Ajmer is one of the most significant pilgrimate destination
equally important for Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially
famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja
Moinuddin Chisti. Ajmer is very close to Pushkar (11 kms)
which is significant for the famous fair held normally in
the month of October/November.Pushkar, the abode of Lord Brahma,lying
to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake.The Pushkar
lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik(Oct./Nov.),devotes
throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake.
is popularly known as the Pink City. It is also the capital
of the state of Rajasthan. It is one of the most visited tourist
places of India. The old city of Jaipur is partially encircled
with seven gates - the major gates are Chandpol, Sanganeri,
and Ajmeri.The Capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in
history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificient
forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the Maharajas.
The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, Famous for Rajasthani jewellery,
fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely
a treasure trove for the shoppers.
the sand dunes and thorny vegetation of Thar desert towers
a fort, 120 metres above the plain. The fort overlooks the
imperial city of Jodhpur, which is a part of the Desert Tourist
Triangle. The old Jodhpur city is surrounded by a 10 km long
wall with eight gates serving as entrances. The new city is
settled around this walled area. The Maruthal or 'land of
death' , came into life when the Rathores of Kanauj moved
in. But the city of Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodhaji in
1459 AD. This city was on the silk route of the 16th century
and hence was host to a number of travellers. In Jodhpur,
the genius of its sculptors comes to life in its exquisite
palaces, forts, temples and havelis, which stand testimony
to the imperial grandeur. The most alluring part of Jodhpur
is the traditional lifestyle, festivity and the smiling people
who treasure this former princely state.
city was founded in 1567 AD by Maharana Udai Singh on the
advice of a sage. Udaipur was last of the numerous Mewar capitals.
It was in Udaipur that legendary Maharana Pratap was born.
He was obsessed with Chittaur and the past glories of the
Sisodia clan possessed his mind. Maharana Pratap left Udaipur
to win back Chittaur from the Mughals. But he failed in his
attempts and Udaipur remained the capital of Mewar till India
got her independence.The memory of the failure of noble Pratap
gives Udaipur its pervading mood of nostalgic wistfulness.
The city acquires its scenic beauty from the Aravallis. Three
lakes- Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar make it an oasis
in the desert.
is known as the ' City of Lakes'. The two most scenic and
famous lakes of the city are Lake Pichola and Lake Fateh Sagar.
Lake Pichola is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing
ghats and has two island palaces- Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir.
Lake Fateh sagar lies to north of Pichola and was built by
Maharana Jai Singh but it got the name of Fateh Singh who
rebuilt its dam. Both the lakes are breathtakingly beautiful
and one can take a cruise on their waters. The sunset over
these lakes is a sight to be cherished.
Place of Interest in Rajasthan