Rajasthan Travel Guide

Ajmer Travel Guide

Cradled between the barren hills, Ajmer is an oasis of green in a very interesting past. The city is named after its founder, Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan, who founded in the 7th century. Chauhans subsequently ruled Ajmer till Prithviraj Chauhan lost city of Mohammed Ghauri. Despite this, the culture and traditions of the city were strongly influenced by its rulers, and sees the second city of different cultures. Just like old times, Ajmer remained a popular pilgrimage center as well as Hindus and Muslims. Sharief Dargah, the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Sufi Saint, is equally respected in both communities and the Urs fair attracts thousands and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every year.

Location: Rajasthan, India
Significance: Famous for Dargah of Sufi Saint Chisti
STD Code: 0145
Best Season October To March
Language: Hindi, Urdu, Rajasthani
Distance From Jaipur 131 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 389 Km


Ajmer has hot summers and cool winters. The maximum temperature in summer (from April to June) is around 45ºC. In winters (from November to February), days are sunny and pleasant but nights are bit cooler.


By Air: The nearest airport to Ajmer is situated in Jaipur.
By Train: You can find a train to Ajmer from all the major cities of India. From Delhi, you can catch Shatabdi Express, The Pink City Express and Chetak Express.
By Road: Ajmer is well connected by the network of roads to Delhi, Agra and all the major cities of Rajasthan.


Ajmer has a range of multi-cuisine restaurants and hotels that offer an assorted mixture of traditional Indian and Mughlai food and fast food. There is no specific cuisine of Ajmer but Rajasthani delicacies with their spicy, tangy flavor can be found in abundance.


Urs Fair takes place during the first six days of Rajab (seventh month of Islamic calendar) in the death of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Chishti, whose remains are buried and are held in place in great reverence by devotees of all communities "Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. Khwaja came from Persia and established the Chishti order of fakirs in India.

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair held in the month of Kartik, which usually falls in October or November, Pushkar, which is 11 km from Ajmer, Rajasthan. One of the most prestigious fair in Rajasthan, many tourists come on pilgrimage to Pushkar Fair and see the display of a mystifying array of topics. With the picturesque sand dunes in the background, the camel fair and camel races, horses and donkeys are also events of the fair. People indulge in body tattoo, the villagers of remote areas come here to exchange their goods.


In Ajmer, one can search for topics that have the fanaticism of Rajasthan, which echoes the old world ambience of the area. Silver jewelry with beautiful old traditional design is the biggest tourist craze. Other things to buy, antiques, curios, enchanting modern gold and silver jewelry, colorful saris and-tie-dye and fabrics, and embroidered jutis. There is also a beautiful display of colorful local handicrafts to annual meeting Urs fair.


In summers, light cotton clothes are advisable while you will need light woolen clothes in winter.


Forts & Palaces

Taragarh Fort - The fort is to see the big city. There are six entry points into the fortress. The strong home-Miran-Saheb ki Dargah, the governor of the fort who died fighting in a game. The fort offers a panoramic view of the city situated in the Aravalli hills Nagpahari ranges. This fort has immense historical and archaeological importance.


Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra 'Adhai' means two and a half days, and suggests the duration of this building was built. A marvel, a masterpiece of Indo - Islamic architecture, this building is an artifact of an ancient mosque and includes a display of a front wall of seven pointed arches. The pillars feature and a screen in a semi-ruined minarets make it a superb architectural masterpiece.

Dargah Sharif

Dargah Sharif - Dargah Sharif or Holy Dargah is one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country. Revered by Hindus and Muslims, is the tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia and dedicated his life to the service and the elevation of the poor and oppressed. The Dargah has a massive gate with silver doors built in several stages. Revered by the Mughal rulers, has touches of Humayun to Shah Jahan in its structural architecture. A ramp a large marble screen around the royal tomb of the saint, in marble with a golden dome.


Ana Sagar Lake- Instead of picnic favorite city, Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after ANAJ Chauhan. The Baradari is surrounded by parks and pavilions built by Shah Jahan to help his long stays in Ajmer. Local people have helped build watershed.


It is surrounded by Aravalli hills, the former state of Mewat, Alwar is crowned by a magnificent fortress, which is witnessed by many wars and battles in the turbulent history of Alwar. Rajput was for a long time, its proximity to the Mughal capital of Delhi, the city does not rest in peace until it went into the hands of Muslims, 12 and 13 For centuries, the Sultanate Bulban managed to crush the revolutionary groups with an iron fist . Alwar found its place in the Mahabharata, in which it is mentioned in the kingdom of Matsya, which was once the hideout during the Pandavas in exile for thirteen years. In 1771 AD Maharaja Pratap Singh, the hero within Kuchhwaha Rajput (warrior class) clan rulers of Jaipur, won again, and laid the groundwork for his own duchy. In addition, a Rajput soldier tiger-like, Alwar is also home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, for its rich natural forests, lakes and valleys.

Location: Northeastern Rajasthan, India
Significance: Gateway to modern Rajasthan
STD Code: 0144
Best Season: September To February
Language: Hindi, English, Rajasthani
Distance From Jaipur: 150 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 170 Km


Alwar has temperate climate and scanty rainfall. The summers are hot but not as much as other cities of Rajasthan. Temperature ranges between 28ºC to 41ºC. Winters are cool and pleasant with a temperature range of 8ºC to 23ºC.


By Air: The nearest airport to Alwar is situated in Jaipur.
By Train: You can find a train to Alwar from all the major cities of India. From Delhi, you can catch Shatabdi Express, Intercity Express and Mandore Express. Fairy Queen Express, the train that makes your trip a fairy tale experience, includes Alwar on its itinerary list.
By Road: Alwar is well connected by the network of roads to Delhi and all the major cities of Rajasthan.


Alwar is famous restaurants serving pure vegetarian food (which excludes the onion and garlic) and vegetables. Palang Torh Alwar or milk cake is a delicious dessert that you do not want to miss. While restaurants can not have just the type of customer, but what about the food delicious and aluminum parathas (a kind of bread stuffed with potatoes), oil free gaajar ka halwa (carrot dessert), mirchi ka Achaari ( chile in vinegar) and kheer (a mixture of milk and rice) account for their hospitality country.


In Alwar, silver jewelry and handicrafts of Rajasthan are at their best. Whoever loves pretzels simply can not keep his hands to the specialty Alwar -Palang Torh (milk cake) One taste of this dish is justified in saying that goes around in this region than all those who taste it once, can not refrain yourself from such a farce when he lies down on the bed, hitting the bed in half! An exaggeration, yes, but what a sweet way to express the delight of the box! main shopping spots is the market in hopes Circus Bazaar Bajaja , Sarraf Bazar, Mala Khera Bazar and Bazar Kedalganj.


In summers, light tropical clothes are advisable while you will need light woolen clothes in winter.

Forts & Palaces

The fort stands majestically 595 feet above sea level and was built long before the advent of Mughal rule. It is said that the fort was never seiged but passed through treaties and negotiations. Legends of the fort includes a saying that Babar had spent a night in the fort and because of his greed, he plundered the treasures of the fort to give his son, Humayun. Salim Mahal premises of the fort had been the house of Akbar's son Jahangir, during his exile.

Vinay Vilas Mahal

Vinay Vilas MahalThe palace belongs to the 18th century and is a perfect example of the fusion of Rajput pleasant and Mughal architectural styles. Now, on the ground floor of the castle houses government offices and district courts, while the upper part of the castle is well preserved as a museum.

Government Museums

The museum has some great Mughal and Rajput paintings of 18 and 19 For centuries, the ancient and rare manuscripts, Persian, Arabic, Urdu and Sanskrit. These include: - Gulistan (translated as The Garden of Roses), Waqiat-I-Babri (autobiography of Babar) and Bostan (the garden published in Spring ") has also shown a copy of the great epic Mahabharata; Alwar and painted by the school setting.


Purjan Vihar (Company Garden)

Purjan-ViharThe place of idyllic summer picnic Purjan Vihar is a picturesque garden was planned and implemented under the rule of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868. The garden sports a captivating setting called Shimla which was built by Maharaja Mangal Singh, and is so named for his cool shades that gives everything an adjournment during the summer months.


BharatpurIt is amazing what you do not have much interest in human beings is a major attraction for all types of birds, even less. Jats once said in this small town set up by Maharaja Surajmal and today is not that much of the rich historical, architectural or commercial purposes than in other cities of Rajasthan. Yet, Bharatpur to play an important role in the tourism sector, is home to exotic birds. Today, bird watchers flock to this point of time the duck-shooting of the royal family can soothe their eyes on more than 380 species of beautiful feathered friends that have already been identified here, and also be able to see more!

Location: Eastern Rajasthan, India
Significance: Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary
STD Code: 05644
Best Season: October To February
Language: Hindi, English
Distance From Jaipur: 56 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 215 Km


The temperature ranges as high as 38ºC to 45ºC in summers. There is retrieve when the monsoons approach in July and August and lower the temperature to about 27ºC. Winters are cold and temperature may drop down below 10ºC. Fog and mist is not uncommon throughout January.


By Air: Though there is a domestic airport at Agra, the international flights are accessible only to and from New Delhi.
By Train: Bharatpur is well connected by trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and other major cities of India. Palace on Wheels has Bharatpur on its itinerary list.
By Road: Bharatpur is linked to Agra and Jaipur via good roads. Buses are available to and from Agra (time duration of two hours) and Fatehpur Sikri (time duration of one hour) and many other places.


Brij Festival - takes place before the festival of Holi (Hindu calendar by), which normally falls in March in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Relief of vim and dynamics of Holi, the festival of colors, Brij Festival takes villagers full of zest and vitality. They dress in finery minimalist and sing songs and dances. They showed dance festival dance Raslila is where the story of immortal love of Krishna and Radha is adopted. During this festival. Young and old, men and women in the ring with the loud pop and the colors of the waves on all infectious gaiety enough to grab anyone who is here to attend the festivities.


The most appropriate outfits to wear in Bharatpur would be loose cotton clothes in summer and woolen clothes to keep you warm in winter. Use a hat or a scarf as a head covering and drink lots of water to avoid heat strokes. It will be advisable to wear comfortable footwear, as you will have to walk a lot here while sightseeing in the bird sanctuary.

Wildlife in Bharatpur National Park

The main attractions of the park include a variety of migratory birds from Siberia and Central Asia, who spend their winters in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Other migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include several species of cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, songbirds, Wheatears, flycatchers, buntings, larks, shanks, stints, dancers and Pipits, etc.

Bharatpur Government Museum:

Bharatpur-Government-MuseumThe Government Museum of Bharatpur is the biggest tourist attraction in Bharatpur National Park, which preserves the articles update the Bharatpur royal past.

Bharatpur Palace

Bharatpur PalaceBharatpur Palace: Bharatpur Palace, which stands proudly in the middle of the park is a mix of structure and architecture Mughal Rajput. This architectural marvel is quite picturesque to attract the attention of tourists.

Lohagarh Fort

Lohagarh Fort:- The Lohagarh Fort in the Bharatpur National Park has survived several attacks by the British regime.

Deeg Palace

Deeg Palace:- The beautiful Palace Deeg is located 32 km from Bharatpur. The strong and massive fortress was once the summer residence and has many magnificent palaces and gardens.


Look for : Lac Work, Meenakari, Metal Work, Marble Work, Paintings, Leather Work, Gemstones, Carpets, Wood Work, Jewellery

M.I. Road

jewelleryMirza Ismail Road or M I Road is an ideal a place to shop for jewellery and branded readymade garments. The road is actually curved and boasts of ancient architectural shop. A happening hang-out for tourists, M I Road is Jaipur's equivalent of Delhi's Connaught Place.

Main shops
The main shops sell old silver jewellery and artefacts, antiques, handicraft and apparel. There are also showrooms for Raymonds, Pepe, Woodland, Benetton, and others. Small shops that sell bangles, bedsheets and Jaipuri dresses ensure that you can complete your "Jaipur shopping" at M I Road.

Also at M.I. Road
Sought-after restaurants such as Niros, Suryamahal, Mc Donald, Pizza Hut and Copper Chimney; the famous Raj Mandir cinema hall; wholesome kulhad lassi dashed with a thick layer of malai at Panch Batti Circle.

Johri Bazar

It's famous, it's crowded, it's also a shopper's delight. Johri Bazar is your best bet if you plan to look for sarees and lehangas in colourful bhandhej, or glittering gemstone jewellery. As the name suggests, Johri Bazar is essentially a place for gems and jewellery. The smaller lanes contain the originally jeweler workstations - or gaddis - inhabited by these craftsmen since time immemorial. Johri Bazar has a lot of shops for gold, silver and studded jewellery. For sarees, try Rooplaxmi, Rana Saree Emporium and Jaipur Saree Kendra.

Jaipuri quilts (rajai) are a hot-selling item at shops near Hawa Mahal, Bapu Bazar, Chaura Rasta and Gopalji ka rasta.Not to be missed is the Dahi Bade of LMB or Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar, perhaps the oldest and most popular sweet shop of the Pink City.

Bapu Bazar Bapu Bazar is a treasure-trove of typical Jaipuri stuff - salwar suits, bedsheets, Jaipuri jutis, cushions and readymade suits.

Busy Bazar Salwar suits and bed sheets are perhaps the best selling items here. Sanganeri prints, bagru prints, batik prints, bhandhej suits and bedsheets top the list. You might have to navigate through crowded balconies full of people and cloth to get to what you want. Link Road, an extension, is good for artificial jewellery, home furnishings and bangles.

What else at Bapu Bazar?

Bapu Bazar also has few shops famous for craft and home décor items. A must-have here are chat pakoris, especially Gol Gappas or Pani Puris.

Chaura Rasta Books, books and more books - Chaura Rasta is famous for books and stationery.
Also on this street is Golcha - a theatre where you can check out the latest Bollywood release.

Nehru Bazaris near Ajmeri Gate, the so-called centre of Jaipur. Not a very upmarket place, Nehru Bazar has shops for readymade garments, footwear, gifts and household items. You can haggle over the prices of locally-produced goods here, but go for it only if your pocket strings are tight.

Badi Chaupar Adjacent to the famous Hawa Mahal is Badi Chaupar, a square crossing that is probably the most crowded location in Jaipur. The shops on Badi Chaupar are major attractions for the tourists. Here, you can shop for mojaris, handicraft, antiques, Rajasthani furniture, salwar suits and Jaipuri print dress material. Be prepared to bargain. You can also find a variety of traditional and lac bangles too.

Raja ParkIf you have had enough of the traditional stuff, Raja Park is the place to be at. It offers everything ranging from grocery to flowers, from furniture to apparel.

Gaurav Toweris the most happening joint in Jaipur. Situated away from the congested market place, the shopping mall at Gaurav Towers - or GT - attracts both shoppers and fun seekers. Spread across a sprawling area of 25,000 sq metres, GT is perfect in terms of ambience, space, variety and hassle free parking.

Ganpati Plaza is the first-ever plush shopping mall of Jaipur, Ganpati Plaza is still a happening joint for shoppers, especially tourists. From colourful bhandhej to latest fashion wear, from pizzas to confectionary, from toys to electronics, and from junk to jewellery - the place offers them all. It is usually visited by the crème de la crème of Jaipur.
For the middle class though, it's only an occasional shopping spot. Rana Silk & Sarees, Jaipur Saree Kendra, Rajan's, Mogli's Island, Heritage Jewels, Jeypore Jewellers, Oasis Cellular, Satguru Art 'n' Frames and Villa Appearances, the latest addition, are the major stores here. The most sought-after outlet here is the Pizza Hut joint.


In the heart of the Thar desert burn, Bikaner in Rajasthan is India. The captivating landscape with all its magnificent desert sand dunes, hard ground, rocky and thorny shrubs growing here and there, it does dear to lovers of nature Bikaner. The strong and the creation of red sandstone are the main attractions of the city. This is a real city, surrounded by a huge wall, more than 5 km in circumference and 5-9 m in height. Located on the northern edge of the desert tourist triangle, Bikaner was one of the important links of the Silk Road in the days when employers used mainly for travel by camel caravans. Bikaner was founded in 1486 AD and was named after its founder, Rao Bikaji.
Bikaner Camel Breeding is only one of its kind in Asia as a whole, and so is the famous Camel Festival. Bikaner is a bright and colorful and lively, and the traditional costumes, vibrant fairs and festivals, paintings and murals, as well as electrifying as the goods and the hordes of artistic skills, who have been there for centuries.
Location: Rajasthan, India
Significance: Third city of the Desert triangle
STD Code: 0151
Best Season: October To April
Language: Hindi, Bikaneri, English
Distance From Jodhpur: 256 Km|
Distance From Jaisalmer: 312 Km
Distance From Jaipur: 354 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 480 Km


Typically a desert climate, the days in Bikaner are hot and nights are chilly. In summers the temperatures range between 41.8ºC to 28ºC while, in winters, temperatures range from 23.2ºC to 5ºC.
By Air: Bikaner does not have an official airport. Nal Airport, 17 kms from the city, which normally serves as India Air Force airfield, remains open to civilian flights to and from Bikaner from November to March. The nearest international airports to Bikaner are Jodhpur and Jaipur.
By Train: Bikaner is well connected with all the major cities by the network of trains such as New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Agra, Churu and many more. From New Delhi, there are day and night trains that take about 12 hours to make the km trip to Bikaner. The Railway Station is situated in the heart of the city.
By Road: Rajasthan tourism and private operators run luxury coaches, which include Rajasthan Roadway Deluxe, Super deluxe and air-conditioned buses, linking Bikaner to all the major cities such as New Delhi, Udaipur, Ajmer and Agra. The intercity bus station is centrally located opposite the Lalgarh Palace.
Treat customers with new and unusual dishes as a matter of prestige and Bikaner in Rajasthan, in general, not to mention the delicacies as stuffed camels, goats and peacocks. Imperial kitchens all the major hotels offer a kitchen well covered with dried lentils, beans, native plants, such as the timing of Sangri are freely used. Bikaner namkeen (salted) are well known and spicy. Lalgarh Palace Hotel has been said about the best chef in the city.


Camel Festival is a bit like the Elephant Festival of Jaipur. Dedicated to the ship of the desert or in the main mode of transport for the people of the desert, held in the moonlit night, every year in January. Many events camel races and camel dances organized. You can enjoy camel rides and experience buoyancy and colorful environment typical of Rajasthan.

Gangaur Fair

Gangaur Fair will take place in March and April of each year in honor of the goddess Gauri. Girls and married women to give processions through the city. They wear their best clothes and jewelry, singing folk songs and rituals to appease the goddess and make him the blessings of marital happiness and conjugal.

Kite Festival

Kite Festival or the festival of Teej is typically held in April / May each year, and as the name of the big event in this context is to fly kites. This cultural heritage is of particular importance because it serves Bikaner respect the historical fact that today has created the basis for the city. In hot climates, and dust storms can not stop the enthusiasm and intensity with which people of all ages to celebrate it. Karni Mata Fair Karni Mata Fair This is held twice a year, the ninth day of Navratri (festival of nine days) in March-April and September-October, in honor of the goddess Karni Mata, worshiped by the royal family of Bikaner. All the devotees gather in a small fortress in the desert and Deshnok prayers and hymns, songs and prayers.

Kapil Muni Fair
Kapil Muni FairKapil Muni Fair held in November on the sacred lake in Kolayat, which is about 55 km from Bikaner during the full moon of Kartik (according to the Hindu calendar), in honor of Kapil Muni, the founder of Sankhya (statistics, which was one of six major philosophical schools of ancient India). Not only the devotees who come here to take a holy dip in the lake, several other people and tourists who visit the only place to see the famous cattle fair held here in this apartment..

Bikaner shop made of camel hide, such as belts, wallets, handbags and joot (shoes) and many others. carpet wool of sheep and camels are a specialty. These days color carpets with intricate patterns made from a blend of wool and wool from Bikaner in New Zealand are gaining popularity. Kundan jewelry and gemstones only establishment, usually diamonds, gold swords to decorate candy, and use of ornamental glaze to enhance their beauty in the "field of relief" technique are a fad. Nokha Quilts; known for light weight and good insulation, with Sanganeri cotton printed fabrics, tie and dye, paintings, embroidered shoes also draw attention of tourists. In Bikaner, Kote Gate (King Edward Memorial Road) and Junagarh Fort are the main shopping areas.

The most appropriate use of Bikaner clothes are dressed in loose cotton clothes, wool and light in summer to keep warm in winter. Wear a hat or scarf that covers the head, in order to heat stroke. We recommend using comfortable shoes, because you have to walk a lot, but here tourism. Sunscreens do not forget, if you are not used to the scorching sun of the desert hot summers.


In the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is located in the honey-colored mirage. A lone rock is altered Trikuta Hills twenty Dary and scorching desert sun for thousands of years to win a magnificent yellow sandstone fort in the crown in 1156 AD It is said that Krishna, Vice President Yadav clan had predicted the emergence of time before the its construction. Rawal Jaisal, Bhatti Rajputs, who established his new capital Jaisalmer, founded by then retired from Fort Lodurva. When the commercial center of the ancient Silk Road, the city with its beautiful scenery beautiful and extreme climate makes its mark in every mind. Jaisalmer attracts tourists to the mysterious legends and seems to be sure that the zeal and romantic regret. It 's the most intriguing mix of old worldly charm of the electrifying quality of modernity. These are whirlwind of sand and impressive monuments of stone, with the shutters.golden sands of the day with an almost fairy-tale silvery moon, the night that of melodic music and a performance perfect rhythm colorful people of the desert. There are camels, which appear to have come from "Arabian Nights" and is a calm and tranquil waters of divine temples. Do not miss the chance to explore India only living castle.

Location: Western Rajasthan, India
Significance: One of the cities of the Desert triangle
STD Code: 02992
Best Season: October To February (Winter season)
Language: Hindi, Rajasthani, English
Distance From Jodhpur: 223 Km
Distance From Bikaner: 242 Km
Distance From Jaipur: 413 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 630 Km


Typically a desert climate, the summers in Jaisalmer are hot and dry, while winters are windy and chilly. In summers the temperatures range between 41ºC to 25ºC while, in winters, temperatures range from 23.6ºC to 7.9ºC.


By Air: Jaisalmer is well connected by the flights from New Delhi, Jodhpur and Jaipur. The Jaisalmer Airport is in the cantonment area, 5 km away from the city center. It is managed by the Indian Air Force and is operational only from September to March, the prime season.
By Train: There are daily trains to Jaisalmer from Jodhpur, which is well connected to all the major cities by the network of trains such as New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai and many more. The Jaisalmer Railway Station is just a 10-minute drive from Gadi Sagar Pol.
By Road: Smooth network of roads and luxury coaches link Jaisalmer to all the major cities of Rajasthan such as Bikaner, Jaipur and Jodhpur. The main Bus Stand is situated near the Railway Station, but all the major buses are available from a Bus Depot situated in the heart of the city.

Most of the good eateries are in the hotels that add to their ambience with the heart-wrenching local music and dance. The liberal use of red chilli and ginger and distinctive tangy flavor of each dish characterizes the fiery cuisine of Jaisalmer, typical to Rajasthan. The most famous of these mouth-watering delicacies are gatta curry, macchi/ maas sulas, lal/ safed maas and ker-sangri and the Rajasthani top favorite of the combination of daal, baati, and choorma.


Desert Festival takes place in January or February each year Purnima 'or the full moon day. It is a festival of three days duration and is the best showcase, you can always wanted to see the rich and colorful culture and rich desert region of Rajasthan. The main attractions are festivals Gair dancers and fire suits that are vibrant and bright colors as they dance and sing and play in the regional music, which are mainly based on the ballads of tragedy, bravery, and romance of the hero local. Alongside these popular artists are snake charmers, acrobats and puppeteers. The Ship of the desert camel, of course, earn a special place in the festival and camel rides are very popular here. Camel polo and camel dance are two events unique feature of the show as competition turban link and display more glorious mustache. The thing to remember is that the turbans and mustaches are seen as symbols of honor in the region.
The backdrop of the picturesque Fort of Jaisalmer and sterile silver sand dunes Sat compliment the music and rhythm, graceful movements and the brilliant tints of interpreters and traditional crafts, which can be seen at the fair. The full moon completes the picture with his magical aura makes it one of the most memorable.

Experience in Jaisalmer stone jewelry is well known. You can also opt for the beautifully carved wooden boxes instead of reproducing the subtleties of the stone cutters, wood. woven tie and dye, embroidery designs unique work, mirror, silver jewelry typical of Rajasthan, brilliantly hued traditional hand-woven carpets, blankets and shawls in typical Rajasthani armor also good memories to take into account. Camel leather goods are also a specialty. The points are the main market purchases within the fortress, Sadar Bazar, Gandhi Darshan, Seema gram, Rajasthani Government. Shop and Khadi Emporium Gramodyoga.

The costumes are more appropriate for use in Jaisalmer loose cotton clothes in summer and heavy woolen clothes to keep warm in winter. Wear a hat or scarf that covers, and drink plenty of water for heat stroke. We recommend using comfortable shoes, because you have to walk a lot, but here tourism. Sunscreens do not forget to save yourself from sunburn you get on a scorching sun of the desert heat in summer.


Salem Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli
These Havelis (home of rich merchants ") are the gems of unique and wonderful architecture of Jaisalmer. Salem Singh haveli, at the eastern end of town, is like a wild flower you are in full bloom in the higher. Located in the heart of the city, Patwon ki Haveli was built by Guman Chand Patwa and his five years has dealt with brocades, gold and silver embroidery that was popular from Afghanistan to China. It is amazing how stone sculpture reflects the beauty of the piece of brocade and gold. The most beautiful house of Jaisalmer is like a museum piece in and out in the open. The third haveli was built by Nathmal, a minister later, the first day , and his brother in 1885 as a gift to the Rawal, but was allowed to keep. Created by two brothers in 1885, this haveli has two identical parts, which are actually two different parts united by a common facade. Look projected balconies , which seem to arise from poetry books.


Gadsisar Lake The calm waters of this lake of rainwater, with its lush vegetation, a group of small temples and a small museum on its periphery is best known for his popular stories Tich its beauty.


Jodhpur is the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan. It has been drawing the attention of tourists from all over the world. Standing as the sentinel of the country's western border, Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces.

Location: Western Rajasthan, India
Significance: One of the cities of the Desert triangle
STD Code: 0291
Best Season: October To March
Language: Hindi, English, Marwari
Distance From Jaisalmer: 308 Km
Distance From Bikaner: 243 Km
Distance From Jaipur: 331 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 589 Km

Aldous Huxley

The land of this fort, Jodhpur, is no less legendary with its folklores full of tales of valor and romance. Umaid Bhawan Palace, the residence of the royal family turned into a heritage hotel, is undoubtedly the gem of Jodhpur and is the largest personal residence besides being one of the best art-deco buildings of India. Pale blue seems to be shade of the city as suggested by its palaces, havelis, temples and houses. The warm hospitality and friendliness of the hardy desert people, the pulsating rustling environments of the crowded bazaars, all are undermined in front of the sheer immensity of the Mehrangarh fort.
The Suryavanshi Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur, the erstwhile capital of Marwar. In medieval times, Jodhpur lay on the trade routes between Central Asia and the ports of Gujarat, and thus, was a major trade centre during the 16th century. Even today, it continues to be known for its textiles and crafts. One can feel the medieval flavor and ambience that forms a part of the culture of the city.


Jodhpur has extreme climatic conditions and scanty and erratic rainfall, which averages just 32 cm annually. The summer temperature ranges from 20ºC to 49ºC while the winter temperature ranges from 5ºC to somewhere in the mid twenties.

By Air: Jodhpur is well connected by flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Jaipur. The Jaisalmer Airport is in the cantonment area, and is managed by the Indian Air Force.
By Train: Jodhpur is well connected by trains to all the major cities of India and hence, there is immense pressure for bookings here. The most sought-after are Jodhpur-Jaipur Intercity Express, Jodhpur-Kota Express, and Jodhpur-Bikaner Passenger. It is advisable to us the special quota reserved for tourists. Foreign tourists may seek help from The International Tourist Bureau at the Railway Station.
By Road: Smooth network of roads and luxury coaches link Jaisalmer to all the major cities of Rajasthan such as Bikaner, Jaipur and Jaisalmer. The main Bus Stand is situated in the city center.

Most of the Jodhpur's delicacies and eating joints form a part and parcel of the hotels themselves where you can pamper yourself with the fiery and aromatic Rajasthani cuisine. The famous 'kachouri' with piquant tamarind 'chutney' is the hot favorite. The palatable 'laddoos' and tall glasses of refreshing and cool 'lassi' are just the perfect desserts to have after the spicy Rajasthani food.


Marwar Festival is a two-day festival held in October in Jodhpur on the full moon night or 'Sharad Purnima'. Formerly known as the 'Maand Festival', this annual event showcases the art and culture of Jodhpur and is devoted exclusively to songs and dance of the Marwar region. 'Maand' is a classical style of folk music that focuses on the romance and chivalry of the rulers of Rajasthan. The high-spirited folk dancers gathered here, perform with passion and amuse the audience with Rajasthani legends. These folk performers bring to life the myth and folklores of the region and sing songs in remembrance of the valiant heroes. Horse riding, horse polo and variety of competitions are also feature in the festival.

A must buy in Jodhpur is leheriya saree or tie and dye textiles and a pair of camel leather 'jootis'. Jodhpur is also known for its lacquerware, puppets, antiques and carpets. If you love to cook, this is the place you should search for all the magical Indian spices that you will simply love. The market in Umaid Bhavan is a good place to buy antiques from. However, if you want to visit a market place where you can buy everything at once, then Sadar Bazaar is a good place to shop.

The most appropriate outfits to wear in Jodhpur include loose cotton clothes in summer and heavy woolen clothes to keep you warm in winter. Use a hat or a scarf as a head covering and drink lots of water to avoid heat strokes. It will be advisable to wear comfortable footwear, as you will have to walk a lot here while sightseeing. Sunscreens are not to be forgotten to save yourself from sunburns you may get from the scorching hot desert sun in summers.


Forts & Palaces

The unconquerable Rao Jodha built this impenetrable fort, which is certainly one of the best in India, on a vertical hill with a breathtaking view of the surroundings. The fort has elaborate latticed windows, intricately carved panels and gracefully curved porches.
Every part of the fort has a distinctive appeal, the Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana all add to the distinct ambience of the fort. High on the wall, is the second largest cannon in Asia, whose recoil itself requires as large an area as a football field!
As you keep wondering over the magnificence of the fort, don't forget to explore the museum shop that displays some of the best handicrafts, books and literature including some unique products like 'Pea Pulao Poster'. Fort

Umaid Bhawan Palace

This flamboyant palace was built in the 20th century as a famine relief project, with a purpose to give employment to the people for a long period of 16 years. A remarkable art-deco construction, Umaid Bhawan is resplendently maintained and one of the most impressive sights in Jodhpur. The museum within is a genuine treasure showcase of mementos displaying the royal history of Jodhpur from clocks and tea sets to paintings and royal costumes. The palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel, though it is still a royal residence in part. The museum is open to visitors for a chosen entry fee and is closed on Mondays.


Jaswant Thada The white marble marvel, this 19th century cenotaph was built close to the fort complex, in memorial of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Exceptional portraits of Jodhpur's precedent rulers are also exhibited here. Particularly captivating are the intricate latticework and the elaborate carving on the doors. The garden and water tank in front of the cenotaph are superb and heighten the tranquillity of the monument.


This pleasing gateway is 65 km away from Jodhpur, formerly known as 'Ukeshpur'. Osian is a large centre of Brahmanical and Jain temples, which dates back at a span of five centuries. The Sun Temple is the most venerated and the oldest temple amongst them. To our surprise, most of these temples face in the west direction. Moreover, there are the Mahavira Temple and the three Vishnu temples that are worth visiting.

Situated 8 km from the city, Mandore was the former capital of Marwar before Jodhpur. The old cenotaphs of the Rathore rulers are the main attractions here along with the rocky caves, which once were a roof to homeless ascetics. Sixteen deities are carved out of the rock face that are slightly dazzlingly presented in a place adjacent to a temple within the complex. The deftly landscaped gardens are crowded with an array of birds and small animals. The luxuriant foliage set to music against the rippling fountains truly presents a picturesque sight.

10 km from Jodhpur lays the imperial retreat of Jhalamand. The 18th century palace is set amidst serene surroundings and is a perfect getaway. One can take a walk of the village or choose for the safaris here.

Mahamandir and Balsamand Lake
Mahamandir is 4 km northeast of the city. An old town surrounded by walls, it was built in 1812, which features the hundred-pillared Shiva temple. Just 3 km away is Balsamand, an artificial lake with a summer palace on its banks, a public park and bird sanctuary that makes it a perfect model for a peaceful reprieve. The palace has now been converted into a hotel.

Sardar Samand
66 km of postcard-perfect beauty and passing sights of Bishnoi villages (the Bishnois are the oldest conservationists in India) brings one to the hunting chalet of the regal family, which has now been converted into a hotel. The rooms though not lavish are open and have unpretentious interiors. Their old-worldly dwellings and the sight of the lovely Black Buck acts as an overture to the revelation of the calm waters of Sardar Samand Lake.


Romantic and divine, Udaipur is much more than an oasis in the desert and its beautiful lakes, exquisite palaces and architectural heritage and deserves the nickname "Venice of the East." Lake Palace is located in Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake Pichola is the best example of its delicate architecture and refined culture. Shores of the lake is another beautiful building can boast - a magnificent palace in the city. well-known handicrafts and miniature paintings, Shilpa Gram festival is a favorite tourist destination in the city. Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1568, when he was defeated in Chittorgarh and the Mughal emperor Akbar. It is believed that a saint meditating on a hill near Lake Pichola directed him to establish the capital, because it is surrounded by Aravallis, forests and lakes, making it safer than Chittorgarh.

Location: Rajasthan, India
Significance: Known as the City of Lakes
STD Code: 0294
Best Season: October To April
Language: Hindi, English, Rajasthani
Distance From Jaipur: 405 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 663 Km


Pleasant winters and scanty rainfall characterizes the climate of Udaipur. Though temperature rises to 40ºC in summers, but mostly it is tolerable and is around 30's.

By Air Udaipur has a good network of air services linking it to from New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad and Mumbai. Nearest airport is Dabok Airport, which is 21 km from the city centre.
By Train: It is well connected to and from all the major cities of India such as Chittrogarh, Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi by trains. Palace On Wheels is a major attraction of course. The railway station is 4 km from the heart of the city.
By Road: The roads are smooth and link Udaipur to various major cities of India such as Delhi, Jaipur, Chittrogarh, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Indore, Kota, Mount Abu and Mumbai. Thus, there are bus services to and from Gujarat, Delhi and major cities of Rajasthan that end at the bus terminal, 2 km from the railway station.

There are many restaurants in Udaipur, where you can find the spicy delights of Rajasthan with almost any savory dish, and China mainland. There is Lake Palace, the royal kitchen, with an ideal environment suitable for the splendor of the bygone era. The Shiv Niwas Palace Hotel, Gallery Restaurant at Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel and Amet-ke-Haveli other popular places that serve exotic dishes, elegant surroundings and picturesque landscape.


Mewar Festival coincides with the Gangaur festival in Chaitra (according to Hindu calendar), which normally falls in March or April. It is mainly held to welcome the "spring", the season of flowers. Since it coincides with the Gangaur festival, people dressed in colorful clothes sign a procession of images of Isar and Gangaur and Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola. Idols then sent to sea in an hour in both special and there is great joy and song. Then comes the time for cultural events where people can see the culture of Rajasthan through songs, dances and other programs that are organized. At the end of the festival, is a stunning display of fireworks.

Baneshwar Fair Baneshwar show runs from Magh Shukla Ekadashi (11th day of lunar month) of Magh Shukla Purnima (full moon), according to the Hindu calendar, which is five days in February or March in a small delta formed by rivers Som and Gold in Dungarpur , which is just 13 km from Udaipur. Mainly tribal Bhils only, Baneshwar fair features Ras-lila (local theater) that takes place at night in the temple of Lakshmi Narain, and traditional folk songs that the Bhils are sharp and singing while sitting around a fire at night.

Fine arts and crafts and many shops flood the markets of Udaipur. Tourists love buying hand-painted fabrics, silver jewelry, traditional toys and colorful tie dye and batik sarees and clothes, turbans, miniature paintings done in the style of Rajput and "Pichwais, curtains and brightly colored subjects. You can buy beautiful images of gods and goddesses of metal that are made in the nearby town of Molalla. The most popular shopping spots are a group of seats on the way to Lake Palace, near position Niwas Palace Hotel and the Jagdish Temple. Hathipole, Torre Clock, Chetak Circle Bapu Bazar and other favorite shops to go.

The clothes are most appropriate to wear in Jodhpur includes loose cotton clothes in summer and heavy woolen clothes to keep you warm in winter. Use a hat or scarf as a hat and drink plenty of water to avoid heat stroke. It would be advisable to wear comfortable shoes you have to walk a lot here on a visit. Sunscreens should not be forgotten to save you from sunburn, you can get ørkensol scorching heat in summer.


Forts & Palaces

City Palace Built by Maharaja Udai Singh, the magnificent City Palace is a marvel in marble, situated on Lake Pichola Bani. Situated majestically on a hill, which is flooded with balconies, towers and domes alonf with beautiful lake views and the city that can hold from the upper terraces. Surrounded by walls, the door has three arches on the entry called Tripoli, which was built in 1725. A perfect fusion of European architecture and medieval China, the palace has a number of impressive buildings, gardens and fountains, well planned.

Lake Palace is located in Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake Pichola. It used to be a pleasure palace royal family is summer and has now transformed into a heritage hotel. themes of dream location, the romance, the story in a professional manner, and delicate interiors with ethnic textiles and handicrafts all is simply excellent.

Jag Mandir The first island in the Pichola Lake Palace, built by Maharana Karan Singhji in 1622 AD Jagmandir, and was intended to be a pleasure palace of glittering parties and functions. He has acted as a refuge for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan when he was a prince against the wrath of his father's family dispute the seventeenth century. Jagmandir According to legend, was the inspiration behind the famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj deceased.


Lake Pichola Maharana Udai Singh II, beautiful Lake Pichola distension as a defensive measure, when he founded Udaipur. Nestled among hills, gardens, havelis, ghats and temples, the picturesque Lake Pichola is the spotlight of Udaipur. Lake Palace sports two islands - Jagniwas (known as Lake Palace) and Jagmandir. Visitors can enjoy boat trips can be very pleasant in the context of the setting sun.

Lake Fateh Sagar
Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake built by Maharana Jai Singh in 1678 north of Lake Pichola. It is surrounded by hills and woods. There is a channel connecting the two lakes by Swaroop Sagar and Rang Sagar Lakes. Nehru Island on the lake is as beautiful, as well as a small island with a solar observatory that seems to rise from the lake.


Sahelion Ki Bari The shores of the lake Fateh Sagar, a beautiful garden was built in 1948 girls to be part of the dowry of a princess. wide lawns, bubbling fountains and colorful gardens are characterized by narrow streets on foot. Garden features four swimming pools, a dessert kiosks and fountains that sports an elephant spouts lines. These gardens appear clear and pure taste.

Museums Bharatiya Lok Kala MandalBharatiya Lok Kala Mandal The museum has on his screen a wide range of folk art that has a rich collection of costumes, trinkets, dolls, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and beautiful paintings. Visitors can also request puppetry world renowned. Maharana Pratap MemorialMaharana Pratap Memorial
Built on Modi Magri (Pearl Mount) near Fateh Sagar Lake, is a bronze equestrian statue of Maharana Pratap gallant hero. Chetak The Horse Fair is legendary and as famous as his rider for his bravery and courage. The ruins of one of the highlights of the first Udaipur and a Japanese rock garden are attractive places to visit nearby.



Known for its Jain temples carved built under the reign of Rana Kumbha, with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars (no two are alike), Ranakpur gets the spotlight because of its location and exquisite architecture that can be compared only with temples Dilwara to Mt Abu.

40 km from Udaipur, has Haldighati guaranteed his place in history forever. It was at Haldighati in 1576 the Maharana Pratap had a tough battle with the Mughal emperor Akbar. The large field was said to be covered in blood, and that is where the Chetak, the legendary horse Maharana Pratap gave a fantastic display of loyalty to his master chivalrous. "Chhatri" A delicate white marble is dedicated both his hero and resolutely dedicated charger.

22 km from Udaipur, the high walls surrounding a temple of 108 temples, known as Eklingji. Built in 1734, the temples are dedicated to the deity Real Eklinga ji. Of sandstone and marble, 'mandap' or ornaments complex pillared hall, the canopy of a large pyramidal roof composed of hundreds of nodes.

This temple is one of the most distinguished Vaishnava shrines of Lord Krishna (popularly called Nathji here.) Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrine during the holidays. 48 kN Udaipur, foreigners are not allowed in the temple premises and photography is prohibited.


Kumbhal Garh Fort
84 km from Udaipur, Maharana Kumbha built Kumbhalgarh Fort in the 15th century. It is the second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaurgarh Fort. Krone Aravalli Hills, the fort is not easily accessible by the seven major ports that guard the entrance. Only 6 km from Kumbalgarh Sanctuary boasts of this mighty fortress, some great temples and Badal Mahal or Cloud Palace, which offers a panoramic view of the city.


Jaisamand lake
48 km from Udaipur, is an artificial lake built in the 17th century by Maharana Jai Singh. Marble "chhatris" add elegance to the shores of this second largest lake in Asia. There are buildings on both sides of the lake that was built for the beloved King of Queens. Islands in the lake is still home Bhils (tribe).

Rajsamand lake A 66 km from Udaipur, is a magnificent dam built by Maharana Rai Singh in 1660. This lake Royal offers a spectacular view of the sunset with beautiful scalloped Toran (bows) and chhatris and the deletion of different flags. Catchy sculpture and inscriptions in Sanskrit verses characterize the place.

Shilpgram (popular art means) is the perfect place to see various indigenous crafts, arts and culture. The work is beautiful terracotta red and black sandy material dark brown with wood carvings are a specialty of this ethnic euphoria. Shilpgram has 26 cabins situated on 70 acres of natural landscape in the foothills of Aravali.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu is situated on a plateau 1,219 meters high in the southwest corner of the Aravalli hills. Known for its magnificent temples carved marble Dilwara, Mount Abu is a pleasant hill station that attracts both local and foreign. Is very close to Gujarat, it is a popular seaside resort built around a lake and surrounded by a thick forest and hills. It is said that the place was named after Arbuda, hose down the area to rescue Shiva's bull, Nandi. Besides the famous temples and other archaeological remains, there are interesting walks and picnic, a romantic various royal families of former Rajputana and some relics of the Raj period. Differently shaped gigantic rocks, lovely lakes and cool climate makes Mt Abu a unique place in the dry land of the Thar desert.

Location: Rajasthan, India
Significance: The only hill station of Rajasthan
STD Code: 02974
Best Season: Feb to June and Sep to Dec
Language: Hindi, Gujarati, English
Distance From Udaipur: 207 Km
Distance From Jaipur: 505 Km
Distance From New Delhi: 767 Km


Being the only hill station of Rajasthan, situated at an altitude of 1219 meters above sea level, people come to Mt. Abu because it has dry summers and sunny, but pleasant, with temperatures ranging between 15 º C to 33 º C while winters are slightly cooler, with temperatures of 7 º C to 25 º C. Rainfall is scarce.


By Air: The nearest airport to Mount Abu is Dabok Airport in Udaipur.
By Air: Mt. Abu is 29 km from the nearest railway station situated at Abu Road on Delhi-Mumbai route. Taxis, jeeps and buses are available from Abu Road to Mount Abu.
By Train: Mt. Abu is well linked with smooth roads to all the major cities in northern and western India including Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur.


What - you-can-eat thalis Gujrati are at their best in Mt Abu and are available in restaurants near the bus stop and at the lower end of the polo field. There are good restaurants that offer spicy Punjabi and Chinese food and have a specialty in preparations of brain, brain Pakora and classic designs. There are multi-cuisine restaurants where you will also have almost all varieties of vegetarian foods to non-vegetarians, East West.

Summer Festival celebrated in three days Aashadh (according to Hindu calendar), which usually falls in the month of June. 'S dedicated to tribal culture and music and folk dances. Summer Festival offers dance, Gair, Ghoom and folk dances Daphne, which fascinates the viewer with the grace and variety. Sporting events, such as a boat race on Lake sausage add various festivals.

Gangaur Festival

Gangaur Fair
Gangaur Festivals celebrated in Chaitra (according to Hindu calendar), which normally falls in March or April. "Gan" is the god Shiva and Gaur represents the goddess Parvati and Gauri, his wife. Gauri is the goddess of marital bliss and marital happiness. primary festival for girls and women, they love it for good husbands and well-being, health and long life for their husbands, respectively. Gangaur is celebrated throughout Rajasthan, but there is an interesting way to celebrate Gangaur one tribe living in the area Girasia Sirohi-Mount Abu. During their one-month festival of Gangaur, boys and girls in the tribe eligible to choose their life partners and elope with them and it is also with the social sanction!


Tourists who come to Mount Abu from around the world to see the beautiful temples Dilwara, a tributary of the lake surrounding market Nakki souvenirs and gifts for their loved ones. Highlights here are the search for trinkets of marble, sandalwood and sandstone are very happy to see. Kota saris and clothes, ethnic and traditional Rajasthani bangles, clothes printing Sanganeri other handicrafts of Rajasthan are also among the favorites of purchase


In summers, light cotton clothes will do while you will need warm woolen clothes in winter.


Achalgarh Fort Only 8 km from Mount Abu, is a remarkable fortress with some fantastic Jain temples located on its premises. Most notable are those of the temple and Mahadev Achaleswar Kantinath Jain temple with a gilded image.

Guru Shikhar 15 km from the city, this is the highest peak is Mount Abu (a height of 1722 meters above sea level) and offers a breathtaking view of the divine context of Mt. Abu. A small shrine dedicated to Shiva, the temple of Dattatreya and his son are to be seen.