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Rajasthan



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Rajasthan is one of the 26 states which forms the Republic of India. So rich is the past history of this land that it has its own unique tales of valour and sacrifice. It was here the armies of everyone from invaders to those of the Marathas, the Mughals and the british lay seige. While the kingdoms celebrated their victories, their defeat  were cataclysmic, the warriors went to the battlefield to kill or be killed and when they lost, their womenflock underwent the elaborate if slightly macabre act of Jauhar (Sati) or voluntary acceptance of death by jumping into the ritual fire pit.

Visitors can choose to come here via Delhi, which is closer and provides the ideal entry point through Jaipur. All places are well connected by air, rail and road. Railways connections offer convenient overnighters, reservations are necessary. Scheduled tourist bus services are available. Camels and cars co exist as means of transportation. The handcrafting skills of the craftspeople cater to international designer needs with the same expertise as the local ones.



  • Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
  • Sariska National park, Alwar
  • Ranthambore National park
  • Desert National Park, Jaisalmer
  • Kumbhalgarh  Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary


Best time to visit Rajasthan

July to October is the best time to visit Rajasthan. Winters are the best time to visit the sand kissed land as summers are scorchingly hot. Sand heats but it cools faster than water  hence winters are quite cold. The temperatures in the months December, January and February may get as low as minus 4 degrees in places, though the days are quiet sunny.

Oct Ranthambhore National Park reopens for tiger safaris.

Oct/Nov Donít miss the Pushkar Camel Festival, featuring camels  and the traditional Rajasthani culture.
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  • Pushkar Camel Fair  in Oct/Nov, Pushkar - The Pushkar Camel Fair is the most famous festival in the state; itís a massive congregation of camels, horses and cattle, traders, pilgrims and tourists.
  • Marwar Festival in Oct, Jodhpur& Osian - Celebrates Rajasthan heroes through music and dance; one day is held in Jodhpur, the other in Osiyan.
  • Desert Festival in Feb, Jaisalmer -  A chance for moustache twirlers to compete in the Mr Desert contest.
  • Elephant Festival in Mar, Jaipur, parades polo and human-versus-elephant tugs-of-war.
  • Gangaur  in Mar/Apr, Jaipur,  -  A statewide festival honouring Shiva and Parvatiís love, celebrated with particular fervour in Jaipur.
  • Mewar Festival  in Mar/Apr, Udaipur, Udaipurís version of Gangaur, with free cultural events and a colourful procession down to the lake.
  • Teej in Aug, Jaipur & Bundi Honours the arrival of the monsoon, and Shiva and Parvatiís marriage.
  • Dussehra Mela in Oct, Kota -  Commemorates Ramaís victory over Ravana (the demon king of Lanka). Itís a spectacular time to visit Kota Ė the huge fair features 22m-tall firecracker-stuffed effigies.




Ajmer
Home to the he tomb of the great Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din-Chisti, popularly called Ajmeri Sherif.

Pushkar
Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, with the holy Pushkar lake and the Brahma temple. Also know for the Pushkar fair.

Bikaner
Bikaner is famous for Junagarh fort, Lalgarh palace and the Karni Mata temple(temple of rats)

Bundi
Bundi is known for Taragarh Fort also known as the star fort.

Bharatpur
Bharatpur is famous for the Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Chittaurgarh
The Chittaurgarh fort one of the biggest fort in Rajasthan where Rani Padmini and many other queens have commited jauhar(sati).

Jaipur
Jaipur has the well known Amber fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar etc.

Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer has the wide stretch of Sam sand dunes, Jaisalmer fort and many havelis.

Jodhpur
Jodhpur has the majestic Mehrangarh fort and the Umaid Bhavan palace.

Mount. Abu
Dilwara Jain Temples of Mount Abu are not to be missed.

Ranthambhore
Ranthambore National Park can be visited for spotting tigers.

Sariska
Jeep safari in Sarika National park can be enjoyed here.

Shekhawati
Shekhawati has more than 50 forts and Palaces built by Shekhawat Rajas

Udaipur
City Palace Complex and boating in Lake Pichola

Kumbhalgarh
The Kumbalgarh fort lies stretched on the rugged hills here.

Alwar
The Alwar fort can be visited here

Barmer
The Barmer fort is worth seeing here.

Kota
Jag Mandir is much visited here

Sawai Madhopur
Ranthambore National Park is located here.

Jhalawar
The Jhalawar fort can be seen here.

Dungarpur
Udai Bilas Palace can be seen here






Ajmer Sherif
Ajmer has a rich Hindu and Islamic heritage. The tomb of the great Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din-Chisti is a revered place for both Hindus and Muslims. The shrine was built by Humayun. There are various mosques built by Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. There is a Dargah Bazaar which is at the entrance of the Dargah.

The shrine is next only to Mecca or Medina for the Muslims of south Asia.Akbar used to the Dargah from Agra once a year. The mausoleum has a gigantic gate,which was built by the Nizam of Hyderabad.



The Rajasthani kitchen is able to create less from little, yes but the food here is diverse as per the traditions of the people.

The Marwaris had a meal of pista long served with milk topped with cream. Puris fried in oil. Tomato curry which is sweet, sour and hot with gatte ki sabji and sangri ker ka saag and dahi ballas. This is followed by suji ka halwa which is a pudding and to the end a glass of lassi.
Gadai sagar lake in Jaisalmer
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Walking through the baazars of Jaipur or any other city of Rajasthan one can see silver ornaments, fistful of semi precious and precious stones, hand blocked printed fabrics, terracotta pots, embroideried shoes, piles of paintings, wood and metallic crafted objects and handicrafts and so on.
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels offers luxury train travel package in Rajasthan. This luxurious train is a derivative of Palace on Wheels that had started its journey on 26th January, 1982. This train tour program is the tastefully crafted itineraries which include sightseeing tours at Varanasi and Khajuraho in addition to the royal destinations in Rajasthan.

www.royalsrajasthanonwheels.com