Top 10 Places to Visit in Rajasthan
Rajasthan the land of Maharajas (The Land of Kings). The largest state of India, which covers a zone of 342,239 sq kilometers, and is 10.4% of India. it is a northwestern state of India. It is also Home of three famous national tiger reserves, including the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Mukundra Hill Tiger Reserve in Kota. it is the best favorite destination for every tourist. Rajasthan has tenth highest in terms of domestic visitors and fifth highest in foreign tourists because here they enjoy the royal cultural heritage, Luxurious hotels, camel safaris, pristine lakes and magnificent forts, delectable food, exclusive handicrafts, and palaces.
1. Jaipur- The Pink City
Jaipur the pink city of Rajasthan, is known for here’s vibrant culture, Palaces, Forts, gardens, different kinds of handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics and even carpets here. It was founded in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the Raja of Amer who ruled from 1699 to 1743. It is a major tourist destination in India which is believed one of the best places to visit in Asia.
Best time to visit: All through the year, please avoid summers for the days are extremely hot.
Major attractions in Jaipur: Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, City Palace of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar – Jaipur, Hawa Mahal – Palace of Wind, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur Wax Museum.
2. Jodhpur – The Blue City
Jodhpur the Sun city of Rajasthan, It was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan. if you are coming to Rajasthan tour, then you ought to visit this beautiful and ancient city. In this magnificent royal city, you can get to enjoy the grand palaces, forts, temples, museums and beautiful gardens, etc. Jodhpur also is known as the blue city. A city situated between the Desert, where the houses have been painted blue to keep the house cool. So why not be a majestical tour in this royal style in this vacation.
Best time to visit: All through the year
Major attractions in Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, the Umaid Bhavan Palace, the Mandore Gardens, the Jaswant Thada, the Kalyana Lake and Garden, the Ghanta Ghar, Sardar Samand Lake, and Masuria Hills.
3. Udaipur – The City of Lakes
The lakes city of Rajasthan, and also known as the capital of Mewar Kingdom. Udaipur was founded in 1558 by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia clan of Rajput. The lakes city is famous for its natural beauty. The morning view of Fateh Sagar lake and the night view of Ambrai ghat is the best one. the Sajjan Garh fort is the best place for sunset view. city palace is also famous for its infrastructure. So Udaipur also could the best holiday destination for you and your family.
Best time to visit: November to March
Major attractions in Udaipur: City Palace of Udaipur, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Udai Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, Swaroop Sagar, Kumbhalgarh fort.
4. Jaisalmer – The Golden City
It is known as the Golden city is about 600 kilometers far from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer was founded in 1156 AD by Maharawal Jaisal Sing. The name of this city named after him. Jaisalmer is famous for its beautiful sun-soaked sand dunes, exuberant forts, and rich culture, traditions, forts, palaces, and temples. This city lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert). Jaisalmer hosts the annual Desert Festival in January-February and attracts travelers from across the globe to witness the magic of Rajasthani art forms.
Best time to visit Jaisalmer: September to November and January to April.
Major attractions in Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Kothari’s Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, Sam sand dunes, Gadisagar Lake, Tanot Mata Temple, Desert National Park.
Bikaner is situated in the northern region of Rajasthan, India. It was founded by Rao Bika in 1488. The city celebrates its foundation day on Akshaya Tritiya by flying kites and eating special Rajasthani food that includes Bajre Ka Khichda and Imli ka Paani (Tamarind Water) among other snacks. It is famous for temples, forts, and palaces, and the city is also known for its Camel festival usually held in January-February. Two other most important features of the city are Usta and Chadwa artforms of floral and geometric patterns.
Best time to visit: January-February
Major attractions in Bikaner: Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace and Museum, Laxmi Nath Temple, Bikaner Camel Festival.
6. Pushkar – Hosts the largest camel fair in India
Pushkar, the holy city of Rajasthan, has been known all over the world for its annual Camel Fair. One of the most best ancient cities of India, Pushkar is famous for the rare Brahma Temple. The temple is dedicated to the god of creation of the worlds. Besides, Pushkar Lake a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. If you like to click the photographs, you can not miss visiting Pushkar for there are endless emotions of rural India in its most original form.
Best time to visit Pushkar: October-November for the world-famous Pushkar Camel Fair
Major attractions in Pushkar: Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, The world famous camel fair, and Meerabai Temple.
7. Ajmer – The City of Multi-culture & Traditions
The city was established by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century. It is known for pilgrimage centers, quaint lakes, forts, and museums. Ajmer is Popular around the world for the Dargah Sharif — the shrine of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, It is a regular destination for several celebrities who come here to seek blessings. The city is surrounded by the Aravalli range and the Naag Pathar range, which protects it from the Thar desert. It is also the 5th largest city of Rajasthan.
Best time to visit: All through the year
Major attractions in Ajmer: Dargah Sharif, Ana Sagar Lake, Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque, Naag Pathar ranges.
8. Alwar – Home to the most haunted place in India
Alwar was formerly known as Ulwar, It was founded by the Rajput ruler Pratap Singh in 1770. It is said that Alwar was the first city. among the other cities, that signed a treaty with the East India company. It is also known for the ‘haunted’ fort of Bhangarh. With abundant flora and fauna, this place is the perfect example of a balanced ecology.alwar is known for its major cities which are mostly known for their royal architectures and so as Alwar which is also known for its royal forts and palaces and also for the nice gardens and some exquisite temples.
Best time to visit: October to March
Major attractions in Alwar: Bhangarh fort, Sariska Tiger reserve, Pandupol, Karni Mata temple
9. Ranthambhore National Park – Sawai Madhopur
Ranthambore National Park was Founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in 1763, situated at Sawai Madhopur district, It is also one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan. It is known as the best home of tigers. The best tourist attraction here is The Ranthambhore Palace, which has been declared a UNESCO heritage as it imbibes a vast cultural history of the several clans, kings, and architectures.
Best time to visit Ranthambhore: November to February for it is easy to spot tigers at the national park.
Major attractions in Sawai Madhopur: The tigers at Ranthambhore National Park, and 10th century Ranthambore palace.
Kota, The beautiful city of Rajasthan, Situated on the banks of the Chambal River. which offers you history, culture, cuisine, nature, and heritage. Kota is mostly known as the educational hub of India. The stunning location of Rajasthan hosts numerous colleges and industries along with the forts and attractive havelis. Kota city was once used to be part of the Rajput kingdom of Bundi. But it became a separate princely state in the 17th century. besides the several monuments that reflect the glory of this town, Kota is also known for its palaces and gardens. The city reflects the wonderful construction style of Rajputs along with its impressive culture and interesting traditions. Which can be a good destination for holidays.
Best time to visit: November to February
Major attractions in Kota: Kishore Sagar, Chambal Gardens, Jag Mandir, Garh Palace, Kota Zoological Park, Abheda Mahal.