Goa Tourism: Diamond Tours and Travels


The beautiful desert state of India, definitely the most colourful region - Rajasthan has historic cities scattered all over the vast Thar Desert. A land endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces and havelis. Best time to visit is from mid-October to mid-March, high temperatures during April and July.

JAIPUR
The pink city of Jaipur is full of colourful bazaars, historical monuments and palaces at every corner and many delights that are so typical of India.

How To Reach
Jaipur is well connected by air, rail & road, some road distances are :
Delhi - 258 kms, Udaipur - 405 kms & Jodhpur - 316 kms.

What To See
:: City Palace :: Jantar Mantar :: Hawa Mahal :: Central Museum ::
:: Birla Planetarium :: Lakshmi Narayan Mandir :: Amar Palace ::

 



Hawa Mahal

UDAIPUR
A picturesque city set amongst hills with many lakes and places. Dabok Airport is 24 kms from the city centre. 

Some important distances are: 
Jodhpur - 259 kms, Mount Abu - 292 kms & Chittaurgarh - 112 kms.

What To See
:: City Palace :: Jagdish Temple :: Saheliyon Ki Bari :: Pratap Memorial ::
:: Fateh Sagar :: Pichhola Lake :: Sajjan Garh :: Gulab Bagh ::

 



Udaipur Lake Palace

JODHPUR
The scenic historic city of Jodhpur is 343 kms from Jaipur, has some sprawling forts & palaces. 

How To Get There
Flights connect Jodhpur with Delhi, Mumbai & Udaipur.

What To See
:: Mehrangarh Fort :: Jaswant Thada :: Umaid Bhawan Palace ::
:: Girdikot & Sardar market :: Museum ::

 



Umed Bhawan

JAISALMER
The desert city of Jaisalmer is a wash in Golden colour, has great historic value and is a major destination for visitors. The famous Desert Festival takes place here every year in February. 

How To Get There
The nearest airport is at Jodhpur (290 kms).

What To See
:: Jaisalmer Fort known as "Sonarkella" :: Gadsisar Lake :: Patwon-ki-Haveli ::
:: Nathmalji-ki-Haveli :: Manak Chowk ::

Excursions
Sam Sand Dunes (42 kms)
Desert National Park (45 kms)

 



Jaisalmer Fort


Camel Safari

BIKANER
The colourful city of Bikaner is world famous for its mirror work fabric and savoury snacks. 

How To Get There

The nearest airport is Jodhpur 240 kms. Jaipur is 316 kms & Jaisalmer is 330 kms away.

What To See
:: Junagar Fort :: The Suraj Pol :: Lal Garh Palace :: Ganga Museum ::
:: Bhandasur Jain Temple ::

 



Junagar Fort

AJMER
The historic city of Ajmer is a major pilgrimage centre beacause of the famous holy shrine of Ajmer Sharif. The nearest airport is at Jaipur 132 kms. 

Some important distances: 
Delhi - 391 kms, Bikaner - 282 kms, Jodhpur - 208 kms and Udaipur - 242 kms.

What To See
:: The Dargah :: Shahjahan's Mosque :: Adhai-din-ka-Jhopra ::
:: Taragarh Fort ::

 



The Dargah

PUSHKAR
The holy city of Pushkar is famous for the Pushkar for which takes place in November. The nearest railhead is at Ajmer (11 kms). 

What To See
:: Savitri Temple :: Man Mahal :: Brahma Temple ::

 


Pushkar Lake

MOUNT ABU
This holy mountain situated at 1220 metres, lies at the southern extremity of the Aravalli Range. Surrounded by forests rich in flora & fauna, the town appears as an oasis.

How To Get There
Air: Nearest Airport - Udaipur 185 kms
Rail: Nearest railhead Abu Road 24 kms
Road: Jodhpur - 285 kms & Jaisalmer - 470 kms

What To See
:: Dilwara Jain Temples (built between 11th & 13th century famous for their intricate carvings in marble)
:: Nakki Lake :: Adhar Devi Temple :: Gaumukh Temple ::
:: Shri Raghunathji Temple ::

 



Dilwara Temple


CHITTORGARH
How To Get There
Nearest airport is Udaipur 112 kms, Jodhpur is 275 kms & Mount Abu is 297 km away.

What To See
:: The Fort :: Vijay Stambh :: Kirti Stambh :: Rana Kumbha's Palace ::
:: Padmini's Palace :: Government Museum :: Meerabai's Temple ::

 

NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES

National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary Accessibility Wildlife Best Time To Visit
Sariska National Park Nearest airport Jaipur 108 kms / Railway station at Alwar - 21 kms Tiger, chinkara, sambar, nilgai & wild boar Nov - June
Ranthambhore National Park Nearest airport Jaipur - 145 kms / Railway station at Sawai Madhopur - 11 kms Set around crocodile filled lake: crocodile & tiger Oct - April
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur Nearest airport Agra - 50 kms / Railway station at Sawai Madhopur - 14 kms Heron, stark, crane, geese & deer Sept - Feb

 


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