Rajasthan Tours

What to See
Jaipur Ajmer Alwar Bharatpur Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Bikaner Jaisalmer Jodhpur Karauli Kota
Kumbhalgarh Mandawa Mount Abu Nathdwara Pushkar
Ranthambor Sariska Siliserh Udaipur Shekhawati

Jaipur is a perfect holiday destination with its range of tourist spots and easy accessibility. Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi , Agra and Jaipur. It's a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavored strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveler. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance. It attracts millions of tourist. Every year, every fourth foreign tourist lands to Jaipur. This is just because Jaipur is so beautiful, romantic and modern city. You'll see a so many Palaces, forts, gardens, museum, monuments, amusement parks, restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping malls, handicrafts, jewelry and garment markets, food markets, multiplexes. Jaipur is ideal destination fun and shopping.


By Air - Jaipur has international airport and is well connected to all major cities like Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Bombay, Varanasi, Calcutta, Ahmedabad etc. There are so many frequent flights provided by Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan.

By Rail - Jaipur has broad gauge lines, so it is connected by rail with all major cities like Delhi, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Abu Road (Mount Abu), Udaipur, Bombay and Sawai Madhopur.

By Road - Good motorable roads connect Jaipur with Delhi 258 km, Agra 236 km, Bikaner 321 km, Udaipur 405 km, Ajmer 131 km, Jodhpur 316 km, Bharatpur 176 km, Jaisalmer 638 km and Bombay 1202 km.


Best time to travel Jaipur is October to March.


Jaipur has so many incredible forts and monuments, the major ones are listed below.

City Palace - The royal palace is located in the heart of pink city. The palace tells the story of the pride and glorious past of Jaipur. A part of the palace is still the residence of the royal family and other part is a famous musems and galley displaying some of amazing antiques, paintings, and artworks. The palace also has a restaurant where you can enjoy the royal taste. The palace is worth visiting.

Jantar Mantar - It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Sigh II, whose hobby was astrology and numerology. Its the biggest and best preserved observatory among the other four. By means of the instruments here, astronomers could measure the positions of the stars and calculate eclipses.

Albert Hall & Museum - It is a beautiful royal hall surrounded by lush green gardens and lawns, located just out side the walled city. The spot is loved by the tourist and local joggers. The enter of attraction, the albert hall is museum displaying a rich collection of Art- de- fact like paintings, carpet, ivory, stone and metal sculptures and colourful crystal works etc.

Statue Circle - This is a famous circle, ideal for evening out with friends and family. It has a beautifully carved statue of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

Moti Dungri - Moti Dungari is a privately owned hilltop fort built like a Scottish castle. The Ganesh Temple at the foot of the hill and the marvelous Lakshmi Narayan Temple built in marbles a few years back, are also noteworthy.

Hawa Mahal - The wind palace was built in 1799 AD. It is the part of the City palace and was bulit for the royal ladies to have glimpses of the royal processions and the market activates.

Gaitore - It is the final resting place of the Maharajas of Jaipur and is located just off the Jaipur - Amber Road . Situated in a narrow valley the cenotaphs of the former Maharajas are chhatris made in typical Rajput architecture. The chhatri of Sawai Jai Singh II is of special mention for its carvings that exaggerate it.

Kanak Vrindavan - Located in the foothills of Nahargarh hills on the way towards Amer, this complex is a popular spot for picnic and film shoots. It should be definitely visited on the way to the three garland forts of Jaipur- Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amber. The greenery after the monsoons gives this whole place a feel of heavenly sensation, with JAL MAHAL in the back ground. Not so old but definitely an exquisitely landscaped garden with beautifully carved temple in beige stone.

Jaigarh Fort - It was built in 1726 AD and was never captured. The fort is is well maintained and houses a mammoth cannon called Jai Ban and has extensive walls.

Nahargarh Fort - Narahgarh means the abode of Tiger, it is located in a roughed Aravali hills. The fort has wonderful view of the pink city. It was built in 1734 and was the excursion spot for the royal family.

Amber - The stunning fort is the famous fort of Jaipur. It was built by Maharaja Mansingh. It displays a unique blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architcture. The fort features a lake which reflects its many terraces and pavilions. Amber is also known for the spectacular Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir, Diwan-i-Am, Sikh Niwas and the small Kali Temple .

Govind Devji Temple - The most popular temple of Jaipur dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located in the central pavilion of the Jai Niwas Garden to the north of Chandra Mahal. The image of the patron deity-Govind Devji, originally installed in a temple of Vrindavan, was reinstalled here by Sawai Jai Singh II as his family deity.

Sisodia Rani Garden - It has tiered multilevel gardens with fountains, water channel and painted pavilions and suites of living rooms.

BM Birla Planetarium - The Planetarium offers unique audio-visual education and entertainment with its modern computerized projection system. For school groups concessions are available. It closed on last Wednesday of every month. It opens from 12.00 PM to 19.00 PM.

Galtaji - An ancient pilgrimage centre, lying beyond the gardens amidst low hills temples, pavilions and holy kunds (natural spring and reservoirs) along with lush landscape make it a delightful spot. The small temple of the Sun god, built by Diwan Kriparam on the top of the highest peak is visible from all parts of the city.

Old City - Once a settlement of nobles, craftsmen and common folks, the city of Amer is now in ruins. The remnants of its rich past are the beautifully carved and planned Jagat Shiromani Temple , a Krishna temple associated with Meerabai, an ancient temple of Narsinghji and a magnificent step-well, Panna Mian-ka-kund.

Ram Niwas Bagh - A lush spacious garden with a zoo, an aviary, a greenhouse, a herbarlum , a museum and popular sport ground. It was built by Sawai Ram Singh II in the 1868 A.D. as a famine relief project. The Albert Hall is a fine example of Indo Saracenic style of architecture.

Jain Temple - The exquisite Jain temple on the Agra road has some of the most beautiful 19th century paintings in Jaipur style on its walls.

Ghat ki Guni - Beautifully landscaped gardens, laid out in the 18th and 19th century by king and courtiers dot the narrow gorge in the south eastern corner of the walled city, along the road to Agra.

Swai Ishwari - Singh who was cremated outside the Jai Niwas Garden . Most imposing is the 'chattri' of Sawai Jai Singh II with the intricate carvings and a graceful shape.

Swargasuli (Isar Lat) - The highest tower dominating the skyline of the western side of the Tripolia Bazaar. It was built by Sawai Ishwari Singh in 1749 A.D. to commemorate a grand victory.


Jaipur is famous for its lacquer jewellery, painted with enamel, encrusted with Kundan. You can find precious and semi-precious stones. Tie-and-dye work on silk and crepe and the Sanganer block prints are the specialties of Jaipur. You can purchase Sanganer bed linen, table linen and dress material on a variety of fabrics in the village or at any outlet in the Pink City . Ethnic block prints, traditional crafts of Rajasthan from the shops at MI Road . While in Sanganer, don't forget to check out Jaipur blue pottery. The thumb rule for bargaining at roadside stalls still operates here. So you can make some good buys. The Jaipuri razai is also very popular.


There are so many good restaurants and bars, you'll find few international restaurants.

Panghat packs dinner and traditional entertainment together, in a cocktails and Tandoori fare at the Taj Rambagh's amphitheatre.

Suvarna, also at Rambagh, is a multi-cuisine restaurant.

Lakshmi Misthaan Bhandaar, popularly known as LMB, gives you Rajasthan on a plate including their renowned 'ghewar'.


South west of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. Ajaipal Chauhan founded Ajmer in the seventh century. He constructed a hill fort "Ajaimeur" or the invincible hill. The Chauhans ruled Ajmer till the 12th century when Prithviraj Chauhan lost Mohammed Ghauri. Thereafter it became a part of the sultanate of Delhi . Ajmer was also favourite residence for the great Mughals.

Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims. It is a centre of culture and education. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar (14 km.), the abode of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake. The Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct. /Nov.), devotees throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake.

Ajmer is well laid out with wide streets and handsome houses. Ajmer is at an important railway junction. The city is a trade center and has cotton mills and railroad shops. Manufactures include wool textiles, hosiery, shoes, soap, and pharmaceuticals.


By Air - The nearest airport is Jaipur which is 135kms away.

By Train - Ajmer is on the Delhi-Jaipur-Marwar-Ahmedabad-Mumbai line and most trains stops at Ajmer.

By Road - It is connected with bus from all places like Jaipur, Agra, Aligarh, Abu road, Bikaner, Bharatpur, Barmer, Haridwar, Chittourgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Nagaur.


The best time to visit Ajmer is during the winter months from October to March.


Dargah Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti - The shrine is in honor of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti - a Sufi saint who came to India from Persia in 1192 with Mohammad Ghori's invading army. He died here in 1236. For the Muslims of India, the shrine's importance is only second to the sacred shrine at Mecca . The construction of the Dargah was started by Altamash, the Sultan of Delhi, and completed by the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was the venue of an annual pilgrimage for Akbar the Great.

Ana Sagar - Ana Sagar is named after the ruler Anaji Chauhana, the artificial lake was built in the 12th century by constructing a dam across the river Luni. Ana Sagar also has a series of impressive white marble pavilions built by Shah Jahan in 1637.

Adhai-din ka Jhonpra - It is located on the outskirts of the town; this remarkable structure is an exquisite example of early Indo-Islamic architecture. It is designed by Abu Bakr of Herat , the mosque is believed to have been built in two and a half days and is thus named Adhai-din. According to another story the name is derived from a two and a half day fair held here every year.

Mayo College - Mayo College is founded by the British Viceroy Lord Mayo. Mayo College is famous not just for the quality of education it imparts but for its architecture as well. It is designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, the state engineer of Jaipur. Mayo College is built of white marble, founded in 1875, as a school for Indian princes. The first pupil was the Maharaja of Alwar in Mayo College.


You can try the special restaurants at the luxury hotels.


Alwar district is situated in the North-Eastern part of Rajasthan. It is bounded in the North by Gurgaon of Haryana, Bharatpur district on North-East and Mahendragarh of Haryana.

Alwar contains many interesting and historical monuments. The city has a beautiful lake and a picturesque valley. The Sariska National Sanctuary is located in the Aravalli hills only a few kilometres away from Alwar. The military cantonment of Itarana lies on the outskirts of Alwar. Milkcake (a kind of sweet) made in Alwar is not only very famous in India but is also exported out of country.


By Air - Delhi and Jaipur are the nearest airports to Alwar.

By Rail - Comfortable rail connections are available to Alwar from Delhi and Jaipur.

By Road - buses and taxis are available both from Delhi (170 km) and Jaipur (145 km away).


Best time to travel Alwar is between October and March.


Bala Quila - the Fort: - This huge fort is famous for its history, which predates the Moghul rulers. It runs 5 km from north to south, and nearly 2 km from east to west, standing 304 meters above the city. Some of the Moghul rulers (like Babar) are reported to have stayed there before it reverted back to the Rajput rulers in the 18th century. The fort is circumscribed with several gates (called Pols) a few of which are named after various personalities. e.g. Jai Pol, Laxman Pol, Suraj Pol.

Vinay Vilas Mahal (the palace complex) - The palace complex is situated just below the Fort but some of it has been converted into Govt. offices. The palace dates back to the 18th century and is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Part of the complex houses the museum where a rich part of it's history has been preserved.

Sariska Tiger Reserve and National Park - Spread over nearly 800 km of forests, the Sariska Reserve is one of the reserves, which come under Project Tiger. Along with the Ranthambhore National Park , it provides an opportunity for seeing wildlife in Rajasthan. The wooded forests are home to the tiger, nilgai (blue bull), sambhar, cheetal, four horned antelope and wild boar. Within the park can be seen ruins of ancient temples. A palace built by the rulers of Alwar State has now been turned into the hotel - Sariska Palace . The park is notable for seeing wildlife at night and the best season to visit the park is November to June.

Jai Samand Lake - A beautiful artificial lake constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 A.D. is a popular spot for outing and picnics. During monsoon, sprawling greenery all around makes it a visual treat.

Government Museum - The museum has a wonderful collection of Mughal and Rajput paintings, rare art objects and miniature writings. The weaponry in use at the time can also be seen and is a reminder of the bloody battles that have been fought in these beautiful surroundings.

The surroundings can make for many day trips such as to Vijai Mandir Palace, 10 km away.

The Siliserh Lake - 13 km away is an enchanting spot. As elsewhere in Rajasthan, an ancient palace located at the lake has been converted to a hotel. In this way the history is preserved, by simultaneously providing the necessary finances to the erstwhile ruling families.


Alwar has famous restaurants that serve you with pure vegetarian food (that excludes even onion and garlic) and organically grown vegetables. Palang Torh or the milk cake of Alwar is a delicious dessert that one would not like to miss.


Bharatpur is small city located in the eastern Rajasthan, it was founded in 1733 AD by Maharaja Suraj Malji, it is named after the brother of Lord Rama called "Bharat", the city played an important part in history. Famous as bird water's paradise, Bharatpur has privilege to host the thousands of Siberian cranes which travels more thousand miles to enjoy their winters. Suraj Mal has been the greatest ruler who made a formidable force and played a very important role in the Indian history during 19th century.


Bharatpur is accessible by road from Agra (55 km. or 34 miles) and Jaipur ( 185 km. or 115miles). It is 1,207 km. (750 miles) from Mumbai on the broad-gauge line of the Western Railway.

All important places of Bharatpur are connected by roads. In the district, total length of roads is 1994.4 km. In the district 317 village panchayat and 911 villages are connected by roads and 60 village panchayat , 828 villages are to be connected.

WHEN TO GO - The best time to visit Bharatpur is winter season between November to March.


Keoladeo Ghana National Park - This Park is well worth to visit, a staggering 364 species of birds have been recorded within the park's 29 sq km area. It's also one of the world's most important bird-breeding and feeding grounds, and a vital wintering area for aquatic birds, including species from Afghanistan , Turkmenistan , China and Siberia . There you can see the Saras cranes i.e. the largest bird in the park & birds like herons, egrets, geese, owls, cormorants, kingfishers and even pythons. The perfect time for bird-watching is the early morning and evening. And to visit this park the best time is from October to February, when many migratory birds can be seen, including highly endangered Siberian crane.

Lohagarh - This Iron Fort was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Suraj Mahl, who was the founder of Bharatpur.

Bharatpur Palace - The palace is a perfect blend of Mughal & Rajput architecture. It decorated with lovely sculptures, beautiful floorings; the palace is now converted into a Government museum.

Ganga Temple - The huge temple is beautiful piece of architecture. It was built in 1845 by Maharaja Balwant Singh.

Laxman Temple - The temple is dedicated to the younger bother of Lord "RAMA". It is worth visiting for its exquisite carving & beautiful stone work.


You can try the special restaurants at the luxury hotels.

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

This magnificent bird haven in actual came into being paradoxically as a duck shooting preserve for Maharaja Suraj Mull of Bharatpur. He transformed the shallow depression formed by the confluence of River Gambhir and River Banganga into a reservoir by damming the rainwater in monsoons. Flooding of water created shallow wetland ecosystem causing it to be a perfect habitat for an astounding variety of birds.

The Park is recognised as the most important breeding and feed grounds for the birds in the world. Some species are still endangered and especially the Siberian crane. Visitors are advised to maintain low noise level and avoid littering the park.

The Park opens from sunrise to sunset around the year. The ticket is Rs 200 per foreign visitor and Rs 25 for Indian visitor. Vehicles are permitted upto Shanti Kutir about 1.7 kilometres inside at Rs 50 per vehicle. After this you can choose to walk, bicycle, or go by cycle rickshaw, Tonga or boat when the water level is high. Hotels do supply packed lunches and you can get a bite at a canteen on the second gate and even at Forest Lodge.


Lying in the north of the desert state, the city is dotted with scores of sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city's lifestyle. More readily called the camel country; the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world.

The history of Bikaner dates back to 1488 when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji founded his kingdom. Bikaji was one the five sons of Rao Jodhaji the illustrious founder of Jodhpur . The barren wilderness called Jangladesh became Rao Bikaji focus point and he transformed it to an impressive city. When Bikaji died in 1504 his rule had extended to over 3000 villages.


By Air - Jodhpur is the nearest airport i.e. 256 Kms. There are daily fights to Jaipur, Delhi & Mumbai from Jodhpur.

By Rail - Bikaner Railway Station is well connected to the other major cities with regular & express trains like Jaipur-Bikaner Express, Intercity Express, Ranakpur Express and Sarai Rohilla Express.

By Road - Bikaner is well connected to the major cities of Rajasthan by roads. You can try the Rajasthan State Transport buses or private luxury coaches.


Best time to travel Bikaner is between Octobers to March.


Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum - It was established in 1937. It was located near the Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner & was shifted to a new building in the Civil lines in 1954. This museum displays an excellent collection of Terracotta ware, weapons, miniature paintings of Bikaner school and coins. The exhibits are splendid master pieces of Harappan civilisation, Gupta and Kushan era and sculptures of the late classical time.

Bhandasar Jain Temple - The 15 century Temple is the oldest and distinct monument of Bikaner dedicated to Sumati Nath Ji, the 5th Tirthankar of the Jain Religion. The temple is decorated with rich mirror work, frescoes and gold leaf paintings. The beautiful temple was erected near Laxminath temple in 1540A.D. Carved in red sand stone and white marble - its famous for carvings, wall paintings, structural beauty and artistically designed statues.

Camel Research Centre - The National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner is located in the Jorbeer area at a distance of about 10 km from Bikaner city. It was established on 5th July 1984. The Centre has been identified as one of the important tourist place of Bikaner and is included in the tourist map of Rajasthan. The Centre has developed a camel museum which attracts the attention of researchers and tourist. Every year thousands of Foreign and Indian tourists visit the Centre.

Laxmi Nath Temple - Lakshmi Nath Temple is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner . The foundation of Bikaner was laid here in the year 1488 A.D. by Rao Bikaji. It being a historical monument has special identity. This temple was erected during the reign of Rao Lunkaran and boasts of the superb archeological skills of artists and artisans. It was later developed by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji. Statues of deities- Vishnu and Laxmi - have all along received the unwavering devotion of countless people through the last four and half centuries.

Lallgarh Palace and Sadul Museum - The architectural masterpiece in red sandstone, the palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The palace has beautiful latticework and filigree work. This oriental fantasy was designed by Col. Sir Swinton Jacob. The Rajput exterior of this palace contrasts dramatically with the occidental decor within. The palace has its own museum and library (the fourth largest in the world), The museum covers the entire first floor of the Lallgarh palace and depicts the lives and times of the Maharajas through the various artifacts and photographs displayed in 22 rooms.

Bikaner royal family still lives in part of the palace. Other parts of the palace have been converted into a luxury hotel.

Shiv Bari Temple - Built by Dungar Singhji in the late 19th century. The temple is surrounded by an embattlement wall. It has four-faced black marble Shiva statue and a bronze Nandi facing the Shiva-Lingam. There are two large reservoirs of water known as bawaris. This red sandstone temple attracts thousands of visitors during Shravan (Feb) especially on Mondays.

Ratan Bihari Temple - A splendid temple building made of white marble. It is a fine example of Indo-Mugal architecture. The temple was built by the 18 th century ruler of Bikaner state, Lork Ratan Singh, in 1846 A.D., It is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The xanctum of the temple is unique where the idol of lord Krishna with his wife and his girl friend are fixed. The temple has very spaciors quadrangle floor made of marble. Arcade design beside the Quadrangle floors made the sight very magnificent.

Junagarh Fort - t he fort was founded by the sixth ruler of Bikaner state, namely Lord Rai Shingh, in 1589 A.D. who was one of the distinguished generals of the Mugal Emperor 'Akbar, the great. It has 37 bastions, a strong curtain wall and nine meter wide moat. The eastern entrance is protected by four gates and two gates protect the western. The entrance to the Fort is through Suraj Pole (Sun Gate) a big vaulted hall opening on two sides through double arches. Two life size statues of elephants decorate the entrance.


There few good restaurants which serves Rajasthani, Indian and Continental dishes. You can try the multi cuisine restaurants at the luxury hotels.


The name Jaisalmer induces a dramatic picture of utter magic and brilliance of the desert . It's like straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. The beautiful havelis Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city. Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156. Over the years the remote location of Jaisalmer kept it almost untouched by outside influences.

Ages have gone by and the monuments of Jaisalmer have withstood the buffeting winds of the desert all through. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience. The massive golden fort, which is the essence of Jaisalmer, is entered through First Gate. The main highlight is the robust desert life and the beautiful Haveli with incredible carving. You can roam around the narrow lanes of the fort and the city, or do shopping, or can enjoy camel safari, jeep safari, camp fire and much more.


By Air - Jodhpur is the nearest airport i.e. 285km, it is well connected with daily flights to Dehli, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur

By Rail - There are few express and regular trains from the major cites like Delhi, Jaipur jodhpur.

By Road - Roads are in good condition. It is connected to the other major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhopur, Bikaner, Udaipur. You can try the state transport buses or the private luxury coach.


Best time to travel Jaisalmer is October to mid March.


Jaisalmer Fort - The stunning fort is called the Sonar Killa or the golden fort. It was built in 12th century by Bhatti Rajputs. The fort has temples, beautifully carved havelis and houses. The rich merchant inspired by the classic style of the royals, constructed huge mansions (havelis) adjacent to each other in the nature of medieval culture and profusely decorated walls and ceilings and intricately carved outdoors and interiors. The craftsmen were usually muslims who were induced on their journey to exhibit their skills. The results was architectural purity that cannot be seen elsewhere.

Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli - The lovely haveli was built in 19th Centurey by two architect brothers. Mighty tuskers carved out of yellow sandstone stand guard to the haveli.

Salim Singh Ki Haveli - This beautiful 300 years old haveli was ownd by Salim Singh, he was the prime minister when Jaisalmer was the capital of the princely state and his mansion has a beautifully arched roof with superb carved brackets in the form of Peacocks. The mansion is just below the hill.

Patwon-Ji-Ki-Haveli - This is one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. It is five storeys high and is extensively carved. It is divided into six apartments. There are remnants of paintings on some of the inside walls as well as some mirror work.

TaziaTower - The delicate pagoda like Tazia Tower rises from Badal Mahal ( Cloud Palace ). Rising in its five-tiered splendour, with each storey graced by a delicately carved balcony, the tower is of historical significance. Muslim craftsmen built it in the shape of a Tazia and gifted it to their royal patron.

Desert National Park - The Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert and its rich fauna. The Sudashri forest post is the most ideal place for observing wildlife in the Desert National Park . Its inhabitants include the blackbuck, chinkara, wolf, Indian fox, desert fox, hare and desert cat. Flights of sand rouse start coming to waterholes from sunrise onwards.

Akal Wood Fossil Park - Just 17 kms from Jaisalmer and a kilometer away from the Barmer Road are fossilized remains of 180 million-year-old forests. These are beautiful forest vistas and any forester around can show you. There is a ticket to visit the Park for foreigners Rs 20 and locals Rs 5 plus Rs 10 for vehicle.

Gadi Sagar - This tank, south of the city walls, once held the town water supply, and befitting its importance in providing precious water to the inhabitants of this arid city, it is surrounded by small temples and shrines. The beautiful yellow sandstone gateway arching across the road down to the tank is the Tilon-ki-Pol, and is said to have been built by a famous prostitute, Talon. While the king was away, she built the gate, adding a Krishna temple on top so that king could not tear it down.

Desert Festival - Once a year in winters and on the middle of the continually rising and falling stark yellow sands of the great Thar Desert , the empty sands around Jaisalmer come alive with the brilliant colour, music and laughter of the Desert Festival. The festival is organised by the tourist authorities as tourist entertainment around January-February. Rajasthani men and tall beautiful women dressed in their brightly costumes dance and sing lingering ballads of valour, romance and tragedy. Traditional musicians attempt to outdo each other in their musical superiority.

Sam Sand Dunes - Sam is just 45km away from Jaisalmer, it the best sand dunes of the Thar desert . you can enjoy camel safri, village safari, can have bonfire with folk music & dance, and you can experience the desert life by staying in the tents there.


All the luxury hotels have their won specialty restaurants, where you can get any type of cuisines, like Indian, Chinese, Continental and Rajasthani.

Trio Restaurant - Rajasthani cuisine, said to be the best in the city.

Gopa Chowk - Its a good vegetarian fare, typically Rajasthani cuisine.

Kalpana Restaurant - Tandoori khana served in one of the best bars in the city.

Monica Restaurant - Indian/Chinese/Continental.

Natraj Restaurant - Indian meals.

Top deck - Indian /Chinese/Continental restaurant.


Jodhpur is a perfect holiday destination because it has so much to offer like forts, palaces, monuments, temples, parks & gardens, restaurants and bars etc. The city is also world famous for its wooden handicrafts, so make sure that you must shop around and get a best deal.

Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, founded the city in 1459 and it is named after him.

This bustling desert city is the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. The old city is fenced by 10 km long wall with eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city. The Afghans drove the Rathor e s out of their original homeland Kaunaj and they fled to this region around Pali a short distance from present day Jodhpur . By 1459 a need for more secured capital lead to the founding of Meherangarh Fort on its rocky perch and Jodhpur was thus founded by Rao Jodha.

In the reign of Maharaja Umed Singh Jodhpur grew into a fine modern city. The quintessence of Jodhpur was its valour and equestrian skill. Polo has been the traditional sport of the Jodhpur nobility since medieval times.


By Air - There are daily flights to Delhi via Jaipur & to Mumbai via Udaipur. The city airport is just 5 kms away from the old city.

By Rail - There are few express trains to/from Jodhpur. The Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Express leaves every night at 11:15 PM & arrives Jaisalmer at 5:05 AM, the same returns to Jodhpur at 11:15 PM & reaches at 5:15 AM. The Mandore Express leaves Jodhpur at 7:30 PM 7 arriving in Delhi at 6:30 AM. The Intercity Express leaves to Jaipur at 5:45 AM & reaches at 10:30 AM.

By Road - There frequent deluxe & express buses in every 30 minutes from Jaipur, & regular buses from Udaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Delhi, Jaisalmer & Ahmedabad.


Best time to travel Jodhpur is between September to min April.


Umaid Bhavan Palace - Built in 1929 by Mahraja Umaid Singh, this red stonned stunnning Palace is the most recent palace of India . Ever since it's opening in 1977, Umaid Bhawan has been one of the most celebrated and luxurious heritage hotels in Rajasthan. The Palace is also known as Chittar Palace . The Palace is now segmented into the royal residence, the Heritage Hotel and the museum. It has has been designed in a typical style of rajputa with beautiful balconies, charming courtyards, terrific terraces, green gardens and royal roomsis typical of the Rajputs.

Jaswant Thada - The Jaswant Thada is architecural landmark found in Jodhpur . It is a white marble memorial built in 1899 in memory of Maharja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays dance across their surface. Within this cenotaph, there are also two more tombs.

Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India . Mehrangarh means Majestic Fort. Though the fort was originally started by Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur , in 1459, most of the fort which stands today dates from the period of Jaswant Singh (1638-78). Within the fort brillantly crafted and decorated palaces are found. Of these, Moti Mahal ( Pearl Palace ), Phool Mahal ( Flower Palace ), Sheesh Mahal ( Mirror Palace ), Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are notable. One also finds the fort museum comprising several palaces. The ramparts of Mehrangarh Fort provide not only excellently preserved canons but also a breath-taking view of the city.

Osiyan Temple - It is an ancient temple, well worth the visit, in the village of Osiyan . There are many sections of this temple, and it has been developed in phases. About 60 K.M. drive from Jodhpur .


Jodhpur has so many good options for restaurants and bars. You can choose the chain restaurants or the luxury hotel restaurant.


Karauli is a holy city situated 160 kms from Jaipur. Earlier called Kalyanpuri, after the local deity Kalyanji, Karauli was founded in 1348 AD. Karauli was strongly fortified by its rulers.

There are some old monuments you could see here, apart from exploring the rambling countryside and the game sanctuary. There are excellent opportunities for jeep safaris and boating too. Do make it a point to visit the local bazaar where you get good handicraft items, especially the colorful bangles of Karauli. A major socio-religious event here is the Kaila Devi fair.


By Air - Jaipur is the nearest airport, which is 160-km, from Karauli.

By Train - The nearest junction is Gangapur city - 81-km.

By Road - 160-km from Jaipur, by road.


The best time to visit Karauli is October to Februry.


City Palace - The old, yet monumental City Palace is a treasure trove of architecture, stone carvings, magnificent lattice work and classic paintings.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace - Built as a royal residence, in the year 1938 by Maharaja Ganesh Pal Deo Bahadur, the then ruler of Karauli is the Bhanwar Vilas Palace . The architecture is of colonial style and the interiors are furnished with art-de-decor period furniture.

Madan Mohan ji Temple - The city is the home of Shri Madan Mohanji, the deity of Lord Krishna, worshipped by millions of followers from Rajasthan and other states. The ancient and magnificently built temples of Madan Mohanji and Kalyanji are thronged by thousands of devotees every year.

Mahaveerji Jain Temple - It is about 30 Km. from Karauli. The Mahaveerji Jain Temple is the famous pilgrimage of the Jains. The temple combines ancient and modern styles of architecture.

Kaila Devi Game Sanctuary - It is about 25-km from karauli. This game sanctuary situated in the vicinity, is a protected forest and an extension of the Ranthambore Tiger Project. Kalika Devi Fair - Kalika Devi Fair the annual fair of Kaila Devi, (Mahalakshmi or the goddess of wealth), is held at the village Kaila in Karauli district in the month of Chaitra (Mar-Apr), lasting for a fortnight. The temple of Kaila Devi is located on the banks of the Kalisil River in the hills of Trikut, 2 Kms. to the north-west of Kaila village. Another attraction is the small temple dedicated to Bhairon, situated in the courtyard and facing the shrine of Kaila Devi is a temple of Hanuman locally called 'Languriya'.


there are so many good restaurants in Karauli, suitable for all pockets.


Splendid temples dating back over several centuries retain the past glory, the present day edifices and heavy industries have made it the industrial heartland of Rajasthan.

The history of the city dates back to the 12th century A.D. when the Hada Chieftain, Rao Deva, conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Later, in the early 17th century AD, the ruler of Bundi -Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture.

The specialty of Dussehra in Kota is the Dussehra Mela celebrated in the month of October.


By Air - There is a small aerodrome, which is not operational. Nearest main airport is Jaipur (240 km).

By Train - Kota is well connected by Train with all major cities in the state and outside the state.

By Road - Kota is located on the N.H. No. 12 (Jaipur - Jabalpur ) and well connected with all major ciites.


The best time to visit Kota is between the months of October and February, but one may also visit it in October, when the Dussehra festival is celebrated here.


Chambal Garden - The Chambal Gardens are on the banks of the Chambal River , south of the fort. The centerpiece is a murky pond stocked with crocodiles, which can be crossed by a wobbly suspension bridge. There is also some rare Gharial (thin-snouted, fish eating crocodiles)

Maharao Madho Singh Museum - It is situated in the old palace, the museum has a superb collection of Rajput miniature paintings of the Kota school, exquisite sculptures, frescoes and armoury. The museum also houses a rich repository of artistic items used by the Kota rulers.

Kota Barrage - A part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River , Kota barrage is beautiful setting ideal for outings and evening strolls. Other Places worth visiting: Kansua temple with a four faced Shiva Lingam, Bhitria Kund, Adhar Shila Budh Singh Bafna Haveli and Yatayat Park . Not only does this barrage control floodwater and irrigate canals, it also serves as an alternative bridge in the monsoon season.

Jag Mandir - Between the City palace and the RTDC Hotel Chambal is the picturesque artificial tank of Kishore sagar. Right in the middle of the tank, on a small island is the beguiling little palace of Jagmandir . Built in 1740 by one of the maharanies of Kota , it is best seen early in the morning but is exquisite at any time of the day. Boat-rides can be enjoyed in the lake. The Keshar Bagh famous for its royal cenotaphs lies in the vicinity.


You can try the special restaurants at the luxury hotels.


Kumbhalgarh is a stunning fortress built by Rana Kumbha in 15th century. The fort has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometres in length. Over 360 temples are within the fort. It is located in the western part of Rajasthan in the Rajsamand District. Today, precisely because it is within easy reach of Udaipur , Jodhpur , Ajmer , and Pushkar-yet off the well trodden tourist routes-Kumbhalgarh is an attractive destination. The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary surrounds the fortress, covering an area of 578 km². The sanctuary extends across the Aravalli Range.


By Air - Dabok Airport at Udaipur is the nearest airport i.e. 125 kms from Kubhalgarh. It is well connect to the major cities like Delhi , Jaipur and Mumbai, with frequent flights from Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.

By Rail - Nearest railhead is Falna i.e. 35 kms from Kumbhalgarh. It is well connected to the major cities with regular and few express trains.

By Road - Kumbhalgarh is well connected to the other major ciites like Udaipur , Jodhour, Ajmer . Roads are good and there regular buses from Udaipur & Jodhpur . you can take the Rajasthan State transport buses or private luxury coaches.


Best time to travel Kumbhalgarh is between October and March.


Ranakpur Jain Temples - The famous Ranakpur temples are just 50 kilometers from Kumbhalgarh. It became a magnificent sculpture museum to which wealthy Jain merchants and ministers kept adding shrines and statues. The central Chaumukha Temple is dedicated to the venerated Tirthankara Adinath. Two temples dedicated to the Jain saints, Parasnath and Neminath have beautiful erotic carvings very similar to those which have made Khajuraho famous. And truly worth visiting is the 6th century, Sun Temple close by, which has polygonal walls richly embellished with warriors, horses, and booted solar deities driving splendid chariots.

Ghanerao - Ghanerao is the place where Thakur Sajjan Singhji and his gracious wife have recreated a charming old-world ambience by opening this castle constructed in 1603 to paying guests.

Parshuram temple - If you want to go back further in past in history then this is a must visit place. Located in the ancient cave where 'Rishi' parshuram did his sadhna, from era of Ram and Sita. It has almost 500 steps which take you down to the cave. You would definitely get moved by the atomosphere inside the cave. The priest would tell you lot of history along with the formations which are called 'Kamdhenu' if you donate meager 100 Rs, which indeed is a big help for people over there to maintain and sustain themselves in such adverse geographical location.


You can try the the multi cuisine restaurant at the luxury hotels.


Mandawa is capital of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Shekhawati is a semi-arid region located in the northeast part of Rajasthan, India. It encompasses the administrative districts of Churu, Jhunjhunu and Sikar.

Mandawa is world famous for its heritage Havelies and colourful fresco art. The proud of Shekhawati is the Madawa Castle, which was once said to be an important halt in the silk route but now it has paintings on folk and social themes with the European themes finding a clear cut reflection in the various murals and frescoes. Now Castle Mandawa is converted in a beautiful heritage hotel, so you that can experience the old Rajasthani Haveli charm, by paying a handsome amount. The place is also very famous for horse riding, there so many good treks, the available horse breed is the Marwari horse, the best horses in India.


By Air - Jaipur is the nearest airport i.e. 190kms from Mandawa, It is is well connected the major cities of India like Delhi, Mumai, Kolkata etc.

By Rail - Jhunjhunu is the nearest railhead i.e. just 13 kms from Mandawa. It is connectd the major cities like Delhi , Jaipur, Bharatpur etc.

By Road - Mandawa roads are in good condition. It is well connected the other cities of Rajasthan. You can choose the Rajasthan state transport or the private Coaches.


Best time to travel Manadawa is between September and March.


The major towns and cities of the Shekhawati region are as under Nawalgarh, Gudhagorji, Dundlod, Mukungarh, Jhunjhunu, Chirawa, Khetri, Pilani, Bissau , Parasrampuria, Baggar, Mandawa, Mahansar, Sikar, Khatushyamji, Fatehpur, Ramgarh, Laxmangarh, Salasar Balaji, Ratangarh.


there are no good restaurants to better try the multi cuisine restaurant of Castle Mandawa and the ethnic Rajasthani restaurant at the Desert Resort Mandawa.


A unique destination for Adventure and eco tourism The Raj period approached it as a relaxation place to rewind along with the royalties and semi royalties. The place sways in an interesting contrast of British style bungalows, the holiday lodges of the royals (Thikhana) along with the presence of the various communities of the tribal's. The flora and fauna enjoys the adulation of the tourist to the fullest.

This glorious ambience suited mainly to the likes of sages and tribal's and both made a great impact in the history of the region. The tribes still conducting there authentic life style in the wake of 21st century is rather interesting and so is the collection of various monuments of different religious sects like the famous shrines of Jainism. The main highlights includes the breathtaking view of the picturesque mountains, the age old temples, rocks and caves, the beautiful lake, boat ride, the thick lush green forests. And the luxury hotels and a number of activities make it a perfect holiday destination.


By Air - Udaipur is the nearest airport i.e. 185kms from Mount Abu . It is well connected to the major ciites like Jaipur, Delhi , Mumbai with frequesnt flights. Another option is the Ahmedabad Airport in Gujarat i.e. 190kms from Mounta Abu.

By Rail - Mounta Abu is wel connected to the major cities like Delhi , Jodhpur , Ahmedabad and Agra . A fast train takes four hours between Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Abu Road.

By Road - Regular buses connect Abu Road to Mount Abu . The journey takes about an hour. Taxis and jeeps are also available to take you to Mount Abu . Direct buses also connect Mount Abu with Udaipur and Ahmedabad.


Mount Abu can be travel round the year but the best time is between February to June and from October to December.


Delwara Temples - Made out of carved marble these temples are dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras or saints. Believed to have been constructed between the 11th and 13th century A.D., these temples are one of the main tourist destinations in Mount Abu . The main temple is known as the Vimal Vasahi, it is the oldest and is dedicated to the first Tirthankara. It was built by Vimal Shah who was a promiment merchant and had strong political connections with the ruler of Gujarat.

Gaumukh Temple - Gaumukh literally means 'from the mouth of the cow'. The Gaumukh Temple in Mount Abu gets its name from a natural spring, which flows out of a sculpted cow head. According to Hindu mythology, the mighty sage Vashishtha performed his famous yagna or sacrifice at this very place. This is also the location of the intricately sculpted Arbuda Temple dedicated to Arbuda the powerful, divine serpent who rescued the celestial bill Nandi.

Nakki Lake - The Lake is picturesquely set amidst hills and is believed to have been carved out by the Gods with their nails. It is popularly spot for boating and the only artificial lake in India that is 1200 mts. above sea level. the surrounding hills have several area of interest.

Adhar Devi Temple - Another splendid example of temple architecture, the Adhar Devi Temple is carved entirely out of a single, huge rock. It can be reached only after a tremendous climb of 360 steps.

Sunset Point - Another splendid view, again the best time to visit it is at dusk.

Guru Shikhar - Guru Shikhar is the highest peak at Mount Abu . It stands at a height of 1722 meters above sea level. The peak offers a picture post card like view of the town below.

Achalgarh - Built in the 14th century A.D. by Rana Kumbha, Achalgarh is a majestic fort with some very old Jain temples within its precinct. The two main temples are Achaleswar Mahadev Temple built in 1412 A.D. and the Kantinath Jain Temple built in 1513 A.D

Shri Raghunathji Temple - Dedicated to Lord Raghunath (another name for Lord Rama), the temple holds an ancient idol, which was placed there by Shri Ramanand, the famous scholar and preacher in the 14th century A.D.

strong>Honeymoon Point - The area gets its name from the scores of honeymoon couples that frequent it. It offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. Take time out to visit Honeymoon Point at sunset when the ambiance is very romantic.

Raj Bhavan Museum and Art Gallery - Though not very large, the museum has a good collection of artifacts dating back from the 8th to 12th centuries.

Trevor's Tank - Named after the British engineer who built it, Trevor's Tank is surrounded by dense woods. It is a bird watcher's paradise with a multitude of peacocks and other exotic birds found in its vicinity.


There are so many good restaurnts which serves Rajasthani cuisines and dishes from other parts of India.


Nathdwara, means the gate of God. It is the most renowned pilgrim of India . Nathdwara is located on the banks of Benas river just 48 kms ahead of Udaipur . Nathdwara is also famous for the Pichhwai paintings - the most famous Rajasthani art. This art portrays the Lord Shrinathji & their activities.The town is typical of this region of north India . The stone or brick houses have thick, whitewashed walls that keep the interior cool in the summer heat.


By Air - Udaipur , the nearest airport is south at a distance of 48km.

By Train - Udaipur again is the nearest railhead, from where you'll have to take a bus or a taxi ride to Nathdwara. However, Nathdwara does have a small railway station, which is about 13km away from the town. It also has a railway reservation office about five minute walk away from the Nathji temple.

By Road - Express buses of the state tourism as well as private companies ply between Nathdwara and major towns like Ahmedabad, Pushkar, Ajmer , Jaipur and Delhi . From Udaipur also


The best time to visit Nathdwara is just after the monsoon to the winters. Periodically from September to March is the ideal time to get most of it.


Shri Nathji Temple -This 17th century temple house is the home of the original statue of Shrinathji or Lord Krishna. According to history, the statue was brought to Mewar kingdom for the sake of safety in the period of Aurangazeb the Moghul monarch. The chariot shipping the statue was jammed here, and consequently a shrine was established with the permission of the then Rana of Mewar at Nathdwara.

Pichhwai Paintings - Nathdwara is also famous for its Pichhwai paintings, which are very similar in theme to the thangka paintings of Ladakh and Tibet. Local Brahmin artists produce fine and intricate paintings on paper and cloth. Literally meaning 'something at the back', these are large paintings on cloth portraying Shri Nathji in various costumes and moods.

Other Temple Attractions - Nathdwara has several other temples dedicated to Madana Mohana and Naveet Priya, all located in the main Shri Nathji temple complex. The Banamali Temple is also a Krishna Temple and is located to the right of the Shri Nathji Temple.

Annakuta Festival - The largest is known as Annakuta, which is simply a continuation of the traditional worship of the Govardhana Hill as performed by the people of Vrindavan. It takes place a day before the Diwali. A hill is made of 2,500kg of rice and is offered to the deity of Shri Nathji and then the temple gates are closed which are opened only in the evening during the darshan of the Lord. The looting of the prasada (mainly sweet offerings to a deity) of rice from the annakuta (the rice hill) follows.

Lal Bagh - The Lag bagh is a beautiful garden outside the city. There you can find lot of rare plants & trees.

Handmade Terracottas - Nathdwara is also a major centre for handmade terracottas. A small place near Nathdwara called Molela produces this extraordinary folk art. The tradition of terracotta in this area goes a long way back by about 2,000 years. Today only about 20 families practice this dying art.


There are so many good restaurants in Nathdwara, suitable for all pockets.


For a devout Hindu Pushkar is a very important pilgrim centre, for one visit to this holy place in a lifetime is highly prescribed. Brahma the creator is depicted as of four bearded heads and four hands each holding a book of Vedas (knowledge). His vehicle is the swan and his consort is Savitri. According to the legend Pushkar means a pond created by flower, was formed when Brahma dropped a lotus flower on the earth to determine a place for his yagna, a holy sacrifice. The story goes that Brahma wanted to perform the yagna at the most auspicious time but his consort Savitri whose presence at the yagna was vital for its performance kept him waiting. Irritated by this Brahma married Gayatri, a milkmaid and installed her instead. Savitri on seeing someone else in her place was infuriated and cursed Brahma that he would be forgotten by people on earth and never worshiped. She relented on pleas from other Gods that he could only be worshiped in Pushkar, hence there are no Brahma Temples elsewhere. It is a holy place, which very colorful, ethnic yet very modern.


By Air - Jaipur is the nearest airport i.e. just 145 kms away from Pushkar. Its an international airport and is well connected to all major cities like, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta and

By Rail - Ajmer is the nearest and major railhead, which is connect the other major cities with a number express and regular trains.

By Road - Pushkar is well connected to rest of the state by a good road network. You can take Rajasthan State transport buses or private luxury coaches. Distance from major cities : New Delhi 392 Kms, Mumbai 1071, Jaipur 131 Kms, Udaipur 274 Kms, Jodhpur 205 Kms, Jaisalmer 490 Kms.


Best time to travel Pushkar is during the Pushkar Fair and between October to March. If you are planning to travel there in the fair then book your hotels/tents 5-6 months in advance.


Pushkar Camel Fair - Pushkar is world famous for the massive camel and cattle fair held every year in the month of Kartik which is around October and November. Camels are bought, sold, beautified, raced and parade. The fair is predominantly a rural gathering. On spectacular sanddunes camel, horse and bullock races are great crowd pullers. The movement of the crowd is like a tide of colour with currents of crimson, yellow and turquoise.

Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) puts up a tourist village during the fair. The tourist village is self sufficient and specially designed to complement the natural beauty of the site. It has a Coffee Shop and Dining Hall which can cater to 1500 guests at a time. The village is arranged in blocks of tents, each with its own identity, being named after the famous dances of Rajasthan. The village also has huts with attached western style toilets and running water.


There are few good restaurants where you can get all type of delicious food. Don't miss the dinner at the Sunset restaurant at the Pushkar Palace Hotel. You can also try the special restaurants at the other luxury hotels.


Ranthambhor National Park , before a princely game conserve is the scene where the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen. A significant geological feature within the park is the 'Great Boundary Fault' where the Vindhaya plateau meets the Aravali range. The Rivers Chambal in the South and the Banas in the North bound the National Park. The park is dotted with steep rocky hills and the dominating architecture of Ranthambhor Fort (built in the 10th century), adds to its landscape. The rugged park terrain alternates between dry deciduous forest, open grassy meadow, dotted by several lakes and rivers that are only made passable by rough roads built and maintained by the Forest Service.


By Air - The nearest airport to Ranthambore is Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is located at a distance of 140 Km from Ranthambore. You can arrive in Jaipur by flights from any major city in India , such as Delhi or Mumbai and then travel to Sawai Madhopur by train or road transport.

By Road - You can easily travel to Ranthambore by road from anywhere in Rajasthan. Both the Rajasthan Tourism Department and many private operators run road transport services to Ranthambore. You can choose from local buses, luxury coaches or private taxis to travel by road to Ranthambore National Park.

By Rail - The main railway line from Delhi to Mumbai runs past Sawai Madhopur, which is connected by regular trains from cities across Rajasthan and India . You can travel to Sawai Madhopur by train and then cover the remaining 11 Km to Ranthambore by taxi.


Best time to travel Ranthambore is between October and March.


Ranthambore National Park - It is named for the historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the national park. The park covers an area of 392 km², and is famous for its tiger population, and is one of India 's Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include the leopard, dhole, wild pig, sambar, chital and the gaur. Major wild animals found in the national park include the tiger, leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild pig, sambar, chital and the gaur. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles.

Bakaula - The Bakaula area is an area dotted with little water holes and thick foliage. You'll get a shivering environment here. Even in peak summers it feels like an air-conditioned room

Lakarda & Anantpura - These areas located in the North-Western and Northern regions of the park are ideal locations to visit if looking for Sloth Bears. These areas have a lot of ant hills, which are a favourite of the beers. Although very rarely seen themselves, the pugmarks of the Indian striped Hyenas are often seen here. Their numbers are not very large in the park.

Raj Bagh Ruins - These ruins are located between the Padam Talao (lake) and the Raj Bagh Talao. These ancient stone structures like arches, palace outhouses, domes and steps give the area an aura that is not possible to find anywhere else in the world. It is one of the most picturesque parks in the entire world.

Padam Talao - This is the largest of the lakes present in the park. The famous and beautiful Jogi Mahal is located at the very edge of this lake. In the early hours of the morning and just before sunset, animals can be seen in large numbers on the lake side. It is also along this lake's edges that the rare sighting of the chinkara is most probable.

Ranthambore Fort - This fort stands majestically atop a hill overlooking the entire park. The walk up, one of the only places this mode of transport is possible, is a very refreshing and exciting one as even the big cats have been spotted up there. The view from the fort itself can only be described as breathtaking.

The soaring Serpent eagles, vultures and other birds can be seen at eye level. The fort itself also offers many interesting architectural and historical sights worth viewing and photographing. A trip to the fort is a must if you are a first time visitor to the park.

Rajabagh Talao - This is probably the most picturesque of the three lakes, due to the ruins that can be seen along its edges. It always has a large population of animals and birds feeding in it. The sambhar deer at Ranthambore have adapted to eating plants from the lake floor and nowhere is it more evident than at the Rajbagh Talao. The areas around the Rajbagh Talao are also prime tiger spotting areas.

Malik Talao - This is the smallest of the three lakes in Ranthambore National Park . It is an area full of concentrated action all the time. It always seems to have a healthy population of birds of all kinds. Also seen at the lake very clearly and from a reasonably close distance are the handsome specimens of the Indian Marsh Crocodiles.

Kachida Valley - This valley, which consists of many rocky outcrops and low hills, is located close to the outskirts of the park. A jeep would be the ideal mode of transport when trying to visit this area. This area contains a majority of the Panther population of the park. This area also has a good population of beers.


You can try the restaurants at the luxury hotels.


This park is situated only 200 km from Delhi and 107 kms from Jaipur. It is located in the contemporary Alwar district and is the legacy of the Maharajas of Alwar. It covers an area of 800 sq km in total, with a core area of approximately 500 sq km. The Northern Aravali Hills dominate the skyline with their mixture of sharp cliffs and long narrow valleys. The area was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979.

The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, rocks and grasses.

In morning and evening, wildlife in Sariska heads towards the many water holes, which litter the park, thus providing the guests with their best chance of viewing game. The park is home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Civets Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on species such as Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found around Talvriksh. The avian world is also well represented with Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Woodpecker, crested Serpent Eagle and The Great Indian horned Owl.

The park is open almost whole year-round, but for wildlife viewing and your comfort it is best to visit from October to April. Safaris are provided by jeep.


By Air - The Jaipur Airport is the nearest airport from Sariska. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, and Sahara connect Jaipur with Ahmedabad, Aurangabad , Mumbai, Delhi , Jodhpur and Udaipur.

By Rail - The nearest rail junction is the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station at a distance of 11 km from the park. It is on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line and some of the major trains stop here.

By Road - An excellent road network links Sariska will the other major cities of Rajasthan. It takes around one hour to reach Sariska from Alwar (36 km). Tourist Places in India can arrange for transportation from Delhi (200 km), Jaipur (101 km), and Alwar.


Best time to visit Sariska is between October to April


Sariska National Park -Sariska is one of the most visited parks in India . The main reason for this is not wildlife enthusiasm but only it's excellent proximity to some large towns like Delhi and Jaipur. Due to the presence of monuments of religious importance located within the park boundaries, the park authorities are compelled to keep the park open throughout the year. The main road is kept open all year round. The season during which the jungles can be properly explored is from November to June.

Hanuman Temple - The ancient hanuman temple at Sariska is called Pandu Pole. It is hidden well amidst the green foliage of the forest and creates a mysterious ambience. There is a giant idol of Hanuman that is present in a reclined position and goes back to the days of Mahabharata. There are hundreds of monkeys and langurs running about the hanuman temple premises.

Siliserh Lake - It is located near the Sariska tiger reserve just off the Alwar-Sariska road is the wonderfully picturesque Siliserh lake. The lake overlooks a marvelous palace. The palace here has been converted into a tourist resort for the convenience of the visitors.

Vijay Mandir Palace - It is Situated 10-km away from the city. This palace is a splendid palace. A picturesque lake overlooking Vijay Mandir Palace makes it a fascinating sight. A fabulous Sita Ram Temple in Vijay Mandir Palace attracts number of devotees especially during Ramnavami. While the ground floor has been converted into govt. offices and district courts, upper apartment is presently a museum.

Jai Samand Lake - Jai Samand Lake is 6-km from the city, it makes a beautiful artificial lake constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1910 AD. It is a popular spot for outings and picnics. During monsoons sprawling greenery all around makes it a visual treat. This place is easily accessible by road from Sariska.This is ideal for water sports, it makes a great angling site.

Kankawadi Fort - Kankawadi Fort was built by emperor Aurangazeb. The historical significance of the Kankawadi Fort lies in the fact that Aurangazeb had kept his brother Dara Shikoh a prisoner inside the Fort. The Kankawadi Fort is situated on top of a hill. It provides a panoramic vision of the birds and the entire avian family of the Sariska National park . The leopards from the surrounding areas visit the Kankawadi Fort often in search of food and water.


You can try the restaurants at the luxury hotels.


This is a pretty and magical little place, its wooded hills and beautiful chhatris sitting serenely on the embankment of a 10.5 sq km placid lake. This place was built as a palace-cum-hunting lodge by Maharaja Vinay Singh in 1845 AD in honour of his queen, Shila. It now stands converted as the Hotel Lake Palace , an economy hotel run by the Rajasthan Government tourism board and offers boating and sailing facilities. The place also makes for some memorable pictures.

Location - Located 13 kms from the city of Alwar.


By Air - Delhi 163 kms is the nearest airport.

By Rail - Good connection from prominent locations in and around the state. Some important train connections are Shatabdi Express ( New Delhi - Alwar Ajmer); Superfast Express ( New Delhi -Alwar - Ajmer ).

Road - Regular services link Alwar with key destinations in and not far off Rajasthan and Delhi.


Best time to travel Siliserh is between September to February.


Siliserh Lake - Siliserh Lake Palace is a well known tourist location about 18 kilometers from Alwar. The beautiful Siliserh Lake near the palace stretches over an area of 10.5 square kilometers. The serene lake is used by the vacationers for boating, sailing and fishing purposes. The lake is populated with different species of birds and fishes.

Hotel Lake Palace Siliserh - Hotel Lake Palace Siliserh, an economy hotel operated by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation offers a vast network of accommodation throughout Rajasthan. These complexes are strategically located and come in low budget, economy and deluxe ranges.

Excursions from Siliserh

Jaisamand - Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 50-km south of Udaipur , the picturesque 'City of Lakes ', succulent valleys and hills. It is on the bank of Jaisamand Lake , the second largest artificial Lake in Asia.

Ajabgarh - The village of Ajabgarh is located about 21 kms. South of Thana Ghazi in Alwar district. This place is well known for a temple called Shri Raghunathji, constructed in 1700 (about 1643 A.D.) by Ajab Singh.

Vijai Mandir Palace - Situated 10-km away from the city this palace is a splendid palace, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1918 AD. A picturesque lake overlooking the palace makes it a fascinating sight. A fabulous Sita Ram Temple in the palace attracts number of devotees, especially during Ramnavami.

Tijara - The old historic town situated 48 kms north east of Alwar, Its old name was Trigartpur. Tijara fort situated on the crest of a hill has been famous for the excavation of hidden treasure recently. It was the capital of the Mewat and has a long and glorious history of bravery and sacrifice. There is a popular Jain temple, visited by lakhs of pilgrims every year.


Hotel Lake Palace Siliserh is Good Palace For Eat.


Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1568 after his citadel Chittorgarh was sacked by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Surrounded by Aravali Range s , forests and lakes this place was less vulnerable than Chittorgarh. It was succeeded by Maharana Pratap who valiantly defended Udaipur from subsequent Mughal attacks.

Udaipur is known as the Venice of the east. It is also called the city of lakes. The Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Pichola Lakes is the finest example of its architectural and cultural explosion. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake compliments the palace along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, craft and its famed miniature paintings. The Shilp Gram festival is a center of attraction during the season .

Udaipur is well known for its beautiful lakes and the unique serene location; you'll never find such exotic place anywhere else. Every year thousands of tourists all across the globe came here to witness the beauty of this romantic city. The city is declared as a heritage city and ideal for a traveler looking for both fun and information.


Udaipur is well connected to by air, rails and roads.

By Air - Daily flights are available from New Delhi , Mumbai and Jaipur by Jet Airways and Indian Airlines.

By Rail - Udaipur is now directly connected to New Delhi by the Nijjamudin Mewar Express.


The best time to visit Udaipur is just after the monsoon to the winters. Periodically from September to March is the ideal time to get most of it.


Udaipur is full of surprises and amazing destinations; if you have time then you can explore more and get the best of it. The Major Attractions are City Palace Museum, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Moti Magri, Ganghaur Ghat, The old city, Sukhadiya Circle, Sahiliyoon ki Bari, Sajjangarh - "The Monsoon Palace", Ahar ruins. The excursions include Ekling Ji Temple, Nathdwara Temple , Ranakpur Temple , Chittorgarh Fort.

The Eklingji Temple Complex - Eklingji Temple in Udaipur is a religious complex in the northern region of Mewar (22 Kms). It houses 108 temples chiselled out of sandstone and marble, this temple of Eklingji was built in 734 AD. Enclosed by high walls, it is devoted to Eklingji (A form of Shiv Deity). The temple of EKLINGJI was constructed with the hills towering around it and abundant small springs of water where more or less every tourist takes a break.

The City Palace - A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the triple arched gate, the "Tripolia" with eight marble porticos. The maharanas were weighed under the gate in gold, the euivalent amount of which was distributed among the populace.

Crystal Gallery - It is situated in the Fateh Prakash Palace is a breath taking collection of crystals. Maharana Sajjan Singh had ordered these crystals from F & C Osler England . But he could not see the crystals because of his untimely death. The crystal item includes tables, sofa sets, dinning table, dressers, fountains and even beds besides a whole array of washing bowls, decanters and perfume bottles.

Jag Mandir - This is the other island palace in Lake Pichola , which was constructed by Maharana Karan Singh as a hideout for Prince Khurram the estranged son of Emperor Jahangir the implacable foe of the Maharana. The reason for the aid was that the prince was the son of a Rajput mother. It is also said that Shah Jahan [prince Khurram] derived some of these ideas for the Taj Mahal from this palace when he stayed there in 1623-24. The island has some striking carving including a row of elephants that looks as though they are guarding the island. The exquisitely carved chhatri in grey and blue stone is another example.

Jagdesh Temple - Built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651 the temple enshrines a black stone image of Lard Vishnu. There is a brass image of Garuda the Lord bird carrier. It is the largest and most splendid temple of Udaipur.

Saheliyoon ki Bari - This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiselled kiosks and marble elephants.

Sajjan garh - The Monsson Palace - Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 5kms in the West of tourist city Udaipur . From the palace, one can have a magnificent view of lakes of Udaipur and Aravalli hill ranges. The view of Sunrise and Sunset attracts every visitor atop of Bansdara hill.

Safari Park was created and wild animals like Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar, and Blue Bull were reintroduced. The wall extended further and now the entire hillock has been fenced, improving the vegetal cover of the sanctuary area.

Shilp Gram - Literally meaning a "Craftsmen's Village" is a living ethnographic museum depicting the enormous diversities in craft, art & culture between various Indian states, but the exquisite terracotta work along with the wooden carvings are the forte of this ethnic village . Shilpgram comprises 26 huts set in 70 acres of natural surroundings at the foot of the Aravali Hills. A colorful craft festival during winter seasons to the whole set up induces viatanity and zeal.

Fateh Sagar Lake - This delightful lake, bordered by hills and woodland was constructed by Maharana jai Singh to the north of Lake Pichola . A canal links the two, via Swaroop Sagar and Rang Sagar Lakes . The beautiful Nehru Island as well as an islet bearing a solar observatory rises from the lake.

Ghanghaur Ghat - Bagore ki Havel i - This is a very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. The palace has over hundred rooms and some very interesting display of costumes and modern art. The glass and mirror in the interiors of the Haveli delicate work and well preserved too. It also preserves a fine example of Mewar Painting on the walls of Queen's Chamber. The two peacocks made from small pieces of colored glasses are fine examples of glasswork.

The Vintage Car Collection - The collection within the grounds of the Garden Hotel comprises a variety of classic and interestingly rare transportation vehicles; some stately and vintage like Cadalec, Chevalate, Morais etc., while the others are sleek and fast . It provides a unique aristocratic safari for the exclusive guests


There are so many good restaurants in Udaipur , suitable for all pockets. Our recommended must visit restaurants are Ambrahi, Sunset & the GalleryRestaurant at Fateh Prakash.


This is a semi desert region in north Rajasthan and it is situated entirely in the triangle between Delhi-Bikaner-Jaipur. Shekhawati is a region and not just a town or fort; it takes its name after its ruler Rao Shekha.

The towns of Shekhawati are eminent for their amazing painted havelis. Such is the appeal of the havelis that this region is dubbed as "open art gallery of Rajasthan". The plethora of painted Havelis in rich artistic tradition makes it commendable and fascinating. Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century. The Shekhawati landscape is dotted with so many havelis that tracking them is something like a treasure hunt. Various forms of fine art adorn the walls and the ceilings of these structures, complimenting the otherwise flat and barren land. The havelis are noted for their frescos depicting mythological themes and that of huge animals.

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