known for the hordes of birds that its hosts ear-round, the sanctuary also has a rich variety of flora and fauna, all of which makes the sanctuary a wildly active place throughout the year. The best season to visit this sanctuary is around October- November. Most migratory birds have arrived by then and the chirp and bustle of the place is magnificent. The summer months, when the cranes have begun their beautiful courtship dances, are also interesting months to visit the sanctuary in. There are accommodations inside the sanctuary if you wish to explore the place at all hours. This is definitely one of the necessary places to visit in Bharatpur. Timings: 8 am to 5 pmPrice: Rs. 50 per person for Indians; Rs. 400 per person for foreign tourists; Rs. 100 for rickshaw rideLocation: Agra-Jaipur Highway, Bharatpur, Rajasthan 302001