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Rajasthan Tourism

By Anand

Rajasthan is the largest state in India according to its predominant area width. It has Pakistan to its west, Gujarat to its west, Madhya Pradesh to its east, and Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab at its north.

The Capital city is Jaipur. Thar Desert lies to the west of Rajasthan. One of the world's oldest mountain range, the Aravalli, the Mount Abu hill station, the National tiger caves namely Ranthambore and Sariska, Bharatpur National park famous for birds are the places in Rajasthan known worldwide.

Endowed with natural beauty and a great history, tourism is flourishing in Rajasthan. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destination of many tourists, Indian and foreign. Tourism accounts for eight percent of the state's domestic product. Many old and neglected palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels. Tourism has increased employment in the hospitality sector.

To be highlighted, the spin-off of tourism has been the growth of the handicrafts industry.
The tourism covers the main cities and towns of the state where the tourists would fall in for its scenic beauty and other remarkable constructions.
Jaisalmer, the "Golden City", is located on the western frontier of India in the state of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is a town that stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples here are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert.
The city is known by the Jaisalmer Fort. Unlike other forts in India, the Jaisalmer Fort has lot many shops, hotels, old havelis (homes) inside the fort area.
The Jaisalmer Fort is also called as the 'Sona Kila' since construction is made using the yellow stone kind. Gadi Sagar, a rainwater lake supplies water to the city. Boat rides are offered. Jaisalmer is famous for camel trips.

The mostly frequented havelis in Jaisalmer are Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli and the Nathmalji-ki-Haveli. The Desert Culture Centre, Jaisalmer Folklore and the Government Museums are the noticeable museums in Jaisalmer.

The Jaipur or 'Pink city' is a must-see for all the tourists coming to India. The city is built of pink stucco which is an imitation of sandstone, and is remarkably noted for the width and regularity of its streets. The Jaipur palace encloses the Hawa Mahal, or palace of winds, gardens, and a small lake.
Nahargarh Fort lies in the northwest corner of the old city. Jantar Mantar, a well planned observatory is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits and other astronomical factors. Jaipur, with its rich and colourful past, well known for its tales of valour and bravery is now one of the most important heritage cities in India.
Jaipur is considered to be one of the best planned cities. The extraordinary beauty is that, there is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars selling trinkets and handlooms which attracts the sight of the tourists mainly.


Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination which features many beautiful palaces, forts, temples, and landscapes. The city is known as the "Sun City" for its bright and sunny weather throughout the year Jodhpur lies at the heart of the state which make the tourists to visit the place frequently. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a stone wall. The wall has six magnanimous gates namely the Nagauri gate, Merati gate, Sojati gate, Jalori gate, Siwanchi gate and the Chand pol.
Mehrangarh Fort: The fort lies at the outskirts of Jodhpur city and the whitewashed houses here have the blue tinge and hence it's also popularly known as 'Blue City'. The Mehrangarh Fort or 'Jodhpur ka kila' is built magnificently and is one of the largest forts in India. The scenic view of the whole city from this fort is the one that gathers the tourist crowd.
Jaswant Thada: This is an architectural landmark found in Jodhpur. It is a white marble memorial built in 1899 in memory of Maharja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays dance across their surface.


This city is situated in the Mewar region of Rajasthan. The Meja dam, the largest in located here. Harni Mahadev, Shiv temple is a famous tourist place in the city and is highly considered by the people for the deity's spiritual powers. The other places include the attractive Mennal falls, Bada Mandir or the Charbuja Mandir and the Love garden which has been the favorite spot for dating through years.
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