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Camel Ride at Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur

Camel Ride at Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur


Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful and colourful regions of India. Strangely enough it has more of that Arabian Nights flavour than many Arabic countries. The desert, the camel markets, the walled cities and the people make this a very exciting destination to spend a few weeks.

Rajasthan covers an Area of 342 Million Sq.Kms and its in the west border of Pakistan, however the border is not open. A large part of Rajasthan is covered by the Thar Desert. The most common languages spoken are Rajasthani, Hindi and Marwari. The climate is, very hot during summers, i.e. from May to July and very cold in winters, i.e from November to February. The best time to visit Rajasthan is between October to April. But there is also the opportunity to visit the pleasant hill station Mt Abu and the impressive white marble carved Mt_Abu,General.

Jaipur, the pink city, is the first place many people visit in Rajasthan. The General is world famous, but is far from being the only major attraction in town. Udaipur, the city of lakes, is in the south of the state. The town is pretty and a nice place to stroll around. Set in the middle of the lake Pichola, you can see the old Maharaja Palace. You can also have a good view at it from the City Palace. Jodhpur is a congested town with the amazing Meherangarh fort located at the top of the hill. The small winding alleys through the areas with blue (Brahmin) houses, white houses and many shops and markets, leads to the amazing fort at the top of the hill, from which you can have an excellent overview over the city as well. The towns of Bikaner and Jaisalmer (the Golden City) are located in the west, in the Thar desert. They are true gems, you will have the impression you are back in the middle ages. And of course, if you happen to be in Rajasthan round and about the fifteenth of November, make sure you pay a visit to the colourful general at Pushkar.

Being an important source of precious and semi precious stones, Rajasthan is also known for its jewellery business. Nathdwara and Udaipur are famous for their silver Kunden and Meenakari Work, Bikaner has got a big bazaar for jewellery, Jaisalmer is famous for its old silver jewellery and Pratapgarh in Chittaurgarh district is famous for its Thewa type of Jewellery's.

Last Modified on 04th January, 2003.


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