Rajasthan: “Land of the Kings”the state of Royal Wedding,which is located in west part of India, it has many Tourist places to visit in Rajasthan and each places are famous for something like Jaipur (Capital of the state and Known as India’s Pink City, Famous for its Fort) Bikaner (Famous for its sweet) Udaipur (Famous for its Lake & Romantic Backdrop) Jaisalmer (Land of Desert), Rajasthan known for Historical Monuments and This land is a colorful melange of massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse cultures, delectable cuisines, and warm people, you will realize that there is no other place like Rajasthan for a traveler who is interested in the history, culture and the lifestyle of the people of the Oriental world, Rajasthan despite its large size it is covered by the Great Indian Desert, the state of Rajasthan has seen the age of kings thus, explaining the moniker ‘the land of kings, The History is about almost 5000 years old, It can be classified into different part of epochs – Ancient (up to 1200 AD), Medieval (1201 – 1707) and Modern (1707 – 1974).
History of Rajasthan – The state formally known as RajputanaThere are three different periods in the history of Rajasthan (Ancient – Medieval – Modern) in the Ancient Period Rajput clans emerged & held their sway over some parts of Rajasthan from about 700 AD, prior to that it was a part of several republics – Mauryan Empire, Arjunyas, Malavas, Yaudhyas, Kushans, Saka Satraps, Guptas, and Hunas. In Indian history, Rajput clans ascendancy was during the period from 8th to 12th century, however during 750 – 1000 AD Rajasthan and most of north India ruled by the Pratihars, and Rajasthan witnessed the struggle for supremacy between Chalukyas, Parmars, and Chauhans between 1000 – 1200 AD. in Medieval Period.
Then Muslims came into rule in some parts of Rajasthan around 1200 AD, Nagur and Ajmer were the principal centers of their power, Ranthambore was also under their suzerainty, The most powerful and prominent state of Rajasthan was Mewar at the beginning of the 13th century. finally, in the Modern Period, The state of Rajasthan had never been united politically until Mughal Emperor’s domination, During this period Akbar (3rd Mughal Emperor) was created a unified province of Rajasthan, when Mughal power was started to decline after 1707, The political disintegration was caused by the dismemberment of the Mughal Empire in Rajasthan, and they occupied Ajmer in 1755.
There are many Tourist places in Rajasthan including Forts, Lakes, Hills and Historical places, some of the important tourist places are given below.
Jaipur: (City Palace – Hawa Mahal – Jal Mahal – Amer Fort – Nahargarh Fort – Albert Hall Museum – Jaigarh Fort – Jantar Mantar – Birla Temple – Pink City Bazaars – Galtaji – Govind Dev Ji Temple)
Udaipur: (City Palace Lake Pichola – Lake Palace – Lake Garden Palace – The Royal Vintage Car Museum – Jagdish Temple – Bagore Ki Haveli – Saheliyon Ki Bari – Jagdish Temple – Shilpgram – Moti Magri)
Jodhpur: (Jaisalmer Fort – Salim Singh Ki Haveli – Bada Bagh – Patwon-Ki-Haveli – Gadisar Lake – Sam Sand Dunes – Nathmal Ki Haveli – Thar Heritage Museum – Jain temples -Salim Singh Ki Haveli)
Bikaner: (Junagarh Fort – Lalgarh Palace – Sadul Singh Museum – National Research Centre on Camel – Shri Laxminath Temple – Jain Temple – Ganga Singh Museum)
Pushkar: (Pushkar Lake – Brahma Temple – Man Mahal – Savitri Temple – Apteshwar Temple)
Ajmer: (Ajmer Sharif Dargah – Anasagar Lake – Taragarh Fort – Abkari Fort and Museum – Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra – Soniji Ki Nasiyan)
Chittorgarh: (Chittorgarh Fort – Rani Padmini Palace – Rana Kumbha Palace – Meera Temple – Fateh Prakash Palace)
Sawai Madhopur: (Khandar Fort – Ranthambore National Park – Chamatkar Temple – Ranthambore Fort – Chauth Mata Temple)
Mount Abu: (Dilwara Jain temples – Nakki Lake – Wildlife Sanctuary – Toad Rock – Guru Shikar – Sunset Point – Achalgarh – Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple)