The largest state in India is Rajasthan. It is in the Great Indian Desert - the Thar Desert. It is along the border of the Indus-Sutlej River that is along the border of Pakistan. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. It is one of the most sought after tourist destinations. It is the land of the Rajputs or kings. The city is a perfect blend of a great historical past and modernism. There are various travel destinations and the Rajasthan holiday packages can be categorized into historical, cultural, heritage, village and wild life tours. One of the oldest mountain ranges, the Aravalli Range is in Rajasthan. Rajasthan was the provincial capital of the Indus Valley Civilization.
The capital, Jaipur is a very attractive place to visit. It is also known as the Pink city. It was the first well planned city that was built on the principles of Vastu Shastra. There are two palaces - the City Palace and the Jal Mahal that belonged to the then rulers of Rajasthan, which are great tourist attractions. The Hawa Mahal that has 900 windows is one of the main attractions of the Rajasthan holiday packages. The three forts - Amber, Nahargarh and Jaigarh are very famous. Then there is the famous Jantar Mantar, which was made up of marble and red stones and was used to calculate the movements of the stars. The Albert Hall Museum, that is worth visiting.
If Jaipur is the Pink city, Jodhpur is known as the Blue City. It is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The Umaid Bhavan Palace is one of the most beautiful and largest palaces in Rajasthan and is one of the main attractions of the Rajasthan holiday packages. The Mehrangarh fort is a very famous tourist destination. The Jaswant Thada Memorial and the other heritage hotels are the major attractions of Jodhpur. The City of Lakes or Udaipur is famous all over the world for its fine lakes and palaces. The City Palace, Lake Palace and the Monsoon Palace are loved by tourists from far and wide. The Lake Pichola and the Fateh Sagar Lake are beautiful lakes in Udaipur. The Eklingji temple and the Jagdish temple attract devotees from all over.
Bikaner is known as the camel city. It has beautiful sand dunes and some of the most beautiful palaces like the Junagadh Palace, Lalgarh Palace and a number of Havelis to its credit. A visit to the Golden fort in Jaisalmer is very enjoyable. There are some beautiful havelis that you have to see. Jaisalmer has beautiful sand dunes too and a camel ride over the dunes to watch the sun set is a magical experience. The havelis of Mandawa that has beautiful murals, wall paintings and fresco paintings are a major tourist attraction. You should also visit the Fort Mandawa Castle.
The holy city in Pushkar is one of the tourist attractions. The temples of Savitri, Brahma and Gayatri are Hindu shrines. The Pushkar Lake and the ghats are holy shrines too. The yearly Pushkar Mela is a great tourist attraction. Then there is the Rose gardens and the Pushkar palace that are noteworthy. A famous Muslim pilgrimage that attracts devotees from all religions is the famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The Rajasthan holiday packages are incomplete without the jungle safari to Ranthambore, which is a tiger reserve and National Park.
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