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The city of Ajmer, south west of Jaipur, is situated in the
heart of Rajasthan. It is a green oasis wrapped in the barren
hills has been a witness to an interesting past. South west
of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. The
city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century
A.D. and continued to be a major centre of the Chauhan power
till 1193 A.D. when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Ghauri.
Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties and thereafter
it became a part of the sultanate of Delhi.
Alwar is one of the most important cities of Rajasthan, nestling
in the western sands of India that represents its cultural heritage.
This city is popularly known as the Tiger Gate of Rajasthan.
This city is surrounded by the rigorous Aravalli hills. Formerly
this city was known as Mewar.
Bharatpur city is named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama.
This city is also called the Eastern Gateway of Rajasthan. The
foundation of this city was laid by Maharaja Suraj Mal, an adopted
son of Badan Singh in 1733 AD. It was once an unconquerable
well fortified city, carved out of the region formerly known
as Mewar. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played
an important part in the history of Rajasthan.
Bikaner is a city in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan
in western India which was founded in 1488 A.D. This is the
royal fortified city by with a timeless appeal which is surrounded
by a long embattled wall pierced by five gates. Lying in the
north of the desert state, the city is dotted with many sand
dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that pervades the
The pride of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh still reverberates with
the tales of its glorious but turbulent past. It is a land where
the ideals of chivalry, sacrifice and honor were always worshipped.
Today, all that remains of those glorious times are the ruins
of forts, palaces and temples that have nevertheless managed
to retain their old grandeur.
Jaipur the `Pink City' as it is popularly known, is the bustling
capital of Rajasthan. `Pink city' because most of the buildings
are pink in colour in the old city. The city retains its old
self, at the same time it is moving fast as a modern city. You
can see extreme contrast on the streets of Jaipur. On one side
you have cars, buses and motorbikes, on the other side you can
see camel carts.
Its like straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. The name Jaisalmer
induces a dramatic picture of utter magic and brilliance of
the desert. The hostile terrain not with standing the warmth
and colour of people is simply over whelming. One of the main
draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful
havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are
yet another interesting aspect of the desert city.
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan.
This city is popularly known as the "Sun City" because
it enjoys the bright & sunny weather all year. Jodhpur is
a popular tourist destination a valiant sentinel in the desert,
on the eastern fringe of the Thar Desert has the distinction
of neither being a part of the Thar Desert nor out of it. At
best it is a doorway to the Maroodesh, land of the sand after
the fall of Delhi and Kannauj.
An amazing, juxtaposition of majestic medieval age and modern
industrialization, mainly the Hydro Electric Plant on the Chambal
River and the Nuclear Power Plant has a few traces of its past
still left. The fort overlooking the river Chambal is the foremost
tourist attraction. It also houses the museum with a rich collection
of art and artefacts and some elaborately painted chambers.
Mount Abu is located at the southern corner of Rajasthan. An
amusing retreat set amidst the lush green forested hills, Mt.
Abu is a green oasis in the unfertile desertscape of Rajasthan.
Mt. Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. The climate of
Mt. Abu is cool to its rich flora covering the entire hillside
that includes coniferous trees and blossoming shrubs.
South west of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green
hills. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the
7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major centre of the Chauhan
power till 1193 A.D. When Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed
Ghauri. Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties.
Udaipur, popularly known as the City of Lakes, is a lovely land
around the azure water lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of
the Aravallis. This city stands on the banks of the lake Pichola
in Rajasthan. Maharana Udai Singh founded Udaipur meaning the
'city of Sunrise' in 1599 AD and today it is a one of the better-known
tourist destinations of India. Uadipur, once known as Mewar,
is the land that produced a galaxy of patriots and heroes in
quick succession, people who etched the name of Rajasthan in
every corner of the world.