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Top Three Cities in Rajasthan You Should Never Miss on a Rajasthan Tour

by Ayan Singh Consultant

In the curiosity to learn about the real India and the most colorful cultures and traditions of the country, it is a must to visit Rajasthan. Rajasthan one of the largest states in India is well recognized for its rich cultural heritage and monuments. Whether it’s the breathtaking desert or magnificent Havelis every thing in the state is one of its kind therefore attract tourist from around the world. The very rich heritage of Rajasthan and the humbleness in the environment here always fascinates tourist. Every city  here is a ‘world of wonder’ in itself, but still if you want to wind up your Rajasthan tour in top three destinations of the state then the perfect three places to visit here are Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Let’s know about these three top destinations and the places of attractions in these cities.

Jaipur: Being the capital city of the state always keeps it in top. Jaipur which is formally known as the ‘Pink City’ derived its name due to the pink color monuments here. In the year 1986 old districts of the city were painted pink to welcome Prince Albert but the popularity of the color made the city to adopt it as the city color. Having the glimpse of forts, havelis, lakes, shopping districts are the best things you can do to enjoy your stay in Jaipur.

Main attractions of the city are Amer fort situated at atop hill in the outskirts of the city and most famous for the splendid view of the city. Other places like Sheesh Mahal (where you can admire the amazing interior décor thought of over 200 years ago), Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (The Observatory – a UNESCO World Heritage site) (built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who besides being a prince was also soldier, Astronomer and a builder), City Palace (the current residence of the Royal Family and also a museum exhibiting fine Rajput and Mughal paintings).

Jodhpur: Jodhpur is located 337 Km away from Jaipur and 586 Km from Delhi. Due to the painting in many buildings of the city in the ionic blue color, it is known as the Blue city of India. Jodhpur derived its name from Rao Jodha, who founded the city in 1459 A.D. The capital of the kingdom of Marwar therefore residents of the city are often referred as Marwari. Jodhpur is also known as the ‘Sun City’ due to the bright and sunny weather it enjoys throughout the year.

Points of attractions in Jodhpur are Umaid Bhawan Palace (It is focusing on the 20th century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family), Mehrangarh Fort (The fort is situated 400 feet (122 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards), Jaswant Thada (It is an architectural landmark. It is a white marble memorial built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Apart from this colorful market of the place is also a tourist attraction point where they can get handcrafted souvenirs for loved ones.

Udaipur: The city derived its name after Maharana Udai Singh who founded it in 1553. Udaipur is counted as the top beautiful cities of India, just known for the magnificent Rajput era palaces, Havelis, Historical significance and culture of the city. Due to the incomparable beauty of Udaipur it is also called as ‘Venice of the East’ and the ‘City of Lakes’ too. Places to visit in Udaipur are City Palace (It is considered the largest private royal complex in Rajasthan and is replete with history), Crystal Gallery, Lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple (It is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur city).

Saheliyo Ki Bari (Courtyard of the Maidens is a major garden and a popular tourist space in Udaipur), Lok Kala Mandal (It is a folk art museum, world renowned for preservation of folk and tribal art objects, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, costumes, instruments, Kavads (mobile temple), Pratap Memorial (It is a historic site that is dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap).

If you want to explore real Rajasthan then these are the three places you must visit in the city. A guided Rajasthan tour will help your way out in knowing well about the city and its history. You can take services from reputed tour organizing company and can explore the real Rajasthan with them.

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