Welcome to the most picturesque state of India, Rajasthan. The culturally rich state of Rajasthan is popular for a range of things. The elephants, camels, bird sanctuaries, festivals and fairs, forts, luxury trains, folk dance/music, arts/crafts, and royalty… you name it and Rajasthan has it. So the next time you are planning a vacation for yourself, family or friends do consider the royal land of Rajasthan. In case you have already been there, for sure you would love to visit it again.
Tourism in Rajasthan
The diversity of this desert land of Rajasthan is sure to leave you spell bound. Rajasthan happens to be the largest state of India with an area of 3.42 lac sq. kms. Rajasthan also boasts of being the only desert of the sub continent, namely the Great Indian Desert in combination with the Aravali mountain range. The development in all the aspects of life of the people of Rajasthan has not faded the charisma, color and charm a bit.
The land still speaks of the chivalry of its rulers; the palaces are evidence of the royalty that reigned for centuries.Tourism in Rajasthan is the abode of the kings, that is, Raja's sthan (place).
The magic of Rajasthan Tourism cannot be described as beautifully but can only be done justice to by experience. The lavish landscape of Rajasthan is home to variety of birds and animals that are rare and even endangered, like the desert fox and the caracal. Amongst the best-known wildlife areas are the Ranthambore National Park, the sariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo Ghana National Park and the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The beauty of these places never fails to capture the hearts of the nature lovers. The Keoladeo National Park used to the duck hunting reserve of the kings at one point of time but today features as one of the world heritage sites in India.
Most of the luxury trains of India chugs through Rajasthan. The 'palace on Wheels' is an example of the best luxury trains in the world. With the royal treatment and the ravishing experience the journey becomes an unforgettable one. The comfort, the cuisine, the charm of the land when all of these ingredients are put together you are bound to get a collection of unique memories. The Royal Orient and the Fairy Queen, the oldest running steam locomotive of the world are the other examples of the trains that are out there to provide you a once in a lifetime experience.
The availability of the royal treatment to the tourist to the royal Rajasthan tour continues in the heritage hotels. The splendid structure of the palaces, the history of the havelis, the inimitable experience and the incomparable comfort of the heritage hotels can be enjoyed at several places in Rajasthan including Rambagh in Jaipur, Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur and Laka Palaces in Udaipur.
The desert land of Rajasthan Tourism even has a hill station, the summer retreat with coniferous trees, mount Abu. Mount Abu also happens to be a popular pilgrimage center for the followers of Jainism who flock frequently to the Dilwara temples dedicated to the Tirthankaras.