There’s no way that one wouldn’t put Rajasthan in their travel bucket list. Rajasthan is the perfect blend of Magnificence and Grandeur that the country proudly owns. From its majestic palaces to its traditional crafts, Rajasthan has been famous for almost everything since primitive times. This majestic state covering the widest area in the whole country of India is a perfect amalgamation of tradition, culture, heritage, and whatnot when you start exploring it.
The state was formerly known as Rajputana meaning the Land of Kings. Rajasthan is a bit of everything old and new, no wonder why one would find it on the brim of every traveler’s bucket list.
Here we are going to provide you some most important information about the Rajasthan Tour Package via telling you more about the major cities of Rajasthan and the places which can be explored while traveling this majestic state.
This city is nothing less than an Arabic Desert. The royalty of this place is incomparable. The city attracts innumerable tourists throughout the year.
Here are the major places that can be visited in Jaisalmer :
The Jaisalmer Fort
It is also known as the golden fort of Rajasthan and popularly known as Sone Ka Kila. It is one of the most splendid attractions situated on an elevated patch looking over the city. it is surrounded by a 30-foot high wall and has over 99 bastions and some imposing gateways or pols. It has been inhabited for centuries and encloses houses, handicraft shops, palaces, temples, hotels, and restaurants, connected by cobblestone paths.
This is a huge and beautiful lake on the outskirts of Jaisalmer city. It is an artificial lake built around 1400 AD by the then maharaja Maharawal Jaisal. Many temples, gateways, ghats, and pavilions surround the lake.
In winters it is a sight to see a flock of birds can be seen passing over the lake. Boat rides would be the best as enjoyed with your loved ones on this lake.
Sam Desert Safari
The desert safari is one of the major attractions that the city has to offer. A night in the desert camps of sand dunes in the heart of the Thar desert is nothing less than an Arabic night. Camel safaris are going to be one of the beautiful rides that one would ever come across. The desert safari will also take you to a trip to the national wildlife park at but just at the cost of some extra penny from your pocket. If you want to see what desert life has to offer then a visit to desert safari is a must.
The city is also enriched with seven elaborately carved Jain temples consisting of sculptures of gods and goddesses. With perfect arches, delicate sculptures and beautiful designs the yellow sandstone temple is an eye-catcher. One remarkable feature of these temples is that they are designed in an earthquake-proof way.
These temples have really stood different due to these particular features.
The best time to visit Jaisalmer is from November to March where the weather is pleasant and breezy and it’s more than perfect to watch those different hues of the sun on a camel ride.
The city of lakes is home to Rajputana forts, ornate palaces, resplendent temples, busy markets, stunning architecture, serene lakes, and most romantic sunsets.
Here are the major attractions that the city has to offer :
Symbolizing the awesome architecture, the city palace will is a major attraction in Udaipur. The palace symbolizes the Rajput military architecture and Mughal-style embellishment built by 22 different Maharanas between the 16th and 20th centuries. Much of it is now a museum, which is spread out through several palaces and is entered through the imposing Tripoli Gate.
Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan.it is located in the heart of the city, other than being the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur (3 miles in length and 2 miles in width with up to 30 feet deep at places) the lake is also surrounded with lofty palaces, kothis, bathing ghats, temples, and hills on all sides.
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Also known as Monsoon Palace, this fort looks like a crown on the top of Aravalli hills. Sajjangarh’s grandeur is nothing less than places like lake Pichola. The best time to visit this place is during sunset. It offers a panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside The Fort is also surrounded by the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Jagdish temple is inspired by Indo- Aryan style architecture. It was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh in 1651. It is perfectly Carved with the statues of Gods and Goddesses and envelops me Vastushastra style. The temple is situated in the town not far from Tripoli (Three arched) Gate of the Palace.
The best time to visit Udaipur is from September to march whereas the city can be explored in Monsoon as well with its beauty at its pinnacle.
This city is also known as the blue city, sun city, and gateway to that. The blue houses make it look similar to Santorini. The former capital of Marwar, Jodhpur is one of the most enchanting cities of Rajasthan, with its mighty Mehrangarh fort overlooking the city.
Here are the places that one should visit while Exploring Jodhpur :
Umaid Bhavan Palace
Umaid Bhavan Palace is not just Jodhpur’s but India’s treasure, getting in the headlines for grand marriages like that of the Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, this palace was built-in 1943, It is a perfect amalgamation of Past and present, this heritage hotel is an abode to the Royal Family of the present owner, Raja Gaj Singh. With 347 rooms, the palace used to employ more than 3000 people when the royal family was still in power.
One of the largest forts in the country, Mehrangarh, also known as Mehran Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 in Jodhpur, perched on the top of a hill at a height of 410 feet, this can be easily recognized one of the other reasons for its popularity is that it has appeared in many Hollywood and Bollywood movies such as The Lion King, The Dark Knight Rises, and the more recent – Thugs of Hindostan.
The fort also has one of the well-stocked museums of Rajasthan. There are six different galleries in the Mehrangarh Museum: Elephant’s howdahs, Palanquins, Daulat Khana, Armoury, Paintings, and the Turban Gallery.
its wide green expanses, exquisite architecture and royal cenotaphs, would make one visit it again and again. Located just 9 kilometers away from Jodhpur; Mandore Garden is situated in Mandore which was once the ruling seat of the Pratihara dynasty. The garden is a part of the more massive Mehrangarh Fort, The gorgeous details are the most striking features of this garden. Maharaja Ajit Singh can proudly be obsessed with the cenotaphs that are in his name.
The chilly months from November to February are best to visit this blue city.
Also known as Pink city for its old buildings which are mostly colored pink, there’s so much more than the city has to offer. It was ruled by Rajput Rulers and went on to become the first planned city of India followed by the principles of Vastu –sashtra. From it’s glorious forts to its splendid architecture, the city is a perfect blend of old and new.
Here are the major attractions which one should visit in Jaipur :
The stand out monument of Jaipur is the Amer Fort, this lavish 16th-century palace stands atop of a cliff and has a commanding view over the region. The interior of the palace demonstrates the wealth and power of the mogul leaders; the first courtyard, also known as Jalebi chowk leads you to the main palace grounds. A small temple is situated at the right side of the jalebi chowk which is known as Sila Devi temple.
Perched on a hill about 600ft. above the city, this fort was built in 1734. Inside it is flourished architectural wonders like Hawa Mandir. The fort attracts innumerable people every year and has been a location for movies like Rang De Basanti.
One of the most remarkable monuments in the city is the Hawa Mahal. The Mahal was built for Women to catch the daily activities of the city by looking through the windows named jharokhas. It is a five-story crown building as seen from outside. Apart from its honeycomb structure, one more distinctive feature is that it has no stairs instead there are ramps to walk up.
As the name suggests, the palace is the abode of Jaipur’s royal family. City palace is divided into several parts and few of the places inside the palace have restricted entries for travelers .it was built by Madho Singh II as a reception center of dignitaries. It is now a part of Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum which displays a collection of royal costumes and pashmina shawls.
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Kachwaha Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of
Jaipur. This monument has instruments operating in each of the three main classical celestial coordinate systems: the horizon-zenith local system, the equatorial system, and the ecliptic system. It features the largest stone sundial and it was included in the UNESCO world heritage site.
The months of winter are suitable to visit Jaipur when the weather is warm, dry and sunny.
The following are other beautiful attractions that the state has to offer :
Dilwara temples (Near Mount Abu)
The Jain temples at Dilwara are considered the finest example of marble stone carvings in India. Located a few kilometers from Mount Abu (the only hill station in Rajasthan), the temples are famous for their ornate marble architecture, particularly the intricate carving on the ceilings and the pillars. It is one of the most popular Jain pilgrimage sites in the world.
Dargah Sharif Ajmer
Ajmer Sharif is a Sufi shrine and it is one of the most visited shrines in India. From Bollywood celebrities to Tourists from other countries this holy shrine is a place where everyone wants to pray. The pious Persian Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti who is well-known for its secular preaching is enshrined here. It is believed by many Muslims that Moinuddin Chisti was Muhammad’s scion and it was on his request (Muhammad came to his dream) which made Chisti came to India. Many believe that anyone who ties a thread at Dargah with pure heart gets his wishes fulfilled.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore is one of the largest national parks in the country. Located in the Sawai Madhopur district, the Park is approximately 130 kilometers from Jaipur. Once the favorite hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park has today become a popular tourist attraction for people interested in wildlife.
Rajasthan is a paradise for food lovers out there. So, the time you decide to travel Rajasthan, don’t forget to make a list of the dishes you need to put your hands on. From the traditional Dal Batti Churma to the delicious non-vegetarian platter Laal Maas, this state has plenty to satisfy your taste buds. Other major drool-worthy foods are Bajra Roti, Badam ka halwa, Masala Church, Ghevar to name a few.
The majestic places and drool-worthy dishes will make one PADHARO MHARE DESH!
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