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Holi
Holi / Dhulandi
Holi is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. Holi is considered as second biggest festival on Hindu calendar after Diwali. Holi is also known as festival of Colors. Places related to life of Lord Krishna are known as Braj re
Gangaur
Gangaur Festival
Gangaur is one of the most vivid festivals rejoiced with great enthusiasm and happiness all over the Indian state of Rajasthan. In the word Gangaur, 'Gan' is the synonym for Lord Shiva whereas 'Gaur' stands for Gauri or Goddess Parvati. But mainly, t
Rajasthan Travel Destinations
 
New Delhi city is acclaimed for being the cultural capital of India. The spectacular architecture of Delhi city is evident through its antique monuments. This city witnesses an interesting blend of diverse cultures (some even 5000 years old).
Bagar was the home of Seth Piramal Chaturbhuj Makharia (1892-1958) whose fortune was made in Bombay, trading in cotton, opium, silver and other commodities. Built in the Rajasthani-colonial style of the 1920's.
Stories of valor abound in the region. Innumerable monuments are connected with lives and tales of warriors of Jhunjhunu. The havelis of the rich and famous attract the tourists with the fresco paintings in different colors and shades. The culture and history of Jhunjhunu is very well depicted in these paintings. However, these havelis now lie vacant.
Founded in the 18th Century by Nawal Singh, it has some of the finest frescos in the Shekhawati region. A huge fort with colourful bazaar and numerous havelis with elaborate architecture makes it an interesting destination for a 1day / 1 night stay. There are a few prominent havelis like Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Hodh Raj Patodia Haveli etc., which are to be visited, and so are the two forts and the palace hotel Roop Niwas that is a beautiful heritage property and is renovated with m
Situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan,Dundlod - though not a big tourist draw - is a tiny town usually used as a stopover by travelers. However, picturesque surroundings make Dundlod an interesting place to visit. The 17th century Kila of Dundlod is indeed a mirror to the architectural grandeur of Rajasthan. In fact,the cultural heritage of the state is preserved is imbibed in the Dundlod Fort. Tourists are lured into coming to Dundlod because of this very special feature.
Mukundgarh village is situated in the historical and aesthetically pleasing surroundings of Shekhawati in Rajasthan, India. Mukundgarh Village and the fort is home to aesthetically pleasing Palaces, courtyards, windows and corridors which are anointed with wall paintings and murals. These are characteristic attributes of the Shekhawati region.
Mandawa, in the heart of the Shekhawati region well known for its forts and havelis, is located in the north Indian state of Rajasthan near about 190 km. far apart form the Jaipur – the capital city of Rajasthan. Mandawa was founded in the mid of 18th century and once was a town inhabited with the rich merchant families like various glorious and large havelies adorned with beautiful wall paintings was constructed by the wealthy merchants for their residential purposes.
Fateh Pur Sikri, Fateh Pur Sikri travel, Fateh Pur Sikri tourism, Fateh Pur Sikri Historical Place, travel to Fateh PurIndia ground of kings and Maharajas and with royalty come royal palaces and forts. Most of the fort and palaces in India have been changed into heritage hotels now one can enjoy living like maharajah or maharani while staying at these hotels. India has a prosperous cultural past and this is reflected through the numerous forts, palaces and other monuments in the country. In Utt
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Bikaner district in the state of Rajasthan. The sanctuary is home to many species of animals and some of them are wild fowls, boars, desert foxes, antelopes, blue bulls, black bucks and a few others. The sanctuary is also home to many varieties of flora. Many species of birds can be found in and around the lake that is present in the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, especially during the winter season which is the period of migration.
Khimsar is a small hamlet that is located in the state of Rajasthan. The village is situated right on the edge of the Thar Desert. The village is famous for its fort, which is an ancient building that has witnessed many battles. One can see many battle marks on the walls and parapets of the fort and the building has withstood the onset of time
The deserts fascinate from a distance but it is only the true lovers of sun and sand who make it their homes and create miracles smack in the middle of the dry arid land mass. The city Bikaner narrates a similar tales of hardship and bravery of the founder, Rao Bikaji, a descendant of Rao Jodhaji.
the Jaisalmer city commands premiere position among the tourist attractions scattered all over Rajasthan. The Jaisalmer city is revered both by Indian as well as foreign tourists.
The town of Osian is located in the Jodhpur District of Rajasthan. Lying in the Great Thar Desert, the town is situated at a distance of 65 km north of the district headquarters at Jodhpur. Known as Khajuraho of Rajasthan, the ancient city of Ukeshpur is a gateway to the Great Thar Desert and is linked with Reggies Camel Camps.
Manvar Resort is located right in the heart of the Great Indian Thar Desert. It lies between the cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer & Bikaner. Its an unprecedented tourist destination offering a rare opportunity to enjoy Rajasthan's desert life, culture, wildlife & beauty.
Pokhran (also spelt Pokaran) is a city and a municipality in Jaisalmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a remote location in Thar Desert region, the test site for India's first underground nuclear weapon detonation.
Phalodi is situated in between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer district, Phalodi. The city is well known for salt business, old historical presence, temples and the art works. Here a lot of migratory birds gather. Watching them circle in noisy, undulating formations overhead, or stepping gingerly across the sands, has to be one of the great spectacles of the Thar region.
Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It was once the capital of the Marwar state. In medieval times, Jodhpur lay on the trade routes between Central Asia and the ports of Gujarat, and became a major trade centre during the 16th century. Modern day Jodhpur has a population of over six hundred thousand. Situated at the edge of Thar Desert, Jodhpur is also known as a blue city. It is one of the most vibrant cities of Rajasthan. Jodhpur has also a military a
Dungarpur is a small town in Rajasthan, a two hour drive from the lake city of Udaipur. In the local language, a `dungar' is a hill... therefore, dungarpur is a city among hills.
Rawla Narlai is situated at the foot of Aravali Hill and is located midway between Udaipur and Jodhpur. It is situated in an ancient dwelling, dotted with caves and temples. It lets you peep into the rural lifestyle of Rajasthan. Rawlas are basically heritage homes of the Village chieftan. Maharaj and Rani Swaroop Singh, and their sons oversaw the careful restoration of this hunting lodge, with aesthetics, comfort, and atmosphere that will embrace your senses.
This famous temple city in Rajasthan is known as a peaceful haven for followers of Jainism. In fact, it is one of the five most important Jain pilgrimage sites in the country. Ranakpur is named after Rana Kumbha, who had leased a huge amount of land to a Jain businessman for building of temples, way back in the 15th century
Mount Abu is one the most amazing and astonishing tourist destinations of India. It is situated in the Rajasthan Province of India. And the most astonishing thing about mount Abu is that it’s a hills station, and situated in the desert of Rajasthan.
A stunning edifice in the magnificient history of medieval India, Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan offers a scenic tourist spot. This appealing and exceptional location entices tourists with its exquisite monuments, royal Chhathris and glorious palaces. Nested in the foothills of the pebbly mountains, this magnificient place reminds one of the valor and heroism of the legendary Rana Kumbha, the indomitable spirit behind the colossal stronghold of Rajput clan.
'Udaipur', known as the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar founded in 1559 A.D. The kingdom of Mewar, with which many legends of bravery are associated, was considered the most respectable of all Rajput princely states in Rajasthan. The Rulers of Mewar are still remembered for their bravery & courage they showed for protecting their motherland from external invaders. Udaipur's beauty and its remarkable past blossoms in the heart of the visitors for a long time.
Majestically placed on the serene banks of Banas River, Nathdwara in the Indian state of Rajasthan is a coveted centre of Krishna worship. It is a unique pilgrim center where one can see one among the prettiest manifestations of Lord Krishna. The place is as romantic as the term sounds. Literally the term Nathdwara stands for the doorway to the lord. This pictorial countryside is speckled with an array of ancient temples whose stamped stockades reawaken the legendary tales of a compassionate Lor
Bundi is a city in the Hadoti region of the state of Rajasthan. It is a city of roughly 88,000 inhabitants according to the 2001 census. This quaint little city is fast becoming a well-liked tourist attraction owing to the fact that it is representative of the culture prevalent in Rajasthan. It is of great architectural importance since this small city is dotted with ornate forts, splendid palaces, and step well tanks also known as baoris in the local dialect. Bundi city is the administrative ca
Kota is an inviting tourist destination on the banks of the Chambal river and is one of the most dynamic and picturesque cities in the state of Rajasthan. Historians put the date of establishing Kota in the 12th century and Kota as a part of Malwa Plateau. The basic foundation of the Kota city was laid on 1264 AD after the Rajput took over the place from a local tribal chief. With grandeur past and rich heritage and history, Kota rulers were known for their legendary deeds and wars fought with M
The story of Chittorgarh is a saga of valor, tenacity and sacrifice. Chittorgarh (also Chittaurgarh) was sacked three times and its defenders had to make the supreme sacrifice. The Fort of Chittorgarh is a treasure trove of history and offers to the traveler an insight into the life of the Great Rajput rulers, who laid down their lives fighting a superior enemy instead of leading a life of submission under them.
Located at a distance of approximately 40 km to the south of Chittorgarh, Bijaipur is one great place that you cannot miss out on because of its historical relevance, scenic sites, and many other beautiful destinations which will give you a view of the past era. Many famous dynasties have been known to rule Bijaipur during the ancient India. During the war between the Mughals and the Rajputs this was a strategic location. Wandering here you can have a great look at the village and also the peopl
Considered as a place of pilgrims and very popular tourist destination of India, Ajmer is located in the Rajasthan which is the biggest state of India. Ajmer is situated at about 130 km from Jaipur in the southwestern direction. This is a very amazing place to visit as you will have many interesting and ancient things to see.
Your visit to the city of Rajasthan will just be incomplete if you do not take a round of the most beautiful place Pushkar which literally means “born due to flower” there are a lot many tourists who come to this place to take a dip into the soul cleansing lakes and also to experience the divine feeling at the temples. This place is perfectly fit as according to the name given to it and is also said to be highly blessed because it is dedicated to the creator of the world that is Lord Brahma. One
Kishangarh, a pristine picnic spot in the Ajmer district of state of Rajasthan in India, was acclaimed as the royal capital of the princely state of British, which was ruled by Rathores of Rajputana. This stunning place with much great history in art, crafts and culture is located about 15 km away from Ajmer. The state was established by the Rajput King Kishan Singh of Rathore dynasty.
Roopangarh is located in Ajmer Rajasthan. The Fort of Roopangarh was constructed in 1653 by Maharaja Roop Singh, who was the fifth king of Kishangarh. A visit to Roopangarh Village is a peek into the craftsmanship, heritage and tradition of the region. Enjoy bird watching at Sambhar Lake Salt Flats. Take a trip to the city of Kishangarh and visit the Phool Mahal (Flower Palace).
It is a famous town of Nagaur District in Rajasthan. Kuchaman is a developed town it is situated on the Jaipur Nagaur route. It is 145 Kilometers far from Jaipur and 101 Kilometers far from Ajmer. The population of the town is about 55000. The main trade of the town is Salt and local business.There are many social societies are working in the town.
Near the town of Sawai Madhopur, midway between Bharatpur and Kota lies the Ranthambore National Park, one of the finest examples of the Project Tigers' conservations efforts in India. The National Park covers an area of aprox. 1300 sq kms and is abundant with animal as well as bird life, has a sytem of lakes and rivers hemmed in by steep high crags.
Capital city of Rajasthan also known as "Pink City" is about 250 km from Delhi, and your starting point for Rajasthan. Founded by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 is famous for Amber Fort, jantar mantar, hawa mahal, city palace & Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Also for the textile block prints, semi precious jewelry, handicraft items and Raj Mandhir (Movie theater).
Samode Haveli stands in the heart of the sprawling walled city of Jaipur, giving an ideal location to stay for those who would like to wander out and experience the history of the surrounding monuments and browse in the market places, with unique atmosphere of the contemporary and the historic ambience, offering a warm & friendly atmosphere with personalised service.
The property covers 25 acres/10 hectares and the stepped palaces of this architectural jewel cut into the hillside to sprawl over 3 acres/1.2 hectares and rises to 10 levels commanding the most splendid views. Including a vista pool to the horizon. From 1986, the ruins of this Fort-Palace have been sensitively restored and reconstructed. The rooms are furnished with an eclectic mix of traditional Indian and colonial furniture, antiques and objects d'art. Most rooms have private balconies or terr
Alwar was an ancient Rajput state, known for its rich natural heritage, beautiful lakes and valleys. This city was formerly known as 'Mewar’, the people of the state did not accept any external interference’s and daringly resisted against foreign invasions. In the 12th and 13th centuries they formed a group and raided Delhi.
Sariska was once an ancient Rajput state, formerly known as Mewat. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the people of the state formed a group and raided Delhi. But finally Sultan Bulban (1267 A.D. - 1287 A.D.) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslims rule. In 1771 A.D. Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput belonging to the clan of Jaipur’s rulers, won back Alwar and founded a principality of his own. Sariska has one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan. Sariska is well kno
Maharaja Suraj Mal founded Bharatpur in 1733 AD. The city is named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Ram. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the history of Rajasthan.Bharatpur was the major Jat State in Rajasthan. Badan Singh established and founded the fort and palaces of Deeg in 1725.
The holy city of Karauli is located at a distance of 160 kms from the capital city of Jaipur. The city of Karauli was earlier known as Kalyanpuri, the name given after the local deity Kalyanji. The city of Karauli was established keeping in mind the danger of frequent attacks. Therefore the city was fully equipped with arms and was surrounded by a wall made up of red sandstone with citadels at various places. The surrounding wall of the city has 6 gates and eleven posterns.
Welcome to the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra. Located about 204 km south of Delhi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is one of the most famous tourist destinations of India. The city, situated on the west bank of Yamuna River, is historical as it is ancient.
Goa was inhabited from ancient times. The area was part of the larger Mauryan Empire. The advent of the 14th century saw Goa administered by the Delhi Sultanate.Goa is a beach lover's delight. The Indian state is home to a number of sun-baked clean beaches bordered by the clear waters of the Arabian Sea. These beaches attract numerous people from distant corners of the world throughout the year. The notable beaches in Goa.
Mumbai previously known as Bombay should be on the itinerary of any tourist traveling to India. The name Mumbai comes from Mumbadevi, patron goddess of the koli fishing folk, the earliest known inhabitants of Mumbai. Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra is a major metropolitan city of India.
Excursions can be made from Aurangabad to interesting places in the vicinity. The magnificent Daulatabad Fort, once known as 'Devgiri' stands on a hill just 13 km. from Aurangabad was given the name Daulatabad, the 'city of fortune', by Muhammad Tughlaq, Sultan of Delhi who made a debacle trying to shift the capital from Delhi to Daulatabad.This fort is considered as one of the oldest existing and invincible forts of India. Khuldabad is a walled town just 3km from Ellora, which houses the tomb o
Ooty travel provides a tranquil retreat amidst the exquisite natural splendor of the pristine Nilgiri mountains. Ooty or Ootacumund is a tranquil hill station that is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. Ooty is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and is visited by thousands of travelers every year, who arrive from all corners of the world. Ooty is known for its verdant valleys covered with wild flowers and lush forests. The lovely tea plantations add to its sce
Referred to by the British as Cape Comorin, Kanyakumari has been named after the Goddess Kanyakumari Amman. Legend has it that Goddess Parvati in one of her incarnations as Devi Kanniya did penance on one of the rocks of the land to obtain the hand of Shiva.She vowed to remain a virgin until Shiva came to deliver her from her penance. Kanyakumari was once known as the 'Granary of Travancore'. It was part of Travancore for a long time till it merged with Tamil Nadu in 1956 under the State Liguist
Popular tourist places of interest in Chennai are the temples and churches. Located in the Tiruvallikeni, the temple is the oldest of its kind in the city. It is said to be dated back to the 8th century and has been mentioned in the Vaishnavite works of the Alwar saints. The Temple has impressions of significant historic dynasties like Vijaynagar, Pallavas and Cholas.
Shimla experiences pleasant climate all through the year, though it can experience very cold winters along with snow, and temperatures may fall to below zero degrees; this is a good time to take part in winter sports like skiing and many tourists visit Shimla during Christmas and New Year. The best time to visit Shimla would be from October to November and from March to May; as it is very pleasant during the summers. Shimla is best avoided during the monsoons as it's prone to landslides. Nearest
Lying in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, the northern-most town of Himachal Pradesh leads the traveler to the secluded valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. This hill station at an altitude of 2050 mts in the Himalayas, is situated on the Beas River attracts loads of tourists during the summer as well as winter. Trekking origin for a lot of places like the Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass, Manali also offers huge possibilities of enjoying water rafting.
The world renowned temple town of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its archaeological and historical monuments. The Khajuraho temples were built in the short span of a hundred years, from 950-1050AD in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Of the 85 original temples, 22 have survived till today to constitute one of the world's great artistic wonders.
Situated in the heart of Central India, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is a fascinating village with a rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage. The name itself means that a lot of Khajur trees could be found here but it’s not known for its trees, instead it’s known for its temple architecture and exquisite sculptures.
Jhansi was a stronghold of the Chandela kings. Balwant Nagar was the name of this place. But in 11th. century Jhansi lost its importance. in 17th. century under Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha Jhansi again rose to prominence. Raja Bir Singh Deo had good relations with the mughal emperor Jehangir. in 1613 Raja Bir Singh Deo constructed the Jhansi fort. He died in 1627. After his death his son Juhar Singh succeeded him.
Set amidst the Vindhyan Mountain range in Madhya Pradesh, the Bandhavgarh National Park is home to the famous White Tigers of Rewa. The prominent ones captured in the Park include the legendary White Tiger called Mohan, who supposedly fathered several offspring found in zoos the world over.
It is the most important Shiva temple of the city. The stone linga here is said to have emerged spontaneously. The myth narrate that a pure hearted devotee of Shiva prayed for a chance to visit the famous Kedareshvara Shiva temple in the Himalayas. Shiva, who is the god of destruction is always kind to his bhaktas (devotees). Shiva was touched by his bhakta's piety and instead of bringing him to the mountain, Shiva brought his image to the bhakta. This image (linga) emerged out of a plate of ric