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RAJASTHAN VISIT

About Rajasthan
The name Rajasthan says a lot about the place that Rajasthan is. Rajas Sthan, or the place of King, that is what Rajasthan means and correctly this is what Rajasthan is famous for, its royal heritage. Ruled over by the valiant and romantic Rajput rulers for a long time, Rajasthan has maintained a royal connection with its past. Even today, after so many years of the end of Rajput control over the state, the place still resounds with their exploits. It takes only one interesting story about the courage of a Rajput prince or the beauty of a Rajput princess to captivate the imagination of the tourists.

General Information
Rajasthan is located in the northwestern part of India. Pakistan borders it on its western and northwestern region. To its north and northeast are the Indian State of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh also occupies the region on its eastern part while the southeastern part is covered by the state of Madhya Pradesh.

A part of Rajasthan forms a part of the Thar Desert and is known as the Great Indian Desert. The oldest mountain range of India, the Aravalli also runs from the southwest to the north east region of state.

Best time to Visit Rajasthan
With its varied topography, Rajasthan enjoys a variety of climates within its area. The desert region is dry while the hilly areas are wetter and cooler. The winter temperature ranges from 8 to 24 C while the summer temperature exceeds from 25 to 48C. The dry western region gets an annual average rainfall of 100 mm while the hilly areas enjoy a sufficient average annual rainfall of around 650-mm. The best time to visit the state is between December to March when it is cooler and pleasant in almost all its part.

Major Attractions of Rajasthan
Cities - The cities of Rajasthan are its prime attraction. With the Rajputana legacy still hovering over, these cities exude a traditional royal charm. It is quiet easy to feel the royal grandeur of the erstwhile kings and princes, the moment you enter the city.

Jaipur : Sawai Raja Jai Singh founded Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. The city glows with the elegant pink colour used widely in its construction. The romantic temperament of the Rajput is well reflected in the pink hues of the city. Within the city, major attractions are the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple and Sisodia Rani ka Bagh. A little distance from the main city stands the impressive Jaigarh Fort and the Amber Fort. Both these fort were built to strengthen the protective coverage of the place. Apart from these royal attractions, the city also has more plebeian attractions. Its winding roads send out an unambiguous signal for you to explore its more common attractions.

Jodhpur : Jodhpur, the second largest city of the state lies in the western region. Rao Jodha, a ruler of the Rathore clan, founded the city. Very similar to Jaipur, Jodhpur also reflects the brilliant imagination of the Rajputs. The entire city is one wide spectacle of blue colour, which proves the ingeniousness of its founder. Since the city is a part of the dry Thar Desert region, the blue colour lends it the much-needed relief from the scorching heat. The major attractions of the city are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Kalyan Lake.

Jaisalmer : Jaisalmer, is yet another remarkable destination in Rajasthan founded by the Bhatti ruler, Rawal Jaisal. Like the preceeding two cities, Jaisalmer is also painted in a specific colour that gives it a unique identity of its own. The city is known for its golden hues that merge with the sand of the desert region. The main attractions of the place include Jaisalmer fort, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Salim Singh ji Ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Tazia Tower. Desert National Park, Akalwood Fossil Park and Godi Sagar. Camel safari in Jaisalmer is a major attraction for tourists.

Bikaner : Bikaner, founded by Rao Bika, was lost in oblivion for quiet sometime, however, the buoyant spirit of the place helped it regain its past glory. The city is a part of the Thar Desert region and as such is always on its charismatic best. Camel rides are a huge attraction in this city. Other attractions include Junagarh fort, Lalgarh Palace, Bhandeshwari Jain Temple, Shiv Bari Temple, Ganga Museum, Rajasthan State Archives, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary.

Udaipur : Last but not the least Udaipur, is a place that was founded by Rana Udai Singh. Like most of the other cities of Rajasthan, Udaipur too is known by a specific name - the City of Dawn. In Rajasthan, which is primarily known as a desert region, Udaipur with its hills and lakes is like a whiff of cool air. The major attractions of the city are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Lake Palace, Shilpgram Museum, Ahar Museum, Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake and Rajsamand Lake.

Wildlife in Rajasthan
The desert region covers a considerable portion of Rajasthan. However, this by no means designate the place as one devoid of any wildlife. In fact, Rajasthan is home to few extremely popular wildlife parks and sanctuaries of the country. The variety of animals and birds seen here is simply incredible.

Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary : Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is the prime wildlife attraction of the state, which is located around 37 km from Alwar. The animal of the park include Tiger, Leopard, Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, four-horned Antelope, Wild Boar, Rhesus Macaque, Langur, Hyena and Jungle Cats. A number of birds, like Peafowl, Harbours Quail, Sandgrouse, Golden- backed Woodpeckers, Crested Serpent Eagles, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Wood Pecker and the Great Indian Horned Owl, give these animals an enviable company.

Ranthambore National Park : The Ranthambore National Park is located at a distance of 14 km from the town of Sawai Madhopur. Though the major attraction of the park is the Tiger, there is also a commanding presence of other animals here. Some of these animals include Leopards, Caracal, Jungle Cat, hyena, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Marsh Crocodile, Porcupine, Common Langur, Spotted Deer, Indian Gazelle, Sambar (Asiatic stag) and Nilgai (bluebull). The bird population of the park include Bonelli's Eagle Crested Serpent, Spoonbills, Partridge, Quail, Parakeets, Kingfishers, Owls and Storks, Geese Ducks and Peacock.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary : The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful place to enjoy seeing the playful activities of a large number of birds as they go about their usual routine. Located in the north western part of the state in the area of Bharatpur, the sanctuary houses a number of species of birds like Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc. Walks, cycle rickshaw ride, boat trip, all are extremely pleasurable way of discovering the residents and the guests (migratory birds) of the park.

Fairs & Festivals of Rajasthan
Rajasthan is considerably a desert region, however, the people of the state do not betray even a slightest sense of drabness and monotony. Right from the dazzling colour of their dresses to the festivals they celebrate, all are indicative of their ebullient and spirited nature. Different parts of the state celebrate their regional fairs & festivals, which have now become a sort of identity for them. The characteristic feature of all these festivals is the zest that seems to float in the air. For the people, these festivals are an opportunity to get away from the dreariness of their life while earning some extra bucks as well. For tourists, however, these festivals are a glimpse into a colourful aspect of the Indian culture. Some of the most important festivals of the state are the Desert festival (Jaisalmer), Elephant Festival (Jaipur), Camel Festival (Bikaner) and Pushkar Fair (Pushkar). Apart from these, there are numerous other festivals that fill the lives of the people with remarkable enthusiasm.

Camel Safari Rajasthan
For anyone visiting Rajasthan, camel safari is an overbearing attraction. The trip seems grossly incomplete till the time tourists mount on the back of a camel and take a trip to the forts and sand dunes of the state. Camel Safari is one unique way to discover the rural life of Rajasthan. Interacting with people, singing along with the folksingers and matching the steps of the dancers, all are included in a camel safari expedition in Rajasthan. The major areas where camel safari can be enjoyed are the ones in and around Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Shekhawati.

How to Reach Rajasthan
By Air : The capital of Rajasthan (Jaipur) has a domestic airport for those who wish to reach by air. In addition, there are airports in various other cities of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur.

By Rail : All the important cities of Rajasthan are well connected with each other and other major places in the country by train.

By Road : Rajasthan is well connected by roadways to both within its area as well as outside. RTDC runs coaches that take tourists to various locations in the state. It is also possible to drive down to the state on one's own vehicle.

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