Introduction Rajasthan, known formerly by the name Rajputana or the land of the kings, is the largest state in the republic of India. It covers an area of 342,239 sq kilometers which is 10.4% of India. Rajasthan houses an amazing display of arts and architecture, courtesy of it being a princely state.
Jaipur The capital of the state, Jaipur is also the largest city in the princely state of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1727, by the Kachwaha Rajput Ruler Sawai Jaisingh II, who was the ruler of Amber. Also known by the nickname ‘Pink City of India’.
Udaipur While in a few texts, it has been termed as the Venice of the East, the City of Udaipur is known by its common moniker, the city of lakes. Udaipur was founded in 1553 by the Sisodiya Rajput Ruler Maharana UdaiSingh. The state of Udaipur is a unique destination. Apart from its various palaces, forts, market places, and various temples are also the reason for its popularity.
Jodhpur The second largest City of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is also the second most populated city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. The city was founded in 1459 by the Rathore Rajput Ruler, Rao Jodha Singh of Marwar. The city was founded as Marwar’s new capitalafter the fall of the former capital of Mandore. Jodhpur is also called the Sun City.
Jaisalmer The unique feature about the city of Jaisalmer is its architecture. The city is a famous tourist spot due to its magnificent architecture and the various arts and crafts which are unique to this region.The city was founded by The Bhati Rajput ruler Maharawal Jaisal Singh in 1156 Ad. It is also known as ”Golden city”.
Pushkar The holy City of Pushkar is often described as the king of pilgrimage sites in India. The town is located at the shores of the Pushkar Lake, which was created by the tears of Lord Shiva. The town is one of the oldest cities of India and the date of its origin is unknown and is often associated with the Hindu mythology.
Chittorgarh The ancient city of Chittorgarh also known as Chittor. The place is known to be the birthplace of many great warriors and historical figures like the Great Maharana Pratap and the Hindu saint, Meera Bai. One of the major places in Chittorgarh is the Chittorgarh fort, which is the largest fort in India. The fort complex itself contains several palaces, gardens and temples most of which have a great historical significance.
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