10 Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is hands down the richest and the most beautiful state of India. The main courtesy for this goes to the Rajput kings who lived prosperous lives here and have transformed their kingdom into the most royal one. Apart from the magnificent architecture, the landscape of the state includes hills and desert. It’s a beautiful place overall to explore. This land of kings has different cities and towns to explore and understand the rich lives they have lived. A vacation to the state of Rajasthan would be super fun with loads of delicious food coming one’s way, vibrant culture, and of course, a lot of authentic traditional rich Rajasthani experiences.
Mewar/Chittorgarh: Starting with the most royal land of the state and that is Mewar. It is the birth place of Maharana Pratap, the most fearless and bravest Rajput king ever. Chittorgarh is also a royal land that came more into limelight recently with Rani Padmavati’s movie fame. Both Mewar and Chittorgarh are moreover same in the same boundary and are amazing places to explore. There is so much history to experience here in these places. Chittorgarh Fort and various monuments like Kalika Mata Temple, Vijay Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Kumbha Shyam Temple etc within the fort complex are worth visiting for exploring the glorious history of the Sisodiya Rajputs.
Jaipur: The capital city of the desert state, Jaipur is also called as the Pink City of Rajasthan. It is one of the most modern Rajasthani city that also has the perfect touch of the ancient days. There are most number of places to explore here like Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Galtaji, Birla Temple, and lots of other places. The newly developed places are also a must visit in Jaipur for a different experience. The city is not only famous for its history and monuments rather it is home to several colourful markets of handicrafts, jewelry, carpets, rugs, clothes, garments, leather goods, spices etc.
Udaipur: Udaipur is called as the Venice of the East because of its beautiful setting. The lake city is home to a numerous charming and serene lakes to spend some soulful time at. Other gorgeous places to explore here are City Palace, Bagore ki Haveli, the Royal Car Vintage Museum, Saheliyon ki Bari, Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, and Shilpgram. Several beautiful temples like Eklingji Temple & Jagdish Temple are also in the city.
Ranthambore National Park: Ranthambore National Park is one of the most famous places to explore in Rajasthan. The flora and fauna of the state attracts travelers from all over the world to explore this exotic national park. Spotting the most number of tigers is highly possible in this national park. Other animals to spot here are leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, and a variety of birds. Gipsy safari is the best activity to indulge in here.
Pushkar: Pushkar is called as the land of temples and is one of the holiest cities of the country. Apart from the temples, the camel fair held here attracts travelers in most number. It is one of the liveliest Rajasthani fairs to attend and explore more of the state. Pushkar is believed to be the home of the temple of Lord Brahma and this temple is the most famous one in Pushkar. Pushkar Lake, Savitri Temple, Gayatri Temple and Varah Temple are some of frequently visited shrines. Pushkar Fair, held annually, is famous across the globe.
Jaisalmer: The golden city of the state is known for its picturesque Thar Desert setting and the glorifying ancient forts and palaces. The Bhati Rajputs are known to have found this city. The most magnificent thing to explore here are their ancient forts because of their architecture. The Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Gadisar Lake, Nathmal ki Haveli, Thar Heritage Museum, and Sam sand dunes are the best places to explore in the city.
Jodhpur: After mentioning the pink and the golden city, we have the blue city in our list of 10 best places to visit in Rajasthan. This one is located on the edge of the Thar desert. This historic destination has ample of forts and palaces to explore. Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Balsamand Lake, Masuria Hills Garden, Jaswant Thada, and Mandore Gardens are some of the top sight-seeing spots in the city.
Mount Abu: Then only hill station of Rajasthan is Mount Abu which is quite popular amongst the travelers. It is such a peaceful destination to spend some time away from the hustle bustle of the city. Since it is located in the Aravalli mountain range, the backdrop of the hill station is the most amazing. There are ancient sites, temples, lakes, and forts over here to explore. There is also a wildlife sanctuary in the hill station to explore.
Bikaner: Quite underrated but one of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan is Bikaner. Not a lot of tourists are found here because they tend to explore the overrated places. This makes Bikaner a silent one away from the crowd. The Rathore Rajput ruler, Bika Rao has founded this city. It has a glorious past known for some amazing spots like Junagarh Fort, Jain temple, Lalgarh Palace, Ganga Singh Museum, and Sardul Singh Museum.
Bundi: The last one in the list is Bundi. This is also an underrated gem of the state with tonnes of beautiful spots to explore. This one is a unique destination filled with the sights of step wells throughout. There are almost 50 step-wells in the town to explore. Along with this, the Taragarh Fort and the Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary are the other sight-seeing spots.
Rajasthan is the most delightful and mysterious place in India. The state is filled with curiosity at every step and every story unfolds with a lot of surprises. Be it the food, culture, tradition, and everything, the state has it all to offer to its travelers. The above mentioned places in Rajasthan will give a beautiful experience to every kind of traveler with a different vibe. One thing to not miss while travelling in this state is having a chit chat session with the localities. They are the most welcoming people one would ever come across in the country.
Popular Rajasthan Tour Packages –
7 Days – Rajasthan Heritage Tour
10 Days – Majestic Rajasthan Tour
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11 Days – Rajasthan with Pushkar Fair Tour
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