Top 7 Places to Visit in Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan is India's largest state, located on its north-western border with Pakistan. It is surrounded by the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. Rajasthan has a larger concentration of forts, palaces, and royal riches than any other place in India.

Rajasthan is India's largest state, located on its north-western border with Pakistan. It is surrounded by the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. The culture of Rajasthan is majorly influenced by the Rajputana kingdoms that have ruled this region for centuries. The word Rajput meaning sons of royalty. Rajasthan has a larger concentration of forts, palaces, and royal riches than any other place in India. This is the reason why tourism is a primary pillar of the economy; apart from agriculture and cattle rearing. The most famous tourist attractions of Rajasthan are listed below:

1. Jaipur

Jaipur - Rajasthan, India

Jaipur is Rajasthan’s biggest city and its capital. It is known (somewhat incorrectly) as the Pink City due to the distinct color of its buildings. It is really not very difficult to fall in love with Jaipur the moment you land here. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism. Domestic travelers and foreign tourists are equally attracted to Jaipur as an important stopover. Jaipur is the stepping stone for the visitors who want to travel to the interior parts of Rajasthan. The must visit places in Jaipur are:

  • Hawa Mahal
  • City Palace
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Rambagh Palace
  • Jal Mahal
  • Amber Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort

2. Udaipur

Udaipur - Rajasthan, India

This crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by a number of naturally beautiful places, mesmerizing temples, and monuments with breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India. Boat riding through the waters of Lake Pichola is an amazing experience in itself and thus proves that Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan. Situated in a valley and having four lakes around, Udaipur justifies all the names offered as homage to its charm. From 'Jewel of Mewar' to 'Venice of the East', all the names appear to be just perfect references to its beauty. The main attractions of Udaipur are:

  • The Lake Palace
  • City palace
  • Jagmandir
  • Monsoon Palace
  • Vintage Car Museum
  • Shilpgram Fair
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Lake Pichola

3. Jodhpur

Jodhpur - Rajasthan, India

As it feels amazing to be greeted by the first ray of sun in the morning. Gaze the sun not through your window at your home but in a land where the sun seems to ‘rise’. Jodhpur is also called the Sun City, as the first rays of the sun are visible here every morning. The city earned its name after Rao Jodha who founded Jodhpur in the year 1459. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and is divided into two parts - New City and Old City. The city is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces. Given below are the top places of local attraction in Jodhpur that need a definite place in your itinerary:

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Mandore Garden
  • Kailana Lake
  • Chamunda Mata Temple
  • Bal Samand Lake
  • Khimsar

4. Pushkar

Pushkar - Rajasthan, India

Pushkar is a well-known name from the religious sight. With 52 Ghats, religious monuments and the quirky cafes, Pushkar offers places to visit in abundance. Puskar is that part of India where people get stunned by everything they see. This place surprises in every corner. The small shops lined up in the colorful streets are full of culture, joy, vibrancy, and warmth. The Pushkar Lake has 52 Ghats and where one can take a dip in the holy water. Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is found in Pushkar which is the only temple dedicated to the Lord of creation (Brahma). Take a spiritual stay in Pushkar, explore the culture of locals and you will undoubtedly fall in love with this place, the village gives an unforgettable experience to its visitors from all over the world. Other attractions at Pushkar are:

  • Pushkar Lake
  • Brahma's Temple
  • Adventure Desert Camp
  • Varah Temple
  • Savitri Temple
  • Pushkar Camel Fair
  • Man Mahal
  • Rangji Temple

5. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer - Rajasthan, India

Jaisalmer is India’s iconic place for tourists. This region has a number of small widespread temples and un-accountable old Havelis and geological features which attracts the geologists from around the world. Jaisalmer Fort is the landmark reference for almost all the shops and properties. Jaisalmer is also called the ‘Golden City’ and is in proximity to the Thar Desert and the border shared with Pakistan. Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of camels and sand dunes in the desert with a view of the golden magical setting sun. When you are in Jaisalmer, you must explore the following places:

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Patwon Ki Haveli
  • Indo-Pak Border
  • Kuldhara Abandoned Village
  • Khuri Sand Dunes
  • Salim Singh-ki Haveli
  • Nathmal-ki-Haveli
  • Amar Sagar Lake
  • Desert National Park

6. Ajmer

Ajmer - Rajasthan, India

Ajmer is a busy disorganized city, located 13 km away from the tourist heaven of Pushkar. The lake of Ana Sagar, surrounded by Aravalli Hills is also located in Ajmer. Ajmer is Rajasthan’s most significant place in terms of Islamic heritage and its history. Ajmer has one of India’s most well-known Muslim pilgrimage centers, the shrine of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti which attracts domestic and well as foreign tourists. The structures at Ajmer very well execute the architectural extravaganza of Rajasthan from the ancient period onward. The most famous sightseeing spots in Ajmer are:

  • Dargah Shariff
  • Nasiyan Jain Temple
  • Ana Sagar Lake
  • Nareli Jain Temple
  • Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra
  • Prithviraj Smarak
  • Akbar's Palace & Museum
  • Buland Darwaza
  • Baradari
  • Savitri Temple

7. Bikaner

Bikaner - Rajasthan, India

The city of Bikaner is famous for The Thar Desert and the amazingly stunning Sand Dunes. Bikaner is colorful and vibrant and offers a number of places to visit. Since its establishment in the year 1488 AD, the rich cultural heritage is associated with Bikaner. Bikaner has been a favorite place for tourists from all over the world. They come here to see the Thar deserts, local markets, cultural sites, rich heritage. People visits this place to experience the civilization that has remains of the Harappan era. Some of the prominent places of local attractions in Bikaner are:

  • Junagarh Fort
  • Karni Mata Temple
  • Gajner Palace
  • Lallgarh Palace
  • National Research Centre on Camel
  • Rampuria Haveli
  • Shiv Bari Temple
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