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Happy Holidays – Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a colourful melange of massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse cultures, delectable cuisines and warm people, set amidst a rugged yet inviting landscape. It is a land that has inspired us. Come tread on the sands of time. In Rajasthan you will find every hue in Nature’s grand palette – the red sands, the blue of royalty, the pink cities or the amber sunsets. Surrender yourself to the sounds of trinkets or the sounds of the all conquering wind. Sight and sounds that are far removed from any city. Sights and sounds that will transport you into a folk lore. Music, art and dance is woven into every inch of Rajasthan. You will find it carved in every grain of sand. Here you will find the past, the present and the future. You will find passion. You will find adventure. And you will find yourself. Come, walk into the unforgettable embrace of Rajasthan. Also know the Land of Kings is synonymous to heroism, royalty and honour. Historic tales of battles fought and romance of the riches adorn the walls of the state.

The largest state in India, Rajasthan’s climate can be divided into four seasons i.e. summer, monsoon, post-monsoon and winter. Temperatures vary depending on the season and the region you plan to visit, but by and large you can visit the state any time of year and find something new to do each time. The temperatures continue to drop once the monsoon has passed, and come October winter sets in that lasts till March. During December and January, there can be a severe variation in temperatures during the day and the night. In fact, temperatures are known to drop as low as 0°C and below. This is the best time to visit Rajasthan as the desert sun is not as intense and the days are pleasant. Most of the festivals held in winter are planned as tourist attractions, with visitors coming in from different parts of the world.

Rajasthan has a flourishing tourism industry. The palace of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destinations of many tourists, Indian and foreign. Tourism accounts for eight percent of the state’s domestic product. Many old and neglected palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels. Tourism has increased employment in the hospitality sector. The main sweet of this place is ghewar.

Rajasthan is known for its historical hill forts & palaces, it is claimed as best place for tourism related to palaces.
Umaid Bhawan Palace: It is the largest Royal Palace in Rajasthan. It is also one of largest private residence in the world. Lake Palace: It is now a luxury hotel located in Pichola Lake, Udaipur. Hawa Mahal: It is known as “Palace of Wind” or “Palace of Breeze” because there are more than 950 Windows in the Palace. Rambagh Palace: Formerly a Royal Palace now converted into a Heritage Hotel. Devi Garh Palace: Formerly a palace now converted into a Heritage Hotel.

Bikaner: Famous for its havelis, palaces and temples. Chittorgarh: Popular for its monument and fort. Bundi: Popular for its forts, palaces and stepwell reservoirs known as baoris. Jaipur: Known as pink city of India and the capital of Rajasthan, famous for palaces and temples. Jaisalmer: Famous for its golden fortress, havelis and some of the oldest Jain Temples and libraries. Jodhpur: Famous for architecture & blue homes giving the name “Blue City”. Pushkar: It has the first and one of the very few Brahma temples in the world. Ranakpur: Large Jain Temple complex with near 1444 pillars and exquisite marble carvings. Ranthambore: Situated near Sawai Madhopur. This town has historic Ranthambore Fort and one of the largest and most famous national park of India (Ranthambore National Park). Udaipur: Known as the “Venice of India”.

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