Rajasthan tourism is one of the prime tourist destinations of India mesmerizing the world with its geographical features of world’s oldest Aravalli Range, Great Indian Desert popularly known as Thar Desert, Mount Abu, two national tiger reserves Ranthambore and Sariska surrounded by Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. Rajasthan tourism attracted the tourists from all over the world for its various types of tourism like adventure tourism, eco-tourism, wildlife tourism, heritage hotel tourism, safari tourism, historical tourism, festival tourism, cultural tourism and tour package tourism endowed with unique heritage, culture, costumes, music, manners, dialects, sand dunes huge open-air museum and lush green forests.

Tourist Destinations of Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the “Land of the Kings” is the perfect and unparallel tourist destination of India which offers wildlife tour, tour to fort and palaces, tour to fairs and festivals of Rajasthan, tour to Ranthambore National Park, Keoladeo Ghana National Park and the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. However, some of the famous destinations of Rajasthan Tour of India tourism are Ajmer, Pushkar, Bikaner, Bundi, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mt. Abu, Ranthambore, Sariska, Shekhawati, Udaipur and various other destinations to rediscover the hidden culture and heritage of Rajasthan.

Heritage Hotels of Rajasthan

As the land of Rajasthan is known in the history of India as the land of kings and Maharajas, so all the palaces, fortress, havelis were converted into the Heritage Hotels after the abolition of ‘Jagirs’, special privileges and privy purse. So, these heritage hotels are the reflection of the lifestyle of noble families. Even today, these heritage hotels have become the tourist spots for the royal families who want to spend their holidays to India as king! Some of the famous heritage hotels of Rajasthan are Laxmi Vilas Palace, Hotel Lallgarh Palace, Bissau Palace, Rajmahal Palace, Mukundgarh Fort, Neemrana Fort, Sardarsamand Palace, Bijay Niwas Palace, Gajner Palace, Jal Mahal Palace, Rang Niwas Palace and many more heritage hotels.

Fair and Festivals of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a land of Fairs and Festivals characterized by traditional singing, dancing to the accompaniment of folk music. Out of several fairs and festivals two festivals of Rajasthan i.e. Desert Festival of Jaisalmer and Pushkar Fair attracted the tourists from across the world for their vibrancy and colorful celebrations. Some of the famous fair and festivals of Rajasthan are Banganga Fair, Karni Mata Fair, Baneshwar Fair, Desert Festival, Mewar Festival, Teej Festival, Camel Festival, Chambal Adventure Festival, Kite Festival, Pushkar Fair, Urs (Ajmer), Shekhawati Fair and Winter Festival.

Author's Bio: 

Minhaj Alam has completed his Ph.D from Centre For Nehru Studies, Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and has done extensive research works on Jawaharlal Nehru. His major Research Publications are “Nehru’s Contribution to Democracy”, “Episode of 1937 Election in India”. Besides, he has done many works for publishers as freelance. At present, he is working as Editor/Web Content Writer in IT Department of Culture Holidays, New Delhi.