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RAJASTHAN - THE MAGICAL LAND OF RAINBOW COLOURS  

Travel to RajasthanRajasthan, the magical land set amidst the desolate desert beauty, it is a perfect paradise for travelers and ultimate destination not to be missed while visiting India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It offers an experience you will cherish for a lifetime.

The land synonymous with romance and chivalry is immensely rich in culture, history and natural beauty. Always teeming with colour, joy and friendliness.

Everything about Rajasthan fascinates from miles of golden stretches of sand to the kaleidoscope of magnificent forts, opulent palaces and marvelous havelis, each a splendid architectural creation having a legend of its own.

Beautiful temples dates back over centuries dot the entire state, making it a popular pilgrim land for people from many faiths.

Even for wildlife enthusiasts, the state is an excellent retreat with its arid zone of the Thar Desert and the dry deciduous forests that offers rich variety of flora and fauna. Some of the finest national parks and sanctuaries are here.

Rajasthan is also known for exquisite miniature paintings and frescoes, not forgetting the incredible fabulous Rajasthani fabrics and jewellery along with a wide range of beautiful handicrafts.

Rajasthan is well connected by air, rail and road with all the major cities of the country. Besides some charter flights landing at Jaipur, Indian Airlines has introduced direct international flights from Jaipur to Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore.

About Rajasthan :

Rajasthan is a land of vibrant colours, known for its valiance and chivalry. It has an unusual diversity in all its forms- people, customs, culture, costumes, music, manners, dialects, cuisine and physiographic. The land is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palace havelis, rich culture & heritage, beauty and natural resources.

It is a land rich in music, Dance, Art & Craft and Adventure, a land that never ceases to intrigue & enchant. The inherent buoyancy and dryness of the land is evident in every aspect of the lifestyle of the people, and also, in the colorful turbans and soup-strainer moustaches sported by the Men and bright mirrored skirts and silver jewellery worn by women. This abode of kings is one of the most exotic locales for tourist world over.

Rajasthan has not only survived in all its ethnicity but owes its charisma and colour to its enduring traditional way of life. It is one of the 26 states that, along with seven union territories, form the republic of India. So rich is the history of the land that every roadside village has its own tales of valour and sacrifice, the winds sing them and the sands shift to spread them. India is Spicy, but then, what is life after all without a little bit of spice, India provides abundant scope to explore it.

The panoramic outlook of the state is simply mesmerizing, with lofty hills of Aravali's - one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world and the golden sand dunes of the Great Indian Desert - the only desert of the sub-continent. No other region in the country is a conglomeration of so many paradoxes. It is a land of superlatives, everything over here is breathtakingly beautiful, impressive and fascinating!

Stretching over an enormous landscape of desert, state of Rajasthan in India is a home to cultural heritage. Some of the cities of Rajasthan are recognized for their massive forts, while some of them attract tourists for their uniqueness in terms of art as well as culture. Multiplicity of cuisine as well as costumes supplements to the uniqueness of Rajasthan.

Ajmer
Dargah a small town located in the old religious center of the city. It is a tomb of Moin-ud-Din Chishti. This tomb is surrounded by silver platform and surmounted by marble dome. Entrance to Dargah is via Buland Darwaza that ends at court yard. There you could see two huge cauldrons that were utilized to cook 2 to 6 tons of rice for needy. Fort of Akbar crafted in 1570 contains an interesting museum with sculptures as well as Rajput armor. Anniversary of his death attracts many pilgrims. You may see a collection of weapons from Mughal plus Rajput regime. Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpra is a mosque that is a premium illustration of Indo-Muslim construction. The pillars of the mosque are different and the walls are covered with arched entries from the Quran. Originally building was a Sanskrit school but was converted in to mosque by Mohammad Ghauri in the year 1193.

Bikaner
The red bead of Rajasthan requires a break for seeing the fortress. There are the apartments of Raja of Bikaner and temples:

  • The Shish Mahal (palace of mirrors)
  • The Ganga Niwas Palace
  • The Chandra Mahal (Pleasure of the Moon)
  • Karn Mahal.
The city of Bikaner was originated in 1459 by Bika, the son of Rao Jodha. Like most of the Rajput rulers, those of Bikaner had to face the Lodis and the Mughals. In 1537 they suffered a severe defeat at the foot of the ramparts of Bikaner. But the city was finally taken by the Raja of Jodhpur and Bikaner. He allied himself with the ruler of Delhi at the time, Sher Shah Suri. His armies marched on Jodhpur restored the throne of Bikaner in 1546.

Pushkar Lake

A magical place that is full of serenity, or ascetics, birds and tourists similar to a microcosm in desert. The escalation of the surrounding mountain permits stunning view of the lake.

Samode Palace

This palace belongs to a family of nobles of the city. Precisely recognized as Rawal or Maha Rawal. They are the token of loyalty as well as courage in the hands of Royal family. This palace is approximately 399 years old. Its structural design is a blend of Mughal plus Rajput style. The floor is made of blue tiles plus the walls are covered with plant pattern paint. You may also see the living room of mirrors as the name suggests, it is decorated with pieces of mirrors on the walls. If you go a bit on higher on hills you will find Fort Samode. It is in a poor condition but it present a breath taking view of the city.

Gaitor
Gaitor is the site of the funerary complex of Maharajas from the time of Jai Singh II. It is placed on the road conecting Jaipur and Amber. Visitors are pleased with the delightfully carved structure and it is a site to enjoy at sunrise as well as at the time of sunset. But for visiting this site hire a taxi for full day and ask them to wait for you as there are no frequent visitors so the transportation is not good.

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