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Places to visit in Rajasthan

The impeccable standing palaces narrate the Indian history of chivalry, battles, sacrifices, which date back to more 5000 years. The long deserts, sand dunes, lush green wild life sanctuaries, site of sole green plant in dry fragmented land with vibrant colorful people makes Rajasthan.

The city of ajmer a holy place is revered by most of the Muslims is found by Ajaipal Chauhan in 7th century. Dargah Khwaja Sahib, the most popular durgah, the saint`s tomb is in the centre of the second courtyard and the actual tomb inside is surrounded by a silver railing and partly by a marble screen. The tomb is of marble and dome is gold plated. During the Urs fair, may devotees from Indian and all over the world to seek the blessing of the saint. Taragarh fort stands to protect the city, situated in aravalli hills has immense archeological and historical background.

Pushkar is the most holy place for Hindus as it is believed to be the abode of Lord Brahma and the only temple dedicated to him is in pushkar. It was constructed in 14th century, and stands on a high plinth with marble steps leading up to it. A beautifully carved silver turtle sits on the floor facing the sanctum -sanctorum or garbha- griha. The marble floor around the silver turtle is embedded with hundreds of silver coins; silver coins with the donor`s names engraved on them are also inset in the walls of temple.

The Pushkar Lake holds a sacred significance; it is believed to be created by the falling of lotus from the hand of Lord Brahma. A single dip in the lake is like performing yagnas in 100 years.

Jaisalmer, city was a trading centre in the past a significant route between India and rest of the world. Jaisalmer fort, popular as Sonar Quila with backdrop of golden desert and setting sun, makes the fort look one of its own. The medieval culture embedded in the intricate decorated interiors, reads the royal heritage of the city. Salim Singh Ki Haveli, mansion is just below the hill and it is said that once it had two additional wooden storeys in an attempt to make it as high as the maharaja`s palace. Tazia tower, build by muslim craftsmen were gift to their patrons. Tazia Tower rises from Badal Mahal, with each storey graced by a delicately carved balcony; the tower is of historical significance.

Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan, beckons the rich cultural heritage of the state. Hawa maham the main attraction of jaipur was built by the poet sawai pratap singh, the five-storey building is the stunning example of the rajput architecture. It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort.

Jaigarh fort in the medieval times was weapon-producing centre for mughal and rajput rulers. It is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost intact, containing palaces, a granary, a well-planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and giant mounted cannon- Jaivan, which is the largest cannon in the world.

Mount Abu is an important Vaishnava and Shaivite pilgrim center up to the 11th century. Any visit to the place is incomplete without visit to the dilwara temple. Half hidden by mango groves their sober exterior belies the wealth of their interior ornamentation. Wondrously carved in marble, the Dilwara temples enshrine various Jain tirthankaras, saints. The Nakki Lake is the only man made lake that is 12km above the sea level. The lake is picturesquely set amidst hills and is believed to have been carved out by the Gods with their nails.

Palace on the wheels is the main attraction of the rajasthan. The royal train that travels back to the past celebrating the rich heritage of rajasthan, gujrat, agra. The palace on the wheels showcasing the best of India with unparallel experience takes you to the all places in rajasthan , which no tourist can afford to miss. The train takes you to pink state capital Jaipur, the golden citadel Jaisalmer, the blue city of Jodhpur, the National Park Ramthambhor, the symbol of chivalry Chittorgarh, romantic city of Lakes Udaipur, the bird sanctuary Bharatpur and the mughal capital Agra before returning to Delhi.

Pushkar Fair, Desert festival, Elephant Festival and Camel festival are internationally famous and are not to be missed. If on one side rajasthan abodes the thar desert than on the flipside, the forests of aravalli and wetland of bharatpur offers a wide range of the birds and mammals. The ranthambore sanctuary is one of the famous sanctuaries in India residing tigers and other wild animals.

Shopping experience in Rajasthan, one can never forget. The state has best to offer everybody. The kind of intricate handicraft work, the silver jewelerry, gems, stones, textile, fabrics is never to be found anywhere else.

The state has extreme climate, the boiling temperature of summers will make you drenched in sweat, and it is advisable to visit the place in winters, during November-December.

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