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When talking about tourism in India, the one place that cannot be missed is Rajasthan. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations of our country. The rich heritage and culture is the highlight of the region. From Thar Desert, to havelis, lakes, monuments and forts…there is so much to explore in Rajasthan. The Shekhawati region has a rustic touch to it, while Jaipur is a quintessential modern city. Rajasthan perfectly balances age old traditions and customs with the blend of modernity.
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Destinations in Rajasthan

As mentioned above Rajasthan is one of the most loved tourist destinations in India. From the picture perfect Aravalli hills to the endless stretches of Thar Desert, the state is full of vivid landscapes. Some of the most popular destinations of Rajasthan are –

Jaipur

Jaipur

Also referred to as the Pink City’, Jaipur is the state capital and the most popular tourist destination. In fact it would be right to say that it is the face of Rajasthan.

By perfectly balancing tradition with modern culture, it has earned a special place for itself in the hearts of travellers. Jaipur never ceases to surprise you. The breathtaking Amber Fort, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort and Hawa Mahal are integral part of sightseeing in Jaipur. The city is a paradise for shoppers. Blue pottery, traditional jewelry, mojaris and tie and dye prints are the highlights of Jaipur shopping.

Choki Dhani is a village theme resort that gives you a glimpse of Rajasthani culture and traditions. From Kalbelia dancers to folk music, potters to food stalls, you’ll find it all in Choki Dhani.

Also Read: Jaipur Tourism | Jaipur City Palace | Hawa Mahal | Nahargarh Fort | Samode Palace | Sheesh Mahal | Jal Mahal | Jaigarh Fort | Chandra Mahal

Pushkar

Tourism in Rajasthan Pushkar is usually synonymous with religious tours, but there is a different side of Pushkar as well. Apart from the numerous temples, Pushkar Lake is another popular attraction of the city.
If you visit Pushkar during October – November, you stand a chance to witness the much talked about Pushkar Fair. It is a five day camel and livestock fair. Pushkar Fair is the world’s largest camel fair and attracts a lot of foreign tourists.

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Bikaner

Tourism in Rajasthan Bikaner is the desert city of Rajasthan. Known for its vast stretches of alluring sand dunes and mighty forts, the city is very popular among both domestic as well as international tourists. The rustic atmosphere with rich cultural roots is what Bikaner boasts off. Kote Gate, Junagarh Fort, Gramin Haat and MG Road are the most popular markets of the city where you can indulge in irresistible shopping. Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Camel breeding farm, Desh Nok temple (Karni Mata temple), Jain Haweli and Shiv Bari temple are some of the main tourist attractions of the city.

Also Read:  Tourism in Bikaner | Havelis in Bikaner | Temples in Bikaner

Jaisalmer

Tourism in Rajasthan Talk about Jaisalmer and the first thing that comes to mind is the majestic Jaisalmer Fort. It is the identity of the city. The sand dunes in the background make a perfect romantic setting. The city is a photographer’s delight – mighty forts, happy people and beautiful sunsets at the dunes. Apart from the Sonar Quila or Jaisalmer Fort, the other main attractions of the city are – Akal Wood Fossil Park, Desert Culture Center and Museum, Gadsisar Lake, Government Musuem and Jaisalmer Folklore Museum.

Also Read: Jailsalmer Tourism | Havelis in Jaisalmer | Jaisalmer Desert Camp | Temples in Jaisalmer

Chittorgarh

Tourism in Rajasthan Chittorgarh is a beautiful city of Rajasthan. It is a fine example of the rich heritage and the glorious past of the region. Each year many tourists visit this majestic city to witness the grandeur of Rajasthani culture. Indulge in traditional shopping and savor the delicacies of the region – Daal Bati Choorma, Rajasthani Thali etc.

The places of interest in Chittorgarh are – Chittorgarh Fort, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Vijay Stambh, Ghateshwar temple, Ganesha temple, Kumbha’s Palace, Kirti Stambh etc. Some of the famous markets of Chittorgarh where you can pick up souvenirs for your loved ones are – Fort Road market, Rana Sanga market and Sadar Bazaar.

Udaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan When in Rajasthan, you have to visit the city of lakes – Udaipur. Serene and pristine, Udaipur is the perfect holiday destination. It is also nicknamed as ‘Venice of the East’.

City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Jagdish temple, Lake Pichola, Saheliyon ki Badi, Lake Palace Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Lake are some of the main tourist attractions of the city. Because of the scenic beauty of the city, it is a preferred choice for shooting many Bollywood and Hollywood movies.

Also Read: Udaipur Tourism | Eklingji Temple | Karni Fort BamboraMaharana Pratap Memorial | Rajsamand Lake | Temples in Udaipur | Udaipur Solar Observatory | Shiv Niwas Palace | Kumbhalgarh Fort

Jodhpur

Tourism in Rajasthan Jodhpur is another very popular tourist destination of Rajasthan. The city topped the Lonely Planet’s list of most extraordinary places to visit in 2014.
Some of the main tourist attractions of the city are – Mehrangarh Fort, Government Museum, Balsamand Lake, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Garden etc. The best places to shop in Jodhpur are – Tripolia Bazaar, National Handloom and Sarafa Bazaar. You can pick up tribal and art jewelry, lac bangles, block print durries and carpets and handicrafts from the beautiful city of Jodhpur. 

Also Read: Tourism in Jodhpur | Historical Places in Jodhpur

Top Attractions in Rajasthan


Rajasthan Tourism

City Palace – Udaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan One of the most famous tourist attractions of Udaipur city is the picturesque City Palace. It is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola and was built over 400 years ago. It is built on a hilltop and gives a magnificent view of the entire city. Built in granite and marble, it amalgamates Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
City Palace of Udaipur is the largest palace complex of the state of Rajasthan.

Lake Pichola – Udaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan Udaipur is also known as the City of lakes.Lake Pichola is the most famous lakes in Udaipur. It is an artificial freshwater lake that was created in 1362 AD. Experts believe that the lake was built during the reign of Maharana Lakha. In the later years, Maharana Uday Singh was highly mesmerized by the serenity and beauty of the lake and founded a city on the banks of the river. The city got its name from him and was called Udaipur.

Fort in JaipurAmber Fort – Jaipur

Amber Fort is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the ‘Pink City’. It was originally built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 and subsequently developed by Sawai Jai Singh. Amber Fort is built in marble and red sandstone and is located on top of a hill. The fort is popular among domestic and international tourists. It is situated in small town of Amer, just 1 km from Jaipur.

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Balsamand Lake – Jodhpur

Tourism in Rajasthan
Balsamand Lake is located 5 km from main Jodhpur city. The lake was built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar. It is an artificial lake and a very popular picnic spot of Jodhpur city. On the banks of the lake is the beautiful Balsamand Palace. The palace was built by Maharaja Sur Singh of Jodhpur as his summer palace. The palace has been converted into a heritage hotel now.

Jag Mandir Palace – Udaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan The picture perfect Jag Mandir Palace is located on the southern island of Lake Pichola. It is a must visit tourist attraction when in Udaipur. It is a three storeyed structure built in yellow sandstone and marble. The palace was built in the early 17th century by Maharana Karan Singh.

Hawa Mahal – Jaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan Hawa Mahal literally translates to ‘Palace of Winds’. It is the unique identity of Jaipur and a standing example of the fine architecture of the Mughal era. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is made up of red and pink sandstone.
Hawa Mahal was built so that the royal ladies of the family could witness the hustle bustle of the streets without being seen.


Lake Palace – Udaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan The pristine Lake Palace of Udaipur was built by Maharana Jagat Singh between 1743- 74. It was the summer palace of Maharana and was initially known as the Jag Niwas Palace. Spread over an expansive area of 4 acres, it is one of the finest luxury hotels of India.

The famous Bollywood film ‘Yeh Jawwani Hai Deewani’ was also shot at Lake Palace, Udaipur.


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City Palace – Jaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan When in Jaipur, you cannot miss visiting the Jaipur City Palace. It is a great example of the past of the region and gives you a glimpse of the golden era. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Jaipur. The complex is home to a beautiful palace and a museum. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 by Sawai Jai Singh II. The popular Govind Devji temple is a part of the City Palace complex.

Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur

Tourism in Rajasthan The beauty and aura of the mighty Mehrangarh Fort is truly unmatched. It is one of the largest forts of the state of Rajasthan and a popular tourist attraction of Jodhpur city. It is situated on a 150 m high hill. It was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. There are several palaces inside the fort that are known for their intricate carvings and detailed architecture. It can be said that Mehrangarh Fort is the identity of Jodhpur.

Gadsisar Lake – Jaisalmer

Tourism in Rajasthan Gadsisar Lake was a water conservation reservoir which was built around 1400 AD by the then Maharaja of Jaisalmer, Maharwal Gadsi Singh. There are many shrines and temples on the banks of the lake. The lake is a great getaway from the hustle bustle of the city.

Jaigarh Fort – Jaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan Yet another example of rich heritage of the region is the mighty Jaigarh Fort of Jaipur. It is also known as the ‘Victory Fort’. It overlooks Amber Fort and Maota Lake, which is situated near Amber Fort itself. The fort was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amber Fort and its palace complex and was named after him.
The highlight of the fort is the cannon – ‘Jaivana’ which is world’s largest cannon on wheels. 

Kumbalgarh Fort – Kumbalgarh

Tourism in Rajasthan Think of Rajputana grandeur and you cannot miss one name – Kumbhalgarh Fort. It is a mighty Mewar fortress that has the second largest wall after Great Wall of China. The fort is built on a hilltop at a height of 1100 meters above sea level and its perimeter wall extends over 36 km. It was built in the 15th century by Maharana Kumbha.
In the evening the fort is lit up and is a sight not to be missed.

Nakki Lake – Mount Abu

Tourism in Rajasthan Nakki Lake is an integral part of Mount Abu. It is the largest manmade lake situated at a height of 11,000 meters. The serene backdrop of the lakes makes it a beautiful sight. Considering the picture perfect background, Nakki Lake is also known as ‘Love Lake’ of Mount Abu. The main attraction of the lake is boating and fountains.

Junagarh Fort – Bikaner

Tourism in Rajasthan An integral part of tourism in Bikaner is the beautiful Junagarh Fort. It was built by Raja Rai Singh in between 1588 – 1593 AD. The city of Bikaner is spread around the fort itself. It is built in red sandstone and marble. Spread over an area of 5.28 hectares, the fort is a major tourist attraction which attracts both domestic and international tourists. The intricate carvings and the magnificent architecture is the highlight of the fort.

Chittorgarh Fort – Chittorgarh

Tourism in Rajasthan If we talk in terms of area, Chittorgarh Fort, is the largest fort of the country. The fort is located over a hill 180 meters in height and 280 hectares of area. It is a very popular tourist attraction of the region and a fine example of the glorious past of Rajasthan.

Umaid Bhawan Palace – Jodhpur

Tourism in Rajasthan Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the highlight of Jodhpur city. Your visit to Jodhpur is considered incomplete if you don’t witness the grandeur and fine architecture of Umaid Bhawan Palace. The entire palace complex has three parts – luxury hotel, royal residence and museum. The palace was converted into a luxury hotel in 1977.

Taragarh Fort- Bundi

Tourism in Rajasthan One of the most magnificent structures of Bundi, Taragarh Fort is one of the many forts of Rajasthan. It is steeped in history and talks and about the royal past and culture of the region.
The fort was built in 1354 on a steep hillside. It is known for its architecture. There are numerous tunnels crisscrossing the entire fort structure. Also it offers a panoramic view of the entire Bundi city.

Jaisalmer Fort – Jaisalmer

Tourism in Rajasthan Jaisalmer city is known for its pristine sand dunes and mighty forts. Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest fortifications of the world. It was built by Rawal Jaiswal in 1156 AD and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.

It is also known as Sonar Quila or Golden Fort because it camouflages with the stretches of sand dunes.

Ranthambore National Park

Tourism in Rajasthan The Ranthambore National Park is one of largest national parks in northern India. Spread over an expansive 392 sq. km area, it attracts thousands of tourists each year. Ranthambore Fort is also another popular tourist attraction of the city. The national park has been named after this fort itself. The park has various lakes as well that take you closer to nature. The area is best known for its high tiger population.





Parks and Gardens in Rajasthan

If you thought Rajasthan is only about history, then think again! It is a state which has almost everything for all kinds of tourists. Take some time out from your busy schedule to visit some of the best gardens of Rajasthan. So be it Mandore Gardens in Jodhpur, Sisodiya Rani Ka Bagh in Jaipur or Gulab Bagh in Udaipur, these parks and gardens gives all the tourists a fresh breath of life!!

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Lakes in Rajasthan

Though Rajasthan is more popularly known as the Desert State of India, one will be surprised to know that there are numerous lakes in Rajasthan that add to the beauty of the state. It is for no reason that the most important tourist city of Udaipur is known as the 'City of Lakes' for its number of lakes spread across.

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Lakes in Rajasthan

Museums of Rajasthan

The best way to know about a city or a state's historic past, its culture, and tradition is through the collections in the museums. Most of Rajasthan;s historic monuments and palaces have their own collection like Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum in Jaipur and Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum in Jodhpur. There are numerous Government museums in Rajasthan as well that displays various collections of swords, paintings and costumes.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Rajasthan

There are six hill forts of Rajasthan and Jantar Mantar in Jaipur and Keoladeo National Park earlier known as the Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Rajasthan.

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Top Religious Places in Rajasthan

Following are some of the most popular religious places in Rajasthan:

Brahma Temple – Pushkar

Tourism in Rajasthan Brahma Temple is the main tourist attraction of Pushkar city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Brahma and is the only Brahma temple in the world. The temple is believed to be 2000 years old and is built in marble and stone slabs.

Also Read: Temples in Pushkar

Religious Places in RajasthanAjmer Sharif

Ajmer Sharif which is popularly known as Dargah Sharif is a shrine dedicated to Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti. The shrine is the grave of the saint. It is a popular tourist attraction and people from different parts of the country visit Ajmer Sharif to seek the blessings. It is believed that devotees who pray with dedication and devotion at the mosque would be able to free their soul.

Birla Temple – Jaipur

Tourism in Rajasthan Birla temple is one of the most popular religious tourist attractions of Jaipur city.  The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi and was built by the renowned business tycoons, Birlas. The entire structure is built in white marble and the intricately carved domes are the highlight of the temple structure.

Also Read: Jain Temples of Jaipur

Dilwara Jain Temples – Mount Abu

Tourism in Rajasthan The famous Dilwara Jain temple is the most important highlight of Mount Abu. They were built between 11th and 13th century. Intricate carvings and fine architecture symbolizes the rich heritage of the region. The temples are of great importance to Jain community. The temple complex consists of five main temples dedicated to the five Jain tirthankars (saints). These temples are – Shree Mahavir Swami temple, Shri Adinath temple, Shri Parshvanath temple, Peethalhar temple and Luna Vasahi temple.

Ranakpur Jain Temple

Tourism in Rajasthan Ranakpur Jain temple of Rajasthan is one of the five most important places of pilgrims for Jainism. The temple was built way back in 1439 AD and is situated 60 km north of Udaipur.

It is known for its brilliant architecture and the intricate carvings that adorn the entire structure. The temple has a total of 1444 columns each of which has a different design. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kg whose sound echoes in the entire complex.

Churches in RajasthanNew Life Fellowship Church – Jaipur

New Life Fellowship Church is one of the most famous churches of Jaipur. It is known for its brilliant architecture and attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists. The old style architecture is the highlight of the church.

Churches in Jaipur | Churches in Udaipur


Divine Destinations in RajasthanGovind Devji Temple – Jaipur

Govind Devji temple is located in the City Palace complex. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is a great example of fine architecture. The intricate carvings and detailing make the architecture all the more alluring. It is believed that Lord Krishna’s idol was bought to the temple by Vrindavann.

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Temples in Jaipur

Shreenathji Nathdwara Temple

Tourism in Rajasthan Shreenathji Nathdwara temple is located at a distance of 48 km from Udaipur and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is a popular tourist attraction among domestic and foreign travellers alike. Lord Krishna’s idol is carved out of a single piece of marble. Experts believe that the temple was built in 17th century. The temple is also known as Haveli of Shree Nathji.

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Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a land of festivals. And if you are planning a trip to Rajasthan, do plan it during any of the major festivals that are unique to the state. To understand and appreciate the culture and ethos of a place, the best time to visit a state is during a festival.

Jaipur Literary Festival
Diggi Palace
21st to 25th January


Elephant Festival in Jaipur
Month of Feb-March

Camel Festival, Bikaner
4-5 January

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer
January-February

Pushkar Fair
31st October - 6th November

Bundi Utsav

9-11 November

Ranakpur Festival
9th-10th October

Summer Festival, Mount Abu
Month of May during Buddh Purnima

Winter Festival, Mount Abu
Last week of December

Kite Festival, Jaipur
13-14 January

(Check dates as it may vary from year to year)
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Things to do in Rajasthan

For the history buffs and the shopaholics, the adventure seekers and religious souls, there is something to do for everyone in Rajasthan. The state offers a myriad range of activities that tourists can indulge in and make their vacation to Rajasthan a memorable experience. Some of the most popular things to do in Rajasthan include the following.

Camel Safari in Rajasthan

Tourism in Rajasthan Planning a trip to Rajasthan and not including a camel safari or camel ride is so not done. Camel Safari is one of the main highlights of activities in Rajasthan.

The ship of the desert will take you into the interiors of the rural areas and sand dunes and give a glimpse of the rustic Rajasthani village life. Pushkar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur are the main destinations where you can enjoy camel safaris. The best time for camel safaris in Rajasthan is from September to March.
Most hotels and travel agents have special packages for camel safaris. The duration of each safari varies. You can go and return in the same day, or spend some days in the tents for 3 – 4 days. The average price is about 650/- per person, per day. But this cost can go up to 1500/- per person per day depending upon the camping facilities that you opt for. Witnessing beautiful sunsets in the backdrop of That Desert, a sight that you need to see to believe! It is certainly one of its kind experiences that should not be missed.

Pushkar Camel Safari

Plot No. 20,Vinayak-C,Near Patrol Pump ,Pushkar 305022
Dist. Ajmer ,Rajasthan (India)
Mob.09828178063, 09462750383
pushkarcamelsafari@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.pushkarcamelsafari.com/

Adventure Sports in Rajasthan

Tourism in Rajasthan There are various adventure sports in Rajasthan that one can enjoy! Trekking, hot air ballooning and paragliding are some of the most loved adventure sports.

Ballooning tours give you a majestic view of the city landscape. These tours happen only when the weather is clear. Paragliding has its annual events held in various cities across the state – Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. These events attract a large number of tourists and adventure seekers. You can fly over the mountains and the hills of Mount Abu and the desert fields in this place.
Travelers also enjoy excursions and trekking in various regions of Rajasthan.  Mount Abu area, Mewar belt along with Udaipur-Kumbhalgarh-Chittaur and Sariska-Alwar-Amber belt are the major destinations for trekking.

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Adventure Sports in Jaipur

Wildlife Tour in RajasthanWildlife in Rajasthan

Wildlife of Rajasthan is one of the most important attractions for both domestic and international tourists. Inspite of its extreme weather conditions it is home to several exotic mammals and bird species. Out of all the wildlife of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park is the most important one. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur never fails to attract tourists. Apart from the tiger, the lucky one can also spot the jungle cat, leopard, jackal, bears and deer. The Sariska Tiger Reserve is another attraction of Rajasthan. Situated at a distance of 107kms from Jaipur, the landscape supports a variety of wild animals. If you are looking to spot a chinkara, desert cat or desert fox amidst sand-dunes, the Desert National Park in Jaisalmer will help you in this.

Station Road, Durgapura, Jaipur-18 Rajasthan
Phone: +91-141-2554970, 71 Fax:+91-141-2554972
Email: ranthambhore@rajasthanwildlife.in
Website: http://rajasthanwildlife.in/

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Wildlife Parks in Jaisalmer | Wildlife Sanctuaries in Udaipur | Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jodhpur | Wildlife in Bundi | Wildlife Sanctuaries near Jaipur

Desert Safari in Rajasthan

Tourism in Rajasthan
Think of Rajasthan and you are bound to think of the mighty Thar Desert. Many visitors from different parts of the country and even abroad come to Rajasthan to indulge in the tranquility of a desert safari. Far from the concrete jungle, the endless stretches of sand dunes take you to an all new world.
Jaisalmer and Jodhpur are the two most popular destinations for a desert safari. Take a group tour to the interiors of Rajasthan and get to know the culture deeply. You would be accompanied by an expert so you need not worry about security. The tents at the base camp are luxurious and spacious. Most of these safaris include meals and sightseeing.

Desert Package by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation
Duration: 8 Nights 9 Days
Number of Persons: 2
AC Room + AC Car: 51900
Non AC Room + AC Car: 46200
Supplement AC Room: 5700    
Extra Person in AC Room: 4400
Extra Person In Non AC Room: 3500
For complete details of package, click here

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Desert and Camel Safari in Bikaner

Nature Walk in RajasthanNature Walks in Rajasthan

The meaning of vacation is different for everyone. Nature walks are a great way to connect with nature and de-stress yourself. When vacationing in Rajasthan you must take a nature walk. There are various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where these nature walks take place. Trekking in the interiors of the various rural areas give you an insight into the rich culture of the region. The people are warm and welcoming and would be happy to greet you with traditional stories.

Things to do in Jaipur  | Dune Bashing in Jaisalmer | Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping in Rajasthan

Shopping and Rajasthan are synonymous. Your trip to Rajasthan is certainly not considered complete until you shop till you drop. From traditional jewelry to Rajasthani jootis, tie and dye dupattas to blue pottery, there are treasures in every corner of Rajasthan. The state is also well known for its handicrafts and traditional artifacts that are especially loved by the foreign tourists.

Johari BazaarJaipur
Shopping in Jaipur is nothing short of serious business. The shopping in the city is as beautiful the city itself. Some of the popular items of Jaipur are jewellery, gems and semi-precious stones, kundan work (setting precious stones in gold), minakari work (enamel work on gold), lacquered bangles, sanganeri prints, hand block-printed textiles, tie-dyed fabrics, traditional miniature paintings, kota doria saris, blue pottery, enamelware, brassware, woollen carpets and leather footwear. Rajasthali Bazaar, Johari Bazaar and MG Road are the most popular shopping destinations in the city.

Things to buy in UdaipurUdaipur
Get the best of shopping in Udaipur from bandhni print sarees and dupattas, puppets, terracotta work, to handicrafts, hand woven carpets, block printed quilts and beads.  Udaipur is one of the best cities to buy Pichwai paintings which are wall hangings depicting life of Lord Krishna.

Jodhpur MarketsJodhpur
Shopping in Jodhpur is enjoyable. The city is best known for its ethnic clothes, tie and dye prints and leather jootis. Apart from these the red chilli from the region is world renowned. The best places to shop in Jodhpur are Mochi Bazaar, Handloom museum, and Kapda Bazaar.

Shopping in PushkarPushkar
The holy city of Pushkar has many aspects. There is a lot of variety in shopping in Pushkar. Leather goods, wooden toys, beads, bangles, brass artifacts, pottery and miniature paintings are some of the most famous products of Pushkar.

Bikaner
Tourism in Rajasthan When in Bikaner you must take time out to indulge in the heavenly shopping that the place offers. The most famous things in Bikaner are leather belts, wallets, shoes, exquisite handicrafts, rugs and miniature paintings. You can also pick up mojari, rangi dupatta, wooden antiques, lacquer bangles and carpets.

Food of Rajasthan

Tourism in RajasthanFood is an integral part of the culture of any region. The same holds true for Rajasthan as well. The food of the region is very popular and has a unique flavor.
Traditional Rajasthani cuisine is made in ghee. Rajasthani food is well known for its spicy curries and delicious sweets. The cooking style is derived from the climatic conditions of the region. Since there is scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables, the cuisine incudes a lot of butter, milk and buttermilk. Dried lentils and beans obtained from native plants like sangria are used extensively in the preparation of Rajasthani dishes. Gram flour is the major ingredient in the making of a couple of delicacies such as "pakodi" and "gatte ki sabzi".  The cuisine also has a lot of chutneys made from garlic, green chilly, mint and coriander. There is an extensive use of spices in Rajasthani cuisine.

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    Hotels in Rajasthan

    Since Rajasthan is such a popular tourist destination, there are many hotels for travellers to choose from. From budget hotels to home stays, luxury hotels to palace hotels, you name it and you shall find it in Rajasthan.

    Given below are some of the most famous hotels in Rajasthan:Hotels in Rajasthan

    Ajit Bhawan Hotel
    Near Circuit House, Jodhpur

    Rambagh Palace
    Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur

    Umaid Bhawan Heritage Hotel
     Plot No. D-1-2A Behind Collectorate Via Bank Road, Bani Park, Jaipur
    Phone: 9314503423

    Jagat Niwas Palace
    Jagat Niwas Palace, 23-25, Lalghat, Udaipur
    Phone: (0294) 2422860

    Jaswant Bhawan
    Jaswant Bhawan, Dudasar House, Alakh Sagar Road, Bikaner
    Phone: (0151) 2521834

    Choki Dhani Resort
    Chokhi Dhani, 12 Miles, Tonk Road, Jaipur
    Phone: (0141) 2770555

    Balsamand Lake Palace Hotels in Rajasthan
    Near BSF Training Camp, Mandore Road, Jodhpur

    Laxmi Nivas Palace
    Hotel Laxmi Niwas Palace, Lallgarh Palace Complex, Bikaner
    Phone: (0151) 2202777

    Kesar Bhawan Palace
    Kesar Bhawan Palace, Mount Abu
    Phone: (02974) 2538205

    Jaiwana Haweli
    Jaiwana Haveli, 14, Lalghat, Udaipur
    Phone: (0294) 2521252

    Taj Lake Palace
    Lake Pichola, Udaipur
    Phone: (0294) 2528800

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    Dos and Donts in Rajasthan

    • Make enquiries at the Rajasthan Tourism tourist information bureaus (RTDC) located at airports and railway stations.
    • Check in hotels which are approved by RTDC
    • Do not dress too scantily and inappropriately.
    • Do not take food from strangers. Buy your own food and water.
    • If you have foreign exchange to change, do it only from designated places and take receipt.
    • Purchase from reputed and recognised shops only.
    • Take auto-rickshaws from pre-booked counters only.
    • Opt for government recognised guides only.

    Rajasthan Tourism Contact Details

    Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (Ltd.)
    Reg.Office: RTDC Hotel Swagatam Campus,Near Railway Station,
    Jaipur-302006
    Rajasthan, India
    Contact Info:Toll - Free:1800-103-3500
    Email: croho@rtdc.in

    Online Reservation Help for Luxury Trains
    Online Hotel Booking Help
    Complete list of RTDC Contact

    Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

    April-June: Only Mount Abu as other places will have extreme temperatures

    October-November: Best time to visit any part of Rajasthan as temperatures cool down after the monsoons

    January-March: Good time to visit places like Jaipur, Bikaner, Ranthambore, Udaipur and Jodhpur though it gets very cold at night

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