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Rajasthan Tourism - Holidays in Rajasthan

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Rajasthan tourism guide provides information and tour packages for
cultural, heritage and wildlife tours for Rajasthan. Also covers various
resorts and hotels in rajasthan.

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Rajasthan, the name evokes myriad impressions ? an intricate tapestry of
colour, sound and smell. Holidaying in Rajasthan brings one face to face
with mammoth contradictions ? where royal grandeur is easily offset by
rustic charm and lavish opulence belies ingenious survival.
Geographically too, Rajasthan is a land of contrasts: dense forests give
way to an arid landscape and lofty hills separate baking dunes from
brimming lakes. And no Rajasthan holiday is complete without an
experience of the spirited Rajputs, whose proud and haughty exterior
conceals an inner friendliness and warm sense of hospitality.

Rajasthan, meaning the land of the kings, has a history dating back 5000
years. A Rajasthan holiday is the experience of a living tradition.
Dotted with well-preserved architectural wonders echoing age-old legends,
many of these, especially the ancient havelis are in use even today.
Similarly, ancient temples in this mystic land have effortlessly spanned
eons of worship by the devout as they resound even today with chanting
and ringing of bells.

Holiday in Rajasthan! Follow in the footsteps of the ancient caravans as
you travel through this ageless land by a camel safari or step into the
shoes of kings, as you ride into palaces sitting atop an elephant. Track
the tiger in wild Rajasthan or have a holiday adventure driving a jeep
over sand dunes in a hip desert adventure.

Cultural Rajasthan

Rajasthan is dotted with the reminders of its ancient past, its forts
ringing with ballads of the valour and romance of the Rajputs. But the
tourist is not a visitor to dead relics showcased in a museum. A
Rajasthan holiday is an enthralling ride through the living portals of

Bikaner: Located in North Rajasthan, Bikaner is desert country famous for
its medieval spirit, its monuments and camels. Junagarh fort, Lalgarh
palace, Jain Haveli and Bhandeswari are a feast for the holiday crowd.
Jaipur: Rajasthan's pink city offers a holiday with a refreshing blend of
the traditional and the modern. Its attractions include the Hawa Mahal,
Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar and the forts, Nahargarh, Jaigarh, Amber and
Moti Dungri.

Jaisalmer: The magic of the desert is very alive in this legendary town
famous for its havelis ? traditional mansions that are artistic
expression with skilled craftsmanship, carvings and paintings. Other
attractions include the breathtaking Jaisalmer Fort and the Tazia Towers.

Jodhpur: The ancient Marwar empire in the desert, this military town is
also famous for the kingly sport of Polo. It is famous for its monuments
including Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada.

Udaipur: Known for its lakes and palaces, this is the ultimate Rajasthan
holiday. Udaipur epitomizes artistic endeavor from brilliant architecture
and miniature painting to vibrant performing arts. Tourists are simply
dazzled by the City Palace, Lake Palace, Crystal Gallery, Durbar Hall,
Bagore-ki-haveli Dharohar, Jag Mandir, and Maharana Pratap Memorial.

Wild Rajasthan Holidays

Rajasthan is also a haven for some thrilling wildlife holidays, housing
as it does some of the best National Parks and Sanctuaries in India.

Ranthambore National Park: Located at the junction of the Aravalis and
the Vindhyas, Rajasthan's important hill ranges, this former hunting
ground of the Maharajas is one of the best places in the world to see the
tiger. Other wild life her includes sambar, chital, nilgai, hyena,
caracal and panther.

Sariska National park: Situated among the rugged Aravali hills that
dominate North West Rajasthan, Sariska's dry deciduous forests are home
to a wealth of wildlife. Besides the tiger, a holiday here offers sambar,
chital, chousingha, wildboar, langur, Rhesus macaque and a wealth of

Keoladeo Ghana National Park: Originally the hunting preserve of the
Maharaja of Bharatpur, this lovely bird sanctuary owes its existence to
an artificial tank, which is home to a variety of birds, resident as well
as migratory. The star attraction of a holiday in Bharatpur here is the
Siberian Crane, a winter migrant that flies to Rajasthan all the way from

Feisty Rajasthan Holidays

Holiday in Rajasthan for its people who don't look for reasons to
celebrate. Fond of colour, mirth and pageantry, the irrepressible spirit
of Rajasthan finds expression in a number of feasts, fairs and festivals
that mark the seasons, commemorate occasions or simply let off steam!

Desert Festival: Holidaying here in winter, tourists find the desert
around Jaisalmer bursting in a riot of colour and music. Around January,
the Desert Festival presents an extravagant fanfare of Rajasthani men and
women displaying the cultural wealth of their state.

Camel Festival: Held in January, this festival is dedicated to the 'Ship
of the Desert', and lifeline to rural Rajasthan. Starting with a
procession of decorated camels, it soon turns into jubilant festivity.
Tourists are mesmerized by contests, acrobatics and dances put up by the
well-trained camels.

Pushkar Fair: Tourists from around the world come to the town of Pushkar
during mid November for this rural fair, which is essentially a
pilgrimage to the lake here. The local people display their animals and
livestock and nights is given up to music, dance and dramatics.

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