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  • 1. • Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. gives you the opportunity to experience the charm of the most exotic destination of Rajasthan in most refined lodging and cuisine at budgeted price. RTDC MOTTO: We serve our customer with:- • • • R - Respect T - Trustworthiness D - Dedication C - Care RTDC acts as a medium to establish develop; execute project and scheme that accelerate tourism in the state. Managing numerous restaurants, cafeterias, motels and bars. To enhance the experience of the tourist's, the Corporation also organizes package tours, fairs, festivals, and entertainment, shopping and transport services. The Corporation pioneered budget lodging has become the most recognized trademark in the travel industry. It has been successfully attracting customers and is in pace to meet the challenges of the future. Achieving quality is an on-going process that the whole company is firmly committed to. The cornerstone of our quality process is the creation and nurturing of a "Culture of Customer Service." In fact, exceptional customer service is important to its business, because it believes that a warm and cordial reception of the guest is the key to hospitality RTDC collaborated with Indian Railways to give travelers a royal experience aboard Palace on Wheels. The train is rated as one of the ten most luxurious trains. Today, you can enjoy an experience delivered with flair and originality for its sheer luxury and dining experience. In 2009 has launched another luxury train- Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. RTDC also has successful history of public private partnership (PPP) in Jal Mahal Tourism Project with 100 acres of land at the threshold of Jaipur City in which a multi component tourism product having hotels, convention centre for above 1500 people with food courts, craft bazaar and recreational centre are in course of implementation. Yet another successful PPP is done for Tijara Fort, a Nazool Property of Govt. of Rajasthan.
  • 2. • Rajasthan offers wide ranging accommodation, from single bed dormitories costing USD 1 per night to some of the most elite and luxurious five-star deluxe hotels in the world. Most of these five-star deluxe hotels are palaces and forts, once home to the Rajasthan nobility. They offer a delightful experience with their regal lifestyle. The State owned RTDC runs a chain of hotels. Invariably available at every destination, these properties are also known as Tourist Bungalows. The chain provides reasonably priced accommodation in dormitory, single room, air cooled rooms and air-conditioned rooms. Each hotel has a restaurant and some have a bar. Normally, a Tourists Reception Centre is also located on the same premises and is handy for any information. International food chains like Mc Donald, Pizza Hut, Dominos etc exist along with international beverages like Coco Cola, Pepsi or Nescafe. Rajasthan is famous for its vibrant trade and industry. It is rich in mineral resources and a recent exploration also found large deposits of oil. Modern Rajasthan has some of the best banking services and is well serviced by ATMs honouring all international credit and debit cards.
  • 3. RHYTHM AND RESONANCE • • • • • • • • Rajasthan is culturally rich and has extensive tradition in art and culture, which reflects the Indian way of life. The dance, music and art forms have been consciously cultivated and patronized by the erstwhile royal courts. An equally rich and varied folk culture from villages is both fascinating and mesmerizing. Music sung by women is mostly about water and the style is called panihari. It depicts daily chores and is centred on the well. In an arid area like Rajasthan, water is of immense significance. Some of the folk songs also talk about a chance encounter with a lover. Some are snipes at the incorrigible mothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Some religious songs are folk idioms of Saints like Surdas, Kabirdas, Meerabai and others. Entertainers like the Langas, Manganniyars, Mirasis and Dholis keep music traditions alive. Their education in music began early and passed down the generations. The folk musicians are accomplished in the classical tradition.. Distinctive traditions falling into this class are the 'Phad' and the puppetry. The accompanying instruments are various– percussion, string and wind; and even items of common use such as bells, thalis (metal dishes) and earthen pots.
  • 4. Cuisines • • • • • • Rajasthan has a rich tradition of cuisines – for this land of princes had some of the finest cooks in the palaces. the 'Khansamas' (the royal cooks) who worked in the State palaces kept their most prized recipes to themselves. Some recipes were passed on to their descendants . One special feature of the Rajasthani cooking is that it has its roots in the lifestyle of the medieval Rajasthan when the chieftains were mainly at war. The focus was on edible items that could last for several days and could also be eaten without heating. Food was also prepared out of necessity rather than choice. It depended on the items available in particular regions. Furthermore, the scarcity of water as well as fresh green vegetables have had some impact on their art of cooking. In the desert belt of Jaisalmer, Barmer and Bikaner, cooks use a minimum of water and prefer, instead, to use more milk, buttermilk and clarified butter. Perhaps the best known Rajasthani food is the combination of dal, and churma BATI (dal is lentils; BATI ball is cooked wheat and cereal powder churma sweetened), but for the adventurous traveler, willing to experiment, there is much variety available. In addition, each region is distinguished by its popular sweet - Mawa Kachori from Jodhpur, Alwar ka Mawa, Malpuas of Pushkar, Rasogullas of Bikaner, Jaipur Ghevar just to name a few.
  • 5. Jaipur • Forms the golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. • It a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis. • The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts: Nahargarh, Amer, Jaigarh and Moti Doongari are apt testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance and chivalry. • Jaipur is named after its founder, the warrior and astronomer sovereign, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (ruled 1688 to 1744 • Jaipur is a corroborative evidence of Sawai Jai Singh's strong grounding in science and astrology and of a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning.
  • 6. Bharatpur • Bharatpur is also called the Eastern gateway of Rajasthan. Maharaja Suraj Mal. Apart from being a brave General was also a great builder. He built numerous forts and palaces across the kingdom including the Pleasure Palace complex at Deeg. Bharatpur is today known the world over for its Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
  • 7. Nagaur • The Ahhichatragarh Fort is a medium size fort, built by Mughal Emperors Akbar and Shah Jahan. A well planned Mughal Garden retains its old pleasant appearance even today. The city and buildings show distinct Muslim influence. A five domed mosque built by Emperor Akbar dominates the landscape. The city is best visited during the Ramdeoji Ka mela and Tejaji ka mela (fair) in February and August respectively. Nagaur is approachable by express buses of Rajasthan Roadways and by taxi.
  • 8. Merta • Merta City is a city and a municipality in Nagaur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. • Merta was once a prosperous kingdom of the brave Mertia Rathore Rajputs. • Meera Bai Temple - Also known as the Charbhuja temple; 400 years old; evidences how total surrender helps attain godly qualities; how deep faith converts poison to 'Amrit'.Bhanwal Matta Temple - 25 km away from Merta City; carries a very interesting story that when thieves were found to be under threat of life they remembered mother by heart; mother appeared for their rescue; temple was got constructed under obligation; the thieves who escaped vowed never to commit theft again; mother takes two a half cups of wine from a true seeker.
  • 9. Kota • Kota is a famous historical city of northern India located in the state of Rajasthan. • Kota Tourist Attractions comprises of Jagmandir Palace, Rao Madho Singh Museum, City Fort and Palace, Haveli of Deaji and Chambal Gardens, Kota Barrage, Rana Pratap Sagar Dam. • The city of Kota is well known all over the world for its architectural splendor constituting of beautiful palaces, temples, museums.
  • 10. • It derived its name from its ruler Rao Shekha. Shekhawati means the garden of Shekha. • The towns of Shekhawati region are known for their amazing painted havelis. So varied and architecturally rich are the havelis that this region is dubbed as the "open art gallery of Rajasthan".
  • 11. Jhunjhunu • Jhunjhunu is the biggest town in the Shekhawati region and has the district headquarters for the region. • The Kayamkhani Nawabs founded the town in the 15th century. The Rajput ruler Sardul Singh took control of the town by 1730. The town is approachable by train and road from Jaipur and Delhi. The town has decent accommodation and can be an ideal base for exploring the Shekhawati region
  • 12. • More readily called the camel country, the city is distinguished for the best riding camels in the world and hence boasts of having one of the largest Camel Research and Breeding farms in the world. • Bikaner stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed by a seven km long embattledwall with five gates. The magnificent forts and palaces, created with delicacy in reddish-pink sandstone, bear testimony to its rich historical and architectural legacy. • Surging lanes, colourful bazaars with bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner an interesting experience.. Modern Bikaner is the result of the foresight of its most eminent ruler Maharaja Ganga Singh (1887-1943) whose reformative zeal set the pace for Bikaner transformation from a principality to a premier princely state.
  • 13. Churu • It is known as gateway to the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. • It has grand havelis with marvelous paintings, namely Kanhaiya lal Bagla ki Haweli and Surana Haweli, with hundreds of small windows. • It also has some fine Chhatris. • Near the town is a religious seat of the Nath sect of Sadhus where there are life-size Marble statue of their deities and a place for prayers. • There stands a Dharam Stup, a symbol of religious equality. • At the centre of the town is a fort built about 400 years ago.
  • 14. • This bustling desert city is the second largest in Rajasthan after Jaipur. It was founded by Rao Jodha, the leader of the Rathore clan, in 1459 AD. The mammoth, imposing fortress (Meherangarh) has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with the eight gates leading out of fortress. The new city is outside the structure.