Tourist Places in Rajasthan
The Royal rich Rajasthan is a tourist paradise, as almost all sorts of geographical variance can be seen here besides manmade architectures. As it's name reflects Rajasthan (Rajasthan = Raja+ Sthan) means the land of kings; it is a land of glorious Rajputana history and almost each districts of Rajasthan have one to two forts or palaces.
The shining golden sand of Thar Desert, the cool mountain ranges of Aravali, the water filled lakes of Udaipur, the pink city Jaipur, the royal city Jaiselmer and Jodhpur, and religious city Ajmer attracts everyone to at least visit this place one time. Rajasthan has some incredible natural and man-made places of interest; some of them are given below:
The Thar Desert of Rajasthan
The golden sand of Thar Desert is scattered in the northwestern portion of Rajasthan that attracts huge number of tourists every year. The camel riding and traveling on desert provides special fun to the visitors. You can enjoy the adventure of camel safari tour of Rajasthan. Every year thousands of Indian and foreign tourists visit here for camel safari touring.
The Aravali Hill Range (Mount Abu)
The oldest Aravali hill range falls in Mount Abu, making the only hill station of Rajashtan. Mount Abu is also famous for Dilwara Temple. This city remains full packed in the peak season. The city also contains Guru Shikar, and Nakki Lake.
The Pretty Lakes of Udaipur
Udaipur is the city of lakes and migratory birds. The nature has given this city few amazing lakes in which the migratory birds come here in the search of water and reproduction every year from far west Asia and Europe. This place is paradise for bird watchers. Udaipur is also famous for its royal palaces. Its both City Palace and Royal Palace is known as most renowned palaces of the country.
The state has other some beautiful lakes, some of them are:
Rajasthan Visiting places like
Ana Sagar Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Gadsisar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Nakki Lake,
Pichola Lake, Pushkar Lake, Rajsamand Lake, Sambhar Lake and Siliserh Lake etc.
The Royal Palaces of Rajasthan
The state of Rajasthan is full of royal palaces and almost each city of Rajashtan has its own grand and glorious palace(s). The most renowned palaces of Rajasthan are: Amber Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, City Palace, Jaipur, City Palace, Udaipur, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Jalore Fort, Junagarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Lake Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Lohagarh Fort, Meherangarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Ranthambhor Fort, Samode Palace, Taragarh Fort, and Umaid Bhawan Palace etc.
Historic Havelis in Rajasthan
Besides forts and palaces, Rajasthan has some large mansions which neither come in the category of palace nor in the category of ordinary residence. These havelis are full of luxuries and all essential goods for living a royal life. These are: Alsisar Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Samode Haveli, and The Piramal Haveli etc.
Wildlife National Parks and Tiger Reserves of Rajasthan India
Rajasthan has one UNESCO's World Heritage sites - Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur and two Tiger Reserve Sariska and Ranthambhor hold prominent positions in the world. It's Desert National Park, Jaisalmer is one of the finest example of wildlife sanctuary and ecosystem, which is spread over an area of 3162 sq. k.m.. Some other major wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are: Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, Mount Abu Sanctuary, Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary, Darrah Sanctuary, Jaisamand Sanctuary, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Jawahar Sagar sanctuary and Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary.
Pilgrimage Places in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is not only a major tourism state but also a major pilgrimage destination. Its Ajmer city is most important pilgrimage city for both Hindus and Muslims. The pilgrimage trip to Pushkar sub-city of Ajmer district holds Brahma's only temple in the world, where thousands of devotees come here for offering pray. Pushkar is also world famous for its religious and cultural fair holds every year on the Brahma's Temple premise. The devotees take bath in the nearby lake and are considered holy equal to bathing in Kailash Mansarovar.
The famous Ajmer Dargah of famous sufi saint of Chistia mystic "Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti" lies in Ajmer. This is the most hounoured shrine in India for Muslims. However, this shrine is equally popular in other religion too.
Rajasthan holds several renowned holy temples. These are:
Dilwara Temple, Birla Temple, Eklingi Temple, Galta Ji, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Jain Temple, Kaila Devi Temple, Karni Mata Temple, Lodurva, Mehandipur Balaji Temple, Nasiyan Temple, Osian Temple, Salasar Balaji, Savitri Temple, Shri Mahavirji Temple, Shrinath ji Temple, Suryanarayan Temple and Warah Temple etc.
Prime Tourist Attraction of Rajasthan
To introduce the characteristics of royalty and luxuries, the government of India operates two royal trains in Rajasthan on which the visitors can enjoy the true luxury of Rajasthan. These luxury trains are - Palace on Wheel and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels.
Popular Tourist Destinations of Rajasthan
Rajasthan has some very popular tourist destinations where visitors can see numerous tourist spots. These tourist destinations are: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Udaipur, Pushkar, Ajmer, Mount Abu, Alwar, Banswara, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Dhaulpur, Sawai Madhopur, Bundi, Kota, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh Jhalawar and Rajsamand etc.
Jaipur Tourism in Rajasthan: Jaipur is the capital of the state and is called as the "pink city" because the buildings of this city is mainly built with pink stones and the houses are painted with pink colors. Jaipur holds several places to visit like Hawa Mahal, City Palce, Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort etc.
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