Top 10 Places to Visit in Rajashthan

Published on: Jul 17, 2018 author: amitaswal 0

The most culturally wealthy state of India, the great Rajasthan, is the land of camels, ghoonghat, royal moustaches and regal turbans. It is a paradise in India as it still retains its ancient culture in this modernizing world. A number of mesmerizing wonders such as astounding forts and havelis, meritorious folk music, countless tales of chivalry and luscious cuisines reside in various places to visit in Rajasthan. This place is an unparalleled tourist place in terms of culture and heritage tourism in India.


The largest state of India – Rajasthan is known to be the home to the renowned Machali Tigers. It is also very rich in wildlife and boasts a memorable wildlife adventure. Be prepared for the stirring hospitality, deluxe stays, and ever memorable experiences.

Rajasthan, being a desert state, has a warm climate. The most ideal time to visit here is winters (October to February), the temperature range is 10°C to 27°C.


Following are some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan:


1 Udaipur


The "City of Lakes" and the historic capital of Mewar Kingdom, Udaipur is situated in the southwest part of Rajasthan. It is well known for its scenic locations, cultural attire, history and the Rajput era palaces. Udaipur is known as the "City of Lakes" due to the existence of sophisticated lake system. Major lakes here are Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rang Sagar and Doodh Talai lake.


Apart from lakes, other attractions granting to the Udaipur are nearby places with gigantic historical forts and palaces, museums, royal heirlooms, galleries, natural locations, massive gardens, architectural temples with the combination of traditional fairs, festivals structures.


The main woo for visitors is the City Palace of Udaipur. The most exquisite and antique fort turned its tables as a museum with many articles, painting, furniture and royal Utensils from an ancient era. Besides that, lake Pichola and the beauty of its white marvel is just undefinable. Lake Palace is a luxury 5-star hotel now.


Not only Palaces and lakes are the points to be noted in the list of holy places like Jag mandir build on an island lake Pichola which is also known as "lake garden Palace", plus Kesariyaji Temple for the devotion of Lord Rishabh dev with bunches of artistic designs like fifty-two pinnacles are visible from distance.


Add on to temples list, Neemach Mata Temple on a hill with the view of Fateh Sagar lake provides a holistic view. Karni Mata, Nathdwara temple for the devotion of Lord Krishna, Eklingji temple devoted to Lord Shiva can't be missed.Adding the Arsi Vilas is the part of Udaipur containing species of birds and the best experience of boating trip from city palace to islands are just stars to the Rajasthan tourism. Thus, Udaipur tops our list of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.


2 Jaisalmer


The Desert city with yellow sandstone colour is nicknamed "The Golden City", Jaisalmer is a world heritage site, Crowned with ancient Jaisalmer fort. Jaisalmer fort contains a royal palace and several Jain temples making it one of the most loved places to visit in Rajasthan.


Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. This fort has massive sandstone walls which are lionish coloured during the daytime and magically honey golden in the dim. The Raj Mahal Palace, Jain Temples and the Lareminath temple are insider part to witness in Jaisalmer fort. There are approximately 7 Jain temples inside Jaisalmer fort in which the Paraswanath Temple is the gigantic one. These are also some important Rajasthan points of interest.


The beauties are recollected in the Museums of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer war museum, Desert Culture centre, Jaisalmer folklore, Fort palace museum, Jaisalmer museum, akal fossil park museum, Tanot museum, Cactus Par museum are few popularity earning museums in Jaisalmer. Perched Palace is a live example of ancient archary, alive and spellbinding.


Ramdevra village is named after Baba Ramdevji, a Tanwar Rajput. It is also being worshipped today by many social groups of India as Ishta-deva. Camels Safaris is an ancient and widely used transport and Rajasthan tourism attractions as camel train route ran between India and central Asia is also there.


Talking about Rajasthan points of interests, Jaisalmer is enriched with 5 palaces, several temples and some havelis. So, becomes the priority as event destinations. Jaisalmer is the largest district of Rajasthan and touches the Pakistani border on the west south.


3 Jaipur


The capital city Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City due to the dominant colour scheme of its buildings. The famous tourist destination Jaipur falls in the part of west golden triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra.


It is the hometown of two UNESCO world heritage sites, The Jantar Mantar and The Amer Fort. It tops the list of the best places to visit in Rajasthan With the collaboration of forts, palaces, stunning views and elaborate architecture, it’s absolutely not difficult to fall in love with Jaipur, till you land here.


Jaipur was the ranked 7th best place to visit in Asia. The windowing view of gigantic Hawa Mahal and the massive view from its top is the attractive part. The storey pyramidal shaped monument with 953 windows is great. Jal Mahal, City Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Galtaji, Govind Dev Ji temple and many more Rajasthan points of interest.


The world heritage places The Amer Fort and The Jantar Mantar needs no more introduction to being a famous Rajasthan tourism site. Except, all those beautiful forts, temples and museums, shopping gains the pleasure. Beauteous handloom garments in the colourful market are just wooed by female tourists. Wonderfully laid out gardens are another part to visit Jaipur.

The cultural sites Jawahar Kala Kendra shows architect face of Jaipur.


4 Pushkar


Town of Ajmer District Pushkar is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. Ancient temples and ghats are attractive parts. The well known and most famous red striped Bhraman Temple is a pilgrimage site for Hindus here. Priests in Pushkar ghats demand donations by bathing in the ghats demand donations by bathing in the ghats. As Pushkar is located on the shore of Pushkar ghats surrounded by 400 blue coloured temples on the bank.


With Brahman temple, Gurudwaras of Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh including Gobind ghat by Marathas are the sights for Sikhs. Pushkar is well known as Tirthraj Pushkar which means king of Pilgrims sites, along with 5 pilgrim sites and Dhams for Hindus, a dip in the holy lake is observed as a common practice.


The annual fair in Pushkar of camels’ gains combined with the feat of cattle, horses and camels. The landmarks of Pushkar are Ghats at Pushkar lake and the Bhraman Temple at Pushkar are a massive combination in Pushkar. Sri Sawai Bhoj Temple, Varaha temple Mahadev temple and multiple more turns Pushkar into holy places and major Rajasthan tourism centre.


The dearly view of covered hills surrounding Pushkar and love for shopping with ancient, old traditional style can't be skipped. The place is one of the most ecstatic places to visit in Rajasthan.


5 Jodhpur


The wise city and central attraction of Rajasthan, Jodhpur. Of all the places to visit in Rajasthan, presence of old temples, mesmerizing forts, lies on the world heritage listed Thar desert. The architectural and ancient fort the Mehrangarh Fort is widely known for looming which also blow the city in the peace blue colour vision. Mehrangarh fort is the largest and well-mannered fort.


Proxy on Anwa, Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Ratanadar Ganesh temple, ISKCON temple and multiple more temples, hills and ghats are must witness. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, and the Ghanta Ghar are starred in the list of visitors.


Inexpensive and characterful markets of food, antique items, traditional clothes and traditional shoes Jodhpuri Majori brings trade to Jodhpur. Except, this market opium, copper, silk, sandals, dates and coffee are trade options for Jodhpur locals.

Movies like 'The dark knight rises', 'Baadshaho', 'the fall', 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', 'Veer', 'Shudd desi romance', 'Airlift' are few among the famous events shoot in Jodhpur due to its historic buildings and landscapes of the city.


Indian cuisine dishes originated in Jodhpur such as Makhaniya lassi, Mawa ki kachori, Pyaaj ki Kahori, spices Mirchi Bada, Dal Bati churma, lasan ki chutney, gatte ji sabji, malpua, Ghevar cooked in traditional ways in Jodhpur adds stars to Rajasthan toursim.


6 Ranthambore


Ranthambore the 14th largest national park declared one of the project tiger reserves in 1980. In 1984, swami man Singh sanctuary and Kela Devi Sanctuary United together with Ranthambore. Plenty of mothers and cub Bengal tiger can be witnessed them.


It is known for its tiger-friendly land and massive place to spot a tiger. The Ranthambore national park is easy to access compared to other national parks. It ranks high in adventurous places to visit in Rajasthan. But a time period is followed for the same which is from 1st October to 30th June. There you have to pay a minor fee for carrying your camera and 400 charges if it's a video camera.


Ranthambore is a place fully addressed in history and a witness grand and multiple battles. Not only the national park Ranthambore is known in the city but the gigantic pavilions, monuments and well known three Hindu temples add stars to it. Heritage sites provide scenic ruins of forts. Ranthambore is a ruling territory.


Now comes the Ranthambore Fort, the terrific view of Rajbag lake is just eye sticking. Plus, the tropical dry and intensity dense forests inside the Ranthambore fort is just adding part of its attraction. Digambar Jain temple of Lord Sumatinath and Lord Sambhavanath are Jain temples inside Ranthambore Fort.


Padam Talao is the largest lake among others in the park, and at the edge red sandstone Jogi Mahal is known for its scenic views. As in monsoon season, this Rajathan tourism spot is closed so the best time to witness it is November to march.


7 Bundi


Bundi a place known as, 'Chhoti Kashi'. The name was given to Bundi due to many temples in the city. The fame of Bundi is mainly due to its protrudes out hillsides, architecture, painting and festivals. Bundi is a narrow encircling gorge and appears like a miniature painting. Pleasant views of Bundi with a collaboration of lakes, markets temples, blue houses and multiple more captivating places, it is considered as an integral part of Rajasthan toursim.


Taragarh fort is notable for its lavish traditional murals and frescoes. And this palace is totally open for the general public.

Artificial lake in the centre named Nawal Sagar, dedicated to Varuna, the Vedic god of water. Plus, the Sukh Mahal is another site to witnessing a cream coloured palace.


"Queen of Hadoti" another name for Bundi has 60 step wells and multiple forts. Bundi Palace, chaurasi khambhon ki chatri, sukh mahal, Taragarh fort having a huge canon and garbh Gujam and many more are known for the way of beauteous painting style of their own influenced from Mughal and Ragmala paintings.


Bundi is well known for its architecture styles and paintings. The traditions and ancient paintings bring tourism to a large scale. Thus, making it one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.


8 Shekhawati Region


Shekhawati region is located on the triangle of Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner. Art lovers have numerous Rajasthan points of interests here to collect the best view with architecture and history. Shekhawati’s people are meant Brave, hardworking and sacrificers from birth. It is a habitat of barely 100 villagers, 50 forts and palaces painted murals on either side. Homes, temples, step walls which ere richly decorated show the hard work and architectural talents.


Rich families in Shekhawati region commissioned artists to paint frescoes on their homes as a sign of opulence.

The desert land of Shekhawati region has painted havelis cropped all over. Mandawa fort is the best site proving this. It contains multiple rooms containing a totally different design and theme. This city lies on the Thar desert and has a special appearance in the history as a semi-arid historical region.


A package of scenic views, royal paintings, ancient temples, The Thar desert and best part the language, the dialect of Rajasthan is widely loving. Join the stairs here and be the witness of this one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.


9 Chittorgarh


Chittorgarh is the home of Chittor fort which is the largest in Asia and a UNESCO world heritage site. The fort has a historical character in its architecture be its palaces, gates or temples making it one of the most visited places in Rajasthan. The beauty lies in 2 commemoration towers named Kirti Stambh and Vijay Stambh.


According to the history rani, Padmavati accrues Jauhar (self-immolation) to save her Rajputana pride from Alauddin Khalji, the ruler of Delhi at that time. To express the gratitude towards Rani Padmavati, Jauhar festival is annually and widely celebrated and also a well-known tourist attraction part.


Chittorgarh lies on the banks of Berach and Gambhiri rivers, where the kingdom of Mewar ruled. It's pretty obvious having grand views with several heritage forts, monuments and associated stories with fabled. This star city is the habitat of late Meera Bai and legendary ruler Maharana Pratap.


The ancient Rajasthan tourism city has wide counting forts falling in the world heritage lists. Chittorgarh’s brave locality has enthusiastic behaviour annually, thus, having multiple festivals to work up. Maharana Pratap Jayanti is celebrated in the honour of Maharana Pratap with special puja and with his remembrance.


After that, Meera Mahotsav is celebrated. Meera was the follower of Lord Krishna. This fest last for 3 days involving pujas, dances, fireworks and much more. Teej a festival for Swings in the devotion of Lord Shiva plus the Gangaur festival devotion by women for Mata Gauri, consort of Lord Shiva.


10 Bikaner


The 4th largest city in Rajasthan, Bikaner, has forts, temples and museums combinations since ancient times. But the best part of Bikaner is the delicious food. Well known and most famous Bhujia of Bikaner always brings a desire for its intake plus the spicy papad which is another special part here.


Apart from that, The Samosa and Kachori having stoles all over the local is highly in demand. Now comes the history and architectural beauty of the state which has a witness named Junagarh Fort. Junagarh Fort is a combination of palaces and temples and some other Rajasthan points of interest.


Laxmi Niwas Palace is another residential Palace. The Indo-Saracenic architecture of the palace brings a spark in the luxury Heritage hotel. With the mixture of spices foods and architectural beauty of forts, there are multiple known holy places. Laxminath Temple is one of them. It lies at approx. 4 km from Junagarh Fort and shows the devotion towards Hindu Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi gracing the beauteous visit to Bikaner.


Karni Mata Temple is a unique temple also known as Rat temple dedicated to Karni Mata. The exquisite silver gates of the temple with marvel carving are not to be missed. Famous Jain temple named, Bhandasar Jain Temple has leaf paintings, frescoes and ornamented mirror work pause the view of your eye.


Bikaner is a full-on package for the foodies, devotees and historical lovers which makes it one of the most ecstatic places to visit in Rajasthan.

Shubham Kumar

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