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Brief about Rajasthan:

Famously known as the land of Rajputs; Rajasthan is majorly noted for its extravagant Havelis, majestic forts, Thar desert, sparkling sand, and finely sculpted temples. It is the largest state of India, area wise. It is bordered by Punjab to the north, Uttar Pradesh & Haryana to the northeast, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, and Gujarat to the southwest.

Known by the name Pink City; Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan.

Top attractions and their popularities:

LocationPopularity
AjmerFamous to pilgrims for Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’s shrine; a Sufi saint
AlwarBhangarh Fort and Sariska Tiger Reserve
BanswaraNatural Beauty
BarmerTypical Rajasthani villages
BehrorHistorical palaces and industries
BharatpurWildlife
BhilwaraNatural Beauty
BikanerHavelis, palaces, and temples
BundiBaoris (stepwell), forts, and palaces
ChittorgarhForts and monuments
DeegGardens, forts, palaces, and fountains
JaipurPalaces and temples. Also known by the name ‘Pink City.’
JaisalmerOldest Jain temples, libraries, havelis, and golden fortress
Jhalawar DistrictFamous for caves like Binnayaga Buddhist, Hathiagor Buddhist and Kolvi
JodhpurBlue homes and so referred by the name ‘Blue City.’
KotaChambal river safari, gardens, and palaces
KumbhalgarhKumbhalgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
MandawaArt & Culture and Mandawa Fort
Mount AbuNatural Beauty and 11th-century Dilwara Jain temple. It is the famous hill station
NathdwaraShrinathji temple
NeemranaNeemrana Fort
Pali RJTemples and textile industries. Also known by the name ‘The Industrial City.’
PushkarCamel Fair and the first Brahma temple in the world
RanakpurLarge Jain temple
RanthamboreRanthambore Fort and one of India’s largest national parks; ‘Ranthambore National Park.’
ShekhawatiOpen air galleries, havelis, and forts. Also known as the ‘Open art gallery of Rajasthan’
Shri Mahavir JiFamous as Jain pilgrimage center
Sri GanganagarLaila Majnu ki Mazar; famous lover of Indian history. Also known by the names ‘The food basket of Rajasthan’ and ‘Green district of Rajasthan’
UdaipurLakes, palaces, forts, hills, and temples. Also known by the name ‘The city of Lakes’ and ‘Venice of the East’

Best time to visit:

Rajasthan is a semi-arid/arid state of India. The most popular time to explore the beauty of Rajasthan is from October to May months. The summers (April – June) here are sweltering, and winters (December – February) are somewhere warm with the cold evening.

Popular Festivals:

FestivalMonthLocation
Jaipur Literature FestJanuaryJaipur
Camel FestivalJanuaryBikaner
Kite FestivalJanuaryAjmer
Nagaur FairJanuary and FebruaryNagaur
Desert FestivalJanuary and FebruaryJaisalmer
Baneshwar FairFebruaryDungarpur
Photography FestivalFebruaryJaipur
Lake FestivalFebruaryUdaipur
Udaipur World Music FestivalFebruaryUdaipur
Jaipur PhotoFebruaryJaipur
Braj HoliFebruary or MarchBharatpur
Dhulandi FestivalMarchJaipur
Gangaur FestivalMarch-AprilJaipur
Mewar FestivalMarchUdaipur
Summer FestivalAprilMount Abu
Teej FestivalJulyJaipur
Kajli TeejJuly-AugustBundi
Abhaneri FestivalSeptemberJaipur
DussehraSeptember-OctoberKota
Marwar FestivalSeptember and OctoberJodhpur
Adventure FestivalOctoberKota
Pushkar Camel FairOctober and NovemberPushkar
Chandrabhaga FairOctober and NovemberJhalawar
Bundi FestivalOctober-NovemberBundi
Rajasthan Kabir YatraNovemberBikaner
Kolayat FairNovemberBikaner
Matsya FestivalNovemberAlwar
Kumbhalgarh FestivalDecemberUdaipur
Shree the Sacred FestivalDecemberPushkar
Winter FestivalDecemberMount Abu

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