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Rajasthan India Tour Packages
Rajasthan the vibrant Indian state, located in the northwest, takes pride in alluring tourists from across the globe as Rajasthan is one such tourist destination that promises to leave its travelers under the spell of its majestic beauty. This once-upon-a-time abode of erstwhile Rajputs is perfectly endowed with rich heritage. You must see it to believe it. If you are a nature freak, then experience the wilderness of dense forests by embarking on the journey to the
sacred and ancient pilgrimage spot in India, The name Tirupati signify the lord of Lakshmi. It was the dwelling of Lord Venkateswar on the village of Venkat hill. The temple is said to be the busiest in the world and eclipse even Rome in its daily pilgrim visits. From the Pallavas of Kanchipuram to the Cholas of Thanjavur and the Pandyas of Madurai all at one time were great devotees to the temple.

Tour Attractions

Ajmer

Ajmer is a fantastic place to visit in India. Land of cultural unity where on the one side there is holy cum tourist place like Pushkar which have an auspicious temple of Lord Bhrama who according to Hindu myths is the creator of the universe . This is the only temple of Bhrama in the world and on the other hand Muslims mosque of khawaja Munuidhen Chistee which also around 1000 year old mosque . Khawaja was worship by both hindu & muslim . But the main reason to visit Ajmer is because of peaceful atmosphere of Pushkar. The animals fair in the month of Oct/Nov. there is a good time to visit there .

Bharatpur

Bharatpur founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD, Bharatpur - The 'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', was once an impregnable well fortified city, carved out of the region formerly known as Mewat. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the history of Rajasthan. The place was named as Bharatpur after the name of Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama,
whose other brother Laxman was worshipped as the family deity of the Bharatpur. The legends say the rulers Laxman's name is engraved on the state arms and the seals. The city and the fort have been believed to be founded by Rustam, a Jat of Sogariya clan. Maharaja Suraj Mal took over from Khemkaran, the son of Rustam, and established the empire. He fortified the city by building a massive wall around the city.The 55 km Long journeys by road from Agra drives you to the town of Bharatpur - the eastern gateway to Rajasthan . Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - finest in Asia with a rich avian variety . Every year the rare Siberian cranes come to spend the winter in the warmer climate of Bharatpur . Of the remnants of the royal past remains the marvelous Bharatpur Palace housing a rich repository of large number of ancient exhibits that date back to the early 15th century. Bharatpur's bus stand is in the west of town near Anah Gate, just off NH-11. If you're arriving from Fatehpur Sikri , get off well before, when the bus stops at the crossroads on the opposite side of town near the park gates, as this is nearer all the hotels and guesthouses. From the main bus stand, services run to all major centres in Rajasthan (including Jaipur) and to Delhi, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. Two kilometer northwest, the railway station lies on the main Delhi-Mumbai line. There are also two fast Buy Trains to Agra (2hr) and one to Amritsar (14hr), and an express service to Sawai Madhopur (2hr 30min). The town's tourist office (monist 10am-5pm), where you can pick up good state maps and information on Bharatpur and the sanctuary, stands at the crossroads near the park entrance where Fatehpur Sikri buses pull in. Cycle rickshaws are the main form of transport within the city, but fares for the long haul in and out of town soon mount up, and it makes sense to rent a bicycle , either from your hotel (around Rs35/day) or the shop on NH-11 outside the Spoonbill Restaurant . If you need to change money , head for the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, Binarayan Gate (Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-noon).

Bikaner

Bikaner is 500-year-old town standing still in time. The rulers here built beautiful forts that echo of opulence and images of monsoon clouds in this dry land. The wealth of its architectural heritage lies in its forts, palaces and temples- magnificent creations in red and yellow sandstone are living.Here is a temple where rats are held sacred. Today the city is known for flourishing industries of food,
wool and camel breeding. The genesis of Bikaner dates back to 1488A.D, when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji, son of Rao Jodhaji of Jodhpur, chose a barren wilderness called 'Jangladesh' and transformed it to a charming city called 'Bikaner', after the founder's name. Not only do the traditions come alive here in colorful bazaars and Havelis, but Bikaner is also famous for the best riding camels in the world.Ever since the foundation of Bikaner till its accession into Indian Union in 1947 AD and there after it's integration in Rajasthan state in 30-3-1949 AD, Bikaner has played a notable role in the history of the country. Bikaner state has produced several able Generals and warriors and distinguished Rulers and just to name of few Raja Rai Singh Ji-One of Akbar's most distinguished Generals. Another famous name is Raja Anup Singh who ascended the throne in AD 1669 a scholar and warrior. His period has been described as "the golden time of Bikaner valor and fame".

Bundi

Bundi is surrounded by the Aravalli hills on three sides and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways. Bundi The Capital of Chauhans The small, rustic town of Bundi was the capital of one of the erstwhile princely states of Rajasthan. It is known for its palaces, baolis (step wells) and water tanks. The monuments and their architecture reflect the splendor of the local Rajput chiefs. The walls of the palaces at Bundi are decorated with life-size frescoes depicting the glory of its rulers.
The area of Bundi came under the Chauhan rulers in the 12th century. The descendents of the Chauhans set up their center at Bundi and ruled from here. Bundi got its name from Bunda, one of its former rulers. It was an important state at the peak of Rajput glory in medieval times. The association with the Mughals led to the decline of Bundi. In 1624, Emperor Jahangir pressurized the local rulers and split the erstwhile state into two parts-Bundi and Kota. Although the state lost its glory, it continued to be an independent state within the British rule and became a part of India when it gained independence in 1947.

Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh has always been the pride and glory of Rajasthan. Once the place full of citadels, graceful palaces and chhattris, today lies in ruins. But these ruins echo the tales of valour and romance of the past, very unique to Rajasthan and the Rajput people. Chittor is famous for the beauty of Rani Padmini and the quest of Allauddin Khilji to overpower her. The legendary tale had a tragic end by Rani Padmini committing Jauhar or suicide rather than dishonouring herself in the hands of a foreigner.
Since then Chittor has experienced many Jauhars and tragic ends adding to the tales of valour of the Rajput kings of this place. The place was often attacked by the Mughals and the Muslim rulers of Gujarat. It was the heir of the kingdom of Chittor, Prince Udai Singh, who fled the place only to build a new capital of his own and beautiful that too on his name, today know as the city of Lakes, Udaipur.

Jaipur

the 'Pink City', has been the capital of erstwhile Jaipur state since its inception in 1727 AD, It was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II, a great ruler as well as renowned mathematician and astrologer. Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, designed Jaipur as per the Hindu treatise, Shilp Shastra. In 1876 Jaipur dressed itself in pink to welcome Prince Albert, consort of queen Victoria, and earned the
epitaph 'Pink City'. The excellent handicrafts of Jaipur are exquisite gold jewellery enameled or inlaid with precious stones, blue pottery, carving on wood, stone & ivory, block print & tie & dye textiles, handmade paper etc. After independence, Jaipur became the administrative and commercial capital of what was known as Rajputana, a suitable conclusion to the dreams of its founder Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a man famed for his talents as a politician, mathematician, and astronomer. At age 13 he ascended the throne of the Kachchwaha Rajputs, a clan that had enjoyed tremendous prosperity and power as a result of their canny alliance, dating back to Humayun's reign, with the Mughal emperors. It was in fact the emperor Aurangzeb, a fanatically pious Muslim, who -- despite the fact that Jai Singh was a Hindu prince -- named him Sawai, meaning "one and a quarter," for his larger-than-life intellect and wit. Having proved his prowess as a military tactician for Aurangzeb, growing the emperor's royal coffers substantially, Jai Singh felt it safe to move his capital from the claustrophobic hills surrounding Amber to a dry lake in the valley below.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is a great place to simply wander. The old city was once completely surrounded by an extensive wall, much of which has sadly been ripped away in recent times for building material. Some of it remains, however, including the city gates and, inside them, the massive fort which rises above the city and is the essence of Jaisalmer. The main market area is directly below the hill, while the banks, the new palace and several other shops and offices are near the Amar Sagar Gate to the west.
Jaisalmer's past glories can be seen in its impressive golden fort on Trikuta Hill that dominates the horizon. The fort houses a township with markets, palaces, temples and exquisite carved sandstone Havelis. Today, these homes are national treasures and art museums that are still inhabited. This last outpost of the Indian Republic is valued for its heritage as much as for its brave citizens, its people and culture, colorful festivals and crafts have placed Jaisalmer on the world tourist map.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colorful city with shades of blue, it has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and Havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty. Situated in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourist.
It not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendors of an era gone forever. The hospitality of the locals, the demure women, the colorful turban -all set against the unmerciful desert is something to feel, not just see. Every pore of Jodhpur tells its own tales of heroic tales that made legends out of kings and soldiers, romances that continue to warm the heart and a time when epics were lived out on the streets by everyday man.

A tour of Jodhpur city will take you to the exquisite palaces, forts, temples and Havelis, or homes, which stand testimony to the imperial grandeur of the erstwhile rulers of the state. The most alluring part of Jodhpur is the traditional lifestyle and festivity, and the smiling people of this former princely state. Come with Travel Point India for a perfect holiday experience while on tour to Jodhpur.

Khimsar

Khimsar is a unique destination in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan and is reminiscent of its royal past. The Khimsar Fort with its turrets and battle marked walls is absolutely delightful. Khimsar is located in the Nagaur district that is also famous for its cattle fair and attracts tourists in droves due to its color and pageantry. Khimsar is easily accessible from both Jodhpur and Bikaner. Going back to 1523 AD, this fort had a separate Zenana or ladies section. Now, the Khimsar Fort is among the best heritage hotels of Rajasthan. The village itself is good for safaris, horse & camel riding and leisurely activities like bicycling and kite flying.

Kota

Kota is situated at a center of the southeastern region of Rajasthan a very region widely known as Hadaoli the land of the Hadas. Kota lies along the banks of the Chambal river. the historical places and temples are getting surrounded with signs of modern development. . Kota is on a high sloping tableland forming a part of the Malwa Plateau. The Mokandarra hills run from
southeast to northwest axis of the town. It is 36 km from Bundi. The town of Kota was once the part of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom of Bundi. It became a separate princely state in the 17th century. Apart from the several monuments that reflect the erstwhile glory of the town, Kota is also known for its palaces and gardens. Once you drop in Kota, straight away head for the biggest attraction here, the City Palace. The present structure is the result of constructions carried out by different rulers at different stages without any predefined plan. So, one sees bastions and massive ramparts studded with elegant cupolas and carved balustrades where the Mogul elements of decoration are superimposed on Rajput structures. Do check out some beautiful colored glass and frescoes most of which depict Lord Krishna with the gopis.

Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is one of the finest examples of defensive fortification in Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh is about 85 km from Udaipur. The Kumbhalgarh fort was the second most important fort of the Mewar kingdom after Chittorgarh. This fort is rising from a prominent ridge at a height of 1914 meters high from the sea level. The fort was built in 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. The climate in
Kumbhalgarh is temperate. In summers the temperature is about 42.6 degree Celsius and in winters it is about 11.6 degree Celsius. The best season to travel to Kumbhalgarh is from October to February. English, Hindi and Rajasthani are the common languages which are spoken here.

Mandawa

Mandawa is situated in the north Indian state of Rajasthan around 190 km off Jaipur, the capital of the state. The town lies between latitude 28.06� in the north and longitude 75.20� in the east. The fort town of Mandawa is well connected with the other places in region through a good network of roads. Mandawa was settled and fortified in 18th century by the dominant merchant families of the
region. The wealthy businessmen of the village constructed many Havelis and baolis with colored painting adorning their walls. Later on, with the migration of these merchant families, their old settlements remained in total obscurity with no one to look after them. Despite the time lapse and ignorance about these visual and architectural extravaganzas, their attraction did not fade and today they are some of the major attractions for the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu at a height of 1,200 metres above sea level is Rajasthan's only hill station. The 22 km long hill station has among its principal attractions a cool climate, the famous Dilwara group of temples, some old palaces like the Bikaner Palace and the Nakki Lake.It is also one of the major pilgrimage sites of India for both Hindu as well as Jain religions. Besides the temples and
sites of historical importance, Mt.Abu is also rich in natural scenic beauties. Mount Abu was once a part of the Chauhan kingdom. It was later leased to the British by the then Maharaja of Sirohi for use as the headquarters of the resident to Rajputana (another name for Rajasthan). During the British rule in India, it was the favorite summer destination of the British who came here to escape the dusty, dry heat of the plains. Mount Abu was also the home of many saints and sages in ancient times. Legend has it that all the three hundred and thirty million gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon used to visit this holy mountain. This place is held in reverence by Jains since Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankara (spiritual leader), visited Mt.Abu and blessed the city. Today Mount Abu is a relaxing town good enough to wander around the lake, bazaars and nature trails. It also has the headquarters of the Prajapita BrahmaKumari Spiritual University. There are several viewpoints to appreciate the nature, the most important being the Sunset point. The 290 square kilometers Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is nearby which has bears and panthers as prominent animals. The Sanctuary also encompasses Guru Shikhar, the highest peak of the Aravali ranges. The Achalgarh fort and Adhar Devi temple are other attractions worth seeing.

Nagaur

Nagaur was bestowed upon Balban as a jagir (ancestral property) in 1242. After that, the Sultans of Delhi, Guajarat and Marwar continuously exploited the city for possession. It was in great demand because of its strategic location. Sher Shah captured it in 1542. Later on, it was included in the Mughal empire and became a 'sarkar' (division) under Ajmer Subah. During those days, the
province yielded revenue of Rs. 10 lakhs annually. An old fort in the heart of the town contains old palaces, water cisterns and a few other partially ruined buildings. The fort has some real high value paintings on its walls, making it a must-see for art lovers.There are quite a few historically important monuments in the town. There is a shrine dedicated to the disciple of the Khwaja of Ajmer. It is the Dargah of Khwaja Hamiduddin Nagauri who was also known as Sultan-ul-Tarkeen. The other monument worth a visit is the Amar Singh Rathore Ki Chhatri. Known for his exemplary gallantry in the battlefield, Amar Singh was denied his right to succession to the throne during the Mughal era. He is remembered for upholding his dignity by murdering Salabat Khan - the brainchild behind the emperor's insolent conduct towards him - in full view of the Mughal Court in Agra. Although Amar Singh was killed, stories of his dauntless spirit and heroics are part of Nagaur's folklore now. Nagaur is also renowned for its marble industry. The famous Makarana marble - used in the Taj Mahal (Agra) and Victoria Memorial (Kolkata) - is found in plenty here. This industry generates big revenue for the town.

Neemrana

Neemrana tour will take you to a small beautiful village in Alwar. Neemrana is located about 122 Km from Delhi. The village has its own historical importance and is located about 75 Km. from the main Alwar city. Located almost midway between Delhi and Jaipur, Neemrana belongs to 1464 AD, when it was built as a fortified palace. Since this town is situated in the vicinity of both
Alwar and Delhi, it is the perfect getaway for the people residing in these cities. The Neemrana Fort and Palace is one of the most important tourist destinations in Neemrana and one must make sure to visit these places on Neemrana tour in Rajasthan. The fort is located on a plateau that is concealed in a horseshoe pattern in the Aravalli hills.

Osian

Osian is a small village situated 65 kms north west of Jodhpur. There are a cluster of Hindu and Jain temples in Osian built between 8th and 12th centuries. Though a few temples could not stand the test of time, most of them are still intact. Osian was an important centre of pilgrimage between the 8th and 9th centuries. History also confirms that Osian was a large and prosperous city
during the early medieval period. Brahminical influences were very strong in Osian during that period. Later, Jainism also flourished in the place. This was the chief reason for the construction of many Hindu and Jain temples in the place. At the time of construction of the temples between 8th and 12th centuries, Gurjara Pratihara dynasty was ruling in Osian. In ancient times, Osian was known as Ukeshpur.

Pushkar

Pushkar in Rajasthan is a favored destination of North India. Hundreds of foreigners throng this place all through the year. The Pushkar fair is an important occasion when tourists flock Pushkar, however it is not only at this time of the year when tourism flourishes. Pushkar is the flavor of every season. Pushkar is a pilgrimage site and is considered one of the holiest sites in India.
The semicircular Pushkar Lake is believed to be extremely holy and has 52 bathing ghats or steps along its banks. Devotees bathe in Pushkar Lake and pray at the Temple dedicated to Lord Brahma nearby. Pushkar is home to the only Brahma Temple in India. The town of Pushkar is far from the noisy environment of the city. When he reaches the Ghats, particularly the Ghats near the Sarovar Tourist Bungalow, he gets refreshed and loses his tiredness of his journey. Pushkar is situated at the foot of the hills which add to its beauty. Five rivers, Suprabha, Kanaka, Prachi Nanda, and Saraswati flow here and make the place more beautiful and serene.

Ranakpur

Ranakpur is considered to be among five major Jain pilgrimage sites. And for good a reason. The Jain temples of Ranakpur are simply stunning. Ranakpur itself is situated in a serene valley of Aravali mountain range. It is a peaceful, almost sleepy town, beckoning all those looking for a relaxed holiday. The temples here are excellent excursions. The main Jain temple called the
Chaumukha or Four Faced Temple covers an area of 48000 sq feet and has 1,444 marble pillars, each with unique carvings. The columns change their color from golden to pale blue each hour during the day. The prayer hall of the temple has two massive bells weighing 108 kg each. The temple is designed like a heavenly aircraft and has a celestial appearance. In short, this temple is an architectural marvel. No wonder it took 65 years to complete! Of 15th century vintage, this temple was made by Seth Dharna Sah, a Jain businessman, with the aid of Rana Kumbha, the ruler of Mewar at the time.

The other important Jain temple in Ranakpur is dedicated to Lord. Built in the mid 15th century, this temple is known for its engraved windows decorated with Jain figures. It is also called Patriyon Ka Mandir. Two other temples dedicated to Neminath (22nd saint) and Surya Narayan (Sun God) respectively are close by. The Surya Narayan Temple has countless wall projections. See Lord Surya being driven in his chariot of seven horses at this temple.

Ranthambhore National Park

A Desired Hub for Great Indian Tiger, The 392 sq km of Ranthambhore National Park is perhaps India's finest example of Project Tiger, a conservation effort started by the government in an attempt to save the dwindling number of tigers in India. Situated near the small town of Sawai Madhopur, the Park has seen its ups and downs, and there were times not so long ago when poachers
were having a field day in the Park. But recently thanks to the devoted work of some good field staff the forest has been restored to its old glory and is now seen as a much needed stronghold for the tiger which is battling for survival. What is so special about this Park is the way history and forest have come together to create an amazing landscape not seen in very many places. The rich forest around the fort is littered with ruins that date back to the 10th century. Parts of the fort that lie inside the Park have been reclaimed by nature. Can you imagine the sight of a wild tiger seeking shelter under architectural brilliance on a hot summer day, or a leopard standing majestically on the walls of the old fort? Ranthambhore has a wide variety of dazzling landscape to offer. The most frequented areas in the Park are around the beautiful lakes where a large number of the wild conjugates. One also gets a chance to drive through rolling grasslands, rushing streams, open scrubs, heavily wooded valleys and through deep ravines walled on either side with steep cliffs.

Rohetgarh

Luxury Destination Rohetgarh, Once The Home Of Nobles, Now Offers A Brush With Royal, History, Stay In A Wilderness Camp As Well As Horse Safaris And Riding.Even in the State of Rajasthan known for its royalty, architecture and luxury destinations, Rohetgarh stands a class apart. A home first and then a heritage hotel, it has just 34 rooms, adding to the feeling of
holidaying with close family, in utmost luxury. Rohetgarh was awarded to Thakur Dalpat Singh I for the courage that he displayed in leading military campaigns under the Rathores. Rohet went on to become one of the most important Jagirs (fiefdoms) of the state of Marwar. Established in 1622, this beautiful property is still managed by the descendents of the Thakur Dalpat Singh I who also live in a part of the property and look after each guest personally. The thirty-four rooms at Rohetgarh are all luxuriously appointed; each room has a different view. The rooms have frescoes that set them apart.

Samode

Samode is situated in the royal Indian state of Rajasthan around 42 km from Jaipur, the capital city. Located on way to Shekhawati, this small village is famous for its haveli and fort. Samode is connected to Jaipur through a good network of roads. Unlike the other havelis of Rajasthan, the Samode Palace does not belong to any royal family but a family of noblemen, the Rawals of Samode.
The history of Samode Palace goes back to more than four and a half centuries. Prithviraj Singhji of Amber, the seventeenth prince of the house of Kachhawah Rajputs, had awarded Samode to one of his twelve sons - Gopal Singhji alongwith the hereditary title of Rawal Saheb. Set cosily in the scenic rocky hills, Samode Palace with its stately majesty opens a grand journey into the glorious past through its frescoed corridors. The palace is full of architectural delights. The birds, animals and flowers painted on the walls of the Sultan Mahal, the dining room with its stained glass windows and its collection of old family portraits, the Durbar Hall with its painted ceilings and intricately carved walls and beautiful chandeliers, give this palace its ethnic charm. Each room is done up in traditional Rajasthani style and the antique furniture blends well with the surroundings. A traditional welcome with camel carts, buggies, elephants and local musicians is organized on preference. Camel safaris are available. Built more than 400 years ago by Rawal Sheo Singhji, it is modelled on the geometric style of the Mughal Garden. Members of the Samode family came here to enjoy rare moments of privacy and relax in the airy pavilions, surrounded by rippling water fountains. A special feature of the stay here is the accommodation being provided in the tents. Meeting point at the Bagh is the elegantly furnished Durbar tent. Dune coloured tents, all luxuriously furnished with every comfort, the lawns, fruit trees, grape vines, and the flowering shrubs make the stay here a memorable one.

Udaipur (Lake City of Rajasthan)

Udaipur with its plethora of tourist attractions and a wide variety of tourist destinations offers you a mystifying blend of desert charm and crystal clear water bodies. The city of Udaipur is located on the Aravalli ranges that form a perfect backdrop for the crystal clear waters of the picturesque lakes and the ancient buildings that dot the entire length and breadth of Udaipur, Rajasthan, North
India.Udaipur, the city of the Suryavansi Rajputs, hidden amongst the hills that encompass the great Pichola Lake --
has been called the 'Venice of the East'. Indeed with it's enchanting palaces surrounded by mirror-like lakes, undulating hills and colorful bazaars, Udaipur looks as though it has been lifted straight from the pages of an Arabian Night's fairy tale book. The hills, the lakes and the altitude give Udaipur an extremely agreeable climate. Probably no other city in Rajasthan is quite as romantic as Udaipur. A visit to Udaipur is a must for travellers who want to experience the unique and vibrant history of Rajasthan. During your travel tours to Udaipur in Rajasthan, North India you are welcome to come and visit the important historical monuments and other tourist attractions in Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. The city of Udaipur offers an enigmatic blend of a magnificent and glorious past, huge marble palaces and other architectural structures and all the modern day facilities.

How to Get There

By Air

The closest airport from Kasauli is in Chandigarh which is 65 km away. From there a cab will bring you to Kasauli.

Buy Train

The nearest railhead from Kasauli is in Kalka which is 40 km away.

By Road

Buses, coaches and taxis are quiet frequent from Kasauli to Chandigarh and Delhi. For those driving from Delhi, take NH 1 to Ambala crossing Sonepat and Karnal. From Ambala, take NH 22 for Kasauli. The route will pass Zirakpur, Panchkula, Pinjore, Parwanoo, Dharampur. From Dharampur, a narrow hill road will take you to Kasauli.