Imagine the excitement, splendour and magic of a land where
sandcastles are 12th century forts of intricately carved sandstone
with 99 bastions rising from the desert floor. A land dominated by
ancient cities, floating palaces, towering forts, finely carved
temples and iconic mausoleums.
The cities of 'Rajputana' Land of The Kings sits at the heart of
northern India bordering Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya
Pradesh. The reason Rajasthan remains one of the most popular
destinations for the intrepid traveler lies in its rich diversity:
from the terrain of the Aravalli Hill Range to the barren Thar
Desert, the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park to the tranquil
majesty of Udaipur, the city of lakes, Rajasthan truly has it
To really soak up the Rajasthani atmosphere attend one of its
famous festivals where the cities burst into life. Visit Pushkar
Camel Fair, where thousands of vibrantly attired villagers converge
on the sacred lake to barter livestock; as they have done for
thousands of years. Or there is the more recent Rajasthan
international Folk Festival in Jodhpur (Jodhpur RIFF), of which
Mick Jagger is the Patron, and the evocative Sufi festival set in
the majestic and little known Ahhichatragarh Fort in Nagaur.
Rajasthan is the state of many colours: from the rich greenery of
the National wildlife parks, home to the elusive Bengal Tiger and
exotic birdlife, to the' 'Pink City' of Jaipur, home to the Amber
Fort, reached by elephant back, and to Jodhpur, the ''Blue City'
dominated by the impressive Mehrangarh Fort.