Rajasthan is the largest and definitely the most gorgeous state of India. It is located in its center part and includes such famous cities like Jaipur (capital of state), Udaipur, Ranthambore, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Ajmer and Bharatpur. From the first moments of travelling in the “rajahs’ place“ you will have a feeling you get into an Indian fairy-tale.
In fact, all Rajasthan state is full of luxurious palaces, unapproachable fortresses, which used to surround the kingdoms, prominent family houses and manors, where the richest families of rajahs, incredibly colorful markets and fairs and known for the whole world jeweler houses are. All of it complements exotic picture of the boundless desert Thar that occupies greater part of Rajasthan’s state territory. Furthermore, one more colorful characteristic of India is population, which keeps the traditional way of life, customs and culture of ancestors from deep antiquity.
The wonderful capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur city with the rich past and wonderful architectural look. Main sight of city Jaipur is a Rajasthan Amber Fort (1592). The magnificent interior of palace, decorated with mirrors and jewels, can take your breath away, and the ceremonies with elephants give a fortress more proud and luxurious look.
Udaipur city due to plenty of lakes and snow-white buildings won glory as the most romantic and one of the most beautiful Indian cities. There is also a largest palace of Rajasthan with rich collection of antiquities in it, conquering with a luxury palace of Fateh Prakash and palace of Shiv Niwas, now turned into a hotel.
For tourists it could be interesting to visit ancient city quarters with numberless markets. Another ancient city is Jodhpur (1459 year of foundation), which is often named “blue” because of plenty of building colored indigo. It is located on the outskirts of the Thar Desert in 280 kilometers from Jaipur. The most attractive place in city is an enormous Mehrangarh fortress at the top of 125 meters on the hill.
Not far away from Sawai Madhopur city, in the distance 180 kilometers there is one of the most famous Indian reserves Ranthambor. This is a rare place on our planet, where it is possible to see the royal Bengali tigers in their natural habitat. Similarly, other interesting animals (leopards, hyenas, bears, blue bulls) and birds live in a park. Moreover, 145 kilometers from Jaipur it is possible to visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park – an enormous bird sanctuary of world value.
The of the same name city Pushkar, confessed by the king of all Hinduism places of pilgrimage in India. It is considered that a city arose up due to God of creation Brahma in the name that and Brahma Temple is founded – unique in all India. There is a generous amount of other Hinduism temples in the city, and about 50 places of clearing and ablution along the Pushkar River. Interestingly, that every autumn the largest in the world camel market takes place right here.