The word Rajasthan is derived from two words “Raj” which means “king” and “asthan” means “place” or “land”, so the word Rajasthan combinedly means adobe of kings or the place of kings.
The history of Rajasthan can be traced before 2500 BC where Indus Valley Civilization had its origin, where the Aryan tribes settled down permanently and later on many others like Afghans, Turks, Persians and Mughals made their home and assimilated with the local people and culture. That is why culture of Rajasthan reflects in the form of its unique composed culture of India in totality. Rajasthan is situated in the north-western part of India and is surrounded by Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and an international border with Pakistan.
Tourist Attractions of Rajasthan
Rajasthan tourism mesmerized the tourists from all over the world for its various types of thematic tourism like cultural tourism, religious tourism, natural tourism, historical tourism, wildlife tourism, adventure tourism etc. Tour to Rajasthan India fascinates the tourists for its unparalleled culture, art and paintings, heritage, customs, traditions, fairs and festivals, puppetry, safaris, Thar Desert sand dunes and lush green forests with its wildlife, archeological ruins at Kalibanga, the Aravalli Range, Mount Abu, Dilwara Temples etc. which are evergreen attractions of Rajasthan
Famous Tourist Cities of Rajasthan
Rajasthan travel is full of enjoyment while exploring the hidden history of the cities of incredible Rajasthan. Some of the famous cities of Rajasthan tour and travel are Ajmer which is famous in the world for Muslim Pilgrimage Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti; Jaipur is famous for City Palace, Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal and is also known as the Pink City; Jodhpur is famous for the Thar Desert, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace; Udaipur is famous for Lake Palaces, also known as “White City”; Jaisalmer is famous for its golden fort, handicrafts, Jain temples, sand dunes and Desert Festival; Chittorgarh is famous for Victory Tower or Vijay Stambha; and Pushkar is famous for world’s largest camel fair.
Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan
Forts and palaces of Rajasthan reveal the glorious past of incredible Rajasthan. There are many forts and palaces of Rajasthan which have converted into the Heritage Hotels with all the amenities of royal life as led by the kings and princes during their own times. Some of the famous forts and palaces of Rajasthan are Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur, Amber Fort in Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Kumbhalgarh Fort in Udaipur, Chittorgarh Fort in Udaipur, Junagarh in Bikaner, Taragarh Fort in Ajmer, Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer, Amer Palace in Jaipur, City Palace in Jaipur, City Palace in Udaipur and Jal Mahal in Jaipur.
Rajasthan Wildlife Tour
Rajasthan wildlife tour fascinates the minds of the tourists for its three national parks and a dozen of sanctuaries. The famous wildlife attractions of Rajasthan are Ranthambhor National Park, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary, Bhensrod Garh, Darrah Sanctuary, Desert National Sanctuary, Jaisamand Sanctuary, Keoladeo National Park, Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, Mount Abu Sanctuary and Darrah Sanctuary.