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Jaipur
Built by the warrior-astronomer Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, it is full of formidable forts, enchanting palaces and lovely temples. Jaipur is listed in most tourist books as one of the three cities that make India's Golden Triangle - the other two are Delhi and Agra. The old city of Jaipur is enclosed within seven gates, the most important of which are Chandpol, Jaipuri and Sanganeri.

Kite Festival : A festival with a difference - as kites take to the sky all over Jaipur. In the evening, kites with lights in them and fireworks brighten the skies above. If you like kite flying, you should be here.

Elephant Festival : A festival to celebrate Holi, this is a great occasion for the visitor to watch several elephant sports and also play this festival of colors.

Gangaur Fair : A festival devoted to Goddess Parvati. It is time for young girls to dress up in their finery and pray for grooms of their choice while the married women pray for the well-being of their husbands.

Teej Festival : A festival to mark the advent of monsoon. Essentially a women's festival, it is interesting to watch them enjoying in groups and at various bazaars where they turn up to shop in all their finery.

Jaipur Tourist Palace

Nahargarh Fort - Jaipur :
Built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in the year 1734 and located on the asperous Aravalli hills, the Nahargarh Fort was required to strengthen the protective coverage of Amber, the capital of the earlier rulers of Jaipur. Further extension and expansion work was done in the fort by later rulers and it is these additions that today hold the attention of the tourists. The original old structures have been hugely affected by the passage of time. The Fort, which is also known as the Tiger Fort, is reached by a walk past the streets at the base followed by a 2 km trek up the towering hill. On the top of the hill, the beautiful Man Sagar Lake spreads a welcoming glance. Right in the middle of the lake, Raja Jai Singh II built a duck blind, a shelter for screening duck hunters, for his shooting parties.

Amber Fort - Jaipur :
At a distance of around 11 kms from the city of Jaipur, on the Aravalli hills is located the famous Amber Fort. The construction of the fort was initiated by Raja Man Singh I, however, additions and modification were made later by Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Raja Jai Singh as well. The Rajput rulers operated from this very fort till the time the capital was shifted to Jaipur. The fort is an ideal example of Rajput passion for grandeur and their patriotism. For visiting tourists, the Amber fort holds forth numerous attractions in form of palaces, temples and gardens. Infact, reaching Amber Fort itself is a wonderful experience. Sitting on the back of an elephant, tourists feel themselves like a king or queen of the Rajput clan. It is because of this reason that though walking up the fort is also an option, yet tourists prefer to take a ride on the back of an elephant.

Jaigarh Fort - Jaipur :
Situated at a distance of 15 km from the city of Jaipur, the Jaigarh fort is a classic example of a pure citadel built by the Rajput rulers. The fort, like the numerous other forts of Rajasthan is not ornamented with carvings. It is infact very simple and clearly indicates the purpose for which it was built, to bolster the defense of Amer. The fort is surrounded by moats and has all the features that are required to dissuade the invading army from marching ahead. The Jaigarh Fort that literally translates into Victory Fort was constructed by Sawai Raja Jai Singh between the 15th and the eighteenth century. The fort can be explored completely within two hours without the help of any guide.

Jal Mahal - Jaipur :
Built in 1799, the palace is now abandoned, but reasonably well preserved. In the monsoons, it looks particularly startling with its red sandstone set against the water hyacinth filled lake. The Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur is noted for its intricate architecture. The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot. It was used for the royal duck shooting parties. On the road to Amber at a distance of 6.5 kms from Jaipur are the cenotaphs of the royal family. A causeway leads to Jal Mahal Palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar lake, opposite the cenotaphs.The first four floors of this building is under water, only the top floor remains outside.One can have a wonderful view of the lake and the palace from Nahargarh Fort..

 

Ajmer
Historically, Ajmer always had great strategic importance and was sacked by Mahumud of Ghazni on one of his periodic forays from Afghanistan. Later it became a favorite residence of the great Moghula. One of the first contacts between the Moghula and the British occurred in Ajmer when Sir Thomas Roe met with Jahangir here in 1616. The city was subsequently taken by the Scindias and, in 1818, it was handed over to the British, becoming one of the few places in Rajasthan controlled directly by British rather than being part of a princely state.

Ajmer Fair & Festivals
Urs Ajmer Sharif (According to Lunar Calendar)
Held in the memory of the revered Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti, it is an occasion for thousands of believers to congregate at the shrine and offer their prayers. All of Ajmer seems to take on a festive air and several programs are organized to mark the festivals.

Ajmer Tourist Palace»

Taragarh
Taragarhor the 'Star Fort' is situated three kilometers and a steep 1 and a half hour climb beyond the Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra Mosque.

Shah Jahan Mosque
In the corner of the inner court of the Dargah, is a magnificent building in white marble with a long (30.5m) and narrow.

Pushkar Lake
This lake is situated at the edge of the desert and surrounded by the hills from three sides.
 
Nasiya Temple
Situated in the center of the town is a beautiful red Jain temple (Digambar), known as Nasiyan.

Mayo College
It is a school that was designed to make British gentlemen out of Indian princes.

Man Mahal
Along the banks of the Pushkar Lake is the former residence of Raja Man Singh of Amer.

Foy Sagar
Foy Sagar is a picturesque artificial lake named after the engineer for who created it under.

Dargah Sharif
Situated at the foot of a hill and in the old part of town, this is one of the most important places in india for muslim pilgrims.

Ana Sagar Lake
Taragarhor the 'Star Fort' is situated three kilometers and a steep 1 and a half hour climb beyond the Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra Mosque.

Akbar Palace
Back in the city, near the railway station, this fort was built by Akbar in 1570 and today houses.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda
Beyond the Dargah, on the outskirts of town, are the ruins of Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra mosque. According to legend its construction.

 

Alwar
It is nested between a cluster of small hills of the Aravali range. Perched on the most prominent of these hills is a massive ancient fort that whispers tales of the rich history of the city. This city was formerly known as 'Mewar The people of the state did not accept any external interference’s and daringly resisted against foreign invasions. In the 12th and 13th centuries they formed a group and raided Delhi. But finally Sultan Bulban (1267 A.D. - 1287 A.D.) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslims rule.

Alwar Tourist Palace»

City Palace Complex
Below the Fort is the large, imposing City Palace Complex complex, its massive gates and its tank lined by a beautifully symmetrical chain of ghats ...

Company Garden
A picturesque garden, laid out during the reign of Maharaja Shiv Dan Singh in 1868 A.D. The garden has an enchanting setting called 'Shimla' ..

The Fort
This huge fort , with 5 Km. of its ramparts from north to south and 1.6 Km from east to west , is perched on the ridge top...

Government Museum
This government museum is on the top floor of the City Palace complex, up a ramp from the main courtyard.

Jai Samand Lake
6-km from the city, Jaisamand Lake makes a beautiful artificial lake constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 AD.

Sagar
Behind the City Palace is an artificial lake built in 1815 A.D. by Maharaja Vinay Singh with few temples along its banks.

Siliserh Lake
Located 13 kms from the city of Alwar, the enchanting Siliserh Lake was built in 1845 AD by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his Queen Shila .

Vijay Mandir Palace
Situated 10-km away from the city this palace is a splendid palace, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1918 AD. A picturesque lake overlooking the palace

Banswara
Banswara, it is likely, derived its name from bans or bamboo shoots, which once grew in abundance around the places. It was a part of the territory known aas Bagar during the regin of Udai Singh (who succeeded to the throne sometime between 1496 and 1498 AD) and is said to have been founded by Jagmal, the younger son of Udai Singh who, being much devoted to his queen, the mother of Jagmal and wanting to see him installed as a ruler of a separate State, had partitioned Bagar between the two claimant sons before his death. Banswara remained the capital of erstwhile State of the same name for about four centuries thereafter.
The crumbling stone wall enclosing the old town is still visible, overlooked by the palace of the former rulers of the principality. Bai Tal - an artificial tank - believed to have been constructed by Lachhi Bai of Idar, the Rani of Maharawal Jagmal, lies on the eastern side of the town. About a kilometre away, are the chhatris or cenotaphs of the royality. The town has some Jain and Hindu temples and old mosques.

Banswara Tourist Palace»

Shri Raj Mandir
This 16th century old city palace of Banswar overlooks the town. It covers a large area, and is a typical example of old Rajput architecture. The palace is still owned by the Royal family and can be visited only on invitation.

Kagdi Picup and Mahi Dam
A part of Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project, beautiful fountain gardens overlook the Kagdi Lake.

Anand Sagar Lake
On the eastern side of the town is an artificial lake also known as Bai Talab, which is said to have been constructed by Lachhi Bai of Idar, the Rani of maharawal Jagmal. Nearby lies the chattris or cenotaphs of the rulers of the state. Couple of holy tree known as "Kalp Vriksha" which is said to fulfill the desires of the visitors is also present nearby. The charming surroundings also attract many visitors overhere.

Dialab Lake
Part of this lake remains covered with beautiful lotus flowers. Badal Mahal, the summer residence of former rulers is located on the embankment of the lake.

Abdulla Pir
A shrine of Bohra Muslims saint, a large numbers of Bohra Muslims visit this place during Urs from different parts of the world every year.

 

Bharatpur
Bharatpur was the premier Jat State in Rajasthan. Badan Singh established and founded the fort and palaces of Deeg in 1725. Seven years later, his son laid the foundation nearby of the fort of Bharatpur. It was a formidable structure called Logagarh (iron fort), which lived up to its reputation.

Bharatpur Tourist Palace»

Lohagarh Fort
Lohagarh, built by Maharaja Suraj Mahal, is located in the heart of the old city. Its entrance is from a crowded street that

Bharatpur Museum
The government Museum is housed in the former durbar hall, the maharaja's meeting hall, in the fort.

Bharatpur Palace
The splendid Bharatpur Palace has a rich repository of a large number of ancient exhibit that date back to the early

Keoladeo National Park
Amongst India’s premier wildlife sanctuaries is the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, situated at the border between the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

 

Bikaner
Binaker’s history dates back to 1488 A.D. when a Rathore Prince, Rao Bikaji- a desendent of the founder of Jodhpur(1459 A.D.), Rao Jodhaji, established his kingdom here. Rao Jodhaji had five sons but Rao Bikaji was the most enterprising of them. Bikaji chose a barren wilderness called ‘Jangladesh’ and trandormerd it to an impressive city, called Bikaner after the founder’ name.

Camel Festival
An enchanting desert city which comes alive with music and dance. It is fast gaining popularity as the visitor finds an opportunity to see some unusual folk performances, camel, race camel dance etc. here.

 

Bundi
In 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Sultan Mohammed Ghauri, some Chauhan nobles seeked shelter in Mewar and became allies to the Rana while other young warriors move towards the Chambal valley and overpowered the Meena and Bhil tribals-thus establishing their own kingdom of Hadoti. Later, two branches of Hadas formed two separates states of Kota and Bundi, on either side of the river Chambal. Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on the three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways.

Bundi Tourist Palace»

Junagarh Fort
Junagarh Fort was constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Mughal emperor Akbar, with embellishments .

Lalgarh Palace
Situated 3km north of the city center this palace which built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father, Maharaja Lal Singh.

Camel Research farm
This government managed station, 8km from Bikaner is probably unique in Asia. There are about 230 camels at the National Camel Research

Devi Kund
Eight Kilometers east of Bikaner, this is the site of royal chatries of many of the Bika dynasty rulers. The white marble chatri .

Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
The lake and forested hills of this reserve, 32 km from Bikaner on the Jaisalmer road, are inhabited by wildfowl.

Shiv Bari Temple
Enroot to Camel Breeding Farm is the Laleshwar Mahadev Temple (Shiv Bari). Fortified by a high wall, the temple.

Deshnok Temple
Deshnok is a village 30km south of Bikaner along the Jodhpur road. A visit to Deshnok's fascinating temple of Karni Mata.

Kolayat Ji
This Temple is fifty two kilometers towards Jaisalmer and is dedicated to "Kapil Muni" who is fifth recreation of "Lord Vishnu".

Kalibangan
The name Kalibanga itself does not say much but to a student of history it is immediately recognized as one of the important.

Bhandasar Temple
Bhandasar Temple is dedicated to the fifth tirthankar Sumitnath, and the building was commissioned in 1468 by a wealthy Jain merchant.

 

Chittaurgarh
Alauddin Khilji was the first to sack Chittaur in 1303 A.D. overpowered by a passionate desire to possess the regal beauty, queen Padmini. Legend has it, that he saw her face in the reflection of a mirror and was struck by her mesmerising beauty. But the noble queen preferred death to dishonour and committed ‘Jauhar’.

In 1533 A.D., during the rule of Bikramjeet, came the second attack from Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat. Once again Jauhar was led by Rani Karanavati, a Bundi princess. Her infant son, Udai Singh was smuggled out of Chittaur to Bundi who survived to inherit the throne of the citadel. He learnt from his traumatic childhood that discretion is preferred to valour. So in, 1567 A.D. when the Mughal Emperor invaded Chittaur, Udai Singh fled to establish a new Capital, Udaipur-a beautiful lake city, leaving behind Chittaur to be defended by two 16 year old heroes, Jaimal of Bednore and Patta of Kelwa. These young men displayed true Rajput chivalry and died after ‘Jauhar’ was performed. Immediately thereafter Akbar razed the fort to a rubble. Chittaur was never inhabited again but it always asserted the heroic spirit of Rajput warriors.

Chittaurgarh Tourist Palace»

The Fort
Set on a high plateau, the fort sprawls supremely over the countryside. It was here that the Sisodias went to war against the Mughals at the famous

Vijay Satambh
The tower was erected between 1458 and 1468 and 37m in nine storeys. It is possible to climb to the top of the tower through the narrow 157

Kirti Stambh
The 22m high 12th century tower was built by a Jain merchant and was dedicate to Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankar(one of the 24 great Jain teachers),

Rana Kumbha's Palace
After entering the fort, on the right hand side is the massive 15th century Rana Khumbha's Palace. It contains both elephant and horse stables

Meerabai Temple
This temple was built during the reign of Maharana Kumbha and later given to Mira Bai when she needed a place to worship Lord Krishna, ...

Padmini's Palace
Padmini's palace, built beside the lotus pool with its pavilion in which Padmini sat reflected in Ala-ud-din's mirror.

Kumbha Shyam Temple
Situated on the on the eastern side of Chittaurgarh, the Kumbha Shyam Temple is dedicated to Sarah, the Boar incarnation of Vishnu.

Kalika Mata Temple
Across form Padmini place is the Kalika Mata Temple, an 8th-century temple originally dedicated to Surya or the Sun God but later converted

Govt. Museum
The magnificent Fateh Prakash Mahal, presently a fine Museum with an exquisite example of sculptures from temples and buildings in the fort

Jaimal & Patta Palaces
The Jaimal and Patta Palaces stand on a rocky rise south of Gomukh Kund. Both warrior heroes died in the third sack of Chittaurh fighting

Nagari
Seven Kilometers from Bassi, on the Chittaurgarh road, is Nagari, one of the oldest towns in Rajasthan.

 

Dungarpur
Dungarpur district is the stronghold of the Bheels, a tribe whose history of occupancy in the Aravalli range is said to date back to 4000 BC.Founded in 1197. The rulers of Dungarpur claim descent from the Rajput house of Mewar. The first rulers of Dungarpur were Kunwar Mahap and his descendants who resided in the town of Galiankot, where their ruined castle still stands. Towards the end of the 12th century, Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, had to leave Mewar in favor of his younger brother Kumar Singh. Samant Singh drifted into the hilly area of Bagar and, within the next century, Samant Singh's successors controlled the whole province of Bagar. Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar was killed at the battle of Khanua in 1527, fighting for Mewar against Moghul Emperor Babur. His territory was thereafter divided between his two sons, forming two separate states. Prithvi Raj remained in Dungarpur while his brother Jagmal Singh became independent ruler of Banswara.

Dungarpur Tourist Palace»

Juna Mahal
The seven storey palace, Juna Mahal was built in stages between 13th and 18th centuries. It is filled with many old frescoes

Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum
The Government run museum has pieces from 6th century. They are well displayed but the captions are in Hindi.

Deo Somnath Temple
The beautiful Deo Somnath Temple about 25 km north of town, dates back to the 12th century. An amazing banyan tree which

Galiakot
About 50 km south east of Dungarpur is the important Muslim Pilgrimage center of Galiakot. This town is famous for the

Baneshwar
Baneshwar is the confluence of three holy rivers: the Mahi, Som and Jakham. In January - February the week long Baneshwar Fair

 

Jodhpur
Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. The massive 15th century A.D. Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. A major trade centre of the 16th century A.D. the fortress-city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan.

Jodhpur Tourist Palace»

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort was founded in 15th century by the Rathore Rajputs when they shifted their capital from nearby Mandore

Jaswant Thada
The Jaswant Thada, located half way up the interminably long road that climbs onwards to the fort, is the traditional cremation

Umaid Bhawan Palace
Constructed of marble and pink sandstone this immense palace is also known as the Chhittar Palace because it uses local

Girdikot & Sardar Market
Tiny shops line both sides of the narrow lanes in these markets. One can find textiles, silver, handicrafts, aromatic spices, vegetables

Museum
The museum has fine collection of sculptures, weapons and stuffed animals, including almost featherless desert birds in two glass cases.

Balsamand Lakes & Gardens
A pretty lake with a pleasure or summer palace, the Balsamand palace, on its banks. These are built around the artificial lake

Mandore
Mandore, 9 km to the north of Jodhpur, was the capital of Marwar before the foundation of Jodhpur. It was founded in the 6th century

Mahamandir Temple
Laterally , the great temple, is a place where sacred glory reigns in a peaceful tranquility. Situated on Mandore road,

Kailana Lake
Situated 11 km form Jodhpur, this serene lake is and ideal jaunt for picnics.

Osian
An oasis in the desert, situated on the diversion off the main Jodhpur - Bikaner Highway. A drive to this ancient township

Luni Fort
Fort Chanwa of Luni is an exceptional example of Elegance and Symmetry in Indian architecture of the last century. The entire fortress

The Dhawa
This sanctuary is about 40km southwest of Jodhpur, on the road to Barmer , and has populations of Black bucks

Jaisalmer
The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would built his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 A.D. when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital - Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill.

Desert Fair
Jaisalmer exercises immense charm, but with the staging of the annual Desert Festival (January - February), it has also become one of the annual calendar. Essentially, it is a showcase of the region on the desert citadel. A number of amusing events at the stadium include turban tying competitions and camel races.

Jaisalmer Tourist Palace»

Jhalawar Fort (Garh Palace)
The impressive fort in the centre of the town presently houses the collectorate and other district office. Some exquisite paintings and mirrors on the walls of ‘ zanana khas’ are of particular interest. Permission to see these painting can be obtained from the offices located here.

Government Museum
One of the oldest museums of Rajasthan established in 1915 A.D., it has a fine collection of paintings, rare manuscripts, idols and beautiful statues of Lakshminarayan.Vishnu, Krishna, Ardhanarishvar, Natraj and Trimurti.

Bhawani Natya Shala
Close to the fort is the most unusual theatre in India. It was constructed in 1921 A.D. where Parsi theatre was performed initially The building has been recently revived and offers an excellent insight into the theatre art.

Gagron Fort
The impressive fort, built over several centuries ( 8th to 14th centuries A.D.) stands witness to many great battles and is surrounded by the tranquil waters of the ahu and kali sindh rivers on the three sides. A beautiful mausoleum of a sufi saint Mitheshah just outside the fort is the venue for an annual colorful fair held during the month of Muharram.

Buddhist Caves and Stupas
The ancient Buddhist caves located in the village Kolvi. A colossal figure of buddha and the carved stupas are the most impressive structures in the caves.

Rain Basera (6KM)
A picturesque wooden cottage on the banks of the Kishan Sagar pond, it is as idyllic haunt for picnickers. The cottage was originally built elsewhere and later transported to the present location .Amazingly, it still retains much the original design.

Jhalarapatan (6KM)
The small town is popularly referred to as the ‘city of bells’ an entire township resides within the confines of a wall, that was built to protect the trade caravans as patan was the junction of caravan routes. A magnificent 10th century Surya Temple (Padam Nath Temple ) is the major attraction of the city. The temple has some splendid sculptures as well as, well preserved idols of Surya.

Chandrabhaga Temples(7KM)
On the banks of the magnificent Chandrabhaga river stand some splendid 7th century A.D. temples the intricately carved pillars and arched gateways are fine examples of the temple architecture and craftsmanship. The 11th century A.D. Shantinath jain temple is also noteworthy with fine murals and exquisite sculptures.

Buddhist Caves and stupas
The ancient Buddhist caves located in the village Kolvi. A colossal figure of buddha and the carved stupas are the most impressive structures in the caves.

Dag (100Km)
Renowned for some 12th century ad temples of Dageshware Mata, Rani ka maqbara and kama Varneshwar Mahadeo, Dag is a fascinating experience in the rustic ambience.

Kakuni (65Km)
Kakuni lies in baran District. Some ancient temples dot the ruins of this old township. A life- size idol of Lord Ganesha and a Shiva Lingam dating back to the 8th century A.D. are the impressive structures. Ruins of the Bhimgarh Fort, built by Raja Bhim Deo, lie on the other side of the Parvan River and are worth a visit.

Bhimsagar (24 km)
The dam built on the Uajad river is near the erstwhile capital of Khichi Chauhan rulers. Bhimsagar allows a glimpse of the Rajput and Mughal architecture in the ruins of palaces , temples and mosques.

Atishey Jain Temple, Chandkheri (35 km)
This 17th century temple is a notable example of temple architecture. It also has religious value having Adinath statue, 6 feet tall, in a sitting position. Accommodation and meals are available at reasonable prices in the temple area.

Dalhanpur (54)
The ancient ruins of impressive temples extend over an area of 2 km. Marvelously carved pillars, torans and exquisite sculptures make these temples interesting. Dolhanpur lies on the bank of River Chhappi, where an irrigation dam is being constructed. Dense forests with lush foliage add to the natural beauty of the spot.

Fort of Gangadhar (120 km)
An impressive edifice with the oldest rock inscription and some marvelously built temples.

Jhalawar
The princely state of the Jhalas, Jhalawar was created in 1838 A.D., after being separated from Kota by the British. Remarkable contributions from various rulers including Zalim Singh I made it a culturally rich state. Lying in the south-eastern region of Rajasthan at the edge of the Malwa plateau, Jhalawar has rocky but water-laden verdant landscape, unlike much of Rajasthan. With some exquisite pre-historic cave paintings, massive forts, thickly wooded forests and exotic wildlife variety. Jhalawar boasts of rich historic as well as natural wealth. One can spot countless species of birds as one drives past the lush countryside. Red poppy fields and orange laden orchards make the countryside all the more fascinating and colourful during winters. The area around Bhawani Mandi is known for contributing a major share to the production of citrus in the country.

Kartik Fair / Chandrabhaga Fair
(every year in Oct - Nov) A big cattle fair is held every year in the month of Kartik (Oct - Nov) at Chandrabhaga near Jhalarpatan. On the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, devotees gather to take a holy dip in the river.

Jhalawar Tourist Palace»

Jhalawar Fort (Garh Palace)
The impressive fort in the centre of the town presently houses the collectorate and other district office. Some exquisite paintings and mirrors on the walls of ‘ zanana khas’ are of particular interest. Permission to see these painting can be obtained from the offices located here.

Government Museum
One of the oldest museums of Rajasthan established in 1915 A.D., it has a fine collection of paintings, rare manuscripts, idols and beautiful statues of Lakshminarayan.Vishnu, Krishna, Ardhanarishvar, Natraj and Trimurti.

Bhawani Natya Shala
Close to the fort is the most unusual theatre in India. It was constructed in 1921 A.D. where Parsi theatre was performed initially The building has been recently revived and offers an excellent insight into the theatre art.

Gagron Fort
The impressive fort, built over several centuries ( 8th to 14th centuries A.D.) stands witness to many great battles and is surrounded by the tranquil waters of the ahu and kali sindh rivers on the three sides. A beautiful mausoleum of a sufi saint Mitheshah just outside the fort is the venue for an annual colorful fair held during the month of Muharram.

Buddhist Caves and Stupas
The ancient Buddhist caves located in the village Kolvi. A colossal figure of buddha and the carved stupas are the most impressive structures in the caves.

Rain Basera (6KM)
A picturesque wooden cottage on the banks of the Kishan Sagar pond, it is as idyllic haunt for picnickers. The cottage was originally built elsewhere and later transported to the present location .Amazingly, it still retains much the original design.

Jhalarapatan (6KM)
The small town is popularly referred to as the ‘city of bells’ an entire township resides within the confines of a wall, that was built to protect the trade caravans as patan was the junction of caravan routes. A magnificent 10th century Surya Temple (Padam Nath Temple ) is the major attraction of the city. The temple has some splendid sculptures as well as, well preserved idols of Surya.

Chandrabhaga Temples(7KM)
On the banks of the magnificent Chandrabhaga river stand some splendid 7th century A.D. temples the intricately carved pillars and arched gateways are fine examples of the temple architecture and craftsmanship. The 11th century A.D. Shantinath jain temple is also noteworthy with fine murals and exquisite sculptures.

Buddhist Caves and stupas
The ancient Buddhist caves located in the village Kolvi. A colossal figure of buddha and the carved stupas are the most impressive structures in the caves.

Dag (100Km)
Renowned for some 12th century ad temples of Dageshware Mata, Rani ka maqbara and kama Varneshwar Mahadeo, Dag is a fascinating experience in the rustic ambience.

Kakuni (65Km)
Kakuni lies in baran District. Some ancient temples dot the ruins of this old township. A life- size idol of Lord Ganesha and a Shiva Lingam dating back to the 8th century A.D. are the impressive structures. Ruins of the Bhimgarh Fort, built by Raja Bhim Deo, lie on the other side of the Parvan River and are worth a visit.

Bhimsagar (24 km)
The dam built on the Uajad river is near the erstwhile capital of Khichi Chauhan rulers. Bhimsagar allows a glimpse of the Rajput and Mughal architecture in the ruins of palaces , temples and mosques.

Atishey Jain Temple, Chandkheri (35 km)
This 17th century temple is a notable example of temple architecture. It also has religious value having Adinath statue, 6 feet tall, in a sitting position. Accommodation and meals are available at reasonable prices in the temple area.

Dalhanpur (54)
The ancient ruins of impressive temples extend over an area of 2 km. Marvelously carved pillars, torans and exquisite sculptures make these temples interesting. Dolhanpur lies on the bank of River Chhappi, where an irrigation dam is being constructed. Dense forests with lush foliage add to the natural beauty of the spot.

Kota
The history of the city dates back to the 12th century A.D. when the Hada Chieftain, Rao Deva, conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Later, in the early 17th century AD during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the ruler of Bundi -Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture.

The history of Kota is linked with the history of Bundi. Both Bundi and Kota came under the rule of the Chauhans in the 12th century. The descendents of the Chauhans set up their capital at Bundi and ruled from here. While Bundi was the capital, Kota formed the land granted to the eldest son of the ruler. This arrangement continued until 1624. In 1624, Emperor Jahangir, the great Mughal ruler, partitioned Bundi and made Kota an independent state. Rao Madho Singh, son of the ruler of Bundi, ascended the throne of Kota. It became a part of the British Empire in 1818 and later became a part of the Indian state of Rajasthan, when it gained independence in 1947.

Dussehra Mela (Sep - Oct of every year)
Dussehra, an important festival of the Hindus commemorating the victory of good over evil, is celebrated in Kota like other parts of India with great fervor. The specialty of Dussehra in Kota is the Dussehra Mela celebrated in the month of October.

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Maharao Madho Singh Museum
Situated in the old palace, the museum has a superb collection of Rajput miniature paintings of the Kota school, exquisite sculptures

Kota Barrage
A part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River, this beautiful setting is ideal for outings and evening strolls. Other Places

Jag Mandir
Between the City palace and the RTDC Hotel Chambal is the picturesque artificial tank of Kishore sagar. Right in the middle

Chambal Garden
The Chambal Gardens are on the banks of the Chambal River, south of the fort. They are popular place for picnic. The centerpiece is a murky pond

Rana Pratap Sagar Dam
Rana Pratap Sagar dam is the second in the series of Chambal Valley Projects, located 52 km downstream of Gandhi Sagar.

Govt. Museum
Housed in the Brijvilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar, the museum displays a rich collection of rare coins, manuscripts and a representative selection

Haveli Of Devataji
The beautiful Haveli of Devta Shridharji is located in the middle of the busy market. The Haveli is noted for its splendid frescoes

Other Places
Kansua temple with a four faced Shiva Lingam, Bhitria Kund, Adhar Shila Budh Singh Bafna Haveli and Yatayat Park

Bhanddeora Temple
Built in 11 - 12th century this temple is also known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan'. It is 110 km from Kota and can

Remains Of Garhgachh
The 9th and 13th century AD temples in red stone, situated in the Baran district near Atru (30 km)

Nahargarh Fort
Situated 145km from Kota, Nahargarh fort is an impressive structure in red stone and a fine example of the Mughal architecture

Sitabari
A picturesque picnic spot, situated near the village of Kelwara in the Baran district on the way to Kota -Shiv Purl. The old temples of Sita

Shergarh
Shergarh has a historic fort near Barora 10 km in Atru Tehsil in the Baran district. While exploring this wonderful city, one can

Fort Of Shahbad & Mosque
The fort was constructed in 1577 AD by the Chauhan ruler Muktaman. The mosque is the biggest in Rajasthan and

Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary
The 250 Sq.Km. Darrah wildlife sanctuary is located about 50 Km. from Kota. Here there are spotted deers, Wild boars

Rock Paintings of Alaniya
25 km from Kota, the beautiful rock paintings of primeval man on the bank of Alaniya are worth watching.

Baroli
Baroli is situated 45 km southwest of Kota on the way to Rana Pratap Sagar. Set is a peaceful area, many of these 9th century temples

Kumbhalgarh
In Rana Kumbha's time the kingdom of Mewar spread from Ranthambore to Gwalior, including vast tracts of present-day Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Mewar's rulers became patrons of all that was best in Indian martial and fine arts, architecture, and learning. Of the 84 fortresses defending Mewar, 32 were designed and built by Rana Kumbha. Of these, Kumbhalgarh with its 36-kilometer long wall and soaring towers is the most impressive. Kumbhalgarh stands on the site of an ancient citadel dating back to the second century AD belonging to a Jain descendant of India's Mauryan emperors. It defined the boundaries between Mewar and Marwar and became a refuge for Mewar's rulers in times of strife. Its steel gray ramparts encircle the fertile Shero Mallah Valley, with ancient monuments cenotaphs, ponds and flourishing farms. Kumbhalgarh fell only once in its history, to the combined forces of Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Marwar.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
This jungle adjoins the historical Kumbhalgarh Fort and used to shield the fort from invaders. Now it protects the rare species of animals, struggling for their survival.

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Haldighati
The scene of the famous battle off 1576 AD fought between Rana Pratap-the heroic son of Udai Singh and the massive

Muchchal Mahavir
The Muchhal Mahavir temple is situated about five km from Ghanerao in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary. Its distinctive feature is the

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Kumbhalgarh is just 90 kms. from Jodhpur on the Udaipur - Pali - Jodhpur road. This jungle adjoins the

Mount Abu
The history of Mount Abu is as diverse as the city itself. It was once a part of the Chauhan kingdom of Rajasthan and served as a summer resort for the Rajput kings of the region. After that, it was leased by the British government from the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the headquarter of the resident to Rajputana (another name for Rajasthan).

During the British rule in India, it was the favorite summer destination of the British, who came here to escape the dusty, dry heat of the plains particularly Rajasthan. It also served as a sanatorium for the troops. The small huts and cottages here tell stories of those times even today.

Summer Festival
Organized in the only hill station of Rajasthan, this is the coldest place at this time of the year. Folk dances and a general atmosphere of gaiety prevails in this tiny hill resort and the tourist has ample time to relax and enjoy himself.

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Gaumukh Temple
Down on the Abu Road side of Mount Abu, a small stream flows from the mouth of a marble cow, giving the shrine its name

Delwara Jain Temple
The Temple complex includes two temples with exquisite marble carvings. The older of the temples is the Vimal Vasahi, built in 1031 by a Gujrati

Adhar Devi Temple
The Adhar Devi temple, about 3km north of town, is chiseled out of a huge rock reached by a flight of 365 steps. You have to stoop to get

Museum & Art Gallery
The museum is divided into two sections. The first section has been adorned by a diorama of local tribal hut with their usual living style

Viewpoints
Of the various points around the town, Sunset Point, 1.5 km from the tourist office of Mount Abu, is the most popular.

Shri Raghunathji Temple
Situated near the ‘Nakki’ lake is the temple dedicated to Shri Raghunathji with a beautiful image of the deity that was placed here in 14th century

Gardens & Parks
Beautifully laid parks and gardens are interspersed throughout the hilly paradise. Ashok Vatika,Gandhi park, Municipal Park, Shaitan Singh

Trevor's Tank
Named after the British engineer who constructed it, Trevor’s Tank is a delight for bird watchers with densely wooded hills that

Guru Shikhar
At the end of the plateau, 15km from Mount Abu, is Guru Shikar, the highest point in Rajasthan at 1722m. A road goes almost all the ...

Achalgarh
The Shiva Temple of Achaleshwar Mahandeva, in Achalgarh, boasts a number of interesting features , including what is said to be a toe of Shiva

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Gaumukh Temple
Down on the Abu Road side of Mount Abu, a small stream flows from the mouth of a marble cow, giving the shrine its name

Delwara Jain Temple
The Temple complex includes two temples with exquisite marble carvings. The older of the temples is the Vimal Vasahi, built in 1031 by a Gujrati

Adhar Devi Temple
The Adhar Devi temple, about 3km north of town, is chiseled out of a huge rock reached by a flight of 365 steps. You have to stoop to get

Museum & Art Gallery
The museum is divided into two sections. The first section has been adorned by a diorama of local tribal hut with their usual living style

Viewpoints
Of the various points around the town, Sunset Point, 1.5 km from the tourist office of Mount Abu, is the most popular.

Shri Raghunathji Temple
Situated near the ‘Nakki’ lake is the temple dedicated to Shri Raghunathji with a beautiful image of the deity that was placed here in 14th century

Gardens & Parks
Beautifully laid parks and gardens are interspersed throughout the hilly paradise. Ashok Vatika,Gandhi park, Municipal Park, Shaitan Singh

Trevor's Tank
Named after the British engineer who constructed it, Trevor’s Tank is a delight for bird watchers with densely wooded hills that

Guru Shikhar
At the end of the plateau, 15km from Mount Abu, is Guru Shikar, the highest point in Rajasthan at 1722m. A road goes almost all the

Achalgarh
The Shiva Temple of Achaleshwar Mahandeva, in Achalgarh, boasts a number of interesting features , including what is said to be a toe of Shiva

Nathdwara
At about 90 min. drive (about 48 kms) from Udaipur in Rajasthan lies a very popular dham, Nathdwara set amidst idyllic hills on the left bank of the Banas river, where one can see devotees in large numbers flocking for worship. The place is most popular for its sacred Vaishnava temple of Lord Srinathji, the manifestation of Lord Krishna.Sri Nathdwara or the gateway leading to the Srinathji is also the centre of the Pushtimarg Sampradaya, a doctrine created by Jagat guru Sri Vallabhacharya. One can find the idol of Srinathji, sculpted out of one piece of black marble belonging to the 12th century and was first installed by Sri Vallabhacharya in a small temple at Jatipura, near Mathura. The little town is a honeycomb of lanes and alleys leading to the hub of activity, the Srinathji temple. The Haveli of Srinathji(as the temple is called), was once a royal palace of the Rajput rulers. Over 1000 devotees reach the temple early in the morning to serve the Lord, each day of the year. Getting up during the early hours for the first darshan is a regular observation where Lord Sir Nathji resides in regal splendour. Darshans or glimpses of Srinathji can be sought 8 times in the day. Collectively known as Ashtaya, the 8 darshans are Mangala, Shrungar, Gwal, Rajbhog, Uthhapan, Bhog, Sandhaya Aarti and Shayan. In each of them the leelas (divine manifestations) of the Lord are described and harmonized with His daily routine. Groups of devotees constantly flush into the temple, pushing, pulling and reaching out, sometimes even getting hurt in the process. The darshan is like a matter of life and death for them, and they endure it bravely eight times in a day just for those few seconds.

The Srinathji Temple
Srinathji represents the form of Krishna, in which he lifted the Govardhana hill and subdued Indra the king of Devas who was sending an incessant downpour of rain, causing immense hardship to the cow herds of Gokul. The image of Srinathji is believed to have been a self manifested one.

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Srinathji Temple
Situated 48 km north of Udaipur, Nathdwara has the famous Sri Nathji Temple which is an important shrine for Vashnavites ...

Rajasamand Lake
Rajsamand Lake was created by a dam constructed in 1660 by Maharana Jai Singh. There many ornamental arches and beautifully carved

Nav Chowki
On the banks of the lake is this pillared edifice which is paved with marble and has beautifully carved arches and chhatris.

Pushkar
Historically, Pushkar always had great strategic importance and was sacked by Mahumud of Ghazni on one of his periodic forays from Afghanistan. Later it became a favorite residence of the great Moghula. One of the first contacts between the Moghula and the British occurred in Pushkar when Sir Thomas Roe met with Jahangir here in 1616. The city was subsequently taken by the Scindias and, in 1818, it was handed over to the British, becoming one of the few places in Rajasthan controlled directly by British rather than being part of a princely state.

Pushkar Fair
The well-known and marked with largest participation of all the festivals of Rajasthan, Pushkar is an important pilgrimage as well as the venue of a mammoth cattle fair. Bazaars, auctions, music and sports are highlight of this event. Recommended.

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Pushkar Ghat
Numerous ghats run down the lake and the pilgrims are bathing in the lake's Holi waters. Photography is prohibited.

Pushkar Temples
Pushkar has the Famous Brahma Temple which holds utmost importance to the pilgrims as it is the only temple in India dedicated

Ranakpur
Ranakpur is named after Rana Kumbha whom Dharna Sah, a Jain businessman, approached when he had the vision of his great temple to ask for the land for its construction. Renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples in amber stone, Ranakpur is amongst the five holiest places of the Jain community and exceptional in beauty. These temples were constructed in the AD 1439. It is located in the mountain ranges of Pali district, 39 kms. away from the Phalna railway station. Ranakpur is reached after passing lush green valleys and streams and the heart capturing views drive away any fatigue of the journey. The Ranakpur Jain Temple were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kgs. whose sound echoes in the entire complex.

Ranakpur Jain Temple
The Ranakpur Jain Temple was built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century

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Ranakpur Jain Temple
The Ranakpur Complex hold an exceptional beauty, which is well worth seeing, and makes for a convenient stop between.

Sadri
Sadri, eight km away, is famous for some beautiful temples and an old dargah of Khudabaksh Baba. The Varahavtar temple ..

Ghanerao
The small town of Ghanerao has a castle that has been converted into a hotel. A notable here, is the temple of Gajanand .

Narlai
Lying at the base of a hillock, on the top of which is a colossal statue of an elephant, Narlai has many Hindu and Jain Temples .

Falna
The railhead for Ranakpur, Falna has some beautiful temples...

Desuri
Desuri is a town in Marwar (Jodhpur), its turnoff being the village of Gomti, 125 km. from Udaipur. From the village onwards

Rohet
Rohet - the fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century Rathore of the Champawat clan, Thakur Dalpat Singh I. The "Jagir" (Fiefdom) of Rohet was bestowed upon him in 1622 A.D. by the Maharaja Of Jodhpur, as a mark of appreciation for his bravery in battle. Generations of valiant noble-men have built this heritage home where, notwithstanding the inroads of modernity, aristocratic values are respected. The visitor of today experiences the famed warmth of courteous Rajput hospitality.

Village Safaris
Rohet is famous for village safaris, which introduces its guests to local cultures and traditions. Guests are taken into homes and received with warmth and affection. Guests interact with various communities living in the area and share and understand their worlds, the Bhishnois, protectors of nature for five centuries and arguably the world's first ecologists, responsible for the survival of species such as the black-buck antelope: the semi nomadic Raika shepherds of Marwar whose brilliant crimson and marigold costumes would put modern designers to shame: as also the Paliwals and the Meghwals, the farmers and weavers.

Sariska
Once an ancient Rajput state, formerly known as Mewat, Alwar was nearest to the imperial Delhi. The people of the state did not accept any external interference’s and daringly resisted against foreign invasions. In the 12th and 13th centuries, they formed a group and raided Delhi. But finally Sultan Bulban (1267 A.D. - 1287 A.D.) suppressed them, bringing the area under the Muslims rule. In 1771 A.D. Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kuchhwaha Rajput belonging to the clan of Jaipur’s rulers, won back Alwar and founded a principality of his own.

Sariska Tiger Reserve Park
Some of the finest variety of birds and animals are spotted here. Alwar has one of the finest wild life sanctuaries in Rajasthan-Sariska, which is an excellent tiger country.

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Sariska Palace
A marvellous palace was built here by Maharaja Jai Singh in the honour of the Duke of Edinburgh during his visit to the sancturary.Presently ...

Siliserh Lake Palace
An idyllic picnic spot with enchanting landscape of wooded hills and beautiful chhatris on the embankment of the 10.5 sq. ..

Vijai Mandir Palace
Situated 10-km away from the city this palace is a splendid palace, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1918 AD. A picturesque lake overlooking ..

Jai Samand Lake
6-km from the city, Jaisamand Lake makes a beautiful artificial lake constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 AD; a popular spot for outings

Ranthambore
In the 13th century A.D. Govinda, the grandson of Prithviraj Chauhan took over the reign of the land. Later his successor Vagabhatta, beautified the city and built a noteworthy temple at Jhain. In the middle of the 15th century A.D. Rana Kumbha captured the fort and gifted it to his son to be occupied later by the Hada Rajputs of Bundi and Mughal Emperors Akbar and Aurangazeb. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur in 1754 and since then it was maintained as the hunting preserve of the Maharaja. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were part of the royal hunting who stayed here.

Ganesh Chaturthi (August - September of every year)
Perched on Ranthambore Fort is the temple of Lord Ganesha. Every year thousand of people gather here in honour of Lord Ganesha's birthday, in the month of August - September.

Jungle Safari
There are about 42 tigers in Ranthambore National Park. A good network of gravel tracks crisscross the park and safaris are undertaken in open-sided jeeps driven by ranger.

Shekhawati
The Shekhawati region lies north of Jaipur. This was the land where Marwari businessmen started constructing their mansions or havelis in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The two major communities of this region were the Rajputs and the Marwaris - or one with the will to fight and die for his honour and the other a businessman. During the British period, trade rivalry pushed the Marwaris to port, but the love for their land was still very strong. While wars and treaties decided the fate of a few and the conditions of the peasantry remains the same.

Havelis of the Rajputs and the Marwaris.
Although the region has lost its importance as a centre of trade, its importance today lies in the splendidly frescoed havelis or mansions- mostly constructed by the prosperous merchants, between the 18th and 20th centuries.

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Dundlod
This quaint is in the heart of the Shekhawati region. The fort here dates back to 1750. Steps lead up to the Diwan Khana furnished with portraits, hangings and period furniture. It also houses a library and portraits done in European style can be seen here. The fort has now been converted into a hotel. The Goenka havelis and other with beautiful frescoes

Sikar
Sikar was the wealthiest thikana (feudatory) under the Jaipur state. The 17th century fort here, was built when Sikar was an important trading centre. Sites worth visiting here are the market, the clock tower and the painted Biyani, Murarka and Somani havelis. There is one Haveli Painted only in blue, quite like the typical Chinese blue and are the Sagarmal Sodhani Haveli, Madho Niwas Kothi, the Jubilee Hall and the Fort. The Jain temple as also the temples of Gopinath and Raghunath and Madan Mohan deserve a visit. In the neighborhood lie the Jeen Mata temple and harsh Nath temple.

Nawalgarh
Founded in 1737, by Thakur Nawal Singh, this town boasts of some of the finest frescoes in the Shekhawati region. The town has a colourful bazar and a fort, new a little disfigured, yet worth of attention. there are numerous havelis; prominent among them are the Aath (eight) Haveli complex, Anaadilal Poddar haveli, Jodhraj Patodia haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli, Chokhani heavily and Hotel Roop Niwas Palace.

Mukandgarh
Built around a temple square, Mukundgarh has a good handicraft market. Besides textiles, the brass ware and iron scissors made here, are of good quality. The fort is now a heritage property. The Kanoria and Ganeriwala Havelis carry fine examples of fresco painting.

Khetri
Founded in the 18th century, Khetri was the second wealthiest Thikama under Jaipur and is known for the painting abetting the Raghunath Temple and the Bhopalgarh Fort. Sites not to be missed are the Panna Lal Shah ka Talab (water tank), Rama Krishna Mission, Sukh Mahal and Hari singh Temple. Ajit Sagar, Rameshwar Das Bada ka Ashram at Bassi and Baghore Fort constitute the excursions one can take from here.

Jhunjhunu
Here the notable havelis are Nar Singh Das Tibrewal, Ishwar Das and Mohan Das Modi and the Khaitan Haveli. The Khetri Mahal and Bihariji Temple are also finely frescoed. Laxmi Nath Tample Mertani Baori, qamrudin Shah ki Dragah, Ajeet Sagar, Birdi Chand Well and Badalgarh are other places worth visiting.

Mandawa
Founded in the mid 18th Century, Mandawa’s skyline today is dominated by an imposing mirage like fort now turned into a hotel. A painted archway decorated with Lord Krishna and his cowherds leads to the bazaar. The terrace of castle Mandawa offers a panoramic view of the town. The Mandawa family’s collection includes ceremonial costumes and precious arms with handles of jade.

Churu
This town boasts of the Kanhaiya Lal Bagla Haveli (1870), the Kothari Haveli (1915) and the Surana Haveli with more then 1,100 doors and windows. The Poddar Haveli, jain Temple, Balaji Temple, Ganga Temple, Churu Fort, Taknet Chhatri (cenotaph), Nathji Ka Dhara, Sethani ka Johra, Nagarshree, Chandmal Banthia Haveli, Sagarmal Vaidya haveli, Bajranglal Mantri Haveli, Parakh Haveli, etc. are some places worth a visit.

Bissau
Founded in the 18th century, this town has fine havelis including the Sigtia, Khemka, Tibriwal and Kedia Havelis. The chhatris or cenotaphs of the thakurs are also attractive.

Harsh Nath Temple (11 km)
An ancient 10th century temples situated on the Harsh Nath hills.

Jeen Mata Temple (29 km)
Believed to have been built a thousand years ago the temple is the venue of a colourful fair held twice in a year during `Navaratras'.

Rambagh
Founded in the late 18th century by the Poddars. The Shani Temple of the Saturday God has delicately painted frescoes. Marvelous cenotaphs of the Poddars have exquisitely painted ceilings. The Ganga Temple and some beautiful havelis add interest to the town.

Lachhmangarh Fort
One of the most imposing forts in the Shekhawati region, Lachhmangarh commands a bird’s eye view of the town modeled to resemble the city plan of Jaipur. Founded in the early 19th century by Raja Lachhman Singh of Sikar, the town has some lovely havelis.

Bagad
Home of the Rungtas,Bagad was founded by Nagar Pathans in the mid 15th century A.D. It has a reservoir built by the Ojha family.

Chirawa
A popular trading town between Churu and Loharu, Chirawa is famous for huge havelis. Of particular interest are the havelis of Nand Lal Dalmia,Phool Chand Dalmia,Tara Chand Dalmia,Mangal Chand Dalmia,Duli Chand Kakrania & Nemanis. Kakrania and Poddar wells are also worth visiting.

Pilani
The home of the Bridals , the leading industrialists of India. It has a large campus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) with a beautiful Saraswati Temple, Shiv Ganga. BITS museum, Panchwati and Birla Haveli Museum are also worth visiting.

Surajgarh And Kajara
Surajgarh has an impressive 18th century fort, painted temples and havelis while some beautiful 19th century havelis can be seen in Kajara.

Alsisar and Malsisar
Founded in the late and mid 18th centuries respectively, these towns lie at the northern edge of Shekhawati.The angular style of frescoes in various colours make the trip to these town a memorable one. Beside the fort in Alsisar,the Jhunjhunuwala havelis and a well complex are other interesting structures. The fort, temples and havelis along the main street are also worth a visit.

Mehansar
Founded in the mid 18th century ,the Sone-Chandi-ki-Haveli and Raghunath temple with beautiful paintings resembling the Bikaner school of art are worth seeing.

Churu
Famous for the Kothar Haveli (1915 AD) Kanhayya Lal Bagla Haveli (1870 AD) having immense paintings of Dhola Maru,Sassi-Punnu, etc. and the six storeyed Surana Haveli. The distinctive features of the latter one are its beautiful windows,elegant doors-more than 1,100 in number.

Salasar Balaji
A famous temple dedicated to Hanumanji is located here.

Ratangarh
The massive fort, built in 1820 AD by the Raja of Bikaner-Ratan Singh, is situated on the Agra Bikaner highway. The market place is in the shape of a cross suggesting that the city was planned before construction. An array of stately havelis can be seen around the Clock Tower at the main crossing

Sardar Shahar (46 km):
This enchanting desert town has elegant havelis adorned with colourful paintings and carved woodwork.

Dudhwa Khara (36 km):
A sprawling historical village lying in the Thar desert. Besides enchanting topography the village has huge exquisitely designed havelis. One can enjoy the rural life and camel safaris in the village.
 
Tal Chhapar (100 km):
Home to the endangered species of black buck and some migratory birds.

Udaipur
Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditations on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favorable located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable altitude and an amphitheater of low mountains. Maharana followed the advise of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 A.D.

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City Palace
City Palace complex is actually a conglomeration of buildings added by various Maharanis, the palace manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design ..

Saheliyon Ki Bari
Saheliyon ki badi, situated in the north of the city, is well maintained, with fountains and kiosks, a delightful lotus pool ..

The Suraj Gokhada
The balcony of the sun, is where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves to the people in time of trouble to ..

Pratap Memorial
Atop Moti Magri (Pearl Hill), overlooking Fateh Sagar, is a statue of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap, who frequently defied Mughals .

Gulab Bagh
A spectacular rose Garden laid out by Maharana Sajjan Singh, is situated near the palace on east side of Lake Pichhola. A library in the .

Sajjan Garh
Sajjan Garh, a former monsoon palace 1100 ft. high above the surrounding and 3100 ft. from sea level, was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh ...

Fateh Sagar
Surrounded by a number of hills, Fateh Sagar was originally built in 1678 by Maharana Jai singh, but it was reconstructed by Maharana ..

Pichola Lake
Beautiful Lake Pichola was enlarged by Maharaja Udai Singh II after he founded the city. He built a masonry ..

Jagdish Temple
Located only 150 m north of the entrance to the City Palace, this fine Indo-Aryan Temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 ..

Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
An interesting collection exhibited by this small museum and foundation for the preservation and promotion of local folk arts .

Nagda
At Nagda there are some 10th century temples. The Jain temple of Adbudji is essentially ruined, but its architecture is intresting.

Haldighati
Situated 40 Kms north of Udaipur, Haldighati, is where Maharana Pratap defied the superior Mughal forces of Akbar in 1576..

Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh, situated 65 km north of Udaipur hold a heroic past having sheltered the heir of Mewar throne in times of Danger...
 
Jagat
Jagat is a small town, located 56 Kms southeast of Udaipur, containing a small 10th century Ambika or Durga Mata Temple. There are some.

Jaisamand Lake
Jaisamand Lake was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 17th century and created by damming Gomti River; today it measures 14 km.

Ranakpur
The Ranakpur Complex hold an exceptional beauty, which is well worth seeing, and makes for a convenient stop between Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Kankroli
Situated 65km away from Udaipur, Kankroli, also known as Dwarkadhish, is an important Vaishnava temple and ranks very high among.

Rajsamand Lake
Rajsamand Lake was created by a dam constructed in 1660 by Maharana Jai Singh. There many ornamental arches and beautifully.

Ahar
About 2 Kms east of the ancient capital of Sisodia- Udaipur, Ahar is famous for the impressive cluster of cenotaphs of the Maharanis of Mewa

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