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The Rajasthan Tourism Policy has also started an initiative named ‘Rajasthan Calling’ to connect such people having their roots in Rajasthan. Travel packages will be developed so as to encourage NRRs to travel more frequently to their native places.


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Religious Significance

Brahma Temple, Pushkar

Located in the historic and beautiful city of Pushkar, this 2000 years old ancient temple is one of one the few temples devoted to Lord Brahma. The temple is situated near the eye-catching Pushkar Lake, and due to its white marble structure, it is a sight to behold. The Brahma temple also catches the eye with its massive tower, which can be witnessed from kilometres away.

Dargah Sharif, Ajmer

The Dargah of Ajmer Sharif serves as the tomb of Kwaja Moinuddin Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia in 1192. This calm and glorious place constitutes several different tombs, Daalans and courtyards; and is considered to be one of the most religious places in Rajasthan. The white marble dome of Chisti’s shrine, featuring Lotus and crown of gold, is a masterpiece of Indo-Islamic Architecture.

Dilwara Jain Temples, Mount Abu

Dilwara Jain Temples, also known as Delvada Temples, is located near Mount Abu, Rajasthan’s only hill station. These beautiful sanctuaries were built by Vastupal Tejpal and Vipul Shah between the 11th and 13th century. Dilwara Jain Temples is one of the finest Jain temples renowned for its magnificent architecture and exquisite stone carving on the walls with marble.

Jain Temple, Ranakpur

Also known as Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara, the Ranakpur Jain Temple is one of the most prominent pilgrim places for the Jain community. The temple dates back to the 15th century and is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanata. One of the must-see things is the statuette of Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism. The speciality of the temple is that out of around 1400 pillars, no two have the same design!

Eklingi Temple, Udaipur

Situated in the small town of Eklingi, the Eklingi temple is an architectural marvel of Rajasthan. It is a famous pilgrimage attraction dedicated to Lord Eklingi, who is part of Lord Shiva. This temple was built in the 8th century and has a huge, 50 feet black stone statue of Lord Shiva.

Sai Dham, Pali

The ever-so-glorious Sai Dham is one of the Char Dhams of Rajasthan in Namchi. This temple is a visual treat as well as a great spiritual experience. Sai Dham at Rani showcases the same design as the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. The temple features an old-Indian artisan design on the overall structure, which looks pretty beautiful in the evenings.

Rani Sati Temple, Jhunjhunu

One of the oldest religious places in Rajasthan, the Rani Sati temple, is situated in the district of Jhunjhunu. Established in the 13th century, this temple is devoted to Rani Sati, as she was an inspiration to many due to her great pride and personality. The temple is full of marble stone and resides other temples of Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva, and many others.

Galtaji Temple, Jaipur

Established in the 18th century, Galtaji Temple provides an essence of prehistoric pilgrimage location. It is also popularly known as the Monkey Temple due to a large number of monkeys here. Placed in the Aravali hills, the temple is surrounded by hills and built with pink sandstone. An ancient structure called “Gaumukh” means cow’s head gives water to fill all the water bodies in the temple.

Historic Significance

City Palace, Jaipur

Built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, City Palace is one of the most famous monuments of Rajasthan. The architectural style of the palace mixes Indian and European style. The palace complex incorporates a magnificent and vast array of courtyards, buildings and gardens. Chandra Mahal is the most commanding building in the City Palace complex.

Amer Fort, Jaipur

Amer Fort or Amber Fort is one of the most famous and best-preserved forts in Rajasthan. With its iconic history, pink and yellow sandstone build and a mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture, the fort serves as the pearl on the crown of Jaipur. It is a famous historical monument and reflection of Rajputana style architecture.

Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh

The historical fort is the pride of Chittorgarh as it stands imposingly upon the top of a hill, protectively looking down over the city. This massive structure was first built in the 7th century and covered a large area of 700 acres. Also known as Water Fort, it contained numerous water bodies. Essential attractions in this fort are Gaumukh reservoir, Tower of Victory, Padmini palace and many others.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Resembling Krishna’s crown, Hawa mahal (also called the palace of wind)is one of the most iconic monuments in Jaipur. The structure made of red and pink sandstone was built in the 18th-century and stands in the middle of the old market of Jaipur. Its unique five-storey has a honeycomb-like design and 950 small windows called jharokha, made to allow winds to pass into the palace.

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

Famously known as Sone ka Quila or Golden Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. The fort gets its name for the bright yellow colour of the extensive yellow sandstone during the daylight hours. The fort stands high in the Thar Desert on Trikula hills; it houses almost a quarter of Jaisalmer’s population inside the complex.

Jal Mahal, Jaipur

Sitting in the centre of Man Singh Lake, Jal Mahal is an architectural masterpiece. Originally created as a shooting lodge by Maharajas, it has now become a grand venue for sightseeing. Jal Mahal is built with red sandstone and is extremely popular for its striking architecture and detailed craftsmanship. This palace has been created by combining the Mughal and Rajput style of architecture.

Cultural Significance

Bishnoi Community.

Not many people know that many communities in India have helped save nature over the last few centuries. One such is the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan. The original ’Chipko movement’ was started around 260 years back in the early part of the 18th century in Rajasthan by this community. A large group of them from 84 villages led by a lady called Amrita Devi laid down their lives in an effort to protect the trees from being felled on the orders of the Maharaja (King) of Jodhpur. After this incident, the maharaja gave a strong royal decree preventing the cutting of trees in all Bishnoi villages.

Haldi Ghati

Haldi Ghati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India, connecting the Rajsamand and Pali districts. The pass is located at a distance of 40 kilometres from Udaipur. The name ‘Haldighati’ is believed to have originated from the turmeric-coloured yellow soil of the area. The mountain pass is a significant historical location. It is the site of the Battle of Haldighati, which took place in 1576 between the Kingdom of Mewar and the Mughal Army led by king Mansingh.

Camel Festival, Bikaner

The festival celebrates the hardy animal that helps the locals survive in the desert; Camels. Also known as the ship of the desert, the camels of the Bikaner region are renowned for their strength, endurance and beauty. This 2-day festival is cheered by locals and tourists as it brings the special relation people of this region have with this animal.

Pushkar Fair, Ajmer

In November, at the Kartik Purnima conference, held every year, Pushkar Animal Fair is one of India’s most high-rated and unique experiences. A grand spectacle of people coming together from all over the country to take part in the fair. Cultural events and competitions are also organised for tourists. With all the traditional meals and clothes, one can have a sneak-peak into the lives of local Rajasthani.

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