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About Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the largest state of the India in terms of area and it is located in the northwestern part of the country. This state is surrounded by Pakistan to the west, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Gujarat to the southwest, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the north east, and Punjab to the north. The capital of Rajasthan is , popularly known as the Pink City. Gifted with natural beauty, a great history, splendid forts & palaces, colourful festivals & fairs, lively culture, varied landscape and thick forests, Rajasthan will never disappoint you. Miraculous legends of bravery and romance still resonate from its equally astonishing architecture that still stands to narrate its tale of a bygone era. The magic of Rajasthan is unequalled in the world for its heritage, culture, safaris, sand dunes and lush green forests with its wildlife. Rajasthan is often articulated as a huge open-air museum with historical object so well preserved for the travelers and the curious of the day.

Ajmer

Ajmer was a premier city of northern India during the heyday of tis chauhan rulers but after thir downfall it become vulnerable to the sinister design of the vying potentiates both far and near who contended for its acquisition and retention peace eluded it for nearly three and a half, centuries till it was incorporated in the mughal empire by akbar.

  • Ajmer is known as : Ajmere, Ajaya-meru
  • Ajmer was Founded By : Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan.
  • Tourist Attractions in Ajmer : Dargah Khawaja Gharib Nawaz, Adhai Din Ka Jhopra, Taragarh Fort, Akbar's palace, Nasiyan Jain Temple, Kishangarh Fort
  • Distance from Jaipur : 90 Km.
  • Hotels in Ajmer : Hotel Regency, Hotel Sahil, Hotel Mansingh Palace
  • Near by Destinations from Ajmer : Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar

Alwar

Alwar (Rajasthan India) is surrounded by the Aravali Hills and has a unique recognition because of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bala-Quila and Silished Etc.

  • Alwar is known as : Ulwar, Sariska National Sanctuary
  • Alwar was Founded By : Pratap Singh Prabhakar Bahadur.
  • Tourist Attractions in Alwar : The Alwar fort or Bala Quila, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Haldia House, Jaisamand Lake, City Palace, Government Museum, Ajabgharh, Tomb of Fateh Jang, Saagar
  • Distance from Jaipur : 143 Km.
  • Hotels in Alwar : Hotel Sariska Palace Alwar, Hotel Neemrana Fort Palace Alwar, The Hill Fort Alwar

Banswara

Banswara (Princely State) Rajasthan India has an area of 5,037 km², 1.47% of Rajasthan state, India.Banswara City is the district headquarters. Banswara is bounded on the north by Udaipur District, on the northeast by Chittorgarh District, on the east and southeast by Madhya Pradesh state, on the southwest by Gujarat state, and on the west by Dungarpur District.

  • Banswara is known as : Banswada, Mangarh Dham
  • Banswara was Founded By : Bhil ruler Bansia
  • Tourist Attractions in Banswara : Mahi River Dam, Anand Sagar Lake, Andeswar (Jain Temple), Paraheada.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 527 Km.
  • Hotels in Banswara : Kushal Bagh Palace, Amar Deep Palace, Surya Palace.

Bharatpur

Bharatpur is located in Mewat region, Bharatpur was once an impregnable, well-fortified city, and the capital of a kingdom ruled by Jat. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the Jat history of Rajasthan

Bharatpur is 29 Sq. Kms piece of marshland is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world with over 360 species of birds. It used to be part of the private shooting reserve of the Maharaja of Bharatpur and during the season he and his guests shot enormous numbers of birds. Early morning and dusk are the best times for viewing. Among many other birds to be seen are egrets, ducks, coots, storks, kingfishers, spoonbills, Sarus Cranes and several birds of prey, include lager falcon, greater spotted eagle and many more.

  • Bharatpur is known as : Keoladeo National Park
  • Bharatpur was Founded By : Maharaja Suraj Mal.
  • Tourist Attractions in Bharatpur : Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Government Museum, The Palace, Brij Festival, Gangaur Festival, Jawahar Burj and Fatej Burj.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 175 Km.
  • Hotels in Bharatpur : Udai Vilas Palace Bharatpur, Kadamb Kunj Bharatpur, Bharatpur Forest Lodge (Ashok Group) Bharatpur, Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur.
  • Near by Destinations from Bharatpur : Agra, Jaipur

Bikaner

Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city's lifestyle. Bikaner is dotted with scores of sand dunes. Bikaner is called the Camel Country, the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world and hence boasts of having one of the largest Camel Research And Breeading Farm in the world.

Bikaner takes its name from Rao Bhikaji the sixth son of the Rathor Rajput prince Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. Bhika set up his independent kingdom in 1488 like Jaisalmer, it developed as a center of the cross-desert caravan trade, but a defensive site was necessary to give its ruling princess protection. The rocky outcrop in the desert provides a dramatic setting for the Junagarh fort.

  • Bikaner is known as : Bikaner is called the Camel Country
  • Bikaner was Founded By : Rao Bika in 1486.
  • Tourist Attractions in Bikaner : Karni Mata fair, Camel festival Bikaner, Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace Bikaner, Laxminath Temple Bikaner, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Camel Research Farm Bikaner, Kolayat, Karni Mata Mandir, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary Bikaner, Kalibangan Bikaner.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 330 Km.
  • Hotels in Bikaner : Hotel Raj Vilas Palace, Hotel Bhairon Vilas, Hotel Maan Bilas, Hotel Marudhar Heritage, Hotel Bhanwar Niwas, Hotel Karni Bhawan Palace.
  • Near by Destinations from Bikaner : Churu, Sri Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur.

Bundi

Bundi is situated 36 km from Kota and 206 km from Jaipur. It is located at 25.44° N 75.64° E and an average elevation of 268 metres (879 feet). The city lies near a narrow gorge, and is surrounded on three sides by hills of the Aravalli Range. A substantial wall with four gateways encircles the city.

  • Bundi is known as : Princely Bundi
  • Bundi was Founded By : Bunda Meena.
  • Tourist Attractions in Bundi : Taragarh Fort Bundi, Sukh Mahal, Jait Sagar Lake Bundi, Phool sagar, Kshar Bagh Bundi.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 206 Km.
  • Hotels in Bundi : Haveli Braj Bhushanjee, Hotel Ishwari Niwas Palace Bundi, Hotel Royal Retreat, Hotel Vrindawati Bundi.
  • Near by Destinations from Bundi : Kota, Jhalawar, Tonk

Barmer

A city that traces its origins to the 12th century. Once you're mounted on the ancient camel route; adventurous barren land and rough terrain surrounding the town wait to the explored. Tiny yet lively town in sun-drenched sands, Barmer is a miniature Rajasthan with all its colour, warmth and tradition. According to history, the 13th century founder of the district, Bahada Rao (popularly known as Bar Rao) gave the town its name - Barmer, i.e., the hill fort of Bar. Although a barren land with harsh climate and rough terrain, Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dances and music. Once on the ancient camel trade route, the town is now the center for woodcarving, pottery, carpets, intricate embroidery work, block printed fabrics and multi-hued traditional costumes. Every year in March, the desert town is at its colorful best during the exuberant Barmer festival.

Deep down south in the Thar desert near Barmer stands the hauntingly splendors remnants of the Kiradu Temples whose relics still depict the ultimate sculptural wealth and architectural elegance of India. The Kiradu temples were built between the 11th and 14th centuries. Today the ruins of only 8 shrines remain.

  • Best time to visit : August-March
  • Places to Visit : Barmer Perched on a rocky hill, the town has ruins of an old fort. Of interest are a temple dedicated to Balark (the Sun) and the ancient ruins of Juna Barmer. The three Jain temples, an incription of 1295 AD and a maassive pillar in the hall of the largest temple of Maharaja Kula Sri Samanta Sinha Deva, a ruler of Bahadmera (now, Barmer) are also worth a visit.
  • Kiradu : Situated on the foot of a hill near village Hathma in Barmer tehsil is Kiradu.The incription dating back to 1161 AD reveals that the place was called Kiratkoop and had once been the capital of Punwars. The ruins of five ancient temples-one dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other four dedicated to Lord Shiva are of interest to archaeologists and art lovers, alike. The biggest of these temples is the Someshwar Temple.
  • Khed : Rao Siha, the founder of the Rathore clan along with his son (Asthanji) conquered Khed from the Guhil Rajputs and planted the standard of Rathores. An old Vishnu temple of Ranchhriji is surrounded by a crumbling wall and an image of Garuda (the eagle) at the gate guards the complex.
  • Jasol : Once a principal state of Mallani, this ancient village has got its name from the descendants of a Rathore sub-clan. A Jain temple and a Hindu temple are worth visiting. The Hindu temple is ornamented with fine sculptures, which were brought from a Jain temple of Lord Mahavir.

Nawalgarh

A region rich in chronicle, tradition chivalry and songs. Situated in the semi arid North-Easter part of Rajasthan where every dune vibrates with legends. Founded in 1737 A.D. by Thakur Nawal Singh the warrior statesman whose renown is enshrined in history and folklore. The town exudes an old charm with its colorful bazar having the largest number of painted havelis in Shekhawati. One cannot forget these mansions covered with frescoes depicting the whole gamut of social and religious life, where history is painted with humour.

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore lies on the easternmost spur of the Arrivallis. It has both the old fort and the Sawaimadhopur Ranthambore wild sanctuary. Situated on the 215m high rock 19 km north east of Sawaimadhopur, the Chauhan fort was built in 944 and over the next 6th centuries changed and on a number of occasion. Set in 400sq km of dry deciduous forest, this became the private tiger reserve of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The approach of the park along and narrow valley from the west. Tiger can occasionally be seen in the day time. There are also few leopards, Numerous herds of sambar, Nilgai, Sloth, Bear, Zackal, Crocodile, the occasional Rear caracan and a rich variety of birds.

Sariska Natioanl Park

This 800 sq. km sanctuary comprises dry deciduous forest of ber, dhok and tendu among other, set in a valley surrounded by the barren Aravallis hills. During the monsoon the vegetation is very lush and travel through the forest may be difficult. The place is then alive with birds but many animals mover to higher ground. In dry season, when the streams disappear, the animals become dependant on man-made water holes at Kalighatti, Salopka and Pandhupol Sariska's enchanted forest are prefect for wildlife viewing. A Project Tiger Sanctuary, the tiger and leopard usually prove elusive, but a variety of deep. Peacock, langurs, porcupines and pythons and there to be sighted.

Chittaurgarh

Chittaurgarh district lies in the south-eastern part of the State. It is surrounded by Kot in the east and Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh and Banswara in the south-west, Udaipur and Rajsamand in the west and Bhilwara and Bundin in the north.

  • Chittaurgarh is known as : Chittaur, Chittaud
  • Chittaurgarh was Founded By : Bappa Rawal.
  • Tourist Attractions in Chittaurgarh : Chittorgarh Fort, Vijay Satambh, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha's Palace, Meerabai Temple, Padmini's Palace, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Kalika Mata Temple, Govt. Museum, Jaimal & Patta Palaces, Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sita Mata Sanctuary, Deogarh.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 300 Km.
  • Hotels in Chittaurgarh : Pratap Palace, Castle Bijaipur, Bassi Fort Palace, Rajmahal Bhindar
  • Near by Destinations from Chittaurgarh : Udaipur, Banswara, Bhilwara.

Jaipur

Jaipur is considered by many urbanists to be one of the best planned cities. Almost all Northern Indian towns of that period presented a chaotic picture of narrow twisting lanes, a confusion of run-down forts/temples/palaces and temporary shacks that bore no resemblance at all to the principles set out in Hindu architectural manuals, which calls for strict geometric planning.

Jaipur jantar mantar jaipur, adventure tours Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and largest city. Jai Singh II, the Maharaja of the Kachhwaha Clan of Rajputs, who ruled from 1699-1744, founded Jaipur (City of Victory) in 1727. The city is a highly distinctive city. Built with ancient Hindu building suggest a decline in architectural power and originality. The "pink" a traditional color of welcome, was paint added in 1853 in honor of the visit by Prince Albert, and the tradition has survived to this day.

  • Jaipur is known as : Pink City
  • Jaipur was Founded By : Sawai Jai Singh II
  • Tourist Attractions in Jaipur : Nahargarh Fort Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal , Sisodia garden, Jantar Mantar, Albert Museum in Ramniwas Bagh, City Palace, Amber Fort, Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 0 Km.
  • Hotels in Jaipur : Alsisar Haveli, Bissau Palace, Chirmi Palace, Mandawa Haveli, Narain Niwas Palace, Raj Mahal Palace, Raj Palace Hotel, Samode Palace, Samode Haveli, Samode Bagh, SMS Hotel, Clarks Amer, Jai Mahal Palace.
  • Near by Destinations from Jaipur : Ajmer, Sikar, Tonk, Alwar, Nagaur, Bharatpur, Dausa.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, also known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many beautiful palaces, forts and temples, apart from a stark, scenic desert landscape.

Jodhpur the second largest city of Rajasthan, once the capital of Marwal, sprawls around the impressive Meherangarh Fort Built on a 122-m sandstone bluff. The Rathore Rajputs had moved there in 1211 after their defeat at Kanauj by Muslim invaders but in 1459 Rao Jodha forced to leave the Rathore Capital of Mandor, 8 kms to the north, chose this as his capital because of its strategic location on the Thar Desert.

  • Jodhpur is known as : Sun City, Marwar
  • Jodhpur was Founded By : Rao Jodha
  • Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur : Umaid Bhawan Palace, Maha Mandir ( temple), Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Government Museum, Mandor park.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 317 Km.
  • Hotels in Jodhpur : Hotel Karni Bhawan, Hotel Ajit Bhawan, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Taj Hari Mahal Jodhpur, Rajputana Palace.
  • Near by Destinations from Jodhpur : Ajmer, Nagaur, Pali, Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert.

Jaisalmer is the westernmost town of any significance in India has an extraordinarily medieval feel, with its crenellated golden sandstone walls and narrow streets lined with exquisitely caved buildings. All, including new structures, are built out of the local honey-coloured sandstone. Jaisalmer is sometimes called the "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area.

  • Jaisalmer is known as : Golden City
  • Jaisalmer was Founded By : Rawal Jaisal
  • Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer : Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Desert Culture Centre & Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Gadsisar Lake, Amar Sagar, Sam sand dunes, Akal Wood fossil Park
  • Distance from Jaipur : 543 Km.
  • Hotels in Jaisalmer : Fort Rajwada, Gorbandh Palace (HRH Group), Narain Niwas Palace, Hotel Rawal (Taj Group), Rangmahal, Rajwansh Resort, Jaisalmer
  • Near by Destinations from Jaisalmer : Bikaner, Joshpur, Barmer.

Jhalawar

Jhalawar lies in the south-eastern region of Rajasthan, at the edge of Malwa Plateau. The region, known for richness in forests, has exotic flora and fauna and a heaven for numerous species of birds which can be spotted on the roads as one drives along the lush-green fields.

  • Jhalawar is known as : Jhalrapatan, Patan
  • Jhalawar was Founded By : Zalim Singh
  • Tourist Attractions in Jhalawar : Jhalawar fort (Garh Palace), Government Museum, Bhawani Natyashala, Gagron fort.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 335 Km.
  • Hotels in Jhalawar : Hotel Chandravati, Hotel Dwarika, Hotel Surya.
  • Near by Destinations from Jhalawar : Kota, Baran.

Kota

Kota is Situtated on the banks of the Chambal River,at an important juncture of the trade route between Delhi and Gujrat, Kota is Rjasthan's Fifth Largest City

  • Kota is known as : The Education City, Kotah
  • Kota was Founded By : Bunda Meena.
  • Tourist Attractions in Kota : Taragarh Fort Bundi, Sukh Mahal, Jait Sagar Lake Bundi, Phool sagar, Kshar Bagh Bundi.
  • Distance from Jaipur : 242 Km.
  • Hotels in Kota : Ummed Bhawan Kota
  • Near by Destinations from Kota : Bundi, Tonk, Jhalawar

Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh (Kumbhalmer) is a fortress in Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India. The fort has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometres in length. Claimed to be the longest in the world after "The Great Wall of China". Over 360 temples are within the fort.

  • Kumbhalgarh is known as : Kumbhalmer, Rajsamand
  • Kumbhalgarh was Founded By : Rana Kumbha
  • Tourist Attractions in Kumbhalgarh : Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Distance from Udaipur : 64 Km.
  • Hotels in Kumbhalgarh : The Aodhi Hotel, Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Near by Destinations from Kumbhalgarh : Udaipur

Luni

About Luni Luni is situated 35 kms away from Jodhpur, it is a charming and cloistered village which reflects the royal past of Rajasthan. In Luni many artisans are still pursuing their ancestral profession of carving metal, clay or wood into intricate forms. Luni's Fort Chanwa is an outstanding piece of elegance and proportion in Indian Architecture of the last century. The village of Luni is situated in the shadow of fort walls. This small bustling village invites innumerable tourists to the nearby fort.

  • Location: 35 kms from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • Known for: River Luni and Fort Chanwa
  • Climate: Semi-arid
  • Best time to visit: October-March
  • Major attractions in Luni Fort Chanwa : Fort Chanwa is a major attraction of Luni. It is famous for its elegance in Indian architecture. This entire fort is carved out of the famous red sandstone of Jodhpur. It reminds of the grandeur and grace of bygone age. The traditional paintings on the walls are evidence of the skill of craftsmen and the bygone days. Maharaja Dalip Singhji, and his wife Rani Madhu, fort's former rulers have restored its old charm.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu is located in Sirohi district. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar, at 1722 meters above sea level.

Diskit Monastery is on the hill top of mountain, founded in 1420 by Sherab Zangpo of Stod during the lifetime of the Dharmaraja Gragspa. About 100 monks reside in the monastery. Gustor festival which takes place every year on the 28th and 29th days of the 12th month of Tibetan calendar. There are all kinds of thangkas, beautiful wall-paintings and shrines.

  • Mount Abu is known as : Arbudaranya
  • Tourist Attractions in Mount Abu : Dilwara Temples, Gurushikhar, Toad Rock, Nakki Lake, Wild life Sanctuary, Summer Festival.
  • Distance from Udaipur : 190 Km.
  • Hotels in Mount Abu : Hotel Hilltone, Hotel Hillock, Cama Rajputana Club Resort, Palace Hotel - Bikaner House, Hotel Shikhar, Hotel Rising-Sun Retreat.
  • Near by Destinations from Mount Abu : Udaipur

Nathdwara

  • Major attractions in Nathdwara :
    Srinathji Temple:

    Devoted to Lord Krishna, Shrinathji Temple houses a black stone image of lord Krishna. Legend goes that that the statue was brought from Vrindavan in 1669 to protect it from Aurangazeb. The wheels of the cart carrying the statue were stuck in the deep mud while passing through Nathdwara, and consequently the Srinathji temple was built on the spot with the permission of the then Rana of Mewar at Nathdwara.

    Rajsamand Lake:

    It is an artificial lake built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1660 in order to provide living to the drought stricken victims of Nathdwara. Fed by Gomti and Benas Rivers, Rajsamand is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Rajasthan. The embankments of the lake are adorned with many ornamental arches and beautifully carved chhatris (cenotaphs), erected in the memory of the rulers of Nathdwara. Nav Chowki situated along the banks of Rajsamand Lake, Nav Chowki is a pillared structure, tiled with marble. The Chowki is titivated with many intricately carved chhatris and ornamental arches that give it a very elegant look.

    Shri Dwarkadhish:

    Kankroli is one of the twin cities of Rajsamand District, mainly known for its Haveli of Sri Dwarkadhish Prabhu and the Kankroli Temple. The Kankroli Temple, also known as the 'Temple of Dwarikadheesh', is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is regarded as one of the most significant temples of the Vaishnavas and Vallabhacharya sect. This temple was built by Maharana Raj Singh in 1671 as a replica of the Nathdwara Shrine.

    The Haveli of Sri Dwarkadhish Prabhu in Kankroli is situated on the banks of Rajsamand Lake and is an important site for Pushti Margi Vallabhacharya Vaisnavs. Kankroli is also a commercial hub for being the home to a JK Tyre factory. The place is also famous for its marble mining activities. The famous Haldi Ghati and Chetak Tomb are also situated near this town.

  • Distance from Udaipur : 55 Km.
  • Near by Destinations from Nathdwara : Udaipur

Pushkar

Pushkar lies in a narrow dry valley overshadowed by these impressive rocky hills. For the most of the year Pushkar is a gentle the peaceful lakeside village on the edge of the desert, through it has been transformed by the year-round presence of large number of tourists. Pushkar lake is one of the India's most sacred. Ghats lead down to the water on the North and West Side to enable pilgrims to bathe. The only Brahma temple in the country, at the farther end of the lake, is believed to have sprung from a lotus flower dropped by Brahma. It is a particular holy shrine since it is believed to mark the spot where Brahma was incarnated.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Rana Kumbha of Mewar built this great defensive fortress on a 3,500 feet (1,100 meters) high hill overlooking the approaches from Ajmer and Marwar. Today, precisely because it is within easy reach of Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, and Pushkar-yet off the well trodden tourist routes-Kumbhalgarh is an attractive destination. The imaginatively designed Aohdi nearby belongs to a descendant of one of those great warrior families, the Rathores of Ghanerao, who enjoyed the distinction of having the only hereditary seat among the premier nobles of both Mewar and Marwar. The Aohdi's castle-type cottages provide comfort and privacy for those seeking a peaceful retreat, plus a base for horse safari and trekking enthusiasts.

Haldighati

If you are interested in historic battles and heroic deeds of the courageous soldiers, then Haldighati is the perfect place to visit. Haldighati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India. It connects Rajsamand and Pali districts. The Battle of Haldighati was fought between the Mughal Empire and the forces of Rajput kingdom Mewar on 18 June 1576 at Haldighati Pass which lies 44 km north of Udaipur in Rajasthan, India.

Udaipur

Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, India. Known for its picturesque lakes, Udaipur also called 'the city of lakes'. The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World and subsequently, also known as the 'Venice of East'. Udaipur is famous for its captivating lakes, but the city has many more attractions that catch the attention of the tourists

Set in the Girwa valley amidst the Aravalli hills of South Rajasthan, Udaipur is a beautiful city. In contrast of some of its desert neighbors it presents an enchanting image of white marble palaces, placid blue lakes and green hills that keep the wilderness at bay. It is an oasis of color in a stark and arid region. Udaipur is a traditional planned walled city, its bastioned rampart walls pierced by 5 massive gates.

  • Udaipur is known as :The City of Lakes
  • Udaipur was Founded By : Rana Udai Singh
  • Tourist Attractions in Udaipur : Lakes & Historical Fort
  • Distance from Jaipur : 400 Km.
  • Hotels in Udaipur : One to Seven Star Hotels
  • Near by Destinations from Udaipur : Kumbhalgarh Fort,Nathdwara

Agra

One of the great Mughal cities of South Asia, with minor interruptions. Agra alternated with Delhi as the capital of their empire. Little is known about it before the Muslim conquest. Agra stands on the right bank of the river Yamuna, site of Love's most splendid monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra was founded by the first Aryan settlers, and named " Arya Graha" which with time was shortened to Agra

Ajanta Ellora Caves

Ajanta Caves 100 kms from Aurangabad and located in a pass in the Vindhya Hills. In 1819 a company of British soldiers on a tiger hunt stumbled on this series of remarkable caves, which have become a treasure trove of Buddhist art (2nd century BC to 7th century AD). As late as the 1920s Murray's Handbook declared them 'quite out of the range of the ordinary tourist'. Today when we came upon this lost world, it seems as secluded and restful as a Cistercian monastery. The wall paintings lovingly illuminate the Buddhist stories in flowing colors: real, live, sensuous characterizations, without the rigid heretic postures one normally expects – an art form sanctioned by a transcendental philosophy, where lovers drink wine together and handsome kings and beautiful princesses sit serenely on their thrones attended by adoring handmaidens.

Ellora Caves

30 kms from Aurangabad lying near an important ancient trade route between Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh and the West coast, the caves are through to be the work of priests and pilgrims who used the route. Unlike the caves at Ajanta, Ellora' s caves were never lost, but they were abandoned and forgotten. There are 34 caves, cut out of the volcanic lavas of the Deccan Trao. !2 are Buddhist ( created from approximately 600-800 AD) 17 Hindu ( 600-900 Ad ) and 5 Jain ( 800-1100 AD )

Khajuraho

The temples at Khajuraho were built under later Chandela kings between 950 and 1050 AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Of the original 85 temples, the 25 surving are among the finest in India. They are built mostly of a find sandstone from Panna in shades ranging from pink through buff to pale yellow although granite was used in a few.

Bandhavgarh National Park

The park is density of the tiger population at the highest know in India. This is also White Tiger country. These have been found in the old state of Rewa for man years. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with other species: the great gaur, or Indian bison, can be seen with ease, as they come into the meadows to graze at dusk: sambar and barking deer are a common sight, and nilgai are to be seen in the more open areas of the park. Covering 448 sq km, Bandhavgarh is situated in Shahdol district among the outlying hills of the Vindhya range. The terrain is of great rocky hills rising sharply from the swampy and densely forested valley bottoms.