Tourism in Rajasthan

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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. The main sweet of this place is ghewar.

Palaces[edit]

Rajasthan is known for its palaces, it claimed as best place for tourism related to palaces.[3] Following are some of major palaces in Rajasthan.

Forts[edit]

Rajasthan is famous its forts also. Hill Forts of Rajasthan are also a part of world heritage.[4]

Hill forts which in world heritage list[edit]

Other famous forts[edit]

•Taragarh Fort (Ajmer), Lohagarh Fort, Junagarh Fort, Taragarh Fort (Bundi), Shergrah Fort, Jalore Fort, Nagaur Fort

Fairs and Festivals[edit]

Department of Tourism of Rajasthan Government organizes multiple fairs & festivals during the year. These festivals & fairs are great tourist attractions.Fairs organized in Rajasthan include:

  • Camel Festival, Bikaner (January)
  • Nagaur Fair, Nagaur (Jan-Feb.)
  • Kite Festival (held on 14th Jan of every year)
  • Desert Festival, Jaisalmer (Jan-Feb.)
  • Baneshwar Fair, Baneshwar (Jan-Feb.)
  • Gangaur Festival, Jaipur (March–April)
  • Mewar Festival, Udaipur (March–April)
  • Elephant Festival, Jaipur (March–April)
  • Urs Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer (According to Lunar Calendar)
  • Summer Festival, Mt.Abu (June)
  • Teej Festival, Jaipur (July–August)
  • Kajli Teej, Bundi (July–August)
  • Dussehra Festival, Kota (October)
  • Marwar Festival, Jodhpur (October)
  • Pushkar Fair, Ajmer (November)

Popular tourist attractions[edit]

Outline of tourism in India[edit]

See also[edit]

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.
  3. ^ http://traveljee.com/india/top-10-beautiful-royal-palaces-forts-rajasthan/
  4. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Hill Forts of Rajastan and Wooden Churches of the Carpathian region inscribed on World Heritage List". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 

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