Rajasthan, the word literally means a place of sojourn of Rajas (Kings), is the land of colorful
people with a lot of fascinating history, legendry tales, monuments, forts, palaces, depicting the
lifestyle and the luxuries of the past, lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, forests, the hills,
the mountains as well as a large area of dessert. This state is a premier tourist destination both
for domestic and international travelers. Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Kota
have domestic airports and the state is well connected by rail and road transportation. Some of
the popular tourist destinations and attractions may include the following:
Jaipur, the capital city of the state, affectionately known as the Pink City, is known for forts,
museums, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar
Mantar, Shish Mahal, Rusirani Village, Albert Hall, Birla Auditorium, Jal Mahal, Seashell Museum,
Surya Mandir, Tour of the walled Old City and more.
Udaipur, is known as the romantic city of lakes and palaces as also the Venice of the East
and tourist attractions like Jag Niwas, Fateh Prakash Palace, The City Palace, Monsoon Palace,
Saheliyon Ki Bardi, Bagore Ki Haveli, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Kumbhalgarh Fort,
Maharana Pratap Memorial, The Ropeway, Classic Cars Museum, Crystal Gallery, Fountain,
Musical Garden and more.
Jodhpur, the second largest city in the state, has a interesting historical past with tourist
attractions like Mehrangarh Fort with a Museum located about 400 feet above the city, Jaswant
Thada, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Old City Market, Jodhpur Flying Fox for zip lining, Umaid
Bhawan Palace, Mandore Gardens, Nehru Park, Guda Bishnoi Village, Kaylana Lake, Balsamand
Lake, Jaswant Sagar Dam, Rai Ka Bag Palace and more.
Ranthambore or Ranthambhore National Park, located in the state of Rajasthan, about 182
kms (112 miles) from Jaipur which is also the nearest airport, in Sawai Madhopur district, is a
wildlife sanctuary known specially for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see tigers
in the jungle. Other animals in this Park include leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena,
sloth bear, chital and others besides the birds and reptiles among the variety of trees and plants.
Safari rides are available in the early mornings and mid afternoons through the divided zones.
Sometimes, the tiger sighting may not happen in a single outing through the Park.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, located in the state of Rajasthan, about 182 kms (113 miles) from
Jaipur, 55 kms (34 miles) from Agra, the city of Taj, is known for its bird sanctuary at Keoladeo
Ghana National Park which is said to be one of the world’s best bird watching areas. Over three
hundred species of birds can be found in this small 29 sq kms (11 sq miles) park, popularly
known as Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, where migratory birds come from as far away as Siberia
and Central Asia to spend winter seasons, including several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese,
Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings,
Larks, Pipits and more.
Getting around: Personal and rental autos, taxis, buses and tour vehicles.
Tourist seasons: The Ranthambhore National Park is open from October to June only,
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is open throughout the year, and high tourist season is October to
Weather: Climatological Information Aurangabad, India, source India Meteorological Department.
Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the weather conditions in the same city,
town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on for current conditions. Visit relevant
source for other climate variables.
100mm = 3.9370 inches, 50mm = 1.9685 inches,
25mm = 0.9842 inches, 12.5mm = 0.4921 inches
Climatological information is based on monthly averages for the 49-year period 1952-
Attention: Please note that the averaging period for climatological information and the
definition of "Mean Number of Rain Days" quoted in this web site may be different for
different countries. Hence, care should be taken when city climatologies are compared.
Tour sites and attractions: Bird sanctuary Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Jawahar
Burj and Fateh Burj, The Palace, Government Museum and more.
Tour packages: Air, hotel, auto rental, transfers, tour packages in various combinations, local
sightseeing or Golden Triangle packages.
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