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Jaipur Pushkar Udaipur Mount Abu Jodhpur Jaisalmer - India's Best Cultural & Heritage Rajasthan Tour
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Rajasthan is the Land of Maharajas. A state full of palatial splendor, ancient forts, zestful culture and shifting desert dunes. From the pink city Jaipur to the camel country Bikaner, the delightful sights of Bharatpur or the royal forts of Ajmer that are still alive, every city in Rajasthan has its own charm that will spellbound you. Holiday Travel India Pvt.ltd offers best Rajasthan Tour with Better services.
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Jaipur,Pushkar, Udaipur , Mount Abu, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer - India's Best Cultural & Heritage Rajasthan Tour Package is special because all the cities of Rajasthan is covered in a affordable rates and best facility of tour plan wityh well and perfect accommodations.
Fully Customized and Personalized Tour Program of 7 Nights
Full site seeing covered in every city of Rajasthan
Jaipur & Jodhpur : Forts and Monuments
Pushakar & Udaipur: Lakes and Brahma Temple
Mount Abu: Hill Station
Jaisalmer: Famous camel safari and Desert places
Bikaner: Forts and Heritage
Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
Dec-05 To Jan-11
7N-8D Budget 2 Star Hotel
Ch-Hotel Umaid Residency,Jaipur/Hotel lake palace,Pushkar/Hotel Heritage haveli Shubham, Jodhpur/Hotel Golden City,Jaisalmer/Hotel Forest Eco, Mount Abu/Hotel Udaigarh Palace, Udaipur/Hotel Bahadur Vi
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7N-8D Delux 3 Star Hotel
Ch-Hotel Golden Manor, Jaipur/Hotel Heritage, Pushkar/Hotel Shree Ram International,Jodhpur/Hotel Jaisalgarh, Jaisalmer/Hotel Lake View, Mount View/Hotel Padmini Palace, Udaipur/Hotel Heeralal, Bikane
|Rs 27499||Rs 28999||Rs 26499||Rs 30999|
7N-8D Luxury 5 Star Hotel
Ch- Hotel Radisson Blue, Jaipur/Hotel Ananta Spa& Resort, Pushkar/Hotel The Gateway, Jodhpur/Hotel Gorbandh Palace, jaisalmer/Hotel Hillock, Mount Abu/Hotel Ramada udaipur, Udaipur./Hotel laxmi Niwas
|Rs 52499||Rs 54999||Rs 49499||Rs 56499|
Daily Breakfast and Dinner
1 Night Accommodation in Jaipur
1 Nights Accommodation in Pushkar
1 Night Accommodation in Jodhpur
1 Night Accommodation in Jaisalmer
1 Night Accommodation in Udaipur
1 Night Accommodation in Mount Abu
1 Night Accommodation in Bikaner
Pick up and drop up from Jaipur
Private Cab for 8 Days
Accomodation in well adviced Property
Accommodation in a Twins Share room
All Taxes included
Lunch not include in this package.
None other than above in “inclusions head”, additional services are mentioned in compulsory supplementary services,
Other elementary services like PHp/Mike/Color Mike etc on actual chargeable basis at hotel
Any expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, gratuities etc..
Entrance Fees and Camera fees at monuments and other places of interest.
Jaipur Pushkar Udaipur Mount Abu Jodhpur Jaisalmer - India's Best Cultural & Heritage Rajasthan Tour: Hotels
2 - Star Hotels
Jaipur- Hotel Umaid Residency- 3.5.- Certificate of Excellence
Pushkar – Hotel Lake Palace -TA Rank – 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Jodhpur –Heritage Haveli Shubham -TA Rank -4.0 - Certificate of Excellence
Jaisalmer- Hotel Golden City - 3.5.- Certificate of Excellence
Mount Abu – Forest Eco Lodge-TA Rank – 4.6 - Certificate of Excellence
Udaipur – Udaigarh Palace -TA Rank -4.0 - Certificate of Excellence
3 - Star Hotels
Jaipur- Hotel Golden Manor- 3.5.- Certificate of Excellence
Pushkar – Hotel Heritage -TA Rank – 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Jodhpur –Heritage Shree Ram International -TA Rank -3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Jaisalmer- Hotel Jaisalgarh - 3.5.- Certificate of Excellence
Mount Abu – Hotel Lake View-TA Rank – 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Udaipur – Hotel Padmini Palace -TA Rank -4.5 - Certificate of Excellence
5 – Star Hotel
Jaipur- Hotel Radisson Blue -TA Rank -4.0 - Certificate of Excellence
Pushkar- Hotel Ananta Spa & Resort -TA Rank -4.0 - Certificate of Excellence
Jodhpur – The Gateway Hotel -TA Rank -4.0 - Certificate of Excellence
Jaisalmer- Gorbandh Palace- 3.8.- Certificate of Excellence
Mount Abu – Hotel Hillock-TA Rank - 5 - Certificate of Excellence
Udaipur – Ramada Udaipur -TA Rank -4.0 - Certificate of Excellence
After arrival at jaipur airport or railway station and meet with our representative they will pick you with warm welcome and transfer to hotel. After freshen up and get ready you will visit to the famous site seeing of Jaipur which includes City Palace, Jantar Mantar and after having a lunch in a nearest restaurant later you will visit Amber Fort, Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal, In the evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur
Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal ("Palace of Winds" or "Palace of the Breeze"), is a palace in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, and extends to the zenana, or women's chambers.
City Palace: Located in the heart of the Pink City Jaipur, the City Palace was where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. The palace is located towards the northeast side of central Jaipur and has many courtyards and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. He ruled in Amer and planned and built the outer walls of the palace and later rulers added to the architecture of this palace.
After breakfast you will proceed for Pushkar which is 144 km far away from Jaipur. Before reaching the Pushkar you will stop 1 hour for the Darshan of Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Ajmer. After having a lunch you will continue your journey for Pushkar, after reach you will visit the famous places of Pushkar which includes Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Merta etc in the evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in Pushkar.
Pushkar Lake: It gains importance among spiritual travelers who aim to have a holy dip in the lake, which is considered a holy place and the King of ‘Trithas’. It is believed that having a holy dip here is equivalent to doing meditation and prayer for a hundred years pushkar lake.
Brahma Temple: Those who follow Hinduism believe that Lord Brahma is the Creator and worship him. In spite of the importance attached to Lord Brahma, there are only three temples for him all over the world and only one in India. Pushkar gains additional importance as Brahma Temple is seen here. The temple and its surroundings are unique. The temple structure is built of marble and it is beautiful. Though Pushkar has many temples, Brahma Temple stands apart for its magnificence.
After breakfast you will proceed for Udaipur. After reach you will visit the most famous places which include Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum, Udaipur Solar Observatory. After having lunch you will visit to see, Saheliyon ki Badi which is very famous in Udaipur. After that you will visit Jagdish Temple which is 22 km far away from Udaipur and in the evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur
Udaipur is a beautiful city of Rajasthan Known for its picturesque lakes, Udaipur has many more attractions that catch the attention of the tourists with their charm. The city boasts of various museums, palaces, gardens, monuments and colourful festivals that allure tourists to visit the city for once.
Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum: Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum is one of the most famous museums of Udaipur, exhibiting the brilliant collection of folk articles of Rajasthan. This rare compilation varies from typical rural-dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is comfortably located in the building of Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal near Chetak Circle in Udaipur city.
After breakfast you will visit to Mount Abu to visit the famous site seeing of Mt. Abu which includes Dilwara Jain Temple, Nakki Lake and after a lunch in a nearest restaurant later you will visit for the local markets for shopping, in the evening you will visit to sunset point to see the view of sunset. Overnight stay in Mount Abu.
Dilwara Jain Temples: - Located at a distance of just 2.5 kilometers from mount Abu, the Dilwara Jain temples were built between the 11th and the 13th century. The feature that makes it a must visit is the amazing and brilliant use of marble in the architecture. These temples have been named as Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Khartar Vasahi and Mahavir Swami. Vimal Vasahi or Shri Adi Nath Ji temple is devoted to the first Jain Tirthankara, Lord Rishabh.
Sunset Point: Sunset Point located in South West of Nakki Lake provides you a scenic view of the setting sun. Hundreds of people swarm this area in the evening amidst a carnival atmosphere. Food stalls, souvenir shops abounds the area. The scenic hills, tranquil surrounding, and the pleasant climate make it a favorite spot of the tourists.
After breakfast you will proceed for Jodhpur the city painted in blue, Jodhpur is the renowned Blue City of Rajasthan. Featuring various forts, palaces and temples in the middle of stark landscape of Thar Desert, Jodhpur paints the region in the color of royalty. The houses painted in blue colour around and the vibrant bazaars add colors to the deserted region. The siteseeing of Jodhpur which includes Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Jaswant Thada, in the evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in Jodhpur
Meharangarh Fort: - The impregnable Mehrangarh Fort, which rises above the city, is one of the largest forts in India. The fort stands as a symbol of power. The Fort's ramparts are lined with antique artillery and offer a panoramic view of the "Blue City".
Jaswant Thada: Jaswant Thada was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the Second in the year 1899. This is close to Mehrangarh Fort. The tranquility of the marble construction is enchanting. When the sun's rays fall across their surface, these thin and polished stones emit a warm glow. Carved gazebos, a beautiful multi-tiered garden, and a small lake are also located within this cenotaph.It's a peaceful place to relax and enjoy stunning views of the Fort and city.
After breakfast you will proceed for Jaisalmer which is 285 km far away from Jodhpur and after reach yopu will visit the famous places of Jaisalmer which includes Patwon ki Haveli, Salim singh-ki-Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli, in the evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer
Patwon ki Haveli: Patwon ki Haveli is actually a complex of 5 havelis built next to each other by the 5 sons of Guman Chand, a trader in textiles and precious metals. These multi-storeyed buildings were constructed at the beginning of the 18th century from the golden-yellow Jaisalmeri stone and have mud floors and wooden ceilings ensuring perfect temperature inside, regardless of the weather outside. The exterior stonework is so unimaginably magnificent, that I am going to show you what I saw rather than attempt a write-up which will not even capture its essence.
Nathmal ki Haveli: Diwan Nathmal ki Haveli, which is partly inhabited today, has a special feature its roof has been cast by binding stone pieces without using beams and brackets. This haveli, too, has a beautiful façade with stone elephants on both side of the platform of the haveli, ornamental latticed balconies, and partly bloomed lotus flowers, floral patterns on intricate lattices and minute birds and animals.
After breakfast you will proceed for Bikaner which is 329 km far away from Jaisalmer. After reach you will visit for lunch in a nearset restaurant or on the way of Bikaner, later you will transfer to hotel and after some rest you will visit for the site seeing of Bikaner which includes, Junagarh Fort and Anup Mahal. Overnight stay in Bikaner
Junagarh Fort: Junagarh Fort was constructed in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. General of the Army of Mughal emperor, Akbar. Famous for its massive structure and architectural designs, the fort is spread over a sprawling area that is bounded by 986 metres long wall. It is believed that crocodiles were bred in the water moat surrounding the formidable fort. The construction is a fine blend of Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture
Anup Mahal: Anup Mahal has over elaborate prettiness - the gold Vermilion varnished work. Accents are affected by slighting the relief by replacing the vermilion background with a glorying green, blue and violet, by motifs treated completely in gold and by mirrors and mirrors or glass mosaic. The richest gift relief's are found between the arches on top of the columns, which show leaf work, but by multiplication of the leaves and flowers the impression of a hill covered with Jungle is obtained.
After breakfast you will proceed of Jaipur and drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour end
Other Major Attractions
Amber Fort: Amber Fort is located in Amer (a town with an area of 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi)), 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on a hill. Anber Fort Was Built By Raja Man Singh I. Amber Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront.
Jaigarh Fort: This beautiful creation by Maharaja Jai Singh, located at Amber, Jaipur stands on the Cheel Ka Teela (Hill of Eagles), a promontory of the Aravalli Hills. Located 400 metres above and similar in structure with the famous Amber Fort, it was meant to protect the latter. One can reach the Amber Fort through the secret subterranean passage from Jaigarh Fort. This fort is 3 km long and 1 km wide.
Govind Devji Temple: The temple is situated along the sprawling Jai Niwas Garden and is lying to the north of Chandra Mahal. The temple is known for the deity Govind Devji, who primarily initiated the temple of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. The temple has an architectural beauty of its own and it’s known for its marvelous splendor. The image of the deity was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. According to popular legend, Lord Krishna’s image in the temple looks exactly like Krishna’s form during his incarnation on Earth. The deity originally belonged to Srila Rupa Goswami who was a disciple of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Garh Ganesh Temple: It is an ancient temple of Lord Ganesh in the city of Jaipur. It is located on the hills near Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort.
Albert Hall Museum: Acclaimed to be the oldest museum of Rajasthan, the ‘Albert Hall Museum’ is located inside the ‘Ram Niwas Garden’ and was opened to public in the year 1887. Foundation stone of the museum was laid in 1876 by the then Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, after whom the museum is named. Beautifully carved arches and domes of the museum constructed with pink sandstone can be noticed from even a far-off distance. A rare collection of ancient artefacts including paintings, weapons, metal and wood craft items, musical instruments, carpets, and costumes and jewellery belonging to different tribes of Rajasthan, can be seen in the museum.
Jantar Mantar observatory: It is also known as the house of Instruments. The Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur and the Rajput ruler of Amber, between 1728 and 1734.Maharaja Jai Singh II had avid interest in various subjects including architecture, astronomy, and philosophy. The observatory consists of 13 different instruments of various geometrical forms for calculating the time of day, the heights of heavenly bodies, predicting eclipses and the situations of constellations.
Jal Mahal: It is (6 kms) on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.
Pushkar Sightseeing Places to Visit:
Merta: The city is famous for classic palaces and temples. The 400-year-old city houses Meera Bai Temple, which is one of the important attractions in Merta.
Mahadev Temple: Mahadeva Temple is one of the most famous temples in Pushkar. The temple is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva or Lord Shiva. There is a statue of Lord Shiva with five faces in the temple. The entire statue is made of white marble and is decorated with beautiful ornaments.
Man Mahal: Man Mahal is a magnificent palace that was constructed by Raja Man Singh of Amber. It is situated on the eastern side of Sarovar. The palace flaunts the uniqueness of Rajasthani style of architecture. It is now used as a tourist bungalow and it is under the control of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.
Jagdish Temple: Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. A big tourist attraction, the temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji. It is a major monument in Udaipur.Jagdish temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. It is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur.
Saheliyon ki Badi: - The Garden of the Maidens’ as it literally means, Saheliyon ki Bari was constructed by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Situated in the northern part of the city, this exquisite place was built for the maids who accompanied the Princess to Udaipur.
Nakki Lake: It is the largest manmade lake at the height of 11, 00 meters in India then on the other hand it is romantically called the love lake of Mount Abu. The name Nakki is also derived from the romantic story of the aged sage Rasia Balam and the nubile teenager Kunvanri Kanya. The two lovelorn souls were prevented from tying their love in a nuptial knot, by the scheming parents and their conniving Gods.
Sunset Point: Sunset Point located in South West of Nakki Lake provides you a scenic view of the setting sun. Hundreds of people swarm this area in the evening amidst a carnival atmosphere. Food stalls, souvenir shops abounds the area. The scenic hills, tranquil surrounding, and the pleasant climate make it a favorite spot of the tourists.
Umaid Bhavan: One of the fascinating palaces of Jodhpur is the Umaid Bhavan palace. Maharaja Umaid Singh constructed it in 20th century. Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum exhibits an exclusive range of items belonging to the Maharajah and the royal family. Located within the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the museum has items ranging from weapons, an array of stuffed leopards, antiques, crockery to various trophies.
Jaswant Thada: Jaswant Thada is a royal mausoleum and a classic example of the Rajputana style of architecture. With the imposing white marble and absolute beauty, this landmark in Jodhpur leaves you awestruck. Jaswant Thada is enriched with its amazing grandeur, beautiful gardens and intricately carved facades. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple. To visit the Thada you have to go through the rocky hills. This also lends a mystic aura to the whole visit. Do make sure to visit this architectural delight while on a tour to Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Sukh Mahal: Sukh Mahal or the Pleasure Palace Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur Rajasthan India Sukh Mahal ou le Palais des Plaisirs Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur Rajasthan Inde Sukh Mahal oder Vergnuegungspalast Fort Mehrangarh Jodhpur Rajasthan Indian
Salim singh-ki-Haveli: The haveli has a distinct architecture. The roof has been constructed in the form of Peacock. The haveli is situated beside the hills near the Jaisalmer Fort. People claim that Salim Singh made two additional floors in order to make it as high as the fort but the Maharaja did not take this attempt in good spirit. He ordered the extra floors to be torn down. Nevertheless we do not find enough evidence to corroborate the story.
About the culture of Rajasthan
Rajasthan has artistic and cultural traditions which reflect the ancient Indian way of life the people of Rajasthan belong to different castes and tribes. In the area around Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur in the southwest of the state, Rajasthan is culturally rich and has artistic and cultural traditions which reflect the ancient Indian way of life. It developed the art and cultural activity in all the citizen of every city of Rajasthan and it secure their life with well mannered and heritage. Uniqueness is spread in the Music, Dance, Arts, and crafts, Dresses, Architecture and Religion. This historical state of India attracts tourists and vacationers with its rich culture, tradition, heritage, and monuments. It is also rich in its flora and fauna with some of popular wildlife sanctuaries & national parks
Best time to Plan your trip to Rajasthan
Best time to visit Rajasthan in the month of October are the ideal season for visiting Rajasthan as temperature ranges from 8° to 28° C in these months. Due to climatic conditions in Rajasthan, winters months are the peak season for Rajasthan Tourism as many world famous culturally rich Fairs and Festivals falls in these months
Jaipur also popularly known as the Pink city, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city.
Summer season: Summer in Rajasthan is hot and dry. Maximum temperature during the summers (from April to July) reaches a high of around 40ºC.
Monsoon or Rainy season : Monsoon months fall between June and September as during this time only little rainfall takes place. Throughout the year temperatures remain fairly high.
Winter season : In winter the days are sunny and pleasant while nights can be chilly. Some light warm clothing is required in the evenings and early in the morning.
Minimum Temperature: 21° C (Summer), 8° C (Winter)
Maximum Temperature: 40° C (Summer), 34° C (Winter)
Best Time to Visit : October to March.
Distance From Jaipur to Ajmer
The distance from Jaipur to Ajmer is approximately 124 Kms. By car, it takes roughly 1 hours 50 minutes to reach Ajmer from Jaipur. By train, the travelling time between Jaipur & Ajmer is roughly 2 hours.
By Bus: Travelling in a bus is one of the ways to reach Ajmer from Jaipur. The total journey between Jaipur & Ajmer takes around 2 hours 30 minutes in a bus. The bus ticket price for the journey is approximately Rs. 700.
By Train: You can reach Ajmer Junction from Jaipur by travelling in a train. Jaipur to Ajmer Junction train takes approximately 2 hours . You can catch a train from Jaipur and get down at Ajmer Junction. The price of the train ticket is approximately Rs. 950.
By Car: You can take a car from Jaipur to Ajmer. It will take you around 1 hour 50 minutes to cover distance of 127.0 Km and reach Ajmer from Jaipur. The total amount for the journey will be approximately Rs. 1000
Summer: Pushkar witnesses a hot and sultry summer season. From the month of March to June, the town bears the brunt of hot temperature that rise up to almost 45°C. The minimum temperature of the city is around 25°C.
Monsoon: Monsoons season of the town starts from the month of July and then it ends in the month of September. The city witnesses low average rainfall during monsoon season and the city experiences quite humid conditions.
Winter: Winters season of the region starts from the month of November and then it lasts till the month of February. Winter season of the city are quite pleasant. Generally in the winter season, the town witnesses a maximum temperature of almost 22°C and the minimum temperature is of 8°C.
Maunt Abu to jaipur
By Car: Hire a cab from Jaipur to Mount Abu, which takes around 8 hours. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 9 and INR 24, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and group travellers.
By Bus: Take a direct bus from Jaipur to Mount Abu, which takes around 8 hours. The buses operating on this route are private tourist buses as well as A/C Volvo buses. Ideal for backpackers, individual travellers and groups.
By Train: Take a direct train is from Jaipur to Mount Abu. . It takes around 6 hours. The places covered between Jaipur - 131 km - Ajmer - 386 km -Mount Abu. Ideal for families and senior citizens.
Historical Places in Rajasthan
Alwar: Best known for its proximity to the Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar, like most Rajasthani towns also offers an insight into the state’s rich history and culture.
Bada Bagh: Bada bagh is worth visiting for the people who are interested in archaeological heritage of India. This place gives pleasure to a persons eyes watching the calm and rich view of amazing architecture composed by the then rulers of Rajasthan. There is also a garden in Bada bagh. Though the garden is not in good state but the exquisite carvings on the tombstones and the chattris is worth watching.
Barmer: Barmer, in the western Rajasthan, is a desert town located 153 km from Jaisalmer. It forms a major part of the Thar Desert. The town many has historical sites and is a popular tourist destination. Small villages with mud-houses decorated with folk motifs, and colorfully attired people dot the landscape en route Barmer. Though a barren land with harsh climate and tough terrain, Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dance and music. Barmer gets its name from its ruler Bahada Rao Parmar (Panwar) or Bar Rao Parmar who is said to have founded the town in the 13th century. Earlier it was called Bahadamer, meaning The Hill Fort of Bahada.
Bikaner: Known for producing the best riding camels in the world, Bikaner, in the desert state of Rajasthan, is also known as the ‘Camel Country’. The Ship of the Desert is an indivisible part of life here. Be it pulling heavy carts to transport grains and goods or working on wells, camels are the prime helpers. From catering and fashion to travelling and entertainment, the camel is a day-to-day necessity. The wells of Bikaner, an important resource of water for the locals, are another attraction of the city.
Bundi: Bundi is Famous for its architecture, paintings and festivals, Bundi is a small city in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan. Situated 36 km from Kota, the city is set in narrow encircling gorge and appears like a miniature painting. Termed as ‘Queen of Hadoti’, the city gets its name from king Bundi Meena of the Meena tribe, a prominent local tribe. The city was named as ‘Bundi ka nal’; the word ‘nal’ means narrow ways.
Chittogarh: Chittorgarh is also a great place for shopaholics. Visitors can buy metal works, fabrics, handmade toys, leather shoes and jewelry. Another attraction of the city is the biggest Rajput festival called Jauhar Mela held to honor the sacrifice and bravery of the ancestors and all three jauhars which happened in Chittorgarh fort.
Jaipur: Jaipur is Rajasthan’s biggest city and its capital. It is known (somewhat incorrectly) as the Pink City due to the distinct color of its buildings. The ‘pink’ of the Pink City is Gerua (or ochre) in which the city was coated during the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1905-06. Jaipur is known as much for its fascinating monuments and colorful markets as it is for its gorgeous handloom garments and wonderfully laid-out gardens. It is really not very difficult to fall in love with Jaipur the moment you land here.
Festivals of Rajasthan
Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan India showcase the rich and colourful culture of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a place where joy knows no boundary. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan add colours to the desert land of Rajasthan. Travel to Rajasthan during festive occasions to savour the real flavours of the state. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan bring the desert into life and fill colours of joy. These fairs and festivals provide a platform to folk dancers and singers to showcase their talent.
Desert Festival, Jaisalmer: During the winters, an annual event organized in the Golden City of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer makes the desert come alive with bright and vibrant colours. This three days festival held every year in the month of February showcases the rich Rajasthani folk culture. The entire city of Jaisalmer is bustling with colours, music and dance, Rajasthani men and women dressed beautifully in hued costumes sing and dance on the haunting ballads of valour, romance and tragedy. The Desert Festival is a great extravaganza with various competitions and contest happening such as turban tying competition, longest moustaches competition, entertaining puppet shows, folk dance competition and renowned musicians participate in various folk musical recitals.
Nagaur Fair, Nagaur: Second largest fair of India - Nagaur Fair is celebrated for eight days every year in the month of January – February in the Rajput town of Rajasthan – Nagaur. The fair is mainly known for its animal trading and displays thousands of animals which are magnificently decorated with colourful accessories to attract traders gathered from various places here. The fair is famous as Cattle Fair as it boasts of trading about 70,000 bullocks, cows, camels, and horses. The owners of the animals also dress with colourful turbans and long moustaches and are very enthusiastic about selling their animals at the best possible price.
Pushkar Fair, Pushkar: The famed Pushkar fair is one of the largest camel fairs in the world. The fair takes place for five days every year in the holy city of Rajasthan – Pushkar on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. The main activity of this fair is the trading of livestock such as camels, horses and cattle between villagers who come from different parts of the state. Pushkar Fair has become one of the major tourist attractions of India and many tourists attend this annual fair with great joy. Some of the enthralling competitions such as matka phod, longest moustache, turban tying and balancing on camel contests are part of the fair.
Summer Festival, Mt. Abu: The only hill station of Rajasthan – Mt. Abu celebrates the Summer Festival every year in the month of June. This three day festival held amidst steep rocks, serene lake and pleasant climate of Mount Abu is a wonderful opportunity to have a sneak in the tribal life and culture of Rajasthan. The event has some spectacular folk music and dance shows, sporting boat race on the Nakki Lake and Sham-e-Qawwali adds a variety to the festival.
Marwar Festival, Jodhpur: The Sun city of Rajasthan - Jodhpur organises Marwar Festival also known as Maand Festival in the month of Ashwin (September – October) which is held for two days. The festival is dedicated to the folk heroes of Rajasthan and a display captivating folk music and dance of the Marwar region, which revolves around the lifestyle of the former rulers of Rajasthan and this act, is known as Maand. Camel tattoo show and camel polo are some other attractions of the festival.
Camel Festival, Bikaner: Camel the ship of the Desert holds a very important place in the heart and lives of Rajasthani people. To recognize the importance of this useful animal, Camel Festival is celebrated with great joy in Bikaner every year in the month of January. This grand celebration brings Bikaner city to life as the event opens with beautiful & colourful procession of ornamented and accessorized camels that walks gracefully. The magnificent and massive Junagarh Fort serves as the perfect backdrop to the festival.
Gangaur Festival, Jaipur: Gangaur is one of the most significant festivals for women of Rajasthan and is celebrated for eighteen long days. The festival is held in honour of goddess Gauri, who is believed to be the goddess of marital happiness. This festival is celebrated all over Rajasthan by both married and unmarried ladies. The goddess Gauri images are beautifully ornamented and decorated and offerings are made to please her and in turn get blessed with good husbands and health, wealth and long life for their husbands.
Teej Festival, Jaipur: Teej is a unique festival celebrated all over Rajasthan and some parts of North India, but the real fun and joy of this festival can be seen in Jaipur. Teej is dedicated to goddess Parvati and takes place on the onset of monsoon somewhere in the month of July - August. Jaipur celebrates the festival with lots of enthusiasm, women and young girls dress up with colourful clothes and accessorises with bangles and jewellery with mostly green colour as it symbolises freshness.
Elephant Festival, Jaipur: A unique event held in the capital city of Rajasthan – Jaipur is the Elephant Festival. It is celebrated on the day of Holi, the Indian festival of colours which is celebrated all over the country. The festival opens with Elephant's catwalk pageant, these giants are marvellously decorated and painted from trunk to tail with glittering colours and accessorized with ornaments and embroidered velvets. The impressive procession also includes chariots, camels, horses, cannons and palanquins etc that enthral the audience.
Lakes in Rajasthan
Lake Pichola: This is perhaps the most important and the most beautiful lake in Rajasthan. Situated in the Lake city of Rajasthan, Udaipur, the Lake Pichola exudes a virginal beauty for its spectator. Two of the most important attractions of Udaipur are located in and around the lake. The lake is overlooked by the grandiose City Palace complex while the beautiful Lake Palace occupies an island right in the middle of the lake. Tourists can have the pleasure of enjoying a boat ride in the Lake Pichola early in the morning or in the evening when the rising and setting sun spreads a bewitching charm on the lake and surrounding areas.
Fateh Sagar Lake: This is the second most important lake among the three lakes in the city of Udaipur. Dug up in the year 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh, the lake was destroyed by flood waters. Later, it was reconstructed by Maharana Fateh Singh. The lake is linked to the Lake Pichola in the south by a canal via Swaroop Sagar Lake and Rang Sagar Lake. Though the lake water was originally meant for the irrigation purpose, today it fulfills the need for drinking water as well. Tourists can enjoy a boat ride in the lake with the views of towering hills on three sides. The lake has three prominent islands occupied by a public park, solar observatory and a jet fountain.
Rajasmand Lake: Not very far away from Udaipur, on the way to Kumbhalgarh lies a place called Rajasmand. The place is known for its scenic Rajasmand Lake which was built by Rana Raj Singh in the year 1660 AD. On the sides of the lake, beautiful toranas and chattris enhance the overall charm. A walk on the banks of the lake with the setting sun in the backdrop is a real treat for tourists.
Ana Sagar Lake: Another important lake created by the efforts of man in Rajasthan. The lake is surrounded by beautiful parks and marble pavilions. Right in the middle of the lake is an island which can be reached by a motor boat. The ride, ofcourse, is as enjoyable as a walk on the beautiful bank.
Gadsisar Lake: In the dry region of Jaisalmer, Gadsisar Lake has its own importance. The lake was once a major source of water supply in the city of Jaisalmer and as such it is not surprising to find numerous shrines and temples around it. A yellow sandstone gateway that leads to the lake was constructed by a prostitute, Tilon, despite disapproval from the Maharaja.
Pushkar Lake: Legends have it that the Pushkar Lake was created by Lord Brahma by merging the waters of four holy places of Hindus in India - Badrinath, Jagannath, Rameshwaram and Dwarka. The lake is surrounded by 52 ghats and there is a floating chattris in the centre. The Pushkar lake is worth visiting during the final night of the famous Pushkar fair when the thousands of glittering oil lamps are left into the water.
Sambhar Lake: Distinct from sweet water lakes of Rajasthan, this is a saline water lake in the state of Rajasthan. Infact, this is the largest saline water lake in entire India and a major source of salt production in India. The lake stretches in length for 22.5 km and its width varies from 3 to 11 km. The lake is fed by several freshwater streams.
Pachprada Lake: This is yet another salt water lake in the district of Barmer. The lake produces high quality salt.
Why the Dance of Rajasthan is so Unique
Rajasthan is the famous state and well visited tourist destination historical traditions are that Rajputs, Nath, Jats, Bhils, Ahirs, Gujars, Meenas and some other tribes made a great contribution in building the state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is famous for its cultural and dance activity all the things is so unique and different from other state.
The traditional dances of Rajasthan are absolutely colorful and lively and have their own significance and importance. In Rajasthan, folk dances are the highlights of any celebration and festivity the simple yet expressive dances of Rajasthan are enjoyed by one and all. These Rajasthan dances have been performed since very old times and thus are significant historically also. Given here are some popular forms of Rajasthan dances.
Chari: The Chari dance is basically a village dance, which is performed to express happiness when the villagers go in search of water and find it. The brass pot under this dance form plays an important role when dancers place ignited cottonseed on the same. he dancers perform the graceful and impressive foot movements while rhythmist on the beats of the Rajasthani music he rass pots are placed on the head on the dancers with burning fire in it.
Ghoomar: The Ghoomar is the most popular form of Rajasthani dance. Women perform this dance during auspicious events and occasions. This dance form is marked important by the Rajpur women who performs this dance form dedicating it to their spouse. This dance form is mainly performed during the grand festivals like teej and gangaur.The colorful skirts known as "Ghagra" look stunningly when they gracefully sway while the women dance.
Kacchi–Ghodi: The Kachhi Ghodi Dance is one of the most popular Folk Dances of Rajasthan. This dance is performed by mens on dummy horses. Men wear elaborate costumes- red turbans and dhotis and kurtas, embellished with brilliant mirror-work and ride the dummy horses. ance form is a perfect form to experience the royal culture of rajput people in Rajasthan.
Famous food to eat in Rajasthan
Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete if you haven't experienced their classy dishes. Rajasthan is specially famous for its cuisine. The cuisine of Rajasthan is primarily vegetarian and offers a fabulous variety of mouthwatering dishes and in the food of Rajasthan they were used ghee for cooking most of the dishes. Rajasthani food is well known for its spicy curries and delicious sweets the sweet dishes are had before the meal, with the main course and after the meal unlike other desserts.
Popular Rajasthani dishes are as follows.
Daal bati and churma: A vegetarian favorite with three important components: the dal, or cooked spiced lentils, you’re likely familiar with; the baati are baked, unleavened whole-wheat dumplings, salted and brushed with ghee (intended to be eaten with the dal); and the chorma is dessert—whole-wheat balls traditionally made from unsalted baati that are deep-fried, mashed, and then mixed with ghee and sugar (and sometimes dried fruits and nuts).
Laal maas: A vibrant red mutton curry, laal maans (“red meat” in Hindi) is one of the most traditional nonveg Rajasthani dishes you can find in Udaipur
Gatte ki Subzi: Gatte ki Subzi has earned its place amongst Rajasthani fare. Dumplings made of chickpea flour (besan/gram flour) are cooked in flavorful and tangy yogurt gravy. Enjoy this Gatte ki Sabji recipe with rice or with chapati – either way, it makes for a hearty, homey meal. You won’t regret making this curry dish.
How to reach Jaipur
Jaipur by Air: Sanganer airport is the nearest airport to the city of Jaipur. It is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from the city centre. The airport has flight connectivity with major Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi.
Jaipur by Railways: The railway junction at Jaipur connects it with various cities. For a royal experience one can take the Palace on Wheels. This train leaves from Delhi and connects various cities in Rajasthan.
Jaipur by Bus: The station is located at Sindhi camp, a walking distance from the Jaipur Junction railway station and connects the National Highway 8. From here many deluxe, air-conditioned and non ac buses runs to Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Kota, etc