Tourist Places in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India. It’s not too surprising because it shows India at its best colours and exotic. All the things that come to mind when you think about India can be found in royal Rajasthan – Forts, Palaces, Deserts, Elephants, Camels, and Snake Charmers. These important tourist attractions make Rajasthan’s unique.
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Places to Visit in Rajasthan
Whether in evocative ruins or restored to ancient splendor, Rajasthan is a place on almost everyone’s wishlist. Disturbances that invoke colors, battle-scarred forts, and impressive sand dunes, slightly arrogant pride and honor – India’s largest state harbor many royal ruins that transport it to the grandeur of its kingdoms. Dotted with elaborate palaces and forts are places to visit in Rajasthan among the most famous tourist destinations in India.
If you have not been traveling to any of your cities, it’s time to plan. And be sure to spend at least a week in each of these colorful cities to absorb its splendor, with its key attractions, unique experiences, delicious foods, exclusive handicrafts and a look at the lifestyle of the citizens. While we prepare the list of best places to visit in Rajasthan, be sure to get your leave approved.
Rajasthan Points of Interest
Best Time and Place to Visit in Jaipur
The ‘Pink City’ and the capital of Rajasthan is the largest in the state. Founded by ‘Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh’ in the year 1727, Jaipur is one of the most popular places to see in Rajasthan and even in India too. A long list of historical and heritage monuments, fast connectivity of major cities and an incredible city plan where all city streets run from East to West, Jaipur is a wonder.
Best Time to Visit Jaipur –
- October end to mid December
- January to mid March
Major Attractions in Jaipur –
- City Palace
- Amber Fort and Palace
- Jantar Mantar Observatory
- Birla Mandir
Things to Do in Jaipur –
- Go for a ‘Desert Safari’
- Shop for Rajasthani Crafts, Textiles, and Gems
Best Time and Place to Visit in Jaisalmer
In the heart of the ‘Thar Desert’, Jaisalmer is known as the ‘Golden City’ for its beautiful Sand Dunes bathed in the sun, its lush forts and its rich traditions and culture. One of the best cities to visit in Rajasthan is Jaisalmer, it is known for its palaces, forts, and temples. The city has its name of ‘Maharaja Jaisal Singh’. Absorbingly, an aerial view of the city is like the image of a prince sitting on the crest of Sand Dunes, crowned by the ‘Jaisalmer Fort’.
As for the attractions, Jaisalmer has some of the most important places to visit in Rajasthan, including historical temples and a couple of museums. The city also hosts the annual ‘Desert Festival’ in January to February and attracts travelers from around the world to witness the magic of Rajasthani arts.
Best Time to Visit Jaisalmer –
- September to November
- January to April
Major Attractions in Jaisalmer –
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Sam Sand Dunes
- Gadi Sagar Lake
- Tanot Mata Temple
Things to Do in Jaisalmer –
- Attend the ‘Desert festival of Jaisalmer’ held in January to February.
- Take a ‘Camel Safari to the Sam Sand Dunes’.
- Must visit ‘Longewala Border’.
Best Time and Place to Visit in Jodhpur
Well, Jodhpur is just an extension of the royalty that you get to see at Jaisalmer and Jaipur. The royal city was the center of power of the then Mewar state and has got several forts, palaces, and temples to enchant travelers from different corners of the world. Famous as the Sun City because of its sunny weather, Jodhpur is also known as Blue City for the blue houses near the Mehrangarh Fort. The blue houses have played muse to the acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry. Click here to see his mind-blowing shots of Jodhpur city.
Best Time to Visit Jodhpur –
- October to March
Major Attractions in Jodhpur –
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Mandore Gardens
- Jaswant Thada
- Kalyana Lake
- and Garden
- Ghanta Ghar
- Sardar Samand Lake
- Masuria Hills
Things to Do in Jodhpur –
- Visit the Palaces
- Mehrangarh fort can’t missed to visit
Best Time and Place to Visit in Sawai Madhopur
This city is founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in 1763 the district of Sawai Madhopur is among the best tourist places in Rajasthan. It is home to the Ranthambore National Park, which is best known for inhabiting tigers. The Ranthambore Palace is another tourist attraction here and has been declared a UNESCO heritage, embracing a vast cultural history of the various clans, kings and architectures.
Best Time to Visit Sawai Madhopur –
- October to April
Major Attractions in Sawai Madhopur –
- The tigers at Ranthambore National Park
- 10th century Ranthambore Palace
Things to Do in Sawai Madhopur –
- Go for ‘Jungle Safari’
- Bird watching
Best Time and Place to Visit in Pushkar
Pushkar is known as the best tourist place in Rajasthan. This is a tumult of colors in the true sense. This holy city has been known throughout the world for its annual ‘Camel Fair’. One of the oldest cities in India, Pushkar houses the rare Brahma Temple. In addition, Pushkar Lake is a popular Hindu pilgrimage and has several ghats that harbor magnificent nocturnal Aarti. If you are a photography enthusiast, you can’t miss to visiting Pushkar, as there are endless emotions of rural India in its most original form.
Best Time to Visit Pushkar –
- October to November for the world-famous “Pushkar Camel Fair”
- January to March
Major Attractions in Pushkar –
- The world famous ‘Camel Fair’
- The serene ‘Pushkar Lake’
- Meera Bai Ka Mandir
Things to Do in Pushkar –
- Boating in the lake
- Photography at the fair
Best Time and Place to Visit in Udaipur
If you are looking for the most wonderful places to explore in Rajasthan, then Udaipur is the perfect destination for you. Udaipur is the capital of the kingdom of Mewar. It is also known as the ‘City of Lakes’, it is one of the beautiful place to visit in Rajasthan. With a number of tourist attractions such as the Lake Palace, the City Palace, the Jagdish temple and many more, Udaipur is also known as the Venice of the East. The city has beautiful winters and is very visited during this period for its colorful history, its fascinating landscapes and its rich traditions.
Best Time to Visit Udaipur –
- September to March
Major Attractions in Udaipur –
- Lake Pichola
- Fateh Sagar Lake
- City Palace
- Jag Mandir
- Udai Sagar Lake
- Jagdish Temple
- Monsoon Palace
- Swaroop Sagar
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
Things to Do in Udaipur –
- Boating at Lake Pichola
- Visit the palaces
- Visit Kumbhalgarh fort
Best Time and Place to Visit in Ajmer
Ajmer is the 5th largest city in Rajasthan, popular for the Dargah Sharif, shrine of San Sufi San Moinuddin Chishti. It is surrounded by the Aravalli range and the Naag Pathar range, which protects it from the ‘Thar Desert’. Among the most popular attractions in Rajasthan, Ajmer is famous as the most beautiful tourist spot in Rajasthan.
Best Time to Visit Ajmer –
- October to February
- June to September
Major Attractions in Ajmer –
- Dargah Sharif
- Ana Sagar Lake
- Naag Pathar ranges
Things to Do in Ajmer –
- Attend Qawwali at Dargah Sharif
- Offer Chadar to the grave of Sufi Saint
So, are you ready to explore Rajasthan? We know you can’t sit back now, so plan your real vacation in Rajasthan and spend a few days in the midst of the rich culture and heritage of the state.
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