Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Jodhpur - Barmer - Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Jodhpur, the fortified city standing sentinel to the great splendour and romance of Thar desert transports the visitor to the imperial times. Jodhpur is famous for handicrafts like tie-and-dye fabric, embroidered leather shoes or 'Juttis', lacquerware, 'Jodhpuri' baggy trousers, carpets, antiques and marble souvenirs from makrana.

Places to visit- Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore, Mahamandir Temple, kailana Lake, Balsamand Lake and Palace, Osian, Dhawa and Doli.

Barmer is major centre of wood carving and hand block printing. Especially famous are the geometric Ajrak prints in dark shades of Red and Blue - typical of Barmer.

Places to visit - Juna barmer, Kiradu, Khed, Jasol, Mahaveer Park, Neemari.

Jaiselmer - The golden fort rises from the heart of the Thar desert like a golden mirage.

Places to visit - Jain Temples, Gyan Bhandar Library, Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Patwaon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Gadssar Lake, Amar Sagar, Bada Bagh, Ludrava, Wood Fossil Park, Sam Sand Dunes, Desert National Park.

Bikaner - A unique destination of the desert triangle is Bikaner. The royal fortified city with a timeless appeal is sheer beauty amidst the sand dunes.

Places to visit - Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Camel Breeding Farm, Bhandeshwar Jain Temples, Ganga Golden Jubilee Musuem, Devi Khund, Karni Mata Temple, Gajner Wildlife Sanctury, Kolayat, Kalibanga.

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