BARMER: Vibrant embroideries, woolen Dhurries, and
stone carvings Sadar Bazar is where the action is.
BIKANER : Best for camel products that include leather
footwear, and its brilliant gesso work. Wool carpets
and blankets , light cotton quilts, and brilliantly dyed
cotton fabrics can be tracked down in the maze of tiny
shops around Kote Gate, with KEM Road providing the
shopping in larger stores.
JAISALMER: The local tradition of carving is best seen in little wooden
boxes that are intricately pierced in exciting patterns and motifs. Also
woolen and cotton rugs and blankets , embroidered fabrics, silver jewellery
and trinkets, available in shops that open off the cobbled streets.
JODHPUR: Once brides came here for their trousseau shopping because the
dyes and prints were resplendent, and the lame work brilliant. The same
fabrics can still be found in the bazaars, and you may want to try on a
sporty pair of Jodhpurs ( the riding breeches that originated in this town ).
Badalas or zinc alloy pitcher used to carry water, covered with felted cloth,
were an earlier version of today's water flask. Also wooden toys, leather
goods, paintings, juttees and silver jewellery, all in the shops in the old
city. Handsome pieces of old furniture and artifacts can be found in the
huddle of shops at the base of Chhattar Hill
Each region in India has its own traditional dishes and
specialties. In the royal kitchens of Rajasthan, as well as most
other states, food was very serious business and raised to the
level of an art-form. Hundreds of cooks worked in the stately
palaces and kept their recipes a closely guarded secret.
Dried lentils, beans from indigenous plants like Sarigri
Gram flour is a major ingredient here and is used to
make some of the delicacies like Khata, Gatta ki Sabzi,
The best known Rajasthani food is the combination of
Dal, Bati and Churma
Rajasthan is the state which has given India the
base of folk music
Songs are used to tell the legendary battles of
rajputs. Folk songs are commonly ballads, which
relate heroic deeds, love stories, and religious or
devotional songs known as bhajans and banis and
often accompanied by musical instruments like
dholak, sitar and
Air : Indian airlines connect Jodhpur with Jaipur, Delhi,
Udaipur and Bombay.
Rail: Jodhpur is connected by rail with Jaisalmer, Bikaner,
Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Abu road, Bombay via
Ahmedabad Barmer and Udaipur via Marwar.
Road: By road Jodhpur to Agra 577 kms, Ajmer 198 kms,
Barmer 220 kms, Bikaner 240 kms, Bombay 1073 kms, Delhi
592 kms, Jaipur 343 kms, Jaisalmer 290 kms, Mount Abu 264
kms, Udaipur 275 kms, Ranakpur 175 kms.
Bus : Regular bus services available from Jodhpur to
Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer,
Bikaner, Ranakpur and Nathdwara.
1. BALSAMAND LAKE AND GARDEN
3. SADAR SAMAND LAKE
4. GUDA BISHNOI
5. MAHAMANDIR TEMPLE
6. KAILANA LAKE
7. JHALAMAND GARH
8. LUNI FORT
Rajasthan's beautiful pink city Jaipur, was the stronghold of a
clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the
city are important attractions. Known as the pink city because
of the pink colour stone used exclusively in the city walls.
Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery,
tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares.
Jodhpur, once the capital of the former princely state
of marwar, is now the second largest city of
Rajasthan. Flanked on its western side by the
Mehrangarh fort, and on the eastern side by the
stately sandstone palace of Umaid Bhawan, the
monuments temples and gardens of jodhpur depict a
Jaisalmer the golden beauty, etched in yellow
sandstone. Situated at top of the Trikuta hill, it stands
tall against miles of gleaming sand. Awesome charm
of the desert.
Jaisalmer, the city of the golden fort is a fantasy in
yellow sandstone in the heart of the Thar desert.
The city of dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the
azure water lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the
Aravallis. A vision in white drenched in romance and
beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound
and experiences and inspiration for the imagination of
poets, painters and writers.
Ajmer is one of the most significant pilgrimage
destination equally important for Hindus as well as
Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb
of the Sufi saint KHWAJA MOINUDDIN CHISTI
Lying on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line, Swai
Madhopur is the gateway to the world renowned
Ranthambhore national park- the famous tiger
reserve, just 12 km away from railway line.
Ranthambhore has been a witness to the rise and fall
of many rulers and a series of battle scenes. People
travel by horses and private car.
The Umaid Bhawan Palace is not only one of India's most
imposing palaces but also among its most recent. In
1977, the palace was segmented into the royal
residence, the Heritage Hotel and a museum. It has total
347 rooms. It is the biggest private residence in the
world, out of which 98 air-conditioned rooms are
elegantly decorated with antique furniture as well as all
the other amenities for a five star hotel.