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Rajasthan At a Glance

Area : 342, 238 sq. km
Capital : Jaipur
Boundaries : East -Madhya Pradesh; West - Pakistan; North -west- Uttar Pradesh; North - Haryana and Punjab; South Gurjrat
Languages : Hindi and Rajasthani.

Ajmer : The Rajputan Musdeum and the Government Musesum
Amber : Archaeological Museum
Bharatpur : Government Museum
Bikaner : Government Museum
Jaipur : Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II Museum -City Palace, Government Museum and Museum of Indology
Jodhpur : Sardar Museum and Metrangarh Fort Museum
Udaipur : City Palace Museum, Archaeological Museum Government Museum and Manuscript Library.
Hill Resrot
Mount Abu (1105 m), Railhead - Abu Road 27 Km


Rajasthan was known as Rajputana or the home of Rajputs, a martial community who ruled over this area for centuries.

History of Rajasthan dates back to the pre-historic times. From 3000 to 1000 BC it had a culture akin to that of the Indus valley civilization. It were the Chauhans who dominated the Rajput affairs from 7th century and by 12th century they had become an imperial power.

After the Chauhans it was the Guhilots of Mewar who controlled the destiny of the warring tribes. Besides Mewar other States, also historically prominent, were Marwar, Jaipur, Bundi, Kota, Bharatpur and Alwar. The other small states were only the off-shoots of these. All these States had accepted the British Treaty of Subordinate Alliance in 1818 as it protected the interests of the princes,. It naturally left the people discontented.

After the revolt of 1857. The people united themselves under the leadership of Mahatama Gandhi to contribute to the freedom movement. With the introduction of provincial autonomy in 1935 in British India agitation for civil liberties and political rights became stronger in Rajasthan.

First came the Matsya Union (1948) consisting of a fraction of the States. Slowly and gradually other States merged with this union. By 1949, major States like Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer had joined this Union making it a united State of greater Rajasthan.

Ultimately in 1958 the present State of Rajasthan formally came into being with the Ajmer State, the Abu Road Taluka and Sunel Tappa joining it.

Important Pilgrim Centres (A : Air; R : Rail)
Ajmer : Tomb of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti ; A - Jaipur 138 km, R - Ajmer
Alwar : Bhanda Sagar Jain Temple; A Jaipur 148 km, R - Alwar
Bikaner: Bhanda Sagar Jain Temple; A Jodhpur 240 Km, R Bikner
Chittorgarh : Meera and Kumbha Shyam temples and Kalika Mata Temple; A - Udaipur 98 km, R - Chittor.
Deshnoke : Karnimata (Durga) temple; A - Jodhpur 240 km, R - Bikaner 32 km.
Eklingji : Shiva Temple with black marble icon; A and R Udaipur -22 kmJaipur : Govind Devji (temple of Sri Krishna) ;
Galtaji : Sun temple and holy a pond. A and R Jaipur
Jaislamer : Jain temples of Rikhabdevji and Sambhavnathji; A Jodhpur 285 km, R - Jaisalmer.
Jodhpur : Mahamandir (Shiva Temple) A and R Jodhpur
Kankroli : Dwarkadish temple of the Vallabhacharya sect; A and R Udaipur
Kolayat : Temple of Kapil Muni, Venue of Kolayatji Fair; A - Jodhpur 240km, R-Bikaner.
Mount Abu : Dilwar Jain Temples, Adhar Devi (Arbuda Devi) temple, Gaumukh temple; Audaipur 185 Km, R - Abu Road 27 Km.
Nagda : Sasbahu and Adbutji Temple (Hindu and Jain); A and R Udaipur 23 km
Nathdwara : Temple of Lord Krishna as Sri Nathji; A and R Udaipur
Pushkar : Brahma Temple A - Jaipur138 km, R - Ajmber11 km
Ranakpur : Jain temples A and R Udaipur 90 km
Rishabdeoji : Temple of Rishabdeo, Jain Trthankara : A and R Udaipur 65 km
Udaipur : Jagdish temple of Vishnu as Jagannath A and R Udapur

Rajasthan or Rajputana of the old days,the land of chivalrous brave and people with a warlike lifestyle around whom grew the most amazing legends of romance, heroism andsacrifice; the land endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces and havelis, the cities of Rajasthan still retain the medieval touch keeping alive the timeless traditions in their rich art and crafts.

The state represents and unusual diversity in all its forms-people, culture, customs, costumes and cuisine.

How To Reach
Air : Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Jaisalmer and Udaipur.
Roads : Total length of roads was 74,974 km as in March 1998.


Bharatpur being close to Uttar Pradesh, its life style was strongly influenced by it, and was dominated by Jats in the 17th century. It is visited mainly for it's bird sanctuary - KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK. Once the hunting preserve of the princes of Bharatpur,it is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world inundated with 400 species of water birds. Exotic migratory birds from Afghanistan, Central Asia, Tibet as well as Siberian cranes from the Arctiv grey leg geese from Siberia and barheaded geese from china come here in July/August to spend the winter.

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The royal walled medieval city dating back to 1486 AD lies on the northern point of the triangle of desert cities. It was established by Prince Bika Rathore and came to be called Bikaner after him. Bika was the eldest son of the founder of the Jodhpur State - Rao Jodha. Bikaner was well protected from its enemies by the harsh deserts. Bikaner was also a major trade center as it stood on the ancient caravan route, which linked Central Asia and North India with Gujarat seaports. It was thereafter a great center of trade in the ancient world.

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Churu is famous for Kothari Haveli (1915) and Kanhaiya Lal Bagla Haveli (1870) with superb life - size paintings of Dhola Maru, Sassi-Punu etc. the six-storied high Surana Haveli with more that 1,100 doors and windows and many other havelis with painted rooms and facades.

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Desert Festival

A thre-day-long extravaganza of colour, music and festivity at the golden city of Jaisalmer. Gair and fire dancers swaying to traditional tunes, a turban-tying competition and a Mr. Desert contest are part of the fun of the occasion. Camel rides and folk dances on sand and dunes are added attraction.

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Jaislamer rises from the heart of the Thar desert like a golden mirage. According to legend, Lord Krishna - the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 AD when Rawal Jaiswal a descendent of the Yadva Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill.

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Capital of Shekawati was another stronghold of the Kayamkhani Nawabas till 1730 when Shardul Singh established Hindu rule and his descendants ruled this region till India's Independences. There exist many artistically painted Havelis. Other important places to visit are Badolgarh, Jarawargarh, Mertani Boari, Birdi Chand ka Kuan and Jain temple.

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The former capital of Marwar State,Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha who claimed to bea descendant of lord Rama. The massive fort - Mehrangarh - came first and around it grew the city of Jodhpur protected by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions. A flourishing trading center of the 16th century, the fortress city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers for cattle, and boasts of find reminders of history - palaces, forts, temples and historical monuments.

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The medieval town Kota lies along the eastern bank of the Chambal river. The Hada chieftain, Rao Deva, had conquered the territory in the 14th century and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Later during the reign of Mughal emperor Jahangir at the beginning of the 17th century, Rao Ratan Singh, the ruler of Bundi, had given his son, Madho Singh, the smaller principality of Kota. In courses of time Kota came to be regarded as a hallmark of Rajput power and culture and today is known as the industrial capital of Rajasthan.

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Merta was founded by Rao Duda, son of Rao Jodha of Jodhpur in the 15th Century. Rao Maldeo had erected the fortress, known as Matkot. In the center of this fortified town is the famous temple of Charbhuja, the tutelary deity of the Mertias, a clan of the Ranthores. The medieval mystic poetess princes Meera Bai, born in the Kukri village was associated with this shrine. The famous mosque erected by Aurangzeb on the ruins of a Shiva Temple is an imposing edifice and is surrounded by many Hindu shrines. Dudasagar, 'the lake of Duda', and many other small pons surround the town. Near Vishnusagar is the Ashram of Mauni baba, a focal point for his devotees.

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Nagaur (135 km from Jodhpur) is an impressive town and was granted to Raja Amar Singh Rathore by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. The historic Nagaur Fort houses splendid palace, temple and palatial mansions. Moti Mahal, Badal Mahal, Hawa Mahal are splendid palaces within the fort. The courtyard has painted walls, adorned with some exquisite frescoes and lovely murals which are a blend of the Persian and the typlical Nagaur Style. Nagaur's temples have decorated walls and entrances, ornate with beautiful paintings depicting various episodes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

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Palace on Wheels

Palace on Wheels is a legendary palace on wheels providing, a week-long cruise recreating the ambience of the glorious past through the heart of Rajsthan. The train departs on every Wednesday from New Delhi. There are four coupes in each coach, with wall to wall carpeting, a lounge car with a well stocked bar and two restaurant cares, the Maharaja and Maharani serving Continental, Indian and Rajasthani cusine.

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Rajasthan Wildlife Tour

Indian Wildlife is famous all over the world. Indian National Parks are the rich source of fauna and flora. Bharat Pur Bird Sancturay has thousand of species of the migrated and native birds. rajasthan Wildlife tour is an amazing experience of wildlife and desert combinations.

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Sekawati An Open Air Art Gallery

It is a large area in north - eastern Rajasthn, spread over Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Churu districts, in its odd towns and villages. Shekawati as region is known for its exquisite frescoes that adorn the walls and ceilings of the buildings. There is no other region anywhere in the world that has such a large concentration of frescoes. In the 14th century the ruler, Mokal Singh sought the blessings of fakir Sheikh Burhan of a male child and he named his son Shekha in honour of the fakir. Until 1820 frescoes financed by the Rajputs were largely religious and historical events.

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In the feudal time it was the largest contributor to the Jaipur exchequer. Founded in the late 17th century, the town of Sikar has good examples of frescoes in the Gopinath Raghunath and the Madan Mahal temples and the fort. The Jubilee Hall, Madho Niwas Kothi, Biwani Haveli and Sadhani Haveli are also worth seeing. HARSH NATH TEMPLE, 11 km from Sikar, is a 10th century temples situated on Harsh Nath hills. The ruins of the temple are strewn all over the area.


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Trip To Rajsthan

Rajasthan is famous for its glorious past, colourful customs and culture, art and architecture, royal trend of medieval living, forts palaces and citadel and above all for its camel safaris. A Trip to Rajasthan is essential to unwind the hidden treasure of this colourful land. Rajasthan tours and travels give a visitor the complete experience of royal life.

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Udaipur 'VENICE OF THE EAST' known as the City of Lakes, is famous for tis marble palaces, beautiful gardens and placid blue lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar - a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. The founder, Maharana Udai Singh, was overcome by the misfortune that his old capital Chittorgarh had to face. Repeatedly sacked by the Mughal armies, the fort saw some very fierce battles in 1567, the army of Emperor Akbar sacked the fort and forced Udai Singh to seek refuge in the surrounding Aravelli hills. Udai Singh sought the advice of a holy man and then went building this city on the banks of Pichola Lake.

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Rajasthan Heritage Tour
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Place Coverd: Delhi - Sariska - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambore - Kota - Chittorgarh-Udaipur

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Rajasthan India Tour Package
Duration: 22 Nights / 23 Days
Place Coverd: Delhi - Leh - Leh - Likir - Yangtang - Ridzong Gompa - Ang - Hemis Sukpachen - Khalsi-Lamayuru - Alchi - Leh - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Dundlod - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohet -Ranakpur - Udaipur - Delhi

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Rajasthan Tour and Travel Package
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days

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Rajasthan Trip
Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days

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Vacation in Rajasthan
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days

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Rajasthan Adventure Tour

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Rajasthan Desert Tour
Duration: 2 nights & 3 days

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