A Travel Guide to Rajasthan
We all love taking breaks from our hectic life schedules and, the best way to do so is to go and visit a new and beautiful places where you can wander around refreshing up your mind. And when we talk about taking a vacation within India, Rajasthan surely holds its place in the wish list. The land showcasing the Rajputana grandeur is loaded with magnificent and eye warming palaces, ancient forts telling out loud the tales of Rajputana bravery, colorful festivals, lip smacking cuisines and a lot more that promises to make your vacation an unforgettable one. Here are some venues that you must visit while travelling through this beautiful state.
The Pink City – Jaipur
Founded by a Rajput ruler, Raja Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur city is the capital city of the state. From alluring palaces like the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace to authentic flavors; from old markets loaded with handcrafted jewelry, pottery, leather items, textiles etc. to a large number of festivals, this city is a treat in itself.
Major attractions of the city: Hawa Mahal, Birla Auditorium, City Palace, Amber Fort, Nahargarh and Jaigarh fort, Jantar Mantar.
The Golden City- Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer cityis also called the Golden city of India and is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert. This city got its name from Maharaja Jaisaal Singh. Jaisalmer is famous for its prepossessing forts, palaces, temples and havelis. Jaisalmer hosts the Desert Festival every year during the months of January and February, showcasing the ethnicity and cultural richness of this state.
Major attractions of the city- Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisagar Lake, Tanot Maa Temple, Camel Safaris, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Thar Heritage Museum.
The Sun City- Jodhpur
Once a centre of the Mewar state, this city comprise of several forts, palaces and temples. It is also called the sun city as it experiences a bright sunny waether throughout the year.. Jodhpur offers you an insight in the rich culture and heritage of the Rajputanas. It is also known for its blue colored houses that gives it the name of the Blue City.
Major Attractions of the City- Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Kalyana Lake, Ghanta Ghar, Mandore Gardens.
The City of Temples- Pushkar
Surrounded by temples in every corner of its land, the Brahma temple being the most prestigious and a rare one, Pushkar is also called as the city of temples. This religious city attracts most of its tourists during the annual camel fair. It is a centre for selling and buying livestock along with amazing eye strucking folk dance and music performances and a lot more.
Major attractions of the city- Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Varaha Temple, Man Mahal, Meerabai Temple, Camel Fair.
The city of lakes- Udaipur
Enlightened by its shimmering lakes and lake palaces, Udaipur city is a must visit place in Rajasthan. It promises to please your heart and mind with its mesmerizing landscapes, rich history and traditions.
Major attractions of the city- City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake PIchola, Monsoon Place, Kumbalgarh Fort.