The region of Godwad lies in the southwestern borders of Rajsathan and is still a largely unspoilt area. The presence of the undulating Aravalis on one side and semi-arid plains on the other makes this area even more interesting.
Mount Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan is located here. An important Jain pilgrim center, it is also very popular with holidaymakers and honeymooners. Mount Abu has good rainfall, which is responsible for its rich vegetation. The flowering trees and shrubs make this region a nature lover’s paradise.
Not very far from Mount Abu are the famed Jain temples of Ranakpur. Built in the 15thcentury, these temples are very well preserved and attract thousands of tourists every year.
Pali and Jalore have old forts andstepwells, which are worth a visit. Several temples and historic sites can be found in this region.
Few places in the world have such teeming diversity of winged lifeasthe bird sanctuary of Rajasthan. Where the birds flock, flutter, glide, hop, dip and dive. Different seasons,differrentbirds-each day is fascinating in this exclusive Realm of Beauty. To besavouredin one sweep of the eye. Indeed, the enchantment never ends.
Different parts of Rajasthan have varying climatic and geographical conditions. On one side are the Aravalis, one of the oldest mountain ranges while on the other side is the Thar desert. Marshlands and salt and fresh water lakes are also spread throughout the state. The best colony of birds in the world, Keoladeo Ghana is situated in the marshlands of Rajasthan. Jaisamand is a famous fresh water lake, while Sambhar and Pachpadra are the better known salt water lakes.
Probably, it is because of these diversities that Rajasthan is so rich in its bird-life. One can find around 450 species of birds here, including some rare species. Most of the birds are resident, while some are migratory which come here to spend the winters and return to their homeland in the summer. Rajasthan Tour packages
One of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Aravalis are about 900 kms. in length, ranging from Idar in Gujarat to Delhi.
The Aravalis hills have always been abundant in forest wealth. The famous forests of Sariska, Ranthambhor, Raoli Rat are a must see.
Ajmer is 130 kms. West of Jaipur and is an important pilgrimage centre. Established in the early 7th century, the Chauhan rulers dominated this region for several centuries. Other than the Chauhan Rajputs, the Mughals, Marathas, and the British were also involved with this region at some point in history and left their marks here. The great ruler Prithvi Raj Chauhan is associated with Ajmer and it was after his death in a battle that Ajmer passed under the Delhi Sultanate.
Ajmer has excellent educational institutions and some well-maintained colonial bungalows. Today, Ajmer is more important as the final resting place of the great Sufi saint – Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The Dargah Sharif, where the saint lies buried is visited by lakhs of Muslim pilgrims every year during the Urs. Rajasthan Travel
The other notable monument of Ajmer is Adhai-din-ka-Jhondpara with its ornate calligraphic inscriptions.
Pushkar is located 11 kms. West of Ajmer. It is sacred to the Hindus as it is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. There are 400 temples in Pushkar and a lake encircled by 52 ghats. Pushkar is also the site for the largest and the most colorful cattle fairs in the world.
Merta was founded by Rao Duda, son of Rao Jodha of Jodhpur in the 15th century. This little Township is associated with the medieval mystic poetess, princess Meera Bai who prayed at the Charbhuja temple.
The focal point of Nagaur is the fort itself. The Muslim influence is very strong here. Some portions of the fort had been built by Akbar and Shah Jahan. Rajasthan Tourism packages
Nagaur is best visited during the Ramdeoji fair in February and the Telaji fair in August every year.