Tourist Attractions in Rajasthan
Popular Tourist Attractions
Amber Fort in Jaipur
Popular Tourist Attractions
| Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur
| City Palace in Udaipur
Dargah Sharif in Ajmer
| Ranthambore National
| Osian in Jodhpur
Ranakpur Jain Temples
| Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Amber derives its name from Ambikashwar, a title of shiva or from Ambarisha. The
oldest inscription found here dates back from 954 A.D. The place was once under
the hold of the Mina tribe from whom it was wrested by the Kachhawaha Rajputs in
the 11th century.
The sprawling Amber Fort is a typical example of what the lives of our gallant Rajputs
were like militant, adventurous, temperamental and also self-indulgent.
Amber set in picturesque location, Amber is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim
architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it sprawls on the hillside.
...more on Amber Fort in Jaipur
Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park), Bharatpur
Amongst India's premier wildlife sanctuaries is the Keoladeo Ghana National Park,
Bharatpur, situated at the border between the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
It is also known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary.
Keoladeo National Park /wildlife Sanctuary is famous as bird's paradise, with over
380 resident and migrant species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and
the rare Siberian Cranes. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also an excellent
place to spot mammals like Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyaena, Sambar, Fishing
Cat, Nilgai, Blackbuck and wild Boar. In 1981, Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary was
given the status of National Park. The name Keoladeo has been derived from a nearby
ancient Hindu temple, devoted to Lord Shiva.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is now declared a "World Heritage" by UNESCO. The entire
park is situated over an area of approximately 29 sq. km., with a water body covering
an area of approximately 11 sq. km.
The uninitiated visitor gets an impression of an untamed forest right in the midst
of a bustling town "Bharatpur". Yet, that is not so, nature lovers soon realize
that, despite being located so near to a town, the natural habitat required for
wildlife should be well preserved ...more on
Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur
City Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur is popularly known as the Jewel of Mewar, the city was founded by Maharajah
Jai Singh in 16th century. The city of Udaipur endorses three major lake, Pichhola,
Fatehsagar and Udaisagar. The three lakes add to the magic of the city.
Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully
on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic City Palace is the most-visited tourist
attraction of Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.
Initially, Maharana Udai Singh built this superb wonder, but the present form of
the Palace is the result of subsequent additions by his successors ...more on
City Palace in Udaipur
Dargah Sharif, Ajmer
Ajmer is situated 132 kms south-west of Jaipur and 198 kms east of Jodhpur. Ajmer
is most well known for Dargah Sharif, the final resting place of Khwaja Moinuddin
Chisti, a revered Sufi saint.
Situated at the foot of a hill and in the old part of town, this is one of the most
important places in india for muslim pilgrims.
Dargah Sharif' or 'Holy Dargah' is one of the most sacred Muslim shrines in the
country. Venerated by both Hindus and Muslims, it is the tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-din
Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia and devoted his life to the service and
upliftment of the poor and downtrodden ...more on
Dargah Sharif in Ajmer
Deshnok karni Mata Temple, Bikaner
The Bikaner - Deshnok's Karni Mata Temple tour is one of the most popular tours
from Bikaner, associated with the city. On an excursion from the city, one can visit
a number of fascinating tourist spots and the trip to Deshnok's Karni Mata Temple
is one of them.
Deshnok is actually a village 30km south of Bikaner along the Jodhpur road. A visit
to Deshnok's fascinating temple of Karni Mata, an incarnation of Durga, is not far
for squeamish. Here the holy rodents are considered to be incarnations of the storytellers,
and run riot over the temple complex ...more on
Karni Mata Temple in Bikaner
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore needs little introduction as its national park has been one of indias
conservation success stories. Sawai Madhopur is the entry point to Ranthambore,
and is an important town with its own historicity. Founded in the 11th century.
Ranthambore situated in Eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the
Vindhyan plateau meet, the Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting preserve
of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North
bound the Ranthambore National Park.
Six man made lakes are the central focus of the park and many perennial streams
criss-cross the entire park. The Ranthambore National Park has internal drainage
and has no link up with any river system, even though two rivers bound the Park
in it's north and south side ...more on National Park
An oasis in the desert, situated on the diversion off the main Jodhpur - Bikaner
Highway. A drive to this ancient township takes one past undulating terrain, punctuated
by desert stretches and little hamlets. Osian has 15 beautifully sculpted Jain and
A flourishing desert town in the ancient times, Osian lay on an important desert
trail that was a significant trade route. Set out on a tour to Osian located at
a distance of 55 kilometers from the main Jodhpur city and treat yourself to acres
of gold dunes with glittering blue-green peacocks dancing on them ...more on
Osian in Jodhpur
Ranakpur Jain Temples
Renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples in amber stone, Ranakpur is one
of the five holy places of Jain community in India.
Located between Udaipur and Jodhpur, travelling to Ranakapur is a treat in itself.
It sits in a lush valley surrounded by steep mountains and rushing waterfalls. Built
in late 15 century AD, this beautiful complex has the most exquisitely carved temples
to be found in this region ...more on Jain Temple
Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer
Sam Sand Dunes are situated at a distance of approximately 42 km from the city of
Jaisalmer. Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, these sand dunes are amongst
the most famous ones in Rajasthan.
Radiating laid-back vibes, Sam Sand Dunes, near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan totally enchant
you with their fascinating sights. These 3km long, 1km wide and almost half a kilometer
high sand dunes keep on shifting on a permanent basis. The area of the Rajasthan
Sam Sand Dunes supports absolutely no plant life. The whirling air currents of this
area match with those of the sandstorms in the Sahara ...more on
Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer
Sariska Tiger Reserve
On the main highway to Jaipur 21 miles south of Alwar, lies the Sarisla National
Park. Sariska is one of the few remaining pockets of forest in the Aravali range
of hills and the area now covers 308 square miles is the core area.
Sariska is the tiger land in Rajasthan which was bought under Project tiger in 1979.
It is prime tiger country. The forest is typical dry deciduous, dramatically changing
with the change in season ...more on Tiger Reserve in
Turban - Pride of Rajasthan
| Camel safari - The Life of Desert
| Rhythmic Dance & Music
| Royal Train-Palace on Wheels
Turban - The Pride of Rajasthani Rajputs
Rajasthan is known for the beauty and elegance of its colourful turbans. It is
an essential part of the traditional outfit and is proudly worn by the Rajasthan
men-folk. One can find myriad variations of turbans in Rajasthan and it is said
that the size and style of these turban changes in every 15 km you travel down the
The turbans of Rajasthan are the most colourful and impressive in whole of the India.
The uses of turbans were basically started by the Rajput community, who reside in
the Indian state of Rajasthan. They used to wear distinct turbans and the Hindi
pronouncation of turban is Paag, Safa or Pagri. Once you experience the royal culture
of Rajasthan, you will be amazed with the variations of colourful turbans.
It is said that the style of the turban changes with every 15 km you travel within
the geographical boundaries of Rajasthan. In some parts of the region, the size
of turban indicate the position of the person in the society they live ...more on
Turban in Rajasthan
Camel Safari- The Life of Desert Royal Transportation
Safari through the landscape of the most vibrant state Rajasthan gives tourists
numerous options to tilt their adventure bone. Be it the camel safari on desert
or the horse safari through rustic terrain or spine-chilling jungle safari, Rajasthan
is always ready with its bouquet of treasures.
Safari in Rajasthan these three words are sure to cause your adrenaline flow faster,
even in your imagination. The land of golden sands and imperial heritage have hosted
a number of successful safari voyages participated by adventure loving tourists
coming from different parts of the world.
Be it the wilderness of jungle safari or the infinite camel safari, Rajasthan is
always ready to woo you with its bouquet of variety. These numerous safari options
makes evident that Rajasthan is one of the most savoured destination in the world.
Let us put some light on the various safari options in Rajasthan ...more on
Camel Safari in Rajasthan
Rhythmic Dance & Music Cultural Beats
The age old traditional heritage of Rajasthan has enriched its music and dance
immensely. Be it the melody of folk music or the beat of tribal percussion, Rajasthan
amazes its tourists with bejewelled treasure of music and dance.
The vibrancy of Rajasthan is never completely discovered until you engulf yourself
in the music and dance of it. Patronized by erstwhile royalty, the music and dance
of Rajasthan follows a legacy that dates back to several centuries.
The rich folklore and culture has added some more sparkles to its glory making Rajasthani
dance and music a treasured jewel in Indian culture. The tradition of court dances
and music performance still can be seen today in the cultural mights making the
grandeur of bygone Rajput era alive infront of you. Enjoy a dance performance and
we can say for sure that you can't help yourself from shaking your body in the hypnotizing
melody and beat ...more on Rhythmic Dance & Music
Royal Train-Palace on Wheels Luxory Comfort
"The luxurious and lavishly decorated trains that run through the rustic land of
Rajasthan take you to relive the grandeur of erstwhile Rajput era while living like
a true King. The exploration of majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan on world
famous Palace on Wheels will surely give you an unforgettable experience."
Rajasthan, the land of heritage and culture flaunts a kaleidoscope of art, royalty
and regal customs. Be it the spectacular colourful paintings or the exquisite artifacts,
Rajasthan is always on the forefront. But the real magic of Rajasthan lies with
its princely cities that are still dipped into the aroma of elegance and royalty.
The age old forts and palaces are sure to take your breathe away with their history
of courage and audacity. If we embark to discover the colour of Rajasathan, then
what else is the best way than the luxury trains ...more on
Palace on Wheels in Rajasthan