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Classic Attractions of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the most culturally rich state of India, which attracts millions of tourists from all corners of the world. It is a land of raja-maharajas, legends, heritage and culture where a wide variety of attractions speak about the charm of this royal state. The other Rajasthan attractions are wildlife, havelis, fairs, festivals, dance, heritage monuments, camel safari, heritage hotels, Palace on Wheels and handicrafts. Camel Safari on sand dunes is also an interesting activity to enjoy.


Capturing the hearts of national and international tourists, Rajasthan Tourism has a lot to offer in terms of attractions. Tourists from far and wide come here to see its royal palaces and majestic forts which symbolize the rich architectural heritage left behind by the raja-maharajas of the bygone era. These royal structures still retain their old-world charm and offer a royal experience to the visitors. Some of the palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels to offer a royal and luxurious stay to tourists. It gives tourists a chance to capture the glory and charm of the Raj culture. Some of the most famous palaces and forts of Rajasthan are: City Palace Udaipur, City Palace Jaipur, Lake Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Amber Fort, Jaigarh fort, Mehrangarh fort, Jaisalmer fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and many more.


Another classic attraction of Rajasthan is the luxury train ‘Palace on Wheels’. Offering luxury and royalty of the Raj era, it is among the most luxurious trains in the world. Covering some of the enchanting travel destinations of Rajasthan, the train looks like a palace from inside. You will be treated like a king on this train. It offers 7 nights/8 days tour to the following destinations:Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Keoladeo National Park, Chittorgarh, and Agra. The world class facilities and services combined with royal interiors make this train a wonderful attraction. While on your tour on Palace on Wheels you will be visiting palaces, forts, havelis, monuments and wildlife destinations.


While on your tour to Rajasthan do browse its bustling bazaars which are full of colorful and beautiful handicrafts. Some of the famous handicrafts of Rajasthan are Lac jewelry, puppets, embroidered juttis, tie and dye fabric, wood crafts, leather ware etc.


Rajasthan Tour transports tourists to a colorful world of raja-maharajas. Rajasthan attractions range from palaces to forts, havelis, wildlife, sand dunes, monuments, handicrafts, fairs, festivals, Palace on Wheels and hill station. Rajasthan Cultural tour takes you to amazing destinations which offer several attractions showcasing the glory of its past.

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The Fragrance of Jasmine Tea

Tea can be infused with many fragrances. Chrysanthemum, Gardenia, Osmanthus, Rose, Magnolia are just some of the few floral scents. By far, Jasmine is the most popular fragrance of them all. It is also my favorite tea. Jasmine teas are produced in Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Zhejiang Provinces. The best Jasmine tea comes from Fujian Province in China. Due to the favorable weather conditions, Fujian Province is perfect for tea farming. This region is also known to produce excellent Oolong tea.

The process of making Jasmine tea takes two steps. The first step involves picking young tea leaves in the spring. The young leaves will be use to create a base tea. It is stored it in a cool place until the Jasmine flowers blossom in the summer. The skillful workers keep the tea leaf open and ready for the scent of the flowers. Jasmine flowers are plucked during summer months. To be precise, they are plucked between July and September, from noon to 4p.m. by experienced workers. They look for 1/2 inch blossoms that just turn from ivory to a white color. For the next 4 hours after plucking, the Jasmine flowers are kept at a warm temperature with the base tea. This encourages the flowers to open and the scent to infuse with the tea. To create a strong scent, some tea receives multiple infusion of the flower scent. When infusion is completed, the flowers can be discarded.

Adding Jasmine tea to food gives it the extra luxurious aroma. Try this delicious Jasmine syrup with fruit salad. Brew 2 teaspoons of Jasmine tea leaves in 1/3 cup of hot water. Melt 2 tablespoons of honey and the add zest and juice of 1 lime. Marinate fruits for just one hour before serving.

Another way to use Jasmine tea is when cooking rice. Just replace 2 to 3 cups of the water you use to cook the rice with tea. This gives the rice the extra nutrients of the antioxidants as well as the aroma of the Jasmine flowers.

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This hand crafted quality tea comes from Fujian Province.

Article is written by Victoria Chow, owner of Morning Glory Tea. Visit our website today for premium tea products.