17 Top Tourist Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Don't Miss These Classic Rajasthan Destinations

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Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India. It's not surprising because it shows India at its most colorful, iconic and exotic best. Most of the things that come to mind when you think of India can be found in Rajasthan—palaces, forts, desert, camels, and elephants. Don't miss visiting these top tourist places in Rajasthan.

The "Pink City" of Jaipur forms part of India's renowned Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit and was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not surprisingly, the city is one of Rajasthan's most popular tourist destinations. It has many famous forts and palaces, with most of them boasting evocative views and elaborate architecture. Staying in Jaipur is particularly enjoyable. Accommodations are reasonably priced and many have been converted from heritage properties, giving guests a very regal experience! Jaipur is an outstanding place to go shopping too.

Udaipur is often said to be the most romantic city in India, as it's filled with expansive lakes and palaces. The landmark City Palace Complex , which stretches along the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, dominates the city and the royal family still lives in part of it. Many personal royal heirlooms, family photos, and other memorabilia are displayed in the City Palace Museum , giving Udaipur a very regal feel. You can even stay in the City Palace! Alternatively, for those on a budget there are heritage hotels by the lake with amazing views, such as the Jagat Niwas Palace hotel.

Explore the places to visit near Udaipur such as mighty Kumbhalgarh and Chittorgarh forts.

Affectionately called the "Blue City" because of its blue painted buildings, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The walled old part of the city is presided over by Mehrangarh Fort , which provides the best outlook across Jodhpur's blue buildings. It's one of the largest and best maintained forts in India. Inside are a number of ornate palaces, a museum, and restaurant. There many inexpensive yet characterful places to stay in Jodhpur with views of the fort. It's refreshing to do nothing but relax on their rooftops and soak up the atmosphere.

Bishnoi is a community of nature worshipers only 45 minutes or so from Jodhpur and can be covered in a day trip. Bishnoi Village Safari organizes excursions and accommodations.

A remarkable sandstone city that rises magically from the sand dunes of the Thar desert, Jaisalmer looks like it's straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. Its mesmerizing ancient fort, built in 1156, is perched high on a pedestal overlooking the city. Inside the fort is alive and spellbinding. It boasts palaces, several temples, and some elegant havelis (mansions), as well as shops and other residences. These top things to do in Jaisalmer cover the best of the city and its surroundings. Stay at a hotel with a fort view or a desert camp.

If you're keen for a desert camel safari experience but without the crowds and commercialization, Osian is an ideal alternative option. This small town is about an hour and a half north of Jodhpur, on the way to Bikaner, and is surrounded by several sand dunes. Intricately carved stone temples dating back to the 8th century are interesting too. Stay at Osian Sand Dunes Resort and Camp or Reggie's Camel Camp .

For most of the year, Pushkar is a sleepy little holy town that attracts a lot of backpackers and hippie types. However, it really comes alive for a couple of weeks in October or November, when the Pushkar Camel Fair hits town. Pushkar is worth visiting at any time of year if you want to chill out. Sadly, the town isn't like it used to be though. These days, Pushkar is much more westernized and tourist-focused. The priests by the bathing ghats (steps) are very forceful in demanding donations. Avoid that area, and head to the Pushkar market for some fun shopping instead!

The remote and quaint desert town of Bikaner receives less tourists than many other prominent destinations in Rajasthan because of its out-of-the-way location over five hours north of Jodhpur. The main attractions are the atmospheric walled Old City and fort. Bikaner is renowned for the rather startling Karni Mata rat temple nearby as well. The Karni Mata Festival, held to worship the rats there, is one of the quirkiest festivals in India. A Camel Fair also happens in Bikaner every January. Stay at the exceptional Narendra Bhawan heritage hotel for an unforgettable trip! It's one of India's most beautifully restored heritage hotels.

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Nagaur lies about half-way between Jodhpur and Bikaner, making the town a convenient destination to break your journey. Its massive 12th century fort, Ahhichatragarh, has been restored to its former glory by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust and won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2002. The fort hosts the World Sacred Spirit Festival in February each year. The Nagaur Cattle Fair -- touted as the second largest in India -- is an added annual attraction in January or February.

Shekhawati Region

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If you're an art lover, or even someone who's into architecture and history, the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is well worth including on your itinerary. This unique region is often referred to as the world's largest open air art gallery, with old havelis (mansions) having walls adorned with intricate painted frescoes. Staying in one is a highlight! Shekhawati is located in the Delhi-Jaipur-Bikaner triangle, and is refreshingly free of tourists!

Pali Region

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Rural tourism is growing in Rajasthan and the Pali district, between Jodhpur and Udaipur, is perfect for visitors who want to explore Rajasthan beyond its cities. Bera is one of the top destinations there due to the prevalence of wild leopards, which roam the rugged terrain and can be spotted on safari. At Jojawar, the 300 year-old Rajput fort has been converted into a heritage hotel and draws visitors. Kesar Bagh is a luxury option there. Chanoud Garh is another 300 year-old fort-palace turned exquisite heritage hotel in the Pali district. However, it doesn't get anymore out-of-this-world than stunning Lakshman Sagar heritage hotel. Alternatively, Culture Aangan has homestays in Pali. You'll find village life to be fascinating. You can even attend a shepherds' morning opium meet!

Although increasingly popular with travelers, Bundi also often gets overlooked as a tourist destination in Rajasthan due to its off-the-beaten path location between Jaipur and Udaipur. It's a captivating place to visit, with its lakes, temples, markets, miniature paintings, and blue houses similar to Jodhpur. This relatively laid-back town is dominated by the extraordinary and imposing Bundi Palace, which protrudes out of the hillside. The ancient, winding lanes of the Old City are fascinating to wander through. Bundi also has around 50 step wells and a ramshackle fort above the palace.

Kota and Chambal

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Less than an hour southeast of Bundi, Rajasthan's third largest city -- Kota -- sits alongside the Chambal River. Once you've seen its palaces, temples and museums head out to explore the National Chambal Sanctuary and take a boat ride along the river. It's home to rare wildlife such as the gharial (a long-snouted, fish-eating crocodile) and Gangetic river dolphin. Bhainsrorgarh Fort boutique heritage hotel was once a royal abode and has an enviable position atop the cliff. The view is breathtaking! Plus, the 9th century Badoli Temples are nearby. Kota is famous for its Dussehra festival and fair in October.

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places in India to spot a tiger in the wild. In contrast to many national parks in India, Ranthambore is also really accessible and easy to get to. This makes it very popular (and, unfortunately, it's been facing a lot of tourist pressure). As well as nature, the park is home to the formidable 10th century Ranthambore Fort. It's a huge structure that contains ruined pavilions, monuments, and three Hindu temples. The park is packed with history, having witnessed many battles played out on its land, and the rise and fall of many rulers.

If driving from Agra (or Bharatpur) to Ranthambore, consider stopping at Karauli and staying at isolated Ramathra Fort heritage hotel on the way.

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Birding enthusiasts will be delighted by Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur, just over an hour east of Agra on the way to Jaipur. One of India's top bird sanctuaries for bird watching and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was formerly a duck hunting reserve of the maharajas. More than 370 species of birds can be found there, including a large congregation of non-migratory resident breeding birds.

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Also on the Agra-Jaipur Road, Abhaneri has the deepest and possibly the most photographed step well in India . Chand Baori was built between the 8th and 9th centuries by King Chanda of the Nikumbh dynasty of Rajputs. However, locals will tell you a more spookier story of it being constructed in one night by ghosts! The step well extends approximately 100 feet into the ground, down 3,500 steps and 13 levels. A two-day Abhaneri festival takes place every year in September against the evocative backdrop of Chand Baori to promote rural tourism.

Interested in more forts and palaces? Alwar can be done on a day trip from Delhi , as it's only three hours south of India's capital. Attractions include an 18th century City Palace complex and government museum (closed Mondays) inside it, which showcases the extravagant lifestyle of the kings. However, it's Lake Sagar and the many chhatris (dome-shaped pavilions) behind the City Palace that are most visually impressive monuments. Above the City Palace sits 16th century Bala Quila, notable for being one of a few forts in Rajasthan to be built before the rise of the Mughals.

Another popular sidetrip from Delhi, Neemrana was the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, king of the Rajput Chauhan dynasty. It's located in Rajasthan's Aravalli Hills, about two and a half hours southwest of Delhi on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway. The main attractions there are rambling 15th century Neemrana Fort Palace hotel perched on the side of the hill overlooking town, and zip-lining .

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Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. It's situated 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) above sea level near the Gujarat border, about three hours (160km) from Udaipur. The British took a liking to Mount Abu because of its comfortable climate, and they relocated the headquarters of their political Rajputana Agency there from Ajmer in 1857. Mount Abu has a reputation as a honeymooner's haven but Indian families flock to the area as well. However, it remains an offbeat destination for foreigners. These top things to do in Mount Abu are centered around enjoying the great outdoors.

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Places To Visit in Rajasthan

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1 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 67 Tourist attractions

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, stands as a jewel in the crown of the Golden Triangle, alongside Delhi and Agra. This enchanting city, often referred to as the "Pink City," owes its nickname to the terracotta-pink hue that adorns many of its buildings. The Pink City is a testament to the roya...

Best Time: October to March

2 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 43 Tourist attractions

Udaipur, the "City of Lakes," stands as a jewel in the crown of Rajasthan, India. Nestled amidst the Aravalli Range, this city captivates visitors with its regal charm, historic grandeur, and scenic landscapes. Located around stunning water lakes and enveloped by the Aravalli Hills in all direc...

3. Jaisalmer

3 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 39 Tourist attractions

Jaisalmer, a mesmerizing destination nestled in the heart of the Thar Desert, is a jewel in the crown of Rajasthan. Often referred to as the "Golden City," Jaisalmer captivates visitors with its sandstone architecture, picturesque landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. The city is adorned with...

4 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 44 Tourist attractions

Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan and the former capital of the Marwar region. It is popularly called "the Blue City" as it looks completely blue from an aerial view because of its blue walls and houses. Jodhpur is primarily famous for its temples, lakes and snacks, with the ...

Best Time: November to February

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5 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 23 Tourist attractions

Located in the midst of Thar Desert, Bikaner is a "cultural paradise and a traveller's haven". Bikaner with its magnificence in architecture, art and culture is filled with colour, festivity and cultural marvels.The city will mesmerize you with the camels sauntering the beautiful sand dunes, it...

6. Ranthambore

6 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 20 Tourist attractions

This is one of the best tiger reserves of the country, known to have "friendly" tigers and chances of sighting one here is reasonably better than many other tiger reserves of India. Along with this Ranthambore has one of the richest flora and fauna making it an absolutely must visit area

Best Time: October to Apr

7 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 27 Tourist attractions

Pushka is a small temple town located around 15 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan. A perfect choice for a weekend getaway from Jaipur, Pushkar has an array of cafes and hostels for a backpacking trip. Every November, Pushkar is host to the Pushkar Mela, one of the biggest camel fairs in the country.

8. Mount Abu

8 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 21 Tourist attractions

The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is located in the Aravali range. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning pieces of architecture in the country.  Travellers can enjoy calm and relaxed boating in N...

9 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 23 Tourist attractions

Surrounded by Aravali ranges, the city of Ajmer is most famous for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti. This makes Ajmer one of the most significant places of Islamic pilgrimage in the world. Located at a distance of 130 km from Jaipur and 14 kms from Pushkar in Rajasthan, ...

10. Chittorgarh

10 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 19 Tourist attractions

Located in South-Eastern Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is known for Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in India built on a hilltop, spreading over an area of around 700 acres. The capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, the magnificent fortress will always be remembered for the courageous self-sacr...

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11. Bharatpur

11 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 12 Tourist attractions

Bharatpur is located in the Braj region of state Rajasthan, around 38 km from Mathura. Bharatpur is famous for the Keoladeo National Park, which habitats over 370 species of animals and birds. It is recognised as one of the most popular birds feeding and breeding grounds. In 1982 the park ...

12 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 26 Tourist attractions

Alwar is the first major city that comes while travelling from Delhi to Rajasthan and is uniquely located at 150 km south of Delhi and 150 km north of Jaipur. Alwar is a hub of tourism with forts like the Bhangarh fort, lakes, nature reserves like Sariska Tiger Reserve and heritage havelis. Apart fr...

13. Kumbhalgarh

13 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 7 Tourist attractions

Kumbhalgarh is a fortress located in the Aravalli Range of Rajasmand district in Rajasthan. A Merwar Fortress, Kumbhalgarh is one of the World Heritage Sites and is the second-largest fort in India after Chittorgarh Fort. Covering around 12 square kms, the walls of the fort stretch over an area of a...

14. Shekhawati

14 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 11 Tourist attractions

Shekhawati is a semi-arid getaway full of open air galleries, enchanting havelis & palaces and legendary forts. This region has been recognised as the open art gallery of Rajasthan"" having the largest concentration of frescos in the world."

Best Time: November to March

15 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 14 Tourist attractions

A princely state for a princely stay, in the northwest of India, lies the district of Bundi, in the Hadoti region of the royal state of Rajasthan. In ancient times, the area around Bundi was apparently inhabited by various local tribes.

16. Neemrana

16 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 6 Tourist attractions

Neemrana town is located in Alwar in Rajasthan on Delhi-Jaipur highway. It is famous for its magnificent Neemrana Fort Palace. It was built in 1464 AD, a palace from where Rajput Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan III reigned. Neemrana fort is now converted into one of the Rajasthan's oldest heritage luxu...

Best Time: July to March

17. Ranakpur

17 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 7 Tourist attractions

Ranakpur is a small quaint town nestled amid the secluded valley of Aravali Ranges in Rajasthan. Situated around 96 km North of Udaipur in Pali district, it is an important destination for Jain pilgrims. The place presents a unique spectacle of verdant greenery and gushing streams, an unusual sight ...

18. Nathdwara

18 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 6 Tourist attractions

Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, the charming town of Nathdwara is literally translates to "The Gateway of the Lord'. It is situated in the heart of Rajasthan, on the banks of river Banas and is a pristine picturesque location. It is also a sacred Hindu site and is flocked by thousands of tourists...

Best Time: September to February

19. Garadia Mahadev

19 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Situated in Daulatganj near Kota, Garadiya Mahadev Temple is not just a revered Hindu temple but also a popular tourist spot because of its location at the scenic Chambal gorge. Perched at a height of 500 feet from the mean sea level on a picturesque cliff, the temple is enshrined by Hindu God Shiva...

20. Fatehpur

20 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 4 Tourist attractions

Situated in the Sikar district of Rajasthan, Fatehpur is an ancient town, a prominent part of the Shekhawati region. Fatehpur is popular with tourists who want to try out a new destination, and have a knack for art and culture.

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21. Khimsar

21 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 4 Tourist attractions

Famous for the Nagaur Festival, Khimsar is a small village in the state of Rajasthan, Ideal for a relaxed weekend getaway in the winters.

22. Nawalgarh

22 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 4 Tourist attractions

Fondly known as "the land of Havelis" or "open air art gallery", this miniature town of Nawalgarh is located around 30 kms away from the town of Jhunjhunu and does absolute justice to the name given to it.

23. Rajsamand

23 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 4 Tourist attractions

Located 67 km North of the now popular destination wedding city of Udaipur, is the small town of Rajsamand. It got the name from the eponymous Rajsamand lake which is the second largest man-made lake in the world. Apart from the renowned historical edifices of Kumbhalgarh and Haldighati, the place a...

24. Jhunjhunu

24 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 5 Tourist attractions

An ancient town in the state of Rajasthan, Jhunjhunu is known for its fresco art and carefully engraved architecture of vacant havelis and authentic Rajasthani experience in an offbeat destination.

25. Mandawa

25 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 4 Tourist attractions

Known for its very popular Mandawa Fort, Mandawa is a quaint little town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. Popularly known as the Open Art Gallery, the town is replete with paved archways and magnificent havelis and fortresses. It is located in the heart of the Shekhawati region and is dotted ...

26 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 5 Tourist attractions

Osian (Osiyan), also known as the 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan', has earned this name due to its many temples, some of which are very erotic. It is an ancient temple city located 65 kms north of Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan in western India.

27 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 5 Tourist attractions

Sikar is a heritage city in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan between Agra and Bikaner. Known for its intricate architecture of grand havelis and forts adorned frescoes, Sikar is located in the shade of massive walls with seven entrance gates to the town.

28 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 3 Tourist attractions

At the edge of the Thar desert and situated amidst the shifting golden sand dunes, lies a small city called Churu, resplendent with havelis, fresco paintings and unique architecture. Known as the 'Gateway to the Thar desert', Churu lies in the historic Shekhawati region in northern Rajasthan.

29 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 18 Tourist attractions

Kota, the third most populous city in Rajasthan, lies alongside the banks of River Chambal, the only perennial river in Rajasthan. Locals and tourists visit the river shores for watching crocodiles, sighting birds and for boat riding in general. Kota is famous for its thriving coaching culture for I...

30 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 3 Tourist attractions

Located in close vicinity to the city of Bharatpur, Deeg is a small town in the state of Rajasthan. Built by Maharaja Suraj Mahal in 1772, Deeg Place served as the summer resort for the rulers of Bharatpur state. Popular for its magnificent palaces and desi bazaars, Deeg is located 32kms from the fa...

Best Time: September to March

31. Kesroli

31 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

The Hill Fort Kesroli is one of the rare heritage hotels in Alwar that has been in existence since the 14th century. A wonderful destination to enjoy the barrier sunsets, showing daily since 700 years and discovering the Neemrana heritage hotels in Alwar is this resort. Hill Fort-Kesroli is a great ...

32. Jhalawar

32 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan 8 Tourist attractions

A place laden with historic forts and beautiful palaces, Jhalawar takes on back in time to an era of glory. It's a place that provides on an opportunity to experience the Rajputana lifestyle.

33. Eklingji Temple

33 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Eklingji Temple is one of the most popular temples of Rajasthan and is sited at a distance of 22 km to the north of Udaipur. Eklingji Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion and its brilliant architecture drives several tourists here every year. This double-storied temple looks m...

34. Bharatpur National Park

34 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Now known as the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur National Park is a famous avifauna sanctuary and a bird watching paradise listed among UNESCO's World Heritage sites. The 29 km reserve is locally known as Ghana and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. These dive...

35. Bhangarh Fort

35 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Famous for the historical ruins and the ghost stories, Bhangarh has been regarded as the most haunted place in the country. It is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi. The Bhangarh Fort is a 17th Century fort in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. It was built by Bhagwant Das for his son Madho S...

36. Sariska National Park

36 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Nestled in the Aravali Hills over an area of about 800 sq. Km covering the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky landscape, lays the Sariska National Park, now known as The Sariska Tiger Reserve. This area was once hunting preservation of The Maharaja of Alwar. The Reserve is known for...

37. Salasar Balaji

37 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Salasar Balaji or Salasar Dham is a temple located in the small town of Salasar near Sujangarh in Churu district, Rajasthan. Dedicated to Balaji, another name for Hanuman, this temple attracts innumerable devotees throughout the year. Salasar Dham is in a religious circuit of centers of Khatu S...

38. Chand Baori

38 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Chand Baori is a major tourist attraction site in Abhaneri village that belongs to 10th-century monuments that showcase Rajasthani architectural expertise and talents. With steps on the three sides that lead to the water reserve, the stepwell is more than 13 storeys deep and is adorned with more tha...

39. Galtaji Temple

39 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Located on the outskirts of the regal city of Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. Outlined by the striking Aravalli hills, it consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This majestic temple is situated at the heart of a hilly terrain ...

40 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Filled with vibrant colours, rich heritage, and warm hospitality, Barmer represents the true cultural beauty of Rajasthan. A part of the desert lands of Thar, it shares borders with Pakistan on the west and Jaisalmer and Jalore to the north and south, respectively. The historic town of the 13th Cent...

41. Desert National Park

41 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Situated near the town of Jaisalmer, Desert national park is among the largest of its kind in the country, encompassing an area of 3162 sq kms. The park covers a huge area extending from Jaisalmer/Barmer all the way to the India-Pakistan border. In spite of being right in the middle of an arid, dry,...

42 out of 48 Places to visit in Rajasthan

Pilani is a small town situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, mainly renowned for being home to one of the most prestigious educational institutes of the country namely BITS Pilani (Birla Institute of Technology and Science). Grand Havelis and revered shrines are situated in the heart of th...

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The state of Rajasthan is revered as the largest state in the country in terms of land area is located towards the north west of India. The presence of the Great Indian Thar Desert in the region of this state makes this state famous for desert safari’s and overnight camps. The state is bordered by the Sutlej-Indus river and covers nearly 10.4% of the area of the country.

A large number of cities which are located in this state have been appreciated for their royalty and grandeur. Jaipur is one of the highly acclaimed cities of this state and is also the capital of the royal state of Rajasthan. The skies of this city are adorned with a large number of buildings which are done in the shades of pink. It is the land which has a number of forts such as Amer, Moti Doongari etc.

The city of Udaipur is referred to as the lake city which harbours a large number of lakes, forts and palaces. The National zoo and the museum situated here also acts as a luring factor for the tourists. Some of the popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan are Pushkar, Ajmer, Udaipur and the popular hill station Mount Abu.

The wildlife is one of the amazing aspects of the state of Rajasthan apart from its rich culture and History. The Ranthambore National Park located in this state, is certainly its alluring factor, attracting a large number of tourists throughout the year. The wildlife of the state comprises of the mammals, amphibians and reptiles etc. One can find animals such as deer, leopards, flying foxes, sloth bears etc.

The flora and fauna of the region is one factor which keeps the tourists glued to the state. The best time to visit Rajasthan is between the months of September to March, though certain areas can be frighteningly cold during the winter months of November and December.

Rajasthan is synonymous to Royalty and you're sure to feel the essence of it throughout the tour.

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, India’s largest state, was built by Sawaji Jai SIngh in the 18th century. Located 268 Km away from New Delhi, it is a major tourist destination that forms an important part of the famous Golden Triangle tourist circuit. The chaotic, colourful streets of Jaipur present a recurrent pattern of new and old. The city, encircled by besieged walls and rugged hills, is full of well-preserved historical buildings and royal heritage. It forms a part of the Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit, with its wide roads dotted with majestic statues and its impressive palaces. The City Palace is an iconic landmark that lies at the heart of the city, still housing the royal family. The Jantar Mantar is another famous attraction, with its vast collection of ancient astronomical instruments. While here, prepare to get bedazzled by the architectural brilliance of the Hawa Mahal and the grandeur of Jaipur’s star attraction, the Amber Fort. On the outskirts of Jaipur lies the Aravalli hills, which presents ample trekking opportunities at Chouri Ghat and Bhuteshwar Nath. You can also take part in cycling tours and check out some of the seasonal waterfalls around here. Nahargarh and Jhalana provide wildlife photography and jungle safari opportunities. ATV rides and zip-lining are some of the other activities you can try out in Jaipur. Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters that are short lived. The monsoon season runs from July to August, providing yearly precipitation of more than 63 cm. The average temperature here lies around 25.1 degrees Celsius and on rare occasions, it can fall below freezing point in winter.

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In the southernmost part of  Rajasthan, Udaipur is surrounded by the Aravalli Range and is brimming with natural beauty. It was set up in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the nascent capital of the Mewar Kingdom. Udaipur is well- connected with other parts of India through airway, railway and roadway. Unlike other parts of Rajasthan, Udaipur is filled with serenity. Away from the urban chaos, it is a blend of regal beauty, elevated slopes  and picturesque panorama. Udaipur is also known as the “City of Lakes” because of the presence of numerous interconnected natural lakes in and around the city. The “City of Lakes” is also profoundly called the “White City” because the Rajput style Palaces and Forts in Udaipur are made up of white marbles. Additionally, houses and other structures of the city are also dressed in white. Udaipur is famous for its historic Rajput-era forts, grand palaces, striking lakes, architectural temples, museums, galleries, traditional festivals and rich culture. The best places to visit in Udaipur which are must-have in your itinerary are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Eklingji Temple, Ambrai Ghat, Vintage Car Museum, Bada Mahal and Shilgram. People looking forward to doing thrilling things in Udaipur can happily indulge in Trekking, Paragliding, Cycling Tours and Helicopter Ride. Among passive activities, Sunset boat rides at Lake Pichola or Fateh Sagar Lake are excellent options to seek some solace. Others can go on a shopping spree at Shilpgram or Bada Bazaar or  Mochiwada Bazaar to hoard exquisite items like Bandhani sarees, handmade juttis, silver jewellery, bags and authentic Rajasthani handicrafts. The best time to visit Udaipur is between the months of November-February i.e. the winter months. During this time, the average temperature varies between 12°Celsius to 28 °Celsius. Since the climate of Udaipur remains pleasant during winters, travellers can explore the outdoors and participate in numerous activities without any inconvenience.

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The historical and ancient city of Jodhpur is situated in the Thar Desert, in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. This is a 15th Century city built around the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. This city is also known as the “Blue City” due to the uniformly painted houses in light blue colour. The city of Jodhpur is popular for its rugged natural beauty. Its rocky landscape and desert plantations along with ancient ruins of the historical forts and palaces create an adventurous and a mesmerising ambience for visitors. The city looks magical at night, with the forts lighting up the horizon and performers adding to the cultural vibrance of the city. The main attraction of this city is its majestic forts and palaces. The entire city is built around the imposing structure of the Mehrangarh Fort. The Umaid Bhavan Palace is the epitome of royal magnificence and another stunning attraction that you can check out when you are visiting. The other architectural marvels include the Jaswant Thada, the Ghanta Ghar or the Clock Tower, the Mandore Gardens, the Rao Jodha Rock Park, Phool Mahal – located within the Mehrangarh Fort, the Chand Baori and Osian Temples and Toorji ka Jhalra, to mention a few. The beautiful city of Jodhpur is thriving with life and adventures. You can enjoy activities such as Overlander Safaris, where you get to meet the locals in the rural regions and learn about the intricacies of their unique culture and lifestyle. The cultural performances at the Desert camps are experiences you can’t miss when you’re in Jodhpur. The true essence of Rajasthani folk music and dance is on full display during these performances. Trying out the unique cuisines and famous street food in Jodhpur is also bound to be a memorable experience when you are in the city. Jodhpur experiences semi-arid and fairly warm temperatures all throughout the year, which makes it ideal for winter travels. The city is also known as the “Sun City” due to its sunny weather prevailing throughout the year. The weather experiences a sharp fluctuation with days that are hot and dry and cold nights. Rainfall is sparse. The weather is most pleasant from October to March, which is also the best time to enjoy and explore this marvellous city.

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Jaisalmer holds a major place in the tourism landscape of Rajasthan. Located in the northwestern part of the Indian State, it is popularly called as the golden city because of its bounteous golden sand dunes and castles built with golden honey sandstones. The city is adorned with a number of lagoons, ornamental Jain places of worship, and lavish havelis. This is however one side of the coin. Jaisalmer is also known for its offbeat desert safari experience. The city offers pleasant stays in the middle of the vast spread Thar desert and loads of adventure activities to give you a completely unforgettable experience. The city is also packed with colorful handicraft marketplaces that will take you back in the timeline to offer you an experience of Indian culture and heritage. Jaisalmer is home to some of the most sought after attractions of the nation like the majestic Jaisalmer Fort, full of live desert national park, ancient Kuldhara Village, beautifully designed Jain temples, surreal Gadisar Lake, rustic Sam Sand Dunes, artistic Tazia Tower and Badal Palace, intricately designed Patwon ki Haveli, glorious bada bagh, and many more significant places of tourist attractions. In the course of your visit to the city of Jaisalmer, you can indulge in a number of desert experiences which are not only adventurous but also filled with fun. Heading out on a safari tour on a jeep or camel and traversing your way through the sands is certainly a great experience. The desert camps have also got loads of other fun for you. You will be spending amazing evening hours at the campsite witnessing the traditional performances of music and dance. The campsites are also known to offer the best ever authentic Rajasthani dishes to delight your taste buds. Jaisalmer remains hot all through the year. It experiences very hot summer days from the month of April to the month of July, rainy season from the month of July to the month of August, and milder winter days from the month of December to the month of March.

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Taking pride of being the only hill station of the state, Mount Abu is a very beautiful place located in Rajasthan, India. Located on a high rocky plateau, this city experiences colder climates and offers pretty amazing sceneries. Well connected to other parts of the country, this city has been a popular tourist destination for various adventures and sightseeing. Located on the beautiful Aravali Plateau, the city of Mount Abu is adorned by lush green forests and loaded with pristine beauty of lakes, architecture of temples and heritage of ancient forts and havelis. Exhibiting the best royalty of bygone times, this city is home to numerous marvels loaded with artistic features and picture worthy craftsmanship. Amidst this enchanting surroundings, the life here is very calm and the locals are friendly as well. Home to various entrincing landmarks, the Mount Abu city has been exciting its visitors and tourists since ages. Be it the reflection of the starry sky on the Nakki Lake or the flawless ornamental carvings of Dilwara Jain Temple, here you will find some of the best sceneries which will soothe our eyes as well as souls. Here, you will find various serene spots like the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Peace Park, Guru Shikhar Peak, Sunset Point, Abu Road, Trevour’s Tank Toad Rock and many more. Haven for the adrenaline junkies, the city of Mount Abu has been blessed with beautiful surroundings as well as a plethora of adventures. Attracting flocks of tourists, one can try their hands on a number of adventures here. From camping below the starry nights to rowing the boat in Nakki Lake, Mount Abu is bestowed with some of the best adrenaline rushing activities. The climate of Mount Abu remains comparatively colder than the other parts of the state. Being a state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu also experiences some hot days even after being a hill station. The average annual temperature here stays around 20 degree celsius and can fluctuate with change in the seasons.

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Pushkar is an essential pilgrimage in India for the Hindu and Sikh faith holders due to the presence of 100’s of stunning temples including the only ‘Lord Brahma Temple’ in the world, and several gurudwaras. It is located amidst the western Aravalli Range on the shore of the natural Pushkar Lake, around 10 kilometres from the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan. And since Pushkar is a part of the torrid desert state, it has particularly warm summers and cool, pleasant winters with moderate rainfall in the monsoons.  Pushkar is believed to have been an ancient city as it has found mentions in many Hindu mythologies and other important Indian scriptures. Hence, the colourful and different history of this Temple Town has garnered attention from domestic and international tourists, many of whom are also devouts. But that’s not all; there is still much more to this tranquil town than meets the eye.  In the present day and age, it has become a popular weekend getaway for people, especially the youth living in nearby cities like -Jaipur, Ajmer, Delhi etc. for its many offerings of recreational activities like - boating on the lake, camel safaris, camping and hikes, cable-car rides, shopping for local handicrafts, among more. Along with the alluring points of interest like - the Rose Garden, Mertha, Pushkar Bazaar, Varaha Ghat etc. that are worth exploring during a short rendezvous.  Moreover, It has primarily been famed for its annual ‘Pushkar Mela’ which is a Cattle Fair organized during the month of ‘Karthik’ (October/November) for five days. It is the biggest and grandest celebration in the town where thousands of locals and tourists gather to savour rides, folk performance, shows, and the most important event of all - the trading of numerous cattle, horses and camels from distinct parts of the country. The two prominent Hindu festivals - Holi and Diwali are also celebrated with much penchant and glee, making it one of the unmissable sightings.  The tourism in Pushkar is thriving, which has led to the residents, along with many high-end brands and industries developing a commercial aspect. Because of this, one can find an array of hotels and resorts, quaint cafes and eateries serving international cuisines, and other modern facilities. All ranging from modestly priced for the budgeted guests to the 5-star luxurious ones for the big spenders. Thus, Pushkar is that one city that welcomes one and all with open arms and offers an experience unlike any other.  And although the city brims with trotters all year long, it is the time during October till March that fits best for one to plan a short excursion to fully take in the beauty, merrymaking and the ambient surroundings. 

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Bikaner city can be considered as a exotic beauty of Rajasthan that attracts all kinds of travellers to indulge in the royal hospitality of the heartwarming people. It is located in the Northwest part of Rajasthan and happens to be about 330 kilometer from the state capital, Jaipur. Bikaner is a city that has got every flavor of the land in its feather starting from history and culture to tradition, adventure, and cuisine. It is believed to be a cultural paradise as well as heaven for travelers with its mesmerizing work of architecture. The glorious past  of the place will surely astonish you and would take you back in the timeline to learn more about the regal era. During your visit to the city of Bikaner, you should spend time visiting some of the best places of tourist attraction like Junagarh Fort which is known for its perfect blend of Mughal & Gujarati Architecture, Lalgarh Palace which takes you close to the lap of luxury, Laxmi Niwas Palace which happens to be the former abode of Maharaja Ganga Singh, Gajner Palace & Wildlife Sanctuary which is famous for its blissful getaway, Rampuria Haveli which is known for its traverse Bikaner lanes, and many other heritage sites as well as historical places. Bikaner has got a long list of things for you to indulge in the course of your visit. During your visit, you can think of indulging in the some of the thrilling as well as offbeat activities like attending the famous Camel Festival, shopping your heart out at Kote Gate, taking a tour of the majestic Junagarh Fort, visiting the popular Karni Mata Temple, witnessing the splendour of the Lalgarh Palace, enjoying a camel safari in the Thar, relishing the taste of the local cuisines, experiencing the utmost luxury at the Laxmi Vilas Palace, going out for wildlife spotting in the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, beating the heat at the Skybird Water Park, and much more. Bikaner has got a desert type climatic condition which means it remains hot all through the year. The city virtually does not receive any rainfall during the year and the average temperature is recorded at 26.4 degree celsius. The average rainfall is recorded to be 241 mm per year.

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Once a forgotten city, Alwar today teems with numerous tourist attractions and flocked by travellers across the globe. There is no place for boredom as the sightseeing options, travel activities and tourist places in Alwar are plenty. One of the top tourist activity which a traveller must do during a visit to Alwar is embarking on a jeep safari at Sariska National Park. Deep inside the park flanked by gentle slopes and greenery, one can come face to face with Indian leopard, striped hyena, Indian jackal, chital, sambhar, nilgai, wild boars and more. It is a perfect holiday trip to indulge with friends and family. For adventure and daring souls, a spooky visit to the most haunted place in India, Bhangarh Fort promises to be enticing. Get lost amidst the ruined buildings at the fort and admire stunning architecture. In and around Bhangarh, there are the havelis, shops, temples, mosques and old streets that are best explored by foot or bicycle.

Some of the other popular sightseeing places in the city are Alwar Museum, Alwar fort, Siliserh Lake Palace, Sariska Palace and Bala Qila fort. Visit Sainthal dam to watch the wild crocodiles. For some adrenaline rush, take a banana boat or bumper tube ride in the Siliserh Lake. The other adventure activities that are popular and can be tried out at the lake premises include jet-skiing, pedal boating and crocodile sighting. There are many forts in the city that offers luxurious staying options. Neemrana fort for instance offers vintage car ride, multimedia tour, camel ride and other fun activities to make one’s stay more fulfilling and exciting. At Neemrana fort palace, enjoy the exhilarating ride down the mountain, on a zip line. The Flying Fox Neemrana enables one to enjoy a panoramic view of the Aravalli Mountains.

There are totally five ziplines operating at the fort, each taking you to different scenic routes in and around the location premises. To capture some good photographs and cool your heels, check out the Garbhaji Falls. A popular place among locals as well as tourists, the waterfalls cascade down beautifully. This place is located 7 kms away from Siliserh Lake and one can enjoy village life on way to falls. The best time to visit the place is in the month of July and August. For historical lovers, there is Government Museum situated at City Palace. The museum houses huge collection of historical swords, pistols, guns and canons, historical paintings and sculptures. All these places are the best tourist places in Alwar.

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Ranthambore

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Ranthambore is an absolute paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. It is widely recognized for its National Park and Tiger Reserve, but these are not the only places that make Ranthambhore a popular tourist destination. The unquestionably mesmerizing locales, palaces, and royal ruins make Ranthambhore more than just a popular wildlife habitat. So don’t just adore the enthralling locales or feast your eyes on to the beautiful escapades of Ranthambhore but indulge in many other interesting activities that are an absolute value for your money and time. You can opt for a safari ride that is the most adventurous activity and gives you a chance to witness the wild species roaming freely in the jungle. Bird watching tour should also be something that you must try as Ranthambhore boasts of having over 330 species of birds. Some of the must-visit places at Ranthambore are Ranthambore Fort, which is touted as the most popular landmarks in Rajasthan. This fort was built by the Chauhan rulers in 944 AD and replicates that era in the best possible way. You can visit this amazing fort for a jaw-dropping experience! Surwal lake is another masterpiece ideal for people who prefer a calm and tranquil ambiance to seek solace. The glorious view of the rare accumulation of wild animals here would certainly take your breath away. Jogi Mahal is another iconic place in Ranthambore situated near the Padam lake. It is known for its incredible architecture and sculptures. It was initially made available for the visitors to reside, but off-lately Jogi Mahal is available just for sightseeing. This place also boasts of one of the biggest Banyan Trees in the country. Along with the wildlife, the culture and traditions of Ranthambore also hold a massive significance. Rejoice yourself with the incredible art and craft of the rural women working under the great initiative of Village Women Craft. Also, treat yourself with the exclusive dishes of Rajasthan such as Dal Bati churma, Ker Sangri, and Mawa kachori for a taste that would refuse to leave your taste buds while you’re in Ranthambore!

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Dausa also known by the name Devanagari is a city located in the Dausa district of Rajasthan. It is situated approximately 55km away from the main city of Jaipur and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Dausa district. Dausa is such a popular holiday destination that most visitors usually include this place in their tourism package while visiting Rajasthan.

The city of Dausa has much legend and history lying behind it. Several stories even go on to explain how during the 10th century AD, well-known rulers such as the Chouhans and Badgurjars while ruling over Rajasthan , claimed Dausa as the first capital of the state. Dausa clearly held much political importance at that time and it still holds the same position even today.

One of the best parts about Dausa is that the city is surrounded by Mahadev from all give directions namely Nilkanth, Sahajnath, Somnath, Baijnath and Gupteshwar. One of the major reasons why the place is also known by the word ‘Dhau and Sa’ is due to this situation. ‘Dhau and Sa’ literally translates to Swarg meaning heaven and Sa meaning Sundar.

The place is well known for many popular activities . The culture is typical to Rajasthan and one will have the chance to experience an authentic rural life as well. There are several high-end hotels, resorts and restaurants that will not fail to fulfil your primary requirements of great comfort and good food. As far as convenience is concerned, it is well taken care of since the city is well connected with an abundance of local transport at hand. Moreover, the people belonging to this city are known for their friendly nature and simplicity – all of which will win your heart over.

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Ajmer is a place well known for having majestic beauty. One often wants to know that what all are the tourist places in Ajmer. The place has an offering to people in which they can explore the whole of Ajmer. Pushkar is one such option. It has desert camps and natural boundaries which makes it look astonished.  Tourists come here especially to have an experience of Aravali Hills. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Sufi shrine of Moinuddin Chistietc will take you to the ambiance of rituals and tradition. The commoners or localities are very down to earth. Even today the traditional customs are followed here. All this makes the person feel peaceful.  The wooden work, the furnishing, and the architecture work are so amazing that the person could not stop himself to be attached to this place. A day trip to the place gives a soothing experience. Pushkar is just 15 km from Ajmer. The Pushkar Lake and Jagatpita Brahma Temple etc. are some of the best tourist places in Ajmer.  The whole day can be spent travelling in this place. But the memory one makes is what makes it up for fatigues. Once you are done with all the layouts and night outs, one can do all the popular activities in Ajmer.The common things to do in Ajmer comprise camel safari, trekking, camping and many more adventurous things.  Camel Safari is a beautiful ride to be done in the desert. Pushkar is a beautiful place to be visited to experience the rustic lifestyle. Camel safari is known to offer the trip to sandy place and thus it is must to do the thing in Ajmer. The ships of desert compensate for every flaw Ajmer has.  The things to do in Ajmer consist ofa visit to a lot of places like Lake View Stay at Pushkar Palace, Bijay Niwas Palace in Ajmer etc. Well ventilated, airy, furnished rooms etc are the features of rooms in Ajmer. Some of them have traditional paintings as well to connect the families.  There are rooms matching with the needs of people as well. It consists of families, friends, new weds and even live in partners. All this makes the place a must visit a place. New Delhi, Jodhpur, Gurgaon, Udaipur etc. are the nearby gateways from Ajmer.  Once planned a trip to Ajmer, one can also go to these places as well. Pilgrimage, spa, rejuvenation, rituals etc are some of the things to be done in Ajmer. Have a great experience in Ajmer.

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Ranakpur is a small but beautiful village that can be found near the Desuri Tehsil in Sadri town, in the Pali district of Rajasthan. It is between the two famous cities of Udaipur and Jodhpur on the western side of the Aravalli Mountain Ranges. Ranakpur is the most ideal destination for nature lovers. This picturesque and tranquil village is set amidst lush greenery and is surrounded by the misty blue Aravalli mountains. The abundance of nature in the wildlife sanctuaries in Ranakpur along with valleys, waterfalls, fields and lakes creates a mesmerising natural effect. Ranakpur is famous for its magnificent collection of Jain temples dedicated to the Tirthankaras. The most famous Jain Temple reflects the epitome of the architectural brilliance of Jain artistry and sculpturing. Some of the other notable temples in the area are the Parasnath Temple and the Adinatha Temple. Besides the spiritual enrichment that you can experience in this place, you can also indulge in wolf-spotting at the Jaba Wolf Point and enjoy a glorious sunset at the Ranakpur Dam. There are numerous activities that you can indulge in that will guarantee that you have a memorable time in Ranakpur. You can go trekking in Roopnmata or enjoy a thrilling Jeep Safari at the Ranakpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the most sought-after activity spots are near the many waterfalls in Ranakpur. Crocodile-spotting is another exciting activity that you can indulge in here. You can expect tropical weather conditions in Ranakpur. The summers are usually hot and dry with June, July and May being the hottest months. Temperatures may soar to 38-39 degrees Celsius during summer. Rainfall is scarce and the annual precipitation is approximately 55 cm only. Winter season is the best time to visit Ranakpur. The weather is ideal for tours, treks, wildlife spotting and picnics in the area.

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Sawai Madhopur

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Want to visit a place which is subtropical, traditional, and historic and also the one which has natural things, visit SawaiMadhopur and you will experience the best of the tourist places in Sawai Madhopur. Situated in Rajasthan, to its north lies Banas River, to its east, lies the Parbati River. This place itself is situated to the southeast of Jaipur. Don’t visit here during summers and also not in winters. The city experiences up to 49 degrees Celsius during May and June while the lowest temperature occurs between December and January, down to 2 degrees Celsius. So ultimately, November to May becomes the ideal tourist season. The tourist places in Sawai Madhopur are as follows:

The Ranthambore National Park is the famous national park. It has a variety of animal species which are taken utmost care by the authorities. Many species of animals and birds like Nilgai, sloth bears, hyena, chital, wild boars can be found here. The park here is also mesmerizing as it has three beautiful lakes, namely, Raj BaghTalab, Malik Talab and PadamTalab. Then there is a temple named as ‘Chamatkar Temple’. It has a very interesting story behind its construction. It is assumed that whatever is asked in front of God, the wish is fulfilled definitely. Ranthambhore Fort, Chauth Mata Temple, Khandar Fort etc are the other tourist attractions of the city. These all are mentioned in tourist placesin Sawai Madhopur. SawaiMadhopur is a place which offers a lot of variety in terms of nature and wildlife.

It has spell bounding options for sightseeing, biking, walking, jeep safari, camping, day outs, night outs and much more. It is completely adventurous cum religious place. Once visited, a person can never forget the astonishing experience ho goes through. This place suits every age group as it has an offering for each one of them. Come on plan a trip to SawaiMadhopur. It can be with family, friends or even with your BAE. Once you are done visiting SawaiMadhopur, you can also visit nearby places which are no less lavishing and entertaining. New Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Mount Abu, Pushkar and many more places are some of the best places available. It is surrounded by Aravalli and Vindhya hilly range. It has been listed in the UNESCO’s most heritage sites as well. One should definitely visit this place once.

Chittorgarh

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Chittorgarh city is located in the southern part of Rajasthan on the Berach River. It is about 112 km from Udaipur and 182 km from Ajmer. The city of Chittorgarh once served as the capital city of the Sisodia clan the Mewar Rajputs. Now it is the administrative city of the Chittorgarh District. The city is famous for its tourism, culture and heritage values. Chittorgarh is a beautiful holiday destination and has some of the most fascinating attractions. The city is a treasure trove of rich tales of valor and bravery, wars, victories and defeats and all these have made a significant imprint on the landscape of this wonderful place. The Chittorgarh Fort is the most prominent attraction of this city. Within the Fort there are several palaces, towers, temples, lakes and ponds. The city also has great wildlife sanctuaries such as the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary. The city of Chittorgarh is scattered with several ancient temples such as the  Kali Mata Temple, Sathis Deori Temple, Sawariyaji Temple and lots more. Chittorgarh also has many great things to keep you busy throughout your trip. Enjoy exploring the various alleyways in the city looking for great bargains in locally made products. One can also explore the caves in Menal or explore the various ancient temples, palaces and ruins that showcase the rich history of the city. Watch the traditional local dance and music performances that are famous the world over or indulge in a jeep safari and explore the outskirts of the city. Chittorgarh has a dry and parched climate and the summer starts from April while staying till July. The temperature during this time is really hot. The monsoon in Chittorgarh is very less and ranges between 60 to 80 cm only. The winter season arrives in October and lasts till February. This is when the weather is most pleasant during the day and gets colder at night, thus making it the best time to visit Chittorgarh.

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Cradled in the Southern end of Rajasthan, Sirohi is one of the most well-known cities for its picturesque landscapes. Standing at an average elevation of 321 meters, it is named after the Siranwa Hills in the Western Slopes, on which the city itself stands. Sirohi is one of the most beautiful and unique places of visit in Rajasthan. Situated on the Western Slopes, the city is surrounded with mountain ranges and hilly terrain which is unlike most parts of traditional attraction in the state. The city nonetheless retains its Rajasthani flavour with its inimitable city-planning designs and rural life. Sirohi, besides being surrounded by hilly terrain, is also home to many forts and temples akin to the typical Rajasthani town. The temples are predominant in the town, the most famous being Jiraval Temple, Karodi Dhwaj Temple, Madhusudan, Mungthala and Patranarayan Temple, Mirpur Temple, Pavapuri Temple, Sarneshwar Temple and Vasant Garh. The city itself is a crisp slice of traditional Rajasthani life, and something as simple as a walk through the town is enough to rejuvenate your soul. Sirohi predominantly experiences a dry to semi-arid climate. Despite the elevation of the mountains, summers can be very oppressive in Sirohi with temperatures running beyond the 40 degree Celsius mark. The best time to visit the city is January-April and July-December, the latter being more feasible with relatively pleasant temperature variations.

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Bharatpur is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan that comprises around 65 wards. It is 180 Km away from New Delhi, the capital of India and 178 Km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It is a part of India’s National Capital Region and was the erstwhile capital of the princely state of Bharatpur. Whether you are a history buff or a nature lover, you will certainly enjoy everything that Bharatpur has to offer. The city has a peaceful atmosphere and is surrounded by natural splendour all around. The amazing landscapes around Bharatpur are truly awe-inspiring. The main attraction of Bharatpur is of course the bird sanctuary that is home to more than 230 different species of birds. Then there is the magnificent Lohagarh fort, built in the 18th century and located right in the heart of the city. For spiritual travellers, there are places like the Chawad Devi Temple, Laxman Mandir, and Bankey Bihari Temple. Bharatpur Palace and museum holds several attractions for history enthusiasts. Having so many man-made and natural attractions, there is never a shortage of things to do in this city. Here you can take part in adventure activities like rappelling, zip-lining, rifle shooting, archery, pipe walking, horizontal ladder, plane walking, Burma bridge, heebie jeebie, and quake walking. There are instructors present at these activity sites who can guide you along the way. Bharatpur is characterised by a local steppe climate with very little rainfall throughout the year. The average temperature lies around 25.7 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall in a year is around 664 mm. Winters are a bit chilly with the temperature often going below 10 degrees Celsius. In the summer, it can get quite hot, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

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Best of Jodhpur

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Mandawa is a small town in the state of Rajasthan and lies in the Shekhawati region. It lies approximately 190 kilometers away from the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and approximately 240 kilometers from the National Capital, New Delhi. The town was essentially occupied by traders in the late 18th and the early 19th Century, which has now been transformed into a tourist attraction due to its beautiful history. The town of Mandawa is also known as the open-air art gallery due to the numerous architecturally and artistically beautiful historical structures in the town. Most of the Havelis of Mandawa are famous for their paintings, murals, and various other beautiful artifacts. This amazing town is a must-visit for all the history, architecture, as well as art lovers out there. The major attractions of the city are its iconic Havelis, most of which have now been restored into Heritage Hotels. Some of the Havelis that you can not miss out on your visit to Mandawa include the Murmuria Haveli, Chokhani Double Haveli, and the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli. Some other beautiful attractions of Mandawa are the Harlalka Well, Saraf Haveli, and the Bansidhar Newatia Haveli. There are a whole lot of amazing and exciting activities in Mandawa that a tourist can indulge in. The first and foremost thing that one needs to do is take a walking tour of the historical lanes of this small town and explore its ancient palatial residences, some of which have been restored, whereas, others still remain unattended. Tourists can also try out making a wish at the Harlalka Well, which is believed to come true by the local residents. The city experiences hot and dry weather, which does not make it comfortable to be visited during the summers or monsoons. The best time to visit this art hub is during the winter season that starts from the months of October and stretches till March.

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Kota city which was previously known as Kotah is located in the southeast of North Indian State, Rajasthan. The city is located at a distance of 240 km from the state capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. With a total population of about 1.2 million, the city of Kota is the third populous city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur. Despite the fact that it is one of the best places in the country for competitive examination preparation, it is also home to some of the beautiful forts, palaces, and heritage sites that speak about the royalty of the bygone times. Adding these tourist places to your bucket list, you will surely get a chance to learn more about the indian history as well as peep into the antiques of the bygone times. Kota is not only home to beautiful man made structures, but it is also known for its alluring natural beauty. There are a number of places like the Kishor Lake, Kota Barrages, and chambal garden where you can truly treat your senses. The city speaks about the beauty of Rajasthan through its ancient heritage, modern attractions, historic monuments, beautiful scenic views across the river Chambal. In the course of your visit to Kota, you must make sure that you have enough time to marvel at places like Kota Barrage to admire the surrounding lush greenery, Kishore Sagar Lake to watch the reflection of lights, seven wonders park to watch all the wonders of the world at a single palace, Jag Mandir Palace to explore the queen of Kota, Garadia Mahadev Temple to gape at the amazing views, chambal garden to watch the giant trees kissing the sky. Apart from all these places, you can also visit Umed Bhavan palace to get a royal feel, Maharao Madho Singh Museum for an offbeat experience, Ganesh Udyam to admire the natural beauty, chambal handing bridge to capture beautiful snaps, Godavari Dham Temple to attend the special Aarti, and city Palace to know more about the blend of Mughal and Rajasthani art. The climate of Kota remains hot and dry all through the year. The summers are characterised by a dry season and it becomes a bit difficult for outdoor activities, monsoons are known for their downpours and winters are bit cool with the temperature range remaining in the range of 12 to 27 degree celsius. The climatic condition of Kota can be considered to be a semi arid kind of climate. The best time to come over to the city of Kota would be from the month of October to the month of March.

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Jhunjhunu is a beautiful city in Rajasthan known as the copper and textile producing district in India. Brimming with major attractions for sightseeing and is conveniently accessible through public or private transportation. This city is located in the Shekhawati region and is known for the gorgeous murals and frescoes on the walls of the havelis located here. The unspoilt beauty of this city is something worth witnessing as it possesses some of the most magnificent and glorious architectures known in the history of Rajasthan. Encapsulated with historical monuments and splendid architectures, Jhunjhunu is worth witnessing and exploring. There are numerous attractions in Jhunjhunu and it is quite famous for some of the temples located here. Rani Sati Temple here is a blend of history and beauty and is an epitome of the femnine valour. Khetri Mahal and Aath Havelis are also two of the most significant attractions here known for their remarkable architectures, huge corridors and royal finesse. Apart from these, Khemi Sati Temple, Kamruddin Shah Dargah are some of the attractions worth witnessing. With a wider range of things to do in Jhunjhunu, the best are the sightseeing tours. Visiting Sone Chandi Ki Haveli or Badalgarh Fort will enlighten you with plenty of intriguing insights from the past. You can also go shopping in Jhunjhunu as there are various famous markets to shop handicrafts, local jewellery, tie and dye sarees and so much more. Not only this, you cannot afford to miss out on the experience of staying in a fort or a palace while in this enchanting and royal city. The weather of Jhunjhunu is the most pleasant during the months of October to March as the blazing heat of the summer has passed and the winters are approaching during this time. The weather remains pleasing letting you witness the attractions and explore the city at your pace. You can escape the sweltering summers and enjoy your vacation in good weather.

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Nestled in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, the little town of Bundi is known for its Rajput past. A gem of the Hadoti district, Bundi’s palaces, forts and other ancient monuments makes it a popular tourist magnet in the area. Once home to the Hada Rajputs, the hillside town derives its beauty from the magnificent monuments here, that stand as proof of the brilliant art styles that flourished in Bundi in the erstwhile years. Dotted with lakes and ancient structures, the rustic charm of the town promises to leave you ravished. From the magnificent Taragarh Fort jutting out of the hill, to the sprawling Garh Palace with its historic bounty, one can never run out of places to visit while in Bundi. Apart from being an absolute treat to the history buffs coming here, the attractions in Bundi vow to charm the nature lover in you as well. Whether you choose to spend a leisurely day by the Jait Sagar Lake, or navigate the steps of Raniji ki Baori, or simply spend a day counting the pillars on the Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri- the various tourist spots here will keep you busy throughout your visit. When in Bundi, do not hesitate to head over to the Chitra Mahal to marvel at the miniature paintings. Home to some of the best artworks of Bundi, the Mahal will enchant all those coming here. Another fantastic way to spend your time at Bundi would be to explore the various fort ruins of the town on foot. For an offbeat experience, one may also choose to visit the artisan villages of Theekarda and Akoda in the outskirts of the town. And if one is really lucky, one may even get to experience the magnificent Bundi Utsav and Monsoon festival held in the town. Bundi enjoys a local steppe climate throughout the year. Summers at the town generally remain extremely hot, with high rates of humidity. Winters here, spanning between November and February, enjoy cool weather, with temperature remaining between 17 to 22 degree Celsius. The months between June and September enjoy heavy monsoon showers.

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Best of Jaisalmer

 Places to Visit in Jaisalmer, Tourist Places & Attractions

Osian is a desert town located at around sixty-five kilometers drive from Jodhpur. It is the headquarters for Osian tehsil and Bikaner, Jaipur and Jodhpur are the nearest cities from this ancient town.  It is renowned for its rugged landscapes and glittering sand dunes that are a visual treat for the eyes. The vast layers of sand, desert plants, and gushing wind make it one of the most breathtaking destinations for the visitors. Located at the edge of the Thar desert, you can experience the remote desert life over here.  Osian City is also known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan owing to the presence of tons of breathtaking temples that are renowned for their architectural magnificence and stunning design. Sachiya Mata Temple and Mahavira Temples are the most popular temples in Osian City, where you can seek spiritual enlightenment and bathe in the sense of divinity. You can also visit Harihara Temples that are dedicated to Lord Harihara and are resplendent with sculptures. There are tons of enthralling activities that you can enjoy in Osian City to raise your adrenaline level and create the best memory of your life. Camping under the twinkling stars in the Thar Desert is one such adrenaline rushing activity that you must try if you're in Osian City. You can also enjoy a jeep safari that will give you a chance to explore the hidden areas of the desert and meet the locals to know about their traditions and culture. Osian city is known for having extreme temperatures, so it's best to plan a visit to this ancient city between November to February, during which the temperature becomes extremely pleasant, and you can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. During January, the temperature drops down to around 0 degrees leading to extremely cold weather.

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Pali is a city in the state of Rajasthan, harboring on the banks of the river Bandi. With an average elevation of 214 meters and located only seventy kilometers from the city of Jodhpur, it is also famously nicknamed as “The Industrial City.” Known to be the seat of many historical dynasties including the famous Rajputs, the city’s origins date back to the prehistoric ages, emerging from the Western Sea which covered much of present-day Rajasthan. Shaped like a triangle and bordered by the districts of Nagaur, Jodhpur, Barmer, Rajmasand, Udaipur, Ajmer, Sirohi and Jalore, Pali is undoubtedly the hub of trade and commerce in Rajasthan. The city was reigned by different rulers across the ages, including the Guhilas of Mewar and the Chauhans, right down to Maharana Pratap, Harshavardhana, Prithviraj Chouhaan and subsequently Sher Shah Suri. Despite the city being mainly known for its trade and commerce, Pali has various forts, temples and dams to show for its rich cultural heritage. The city is also representative of Rajasthan’s rich religious history, predominantly Jain. The city being under different rulers, has forts and temples of varying architectural styles and artistic designs. The most famous places of attraction in the city include the Ranakpur Jain Temples, the Jawai Dam, the Ranakpur Dam, the Parshuram Mahadev Temple, the Nimbo Ka Nath Temple, the Sun Temple and the Samand Lake. Pali is also famous for its Baoris and ornate step wells. It is best to avoid visiting Pali during the summer, as like most cities in Rajasthan temperatures during the day can shoot up to 45 degrees. The weather remains fairly moderate during October to March with pleasant nights and days.

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Best of Pushkar

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The hills, greenery and a royal atmosphere, Neemrana city has all this and more on offer for your vacation. An ancient town in Alwar, Rajasthan, Neemrana has a few but captivating attractions that suffice the need for a different and wholesome experience. The age-old Neemrana Fort is one of the best attractions that has been turned into a luxurious heritage hotel that is not only beautiful but let's you holiday like royalty and even try out adventure activities like zip-lining. Meanwhile, the Vinay Vilas Mahal is another specimen of a historical structure that boasts of alluring architecture and the royal lifestyle. It is now open to the public as a museum which has many memoirs of the olden times at display. Moreover, you can plan a quick getaway with family, friends, your partner or even by yourself to this small town which has great weather throughout the year, especially from August till March, which is when the tourism is peaking. Furthermore, some other places that Neemrana tourism offers the guests are the best views of the city and a trekking adventure at the Bala Quila, Siliserh Lake which is ideal for nature-walks, boating and bird-watching, and Sariska wildlife Sanctuary which has opulent wildlife and fauna for the nature-enthusiasts to savour. Other than those, monuments like the Baori which is a historic stepwell and the ruins and remains of the Vrindavan Palace make for a great visit for history buffs and those who want a unique experience, before leaving the town with a once in a lifetime experience.

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Nawalgarh, a small town that is also known as the “land of the Havelis”, is located in the Jhunjhunu district in the state of Rajasthan, a short distance away from Jaipur. It is an important part of the famous Shekhawati region and is the perfect place to check out the many Shekhawati frescoes and artworks that adorn the walls of the town of Nawalgarh. It is located at a distance of 39 km from Jhunjhuna and can also be accessed from Sikar, which is 30 km away.

While the natural beauty of Nawalgarh City is quite sparse, it is a town that is abounding in natural beauty in terms of its scenic buildings and structures and the colourful artwork that surrounds you. The town itself is surrounded by accessible hills and forests, which make for the ideal places to go hiking and exploring.The main attraction of the town of Nawalgarh is, of course, its many stunning Havelis and buildings that have been built with care and ingenuity, that reflect the artistic nature of its inhabitants. In fact, the whole town is referred to as an open-air gallery because you are surrounded by paintings, frescoes, inlay work and other beautiful forms of art that have been depicted on the walls of the Havelis.

One of the best activities you can enjoy when you are here includes walking through the secluded lanes of Nawalgarh, exploring the Havelis and their majestic courtyards, and hearing the many interesting stories about their pasts.Nawalgarh experiences extreme weather conditions throughout the year. The summers are scorching when the temperature during the day rises to 45 degrees Celsius. Winters are the best time to visit this town when the temperatures range from 6 to 24 degrees Celsius.

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Known as the “Gateway to the Thar Desert,” Churu is a small city that lies in the Jangladesh region of northern Rajasthan, and shares its boundaries with other offbeat cities of the desert state. Located a little over 200 kilometres from the city of Jaipur, it also serves as the linking route of many important cities of Rajasthan, and is a perfect offbeat getaway spot for a relaxing holiday, complete with golden sand dunes, historical architecture and a tranquil ambience. Churu is the land of camels, opulent structures, havelis, rich culture, heritage and vibrant colours. The traditional lifestyle along with the friendly and welcoming locals add to the charm of this small city. Filled with grand havelis dating back hundreds of years, each one grander than the other, colourful temples, delicious food and the glistening sands of the desert, Churu has its own uniqueness that cannot be found anywhere else. Steeped in traditional Rajasthani culture, the city of Churu has a soulful essence that will draw your attention as soon as you enter its limits. The city, although smaller when compared to Jaipur, Jodhpur and others, exhibits a beautiful blend of the traditional culture of the land with its love for vivid and bright colours. The world famous Salasar Dham, home of Salasar Balaji Maharaj, the Gayatri Shaktipeeth, the Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, and more are all located within the confines of this historical city. Besides that, there are several activities that you can enjoy when visiting Churu. From visiting temples to enjoying a camel safari in the desert, or even camping under the stars, Churu is a place that will definitely help in irking your relaxed self. In addition to all this, you can also explore the narrow lanes of the city while enjoying its vibrant spice and handicraft markets, or indulging in the delicious local food here. Churu is the coldest spot in all of Rajasthan, and enjoys a hot, semi-arid climate where the summers are hot and the winters comparatively colder. The best time therefore, to visit Churu, would be between the colder months of November to February or early March. The average temperatures during the day in these months vary between 24 to 28 degrees Celsius, while they can sometimes fall below freezing points during the night.

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Located in the north-eastern part of Rajasthan, Sikar is a historical city boasting of its magnificence and allure. The city lies midway between Bikaner and Agra on the National Highway 52 and attracts tourists from all across the globe for its rich heritage, culture, and serenity. It carries historical significance for being the capital of the state Thikana Sikar and was known as Beer Bhan Ka Bass during the times of Shekhawati kings rulings. The beauty of Sikar is visible through its remarkable traditional places, gorgeous ancient temples, artistically landscaped gardens, and grand forts that make it not only eye-catching but interesting and exciting too. Its historic magic is proven by its surrounding gigantic walls that envelop the city and allow entry only through seven grand entry gates. It is also a place to learn about Rajasthani's colourful culture, traditions, and friendliness. Sikar allures tourists from all across the world for its daunting beauty of fresco painted Havelis, temples, forts and surrounding attractions that highlight the exuberance of Indian traditions. Laxmangarh Fort,  Danta Fort, Devgarh, Harshnath Temple, Ganeshwar, Jeenmata, Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir, etc. are a few of the top highlights of the city that make it a dream destination for the history lovers or spirituality seekers. With a plethora of enthralling activities available in and around the city, Sikar also gains the attraction of adventure buffs and thrill-seekers. Zipline, Camel Safari, Desert Camping, Hot-Air Ballooning are some of the thrilling activities available near the city, which are perfect to enjoy a rush in adrenaline. Also, tasting traditional Rajasthani cuisine, watching a puppet show, folk dance or music performances, or doing some souvenir shopping are some of the fun-filled activities that must not be missed while on a trip to the Sikar City. Being located in Rajasthan, Sikar has hot plus semi-arid summers and the temperature can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. With an annual average temperature ranging around 24.6 °C, winters (October to February) feature pleasant and tourist-friendly climatic conditions and prove to be the ideal time for excursion and sightseeing. Don't miss this charming destination and enjoy the grandeur and elegance with 'Padharo Mhare Desh' hospitality.

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Amer Fort

Amer Fort, located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, is a majestic hilltop fortress renowned for its intricate Rajput architecture and panoramic views. Constructed in the 16th century, the fort features impressive palaces, courtyards, and the famed Sheesh Mahal. Its historical significance and artistic grandeur make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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City Palace

City Palace

The City Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan, is a splendid architectural marvel that showcases a blend of Rajput, Mughal, and European styles. Constructed in the 18th century, it encompasses courtyards, gardens, and exquisite palaces like Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. The museum within exhibits royal artifacts and art. The intricate detailing, vibrant colors, and the iconic Hawa Mahal view make it a captivating symbol of Jaipur's regal history and cultural richness.

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Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort, situated in the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world. Constructed in 1156, it is characterized by its golden sandstone architecture, intricate carvings, and a labyrinth of narrow lanes. The fort houses palaces, Jain temples, and offers breathtaking views of the desert landscape, making it a captivating historical and cultural landmark.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, is an iconic architectural gem in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Built in 1799, it features a distinctive pink facade with 953 intricately carved windows, designed to allow royal ladies to observe street festivities while maintaining privacy. This five-story marvel, shaped like Lord Krishna's crown, is a symbol of Jaipur's rich history, blending Rajput and Mughal architectural styles.

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Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of 19 architectural astronomical instruments, designed for precise measurements of time, celestial positions, and more. The monumental sundial, Samrat Yantra, is the world's largest. Jantar Mantar stands as a testament to India's scientific and architectural prowess during the Rajput era.

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Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort

Among the best places to visit in Ranthambore, Ranthambore fort is an unavoidable spot which lies within the national park vicinity near the Sawai Madhopur. It is a well -known space since the rulers of ancient period used to reach here for hunting. It played a definite role in making the tourism part of Rajasthan to the next level.

The fort exhibits the exemplary glory and valor of Hammir Dev of the Chauhan dynasty. Also, it is considered as a precious spot since it is one of the World Heritage List. The fort is located amidst a pristine location abundantly nurtured by thick green forests and salubrious climate. In addition, nearby the fort, you can witness different types of valleys, lakes, picnic spots, wild life species etc. Along with the fort, there is a history travelled; the history of wars and captures, different conquerors and the changes happened to the fort in time to time.

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City Palace Udaipur, located in Rajasthan, India, is an architectural marvel that reflects the grandeur of Rajputana heritage. Built in the 16th century by Maharana Udai Singh II, it stands on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola, offering breathtaking views. The palace complex comprises opulent courtyards, elegant gardens, and ornate chambers displaying intricate artistry and historical artifacts, making it a must-visit cultural gem.

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most important places to visit in Chittorgarh. This historical fort is the pride of the Rajasthani town as it stands imposingly upon the top of a hill, looking down protectively over the city. Nearly all of Chittorgarh’s attractions are housed inside the fort. The Chittorgarh Fort is a massive structure which was first built in the 7th century and covers an area of approximately 700 acres.

Sariska Wildlife Santuary

Sariska Wildlife Santuary

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Vijay Stambha (Victory Tower)

Vijay Stambha (Victory Tower)

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort, perched on the Aravalli Hills overlooking Jaipur, is a historic fortress built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Named after Nahar Singh Bhomia, a Rathore prince, it served as a defense fort. The fort offers panoramic views of Jaipur and features impressive structures like Madhavendra Bhawan, a series of interconnected suites for the king and his queens. Nahargarh Fort is a captivating blend of history and scenic beauty.

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Distant view of the Nahargarh fort

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort

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Jal Mahal, the Water Palace, is a stunning architectural marvel situated in the midst of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. Built in the 18th century, its unique feature is the single exposed story, showcasing exquisite Rajput and Mughal styles. Nestled against the backdrop of the Aravalli hills, the palace offers a tranquil and picturesque setting. Surrounded by water, Jal Mahal creates a mesmerizing reflection during sunrise and sunset, making it a prominent cultural and natural landmark in Rajasthan's Pink City.

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Jhalana Leopard Safari

Jhalana Leopard Safari

Jhalana Leopard Safari in Jaipur offers a unique wildlife adventure, allowing visitors to witness leopards in their natural habitat. Located in the Jhalana Forest Reserve, this safari provides a thrilling experience as trained guides navigate through the terrain, increasing the chances of spotting elusive leopards. The reserve's diverse ecosystem and conservation efforts make Jhalana Leopard Safari a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts seeking an up-close encounter with these magnificent big cats.

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Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum

The museum built in the year 1876, lies within the Ram Niwas Garden, Jaipur, and the oldest one in the state of Rajasthan.  It was first envisaged as a concert hall, bearing a resemblance to Victorian architecture and Albert Hall Museum, London. 

The museum boasts of a wide range of objet d'art collected from various parts of the world and displayed over 16 galleries. With sundown, Albert Hall Museum assumes a completely new look because the whole building glimmers with brilliant yellow lights, looking stunning and spectacular. The museum is the epitome of the rich history and culture of India. 

Bordered by verdant gardens, the museum is a sight to behold for travelers flocking to Jaipur from all over the world. 

The museum galleries feature numerous works of art and antique items including marble art, antique coins, Egyptian mummy, carpets, and pottery. 

Besides, you can also see varied paintings, portraits, woodwork, brassware, and sculptures on display. 

The museum also houses some of the best fineries, especially ceremonial dresses, worn by the royal family members. The museum is a must-visit for history buffs. The Indo-Saracenic style domes and elaborately engraved arches built of sandstone are sure to leave you awestruck.  

Albert Hall also features an aviary, a greenhouse, as well as a zoo to delight tourists. 

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The foundation of the museum was set when Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur in the year 1876. 

There was no certainty as to how the museum would be used, and therefore, on the recommendation of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II, a temporary museum was constructed in 1881. It then exhibited the works of art created by the local artisans. Swinton Jacob, an eminent architect of that time, completed the construction of Albert Hall in 1887. It was then that the artifacts from the temporary museum were moved to the newly built Albert Hall. 

By the year 1890, the museum stood complete with the Mayo Hospital within a public park, thus embodying the vision of the earlier Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh. His descendant Sawai Madho Singh realized the Maharaja’s dream, thus depicting a new Jaipur city progressing into the contemporary age.  

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Albert Hall Museum resembled the splendid Indo- Saracenic architecture, the hallways or corridors adorned with murals of diverse styles. It resembled the history and culture of the Egyptian, European, Greek, Babylonian, and Chinese civilizations. 

Albert Hall soon became the centre stage for teaching the history of different civilizations. The museum-inspired artisans to hone their artistic skills as well as preserve traditional art, architecture, and craft forms of India. 

When it comes to the architecture of the museum, the Egyptian mummy is a feast to travelers’ eyes as well as history aficionados. 

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One of the striking features of Albert Hall Museum is its galleries displaying works of art, treasures, and antiques belonging to the nineteenth century. The popular galleries are: 

1. Clay Art Gallery

It houses beautiful, delicate clay models of nineteenth-century displaying sociological themes, different yogic postures, and art of craft making. 

You will find a clay model depicting judicial execution of that time, a plaster-cast clay model of a female leg painted with geometrical designs in red, a saint in a yogic posture, and many more. 

2. Carpet Gallery

Visit this gallery to feast your eyes. The Persian Garden Carpet is the superlative example of stunning Persian carpets around the world.

Bought during the times of Mirza Raja Jai Singh I, the rare carpet represents a scene from a Persian garden. The work of art has four parts and numerous sub-sections. 

Each part has varied colors that make the carpet look stunning. Birds, fish, turtles, and other Chinese animals are depicted on this carpet. The gallery also houses circular carpets as well as doormats representing flowery and Mughal patterns.  

3. Jewelry Gallery

You can see most of the low-cost jewelry worn by the peasants of that time. Most of the ornaments were made of brass and silver. 

The popular items of jewelry include rings, anklets, bracelets, necklaces, and hairpins. 

4. Coin Gallery 

If you have a passion for coins, you must visit this gallery. Take a tour of this place to see a huge variety of coins of the British and Mughal age. You will love the punch-marked coins, which are ancient in history. 

You can see numerous coins of the times of Jahangir, Akbar, Aurangzeb, and Shah Jahan. These coins were discovered from different parts of Rajasthan. They were collected and preserved in the museum gallery. 

5. Musical Instruments Gallery 

You will find ancient Indian musical instruments in this gallery of Albert Hall. The popular instruments include Dhap, Shehnai, Masak Baja, Karana, Rabab, and Pungi Ravan Hatha to name a few. 

6. Marble Art Gallery 

You can see some of the best exhibits of the nineteenth-century sculptures designed by the artisans of Jaipur in the Marble Art Gallery of Albert Hall.  The popular works of art include Dasa Avatar and Mahisasur Mardini, Nav Grahas and Ganesh, Shiv Pariwar, Jain Tirthankars, Vaishnav and Brahma Parivar. 

7. Pottery Gallery 

Albert Hall houses some of the finest pottery collections of the nineteenth century, representing diverse range, intricacy, and vitality of the craft tradition of India. 

The gallery houses a range of flower vases. The most prominent one is the white quartz clay vase showing the king and queen on either side with cobalt blue and copper designs. You will also love to see the Kagazi (water bottle) doubled-handled surahi featuring a triangular design on the rim. 

8. Arms and Armour Gallery 

The gallery houses Mughal, Rajput, Afghan, Arab, Turkish hilts, swords, helmets, tiger knives, spears, clubs, and shields, in silver and gold. 

The popular collections include Arabian dagger, Qama or knife, Goad, gun powder horn, tiger claws, Gauntlet, and more. 

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Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah Sharif

Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah Sharif

The Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah Sharif, located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, is a revered Sufi shrine and a significant pilgrimage site for millions of devotees. It is the final resting place of the great Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, popularly known as Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, who was a spiritual leader and a proponent of peace and love.

Neemrana Fort

Neemrana Fort

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Chokhi Dhani

Chokhi Dhani

A perfect work of art of craftsmanship spread over 12.5 acres of lush gardens; it is a one-stop destination for entertainment, food & excitement. Chokhi Dhani Sonipat enlivens, a vivid Rajasthani legacy that abandons you awestruck with every one of the attractions and components of ethnic culture and convention. Beginning from the welcome tilak that helps to recall "PADHARO MAHRE DES" neighbourliness of Rajasthan, the mandir, town bazaar, animal rides on horse, camel etc., bioscope, village style photograph studio, palm reading by learned jyotish pundits, artists applying mehendi, recreations zone, open gardens to unwind and bond with each other… , you'll savour each moment of this awesome destination of Chokhi Dhani Sonipat where time slows to a tropical tempo.

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Rana Kumbha Palace

Rana Kumbha Palace

Trinetra Ganesh Temple

Trinetra Ganesh Temple

Located within the beautiful Ranthambore Fort, Trinetra Ganesha translates to the Three-Eyed Ganesh. Legend has it that King Hameer was at war and the situation seemed bleak when one night Lord Ganesha appeared before the king and blessed him saying that his problems would soon end. Miraculously, the war ceased the very next day and the king's problems regarding food stock was resolved too.

His faith in Lord Ganesha was strengthened and he soon built the Trinetra Ganesha Temple, which is one of the oldest in the area, making it one of the most famous places to visit in Ranthambore. Idols of Lord Ganesha's entire family are emplaced here and five aartis are conducted each day. 

Sariska Palace

Sariska Palace

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Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort, located in Bundi, Rajasthan, is a formidable hilltop fortress built in the 14th century. Known for its robust architecture and panoramic views of the town, it holds historical significance as the site of battles and political events. The fort houses structures like Rani Mahal and Garh Palace, featuring intricate frescoes and sculptures. Taragarh Fort is a captivating testament to Rajasthan's martial past and architectural grandeur, attracting history enthusiasts and tourists alike.

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Jawahar Kala Kendra

Jawahar Kala Kendra

Jawahar Kala Kendra is a multi-arts center in Jaipur, Rajasthan, designed by renowned architect Charles Correa. Opened in 1991, it serves as a hub for visual and performing arts, with galleries, theaters, and a museum. The center promotes cultural events, exhibitions, and workshops, showcasing Rajasthan's traditional and contemporary art forms. Jawahar Kala Kendra is an architectural masterpiece, combining modern design with local elements, making it a significant cultural landmark in Jaipur.

City Palace Alwar

City Palace Alwar

Sam Sand Dunes

 Sam Sand Dunes

Imagine yourself amidst the desert, the yellow sandstone buildings surrounded by the glorious dunes, and further enhanced by the golden rays of the sun. This is what a trip to Sam Sand Dunes feels like. This marvellous beauty of Rajasthan is an amazing cultural hub. Stretched across the Thar desert, Sam Sand Dunes is a prominent part of Jaisalmer. 

One of the most idyllic places to wind down and get in touch with nature, you can explore here the plant and animal life too. Take a camel ride and go on a remarkable trip to tour the dunes. Or, rent a quad bike for a thrilling experience across the local villages. Many desert campsites organise cultural programs for visitors to witness the Rajasthani culture. There, you can witness musical nights, folk dance, puppet shows, and a chance to taste the aromatic Rajasthani cuisine.

Indulge in stargazing, stay at the beautiful desert camps, and explore the vivid desert life. With all this and more, the Sam Sand Dunes are one of the most popular sites for offering a worthwhile experience to its visitors.

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Uncover the rich culture that is preserved in the sands of Jaisalmer.

Galtaji, situated in Jaipur, is a historic Hindu pilgrimage site known for its ancient temples and natural water springs. Also called the Monkey Temple, it is nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, offering a serene retreat. The complex, adorned with pavilions and holy kunds (water tanks), attracts devotees and tourists seeking spiritual solace and the company of playful monkeys amidst the scenic surroundings.

Bala Quila Fort

Bala Quila Fort

Brahma Temple

Brahma Temple

Also called the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, this temple is located near to the Pushkar Lake. It is one of the few Brahma temples remaining in the country and is amongst the rare places to visit in Pushkar. The place of worship was built in the fourteenth century. Constructed of marble and stone, it has a unique architecture along with the majestic red pinnacle. The bird motif of the sacred structure gives it a distinctive identity. Inside the place of worship, images of Brahma adorn the sanctum sanctorum. Married men are not allowed entry into the sanctum sanctorum as this place is reserved only for ascetics or sanyasis.

Fateh Prakash Palace

Fateh Prakash Palace

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort, located in Bikaner, India, is a magnificent architectural marvel steeped in history. Built in the 16th century, it showcases a blend of Rajput and Mughal styles. The fort's intricate carvings, ornate interiors, and impressive courtyards make it a must-visit destination for history and architecture enthusiasts.

Chulgiri Jain Temple

Chulgiri Jain Temple

The Chulgiri Jain Temple in Jaipur, India, is a serene sanctuary atop the Aravalli hills. Nestled in natural beauty, it is a significant pilgrimage site for Jains. Constructed with white marble, the temple exudes architectural elegance. Devotees ascend the 309 steps to reach the summit, where they find tranquility and panoramic views. The temple symbolizes spiritual ascension and reflects the rich cultural heritage of Jainism in Rajasthan.

Pushkar Lake

Pushkar Lake

Surrounded by more than fifty bathing ghats, this lake is located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Legend has it that Lord Brahma was looking for a place to conduct a religious ceremony. He dropped a lotus to guide him. The lotus fell on the site which is now the Pushkar Lake.

It is a sacred water body for Hindus and is where the Pushkar Fair is held. Thousands of pilgrims visit here to take a holy dip during the fair which is said to cleanse sins. The lake is generally full through the year and has different varieties of fish. The surrounding regions are home to exotic flora and fauna. Numerous migratory birds visit the water body during certain seasons. Surrounded by good hotels and resorts, you are never short of accommodation facilities when here.

Set amidst beautiful hills, the lake is one of the main tourist attractions of Rajasthan. These hills are where the Saint Agasthya's cave is, which is amongst the intriguing places to see in Pushkar. It is believed that in these adjoining hills, this great saint meditated for good part of his life.

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Kalika Mata Temple

Kalika Mata Temple

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir, also known as the Laxmi Narayan Temple, is a modern Hindu temple in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Built by the Birla family in 1988, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. The temple is renowned for its exquisite marble carvings and intricate sculptures. Perched on an elevated platform, it offers panoramic views of Jaipur. Birla Mandir is not just a religious site but also a testament to contemporary architectural beauty and craftsmanship.

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Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple in Udaipur, India, is a stunning Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Built in 1651, it boasts intricate carvings and exquisite architecture, attracting visitors with its spiritual ambiance and historical significance. The temple's central black stone idol of Lord Jagannath is a major highlight for devotees and tourists alike.

Tower Of Fame (Kirti Stambh)

Tower Of Fame (Kirti Stambh)

Saheliyon ki bari

Saheliyon ki bari

Sahelion ki Bari, located in Udaipur, India, is a serene and picturesque garden built in the 18th century. Adorned with lush greenery, fountains, lotus pools, and marble pavilions, it was a recreational spot for the royal women of the Mewar dynasty. The garden's beauty and historical significance attract tourists worldwide.

Padmini's Palace

Padmini's Palace

Ratan Singh Palace

Ratan Singh Palace

Bapu Bazaar

Bapu Bazaar

Bapu Bazaar in Jaipur is a bustling market, renowned for its traditional Rajasthani textiles and handicrafts. The vibrant bazaar, named after Mahatma Gandhi, offers a lively shopping experience with a myriad of shops selling colorful textiles, traditional mojaris (footwear), and handicrafts. It stands as a cultural hub where visitors can immerse themselves in the rich heritage of Jaipur's craftsmanship and textile traditions.

Nilagrad River

Nilagrad River

Nilagrad is located 6 Km from the stunning Sonmarg. The sight of Nilagrad merging with the Indus River, flowing through different mountains adds to the sheer beauty of the place. The River is red in color and is said to have medicinal properties, rendering it sacred by the local community. It is an open attraction and can be visited throughout the year with our hand-crafted Kashmir tour packages .

Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple, located in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, is a magnificent Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva. This ancient temple complex boasts intricate architecture, with its main deity carved from a single black marble. Surrounded by picturesque hills, the temple attracts devotees and tourists alike, offering a serene spiritual experience.

Statue of Belief

Statue of Belief

The Statue of Belief stands tall as a testament to human spirituality and the power of faith. It is a majestic and awe-inspiring structure that embodies the essence of diverse beliefs and the unity they bring to humanity. The statue's design is a harmonious fusion of architectural styles from various cultures, reflecting the universality of belief systems around the world.

Badal Mahal

Badal Mahal

Badal Mahal, also known as the "Palace of Clouds," is a captivating structure located within the Junagarh Fort in Bikaner, India. This enchanting palace features beautiful frescoes, intricate mirror work, and artistic lattice windows, creating an ethereal ambiance. Its name is inspired by the illusion of clouds created by the paintings on its ceilings.

Abhaneri Step Well

Abhaneri Step Well

Chand Baori or Abhaneri Step Well is a stepwell located in the Abhaneri village near Jaipur which is a favoured tourist destination. With many national as well as international tourists visiting it,  Abhaneri Step Well is considered to be an architectural wonder. The stepwell is around 30m or 100ft. deep and is one of the deepest and largest step-wells in India. Stepwells are very common in Rajasthan because of its arid and dry climate. Located in the eastern dryer parts of Rajasthan, the stepwell was primarily built to store water.

Not only the stepwell stores water, but it is also useful in groundwater harvesting. This marvellous and distinctive quality of Abhaneri Step Well makes it one of a kind in India.   Abhaneri Step Well is regarded amongst the most picturesque step wells in the world. The unique structural formation of the stepwell with its peculiar design has attracted a lot of attention. 

The stepwell can be seen in movies like Bhool Bhulaiyaa and the internationally acclaimed ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. The beauty of Abhaneri Step Well lies in its history as the stepwell has been in existence since the 8th Century. Till date, the step is functional but not up to its total limits. 

Located around 100km from the capital city of Jaipur, Chand Baori is older than some major monuments like the Taj Mahal and ancient temples like Khajurao Temples and Chola Temples. 

History of Abhaneri Step Well - 

Raja Chanda had his faith in Harshat Mata, the goddess of joy and happiness. To please Harshat Mata and help the people in his kingdom, Raja Chanda built this step well. Also, there was a temple attached to the stepwell dedicated to Harshat Mata. It was partially razed in the 10th century but with time, the temple was repaired. Due to its geographical setting and climatic resolutions, the region often faced water scarcity. 

To cope up with this problem, Raja Chanda started the construction of the stepwell. In its original setting, 

Abhaneri Step Well was only a step well with steps leading to the bottom. In the 18th century when the Mughals invaded the region, they rebuilt the stepwell and constructed walls and built some galleries around the well. 

Abhaneri Step Well houses the annual Abhaneri festival which occurs before the Sharad Navratri. The  festival is celebrated to embrace and thank Goddess Harshat Mata in a period of 3-days. During the festival, a diving competition is conducted where the young men of the village participate. Also, the step well is very popular globally that it attracts more international visitors than national. 

The Harshat Temple near the stepwell is older than the stepwell and was built around the 7th century. The name of the village, Abhaneri is said to be originated from the blessings of Harshat Mata who endowed to spread brightness (abha) in the lives of the people. 

The Architecture of Abhaneri Step Well - 

The total 3,500 steps are built sideways and not straight on all three sides. The fourth side, which faces the stepwell houses some idols of Lord Ganesh and Mahisasurmardini and acts like a pavilion comprising of some wonderfully carved jharokhas.

The 3,500 steps of the stepwell make it look like a magical structure and if viewed from a particular distance, they look like an optical illusion. With shadow falling on the steps and sunlight playing its game, the steps of Abhaneri Step Well give a very mystic look. 

In ancient times, the step well was more than a step well. At a period in history, the stepwell housed an upper palace and the small palace thing had a few rooms. Though with the years gone by, the palace of the stepwell began to deteriorate and now only a section of it can be seen.

The step well had the ancient water system and the water was used for several purposes.  This ancient form of the water storage system was disregarded by the Britishers and citing the reason that the water in Abhaneri Step Well is used for drinking as well as other reasons like bathing and washing, they installed the system of pipes and tanks. This led to the fall of the old-fashion water system in the Abhaneri village.

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Popularly called the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan in Northern India. It is one of the famous places to visit in India , and among the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages . It is situated about 268 km from Delhi. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism. Jaipur attracts numerous visitors from all over the world due to its rich heritage and culture. Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, etc. are the important places to visit in Jaipur as part of Jaipur holiday packages . Jaipur is also famous for its beautiful jewellery, fabrics, shoes, and spacious gardens. The city is also well known for its fairs and fests that are held on a grand scale. The major festivals include Kite Festival, Camel Festival, Teej, Gangaur, and Elephant Festival. The city witnesses a large number of tourists during these festivals.

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Udaipur is a historical city and also the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. About 399 km from Jaipur, & 656 km from Delhi, it is one of the top heritage sites near Delhi , and among the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages . The city has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerizing temples, and breathtaking architecture which are the prime attractions of Udaipur packages . Udaipur is also referred to as the 'Venice of the East' and the 'City of Lakes'. The City Palace, Lake Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sajjan Garh, Saheliyon Ki Bari, and Eklingji Temple are some prominent Udaipur places to visit . Kumbhalgarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Nathdwara, Sas-Bahu Temple, Ahar, and Ranakpur are the nearest attractions. Mewar festival and Gangaur festival are the popular festivals celebrated in Udaipur and have a unique charm. The festival of Gangaur is very significant for the women of Rajasthan. This festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music, and firework displays.

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Jodhpur is the second-largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. About 562 km from Delhi, it is one of the top tourist places in India , and among the must include places in Rajasthan packages . Jodhpur is featuring many palaces, forts, and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing that one can experience as part of Jodhpur packages . Also known as the 'Sun City', Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, the Chief of Rathore Clan in 1459 CE. Jodhpur is divided into the old city and the new city. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. The new city is located outside the structure. It is also known as 'Blue City' because of the houses around Mehrangarh Fort that are painted in blue. Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Siddhnath Shiva Temple, and Naini Bai ka Temple are some of the prominent places to visit in Jodhpur . The bazaars of Jodhpur are a treasure trove of tie-and-dye textiles, embroidered leather shoes, lacquer-ware, antiques, carpets, and puppets.

4. Jaisalmer

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Lies in the heart of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages , and among the prominent heritage sites in India . It is situated about 278 km from Jodhpur, and 762 km from Delhi. Jaisalmer is popularly called the 'Golden City of India' because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in the architecture of the city provide a golden glow to the city. Jaisalmer is also quite famous for royal forts, havelis, palaces, museums, and temples that can be visited as part of Jaisalmer packages . Jaisalmer Fort, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Manak Chowk, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Tazia Tower, Gadisagar Lake, Bada Bagh, Khuri Sand Dunes, Sam Sand Dunes, and Kuldhara are some of the popular tourist places in Jaisalmer . Jaisalmer attracts a lot of tourists for its desert camel safari. A bumpy ride on a camel in the Thar Desert is one of the exciting things to do in Jaisalmer. Sam Sand Dunes and Khuri Sand Dunes are the popular dunes in Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Desert Festival, a music festival held in the 2nd week of February is also hosted near Sam Sand Dunes. Jaisalmer can be visited along with Jodhpur tour packages .

5. Mount Abu

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Mount Abu is a hill station in the Aravalli Range in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan near the border with Gujarat. About 166 km from Udaipur, and 753 km from Delhi, it is one of the popular hill stations near Delhi , and among the must include places in Rajasthan packages , especially during the summer season. Located at an altitude of 1220 m on the magnificent Aravalli Ranges, Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan state. Guru Shikhar is the highest peak of the range, at 1,722 m above sea level. This enchanting hill station is 22 km long and 9 km wide. It is referred to as an oasis in the desert due to several lakes and waterfalls situated in the hills. It can be visited along with Udaipur tour packages . It has been a popular retreat from the heat of Rajasthan and neighboring Gujarat for centuries. Mount Abu tour packages includes temples, lakes, and forts. Dilwara Jain Temples, Guru Shikhar Peak, Adhar Devi Temple, Sri Raghunathji Temple, Achalgarh Fort, Nakki Lake, Gaumukh Temple, and Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary are the top places to visit in Mount Abu .

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Bikaner is a vibrant desert town in the middle of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India. About 333 km from Jaipur, and 435 km from Delhi, it is one of the famous places of heritage in India , and among the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages . Formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner, the city was founded by Rao Bika in 1486 CE. The Junagarh Fort, built during the reign of Raja Rai Singh, is the most famous fort in Bikaner and is one of the must include places in Bikaner packages . The Laxmi Niwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Gajner Palace are some of the other palaces in Bikaner which add to the beauty of the town and gives it a feel of the Rajput heritage. Karni Mata Temple, Rampuria Haveli, National Research Centre on Camel, Shri Laxminath Temple, and Shiv Bari Temple are the other popular tourist places in Bikaner . Bikaner is one of the most frequented desert cities of the state of Rajasthan along with Jodhpur and Jaisalmer packages . Bikaner is famous for its savory Bikaneri Bhujia and Bikaner Camel Festival.

7. Chittorgarh

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Chittorgarh or Chittaurgarh is a historical city and municipality located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach in Rajasthan, India. About 117 km from Udaipur, and 620 km from Delhi, it is one of the top heritage places in Rajasthan , and among the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages . Chittorgarh is the former capital of the Sisodia dynasty of Mewar, and this fascinating destination can be visited along with Udaipur packages . Chittorgarh is mainly known for its beautiful forts and temples. The Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and among the prime places to visit as part of Chittorgarh packages . Kirti Stambh, Padmini's Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Vijaya Stambh, Gaumukh Reservoir, Kalika Mata Temple, Meera Temple, Shyam Temple are some of the prominent tourist places in Chittorgarh . Gangur and Jauhar are the popular festivals celebrated in Chittorgarh, followed by other festivals like Diwali and Holi.

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Ajmer or Ajmere is one of the popular pilgrimage sites near Delhi , and among the most important religious places to visit in Rajasthan . It is situated about 132 km from Jaipur, and 390 km from Delhi. Ajmer is can be visited along with Jaipur tour packages . The city of Ajmer gets its name from 'Ajay Meru' which means invincible hills. Ajmer is home to the famous Dargah Sharif, which houses the Tomb of Garib Nawaz, also known as Moinuddin Chishti, the founder of the Chishti order of Sufism. Considered to be one of the holiest cities in India, it attracts hordes of Hindu and Muslim devotees every year as part of Ajmer packages . Anasagar, Taragarh Fort, Akbar Palace & Museum, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, the Nasiyan Temple, Nareli Jain temple, and Kishangarh are other popular tourist places in Ajmer . Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is the popular fair celebrated with great pomp and fervor in Ajmer. It is held every year in the month of May to mark the death anniversary of the Sufi saint.

9. Ranthambore National Park

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Ranthambore National Park is one of the national parks in Rajasthan , and among the popular national parks near Delhi . It is situated about 162 km from Jaipur, and 368 km from Delhi. Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1974. Ranthambore became a national park in 1981. It can be visited along with Jaipur tour packages . Spread over an area of 392 sq. km, the park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to watch the majestic predators in its natural habitat. Apart from tigers, visitors can also spot a large variety of animals including sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena, mongoose, dainty chital, sambar deer, the blue bull antelope or nilgai, rhesus macaque, langur, and an incredible variety of birds as part of Ranthambore tour packages . Ranthambore Fort, Jogo Mahal, Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History, Kachida Valley, and Rajbagh are some of the best tourist places in Ranthambore .

10. Pushkar

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Pushkar is a sacred town located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. About 15 km from Ajmer, 145 km from Jaipur, and 408 km from Delhi, it is one of the prominent pilgrimage sites near Delhi , and among the must-include places in Rajasthan tour packages . There are several temples in Pushkar and the most famous temple is the Brahma temple, which is one of the few temples dedicated to Brahma in the world, and among the must-visit places as part of Pushkar packages . Pushkar Lake, Varaha Temple, Merta, Aptaeshwar Temple, Pushkar Cattle Fair, Rangji Temple, and Savitri Temple are the popular tourist places in Pushkar . Pushkar is also called 'the rose garden of Rajasthan', because of the extensive flower farming in and around the city. Pushkar can be visited along with Jaipur tour packages . Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair held in November on the day of holy Kartik Purnima. It is one of the largest camel fairs in the world, in which thousands of camel owners come to Pushkar city to take part in events, sell & purchase activities of their cattle.

11. Kumbhalgarh

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Kumbhalgarh, also known as Kumbhalmer, is a historical fortress located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan, and among the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages . It s about 89 km from Udaipur, 347 km from Jaipur, and 605 km from Delhi. Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century AD. It is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh, and among the must include places in Kumbhalgarh packages . Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort is constructed on the top most ridges around 3, 500 feet above sea level and is virtually inaccessible in earlier times. It is one of the most popular historical places to visit near Jaipur . The fort houses more than 360 temples, including 300 ancient Jain ones, and the remaining are Hindu temples. Amongst all of them, Shiva Temple is worth visiting that comprises a huge Shivlinga (Phallic form). Badal Mahal or the Palace of Cloud, Lakhola Tank, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mammadev Temple are the other tourist places in Kumbhalgarh .

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Alwar is a city and administrative headquarters of Alwar district in the state of Rajasthan. About 148 km from Jaipur, and 160 km from Delhi, it is one of the popular heritage sites near Delhi , and among the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages . Alwar is part of the National Capital Region (NCR) and also famous for its Olive plantation in Tinkirudi. Alwar is situated between small hills of the Aravali range and has great historical importance. It was founded in 1049 by Maharaja Alaghraj. Alwar is among the most famous historical places to visit near Jaipur . Alwar is famous for beautiful lakes, grand palaces, magnificent temples, and towering forts. Bala Quila or Alwar Fort, City Palace and Vijay Mandir Palace, Siliserh Lake and Palace, Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri, Tripolia, Moti Doongri, Bhangarh Fort, Company Bagh, Government Museum, Tomb of Fateh Jung, Kalakand Market, Neemrana Fort, and Naldeshwar are the important places to visit in Alwar . The Sariska National Sanctuary is located in the Aravalli hills only a few kilometers away from Alwar, and is one of the must include places in Alwar packages .

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It usually takes minimum 5 days to visit top destinations in different circuits of Rajasthan. It is difficult to cover all top places in Rajasthan in a single trip, as the state is quote big. One can start from Delhi and visit Jaipur, Udaipur & Jodhpur. Starting from Jaipur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh & Ranthambore National Park can be visited. Another popular circuit includes Udaipur, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Jaisalmer and near by places.

Winter from October to Martch is the best season to visit Rajasthan. It is also the busiest season and hotels are usually very expensive in this season. Popular Places like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer & Mount Abu attract large crowds in winter season.

Budget of Rajasthan trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Rajasthan tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 16500 per person for a 5D/4N trip and from INR 23450 per person for 8D/7N vacation.

Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Rajasthan like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh, Mount Abu, Ranthambore National Park etc. Jaipur, Udaipur, jodhpur are most visited destinations in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan is one of the safest states in India and people are very liberal in nature. It is very safe for domestic & foreign tourists as well as single women to visit the state.

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Vivacious Rajasthan often top the list of places that one wishes to visit in India. The lively state attracts not merely the domestic travellers but travel enthusiasts from all corner of the world. It is clear from the statistics that over the past decade the number of foreign travellers have doubled from 608283 in 2001 to 1451370 in the year 2012. The inclination of foreign tourists towards Rajasthan is also proven by the number of times they revisit and the long duration of their stay in the state. The reasons may be many but one thing is sure that this impeccable state cast some kind of magic spell on these tourists, which they can by no means defy! Here are some places that have become special for these international visitors in Rajasthan.

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At a distance of about 17 kms from Ajmer lays Pushkar. This place is I believe the personal favourite for foreign tourists. From each end of the meandering alleys you would see foreign tourists coming and the picture absolutely amusing. Pushkar is neither too fancy and unlike any other cities of Rajasthan, it is not adorned with massive forts and palaces. Ghats and temples are the main attractions in Pushkar and the Brahma Temple (believed to be one of its kinds in India) is the major attraction here. Pushkar Camel Fair that takes place in the month of October and November is attended by a sizable population of both domestic and foreign tourists.

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From the vibrant Bandhani and Chanderi sarees to the mouth-watering ghewar and dal baati churma to the indigenous spices and the soulful folksongs, Rajasthan’s culture is not bound to its geographical space but is rather a feeling that flows through the veins of the entire nation. Even with more than sixty percent of its land covered with the Thar Desert, there is no dearth of life in the cultural heart of Incredible India. Rich with historical palaces, monuments, temples, mesmerizing lakes, picturesque destinations, wildlife, along with the magnificent deserts, Rajasthan is a celebration of life, colours, art, culture, history, nature, tradition, and royalty at its best.

This cultural epicentre of the nation has a long history of conquests, tragedies, wars, and love. Every brick of the age-old forts, every house, every nook and corner of local markets, every lake, every temple, as well as every dust particle of the desert land has stories to tell. The glimpses of such folk stories of a long tradition of survival, love, dignity, and royalty can be found in the long moustaches, green chunris, and the red turbans that the natives wear along with their pride and their heartiest smiles. ‘ Padharo Mhare Desh ’- Welcome to My Land, the famous old Marwari phrase, is not just the state’s tourism motto but also an affirmation of its rich hospitality and warmth. Heaven for history and culture enthusiasts as well as travellers from all over the world, Rajasthan awaits you with stories to share, with open arms and a heart wider than its area on the nation’s map.

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Best Places To Visit In Rajasthan

From a plethora of beautiful places, HikerWolf has handpicked and shortlisted the 50 best tourist places in Rajasthan for you. Here is your ultimate travel list when it comes to exploring the royal state of Rajasthan:

01. Jaipur – The Pink City

Founded in 1727 by Maharaj Jai Singh II, Jaipur’s present reeks of stories of the past. Famously known as the Pink City of the Rajasthan, it is not merely the largest and most prominent historical city of the state but also a city of love, covered with the aura of romantic hues and the warmth of pink skies. Home to a few UNESCO World Heritage sites, unparalleled natural and constructed beauty, regal architecture, royal cuisine, and always blooming with lively festivals and fairs, Jaipur, with its rich heritage, stands as the heart of the cultural epicentre of India. Thus, no trip to Rajasthan can ever be complete without exploring the hidden beauty of Jaipur. Pink City stands as one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

The beautiful Hawa Mahal built with pink sandstones, the picturesque Jal Mahal , the architectural marvel of the City Palace , the geometric wonder of the Jantar Mantar Observatory , “the heaven piercing minaret” of Ishwar Lat , and the nostalgic aura of the Albert Hall Museum , make the aforementioned places the central attractions for tourists worldwide. With a variety of festivals, delicious cuisine, as well as culturally rich shopping markets, the city is also connected to other major cities in the state.

  • Enjoy the view of the Pink City through the 953 jharokhas (windows) of the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds adorned with refined lattice-work. It is one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.
  • Savour the mouth-watering Pyaaz Kachori at Rawat Mishtan Bhandar.
  • Cherish the renowned Bandhej textile art.
  • Buy exotic jewellery at the Johari Bazaar.
  • Participate in the annual Jaipur Literature Festival beaming with intellectual fervour.

Best Time to Visit Jaipur: October to March

02. udaipur – the city of lakes.

Often attributed as the Venice of East and the Jewel of Mewar , the City of Lakes , Udaipur will leave you spellbound by its beauty and scenic wonders. From the architecture delights seen in forts, temples, as well as museums, to the serene watersides, Udaipur contains the soul of the state and is among the best tourist places in Rajasthan.

The profound City Palace , Lake Pichola , Ambrai Ghat , Sajjangarh Fort , King’s Vintage and Classic Car Museum , Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata temple, Gangaur Ghat, Bagore ki Haveli, and the trekking point at Badi Lake are some of the most visited places in Udaipur. It is also a storehouse of various lakeside cafes and restaurants that form a perfect romantic getaway or the ideal site to explore your solitude in the sublime bounty of nature.

  • You cannot miss out on the enthralling view of the City Palace from a boat ride on Lake Pichola .
  • Have the irresistible Dal Poodi and Dal Baati at Manoj Prakash Daal Poodi stall.
  • Buy the exquisite Pichwai and Phad paintings at Hathi Pol Bazaar.
  • Explore the famous Bandhni Craft of Udaipur.
  • Enjoy the dance procession in the Mewar Festival celebrated in April annually.

Best Time to Visit Udaipur: October to March

03. jaisalmer – the golden city.

Located in the north-western part of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, the Golden city, is in the proximate ear short of Pakistan’s border. Adorned with the golden sand dunes and castles, Jaisalmer is a paradise of history, culture, and nature and this is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

From enjoying the bird view of the city from the Jaisalmer Fort to the adventure of the thrilling desert safaris to the peace of Jain temples to the scenic marvel of the Desert National Park and the Gadisar Lake as well as to the strolls through the hustle-bustle of ancient markets, Jaisalmer will mark you with golden traces by exposing you to its hidden treasures.

  • Admire the golden view of the city from the Jaisalmer Fort , which is one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.
  • Explore the famous hand block printing art.
  • Treasure the exquisite paintings and regal carpets at Sadar Bazzar.
  • Enjoy the mouth-watering Jaisalmer Kala Chana Kadhi cuisine.
  • Be a part of the annual Jaisalmer Desert Festival in the month of February.

Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer: October

04. mount abu.

Have you ever imagined a hill station in the land of deserts in your wildest dreams? Mount Abu, situated in the Aravalli Range at a height of 1200 meters, is a fascinating wonder for tourists across the globe. Even in the scorching summer heat of Rajasthan, you can enjoy pleasant weather in Mount Abu. Rich in culture, history, religion, as well as nature, it brings forward the story of Rajasthan in its own unique way.

By dwelling in the silence of the beautifully sculpted Dilwara Jain Temple , or by cherishing the flora and fauna at Mount Abu’s Wildlife Sanctuary or the scenic views at Nakki Lake , Guru Shikhar , and Toad Rock , you can hear the distinct tale of the rich heritage and beauty of India. It is also home to various adventurous activities such as camping, caving, and trekking, and known for its mesmerizing sunset view, it is famous for being a honeymoon point.

  • Be captured by the spell-bounding beauty of the marble ceilings of the intricately built Dilwara Jain Temple .
  • Get lost in the treasure of Rajasthani handicrafts at Piccadilly Plaza.
  • Buy the rich Khadi fabric and Khadi Products at the Khadi Bazaar.
  • Devour the delicious Malpua at Abu Chaat Junction, Sabzi Mandi, Mount Abu.
  • Enjoy the Winter Festival at Mount Abu organized annually in December.

Best Time to Visit Mount Abu: October to March

05. jodhpur – the blue city.

Located on the edge of the great Thar Desert, Jodhpur is also famously known as the Sun City or the Blue City of Rajasthan. A hearth of sumptuous forts, palaces, lakes, as well as other beautiful retreats, it, however, has made an appearance in movies and magazine covers for its large number of blue-coloured houses that add just another shade to the diverse palette of Rajasthan. It is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

Some of the famous places to visit in Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort , Khejarala Fort Umaid Bhawan Palace , Ghanta Ghar, Mangore Garden, Jaswant Thada, and Kalyana and Balsamand Lake . Jodhpur is also known for the Overlander desert safaris and Amal Sabha, a thousand-year-old traditional opium ceremony.

  • The ancient charm of the gigantic Mehrangarh Fort makes it one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.
  • The marvellous traditional textile printing at Jodhpur.
  • The hustle-bustle of the Clock Tower Market.
  • The tempting Lal Maas at Darikhana, Raas Haveli.
  • The vibrant Maand Festival held annually in October.

Best Time to Visit Jodhpur: November to February

06. ranthambore.

A visit to Ranthambore will give you a glimpse into the rich biodiversity that the magnificent state of Rajasthan has in its store. Most famous for its tiger reserve and jeep safaris, the Ranthambore National Reserve is a delight for patient animal lovers and bird watchers. It is one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.

The Ranthambore Fort , a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated inside the trinetra Ganesh temple, is visited by history enthusiasts and religious devotees throughout the year. With various other picturesque sites such as Padam Lake , Jogi Mahal, and Kacheeda Valley , Ranthambore is a delight for nature and beauty lovers.

  • The enamouring sightseeing of the mighty Royal Tigers, Sloth Bears, Leopards, as well as crocodiles at the Ranthambore National Reserve.
  • The must-have churma ladoo among other sweet delicacies at the Oberoi Vanyavilas.
  • The rural handicrafts available at the Village Women Craft House.
  • The exuberant Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival held at Nahargarh Palace in the month of December every year.

Best Time to Visit Ranthambore: October to April

07. bikaner – the red city.

The Camel Country or the Red City, Bikaner, is the third most prominent desert terrain in Rajasthan. Known for the international camel festival, its camel farm, and the National Research Centre on Camel, along with places such as Junagarh Fort , Rampuria Haveli, Karni Mata temple (the temple of rats), Bhandasar Jain Temple, Devi Kund Sagar, Lalgarh, and Gajner Palace , and Shri Sadul Museum , it is one of the most eminent cities of Rajasthan. Its old town is adorned with red sandstone buildings and contributes to its making as the Red City of Rajasthan. Bikaner, with all its glory, stands as one of the most cherished tourist places in Rajasthan.

  • The sight of hundreds of deified rats wandering through the Karni Mata Temple makes it one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.
  • The rich collection of Kundan Jewellery at the Mahatma Gandhi Market.
  • The warm woollen dhurries made of camel hair.
  • The enticing Raj Kachori and Bikaneri Bhujia.
  • The zeal of Bikaner Camel Festival.

Best Time to Visit Bikaner: October to March

08. pushkar.

Located 15 km away from Ajmer, Pushkar, a seemingly small town, forms the epicentre of the spiritual life of the city. With 52 ghats around the Pushkar Lake and with a variety of temples such as the Brahma, Mahadeva, Savitri , and Varaha Temple , Pushkar is the residence of some of the holiest places in the world.

It is best known for the renowned evening aarti at the Brahama Ghat . While feeding your soul’s spirituality, it will also be a treat for your senses with its street food, local markets, and the ever famous annual Pushkar Mela. It is thus a paradise for gypsies and backpackers and one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

  • The captivating sight of over 500 temples around Pushkar Lake .
  • The delectable Kachori from Shri Pushkar Raj Shahi Kachori Samosa Bhandar.
  • The lively Sadar Bazaar situated on the northern side of Pushkar Lake .
  • The annual Pushkar Mela held in November known for livestock trade and recreational activities.

Best Time to Visit Pushkar: October to March

09. bharatpur.

Known as the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan, Bharatpur, in addition to being the adobe of temples and palaces, is most famous for its Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Previously a duck hunting site for the maharajas and members of royalty, the national park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the nation’s most prominent bird sanctuaries.

On a mission to protect the declining biodiversity of the nation, it safeguards more than 370 species of birds, including the endangered Siberian Crane. With places such as Bharatpur Palace and Museum, Banke Bihari Temple, and Lohagarh Fort, Bharatpur’s exquisite heritage and culture make it a treasured tourist spot. Undeniably, it is among the most prominent tourist places in Rajasthan.

  • Spot magnificent wild animals such as chital, sambar, nilgai, fishing cat, Asiatic Jackal, hyena, and mongoose as well as birds such as Painted stork, Sarus crane, Dartes, and White-throated kingfisher at the Bharatpur National Park.
  • The grandeur of Lohagarh Fort – the Iron Fort of India is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.
  • Hunt Mathura Gate and Chaurburja Bazaar for traditional and rustic Rajasthani ethnic goods.
  • Savour Irresistible sweets at Bansal Mishthan Bhandar.

Best Time to Visit Bharatpur: November to February

From Alwar ka mawa to the mega Alwar trade fair to the glimpses of Alwar forts and palaces in Bollywood movies, Alwar- the tiger gate of Rajasthan has attracted the attention of many travellers owing to its depth in culture and history.

It is adorned with some of the most beautiful royal palaces of Rajasthan such as the Alwar Palace Lake , Bala Quila as well as the famously haunted Bhangarh Fort . With places such as Sariska National Park and Siliserh Lake , it is also a heaven for nature lovers. Located between Delhi and Jaipur, it is an ideal place for a weekend getaway road trip.

  • The spooky and haunted Bhangarh Fort is one of the most prominent tourist places in Rajasthan.
  • The famous Mirchi Vada, Gatte ki Sabzi, and other delicacies at Kashiram Circle.
  • The luxurious jewellery, exquisite handicrafts, and the Terracotta statues.
  • The famous shopping destinations such as Hope Circus and Bazaza Bazaar.
  • The Mega Trade Fair organized in Alwar every year in October.

Best Time to Visit Alwar: October to March

  The dwelling of the Dargah Sharif, Ajmer holds the most sacred Muslim shrine in India and is a pilgrimage that comes second only to Mecca in South Arabia. Located near the Aravalli hills, Ajmer, dating back to the 7 th century, is drenched in culture, religion, and history. A residence of both Islamic as well as Jain temples and shrines, it represents the hybridity and diversity that rules the state of Rajasthan.

It accommodates various Islamic shrines and Mughal forts such as Akbar Palace and Museum , Dargah Sharif , and  Taragarh Fort, as well as Jain temples namely Nareli Jain Temple, Soni Ji ki Nasiyan(Red temple), and Dhai Din ka Jhopda which was first constructed as a Jain temple in 660 AD. With the local market prospering with treasured jewels and handicrafts, and traditional food delicacies, Ajmer is always beaming with culture and is the spiritual and cultural refuge that will redeem your soul.

  • The unshaken religious faith reverberating through the Ajmer Sharif Dargah.
  • The delicious non-vegetarian cuisine at Dargah Bazaar.
  • The renowned shiny and coloured bangles at Chudi Bazaar.
  • The renowned metal embroidery or Gota work in Ajmer.
  • The annual Urs festival marking the demise of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti.

Best Time to Visit Ajmer: October to March

The narrow laneways of Bundi contain some of the grandest stories of Rajasthan. One of the most underrated places, Bundi is the hidden gem of Rajasthan that you will never regret visiting. It encloses various architectural marvels such as Moti Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Garh palace, Raniji ki Baori, Dabhai Kund, and the 84 pillared Cenotaph . A fascinating old town with untouched villages, busy local markets, and warm people, Bundi will leave a lasting cultural impression on your mind.

  • The majestic beauty of Taragarh Fort , which is among the best tourist places in Rajasthan.
  • The famous Bundi style of mural art and painting.
  • Authentic local Bundi cuisines at the Rainbow Cafe.
  • The main bazaar of Bundi for the intricate craft of carpets.
  • The cultural fervour at the Bundi Utsav organized every year in November-December.

Best Time to Visit Bundi: October to March

Famously known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan, Osian is the centre of attraction for devotees across the nation due to its rich collection of temples. With numerous majestic and splendorous temples such as the Surya, Kali, and the Mahavira temple, Osian is characterized by its religiosity as well as beauty and grandeur.

Also known as the Gateway to Thar, it is famous for its camel safaris over the golden sand dunes. Affluent in culture and craft, this ancient town is a little hamlet village that will give you a glimpse into the traditional and rural life of Rajasthan. The Marwar Festival held annually in October displays the folk dance and music over the Osian sand dunes and adds another reason to visit this secret treasure of Rajasthan.

  • The detailed engravings in the Surya Temple , popularly known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan.
  • The authentic Rajasthani feast at the Swad Restaurant in Osian.
  • The ethnic jewellery haul at the famous Roop Bazar
  • The exuberance of culture and tradition in the Marwar Festival in the month of October every year.

Best Time to Visit Osian: October to March

  Located in the north-eastern region of Rajasthan, Sikar is a city of heritage and history. Sikar is a host to majestic Havelis, temples, and scenic treats, and this is an exclusive cultural hotspot that must be included in your Rajasthan travel diaries. You can enjoy the grandeur of Devgarh , the bird’s view from Laxmangarh , as well as the holy serenity of Harshnath and Khatushyam Mandir on your next visit Sikar.

  • The sky view from the regal Laxmangarh Palace .
  • PaanchKuta, Papadum, Daal-Bati-Churma, and other traditional delicacies of Sikar.
  • The treasured handicrafts of Jatia and Fatehpuri Gate Bazar.
  • The renowned Shekhawati architecture.
  • Khatu Shyamji festival celebrated annually in Khatu Shyamji Temple in Sikar.

Best Time to Visit Sikar: October to March

Situated in the northern area of Rajasthan, Churu is another golden desert city in the state. Prominent for its intricately built architecture, it houses a 500-year-old fort located at its centre. It also accommodates eminent places such as Babosa Dham Churu, Lal Ghantaghar, Lal Ghantaghar Dharma Stupa, Kanhaiya Lal Bagla Haveli, Surana Haveli, Sethani ka Johara, and Tal Chappar Sanctuary . Churu Fort is a profound reminder of the war fought and won against the British in 1857 and thus holds immense patriotic value to the people of Churu.

  • The ancient grandeur of the 500-year-old Churu Fort .
  • Ker-sangri, an exquisite sweet dish, is the local speciality of Churu.
  • The world-renowned miniature wood carving art and craft.
  • The famous Madina Market bustling with life and culture.
  • The religious Gogaji’s Fair organized in Churu annually in the Bhadra month of the Hindu Calendar.

Best Time to Visit Churu: October to March

  Known as the Educational City of the nation, Kota’s beauty teaches stories of both past and present that cannot be encapsulated in a textbook. Much like the Grand Canyon of the USA, the Grand Canyon of India is located in Bhainsrorgarh, Kota district in Rajasthan. The sublime scenery of Bhainsrorgarh, the splendour of the Seven Wonders Park, the serenity of Khade Ganesh Ji temple as well as the Chambal gardens make Kota a must-visit destination in Rajasthan. With a booming textile industry, it is accounted to be the second most liveable city in Rajasthan after Jaipur.

  • The microcosmic vision and the replica of the Seven Wonders of the World in the Seven Wonders Park situated on the banks of Kishore Sagar.
  • The mouth-watering Kota ke Paani Patashe at Kota’s Chaupati.
  • The beautiful and exquisite Dora Sarees of Kota.
  • The main bazaar in Kota beaming with a variety of traditional and ethnic goods.
  • The famous Dusshera Mela, one of the most fascinating and lively festivals held in Kota, takes place in the month of October.

Best Time to Visit Kota: October to March

17. jhalawar.

Located in Rajasthan’s southeast, Jhalawar- the land of jhalas, a tribe renowned for Chauhan Rajput warriors, is reminiscent of the state’s royal past. The princely kingdom is known for its palaces, temples, and forts, which display unparalleled craftsmanship, affluent art, and regal culture.

The architecture delights of the Prithvi Palace , Garh Palace , Chandrabhaga Temple , Virendra Bhawan , Bhawani Natyashala , Government Museum , and the Gagron Fort as well as the lively streets and markets of Jhalawar will take you back to the glorious history of the Rajputs; a history of love, wars, and above all an unfailing sense of pride. It thus stands among the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

  • The splendorous architecture, history, and culture of the Gagron Fort .
  • The hot Makki ki Raab, Sev Tamatar, and other traditional delicacies of Jhalawar.
  • Jhalawar is famous for its rich and ethnic art as well as folk handicraft work.
  • The hustle-bustle of the main market located near the Surya Mandir.
  • The famous Chandrabhaga Fair held annually in close proximity to Jhalawar.

Best Time to Visit Jhalawar: October to March

18. bhangarh fort.

For Rajasthan, the past is not dead and gone but rather still breathes in the present everyday reality. One such place that is a reminder of the living past is Bhangarh Fort, renowned as the most haunted place in the nation. Located in the Aravalli hills, what was once a magnificent arena of beauty and grandeur, now is a site of ruins. The ruins however still speak stories of historic and architectural wonders and attract tourists from across the globe.

One of the most visited tourist places in Rajasthan, with its empty temples and architecture, and scenic view, it will have you hooked and under its spell. Famous for the ghost stories, entry into the fort is prohibited after the sunset. Bhangarh Fort should be on your travel list if you have a taste for mysteries and adventures, or simply are a lover of history.

  • The rich culture, history, as well as legends that define the fort as well as the beautiful scenic view of the Bhangarh Garden.
  • The famous Kagzi Pottery of the region.
  • The rich Alwar food at Surya Vilas.

Best Time to Visit Bhangarh Fort: October to March

Owing to its reputation as the most haunted place in India, you cannot enter the fort after sunset.

19. Om Banna Temple

  Rajasthan is a home to diverse religious believes with hundreds of magnificent temples and shrines. The famous Om Banna Temple, however, is one of its kind in the world and bears testimony to the intriguing customs and stories of the state. Located in the Pali District, 50 km away from Jodhpur, the temple has a motorcycle established as its deity to whom devotees offer liquor and pray for their safe journey.

The legend behind the bike is that it was evacuated and chained by the police after an accident in 1991 but driven by some divine power, it kept returning to the same accident spot by breaking all the chains. Since then numbered 7773, the motorcycle was established as a shrine and came to be known as the Bullet Baba . The temple is an intriguing addition to the diverse Rajasthani shrines that breed hybrid faiths and thus secures its spot on the list of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.

  • The religious legend, the unshaken belief of the devotees, and their offerings to the Royal Enfield Shrine.
  • Prahlad Chand Mangilal is one of the most prominent restaurants near Om Banna Temple.

Best Time to Visit Om Banna Temple: October to March

20. chittorgarh.

Famous for the story of Rani Padmini and her act of Jauhar, as well as the story of Rani Meerabai, Chittorgarh speaks of a history of unparalleled dignity, pride, and royalty. The Chittorgarh fort, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is most famous for its temples, Gaumukh Bawli , and Vijay Stambh . Reverberating with valour, sacrifices, and honour, Chittorgarh will remind you of the spirit of royalty that constitutes every fibre of the being of Rajasthan.

  • The grand Chittorgarh Fort and the tales of historical valour associated with it.
  • The traditional Rajasthani treasures at the Rana Sanga Market.
  • The tempting Badam Halwa of Chittorgarh.
  • The intricate metal craft and bronze icons are the specialities of the region.
  • The renowned Gangaur Festival celebrated by the womenfolk in Chittorgarh.

Best Time to Visit Chittorgarh: October to March

21. kumbhalgarh.

Standing tall with pride in the Aravalli range, Kumbhalgarh Fort , a UNESCO world heritage site, is known as the Great Wall of India and is the second-largest fortress in the world. The birthplace of Maharana Pratap Singh, Kumbhalgarh fort houses revered temples, luxurious gardens as well as royal palaces that speak the story of a glorious past. Other marvels of the place are the Badal Mahal and the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary which make it a visit that you cannot afford to miss in your trip to the princely state.

  • Situated at the highest point of the Kumbhalgarh Fort , the Badal Palace , with its mystic beauty among the clouds, is the treasured charm of Kumbhalgarh. It is thus one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.
  • The traditional Laal Maas at Maharani Bagh .
  • The traditional Bandhani fabric is the speciality of the region
  • Shopping at the famous ChetakCircle
  • The renowned Kumbhalgarh Festival held annually at the Kumbhalgarh Fort.

Best Time to Visit Kumbhalgarh: October to March

22. abhaneri (chand baori).

The deepest step well of the nation that is 100 feet deep into the ground with 3,500 steps and 13 levels, Abhaneri is a rural jewel of Rajasthan located on the Agra-Jaipur Road. Chand Baori, the stepwell famous for its mathematical excellence and beauty, was built between the 8th and 9 th centuries by King Chanda of the Nikumbh dynasty of the Rajputs. The annual Abhaneri festival held in September cherishes the thousand-year-old wonder of the place.

  • The beautiful architecture, the mathematical precision of ancient India, the rich history, as well as the picturesque site of Chand Baori make it one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.
  • Abhaneri region is known for famous Rajasthani folk dances such as Kalbelia, Bhawai, and Ghoomar.
  • The traditional Rajasthani food can be found in the Sikandra area of Abhaneri.
  • The lively Abhaneri festival celebrated every year around the months of September and October.

Best Time to Visit Abhaneri: October to March

A break from chaotic city life, Deeg is a little rural town located a stone’s throw away from Bharatpur. The Deeg Palace , built by Raja Surajmal, is known for its architectural marvel, pools, fountains, and gardens. The Mughal Havelis, Gopal and Roop Sagar , as well as the local market, will have you enamoured by the serenity and royalty of the rural lifestyle of Deeg. It thus stands as the perfect escape from the city life and is a mirror of the rural richness of Rajasthan.

  • Deeg is best known for its grand havelis such as the Deeg Palace .
  • The local Deeg cuisine at Gulmohar Restaurant.
  • The region is famous for its handicraft.
  • The crowded and lively Chaurburja Bazaar.
  • The famous Teej festival celebrated with exuberance and fervour in Deeg.

Best Time to Visit Deeg: Months from September to March

24. eklingi temple.

  • The exquisite architecture, historical and religious depth of the temple as well as the famous four-faced idol of Lord Shiva build with black marble.
  • The dried mango(ocrra), Sangri beans, as well as exquisite chillies are the renowned regional dishes.
  • The place is known for textiles as well as dyed garments.
  • The temple lies a stone’s throw away from the Hathi Pol Bazaar.

Best Time to Visit Eklingi Temple: October to March

A small district in Rajasthan, Pali stands as an affirmation of the ethnic depth of rural tourism of the state. Adorned with secret treasures such as the Jawai Dam, Ranakpur Temple, Chanoud Garh, and the Heritage Palace , Pali is a rural delight housing a decent population of wild leopards. In the close vicinity of Udaipur, it becomes an ideal stop to explore the vivacity of Rajasthan’s lesser-known rural life.

  • The beautifully carved Ranakpur Temple and its serene and auspicious aura.
  • The food in Pali is predominated by Rajasthani spices such as red chilli and yellow turmeric.
  • Pali is a hub of traditional handicrafts.
  • The busy and lively Jain and Vardhaman Markets.
  • The famous Godwar Festival of Pali puts the region’s art and culture to display.

Best Time to Visit Pali: October to March

26. nathdwara.

Embedded in the sublime beauty of the Aravalli hills and the banks of river Banas, Nathdwara is known as the Gateway to the Lord. A land red with a bloody history of violent wars, it now is a serene escapade adorned with magnificent temples.

Along with the 351 feet tall largest statue of Lord Shiva in the nation, it is also home to Shrinathji Temple , which is prominent for the settlement of Lord Krishna. The place is also famous for pichwai paintings, the traditional Rajasthani artwork, and thus holds cultural, historical, religious, as well as aesthetic significance for tourists throughout the year.

  • The unparalleled beauty of the pious Dwarkadheesh Temple .
  • The authentic Nathdwara Thandai is a renowned speciality of the place.
  • The place is known for the sublime Pichhavi paintings, terracotta handicrafts, as well as the famous Meena Work.
  • The temples of Nathdwara are surrounded by lively local street markets.
  • Nathdwara is also known for the annual festival of Annakutta celebrated in its arena.

Best Time to Visit Nathdwara: September to February

27. neemrana.

The mighty Aravalli range secures many jewels of Rajasthan, one of which is Neemrana. An ancient town with delightful palaces, it is now a modern retreat that celebrates the rich Rajput culture and heritage. The Neemrana Palace, which is now a heritage resort for tourists, is famous for activities such as zip-lining. A two and half hour drive from Delhi, Neemrana is a perfect getaway for the weekend.

  • Witness the exquisite royalty at Neemrana Fort Palace .
  • The local Rajasthani food at the Bridge Restaurant.
  • Neemrana is known for its detailed designs in Ghagra Choli, a traditional Rajasthani outfit.
  • The busy Malakhera Bazaar.
  • The festival of Diwali is celebrated in Neemrana with regal solemnity.

Best Time to Visit Neemrana: July to March

28. jawai leopard camp.

After Ranthambore and Sariska, a place that cherishes biodiversity and will bring you in close proximity with nature is Jawai Leopard Camp, located in the hills of Aravalli. An eight-tent luxurious camp, it allows you to explore the thrill of nature without hustling in the crowded wildlife reserves and jungles. From the adventure of safari rides to the magic of bird watching, it lets you enjoy nature without taxing regulations and restrictions of the wildlife reserves. For this reason, it grips animal lovers from across the globe.

  • Best camp in India for convenient Leopard spotting.
  • The luxurious Safari resort in close proximity to nature.
  • Delicious meals made from organic homegrown produce at the camp.

Best Time to Visit Jawai Leopard Camp: October to March

29. shekhawati.

A house to rich Marwari business families, Shekhawati hosts the largest open-air art gallery in the world. With a rich heritage, open-air galleries, havelis, and palaces, it accounts for a luxurious stay. It is also known for its culinary delights along with the grandeur of its havelis and due to its favourable location in the earshot of Nawalgarh, it becomes a convenient tourist stop.

  • The luxurious ancient grand havelis of Mahansar.
  • The beautiful fresco paintings adorn the architecture of the place.
  • Enjoy the experience of a breath-taking horseback riding activity through the town
  • The lip-smacking Rabdi at Mandawa Castle.
  • Shop in Ramgarh to get detailed wooden carvings and furnishings.
  • The annual Shekhawati Festival held every year in February.

Best Time to Visit Shekhawati : Months from November to March

30. ranakpur.

Ranakpur or the Spiritual Oasis of Aravalli attracts Jain devotees throughout the year. A dwelling of multiple Jain temples such as Sadri, Surya Narayan, Narlai, Mucchal Mahavir, and Ranakpur Jain Temple , its aura is reminiscent of spirituality, serenity, and cultural splendour. The desi Ranakpur bazaar is heaven for ethnic lovers. Half and an hour away from Udaipur, the Ranakpur Dam is a picturesque delight and adds another feather in the cap of the beauty of Rajasthan.

  • The holy grandeur of Ranakpur Jain Temple .
  • The bustling local market beaming with ethnicity.
  • The place is famous for its majestic silver jewellery, gems, and pottery.
  • The delectable Jain food at Maharani Bagh.
  • The authentic Ranakpur Mohatsav which is a celebration of the rich history, culture, and heritage of Rajasthan.

Best Time to Visit Ranakpur: October to March

31. sariska national park.

Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary located in Alwar is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan for nature and wildlife lovers. Renowned for the Royal Bengal Tigers, it is a protected area that stores exquisite flora and fauna of the nation. The first reserve to reallocate the tigers from Ranthambore, it was declared as a national park in 1982. Rich with copper reserves and natural resources, it will take you in the peaceful and enriching lap of nature.

  • Spot the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers at the wildlife sanctuary.
  • The ethereal experience at the Star Gate Observatory.
  • Bhuna Kukda is one of the most famous dishes to try in Sariska.
  • Buy ethnic souvenirs from Bazaza market.

Best Time to Visit Sariska National Park: October to March

Sharing borders with Pakistan in the west and Jaisalmer and Jalore in the north and south, Barmer is not only one of the most prominent desert lands of the state but also its largest district. Along with housing a major portion of the Thar Desert, it is also marked by the flow of River Luna.

Thus, a hub of natural and historical depth, it is also a magnificent center of culture and royal grandeur. Places such as Barmer Fort, Kiradu Temple, Shri Nakoda Jain Temple, Devka-Sun Temple, and Rani Bhatiyani Temple showcase intricate carving and craftsmanship making Barmer a microcosmic vision of Rajasthan’s unmatched glory and beauty. It thus stands as one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

  • The intricate architecture and grandeur of Devka-Sun Temple .
  • The tempting Lal Maas is a famous local cuisine.
  • Barmer is known for exclusive mirror work and vivid embroidery.
  • Shop from Veerchand Jangid Market.
  • The display of local culture in the Thar Desert.

Best Time to Visit Barmer: October to March

33. jhunjhunu.

From the mesmerising marble made Khetri Palace (Wind Palace) to the Hindu pilgrimage at the Shree Rani Sati Dadi Mandir , Bandhe ka Balaji , and the Hanuman Mandir to the extravagant Sone Chand ki Haveli, Jhunjhunu, the ancient city of Shekhawati region, is a storehouse of treasured jewels of Rajasthan. The Marwari and Shekhawati culture is embedded in the food, language as well as architecture of the place making this ancient town an essential visit in your trip to Rajasthan.

  • The regal Wind Palace built with marbles.
  • The prominence of sweet dishes in Jhunjhunu can be known by the fact that they are served before the meals.
  • The traditional Rajasthani Thali at Rani Sati Mandir .
  • Jhunjhunu is known worldwide for its frescos and murals.
  • Nehru Market is the most famous market in the region.

Best Time to Visit Jhunjhunu: October to March

  You must have heard of the famous BITS Pilani, a renowned educational institution in the Pilani district of Rajasthan. However, Pilani, a site of progress and prosperity, is primarily an ancient town in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan that encompasses vibrant and grand heritage.

It is home to architecture delights such as Surajgarh Fort, Sarogi Haveli, Khetri Fort Pahari, Shiv Ganga and Saraswati temple, Panchvati, Clock Tower, as well as the Birla Science Museum . Rich in rustic culture and in touch with modernity at the same time, it represents the lively state of Rajasthan.

  • The scenes of Ramayana replicated in the Panchvati Garden .
  • Pilani is known for its Brass handicraft.
  • The tempting stuffed kulcha and pineapple raita at Vijay.
  • The lively Chameli Market.
  • OASIS, the annual cultural festival of BITS Pilani, is ranked as the second-best student fest in India.

Best Time to Visit Pilani: October to March

35. kuldhara village.

After the haunted Bhangarh Fort, if there is a place in Rajasthan that attracts adventure and mystery lovers, it is the Kuldhara village (the abandoned village) which is famously known as the Ghost Town of Rajasthan. Once adorned with the settlement of Palwali Brahmins, a set of 83 villages vanished overnight giving rise to the ghost stories in Kuldhara.

Located in Jaisalmer, the rustic village is now a site of ruins and echoes with an eerie silence drenched in isolation. An intriguing mystery, it is an adventure to entail on your visit to the Sam desert and is among the prominent tourist places in Rajasthan.

  • Architectural ruins of over 410 buildings, temples as well as the history, legends, and the uncanny spookiness associated with the haunted village.
  • Eat irresistible local cuisines at Suryagarh Restaurant near the village.

Best Time to Visit Kuldhara Village: October to March.

As it is believed to be a haunted village, entry is prohibited after sunset.

36. Galtaji Temple

One of the most beautiful temple complexes in Rajasthan, the Galtaji Temple, located on the outskirts of Jaipur, is a paradise for believers and devotees from across the globe. Surrounded by the majesty of Aravalli ranges, lush greenery, and a house to natural springs such as Galta Kund and Gaumukh , it is a treasure of sublime beauty.

Built with pink sandstone, the intricately carved walls narrate stories of religion, culture, and unparalleled heritage. Reverberating with religious chants, a host to various tribes of monkeys, affluent vegetation, and scenic views of the Aravalli and Jaipur city, it stands as a grand temple complex more splendorous than traditional havelis and thus attracts tourists throughout the year who are left smitten by its grandeur. This makes it one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

Galwar Bagh Gate, Hanuman Temple, Galta Temple, and Galta Kund and Gaumukh natural water springs.

Best Time to Visit Galtaji Temple: October to March

37. sambhar lake.

Rajasthan treasures some of the nation’s most profound natural wonders and Sambhar Lake is one of them. Spread over a distance of 90 Km, it is India’s largest inland lake. With the exquisite white look, mixed with desert sand, it is a saline wetland. Producing 196000 tons of salt annually, it accounts for 9% of the total salt production in India. In the night, under the gaze of stars, walking on it feels like strolling through a piece of the silver moon.

Other attractions for tourism are the Circuit House at Sambhar, the Cenotaph near Shakambari Devi Temple, the Salt Processing Plant and Museum, Nalaisar, as well as the Salt Train . Rajasthan’s mini Rann of Kutch, Sambhar is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan. It is an ecological site that provides a breeding area to thousands of migratory birds such as flamingos and Siberian birds and thus needs to be on your travel list of nature’s exquisite delights.

  • Site of thousands of flamingos from Siberia and Central Asia.
  • Shakambari Devi Temple , Salt Processing Plant and Museum as well as the goods train that passes through the salt lake make Sambhar Lake one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.
  • The quaint and busy Dhan Mandi market.

Best Time to Visit Sambhar Lake: October to March

38. khimsar.

A quaint hamlet in the mighty Rajasthan, the Khimsar village is yet another undiscovered treasure. With the rustic aura of the Khimsar Fort in the golden sand dunes of the Thar desert, the place is the adobe of ethnicity, grandeur, and heritage. The renowned Nagaur festival is held annually in this village. The festival witnesses recreational activities such as camel racing and tug of war, and trade in cattle and red chilli markets at the same time. Famous across Asia for its trade and festive fair, it attracts tourists in the pleasant time of winters and thus is one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan.

  • The regal and luxurious Khimsar Fort.
  • The delectable Murgh Khimsar is the renowned local cuisine.
  • The bustling Sardar Market.
  • The festive and cultural fervour of the Nagaur festival.

Best Time to Visit Khimsar: October to March

To enjoy the vivacity of the world’s 18 th largest desert, the great Indian Thar Desert, a stay at Dechu is your best bet. A small village in Jodhpur, Dechu houses tourist attractions such as the Salim Singh Haveli, Pokaran Fort, Baba Ramdev Temple, old wells, and sand dunes. Known for its deluxe tourist resorts, Dechu will provide you with the perfect serene aura needed to enjoy the golden desert on a starry winter night. You cannot help but count it among the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

  • The ancient aura of the regal Salim Singh Haveli.
  • Desert safaris in the vast expanse of the golden sand dunes.
  • The renowned Marwari cuisine.
  • The region is known for its intricate handloom.

Best Time to Visit Dechu: October to March

Located 40 km away from the city of Jaipur, this miniature village is perfect for a day trip from the pink city. The Samode Bagh, Samode Palace, as well as the Samode Haveli (popularly known as the Maha Sahib or Maha Rawal) are the centre heritage attractions of the hamlet.

You can hike back from the Samode Fort through a forest path that is known to be a leopard territory according to the locals. From the famous dal bhaati churma to the indigenous ethnic shops to the rustic coloured houses and warm and friendly locals, Samode is a rural treasure where you can get lost away from the mayhem of city life.

  • The rich heritage and lush greenery of the Samode Palace make it one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.
  • Savour the local chai and kachori in Samode.
  • The hustle-bustle of the main market.
  • Samode is known for fresco paintings in vibrant indigo colours.

Best Time to Visit Samode: October to March

41. sam sand dunes.

Located in Jaisalmer, the Sam Sand Dunes mark the point in the Thar Desert where you can lose yourself in the endless stretch of the desert, with no vegetation in sight. One of the most renowned tourist destinations, it hosts several camps that indulge in desert safaris.

Known for the Desert Festival, puppet shows, and folk dances and programs, it beams with culture, diversity, and life in the months of February and March. Winter thus is the best time to visit Rajasthan’s golden Sam Sand Dunes to enjoy the place at its peak of beauty. With its astounding charm, it is one landscape that you cannot afford to miss when it comes to exploring the mighty Thar Desert.

  • The picturesque beauty of golden sand dunes.
  • Camel Safaris, Cultural shows, as well as Rajasthani songs and dances in the sand dunes.
  • Enjoy a candlelight dinner in the desert.
  • Quad biking and parasailing in the desert.
  • The recreational and exuberant Desert Festival.

Best Time to Visit Sam Sand Dunes: October to March

42. salasar balaji.

From the Ajmer Sharif to the Dilwara Jain temple, Rajasthan encloses a plethora of diverse religious retreats in harmony. One such site of pilgrimage for devotees across the globe is the famous Salasar Balaji Temple situated in the town of Salasar. It is located in close proximity with two other magnificent temples namely the Khatu Shyamji temple and the Rani Sati Dadiji (Jhunjhunu) temple and together the three renowned temples make the grandeur of Salasar Dham.

Built-in 1794, it is now appraised as a Shakti Sthal (the place of power). Devotees come from across the nation, sometimes barefooted, and with extreme devotion and faith, they seek fulfilment for all their desires by praying to the merciful Lord Hanuman who is known for his miraculous powers in various legend tales. A site of serenity that is beaming with religious zeal throughout the year, it is one of the most visited temples of Rajasthan.

  • The religious fervour of the pious temple.
  • The authentic Rajasthani food at the traditional bhojnalyas near the temple.
  • Buy lockets with idols as religious souvenirs.
  • Near Salasar Balaji Temple, there are a plethora of local markets to explore such as Naya Bazaar, Gandhi, Harichand, Divan, Laxmi, and Govindam Market.

Best Time to Visit Salasar Balaji Temple: October to March

43. karauli.

Accommodating more than three hundred temples, Karauli is the pious and holy heart of Rajasthan. Situated on the Agra-Jaipur Highway or the Golden Quadrilateral of India, this small town is said to have been the home of Shri Madan Mohan Ji, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. In addition to its auspicious temples, it also encapsulates forts, monuments, and palaces in its arena, making it a renowned and must-visit cultural site in the princely state of Rajasthan.

  • The beautiful and majestic royal Karauli City Palace is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.
  • The irresistible street food of the region.
  • The lively Karauli Market.
  • The annual Karauli Cattle Fair as well as the religious Kailadevi Fair celebrated every year in Karauli.

Best Time to Visit Karauli: October to March

44. gagron fort.

If you need a break from the sandy desert, Gagron Fort is here for your rescue. Situated in Jhalawar, it is an exuberant rocky site surrounded by water and is the dwelling of affluent biodiversity. Decorated with vibrant red poppy fields and orange orchards, it is the perfect amalgamation of architecture and natural wonders.

With its enamouring beauty and heritage, it is among the six forts in Rajasthan that are recognized as the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Being a witness of over 14 wars and 2 Jauhars, the fort reeks of the royal legacy of the past. With its vibrancy and grandeur, it stands as the only hill and water fort of Rajasthan and thus deserves to be on your travel list.

Gagron Fort is known for its scenic beauty, regal architecture, and rich history and this is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Rajasthan.

Best Time to Visit Gagron Fort: October to March

45. kesroli.

Ageing back to the 14 th century, The Neemrana’s Hill Fort-Kesroli in Alwar is now a luxurious and royal heritage resort that grabs the attention of tourists from across the world. Adorned with a regal swimming pool, spa, as well as garden, and with its inviting food, it is an exclusive retreat into royalty. Decorated with the grand Rajasthani style and with rich historical fervour, a stay in Kesroli will make you feel like a part of the princely clan and will expose you to royal leisure, making it ideal for a relaxing weekend retreat.

  • Within the close proximity of the Kesroli Fort, there is a hub of mesmerizing places to explore such as N aldeshwar Shrine, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri, Bala Quila, Government Museum, and many more.
  • The regal ambience of the open-air restaurant at the fort.

Best Time to Visit Kesroli: October to March

46. fatehpur.

  • Explore the rich Rajasthani art at the Nadine Cultural Centre .
  • Admire the ancient havelis adorned with fresco paintings.
  • Have the delicious Rajasthani sweets at Ramras Mishthan Bhandar.
  • Hunt the main market of Fatehpur for exclusive fabrics.

Best Time to Visit Fatehpur: October to March

47. rajasmand.

The city of Dwarkadish, Rajasmand is located 67 Km north of Udaipur and is a hub of culture, heritage, faith, and the sublime beauty of nature. Deriving its name from the Rajasmand Lake , the second-largest man-made lake in the world, the city is a renowned tourist site.

Best known for Shrinathji and Dwarkadish Temple , Haldi Ghati, Kankroli, and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasmand is also the largest marble-producing district in the country. A gem of a place, it radiates pious faith, natural sublimity, and historical richness, making it a focal travel point in Rajasthan.

  • You cannot miss out on the sunset view from Rajasmand Lake .
  • The food in the region varies from hot and spicy Rajasthani dishes to International cuisines.
  • Buy exclusive Khadi products from Khadi Bhandar.
  • Experience the cultural delight of the Rana Raj Singh Festival.

Best Time to Visit Rajasmand: October to March

48. nawalgarh.

From the splendid Sheesh Mahal to the majestic Roop Niwas Palace to the Poddar, Aath, and Morarka Haveli, Nawalgarh, the land of havelis, is a humble site located 30kms away from the town of Jhunjhunu. Home to rich Marwari business families, the elite and posh havelis bear testimony to Nawalgarh’s architecture lavishness.

Such cultural grandeur has made it a favourite site for haveli enthusiasts. Exemplary of Rajasthan’s eminent kinship, Nawalgarh will leave you spellbound and awestruck by its beauty and thus will make exploring this splendorous place irresistible. It thus is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

  • The unparalleled splendour and beauty of the Sheesh Mahal.
  • The lip-smacking local Mawa Kachori is renowned in the region.
  • Buy the famous Shekhawati paintings from the Ganesh Market.
  • The cultural aura of Shekhawati Festival.

Best Time to Visit Nawalgarh: Months from November to March

In the lap of the Aravalli range, Narlai is a miniature village located 36 km away from Ranakpur. A den of religious places such as the Adinath Jain Temple, Ranakpur Temple, as well the Temple of Lord Shiva , it is also located in the periphery of the magnificent Kumbhalgarh Fort. This hidden gem of Rajasthan will leave you enamoured by its beauty and rustic charm and is one of the most prominent villages that describes the inner life of Rajasthan.

  • The culture, history, architecture, and religiosity beaming at the Chaturmukha Jain Temple .
  • The delightful gatte ki sabzi is a treasured local dish of the village.
  • The place is known for its ethnic and colourful fabrics.
  • The renowned Johri Bazaar near Narlai.
  • The lively fervour of the Kite Festival.

Best Time to Visit Narlai: October to March

An abode of the earliest temple complexes in Rajasthan, Baroli, located in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan, beams with religious fervour and grandiosity. Situated near the banks of the pious Chambal River, the temple complex is a host to nine distinct temples that are the pride of Rajasthan since the 9 th century. Embellished with detailed carvings, the temples speak of majestic history and culture.

The 4 feet tall figure of the dancing avatar of Lord Shiva, famously known as  Lord Natraja, was stolen by a private collector from London in February 1998 but with the consistent efforts of the authorities, it is now going to be restored back home soon after 17 long years. Baroli is a celebration of Rajasthan’s faith and ingenuity and thus is a quintessential addition to your travel list. This temple complex is famous for being one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

  • The elaborate and majestic Baroli Temple Complex.
  • The natural picturesque view of Sorsan Grasslands .
  • Have local Rajasthani sweets renowned in Baroli.

Best Time to Visit Baroli: October to March

Rajasthan is not merely a montage of monuments, palaces, forts, temples, and scenic felicity but is also an array of feelings, emotions, and stories that speak the profound tale of the age-long heritage of our Incredible India; a heritage that demands to be heard, seen, valued and treasured. A trip to Rajasthan will give you the indispensable chance of being a part of this royal gala of cultural legacy.

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one of the best and informative article about Rajasthan, as a traveller i always cherish to read these types of articles ans plan my trip, i am from Coorg and its one of the best places in India.

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I’m dying to go, sadly I probably won’t be able to visit Rajasthan yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to visit all these places and get the most out of the experience. I really loved this blog and thank you for covering most of the information, this is incredibly helpful!

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Top 11 Places To Visit In Rajasthan

Rajasthan , known formerly by the name Rajputana or the land of the kings, is the largest state in the republic of India. It covers an area of 342,239 sq kilometers which is 10.4% of India. However despite of its large size it is covered by the Great Indian Desert, Thar. The Thar Desert runs parallel to the Sutlej-Indus river valley. Being located at the forefront of Indian civilization, the state of Rajasthan has seen the age of kings thus, explaining the moniker ‘ the land of kings ’.

Rajasthan houses an amazing display of arts and architecture, courtesy of it being a princely state. Each individual kingdom of Rajasthan has a distinctive style of architecture and arts making it one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. In this article we shall list out the 11 popular places to visit in Rajasthan .

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The capital of the state, Jaipur is also the largest city in the princely state of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1727, by the Kachwaha Rajput Ruler Sawai Jaisingh II, who was the ruler of Amber. Also known by the nickname ‘ Pink City of India ’ which is due to the distinctive saffron or pink color of the buildings. The planning of the city was done according to the Vedic Vastu Shastra (Indian architecture). The well planned streets and detailed and artistic architecture make it one of the top preferred tourist locations.

In the 2008 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked #7 of the best places to visit in Asia. Jaipur has lots to offer to even the most average tourists. Forts, monuments, temples, Gardens, museums and vast market places of Jaipur bring tourists who come from all around the world to experience the food, fun and frolic at this wonderful town. Jaipur is also home to a huge no. of arts and craft with over 20 unique specializations. To learn more about the tourist places in Jaipur, please visit: places to visit in Jaipur . You might want to plan a separate 3 day itinerary for this city alone.

  • City Palace
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Pink City Bazaars
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Birla Temple
  • Govind Dev ji Temple

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While in a few texts, it has been termed as the Venice of the East , the City of Udaipur is known by its common moniker, the city of lakes. The city was the capital of the Sisodiya Rajputs of Mewar and is famous for its palaces that exemplify the finesse of Rajputana Style architecture. Udaipur was founded in 1553 by the Sisodiya Rajput Ruler Maharana Udai Singh II. The Mewar Rajputs founded the city to relocate their capital from Chittor to a more secure location. Today, most of the palaces have been converted into hotels, thus attracting a huge no. of tourist crowd to this city.

The city’s picturesque location at the foothills of the Aravalli Mountains, the state of Udaipur is a unique destination. Apart from its various palaces, forts, market places, and various temples are also the reason for its popularity. The cities are well planned and the people hospitable, the place is not only famous for its palaces and monuments, the city of Udaipur has a lot to offer its visitors. To learn more about the popular tourist places in Udaipur, please visit: places to visit in Udaipur .

  • Lake Pichola
  • Lake Palace
  • Lake Garden Palace
  • The Royal Vintage Car Museum
  • Bagore Ki Haveli
  • Saheliyon Ki Bari
  • Jagdish Temple

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The second largest City of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is also the second most populated city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. The city was founded in 1459 by the Rathore Rajput Ruler, Rao Jodha Singh of Marwar. The city was founded as Marwar’s new capital after the fall of the former capital of Mandore. Jodhpur is also called the Sun City as it enjoys a bright sunny weather all year round. Strategically, it is considered to be the most important city of western Rajasthan as it lies only at a distance of 250 kilometers from the Indo-Pakistan border.

Also, because it lies in the center of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is an important tourist destination as well. Jodhpur has been listed many a times in various tourism magazines and documentaries and has topped the lonely planet’s list of most extraordinary place to stay in 2014. The various hill forts, palaces and the old walled city are just a handful of attractions from the multitude that this wonderful city has to offer. To learn more about the famous tourist places in Jodhpur, please visit: places to visit in Jodhpur .

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Mandore Gardens
  • Kailana Lake
  • Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
  • Clock Tower
  • Chamunda Mata Temple
  • Balsamand Lake
  • Masuria Hills Garden

4. Jaisalmer

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The aptly named “golden city” , which comes from its view during the day, the city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. The city was founded by The Bhati Rajput ruler Maharawal Jaisal Singh in 1156 Ad. The city gets its name from the golden sands of the Thar Desert and the same golden colored sandstone used in the city’s architecture. The city is a famous tourist spot due to its magnificent architecture and the various arts and crafts which are unique to this region. The city thrives on tourism, and can be called a home away from home for a huge no. of tourists from all around the world.

The unique feature about the city of Jaisalmer is its architecture. It was built as a walled city which makes it one of the largest forts in the world. You might want to pack a lot of paperbacks and almost 3-4 days to enjoy the life in this city to its fullest. The fort has numerous eateries that offer Italian, French and local cuisines. Visit during the months of November and December and you will enjoy this castle city to its fullest. To know more about the main tourist spots in Jaisalmer, please visit: places to visit in Jaisalmer .

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Patwon-Ki-Haveli
  • Sam Sand Dunes
  • Thar Heritage Museum
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Nathmal Ki Haveli
  • Jain temples
  • Salim Singh Ki Haveli

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The city of Bikaner was founded in 1488 by the Rathore Rajput Ruler Rao Bika. Rao Bika was the son of the Rathore Ruler Rao Jodha who founded Jodhpur. The land was usurped from the rivaling Jat rulers of that time. However, no matter how many wars the ancient city has seen in the past, today Bikaner is another prime tourist destination and is famous for its sweets and snacks. The place is known for its forts and food .

The various arts and crafts of this place are also unique, especially the intricately carved windowpanes called jharokhas. It is one town we would personally recommend for you to visit if you want to experience the authentic taste of rajasthani cuisines. The various fairs held in Bikaner also attract a huge no. of visitors from all around India and the world. The famous temples like Karni Mata and Laxmi Nath Temple etc. are also worth the visit. To know more about the main tourist destinations in Bikaner, please visit: places to visit in Bikaner .

  • Junagarh Fort
  • Lalgarh Palace
  • National Research Centre on Camel
  • Shri Laxminath Temple
  • Ganga Singh Museum
  • Sadul Singh Museum
  • Jain Temple

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Lying in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan, the holy City of Pushkar is often described as the king of pilgrimage sites in India. The town is located at the shores of the Pushkar Lake, which was created by the tears of Lord Shiva. The town is one of the oldest cities of India and the date of its origin is unknown and is often associated with the Hindu mythology. The town is famous for its temples and various Ghats which are frequented by hundreds of visitors during the annual bath. The water of the lake is considered sacred and thus is responsible for the town’s repute as a pilgrimage spot. To learn more about tourist places in Pushkar, visit: Places to visit in Pushkar .

Perhaps the most illustrious attraction of Pushkar is the annual camel fair. It is a five day fair held where people buy and sell livestock. But that’s not all; the fair is home to a large no. of tourist crowd that is attracted by the music, dance and various events that are held here during the camel fair. Camel races are one of the major attractions as well.

  • Pushkar Lake
  • Brahma Temple
  • Savitri temple
  • Apteshwar Temple
  • Varaha Temple
  • Rangji temple

7. Sawai Madhopur

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Sawai Madhopur was built by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh of The Kachwaha Rajputs and was founded in 1763. While the town itself doesn’t have any notable tourist attractions, just two attractions have made this city a must visit place in Rajasthan. They are the Ranthambore Fort and the Ranthambore National park . Both of the two places are a must visit and will take up around 2-3 days for one to explore properly. For other tourist attractions, please visit: tourist places to visit in Ranthambore . The Ranthambore forests were the hunting grounds for the Kachwaha Rajputs of Jaipur till the time India received its independence. After independence it was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary and it rose to being a tiger reserve in 1973 and got its national park status in 1980.

One should also visit the Ranthambore fort, which is a part of the UNESCO world heritage site. The fort is situated in the forests of the Ranthambore National Park. The construction of the fort predates the reign of the Kachwaha Rajput Clan and was founded by the Nagil Jat Ruler Raja Sajraj Veer Singh Nagil in 944 AD. The fort housed many different ruling clans till it finally fell to the Kachwaha Rajputs of Jaipur. The vast cultural history imbibed in this ancient architecture is a must visit indeed.

  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Chamatkar Temple
  • Chauth Mata Temple
  • Ranthambore Fort
  • Khandar Fort

8. Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh

The ancient city of Chittorgarh also known as Chittor , was said to have been founded by the Maurya Dynasty. However its significance rose when the Ruler of the Sisodiya Rajput Clan of Mewar captured the city in 734 Ad and made it the capital of Mewar. The place is known to be the birthplace of many great warriors and historical figures like the Great Maharana Pratap and the Hindu saint, Meera Bai. The city being an ancient place contains many different palaces, temples and forts which display some of the most advanced architectural designs and artistic mastery.

One of the major places to visit in Chittorgarh is the Chittorgarh fort, which is the largest fort in India. The fort was the former capital of mewar before its relocation to the more secure city of Udaipur. The fort was founded in the 7th century by the 1st Sisodiya Rajput Ruler Bappa Rawal and spreads over an area of 2.8 sq kilometers and its highest elevation point is 1,075 meters above sea level. Upon visiting you will experience and witness the Rajput style architecture at its best. The fort complex itself contains several palaces, gardens and temples most of which have a great historical significance.

  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Rana Kumbha Palace
  • Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Meera Temple
  • Rani Padmini Palace
  • Vijay Stambh
  • Kriti Stambh

9. Mount Abu

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The place takes pride of it being the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is situated in the Aravalli mountain range and is a part of the Sirohi District of Rajasthan. The place apart from being a retreat for the people of Rajasthan and Gujarat from the scorching sun but has a lot of historical and religious significance. Mount Abu was known as the Arbuda Mountain, which has been mentioned in the Hindu Epic Mahabharata and is known for to be the place where the Great Sage Vashishta retired. The hill station houses many ancient sites and temples which are frequented by many pilgrims from across India along with many forts and lakes.

The place is a heavenly retreat for the sun scorched people of Rajasthan, with its lush green surroundings and various picnic spots. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Trevor’s Crocodile Park, Nakki Lake and the most Famous Dilwara Jain Temples are situated here. Apart from these, one can also visit the ruins of Achalgarh Fort which was built in the 17th century. The surroundings and the cool and enjoyable weather make it a place like no other in the desert state of Rajasthan. To know more about the main tourist destinations in Mount Abu, please visit: places to visit in Mount Abu .

  • Dilwara Jain temples
  • Guru Shikar
  • Sunset Point
  • Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Trevor’s tank
  • Mount Abu Bazaars
  • Wildlife Sanctuary

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Ajmer is surrounded by Aravalli ranges and is a city seeped in both history and culture. It lies near Pushkar, a major Hindu pilgrimage site and is the home of the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. This makes it a unique pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. Apart from being a pilgrimage site, it is also the home of many fascinating historic sites and therefore welcomes tourists from all over the world. In 2015, Ajmer was selected as a heritage site for the HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.”

  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah
  • Taragarh Fort
  • Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
  • Abkari Fort and Museum
  • Anasagar Lake
  • Soniji ki Nasiyan

To know more about the main tourist destinations in Ajmer, please visit: places to visit in Ajmer . Other attractions nearby are Pushkar and Bundi. A visit to these places would take less than a day’s time.

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The City of Alwar Founded by the Kachwaha Rajput Ruler Pratap Singh in 1770. The town’s name was Ulwar during those days and was changed to Alwar to bring it to the top in the alphabetically arranged list of the Princely states of Rajputana. The town is significant for its various military participations in various battles and was the first state of Rajputana to sign a treaty with the British East India Company.

The city being one of the princely states of the Rajputana has tones of tourist attractions. The forts, temples and the immense abundance of natural Fauna has brought this place in this list. The Haunted Bhangarh Fort, The Karni Mata Temple, the Historic site of Pandupole, and the Sariska Tiger Reserve are just a few of the many attraction this city houses.

Rajasthan, the land of kings and forts , with its rich cultural history will have a different flavor with every single place you visit. The aforementioned places unfold just a handful of the many secrets this ancient kingdom hides. A visit to tourist places in Rajasthan is one of the most spiritual experiences you will ever witness and is sure to captivate your mind the moment you land here.

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Hey , you are doing a great by finding out the the little deep insights about the rajasthan ancient architectures and making people aware of their importance in Indian history.

Rajasthan is really a very beautiful tourist place. Amer fort, Jal Mahal, Pushkar Fair must watch.

Nice Article!. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful information about the Rajasthan. Can you write some posts related to haunted places in Rajasthan as I have heard its too haunted.

Amazing Post! Rajasthan is really very famous for tourist. So many places to visit in Rajasthan like Pink City Jaipur, Jodhpur – Blue City with Palaces, Bharatpur – Bird Watching, Wildlife, Tigers, Temples and so on.

in pratapgarh rajasthan somthing palace/others are best for tourism as i think; 1- goutmeshver mahadev mandir, 2- bhanver mata tempel, 3- dipeshver mandir 4- wind power project 5- sholly hanuman mandi and rokadiya hanuman mandir 6- jakham dame & bhanversemala dame.

Just great to see such a beautiful places and great hearted people of Rajasthan…. The incredible state of India.

The pictures used by you show a very glamorous side of this city and the description added to each of them is detailed and beautifully presented. Rajasthan is indeed a city rich in history and culture.

Beautiful post. Describe each places very nicely. All of them Udaipur is one of the best place in Rajasthan.

I agree this article. Rajasthan is a royal place for visiting. Must go

Its too good and intereting

Rajasthan is really a exotic & classical places is an excellent opportunity for you to explore various world heritage sites like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Ranakpur Jain Temple and many others.

I like more information as I would be traveling alone. Can you tell me a good reliable tour guide who would customize a trip to Rajasthan?

In Rajasthan, Mandwa is also a lovely place to vist that has old Havelis and also old architecture of buildings and painting. Mandawa comes in Jhunjhunu District.

Rajasthan presents a colorful range of activities for tourists to indulge in. I love Rajasthan.

You must come to Alwar (Bhangarh). World most haunted place!

I think i will go to visit at rajasthan for 5 days. First place that i need to visit ?That cover over all ?

Thanks for the information, Great Job.

Rajasthan is famous for its rich cultural heritage all over the world. Every place there is beautiful.

Thanks for you visit in rajasthan.

What a great post, describe each city and their places perfectly. Thanks for this great post. All things at one place, also called the Full Package. Great work.

nice article, loved the way in which contributors have added value to this peice with additional info.

I am extremely grateful to you for sharing such wonderful places to visit in Rajasthan. Keep up doing the great work.

I love this city. I like to visit this place and there are so many wonderful places.

Just loved your post.. The state of Rajasthan has a number of places to visit that are perfect to family holidays. Depending on your interest, schedule, family size, and age of the family members, you can choose the right place.

Hey, Sara Greeting from Rajasthan !!

Rajasthan is a largest state of India. Which part of the Rajasthan do you want to see? On every monument you can get the local guide or you can contact on any good travel agency who can manage a reliable tour guide for your entire trip. To see the complete Rajasthan you need around 15-20 days.

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One of the most visited states in India is Rajasthan which is well-known for its rich culture, royal palaces, lofty forts and glorious history. Being a stronghold of the Rajput culture, Rajasthan is a great place to unravel the mysteries of past times when great Rajput warriors used to rule these lands. Include these places to visit in Rajasthan to create the best itinerary possible.

Top 10 Tourist Places To Visit In Rajasthan

Rajasthan boasts some of the most beautiful lakes, vast landscapes, deserts, and unmatched culture. Keep reading to find more about the most enchanting Rajasthan trip places.

  • Ranthambore
  • Chittorgarh

The Pink City is a favourite of young backpackers as it has the most Instagrammable palaces, gigantic forts, glittering markets, and oh-so-tasty street food. The capital city of Rajasthan is a bustling city with so many places to visit in Jaipur, like Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur , and Jaigarh Fort. The city palace is an amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput architecture, which is so gigantic that no traveller can see its beauty in one go. The major highlight is the local bazaar of Jaipur, which comes alive after sunset. It is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.  

  • Things to Do. Visiting forts, palaces, temples, museums, bustling markets, enjoying hot balloon rides, rappelling, cycling, heritage walks, and more.
  • Famous for , Opulent palaces, magnificent forts, ancient temples, lip-smacking food, and royal ambience.
  • Places to Visit in Jaipur. Amer Fort, Jaigarh, Nahargarh, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Museum, Bapu Bazaar, Johri Bazaar.
  • Best Time to visit. September to March

Also Read: Top 15 Historical Places to Visit In Jaipur

2. Jaisalmer

Famously deemed the Golden City, Jaisalmer is a place where the beautiful sights will amaze with their captivating charm. Located on the fringes of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is house to so many must-visit attractions. However, the dominating feature is the still-alive Jaisalmer Fort or Sonar Qila, which is still home to several families, private residences, shops, and restaurants. There are so many places to visit in Jaisalmer.

  • Things to Do . Visiting Sonar Qila, opulent havelis, a trip to Sam sanddunes, enjoying folk dance and music performances.
  • Famous for. Magnificent forts, havelis, sand dunes, mouth-watering food.
  • Places to Visit in Jaisalmer . Jain Temples, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Manak Chowk, Gadisagar Lake, Bada Bagh, Khuri Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Tazia Tower, Sam Sand Dunes, and Kuldhara.
  • Best Time to visit . September to March

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 Udaipur is renowned as the City of Lakes, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the major attractions of Udaipur are serene and mesmerizing lakes. The largest lakes in Udaipur, Fateh Sagar, and Lake Pichola are artificial lakes, but they are no less Instagrammable than any other lake. Amongst the best places in Rajasthan to visit is the Udaipur City Palace, a collection of painted Havelis , gardens museums. Visitors can also pay a visit and admire the royal residences, old temples, and art collections inside the City Palace. The landmark of the city is the Jagdish Temple, located in the northern part of Udaipur. It is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.  

  • Things to Do . Visiting City Palace, Crystal Museum, Boat ride in Pichhola and Jaisamand Lake, Light and Sound Show in City Palace.
  • Famous for . Magnificent forts, havelis, sand dunes, mouth-watering food.
  • Places to Visit in Udaipur . City Palace, Sajjangarh, Lake Pichhola, Jagdish Temple, Shri Ekling ji Temple, Bagore ki Haveli Museum, Saheliyon ki Bari.
  • Best Time to visit . August to March

Also Read. 25 Best Things To Do In Rajasthan

The Blue City of Rajasthan is situated at the end of the Thar Desert. Jodhpur’s Blue City nickname comes from the blue-coloured buildings and houses found in the city. Filled with old temples and mighty forts, Jodhpur is one of the top tourist places in Rajasthan to visit. The Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is the largest in all of Rajasthan. A visit to the Mehrangarh Fort should be on your travel itinerary to Jodhpur. The fort houses a majestic mirrored hall, Zanana Deodi, and Chamunda Mataji Temple. The costumed people at the premises will keep you entertained with interesting stories of old Kings and Queens.

  • Things to Do . Visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, boating in Kailana lake, picnics in Mandore Gardens.
  • Famous for. Magnificent forts, palaces, temples, lip-smacking food.
  • Places to Visit in Jodhpur . Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Kailana Lake, Bal Samad Lake, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.
  • Best Time to visit . October to March

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Pushkar is one of Rajasthan's most religious and vibrant cities, with a holy lake in the centre. It attracts tourists from India and beyond because it is home to the only Brahma Temple in the world. The Holi celebration of Pushkar is unmatched by any other destination. The best time to visit Rajasthan is during the Camel Fair, organized in Pushkar. Being one of the five sacred Dhams for devout Hindus, Pushkar is dotted with temples devoted to Lord Vishnu, Goddess Savitri, and Lord Shiva.

  • Things to Do . Visiting Pushkar Lake, paying respects to the divine deity at Lord Brahma and other temples, enjoying a desert safari , camping, and cycling.
  • Famous for . Ancient temples, sarovar, camping, safari, and shopping for handicraft items.
  • Places to Visit in Pushkar . Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Rangji Temple, Varaha Temple, Savitri Mata Temple.

Also Read - Top Charming Things To Do At The Most Gorgeous Pushkar Fair Rajasthan, India

You may have heard of the famous Dargah Sharif in Bollywood movies or travel magazines. The Dargah Sharif in Ajmer is the tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Garib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti. It has been a major pilgrim site since the time of the Mughals. Other than the Dargah Sharif, there are plenty of places to visit in Ajmer.

  • Places to Visit in Ajmer . Dhai Din Ka Jhopra, Ana Sagar Lake, Akbar’s Palace & Museum, Nasiyan Jain Temple, Victoria Jubilee Clock Tower, Durga Bag Garden, Nareli Jain Temple, Prithviraj Smarak and most amazing of all, Taragarh Fort.

7. Ranthambore

The two major highlights of Ranthambore are the Ranthambore Fort, which lies near another highlight, Ranthambore National Park . A thrilling jungle safari inside Ranthambore National Park should be on your itinerary to Rajsthan. Ranthambore National Park is one of the most famous grounds for wildlife safaris. Visitors from all over the world come to spot the famous Bengal Tigers. Other than tigers, Ranthambore National Park is home to leopards, hyenas, sloth bears, and so many more. The Ranthambore is among the famous places in Rajasthan, which was built in the 10th century and holds so many interesting bone-chilling stories in its corners.

  • Things to Do . Jeep safari, canter safari, hiking, birdwatching, hot air ballooning, offer prayers at Trinetra Ganesh temple and stroll across verdant spaces.
  • Famous for . Large tiger population, scenic views, magnificent fort, ancient temples, and ponds.
  • Places to Visit in Ranthambore . Ranthambore Fort, Ranthambore National Park & Tiger Reserve, Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Kachida, Amreshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Best Time to visit . April to June

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8. Chittorgarh

 Located on the banks of the Berach River, Chittorgarh is famous for being home to one of the largest forts in India: Chittorgarh Fort . The fort was built in the 7th century AD and is guarded by seven gigantic gates. The famous victory tower was built in the 15th century inside the fort. The tower is illuminated at night, which is a sight to behold. Rana Kumbha’s Palace and Meera Bai’s temple are among the major highlights of Chittorgarh.

  • Things to Do . Explore Chittorgarh Fort, explore Shakti Stambh or Tower of Fame, Check out Rana Kumbha Palace, and lose yourself in the beauty of Padmini Palace.
  • Famous for . Magnificent forts, opulent havelis, stunning towers, ancient temples.
  • Places to Visit in Chittorgarh . Chittorgarh Fort, Vijaya Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Kalika Mata Temple, Meera Temple,

The city of foodies, Bikaner, is home to a palace, a historic fort, and a camel research centre. Bikaner is regarded as the city of foodies because of the rich cuisines one can find on the streets. No tourist in Rajsthan can resist himself/herself getting a bite of the sweet and iced dessert - Kesar Kulfi. Bikaner offers many activities, such as desert safari and camel rides to explore the local culture and landscapes. You just can’t miss the Junagarh Fort of Bikaner, which is now home to an extensive museum.

  • Things to Do . Admire Junagarh Fort, see baby camels at the camel farm, explore the old town, check out the Rampuria Haveli, and enjoy a typical Rajasthani meal.
  • Famous for . Sandstone-built forts and palaces, Bikaneri Bhujia, mouth-watering sweets.
  • Places to Visit in Bikaner. Junagarh Fort, National Research Center on Camels, Rampuria Haveli, Lalgarh Palace and Museum, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Ganga Government Museum.

Also Read - Bikaner Camel Festival In Rajasthan

10. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill station in the middle of the deserts of Rajasthan, which is located on the granite hilltop in the magnificent Aravalli ranges. It is surrounded by lush green flora, which is no less than an oasis in the desert. The major highlight of Mount Abu is the famous Dilwara Jain Temples, known for their phenomenal design and radiant marble stone carvings. Other places to visit in Mount Abu include Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Achalgarh Fort, Peace Park, Trevor’s Tank, and many more!

  • Things to Do . Praying at Dilwara Temple, boating in Nakki Lake, spotting wildlife at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, and Trekking.
  • Famous for . Scenic landscapes, lovely lakes, opulent temples, rich wildlife, flora, and fauna. Places to Visit in Mount Abu. Nakki Lake, Dilwara Temples, Honeymoon Point, Toad Rock, Arbuda Devi Temple, Raghunath Temple, Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Best Time to visit . November to March

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Frequently Asked Questions About Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Ques 1. When is the best time to visit Rajasthan? Ans 1 . The best time to visit Rajasthan is in winter. Plan a trip between October to March and enjoy exploring the destination.

Ques 2. Which are some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan? Ans 2 . Some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Mount Abu, Chittorgarh, Ranthambore, Bikaner, and Udaipur.

Ques 3. How to spend three days in Rajasthan? Ans 3 . When planning a three-day trip to the royal Rajputana, visit major attractions spread across cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur. Check out forts, palaces, temples, and havelis, besides experiencing culinary delights.

Ques 4. Which places are perfect for visiting in Rajasthan for couples? Ans 4 . The places that are just right for couples in Rajasthan are-

Ques 5. How much is the cost to plan a trip to Rajasthan? Ans 5 . The tentative Rajasthan tour cost is INR 30,000 for three nights and four days.

Ques 6. Is December the right time to visit Rajasthan? Ans 6. Yes, December is the right time to visit Rajasthan. During this month, day temperatures are moderate, but nights are chilly. Tourists can explore the destination at leisure in the daytime and enjoy activities like camping, bonfire, and light and sound shows in the evening.

Ques 7. Which are the places in Rajasthan for a one-day trip? Ans 7 . One-day trips can be planned to Ajmer, Pushkar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore, and Jaipur.

Ques 8. How many cities are there in Rajasthan? Ans 8 . Rajasthan is divided into thirty-three districts and has five major cities.

Q 9: What are some tourist places to visit in Rajasthan with friends? A 9: Rajasthan offers many places for friends to visit, such as Mount Abu, Ranthambore National Park, Ajmer, Bikaner, and Alwar. These cities offer adventure activities, wildlife safaris, local cuisine, and nightlife.

Q 10: What are some tourist places in Rajasthan for a solo trip? A 10: Rajasthan offers many places for solo travelers, such as Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Mount Abu. These cities offer historical sites, scenic landscapes, local markets, and cultural experiences.

Q 11: What are some Rajasthan places to visit with kids? A 11: Rajasthan offers many places for families with kids, such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, and Bikaner. These cities offer historical forts and palaces, wildlife safaris, amusement parks, and cultural experiences.

Q 12: What are some famous religious places in Rajasthan? A 12: Rajasthan has many famous religious places such as

  • Brahma Temple in Pushkar
  • Karni Mata Temple in Bikaner
  • Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur
  • Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Dausa
  • Dargah Sharif in Ajmer

Q 13: What are the top 10 places to visit in Rajasthan? A 13: The top 10 places to visit in Rajasthan are

  • Ranthambore National Park

Q 14: What are the top 5 tourist places in Rajasthan? A 14: The top 5 tourist places in Rajasthan are

Q 15: What are some tourist places to visit in Rajasthan with family? A 15: Rajasthan offers many places for families to visit, such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Pushkar. These cities offer historical forts and palaces, museums, cultural performances, and local markets.

Q 16: What can I expect from a Rajasthan tour package for 10 days ? A 16: A 10-day Rajasthan tour package offers an immersive experience through the enchanting state of Rajasthan, India. During this journey, you'll explore the rich cultural heritage, majestic forts, vibrant markets, and diverse landscapes of the region. From the bustling streets of Jaipur to the serene lakes of Udaipur, and the desert landscapes of Jaisalmer, you'll witness the best of Rajasthan's architecture, history, cuisine, and traditions. This comprehensive itinerary typically covers popular destinations such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and more, ensuring you get a taste of the royal essence and colorful tapestry that Rajasthan has to offer. Whether you're interested in history, art, or simply soaking in the vibrant culture, a 10-day Rajasthan tour promises an unforgettable adventure.  

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India’s largest state has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions and there are several places to visit in Rajasthan that can be explored on a fun holiday tour. The mystic splendour of Rajasthan is unmatchable when it comes to the majestic forts, the massive palaces, friendly people, diverse cultures, and delectable cuisines.

One of the most famous tourist places in Rajasthan is the pink city Jaipur where time seems to stand still.  This city has everything to offer in terms of palaces, forts, museums, medieval markets, and more. Taste a slice of history at forts and palaces like Amer Fort, City Palace, Mehrangarh Fort , Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, and Hawa Mahal . You can even pick up exquisite souvenirs from the pink city bazaars and get in touch with your religious side at Galtaji, the Birla Temple, and Govind Dev Ji Temple.

The other Rajasthan points of interest is the lake town of Udaipur where you can view picturesque lakes like Lake Pichola and Lake Garden Palace. Tourists can also explore attractions like The Royal Vintage Car Museum, Bagore Ki Haveli, and Saheliyon Ki Bari.

Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are other tourist places in Rajasthan that have a lot to offer in terms of riots of colors and breathtaking landscapes.  The sun city Jodhpur is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan in January which will leave you mesmerized with attractions like Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Kailana Lake, Clock Tower, Chamunda Mata Temple, and Masuria Hills Garden. Among the many things to see in Rajasthan , the Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes , Thar Heritage Museum, Gadisar Lake and Salim Singh Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer are places you must not miss out at all!

The hilly town of Mount Abu also has a lot of scenic sights like Achalgarh Fort, Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, Dilwara Jain Temples, Trevor’s Tank, Mount Abu Bazaars, and Toad Rock. Sightseeing in Rajasthan is incomplete without touching down at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Ajmer. Other major sights in this city include the Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Anasagar Lake, and Soniji ki Nasiyan.

The holy city of Pushkar is also perfect for a holiday tour as it hosts one of the largest camel fairs in India, the Pushkar Mela in November, which renders it as one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan in November. The glistening Pushkar Lake and the Meerabai Temple are other Rajasthan tourist attractions in Pushkar.

Wildlife lovers will enjoy a stay at Sawai Madhopur as there are exciting jungle safaris at Ranthambhore National Park where you are sure to spot tigers. Another tourist place of Rajasthan is the 10th century Ranthambore palace in this city. For history lovers, the town of Bikaner is a must visit with major hotspots like Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, and the Laxmi Niwas Palace. There is also a Bikaner Camel Festival that takes place in this enchanting town.

One of the major things to see in Rajasthan is the haunted Bhangarh Fort in Alwar. Other places to see in this city is the Sariska Tiger Reserve and the Karni Mata temple. Lastly, the cities of Chittorgarh and Bundi also have some royal tourist places like Chittorgarh Fort, Rana Kumbha’s Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace and Nawal Sagar, Taragarh Fort and Bundi Palace.

There is no doubt that a visit to these Rajasthan tourist attractions will surely make for a memorable holiday and enrich your lives for the better.

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Fateh Sagar Lake is known as the “Pride of Udaipur” as this lake is surrounded by three islands and a picturesque landscape. This artificial lake was constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1678. To view the beauty of the Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur , go on a boat ride and enjoy the vibrant mix of the green lush landscapes ag...

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An arresting complex of royal courtyards, sprawling gardens, and marble-floored chambers, the City Palace in Jaipur is a crown jewel in the old pink-walled quarters of Jaipur. Hundreds of history buffs, occasional travellers, and families visit this royal residence today to catch a glimpse of Jaipur’s Kachwaha dynasty.

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The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is a very popular destination among tourists. Jaipur is the largest city and capital of Rajasthan and is also one of India’s most visited destinations, enamoring Indian and international travelers alike. Every year, travelers flock to the Pink City in a huge number to see for themselves, the magnifi...

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The Achalgarh fort is located almost 11 kms away from the hilly city of Mount Abu in Rajasthan . It is one of the most popular attractions of the city, especially for tourists. The fort is currently in ruins but makes for a great place to explore and spend some time just marveling at the beauty of the erstwhile grand structu...

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Patwon Ki Haveli In Jaisalmer

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Patwon ki Haveli is the largest haveli of Jaisalmer . The most interesting thing about Patwon ki Haveli is that it is the first haveli of Jaisalmer. Also, it is a complex of 5 havelis. Patwon ki Haveli is named after a rich businessman, Guman Chand Patwa, who built this haveli. Interestingly, it took nearly 50 years to compl...

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Mount Abu is one of the greenest places to be in when in Rajasthan . It is famed as an oasis in the middle of the desert, and is home to one of the best wildlife sanctuaries of the state , the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary . There are several species of animals here including tigers, leopards, wolves, hyenas, sambhars, wild bo...

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12 Top Tourist Places in Rajasthan , The beauty of Rajasthan is a mixture of rich heritage and languid modernity. As you explore towering forts, fairy-tale palaces and sweeping bazaars, you realize that Rajasthan holds its history close to its heart. A magical destination that comes alive when you witness camel bartering, twirling moustaches, and intricate handicrafts.

Rajasthan literally translates to ‘Land of Kings’ and rightfully so. For centuries, the ruling maharajas patronized the arts, leading to a rich culture in this sandy paradise. Whether you’re taking a camel ride on the sand dunes, exploring the elaborate royal structures or tasting the local cuisine, Rajasthan never disappoints.

It is a multi-hued destination and the perfect getaway. Falling in love with the desert state is easy, and to make it easier for you, here’s a complete list of places to visit in Rajasthan that you simply cannot miss when you visit the biggest state in India.

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Jaipur – the city painted in ‘Pink’

Jaipur has a myriad of idyllic and quaint structures. The whole city is painted in pink color which is the symbol of hospitality and generosity. Flaunting an exceptionally rich legacy, the city boasts of the majestic past. The prehistoric forts and palaces of Jaipur are a famous tourist attraction in Rajasthan. Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal , and City Palace are few must-visit places that can spellbind you 12 Top Tourist Places in Rajasthan.

The local delicacies are very famous among the tourists and include Dal Bati Churma , Onion Kachori, Crispy Pakore and many more. Recently, Jaipur has been titled as a UNESCO World Heritage site . Jaipur is one of the major cities included in the Golden Triangle Tour which has so much to offer. Even words cannot express its magnificence.

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Udaipur – City of Captivating Lakes

The matchless tranquility of lakes , palaces, Havelis and temples adds to the unparalleled beauty of Udaipur. This city is snuggled around the Lake Pichola which stretches from the elevated plateaus on one side to the Aravalli range on another side. The city houses seven lakes out of which five are the major one. Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake , Swaroop Sagar Lake, Doodh Talai Lake, and Rang Sagar Lake outstands amongst the other. The boating experience on these lakes is enchanting and enthralling. A visit to the Lake Palace, City Palace and Monsoon Palace in Udaipur is a major highlight of the 12 Top Tourist Places in Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer Fort – Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer – The City of ‘Golden Sand Dunes’

Jaisalmer is one of the must-visit places in Rajasthan. The city is situated in the heart of the Great Indian Desert which is commonly known as the Thar Desert . The iconic destination is embellished with the beautiful lakes, ornate temples, lavish Havelis , and elegant palaces. The stunning beauty of the city can be experienced at the time of sunset when the Jaisalmer Fort radiates the reddish-golden color due to its massive sandstone structure. The locals still reside within the fort making it count amongst one of the rare living forts in India.

Jaisalmer is an amalgamation of desert culture & heritage, and adventure and this is a notable aspect of this city. The Sam Sand dunes here are a famous place to see in Rajasthan. Giving an opportunity of desert safari, camping, and other adventure activities, these golden sand dunes offer a dream experience to the tourists.

Jaswant Thada Jodhpur

Jodhpur – A Suburb of ‘The Symphony in Blue’

Jodhpur is among the best cities in Rajasthan. Home to ancient Hindu temples, breathtaking palaces, astonishing forts, and the enthralling Thar Desert, the city provides a fulfilling experience. Exploring Jodhpur would be an enriching experience as the sightseeing includes a trip to the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, and Mandore Garden. Savouring cuisines in the city is an added plus. Shopping in the vibrant market is also fun. One can purchase souvenirs for their loved ones. The gorgeous jewellery, leather footwear, and stone studded earpieces are the speciality of Jodhpur. This is one of the most famous places where one can visit during winter vacations. The enthralling beauty of the city enhances during that time.

Karni Mata Temple Bikaner

Bikaner – A Vacationers’ Paradise

Bikaner is an ideal getaway for adventure lovers. It is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan as it is a traveller’s paradise. This city is an exemplary depiction of the bygone era and is a perfect blend of Rajputana architecture, art, and heritage. The desert in Bikaner holds a unique aspect and offers the world’s best camel riding experience. It is due to this that the place is also popularly known as ‘Camel Country’.

Desert Safari and camel safari are the main attractions of the city. Junagarh Palace, Lalgarh Palace, and Karni Mata temple are popular tourist places to visit in Rajasthan when in Bikaner. Gazing at the mesmerizing views of the golden sand dunes during the sunset is one of the fulfilling experience which one should not miss.

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Pushkar- A Sacred Town

Pushkar is considered as one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan. This city is famous for a temple known as Jagatpita Brahma Mandir dedicated to Lord Brahma. To approach this temple, one needs to climb several steps which are made up of white marble.

Pushkar Lake is one of the famous pilgrimage destinations where people come to take a sacred bath. Pushkar Camel Fair is a multi-day annual fair and is the pride of Rajasthan. Enjoy the colourful cultural events while attending India’s largest camel, cattle and horse fair. The serene the city is a unique mix of vibrant vibes of festivities and blissful aura.

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Ranthambore- An Absolute Delight for Animal Lovers

Snuggled in the foothills of Vindhya and Aravalli Hills, Ranthambore is home to Royal Bengal Tigers. This place is among the famous tourist places in Rajasthan offering an enthralling experience. Ranthambore Fort is situated in the middle of the national park and is surrounded by ancient temples and mosques. The best way to explore the national park is going on a jungle safari, which helps you to spot the Bengal tigers, panthers, bears, and different species of birds. This place is a paradise for wildlife lovers and photographers. Interestingly, Padam Lake and Surwal Lake nearby are a haven for bird watching. Explore Ranthambore national park with these customized packages.

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Chittorgarh- Unforgotten Tales of Bravery and Sacrifice

Chittorgarh is situated at the bank of Berach River. Chittorgarh Fort is the major attraction in this city. This fort is the largest fort in India and Asia. It is perched at an altitude of 395 meters on a high hill beside the River Gambheri. It takes 2-3 hours to explore the fort which makes it an exciting thing to do in Chittorgarh . The light and sound show in the evening is the major tourist attraction in Chittorgarh. Meera and Kumbha Shyam Temple, Gaumukh Reservoir, Padmini Palace, and the tower of fame are other famous places to visit in Rajasthan. The city is known for glorious battles and every corner exhibits the tales of bravery.

Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer- An Abode of ‘Invincible Hills’

Ajmer is a city of vibrant culture and unique charm. It is surrounded by Aravalli Ranges. The arid landscape of the city and sand dunes make it rank amongst the famous places to visit in Rajasthan. ‘Ajmer Sharif’ is a shrine which is situated at the bottom of the Taragarh Hill. This place is highly revered by both Hindus and Muslims. Taragarh Fort and Anasagar Lake are other famous places in Ajmer. Rajasthani cuisines such as Dal Bati Churma, Bajre ki Khichdi satiate the craving. Besides, Ajmer is the best place to try a different type of local cuisine. Rajasthani Meenakari jewelry and miniature paintings of Ajmer are famous globally.

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Bundi- A Narrow Valley in the Aravalli Hills

Exuding a charming Silhouette, Bundi is a dream place of every travel enthusiast. It is the city of exquisite mansions, ancient forts, graceful paintings, unexplored palaces, fascinating step wells, and vibrant bazaars. Rani Ji ki Baori and Nagar Saga Kund are the famous step wells, while the Dabhai Kund is the largest step well in Bundi. It has a spectacular carving alongside. Taragarh Fort and Bundi Palace are other famous attractions of Rajasthan. Bundi is also famous for antiques, coins, artworks, and paintings.

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Agra is a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Nestled on the banks of the Yamuna River, Agra, together with Delhi and Jaipur, forms the Golden Triangle of India, a tourist circuit that offers a wide spectrum of India’s varying landscapes. The ancient city showcases remnants of different cultures that have ruled over it. The left and the right banks of Yamuna tell two different tales of history. The left bank finds its mention in the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata, it was re-established in 1504-05 by the ruler of the Lodi Dynasty . On the right bank, Akbar, the great Mughal ruler, had founded the modern city of Agra which is today popular worldwide as the city of Taj. The presence of impressive monuments across the city makes it one of the most visited cities in India.

Taj Mahal ***

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Taj Mahal is a must-see attraction located in Agra, on the banks of river Yamuna. The mausoleum was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to memorialise his love for his wife, Mumtaz. This magnificent, ivory-white mausoleum stands as a symbol of transient life that is made eternal with love. The impressive and enormous complex was built in white marble between 1631 and 1648. UNESCO announced the Taj Mahal as a World Heritage Site in 1983 and it was enlisted among the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

Agra Fort **

Agra Fort, India

Also known by the name Lal Qila, Agra Fort is a historic monument in Agra. It was built for the Mughal emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1573. The Agra Fort had been the residence of the Mughal emperors until they shifted to Delhi in 1638. Inscribed in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1983, the Agra Fort has been a prime witness to the rise and fall of reputed monarchies. It stands as one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city.

Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) *

Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj), Agra, India

Itimad-ud-Daulah or the Baby Taj is a mausoleum with arched entrances and octagonal towers, situated on the right bank of River Yamuna. Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, had commissioned the tomb for her father. Itimad-ud-Daulah is built completely with marble, marking the transition from the first phase of Mughal architecture comprising red sandstone monuments to the second phase comprising marble wonders. This Indo-Islamic piece of architecture is the first structure in India to use pietra dura, a technique of inlaying stones like pearls, jade, turquoise and other semi-precious stones to create images. Itimad-ud-Daulah resembles a jewel box in the lush garden that surrounds it from a bird’s eye view.

Akbar’s Tomb (Sikandra) *

Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra, Agra, India

The great Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605) built this monument while he was alive as his resting place during the final days. The mausoleum is located in Sikandra, a town on the outskirts of Agra. A stunning example of Mughal architecture, this historical site sprawls over 119 acres of land. Built with a mix of deep red sandstones and white marble, the monument showcases some features of Gothic and Rajputana-style architecture. Surrounded by a lush green forest, Akbar’s Tomb is a simulation of a small wildlife sanctuary that provides shelter to animals like monkeys, peacocks and deer.

Amber Palace (Amer Fort) ***

Amber Palace, Rajasthan, India

A UNESCO heritage site, Amber Palace, also known as Amer Fort, is an impressive example of the Rajputana style of architecture with some influences of Mughal architecture. The opulent palace is one of the most visited places in Jaipur. It is built on top of a hill overlooking Maota lake. The extensive palace complex is built with pink and pale-yellow sandstone with a mix of white marble. Built by a Rajput ruler, Raja Man Singh, the palace is a stunning example of Rajasthan’s architectural brilliance.

Delhi ***

Located on the western banks of river Yamuna, Delhi is the capital of India. With an estimated population of 20 million, Delhi is the largest metropolitan city in India. With striking differences between the old and the new city, Delhi pulsates with ancient and modern life. The city still reflects the aura of a bygone era with grand Mughal monuments to lavish mansions belonging to the British era. The city offers a memorable experience to every kind of traveller.

Humayun's Tomb ***

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India

Humayun’s Tomb was built between 1565 and 1572. This UNESCO heritage site houses the last remains of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun . The tomb showcases the modern concept of minimalism in its appearance and is the first tomb to be built as a garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent. Humayun’s Tomb is said to have influenced the construction of various architectural wonders including the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum has been constructed by Persian and Indian craftsmen leading to a stunning amalgamation of the best of both styles of architecture.

Jama Masjid ***

Jama Masjid, Delhi, India

One of the largest mosques in the country, the Jama Masjid was built by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor who also built the Taj Mahal. The mosque stands as an iconic landmark and a popular tourist attraction in the Old City of Delhi. It serves as a spectacular example of Mughal architecture with impressive gates, domes and columns. Delhi’s Jama Masjid is so large that more than 25,000 devotees can assemble inside its premises. Since followers of Islam assemble here for prayer on Friday, this is often called the Friday Mosque.

Qutb Minar ***

Qutb Minar, Delhi, India

Located a few kilometres towards the south of the city, the Qutb Minar is the highest tower in India. The tower marks the start of Muslim dominance in the country. This UNESCO monument was built by Qutb-Ud-din-Aibak, the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate after defeating the last Hindu ruler. Red sandstone and a mix of marble and sandstone have been used in the construction of this 73-metre-high tower. Standing against the azure sky, Qutb Minar offers a great spectacle for travellers.

Red Fort (Lal Qila) **

Red Fort (Lal Qila), Delhi, India

The Red Fort, also known as Lal Qila, is a historic fort in Old Delhi situated at the heart of the city. Constructed by Shah Jahan in the 16th century, the fort served as the main place of residence for the Mughals. This impressive structure is built with red sandstone with its design credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori. Unlike other Mughal monuments, the boundary walls are asymmetrical to contain the older Salimgarh Fort. Included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, the Red Fort is the largest monument in Delhi attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Lotus Temple **

Lotus Temple, Delhi, India

The Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai House of Worship, is a famous tourist attraction in New Delhi. The Lotus Temple has received a lot of applause for its modern architectural design that resembles the flower lotus. The structure of the temple symbolises the unity of all religions. The construction of the temple was funded by Ardishír Rustampúr from Sindh, Pakistan. Fariborz Sabha was the chief architect of the temple while the UK firm Flint and Neil was responsible for the construction. The temple was inaugurated on December 24, 1986.

Fatehpur Sikri ***

Fatehpur Sikri, India

Jaipur ***

Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan, is part of the Golden Triangle of India. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, from the colour scheme on the residing edifices. Jaipur is named after Kachhwaha Rajput ruler, Sawai Jai Singh who founded the city in 1727. It is among the first-ever planned cities of modern India. The city bears testimony to the rich cultural history of Rajput India. The ancient forts, the kaleidoscopic bazaars, the bright festivals and the wealthy lifestyles of the city let you dive deep into the charms of the bygone era.

Hawa Mahal ***

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Hawa Mahal, which translates to Palace of Winds, is well known for its facade with 953 windows built in the shape of a honeycomb. In 1799, the then-ruler of the land, Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built the palace. It was used by royal family members as a summer pavilion because the windows help to keep the place airy and cool even during the summer months. Built with pink and red sandstone, the palace looks impressive against the azure sky making this one of the must-visit attractions of Jaipur.

City Palace ***

City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

The City Palace is situated in the heart of Jaipur. It was built by the head of the Kachwaha Rajput Clan, Sawai Jai Singh when the capital was shifted to the city. The palace was used by the Maharajas of Jaipur for ceremonial and administrative purposes till 1949. Nowadays, the royal family resides in only a part of the palace. The palace has adapted itself through the centuries and therefore, is a unique architectural blend of Rajput, Mughal and British cultures. A part of the palace has been converted into a museum that bears witness to the centuries-old stories.

Jantar Mantar **

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar is the largest astronomical observation site among the five that are built in India. It is an awe-inspiring collection of 19 astronomical instruments. Built by the Rajput ruler Sawai Jai Singh, the UNESCO World Heritage monument was constructed in 1734. The instruments were built with the prime objective of collating and gauging astronomical data and studying the movement of celestial bodies. The instruments in the Jantar Mantar allow you to observe the astronomical positions with the naked eye. The literal translation of the name Jantar Mantar is ‘calculating instrument’.

Nahargarh Fort *

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Nahargarh Fort stands upright on the edges of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the entire city of Jaipur. The fort was built by the land’s ruler, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, in 1734. The purpose of erecting this fort was to offer a summer retreat to the royal families. The walls of the Nahargarh Fort form fortifications on the surrounding hills and connect with the Jaigarh Fort. The view from the fort is breathtaking and offers a great opportunity for photographers to frame some beautiful scenes, especially at sunset.

Albert Hall Museum *

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

One of the oldest museums of Rajasthan that also functions as the state museum, Albert Hall is located in the Ram Niwas garden. The building is a striking example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. It looks amazing at night when it is lit up beautifully. The museum houses a rich and varied collection of precious artefacts including old paintings, precious jewellery, and stone and metal sculptures. The collection is enriched with priceless coins that date back to the Gupta, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British periods.

Jaisalmer ***

Jaisalmer, also known as the Golden City, is a famous tourist destination in Rajasthan. Located in the northwestern part of the state, Jaisalmer is home to vast expanses of golden sand dunes, honey-coloured monuments, pristine lakes, beautiful havelis and the formidable Jaisalmer Fort. Camel safari is one of the most popular attractions of Jaisalmer that gives you a real taste of desert adventure. The narrow lanes of the town, crowded with local hawkers, give you a feel of an old-world charm.

Jaisalmer Havelis ***

Interior of Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

The Golden City houses some of the most extraordinary residences called havelis. Three notable havelis to visit in Jaisalmer are Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and the Nathmal ki Haveli. Patwon ki Haveli is the oldest one among the three. Built with yellow sandstone, the complex is massive, consisting of a cluster of 5 havelis. Salim Singh ki Haveli is spectacular and built in the shape of a dancing peacock. Nathmal ki Haveli showcases a masterpiece with the exteriors intricately carved and two life-sized elephant replicas carved from yellow sandstone at the entrance. The havelis are all situated close to each other.

Jaisalmer Fort **

Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan, India

Also known as the Golden Fort, the Jaisalmer Fort is famous for its symbolic presence in Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray's movie Sonar Kella. Rawal Jaisal, a Rajput ruler, built the fort in 1156. More than 800 years old, the fort is enriched with courageous stories of the long-lost kingdoms, signifying utmost strength. Constructed from yellow sandstone, the fort resembles the features of a honeycomb in its architectural designs. The fort shelters seven Jain temples along with a Hindu temple. Jaisalmer Fort has several palaces among which some still reside by the original family lineage.

Thar Desert (Sam Sand Dunes) **

Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Famous for its epithet, the Great Indian Desert of India, it is the only desert in the country. It is situated in Rajasthan. Water bodies like the Luni river and the Indira Gandhi canal flow across the Thar desert. The Sam Sand Dunes and the safari across a yellow ocean of sand which stretches beyond the horizon have gained popularity among the tourists. It is also renowned for its Desert National Park which houses a diverse species of life forms ranging from birds to reptiles to wild animals and a collection of 100 million years old fossils.

Gadisar Lake (Gadi Sagar Tank) **

Gadisar Lake (Gadi Sagar Tank), Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Located in Jaisalmer, the Gadisar Lake is an artificial lake which was built in the 12th century by Rawal Jaisal and served as the only source of water for the entire city. Remodified by Maharawal Gadsi Singh in the 14th century, this artificial oasis is encircled by numerous temples and shrines. The architecture of the old Shiva temple and the Tilon gate speaks about the authentic craftsmanship of ancient Rajasthani culture. The gate gains extra attention for its splendid history. Besides the architectural beauty, a boat ride and bird watching attract visitors to the lake.

Jodhpur ***

Jodhpur is located at geographic centre of Rajasthan. With various hues of blue paint on the old city, it is also known as the Blue City. Jodhpur is immersed deeply into the Marwar culture as it served as the capital for the potent Marwar kingdom. Rathore ruler, Rao Jodha founded the city in 1459. The city was ruled by both Rajputs and Mughals in the bygone time and the outcome of their rule was the conglomeration of the Rajput-Mughal architecture which is evident from the structural designs of the edifices in the city. The city is home to several Rajput palaces, holy temples and magnificent monuments.

Mehrangarh Fort ***

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

With an impenetrable exterior and an exquisite interior, the Mehrangarh Fort is settled on the rocky hill dominating Jodhpur. While the construction of the fort began with Rao Jodha, the fort continued to be modified for centuries to come. The fort has several noteworthy legends associated with it. The fort houses several palaces, temples and gateways which reflects the harmonious Rajput-Mughal architecture. The lifestyle of the royal families can be witnessed at the Mehrangarh Fort Museum which still retains the paintings, artefacts and relics of the past eras.

Old Blue City & Clock Tower Market ***

Old Blue City & Clock Tower Market, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

The different hues of blue can be experienced in the Old City of Jodhpur, renowned as the Blue City of India. It tells the tales of ancient regal Rajasthan with the presence of ancient blue houses with men wearing turbans and women in their vibrant skirts. The Old City’s most famous landmark is the Clock Tower Market. The market gets its name from the Clock Tower which was built between 1880 and 1911 by Maharaja Sardar Singh. The Clock Tower is a harmonious blend of Indian and British architecture. Experience a slice of Jodhpur life by visiting this bustling market.

Jaswant Thada *

Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Even though the appearance resembles that of a temple, Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph built in memory of Jaswant Singh II, a 19th-century Rajasthani ruler. It is located in Jodhpur and was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899, in memory of his father. The edifice also contains cenotaphs of other members of the royal family. Built from white marble and red sandstone, you can witness the Rajput-Rajasthani style of architecture at its finest version. The sun's rays touching the marble make the white Jaswant Thada glow.

Umaid Bhawan Palace *

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Also known as the Chittar Palace due to its location on Chittar Hill, Umaid Bhavan is the world's sixth-largest private residence. The palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. The area where Umaid Bhavan is built suffered from famine and drought for years, so the king created an employment opportunity for his farmers and he continued the construction of the palace for 15 years. It continued from 1929 to 1943 and employed around 3000 workers. With architectural features of Buddhist, Rajput and Art Deco styles, the palace was constructed by British architect Henry Lanchester.

Ranakpur Jain Temple ***

Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan, India

The temple is situated between Udaipur and Jodhpur. It is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankar of the Avasarpiṇi. It was constructed in the 15th century by a Jain businessman, Darna Shah and the chief architect was Deepa. Ranakpur Jain Temple is named after Rana Kumbha, the then-monarch of the province and also the benefactor of the temple. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is filled with intricate carvings, sculptures and detailed craftsmanship and has 1444 pillars, each engraved with unique artwork.

Shekhawati ***

An ancient region located in the northeast part of Rajasthan, Shekhawati showcases the antique artwork of the Rajput-Rajasthani culture. The region was ruled by Shekhawat Rajput since the 15th century. The region was a significant trading post for the business route connecting the Gujarat ports. The artwork and the craftsmanship of the artisans flourished from the 17th to 19th centuries. The Havelis present in the towns of Shekhawati are decorated with diverse painting styles like the Ragamala paintings, murals, mandalas, arabesque and floral designs.

Mandawa Havelis ***

Mandawa Castle, Shekhawati, India

Mandawa is a small town in Shekhawati, Rajasthan, also known as the Open Art Gallery. The town comprises several havelis (merchant’s houses) that are decorated with exquisite fresco artwork, and Ragamala paintings. The theme of the paintings is the incorporation of traditional murals and mandalas with European cultures. Mandawa Castle is a significant monument in the town. It was built by Thakur Nawal Singh in the 18th century. Later, the entire town along with Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Bansidhar Newatia Haveli, Sneh Ram Ladia Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and Chokhani Double Haveli was built around this castle.

Nawalgarh Havelis **

Murals, Dr. Ramnath A. Podar Haveli Museum, Nawalgarh, Shekhawati, India

Nawalgarh is one of the busiest towns in Shekhawati. It is often referred to as the City of Havelis. The walls of the havelis in Nawalgarh are ornated with the finest fresco paintings. The theme of the painting in these havelis is majorly portraits of Lord Krishna and Radha. It is through the paintings that they express their admiration for the Lord and onlookers get to experience the artwork and craftsmanship of the 19th-century Rajasthani era. The architecture and paintings showcase the ancient Rajput-Rajasthani livelihood of the royal families. Dr. Ramnath Podar Haveli Museum, Aath Haveli, Bhagton ki Choti Haveli and Khedwal Bhawan Haveli are highly renowned havelis of Nawalgarh.

Fatehpur Havelis *

Nadine Le Prince Haveli, Fatehpur, Shekhawati, India

The town of Fatehpur houses the beautiful Nadine Le Prince Haveli. The former name was Nand Lal Devra Haveli. The haveli was constructed by Nandlal Devra, a wealthy merchant, in 1802. Since 1998, the haveli has been maintained by a French artist Nanine Le Prince, a descendant of prominent French painter Jean-Baptiste Le Prince. The architecture of the haveli follows the Rajput-Rajasthani traditional structure and design. The paintings on the walls of the haveli are filled with ancient frescoes, murals, mandalas and Ragmala paintings. However, the haveli also contains contemporary French artwork which compliments finely with the local Shekhawati paintings.

Mahansar Havelis *

Sone Chandi ki Dukan Haveli, Mahansar, Shekhawati, India

Mahansar is a small town founded by the Shekhawati rulers in 1768. The town houses the Sone Chandi ki Dukan Haveli. This 150-year-old haveli was used for playing games, hosting dance shows and entertainment in the bygone era of the royals which displays how they spend their leisure time. The paintings on the walls of the haveli are incorporated with gold and silver fragments and crushed gems, leading to the epithet of ‘gold and silver shop’. The architecture of the haveli is incorporated with finely carved wooden craftsmanship.

Udaipur ***

Surrounded by the Aravalli hills and settled in the south of Rajasthan is the city of Udaipur. Colonel James Tod, from the East India Company, identified Udaipur as the ‘most romantic spot on the continent of India’ in 1892. The serene ambience of Lake Pichola stole the heart of king Maharana Udai Singh and thus he built his kingdom’s capital on the banks of the lake. The edifices of the city are built from granite and marble following the Rajasthani-Mughal architecture. With 8 lakes, the city is often referred to as the ‘Venice of East’, and is indeed a land of enchantment.

Lake Pichola ***

Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Located in Udaipur, Lake Pichola is one of the eight lakes in the city. It is an artificial lake that was constructed in 1362. The divine view of the lake settled on the Aravalli Range influenced the ruler Maharana Udai Singh to build a city in 1559 encompassing it. The lake is said to have been built by a tribesman, Pichhu Banjara and derived its name from the nearby village, Picholi. The lake harbours islands which have four magnificent edifices like the Mohan Mandir, Jag Mandir and Jagat Niwas. The view of the lake has been beautified by the presence of several mansions, temples and palaces surrounding it.

City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur’s City Palace is an architectural masterpiece and one of the most expansive complexes in Rajasthan. Located on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola, the palace is encompassed by the imposing Aravalli hills. It was this natural setting that attracted the then-king, Maharana Udai Singh II, to build the palace. The construction of the City Palace started in 1559 and it was completed in the 18th century. Granite and marble have been primarily used in the construction of Udaipur’s City Palace. The palace houses several stunning structures including palaces, temples, gates, courtyards, and gardens among others.

Jagdish Temple **

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Settled in the core of Udaipur, Jagdish Temple is the largest temple in the city. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Vishnu. It was formerly known as the temple of Jagannath Rai which is one of the 1000 names of Vishnu. The temple was built in 1651 by the then-ruler Maharaja Jagat Singh. The theme of Indo-Aryan architecture dominates the temple. Vastu Shastra, a Hindu architectural scientist, was employed to construct the Jagdish Temple. It houses four small shrines along with the idols of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and the sun god Surya and Goddess Shakti.

Bagore Ki Haveli *

Bagore Ki Haveli, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Located on the Gangori Ghat of Lake Pichola, Bagore Ki Haveli is the lofty palace. It was constructed by the Chief Minister of the then Mewar kingdom, Amar Chand Badwa. It was constructed in the mid-18th century. Nath Singh occupied the palace after the death of Amar Chand Badwa and in the later years, it became the royal residence. The authentic Mewar architecture of Rajasthan can be witnessed at Bagore Ki Haveli. The Dharohar Dance Show of the palace is the major attraction that expresses the different vibrant cultures of Rajasthan at its best version.

Should-see attractions **

Bikaner **.

Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

The city of Bikaner is located in northwest Rajasthan. Rao Bika, the first son of Maharaja Rao Jodha, founded the city in 1488 and developed it. Bikaner is a natural oasis on the trade route between Central Asia and the Gujarat coast. The city is home to several grandeur palaces and edifices like the Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and the Bhandar Temple. The Old City is a labyrinth with five entrance gates.

Bundi **

The small town of Bundi is situated on the south-eastern side of Rajasthan. The town still retains the ancient aura of the regal era. Bundi used to be inhabited by Mina and Bhil tribes. However, Rao Deva Singh of the Chauhan family officially founded Bundi in the 12th century when they were forced to leave their hometown after Mohammud of Ghori’s invasion. With significant edifices like the stepwells, forts and palaces, Bundi is an interesting and quiet town to be explored.

Garh Palace **

Garh Palace, Bundi, Rajasthan, India

Served as the residence of the royal family, the Garh Palace is located in Bundi. The most unique feature of the palace is that it has remained unaffected by the influence of Mughal architecture. The architecture of the palace is based on the amalgamation of the elements of Deccani art and Bundi craftsmanship. The ruler, Raja Rao Ratan Singh Hada commenced the construction of the palace in 1580 which was later renovated by his successors to boost its magnificence. With several potent structures within the palace and the incorporation of significant Indian painting procedures, the Garh Palace is a must-see attraction of Bundi.

Taragarh Fort *

Taragarh Fort, Bundi, Rajasthan, India

Initially known as the Ajaymeru Durg, the Taragarh Fort is settled in Bundi. King Ajaypal Chauhan, the ruler of Bundi, constructed the fort in 1354. The outlook of the fort is quintessential of forgotten Rajput architecture. Many prominent rulers of India utilised the fort strategically against enemy attacks. Later during British rule, the fort was converted into a sanatorium by Lord William Bentinck. The walls of this 700-year-old fort tell the tale of the elegant past era as the panoramic view of the city from the palace never ceases to amaze the visitors.

Raniji ki Baori (Queen's stepwell) *

Raniji ki Baori (Queen's stepwell), Bundi, Rajasthan, India

Raniji ki Baori is situated in Bundi. In 1699, Rani Nathavati Ji Solanki, queen of King Rao Raja Anirudh Singh of Bundi, built the stepwell. The architecture of the baori showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of the aesthetic Rajput-Rajasthani style. This 300-year-old stepwell is one of the stepwells in Rajasthan that is untouched by European and Islamic influence of the then contemporary culture. This pure Indian architectural edifice is a popular tourist attraction.

Chand Baori Stepwell (Abhaneri) **

Chand Baori Stepwell in Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India

Located 1.5-hour drive east of Jaipur is the Chand Baori Stepwell, Abhaneri. The Chand Baori Stepwell is more than a millennium old and was constructed by the ruler of the 8th-century Nikumbh dynasty, Raja Chanda. The stepwell was dedicated to goddess Harshat Mata who signifies joy and happiness by the king. The temple of Harshat Mata was an auspicious place for pilgrims in the sand ocean. The 100-foot-deep stepwell was constructed as a countermeasure against the water shortage problem in Rajasthan. The architecture of the stepwell is developed on authentic Indian craftsmanship. Later utilised by the Mughals, the stepwell was modified by adding elegant galleries.

Chittorgarh Fort **

Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan, India

The Chittorgarh Fort is a stunning example of Rajasthan’s grandeur and opulence. The 700-acre fort is the largest in India and Asia housing as many as seven gates, two towers and 65 structures. Some of the palaces housed in this massive citadel are Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini’s Palace and Fateh Prakash Palace. Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed historic Jauhar- an ancient practice by Rajput women where they sacrifice their lives by jumping in a pyre to save their honour when their king loses a battle.

Karni Mata (Temple of Rats) **

Karni Mata (Temple of Rats), Rajasthan, India

Karni Mata Temple, also known as the Temple of Rats, is a famous tourist attraction located 30 kilometres to the south of Bikaner. The fact that this temple houses over 25,000 black rats and a few white rats allures curious travellers from far and wide. It is believed that if you spot a white rat while touring the temple, it suggests good luck. Built in the Rajput style of architecture, the Karni Mata Temple is over 500 years old. Weirdly enough, there has not been one case of rodent-borne outbreak of diseases in this ancient temple.

Keoladeo National Park **

Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India

Also known as the Bharatpur National Park, the wildlife sanctuary is located on the eastern side of Rajasthan. Keoladeo National Park is a sanctuary for diverse species of birds from different regions of the world as well as home to regional wildlife due to its natural geographical depression. In the past, it was used as the hunting ground for the royals. Keoladeo National Park is home to various different species of flora and fauna and the chirping of the different birds keeps the ambience of the sanctuary cheerful and merry.

Mount Abu **

The summer capital of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is located on the loftiest peak of the Aravalli Range. The place attracts tourists from all across the country because of its cool and pleasant climate. In stark contrast to the desert climate of the surrounding area, Mount Abu is surrounded by lush green hills. Besides offering stunning views, the place holds a special religious significance for Jains. Mount Abu has five ancient and important Jain temples, the oldest one of which dates back to the 11th century.

Dilwara Temples **

Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan’s only hill station Mount Abu houses a group of Jain temples known as the Dilwara Temples. These ancient Svetambara Jain temples, built between the 11th and 13th centuries, were Maru-Gurjara style of architecture that uses pristine white marble and detailed marble carvings. The names of the 5 principal temples are Vimal Vasahi Temple, Luna Vasahi Temple, Pittalhar Temple, Parshwanath Temple and Mahavir Swami Temple. When you look at the temples, you will surely be amazed by the fact that the builders carried such huge blocks of marble uphill only with the help of elephants.

Nakki Lake *

Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

A true paradise for nature lovers, Nakki Lake is situated in the Aravalli Range in the heart of Mount Abu. Nakki Lake is the first-ever man-made lake in India. The surrounding area of the lake is mesmerising to behold. Vast expenses of lush greenery, slopes of nearby hills and rocks with strange shapes dominate the breathtaking spectacle around Nakki Lake. If you sail through the peaceful lake on its clean waters, it feels amazing to see the beauty of Mount Abu unfold in front of you.

Pushkar **

Ghats, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan, India

One of the most ancient cities in India, Pushkar is a pilgrimage site that is famous for its exuberant fairs and festivities. Pushkar is located northwest of Ajmer with a hill called Nag Pahar forming a natural boundary between the two cities. Pushkar has an alluring history relating to the Hindu God of creation Brahma dropping a lotus in the lake leading to the birth of the city. Quite interestingly, Pushkar houses the only temple in the world that is dedicated to Lord Brahma. The city coils around Pushkar Lake which has 52 bathing ghats.

Could-see attractions *

Ajmer **.

Ajmer is known for being a delightful Dargah destination. The city houses Ajmer Sharif Dargah and the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti, the Sufi saint’s final resting place. Muslims and Hindus revere the Dargah. The city’s geography offers a blissful spectacle with expansive, blue lakes and uneven hilly terrain of Aravalli Hills. Ajmer showcases the country’s diversity with different religions, culture and communities coming together to celebrate life together.

Dargah *

Dargah, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Settled at the foot of the Taragarh Hill in Ajmer, is the tomb of the Sufi Saint, Moinuddin Chishti, known as the Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The 13th-century Sufi Saint and philosopher from Iran passed away in March 1236. The Dargah is considered by people from all religions as a sacred shrine. In the later years, reconstruction and modifications of the Dargah were made by the Mughal emperor Akbar and his successors. It has been a pilgrimage site for Sunni Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus since medieval times. The Dargah showcases the Rajasthani-Mughal architectural theme. A visit to the Ajmer Sharif Dargah will soak you with the essence of humanity and brotherhood.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque *

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

The oldest mosque in Ajmer, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque retains the features of the earliest Indo-Islamic architecture that flourished in the Indian subcontinent. Initially, the edifice was that of a Jain temple dedicated to Panch Kalyanaka by Seth Viramdeva Kala in the 6th century. Others say that it used to be a Sanskrit college from the Chauhan Dynasty which was transformed into a mosque under the authority of Muhammad Ghori by Qutb-Ud-Din Aibak. The history of the mosque is derived from the inscriptions engraved on the walls of the edifice. As the story goes, the edifice was converted into a mosque within 60 hours.

Deeg Palace *

Deeg Palace, Rajasthan, India

Also known as the Jal Mahal, Deeg Palace was a summer palace for the Bharatpur royal family of Rajasthan. The palace was built by Suraj Mal, the ruler of the Jhats, an agricultural community, in the 18th century as protection against the continuous invasion by enemies. The Mughal architecture has a deep influence on the structural theme of the palace which is further infused with the authentic craftsmanship of Rajasthani artwork. The palace has several edifices within its premises settled and segregated from each other through a quadrangle garden that showcases the captivating magnificence of the Rajasthani-Mughal unification.

Kumbhalgarh Fort *

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan, India

Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second largest walled fort, gaining the epithet of the Great Wall of India. The fortress was built by Rana Kumbha, the ruler of the Sisodia Rajput clan in the 15th century. The fortress houses several Hindu and Jain temples inside its perimeter. The humongous, grandeur and impenetrable feature of the fort stands true to its strength that failed many kings and emperors from invading the fort in its glorious past which is vividly evident from its existence.

Menal Waterfall & Temples *

Menal Waterfall & Temples, Rajasthan, India

Located between Chittorgarh and Bundi are ancient temples, by a divine waterfall, popularly known as the Menal Waterfall and Temples. The temples date back to the ancient Gupta period of India, the 4th to 6th century. The natural waterfall is 150 feet in depth which boosts its glory in the seasons of monsoon. The temples around the waterfall are all dedicated to Lord Shiva. Isolated and unfamiliar with foreign influence, the architecture of the temples is deeply immersed with genuine Rajasthani architecture and craftsmanship.

Ranthambore National Park & Fort *

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, India

With the Ranthambore Fort settled at the heart of the forest, Ranthambore National Park is located in Rajasthan. The Chambal river flows through its south and the Banas river through its north. This sanctuary is an abode for the wild tigers of Rajasthan. The Ranthambore Fort dates back to the 10th century and was built during the reign of the Chauhan Rajputs. Even though many structures inside the fort are in ruins, the remaining architectural features of the fort portray glimpses of the royal era from the past. The forest has a crocodile-filled lake, temples, mosques, cenotaphs, hunting pavilions along with various native wild animals.

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Use this interactive tourist map of Rajasthan to localize the top attractions and decide which places you want to visit during your Rajasthan tour. On the map, each marker has a photo and a link to the description of the tourist attraction. The map includes the best places to visit in Rajasthan as well as in Delhi and Agra (Golden Triangle tourist circuit). The markers are of 3 different colours on the map:

  • the blue map markers are used to indicate must-see attractions ***
  • the orange map markers are used to indicate should-see attractions **
  • the red map markers are used to indicate could-see attractions *

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Rajasthan is one of the prosperous states in India that drives maximum tourist footfall with its blend of rich cultural heritage, historical significance, ancient forts, palaces, folk music, dance, and lip-smacking foods, including the famous Dal Batti Churma, prepared with baked bati immersed in ghee, Panchkula dal, mixed churma, and jaggery.

To make your trip wonderful, there are the best places to visit in Rajasthan . Popularly known as the ‘Land of Kings’, there is so much to explore in this famous desert state of India. The breathtaking view of the Aravalli Range and the joyous camel ride at Thar Dessert are worth exploring as a solo traveller or with your partner. Today, in this blog, we bring you the checklist of those 20 places in Rajasthan that should be on your travel bucket list. 

Top 20 places in Rajasthan that are worth visiting

Udaipur

Famously known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is an ideal romantic destination for couples. Also known as Venice of the East, Udaipur is a perfect destination for planning your wedding. With so many beautiful lakes to explore, the city is the right place to have reminiscing moments with your darling partner. If you are searching for the best resort in Udaipur , then there are hotels you can stay at. 

When to visit

  •  October to March

Best tourist places to explore in Udaipur

  • Lake Pichola
  • Bagore Ki Haveli
  • Sajjangarh Palace
  • City Palace
  • Saheliyon ki Bari
  • Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Activities to do

  • Watching the sunset at Lake Pichola while cruising
  • Boating at Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Relaxing at Ambrai Ghat
  • Visiting Karni Mata Temple

How to reach

  • By Train: Udaipur City Railway Station and Rana Pratap Nagar Railway Station
  • By Air: Maharana Pratap Airport
  • By Road: Buses and Cabs are available from all states

2: Ranthambore

Ranthambore

If you have that unfulfilled dream of seeing a tiger in real, you can quench your desire by visiting Ranthambore in Rajasthan. The place is an abode for striped big cats. So grab the chance to watch these fearsome yet majestic felines while visiting Ranthambore National Park. 

  •  October to April

Best tourist places to explore in Ranthambore

  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
  • Jeep safari
  • Spotting tiger
  • Bird watching
  • Photography
  • By Train: Sawai Madhopur Junction
  • By Air: Jaipur International Airport
  • By Road: Take a taxi from Sawai Madhopur or Kota

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Pushkar is a place to visit in Rajasthan, as you can find the famous Brahma Temple, the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, who created the universe. This small temple town is 15 kilometres from Ajmer and is one of the famous pilgrimage sites for Hindus. 

Best tourist places to explore in Pushkar

  • Brahma Temple
  • Pushkar Lake
  • Varaha Temple
  • Savitri Temple
  • Rangji Temple
  • Photography while boating at Pushkar Lake
  • Enjoying Pushkar Mela
  • Shopping for souvenirs and other things
  • Sitting at Ghats during evening hours
  • By Train: Pushkar Terminus
  • By Air: Kishangarh (KQH) Airport
  • By Road: Buses and taxis ply from all Rajasthan states

4: Chittorgarh

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Nestled in the southeastern region, Chittorgarh was once an erstwhile capital of Mewar that had been sacked three times, first during the reign of Allaudin Khilji, second during Bahadur Shah of Gujarat in 1535, and last by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1567-68. To explore the nearby tourist sites, you can plan your stay at hotels in Chittorgarh. You can check out the best hotels in Chittorgarh for your luxury staycation.

Best tourist places to explore in Chittorgarh

  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Padmini Palace
  • Gau Mukh Kund
  • Kalika Mata Temple
  • Rana Kumbha’s Palace
  • Touring Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Exploring numerous ancient forts and palaces
  • Jeep jungle safari at Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • By Train: Chittorgarh Railway Station
  • By Air: Dabok Airport
  • By Road: Buses and taxis ply from many parts of Rajasthan

5: Nathdwara

Nathdwara

Nathdwara is also one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan, mainly for the famous Shrinathji Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna in his infant avatar. Many devotees come here to express their devotion to the god of love. You can even plan your staycation at the nearby best hotel in Nathdwara . 

  •  September to February

Best tourist places to explore in Nathdwara

  • Shrinathji Temple
  • Dwarkadheesh Temple
  • Charbhuja Temple
  • Eklingji Temple
  • Vishwas Swaroopam
  • Rakht-Talai in Haldighati
  • Nand Samand Dam
  • Visiting divine temples with your family
  • Buying delectable sweets, attars, paintings, and other items
  • By Train: Nathdwara railway station
  • By Road: You can take state-owned or Volvo buses that ply from major cities, including Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Delhi, to Udaipur. 

6: Kumbhalgarh Fort

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When coming to Rajasthan, you will see many ancient forts and palaces. One such is Kumbhalgarh, a fort nestled in Aravalli’s mountain ranges. It is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the next largest fort after Chittorgarh Fort. 

Best tourist places to explore in Kumbhalgarh Fort

  • Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Badal Mahal
  • Vedi Temple
  • Exploring Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Watching Nilgais, Antelopes, and Chinkaras
  • Visiting divine temples, including Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Dining at local restaurants
  • By Train: Falna Railway Station
  • By Road: Buses and cabs ply from major cities in Rajasthan

Mandawa

Please don’t mistake it as Mandwa, a village in Raigad district in Maharashtra, while pronouncing it. It is Mandawa (muhn-daa-vaa), a small town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. The place is known for its archways, palatial havelis and fortress. Mandawa Fort is the prominent landmark of this culturally rich small town that attracts tourists. 

Best tourist places to explore in Mandawa

  • Mandwa Fort
  • Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
  • Murmuria Havel
  • Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli
  • Harlalka Well
  • Open Air Art Gallery
  • Visiting Mandawa Fort
  • Exploring havelis
  • Visiting Open Air Art Gallery; must for art lovers
  • Dining at rooftop restaurants
  • Shopping from local stores
  • Taking photographs of fascinating buildings and splendid architecture
  • By Train: Jhunjhunu Railway Station
  • By Road: You won’t face any issues travelling to Mandawa by road, as it is well connected with Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Delhi. 

Jaipur

Famously known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the famous and princely capital of Rajasthan. As the name suggests, the city got its name due to its pink-painted buildings. It is one of the favourite places in Rajasthan to explore for its beautiful palaces, forts, and lively market. The one major attraction in this city is Hawa Mahal. 

Best tourist places to explore in Jaipur

  • Chokhi Dhani
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Kite flying during the Jaipur Kite Festival
  • Tasting local food
  • Participate in Jaipur Lit Fest
  • Elephant ride
  • Exploring Nahargarh Fort
  • By Train: Jaipur Junction
  • By Road: To reach Jaipur by road, you can board luxury and deluxe buses operated by RSRTC. 

Jaisalmer

If Jaipur is a Pink City, then Jodhpur is a Blue City in Rajasthan, famous for its blue-painted houses if looked at from above. This city also attracts tourists with its rich culture and places worth visiting. 

  •  October to February

Best tourist places to explore in Jodhpur

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Toorji Ka Jhalra
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Mandore Garden
  • Camel safari
  • Touring Bishnoi village
  • Shopping at Sardar Market
  • Visiting Sardar Government Museum
  • By Train: Jodhpur Railway Station
  • By Air: Jodhpur Airport
  • By Road: Private and state-run buses

Ajmer

Besides exploring ancient forts and palaces, there are spiritual places in Rajasthan worth visiting. One such is Ajmer. This famous spiritual city is the abode of two major pilgrimage sites: Ajmer Sharif Dargah and Golden Jain Temple. For your information, Ajmer comes in the list of heritage cities under HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana).

Best tourist places to explore in Ajmer

  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah
  • Ana Sagar Lake
  • Ajmer Jain Temple
  • Foy Sagar Lake
  • Adhai Din ka Jhopara
  • Sightseeing
  • Visiting pilgrimage sites
  • Hanging around at Durga Bagh Gardens
  • Shopping at local markets
  • By Train: Ajmer Railway Station
  • By Road: Travel in RSRTC buses to reach Ajmer

11: Mount Abu

Mount-Abu

If you are expecting a hill station in Rajasthan, then yes, it does have, and it is Mount Abu. Located in the Aravalli range, it has all that tourists expect. Besides viewing the hilltops, you can also explore the outstanding architecture in this hill station of Rajasthan. It draws the attention of many history buffs and architecture enthusiasts worldwide. 

Best tourist places to explore in Mount Abu

  • Guru Shikhar
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dilwara Temple
  • Mount Abu Sunset Point
  • Cruising at Nakki Lake
  • Visiting Achalgarh Village
  • Climbing at Guru Shikhar
  • Exploring Trevors Tank
  • Experience peace at temples
  • By Train: Abu Road railway station
  • By Road: Public and private buses and cabs ply from all parts of Rajasthan.

Bundi

Nestled in the Hadoti region northwest of Rajasthan, Bundi is one of the famous places in the desert state with a history of battles fought in the past. Even today, if you ask any locals here, they can tell you about the stories of legendary warriors. Apart from bravery, Bundi is also gifted with natural beauty in abundance. 

Best tourist places to explore in Bundi

  • Taragarh Fort
  • Garh Palace
  • Chaurasi Khambon ki Chattri
  • Nawal Sagar Lake
  • Touring Phool Mahal
  • Attending Bandi Utsav
  • Visiting Bhoraji ka Kund
  • By Train: Kota Railway Station
  • By Road: Take a bus or a taxi that runs from all parts of Rajasthan

13: Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

Popularly called the Golden City, Jaisalmer is a famous city in Rajasthan that drives tourist footfall for its magnificent forts, beautiful Havelis, and sun-drenched dunes. Stargazing at night is a wonderful thing to do in this city in Rajasthan. 

Best tourist places to explore in Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Patwon Ki Haveli
  • Nathmal ki Haveli
  • Kuldhara Village
  • Desert National Park
  • Camel Safari in Sam Sand Dunes
  • Visiting the Jaisalmer War Museum
  • Quad biking
  • Camping in the desert
  • By Train: Jaisalmer railway station
  • By Road: Private and state-run buses are available.

14: Bikaner

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Like the above popular cities, Bikaner is also a well-known city in Rajasthan that attracts tourists for its splendid havelis, forts, and palaces. There are many places in this city that you must visit during your staycation. Bikaner boasts its cultural paradise and is just a little behind in having sumptuous palaces and hosting festivals lavishly.

Best tourist places to explore in Bikaner

  • Junagarh Fort
  • Lalgarh Palace
  • Gajner Palace
  • Sursagar Lake
  • Karni Mata Temple
  • Desert Safari
  • Attending camel festival
  • Visiting the Prachina Museum
  • Shopping at Kote Gate
  • By Train: Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Junction
  • By Road: Bikaner can be reached through state-run and private buses.

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If you are a resident of Delhi and want to travel to Rajasthan, then the first town you will come across is Alwar. It is 150 kilometres from both Jaipur and Delhi. This beautiful city of Rajasthan comprises the Sariska Tiger Reserve, attracting tourist attention to glimpse tigers other than Ranthambore. 

Best tourist places to explore in Alwar

  • Sariska National Park
  • Bala Quila Fort
  • Moti Dungri
  • Bhangarh Fort
  • Siliserh Lake palace
  • Visiting Bala Quila Fort
  • Dipping your feet in the water at Garbhaji Falls
  • Shopping at Churi Market
  • Exploring Jai Pol
  • By Train: Alwar Junction
  • By Air: Sanganer Airport
  • By Road: Alwar can be reached through state-run and private buses.

16: Bharatpur

Bharatpur

Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan is the city of Bharatpur. It is famous for Keoladeo National Park, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One more tourist attraction to explore in Bharatpur is watching the migratory birds. 

Best tourist places to explore in Bharatpur

  • Bharatpur National Park
  • Lohagarh Fort
  • Banke Bihari Temple
  • Bharatpur Palace and Museum
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Ganga Mandir
  • Shopping and eating at local stores and shops
  • Jungle Safari
  • Bird-watching
  • By Train: Bharatpur Junction
  • By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • By Road: Car rental services and buses are available to reach Bharatpur.

17: Sawai Madhopur

Sawai-Madhopur

Joining the list of top 20 places in Rajasthan is Sawai Madhopur. The place is named after Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, who laid its foundation. The closest spot you will notice here is Ranthambore National Park. Like the latter place, Sawai Madhopur is also an ideal destination for those who love to be around nature and animal lovers. There are other sanctuaries to be explored here. 

Best tourist places to explore in Sawai Madhopur

  • National Chambal Sanctuary
  • Sawai Man Sanctuary
  • Rameshwaram Ghat
  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Malik Talao
  • By Train: Sawai Madhopur Railway Station
  • By Air: Jaipur Airport
  • By Road: Take a taxi or a bus to reach Sawai Madhopur.

Kota

When the name Kota is used, most of us would imagine IITT-JEE coaching classes, but folks, this is not the only reason that makes it into the list of prominent cities of Rajasthan. Nestled on the banks of the Chambal River, Kota is gifted with natural beauty to behold. 

Best tourist places to explore in Kota

  • Seven Wonders Park
  • Kishore Sagar and Jagmandir Palace
  • Garadia Mahadev Temple
  • Kota Barrage
  • Chambal Gardens
  • Spotting crocodiles
  • Touring Kaithoon
  • Buying local Kota sarees
  • Visiting City Palace
  • Chambal River Safari
  • By Train: Kota Junction Railway Station
  • By Road: You can board Deluxe buses to reach Kota. They ply from all places in Rajasthan.

Osian

Osian or Osiyan is an alternative to Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. With the mention of the latter place, you can easily understand that this place also has temples with erotic carvings. Osian is not just a place for Hindus but also Jain pilgrims.

  •  November to March

Best tourist places to explore in Osian

  • Sachiya Mata Temple
  • Surya Temple
  • Kali Temple
  • The Mahavira Temple
  • Harihara Temple
  • Visiting temples
  • Shopping at local shops
  • By Train: Osian Railway Station
  • By Road: You can refer to state-run buses to reach Osian.

20: Neemrana

Neemrana

Last on the list is Neemrana. This is a small town located near to Alwar. The famous spot for which it is recognised is Neemrana Fort. Tracing back to Indian history, it was the birthplace of Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan III. At present, it has turned into an opulent hotel. 

When to visit  

  • March to July

Best tourist places to explore in Neemrana

  • Neemrana Fort Palace
  • Old Vrindavan Palace
  • Paradise Waterpark
  • Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri
  • Tasting local cuisine
  • Village Safari
  • By Train: Rewari Railway Station
  • By Air: Delhi International Airport
  • By Road: Neemrana is located between Delhi-Jaipur Road. Hence, there won’t be any problem finding transport.

So these are the top 20 places in Rajasthan that must be on your travel bucket list. Every business is unique in its features. Just explore any of these cities, and you will know yourself. I hope you find our travel guide helpful in getting a brief idea about the top places in Rajasthan that deserve your attention. 

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10 Famous Places To Visit In Rajasthan – Ultimate Guide

Blessed with jaw-dropping locales, ancient forts, palatial palaces, and majestic sand dunes, Rajasthan is a treasure trove of rich culture and traditional heritage.

It is popularly renowned as the land of kings and is an exalted example of old-age grandeur.

Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant and colorful states in the country with a blend of warm hospitality and alluring architecture. Dotted with historic and heritage monuments, Rajasthan is among the popular tourist destinations in India.

The Rajputana state is an amazing place to witness the affluent and luxurious life of the royals.

In this guide, I have included a list of 10  Famous Places To Visit In Rajasthan including where to find them, the best time to visit, and what to expect!

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OVERVIEW – PLACES TO VISIT IN RAJASTHAN

Here is a quick overview of the 10  Best Places To Visit In Rajasthan that you will find in this post:

  • Ranthambore
  • Chittorgarh

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PLACES TO VISIT IN RAJASTHAN

A treasure trove of rich history, traditions, and architectural marvels, Jaipur is one of the best places in Rajasthan with a touch of luxury.

Sprawling with ancient forts, temples, palaces, and Havelis, Jaipur has successfully managed to retain the old-world charm of the glorious Rajpur era.

There are a plethora of heritage hotels in Jaipur to stay in that reflect the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan.

Places to visit in Jaipur:

Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal.

Things to do in Jaipur:

Jeep safari in Nahargarh Sanctuary, attend a light and sound show at Amer Fort, attend a folk festival, shopping, and visit Chokhi Dhani.

Best time to visit Jaipur:

November to March.

Nearest airport:

Sanganer Airport (12 km).

Nearest railway station:

Jaipur Junction (4 km).

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Nestled on the slope of the mighty Aravalli Hills, Udaipur is popular for its beautiful palaces and placid lakes.

An idyllic place for couples, the city oozes romantic charm and attracts them for a special Udaipur honeymoon.

The city boasts a number of heritage hotels and it’s a perfect place to have a glimpse of royal hospitality.

Udaipur is among the best places to visit in Rajasthan which depicts the glorious past and grandeur of the bygone era.

Places to visit in Udaipur:

Lake Pichola, City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Eklingji Temple, Vintage Car Museum.

Things to do in Udaipur:

Boat ride at Kalyana Lake, sunset boat cruise at Lake Pichola, trekking, horse riding, sound and light show at City Palace.

Best time to visit Udaipur:

October to March.

Maharana Pratap Airport (20 km).

Udaipur Railway Station (4 km).

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Popularly known as ‘The Blue City’, Jodhpur is located on the edge of Thar Desert and is often called ‘Gateway to Thar’.

Jodhpur city is crammed with blue-painted houses and from Mehrangarh Fort, the city looks completely blue.

This colorful city is dotted with picturesque lakes, wonderful forts, exquisite palaces, and ancient temples. It is a popular tourist destination, which can be explored during a journey of Palace on Wheels luxury train.

Places to visit in Jodhpur:

Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Garden, Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Things to do in Jodhpur:

Desert safari, flying fox in Mehrangarh Fort, desert camping, camel safari, rappelling in Soorsagar, and sound and light show at Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Best time to visit Jodhpur:

November to February.

Jodhpur Airport (10 km).

Jodhpur Junction (9 km).

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Located in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is popularly known as the Golden City due to its bounteous sand dunes.

This city boasts glistening lakes, ancient Jain Temples, and exquisite Havelis.

Jaisalmer is the best place to witness the grandeur of the bygone era.

The unique feature of Jaisalmer is its architecture. It was built as a walled city, which makes it one of the largest forts in the world!

Places to visit in Jaisalmer:

Jaisalmer Fort, Sam Sand Dunes, Gadisar Lake, Desert National Park, Patwon ki Haveli .

Things to do in Jaisalmer:

Camel safari, jeep safari, desert camping, and quad biking at Sam Sand Dunes, paramotoring, and boating in Gadisar Lake.

Best time to visit Jaisalmer:

September to April.

Jodhpur Airport (284 km).

Jaisalmer Railway Station (3 km).

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Bikaner is another one of the top tourist places in Rajasthan that is most famous for its magnificent architecture, art, and culture.

This city is surrounded by the Thar Desert and is popular for hosting the International Camel Festival.

The opulent Havelis, ancient temples, archaeological remains of Harappa culture, massive forts, and palaces of the city depict the glory of the bygone era.

Places to visit in Bikaner:

Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Laxmi Nath Temple, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary.

Things to do in Bikaner:

Camel safari, wildlife spotting in Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, shopping.

Best time to visit Bikaner:

Jodhpur Airport (248 km).

Bikaner Railway Station (2 km).

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RANTHAMBORE

Nestled in the foothills of Vindhya and Aravalli Hills, Ranthambore is among the most famous places in Rajasthan.

Ranthambore is most popular for its tiger reserve at Ranthambore National Park, which happens to be one of the best tiger reserves in the country.

The national park is a paradise for nature lovers and a delight for birdwatchers.

Places to visit in Ranthambore:

Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore Fort, Padam Lake, Kachida Valley, Trinetra Ganesh Temple.

Things to do in Ranthambore:

Jungle safari, hiking, bird watching, hot air balloon ride.

Best time to visit Ranthambore:

Sanganer Airport (180 km).

Sawai Madhopur Railway Station (15 km).

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Mount Abu is situated in the Aravalli mountain ranges and takes pride in being the only hill station in Rajasthan.

Home to some of the most exquisite pieces of architecture in the country, Mount Abu is a paradise for history lovers.

Dilwara Temples are the most important attraction here and are renowned for their exceptionally unique architecture.

Places to visit in Mount Abu:

Dilwara Temples, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.

Things to do in Mount Abu:

Hiking, trekking, boating at Nakki Lake, camping, bird watching, and wildlife sighting in Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best time to visit Mount Abu:

July to February.

Udaipur Airport (178 km).

Abu Road Railway Station (27 km).

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CHITTORGARH

Situated on the bank of River Berach, Chittorgarh was the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar.

It is home to the largest fort in India – Chittorgarh Fort, which is built on a hilltop. Chittorgarh is a perfect place to witness the opulence of Rajputana glory.

Places to visit in Chittorgarh:

Chittorgarh Fort, Padmini Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Meera Temple, Kalika Mata Temple.

Things to do in Chittorgarh:

Bird watching at Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, cave exploration at Menal, and light and sound show at Chittor Fort.

Best time to visit Chittorgarh:

Udaipur Airport (118 km).

Chittorgarh Railway Junction (2 km).

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Pushkar is a holy town is located amidst the Aravalli ranges, on the bank of Pushkar Lake, and features 52 bathing ghats.

This beautiful town holds a magnetic appeal with 400 ancient temples including Brahma Temple, which are a few in the world.

Pushkar Camel Fair is also organized here every year and attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.

Places to visit in Pushkar:

Pushkar Lake, Lord Brahma Temple, Varaha Temple, Savitri Temple, Mahadev Temple, Naga Pahar, Rose Garden.

Things to do in Pushkar:

Hike to Savitri Temple, attend evening aarti at Varaha Ghat, hot air balloon ride, Jeep Safari, Camel Safari, Hike to Ratnagiri Hill.

Best time to visit Pushkar:

Sanganer International Airport, Jaipur (154 km).

Ajmer Railway Junction (14 km).

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Last but not least on this list of top 10 tourist places in Rajasthan is Madawa!

Situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, Mandawa is dotted with splendid palaces and mansions, a treasure trove of rich cultural and traditional heritage, and a paradise for history buffs.

This city has a number of forts, palaces, and Havelis. The intricate artwork like paintings, crafts, handicrafts, etc., makes it a good getaway for people who are fond of art and culture.  

Places to visit in Mandawa:

Bansidhar Newatia Haveli, Chokhani Double Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Open Air Art Gallery, Harlalka Well, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli.

Things to do in Mandawa:

Haveli hopping, camel safari, jeep safari, shopping.

Best time to visit Mandawa:

Sanganer International Airport, Jaipur (184 km).

Jhunjhunu Railway Junction (27 km).

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10 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Rajasthan

10 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Offering lot information about the culture and vibrant tradition, Rajasthan is one of the best places to visit in the country. There are so many Places to visit in Rajasthan that showcases the royalty and battle-scarred forts along with the breath-taking sand dunes. The location is a blissful place where you will witness the large Indian houses along with the many royal ruins that will tell you a lot about the bygone era of the region.

Dotted with several royal forts and palaces, these are among the Best places to visit in Rajasthan that you must explore. If you haven’t been here then it is the high time that you should take a tour to this beautiful state.

List of the 10 Best Tourist Places of Rajasthan

We have made your things quiet easy for you to identify the Beautiful places to Rajasthan to visit. The below list has every possible places of the region.

Jaisalmer – The Golden City

Jaisalmer

Located in the heart of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the Best places in Rajasthan that you should visit when in this state. The destination is also known as the ‘ Golden City ’ and offers the magnificent forts, palaces and sun-soaked sand dunes. The city has got its name after the great ruler of the place – Maharaja Jaisal Singh.

  • Nearest Airport – Jodhpur Airport which is around 284.6 km.
  • Places to visit in Jaisalmer – Jaisalmer Fort, Sam sand dunes, Gadisagar Lake, Tanot Mata Temple.
  • Things to do – Attend the Desert festival of Jaisalmer in January – February, take a camel safari to the Sam sand dunes, visit Longewala border.
  • Specialty – Jain Temples, Sand dunes and Desert festivals.
  • Best resorts to stay – Fort Rajwada Jaisalmer, Suryagarh Jaisalmer Rajasthan, Hotel Jaisalkot, Sujan, Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa, Hotel Rang Mahal. Must Read – Resorts in Jaisalmer
  • Best Tour – 3 Nights 4 Days Jaisalmer Tour Package

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Jaipur – The Pink City

Jaipur

Also known as the ‘ Pink City ’ , Jaipur is said to be one of the major tourist spots in Rajasthan. It is the largest amongst all the cities in the region and was founded by the ruler of that time – Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh back in 1727. A lot of people flock here because it is in great proximity to Delhi and its nearby areas so people come here for a perfect weekend getaway. Drenched in historic past and heritage monuments, the city has a lot to offer to the visitors coming here. Jaipur is the perfect marvel to be at. 

  • Nearest Airport – Sanganer airport which is around 12.0 km.
  • Places to visit in Jaipur – City Palace, Amber Fort and Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Birla Mandir.
  • Things to do – Go for a wildlife safari, shop for Rajasthani crafts, textiles, and gems
  • Specialty – Havelis, forts, shopping markets
  • Best resorts to stay – Madhav Guest House, Hathroi Palace, Ikaki Niwas, Rawla Rawatstar, Jaipur Friendly Villa, Rajputana Guest House.
  • Best Tour Plan – 5 Nights 6 Days Golden Triangle Tour

Jodhpur – Witness the Royalty

Jodhpur

Next destination that you should add in your itinerary is Jodhpur. Here, you will witness the royalty same as that you get to see in Jaipur or in Jaisalmer. There are several forts, palaces and temples that will keep you hooked throughout your vacations. You will see travelers from every corners of the world to see the traditions. It is also known as the ‘Blue City’ because most of the houses are painted in the blue color.

  • Nearest Airport – Jodhpur Airport which is around 9.6 km.
  • Places to visit in Jodhpur – Mehrangarh Fort, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the Mandore Gardens, the Jaswant Thada, the Kalyana Lake, and Garden, the Ghanta Ghar, Sardar Samand Lake and Masuria Hills
  • Things to do – Visit the palaces; Mehrangarh fort can’t be missed
  • Specialty – Palaces and forts
  • Best resorts to stay – Mihir Garh, Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Rohetgarh, Hari Mahal, Indana Palace, Park Plaza.
  • Best Tour Plan – 4 Nights 5 Days Jaipur Jodhpur Tour

Udaipur – The City of Lakes

Udaipur

Looking for one of the mesmerizing Tourist attractions in Rajasthan ? Well, you can pay a visit to the most iconic place – Udaipur. In the earlier times, the destination used to be the capital of Kingdom of Mewar. Famously known as the ‘ City of Lakes ’ , Udaipur is a beautiful place to visit in Rajasthan. It is largely visited by the people in winters and summers to unveil its colorful history and rich traditions.

  • Nearest Airport – Maharana Pratap Airport which is about 20.0 km
  • Places to visit in Udaipur – The Vintage Car Museum, Sajjangarh Fort, City Palace, Lake Pichola. 
  • Things to do – Boating at Lake Pichola, visiting the palaces, visiting Kumbhalgarh fort, photography
  • Specialty – Lakes, palaces
  • Best resorts to stay – Little Prince Heritage Home, Hill Top Cottage, Advent Guest House, Udai Haveli Guest House, Nandini Paying Guest House.
  • Best Tour Plan – 3 Nights 4 Days Udaipur Tour Package

Mount Abu

Mount Abu takes pride in being the one and only Hill Station in Rajasthan. It is a true paradise for the people who want to escape from the mundane life and get into the serenity. Mount Abu is nestled in the Aravalli Mountain Range at the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is a year-round destination and also considered a great pilgrimage spot for many tourists.

  • Nearest Airport – Udaipur airport which is around 176.0 km
  • Places to visit in Mount Abu – Dilwara Jain Temples, Nakki Lake, Peace Park, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, and more
  • Things to do – Boating in Nakki Lake, trekking to Guru Shikhar, camping at Aravali, bird watching at Trevors Tank, wildlife sighting at Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Specialty – Waterfalls and Jain Temples
  • Best resorts to stay – Palace Hotel, Cama Rajput Club Resort, Ratan Villas, The Colonial Manek Manor, and Hotel Hilltone.
  • Best Tour Plan – 8 Nights 9 Days Royal Rajasthan Tour

Alwar – A Place for History Fanatics

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Formerly known as Ulwar, the city of Alwar was founded by the Rajput ruler Pratap Singh back in the year of 1770. A lot of history buffs end up coming here to know the ancient past of the city. This destination is said to have been taking participation in the several wars and military engagements. Alwar is also known as haunted because of the Bhangarh Fort. 

  • Nearest Airport – Sanganer Airport which is about 162.8 km
  • Places to visit in Alwar – Bhangarh fort, Sariska Tiger reserve, Pandupol, Karni Mata temple
  • Things to do – Visit Bhangarh fort and explore the haunted
  • Specialty – Royal forts and palaces
  • Best resorts to stay – Lemon Tree Hotel, Dadhikar Fort Hotel, Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel, GenX Aravalli, Burja Haveli Hotel.

Bikaner – Dotted with Temples and Forts

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Bikaner is also one of the best Places to visit in Rajasthan where you should head and with time, this destination has also gained a lot of popularity amongst the tourists. The location was founded by Rao Bhika and the Nehra Jats. It is flooded with the temples, forts and majestic palaces and quiet known for its Camel festival also which is celebrated in between January- February.

  • Nearest Airport – Jodhpur Airport which is around 248.6 km away.
  • Places to visit in Alwar – Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Laxmi Nath Temple, Bikaner Camel Festival
  • Things to do – Attend the Bikaner Camel fest, buy some Usta and Chadwa artifacts and handicrafts.
  • Specialty – Majestic forts and palaces
  • Best resorts to stay – Narendra Bhawan, Hotel Raj Vilas Palace, Gajner Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace, and Heritage Resort.

Ajmer – Famous for the Dargah Sharif

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Famously known for the pious Dargah Sharif – Ajmer is one of the most under-rated places in Rajasthan where people do not go much. But, with time, it is also getting popular amongst the people. The destination is the 5 th largest city of Rajasthan and is surrounded by the Aravalli range and the Naag Pathar range.

  • Nearest Airport – Sanganer Airport is about 140.1 km away.
  • Places to visit in Ajmer – Dargah Sharif, Ana Sagar Lake, Naag Pathar ranges
  • Things to do – Attend Qawwali at Dargah Sharif, offer chadar to the grave of Sufi saint
  • Specialty – Dargah Sharif
  • Best resorts to stay – Hotel New Jannat, The Royal Melange Ajmer Hotel, Hotel Sahil, Hotel Moon Star, and Hotel Plaza Inn.

Pushkar – Depicts the Colorful Traditions

Pushkar

Next destination that you can add in your vacations to Rajasthan is Pushkar which showcases the colorful traditions of the state. The holy city has been known for its Camel fair from a long time now and people love witnessing this festival a lot. Pushkar also comprises of rare Brahma Temple and is an important pilgrimage center for many spiritual visitors.

  • Nearest Airport – Sanganer Airport which is about 154.3 km away from Pushkar.
  • Places to visit in Pushkar – The world famous camel fair, the serene Pushkar lake, and Meerabai Temple
  • Things to do – Boating in the lake, photography at the fair
  • Specialty – Camel Fair
  • Best resorts to stay – Hotel Brahma Horizon, Pushkar Bagh, Bhanwar Singh Palace, Hotel Sun Set Cafe, and Hotel Master Paradise.
  • Best Tour Plan – 3 Nights 4 Days Jaipur Ajmer & Pushkar Tour

Chittorgarh – The Birthplace of Historical Monuments

Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh is also one of the sought-after destinations which is the Place to visit in Rajasthan . The location was founded by the Maurya dynasty in 734 AD. The city has been the birthplace for many historical figures including Maharana Pratap and Meera Bai. Chittorgarh is nestled on the banks of river Berach and has several heritage forts, monuments. It is also one of the most unexplored places in Rajasthan by the tourists’.

  • Nearest Airport – Udaipur Airport which is around 119.3 km away.
  • Places to visit in Chittorgarh – Chittorgarh fort, Rana Kumbha’s palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Rani Padmini’s palace, Kumbhaswamini temple, Kirti Stambh
  • Things to do – Listen to the folk tales from the villagers, relish authentic Rajasthani cuisine
  • Specialty – Chittorgarh fort, palaces and temples
  • Best resorts to stay – Hotel Royal Inn, Padmavati Lake Resort, Palette – Amrit Manthan, Hotel Meera, and Hotel Pratap Palace.

Bharatpur – Peaceful Abode

bharatpur bird sanctuary

Bharatpur is also one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan which lets you witness the serenity of the place. Tucked away in the Braj region of the Indian state of Rajasthan, this city has been divided into 50 wards and is perched at an elevation of about 600 ft. above the sea level. This destination is a home to several flora and fauna that you will see in the Keoladeo National Park.

  • Nearest Airport – Delhi International Airport which is about 208.3 km
  • Places to visit in Bharatpur – Bharatpur Palace and Museum, Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Deeg, and more
  • Things to do – Go birdwatching at Keoladeo, explore the palaces, have a picnic near Kakund River
  • Specialty – Keoladeo National Park
  • Best resorts to stay – The Birder’s Inn, The Bagh, Shiv Vilas Palace, Hotel The Raj Palace, Laxmi Vilas Palace.

So, make sure that you visit these best Places to visit in Rajasthan with your loved ones and enjoy your vacations to the fullest. If you ever head here, do not forget to book Rajasthan Honeymoon Package with Honeymoon Bug.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Rajasthan Tourist Places

What are the best places to see in rajasthan.

Rajasthan offers several places to see for the tourists’ like Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Pushkar, and Jodhpur among others.

How far is Rajasthan from Delhi?

Rajasthan is about 270 Kms away from the capital of India – Delhi and takes around five hours to reach at the desired destination in Jaipur.

How many deserts are there in Rajasthan?

The Thar Desert covers around 70% of the area of Rajasthan and embraces the districts of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner.

What is Rajasthan famous for?

The state of Rajasthan does not only reflect the rich tradition but also offers the large amount of heritage monuments and places to know the past.

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Top 15 places to visit in Rajasthan

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Located in West India and nestled among the Aravalli mountain range, Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist spots in India. The state was the seat of the kingdoms of Mewar and Mughals before being colonised by the British. The rich cultural and historical heritage buildings of Rajasthan draws a huge crowd of tourists both from India and abroad.

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Rajasthan has some of India’s most beautiful monuments to offer. Most tourist places in Rajasthan are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected by the government of India. Individuals travelling to Rajasthan can have a taste of Rajasthan’s rich culture and glorious past, which has mesmerised people over generations. 

If you live in Rajasthan and are looking for a quick weekend getaway, don’t look any further. Also, if you’re a tourist looking for some inspiration, well listed below are our top picks on places to visit in Rajasthan.

Here is how you can reach Rajasthan:

By air: Jaipur International Airport is the main airport in Rajasthan, which is connected by international and domestic flights. Additionally, there are two other airports in Udaipur and Jodhpur, which receive domestic flights from all over India.

By rail : The best way to reach Rajasthan by rail would be to travel to Jaipur Station. The station is well connected to other rail stations in India. You can also opt to travel to Jodhpur Station directly from your source Station or take connecting trains from Jaipur and Mumbai.

By road: Tourists can reach Rajasthan’s capital city of Jaipur via NH 48 from Mumbai. Alternatively, you can also take the NH 48 highway from Delhi to reach Rajasthan easily.

If you live in Rajasthan and are looking for a quick weekend getaway, do not look any further. Also, if you are a tourist looking for some inspiration, well listed below are our top picks on places to visit in Rajasthan.

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

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Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and also known as the “pink city” by tourists and travellers. The city is filled with countless historical monuments and protected buildings which will take you back in time to the era of Rajputs and Mughals. The name “pink city” has been awarded to Jaipur because of the pink hue casted by hundreds of homes which have been coloured pink. 

Jaipur is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jaipur has some of the famous places in Rajasthan which include Amer Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple, and Nahargarh Fort. You can select your stay among several luxurious hotels and enjoy the local cuisine at various restaurants in Jaipur.

Jaipur is well connected by both air and rail transport, so reaching the city will be a breeze.

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15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Jodhpur follows a similar style to Jaipur in colouring buildings and homes. Jodhpur is known as the blue city for the bright blue buildings located in the area. The city is also home to some of the best places in Rajasthan ideal for tourists and travellers. Jodhpur city was a part of the Kingdom of Marwar in the 13th century. 

The city is also dotted with forts and Palaces from the Rajput empires which existed centuries ago. These well-preserved historical buildings are a real architectural beauty, perfect for history enthusiasts who want to have a glimpse of the past. Popular Rajasthan visiting places i n Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort, Khejarla Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Chamunda Mataji Temple,  Ranisar and Padmasar Lakes, and Jaswant Thada. Like Jaipur, Jodhpur is also connected through air and rail links to the rest of the world, so travelling here is extremely hassle-free.

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Udaipur is a popular Rajasthan tourism place . It is often called the ‘Venice of the East’. The beautiful lakes which weave through the city are the prime reason tourists flock to the place. This city of lakes has a fair mix of blue lakes and green slopes of Aravallis to balance out its beauty and create a harmony of nature. 

Historically speaking, it was the seat of the Mewar empire in the 16th century. The remnants of the glorious past are left behind in historical monuments like Moti Magri, Lake Palace, Jagmandir, Monsoon Palace, Ahar Museum, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, and Bagore-ki-Haveli. You can also take boat rides at a few lakes and enjoy the sunset with your friends and family in one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.  Udaipur is well connected via air and rail transport with other parts of India. Additionally, you can also travel here via roadways from major cities in the country.

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Jaisalmer also shares the name of the “golden city” and is definitely among the best places to visit in Rajasthan. The morning and afternoon sun casts a beautiful golden hue on the city which is also located among the golden sands of the Thar Desert. The city came into existence under a Bhati Rajput ruler named Maharawal Jaisal Singh. 

Developed in the 12th century, this Rajasthan tourism place boasts many golden-colored sandstone buildings, which signify the immeasurable architectural beauty of Jaisalmer . The best places to see in Jaisalmer are Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes, Thar Heritage Museum, Gadisar Lake, Nathmal Ki Haveli, and the Jain temples. You can also enjoy the culture of Rajasthan through various dancing and singing performances put up by the locals for tourists. The best way to travel to the city would be via rail transport. Jaisalmer railway station is easily accessible from other parts of Rajasthan and all major Indian cities.

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

The city of Bikaner came into existence in the 15th century. Rathore Rajput Ruler Rao Bika was responsible for creating Bikaner city after claiming the land for the empire. For a long time, the Rajput and the Jat rulers have quarrelled over the land. This disputed city is now one of the top tourist places in Rajasthan. 

Bikaner may not have the posh Palaces of Jaipur but it doesn’t lack architectural gems. The city has a huge collection of old buildings which reflect the styles of the 13-15th centuries. It also has a fair share of museums like Ganga Singh Museum and Sadul Singh Museum. Other places of interest in Bikaner are Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, National Research Centre on Camels, Shri Laxminath Temple, and the Jain Temple. Bikaner railway station is located in close proximity to the city, so the best way to reach this destination will be via rail transport.

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Pushkar is a holy city in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan. It is the seat of many pilgrimage sites in the state and the country. The Pushkar Lake finds relevance in mythical tales which say that it was created by the tears of Lord Shiva. The town is undoubtedly famous for its temples and Ghats, which are equally holy. 

Pushkar’s lake is important for the people of the country since it has many mythical ties to Hindu mythology. Tourists looking for the best tourist places to visit in Rajasthan can definitely visit Pushkar to experience the calm and quiet of a pilgrimage site. The places to see in and around the city are Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Savitri temple, Apteshwar Temple, Varaha Temple, Rangji temple, and Man Mahal. Pushkar can be reached from Jaipur via NH 48 highway.

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and easily ranks among the best tourist places in the state. Located on the slopes of the Aravalli mountain range, this Rajasthan tourism place attracts hun dreds of travellers every year. The city is no stranger to the historical and religious values of the past. Mount Abu is also frequented by many pilgrims as well. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Trevor’s Crocodile Park, Nakki Lake, Dilwara Jain Temples and the ruins of Achalgarh Fort are major tourist attractions. The beautiful resorts in the area are the perfect place for repose and picnic away from the heat of the desert. The hill station is only 4 hours away from Udaipur and accessible via NH 27.

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Ajmer also ranks among Rajasthan visiting places for religious significance. Nestled in the Aravalli ranges, Ajmer holds the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Devotees from both Hindu and Muslim religions frequently visit. Additional tourist places in Ajmer include Ana Sagar Lake, Akbar’s Palace & Museum, 6. Daulat Bagh Garden, Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque, Nasiyan Jain Temple, and many more. This heavenly abode will welcome you with open arms and offer peace and solitude like nowhere else. The city of Ajmer is only a short drive away from Jaipur via NH 48 highway.

Chittorgarh

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Chittorgarh or Chittor dates back to the Maurya Dynasty. The city was briefly the capital under the Ruler of the Sisodiya Rajput Clan of Mewar. The Great ruler Maharana Pratap and Bhakti saint Meera Bai were born in this historical city. The forts and buildings in Chittorgarh display the artistic mastery of the ancient Indian architects. 

The Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and is famous for its tales of Queen Padmavati, who committed jawhar. The large fort with numerous palaces recalls the lost glory of the Rajput empire. The other noteworthy places include Kalika Mata temple, Gomukh Kund, Maha Sati, Rana Kumbha Palace, Meera Temple, and Sathish Deori Temple. To visit Chittorgarh, you can travel via railways from any city of Rajasthan and reach Chittorgarh railway station in no time.

Ranthambore

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Ranthambore National Park is a famous wildlife site in Rajasthan. The sanctuary used to be an old hunting farm for the royals of Rajasthan. The Ranthambore Fort on the hilltop nearby is a historical monument which asserts the past of the national park. The Ranthambore National Park is a populous tiger reserve and contains other wildlife like deer, peacocks, reptiles and many bird species. A tour can be arranged in the Sanctuary on request and officials will guide you through it as well. You can opt for a jeep safari or a canter safari according to your preference.  To reach Ranthambore National Park, you can travel from Jaipur via Jaipur – Kota Road and NH552 highway, which is only a 3.5 hour ride away.

Park timings:

Monday: 6 am–7 pm

Tuesday: 6 am–7 pm

Wednesday: 6 am–7 pm

Thursday: 6 am–7 pm

Friday: 6 am–7 pm

Saturday: 6 am–7 pm

Sunday: Closed

Entry fees:

Indian Nationals: INR 25

Foreign tourists: INR 200

Gypsy Tour:

  • INR 974 per person for Indians
  • INR 1,714 per person for foreigners

Keoladeo National Park

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Keoladeo National Park is another sanctuary in Rajasthan and ranks among the best tourist places in Rajasthan. It is a large bird sanctuary and an old royal game reserve. The Keoladeo National Park also includes a man-made wetland that protects over 350 bird species. Nature lovers will find this place perfect for a day tour after visiting historical sites. Wildlife photographers will get ample opportunity to shoot rare birds, most of which are migratory. Safaris are arranged by officials or you can take a quick stroll to enjoy the green ambience of the sanctuary.  A cab ride of about 3 hours via NH21 highway will take you from Jaipur to Keoladeo National Park

Winter: 6:30 am to 5:00 pm everyday

Summer: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

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Foreigners: Rs 250/-

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15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Alwar is another place to visit in Rajasthan which offers some jewels of old Indian architecture. The breathtaking marble pavilions with lotus-like bases are a treat to the eye. Alwar also contains a museum with many rare manuscripts. Alwar is also home to the Bhangarh Fort which is the fourth most haunted place in the world. Bhangarh Fort is quickly becoming a tourist attraction because of the various paranormal activities which have been felt and seen in the place. The government has even put up a board to warn people not to go there after sundown. The other tourist attractions in the area are Bala Fort, Moosi Maharani Ki Chatri, Alwar City Palace, Siliserh Lake Palace, and Alwar Museum. Tourists travelling to Alwar can take the NH21 and RJ SH 25 highways to reach the city from Jaipur.

Kumbhalgarh

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh is on every tourists ‘ Rajasthan places to visit list’ due to the Kumbhalgarh Fort. It contains India’s Great Wall. This fortress was erected under the Kingdom of on the western range of Aravalli Hills. Currently, the place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site among the various Hill Forts of India. Built during the 15th century, Kumbhalgarh Fort has seven gates and a huge collection of Hindu and Jain temples. 

The site also offers stunning views of the lowlands from atop. Photographers can nab this opportunity to get some amazing shots of rural Rajasthan. The other places of interest are Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Ganga Govardhan Museum. You can take a cab ride from Jaipur via NH 48 and NH58 to reach Kumbhalgarh in a single day.

Neemrana Fort Palace

15 best places to visit in Rajasthan

Neemrana Fort Palace is a heritage resort in Rajasthan. The large and beautiful Fort is a must-visit Rajasthan tourism place. Co nstructed into the slopes of the Aravalli Hills, the resort has a big campus with a lot of greenery. The old architecture is kept as is in many places. You will be able to marvel at these beautiful buildings while living in them for a few days. You can select your stay from a huge variety of suites and rooms. Neemrana Fort Palace is the perfect place to hang out and spend some quality time with family while living together with family. Neemrana Fort Palace is situated within 3 hours from Jaipur and is accessible via NH 48 highway.

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Mandawa is famous for the holiday resort Castle Mandawa Hotel. Earlier an old Fort, Mandawa is now converted into a luxury hotel for tourists looking for places to visit in Rajasthan. The Fort is a protected site, and the hotel is run by Rajasthan tourism. Travellers can visit this resort to relax for the weekend and enjoy the beauty of unfiltered Rajasthan. You can even conduct weddings and functions at the resort with your friends and family. Located around 3 hours from Jaipur, Mandawa is easily accessible by the NH52 highway.

Is Rajasthan worth visiting?

Rajasthan is a beautiful state with some amazing displays of ancient Indian architecture. The beauty of Rajasthan will take you back to the glorious past of royal India.

How many days is enough for Rajasthan?

To have a complete and comprehensive tour of Rajasthan, you will need at least 6-7 days in your travel itinerary. Each city of Rajasthan has a large number of tourist attractions, so you will need a longer travel plan to explore each city completely.

What are the best places in Rajasthan?

Some of the must visit places in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Mount Abu.

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Rajasthan’s Top Tourist Places List

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Are you a travel enthusiast looking for a vibrant and culturally rich destination to explore? Rajasthan, India’s largest state, beckons you with its splendid forts, magnificent palaces, colorful festivals, and warm hospitality. This article will take you on a virtual tour of Rajasthan. Top Tourist Places List, accompanied by captivating images that will ignite your wanderlust. From the bustling markets of Jaipur to the serene lakes of Udaipur, Rajasthan offers a kaleidoscope of experiences that will leave you mesmerized. So, pack your bags, and let’s embark on an unforgettable journey through the majestic land of Rajasthan!

Rajasthan’s Top Tourist Places List

TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN RAJASTHAN DIVERSITY, Our adventure begins in Jaipur, famously known as the Pink City. The city’s historical monuments, such as the Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, and City Palace, boast stunning architecture and recount tales of Rajasthan’s regal past. Stroll through the bustling bazaars to shop for vibrant textiles, handicrafts, and traditional jewelry. Don’t forget to savor the delectable Rajasthani cuisine at local eateries.

Udaipur – The City of Lakes

BEST TIME TO VISIT RAJASTHAN WONDERS, Next on our list is Udaipur, the enchanting City of Lakes. The picturesque Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake are must-visit spots that offer boat rides with breathtaking views of the surrounding palaces and hills. The City Palace and Jag Mandir Palace are architectural marvels that transport you back in time. Udaipur’s romantic ambiance makes it a favorite destination for couples.

Welcome to Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan. The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort stands tall, overlooking the city’s blue-painted houses, creating a mesmerizing sight. The bustling bazaars of Jodhpur offer an array of handicrafts, spices, and textiles. For an adrenaline rush, take a desert safari and experience the vast Thar Desert.

Jaisalmer – The Golden City

TOP 15 PLACES TO VISIT IN RAJASTHAN HERITAGE, As we venture into the heart of the Thar Desert, we arrive at Jaisalmer, the Golden City. This UNESCO World Heritage site is adorned with intricately carved havelis and the majestic Jaisalmer Fort. Witness the mesmerizing sunset over the dunes and experience the warm hospitality of the desert camps.

If you seek spiritual solace, Pushkar is the place to be. This holy city is home to the renowned Brahma Temple, dedicated to Lord Brahma. The Pushkar Lake, surrounded by ghats, offers a calming and serene atmosphere. Don’t miss the vibrant Pushkar Camel Fair , where you can witness the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.

Mount Abu – The Only Hill Station

TOP 20 PLACES TO VISIT IN RAJASTHAN CHARM, Escape the heat and visit Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan. Surrounded by lush greenery, this scenic destination provides a pleasant respite from the desert landscape. Dilwara Jain Temples, Nakki Lake, and Guru Shikhar are among the popular attractions here.

Ajmer, a city with a rich heritage, is renowned for the revered Ajmer Sharif Dargah. People of all faiths visit this shrine to seek blessings. The tranquil Ana Sagar Lake and the splendid Taragarh Fort are worth exploring while in Ajmer.

Bikaner – The Desert Oasis

Get ready to be enthralled by the grandeur of Junagarh Fort in Bikaner. The Lalgarh Palace and Karni Mata Temple, famous for its rat population, are other prominent attractions. Enjoy a taste of the famous Bikaneri bhujia, a popular savory snack.

Ranthambore National Park 

For wildlife enthusiasts, Ranthambore National Park is a treat. Embark on a thrilling safari to spot majestic tigers, leopards, and other wildlife species. The ancient Ranthambore Fort adds a touch of history to this wildlife retreat.

Chittorgarh – A Historical Marvel

Step back in time as you visit Chittorgarh, home to the largest fort in India, the Chittorgarh Fort. It narrates tales of valor and sacrifice from the Rajputana era. The Vijay Stambh and Kirti Stambh are awe-inspiring monuments worth exploring.

Discover the hidden gem of Bundi, a town known for its quaint charm and beautiful step-wells. The Bundi Palace showcases impressive murals and frescoes, while the Taragarh Fort offers stunning views of the town.

Alwar – The Historical Getaway

Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, Alwar boasts a rich historical legacy. The grand Alwar Fort, the haunted Bhangarh Fort, and the serene Siliserh Lake Palace are some of the top attractions here.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary 

Nature lovers and birdwatchers will be delighted by the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. It is a haven for migratory birds and provides an excellent opportunity for birdwatching and photography.

Shekhawati – The Open Art Gallery

Explore the open-air art gallery of Shekhawati, adorned with intricately painted havelis and frescoes. Each haveli tells a unique story through its artwork and architectural beauty.

Our journey concludes in Sikar, where you can witness the grandeur of magnificent havelis and explore the historical landmarks that add to Rajasthan’s rich cultural tapestry.

The “better” place in Rajasthan depends on individual preferences and what you are seeking in your travel experience. Each destination in Rajasthan offers unique attractions and experiences. For example, if you are interested in exploring historical monuments and vibrant markets, Jaipur would be a great choice. If you prefer a romantic setting with beautiful lakes and palaces, Udaipur is a perfect destination. Jaisalmer is ideal for those looking to experience the desert and dunes. Ultimately, the best place for you in Rajasthan would depend on your interests and the kind of experience you wish to have.

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What is the most popular place in rajasthan.

The most popular place in Rajasthan is Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. It is the capital city and a major tourist destination, renowned for its historical monuments, vibrant markets, and cultural heritage.

What are the five famous places in Rajasthan?

Jaipur: The Pink City, is known for its palaces, forts, and vibrant culture. Udaipur: The City of Lakes, famous for its beautiful lakes and palaces. Jodhpur: The Blue City, known for its majestic Mehrangarh Fort and blue-painted houses. Jaisalmer: The Golden City, famed for its stunning dunes and desert forts. Pushkar: A holy town with a famous camel fair and the sacred Pushkar Lake.

Why is Rajasthan the best place to visit?

Rajasthan is considered one of the best places to visit for several reasons. It offers a mesmerizing blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. The state is famous for its magnificent forts, opulent palaces, and ancient temples, reflecting its royal past. The colorful festivals, traditional music, dance forms, and delicious cuisine make it a vibrant cultural experience. Moreover, the warm hospitality of the people and the opportunity to experience camel safaris, folk performances, and heritage walks make Rajasthan an unforgettable destination for travelers seeking a taste of India’s rich heritage and traditions.

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  • Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) – www.rtdc.rajasthan.gov.in/tourist-destinations

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Udaipur - The City of Lakes:

​Udaipur, often referred to as the "Venice of the East," is famous for its picturesque lakes, historic palaces, and vibrant markets. The City Palace, Jag Mandir, and Lake Pichola are must-visit landmarks that showcase the grandeur of Rajasthani architecture.​

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Mount Abu - The Only Hill Station in Rajasthan:

Tucked away in the southern part of the Aravali Range, Mount Abu offers a refreshing escape from the desert landscape of Rajasthan. Dilwara Jain Temples, Nakki Lake, and the scenic Sunset Point are some of the attractions that make Mount Abu a serene destination.

Jaipur - The Pink City:

The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a vibrant city that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. Explore the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, and City Palace to witness the city's rich history and cultural heritage. Don't forget to stroll through the bustling bazaars for traditional handicrafts and textiles.

Kumbhalgarh Fort - The Great Wall of India:

Perched atop the Aravali hills, Kumbhalgarh Fort boasts the second-longest continuous wall in the world, second only to the Great Wall of China. The fort offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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​Sariska National Park - Wildlife Sanctuary:​

​Nature enthusiasts will find solace in Sariska National Park, a wildlife sanctuary known for its diverse flora and fauna. Home to tigers, leopards, and numerous bird species, this park provides a unique opportunity to witness the beauty of Aravali's natural ecosystem.​

​Alwar - The Gateway to Rajasthan:​

​​Alwar, a historic city nestled at the foothills of the Aravali Range, is known for its architectural wonders like the City Palace and Bala Quila. The city is also famous for the Sariska Tiger Reserve, making it a perfect blend of history and wildlife.​

Bharatpur - Keoladeo National Park:

​A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur is a haven for birdwatchers. This bird sanctuary, also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, attracts migratory birds, making it a paradise for nature lovers.

Neemrana - The Fort Palace:

Neemrana Fort Palace is a heritage hotel that offers a unique blend of history and luxury. Perched on a hill, this 15th-century fort has been transformed into a regal retreat, providing a glimpse into the royal lifestyle.

​Jaisalmer - The Golden City:​

Famous for its golden sand dunes and exquisite architecture, Jaisalmer is a gem in the Thar Desert. The Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, and the Sam Sand Dunes are must-visit attractions that showcase the city's rich cultural tapestry.

Pushkar - The Sacred Town:

Known for its vibrant Pushkar Fair and the sacred Pushkar Lake, this town holds immense religious significance. The Brahma Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Brahma, and the colorful bazaars add to the spiritual charm of Pushkar.

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    When to visit - October to March Best tourist places to explore in Udaipur Lake Pichola Bagore Ki Haveli Sajjangarh Palace City Palace Jagmandir Saheliyon ki Bari Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary Activities to do Watching the sunset at Lake Pichola while cruising Boating at Fateh Sagar Lake Relaxing at Ambrai Ghat Visiting Karni Mata Temple

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    Places to visit in Alwar - Bhangarh fort, Sariska Tiger reserve, Pandupol, Karni Mata temple. Things to do - Visit Bhangarh fort and explore the haunted. Specialty - Royal forts and palaces. Best resorts to stay - Lemon Tree Hotel, Dadhikar Fort Hotel, Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel, GenX Aravalli, Burja Haveli Hotel.

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