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The Ultimate father's day gift: A hostel stay in Rajasthan

The Ultimate father's day gift: A hostel stay in Rajasthan
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By Aquib Nawab

04 Jun, 2024

Father’s Day is coming soon and if you are struggling with what to buy for him, then it’s probably a good idea to try something new this year instead of giving him the usual boring tie or coffee mug?

Instead of traditional ties or mugs, why not get your father a life-changing experience like staying at a hostel in Rajasthan?

Whether he is keen on historical events, enjoys spending his time in nature or would just love to escape from his ordinary life for some time, Rajasthan has something to offer. This could be the most perfect Father’s Day present because it is packed with colourful culture as well as breathtaking architectural designs and comfortable facilities at The Hosteller 

Why choose Rajasthan?

Rajasthan, the Land of Rajputs, is famous for its ancient history, colourful culture and stunning natural beauty. This state gives a spectrum of experiences from pink Jaipur to sandy Jaisalmer. Consider visiting splendid forts, exploring busy markets or resting in peaceful desert camps during your stay at a hostel in Rajasthan.

Jaipur- The pink city

The first stop on your dad’s royal journey should be in Jaipur better known as the Pink City. Jaipur is a delight for all senses with its magnificent palaces, bustling markets and mouth watering food.

Exploring majestic palaces: Take your Dad on a tour of the City Palace where he can witness both Rajasthani and Mughal architectural mix. Don’t miss out on Hawa Mahal which has beautiful lattice work and offers panoramic views of the city. 

Walk through lively bazaars: In these markets you will find items that are rare to come across anywhere else. These range from handmade jewelries to bright fabrics that suit everyone’s taste. Escort your dad around Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar while you spend his money. 

Savour the flavours: When it comes to food, Jaipur is truly fantastic! Try out traditional Rajasthani foods like Dal Baati Churma and Ghewar at local restaurants. 

Credits: Canva

Jaisalmer- The Golden City tour

Next take your father to Jaisalmer known as Golden City. This town is renowned for its sandstone architecture and desert adventures situated in the Thar Desert heartland.

Exploring the Jaisalmer fort: An UNESCO World Heritage site also called living fort is an ideal place to go in Jaisalmer. Wander through its narrow lanes discovering hidden temples tucked away in small corners absorbing into yourself everything that whispers into your ears about what had happened here long ago. 

Desert safari adventures: A desert safari should never be missed during any trip to Jaisalmer. Let your dad experience a camel ride across the golden sand while at night eating traditional Rajasthani cuisine right under the sky full of stars, where he will surely feel the desert’s spell.

Visit the havelis: Jaisalmer has some beautiful havelis such as Patwon Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli. These historical houses give you a taste of an opulent lifestyle that existed in Rajasthan. 

Credits: Canva

Udaipur- The city of lakes

For a more serene escape, head to Udaipur, often referred to as Venice of the East. Udaipur is an oasis of peace with its shimmering lakes and grand palaces.

Boat ride on lake Pichola: You can surprise your Dad with a boat trip on the calm waters of Lake Pichola. From here, you can have an amazing view of the City Palace and Jag Mandir.

Exploring city palace: This extensive palace complex is worth marvelling at for its architectural design. Meander through its courtyards, museums and art galleries soaking in all the Mewar dynasty splendour.

Relax at Saheliyon Ki Bari: Take a walk around this lovely garden filled with fountains and lotus pools. Enjoy fresh air as well as take pleasure in walking amidst greenery found in this spot 

Udaipur ‘city of lakes’ | Credits: Canva

Pushkar- The holy town

Suppose your father prefers a more religious experience, Pushkar is the right place for him. Popularly known for the holy lake and colourful ghats, this small town offers a great escape.

Visit Brahma temple: Pushkar has one of the very few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma. It’s an idyllic spot to meditate and soak in spirituality.

Take a stroll along ghats: Pushkar’s ghats are perfect places for a silent walk. Enjoy evening Aarti at the lake and feel spiritual vibes everywhere.

Explore local markets: Handicrafts, jewellery, textiles are some of the products that are found in Pushkar markets. Take your father on a shopping spree with you and get yourself some rare souvenirs. 

Pushkar city view | Credits: Canva

Jodhpur- The blue city

The next city in line is Jodhpur which is also called “the Blue City” due to its many blue painted houses. It is a place where history meets culture; it has huge forts along with bustling markets making it vibrant.

Mehrangarh fort: This grand fort looks out across the city with panoramic views. You can walk through palaces and museums and immerse yourself in stories of bravery and splendour.

Clock Tower & Sardar market: There are so many things to see in this crowded market near the clock tower. Such items like spices and clothes can be bought here. Treat your dad to street food as you go shopping together!

Jaswant Thada: Spend a silent afternoon idling around this beautiful marble cenotaph often called Marwar's Taj Mahal. The peaceful gardens surrounding it have intricate carvings that will require you to pay them a visit. 

Jodhpur ‘The Blue City’ | Credits: Canva

Bikaner- The desert jewel

Bring him on an unusual escapade by taking him to Bikaner where he will find camel festivals among other stunning temples; situated within the Thar Desert.

Junagarh fort: The tremendous fort was built in the 16th century and it consists of many palaces as well as museums. Dad will enjoy the magnificent architecture and artefacts that tell a story about history.

Karni Mata temple: Welcome to Rat temple for an experience like no other, this unique shrine has rats as gods. This is one thing that your dad will never forget about throughout his entire life.

Camel breeding farm: Learn about these fascinating animals by visiting the National Research Centre on Camel. As part of the activities at the farm, you can ride camels or even sample camel milk products. 

Bikaner the city of camels & festivals | Credits: Canva

Mount Abu- The hill station retreat

Another place where you can go with your father in order to have a nice experience is Mount Abu being the only hill station in Rajasthan. Its lush greenery and cool climate make it perfect for a relaxing holiday.

Dilwara temples: These Jain temples are famous for their beautifully carved marbles. It’s not just a relaxing trip but also a spiritual journey to visit here.

Nakki lake: Take this boat drive across the hills and forests surrounding this picturesque lake. Nearby market is ideal for souvenir hunters.

Sunset point: Let your father be amazed by this point as he watches the sunset over Aravalli Range; it’s so beautiful! This is also a peaceful spot where you can talk while enjoying some silence together. 

Mount Abu scenic view | Credits: Canva

Making it extra special

If you want to make your dad’s stay super special, consider adding some personalised extras. Alternatively, organise a day out to the attractions nearby or arrange for a cooking class or guided tour as an extraordinary activity for him. These acts of kindness will make his Father’s Day celebration memorable.

In terms of accommodation, The Hosteller is different from others due to its proximity to major tourist attractions. Therefore, with strategically situated hostels all over Rajasthan, The Hosteller ensures that your dad gets a memorable experience by offering him warm and homely living options.

The private room at The Hosteller | Credits: The Hosteller

Conclusion

Rajasthan is not just about an item; rather it is an experience that lodges memories forever. This Indian state has an amazing blend of adventure and relaxation with its rich history, beautiful architecture and vibrant culture.

Father’s Day should be full of fun and exploration when you choose to stay in a splendid hostels this year – the perfect opportunity to show your gratitude and make him feel really cherished. And also because

Selecting Rajasthan implies providing your father with something more than mere present: a holiday filled with discoveries, relaxation time and treasured instances. 

A sophisticated hotel place | Credits: The Hosteller

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