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Place to Visit in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the colourful desert of Incredible India. Festivals and fairs of Rajasthan with all the music and dances turn the land to a creative fertile basin. The tradition and royal glory meet in a riot of colors against the vast backdrop of sand and desert of Rajasthan. Rajasthan with a treasure of history, picturesque architecture and bewitching landscape is an unparalleled destination on the tourist map of Incredible India. Rajasthan has a haunting air of romance about it which is palpable in every nook and corner of the palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, golden sand dunes of Jaisalmer, desert and forts of Jodhpur, and havelis of Bikaner. It is tourist destinations reveal the history and heritage of Rajasthan. The pink city of Jaipur, the lake city of Udaipur, the camel city of Bikaner,the golden city of Jaisalmer, the blue city of Jodhpur, and Hill station city, Mount Abu are made Rajasthan most visited travel destination in the world. The Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is an ideal destination for art lovers and Ranthambore is famous for wildlife.

dargah ajmer sharif

Ajmer is the 5th largest city in Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It is most famous for its pilgrimage of shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and also the base for visiting Pushkar an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city which is famous for the Brahma temple. Ajmer was founded in 7th century by Dushyant Chauhan who ruled Ajmer in spite of repeated invasions. Ajmer was conquered by Muhammad of Ghor, founder of the Delhi Sultanate, in 1193. However, the Chauhan rulers were allowed autonomy upon the payment of a heavy tribute to the conquerors. Ajmer remained subject to Delhi until 1365 when it was captured by the ruler of Mewar.

camel festival bikaner

Bikaner is the fifth largest city in Rajasthan. It was founded by Rao Bikaji in 1486. Bikaner being one of the three great desert Kingdoms of Rajasthan after Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. It is dotted with scores of sand dunes. It is located in the mid of Thar Desert. Bikaner is also called Camel City. It is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world and hence boasts of having one of the biggest largest Camel Research and Breeding farms in the world. Bikaner is also famous for its handicrafts and its Camel festival, which happens in the month of January every year, with camel races, various cultural activities and villages sports events etc.

city palace jaipur

Jaipur being the capital of Rajasthan was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727. Jaipur is also known as the "Pink City of Rajasthan", because the whole city was painted in pink to welcome Prince of Wales, who visited Jaipur. Today avenues still remain painted in pink to provide a distinctive appearance to the city. Jaipur was designed by Bengali architect Vidyadhar Chakravarti. Jaipur is the most visited tourist destination. Jaipur offers endless variety of handicrafts, Gold Jewellery studded with precious stones or pearls, Block and tiles printing and famous worldwide for its bangles craftsmanship.

camel safari jaisalmer

Jaisalmer has major tourist destination in India. The "Golden City", is located in the the state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is where the past lives in the present, where every stone tells a memorable tale. Where the facade of each house is an architectural beauty and from whence brave man filed past to meet. The Jaisalmer city is a prominent educational as well as cultural hub in the region and regularly showcases the vivid cultural aspects of Rajasthan. It is a giant sandcastle with a town attached, an emblem of honour in a land of rough and tumble.

umeed bhawan palace jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. Jodhpur known as "The Sun City" due to its bright and sunny weather and also called the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades. The city was situated on the strategic road linking Delhi to Gujarat. Jodhpur is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage and tradition. It is a popular tourist destination. In terms of Tourism Jodhpur major locations are Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Rai-ka-Bag Palace and The Clock Tower.

kumbhalgarh fort

Kumbhalgarh was built by Rana Kumbha during the course of the 15th century, and enlarged through the 19th century. Kumbhalgarh was the birth place of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Kumbhalgarh is a city in the Rajasthan located 102 km west of Udaipur. The fort of Kumbhalgarh has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometres . Kumbhalgarh has seven fortified gateways. The great ramparts of Kumbhalgarh Fort stress along the contours of the Aravalli Hills for around 30 km, which is now open to the general public as a museum which is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening.

castle mandawa

Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. It is part of Shekhawati region. Mandawa is located approx 190 km north of Jaipur. The City of Mandawa] was developed a thikana in the mid of 18th century by the Bhojraj Ji Kasubsub clan of Shekhawat Rajputs. About the origin of the city there have been formerly references to Mandu Jat as founder of the Mandawa town. Thakur Nawal Singh, the Rajput ruler of Nawalgarh and Mandawa, construct a fort in 1755 to protect this outpost. The township that grew around the fort soon attracted a large community of traders, who settled in Mandawa. Mandawa is famous for its fort and havelis.

dilwara jain temples mount abu

Mount Abu is a popular hill station destination in Rajasthan. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. It is the only hill station in Rajasthan. The famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temples and natural beauty world over. Its lakes, waterfalls, green forests and hill attract tourist worldwide. The flora and fauna enjoys the adulation of the tourist to the fullest. The highest point of the Aravali is the 'Guru Shikhar' with a vast sanctuary that shelters a number of species like langur, wild boars, Sambar, leopards and many more along with a number of flowering plants and trees.

pushkar fair, pushkar

Pushkar is a holy city in the state of Rajasthan. It is very famous for the Pushkar lake, various ghats and temples spread all around the lake. Pushkar is one of the five pilgrimage site for devout Hindus. It is only 11 km from the city of Ajmer. The word 'Pushkar' means lotus flower. Lord Bramha is supposed to have killed the asura Vajra Nabha with lotus flower. The asura was destroyed by the contact, and petals fell at three places. One of them is Pushkar, where it gave create to a lake. Brahma is supposed to have performed sacrifice at this lake on Kartik Purnima (the full moon day of the Kartik month (generally in the month of November), hallowing the place.

ranthambore national park

Ranthambore National Park is the biggest and most renowned national park in India. The park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Presently Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist destination that has pulled the attention of many foreigner and India tourist. Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 1,334 sq km along with its nearby sanctuaries like - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park was declaration as the Tiger Reserve forest in 1973.

samode palace

Samode a large town of Rajasthan which belonged to the landlords known as Zamindars of the principal thakurs of the state of Amber , situated 40 kms northwest from Jaipur. This small village is famous for Samode Palace, Samode Haveli and Samode Bagh having rich history of several hundred years and display a fusion of Mugal and Rajasthani art and architecture. Prithviraj Singh Ji, the Kachhawaha Rajputs, had awarded Samode to one of his twelve sons, Gopal Singhji, along with the hereditary title of Rawal Saheb. Nestled picturesquely amidst rugged hills, Samode Palace with its stately grandeur and frescoed walls is one of the most impressive small palaces

lake palace udaipur

Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559 as the final capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom. Udaipur also called as the City of Lakes. It is located 405 kilometres southwest of the Jaipur. Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana. The Guhils (Sisodia) clan ruled the Mewar and its capital was shifted from Chittorgarh to Udaipur after founding city of Udaipur by Maharana Uday Singh. Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations, it is also known for its Royal palaces. The Lake Palace, for instance, covers an entire island in the Pichola Lake. The world famous "white" city of Rajasthan, Udaipur located on the banks of the lake Pichola,