The Palace on Wheels and the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are luxury trains that are a great way to explore this splendid state on the go. Online bookings of these trains are available on the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation website.
Tourist Places in Rajasthan
The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a place where you can plan for a weekend leisure trip, either from Bharatpur or Agra or capital city, Delhi. Be it the monuments or the palaces, the variety of foods to shopping destinations, everything is great about this city. You will still be able to get the royal feeling when you enter the city. Coloured in pink, Jaipur is a city that will certainly help you with memories to cherish.
Udaipur is also called as the 'Venice of the East'. The city used to be the capital of Sisodiya Rajputs of Mewar. The palaces still look regally good and the Rajputana style architecture is dominant. The city is located in the foothills of Aravalli Mountain. There are many palaces, forts, temples and market places in the city which are counted as the tourist attractions of the city. The city is planned, and its people hospitable.
Jodhpur is the largest and second most populated city of Rajasthan. The other name of Jodhpur is the 'Sun City' for the sunny weather it has. The main attractions of the city are forts, palaces and the walled old city.
The other name of Jaisalmer is the 'Golden City'. The city is located in the heart of Thar Desert. The feature that makes the city unique is its architecture. In fact, the city itself is one of the largest forts in the world as it is completely walled. The top attractions of this city are Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes, The Thar Heritage Museum, Gadisar Lake, Desert Nation Park and Silk Route Art Gallery.
Popular for forts and food, Bikaner has also something which is very unique, windowpanes called “jharokhas”. People who are fond of food and want to tickle their taste buds with authentic taste of Rajasthani food, must visit Bikaner. Apart from the food and forts, the temples of the city are equally notable.
When people get to hear the name of this city, the first thing that comes to their mind is that of the annual camel festival. However, that is not the only asset the city has, it is also known for being the holy city and the only temple of Lord Brahma in the world is in Pushkar itself. It is said that the Pushkar Lake was formed by the tears of Lord Shiva. The camel festival in Pushkar runs for five days, where people sell and buy livestock.
Chittorgarh was once the capital of Mewar and birthplace of many historical figures like the Great Maharana Pratap and Hindu Saint, Meera Bai. There are many temples, forts and palaces in the city, and the architectural designs and artistic mastery are worth seeing here. One of the famous attractions of Chittorgarh is the Chittorgarh fort, which is considered as the largest fort in India.
The only hill station in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a part of Sirohi district and located in the Aravalli mountain range. The place has a lot of historical as well as religious significance. Mount Abu's name has been mentioned as Arbuda Mountain in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Unlike other places and cities of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a place with relatively low temperatures.
Last Updated on : September 10, 2016