||Destinations in Rajasthan
Ajmer is a fantastic place to visit in
india.Land of cultural unity where on the one side there is holy cum
turiest place like Pushkar which have an auspicious temple of Lord
Bhrama who acc. to Hindu myths is the creator of the universe .this
is the only temple of Bhrama in the world and on the other hand
muslims mosque of khawaja Munuidhen Chistee which also around 1000
year old mosque . Khawaja was worship by both hindu & muslim .
But the main reason to visit Ajmer is because of peaceful atmosphere
of Pushkar. The animals fair in the month of Oct/Nov. there is a
good time to visit there .
Alwar is a quaint town with a population of
just over 200,000. Located 145 km from Jaipur and 170 km from Delhi,
it lies in the hills of the Aravalli range and is surrounded by
lakes, forests and palaces. An important Rajput state, Alwar played
a vital part in the history of Rajasthan. It came under Muslim rule
in the 13th century and in the 18th Century, the Rajput ruler,
Maharaja Pratap Singh, wrested it back from the invaders and founded
the then state of Alwar.
Founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD,
Bharatpur - The 'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', was once an
impregnable well fortified city, carved out of the region formerly
known as Mewat. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played
an important part in the history of Rajasthan. The place was named
as Bharatpur after the name of Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama,
whose other brother Laxman was worshipped as the family deity of the
Bharatpur. The legends say the rulers Laxman's name is engraved on
the state arms and the seals. The city and the fort have been
believed to be founded by Rustam, a Jat of Sogariya clan.
Bikaner is 500-year-old town standing still in
time. The rulers here built beautiful forts that echo of opulence
and images of monsoon clouds in this dry land. The wealth of its
architectural heritage lies in its forts, palaces and temples
magnificent creations in red and yellow sandstone, are living.
- Bundi Travel
The Capital of Chauhans The small, rustic town of Bundi was the
capital of one of the erstwhile princely states of Rajasthan. It is
known for its palaces, baolis (step wells) and water tanks. The
monuments and their architecture reflect the splendor of the local
Rajput chiefs. The walls of the palaces at Bundi are decorated with
life-size frescoes depicting the glory of its rulers.
Chittorgarh has always been the pride and glory
of Rajasthan. Once the place full of citadels, graceful palaces and
chhattris, today lies in ruins. But these ruins echo the tales of
valour and romance of the past, very unique to Rajasthan and the
Jaipur, the Pink City, has been the
capital of erstwhile Jaipur state since its inception in 1727 AD, It
was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II, a great ruler as well as renowned
mathematician and astrologer. Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, designed
Jaipur as per the Hindu treatise, Shilp Shastra. In 1876 Jaipur
dressed itself in pink to welcome Prince Albert, consort of queen
Victoria, and earned the epitaph Pink City'. The excellent
handicrafts of Jaipur are exquisite gold jewellery enameled or
inlaid with precious stones, blue pottery, carving on wood, stone &
ivory, block print & tie & dye textiles, handmade paper etc.
Jaisalmer is a great place to simply wander.
The old city was once completely surrounded by an extensive wall,
much of which has sadly been ripped away in recent times for
building material. Some of it remains, however, including the city
gates and, inside them, the massive fort which rises above the city
and is the essence of Jaisalmer. The main market area is directly
below the hill, while the banks, the new palace and several other
shops and offices are near the Amar Sagar Gate to the west.
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state
of Rajasthan. Representing this colourful city with shades of blue,
it has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to
the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis,
culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture,
Jodhpur has them all and in plenty. Situated in western Rajasthan,
Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourist.
Kota is situated at a center of the
southeastern region of Rajasthan a very region widely known as
Hadaoli the land of the Hadas. Kota lies along the banks of the
Chambal river. the historical places and temples are getting
surrounded with signs of modern development. . Kota is on a high
sloping tableland forming a part of the Malwa Plateau. The
Mokandarra hills run from southeast to northwest axis of the town.
It is 36 km from Bundi.
Mount Abu at a height of 1,200 metres above
sea level is Rajasthan's only hill station. The 22 km long hill
station has among its principal attractions a cool climate, the
famous Dilwara group of temples, some old palaces like the Bikaner
Palace and the Nakki Lake.
Pushkar in Rajasthan is a favored destination
of North India. Hundreds of foreigners throng this place all through
the year. The Pushkar fair is an important occassion when tourists
flock Pushkar, however it is not only at this time of the year when
tourism flourishes. Pushkar is the flavour of every season. Pushkar
is a pilgrimage site and is considered one of the holiest sites in
India. The semicircular Pushkar Lake is believed to be extremely
holy and has 52 bathing ghats or steps along its banks. Devotees
bathe in Pushkar Lake and pray at the Temple dedicated to Lord
Brahma nearby. Pushkar is home to the only Brahma Temple in India.
Travel tours to the city of lakes, Udaipur in
Rajasthan, North India can prove to be one of your most exciting
travel tours to the North Indian cities. Udaipur with its plethora
of tourist attractions and a wide variety of tourist destinations
offers you a mystifying blend of desert charm and crystal clear
water bodies. The city of Udaipur is located on the Aravalli ranges
that form a perfect backdrop for the crystal clear waters of the
picturesque lakes and the ancient buildings that dot the entire
length and breadth of Udaipur, Rajasthan, North India.
Mandawa is situated in the north Indian state
of Rajasthan around 190 km off Jaipur, the capital of the state. The
town lies between latitude 28.06° in the north and longitude
75.20° in the east. The fort town of Mandawa is well connected
with the other places in region through a good network of roads.
Barmer was founded around the 12 th century. It
forms the border area of India-Pakistan. A major attraction for the
tourists, it is the centre for wood carving, carpets, embroidery,
block printing and other handicrafts. The products made here are
popular throughout India. Two annual fairs are celebrated in Barmer;
the Barmer Thar festival in early March and the Barmer cattle fair
Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 50-km south of
Udaipur, the picturesque 'City of Lakes', succulent valleys and
hills. It is on the bank of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest
artificial Lake in Asia. The sanctuary extends over an area of
52-sq-kms of thick forest land. Established in 1957, this sanctuary
is located besides the man-made lake by the same name. Covering a
total area of 160-sq-kms, it harbours sloth bear, leopard, chital,
chinkara, wild boar and a number of birds. Some crocodiles and fish
can also be spotted here.
Kumbhalgarh is one of the finest examples of
defensive fortification in Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh is about 85 km
from Udaipur. The Kumbhalgarh fort was the second most important
fort of the Mewar kingdom after Chittorgarh. This fort is rising
from a prominent ridge at a height of 1914 meters high from the sea
level. The fort was built in 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. The
climate in Kumbhalgarh is temperate. In summers the temperature is
about 42.6 degree Celsius and in winters it is about 11.6 degree
Celsius. The best season to travel to Kumbhalgarh is from October to
February. English, Hindi and Rajasthani are the common languages
which are spoken here.
Samode is situated in the royal Indian state of
Rajasthan around 42 km from Jaipur, the capital city. Located on way
to Shekhawati, this small village is famous for its haveli and fort.
Samode is connected to Jaipur through a good network of roads.
Unlike the other havelis of Rajasthan, the Samode Palace does not
belong to any royal family but a family of noblemen, the Rawals of
Samode.Shekhawati has produced the maximum number of millionaires
and billionaires in India
Shekhawati has produced the maximum number of
millionaires and billionaires in India! The wealthy merchants of
this region popularly known as Marwaris are spread all over the
world but still own their ancestral mansions (havelis) in their
native villages and towns. The five great deeds a marwari merchant
is supposed to do are to build a haveli, a well, a school, a
dharamshala (Caravanserai) and a temple. The merchants, flushed with
money, competed with each other in building such structures.
Nathdwara is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site.
This is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage shrines of India,
enshrining Krishna as Govardhana Giridhari. Nathdwara is situated
48-km northeast of Udaipur in Rajasthan, on the banks of the Banas