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Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a regal land. Literally meaning the ‘Land of Kings’, Rajasthan has always been synonymous with valour, royalty, and honour. This is a rugged, earthy land, home to a race of fierce warriors – the mighty Rajputs, who have proved equal to the challenges of this formidable landscape. Once a conglomeration of several princely states, Rajasthan stands today as the proud inheritor of a splendid royal legacy. The Rajput kings and their nobles who ruled here, were great patrons of art, architecture, and music.

In the towns of Shekhawati, soak in the old-world ambience of elaborate havelis, climb down dizzyingly deep stepwells, and gaze in awe at intricately carved temples and exquisite frescoes. Explore the magnificent expanse of the extraordinary 12th century Sonar Quila (Golden Fort) in Jaisalmer – the gigantic yellow-sandstone Fort, is unique inasmuch generations of Rajasthanis have been living in it throughout its history. In Jodhpur, the outstanding Mehrangarh Fort and the resplendent Umaid Bhawan Palace will dazzle you. Visit Ajmer’s Dargah Sharif (a major pilgrim centre), the 13th century shrine and tomb of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Close by is the tiny pilgrim town of Pushkar. The centrepiece of Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake, where one arrives for a spiritual experience. For the Wildlife travellers there is Ranthambhore, Sariska, Jhalana and Bera. For Bird watchers there is Bharatpur (UNESCO site), Tal Chappar and many more areas.

Rajasthan has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Jantar Mantar, the Keoladeo National Park, and the serial site of six Hill Forts – Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jhalawar, Jaipur, and Jaisalmer.A Rajasthan experience is about desert, heritage cities, retreats, villages, heritage hotels, hospitality, craft, culture, wildlife / birds and wide ranging experiences. There is more to Rajasthan than one can write, Rajasthan is one to arrive and one to experience.

 

Holxo Tours in Rajasthan

 

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