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Land of Maharajas: Rajasthan

Whenever you think of Rajasthan, the Rajasthani folk song “Padharo Mhare Desh” definitely rings a bell. This tagline emphasis on its well known culture and hospitality. Rajasthan is celebrated for its calm desserts, beautiful forts, pristine lakes, vivid culture and mouth-watering cuisines.

History and Cultural Heritage

Rajasthan is also known as the “Land of Maharajas and Kings”. Maharana Pratap, Maharaja Suraj Mal, Maharana Sangram Singh, Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan are a few to name.

Rajasthan is an ocean full of culture and heritage. Its houses are a rich display of art and architecture. Apart from its rich history and royal inheritance, Rajasthan is culturally and traditionally one of the most beautiful states in India. Folk music and dances like Ghoomar and Kalbeliya from Rajasthan have gained international recognition. The state is also famous for its textiles, semi precious stones, handicrafts and many more.

Places to visit

1.Jaipur

Jaipur has pure magnificence to offer. Also known as ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is the capital of the royal state of Rajasthan. Home to a few UNESCO World Heritage sites like Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar, Jaipur has a lot to offer. Apart from this, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Albert Museum are few of the must visit places in Jaipur.

2. Udaipur

Udaipur, the City of Lakes is adorned by rich architecture, scintillating lakes and pretty palaces. It is also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Udaipur defines the finesse of Rajputana style architecture. City Palace, Lake Pichola, Jagdish Mandir, Sajjan Garh Palace are some of the places which one should not miss.

3. Jodhpur

Jodhpur has the sun shinning all year long, and hence is known as ‘Sun City’. It was formerly the capital of Marwar Kingdom. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswan Thada Mausoleum and Umaid Bhavan Palace top the list of tourist attractions here.

4. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is aptly known as the ‘Golden City’ due to the view it offers during the day, the city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of Rajasthan. It was built as a walled city which makes it one of the largest forts in the world. When in Jaisalmer, do visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Bada Bagh, Tannot Mata temple and Desert National Park. The Rajasthan videos for tourism will tell you all about the beauty of Jaisalmer in the true sense.

Apart from these famous cities, Rajasthan has much more to explore like

  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Thar Desert
  • Mount Abu
  • Pushkar city
  • Chittorgarh

Rajasthan will truly touch your heart with its beauty, people and their hospitality. The above mentioned are the famous places to visit, but there is surely never enough to explore and experience.