Tourism in Rajasthan

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Schematic map of Rajasthan Travel map by Surbhi Tak

Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, for both domestic and international tourists.

Rajasthan attracts tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture. Every third foreign tourist visiting India also travels to Rajasthan as it is part of the Golden Triangle for tourists visiting India.[1][2]

Endowed with natural beauty and a great history, Rajasthan has a flourishing tourism industry. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destinations of many tourists, Indian and foreign. Tourism accounts for eight percent of the state's domestic product. Many old and neglected palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels. Tourism has increased employment in the hospitality sector.

Popular tourist attractions[edit]

Ghats at Pushkar lake, Rajasthan.
  • Ahore - Located 110 km away from Jodhpur.A small town famous for Holi Festival, goddess temple and Haveli by Jagirdar family of Ahore. Presently running as a hotel "Havelli Heritage".
  • Barmer - Barmer and surrounding areas offer perfect picture of typical Rajasthani villages.
  • Bikaner - Famous for its havelis, palaces and temples.
  • Bundi - Popular for its forts, palaces and stepwell reservoirs known as baoris.
  • Jaipur- Known as pink city of India and the capital of Rajasthan, famous for palaces and temples.
  • Jaisalmer - Famous for its golden fortress, havelis and some of the oldest Jain Temples and libraries.
  • Jodhpur - Fortress-city at the edge of the Thar Desert, famous for its blue homes and architecture.
  • Neemrana - Located in the heart of the 'golden triangle', Neemrana is almost equidistant from the tourist sites of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
  • Pushkar - It has the first and one of the very few Brahma temples in the world.
  • Ranakpur- Large Jain Temple complex with near 1444 pillars and exquisite marble carvings.
T24- The largest tiger in Ranthambore National Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajasthan, by Monique Choy, Sarina Singh. Lonely Planet, 2002. ISBN 1740593634.
  2. ^ In Rajasthan, by Royina Grewal. Lonely Planet Publications, 1997. ISBN 0-86442-457-4.

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