Rajasthan - Sands & Saga

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Rajasthan, is synonymous to royalty, heroism & sands. A land where battles ware fought for love & honor. A land established in the era of wartime sagas yet living in the modern period. It's a traveller's paradise.
For wanderers interested in both leisure & adventure at the various landscapes should definitely get a glimpse of the historic land. Be an adventurous by heart or one who plan to have a quiet time gazing at the beauty of the golden sand dunes, Rajasthan is the place to be.
The Gupta Empire marks the onset of Rajputana, a collection of several 18 princely states of Rajasthan. The land witnessed great leaders like Prithvi Raj Chauhan, Rana Pratap. In 1950s mark the merging of these 18 provinces into one whole state and Swami Man Singh II, then Maharaja of Jaipur was made the Raipramukh. In todays India Rajasthan has 33 districts covering an area of 3,42,239 sq km.
The contour of Rajasthan is varied and well divided by the Aravalli Range that spreads across the state. Rajasthan's topography is a balanced mix of sandy deserts and prolific vegetation. It is the home of the Great Indian Desert of Thar. The Chambal River is the solely responsible for the water supply in the region.
Rajasthan is equally modern and flourishing as nay other states of India, yet it has its deep-rooted cultural heritage. Rajasthan depicts its authentic civilization in its artwork. Rajasthani craft industry has its own flavors, be it stones, clay, leather, wool, wood, silver, gold, textiles or brass.

Jodhpur – The Blue City The Blue City of Rajasthan is popularly known as Jodhpur. The name is clearly depicts the architecture - forts, palaces, temples, havelis and even houses are built in various shades of Blue. The mammoth Mehrangarh fort has a landscape dominating rocky ridge. The new city is located just outside the structure. Jodhpur is also known for its indigenous rare breed of horsrs known as Marwari or Malani.
● Mehrangarh Fort
● Khejarla Fort
● Umaid Bhawan Palace
● Moti Mahal
● Sheesh Mahal
● Phool Mahal
● Ranisar Padamsar
● Jaswant Thada
● Ghanta Ghar
● Mahamandir Temple
● Sardar Samand Lake And Palace
● Mandore
● Kailana Lake
● Machiya Safari Park
● Somnath Temple
● Balsamand Lake
● Guda Village
● Mehrangarh Fort And Museum
● Chokhelao Bagh And Interpretation Center

Jaisalmer - The Golden City
Jaisalmer, where the forts are still alive. The city's most prominent landmark is the Jaisalmer Fort, also called Sonar Qila (Golden Fort). Unlike most other forts in India, Jaisalmer Fort is not just a tourist attraction. It houses shops, hotels and ancient havelis (homes) where generations continue to live. It was in 1156 that Rawal Jaisal constructed a mud fort, named it Jaisalmer after himself and declared it his capital. This 'Golden City' is located close to the Pakistan border and in close proximity to the Thar Desert.
● Jaisalmer Fort
● Jaisalmer Government Museum
● Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli
● Salim Singh Ki Haveli
● Patwon Ki Haveli
● Mandir Palace
● Jain Temples Of Jaisalmer
● Gadisar Lake
● Bada Bagh
● Desert National Park
● Kuldhara
● Akal Wood Fossil Park
● Vyas Chhatri
● Amar Sagar Lake

Bikaner - Camel Country
Bikaner is situated in the northern region of Rajasthan. One of the earlier established cities, Bikaner still displays its ancient opulence through palaces and forts, built of red sandstone, that have withstood the passage of time. The city boasts of some of the world's best riding camels and is aptly nicknamed 'camel country'. The origins of Bikaner can be traced back to 1488 when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji, founded the kingdom.
● Junagarh Fort
● National Research Centre On Camel
● Lalgarh Palace And Museum
● Rampuria Haveli
● Ganga Government Museum
● Laxmi Niwas Palace
● Deshnok Karni Mata Temple
● Gajner Palace And Lake
● Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
● Devi Kund
● Rajasthan State Archives
● Kolayat
● Katariasar Village
● Jorbeed
● Horse Ecotourism

Jaipur – The Pink City
Since the color Pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharsja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city Pink. Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur holds the distination of being the first planned city of india. The capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. Jaipur is one of the corners oft he Golden Triangle that includes Delhi and Agra.
● Amber Palace
● City Palace
● Jantar Mantar
● Hawa Mahal
● Albert Hall Museum
● Nahargarh Fort
● Jaigarh Fort
● Jal Mahal
● Gaitore
● Sisodia Rani Palace & Garden
● Vidyadhar Garden
● Central Park
● Anokhi Museum Of Hand Printing
● Digamber Jain Mandir
● Galtaji
● Kanak Vrindavan
● Iswar Lat
● Nahargarh Biological Park
● Madhvendra Palace, Nahargarh
● Sambhar Lake
● Jagat Shiromani Temple
● Jhalana Safari Park

Chittor - Land Of India’s Finest Fort
Chittorgarh resonates with stories of Rajputana bravery, pride and passion. Chittorgarh is named after its most imposing structure, the Chittorgarh Fort which stands atop a 180 metre high hill and is spread across 700 acres. The first was in 1303 when the Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji, who was enamoured by Queen Padmini, launched an attack to abduct her. More than two centuries later, in 1533, it was Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat, who caused immense destruction. Four decades later, in 1568, Mughal Emperor Akbar attacked and seized the fort. It was finally in 1616, under the rule of Mughal Emperor Jahangir that the fort was returned to the Rajputs.
● Chittorgarh Fort
● Rani Padmini's Palace
● Vijay Stambh
● Kirti Stambh
● Fateh Prakash Palace
● Gaumukh Reservoir
● Ratan Singh Palace
● Rana Kumbha Palace
● Kumbha Shyam Temple
● Bhainsrorgarh Fort
● Temples Of Baroli - Rawatbhata
● Jaimal And Patta's Palace
● Bhamashah Ki Haveli

Pushkar
Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. Located to the northwest of Ajmer, the tranquil city of Pushkar is a favoured destination for thousands of tourists and devotees flocking to Rajasthan. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city. According to legends, Lord Brahma, believed to be the creator of the Universe dropped a lotus to the ground leading to the immediate creation of a lake. He then decided to name the place after the flower, and thus the name, Pushkar.
● Pushkar Lake
● Brahma Temple
● Gurudwara Singh Sabha
● Savitri Temple
● Rangji Temple
● Sri Panchkund Shiva Temple
● Man Mahal

Ajmer
The city of Ajmer gets its name from 'Ajay Meru'. Roughly translated, it means 'invincible hills'. Nestled in the Aravallis south west of Jaipur, Ajmer was founded by Raja Ajaypal Chauhan in the 7th century AD. After Prithviraj Chauhan's loss to Mohammed Ghori in 1193 AD, Ajmer became home to several dynasties. The Mughals in particular, fancied it as their favourite destination due to the presence of the holy Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Ajmer is home to the famous Dargah Sharif, which houses the Tomb of Garib Nawaz, also known as Moinuddin Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of Sufism.
● The Ajmer Sharif Dargah
● Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda
● Mayo College
● Anasagar Lake
● Soniji Ki Nasiyan
● Lake Foy Sagar
● Ajmer Government Museum
● Gateway Of Taragarh Fort
● Kishangarh Fort
● Pragya Shikhar Todgarh
● Victoria Clock Tower
● Prithvi Raj Smarak

Mount Abu
Mount Abu is like a breath of fresh air in the parched desert of Rajasthan. The only hill station in Rajasthan, it is located 1,722 metres above sea level and is situated amidst the lush green hills on the highest point of the Aravallis range. It used to be a preferred leisure destination of the ruling royal family back when the Maharajas reigned. Possessing great scenic beauty, this quaint hill station is home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests. You can also enjoy blossoming flowers and trees that are indigenous to this region. Mount Abu also houses a sanctuary where you can spot animals such as langur, sambar, wild boar and leopards.
● Nakki Lake
● Guru Shikhar
● Toad Rock View Point
● Mount Abu Sanctuary
● Peace Park Mount Abu
● Trevors Tank Mount Abu