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8 Ways to Have a Luxurious Vacation in Rajasthan
Rajasthan, the land of monarchs now gives you an opportunity just not to witness the grandeur of the castles and palaces but also to live a life of a king or queen. How? Let us check out the 10 best ways to embrace the majestic lifestyle of the Land of Royals.

1. Travel on luxury trains

Indian Railways have introduced some luxury trains which make you feel like a monarch. Travel on these trains to beat the heat of the desert land, enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals, relish some of the most delectable cuisines of the state and explore the land with the best guides. Couple of trains which take you to
Rajasthan are

Palace on Wheels
Maharaja Express

The basic amenities provided by these trains are

Air conditioned coaches.
Spacious and private suites.
Beautifully decorated dining cars and a well stocked bar.
Attached baths with expensive toiletries.
Availability of running hot and cold water.
Utmost safety and round the clock attendant.
A power packs itinerary to help you visit all the best places of Rajasthan in just a week.

2. Stay at boutique hotels

Shun hotels when at Rajasthan; experience the regal life of the Rajput clan staying at palaces. These palatial hotels are located amidst sprawling greenery and glitters like a palace at nights.

Some hotels which can be on your list for a luxurious vacation are

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
The Oberoi Vanya Vilas, Ranthambhore
The Gulaal, Jaisalmer

These are heritage resorts where

You are welcomed with rose petals and treated like a king or queen.
You can meet the real kings and queens as many of these palaces are still their residence.
Checkout the wildlife collections and artefacts by the Rajput regals.
Watch the delicate marble work adoring the walls and ceilings of the palaces.
Relish sumptuous cuisines ranging from Rajasthan, Asia to the Mediterranean region; while the exotic collection of wine and spirits are some of the best of the world.

3. Rejuvenate with SPA massages

Tired after a long day trip to the palaces and forts? It is time to pamper yourself at the lavish SPA resorts. The expert therapists wash away all the stress and tension hidden in your body.

The Jiva SPA boat is one such destination. The well crafted boat floats over the placid waters of Lake Pichola, allowing you to enjoy the cool breeze passing through your hair, while the massage chills you.

Some SPA resorts are within old mansions with fret-worked wooden doors, old paintings hanging from the walls, the antique chandeliers illuminating the rooms and the mesmerising aroma of incenses and natural oils filling the resort.

4. Ride the vintage cars

You can still find the vintage cars on the streets of Rajasthan and as a part of your luxurious vacation you can easily ride one. With a well dressed chauffeur driving the car, the ride is going to be royal.

In love with cars? Do not miss the car rally organised by the Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club; 1923 Fiat 501, 1903 Humber, 1936 Mercedes Benz 170V, 1938 Morris 8, 1923 Austin and 1923 Erskine are to name a few.

5. Fly in hot air balloons

It is an awesome experience to watch the historic monuments from the sky; you can witness the true colours of Pink City and Blue City better while shoring high in the sky in hot air balloons. Ranthambore, Pushkar and Jaipur gives you the golden opportunity to make your tour more special with hot sir balloon rides.

6. Night outs in luxury desert camps

A trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without a night out at the Thar desert. Scared of the heat? The luxury trip enables you to enjoy a grand stay at the desert camps of Sam sand dunes. These desert camps are carefully crafted to ensure that tourists can stay in comfort. Besides enjoying some lovely moments under the starlit sky, the stay becomes magical as the tunes of sarangi mixes with the pleasant breeze of the evening desert. Special folk dance programmes are also arranged for the guests. Last but not the least, you can ride on decked up camels through the desert enjoying the sublime beauty of sunset.

7. Thrilling night stay at the jungle resorts

Rajasthan is just not the land of the Rajas but also of the Royal Bengal Tigers.Ranthambore National Park is considered to be the best place to watch these majestic animals in their natural abode. Add a little more grandeur to your enthralling jungle safari with a stay in the lavish resorts. Located at the heart of the jungle, witness the unique silence of the forests with occasional rustles of leaves and noise made by night birds. The Tiger Reserve of Alwar and the Keoladeo National Park also have such luxury resorts where you can even plan to spend your honeymoon.

8. Spend time with the royals

An integral part of a luxurious vacation o Rajasthan is spending time with the real royals and knowing about the history and gallant stories of their ancestors.