Travel Circuits of Rajasthan
Rajasthan remind the visitors the days of the sophisticated lifestyle of the Maharajas and their Flamboyant royal courts. Termed as the Land of Royalty due to the imposing Forts and grand Palaces that tells the tale of valour and chivalry enjoyed by this India state in past. With the mountainous Aravali and the Vindyans on one side and the desert to the other forming a contrast that perfectly blends the unique history of the state.
Tourist Guide for Rajasthan Tour
Dhundhar Circuit (Jaipur to Dausa) Jaipur, the first planned city was designed in accordance to the shilpa shastra and was coloured pink on the visit of Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England in the year 1876AD. Places of importance include the City Palace, Gaitor, Galta, Amer Fort, Jai Mahal, Jaigarh Fort and the Nahargarh Fort. Samode 40kms from Jaipur houses a splendid palace with ornate and fine frescoes. Ramgarh has a huge artificial lake and is 32kms from Jaipur. Important places in Ramgarh are Bagru, Sanganer and Chaksu.
Hadoti Circuit (Bundi to Baran) Hadoti region is a treasure house of ancient relics traced along the Chambal river full of Paintings and temples. The town of Bundi, though isolated is tucked away in a picturesque valley rich in miniature paintings. Bundi palace is a fine architecture. The place of Kota blends mediaeval grandeur with modern industrialisation; Jag Mandia and Brij Vilas Palace are not to be missed. Jhalawar, the land belonging to the Jhalas is a culturally rich area with exotic wildlife.
Merwara-Marwar Circuit (Ajmer to Nagaur) Ajmer, south west of Jaipur is a pilgrimage destination once ruled by the Chauhan Rajputs. Pushkar, the Hindu pilgrimage centre is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. The places are occupied by around 400 temples and 52 ghats. Merta, the ancient town is associated with the medieval mystic poetess Meera Bai whereas Nagaur is significant in its forts that show a distinct Mughal influence.
Mewat-Brij Circuit (Alwar to Tonk) Alwar, once a part of the Matsya kingdom is the gateway to the state of Rajasthan. One cannot overlook the famous Moosi Maharani Ki Chatri. Bharatpur, the 17th century Jat ruled place is popular for its Lohagarh Fort and the Keoladeo Ghana Park. Sawai Madhopur is too known for the Ranthambore Fort. Tonk, 96 kms from Jaipur is proud of its Sunehri Kothri laid with exquisite gold work.
Vagad Circuit (Dungarpur to Banswara) Vagad is the home region of the hill tribes and rich in natural beauty with a different culture of their own. Dungapur near Gujarat border was founded by Rana Dungar in the 13th century. The Baneswar fair is a great event of the locality of Baneswar. The name Baneswar is derived from bans or bamboo trees and founded by Maharaja Jagmal Singh.
Desert Circuit (Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Barmer) Rustic, arid, hot, sparse in population are the varied names that are associated with the Desert landscape. Jodhpur is the first to be visited, the place that stands proud of its Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and the Kailana Lake. Jaisalmer, the yellow walled fort is a vertical extension of the desert. Bikaner, founded by Rao Bika is called the Camel country in the world. The other areas of visit are the Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple.
Shekhawati Circuit (Sikar to Jhunjunu) The area to the north eastern part of Rajasthan comprises Sikar and the Jhunjuna districts. Shekhawati adores the region with its exquisite frescoes. The towns of Lachhmangarh, Chiwara, Mukundgarh, Fatehpur, Ramgarh, Dundlod, Nawalgarh and Mahansar are the major tourist attracted
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