Rajasthan, ‘meaning the land of kings’ is a place enriched by its culture, warm hospitality, grandeur palaces, and majestic forts. The ancient forts, palatial palaces, and splendid havelis of the state are a witness to the history full of pride, honor, valor and bravery, the traits which can be sensed in the air of Rajasthan, the regal and imperial state of India – the largest state in the country. The multifaceted history, rich culture and vibrant living style of the place makes ‘Rajasthan tourism’ top the chart of domestic and international tourists. Every city of the state has its own unique flavor but the top 5 destinations are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner.
Jaipur – the Capital City: Jaipur, ‘the pink city of India’ is named after the sovereign ‘Sawai Jai Singh’ who founded the city. The city was painted in pink when ‘Prince of Wales’ visited the city. The city is also one of the prime locations of Golden Triangle Tour circuit. Hawa Mahal, a palace made in shape of Lord Krishna’s Crown was used by queens to watch the royal processions. Amber Fort, situated at a distance of 11 km, is actually a palace that is connected to Jaigarh fort located at higher altitude on the hill. City palace is a beautiful palace complex that houses the famous Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, and some other buildings. Other places of interest are Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh fort, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Albert Hall Museum, Rambagh Palace, etc.
Udaipur – the City of Lakes: Udaipur was the capital of Mewar ruled by the Sisodia clan of Rajputs. The city was founded by Rana Udai Singh. The high sense of independence of the rulers of Udaipur got them a highly respected place in the history of India. The place has many scenic, cultural, and historical places of tourist interest which can be visited on your Rajasthan India tours. City Palace and Lake Palace are prominent tourist attractions. Jag Mandir Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Prakash Palace, Pichola Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, Monsoon Palace, Folk Art Museum, etc are other attractions of city tour of Udaipur. Udaipur is also known as the City of Lakes or the Venice of the East due to many beautiful lakes passing through the city.
Jaisalmer – the Golden City of India: Also known as the Golden City of India, Jaisalmer is a wonderful tourist place to visit in Rajasthan. It is situated in the heart of vast Thar Desert and have many fascinating tourist attractions like Golden Fort (one of Seven Wonders of India), Jain Temples, Merchant Havelis, Desert National Park, Sand Dunes, Camel Safari, etc.
the Second Largest City of Rajasthan: Also known as the Blue City of India, Jodhpur was the capital of Marwar in olden days. The city, situated in barren ‘Thar desert’ attracts the tourists by its majestic palaces, marvelous forts and temples. Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada Memorial, Balsamand Lake Palace, Mandore Gardens, Osian Temple, etc are major attractions of Jodhpur, Rajasthan tours and travels.
Bikaner – the Camel City: Founded by Rao Bika Ji, Bikaner is an important city of Rajasthan. Situated on the edge of vast Thar Desert it attracts tourists and vacationers from all over the world. Featured tourist attractions in Bikaner are Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Gajner Palace, and Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre.
The important cities and tourist destinations of Rajasthan can be conveniently traveled by car. Tourists can hire a car of their own choice form a reputable car rental in Rajasthan and can explore the fascinating destinations in very convenient and hassle freeways.