Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a state of India sub continent was once the provincial capital of Indus valley civilization, one of the world oldest civilization, is located along its north western borders, touching five states of India from its three sides namely Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujrat along with Pakistan touching its western side and have a welcoming Great Indian Desert (Thar desert) & the Aravalli range. This state is known for its forts, palaces, colorful turbans, sandy dunes, chilies & spices, artifacts, paintings and folk songs & local dances. Since it touches the line of control of India-Pakistan, therefore lots of para military forces can be seen along the bordering cities. The main tourist base is Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Barmer, Sikar, Ajmer, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur and Mt. Abu. Rajasthan is the only state of India which has such extreme climate, with temperature ranging between 58 degrees in plains to -05 degrees in hills. Heritage site in Rajasthan are unique in its architecture comprising of many forts in rajasthan. Sam sand dunes are located near the international borders which give room for desert activity like Desert Camp.

As the tourist lands at New Delhi airport which is state of an art modern architecture and one of the best five beautiful airports of the world, the tourist is guided to their respective hotels on local transfers. After resting for a while the ever awaited trip to the ever calling Rajasthan starts. There is bus route available at Bikaner house in New Delhi located near India Gate. All kinds of buses are available inclusive of Volvo services, deluxe seat en-coached and sleeper buses too. Luxury trains are the best option available, which starts from New Delhi railway station and covers most of the cities of Rajasthan, but of course you have to shell out little bit more dollars too. This train is run by RTDC-Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation in association with Indian Railways & Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and has all the luxuries and royalty that only a king can experience.

Mode of transportations:There is bus route available at Bikaner house in New Delhi located near India Gate. All kinds of buses are available inclusive of Volvo services, deluxe seat en-coached and sleeper buses too. Luxury trains are the best option available, which starts from New Delhi railway station and covers most of the cities of Rajasthan, but of course you have to shell out little bit more dollars too. This train is run by RTDC-Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation in association with Indian Railways & Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and has all the luxuries and royalty that only a king can experience.

Routing to Rajasthan: The palace on wheels luxury train consumes 7nights/8days, covering various major cities of north west India like New Delhi, Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Agra and Delhi. The entry point and the first stop point by bus in Rajasthan for any foreign tourists via New Delhi is Jaipur. City wise luxury buses are also available at the bus station with and without prior reservations.

Jaipur: This pink city of India has many heritage site, forts and small forts lesser known to tourists, pink city having Hawa Mahal or Palace of winds. Shopping, especially warm razai and artifacts is a good bet.

Jodhpur: Referred as Blue city, and boast of palaces like Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace, some portion of which is under Taj Group of Hotels. Many heritage properties can be seen within the main city itself.

Jaisalmer: It is nicknamed as Sun City, stands on the ridge of yellow sandstone, crowned by fort and sandy dunes. Tourist can hire hotel inside forts of various capacity and get a great view of the vast Thar desert. The shopping can be done inside the fort. It is basically a walled township and mud fortress. Camel safaris and night stays in swiss tents at the desert adds value to the trip. Lucky travelers can be a part of the Desert festivals, held three days a year in January and February every year. Desert National Park is also great place to tour.

Bikaner: Junagarh fort, Laxmi Nivas palace, Lalgarh palace and temples are some of the places ideal for visit. International Camel festival, Kapil Muni fair, Karni Mata fair are the main attractions. Famous for spicy snacks like dal moth, spices and edible oil largely known for it’s handicrafts and leather products. Rajasthan State Archives is also a nice place to visit.

Barmer: Constitute a big part of the Thar desert, famous for its hand carved wooden furniture and hand block printing industries. It is the best area describing the raw desert having decorated mud huts, complete desert life and simple village folks. Famous for its oil wells source and have an underground air base.

Sikar: Once the largest tikhana, has fine example of frescoes in Raghunath, Madan Mohan and Gopinath temples. Other places of interest are forts and palaces, bawri (stepwell) and Makrana Mahal. The city is well connected by road.

Ajmer: It is the fifth largest city and a pilgrimage site for the shrine of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Surrounded by Aravali mountains. It is also the base of an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, Pushkar. Taragarh fort guards the city and is well connected by rail and road.

Sawai Madhopur: It’s a planned city having Ranthambore National Park situated just 11 kms from the main city. Local known dances are Ghoomar dance, Sawai Madhopur dance and Kalbeliya dance. Siwad, Rameshwaram, Amareshwar Mahadeo, Khandar Fort, Bonli Fort, Sapt-Kund, Bhagwatgarh and Charankya River are included in the excursion

Bharatpur: A world heritage site declared by UNESCO, Keoladeo National Park was the duck hunting reserve of the Maharaja, clouding major winter birds from various parts of India including Siberia. Many bollywood films also has been filmed here. We connected by rail and road, the tourist attractions are Lohagarh Fort, Government Museum, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Golbagh Palace, Moti Mahal, Kishori Mehal, Deeg Palace, Kaman (kamyavan) Palace and Bayana Fort.

Mount Abu: Bordering Gujrat in south, it is a popular hill station on the Aravali ranges located at 4,000 ft and referred as the oasis in the desert. Winter is kool with chilly nights, temperature even falls below zero. Summers are beautiful too. Achalgarh fort and Nakki lake are the popular tourist attractions. The only hill station in Rajasthan houses the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary too.