RAJASTHAN – The true color of India

It's just a state in desert. A state with kings, forts and palaces and musicians with strange instruments and women in bright skirts who dance gripping swords in their teeth and swirling cymbals and men with fierce moustaches and turbans as yellow as sunsets in a desert .....

And this is how Rajasthan reveals itself to you….

No more spectacular land exists in the whole world, no more stirring histories are as concentrated in any one region as Rajasthan, where mountains have been thrown up from the burning sands of the desert, where legends have created lakes and polls, where a proud and mysterious people have built forts and palaces, temples, and mansions. Here, where kingdoms once fought over codes of honor and chivalry rather than wealth and power, families still feud long after the last battle has been consigned to the pages of history.

Rajasthan is the second largest state of India and is one of the few states that show a great contrast from one area to another. This disparity is noticeable in respect of climate, soil, vegetation, mineral resources etc. The land that revives age old legends of brave Hadi Rani of the beautiful Padmini of Chittaurgarh, the pious Mira Bai, and the love stories of Dholamaru and Moomal – Mahendra of Marwar. Rajasthan, the land of prince and princess has the most amazing legends of devotion, romance and heroism. It offers the visitors: both quite moments of relaxation and adventure in the desert state.

Steeped as it is in a glorious heritage of valor, romance & aristocratic charms. Rajasthan is dotted with amazing forts, palaces & havelis, some converted into exquisite heritage hotels, so that you enjoy a regal experience. Then, there are the Palace on Wheels – one of the worlds most luxurious trains & the opulent Heritage on Wheels to take you on an unforgettable journey back in time.

The fairs & festivals of Rajasthan draw audience from the world over, the rustic customs & rituals, the exuberant songs & dances, the spell – binding performances & contests, the exotic local cuisine…. & the world famous Pushkar Fair. From the majestic tiger to the gorgeous Siberian crane, Rajasthan’s wildlife is as diverse as the great outdoors can get. And the state is teeming with adventure sport activities – bicycle excursions, camel, elephant & jeep safaris, elephant rides, water sports, Polo, desert trails….

For shoppers, Rajasthan is indeed paradise regained. The state is a veritable treasure trove of ethnic classics – blue pottery, woodcraft, metal ware, leather ware, ivory work, exquisite gems and jewellery including the amazing kundan and meenakari ornaments, exotic costumes, furnishings & fabrics … the list is endless.

Rajasthan Destinations

For a region, which has in its kitty popular tourist destinations like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Bharatpur, and Ranthambhore, one need not give any introduction for travel destinations. It could be easily proclaimed that Rajasthan is a traveler's paradise and especially for the travelers who love and appreciate heritage. Not only sightseeing but also all elements of the Rajasthani society is so adorable. Starting from its people and their colorful cloths and festivals to sand dunes of the Great Thar Desert - Rajasthan is a place not to be missed. Staying in Rajasthan is as much a pleasure as traveling. Palatial heritage structures serving as the Heritage Hotels makes all the difference between ordinary and extraordinary and Rajasthan has them all. Travel to Rajasthan and appreciate the beauty resulting from the gifts of the god and hard work and appreciative nature of human race.

Ajmer & Pushkar – The Unique Blend of Composite Culture

Founded in 1100 AD by Aijpal Chauhan, Ajmer derives its name from `AjayaMeru' the invincible hill, at the foot of which the present city stands. Ajmer owes its composite culture to the reign of many dynasties that came, ruled and left, leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and traditions. Ajmer is situated in a valley surrounded by the Aravali hills, 131kms west of Jaipur. ‘Dargah Khwaja Sahib’ is one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country. The city has some splendid masterpieces of Indo-Islamic architecture.

‘Pushkar’, 11kms west of Ajmer, along the picturesque PushkarLakelies the tranquil town with deep religious significance. An important pilgrimage centre of Hindus, flourishing with 400 temples and a lake encircles by 52 ghats. The biggest attraction is being the temple of Lord Brahma. Pushkar fair is one of the largest and colorful cattle fair in the world.

Places Of Interest:
Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra, Ana Sagar Lake, Circuit House, Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, SonijikaNasiyan, Mayo College, Swami DayanandSaraswatiSmarak, Taragarh Fort and the Museum.

Pushkar- 11 kms, FoySagarLake- 12 kms, Kishangarh- 27 kms.

How to Reach: -
STD CODE: 0145
By Air : Nearest Airport Jaipur is Jaipur- 138 kms.
By Rail : Ajmer is well connected to major cities.
By Road : Agra- 370 kms, Bharatpur- 312 kms, Bikaner- 234 kms, Bundi- 139 kms, Chittaurgarh- 182 kms, Delhi- 444 kms, Jaipur- 138 kms, Jaisalmer- 458 kms, Jodhpur- 205 kms, Kota- 178 kms, Mount Abu- 371 kms and Udaipur- 269 kms.
Alwar – The Land of Wild Life
Bikaner – Outpost on Caravan Route
Bharatpur – Exotic Migratory Birds Sanctuary
Jaipur – The PinkCity
Jaisalmer – The Magic of Golden Fortress
Jodhpur – The Sun City of India
Kumbhalgarh – The Mountain Fortress in the Wilderness
Kota – The Magic along the Mighty Chambal
Mount Abu – A Plateau Atop Aravalli Hills
RanthambhoreNational Park (Sawai Madhopur) – Gateway to the Tigers Den
Shekhawati - Shekha – Wati – The garden of Shekhas
Udaipur – The Venice of India
Chittaurgarh – The Pride of Rajput Warriors