Top 10 places to visit in Rajasthan

Rajasthan, is located in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent. Its capital city is Jaipur which is in the east-central part of the state. Travellerspeaks will take you through the 10 places to visit in Rajasthan. It was earlier called as Rajputana, which means The Country of Rajputs. This is the land of magnificent forts, palaces and tigers.

Here we shall take you though the 10 most popular places to visit in Rajasthan.

Jaipur

Jaipur is the largest city in the princely state of Rajasthan. It is also known as the pink city of India due to its pink color of its buildings. With its forts, museums, gardens, temples and monuments, Jaipur has a lot to offer to travellers. Some of the places to visit in Jaipur are, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, Birla Temple, etc. 

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and is rightly named as the golden city, from its view during the day. Built as a walled city, making it one of the largest forts in the world. It is famous for its magnificent architecture, arts and crafts which are unique to this region. Some of the famous places you can visit here are, Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Jain Temples, Bada Bagh, Gadisar Lake, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, and much more. 

Udaipur

Udaipur in a few places is known as the Venice of the East. Also known as the city of lakes it is famous for its palaces, most of which have been converted into luxury hotels attracting huge number of tourists. Some of the places to visit here are, City Palace, Lake Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bagori Ki Haveli.             

Pushkar

Pushkar is considered as the holy city and the king of pilgrimage sites of India. It is situated on the shores of Pushkar lake which is considered as sacred and is often associated with Hindu mythology. Hundreds of visitors visit this place during the annual bath. The annual camel fair is another major tourist attraction here. It’s a five-day fair, with music and dance and camel races. You can visit the Brahma Temple, Savitri temple, Apteshwar, Varaha and Rangji Temple, Man Mahal, etc.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur Also known as the Sun City as it has bright sunny weather throughout the year. This wonderful city offers various hill forts and palaces. Places to visit here are, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Balsamand and Kailana Lake, Chamunda Mata Temple, Rao Jodhe Desert Rock Park, Clock Tower, Mandore Gardens. 

Ajmer

It is home to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Travellers can visit the AjmerSharif Dargah, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Akbari Fort and Museum, Taragarh Fort, Anasagar Lake, etc. 

Sawai Madhopur

Two major attractions here are the Ranthambore National Park and Fort.  The fort is situated within the Ranthambore National Park   and is a must visit destination for travellers. Other placest to visit here are, Khandar Fort, Chamatkar Temple and Chauth Mata Temple. 

Chittorgarh

This ancient city displays some of the best architectural designs in its palaces, temples and forts.  A must visit here is the Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in India. Apart from this you can visit the Meera Temple, Rana Kumbha, Fateh Prakash and Rani Padmini Palace, Vijay and Kirti Stambh.

Mount Abu

This is the only hill station you will find in Rajasthan. It is a retreat for the people from the scorching sun. It has many ancient sites, forts, lakes and temples which are frequented by pilgrims from across India. You can visit the Dilwara Jain Temple, Guru Shikar, Sunset Point, Nakki Lake, Mahadev Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary, Toad Rock, and many more. 

Bikaner

This ancient city is the prime destination for tourists. It is known for its famous foods and snacks. It is especially known for its intricately and unique carved window panes like jharokhas. Travellers can experience the authentic taste of Rajasthani Cuisine here. You can visit the Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Shri Laxminath Temple, Jain Temple, Ganga Singh and Sadul Singh Museum, National Research Centre on camel. 

Rajasthan has its own specialty and the moment you land here it will surely captivate your mind. Shopping in Jaipur can be done in various places and you must relish the royal delicacies of Rajasthan, without which your trip to this ancient city will be incomplete. Mentioned above are 10 places to visit in Rajasthan. The best time to visit this magnificent place is between the months of November to February as the summers here are scorching. However, during winters, temperature comes down to the bottom of the mercury level and makes the place extremely cold.

Nishat Fathima

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