Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Best Tourist Destinations to Visit in Rajasthan, India
Best Tourist Destinations to Visit in Rajasthan, India (courtesy: shashidhars)

Rajasthan is the largest state of India popularly known as ‘the land of kings’. The state is home to some of India’s most breathtaking architecture and arts. Famous for its vibrant culture and rich heritage, Rajasthan attracts a large number of tourists from across the globe. Buzzing with stories of Rajput valor, the state offers warm hospitality to visitors. Rajasthan is a popular vacation spot for families and couples. It ranks among the most-visited tourist destinations of India.

The magnificence of Rajasthan’s forts and palaces take you back in time. You get to witness the grandeur of the Rajputana kings and their imperial lifestyle. The main tourist places to explore Rajasthan on a luxurious vacation are Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Udaipur, and Ajmer.

The state is also known for its great craftsmanship and artistic talent. Locals have preserved the precious art forms of the region. You can buy handmade products of Bandhej, Batik painting, Pichchavi painting, stonework, and miniature paintings. 

Here’s a list of best places to visit in Rajasthan:

Jaipur

Jaipur, Best Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India
Jaipur, Best Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India (courtesy: rushilnagpal)
  • Best time to visit: November to March
  • Places to visit: Amer Fort, City Palace Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort, Chokhi Dhani Jaipur, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar Jaipur
  • Ideal trip duration: 2-3 days

The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur has a beautiful blend of modern and traditional culture. Jaipur offers a picturesque amalgamation of culture and architecture. Strewn with the grandeur of Rajputana, Jaipur attracts a large number of tourists each year. The town boasts of its magnificent forts, palaces, temples, and museums.

The beautiful city is also known as Pink City and it preserves the heritage of the state. Along with Delhi & Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle which is one of India’s most famous tourist circuits today. There are many prominent places to visit in Jaipur.

With its captivating old-world charm, Jaipur is more than just a pretty tourist destination. The Pink City offers a truly regal experience for a luxurious vacation amidst the beauty of the desert. You can visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Amer Fort, Mansingh Mahal, and Jantar Mantar to witness the architectural elegance of the town.

The city also has plenty of bazaars including Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Street, and Johri Market for shopping. Vendors sell everything from spices to traditional dress material and handicrafts in these markets. The city is also very well known for its local food and the most famous dishes include Ghewar, Pyaaz Kachori, and Dal Baati Churma.

Udaipur

Udaipur, Top Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India
Udaipur, Top Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India (courtesy: subhashisdas)
  • Best time to visit: October to March 
  • Places to visit: Lake Pichola, City Palace Udaipur, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Sajjangarh Palace, Jagdish Temple
  • Ideal trip duration: 3-5 days

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes is a crown jewel of Rajasthan. The city will take your breath away with its natural offerings. It has four pristine lakes surrounded by lush green mountains providing an enchanting backdrop for your vacation pictures.

The magnificent city with its captivating natural beauty is a popular honeymoon destination in India. You can visit the serene Lake Pichola, mesmerizing City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, and Sajjangarh Palace. Udaipur has won epithets such as Jewel of Mewar and Venice of the East for the romantic vibe.

Other prominent tourist destinations in Udaipur are the Nathdwara Temple, Mahalaxmi Devi temple, Eklingji Temple, and the Vintage Car Museum. The majestic architecture of places like Jag Mandir Palace, Doodh Talai Musical garden, and Saheliyon-ki-Bari is worth witnessing.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur, Top Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India
Jodhpur, Top Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India (courtesy: gaurijauhar)
  • Best time to visit: November to February 
  • Places to visit: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thanda, Mandore garden, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Flying Fox Jodhpur, Ghanta Ghar
  • Ideal trip duration: 23 days

Jodhpur is one of Rajasthan’s most beautiful tourist destinations. The famous Mehrangarh Fort stands to watch over this ancient city. You can enjoy a dash of culture amidst the adventure in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a famous destination for history enthusiasts and honeymooners.

It is known as the “Blue City” as it comprises blue buildings and houses. The monuments in the city date back centuries ago when the place was still ruled by Maharaja Ran Singh Tomar in the 18th century.

The former capital of Marwar, Jodhpur is one of the most enchanting cities in Rajasthan. You can visit the mighty Mehrangarh fort overlooking this bustling metropolis along with the Jaswant Thada Palace, and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Other prominent attractions of Jodhpur are Mandore Gardens, Toorji Ka Jhalra, Kaylana Lake, and Balsamand Lake.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, Top Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India
Jaisalmer, Top Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India (courtesy: rishabhdev)
  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Places to visit: Jaisalmer Fort, Kuldhara Village, Jain Temple in Jaisalmer, Gadisar Lake, Desert National Park
  • Ideal trip duration: 23 days

The golden city of Jaisalmer is a bustling metropolis in the desert state of Rajasthan. The city has yellow sandstone buildings set in the golden sand of the desert. Founded as a trading post for ivory and spices, Jaisalmer is an ancient city adorned with lagoons and Jain temples.

The incredible architecture of Jaisalmer Fort, rustic Sam Sand Dunes, and the glorious Patwon ki Haveli are prominent tourist spots in Jaisalmer. You can enjoy camping amidst the desert and jeep safari in the region.

The haunted Kuldhara Village and prehistoric Akal Wood Fossil park are offbeat tourist spots around 20 kilometers from Jaisalmer. You must also visit the Desert National park, Gadisar Lake, Bada Bagh, Tazia Tower, and Badal Palace to get a sneak peek into the era gone by.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu, Best Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India
Mount Abu, Best Destination to Visit in Rajasthan, India (courtesy: romikalathiya)
  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Places to visit: Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Toad Rock, Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu Sunset Point
  • Ideal trip duration: 3-4 days

Mount Abu is the most famous hill station of Rajasthan. Its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. Built over 1000 years ago, Dilwara temples are the main attraction for history buffs. Their intricate architecture lures tourists from across the country.

Guru Shikhar, Toad Rock, Mount Abu Honeymoon Point, and Mount Abu Sunset Point are major tourist spots in Mount Abu. Other attractions include Achalgarh Fort, Nakki Lake, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, and Raghunath Temple.

Owing to the natural beauty and magnificent architecture, the city is also famous among honeymooners. Trekking, rock climbing, and boat riding are must-try activities in Mount Abu

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