Rajasthan Tourism Guide

The opulent heritage, encouraging desert safaris, glossy sand dunes, exiting wildlife and moreover the vibrant culture have altogether made Tourism of Rajasthan; a headstrong state with all its variety to attract the tourists even from abroad. Thus a trip to Rajasthan will take you to another transitory world of romances and heroism.

Rajasthan Tourism: The Dream State of Romance and Heroism

Folklore of romance and heroism that are echoed from the monuments and forts of Rajasthan constitute the core essence of the state. The opulent heritage, encouraging desert safaris, glossy sand dunes, exiting wildlife and moreover the vibrant culture have altogether made Tourism of Rajasthan; a headstrong state with all its variety to attract the tourists even from abroad.

Tour to Ajmer: Where Religion Mingles with Belief

Situated in the south west of Jaipur Ajmer, the popular pilgrimage center for the Muslims and the Hindus is basically an oasis rolled in the green hills. Interestingly, British have chosen Ajmer for esteemed Mayo College which is now one of the best public schools in India. The Dargah Sharif Tomb of Sufi saint Khwaja Mainuddin Chisti is the most renowned pilgrimage of Ajmer, admired by both Hindus and Muslims. The tourists must visit Pushkar which is 14 km away from Ajmer and the home of the exclusive Brahma temple in the world.

Tourist Attractions of Rajasthan:

Tour to Taragarh fort in Rajastghan: With its tremendous historical and archaeological importance Taragarh Fort is popular for Miran Sahib Ki Dargah, the governor of the fort who sacrificed his life in an encounter. It provides all ? embracing view of the city located in Nagpahari of Aravalli Ranges. Six gates of this gigantic fort need a special mention.

Trip to Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra in Rajasthan:   Built in two and a half day Adhai-Din?Ka Jhonpra is a gem of the Indo-Islamic architecture. Consists of a rhombus with the fore screen wall of seven pointed arches Adhai is a ruins of an ancient historical mosque. The relics of minarets with the arched screens and pillars have created the magnum opus of the architecture of the bygone era.

Dargah Khwaja Sahib Travel in Rajasthan: Popular for its secularism Dargah Khwaja Saheb is one of the most sacred Muslim mausoleums of India. Like the other Mughal tombs, the tomb of the saint is located at the center but the actual tomb is circumscribed by a silver railing partly by a screen made of marble. Gold plated dome and marble tomb are worth watching. The fragrance of the burning incense sticks and flowers have a captivating effect on the mystic atmosphere of the Dargah, which is an illustration of spirituality, piety and tranquility.

Ajmer is the home of certain popular temples like Nasiyan Temple, New Rangji Temple, Brahma Temple, Saraswati Temple and Savitri Temple. Pushkar Lake and Ana Sagar are also popular among the tourists.

Jaipur Tourism of Rajasthan: A Glittering City with bygone Glory

Situated 260 km away from Delhi and 240 km from Agra the vivacious capitol city Jaipur creates the famous golden triangle tour to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Jaipur often refered as the pink city which is a home of ancient forts that carry with it the bygone history of the kings? romances and gallantries.

Famous Heritage Forts: The Major Tourist Attractions of Jaipur

Must to See Amber Palace Fort of Jaipur Rajasthan: Situated about 11km from Jaipur Amber Palace is a bastion of the ruling kachwahas of Amber. Amalgamation of Mughol and Hindu architecture has made Amber fort the best fort which has been built by Raja Man Singh 1 in the year of 1592 in Jaipur. The extreme contrast between the rough exterior and the inner heaven has made the fort a unique one which at the time bears the excellent fusions of architecture with art. The glass and valuable stone works on the wall are worth praising. This bygone fort is well conserved by the authority.

Visit to Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur: Situated on the rugged edge of Aravalli Hills Nagargarh fort has been constructed in 1734 by Jai Singh. Nagargarh the house of the tigers is named after a prince Nahar Singh who set to demolish the fort and finally agreed to leave it with an expectation to name the fort after his name. The popular Madhavendra Bhawan has an exclusive array of twelve corresponding rooms for queens and at the beginning a suite is there for the king. This bhawan has been constructed by Sawai Madho Singh.

Entry Timings for Visiting to Nahargarh: 10.00 am till 5:30 pm.

Entry Fees:

  • Indian ? Rs10
  • Foreigner ? Rs30

Travel to Jaigarh Fort Jaipur Rajasthan: During Mughol Era Jaipur region has been one of the main weapon producing center and Jaigarh thus situated on the three hilltop has preserved the world?s largest canon on the wheels namely Jai Ban. The other attractions of the fort are a granary, palaces, canon foundry, a big tower and many temples. Unlike the other forts of Jaipur Jaigarh fort is a rough fort in the rugged hill.

Entry Timings for Visiting to Jaigarh Fort of Jaipur: - 9:00 am till 4:30 pm.

Entry Fees:

  • Indian ? Rs25
  • Foreigner ? Rs75.

Tour to City Palace of Jaipur: A Well Preserved Palace cum Museum in Royal Rajastghan:

The splendid amalgamation of Rajput and Mughal architecture of City Palace has made City Palace one of the must visiting tourist spots in Jaipur. Situated in the center of the walled city City Palace speaks of the excellence of architecture built by Sawai Madho Singh in the 19th century. Along with the palace there lies the City Museum which preserves wide range of royal costumes, Kashmiri shawl, Sanganeri prints, and Benarasi Silk sarees and so on. On the other Maharani's palace is used to display the weapons of 15th century. One of the deadlier weapons is scissor action dagger. The other weapons are: pistols, jeweled and ivory handled sword, chain armours, belt swords, poison tipped blades, assorted canons and many more.

Timings to visit City Palace of Jaipur: - 9:00 am till 5:00 pm

Entry Fees:

  • Indian ? Rs75.
  • Foreigner ? Rs300.

The other prime Tourist spots of Jaipur are: Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Statue Circle, Albert Hall and Moti Dongri.

Jaisalmer Tourism: A Sub Altern World of Romance and Chivalry

The name Jaisalmer carries with it the magic and mystic atmosphere of the desert. The splendid havelis of Jaisalmer enhance the beauty of the place. The chisel in Thar Desert is one of the most alluring chisel in the country that attracts thousands of tourists every year. In the medieval time this place has been used for trade and commerce to Arabia and Egypt.

Forts and Monuments of Royal Rajasthan:

Trip to Jaisalmer Fort: The Jaisalmer Fort popularly known as Golden Fort or the Sonar Quila is the magical creation on the sand which conglomerated with the golden aspects of the ambience of the desert. Interestingly, it encompasses a township which comprises of the entire palace complex, the havelis of the rich merchants, temples and housing complex for the armies and businessmen. The decorations on the ceilings and walls, the completed curves at the outdoors as well as indoors and the adjoined havelis remind the medieval culture.

Jaisalmer is also popular for the havelis. Some of them are: Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwon Ji Ki Haveli and Tazia Tower.

Wildlife Parks in Jaisalmer: The Unconventional Beauty

Travel to Thar Desert National Park of Jaisalmer:

The eco system and opulent faunas of Thar Desert are well illustrated by Desert Wildlife National Park. It can be well observed from Sudarshi forest post. Interestingly, sand dunes occupy only 20 per cent of the park. The park is the home of chinkara, blackbuck, Indian fox, wolf, desert cat, and desert fox. The commonly found birds are bush quil, blue tailed and green bee eater and Indian rollers. One must visit the park to see the state bird of Rajasthan, the Indian Bustard.

Another awe inspiring wildlife park is the Akal Wood Fossil Park where the petrified woods of 180 years old forest are found.

If one has enough time in his hand he can visit the nearby locations of Jaisalmer such as

  • Sand Dunes.
  • Bermer.
  • Pokran.
  • Baisakhi.
  • Bada Bag.
  • Mool Sagar.
  • Amal Sagar and so on.

Jodhpur Tourism: A City of Nawabs

Founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD Jodhpur, the second biggest desert city in Rajasthan is always been a center of attraction for its forts and monuments and desert.

Forts and Monuments in Jodhpur Rajasthan:

Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur: A perfect illustration of Indo Colonial and art Deco architecture of the 30s Umaid Bhawan Palace popularly known as Chittor Palace has been constructed under the initiation of Maharaja Umaid Singh. Putting together the incise sandstones in an interlocking system is the exclusive feature of the palace. Now days a part of the palace is transformed into a hotel whereas the other part has become the museum and preserves model aero planes, bob watches, antique clocks, weapons, and ancient cookeries and so on. It remains open from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm.

Entry Fees:

  • Indian ? Rs15.
  • Foreigner ? Rs50.

Must to visit Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur: Situated on the 50 meter high hill Mehrangarh the most splendid fort in the Rajasthan has been again constructed by Rao Jodha in 1459. It has seven gates among which the second one has the scar of a canon ball blown by the armies of Jaipur. The chhatri of Kiran Singh Soda, a devoted soldier who fell saving the fort from the armies of Jaipur resides to the left. Most importantly, among the seven gates one is Jayapol which is a victory gate made by Raja Man Singh who has won over Bikaner and Jaipur armies.

Tour to Jaswant Thada of Jodhpur: Constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh Jaswant Thada is an aesthetic marble shrine of Maharaja Jaswant Singh the second and very often known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar. The major memorial is shaped as a temple. The way through the rocky rough hills provide a feeling of calmness to bow down at the memorial. It remains open from morning 9:00 till evening 5:00.

Entry Fees:

  • Indian ? Rs10
  • Foreigners ? Rs20.
  • Movie Camera ? Rs50.
  • Camera ? Rs25.

All the forts have their own museums which preserve the contemporary materials. One must not forget to visit Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and Mehrangarh Fort Museum. Nearby locations of Jodhpur are Osian, Pali, Machiya Safari Park, Nimaj, Nagaur, and Sojat city.

Mount Abu Tour in Rajasthan:

Mount Abu, the place of recess presents a sharp contrast between the bungalows that follow British pattern with the tribal houses in the dense forest atop the hill. There are certain forts and monuments, temples and sanctuary that make the place popular among the tourists.

Gurusikhar Travel in Rajasthan: Uplifted 1722 mts from the sea level Gurusikhar the highest summit of the Aravalli ranges is a perfect view point to adhere the serene beauty of Mount Abu. Temple of Dattatreya and a small memorial are worth visiting.

Visit to Dilwara Temple: Recognized as a Shaivite and Vaishnava pilgrim in the 11th century AD Dilwara temple now days are popular for the Jain temples. The Dilwara temples of Mount Abu have its own appeal which attract the visitors from far and corner. It is partially hidden in the mango groves which enhance the beauty of the exterior of the temple. Constructed between 11th and 13th century AD the Dilwara temples are popular for the excellent sculptures in marble.

Constructed by Vimal Shah, Minister of a Solanki ruler of Gujarat in 1031 AD Vimal Vasahi the oldest temple is devoted to the first Jain tirthankar, Adinath. This splendid marble Jain temple is only 23 kms away from Abu Road and a great attraction to the Mount Abu visitors.

The other interesting locations are Toad Road, Nakki Lake, Sun set point, National Wild Life Sanctuary.

Lake City Udaipur Rajasthan: A Proud City of Royal Havelis

Often regarded as city of Lakes Udaipur is a home of royal havelis. There are loads of places in Udaipur that can be thoroughly enjoyed by the visitors.

Tour to City Palace of Udaipur Rajasthan: City Palace has been constructed under the supervision of Maha Rana Pratap and renovated by the successors. Hati Pol, the Elephant Gate is the main gate to enter the palace. Bari Pol or the Big Gate has its own history of measuring Maharaja with gold and silver. Gokhada, the balcony of the Sun and Mor Chowk a splendid blue glass peacock on the wall add beauty to the palace.

Travel to Crystal Gallery of Udaipur: Located in the Fateh Prakash Palace Crystal Palace as the name suggests is a beautiful collection of crystals which have been ordered from F & C Osler England by Maharana Sajjan Singh. The items are sofa sets, tables, dinning tables, fountains, dressers, decanters, washing bowls and so on. A jewel studded carpet is also there in the gallery.

Must to See Lake Palace of Udaipur: Situated on Jag Niwas Island Lake Palace covers the area of 1.5 hectares of the island in the center of the Lake Pichola of Udaipur . This royal summer palace has been constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh. Now it is a grand five star palace hotel. Its illuminating beauty and charm definitely move the visitors.

The other awe inspiring places of Udaipur are Sajjangarh, Jag Mandir and Fateh Prakash Palace. Fateh Sagar Lake and Pichola Lake are worth mentioning.

Museums in Rajasthan India:

  • City Palace.
  • Ahar.
  • Shilpgram.
  • Vintage Collection of Classic Car.

Ramthambhore: A Trip to the Wildlife National Park of Rajasthan

Lies on the assemblage of Aravali and Vindhayas Ramthambhore is only 14 km away from Sawai Madhopore in Eastern region. This national park is mainly popular for the Indian tigers but other animals like leopard, caracal, monkey, marsh crocodiles and many more are also available. Green meadows, grassland at plateau, luxuriant foliage have made this place next to heaven. Padam Talab, Raj Bagh and Mallick Talab are surrounded with the vast forests where the aquatic vegetations are in plenty. This park is marked with rugged hills and ancient Ramthambhore fort.

Thus a trip to Rajasthan will take you to another transitory world of romances and heroism. If it will be on Palace on Wheels then it will be the most memorable trip in your life, if not then also it won't take away the glory of visiting palaces, half told story of the forts and moreover the thrills of the camel riding on the desert. So what are you waiting for. Pack your bag and experience RAJASTHAN...