Rajasthan, the land of Kingdoms, is one of the most popular tourist destinations to have an insight into Indian rich heritage and royalty. A fortnight should be enough to tour around the splendor of the state. It has a lot of natural and manmade tourist destinations, which include Amber Fort, City Palace and Jal Mahal of pink city Jaipur, Umaid Bahwan of the blue city Jodhpur, Jaisalmer Fort of golden city Jaisalmer and Lake Palace of Venice of the East, Udaipur. All princely states of Rajasthan makers it the land of colors.
The main attraction for travelers is the vast sand dunes of Thar Desert and one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, Aravilis surrounded by Rajput heritage which is evident from the forts, temples and palaces established by the Rajput Kings like Bappa Rawal, Rana Kumbha, Rana Sanga and Rana Pratap depicting their grandeur and valour. Rajasthan is famous for its majestic forts, intricately carved temples and decorated havelis, which were built by Rajput kings in Royal Era. Jantar Mantar, Dilwara Temples, Chittorgarh Fort, Lake Palace, bundi palace ,City Palaces, Lake Palaces, Havelis are part of the true architectural heritage of India.
At Ajmer, the white marble Bara-Dari on the Anasagar Lake is exquisite. Jain Temples dot Rajasthan from north to south and east to west. Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu, Ranakpur Temple dedicated to Lord Adinath in Pali District, Jain temples in the fort complexes of Chittor, Jaisalmer and Kumbhalgarh, Lodurva Jain temples, Bhandasar Temple of Bikaner are some of the best places to explore for religious tourists.
Rajasthan is often called a shopper's paradise due to its world famous arts and crafts including textiles, semi-precious stones and handicrafts. The attractive designs of jewelery and clothes are noticeable and thus tempt shoppers. Rajasthani furniture has intricate carvings and bright colors where as Rajasthani handicrafts are in demand due to the intricate work on them.
Rajasthan is also noted for National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. There are four national park and wildlife sanctuaries named the Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur, Sariska Tiger Reserve of Alwar, Ranthambore National Park of Sawai Madhopur, and Desert National Park of Jaisalmer. Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary are both known worldwide for their tiger population Prominent among the wildlife sanctuaries are Mount Abu Sanctuary, Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary, Darrah Sanctuary, Jaisamand Sanctuary, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Jawahar Sagar sanctuary and Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary. There are a variety of wildlife species in Rajasthan, notably including the apex predator Caracal, sacred Black Buck, Gharial, Indian Cobra, Indian Krait and many others with rich backdrop of dense forests that stimulates reproduction.
Rajasthan the glorious land of valour and great courage is the most vibrant part of India. Famous for its historical monuments, Rajasthan is a well known tourist destination in India. Starting from the capital Jaipur, all other places including Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ajmer and other prominent sites, Rajasthan is full of magnificent sites to visit. This most charming and colorful state of Rajasthan is decorated with many wonderful assets like charming Fairs, Festivals, remarkable historic Monuments, splendid palace structures, mysterious Desert and many more and thus aptly tourist’s dream destination across the world.