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Rajasthan Tourism Guide to Rajasthan Travel Tourism

Rajasthan Tourism Guide to Rajasthan Travel Tourism

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Tourism thrives in Rajasthan with a multitude of attractions including historical monuments, forts and temples, to tiger reserves, safaris and festivals. One needs to experience the famous palaces of Jaipur, the Jodhpur forts, the lakes of Udaipur and the areas of Bikaner and Jaisalmer.

Once you arrive in Jaipur you must take a tour around the palaces including the Rambagh Palace in its entirety with its arch architecture and delicately designed interior. The Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal are also palaces not to miss with their imposing statures and mysterious allure. Be sure to check out the Jai Niwas Gardens located to the back of the Chandra Mahal, fountains of water make this view toward the palace unforgettable. The Jaipur City Palace complex, if nothing else, should be explored thoroughly with its incredible collection of Jaipur artefacts and the astronomical observatory to the rear of the complex. The complex was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the same man who originally built the city of Jaipur, when he ruled the area.

Three other palaces of interest are the Hawa Mahal, the Jal Mahal and the Gadi Sugar Lake. The Hawa Mahal was established for the use of the Royal Family ladies to uphold their veil while still being able to observe the streets below. The large clay coloured building stands very dominatingly on the side of the road, very much worth a visit. The other is the Jal Mahal, picturesque amongst its landscape and mirrored in the calm waters surrounding it. Often labelled the Lake Palace, it glistens in the sunlight, a spectacular sight for anyone. One place you can’t leave off your list is visiting the Gadi Sugar Lake as it is considered one of the most important attractions of the area. Here you will see Temples and Shrines emerging from the waters. A truly spectacular sight with reflections to die for!

One must not come to Rajasthan and not visit the Jaisalmer Fort, one of the largest in the world. Located in Jaisalmer, nestled amongst the desert sand is the enormous castle like structure of the fort. With its sandstone exterior it somewhat moulds into the landscape until sunset when it glistens to pay homage to its name, the “golden fort”. It not only commands your attention, it stands a good fifty feet high!

Another popular place in Rajasthan for tourists is the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Located the Aravali hills and Vindhya, this tiger reserve has much diversity in both animal and plant species. Wildlife film makers often come out here to take advantage of its incredible setting, large lakes and easily spotted tigers. Amongst which is a thousand year old abandoned fortress.

The Sariska is another tiger reserve, noted as one of the most famous in India. Situated over 100km from Jaipur, it is home to several big cats including the Bengal tiger and the leopard. While the tiger population all but disappeared from Sariska a couple of years ago, they have worked to reintroduce them but have not done too well as yet with one male and two females from the same mother, they will be encouraging inbreeding.

One of the main attractions for tourists is the desert itself. For an out of the ordinary adventure, experience a desert safari into the sands of the Desert of Thar on the animal of your choice. You can choose to travel by horse, camel, elephant or the four wheeled version, a jeep. With a stunning backdrop of the Aravalis, the oldest mountain range in India, and the sweeping sand plains that change their formation with the wind, it is something you will not easily forget. You can join a tiger trail or search for the beautiful birdlife while enjoying your new mode of transport. If you are lucky enough to travel here during winter, seek out the desert festival. Wonderful colours adorn the city and brilliant costumes come out to dance with singing and entertainment galore.

For those interested in the Indian shopping scene, you have come to the right place as Rajasthan is often nicknamed a shopper’s paradise. With everything from clothes and jewellery to hand crafts and art, attracting tourists from afar just as much as those from other Indian states to buy their high quality goods at very reasonable prices.

Getting to Rajasthan is no problem with three airports servicing the state, one in Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur while all joined by rail. Transport within the cities there are rickshaws and buses.

 


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