Known as the 'Land of Palaces and Forts', Rajasthan situated in the Northern
part of India is decked with alluring palaces, magnificent forts, a rich culture
and heritage. The state encompasses most of the area of the Great Indian Desert
(Thar Desert). It borders Pakistan to the west, the Indian state of Gujarat
to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana
to the northeast and Punjab to the north.
region is varied as ever with lofty rocks, rolling sand dunes, burning heat
and freezing cold, fertile plains and deep wild glens and jungles. Elegant monuments,
camel and elephant safari's in the desert, lush green forest and wild
life and more over the colorful and mesmerizing life of Rajasthani folks make
Rajasthan one of the finest tourist destinations of India. Rajasthan is
also a land of arts and crafts. Creativeness of the Rajasthani people can be
see even in their life style, dress and ornaments.
Rajasthan offers tourists two luxury trains, such as ' Palace
on Wheels' and ' Heritage on wheels' which are included in the list of
top 10 luxury trains in the world. The Palace on wheels comprises of 14 fully
air-conditioned deluxe saloons, equipped with world class amenities and covers
places such as Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur,
Bharatpur and Agra and is operational from the month of September to April.
The seven day tour of Rajasthan starts and ends at New Delhi. ' Heritage on
Wheels' travel over unexplored regions of Bikaner and Shekhawati. The tour on
'Heritage on wheels' starts every Tuesday and Friday of the week from Jaipur
and ends in Jaipur every Friday/Monday morning respectively. Places covered
include Bikaner, Haat, Gajner, Tal
Chhapar, Ramgarh, Nawalgarh, Mandawa and Jaipur. Some of the important
tourist destinations of Rajasthan include the capital Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar,
Bikaner, Bundi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udiapur, Shekhavati, Mount Abu, Ranthambor,
The climate in Rajasthan fluctuates greatly. Rajasthan has
four seasons namely pre-monsoon (summer), monsoon, post monsoon and winter.
Summers are hot and humid and winters are cold in the desert areas. Summer,
extends from April to June with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45
degree C, monsoon extends from July to September, Post-monsoon from October
to November and winter from December to March. October to March is the best
time to visit Rajasthan.