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Hill Stations in Rajasthan

rajasthan beautyRajasthan is situated in the north-western part of India. It happens to be the largest state of India with an area of 3.42 lac sq. kms. Rajasthan also boasts of being the only desert of the sub continent, namely the Great Indian Desert in combination with the Aravali mountain range.

Rajasthan is where all the country's similes and metaphors appear to have come together. Sand dunes, wooded hills and amazing lakes, palaces and rugged forts, men and women in colorful turbans and skirts, bustling towns and quiet villages, camels, elephants and tigers, harsh sunlight and the cool evening breeze - are all there in abundance. But they form only part of an intricate tapestry. Beneath the surface, expect to find many contradictions.

Rajasthan Tourism

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 expressed as huge open-air museum with relic
so well preserved for the travellers and the curious of the day. It is truly said "a land of valiance and chivalry ", which is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces, waves of sand dunes and serene lakes.

The 'palace on Wheels' is an example of the best luxury trains in the world. With the royal treatment and the ravishing experience the journey becomes an unforgettable one. The Royal Orient and the Fairy Queen, the oldest running steam locomotive of the world are the other examples of the trains that are out there to provide you a once in a lifetime experience.

Major Hill Station in Rajasthan

Mount Abu

Other tourist attractions in Rajasthan:

Jaipur : Established by the Kachwaha ruler Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, who lived from 1693-1743, Jaipur, or the Pink city, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Its beautiful buildings including the City Palace, Amer Fort and the landmark Hawa Mahal are truly worth seeing.

Jodhpur : This city, near the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India, is known for its impressive Mehrangarh fort. Founded by Rao Jodha, this city, is called the "Blue City" for the blue painted walls of the houses in the town. The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace is another landmark that must bee seen in Jodhpur.

Udaipur : Named for its founder, the Sisiodia King, Maharana Udai Singh, Udiapur is a fairytale "White City" in Rajasthan, which you'll enjoy visiting on your India Holiday. The fabulous lake palaces in Udaipur, set like white pearls in the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola have to seen to be believed.

Jaisalmer : Known for its golden fort, made of sandstone, Jaisalmer is an important center of handicrafts in Rajasthan. Sandstone carvings and block printed fabrics made here find their way across the world. The carved mansions and Jain temples of Jaisalmer are worth seeing. The sand dunes at Sam, near Jaisalmer are the site of the annual Desert Festival.

Chittorgarh : This city in Rajasthan, India, is synonymous with bravery and sacrifice. Attacked thrice during its eventful history, Chittorgarh bears the scars of tremendous battles. The Victory Tower or Vijay Stambha in Chittorgarh celebrates a victory in 1440 of Kumbha, the ruler of Chittorgarh, over Mahmud Khalji the ruler of Malwa.

Hotel Lake Palace, Udaipur : The Lake Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, arising out of the Turquoise Waters of the Pichola like an elegant fantasy in white marble. The palace was built in the 17th century on a natural foundation of 4 acers of rock.

City Palace, Udaipur : City Palace towers over the Pichola Lake. Maharana Uday Singh initiated in the construction of the palace but succeeding Maharanas added several palaces and structures to the complex retained a surprising uniformity to the design.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur : The main entrance to the Palace is Surmounted by the ornate Rathore coat of arms. Umaid Bhawan is Situated on the jagged outerop of rock and surrounded by great wall.

Ajmer-e-Sharif, Ajmer : Ajmer is the most sacred of all Muslim places of pilgrimage in India. In 1193, after Prithviraj Chauhan had lost Ajmer to Sultan Mohammed of Ghori, the Persian saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, who had come with Ghori, settled and preached here.

Pushkar Fair, Pushkar : At the Full Moon of Kartik Poornima each year, almost 200,000 people flock to Pushkar, bringing with them 50,000 heads of cattle, for several days of pilgrimage,camel racing and colourful festivities.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary : It is the bird kingdom, where time takes wing. Welcome to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park at Bharatpur in Rajasthan. Spread over an area of little over 232 sq kms, Keoladeo derives its name from the Shiva Temple in the heart of the sanctuary. Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, ornithologist Salim Ali, is credited for bringing this park to public notice.

Hotels in Rajasthan

Rajasthan offers accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels and hill resorts in Rajasthan and medium-priced Economy hotels in Rajasthan, we offer you the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting Rajasthan for a summer retreat, honeymoon travel to Rajasthan, a family vacation in Rajasthan...

Rajasthan Climate:

The climate in Rajasthan. varies according to the season. Summer in Rajasthan is hot and dry. Tourists visiting Rajasthan in summer should protect themselves from the sun by wearing loose comfortable cotton clothes, and using sunglasses and sunscreen lotion. Remember to drink lots of water or fruit juice etc, to avoid dehydration.
In winter the days are sunny and pleasant while nights can be chilly. Some light warm clothing is required in the evenings and early in the morning. The warm and bright days of October to March are thus ideal for sightseeing and traveling in Rajasthan and are the best time to visit Rajasthan.

How to reach Rajasthan:

By Air : Jaipur is the main airport to enter Rajasthan. Jaipur has connections to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Jodhpur and few more cities in India.
By Rail : Rajasthan has a good Railway network also. Major Railway Stations are in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Udaipur, which are in turn linked to important Indian cities. But the best way to reach and experience Rajasthan is to take "Palace on Wheels".
By Road : One can reach Rajasthan by Road very easily since an network of National Highways and State Highways roads covers the state extensively.



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