Rajasthan had a rich historical era of the Rajputs which can be seen in the majestic forts and palaces that are well conserved. Rajasthan comprises of the alpine and jagged south-eastern region and the unproductive north-western Thar Desert that extends across the border of Pakistan.
Here, you can find historic cities, incredible fortresses with legends and rare beauty like Udaipur. Puskar with its holy lake and the desert city of Jaisalmer allures many tourists every year. No wonder then, Rajasthan is a prime tourist destination where you can cherish priceless memories. Let us check out these destinations in detail.
Jaisalmer– The city is renowned for the golden fort that is made of yellow sandstone in the Thar Desert. Rawal Jaisal, a Rajput King established this city. Jaisalmer Fort is situated on the hill with its wall blending into the contours of the hills.
- Gadsisar Lake – Picnic spot ideal for a getaway and is famous for boating. There are small temples surrounding the lake.
Pushkar is among the oldest cities in India. Legend associates it with Brahma’s creation. The word ‘Pushkar’ in Sanskrit means blue lotus flower. It is a holy place for the Hindus who come here for salvation.
Puskar fair – This fair is one of the largest cattle fairs in the country which is held in the month of October or November. It lasts for 5 days. Camels in this fair are cleaned, washed and decorated with jewelry of silver and beads. The fair is held for trading and the best camels get awarded in different categories. Camel safaris in Puskar, take tourists to rural areas where they can see crop harvesting.
Udaipur– Situated in the hills of the Aravallis, it is a ‘city of Dawn’ as it is a land around the water lake.
- Lake Pichola- This scenic lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and two island palaces, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas, give an awesome view.
- City Palace is a majestic architecture over the lake on a hill which is fenced by walls of courtyards, pavilions, terraces and hanging gardens.
Other places to check out in Udaipur are Chittaurgarh, the fortress of Kumbhalgarh, lovely Jain temple of Ranakpur, Eklingji, and Nathdwara. Mount Abu is a cool retreat not to be missed.
Bikaner– This city is renowned for its camel rides. The city is dotted with many sand dunes and camels are prime helpers here who pull carts loaded with grains. The forts and palaces look magnificent with their reddish-pink sandstone and reflect their historical and architectural legacy.
- Junagarh Fort– It is built from red sandstone and marble carvings and paintings. This fort was constructed by Raja Rai Singh. Within this fort, one can find palaces. Sun Gate is the main entry point to the fort. Other palaces, Chandra Mahal, Karan Mahal and Phool Mahal are worth a visit. This fort has a museum with miniature paintings and rare antiques that are precious.
So, go ahead and discover the historical era of Rajputs at these places!
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