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Great Cities of Rajasthan

Ajmer

Ajmer is an important railway junction town and offers the mausoleum of Muslim Sufi Saint Chisti. Ajmer, till 1947, acted as the place of British resident............

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Pushkar

11 kms from Ajmer (132 kms from Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan) on the edge of the desert lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake. About 400 temples and shrines are located at Pushkar around its holy lake, which finds a mention in the Padma Purana............

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Bharatpur

Bharatpur is considered as the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan. Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - finest in Asia rich avian variety. Of the remnants of the royal past remains the marvellous Bharatpur Palace housing a rich repository of a large number of ancient exhibit that date back to the early 15th century.............

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Alwar

Alwar is at a distance of 116 km from Bharatpur. Alwar is the city nearest to New Delhi. Beautiful palaces, jungles and some fine heritage hotels make it a beautiful place worth visiting..............

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Bikaner

Bikaner, situated in the northern part of Rajasthan, was founded in 1486 AD by the Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji, hence the name Bikaner. Bikaji was son of Rao Jodhaji who had asked his son to establish a kingdom of his own...............

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Jaipur

The Rose Pink City founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), is the capital of Rajasthan. The Old City (Known as the Pink City) is a great place to wander around. The whole city was painted in Pink colour by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876 AD................

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Jaisalmer

Founded by the Bhatti Rajput chieftain Rawal Jaisal in the year 1156, Jaisalmer is an important city of the western state of India, Rajasthan. It is popular for camel safaris & it's living "Golden Fort".................

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Jodhpur

Famous for its magnificent forts and palaces, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country..................

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Kota

Along the eastern bank of the Chambal River lies Kota - an amazing example of majestic medieval age and modern industrialization. Kota is located on a high sloping tableland forming a part of the Malwa Plateau...................

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Udaipur

Located in the Aravalli ranges of Rajasthan, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences. Founded in 1559 and named after Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur became the capital of the Sisodia dynasty whose earlier capital was Chittor....................

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Mount Abu

Perched at an altitude of 1,220 metres above sea level, Mt. Abu is Rajasthan's only hill station. It is around 180 km away from Jodhpur, the second biggest city of Rajasthan, and 509 km away from Jaipur, the state capital.....................

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