Rajasthan has been gaining grounds as a favorite tourist spot in the last year or so. Both domestic and international tourists come to visit Rajasthan throughout the year. It is a heaven –like tourist spot that has a rich culture and heritage. Rajasthan is the largest state and is situated in the western half of India where it rains quite less and thus becoming a desert. The best source of transport here is the ‘camel’. The camels can easily survive with less water for a long time. They even carry luggage and thus owning camels in this state is as if owning a car.
Rajasthan attracts tourists for its natural beauty, forts, arts, palaces and culture. One out of every three tourists that visit India also tours Rajasthan. This state has a flourishing tourism industry. The most preferred tourist spots here include the palaces of Jaipur, Lakes of Udaipur and forts of jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner. Dressing according to the climatic conditions is the simplest way to spend a pleasant vacation.
The women here wear either sarees or Ghaghara cholis. Ghaghara is used for daily use and lehengas are worn for formal occasions. Matching blouses are used to complete this traditional wear. The length of the blouse determines the name of the blouse such as kanchli, kunchuki, choli, etc. Odhni is an integral part of this clothing which goes back in time when married women were forbidden to come in front of other men. The men wear traditional costume that consists of Banda, Bugatari, Pachewara and Khol. A jacket called ‘Angrakhi’ is also worn. Kamarband or Patka is a waistband that helps in holding a weapon or arm tucked into it.
The climate here changes with change in the seasons. The summer season here is very hot. The temperature of the region varies in between 32°C to 45°C. this hot season extends from April to June. The only destination in this region that remains cool in this season is the high hilly region of Mt. Abu. This mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau that is 22 km long and 9 km wide. Guru Shikhar is the highest peak in this mountain at a height of 1,722 m above sea level. However, even in the summers the nights are considerably cool. The humidity at this time of the year is very low. During the summers, travelers need to wear light and skin- friendly dresses that are cool and cotton clothes that absorb sweat. Drinking excess liquid and using sunscreen to take care of the skin. This helps in experiencing the wonderful constructions in the region. Wearing turbans also help as the water that is poured in the turban keep the head cool and shades the person from the hot sun.
The monsoon season brings the most longed rains to this part of the country. 90% of the annual rainfall takes place during this season, thus making it the most humid time of the year. The temperature during this time of the year ranges from 35°C to 40°C. Due to the rains during the season the state comes alive with some greenery and a pleasant weather. This the ideal time of the year to visit Rajasthan.It is neither too hot and nor cold.
The Keoladeo national park and Bundi, the lake city of Udaipur, are picturesque during this season and become a ‘must visit’ location for a tour. The climate during this season makes this time the peak tourist season. This weather creates a different aura and makes the experience a more memorable one. A cool wind blows all across the desert.
Thus making monsoon the best season to travel and tour the majestic state of Rajasthan.