1. JAIPUR – THE PINK CITY
The capital city (Jaipur) of Rajasthan is established by raja of amber – jai singh-ll in 1727 planned based on the principles of vastu shastra and shilpa shartra under the Vidyadhar Bhattacharya a noted architect. This is the most attractive city of Rajasthan for tourists due to its alluring ancient history, architecture, lifestyles and culture. Jaipur is include in golden triangle of Indian tourism along with agra and delhi. In this majestic city, you can visit many magnificent monument like – hawa mahal, city palace, jantar-mantar, jaigarh fort and amber fort etc. colorful markets, amazing laid-out gardens which will give you pleasure and shows beauty of Rajasthan.
2. JAISALMER FORT
Jaisalmer fort of Rajasthan is the only fort which is believed “living fort” in the world. This fort is, constructed by maharaja rawal jaisal in 1156 AD, the second oldest fort of Rajasthan located in the desert. This fort also known as “sone ka Quila” (golden fort) because yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets, thereby camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. The blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture style on this fort is worth seeing especially at the nighttime.
3. JODHPUR – the blue city
Jodhpur is another alluring city of Rajasthan where you can visit and enjoy your time in this tourism hub. This city is famous for its architectures, temples, blue houses, shopping streets, lakes, havelis and make this historic city worth a visit. Jodhpur is located in the edge of thar desert so it also called “gateway of thar”. In the Jodhpur there is fort called “mehrangarh fort” which is an architectural masterpiece in itself and one of the magnificent fort of the Rajasthan. Umaid bhawan and jaswant tada are also centre of attraction in Jodhpur city. This is the very good tourism city for those especially who love magnificent architecture, scenic beauty and aura of rich heritage and culture.
4. UDAIPUR – city of lakes and palaces
Udaipur – “the Venice of the east” is established by the maharana udai singh -ll in 1553 AD as a capital of mewar kingdom.
This city also known as city of lakes located around the purplish blue water lakes and surrounded by lush green Aravalli hills. Udaipur is enchanting city for tourists due to its culture, history, scenic locations, architectural temples and palaces of Rajput era. Lake Palace, which is situated at the center of lake pichola, of this city is the must be holding and beautiful sight of the Udaipur. City palace, monsoon palace and magnificent temples add more grandeur in the city. There is also jaisamand lake which is the second largest man-made sweet water lake in Asia.
5. AJMER – the dargah destination
Ajmer is enchanting places for the pilgrimages to visit in India and one of the top places famous visiting in Rajasthan. The name “Ajmer” comes from “Ajay Meru” which means “invincible hills”. This city was founded by maharaja Ajaypal Chauhan in 7th century and the epicenter for Chauhan dynasty till 12th century until Prithiraj Chauhan was defeated by Mohammed Ghory in 1193 AD. This city is known for Dargah especially “Sharif Dargah” which was also favorite destination for “Mughals” due to presence of this holy monument. In Ajmer city, you can also visit historic Taragarh fort first hill fort of Asia, which was established by Chauhan dynasty, magazine museum, an artificial anasagar lake of 12th century and adhai-din-ka-jhonpra an ancient temple and a Sanskrit college.
6. PUSHKAR – town of fairs and festivities
Pushkar is favorite destination in Rajasthan for pilgrimages especially Hindus those fascinated by over 400 legendary temples and lakes. Pushkar is located northwest of Ajmer, which is separated by nag pahar hill a natural border between these two cities. This city is situated on banks of Pushkar lake According to the legends – a lotus is dropped, by the creator of the universe (the lord brahma) upon the site to the immediate creation of lake and later he decided to keep name the place after of flower “lotus” which means “Pushkar” in Sanskrit. The main attraction of Pushkar is the temple dedicated to lord brahma. In this city there are 52 Ghats on Pushkar Lake, which attract the pilgrimage across the world to visit the lake to take a dip in its holy water, and Lake resounds with the chants and hymns from the 400 blue colored temples located on its banks.