Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, for both domestic and international tourists. Rajasthan attracts tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture with its slogan 'Padharo mahare desh'. Every third foreign tourist visiting India travels to Rajasthan as it is part of the Golden Triangle for tourists visiting India.
The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destinations of many tourists, Indian and foreign. Tourism accounts for eight percent of the state's domestic product. Many old and neglected palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels. Tourism has increased employment in the hospitality sector. The main sweet of this place is ghewar.
The history of Rajasthan dates back around 5000 years. The Bhil and the Mina tribes are said to be its original inhabitants and the first Aryan settlement was established here. The recorded ancient history of Rajasthan dates back to 1200 AD. It was ruled over by the various dynasties including Mauryan Empire (321-184 BC) followed by the first Rajput dynasty during 700 AD. Rajput clans consolidated their rule (eighth - twelfth century AD) with 21 dynasties. So the region got named as Rajputana (the land of the Rajputs). Later period (1000-1200 AD) is marked by wars for supremacy among the Parmars, Chalukyas, and Chauhans rulers. In this medieval era (1200 AD), this region formed a part of Mughal Empire. Modern era starts with the British rule from 1817 to 15th August, 1945 when India became independent.
Fairs & Festivals
Fairs and festivals add vibrant colors to the incredibly stunning state, Rajasthan. Numerous fairs and festivals are celebrated in Rajasthan. All the fairs and festivals feature display of the state’s legacy, colorful artifacts, lip- smacking delicacies, traditional Rajasthani attires, folk songs, folk dance and various interesting competitions. Some popular fairs and festivals of Rajasthan include Mewar Festival, Camel Fair, Pushkar Fair, Kite Festival and Desert Festival. The locals of Rajasthan celebrate every fair and festival with a lot of fun and enthusiasm.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Rajasthan. Winter Months (Mid Oct - Mid Mar) are the ideal season for visiting Rajasthan as temperature ranges from 8° to 28° C in these months. From October to March, Tourist can enjoy the heritage and all the rich cultural life of Rajasthan. Summers in Rajasthan starts from April till June end. Summers are too hot in Rajasthan so most of the tourist visit Rajasthan during winters. Monsoons are also considered as the best time to visit Rajasthan.
How to Reach :-
BY AIR - Rajasthan has good connectivity with many cities around the globe and has three major airports. For domestic / international flights, there is an airport in Jaipur. Another international airport closest to reach destinations in Rajasthan by air is at Delhi 260 kilometers away from Jaipur. Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur have domestic airports connected from major cities in India.
BY RAIL - Rajasthan has a good network of rail with direct superfast and other express trains from Delhi and Mumbai. Cities like Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur are connected with the daily superfast trains. There is a 4600 km of railway track. Jaipur is connected to the other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad with a network of broad-gauge. Jaipur is the head quarter of North-West Railways.
BY ROAD - Pratapgarh is well connected with major cities in Rajasthan, Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh by road. Daily Bus Services Connects Pratapgarh with Chittorgarh ( 110 KM ), Banswara (85 KM), Udaipur (165 KM), Dungarpur (195 KM), Rajsamand (233 KM), Jodhpur (435 KM), Jaipur (432 KM) in Rajasthan. Ratlam (85 KM), Mandsaur (32 KM) in M.P and Delhi (705 KM).
Rajasthan Tour Packages are arguably the most sought after holiday packages in India. The very name Rajasthan conjures up the image of hill top fortresses, maharajas with scimitars riding the painted elephants, the exquisitely carved havelis. Our Rajasthan tour packages the camel safari in the sam sand dunes of Thar in Jaisalmer and Bikaner to the abundant wildlife of Ranthambore and Bharatpur, Explore the World Heritage Hill Forts of Rajasthan, marvel at the frescoes and havelis, have a wild run at Ranthambore or shop till you drop at the vibrant bazaars in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur and not to mention the planets biggest cattle fair in Pushkar.