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HISTORY OF RAJASTHAN

Rajasthan, the land of kings, the home of the Rajputs- a group of warrior clan, is the magical land set amidst the desolate desert beauty. Though it's former rulers are dead and gone, the forts and palaces of amazing architectural beauty and luxury, still stand testimony to its rich cultural heritage reminding of the romance and chivalry, pride and honour, joy and warmth of hospitality that is unique. The historic cities of Rajasthan also maintain their traditional flavor in their arts and craft, colorful and buzzing marketplaces with vibrant men in turbans and women with bright mirrored skirts and jewelry. The modes of transport reveal a blend of modernity with the plying of camels, oxen, elephants, buses and cars. Lively folk dances and music, ballads and colorful festivities are an integral part of its vital culture. Like all deserts, miles of golden stretches of sand of Thar also offer the tremor of life in its oases of magic and romance. Many beautiful temples and mosques also dot the entire state and they come alive during usual Hindu and muslimfairs and festivals. Some of the finest national parks and sanctuaries are a rich source of pastime, pleasure and excitement for the wildlife enthusiasts. Rajasthan is widely known for its fine miniature paintings, fabulous fabrics and Jewelry and a host of beautiful handicrafts.Travel masti brings to you a variety of travel and tourism activities to choose from in this magnificent land.

Jaipur

the 'pink city' is the showcase of Rajasthan's architecture at its most irresistible. The 'pink city' actually applies to the old part of the town and has glorious palaces and temples in an assortment of styles spanning the centuries. Pink is traditionally the colour of hospitality in Rajasthan. Within theses bazaars one finds the best selection of precious stones and silver in India. Jaipur city was planned in 1727 with an architectural perfection, which comes as a surprise. Instead of narrow winding alleys, here, one finds straight and spacious streets laid out at right angles.  
The main attractions in this city are the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, Jai Singh's city palace, his observatory and the Ram Nivas gardens. The Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 to enable women of the courts to watch street processions while remaining unseen to the public. Though the building has a five-storey facade, it is only about a room width in most parts. The facade is very attractive with finely screened window and balconies.

Amber Fort

Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. . Ply the Elephant to mount the Fort
Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors must be seen

Nargarh & Jaigarh

15 kms to the north-west of the city is The Nahargarh or Tiger fort,from where you can have a spectacular view of the city. Once upon a time it was the royal retreat for maharanis and was also a treasury. Jaigarh - the fort of victory has the world's largest cannon on wheels. Its remarkable water supply and storage system as well as the museum are worth seeing.

Sanganer

Sanganer is famous for its hand made paper and block-printed fabrics, and is also known for its Jain Temples and carvings.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu is Rajasthan's only hill resort. It is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of the Jains and known for its grand Dilwara Jain temples set in beautiful surroundings of Mango trees and wooded hills. The temples have superb marble carvings. The complex of five principal temples is surrounded by a high wall, dazzling white in the sunlight. The temples have been carved with such delicate intricacy that the effect is not of marble but of frilly paper cuttings. At places, the marble has been so finely shaved that it is actually translucent. Besides the temples and sites of historical importance, Mount Abu is also rich in natural scenic beauty. ‘Abu’ according to a legend.stands for the son of Himalaya, deriving its name from Arbuada,the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm.Mount Abu has been home to many sages and saints. Most famous of them was Sage Vashishtha who is believed to have created four agnikula Rajput clans from a fire-pit by performing a ‘yagna’ or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons.The Yagna was performed besides a natural spring situated below Abu, emerging from a rock shaped like a cow’s head and hence the site was called Gaumukh
Famous for its Temples. Dilwara Temples consisting of five Jain Temples, 11th century onwards represent the climax in the art of decoration in stone with intricate ornamental carvings and famous Shiva Temple in Achalgarh Fort. A boat-ride on the placid water of Nakki Lake studded with little islets is worth riding.

Ajmer

The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major center of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri.since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties, which came and left leaving behind indelible marks of their culture and traditions on the city’s history, converting it to an amalgam of various cultures and blend of Hinduism and Islam.Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti,which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims
Pushkar: According to legend , the origin of Pushkar dates aback to the time when lord Brahma was on his way in search of a tranquil land to perform a Yaga. A lotus fell from the hands of the lord into this valley. A lake sprang up on this spot and was dedicated to him. A Brahma temple located here is a popular place of pilgrimage.Pushkar is built around a picturesque lake with broad ghaats leading down to the water.

Bharatpur

One of the most spectacular water birds sanctuary is Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur features nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water birds and water side birds. It is populated by sambar, chital, nilgai and boar as well. From October till December the sarus cranes nest in the region of the lake, aboriginal water birds nest in the acacia trees. From December on, the migratory birds, duck and cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary.

Bikaner

Bikaner was founded by RaoBhikaji a descendent of the founder of Jodhpur. It was an important town along the great trade route inthemedieval period. The old city is surrounded by high fortifications comprising asevenkilometre long wall. The famous Junagarh Fort with its several palaces is located there. The fort includes Anup Mahal a palace is rich lyadorned with plaster work.
The famous 600 years old temple on the Jodhpur road dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple has huge intricatelycarved silver gates, which were donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The most interesting thing about the temple is the rats that scamper freely within the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. They are regarded as sacred and are fed by priests and devotees owing to the belief that they will be reincarnate as holy men.

Gajner

Famous for Gajner Wild Life Game Sanctuary where you can see & take pictures of Black Bucks, Wild Boars, Blue Bulls Chinkaras, and other animals in large herds. Gajner Lake is surrounded by Palaces and in the winter months you can enjoy watching and photographing Siberian Imperial Sand Grouse which comes to the lake for drinking water in the mornings.

Bundi

The city is just like a beautiful landscape painted by a painter, narrow gorge in rows of terraced gardens and domed houses. And the typical ancient palace with its complex spy-holes, furtive trap doors and top secret under ground passages. Spectacularly inventive water supply system is worth watching.

Chittoragarh

Famous for its Fort of Chittor,(113 kms. from Udaipur, Built by powerful Bhim, one of the Pandava heroes of Mahabharata) Nine storied Vijay Stambh, ( 37 mts high built in 1440 by Maharana Kumbha to memorialize his victory over the muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat) and the Tower of fame, Kirti Stambh 22 meters high covered with figures from Jain Pantheon.

Deeg

32 kms from Bharatpur, Deeg is famous for its immense fortifications surrounded by flourishing gardens, woods and pools, palaces surrounded by gardens, tanks and fountains of coloured water, richly carved columns, cornices and eaves of the palaces. Marble swing in Gopal Bhavan, carried by a jat warrior from Oudh to Deeg.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is a city of gilded magic situated in the heart of the Thar. Probably the most beautiful evening of Rajisthan is there, as the sun goes down, the sky is colored into red and golden flames and night starts covering the whole city gently, as if a new monument is created every evening.All different kinds of Havelis are there dating from 12th to 15th century, though they all have exquisite carvings and filigreed work and people still living in these ancient buildings.

National Park

JThe Desert National Park with an area of more than 3000 square kms is a huge stretch of protected Bio-sphere Reserve. Other then the Great Indian Bustard's breeding site and exotic wildlife you can see the Indian Gazel, Chinkara, Eagles and many animals and birds.

Sam Sand Dunes

You will enjoy visiting Sam Sand Dunes near Jaisalmer in jeeps. Take a look at the ruins of some villages, while riding a camel in the desert

Jodhpur

Once the center of the large princely state of Marwar, Jodhpur sprawls across sweeping sandy terrain on the edge of the Thar Desert. The fort is packed full with palaces, museums, homes, hotels, shops and stalls once the center of the large princely state of Marwar, Jodhpur sprawls across sweeping sandy terrain on the edge of the Thar Desert. Life in Jodhpur pretty much focuses on, in and around the fort. The fort is packed full with palaces, museums, homes, hotels, shops and stalls - loaded with brilliant Rajashtani clothing's with mirrors and embroideries. The old city is dominated by blue colour - originating from when the houses belonging to Brahmins were given a blue wash. Meanwhile, the colour has caught on and you'll find the blue even on mosques and other buildings. Within the fort lies Jhanki Mahal, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and other palaces wherein one sees beautiful lattice work in sandstone walls.  

Mandore

8 kms away from Jodhpur is the ancient capital of Marwar-Mandore. for strategic reasons the city was abandoned. At the foot of the hills amidst gardens, commemorative cenotaphs line the silent city. A place of worship of reputedly 300 million Gods and contains the huge full-scale statues of local deities and heroes.

Osian

Famous for the 8th century Sun temple with carved pillars supporting a conical roof, and having an image of Durga in it. Exquisitely sculptured figures of several Gods and elaborately engraved ceiling in a large assembly hall of Sachiya Mata temple still reminds of the ancient time. The Mahavir Jain temple stands on a wide terrace with a three-tiered roof and a `torana' gateway.

Mandawa

Mandawa Town was founded by Thakur Nawal Singh in 1755 and is still the home of his descendants. Museum in Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic, collection and many other fascinating items. Mandawa castle, now transformed into a beautiful hotel is one of the finest castles of Rajasthan surrounded by beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions.

Ramgarh

Situated 32 kms north-east of Jaipur is famous for its ruins of the old fort, the temple of Jambwa Mata 32 and the huge artificial lake which is filled in the rainy season and is a favorite spot of the locals.

Ranakpur

The Jain Temples built in the 15th century having 1444 pillars in a temple and none of them are similar, situated 98 kms from Udaipur in the lovely valley of the Aravali. The place is and. Ranakpur is scenic and quiet and has grand structures and stunning sculpture with light and shade creating a remarkable magic. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples glorify the beauty.

Ranthambore National Park

Named after a 1000 year old fort, this is Rajasthan's first Project Tiger reserve. It has a habitat for the grand sambar, the largest of all Asiatic deer, Tigers, chital, wild boar and other animals. Woodland, ground and water-birds adds to the beauty of the park together with the unusual red jungle fowl and varieties of eagles. Water tank harbors marsh crocodile and python.

Rohetgarh

Visit country side villages like Bishnoi Dhanis in a jeepand to enjoy the traditional culture watch local craftsmen.

Samode

The old Palace of Samode, now converted to a hotel is 40 Kms north-west of Jaipur. Its exotic hall is embroidered with paintings and mirror work. Surrounded by hills,it gives a look of a fairy tale picture

Sariska National Park

The second tiger reserve of Rajasthan holds dry deciduous forest. Its dark thick forest makes its environment a perfect one for the tiger, leopard, porcupine, rhesus, chowsingha, and langur.

Udaipur

Famous for its City palace, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir(Folk Art Museum) and Jagdish Temple. Fatehsagar Lake and Sahelion ki bari (Queen's Resort for Her Friends) are some of its unique attractions.

Boat ride on Lake Pichola

Pichola Lake having an island palace Jag Niwas is 3 km broad and 4 km long, and is surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, temples,bathing ghats and embankments. This is an ideal lake to cruise on Boat.

Full Day at Eklingji


Famous temple of Eklingji built of sand stone and marble during 734 A.D. is enclosed by high wall and its complex contains 108 temples.

Nagda

Some of the most exquisitely carved temples of the Sas Bahu will take you back to the 6th century AD. Also visit the ancient palaces of Mewar.

 


 


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