The state of Rajasthan is the largest in India in terms of area and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, for both domestic and international tourists. Rajasthan is known for its great natural beauty and its golden desert along with historic forts and palaces, art and culture. The state is also part of the Golden Triangle, which includes the cities of Delhi and Agra.
The ancient palaces of Jaipur, beautiful and romantic lakes of Udaipur, the desert and sand dunes of Jaisalmer, the Jain temples at Mount Abu, the colourful cattle fair at Pushkar and the grand Umaid Bhavan Palace of Jodhpur.
How to reach Rajasthan:
Rajasthan is well connected by air with almost all the major cities of India. There are regular flights connecting the state with the rest of the country. The four airports of the state are, Sanganer in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Kota. Rajasthan is well connected by a well-laid rail network. The best option is obviously, the Palace on Wheels, one of the most luxurious trains in the world.
Places to visit:
The royal cities of Rajasthan like – Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kota, Pushkar, Ajmer, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Ranakpur, Jaisalmer and the charismatic Shekhawati Region – add to the attraction of Rajasthan.
Albert Hall Museum or the Central Museum, is one of the oldest museums in the state of Rajasthan.
The city of Ajmer is located in Rajasthan, one thirty km southwest of Jaipur. Ajmer is famous as a pilgrim place. It houses the Dargah or tomb of the Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Millions of pilgrims from all over the world throng to Ajmer to visit the tomb every year. The city also boasts of a number of monuments belonging to the Mughal era. It is also known for its traditional handicrafts.
Chittorgarh is located in the southern part of Rajasthan beside a high hill near the Gambheri River. The main tourist attraction of the town is its fort, located on a steep hill beside the modern township. Rana Kumbha Palace, the Archeological Museum, the Singa Chowri Temple, and the Fateh Prakash Palace and Museum are other must visit places.
Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. This beautiful town, which is located at the southern tip of the Aravalli hills, is one of the most beautiful places in Rajasthan. Mount Abu is also known for its Dilwara Temples and the annual summer festival that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Pushkar – The Land of Fairs and Festivals:
Pushkar is set in a valley just about fourteen km off Ajmer in Rajasthan. Surrounded on three sides by hills and sand dunes on the other, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and cattle fair.
One of the most popular and charismatic fairs of the desert is the Pushkar fair, held on the eleventh day of the bright half of the moon. The fair is held during the month of October/November. The most famous temple in Pushkar is the Brahma Temple, the one and only temple dedicated to Brahma in India.
The city of Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. Also known as Pink City due to the Pink stones used in the construction of the houses in Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is the best-known landmark of Jaipur. In the heart of the city is situated the City Palace, a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The place is now a museum except for one section where the erstwhile royal family still lives.
The other places of interest are Jaipur Museum, Albert Museum, Birla Mandir Planetarium, Sisodia Rani Park, Lakshmi Narain Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, The Rajmahal Palace, Rambagh Palace (now a Luxury hotel), and other parks.
The havelis (mansions of rich merchants) which are the pride of Jaisalmer’s architecture and a part of the national heritage should be seen and admired at an unhurried place.
The city of Jaisalmer shimmers like a mirage amidst the desolate beauty of the hot barren deserts of Rajasthan. It is a small city that can be covered within two hours of leisurely strolling through the lanes and by-lanes, and has an extraordinarily medieval feel and incredible atmosphere. The best season to visit is between October and March, especially between January and February when Jaisalmer becomes a hub of tourist activities during the desert festival.
Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces. It is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor and Pali on its south, Bikaner on its north, and Nagaur on the eastern side.
The Mehrangarh Fort is a living testimony of the military might of the Rajputs. Umaid Bhawan, the only twentieth-century-built palace, was constructed to give employment to the famine-struck population of Jodhpur.
Shekhawati region lies in the heart of the Rajasthan with its principle towns mainly Mandawa, Jhunjhunu, Nawalgarh, Mukundgarh, Dundlod, Fatehpur and Parasurampura known for their forts and havelis.
The entire Shekhawati Region is flooded with tourist spots. Founded in the eighteenth century, the medieval fort of Mandawa dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. The major attractions in the city include the Khetri Mahal, Bihariji Temple, Modi Haveli, and Kaniram Narsinghdas Tiberwala Haveli.
|Packages||Duration||Places Covered||More Details|
|Royal Rajasthan Tour Package||12 Days||Delhi - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra|
|Rajasthan India Tour Package||17 Days||Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Cochin - Houseboat - Periyar - Madurai - Tanjore - Puducherry - Mahabalipuram - Chennai|
|Rajasthan India Holiday Package||15 Days||Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhupur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra|
|Rajasthan and Kerala Tour Package||13 Days||Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Cochin - Periyar - Alleppey - Houseboat|
|Holidays in Rajasthan India Package||15 Days||Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Cochin - Munnar - Periyar - Alleppey - Houseboat - Cochin|