Rocklife Holidays Rajasthan Packages



Rajasthan, known formerly by the name Rajputana or the land of the kings, is the largest state in the republic of India. It covers an area of 342,239 sq kilometers which is 10.4% of India. However despite of its large size it is covered by the Great Indian Desert, Thar. The Thar Desert runs parallel to the Sutlej-Indus river valley. Being located at the forefront of Indian civilization, the state of Rajasthan has seen the age of kings thus, explaining the moniker ‘the land of kings’. Rajasthan houses an amazing display of arts and architecture, courtesy of it being a princely state. Each individual kingdom of Rajasthan has a distinctive style of architecture and arts making it one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. In this article we shall list out the 10 popular places to visit in Rajasthan.


Jaipur


The capital of the state, Jaipur is also the largest city in the princely state of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1727, by the Kachwaha Rajput Ruler Sawai Jaisingh II, who was the ruler of Amber. Also known by the nickname ‘Pink City of India’ which is due to the distinctive saffron or pink color of the buildings. The planning of the city was done according to the Vedic Vastu Shastra (Indian architecture). The well planned streets and detailed and artistic architecture make it one of the top preferred tourist locations.

In the 2008 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked #7 of the best places to visit in Asia. Jaipur has lots to offer to even the most average tourists. Forts, monuments, temples, Gardens, museums and vast market places of Jaipur bring tourists who come from all around the world to experience the food, fun and frolic at this wonderful town. Jaipur is also home to a huge no. of arts and craft with over 20 unique specializations. To learn more about the tourist places in Jaipur, please visit: places to visit in Jaipur. You might want to plan a separate 3 day itinerary for this city alone.


Udaipur


While in a few texts, it has been termed as the Venice of the East, the City of Udaipur is known by its common moniker, the city of lakes. The city was the capital of the Sisodiya Rajputs of Mewar and is famous for its palaces that exemplify the finesse of Rajputana Style architecture. Udaipur was founded in 1553 by the Sisodiya Rajput Ruler Maharana Udai Singh II. The Mewar Rajputs founded the city to relocate their capital from Chittor to a more secure location. Today, most of the palaces have been converted into hotels, thus attracting a huge no. of tourist crowd to this city.

The city’s picturesque location at the foothills of the Aravalli Mountains, the state of Udaipur is a unique destination. Apart from its various palaces, forts, market places, and various temples are also the reason for its popularity. The cities are well planned and the people hospitable, the place is not only famous for its palaces and monuments, the city of Udaipur has a lot to offer its visitors. To learn more about the popular tourist places in Udaipur, please visit: places to visit in Udaipur.


Jodhpur


The second largest City of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is also the second most populated city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. The city was founded in 1459 by the Rathore Rajput Ruler, Rao Jodha Singh of Marwar. The city was founded as Marwar’s new capital after the fall of the former capital of Mandore. Jodhpur is also called the Sun City as it enjoys a bright sunny weather all year round. Strategically, it is considered to be the most important city of western Rajasthan as it lies only at a distance of 250 kilometers from the Indo-Pakistan border.

Also, because it lies in the center of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is an important tourist destination as well. Jodhpur has been listed many a times in various tourism magazines and documentaries and has topped the lonely planet’s list of most extraordinary place to stay in 2014. The various hill forts, palaces and the old walled city are just a handful of attractions from the multitude that this wonderful city has to offer. To learn more about the famous tourist places in Jodhpur, please visit: places to visit in Jodhpur.


Jaisalmer


The aptly named “golden city”, which comes from its view during the day, the city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. The city was founded by The Bhati Rajput ruler Maharawal Jaisal Singh in 1156 Ad. The city gets its name from the golden sands of the Thar Desert and the same golden colored sandstone used in the city’s architecture. The city is a famous tourist spot due to its magnificent architecture and the various arts and crafts which are unique to this region. The city thrives on tourism, and can be called a home away from home for a huge no. of tourists from all around the world.

The unique feature about the city of Jaisalmer is its architecture. It was built as a walled city which makes it one of the largest forts in the world. You might want to pack a lot of paperbacks and almost 3-4 days to enjoy the life in this city to its fullest. The fort has numerous eateries that offer Italian, French and local cuisines. Visit during the months of November and December and you will enjoy this castle city to its fullest. To know more about the main tourist spots in Jaisalmer, please visit: places to visit in Jaisalmer.





  • Jaipur

    Destination Covered :
    Jodhpur (1) - Bikaner (1) - Jaipur (2)
    5 Days - 4 Night

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  • Jaipur - Ranthambore

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    Jaipur (2) - Ranthambore (2)
    5 Days - 4 Night

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  • Jodhpur Tour

    Destination Covered :
    Jodhpur (1) - Mount Abu (1) - Udaipur (2)
    5 Days - 4 Night

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  • Jaisalmer Tour

    Destination Covered :
    Jaisalmer (2) - Jodhpur (1) - Mount Abu (2)
    6 Days - 5 Night

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  • Jodhpur Tour

    Destination Covered :
    Jodhpur (1) - Jaisalmer (2) - Bikaner (1) - Jaipur (1)
    8 Days - 7 Night

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  • Jaipur Tour

    Destination Covered :
    Jaipur (1) - Pushkar (1) - Mount Abu (1) - Udaipur (2) - Jodhpur (1)
    8 Days - 7 Night

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  • Jaisalmer Tour

    Destination Covered :
    Jaisalmer (2) - Jodhpur (2) - Mount Abu (2)
    7 Days - 6 Night

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  • Jaipur Tour

    Destination Covered :
    Jaipur (2) - Jodhpur (1) - Jaisalmer (2) - Bikaner (2)
    8 Days - 7 Night

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  • Bikaner Tour

    Destination Covered :
    Bikaner (2) - Jaisalmer (2) - Jodhpur (1) - Mount Abu (2) - Pushkar (1)
    8 Days - 7 Night

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  • Pushkar Tour

    Destination Covered :
    Pushkar (1) – Udaipur (2) - Mount Abu (1) – Jodhpur (1) – Jaisalmer (2) - Bikaner (1)
    8 Days - 7 Night

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