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Best Places to go visit in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is one of the most popular Indian holiday spots. Rajasthan has many famous forts and palaces which are best places to visit in Rajasthan. The Palaces and Forts in Rajasthan are world renowned for their architecture and delicate carvings.

The State of Rajasthan, apart from its forts and heritage buildings, is also famous for its Wildlife Reserves and Sanctuaries. Some rare species of animals like the Black buck, the Chinkara or Indian Gazelle, the Great Indian Bustard and several migratory birds are found here. Some of these wildlife reserves and sanctuaries are Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Desert National Park and the Tal Chappar Sanctuary.

Camel rides and safaris in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is also world famous for its camels. The town of Pushkar in Rajasthan is famous for its annual Camel Fair and auction. Pushkar in Rajasthan is considered the largest market for buying and selling camels.

Camel rides, camel safaris and Jeep desert tours in the deserts of Rajasthan are a fun way of enjoying Rajasthan. There are even special accomodations available in the middle of the desert where you can spend a day or two. Usually it is a day trip, leave early in the morning and return by late evening. Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is the most popular place to get camel rides. The picture on the left shows some youngsters enjoying their ride.

Famous forts and places of Rajasthan

The famous forts and places of Rajasthan are The Mehrangarh Fort (picture on the right) and Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur; Lalgarh Palace of Bikaner; City Palace of Jaipur; Jaisalmer Fort, Junagarh Fort, and Chittorgarh Fort of Udaipur.

The best time to go to Rajasthan is after the month of September till end of March. Thus the best season to visit Rajasthan are during the winter months when the temperature in Rajasthan is cool and pleasant.

Best way to Tour Rajasthan

The best way to visit Rajasthan and enjoy this beautiful State is by using the Royal trains of India which literally was meant for travel by Kings. These trains are known as The Maharaja Express, The Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels and are three luxury tour trains which tours the important tourist place of Rajasthan, Agra and Delhi. Both these luxury tourist trains hope to recreate the splendors of the era of the Maharaja’s who used to travel in their own superbly fitted  Railway Coaches. The journey on these trains are an heavenly experience and you enjoy the feeling of being treated like a Maharaja for the few days you are on this wonderful train.

The cabins of the Maharaja Express, Palace on Wheels and the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are like 5 star hotel rooms, all air-conditioned with twin beds and attached toilets. Two fine restaurants, "The Maharaja" and "The Maharani",  are there serving continental, Chinese, Indian and Rajasthani cuisines. All three trains depart from New Delhi and during its eight day journey, travels around Rajasthan with stops in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, and Agra. Some of the tourist attractions covered are the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, the Ranthambhor National Park, Chittaurgarh Fort, Jag Niwas (Lake Palace), Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Agra Fort and finally the Taj Mahal.

Rajasthan Road Map with Distance

The line map below is a Rajasthan road map with Distance to give you an idea of the distances between the various cities of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Road Map with Distance

All distances are in Kilometers. To convert to miles just multiply the distance in Kilometer (Km) by 0.6 to give you the distance in Miles. When in Rajasthan do not miss visiting the fantastic forts and places of Rajasthan like the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Junagarh Fort, and Chittorgarh Fort.

Main Cities of Rajasthan

The cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Amber all bear witness to the splendor and extravagance of the old Maharajahs that once ruled Rajasthan.  The main cities of Rajasthan are as follows:

Ajmer in Rajasthan

120 kilometers (78 miles) west of Jaipur, was the capital of the kingdom of the great Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan. Ajmer is famous for the Tomb of the famous Muslim Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti called the Dargāh Sharīf of Khwāja Moinuddin Chishti. Near Ajmer is the town of Pushkar, famous for its annual Camel Fair.

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Bharatpur in Rajasthan

175 kilometers (110 miles) from Jaipur is home to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, now known as the Keoladeo National Park (Bird Sanctuary) which is a world heritage site described thus on their site This former duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas is one of the major wintering areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. Some 364 species of birds, including the rare Siberian crane, have been recorded in the park.”

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Bikaner in Rajasthan

330 kilometers (200 miles) from Jaipur is famous for its Junagarh Fort and two palaces which have been converted to luxury hotels – The Laxmi Nivas Palace and the Lalgarh Palace.

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Chittorgarh in Rajasthan

Chittorgarh in Rajasthan is 300 kilometers (190 miles) from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and is best known for its massive fort, the ‘Chittorgarh Fort’ or the ‘Chittor fort’, the largest fort in India.

Jaipur in Rajasthan

Jaipur is the Capital city of Rajasthan also known as "Pink City" is about 250 km from Delhi, and the usual starting point for tours of Rajasthan. Jaipur has an Airport called Sawai Mansingh International Airport and is the only international airport in the state of Rajasthan, though it has another smaller domestic Airport in Udaipur. The Jaipur Airport is near the town of Sanganer and is 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Jaipur. The tourist places in Jaipur are Amber Fort, Jantar-Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and the City Palace.

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Jaisalmer in Rajasthan

Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is nicknamed ‘The Golden City’ is about 600 Kilometers (375 miles) from Jaipur,the capital of Rajasthan. It is famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli, sand dunes, and for its camel rides and safaris.

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Jodhpur in Rajasthan

Jodhpur in Rajasthan is 250 kilometers (155 miles) from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is also called "Blue City", and is famous for Mehrangarh Fort and Umed Bhawan Palace.

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Sariska in Rajasthan

Sariska in Rajasthan is 110 kilometers (70 miles) from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and is famous for its Tiger Reserve Sanctuary.

Ranthambore in Rajasthan

Ranthambore in Rajasthan is 135 kilometers (85 miles) from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and is famous for its Tiger Reserve Project.

Udaipur in Rajasthan

Udaipur in Rajasthan is 420 kilometers (260 miles) from Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan. Udaipur in Rajasthan is called the "City of Lakes", and was founded by Maharana Udai Sigh in 1568. Udaipur is famous for its lakes and palaces. The most famous hotel here is the Lake Palace Hotel. Udaipur has a domestic Airport called Maharana Pratap Airport situated 22 kilometers (14 miles) south of Udaipur.

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Pushkar in Rajasthan

Pushkar in Rajasthan is famous for its annual Camel Fair and is considered the largest market for buying and selling camels. In Rajasthan you can enjoy a ride or even a day long safari riding on your own camel for the day. The picture on the right shows some youngsters enjoying their ride.

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