Rajasthan is a Royal state which is the amalgamation of historical and cultural heritage. It is known as the largest state of India. It covers an area of 3422369 square kilometres. The state is also known internationally for its largest desert in the country and the 18th largest desert in the world. The state witnesses humongous tourist outpour in winter season in the desert area to celebrate the festival which is held every year. The winter is an ideal time for tourists to experience the scenic beauty of the state.
The summer season is an off season and it is not favourable to go, during this season. The tourists are drawn towards the flora and fauna which is the rich heritage of the state. The magnanimous forts give a sneak peek into the royal grandeur of the Rajputana kingdoms and the rich culture.
Rajasthan is also popularly known as the land of kings and Rajputanarulers. By virtue of being a princely state one can witness the distinctive art and architecture. Some of the important Places to visit In Rajasthan are Indus Valley civilisation at kalibanga, Mount Abu, Kaladeo National Park, a world heritage site for its bird life, Ranthambore National Park in SawaiMadhopurSariska Tiger Reserve (National Tiger Reserves) and Dilware Temples (Jain Pilgrimage).
Jaipur: The city is the capital of the state and also known as the Pink City by virtue of the colour of the buildings. It is also the largest city in the state and happens to be the first planned city of the country according to Vedic Vaastushastra.
The city is the epitome of royal cultural heritage and architecture. The Majestic JalMahalis an architectural marvel located in the middle of Lake Man Sagar and one of the most popular destinations of Jaipur.
The Major attractions are Hawamahal, NahargarhFort, Pink City Bazaars, BirlaTemple, Amer fortCity palace, JantarMantar, Albert hall Museum, Govind Dev ji Temple and Galtaji.
Udaipur: The city was founded in 1553 by Maharaja Udaisingh II. It is often referred as the city of Lakes and Palaces. It is also known as the Venice of East. One of the most popular and magnificent sights is Lake Palace, located in Lake Pichola. It has now been converted into hotel. It also claims to have the largest man made sweet water lake in Asia which is Jaisamand lake.
The City palace is another one palace which is an amalgamation of the Rajasthan, Chinese, Mughal and European Architecture. The Palace displays the beautiful work of marble and silver and other artefacts. Jagmandir Palace also known as the Lake of Garden palace is a real treat for the eyes.
The major tourist destinations are: Fatehsagar Lake, Udaisagar Lake, Jagdish temple, Monsoon Palace, Swaroop Sagar, Kumbhalgarh fort.
Jodhpur: Jodhpur was founded by the Rajput Ruler RaoJodha Singh of Marwar. Jodhpur the second largest city in the state is known as the Blue City since most of its architecture brilliance has shades of blue. It is also called the Sun City as the city enjoys the sunny weather throughout the year.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most famous and the largest historic forts in India. The fort has museum inside it which has stocked the old royal paintains and other antique pieces.
The Major attractions of Jodhpur are Umaidbhavan Palace, MotiMahal, Sheesh mahal, PhoolMahal, Chokhelao Bagh and Interpretation centre, Balsamand lake, Guda Village, Machiya Safari Park, Somanth temple, Jodhpur Government Museum, Ranisar Padmasar, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace .
Bikaner: Bikaner was founded by Rajput Ruler Rao Bika. The city is famous for its Rajasthani Cuisines. People from all over the world especially come to Bikaner to experience the authentic taste of delicacies in the city. The exclusive art and handicrafts attract many foreign tourists from all parts of the world .The city is also famous for its National Research centre on Camel run by the Government of India which is the research and breeding centre for camels.
The major attractions are Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Jain temple Ganga singh Museum, Sadul Singh Museum, Laxminath Temple, Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Palace
Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer has got its name from Maharaja Jaisal singh. The City’s world renowned fort is Jaisalmer Fort which is also known as Sonar Qila (Golden Fort) constructed by RawalJaisal in 1156. It is not only a tourist place but also has shops, hotels and Havelis.
The wood Fossil park or Aakal is a place to visit to discover the geological tragedies that occurred in the Thar Desert. One must visit the park that lies about 17 kilometres from Jaisalmer. This city has a close proximity to the Pakistan border.
The Major attractions in Jaisalmer are Amar sagar Lake, Vyas Chhatri, Laungewal War memorial, Desert National park, Gadisar lake, Jain Temples, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Jaisalmer Government Museum.
Ajmer: Ajmer draws its name from “Ajay Meru” which means “Invincible Hills”. It is only 138 kilometers away from Jaipur City.The city is famous for Dargah Sharif, the tomb of Gharib Nawaz popularly known as Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Dargah. People and celebrities from all over the world come to seek the blessings. The Dargah is famous among all faiths and draws lot of people from all over the world come to offer their prayers.
Sonijiki Nasiyan, known as the Ajmer Jain Temple is a breath taking architecture made of red stone and has images of Holy Tirthankaras. It is considered to be the richest temples in India.
Major tourist attractions of the cityAdhai din kaJhonpda, Mayo College, Sonijiki Nasiyan, Lakefoy Sagar, Anasagar Lake and Ajmer Government Museum.
Alwar: Alwar is one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan and surrounded by green hills of the Aravalli Range. The city is a home to splendid Lakes, palaces and forts which are epitome of great architecture.
Major tourist attractions of the city Bala Qila, Alwar City palace, The Palace Museum, Moosi Maharani Chhatri, Fateh Jung Gumbad, PurjanVihar, Bhangarh Garbhaji Waterfalls, Hill Fort kesroli, NeemRana fort, Silliserh Lake, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Tijara Jain temple, MotiDoongri, Talvrakash, Bhartrihari temple, Narainimata, Neelkanth, Naldeshwarshrine and NeemranaBaori.
Banswara: The City draws its name from “bamboo trees” and also Banswara was ruled by Bansia who was bhil Ruler. The half of the region’s population is Bhil tribe. The Mahiriver flows through the region and adds to the beauty of the natural flora. There are temples and spiritual places which are very popular amongst the people and tourists.
Major tourist attractions of the city Anand Sagar Lake, Abdulla Pir, Andeshwar Parshvnathji, Ramkund, VithalaDeoTemple, Diablablake, KagadiPikupWeir, Mahidam, Paraheda, RajMandir, Talwara Temple, Tripura Sundari, Madareshwar temple, KalpaVriksha, Samai Mata Bhandariya, MangarhDham and Arthuna temples.