Rajasthan Cities: Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Deogarh, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur,  Kota, Kumbhalgarh, Mount Abu, Osian, Pushkar, Ranakpur, Ranthambore, Rohetgarh, Samode, Sariska, Shekhawati, Sawai Madhopur, Udaipur

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Ajmer, an ancient pilgrimage town is situated on the banks of the Ana Sagar Lake. Ajmer was founded by the Rajput chieftain, Raja Ajaipal Chauhan, who also built the first hill fort in India, the Tara Garh. Ajmer is a famous pilgrimage centre for Muslims, due to the Dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chisti. This dargah is visited by various pilgrims and devotees from all over the world. Besides Dargah, Ajmer is also known for the Tara Garh Fort and Ana Sagar Lake. The British developed Ajmer as an educational centre, and Mayo College and Sophia College are among the India's best boarding schools.


Alwar is referred as the gateway to the historic and colorful state of Rajasthan. Alwar is located in the north eastern part of Rajasthan and flanked by the barren hills of the Aravali range. Alwar has its own heritage, which goes back to the mythological legends of the Mahabharata. Alwar, also known as Mewat came under Muslim rule during the 13th to 18th centuries and the Kachchawaha princes win this kingdom back in 1771. It offers the traveler various sites of historical importance which are Vinai Vilas, City Palace and Yashwant Niwas and some other lakeside palaces. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary which is one of the India's finest wild life sanctuaries is about 30 kms. from Alwar.


Bharatpur, the eastern gateway to Rajasthan is famous for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the finest bird sanctuary in Asia. Once the hunting ground of the princes, today, Bharatpur is ranked among the world's best bird sanctuaries. It was the only city that was ruled by Jats. Bharatpur is not only famous for its Bird Sanctuary but also for its historical forts and palaces


Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur forms the desert triangle in the state of Rajasthan. Bikaner was founded in the year 1488 by Rao bika, a descendant of Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. It lies in the north of Rajasthan at an altitude of 237 mts above sea level. The Bikaner's 15th century history combines adventure with enterprise. In later centuries, as a result of the Mughal and British rule, it was able to develop as a modern state, but its architectural attractions remained splendidly Rajput. Bikaner is also a major centre for camel breeding. It is famous for its durries, carpets, hand painted lamp shades, and mojari slippers. Bikaner is famous for the Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, camel safaris and Karni Mata temple.


Bundi, a tiny picturesque town is situated in the south eastern part of Rajasthan. It is one of the unexplored cities with a rich historical wealth. Earlier Bundi was part of Kota and was ruled by the Hada Chauhans. Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on three sides. It is bounded in the north by Tonk, in the west by Bhilwara and in the south west by Chittorgarh districts. Bundi is famous for impressive medieval forts and palaces, with the apartments, artificial lakes and waterside pavilions, havelis, temples with beautiful stone idols and chattris with carved pillars, intricate carvings and murals and Rasleelas frescoes.


Chittorgarh was founded by Bappa Rawal in 8th century, on the top of the Aravallis. Chittorgarh was sacked by Allaudin Khilji in the 14th century, by the sultans of Gujarat in the 16th century, and finally by the Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces. Later it was abandoned by its rulers. Chittorgarh is known for its massive fort which is 3 miles long and 495 feet high and also for Vijay Stambha and Kirti Stambha (Tower of Victory). Mirabai, 16th century poet and Rani Padmini belongs to Chittorgarh. It is about 120 km from Udaipur and 325 km from Jaipur.


Deogarh is located on the boundaries of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara, about 80 miles north-east of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. The main tourist attraction in Deogarh is the Deogarh Mahal and the Dashavatar temple. The Deogarh Mahal is situated on a hill top and provides an awesome view of the Aravallis and lakes.

Dungarpur means the city of hills. Dungarpur is one of the important city of the Vagad region in Rajasthan and dominated by the Bhils. Dungarpur is built around the immense Gaibsagar Lake and surrounded by lolling hills on three sides. This fertile region was created into a state in the 13th century. Since the natural protection afforded it isolation, a highly decorative style of architecture developed. The tourist attractions in Dungarpur are the Udai Bilas Palace and Juna Palace.


Jaipur, also known as the "Pink City" is the capital of the modern state of Rajasthan. This city was founded by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 and built according to the specifications laid down in ancient architectural texts. Jaipur is famous for Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh and Raj Mandir (Movie theater). Jaipur is also known for the textile block prints, semi precious jewellery and handicraft items.


Jaisalmer is the exotic city and is known for its forts and palaces of breathtaking grandeur and whimsical charm. Jaisalmer is also known as "Golden City". Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD by Rao Jaisala, a Bhati Rajput King. Jaisalmer has an ancient history linked with its development as a trading centre. Jaisalmer is famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli and Sam sand dunes which are ideal for camel safaris. Some parts of the Jaisalmer fort continued to be inhabited, and its cobbled streets lead through a journey of medieval enchantment. Jaisalmer is also known for the exquisite stone-carved havelis or mansions of the merchants.


Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is situated on the edge of the Thar Desert at an altitude of 216 meters above sea level with Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Nagaur as the major adjoining cities. Jodhpur was founded by the Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459 and the 16th century capital of the Rathore Rajputs. Jodhpur is famous for its Mehrangarh Fort, Ummed Bhawan Palace, museum and handicrafts.

Karauli is a picturesque old fortified town situated at a distance of 180 kms from Jaipur in the North Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1348 AD by Raja Arjun Pal. Initially, the town was known as Kalyanpuri, which was named after the local deity Kalyanji. Karauli is well known for its Madan Mohanji Temple. Karauli is also known for the fair at Kaila Devi temple, which is celebrated annually at Kaila in Karauli district.

Khimsar is a small village situated around 92 km on the highway from Jodhpur to Bikaner in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Khimsar is part of the Nagaur District that is located between Bikaner and Jodhpur. The desert village of Khimsar offers an interesting insight into the rural life of the desert people and also provides an excellent starting point to explore the district of Nagaur. The Nagaur Cattle Fair is a major tourist attraction and attracts thousands of tourists every year.

One of few perennial rivers in Rajasthan, the Chambal river is flanked by verdure and fertile plains. Along the eastern bank of the Chambal River lies Kota, a modern and industrialized town. The commanding Kota fort overlooks the modern Chambal Valley project with its dams like Kota Barrage, Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar.

Kumbhalgarh is about 90 km in the north west of Udaipur and lies on a hill 1100 m above the sea level. The main attraction of the Kumbhalgarh is the Kumbhalgarh fort. The Kumbhalgarh fort was built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha and is the highest and most formidable fort of Rajasthan. Encompassed by a 36 kms long wall, it is the second most important fort after Chittorgarh. This fort  has seven majestic gates and amazing ramparts, ideal for nature trail.

Mount Abu:
Mount Abu is the only summer retreat in Rajasthan which nestles at the height of 3500 feet on the highest peak of the Aravalis. It is the Rajasthan's most popular hill station. At the heart of the town is Nakki Lake that according to legend, was gouged out by a divine finger nail. Mount Abu is famous for Dilwara Jain Temples, Guru Shikhar, Sunset Point and Nakki Lake.

Osian, an ancient small temple town in the Thar Desert, is located about 65 kms, north west of Jodhpur. Osian contains the largest group of the Hindu and Jain temples in Rajasthan and was an important centre of pilgrimage between the 8th and 9th centuries. The major tourist attraction in Osian are the 15 Brahmanical Hindu temples and shrines and Jain temples. These temples were built during the rule of the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty between 8th and the 12th century.

Phalodi is situated between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer district. The city is well known for salt business, old historical presence, temples and the art works. A lot of migratory birds gather in Phalodi and watching them circle in noisy, undulating formations overhead, or stepping gingerly across the sands, is one of the great spectacles of the Thar region. Here a small village is worth visiting. Phalodi is known for heavy woolen fiber 'Pattu” and Havelis.

Pokhran, also known as Pokaran is a city and a municipality located in Jaisalmer district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by rocky, sandy and five salt ranges, Pokaran means “the place of five mirages”. It is en route both from Jodhpur to Jaislamer and Bikaner to Jaislamer. It is a remote location in the Thar Desert region and served as the test site for India's first underground nuclear weapon detonation.


Pushkar, the holy city is located just about 11 km from Ajmer. Along the picturesque Pushkar Lake lies the town of Pushkar with religious significance. Pushkar is one of the important pilgrimage city for Hindus. The main attraction of Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake and the temple of God Brahma. Pushkar is world famous due to the Pushkar Festival which takes place in the month of November.


Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved Jain Temples. These temples are located about 96 km away from Udaipur. These 15th century group of temples were raised by Jain merchants and known for the carving. One of the five places sacred to Jains, this place of great beauty and spiritual tranquility lies within shady woods, alive with dancing peacocks and restless monkeys.


Ranthambore is known for the Ranthambore Fort and the Ranthambore National Park. The well-preserved and imposing Ranthambore fort was built in 994 AD on the top of a steep high creek. Ruined pavilions, walls, chhatris and splendid monuments are interspersed within the majestic fort. The 392 sq. km. Ranthambore National Park comprises of dry deciduous forests sprawling over an undulating terrain of the Aravalli and Vindhyan ranges. The park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country under the Project Tiger. The majestic predators, assured of protection, roam freely during the day time and can be seen at close quarters.

Rohetgarh, an isolated, undiscovered and unspoilt village is located about 40 kms from Jodhpur. Rohetgarh is situated in the region of Marwar, and expresses an enigma of valour, battle and chivalry. Rohetgarh is known for the RohetGarh, a heritage hotel. This hotel has always remained as a family home, and the members of the erstwhile ruling family welcome you personally as their honored guests.


Samode, a small village is situated only about 42 kilometers north west of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Samode offers various tourist attractions like the old water wells, chhatries, 400 year old gates, three forts, temples, gardens and a palace. The major tourist attraction in Samode is the Samode Palace. This palace was originally built 400 years ago as a simple Rajput fort, an exquisite example of Rajput and Mughal architecture with ornated and elaborate decoration. This palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel.


Shekhawati, a region of small town is mainly known for the magnificent havelis or mansions, built by rich merchants of the region. These mansions are richly ornamented with frescos, that ranged from sacred and secular to sublime and ridiculous and display a unique architectural style that evolved around the courtyards to ensure safety and privacy of the women folk and protection from the heat of the long and harsh summers. The havelis, painted predominantly in the blue, maroon, yellows, green and indigo have beautiful wall paintings that adorn their walls.


Sariska is about 110 km from Jaipur and 35 km from Alwar. Sariska is famous for the Sariska Sanctuary, a tiger reserve. Sariska is densely wooded and also home of deer, langurs and avifauna.

Sawai Madhopur:

Sawai Madhopur is about 135 km from Jaipur. It is famous for the Ranthambore National Park.


Udaipur, also known as the city of lakes, was founded by Maharana Udai Sigh II in 1568. Udaipur was the capital of the Ranas of Mewar. It is also known as "Venice of East". Udaipur is known for its fairytale palaces that nestle along the banks of a lake, or completely over islands in its midst. It is also known for the lakes, lake palaces, City Palace, Puppet Museum, miniature paintings and temples.

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