The desert land of Rajasthan holds an important place in the tourist map of India and this is one of the country’s most visited tourist destination. With its naturally gifted and man-made resources and diversified landscape, Rajasthan draws from across the globe. As a tourist destination the state of Rajasthan offers almost everything that a discerning tourist, history lover or an adventure seeker is looking for. From massive ancient forts to exquisitely furnished palaces, the beautiful havelis (mansions) to historic monuments, from varied wildlife to mountains, Rajasthan has it all. Today the ancient forts and palaces of Rajasthan stand as a witness to the glorious past of the state. The diverse topography comprises of arid lands, barren rocky hills and desert outbacks altogether provide a distinct outlook to the state of Rajasthan.
Adding to these is the lifestyle of locals of Rajasthan, which is marked by the colour dress, enchanting music and captivating dance performance. Further, the colourful and happening fairs and festivals totally qualify Rajasthan as a must visit tourist destination in North India. The cities and towns of Rajasthan that once existed as independent states of Rajput rulers bear quite a resemblance and having its influence even today. The cities of the state are famous visiting stations for vacationers and comprise the popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Most popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan include Jaipur, the capital city of the state and other cities like Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Alwar, Bikaner, Bundi, Bharatpur, Mount Abu, Ranakpur and Shekhawati.