Monday, November 19, 2007

Rajsthan city guide

Rajasthan city information
Brief profile of some important cities of Rajasthan, for other details like places to see, tour operators, hotels, restaurants and other travel information and other cities of Rajasthan click here.

120 km (78 miles) west of Jaipur, was founded by great Raja Prithviraj Chauhan in 7th century. Ajmer is known for Dargah of Khwaja Mu'in-ud-din Chisti (1142-1236) and Ana Sagar Lake. Also known for the famous boarding schools Sophia college (Girls) and Mayo college (Boys).

175 km from Jaipur & 185 km from Delhi, is know for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bird Sanctuary) and also a halting place on the way from Agra (55 km). The only city that was ruled by Jats. And you can also see the old fort and museum.

In route on your way from Jaipur (330 km) to Jaisalmer (320 km) was founded in 15th century by Rao Bika. Known for durries, carpets, hand painted lamp shades, and mojari slippers. Also for the camel safari and Junagarh Fort.

110 km from Udaipur and 300 km from Jaipur was founded by Bappa Rawal in 8th century. Known for the massive fort 3 mile long and 495 feet high. Mirabai, 16th century poet and saint was from here. Also known fro Vijaystambha, Kirtistambha (Tower of Victory), and Rani Padmini.

Capital city of Rajasthan also known as "Pink City" is about 250 km from Delhi, and your starting point for Rajasthan. Founded by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 is famous for Amber Fort, jantar mantar, hawa mahal, city palace & Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Also for the textile block prints, semi precious jewelry, handicraft items and Raj Mandhir (Movie theater).

250 km from Jaipur, also called "Blue City" is second city of Rajasthan. Founded by Rao Jodha is famous for Mehrangarh Fort, Umed Bhawan Palace, museum and handicrafts.

275 Kms from Jodhpur, also called "Golden City" was founded by Rao Jaisal. Famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli, sand dunes, and ideal for camel rides and safaris.

Mount Abu
190 Kms from Udaipur & 27 Km from Abu, is the only hill resort of Rajasthan. Famous for Dilwara Temples, Guru Shikar, and Nakki Lake.

14 km from Ajmer, is famous for the Pushkar Fair and Brahma Temple and beautiful view of desert at sunset.

110 km from Jaipur and 35 km from Alwar is famous for the Tiger Reserve Sanctuary.

Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)
135 km from Jaipur and 27 km from Sawai Madhopur is famous for the Ranthambore National Park, Tiger Reserve Project.

420 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Mumbai highway also called "City of Lakes" was founded by Maharana Udai Sigh II in 1568. Also called "Venice of East" is famous for lakes, palaces (Lake Palace Hotel), city palace, puppet museum, miniature paintings, and temples (Nathadwara 50 km and Eklangji 20 km from Udaipur)

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