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Discover The Land of Kings -  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, and tigers, harsh sunlight and the cool evening breeze are all there in abundance.  The mood and the rhythm of the countryside changes from one region to another and from season to seasons.

Situated in northwest India, Rajasthan is divided into two parts by the ancient Aravali range. The varied topography includes both arid deserts and lush water-filled valleys. The wildlife too is diverse and rich in variety. The hunting retreats of the erstwhile maharajas are now protected areas and house magnificent animals and rare birds.

Ajmer
This flourishing town on the shore of the lake Ana Sagar flanked by the barren hills has been a witness to an interesting past. Ajmer became home to many dynasties, which came and left, leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and traditions on the life of the city, converting it into a combination of various cultures.Read More

Alwar
Alwar has been among the historic cities of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by pre-historic as well as historic sites that are an archaeologist’s delight. This area is protected from the desert sands by the Aravali range that also provides Alwar with a lot of picturesque locations. The entire region is rich in lakes and wooded hills that provide shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna. The most important of these being the Sariska National Park, known for its rich variety of animal and plant species.Read More

Bharatpur
The only dynasty ruled by the Jats, peasants ‘sons of the soil’, rather than the Rajputs, is today the most well known for its bird sanctuary at the Keoladeo National Park, finest in Asia with a rich avian variety. The marvelous Bharatpur Palace houses a rich repository of large number of ancient exhibits.Read More

Bikaner
Bikaner, at heart, is a medieval walled desert town. With its impressive forts, palaces and mansions carved from the rich pink purple sandstone, it can be deservedly called the second ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan, next only to Jaipur.Read More

Bundi
The small sleepy town of Bundi, a rather unexplored city with rich historical wealth, is surrounded by the Aravali hills on three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways. Impressive medieval forts, palaces and temples with beautiful stone idols and chhatris(Cenotaphs) with carved pillars along with a scenic lake in the heart of the town that add to its charm.Read More

Chittaurgarh
The pride and glory of Rajasthan, Chittaurgarh (or simply called Chittaur) echoes with tales of romance and valor, unique to the Rajput tradition. The fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice, and each time a Jauhar was declared in the face of impossible odds where the womenfolk immolated themselves in the sacred fire.

The men donned in saffron robes of martyrdom rode out of the fort towards certain death. These tales of chivalry and glorious death occupy a preeminent position in the Rajput psyche even today.Read More

Jaipur
Jaipur, the Capital and ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan, more or less capture the spirit of this land of kings. A great Royal tradition, something the city is very proud of, still holds great charm and splendor for whoever wants to savor the taste of Royalty.Read More

Jaisalmer
The fortress town of Jaisalmer rises out from deep in the desert of Rajasthan, like a place at very end of the world. It has an exotic medieval flavor, as, while wandering into the town, one feels like having stepped into the pages of Arabian Nights. With an intriguing history of two and a half sacking of the Fort, the town mesmerizes any visitor even further with its sand stone buildings and the Golden Fort, at the center, looking like a giant child’s sand castle.Read More

Jodhpur
The Indian ‘Sun City’ of Jodhpur stands on the edge of the Great Thar Desert. It echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Also called the Blue City as most houses, according to an age-old practice’ are painted with indigo blue color to ward off mosquitoes. Overlooking the city, with the superbly designed Umaid Bhawan Palace, is the awe-inspiring Meherangarh fort right in the middle of the town.Read More

Kota
Along the eastern bank of the Chambal river lies the city of Kota-an amazing mix of the majestic medieval age heritage and modernization. The untouched wealth of impressive forts, opulent palaces and splendid temples date back over centuries.Read More

Mount Abu
A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt Abu is a green oasis in the barren desert of Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range, this hill retreat owes its cool climate to the rich flora covering the entire hillside. It is known for the many spiritual learning centers that dot the place and the colorful Garasia tribe, inhabiting the surrounding regions that are especially interesting.Read More

Pushkar
A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt Abu is a green oasis in the barren desert of Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range, this hill retreat owes its cool climate to the rich flora covering the entire hillside. It is known for the many spiritual learning centers that dot the place and the colorful Garasia tribe, inhabiting the surrounding regions that are especially interesting.Read More

Ranthambor
The landscape of Ranthambor, is dominated by the Vindhyan hill range, with its steep escarpments. The ancient sedimentary limestone and sand stone rocks, perennial lakes and dry deciduous vegetation are the part of its indicative topography. The fort in the background, indicates the royal presence, but abandoned for centuries. The only majesty here is the Tiger. Once a hunting ground for the Maharaja’s of Jaipur, now a tiger reserve.Read More

Shekhawati
A region of small towns, Shekhawati is primarily known for its havelis or mansions richly ornamented with frescos, which range from the sacred to the secular, and from sublime to, at times, seemingly ridiculous.

The Marwari merchants of Shekhawati, who had ventured out to new emerging commercial centers of India, built these mansions. With the growing prosperity of Marwaris came the spirits of one-upmanship, and each sought to outdo the other with the lavishness of his haveli. As a result of the ensuing competition, Shekhawati, today, has gained worldwide fame as the open-air art gallery, having the largest concentration of frescos in the world.Read More

Udaipur
Hemmed in by the lush green hills of the Aravalis, drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences. The city of fairy tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens, and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of a great past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Set, as it is, on three beautiful lakes and surrounded by an amphitheater of hills, Udaipur, today is one of the most picturesque cities in India. Known for its terracotta artists, the Udaipur bazaar can throw up a lot of pleasant surprises like the special lahariya (or wave patterned) tie-and-dye fabrics and brightly colored toys called pichhvais.Read More