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The Highlights of Royal Rajasthan on World Tourism Day

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Rajasthan is unarguably the most popular tourist destination in India. The state has so much to offer in the form of historical structures and delightful food. It is also a shopper’s paradise. This World Tourism Day, we bring to you a quick glimpse of the state’s gems-

Jaipur

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The Pink City is called so because of the prominence of colour pink in the four-walled city. Jaipur has many monuments to delight visitors. If you are here just for a day, visiting Amber Fort and City Palace will make your jaunt fulfilling. If you have more time on your hands, don’t miss out on any monument. Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal and JantarMantar are must see places. The artistic cenotaphs at Gaitore appeal to people looking for something different.

Shop at Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar to get the best out of your trip. Lastly don’t forget to indulge in authentic cuisine of the city. Daal ,Baati, Churma and Laal Maas here are really delightful. For a sweeter experience, sink your teeth in Malpua.

Udaipur

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Come here for a taste of regal luxury. The City of Lakes is beautiful beyond words and staying here is calming and surreal. Boating in Pichhola Lake or sitting by Fateh Sagar Lake will give you cherished memories. The hotels in Udaipur go all out to make you feel like royalty.

Bikaner

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This small city lives at its own pace. Junagarh fort here is a reminder of the city’s rich heritage. Lalgarh Palace is an architectural marvel. Shop for camel-leather jutis here.

Jodhpur

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The blue walls of the houses here give the city an old-world charm. The grand Mehrangarh fort watches over the city like a trusted protector. Symmetrical style of Jaswant Thadamemorial is enchanting and the place is a must visit.

Jaisalmer

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Come here for truly experiencing the desert-life. The Golden City’s yellow sandstone monuments transport the onlookers to a different world. Desert-safari is best experienced here in the vast expanse of sand.

Ranakpur

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This beautiful, secluded village is what a laid-back traveler wants. The most popular site in the city is a spectacular Jain Temple dedicated to Tirthankara Adinath. It is made up of white marble and is a sight to behold. The village itself is really charming with its magnificent architecture.

Chittorgarh Fort

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A World Heritage Site and one of the largest forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is a symbol of courage and sacrifice. This sprawling structure is high on the list of people coming to Rajasthan.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

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Being at this site fills you with awe and admiration for rulers of Mewar. The fort located in Rajsamand district was built by Rana Kumbha. Maharana Pratap who is revered in this region was born in this imposing fort. This is also a World Heritage Site.

Pushkar

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There are very few Brahma Temples and Pushkar has the most popular of them. Evening Aarti at Pushkar Lake fills you with serenity despite being a crowd-puller. Another highly popular event held in the city is annual Camel Fair which attracts visitors of all kinds.

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Roothi Rani Ka Mahal- a trekkers’ paradise near Udaipur

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If you are a traveler and in search for new places, you must be getting to learn about new unexplored destinations that are worth visiting! Today we came across this interesting destination with rather more intriguing name “Roothi Rani Ka Mahal”  On a steep road from Udaipur to Banswara, about 45 kilometers from Udaipur, an old palace structure happens to catch everyone’s eyes when travelers halt at an only tea shop on their way to refresh and have some tea or snacks.

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Also popular as Hawa Mahal, named by tourism department, the palace is locally called Roothi Rani Ka Mahal. The palace was constructed by Maharana Jai Singh in A.D. 1680-1698. Later on, it was gifted to his youngest queen Roothi Rani who hailed from Panwar family of Bijolia. Legends say, being annoyed and upset with Rana, Rani left this palace to lead a segregated sombre life, hence, the name transformed into Roothi Rani-ka-Mahal. Interesting, isn’t it?

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Roothi Rani Ka Mahal is a heritage structure which is now being maintained by the archaeological department to attract more tourists. It is a nice location to trek during monsoon and winter season when the entire hillock is covered with green bed and weather is pleasant for outings. During the tourist season when people come to visit Rajsamand Lake, the palace can be visited by walking four kilometers up the hillock.

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For trekking enthusiasts, the place of Roothi Rani is a treat during winters. We advice that you carry a walking stick since some portions of this trek are steep. Enjoy the splendid trek to Roothi Rani’s palace and keep on drinking water while you trek to reach the palace well hydrated 😉

Images courtesy: Tripadvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g297672-d3236096-i213330934-Jaisamand_Lake-Udaipur_Rajasthan.html