"Gorge on to a lot of dal-bati-churma, twirl your moustaches, wear ghangara have a wonderful vacation this time. While we have supplicated you with enough of material to chart up your next vacation, we also give you a window to get a better view of Rajasthan, a merger of 22 former princely states."
Rajasthan - A Fecund Desert
Take a sea that has sand instead of water and dunes in place of dolphins.
You have camels rather boats or cruises to ferry you across that sand
carpet. The tapestry of burning sand in the long summers with large tracts
of dune decked plains is none the else than "Rajasthan''. It was to
this arid land that man travelled extensively for trade. Now a melange of
colours and medley of cultural fête, Rajasthan shares a close
semblance with vibrancy and vigour. The city of Rajputs, havelis, forts,
turbans and moustaches is a hallmark of Indian Heritage and legacy.
The Making of Rajasthan
Once a halt of the West Asian traders, the desert sand matured to offer the
Rajputs rulers a shade and refuge, and thusly finding their swayer. Colours
sprang from the deserts and magnificence from the heaven only to see castles
of exuberance built on the earth in land of Rajputs- The Rajasthan. The
Kings and their sons came to power once more. Beautiful citadels echoed with
slashes of swords, and splendid temples, elaborate wells soon saw an uprise
in the city of daunt and dare. Celebrated for their valor on the field
Rajasthan, people of Rajasthan were also known for their sensitivity. No
wonder, Rajasthan is also known for arts and crafts across the board.
Rajasthan -A La Carte
An unmistakable paradise to settle for a vacation, the state shelters a
uniqueness of appeal with a fresh charm every time you see it. Replete with
stunning palaces, iridescent pink turbaned villages, sandy monotone
landscape, forts and palaces, havelis, wildlife, hill station and fairs and
festivals, the state provides a wonderful landscape. A most popular tourist
destinations in India, this vast state can accommodate its visitors as there
is so much to see, from picturesque national parks such as such as those at
Bharatpur and Sariska, thriving cities such as Jaipur and Jodhpur, the
captivating lakeside towns of Udaipur and Pushkar, the painted havelis of
Shekhawati, and the scores of romantic forts s and palaces dotted statewide,
including the incomparable fort of Jaisalmer. And then, of course there are
ubiquitous camels, gaily caparisioned , threading their way through the
dusty streets and bazaars, waiting patiently at traffic lights in Jaipur, or
silhouetted against the sunset on the sand and dunes.
Blessed with galore of shades,
Rajasthan has a bit of everything to carve out a consummate vacation
garrison for you. Check out for principal spots of Rajasthan with these
Educed its name from invincible hills- the 'ajay meru' Ajmer has a
strong edifying presence on the spiritual presence. A plethora of
tourist spots await you at Ajmer like Sufi Saint Hazrat Khawaja
Moinuddin Chisti and a 19th century Jain Temple are worth visiting. Also
you can catch with the Urs, a major festival of Ajmer as join in for the
Qawal, as it is essentially traditional recital of muslim devotional
verse, at the Ajmer Dargah.
Bikaner is a ready reckoner to a joyous trip across the deserts. Known
to be a 'camel country', it has some of the best camel breeds in the
country. The major attractions here are Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace,
Gajner Palace, Sandeshwar Jain Temple, Shiavbari Temple and Bhandeshwara
Jaisalmer gives an impression of city risen, like phoenix, from the
sand of deserts, wrapped in the splendour of yellow sandstone mansion
and forts. Visit the Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Rishabdev Culture Temple,
Gadsisar Lake, Tazi Tower and Desert National Park at Jaisalmer explore
the wonder of this beautiful boondock at Rajasthan.
Advert it by any name you wish to because it is also called as 'Jodha
ki Dhani'. A city that sprawls on the sand with rugged palaces and
exteriors is a must visit for visitors. There are lot of eye gluing
sights like Mehrangarh Fort ,Moti Mahal, Ajit Vilas, Sringar Chowki,
Maan Vilas, Umaid Vilas and Phool Mahal at Jodhpur, promising a
excellent memorabilia. Do not miss out those object' d art like museum,
palanquins and antique clothes at these forts.
It is a city built according to the specifications laid down in ancient
architectural texts. The 'pink city ' is the major center for
handicrafts and is home to places like Chandra Mahal, Hawa Mahal,
Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, City Palace Museum
and Jantar Mantar etc.
Welcome to Udaipur- the city of lakes. Udaipur beckons you for a
romantic getaway amidst the lakes. A serene and heart warming
destination, Udaipur has mandate places like Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai
Sagar Lake and Lake Pichola. Not just lakes there are palaces and
temples like City Palace, Lake Palace, Nagada Temple and Jagdish Temple
to catch a glimpse of. Then there are some like Ahar Museum, Shilpgram,
Saheliyon ki Bari, Gulab Bagh and Zoo to visit.
A summer treat in the Aravallis, with a large lake and several temples,
it also doubles as a pilgrim centre. With its 11-13th century Dilwara
Jain temple known for quality of sculpturing.
Visitors coming from overseas can choose to come from Delhi or Mumbai.
From Mumbai the entry point to Rajasthan is Udaipur. All points within
the state are connected by road and rail. Most principal road heads are
an average five hour journey apart, making intra-state travel
convenient. Scheduled tourist bus services are available, and cars can
be hired. Rajasthan is visitor friendly and all credit cards are
accepted in most tourist towns, and certainly at hotels and shops. The
state has an extensive network of postal services and banks, as well as
telecommunication links with the rest of the world. Rajasthan is truly a
place where time, as the cliché goes, has stood still.