Rajasthan is the land of Rajputana Heritage
of the past, of brave people with a royal
touch in their lifestyle. The forts, palaces
and grand mansions of Rajasthan make it
a breathtakingly beautiful place. These
magnificent and imposing forts and palaces
bear testimony of the good old royal times.
Tours to Rajasthan offer tourists the opportunity
to see and experience the grandeur of this
History abounds in Rajasthan, a history
replete with tragedy, romance and valor-
of men for whom bravery was the code of
conduct, and women whose beauty often led
to battles being fought over them. The legacies,
customs of Rajasthan are a reminder of the
sophisticated lifestyles and richness of
living of the Maharajas of this land.
There is much to explore in Rajasthan.
The cities and palaces of Rajasthan with
their cultural touch offer a lot of excitement
and fun for tourists. The major tourist
attractions of Rajasthan include:
Ajmer and Pushkar
Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan founded Ajmer and
it used be a major center of the Chauhan
power till 1193 A.D, when the ruler Prithviraj
Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri.
Today, Ajmer is a significant pilgrimage
destination for both Hindus and Muslims,
famous for the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the
Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
Pushkar is just 11 km from Ajmer and is
significant for the World famous fair held
normally in the month of October/November.
Pushkar is the abode of Lord Brahma, lying
to its west with a temple and a picturesque
lake, which is a sacred spot for Hindus.
Bikaner is the royal fortified city with
a timeless appeal. Lying in the north of
the desert state, the city is dotted with
many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval
splendor that pervades the city's lifestyle.
More popularly called the camel country,
the city is renowned for the best riding
camels in the world.
Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City.
It is also the capital of the state of Rajasthan.
It is one of the most visited tourist places
of India. The royal past of the city comes
alive in its magnificent blushed pink forts
and palaces where the Maharajas once lived.
The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for
Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes,
possess a timeless quality and are surely
a treasure trove for the shoppers.
Once the capital of the Marwar state, Jodhpur
was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha, chief
of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed
to be descendants of Rama, the epic hero
of the Ramayana. The massive 15th century
A.D. Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of
a rocky hill in Jodhpur, soaring 125 meters
above the plains. The city is encompassed
by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates
and innumerable bastions.
Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali
range, Mount Abu is a green oasis in the
barren desert escape of Rajasthan. The only
hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is
more than just a summer retreat. Its stunning
array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples,
dating back to 11th and 13th centuries,
make it a popular pilgrimage center.
Jaisalmer is like the golden mirage in the
heart of Thar Desert. This amber-hued city,
in the heart of the desert and offers some
breathtakingly beautiful sights.
The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land
around the azure water lake, hemmed in by
the lush hills of the Aravallis. It is a
kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes,
temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn
with stalls, which carry the flavor of a
heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry.
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