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Pushkar

Pushkar is one of the acient cities of INDIA,  Located in Rajasthan, the Ajmer district, attracts devotees and tourist from all over the world. Pushkar is also known as tirtha-raj, which means Kingdom of holy places. It is sid to have around 500 temples, out of which few are big and the rest are small. It has very old ancient temples out of which some were destroyed  or damaged by the Muslims during the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb’s rule (1658–1707), but were again rebuilt.One of the oldest and the very famous temples is the Jagatpita Brahma Temple. Pushkar which is also known as the “ROSE GARDEN OF RAJASTHAN” because of its famous pushkar flower. It has a very mesmerizing fragrance and the flowers and the essence of it is exported all over the world. Pushkar is also famous for the pushkar mela which is held on the karthik purnima.

Places to visit in Pushkar

Attend the famous camel safari. When in Pushkar visiting the Pushkar mela is a must. You can wittness the vast beauty of Pushkar in the  hot air balloon whilst you are high in the skies. It is a semi dessert area surrounded with hills, dessert and beautiful lakes.Every year on purnima the maha aarti is conducted at the varah ghat in Pushkar. All the devotees and tourist gather to witness the maha aarti which will literally give you goose bumps, Its an eye-feasting view. if you want to do some adventure activities then Quad biking is one of the thing, also known as a light utility vehicle, a quad bike, or simply a quad; is a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires. want to experience some war zone play paintball with friends , family , cousins with some extra fun and craziness.

Best Time To Visit

The festivities in Pushkar stay alive all around the year, but the best time to visit is between November to March.

Jaipur

The Pink city of India is also the capital of Rajasthan. It is the ultimate holiday destination, even if you are planning to travel solo. During the rule of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876. The colour pink is believed to be the colour of hospitality. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan. The city has history, culture, and stories in abundance to explore. Jal Mahal, Amer fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and many other places to visit. The city is famous for its architectural carvings designed in temples, palaces, and forts in the entire city. You can shop the authentic traditional jewelry, handcrafted bags, juttis, traditional fabrics, and other handcrafted items. Looking at their traditional and handcrafted fabrics and jewelry you will forget about the routine and boring casual tops and jeans. The city looks beautiful while the sunset.

Places To Visit In Jaipur

You can visit the Amber Fort which is famous for its architectural carvings. To make it even more interesting take an elephant ride and at the end visit the light and sound show which introduces to the history of the fort. Explore the City Palace, it’s a glorious work of art built in the 18th century. A part of it is still the residence of the royal family and the rest is open for people to explore the beauty of the Palace, the courtyards, gardens, temple halls, the gate. Plan an early morning trip to Hawa Mahal to witness the spectacular golden glowing palace. It is famous for its 953 small windows which were built for the queens to enjoy the daily rituals, festivities performed on the streets without being seen by the public. If astronomy fascinates you, then you must visit Jantar Mantar. Spend a day at WAX museum, Birla temple, and Jaipur zoo.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit is between October to March.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur the second largest city in Rajasthan was founded by Raja Rao Jodha in 1459. It is also called the blue city of India. The history behind the name blue city is that the locals believed that THE LORD SHIVA swallowed the poison from Samudra Manthan to save the planet, which turned the neck of Lord Shiva into blue. thus the locals believe the blue colour is sacred and people daubed theirs houses with blue paint. The other reason for people painting their house walls blue is because the city is bright and sunny all around the year, and colour blue is the heat reflector. So people paint their house walls blue to give a Lil cooling effect.

Places To Visit In Jodhpur

Explore the Mehrangarh Fort, it is one of the largest and one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan. The Fort has a Museum with around 15000 items of Maharaja Gaj Singh II’s personal collection. Adventure lovers can take the zip line ride with Mehrangarh Fort in the backdrop, it takes around 90 minutes to complete the ride, located in the north of the Mehrangarh Fort. Visit the Rock Dessert Park which was developed in 2006. Spend a day at the RAAS hotel and enjoy the luxurious and traditional hospitality and later can also make a visit to Toorji Ka Jhalar or the stepwell later can spend some time at cool cafes and shops. The RAAS hotel has a personal gateway to the step well. Walk around the Gulab Sagar which is ten minutes away from Toorji Ka Jhalar step well, while walking around you can visit some hidden temples like Kunj Bihari temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mahila Bag Ka Jhalara. Take a visit to Umaid Bhawan one of the last grand palaces built in India.

Best Time To Visit Jodhpur

The best time to visit Jodhpur is from October to March.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is known as the ‘Golden City’ because of its sand. It’s a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Dessert. It is famous for the second oldest fort, The Jaisalmer Fort built in 1156 AD by the Rajput Rawal
Jaisal, from where it derived its name. Jaisalmer is famous for its embroider fabrics, mirror work, authentic rajasthani dresses, antique lamps, bandhani print fabrics and some beautifully designed footwear(juttis). Its a perfect solo place to travel

Places to visit in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is believed to be one of the very few “living forts” in the world, as nearly one-fourth of the old city’s population still resides within the fort. For the better part of its 800-year history, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer. The Fort looks amazingly mesmerizing during the night as it glows under the galaxy with fire lamps around. The second place which you should visit is the Longewala war memorial, this place gives you the vibe of energy and strength of the Indian  Army and BSF and their sacrifices. The captured and destroyed tanks are rare sights that are put on display. The Jaisalmer Fort has 7 jain temples which are beautifully carved stone walls and the peace and calmness which gives you in the temple are unbelievable. Rajasthan is famous for its ancient Jain temples. Kothari Patwaons Ki Haveli is one of the ancient palaces of Rajasthan. Built-in the early 1800s, now a museum featuring intricate carvings, furniture & artwork. There are many more places to visit like Tanot Mata Temple situated very close to India -Pakistan border, the Jaisalmer War museum which showcases the tales of bravery and sacrifices of the Indian Army. You can even enjoy the boat ride with birds flying, beautiful sceneries, and calmness all around in the Gadsisar Sagar Lake.

Best time to visit Jaisalmer

The best time to visit Jaisalmer is between October to March.

 

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a city located in the Himalayan foothills of River Ganga and a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand. In Sanskrit Rishikesh is a name of Vishnu that means “lord of the senses “. It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places for Hindus. The river is considered holy and the city is the center for studying yoga and meditation. The Hindu Sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge. The city is totally safe to travel to as it has the least crime cases, it is a place with so many temples, ashrams, yoga centers, traffic-free, alcohol-free, major population is vegetarian. People come here for spiritual study, and for reiki learning. As the city is considered a holy and a pilgrimage center for Hindus, it’s a dry city in terms of alcohol, you cannot consume alcohol in public places nor will it be served in any cafe or restaurant.

Places to visit in Rishikesh

Triveni Ghat is one of the famous and the biggest ghat in Rishikesh. The ghat is always overcrowded with devotees as it is believed that taking a bath in the river Ganga cleanses your sins. People also visit the ghat to witness the famous aarti at the banks of river Ganga which is an eye-catching moment.Parmath Niketan ashram is one of the biggest ashrams in Rishikesh and it is even the largest spiritual institutes of India. The ashram is very big with lush green garden, well maintained and a very big statue of lord shiva. It provides different courses for yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, its an amazing place for healing and uplifting your soul. Rishikesh being on the river Ganga is also a best adventure place. you can do trekking with secluded waterfalls, rock climbing, river rafting, bungee jumping, and many more adventure sports.

Best time to visit Rishikesh

September to March is the ideal time to visit Rishikesh, though tourist and devotees visit all round the year.

Shillong

Shillong is a hill station in northeast India and the capital of the state of Meghalaya. It’s known for the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park. Nearby, Ward’s Lake is surrounded by walking trails. Shillong has a low crime rate and is therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas, especially after dark. Shillong was the capital of composite Assam till 1969 when the autonomous state of Meghalaya was formed. In January 1972 Meghalaya was made a full-fledged state. Shillong is famous for its beautiful sceneries, lakes, waterfalls, and age-old monasteries.

Places to visit in Shillong

Umiam Lake is very beautiful and calm and well maintained. It’s a perfect place to visit with family and friends, u can entertain yourself with some boat rides which have a minimal entry fee, and just relax under the sky with water all around and birds chirping and cool breeze. It is the state’s largest artificial lake and a major source of freshwater fish for the region. Take a guided walk through the Mawplang Sacred Forest that explains its significance. The locals of Khasi people have preserved the forest as they believe it is sacred. A scenic place to walk surrounded by lush green trees and meditate at some small stream waterfalls. Don Bosco center for indigenous cultures is a museum and a major tourist spot, that has preserved some rich and multi-cultural lifestyles of northeast India. Shillong has beautiful waterfalls one of which is the elephant falls and is a good spot for photos. If you have ample of days then you can explore the city, the laitlum canyons, shillong view point, ward’s lake, mawjymbuin cave.

Best time to visit Shilong

  • March to June: March and April see the advent of summers but the weather is still quite pleasant. …
  • June to September: Monsoon months see average to heavy rainfalls in Shillong. …
  • October to February: October is when the rainfall stops and the weather begins to cool down.

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