Rajasthan Tourism

Rajasthan Tourism India Rajasthan, the land of kings (Raja=King and sthan= land), where many battles were fought in the name of honor and bravery rather than the run of acquiring power, a place where huge palaces were a common sight and rich cultural heritage flourished in the hearts of everyone. Every part of this state has a historic importance. It is bordered by Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to north east and Punjab to the north, making it a landlocked state. Rajasthan comprises of a huge part of Great Indian Desert. A brief introduction of the state followed by the tourist attractions of Rajasthan will help you plan your trip with ease.

State: Rajasthan
Location: West India
Capital: Jaipur
Climate: Usually dry and very hot with little rains in the months of July and August

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Accessibility:

By Air: Rajasthan has three major airports namely Jaipur International Airport, Udaipur International Airport and Jodhpur Airport

By Rail: There are many rail routes that connect Rajasthan with major cities of India. Internal transport and intra connectivity is also considered and made simple for tourists and locals.

Road: State and National Highways connect Rajasthan to major cities of India. Internal transport includes, buses, camel carts, manually driven cycle rickshaws and vehicles.

Tourist Destinations of Rajasthan

Jaipur: The capital of Rajasthan, also known as the Pink City of India. Jaipur is a part of the Golden Triangle tour (Delhi, Jaipur and Agra). Besides art, craft and other handicrafts that capture the attention of art lovers, the city has many other attractions that are worth seeing. The chief attractions of Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Temple, Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Gaitore and the Statue Circle. The bazaars are filled with colorful handbags, special handloom sarees, special bangles, etc. The Hawa Mahal is know for the Queen's Chariot placed inside, which stands intact depicting the glory of the queen.

Udaipur: Just like Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City, Udaipur is famous as the White City. It is also popularly known as the City of Lakes, City of Palaces, The Vnic of East, etc. City Palace Complex, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon-Ki- Bari, Pichola Lake, Jag Mandir, Nehru Park, Lake Palace is the most popular destination, located in the middle of Pichola Lake. At night, when the palace is lit with lights, its reflections in the water is a sight to eyes.

Jodhpur: After Pink and White, Jodhpur is known as the Blue City of India. It almost sunny all year round in Jodhpur. It offers the ultimate experience of the royalty associated with the state. Mehrangarh Fort and the Phool Mahal within it, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal, etc., are some of the memorable and eye catching tourist destinations of Jodhpur.

Jaisalmer: This city is known as the Golden City of India. Jaisalmer has many magnificent forts, stunning havelis, sand dunes, ancient Jain temples, etc. The Sonar Kila, Sam Sand Dunes, Desert National Park, etc., are worth watching.

Ajmer: Dargah Sharif is the famous tourist destination of Ajmer, which is visited by Muslims and Hindus. People from far and wide come here and it is said that their wishes are fulfilled by praying at Dargah Sharif. The other attractions are - Adhai-Din-Ka-Johpra, Nasiyan Jain Temple, Ana Sagar Lake, Taragarh Fort, government museum, etc.

Pushkar: Pushkar is a holy destination and has the temple of Lord Brhama - The Creator. The place is considered to be so sacred that meat, eggs and alcohol are strictly prohibited here. This is the only place that has Lord Brahma's sole temple. Varah temple, Savitri Temple, Pushkar Lake, Ramvaikunth Temple, etc., are some other famous tourist attractions.

Mount Abu: It is the only hill station of Rajasthan. Beautiful landscapes and pleasant weather makes it a perfect romantic getaway. The prime tourist destinations of Mount Abu are - Dilwara Jain Temple, scenic Nakki Lake, Adhar Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, Sunset Point, Honeymoon Point, Guru Shikhar offering panoramic views of hills, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.

Palace on Wheels: If budget is not a constraint and you wish to experience the royal treatment and rich heritage of Rajasthan, Palace on Wheels is the right pick for you. The luxury train, starts from New Delhi and takes you across Rajasthan in 7 days giving the most royal treatment of your life.