Colors of Rajasthan – A Journey Through Photos

Rajasthan – The Land of Kings, a land where stories and legends come to life. From iconic battles to majestic palaces and tales about beautiful princesses… the stories are endless. The vibrant state of Rajasthan in India had been on my bucket list for years, and I finally made it there. Rajasthan is known for its culture, palaces, food and folk traditions but what caught my eye the most were the colors. There was something exciting waiting to be discovered at every corner. A journey through Rajasthan is like a trip of ecstasy, a vivid psychedelic treat for the senses. Come explore Rajasthan with me through these 25 colorful photos.

Colors of Rajasthan

DSC01891The beautiful hand painted facade of Amer Palace, Jaipur

DSC01416Colorful traditional turbans…Yes, please

jodhpurWhite carved marble tombs, blue skies and rosy gardens

jodhpurTurquoise vintage carved wooded doors

Jodhpur Mehrangarh fort A musician playing a Ravanahatha and soaking in the view from Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur

jodhpur blue cityThe magical blue city at sunset

JaisalmerThe golden city, Jaisalmer

thar desert jaisalmerThe sand dunes of  Thar desert, Jaisalmer

DSC00551The streets of Udaipur

DSC01310Boats at Gadisar lake, Jaisalmer

string puppetsA puppeteer selling his colorful creations and getting ready for a street performance

DSC01284Hand weaving a traditional cotton dhurrie rug in a small family owned factory

DSC01267OMG, I can still remember the aroma of these delicious golden fried Kachories – spicy crunchy goodness on the streets of Rajasthan…my mouth is watering!

DSC01253A motorbike adorned with garlands. This was the most bizarre temple I have ever seen where people worship a motorbike. Yup! you read right…a motorbike! A small temple was built at the accident site on Hwy 65 in Pali by villagers to honor the death of Om Banna or Bullet baba and his bike. There are several amusing stories about how the bike would  magically drive itself to the location of the accident every night from the police station to be reunited with the owners spirit. A very interesting stop on the road trip indeed.

DSC00963These flower shaped sweets called Imarthi will melt in your mouth

DSC00926The city of lakes, Udaipur

DSC00756The puppet show and folk dance at Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur is a must watch! The beautiful display of colors and talent will blow your mind.

DSC00698Intricate carvings and designs on a balcony of the City Palace in Udaipur

DSC00674The majestic royal murals of City Palace, Udaipur

DSC00665Timeless beauties – crushed precious, semi precious stones and vegetable dyes were used to create these beautiful paintings on the walls of the palaces and forts in Udaipur

DSC00653A jharokha (adorned balcony) inspired from the colors of a peacock

queens palaceThe queens quarters – a swing is a must of course 🙂

DSC00579A view of the city from the Palace, Udaipur

DSC01070One of the 360 temples at the Kumbhalgarh fort. This fort is unique as it has a perimeter wall that is 36 km long which makes it the second longest continuous wall in the world after The Great Wall of China. See, you learn something new every day…Victory jump 🙂


The people of Rajasthan are just as colorful as the state. I would like to imagine that this man is writing a letter to his one lost love sitting amidst these colorful sari’s, reminiscing her beauty and writing poetry. He’s probably just doing his accounts but no harm in romanticizing, after all it’s Rajasthan – “The Land of Kings.”

Hope you enjoyed this post. Happy travels!


  1. I am from Rajasthan, nice to see the great pictures of Rajasthan .. being a native I find it interesting how glamorized it is out of Rajasthan.

  2. Hi Neetu,
    Thank you for your sweet comment. I have some Rajasthani blood in me as well 😛 so I found it extremely fascinating visiting this beautiful state and exploring the culture, people and the food. So much history to soak in!

  3. Great collection of pictures of our state ” kesariya balam padharo mhare desh”..
    Nice Blog..

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