Rajasthan, the north-western state of India is a destination for all and offers endless opportunities to see and do on its desert landscape. Literally meaning the "Land of Kings or Maharajas", Rajasthan encompasses a very rich historic past and cultural heritage. Rajasthan was ruled by many dynasties and mighty kingdoms that had contributed a lot to enhance the beauty of the place. The valour Rajput rulers constructed a number of forts, palaces, mansions (havelis), temples and other imposing structures that after surviving various types of wraths including harsh climatic conditions even today narrate the glorious past the region. Along with a remarkable past, the state of Rajasthan is known around the world for Great Indian Desert or Thar Desert that covers most of the part of the state.
The rich and varied wildlife, the beautiful hill station of Mount Abu, the colourful fairs and festivals, delectable exotic cuisines, amazing camel and horse safaris, and lifestyle of common people fascinate the visitors to Rajasthan a lot and provide lifelong memories. Usually the trippers to Rajasthan begin their expedition from the capital city of Jaipur, which is fondly called as the 'Pink City'. Jaipur is one of the oldest planned cities founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in early 18th century. The city is home to attractions such as City Palace and Museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jai Mahal, Amber Fort and bustling markets. Other cities of Rajasthan, namely Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ajmer, Pushkar and Alwar woo the tourists with numerous old and new attractions. Plan a visit to Rajasthan and enjoy a memorable short or long trip with family, friends or near and dear ones.
A small village that is situated amidst the magnificent Jodhpur and charming Bikaner is Khimsar. Built by the sprig of Jodhpur it is finest destination to visit in Rajasthan in your holidays or vacations. Situated between Bikaner and Jodhpur, Khimsar is just 92 km from Jodhpur.
Kota is one of the most familiar tourist destinations situated on the bank of Chambal River. It has several historic places, majestic palaces and royal forts. Jagmandir palace, Haveli of Deaji, Chambal garden, Kota barrage, Rana Pratap sagar Dam and Rao Madho singh Museum are some of the prime attractions of Kota city.
It is highly unique destination that is picked by several tourists in Rajasthan. It is not just the Indians that Kumbhalgarh draws attention but tourists from all over the globe. This massive citadel built in the 1443 A.D. has a wildlife sanctuary nearby. This destination majorly impresses the photographers who are inclined on capturing jungle safari.
Mount Abu is a hill station in Aravalli Range in Rajasthan. It is very close to the border of Gujarat. A very distinct rocky plateau is formed because of this mountain that is 22km long and 9 km wide.
Ranthambore place is also known as the Tiger City. Its area is 1334.64 sq. Km. and the altitude is 215 meters to 505 meters above MSL.It is a small village or a hamlet that is located in the district of Sawai Madhopur in the North West Rajasthan.This place is considered to be one of the most important jewels in the treasure chest of Rajasthan tourism.
Sekhawati is one of the famous desert regions in north Rajasthan with several ancient mansions, forts, temples and palaces. It is also known as the open air art gallery as one can find unique architecture and wall paintings of 18th and 19th century out there. The place has been named after the name of King Rao Shekha. There are several tourist destinations surrounding the city and all of them lie around 15-20 kilometer away from the place.
The sequential city of Chittorgarh has a beautiful history attached to it. This city had been one amongst the bravest cities of the Rajput kingdom and was the seat of the brave Sisodia kings during the 8th century.
Bundi, an undiscovered traditional place 36 kms away from Kota is a beautiful small town in the state of Rajasthan. It is one amongst the unfamiliar cities of Rajasthan with rich historical importance. Aravalli hills surround Bundi on three sides.
This city is itself one of the major tourist's attractions when it comes to Rajasthan tours. At the time you are planning for Rajasthan tour your tour will be incomplete if you have not included Bharatpur in it. Your tour will not be complete if this place is missed out.
Sariska is situated in the district of Alwar and was the private hunting ground. This place is popular for tiger reserves as well as national park. The bets part is that it is situated at the quite and peace loving multitude.
Ajmer being the oasis is wrapped in the green hills. This place was the foundation of Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in around seventeenth century AD. It was the major center for the Chauhan Dynasty in around 1193 AD.
Pushkar is the important pilgrim center for all Hindus. The meaning of Pushkar is the pond that is created through flower.
Jodhpur is known as Gateway to the Thar. It is because of the location of this city that is at the edge of the desert. This city also has two other names – Blue City or the City of Blue Houses and Sun City because of maximum number of sunny days.
Jaisalmer is crowned by a fort that has several palaces within. Also it is popular for its ornate Jain Temples. Not just the temples but some of the houses are carved and sculpted finely. This town lies in the heart of magnificent Thar Desert.
City of Dawn, City of Lakes, call it anything Udaipur is a real jewel of Rajasthan. This lovely city around an azure lake is beautifully hemmed in lush hills of Aravallis. Only a person who has been to Udaipur would know how mesmerizing this visually white drenched city can be beautifully romantic.
This place is referred to as the camel country and it is known for the best camel rides. This is also one of the biggest camel researches as well as breeding farm throughout the world. Spending a vacation in Bikaner will surely give you an astounding experience.
Jaipur is the most familiar travel destination in India with several historic places, heritage palaces, majestic forts and lakes. It is well known as the capital of Rajasthan and world famous for its unique tradition and culture. You can find several traditional jewelry, bangles and handicrafts from the shopping destinations in the city.