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Rajasthan is one of the most popular travel destination in India. Every third foreign tourist visiting India also travel to Rajasthan. Touring Rajasthan is a unique experience which leaves you spell bounded as you explore it more & more. The major Tourist Destinations like Jaipur,Jodhpur,Jaisalmer and Udaipur are well interconnected to take up a round tour in form of Itinerary. The mixture and brilliance of Rajasthan's architectural heritage can amaze a visitor.
The desert state of Rajasthan is a land of irony and extremes. This vibrant and striking region is the home of the Rajput warrior clans who ruled here for many years. Rajasthan is the biggest state of the India in terms of region and it is situated in the northwestern region of the country. The capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur, generally known as the Pink City.
Gifted with natural attractiveness, a great history, superb forts & palaces, colourful festivals & fairs, energetic culture, varied landscape and thick forests, Rajasthan will never disappoint you. Rajasthani is the main spoken language although Hindi and English are used for official purpose.
By Air : Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur are the cities with airports that are connected by regular flights to Delhi and Mumbai. Taxis, airport to city buses, auto rickshaws and tourist taxis are available outside these airports for the ride into the city. Some hotels will also arrange pick-ups for their reserved guests.
By Rail: Rajasthan is well connected on the vast network of Indian railways. Express, superfast and mail trains go on regular scheduled runs to cities like Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Udaipur and Chittaurgarh. Trains from Calcutta, Mumbai and Delhi ply daily services to different cities and towns of Rajasthan. Besides, there is the legendary `Palace on Wheels’ that will take you around Rajasthan in royal style.
Touring in Regal Splendour - Palace on Wheels
A thrilling way to discover this state of erstwhile maharajas and rajas is to travel by the legendary Palace on Wheels. This special train is made up of 14 air-conditioned saloons, each having two twin-bedded and two double-bedded chambers, with attached toilets, hot & cold showers, channel music and specially designed furniture. From the moment you step on board, smartly liveried bearers wait you on as the train moves from Delhi to Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra before completing the circuit at Delhi. It is seven nights and eight days of pure magic as you see a slice of Rajasthan - historical monuments, golden desert sands, flora and fauna, folk dance and music -- and experience how it must have felt to be a maharaja.
By Road: Rajasthan is connected by well-maintained National Highways to the neighbouring states of Delhi, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Rajasthan roadways buses run regular and deluxe coaches to these states. The roads are four lane highways in most places with enroute halts, rest stations, restaurants and gas and service stations. Travel and tour operators run a number of conducted tours to the many tourist destinations in Rajasthan. For those interested in driving themselves around the state, remember that traffic drives on the right of the road and international driving licenses or at the very least current local licenses are mandatory.
Rajasthan Top Attractions
Jaipur: The "Pink City" of Jaipur is large, crowded, and noisy. However, it's a city full of captivating ancient palaces and forts, with most of them boasting stunning views and elaborate architecture. Jaipur forms part of India's popular Golden Triangle tourist circuit, and lures visitors with its stunning remnants of a bygone era. A visit to Jaipur will give you a feel for how the monarchy once lived in all its glory. Staying in Jaipur is also particularly enjoyable. The city has some incredible heritage hotels that have been converted from old palaces, giving guests a very regal experience!
Udaipur: It is an enchanting place full of old mansions, beautiful gardens, intricate temples, and grand palaces overlooking expansive shimmering lakes. The City Palace, which stretches along the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, leaves visitors spellbound. The way it has been constructed is exquisite, with Rajput military architecture and Mughal style decorative techniques both combined together. The narrow lanes of the old city are fascinating to explore.
Jaisalmer: It is often referred to as being straight out of a romantic Arabian Nights fable. It's a cliche, but how better to describe this remarkable sandstone city that rises magically from the sand dunes of the Rajasthan desert? Jaisalmer's mesmerizing ancient fort, built in 1156, is perched high on a pedestal overlooking the city. Inside, the fort is alive and spellbinding. It houses five palaces, several temples, and some exquisite havelis (mansions), as well as shops and other residences
Jodhpur : Affectionately known as the "Blue City" for its blue painted buildings, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The fascinating, walled old part of the city is presided over by the looming Mehrangarh Fort. One of the largest forts in India, it's the pride of Jodhpur. Every October it has the honor of providing the setting for the Rajasthan International Folk Festival. Inside the fort are a number of palaces, and a museum. The fort is also an excellent place to view Jodhpur's blue buildings.
Ranthambore National Park: It is full of history, having witnessed many battles played out on its land, and the rise and fall of many rulers. The chances of spotting a tiger in the wild at Ranthambore are amongst the best in India. In contrast with many national parks in India, Ranthambore is also really accessible and easy to get to. The landscape is dominated by the formidable 10th century Ranthambore Fort. It's a huge structure that contains ruined pavilions, splendid monuments, and three Hindu temples.
Pushkar: For most of the year, Pushkar is a sleepy little holy town that attracts a lot of backpackers and hippie types. Pushkar really comes alive for a couple of weeks in October/November, when the Pushkar Camel Fair comes to town. It's a fascinating and peculiar sight, and a great opportunity to witness an old traditional style Indian festival.
Puskar is worth a visit at any time of year though if you want to chill out. However, it's not like it used to be there. These days Pushkar is becoming much more westernized and tourist focused. The priests by the bathing ghats (steps) are known to be very forceful in demanding donations too. Avoid that area, and head to the Pushkar market for some great shopping instead!
Bharatpur: Famous as a sanctuary for migratory birds from Europe and Central Asia is the bird retreat at Bharatpur, the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Once it was the hunting preserve of the rulers of Bharatpur, where an appalling number of birds used to be killed during shooting parties for royal guests. Today it is 29 sq km of very welcome wetlands for a wide variety of migrant and water birds who come here in thousands. You can go around the Park in a cycle rickshaw, whose driver will probably keep up a running commentary about the birds that you see!
Bird watchers eagerly look forward to the arrival of the celebrated winter visitor, the now endangered Siberian Crane that was spotted in the Park in 1999 after a 6-year gap. Sadly their numbers have severely dwindled due to poaching on the migration route. Other reserves, which you could visit for a quiet communion with nature, if you happen to be in their vicinity, are Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, Jaisamand Sanctuary, Mt. Abu Sanctuary, Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary and Darrah Sanctuary (near Kota).
Mount Abu: Mount Abu is amongst the most preferred places for a lot of travelers, domestic and foreign in the state of Rajasthan. It is nestled amid the lush wooded ranges of the Aravalli Mountains in Sirohi district at an altitude of 4000ft above sea level. Known as an oasis in the desert, this bewitching hill station also has a spiritual significance that draws thousands of devotees every year.
Camle Safari in Rajasthan
One of the most unforgettable and enchanting experiences you can have in Rajasthan is to ride through the rippling, windswept desert on camel back and camp out under the stars. Taking a camel safari will also give you the opportunity to witness the rustic, rural desert life of Rajasthan. While the desert can be barren, it's also surprisingly well populated.
Where Can You Go on a Camel Safari in Rajasthan
The most popular place for camel safaris is in the desert surrounding Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan. Great camel safaris can also be done around Bikaner, also in Rajasthan. Many companies will give you the option of choosing your route, so you can decide if you want to take the road less traveled, or the more touristy track.