Leave the tropical paradise of Thailand, and enter the festive land of Rajasthan. The largest state of India, Rajasthan is a colorful land, where there are golden sand dunes and emerald blue lakes, white marble memorials and yellow sandstone fortresses. Rajasthan is a land where even the desert has an aura of romance, and its people sing ballads of brave warrior kings and queens. Take a direct flight from Bangkok to Jaipur, and go on a 3 day tour of Rajasthan from Thailand.
Day 1 – Jaipur
Jaipur is a huge city and touring by cab is the best way to see its numerous attractions in a day. Start your tour early in the morning with Birla Temple, which has marvelous marble architecture. The colored glass panels inside have illustrations depicting mythological stories from Hindu scriptures.
Afterwards visit Albert Hall Museum, where there is a vast collection of paintings, pottery, sculptures, armoury, and the Egyptian Mummy is a major tourist attraction. City Palace is a palace complex with several palaces, temples, courtyards, and museums.
Then visit the ancient Indian astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar. Hawa Mahal, the pink colored monument is famous for its innumerable windows that would cool the whole palace inside.
After lunch, visit Jal Mahal, built in the middle of a lake, and the enormous Amer Fort. In the evening, visit Sun Temple, from where you can watch magical sunsets.
Day 2 – Ranthambore
On the second day of your Rajasthan tour from Thailand, visit Ranthambore National Park. It was once a hunting ground of kings, and now it’s one of the finest tiger reserves in India. Its name comes from the ruined fort inside the park.
The fort gives stunning views of the national park and is situated in the middle of lush forests. Here, you can watch the tiger in its natural habitat, and other animals like sloth bears, striped hyenas, black bucks, Nilgai, Chital, Sambar deer, and more.
A large number of resident and migratory birds can be seen around lakes inside the park. Woodpeckers, Indian Hornbills, Bee Eaters, Kingfishers, and Eagles can be found with lots of other birds. There are reptiles too, and many species of trees in the park. A jeep safari takes 3-4 hours, and will take tourists deep into the jungle to the best spots to view wildlife from close range.
Day 3 – Agra
Spend the last day of your Rajasthan visit to tour Agra, a city that’s situated on the banks of the Yamuna River. It’s the city of the Taj Mahal. Early hour of dawn is the best time to watch this stunning marble mausoleum. Tour the monument, paying attention to the calligraphy etched on marble stone, and the delicate carvings on the dome ceilings and its walls.
Afterwards visit Mehtab Bagh, the wonderful Mughal gardens for splendid views of the Taj Mahal, and then after lunch, go on to tour Itmad-ud-Daulah, or the Baby Taj, and view its striking architecture. Agra Fort is huge and will take nearly 3-4 hours to visit the entire fort.