Nearly all the cities of Rajasthan were once princely states in themselves and thus boast of forts and palaces, temples and lakes, the excursion points and shooting points for the royalty and of course, their own languages, cuisines, dances and other art forms, fairs and festivals and a distinctive style of tying turbans. Times changed and these princely states joined hands to be a part of the state of Rajasthan under the patronage of Government of India. This led to a the variety one can percieve in the picturesque and colorful Rajasthan. The grandeur of the City Palace in Jaipur and the matchless beauty of forever blossoming Saheliyon ki Bari in Udaipur, lures the visitors. Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace has been chosen as a favorite location in innumerable Indian movies. There are the sand dunes of Jaisalmer and the Lake Palace of Udaipur. The pilgrimage sites at Pushkar vie for its claim with the numerous World Heritage sites such as Dilwara and Eklingi temples and the mighty forts that have fascinating folklores attached to them.
Ajmer Sharif - Holy Ajmer
Cradled amongst the barren hills, Ajmer in indeed a green oasis with an interesting past. The city was named after its founder, Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan, who founded it in the 7th century.
Alwar - The Land of Tigers
Surrounded by Aravalli hills, the erstwhile state of Mewat, Alwar is crowned by a magnificent fort that has been a witness to many-a-battles and wars in the turbulent history of Alwar.
Bharatpur - Birds' Paradise
It is surprising what is not of much interest to human beings holds such a great fascination among all types of birds, even the rare ones.
Bikaner - The Desert City
In the heart of the scorching Thar Desert, lies Bikaner of Rajasthan in India. The captivating desert scenery with all the majesty of its sand dunes, hard, rocky soil and thorny shrubs growing here and there, makes Bikaner endearing to nature lovers.
Chittorgarh - Land of Valor
Legends of medieval concepts of Rajput honor, romance and valor haunts the ruins of the citadel of Chittaur where one can see glimpses of the imperial glory of the bygone era in its daunting forts, stylish palaces and fabulous 'chhatris'.
Jaipur - The Pink City
Conceived and built by the great and mighty king, Sawai Raja Jai Singh, the name of the city Jaipur has dual emphasis. Jai means victory and and is also the first name of its maker.
Jaisalmer - The City of Gold
In the heart of Thar Desert, lies the honey-colored mirage of Jaisalmer. The lonely cliff of Trikuta Hills weathered dary winds and scorching desert sun for thousands of years to win a magnificent fort of yellow sandstone as its crown in 1156 A.D.
Jodhpur - Oasis in The Thar
The land of this fort, Jodhpur, is no less legendary with its folklores full of tales of valor and romance.
Mount Abu - Rajasthan Summer Retreat
Mount Abu is perched on a 1,219 metres high rock plateau at the far southwestern end of the Aravalli hills.
Pushkar - Land Of Brahma
Pushkar is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimage sites and it is said that a dip in the sacred lake of Pushkar is akin to the visits to the four main Hindu shrines known as Chaar Dhaam.
Ranthambore - Untamed Beauty
Ranthambore is primarily scores its point on the list of tourist attractions because of its tiger reserve.
Udaipur - The City of Lakes
Romantic and divine, Udaipur is much more than an oasis in the desert with its beautiful lakes, exquisite palaces and architectural heritage and deserves the nickname of the Venice of the East.
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