A Wonderful Tour Of The Desert Cities Of India
Rajasthan is a princely state of India. It is renowned all over the world for its mystical tourist attractions. Almost all the cities within this royal state have something beautiful to offer for the international and domestic tourists across the globe. One of the major tourist attractions of Rajasthan is of course the Great Indian Desert- Thar.
If not for anything else, you should visit Rajasthan for a peep in to the desert life of the Indian people. Here is a quick glimpse at the best desert cities of Rajasthan that are worth visiting at least once in a life time.
Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden City of India because of its incredible yellow golden sand stone structures like the grand Jaisalmer Fort. The city of Jaisalmer is an artistic marvel within the dry desert of Thar. There are some splendid looking havelis and palaces, forts and buildings that stand tall with their intricate carvings and unique balconies. These structures showcase the intricate artistry of the Rajasthani artists and sculptors at their best forms. This desert city is one of the most exotic cities of Rajasthan.
There is Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmal ji ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and many desert resorts that are worth visiting in the city. And of course how can you miss the Sam sand dunes which are the gateway to the Thar Desert? Stay at one of the innumerable desert camps at sam sand dunes and enjoy the sun rise and the sunset in the desert. Go for a camel safari through the desert and enjoy the isolated desert life of the Rajasthan people.
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Jodhpur founded by Rao Jodha is also known as the Sun City of India because of its sunny weather. Jodhpur too is located in the middle of the desert Thar and has several interesting tourist attractions worth exploring. Some of the attractions that are must visit in the city include the grand Mehrangarh Fort which is also one of the largest forts of India, Jaswant Thada, the desert Rock garden, Clock Tower, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mandore Gardens, etc.
Travel across Jaipur
The beautiful Pink City of Jaipur is also the state capital of Rajasthan. The colors of the stones used in the buildings and structures of Jaipur gives the name of the city Pink City. Jaipur is an extremely planned City; it was founded by Sawai Jaisingh II in 1727 AD and boasts of a rich historical heritage.
There are lots of places to see and explore in Jaipur like the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace Museum, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Amer Fort etc. It is also worth mentioning that Jaipur forms a part of the famous Golden Triangle Tour in India apart from the capital city of India, Delhi and the city of love, Agra.
All the above mentioned cities of Rajasthan also are known as the gateways to the desert of India Thar and thus have a special significance as tourist destinations.
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