Rajasthan is the largest state of India in terms of area covered. Covering most of the Great Indian Desert, Rajasthan has emerged to be one of the leading international tourist destinations of the world. Tourists and travelers form various parts of India and from different parts of the world visit Rajasthan throughout the year. A culturally and traditionally rich state of India, Rajasthan comprise cities, towns and villages. There are a number of cities in Rajasthan which reflect the true essence of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan was earlier a princely state of India. The various principal Rajasthani cities bring out the princely feel which is symbolic of royalty and courage of India. The different cities and towns of Rajasthan is representative of the culture and character which are unique to a particular region of the state. Each of the cities of Rajasthan houses a number of historical landmarks that bear the testimony of the rich tradition and cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
While on a Rajasthan tour, tourists must visit as many Rajasthani cities as possible. Some of the best world's palaces are located in the different cities of Rajasthan. All these palaces have been transformed into luxurious accommodations. Modern facilities, hospitability that all the palaces come equipped with guarantee the guests of a comfortable stay. All the cities of Rajasthan are connected by railways and roadways.
While on tour to Rajasthan, the following cities must be included in the itinerary.
The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a principal city of the state of Rajasthan. Alternatively known as 'Pink City', Jaipur has many things to offer to the different tourists visiting this city.
The second biggest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is nicknamed as the 'Blue City'. This city was formed by Rao Jodha. Mehrangarh Fort, Umed Bhawan Palace, museums and various handicrafts of Jodhpur have earned world-wide recognition.
Situated 120 km from Jaipur, Ajmer was established in the 7th century by Raja Prithviraj Chauhan. Ajmer has a number of tourist attractions; this city is often considered a popular site for pilgrimage. One of the most visited religious places of Ajmer is the tomb of Moin-ud-din Chisti.
Popularly known as the 'Golden City', Jaisalmer was established by Rao Jaisal. Among the different tourist landmarks, the most famous ones include Patwon-ki-haveli, Jaisalmer Fort.
Founded by the great Maharaja Udai Singh II, Udaipur is also known as the 'City of Lakes'. The city is home to world famous landmarks and sites.
The only city to have been under the rule of the Jats, Bharatpur houses the world renowned Keoladeo Ghana National Park or the Bird Sanctuary.