Rajasthan, the largest state of India, is one of the most sought after tourism destinations in India. Known for cultural richness and heritage monument attractions, the state attracts a large number of tourists and vacationers from all over the world. Magnificent monuments (including forts, palaces, temples, museums, and havelis), rippling sand dunes, exotic wildlife sanctuaries & national parks, historical cities, traditional villages, heritage hotels, colorful fairs & festivals, etc are key attractions of travel and tours in royal and imperial Indian state of Rajasthan. One of the best ways to explore Rajasthan tourism is exploring its different cities. Here is brief information about famous cities of this royal state.
Jaipur: Fondly known as the Pink City of India, Jaipur is the largest and capital city of Rajasthan. It is also the first well-planned city in India. This beautiful city is home to many forts and palaces which attract tourists from all over the world. Major attractions in this charming city includes three magnificent forts (Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort), City Palace Complex, Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Rambagh Palace, Birla Temple, Albert Hall Museum, etc.
Udaipur: Also known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is a beautiful city in the state. Known for beautiful palaces, terrific temples and lovely lakes, this city is considered as one of the most romantic cities in India. Major tourist attractions in this city include Lake Palace (located in the Lake Pichola), Monsoon Lake (offering panoramic views of all famous lakes in city), City Palace Complex, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Jagmandir Palace, Jagdish Temple, Eklingji Temple, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, etc.
Jodhpur: Also known as the Blue City or Sun City, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state. Major attractions in the city include Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada Memorial, Balsamand Lake & Palace, Mandore Gardens, etc.
Jaisalmer: Located in the middle of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is a one of the most important cities of Rajasthan. Also known as the Golden City of India, the city is home to the magnificent Golden Fort also called Sonar Kila or Jaisalmer Durg or Jaisalmer Fort. The fort complex houses many exquisite Jain Temples, havelis and residences. Other attractions are Desert National Park, merchant havelis, rippling sand dunes, camel safari, etc.
There are many other cities which can be visited and explored on Rajasthan travel and tours. Other famous cities are Mount Abu (the only hill station of the state), Bikaner, Pushkar, Kota, Ajmer, Sariska, Ranthambhore, Bharatpur, etc. These famous cities attract a large number of tourists from all over the world on Rajasthan tour and travels.