One of the famous destinations in India, the state of Rajasthan witnesses a heavy inflow of foreign and domestic tourists every year. The grand forts in Jaipur, beautiful sand dunes of the Thar Desert, delicious delicacies of Bikaner, Brahma Temple in Pushkar- these are just some of the amazing offerings Rajasthan has in store for its visitors. There are numerous tourist attractions in the state. Each and every place has something unique to offer to its guests. Some of the tourist attractions are enlisted below.
Also, known as Water Palace, Jal Mahal is one of the most beautiful palaces in Jaipur lying in the centre of Mansagar Lake. It is an amalgamation of both Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. Exclusive location and charming beauty of the palace makes it one of the best photographic sites in Jaipur. A true combination of Mughal and Rajput style of architecture, Jal Mahal is constructed in red sandstone. Its original structure is five- storied but its four storeys get submerged during monsoon and thus only top storey is visible. This offers a breathtaking view of the palace which makes it one of the most important tourist places in Jaipur. Boat rides can be booked to visit the palace. The palace also offers plenty of opportunities to spot flamingos and variety of migratory birds to the bird watchers.
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The Brahma Temple in Pushkar is one of the very old temples in India dedicated to the creator of Universe, Lord Brahma as per Hindu mythology. It is very close to the Pushkar Lake and is mainly built of stone slabs and marble. The present structure dates back to the 14th century, while the original temple is believed to be more than 2000 years old. The temple and its surroundings are unique which makes this temple stand apart for its magnificence. People from all over the world flock this temple during Kartik Purnima and Pushkar Mela.
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Raj Mandir Cinema
The modern style Raj Mandir Cinema designed by W M Namjoshi reflects Jaipur’s culture and tradition in a very graceful manner. Lying on Bhagwan Das Road, this meringue shaped complex is one of the best places to enjoy the Bollywood masala flicks. Having the seating capacity of 1300 audience, the cinema was built in 1976. Curvy seating arrangement, ceiling studded with sparkling stars, palm leaves and lighting system gives a royal touch to your movie experience in Raj Mandir.
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Also, known as “Tirthraj” or the King of all pilgrimage spots, Pushkar Lake is one of the most sacred water bodies for the Hindus. It is believed that having a holy dip here is equal to doing meditation and prayer for hundred years. Surrounded by 400 temples and 52 palaces, this place is a beauty in itself. Pushkar Lake looks calm and serene. The place is known for the sunrise and sunset. Large numbers of devotees visit this amazing place in the month of October and November at the time of Kartik Purnima.
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Well-known as Palace of the Winds, Hawa Mahal is one of the most important places to visit in Jaipur. The five storey architecture is in the form of a honeycomb. This unique building has 953 small windows known as Jharokhas. It is said that so many windows were built in this structure so that the royal ladies could easily view the daily chores and the royal procession of the city. The palace depicts the crown of the Hindu God “Lord Krishna”. Surprisingly, this five storey building does not have steps to reach upper floors. Brilliant design makes it one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur. When visiting this monument, ensure that you go to the topmost floor offering panoramic views of the city of Jaipur.
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Lake Foy Sagar
The lake is a quaint artificial water body located in the city suburb. The innovative name of the lake is derived from the name of its creator, Mr. Foy. This Englishman while working on a famine relief project during the year 1892 came up with the idea of creating this lake. The capacity of the lake is 15 million cubic feet and water in the lake spreads over 14,000,000 square feet. The lake is a masterpiece in itself as it is created in such a way, that it can handle the harsh famine conditions. It resembles the look of a pancake. Tourists and locals come here to enjoy picnics in the beautiful area surrounded by Aravali Mountains.