We offer tours that cover these fascinating cities of Rajasthan:
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Jaipur: The capital of Rajasthan is a journey of around 258 km from Delhi, the capital of India and 232 km from Agra. The great warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II (1693-1743) laid the foundation of the city in 1627. He was one of the few kings of his time who had a scientific temper and was concerned about the welfare of his citizens. The city was well planned and had one of the best drinking water systems in the medieval world. Amer Fort, the Hawa Mahal and the royal observatory or Jantar Mantar are places worth visiting in Jaipur. The Gangaur and Teej festivals are colourfully celebrated in this city. Jaipur is also known for the fine handicraft, jewellery and textiles produced by skilled traditional craftsmen.
Jaisalmer: Situated in the westernmost part of Rajasthan, in the heart of the great Thar Desert this city was founded by Bhatti Rajput Rawal Jaisal in 1156. The history of Jaisalmer also reveals the courage and determination of the Rajputs. The city used to be a major trade center as it was on the trade route along whihc camel caravans would journey from the West to India. The fort in Jaisalmer is called the Golden Fort because of the colour of the sandstone blocks of which it is made. The Fort, beautiful old havelis or mansions, the Jain temples and the sand dunes at Sam, where the sunset is spectacular, are all must-sees in Jaisalmer. The Desert Festival in winter is a popular tourist attraction.
Ajmer: Located a journey of 130 km southwest of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan India, this city is famous as a place of pilgrimage. It houses the Dargah or tomb of the popular 13th-century, Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. Millions of pilgrims from all over the world throng Ajmer to attend the death anniversary of the great saint every year. The city also boasts of a number of monuments belonging to the Mughal era. The city is also known for its traditional handicrafts. It is flanked by the Ana Sagar Lake on one side and barren hills of the Aravali range on the other side.
Jodhpur: Situated in the heart of Rajasthan this desert city is the capital of the Rathore clan. The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort set on a high hill overlooks the city. The grand Umaid Bhavan Palace and the Jaswant Thada are sights worth seeing on a tour of Jodhpur.
Bikaner: Situated in the north of Rajasthan, Bikaner also has a glorious past with courage of courage, endurance and valour. It was in 1488 that a Rathore Prince, Rao Bikaji (a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodhaji), established his kingdom here. It has faced many foreign intrusions and fought a number of wars with the Mughals and the British. Sights to see include the Junagarh Fort, the Lalgarh Palace, the Kali temple, the Ganga Golden Jubilee museum and the Camel Research Farm. The camel festival held in the month of January is also an event worth witnessing
Udaipur: This city is named after Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia dynasty. Legend has it that the Maharana was out hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking Lake Pichola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and told him to built a palace at that very spot, as it would be well protected. The Maharana followed his advice and Udaipur came into being. The most memorable parts of Udaipur are its lake palaces, shimmering like jewels on Lake Pichola. Overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Lake Pichola stands the shimmering granite and marble Lake Palace. Jag Niwas, the summer residence of the princes of Mewar, is today a magnificent luxury hotel. Jag Mandir, the other island palace, with a marble dome, is a marvel in red sandstone.
Pushkar: A journey of about 14 km from Ajmer will bring you to this holy town, set in a picturesque valley, in Rajasthan, India. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the other, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and cattle fair held on the 11th day of the bright half of the moon around October/November. The devout believe that for five days in a year, all the gods revisit Pushkar and bless the worshippers. Pushkar Lake is also considered the most sacred lake in India. This accounts for the unbelievable number of devotees who flock to the lake to wash away their sins. The Brahma temple is the most important temple here and is, in fact, the only Brahma temple of India. The camel fair and its related events - races, sales and a camel beauty contest also attract large crowds.