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Rajasthan major attractions

The vibrant state of Rajasthan Attractions has no dearth of attractions for tourists who visit this desert land of India throughout the year. The state has magnificent forts, awe inspiring palaces, beautiful lakes, drifting sand dunes, exotic wildlife, historical buildings, temples, colorful festivities, and the list goes on Rajasthan Attractions.

City Palace, Pushkar Fair, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Ajmer Sharif, Lake Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort etc. are some of the major tourist places of Rajasthan. Palace on Wheels is a luxury train that will make you explore the major attractions of Trip To Rajasthan in truly royal style. Besides this, you can also avail Rajasthan Attractions tour packages to explore the unending charms of this captivating state of India.

Hotel Lake Palace

Hotel Lake Palace, Udaipur

Hotel Lake Palace UdaipurThe beautiful Lake Palace is situated amidst the serene waters of Lake Pichola, on the 4 acre stretch of its Jag Niwas Island in Udaipur city of Rajasthan. The construction of white marble palace was started in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II and his successors continued the work for another 300 years.

There are Aravali hills on one side of the lake and Lake Palace on the other side, providing a romantic view of the surroundings to the guests. It has many royal buildings like Phool Mahal, Khush Mahal, Bada Mahal, Amar Mahal, Ajjan Niwas, Bhim Vials, Badi Mahal and Dhola Mahal which have luxurious rooms decked with crystal work, paintings, stained glass work, arches and lotus leaves.

It is built in a flamboyant style with a fusion of Rajasthani and Mogul architectural styles. There are many impressive Pols (Gateways) to provide access to the palace. Lake Palace now has been converted into a heritage hotel owned by Taj Group.

 

City Palace

City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace UdaipurCity Palace Udaipur is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan Tourist Places with cheap Rajasthan Tour Packages. It stands majestically on the banks of Lake Pichola and is the most visited destination of Udaipur. Its construction was started by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 and more additions were done to it till eighteenth century by the subsequent rulers.

The palace represents a perfect blend of medieval Rajasthani, European and Chinese architectural styles. It has craggy exteriors and amazing interiors with delicate marble work, murals and mirror work. The palace has several Pols or Gates, with Bara Pala or the Great Gate being the biggest and the main entrance to the palace complex.

It has several royal buildings like Krishna Vilas, Amar Vilas, Manak Mahal, Moti Mahal, Rang Bhawan, Mor Chowk etc. Since 1974, Zenana Mahal (Ladies Chamber) and a part of the City Palace have been converted into a museum. Jagdish Temple is also located within the precincts of the City Palace Udaipur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace JodhpurThe magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur is one of the largest private residences of the world. The yellow sandstone monument is named after the Maharaja of Jodhpur, H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh Ji who built it during 1928 to 1943 as a symbol of new Jodhpur.

It is designed by the renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester. Its majestic 105 ft high cupola is inspired by the Renaissance. The lavish palace has 64 suites and rooms in its luxurious fold. It is built in Art Deco style and presents a perfect blend of traditions and modernity.

Its lavish interiors are complemented with exotic murals, elegant artwork and gilt furniture. Umaid Bhawan Palace is an imitable tribute to art deco, and is set against the backdrop of golden hues of the desert amidst the acres of verdant gardens. You can test your skills on its marbled courts or try your hands on billiards. Listen to the soothing desert music while you enjoy your feast beneath the starry night at Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Ajmer-e-Sharif

Ajmer-e-Sharif, Ajmer

Ajmer e Sharif AjmerAjmer-e-Sharif is the highly venerated mausoleum of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, which is situated in the holy Ajmer city of Rajasthan, near Pushkar. Ajmer is the fifth largest city of Rajasthan and is surrounded by Aravali range of mountains. Also known as Dargah Sharif, Ajmer-e-Sharif attracts Muslims, Hindus and people of other faiths who come here to seek the blessings of the saint who died here in the year 1235.

Ajmer Sharif Dargah is the most important shrine for Muslims in India which gets endless visitors, faithful, childless couple, troubled people and the sick who throng the Dargah to seek the blessings of the saint.

Annual Urs festival is celebrated in the Dargah in the month of May with much devotion and ado. Millions of pilgrims land up in Ajmer for the Urs celebrations and devotees stand in several kilometers long queues for hours to wait for their turn to pay homage to the revered saint. Tabarukh or the sanctified food made with sweet rice, dry fruits and condiments is served to the pilgrims.

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair – Get to see the hues of Rajasthan under one roof

Pushkar Fair RajasthanCome November and the sleepy Pushkar town of Rajasthan suddenly springs to life with a frenzied burst of activities, festivities and celebrations accompanied with a riot of colors. Yes, you got us right; we are talking about the famed Pushkar Fair which is held in the Hindu month of Kartik every year and it is famous Tourist Places Rajasthan .

Usually Pushkar Fair is associated with the world's largest camel fair but it is much more than that as only few, if at all any, desert fairs in the world could match the vibrancy, liveliness and magnanimity of the Pushkar Fair. For the avid travelers, Pushkar Fair provides an unforgettable experience to capture the glimpses of the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.

For Hindus, the fair provides an occasion to pay their obeisance at the only Brahma Temple in the world while for the villagers and the local folks; Pushkar Fair offers an opportunity to get a much needed break from the harsh life of the arid desert land. During the first five days of the fair, camels, horses, sheep, cows, and goats are sold and purchased. Camels are the prime attraction of the fair.

Bird Sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryBharatpur Bird Bharatpur is "The Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan". It is 55 km from Agra by road and is most famous for its bird sanctuary – the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which boasts of the richest collection of avian species in Asia. Rare Siberian Cranes visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary every year during the winters to spend the season in the relatively warmer atmosphere of the sanctuary.

The 29 sq km sanctuary is home to more than 300 species of birds which include migratory birds like pelicans, cranes, eagles, stints, warblers, flycatchers etc. Besides this, you can also spot several nesting indigenous bird species, waterside bird species and mammals like chital, boar, Sambar and Nilgai in the sanctuary.

Do not forget to carry binoculars with you to watch the exotic bird species of the sanctuary. There are well defined forest trails in the sanctuary which you can cover by cycles, foot or hire knowledgeable rickshaw pullers who will also guide you in birds' spotting. Nearest airport to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is at Agra which is 56 km away.

      
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