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Ajmer :

Ajmer is most famous for Khwaja Mu'in-ud-din Chisti Dargah. Other places are Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Lake Foy Sagar, Mayo College, Ana Sagar Lake, etc. Pushkar - Located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Ajmer, draws tourists in hordes during the famous Pushkar Fair. The Brahma Temple is yet another tourist haunt of Pushkar.


Alwar :

Alwar, environed by the lofty Aravali Hills and housing the famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bala-Quila, among other lovely tourist hotspots, is yet another jewel in the crown of the wonderful Rajasthan. Famous places in he city are Mansa Devi's Temple, Neemrana Fort, Palace Museum, Sariska Palace, The Bala Fort (Alwar Fort), City Palace (Vinay Vilas Palace), Karni Mata's Temple, Sariska National Park (Sariska Tiger Reserve), Pandu Pole Hanuman Temple etc.


Banswara :

Banswara gets the name from dominance of "bans" or bamboo forests. It is also known as 'City of Hundred Islands', due to presence of numerous islands in the Mahi River, which flows through Banswara. It is preety famous for the marvellous "Mahi Dam". It is also famous for tourist places like Abdulla Pir, Tripura Sundari, Sai Baba Temple, Cheench(Vithala Deo Temple), lakes etc.


Barmer :

Barmer is located atop a hill in western Rajasthan. It houses the remains of an old fort called Garh right on its peak. Places to visit in the city are Siwana Fort, Juna Jain Temple, Kiradu Someshvara Temple, Khed Ranchorrai Mandir, Rani Bhatiani Temple, Sun Temple etc. Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dances and music. One on the ancient camel trade route, the town is now the center for wood carving, pottery carpets intricate embroidery work block printed fabrics and multi-hued traditional costumes.


Bharatpur :

Bharatpur is known popularly as 'The Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan'. Places to visit in the city are Deeg Fort, Deeg Palace, Keoladeo National Park(Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary), Laxman Mandir, The palace of Bharatpur, Lohagarh Fort Or The 'Iron Fort' etc.


Bhilwara :

Bhilwara, also known as 'Textile City of India', is a famous industrial town in Rajasthan. Bhilwara emerged as India's largest manufacturer of suitings, fabrics and yarn. Its share in the polyester/viscose fabrics (suiting) sector is around 50 per cent in India. Some places in the city are Menal Shiv Temple and Water Fall, Charbhuja Temple, etc.


Bikaner :

Bikaner houses the celebrated Deshnokh Temple, the abode of the sacred white mouse, that ushers good fortune. It is dotted with relics of the glorious yester years and is also the seat of several holy shrines. The Junagarh Fort, the Raj Ratan Bihariand Rasik Siromani Temple, the Laxminath Temple, the Bhandasar Jain Temple and the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, are among the famed tourist destinations.


Bundi :

Bundi is famous for its rock climbing and para sailing adventure sports. It is famous for its fort which is known as Bundi Fort. Other places in the city are Taragarh Fort (Star Fort), Bundi Painting, 84 pillared cenotaph (Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri), Sukh Mahal etc.


Chittorgarh :

Chittorgarh is a repository of monumental historic events, rich heritage and evergreen folklores. The cynosure of attraction is the Olympian fortress that stretches up to three miles in length and soars up to a whopping four hundred and ninety-five feet. Places to visit are Vijaystambha, the Kirtistambha, Palace of Rana Kumbha, Palace of the famed Padmini, Jaimal and Patta Palace, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Kalika Mata Temple, Saas-Bahu Temple, Meerabai Temple, Chittorgarh Fort etc.


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Dholpur :

The key to the ancient history of Dholpur is the ruins of strength fort which is situated on the bank of river Chambal. Places to visit in the city are Ramsagar Sanctuary, National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary, Shree Ramchand and Hanuman Temple, Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary etc.


Dungarpur :

Dungarpur is also popularly known as the "City of Hills". Dungarpur has a wide variety of attractions for tourists. There are many historical, religious and beautiful structures to visit here. The palaces, forts, temples etc, hide hundreds of years of old history of Dungarpur. Dungarpur is becoming popular day by day especially among foreign tourists mainly because of its peaceful environment and scenic beauty. It is famous for Galiyakot(Syedi Fakhruddin Shaheed Dargah).


Ganganagar :

Ganganagar is surrounded with many canals which comes out from Gang Canal and these canals and water ways make some beautiful places for picnics and sight seeing. The city is surrounded by lush green farms and orchards. The ruins of the Harappa, Mahanjodaro and Kalibangan civilizations are also worth visiting.


Jaipur :

Jaipur is also popularly known as the "Pink City", is the capital of the state. The Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar - the observatory, Hawa Mahal, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, the City Palace, Albert Hall, the Jal Mahal, the Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort B M Birla Planetarium, Galtaji, the Laxmi Narayan Temple, are some of the architectural splendors of Jaipur. Tourists stack their bags with wonderful Jaipuri textiles and artifacts as well.


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Jaisalmer :

Jaisalmer is also called as the Golden city of India because the yellow sand gives a yellowish-golden touch to the city and its surrounding area. It means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". The Jaisalmer city is known for its old mansions, better known as Havelis. Places to visit in the city are Jaisalmer Fort, Camel Safari, Desert National Park, Pokran, Desert Cultural Center, Patwon ki Haveli etc. To come to Jaisalmer and enjoy the traditional rhetoric of 'padharo mahare desh' (welcome to our lands).


Jodhpur :

Jodhpur is known as the "Sun City" because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year.It is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace. Other charms of Jodhpur include Government museum and it's beautiful Umed garden.


Karauli :

Karauli is well-known for its Madan Mohanji Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The fortified city of Karauli is surrounded by Red sandstone walls with bastions for security. Karauli also possesses a 600 years old Fort. Other places in the city are Kaila Devi Game Sanctuary, City Palace, Temples of Madan Mohan ji and Kalyan ji etc.


Kota :

Kota lies along the banks of the Chambal river. The commanding fort stands overlooking the modern Chambal Valley Project with its many dams - Kota Barrage, Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar.Other noteworthy edifices of the bygone era are the Brij Raj Bhawan Palace, Jag Mandir-and island Palace, a splendid haveli (mandion) with beautiful frescoes and the royal cenotaphs. It also famous as educational city in India because of so many educational institutes and training centers.


Mount abu :

Mount Abu is the most famous "hill station" in India. It is in Sirohi district. Places to visit in the city are Nakki Lake, Delwara Jain Temples, Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University and Museum, Achalgarh Fort etc.


Rajsamand :

Rajsamand was carved out from Udaipur district. It is famous for the places like Rajsamand Lake, Kumbhalgarh - the birth place of Maharana Pratap, Haldighati - the famous battle field, Dwarikadheesh, Charbhuja and many Shiv temples etc. Rajsamand is very well known for its marble production as the largest producing district as well as the largest single unit in the whole country.


Swai Madhopur :

Sawai Madhopur (also refer as Madhopur) is full of histories and legends. The main tourist attractions in Sawai Madhopur are Ganesha Temple, Chamatkar temple, Ranthambore Fort and Khandar Fort, Ranthambore National Park etc.


Sikar :

Sikar is a beautiful township known for colorful havelis forts, palaces and cenotaphs. Exotic, vibrant and offbeat, Sikar has slowly become one of the most visited tourist destination. Places to visit in the city are Devgarh, Harshnath Temple, Jeen Mataji Temple etc.


Tonk :

Tonk has enormous interesting destinations like Hadi Rani Ki Baori, Raja Rai Singh's Mahal, Isar Baori and tourists can visit the ancient temples of Kalyanji, Raghoraiji, Gopinathji, Govind Deoji. Other most prominent temples in the city include the Nagarfort temple, Jodhpuriya, Doonija Mandir, Jal Devi Mandir, Jain temples, Badri Nath temple, Ram Krishan Mandir etc.


Udaipur :

The "City of Lakes", the "Venice of the East", - Udaipur is known by several names. It is also known as the "Kashmir of Rajasthan". Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World. Places to visit in the city are Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Udaisagar Lake, Lake Palace, City Palace, Sajjangarh Fort, Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ekling Ji Temple, Nathdwara Shri Nath Ji Temple, Jagmandir, Rishabhdeo Temple, Shilpgram etc.


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