Rajasthan is a land of Maharaja's, splendid palaces and magnificent forts.
Rajasthan is famous for its romantic ruins and its enchanting art and craft.
Rajasthan is a treasure house of tourist places. Jaipur Jodhpur,
Udaipur, Bikaner, Mount Abu, Sariska tiger sanctuary, Ajmer, Jaisalmer,
Chittaurgarh and Bharatpur are main attractions.
The capital city,
Jaipur, also known as pink city houses three hill forts and a plethora of
Rajasthan comprises of the Aravalli Range of hills
running south west to north east. The harsh and arid southern part is the
Thar desert, which houses Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, all forming a
picturesque view of the deserts. Mehrangarh is Rajasthan's greatest hill top
fort, which lies in Jodhpur. From here the onlooker can view the spectacular
palace of Umaid Bhawan built of Golden sandstone in the early part of 20th
century. The Fort of Jaisalmer, with its four gateway, is the heart of the
city. Pathways paved with cobbles and hairpin bends together formed a
defensive ground against enemies. This golden stoned fort is one of the
chief attraction of these desert. The elaborately sculptured Jain Temples,
the fine work on stones on facades of private houses are an amazing view.
Bikaner also holds its medieval charm with it's spectacular display of sand
stone palaces, temples and cenotaphs.
The frescoes in the deserted
mansions of local merchants depict a range of subjects and a variety of
style. These are located in the northern parts of Rajasthan. Even the
rough-hewn forts of Dundlod
, is a major tourist
attraction, especially now due to its conversion into hotels. These hotels
have a unique touch of the ancient times.
The Dara wildlife
in the south west of Rajasthan houses a range of animals, from
tigers, bears, spotted deer, and wild boars. These lush green jungles are a
major attraction for animal lovers. Bundi
are known for the abundance of exquisite palaces, galleries with exotic wall
paintings and the astounding temples.
Amongst the most popular
Pilgrimage places is 'Pushkar' located 14 kms from Ajmer. Thousands of
pilgrims from all over India,come to bathe in the sacred lake, on the
'Purnima' day in November. The largest cattle fairs are also held during
this occassion. Ajmer is the most sacred sites of Muslim Pilgrimage.
has been the former royal house of Mewar. Lavished with palaces, lakes,
cenotaphs and temples, it provides many interesting places to see, like the
City Palace, Pichola Lake, Jag
Niwas, Jagdish Temple, Eklingji Temple, Nathdwara,
Rajsamand and Jaisamand. Chittor, Kumbalgarh
Mount Abu, located 1200 meters above sea level on an isolated plateau is one
of the chief attractions of Rajasthan. In summer as well as winter it is
flooded with tourists. The Jain temples display intricate designs.
Especially Adinath and Neminath of the Dilwara Jain temples
exquisite carvings in white marble.