The spirit of adventure and bravery has always been a prominent part of life. in the days of yore, hunting was the major source of excitement for the people. Pitting their wits against the most ferocious of animals was considered a challenge.
Wrestling was yet another outlet for those seeking a show of strength. Today times have changed but the search for adventure still remains. So if you’re driven by the call of adventure, come to Rajasthan. Rajasthan – a land blessed with golden sands, meandering Chambal and Banas rivers, Aravalli hills, forests and rolling meadows, cascading water falls and hospitable people, steeped in a rich culture.
Choose from gamut of activities like camel, jeep, elephant, horse & village safaris, trekking and rock climbing. The possibilities are limitless for indulging in water sports like boating, water sailing, rafting and fishing in lakes. The more adventurous can opt for parasailing and hanggliding in the Aravalli hills. Or shoot, with a camera of course, wildlife and birds in the various sanctuaries.
Rajasthan’ – the land of the Rajputs, is known for its kings, fearless warriors and beautiful women. It’s also known for its forts, palaces and temples which are a reminder of the glorious past. Kingdoms were carved and established by the Rajputs on horseback, while swords were stained with enemy blood.
Rajasthan invites you to feel the adventure of a Camel Safari, which takes you through the golden sands of the vast. Thar desert. Like horse safaris, camel safaris are also popular in Rajasthan. The camel, popularly known as the ship of the desert, is not only common in the Thar desert, but also the only means of transportation in remote areas.
The hilly areas of Rajasthan provide several days of ideal trekking opportunities. The Mewar belt with the Udaipur-Kumbhalgarh-Chittaur combine, or the area around Mount Abu, or the Sariska-Alwar-Amber belt is best for trekking.
Water sports may appear an alien concept in Rajasthan but the presence of large lakes has actually made the development of such sports possible. Even though they are not popular yet, the opportunities exist, a fact that was brought home when the water games during the prestigious Asian Games in 1982 were held at Jamua Ramgarh on the outskirts of Jaipur.
Rajasthan’s lakes, ponds, marshlands and grasslands are a haven for bird lovers. One can find around 550 species of birds and most of these are residents. The best colony of birds in the world is Keoladeo National Park situated in Bharatpur.It has more than 400 species of birds and more than 130 of them breed inside the park. Being a unique bird place, the UNESCO has recognised it as a world heritage site. It is truly a paradise of feathered life which provides unlimited opportunities to bird watchers. Various other lakes and ponds spread over the state offer the enthusiast an opportunity to watch the activities of the birds.
Vintage Car Rally
When the first motorcars started coming to India, Rajasthan’s princes and aristocracy were among the earliest to order them. These, in turn, have become the venue for various rallies. Vintage car rally: An annual event, the Jaipur Vintage Car Rally has become an important one on the Indian social calendar. Held in January, and keenly contested, it invites prestigious entries. Since some of the aristocratic families have still kept their vintages in their garages, the turnout too is impressive, with some cars dating back to the very early years of the turn of the century.