Rajasthan – the land of medieval chivalry, has been, since a long time known for its culture and heritage. Forts, monuments, palaces, lakes – all these overwhelming beauties and exquisite attractions can be found at a single place; in this state of “The Rajputana”!
Rajasthan Tourism has helped this state boom from the cores of cultural complexes to a place now preferred by all. Tourism in Rajasthan has been on the rise, its capital being one of the three vertices of the GOLDEN TRIANGLE for the tourists.
The land of the kings is so called, because of the cities it comprises of. The 5 most popular cities of Rajasthan that contribute the most in the economy of Rajasthan tourism are:
It is the capital city of the state, popularly known as the PINK CITY. The reason behind “PINK” resorts back to the history of ruling. In 1876, Sawai Ram Singh, the ruler of that time had painted the entire city pink to welcome the Prince of Wales.
Being part of the Golden Triangle, the city is a major tourist attraction. Visitor attractions include the Govind Dev Ji Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Sri Kali Temple, Birla Mandir, Sanganeri Gate and the Jaipur Zoo.
The Jantar Mantar observatory and Amer Fort are one of the World Heritage Site. Hawa Mahal is another very popular monument. Jaipur is basically situated in the region of MARWAR, so the common tongue of the city is Marwari.
So, while selecting Rajasthan tourism, do not forget to join hands with the pink city!
Recognized as a Smart City, Udaipur is known to be the most beautiful city of Rajasthan. It is more popularly known as the CITY OF LAKES, pertaining to numerous lakes and water spots such as Fateh Sagar, Pichola, Jaisamand, Swaroop Sagar, Udai Sagar, Badi lake etc.
Apart from the lakes, Udaipur is also well known for its heritage. Visit City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Moti Magri to gain an insight of the culture of MEWAR. If you are a green panther, then this city also has enough to calm your hunger. Visit Monsoon Palace of Sajjanghar, or Kumbhalgarh fort and enjoy the essence of culture with nature!
Jodhpur, popularly known as the SUN CITY, is the second largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. It is situated in the landscape of THAR DESERT.
Jodhpur is called the land of Marwaris and hence is well known for palaces and forts. The most notable attractions are the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, and the Ghanta Ghar, or Clock Tower.
It is also a place to many gardens and temples such as Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple (Mandalnath), Ratanada Ganesh Temple, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Masooria Hills, Veer Durgadas Smarak (monument, park and museum), Bhim Bhirak Cave, and Ravan Ka Mandir, the only Ravan temple in India. The list of temples is still incomplete. Jodhpur is also called the BLUE CITY, since quite a number of localities here are painted blue!
This city has also contributed to the origin of many popular Indian cuisines such as Dal Bati Churma, Lasan Ki Chutney, Mirchi Ka Kutaa, Gatte Ki Sabzi, Ker Sangri Sabzi, Raab, Lapsi, Aate Ka Halwa and Kadhi Pakoda with Baajre Ka Sogra.
Jodhpur is very famous for its sweets, some of which are – Makhanbada, Mawa Ki Kachori, Malpua, Ghevar, Motichur Ke Laddu, Besan barfi, Thorr and Gulab Jamun.
Visit Jodhpur for a mouth- watering experience!
If you wish to experience the thrust of adventure, you definitely need to visit the city of Jaisalmer. Also called the GOLDEN CITY of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar desert. It is a World Heritage Site. The Jaisalmer Fort is the center of attraction as a heritage. Apart from the fort, there are a number of temples, mostly of Jain origin in this city. Some of them are Chandraprabhu Jain Temple, Lodhruva Jain Temple, Parshvantha Jain Temple etc.
Coming out of the historical sect, the thing you’ll always admire being here is the life in a desert. Rajasthan tourism curbs huge profits from the tourist visit to the desert. This visit involves desert safari, stay in tents, experiencing the folk dances and eating popular cuisines of this culture!
It has evolved to be the fourth largest city of Rajasthan. The Ganges canal and the Indira Gandhi canal facilitated its development. Bikaner is situated in the middle of Thar Desert.
This place is again embarked with forts and temples. The major tourist attractions are Junagarh Fort, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Karni Mata Temple and Bhandasar Jain Temple.
Bikaner is also very popular for Bhujia which is a crispy snack. In fact, the origin of this snack owes to this place, hence is called Bikaneri Bhujia.
Rajasthan tourism has encapsulated immense popularity. The statistics and graphs are sturdy proofs of the same. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and visit this remarkable state. I bet you won’t be able to resist the beautiful culture and splendid atmosphere!