Jaisalmer is named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king who founded the city. "Jaisalmer" means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". Jaisalmer is sometimes called the "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area.
Every November the sleepy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan State, India, comes alive with a riot of colours and a frenzied burst of activity during the festival of Kartik Purnima. This spectacle has lured people from the world over since times immemorial. Very few, if at all any fairs in the world, can match the liveliness of the Pushkar Fair, considered to be one of the oldest continuous human gatherings in the history of mankind.
Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1568 after his citadel Chittorgarh was seized by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar, a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia Dynasty for 1200 years. The foundation of the city has interesting legend, associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh II, the founder, was hunting one day, when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favorably located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake and an amphitheatre of low mountains. Maharana followed the advise of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 AD. Surrounded by Aravalli Ranges, forests & lakes; this place was less vulnerable than Chittorgarh.
Lake Fateh Sagar lies to north of Pichola and was built by Maharana Jai Singh but it got the name of Fateh Singh who rebuilt its dam. Both the lakes are breathtakingly beautiful and one can take a cruise on their waters. The Sunset over these lakes are moments to be cherished.
Located in the heart of Rajasthan Ajmer is a small town with a very interesting past and in todays world growing facets of growth and development in aspects of Culture, Education, state and privately owned Industrial & infrastructure establishments coalesce towards the fascination for trade tourism and investments in the district.
The Dargah is the tomb of a sufi saint, Khwaja Muin-uddin Chisti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun. Constructed of white marble, it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full length of the building. It has a marble dome and the actual tomb inside is surrounded by a silver platform. The tomb attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every year on the anniversary of the saint's death.
Mehrangarh Fort: Situated on a steep hill, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures.Mehrangarh Fort, spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down 125 meters, presents a majestic view on city horizon.
Mehrangarh Fort: Situated on a steep hill, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrates a saga of hard sandstone's yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Inside the fort, there is a series of courtyards and palaces.
Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan state in India was founded in 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a Kachwaha Rajput, who ruled Jaipur State from 1699-1743. Initially his capital was Amber, which lies at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. He felt the need of shifting his capital city with the increase in population and growing scarcity of water.
Hawa Mahal is Jaipur's most famous landmark is the Palace of the Winds or Hawa Mahal, a fantasia of 1953 ornate of windows set in a rose-colored five storey facade. The palace, tier upon tier of curved arch surmounting fairy casements with "jali", lattice work screens. From here the ladies of the court could look out at festive processions without jeopardizing their modest seclusion.