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Rajasthan


Best known for its many historical monuments, Rajasthan is also known for its decorated forts, temples and forts. The state is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The place has a rich history and culture, and is filled with jungles and dunes, wild tigers and camels, as well as lavish festivals that take you back to the time of the kings. Among the must-visit places in Rajasthan are Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur.


Getting There

The main gateways to the state of Rajasthan are Mumbai and Delhi. Many flights touchdown in the Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur airports. Rajasthan is also well-connected by rail to within the state and with other states as well. Jaipur has the biggest railway station in the state. Many buses, both government and private, ply to and from many cities in Rajasthan.


Things to Do

- Jaipur, the Pink City of India, was established back in 1727, based on Vedic Vastu Shastra. The city is home to many temples, forts, monuments, museums and gardens.
- Also known as the Venice of the East, Udaipur is more popularly known as the city of lakes. Many buildings in the city boast of the fine Rajputana architectural style.
- Jodhpur (Sun City) is also a must-see city, known for its old walled city, hill forts, and palaces.
- The Golden City, Jaisalmer is located in the heart of the desert. The city boasts of magnificent architecture, and is also known for its arts and crafts.
- Bikaner is a haven for foodies – especially famous are the sweets and snacks available here. Also to see are many forts, ad temples.


Best time to visit

October–March