Every region has its own very dialect of music and
dance. The Ghoomar dance from Udaipur and Kaibeliya
dance of Jaisalmer have international recognition.
Folk music is a vital part of Rajasthan culture.
Songs are used to tell the legendary battles of
Rajputs. Folk songs are commonly ballads which relate
heroic deeds, love stories, and religious or devotional
songs known as bhajans and banis and often accompanied
by musical instruments like dholak, sitar, sarangi
Hindusim is the main religion of Rajasthan. Other
significant religious groups in the state are
the Jains and the Muslims. There are many local
folk heros and local deities such as Pabuji, Ramdeoji,
Gogaji, Mehaji, Tejaji & Harbhuji.
Art & architecture
Rajasthan is known for its traditional and colorful
art. The block prints, tye and die prints, Bagaru
prints, Sanganer prints, zari embroidery are major
export products from Rajasthan. Handicraft items
like wooden furniture and handicrafts, carpets,
blur potteries are some of the things you will
find here. Rajasthan is shoppers paradise.
Rajasthan is famous for the majestic forts, intricately
carved temples and decorated havelis. Jantar Mantar,
Dilwara Temples, Chittorgrah Fort, Lake Palace
Hotel, City Palaces, Jaisalmer Havelis are true
Brief profile of some important cities of Rajasthan,
for other details like places to see, tour operators,
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120 km (78 miles) west of Jaipur, was founded
by great Raja Prithviraj Chauhan in 7th century.
Ajmer is known for Dargah of Khwaja Mu'in-ud-din
Chisti (1142-1236) and Ana Sagar Lake. Also known
for the famous boarding schools Sophia college
(Girls) and Mayo college (Boys).
175 km from Jaipur & 185 km from Delhi, is
know for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bird
Sanctuary) and also a halting place on the way
from Agra (55 km). The only city that was ruled
by Jats. And you can also see the old fort and
In route on your way from Jaipur (330 km) to Jaisalmer
(320 km) was founded in 15th century by Rao Bika.
Known for durries, carpets, hand painted lamp
shades, and mojari slippers. Also for the camel
safari and Junagarh Fort.
110 km from Udaipur and 300 km from Jaipur was
founded by Bappa Rawal in 8th century. Known for
the massive fort 3 mile long and 495 feet high.
Mirabai, 16th century poet and saint was from
here. Also known fro Vijaystambha, Kirtistambha
(Tower of Victory), and Rani Padmini.
Capital city of Rajasthan also known as "Pink
City" is about 250 km from Delhi, and your
starting point for Rajasthan. Founded by Raja
Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 is famous for Amber
Fort, jantar mantar, hawa mahal, city palace &
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh. Also for the textile block
prints, semi precious jewelry, handicraft items
and Raj Mandhir (Movie theater).
250 km from Jaipur, also called "Blue City"
is second city of Rajasthan. Founded by Rao Jodha
is famous for Mehrangarh Fort, Umed Bhawan Palace,
museum and handicrafts.
275 Kms from Jodhpur, also called "Golden
City" was founded by Rao Jaisal. Famous for
the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli, sand dunes,
and ideal for camel rides and safaris.
190 Kms from Udaipur & 27 Km from Abu, is
the only hill resort of Rajasthan. Famous for
Dilwara Temples, Guru Shikar, and Nakki Lake.
14 km from Ajmer, is famous for the Pushkar Fair
and Brahma Temple and beautiful view of desert
110 km from Jaipur and 35 km from Alwar is famous
for the Tiger Reserve Sanctuary.
135 km from Jaipur and 27 km from Sawai Madhopur
is famous for the Ranthambore National Park, Tiger
420 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Mumbai highway also
called "City of Lakes" was founded by
Maharana Udai Sigh II in 1568. Also called "Venice
of East" is famous for lakes, palaces (Lake
Palace Hotel), city palace, puppet museum, miniature
paintings, and temples (Nathadwara 50 km and Eklangji
20 km from Udaipur)