Whether in evocative ruins or restored to ancient splendor, Rajasthan is a place on almost everyone's wish lists. Color-conjuring riots, battle-scarred fortresses, breathtaking sand dunes, slightly arrogant pride and honor.
The largest state in India is home to many royal ruins that take you back to the grandeur of its kingdoms. Dotted with forts and elaborate palaces, places to visit in Rajasthan are among the most popular tourist destinations in India. Read also traveltargets.com for complete information.
If you have not been on a trip to any of your cities, it is time to plan one. And be sure to spend at least a few days in each of these colorful cities to soak up its splendor, complete with its top attractions, key experiences, delicious food , exclusive crafts, and a glimpse into the native lifestyle.
A remarkable city of sandstone that magically rises from the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer seems like it's straight out of a fable from the Arabian Nights. Its captivating old fortress, built in 1156, is perched on top of a pedestal with views of the city. Inside, the fort is alive and fascinating. It houses five palaces, several temples, and some exquisite havelis (mansions), as well as shops and other residences. Desert camel safaris are also a popular thing to do in Jaisalmer.
Pushkar is a holy city, and is best known for its Brahma temple and its annual camel fair. Brahma is one third of the Holy Trinity in the Hindu religion, and Pushkar is said to be the home of Brahma.
The Brahma temple in Pushkar is impossible to miss, especially due to the frequent singing ceremonies that are performed several times a day. Pushkar is also home to several other temples dedicated to Vishnu, Savitri, and Shiva. Every November Pushkar comes alive with a camel fair and a Hindu pilgrimage.
Jodhpur, or the blue city, is located on the edge of the Thar desert. Its colorful nickname comes from the many blue houses in the city, which make it appear blue when viewed from above. Full of forts and temples, Jodhpur is a very attractive historical destination. No trip would be complete without a tour of the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, the largest fort in all of Rajasthan .
The Fort complex is home to an impressive hall of mirrors, intricate sandstone displays at Zenana Deodi, the Chamunda Mataji temple, and even a number of people in disguise who truly bring the fort to life. If you are planning to visit Jodhpur, choose Maharajas Express Train among all the luxury trains in India. It is the world's leading luxury train offering five-star services on board the train.
Aptly nicknamed 'the pink city' for its peculiar affinity for pink stone buildings Jaipur is part of the famous Golden Triangle of cities formed with Delhi and Agra as the other two corners.
A bustling capital city and business center today, Jaipur still retains a royal charm that never ceases to amaze. Jaipur is home to several impressive ancient fortresses. A good time to visit is during January, when the annual literary festival is held.
Once a princely game is preserved, the Sanctuary at Ranthambore (pronounced 'Run-Thum-Bore') is home to the beautiful Indian tiger. The Ranthambore National Park is open from October to May each year. You will also have the opportunity to see an abandoned fortress and the lake and take photos of the Gazillion monkeys that are strangely human in their behavior. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the majestic Nahargarh Palace Hotel run by the very hospitable royal family. It is beautiful, especially at night. Katy Perry had her much-publicized royal wedding there.