South west of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. The city
was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to
be a major centre of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. When Prithviraj Chauhan
lost it to Mohammed Ghauri. Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties.
Bharatpur Travel Guide
The legends say that the place was named as Bharatpur after the name of Bharat,
the brother of Lord Rama, whose other brother Laxman was worshipped as the
family deity of the Bharatpur rulers, Laxman's name is engraved onthe state
arms and the seals.
Bikaner Travel Guide
Bikaner's history date backs to 1488A.D. when a Rathore Prince. Rao Bikaji-
a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur(1459A.D.) Rao Jodhaji, established
his kingdom here. Rao Jodhaji had five sons but Rao Jodhaji had five sons
but rao Bikaji was the most enterprising of them.
Mount Abu Travel Guide
A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a green
oasis in the barren desertscape thats Rajasthan. Situated at the southern
tip of the Aravali range the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich
flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering
The 16th century capital of the Rathore Rajputs, Jodhpur's history is evident
in the hilltop fort, Mehrangarh, from where its destiny was written.
The old city is fenced by 10 km long wall with eight Gates leading out of it.
The new city is outside the walled city. Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan,
founded the city in 1459 and it is named after him.
Jaipur Travel Guide
The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is color washed pink-the color
associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja
Sawai Jai Singh JI, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendor.
The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in its fairy-tale palaces, rugged
fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues that dot the entire city.
Jaisalmer Travel Guide
Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of
Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with all its
awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city.
The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord
Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent
of the Yadav Clan would built his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy
was fulfilled in 1156 A.D. when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan
and a Bhatti Rajput,abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital
-Jaisalmer,perched on the Trikuta Hill.
Ranthambore Travel Guide
Ranthambhor National Park, before a princely game conserve is the scene where
the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen. Ranthambhor Tiger Reserve lies on
the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern
According to the legend Pushkar means a pond created by flower, was formed when
Brahma dropped a lotus flower on the earth to determine a place for his yagna,
a holy sacrifice.
Pushkar is a much loved tourist destination, many who visit there just fall
in love with the place and overstay. Situated on the edge on the desert it is
separated from Ajmer by the Nag Parbat (the snake hill). The town has very distinct
tourist excitement with narrow lanes lined with shops selling various accessories
and rooftop restaurants. Despite its high tourist profile the town maintains
some mystical charm
Ranakpur Travel Guide
Renowned for some marvelous carve temples in Amber stone, Ranakpur is one of
the five holy places of the community .96 km from Udaipur ,these temples were
created in the 15th century A..D. during the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed
with a wall.
Shekhawati Travel Guide
This is a semi desert region in north Rajasthan and it is situated entirely
in the triangle between Delhi-Bikaner-Jaipur. Shekhawati is a region and not
just a town or fort; it takes its name after its ruler Rao Shekha. Shekhawati
means the garden of Shekha.
Udaipur is known as the Venice of the east. It is also called the city of lakes.
The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lakes is the finest
example of its architectural and cultural explosion. The grand City Palace on
the banks of the lake compliments the palace along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan
Garh) on the hill above. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, craft
and its famed miniature paintings.The Shilp Gram festival is a center of attraction
during the season.
Mandawa Travel Guide
It is 19th km from northeast of Fathpur.it has some fine havelismand is becoming
and is becoming increasinging popular with travellers,which accounts for the
alarming number of antipe shops cropping up along the main drag.