Places to visit: Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Ajmer, Pushkar, Camel Safari

Rajasthan Desert Tour
Introduction: The royal land of Kings & Queens, sun kissed desert, mystic forts and glorious palaces invites you for a mesmerizing journey. The state is a hilly and rugged region which extends across the border to Pakistan. Rajasthan with its inexhaustible historical wealth and brilliant architecture is an unparalleled destination on the tourist map of India. It showcases the spectacular fortess city Jodhpur at the edge of the Thar Desert, golden city Jaisalmer with enchanting sand dunes and Bikaner the royal walled city encompassing a medieval aura.

Tourist Place In Rajasthan: Ajmer, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Bird Sanctuaries, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Camel Safari, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Mount Abu, Nagaur, Ranthambore, Sariska, Udaipur, Kunchaman Fort, Jhalawar, Ahhichatragarh Fort, Kesroli, Bairal, Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra, Alwar Barmer, Banswara, Dungarpur.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan Jaipur: Jaipur the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink coloured buildings in its old city. This old city of Jaipur is encircled with 7 gates, amongst which the major are Chandpol, Sanganeri and Ajmeri. This city was made to order by Jai Singh in 1727 when Mughal power the wane. The architect ‘Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya’ used the principles of town planning the Shilpa Shastra, while designing the city. The magical glow of the pink and orange building during sunset and the gorgeously Rajasthani attires add beauty to this colourful city.

All through, Jaipur has retained its strong Rajputana flavour tempered by several influences - the Mughal being the most prominent. From the intricate delicate looking Hawa Mahal to the graphic forms of the Jantar Mantar – an open air observatory of outsized astronomical instruments, from the colourful fountains of life to the sublime Birla Temple, from the architectural delight of the City Palace to the serene Jal Mahal.

Sight Seeing: Amer Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Jaigarh , Nahargardh Fort, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh.

Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur: This place is a symbol of romance, the most appealing place for poets, painters, travellers and writers. Udaipur means the City of Dawn. It was founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh II. Udaipur is better known as the City of lakes. The marble palaces, the beautiful gardens and the placid blue lakes enhance the beauty of this city.

Sight Seeing: Lakes of Udaipur, City Palace, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Fateh Sagar, Pichhola Lake, Ahar, Sajjan Garh, Gulab Bagh.

Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer, RajasthanJaisalmer: The amazing little town seems to be the last outpost of the Thar Desert like an Oasis full of life and colour. Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal. The city is dotted with havelis (mansions), palaces and temples made of intricately carved yellow sandstone making it an architectural splendour.

Sight Seeing: The Jaisalmer Fort, Tazia Tower, Gadsisar Lake, Jain Temples, Havelis, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Nathmahii-Ki-Haveli.

Jodhpur: Once the capital of formerly state of Marwar - Jodhpur city was founded by Suryavanshi Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. Number of palaces, temples and other architectural monuments add to its glory. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by 10 kms. long wall.

Sight Seeing: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Govt. Museum, Mahamandir Temple, Clock Tower and Sardar Market.

Mount Abu: Mount Abu, sprawling along a 1,200m High Plateau in the south of the state, close to the Gujarat border, is the only hill station and major pilgrim centre. According to the legends, Abu stands for the Son of Himalayan. Mount Abu served as retreat to many sages.

Sight Seeing: Dilwara Jain Temples, Kesar Bhawan Palace, Sunrise Palace, Vimala Vashi Temple, Luna Vashi Temple, Nakki Lake, Gomukh Temple, Achalgarh Fort, Guru Shikar, Adhas Devi Temple.

Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Rajasthan
Ajmer: Located in the state of Rajasthan , t offers a number of ancient monuments that date back to time immemorial. The city was founded by Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan in 7th Century. When Prithiviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. Since then Ajmer became home to many dynasties. The city is an amalgam of various cultures and a blend of Hinduism and Islam. Ajmer today is a popular pilgrimage centre. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar.

The historic city Ajmer is a major pilgrimage center because of the famous holy shrine of Ajmer Sharif.

Sight Seeing: The Dargah , Shahjahan’s mosque, Adhai-din-Ka-Jhonpra, Banghera, Makrana.

Pushkar: 11 km from Ajmer - Pushkar is reputed among the tourists for two reasons - first it hosts the largest “Cattle Fair” in the world and second – the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. The Sacred Lake of Pushkar surrounded by bathing ghats, has its religious significance. Every year a lovely and gigantic fair is held here on Kartik Poornima (full moon in October-November). The exciting ‘Pushkar Fair’ is a fun filled bonanza for the tourists. The fair is also the biggest Camel market. Besides camels, horses and bullocks are traded here. The well decorated animals and colourfully dressed people reflect the true face of Rajasthan.

SPushkar Camel Fair, Rajasthanight Seeing: Savitri Temple and Man Mahal are the places to visit.

Camel Safari: Like horse safaris, camel safari in golden sands of the vast Thar Desert is a adventure in Rajasthan. Ride through sand passing through remote villages, pitch your tent at a new place each night, spend the evenings with camp fire and folk dance. The camel breeders of Raika are the best guides. Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation arranges the Camel Safari on request in Jaipur during Nagaur Fair and Desert Festival.

Sight Seeing: The Dargah , Shahjahan’s Mosque, Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra, Banghera, Makrana.


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