Rajasthan is a land of colour, contrasts, folk culture and royal splendour. It is throbbing with echoes of chivalrous legends and spiritual roots of the past.
In this vast state of India one can savour the desert, the hills and plains dotted with palaces tucked inside forts, miles of sand dunes, deep wells and lakes.
To savour such a romantic marvel one has to see to practical necessities like booking tickets, packing bags and above all checking in at Hotels that suit the mood and pocket of the individual.
For this purpose there is no dearth of Hotels in Rajasthan. Rajasthan offers a wide range from accommodation in royal splendour to modest ones.
The royal palaces have now been converted into Hotels – something that has happened in Rajasthan alone. Once forbidden and cloistered zones will now see footfalls of a new generation. In all there are 30 groups of hotels-cum-accommodation in Rajasthan.
There are few Apartment accommodations, plenty of Budget hotels and Rajasthani Hotels. There are a good number of two, three, four and five star hotels as well as a limited number of Heritage hotels. Resorts, Carnival, Man Singh and Neemrana Hotels can be found in important places apart from Holiday Inns and Guest Houses.
Also in the hotels of Rajasthan are included the familiar names of Ashok, Sheraton, Clarks, Taj. Welcome and of course Rajasthan Tourist Development Corporation. The best type for the adventuresome are the camp accommodations that combine jeep with elephant and camel safari.
These safaris give a down to earth feeling of being in Rajasthan with all the basic amenities. A party goes ahead preparing the camp site where Rajasthani food is cooked in the open and drinks are handed around a bonfire while being serenaded by local musicians and singers. Upon request western food is also served.
For those who find the camp ride too bumpy there is the option of exclusive jeep tours that are fast. Jeeps can also negotiate the desert.
From camp bases the tourist can meander into villages and see the artists at work. Most of the hotels have package tours that start with receiving the tourist at Delhi.
A site seeing tour of Delhi is also thrown in. There are other alternatives of bed and breakfast and guided tours through all the sites and sounds of Rajasthan where the tourist is an honoured holy guest – the atithi.