10 must visit places of Rajasthan

10 must visit places of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is most popular tourist destination for Indian and for foreign tourist as well. And it would not be wrong, if I say India is famous for Rajasthan throughout the world. Known for its tradition, history, culture, music, cuisine, Great Thar-desert and so many things. It is Rajasthan, which make India a culturally rich country. Rajasthan is a state known for its grandeur and stateliness. It is like a country within itself, so rich in culture and heritage. There are many must visit places of Rajasthan, that you should include in your trip. 

The best time to visit Rajasthan is from November to March. The weather is cool and pleasant during these months and so, can avoid the scorching heat. You can also opt for Rajasthan tour packages to cover as many places as possible.

10 Must visit places of Rajasthan 

1. Jaisalmer

Haveli at Jaisalmer
Patwon ki Haveli at Jaisalmer

Touted as the ‘Golden City’, situated in the Thar desert near India-Pakistan Border.  It is a major attraction of Rajasthan tourism due to its bounteous sand dunes, where you can enjoy Jeep Safari, Camel Safari and night camping.  The city is also famous fort ‘Golden fort’, many beautiful decorated Haveli, Jain temples and lakes.

Must visit in Jaisalmer:

  • Sam Sand Dunes for Camel Safari & Night camping (50 Km from Jaisalmer city)
  • Jaisalmer fort: the Only living fort of India
  • Enjoy boating at Gadisar lake

Read in more details  attractions of Jaisalmer 

2. Pushkar
Pushkar Lake
Pushkar Lake

It is one of the oldest cities in India has a very calm and serene feel to it. A few among the many reasons to visit Pushkar include its spirituality; taking a dip in the holy Pushkar Lake and visiting the only Brahma Temple in the country. Apart from it you can see number of temple at every corner and street. On your visit, make sure you catch the evening aarti.

You can also see the sunset between sand dunes and that site is beyond what words can describe. You can also have a good time in the array of restaurants with beautiful backdrops.

  • Check out the colorful Camel Fair in the month of November.
  • Check out the wide array of temples and restaurants around the town

3. Udaipur

 
Lake pichhola Udaipur
Jal Mahal in the famous Lake Pichola (view from City palace)

It is great if you have been to Venice. If you haven’t, please head to Udaipur for the same atmosphere and feeling. Due to presence of several water bodies, it is known as the City of Lakes. The palaces reflect the architectural grandeur prevailing during the Rajputs.

  • Spend a day exploring the beautiful lakes of this city like Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake and Uday Sagar Lake.
  • Visit Jagat Mandir: temple build of white marble and its architecture resemble with the very famous Khajuraho temple.
  • If you have a fetish for vintage cars, you should head to the Vintage Car Museum.

The City Palace and Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace) give a great insight into the rich culture of the place and are one of the places to visit in Rajasthan.

4. Bikaner
Junagarh Fort of Bikaner
The beautiful Junagarh Fort of Bikaner

Bikaner is mightily famous for its mouth-watering delicacies. Do your taste buds a favor and visit Bikaner. Apart from this, visit the gorgeous palaces and just soak in the royal feel.

  • Junagarh Fort: one of the most beautiful fort of India
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace
  • Ganga Singh Museum
  • Bikaner Camel Research Center (10 Km )
  • Karni Mata mandir also known as Rat-temple is a must visit (30 Km).
  • Beat the heat at Skybird Water park.
  • Go Wildlife spotting in Gajner Wildlife sanctuary (40 Km).

Most of these attractions are covered by many providers of Rajasthan tour packages.

Read in more details attractions of Bikaner 

5. Ranthambore
Ranthambhore tiger reserve
Tiger reserve (Credit: TripAdvisor.in)

Renowned Ranthambhore National Park, known for maximum density of tigers. This is the place for adrenaline junkies. If you plan to spend days in Rajasthan, this place should be on your itinerary of Rajasthan tour.

  • Go camping in the jungle for some thrill
  • Book a jungle safari to spot tigers and other majestic beasts
  • Visit the grand Ranthambore Fort
  • Savor on some Rajasthani food

 

6. Jodhpur
fort of Jodhpur
The wonderful Mehrangarh fort

Jodhpur is biggest city of Rajasthan, situated in the Thar desert. City is famous for its sweets and snacks like Mirchi vada. There are many famous attraction you must visit during your trip. 

  • Mahrangarh fort; the most masculine fort
  • Jaswant Tada : cremation ground for the royal family   
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace : The palace is the residence of Royal family while one part of the palace is converted in to Hotel, managed by Taj Group. It is among the world’s top most expensive and luxurious hotel. 

Read more attraction of Jodhpur

 

7. Jaipur
elephant ride at Amer Fort
Visitors enjoying elephant ride at Amer Fort

The ‘Pink City’ Jaipur is one of the most vibrant cities of India with its strong historical background and vibrant culture. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of western India and one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

 Major tourist attraction of Jaipur:

  • Forts & Palaces: Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh fort, City Palace
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jantar-Mantar
  • Birls Mandir
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Take a heritage walk around Chandni Chauk market enjoy shopping 

Jaipur is also known for its food. Ensure you try the Rajasthani thali.

Read more attraction of Jaipur

8. Ajmer
Dargah Ajmer Sarif
Dargah of Ajmer Sarif

Ajmer is a well known tourist destination majorly due to the presence of the Sufi shrine of the Sufi saint, Moinuddin Chishti. Once this region was ruled by Akbar from the Ajmer itself, that made it more important historically. 

During your visit to Ajmer:

  • Head to the Dargah for a surreal experience.
  • Visit Adai Din Ka Jhopra: the oldest mosque in India
  • Spend evening at the beautiful Ana Sagar Lake
9. Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh Fort
Fort of Chittorgarh (Credit: Thrillophilia.com)

Chittorgarh echoes the story of the thousands of men who fought bravely for the respect of their kingdom. Once you visit Chittorgarh you will hear umpteen numbers of stories and you will feel like you are living them.

The must visit places are Chittorgarh fort, Rana Kumbha’s palace, Fateh Prakash Palace and Rani Padmini’s Palace. There  a lot of temples to visit if one is wanting to. Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to spot some unseen animals and get a closer peek at them

10. Kumbhalgarh
Kumbhalgarh fort
View from the top of Kumbhalgarh fort

Kumbalgarh is one of the important fortresses of Mewar, located in the Aravalli Ranges approx 90 Km from Udaipur. It is a rather quaint and unexplored place and perfect for people who want to get away from beautiful havelis and resorts. It is most famous for its world’s second largest fort-wall and as a birth place of the brave Maharana Pratap. Because of its historical and architectural importance, it has honored with the label of world’s heritage site.

  • You can visit the Wildlife Sanctuary encompassing this town.
  • Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple is within the fort vicinity. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva whose 6 feet Lingam is in the temple.
  • If you plan Kumbhalgarh trip from Udaipur, club site of Haldi-ghati in your trip.

 

 

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