The Land of Rajas, Rajputs the Kings, Rajasthan has a vibrant culture and a rich architectural heritage. Thus, the state is one of the most sought after tourist attractions in India. Gifted with rich heritage and natural beauty, it is visited by several tourists throughout the year. Rajasthan is endowed with extraordinary palaces and forts. It is a combination of temples, forts, palaces, gardens, lakes, wildlife, desert and people, their attires, culture, customs, music and traditional Rajasthani cuisine.
Major Tourist Attractions of Rajasthan
Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and was built in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city. Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travellers. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It hosts several attractions like the City Palace, Govind Dev ji Temple, Vidhan Sabha, Birla Temple, several massive Rajput forts and so on.
Jaisalmer, the "Golden City", is
located on the westernmost frontier of India in
the state of Rajasthan. Close to the border with
Pakistan, the city is known for its proximity to
the Thar Desert. Desert Safari in the sand dunes
of Jaisalmer is an unforgettable experience.
The city is dominated by the Jaisalmer Fort. Unlike most forts in India, the Jaisalmer Fort is a living fort. There are shops, hotels, age old havelis (homes) inside the fort area.
Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories. It has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work. These pink sandstone windows commonly known as "Jharokhas". The golden light of the early morning sun floats beautifully through the windows of this palace creating a wonderful sight for one and all. The palace has to be visited to experience the true beauty.