Rajasthan Tour

Rajasthan Tour

Rajasthan is ranked one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It is known for historical forts & palaces, monuments, culture, heritage hotels and its people. Trip to Rajasthan is a unique experience that is dotted with popular tourist destinations in India like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur etc. It also connects to you other important tourist places as Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi. This beautiful land is blessed with magnificent forts and places in the backdrop of glorious history that has always impressed international tourists in India since time immortal. It offers glimpses of history, culture and heritage, rural India, wildlife adventure and colorful destinations. It also has rich historical treasure, matchless architecture and mesmerizing landscapes that are unparallel. Rajasthan tour includes sand dunes, palaces and majestic forts. You may stay at heritage hotels and experience the luxury of being a medieval king. You may ride a camel across Thar Desert, or an elephant ride up to Amber fort, see tiger in Ranthambore.

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IMPORTANT TOURIST CITIES IN RAJASTHAN

There are some important tourist cities of Rajasthan for your reference

Jaipur: It is located 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra. Jaipur, the pink city is the capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur forms the golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a business center with all the trappings of a modern metropolis but yet flavored strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveler. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts: Nahargarh, Amer, Jaigarh and Moti Doongari are apt testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance and chivalry.

Jodhpur: This desert city is the second largest in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Rao Jodha, the leader of the Rathore clan, founded it in 1459 AD. The mammoth, imposing fortress Meherangarh Fort has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with the eight gates leading out of fortress. The Rathores enjoyed good relations with the Mughals.  Maharaja Jaswant Singh (1678) supported Shah Jahan in the latter’s war of succession. The relations with the Mughals soured during the reign of Aurangzeb who launched a crusade against the Hindus, made preparations to bring the state of Marwar under his control, ordered demotion of temples and revival of Jeziya. After Aurangzeb’s death, Maharaja Ajit Singh drove out the Mughals from Ajmer and added it to Marwar. In the reign of Maharaja Umed Singh Jodhpur grew into a modern city. The quintessence of Jodhpur was its velour and equestrian skill. Polo has been the traditional sport of the Jodhpur nobility since medieval times.

Udaipur: Udaipur is often called ‘Venice of the East’. It is also the ‘city of lakes’. The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur is also the center for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings. The Shilpgram festival is a great crowd-puller on New Year. Maharana Udai Singh founded Udaipur in 1559 AD. According to a legend Udai Singh was guided by a holy man meditating on the hill near Pichola Lake to establish his capital on that very spot. Surrounded by Aravali Ranges, forests and lakes this place was less vulnerable to external invasion than Chittaurgarh. Maharana Udai Singh died in 1572 and was succeeded by Maharana Pratap who valiantly defended Udaipur from Mughal attacks. Maharana Pratap is the most revered Rajput icon that gallantly fought the Mughals at the battle of Haldighati in 1576. Mewar continuously defied foreign invaders and has a history of bloody battles until the British intervention in the nineteenth century when a treaty was signed to protect Udaipur.

Jaisalmer: The name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. It’s straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. The hostile terrain notwithstanding the warmth and color of people is simply overwhelming. One of the main draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful Havelis, which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city. And you can let your eyes caress the sloping sand dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. The desert citadel is truly a golden fantasy in the Thar Desert. Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156 AD. Jaisalmer is a paragon of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions; these together leave a lasting impression on the visitors. The old city was completely encircled by a wall but much of it has crumbled for want of building material in recent years. The massive golden fort, which is the essence of Jaisalmer, is entered through First Gate; is a burrow of narrow streets with Jain Temples and old palaces. The main market, the Sadar Bazar is right below the hill. The bank, offices and several shops are also located near the Amar Sagar Gate to the west.

Bharatpur: Bharatpur is today known the world over for its Keoladeo Ghana National Park. The history of Bharatpur dates back to the epic age, when the Matsya Kingdom flourished here in the 5th century BC, matsya were allies of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata war. According to tradition the name of Bharatpur is traced to Bharat, the brother of lord Rama of Ayodhya whose other brother Laxman was given the high place of family deity of the ruling family of Bharatpur. His name also appears in the state seals and coat-of-arms. Bharatpur is also called the Eastern gateway of Rajasthan. Maharaja Suraj Mal. Apart from being a brave General was also a great builder. He built numerous forts and palaces across the kingdom including the Pleasure Palace complex at Deeg.  In 1733 AD, king Badan Singh ‘s adopted son, Suraj Mal had shown signs of promise, when he captured the fort of Bharatpur from Khemkaran, the rival chief, whom he killed and thus laid the foundation of Bharatpur City.

Ranthambhor National Park: It was once a princely game conserve where the celebrated Indian tigers are best seen. Ranthambhor Tiger Reserve lies on the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur. The Rivers Chambal in the South and the Banas in the north bound the National Park. It sprawls over a varying and undulating landscape. The scenery changes dramatically from gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to the sharp and conical hills of the Aravali. A tenth century fort also blends amicably with the background. There are three big lakes laocated here named Padam Lake, Malik Lake and Raj Lake. The park is dotted with steep rocky hills and the dominating architecture of 10th century Ranthambhor Fort, adds to its landscape. The tiger is not the only attraction at Ranthambhor. A variety of birds including owlets, the ubiquitous leopard, caracal, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, marsh crocodiles, wild boar, bears and various species of deer are the other attractions.

Park Season: Opened During- 1st October to 30th June

Visiting Shifts- Morning and Afternoon trips

Closed During- 1st July to 30th September

Mount Abu: It is the only hill station of Rajasthan that offers adventure and eco tourism. During the period of kings, the royalties and semi-royalties used it as a place of leisure. The place presents an interesting contrast of British style bungalows and holiday lodges of the royals with various tribal communities residing amidst the thick lush forest on the hills surrounding the region. The flora and fauna enjoys the adulation of the tourist to the fullest. The highest point of the Aravali is the ‘Guru Shikhar’ with a vast sanctuary that shelters a number of species along with number of flowering plants and trees, which enhance the beauty of the whole scenery. There is a rich collection of monuments of famous shrines of Jainism. The tribal community of this area still maintains its pristine ways of living despite progress of the modern times. The Dilwara Jain temple is famous for its architectural splendor. The intricate carving on the marble stone is simply mesmerizing. A cluster of Hindu temples and Brahmkumari ‘Ashram’ the world famous religious community center are located here.

Shekhawati: This is a semi desert region in north Rajasthan and is situated within the triangle formed by Delhi-Bikaner-Jaipur. Shekhawati represents a region and not just a town or fort. It derived its name from its ruler Rao Shekha. Shekhawati means the garden of Shekha. The towns of Shekhawati region are known for their amazing painted Havelis. So varied and architecturally rich are the Havelis that this region is dubbed as the “open art gallery of Rajasthan”. The plethora of painted Havelis in rich artistic tradition makes them fascinating. Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century. The Shekhawati region is dotted with many Havelis that tracking them is something akin to a treasure hunt. Various forms of fine art adorn the walls and the ceilings of these structures as a contrast to the otherwise flat and barren land. The Havelis are noted for their frescoes depicting mythological themes and huge animals. Some later day frescoes reflect British influence in the form of steam locomotives and trains depicted on them.

Bikaner: It is dotted with scores of sand dunes. The history of Bikaner dates back to 1486 when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji founded his kingdom. Bikaji was one the five sons of Rao Jodhaji the illustrious founder of Jodhpur. But Rao Bikaji was the most adventurous of them. It is said that an insensitive remark from his father about his whispering in the royal court provoked Bikaji to set up his own kingdom towards the north of Jodhpur. The barren wilderness called Jangladesh became his focal point and he transformed it into an impressive city. He accomplished this task with 100 cavalry horses and 500 soldiers, and established his kingdom on 84 villages. When Bikaji died in 1504 his rule had extended to over 3000 villages. Bikaner city retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city’s lifestyle. It is popularly called the camel country that is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world. It has one of the largest Camel Research and Breeding farms in the world. Camel or ship of the desert is an inseparable part of life here. A camel besides being a mode of transport, also works on wells. These are built on high plinths with slender minarets on each of the four corners and can be noticed even from a distance.

Bundi: It is a magnificent town located 36 km from Kota, once ruled by the Hada Chauhans. First destination is Hadoti set in a narrow inclining gorge. The palaces and forts have a fairy tale quality about them. Isolated and independent, this picturesque location has much to offer. Rajput architecture shines in the intricately carved brackets and pillars. Interesting places are Diwan-e-Aam, Hathia Pol, and Naubat Khana. The paintings of Bundi School are famous for their festivals, animals and bird scenes portrayed beautifully. During the State time, Bundi was popular for hunting. Equally popular were the hunting lodges like Phool Sagar Palace, Sukh Mahal and Shikar Burj.