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Rajasthan

RAJASTHAN

RAJASTHAN WEATHER

Useful Info & Guides

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    AREA

    342,239 km2

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    POPULATION

    6.85 crores approx

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    MAJOR FESTIVALS

    Holi, Diwali, Eid, Makar Sankranti / Lohri, Navratri, Dussehra.

    Bikarner Camel Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival, Pushkar Fair, Udaipur World Music Festival

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    NATIONAL PARK

    Ranthambore National Park, Keoladeo National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve

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    UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

    Chittorgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambore Fort, Gagron Fort, Amber Fort, Jaisalmer Fort

CITIES OF RAJASTHAN

JAIPUR

One of the planned cities of early India, Jaipur is founded by Rajput king Jai Singh II. Famous as the Pink City, Jaipur sets a wonderful example between modern lifestyle and ancient culture and heritage. The state capital of the most colourful state of India Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the most visited places in North India. From Amer fort built in the 16th century to architectural masterpiece World Trade Park, Jaipur is intricately decorated with jewels of arts and aesthetics, from well-built roads to colourful local bazaars. The iconic Hawa Mahal, the ancient astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar, the residence of royal family City Palace, the majestic forts, delectable cuisine, Jaipur welcomes you with its opulence and grandeur.

PLACE TO VISIT

Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, Galtaji Temple, Bapu Bazaar, Birla Temple, Jal Mahal, Abhaneri Stepwell, Panna Meena Ka Kund, Ram Niwas Garden, Govind Ji Temple, World Trade Park, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Chand Baori, Johari Bazaar, Jawahar Circle, Samode Palace
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JODHPUR

Rao Jodha founded the city in 1459 and was known after his name. Famous as the Blue City due to the striking blue colour of the houses when looked from above and also as the Sun City due to the visibility of Sun at first, Jodhpur is mostly visited for the majestic Mehrangarh Fort which stands at the top of a hill, 125m above the city. The other place which captures the attention is Umaid Bhawan Palace which is a fusion of Western Art Deco, Indo-Saracenic and Classical Revival architecture style. Another eye-catching monument is Jaswant Thada. The city’s old-narrow streets and local markets still hold the ancient charm.

PLACE TO VISIT

Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Kailana Lake, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Clock Tower, Chamunda Mata Temple, Kaylana Lake, Phool Mahal, Khejarla Fort, Sardar Market, Nagaur Fair
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MAHRANGARH FORT

UDIAPUR

Though Rajasthan is a deserted area but this city of Udaipur is called ‘The City of Lakes’. This romantic city is famous for being the hub of destination wedding and is nestled in the tranquility of Lake Pichola and the Aravali Range which adds to the beauty of this place. The Venice of East is adorned with marvelous architectures such as majestic monuments, palaces, Havelis, temples, etc. Also referred to as the Jewel of Mewar, Udaipur is home to Asia’s second-largest sweet-water lake made by man, Jaisamand Lake. The land of Udaipur city is rich in zinc and marble. The city celebrates Shilpgram Festival from 21 December to 30 December for ten days which is visited by a big crowd of arts and crafts lovers.

PLACE TO VISIT

Lake Pichola, City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Vintage Car Museum, Eklingji Temple, Doodh Talai Musical Garden, Jaisamand Lake, Gulab Bagh & Zoo, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jag Mandir Palace, Shilp Gram, Haldighaati, Mansapurna Karni Ropeway, Ambrai Ghat, Hathi Pol Bazar, Taj Lake Palace
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MANDAWA

This small beautiful town, located in the heartland of Shekhawati Region, is known for its opulent Havelis and grandeur forts. This small heritage-town attracts tourists round the year especially art and culture lovers. One gets to feel the royal charm in the forts and Havelis of Mandawa, which these monuments have kept preserved for such a long period. Most of the Havelis in this 18th-century town are elegantly painted with colourful paintings which is why this town is referred to as the Open Art Gallery. This has also attracted a lot of moviemakers from Bollywood to come here and shoot.

PLACE TO VISIT

Castle Mandawa, Murmuria Haveli, Harlalka Wall, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Bansidhar Newatia Haveli, Chokhani Double Haveli, Open Art Gallery, Goenka Chhatri, Jhunjhunwala Haveli
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MANDAWA OPEN ART

BIKANER

This medieval city is among the most photographic cities of Rajasthan with a well-preserved ancient charm, along with alleyways, bazaars and Havelis narrating stories of their glorious past. Once a trade center in the desert, Bikaner is full of art, culture, majestic forts and other opulent architecture. The camels dancing in the dunes when the sun spreads golden rays is fascinating enough. Among Rajasthan’s 3 great desert kingdoms, this old-world charm camel country is blooming grace in the middle of the desert. The city is famous for owning a model of a biplane which was used in World War 1 by the British (there are only two such planes). The city celebrates the International Camel Festival which is nothing less than a carnival.

PLACE TO VISIT

Junagarh, Bhandasar Temple, Old City, Lakshminath Temple, Prachinaa Culture Center and Museum, Ganga Government Museum, Rat Temple, Lalgarh Palace, National Research Center on Camel
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JUNAGARH FORT

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