Top 200 Places to visit in Rajasthan

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Jaipur

Jodhpur

Jaisalmer

Pushkar

Hawa Mahal

Sam Sand Dunes

City Palace

Amer Fort

Udaipur

Ranthambore National Park

Lake Pichola

Mehrangarh Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Ajmer

Gadisar Lake

Jal Mahal

Amber Fort

Bhangarh Fort

Thar Desert

Kuldhara

Chokhi Dhani

Amber Palace

Keoladeo National Park

Fateh Sagar Lake

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

Mount Abu

Chittorgarh

Pushkar Lake

Nahargarh Fort

Bhangarh

Neemrana Fort-Palace

Junagarh Fort

Bagore Ki Haveli Museum

Nakki Lake

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambhore National Park

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Birla Mandir

Albert Hall Museum

Pokhran

Jantar Mantar

Jaigarh Fort

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Sariska National Park

Rajbagh

Maharana Pratap Memorial

SajjanGarh Biological Park

Sunset Point

Saheliyon ki Badi

Dilwara Jain Temple

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

Guru Shikhar

Kumbhalgarh

Barmer

Savitri Temple

Brahma Temple

Karauli

Osian

Khaba Fort

Chokhi

Mystic Dervish

Salim Singh Ki Haveli

Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli

Patwon-Ki-Haveli

The Trio

Samode Haveli

Bada Bagh

Amer

Amer Palace

Longewala-The Battlefield

Bikaner

Churu

Jaipur House

Sanganer

City Pulse

Abu Road

Kumbhalgarh National Park

Karni Mata Temple

Sajjangarh

Eklingji & Nagda Temples

Pichola

Ambrai Ghat

Swaroop Vilas

Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple intersection

Lake View Guest House

Hotel Silver Oak

Bailey's Walk

CAFE SHIKIBO

Rabbit farm Angoora Cooperative

Monsoon Palace

Museum and Art Gallery

Moti Magri

Hukam Restaurant

Aapni Dani

Gyan Sarovar Retreat Center

Saheliyo Badi Garden

Palace Hotel Bikaner House

Arbuda Devi Temple

Dilwara Jain Temples

Dilwara Temples

Anadara Road

Shilpgram

Trevor's Tank

Rupis Resort India Pvt Ltd

Peace Park

Eklingji

Chand Baori

Bijolia

Kota Garh Palace Museum

Seven Wonders Park

Brijraj Bhawan

Mithrau

Mehrangadh

Bundi

Jasol

Bullet Baba

Padam Talab

Ranthambore Forest Resort

The Oberoi Vanyavilas

Vanyavilas

Jogi Mahal

Ranthambor National Park

Ranthambore Fort Road

Sawai Madhopur

Tiger-Den Resort

Lakarda

Dastkar Ranthambhore

Kachida

Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay

Salawas

Lalji Handicraft

Karni Bhawan Hotel

Gypsy Restaurant

Jodhpur Railway Station

On The Rocks

The Ajit Bhawan

Janta Sweet Home Pvt Ltd.

Sardar Market

Hotel Haveli

RAAS

FLYING FOX JODHPUR

Nasirabad

Jaswant Thada

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Balsamand Lake

Mandore Garden

Mandore

Ajmer Sharif

Ajmer Dargah

Ana Sagar Lake

Hotel Pushkar Heritage

Sunset Cafe Hotel

Funky Monkey Cafe Pushkar | Cafe in Pushkar Rajasthan

Ananta Spa & Resort

Palace Road

Tiloniya

Gotan

Barmer Road

Manvar Resort And Camp Jodhpur

Samsara Luxury Resort & Camp

Kuldhar

Kalakho

Khaba

Tonk Road

Camp Paradise

Sam jaisalmer

Camp Jaisalmer

Hotel Bellavista

World Trade Park

Gaurav Towers

Chokhi Dhani Resort

Choki Dhani

The Oberoi Rajvilas

Gangaram Nagar

Jaipur metro yard

Hotel Bhadrawati Palace

Chaisa

Le Pension

Pandit pav bhaji

Chawla's Restaurant

Radhey Shyam Bhatia Paneer Waley

Pandit kulfi Bhandar

Raj Mandir Cinema

Shake vala

Mamu's Cafe

Ratan Textile Pvt Ltd

Titanic Hotel

Central Museum

Hotel Umed Mahal

Hotel Surja

Golden Fort

MI Road

Mandir Palace

Madhav Desert Camp

Fort Rajwada

Great Indian Desert

Rana's

Patwa-ki-Haveli

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Best things to do in Rajasthan and sightseeing in Rajasthan

This is one of the most colorful and beautiful states of India with so much history that the rest of Indian put together may amount to. Surrounded by the Aravalli ranges and boasting of the Great Indian Desert, this state of golden sand dunes was once one of most princely provinces of the country. There are almost more than 150 forts till now and most of them are still in a condition to leave tourists awestruck because of the design and work of artisans of that time. The rest of the large royal mansions and forts have been put to use as heritage hotels, holiday resorts and museums. The states of Rajasthan such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Udaipur are all filled with the tales of bravery, love, battles and glory from the yesteryears. The perfect blend of history, devotion and tourism, Rajasthan is definitely a tourist’s paradise and a nature lover’s wonderland. It is not enough if we do not mention the beauty of wildlife in this region which can be enjoyed by visiting the Sariska Tiger Rserve, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park and others. The main things to do in Rajasthan are History tours, photography, luxury vacations, camel safaris, wildlife safaris among many others. At the end coming to the spicy taste of Rajasthan, do not miss out on the ridiculously red laal maas, sweet and spice daal baati churma with bajre ki roti and lahsun chutney among many others. To pamper your sweet tooth you will be served with a wide range of halwas, ghevar and mango lassi.

Jaipur - Rajasthan

The Pink City, as Jaipur is fondly called, is thronged by tourists almost all year round. And why not, with it being home to majestic palaces and forts like the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace and Sisodia Rani Garden – some of the most beautiful architectural wonders you'll ever set your eyes upon. Galtaji temple, also called the Monkey Temple, is another must visit. If your eyes just can't get enough, visit Amber Fort, which has its own 600-year-old story to narrate, through its spectacular light and sound shows, cultural performances and folk music. Rajasthani tailored clothes, jewellery and handicrafts are a huge hit as souvenirs, for their exquisite mirror work, embroidery, leather and splashes of colour. Some famous places this illustrious workmanship can be bought from are Rajasthali, Anokhi, Johari bazaar and Sireh Deori Bazaar, but remember to bargain. Central Museum and Albert Hall museum are great places to learn about Rajasthan's rich history and culture and also to buy handicrafts. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival, is dear to almost every bibliophile around the globe. Here one can enjoy literature and music, amidst the likes of William Dalrymple, Stephen Fry and many other renowned writers and personalities. The 5-day festival is hosted in Diggi Palace, which gives people around the world an insight into Rajasthan's captivating cultural heritage. For those interested in pampering their palates with the flavourful Rajasthani cuisine against the backdrop of a picturesque village should visit Chokhni Dani. For a regal experience, a stay at the Suvarna Mahal is a must visit.
Madhurima Dharchaudhuri

2 Followers, 7 Reviews


An iconic rich feeling destination of ancient Maharaja and their ancient Marvellous forts
Alex Fernandes

6 Followers, 6 Reviews


Abhimanyu - @yatripandit

399 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Food and Drinks,Luxury Holidays,Shopping
Open Hours
Budget

Jodhpur - Rajasthan

Popular, colourful and culturally rich, Jodhpur is one of Rajasthan's most beautiful cities. It is also known as the Sun City of India and is said to have been built in the 15th century by a Rao Jodha. This city was earlier known as Marwar and is currently the second largest city of Rajasthan. From the stunning Mehrangarh Fort (from where you can see the stunning blue city), Umaid Bhavan Palace to the bustling Sardar Market, there is tons to do and explore in this touristy city. If you like your holidays to be quiet and laidback, Jodhpur may not be for you – atleast for the first couple of days. There is too much to keep you busy. Like almost all cities in Rajasthan, there are historical forts and palaces to explore and admire. Do carry a scarf and water for your afternoon expeditions should the heat tire you out. There are also umpteen restaurants and small cafes in Jodhpur which offer you delicious food and are also very welcoming. Jodhpur is also a great place to meet like-minded travellers. Jodhpur is well connected to all the major cities of the country via rail, road and air.
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Kaveri Mayra

318 Followers, 9 Reviews


Then, we headed to Jodhpur. A 4 hr journey from Jaisalmer, with good roads and a lot of goats coming in the mid of the way, we reached Jodhpur. We visited the fort first, the Meherangarh Fort. The fort is not at all small. Its huge, its steep, its giant. Amazing thing is it has a chargeable lift too. Meherangarh has lots and lots of royal acquisitions in the museum. It took about an hr and a half for the fort to complete. Then ofcourse we had the sunset time. The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Then we headed to Kalinga hotel, best budget hotel in Jodhpur. Okay, the truth is the google map showed the narrow lane road wherein we were moving only Bhagwan Bharose. The local people were looking as we were terrorists, but finally when we completed the lane, it was a relief as if we thought this was never ending and we wont be able to even reverse the car.The next day, after the awesome breakfast we went to the Umaid Bhavan Palace. The Palace was built, between 1928 and 1943, for H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh ji, Grand Father of our present Maharaja, who had benevolently commissioned a new palace in 1923 to replace Mehrangarh Fort as the symbol of a new Jodhpur and to give employment to the people of Marwar during the period's great droughts and famines.The view of the palace itself puts you in a WOWW situation. There is a small museum inside it wherein the best segment was of the royal crockery and royal clocks.
paneri.aneri

9 Followers, 6 Reviews


Still historic in today's times
Nehali Garg

138 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Historical Places
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Jaisalmer - Rajasthan

The name of the city means “The Hill Fort of Jaisal”. The Golden City of India is known mainly for the beautiful sand dunes, marvelous palaces and old bungalows, the tranquility of the Jain Temples and of course the view of the Thar Desert. The state is full of color and is enriched with the love of art and culture. Not just the camel safaris, but sitting with the folk singers and enjoying their music about everyday life in Rajasthan is sheer bliss. The music of Jaisalmer is a mixture of folk and Indian Classical. Their language is influenced from Sindh and is a bit different from typical Rajasthani. The Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort and the Desert National Park are among the many attractions in the beautiful city. The climate is extreme so cover your body whenever you are out to escape from the heat of the sun.
Madhurima Dharchaudhuri

2 Followers, 7 Reviews


Pavsi Saxena

14 Followers, 1 Reviews


Jaisalmer is not so far from Barmer. Just 2-3 hrs journey and you are there, near to the Thar Desert. The way to Jaisalmer was very beautiful as the journey was full of windmills. On the way we visited the Wood Fossil Park. Not so great ofcourse, I personally did not like that.Jaisalmer stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Jaisalmer is named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king who founded the city in 1156 AD.[1] "Jaisalmer" means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". Jaisalmer is sometimes called the "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area. We first visited the Jaisalmer Fort. The road to the fort is really steep and long if you park your vehicle in the parking so we hired a guide and a rickshaw which eased our efforts to reach the fort. The fort is pretty small and astonishingly it just got completed in half an hour. After it all the love for sunset started growing and we rushed to the sunset point, a little late to reach there, we viewed it from the road itself. Then we headed towards the Divine Nelalohita Resort in Sam Sand Dunes which was approx., 40 kms away from the city. I must comment, the roads are really commendable. I have never enjoyed driving to this level. The after sunset scenes were beautiful. The sky hues, cloud designs and the empty land was the best thing to happen. The resort was pretty good as it offered good breakfast, dinner, folk show, heater and awesome night safari. Yes, night desert safari. The hotel owner insisted that you should not miss the night safari. After dinner around 9pm we headed for the safari. And I swear, the safari was damn awesome. The night desert was so calm and cold. The December winds whirled around and we were enjoying the same. The moonlight over the desert and camel ride was Sone pe Suhaaga. The safari person took us to the shack where we were served tea and we had a bonfire too. After the chai and the camel ride, and photo shoots we departed early to the resort. The next day, early in the morning we went for Sunrise. We went to a place near to the resort, and dis not even notice it was the entrance to Sam Sand Dunes. We hired a camel cart for the sunrise , wherein the person also took us to the place nearby wherein certain shooting scenes of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Border. The sunrise was beautiful. After this, we went to the most famous temple in Jailsamer, Tanot Temple. Its 125 kms , long journey abt 2-3 hrs due to the single lane roads, but worth visiting. The vibes there are different. Then we headed towards Longewala, nearly 80 kms away but yeah, there is a direct connecting route to Jaisalmer too. Longewala was a war museum wherein the Indo Pak war of 1971 is showcased. There are tankers, jeeps, the sand roofs and audio visuals for the same. On return journey, we visited the Bada Bagh. Bada Bagh is the place for all the photographers and models. Beautiful what locals say “chatri” for the ghummat style architecture. The Bada Bagh is actually the temple for all kings who ruled the place.The next day, for the last desert safari, we went for the sunrise. Ya we had a camel ride too :p Then to the Ghadisar Lake, beautiful lake with a small island like in the middle.
paneri.aneri

9 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
January- March and October- December
Things to do
Try the traditional Jaisalmer food and explore the beautiful havelis and forts here.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Pushkar - Rajasthan

Pushkar is full of colour, culture, warmth and joy! The first thing that attracts one to Pushkar is perhaps the colourful streets lined with small shops and hopeful faces. The route from Ajmer to Pushkar is stunning and unlike any other route in Rajasthan. It's quite hilly and hence surprising. Pushkar is a very small town and its first glimpse is astonishing for first timers who are expecting a big town. The town is very famous for its numerous temples, serene lake and lovely market. Do visit Pushkar Lake during the evenings, since afternoons here are quite hot unless you are visiting during peak winters. There is also a small temple next to the lake and though the temple is beautiful, the priests here make it difficult to sit in peace. They constantly pester you to perform pujas and it's a little annoying when all you want is to enjoy a few moments of silence. The market next to the temple and lake is quite fun to explore and there is tons you can take back including bangles, bandhini sarees and dupattas, palazzos and stunning silver jewellery. Don't forget to have the kachoris next to the temple since they are perhaps the best you'll have in Pushkar. Reaching Pushkar is hassle-free since there are tons of buses plying from and to major cities and it would be best to combine Ajmer and Pushkar in one trip. Do choose a traditional homestay to spend your vacation in Pushkar and you'll have an unforgettable experience!
Madhurima Dharchaudhuri

2 Followers, 7 Reviews


Jeeson Joseph Variath

203 Followers, 2 Reviews


Psychedelic colours.
Prateek Dham

1k+ Followers, 945 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Desert,Nature,Offbeat,Romantic Getaways,Shopping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Hawa Mahal - Rajasthan

As one of the most distinctive part of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal located amidst the busy streets is something that cannot be missed. The grandeur of the place surely catches the attention of each one passing by. The structure is made from pink sandstone and has a honey-comb like shape that makes it all the more interesting. There are 5 storey in the monument and surely looks extraordinary. The place was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799 to help the ladies watch all the happenings on the streets including the processions that took place from time to time. From the extreme top of the Mahal, you can have a spectacular view of the Jantar Mantar as well as City Palace. For those interested in exhibits, the good news comes in the form of a small museum within the mahal that has great paintings, ceremonial armours as well as rich relics. For the entry, move to the backside of the complex.
Hawa Mahal is actually a symbol of Jaipur more than a Ancient Royal Place having Rich PINK colour culture of Jaipur basically known as Pink City. Also Situated in heart of city.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


Need i say more. There are small doors & windows everywhere painted artfully for that era.
Manju Sihag

18 Followers, 17 Reviews


Baagi_udaan

21 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
Check out museum and architecture
Open Hours
Morning 9:00 am- Evening 5:00 pm
Budget
INR 10, Foreigners: INR 50, Audio Guides- INR 80/INR 110 for hindi and English respectively, Guide in Person: INR 200

Sam Sand Dunes - Rajasthan

This is an area a little out of the main city of Jaisalmer and is one of the most beautiful attractions of the city. The sand dunes are a visual treat and camping is what attracts most of the tourists till this place. This is a unique experience as you have a tent right on the sand and the whole night gets more colorful with the traditional music and dance programs. There are a number of camel tour agencies which try to force you to pay more. You should be able to tackle them skillfully. A trip to Rajasthan cannot be completed if you miss this.
At Jaisalmer, we stayed at Royal Resorts, which is an award-winning desert resort. We spent the evening watching graceful folk dances and performances at the Rajasthani show specially organised by Royal resorts for its guests. After that, we headed out for a nocturnal Desert Safari also conducted by Royal Resorts. WOW Safari! Let me put it this way: "If you havent seen the deserts of Rajasthan at night, then you haven't seen them at all!" It could give any amusement park a run for its money. We lay down on the cold sand, counting the stars as we let nature envelope us in her shroud.
SHASHANK

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


ICING ON THE CAKE!!! Experience The Great Indian Desert!!!
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Place for desert safari
Satyakee Sulit Sinha

162 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
October - March
Things to do
Camel riding, photography, camping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

City Palace - Rajasthan

City Palace is a name that rings a bell of amazing culture and great architecture. It is one of the must things to do in Jaipur. The palace is located in the centre of the city and is a combination of amazing courtyards, buildings and gardens. Jai Singh was the Maharaja to build the outer most wall of City Palace. However, there has been various restorations and adaptations in the following centuries till date. There are various buildings within the palace, many of which were built in the 20th century. Where architecture is concerned, it is a beautiful mix of Rajasthani and Mughal cultures. The entry gate, Virendra Pol leads to the Mubarak Mahal which has a colonial look and a mix of Islamic, European and Rajput style of architecture. Today, this place is a museum that shows various exhibits starting from royal shawls to costumes. Some other places to explore here are diwan-e-khas, diwan-i-am, the armoury and Chandra Mahal.
The largest palace complex in Rajasthan and home to the Maharaja of Udaipur. It has been turned into a Heritage Museum and one can easily feel the royalty standing in the corridors of these halls. A magnificent view of the Palace can be captured from the lake Pichola as well describing its natural essence and beauty.
Akshit Aggarwal

8 Followers, 5 Reviews


This is a typical rajasthani palace except it faces lake pichola. The palace complex has some nice littles shops as well and a very amazing eatery, palki khaana, which serves amazing pizzas. Also, this is the place from where you will need to buy tickets to your boat ride to lake pichola including a stop over at Jagmandir island.
Tushar Chaudhary

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Visited the beautiful and grand structure. Made us proud of our heritage here
Sakshi Prakash

283 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
Any time of the day within open hours
Things to do
Explore museum, check out architecture
Open Hours
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Budget
Indians: INR 100, Foreigners: INR 400 (including camera), For a royal tour- INR 2500 per person

Amer Fort - Rajasthan

Among the places to visit in Jaipur, missing Amer Fort exploration is almost next to impossible. The grandeur that this place shadows over the city is quite remarkable and looks more like a protective shield to Jaipur from one end. Once you reach the area and check out the fort from a distance, the picturesque image will look more like a movie scene. The fort is located outside the city away from the hustle bustle. One of the major attractions here is the Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors that surely should be checked out once. Mirror work is embedded on the walls, pillars and the ceiling of the Mahal making it as enthralling as possible. The lush green lawn of the Amer Fort is another of the things worth a mention here. Take a walking tour, shop from the souvenir shop and take a break at the coffee shop to have a fulfilling day.
A place where you can see Rich Heritage Culture of Jaipur , Royal Heritage Palace , Elephant riding and Architecture is the main attraction of this place
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


Baagi_udaan

21 Followers, 8 Reviews


The palce is located high on a hill, and is the most famous monument in Jaipur. The town of Amer was originally built by Meenas, and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh. Amer Fort is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. The fort also overlooks Maota Lake.
Nikita Jain

225 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
Early morning or late afternoon
Things to do
:00 AM to 6:00 PM All days of the week
Open Hours
:00 AM to 6:00 PM All days of the week
Budget
Indians: INR 25, Foreigners: INR 200, Indian Students: INR 10, International Students: INR 100

Udaipur - Rajasthan

Udaipur was called the most romantic spot in India by Colonel James Tod, the East India Company’s first political agent here. And it remains the same today with its old world charm, stunning palaces, bustling bazaars and serene boat rides on Lake Pichola. Towering over this lake is the mighty City Palace, which is an amalgamation of Rajasthani, Mughal and medieval architectures. With its exquisite gardens and ancient white walls, this palace draws travellers from all over. Located right in the middle of Lake Pichola is the Jag Mandir Palace, from where you can see the beautiful sunset reflected in the water. If you have a thing for automobiles, the Vintage Car Museum will make your heart leap with joy. Located near the City Palace, this museum showcases a collection of spectacular vintage cars such as Cadillac, Chevrolet and Morris. Other attractions in the city include Bada Mahal, Haldighati, Saheliyon ki Bari and Jaisamand Lake. Udaipur's cuisine reflects its Rajasthani spirit. The famous dal baati choorma and gatte ki sabzi are definite must haves. Popular eateries here include Chandni, Ambrai, Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Lotus Cafe and Mayur Rooftop Cafe. Hotels are easily available in Udaipur, and several retain their old world feel.
Simon R Samuel

541 Followers, 62 Reviews


Came here from Jodhpur after 280 Kms via Ranakpur and after covering Kumbhalgarh Fort. Kumbhalgarh Fort which is claimed to be the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. Built in a way that it can only be viewed from a KM away nearing the fort.
Sumanth Nagaraja

165 Followers, 18 Reviews


The land of the royals. It is called as the White City as most of the habitats built are white in colour.
Karan Parekh

120 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Honeymoon,Luxury Holidays,Rivers & Lakes,Romantic Getaways
Open Hours
Budget

Ranthambore National Park - Rajasthan

This is the main attraction of the Sawai Madhopur District and a delight for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Tigers are the main attraction in this park and it is also a part of the Project Tiger. This is more of a forest covering a large area where tigers are left to roam around at their own will. There are instructions instead for tourists and not the animals at all. Forest safaris are the best thing you can enjoy here and the tigers hunting by themselves in full view looks like a rare view. The Ranthambore Fort is like a watch tower on top of a hill inside the national park anf you can do a lot of photography from here. There are other animals found here in this forest too.
We got lucky with Tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park
Sakshi Prakash

283 Followers, 36 Reviews


Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.Spread across an area of 392 sq kms, Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest and famous National Parks in India. Once known as the hunting base for Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park today is a major tourist destination. Ranthambore National Park is very famous for its tiger population. Tigers are often seen during the day, going about their regular chores. This national park is flanked by two sanctuaries namely Kaila Devi Sanctuary and the Mansingh Sanctuary. The park is also considered as a heritage site and has been home to many species of plants, reptiles and birds. It is also a place where some of the largest banyan trees in India are found. This national park has several lakes within its premises. The park draws lot of wildlife enthusiasts and photographers from all over the world.
Vikas Acharyaa

5 Followers, 19 Reviews


Beautiful early morning Safari !
Prahlad Raj

170 Followers, 34 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Things to do
wildlife tours, photography
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM and weekends- 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM, The park only opens from October to May
Budget
Indians with canter- INR 75, Indians with gypsy- INR 130, Foreigners with canter- 475, Foreigners with gypsy- INR 530, guide- INR 20- 0

Lake Pichola - Rajasthan

If you want to have a perfect view of the more than perfect landscape of Udaipur, then come to Lake Pichola. It gives you a perfect shot of the old Udaipur. The natural surroundings and the serenity of the place only adds to the experience that you will never forget. You can take a simple boat ride to explore the entire lake and the area around or hire a bike and take a round of the villages and places nearby. The lake is a man-made one with restaurants all around for visitors to take a break. The sunset from the lake only makes the scenic beauty more enthralling. The sunset also ensures that the palaces around look beautiful than ever.
The Lake is in the heart of the city and provides some breath-taking views of the nearby heritage places and some hotels built around the shores – Udaivilas and Taj Palace tops the list. One should pleasure themselves with a dinner or lunch at the Jagmahal, surrounded by water on all sides. You can spot the Sajjangarh fort from this lake while boating and believe it me it’s worth a sigh.
Akshit Aggarwal

8 Followers, 5 Reviews


When you reach the city in the morning, and you are hungry the only food that that make your day rocking will be poha, fafda and tea at this place. A small stall with freshly made poha and fafda is morning breakfast for many locals also
Bhargavi Rathi

12 Followers, 18 Reviews


This is the better out of the two lakes, so its better to spend all your lake time on this one alone. Also, you get to visit Jagmandir island on the same boat trip.
Tushar Chaudhary

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
Evening Time
Things to do
Relax by the Lake, Watch the sunset, Boat Rides
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
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Mehrangarh Fort - Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort stands on a rocky hilltop which is about 120 m from the ground. The fort is one of the most magnificent and biggest ones in the Indian sub-continent. Battlements of the fort is around 6m to about 36m in height. The fort is still maintained and run by a royal family of Jodhpur. The legend as well as history of the fort is not only interesting but enriched with battles, wars and more. The main entrance of the fort is from the northeast side and is called Jai Pol. There is a museum inside the fort that retains the antiques from the royal families as well as from the battles. The entry to the fort is free but there is a charge for the museum. You will have to walk around 300 m to reach the main entrance or take an autorickshaw for the same. Dodh Kangra Pol is the exit gate of the fort. There are other gates called Loha Pol and Suraj Pol as well.
One word:- MAMMOTH!
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Abhinaba Chatterjee

228 Followers, 58 Reviews


Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest fort in India. There is a lot which can one can discover in the fort. It has a museum which consists of the outstanding collection of the applied arts during the Mughal period in the India history. It also has a professional museum shop. I loved the entire collection of art. It automatically makes you think about how the history would have been. The fort offers a paranomic view of the Blue city. Many events like the Rajasthan International Folk Festival takes place in the month of October. One can spend an entire day also exploring the beauty of the fort. The entry cost is 400 for foreigners and 60 rs for the Indians.
Ruchi Jain

493 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
October-February
Things to do
Explore history, culture
Open Hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Budget
Indian/foreigner: audio guide ?/60/400, camera/video ?100/250, human guide ?225

Jaisalmer Fort - Rajasthan

This is an 800 year old fort and is also known as the “Golden Fort” of Rajasthan. This is one of the most magnificent fortifications of the state and is the second oldest also after the Chittorgarh Palace. The title given to this fairytale fort complex is because of its light color which almost merges with the color of the desert sand like a mirage coming out of it. Jaisalmer City is located in the interiors of the Thar Desert and the King Jaisal planned to make this place his capital. The intricate designs on the sandstone base of the fort buildings make them look even more heavenly. It is also the only living fort of the country. This means almost half of the whole city resides inside the fort complex even today. This includes rich merchants, artisans and other common people as well. Earlier, the whole population of the kingdom lived inside but a part had to move out given the constraint of increasing population. From earlier times onwards, Jaisalmer has been a very important trade connection especially with the Muslim kingdom. Till today you will find a number of Muslim merchants dwelling here. An interesting legend about the history of this fort complex says that Lord Krishna, the leader of the Yadav clan once dreamt of setting up his kingdom in this area and his wish was fulfilled by King Jaisal, who also belonged to the Yadav clan. The fort crowning the Trikut Hills looks no less than a dreamland. You can come here in the month of February and enjoy the famous Annual Camel Fair and other festivals too.
Nishtha Kumar

8 Followers, 2 Reviews


Its an experience to explore the fort and city around it. For the explorer, walking around the city, interacting with the locals especially the elderly who give a glimpse of how life used to be when they were young is so interesting. Jaisalmer has had a rich royal past - literally. The stories of Rajasthani valour and affluence add to the aura of the place.
Kartikaya M Nagar

3 Followers, 4 Reviews


Brilliant. Just my favorite fort of all the ones I saw. It feels like a desert fort (unlike jaipur and agra which are just way too commercialized). To top things off it's clean and the little streets are wonderful to walk around.
Vinod Sharma

7 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
March to October
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
Free

Ajmer - Rajasthan

Surrounded by the enchanting Aravali hills, Ajmer is a medieval city most popular for the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Once ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan, the city is a treasure house of Rajput and Islamic architecture. Ajmer, which is located in the heart of Rajasthan, also serves as the base for Pushkar, which is just 11km away. The magnificent Taragarh fort situated on the summit of the Taragarh Hill is an unmissable site for its view of the city. At the foot of this hill is the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The large pillars or Kose that you’ll see here actually run till Agra from where Akbar and his queen visited this sanctum. You can also visit the Akbar Fort and Museum for its collection of medieval armour and sculptures. There are several other sites of Hindu, Islamic and Jain religious importance that you can look out for while taking a ride through the city on the horse-drawn tongas. Fill up on delicacies such as the Kesarganj gol chakkar, chaat and kachori at the Pandit Restaurant opposite Daulat Bagh. The women’s market is a hub of traditional lehengas and odhnis. Amidst the old-fashioned and charming city of Ajmer, Ambassador and Hotel Mansingh Palace offer two of the most conventional and luxurious stays.
Madhurima Dharchaudhuri

2 Followers, 7 Reviews


Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
Shetty Raksha

278 Followers, 56 Reviews


During morning on day 7 visited Jodhpur city and palaces and after that started my ride to Ajmer. Reached Ajmer by evening and visited Ajmer Shariif Dargah.
Navin Raju Roselin

7 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Historical Places,Luxury Holidays,Offbeat,Religious
Open Hours
Budget

Gadisar Lake - Rajasthan

The original purpose of creating this lake in the city of Jaisalmer was to meet the water requirements of the increasing population. It was built by King Gadi Singh and thus the name Gadisar Lake. The lake being so beautiful, had to be accepted as a pious place of worship and so were built a number of temples in the precincts of the lake. Out of the all the temples the most popular is the Krishna Temple alsodo known as the Tilon ki Pol. This was built by an officer of the king known as Tila in spite of the king’s contempt. He later placed the idol of Satyanarayan or Lord Vishnu inside this temple. The temple could be caused no harm even after a number of trials. At present the lake does not serve the original purpose, but is one of the primary attractions of the city. Also during the winter season, many migratory birds come here and serve as a visual treat for all those who visit the lake.
The water reservoir built by Maharwal Gadsi Singh in 1400 is home to a huge shoal of catfish apart from common birds like ducks, swans and pigeons, and migratory birds in winter. This is apart from the beautiful architecture. There are boating arrangements on the lake.
The Compulsive Traveller

753 Followers, 35 Reviews


The Gadisar lake is at 10 minutes walking distance from Jaisalmer Fort.
Amrita

274 Followers, 27 Reviews


Ankeeta Bboruah

201 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
Photography, nature viewing
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
Free

Jal Mahal - Rajasthan

Jal Mahal also known as Water Palace in English is yet again one of the things to do in Jaipur. It is located in the heart of the famous Man Sagar Lake and near the cenotaphs of royal ladies and Maharanis of the city in the earlier times. Madho Singh was the one behind the formation of the Jal Mahal in the same year as that of Hawa Mahal- 1799. The idea was to get a summer resort made for the royal family. The place was also used for hunting ducks during the warm season. Under the Jal Tarang project going on currently, this place is closed for restoration.
Its a drive-thru area. you will cross this for sure when heading towards Jaigarh fort from Delhi Road
Pushp Mishra

217 Followers, 18 Reviews


A place where you can lost all track of time, It is basicall a summer resort for the royal family..in the middle of artificially created reservoir "Man Sagar" made in reign of Madho Singh, the place is so beautiful and serene that you can look at it for hours and still want to be there for couple of more hours. One can not enter the Mahal but can see it from far, Well it is Jaipur's own Marine Drive.
Aastha Garg

149 Followers, 12 Reviews


A castle standing in the middle of the Man Sagar lake. Though entry is restricted, visit for the view.
Harini Sridharan

352 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
Take a spectacular view of the Mahal from the banks
Open Hours
Closed to public
Budget
NA

Amber Fort - Rajasthan

This is one of the most magnificent forts in not only Jaipur but in the entire state of Rajasthan. The main area of the fort is covered by a royal palace which is a mix of white marble, pink and pale yellow sandstone. The palace has four parts and each of them has their personal courtyard as well. You can easily consider taking an elephant ride up and down if the budget permits. Suraj Pol is the entry gate of the fort and the main courtyard is named as Jaleb Chowk. There is another gate here called the Chand Pol as well. For those who are a little religious do not forget to check out and pray at the Siladevi Temple within the fort. Overall, the place has a spectacular architecture and the planned structure will surely mesmerize you.
Perhaps the most famous sight seeing spot in Jaipur, Amber fort is Jaipur's historical landmark and rightly so! The light shows held here are an absolute delight. Always call and confirm for the light show should there be last minute cancellations.
Kirat S

986 Followers, 108 Reviews


Have been to many forts, but seriously believe me there is something in this fort that attracts visitors, may be its architect which is fusion of hindu art, mughal art ,which you will be able to see only at this place. Really its blessingt o see the fusion art here.Sheesh Mahal adds to the beauty of the fort.We had pic cliked here wearing the traditional rajasthani pagdi, saved it for ym lifetime.
Chhavi Vaibhav Sharma

153 Followers, 9 Reviews


Amer palace/ Amber fort was my next and the last destination in Jaipur. This palace is situated on top of the hill and it offers magnificent view to all the tourists. you at least require half of the day to roam around in this palace. At the entrance there are many guides so you can hire one (recommended) because the architecture of this palace is so thoughtfully done that it is difficult to understand it by ourselves. Oh & please try to bargain if you are hiring a tour guide. There is a garden inside the palace and on the opposite sides of the garden are to similar looking small palaces. Out of the 2, one palace had mirrors all over its walls and on the other just plain cool marble. The guide explained us the reason, He said " During summer the royal family lived on one side of the garden and during winter on its other side" It was quite funny though until the guide gave us the further explanation that," because the winters were very cold & due to electricity problems the royal family lived in the palace of mirrors, they used to ignite a candle, and the reflection of that candle would be seen in the mirrors of the entire wall which would brighten up the palace" OMG ! This was plain, simple physics which I couldn't think at first. The guide also said that," As the summers were very long & hot in Jaipur the royal family lived on the other side of the garden because the material used in constructing this side of palace is always cool and therefore it saved them from the heat." OMG again! This infrastructure was a highlight of the entire Amber Fort. Within the palace, he showed me the suicide point (has the most beautiful view making it difficult to guess), the kitchen (has a pan almost the size of swimming pool), the jail for the prisoners etc. there were many many things to see inside this palace itself. When in Jaipur don't miss this place !
Tanvi Nadkarni

678 Followers, 45 Reviews


Best time to visit
Late afternoon
Things to do
Explore the fort
Open Hours
8:00 am- 6:00 pm (last entry- 5:30 pm)
Budget
Indians: INR 25, Foreigners: INR 200, Guide In Person: INR 200, Audio Guide- Hindi/English- INR 100/INR 150 respectively.

Bhangarh Fort - Rajasthan

This fort is located on top of a hill in the deserted village of Bhangarh. The village is in between Alwar and Jaipur and just at an end of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. One of the most interesting tourist attractions of Rajasthan, this fort is mostly known as one of the most haunted places in the world. The spookiness has been felt time and time again and the stories narrated by the villagers make the trip even more adventurous. You are however not allowed to enter the fort before sunrise or stay after sunset. To authorize this rule, the Archeological Survey of India has set up a board clearly stating this. There are mainly two stories that are known about this cursed fort. The first says that there was once as ascetic known as Balu Nath and King Madho Singh took his permission before building this fort. The saint had given him the permission on one condition that the shadow of his fort should never touch his house else the whole city will be devastated. Later one of the king’s descendents rose the height of the fort and it overshadowed the retreat of the sage after which destruction overpowered the fort. Another tales says that the princess of Bhangarh, Ratnavati was bewitchingly beautiful and that she started getting marriage proposal from an early age. At this time lived Sindhiya, a magician who was smitten by her beauty and wanted to marry her. Knowing that the match was impossible he tried to trick her with the help of black magic. The princess understood this and failed his plan that resulted to his death. Before dying he cursed that the Bhangarh Fort shall get ruined and no one shall ever be able to live there. This became true and there was a battle the following year in which Ratnavati was killed along with majority of others. It is said that Ratnavati had taken birth somewhere else and that the fort of Bhangarh still awaits the princess.
The Bhangarh Fort, is believed to be the most haunted place in the country and is not meant for the faint-hearted. But for those who swear by suspense thrillers and horror movies, a visit is essential in order to savour the many intriguing Bhangarh stories. It was built by King Madho Singh. The deserted town of Bhangarh is situated on the border of the Sariska Tiger reserve in the Aravallis in Rajasthan. Bhangarh fort has attracted tourists from all over because of the haunted stories. It lies between the cities of Jaipur and Alwar. Established in the 16th century by King Bhagwant Das, Bhangarh has perpetually been associated with mystery and the supernatural.
Tripoto

571 Followers, 602 Reviews


Bhangarh is a town in the state of Rajasthan, commonly labeled as 'the most haunted place in India.' The town is in ruins, with no population, but attracts plenty of travelers every day because of the tales.
Siddharth Juneja

544 Followers, 14 Reviews


This fort is situated near Kalakho village. If you believe in ghosts then you must visit this place as it is believed that the spirit of the princess Ratnavati roams here during night. There are several stories about the fort but people still think that it is now haunted by ghosts. That's why no one is allowed to enter inside the fort after dusk.
Nancy Nance

743 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Things to do
Explore the ruins of the fort, the temples and other buildings inside the campus. There is also an old market place inside the fort complex which is now completely abandoned.
Open Hours
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Thar Desert - Rajasthan

Also known as the Great Indian Desert, it is one of the largest deserts in the whole world and the largest in India of course. A part of the desert is in India and a part is still in Pakistan. The desert is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills on one side, the Indus River Valley on one side, Punjab on the other side and the Sindh surrounding the rest. The desert is mainly characterized by high and low sand dunes that make a beautiful view, caravans, saline lakes, cactus of various kinds. Gum Arabic Acacia, Euphorbia and Khajri are famous trees here. The wildlife apart from the camels, includes black buck, chinkara, francolin, quail, Great Bustard, ducks and geese.
Make sure you take out time for a camel ride or a jeep safari through the desert. Thar is glorious and the endless sand dunes will leave you stunned. The tribal folk dressed in enchanting outfits will be more than happy to strike a conversation with you.
Travel Toes

25 Followers, 6 Reviews


Abhinaba Chatterjee

228 Followers, 58 Reviews


The endless sands hold a beauty of their own and the world’s 9th largest subtropical desert, the Thar Desert makes for a magnificent sight. Watch uninhibited stretches of sand melt into the horizon, notice how the sudden green in some places makes you appreciate it so much more and how the occasional sights of the desert fauna makes you smile at the lives that flourish there happily. The Thar Desert in Rajasthan is an experience to behold, a palette of shades of yellow that will give you the space you need to listen to yourself and hear the songs that your thoughts make up.
Karishma

385 Followers, 51 Reviews


Best time to visit
Oct - March
Things to do
Camel Safaris, cultural programs, desert camping
Open Hours
07: AM - 11:00 AM
Budget
Free

Kuldhara - Rajasthan

Rated as one of the most haunted villages of Asia, this small place in Jaisalmer has been desolated for almost a century now. It is known that once their lived a Rajput king who was cursed because of which the place is still not fit to be resided by people. There are a number of ruins of forts and palaces but the government has strict rules that no one should be entering this place after sunset. There have been a number of investigations which have proved the presence of supernatural forces in the Kuldhara Village.
Little bit spooky but nice if you want something scary for lunch!lol
Vinod Sharma

7 Followers, 7 Reviews


Abhinaba Chatterjee

228 Followers, 58 Reviews


Steeped in myth and legend, this perfectly preserved village was abandoned around 300 years ago. Locals believe that the place experiences paranormal activity.
Priyam Bagga

564 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
October - March
Things to do
Adventure tours
Open Hours
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Chokhi Dhani - Rajasthan

In English, Chokhi Dhani means ‘Special village’. This attraction lies about 20 km on the outskirts of Jaipur but is worth the travel time and effort you take to explore the place. It is a mock form of Rajasthani village where you can find the culture and the art of the state. It is a perfect place for those who are travelling with kids since they enjoy here the most. The restaurant is open air and a perfect one for winters. Rajasthani thali is a must try at the place if you want to taste the true delicacy of the state. Some of the other entertainment opportunities include Rajasthani dancers, small stalls for snacks, shopping of Rajasthani handicrafts and acrobats. There is an adventure park where the kids can enjoy to the fullest as well.
evening dinner at the rustic resort in Jaipur.
Aparna Acharya

283 Followers, 23 Reviews


Extremely touristy and can be avoided. Too loud and crowded
Chasing Sunsets

429 Followers, 31 Reviews


The place just bursts with energy. You get authentic Rajasthani food coupled with fun and games
bhawya ahuja

316 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
Evening
Things to do
Enjoy!
Open Hours
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Budget
INR 450, Children: INR 350, Adults with dinner: INR 650, Children with Dinner: INR 400

Amber Palace - Rajasthan

Coming back from nahargarh fort, this was my next stop. Now, i have seen enough palaces. I have been to jaisalmer, udaipur, agra & i have not heard enough about this palace. The only palace comes to your mind when you think of jaipur is Hawa Mahal. So i was expecting it to be a small stop, but how i was wrong. It was magnificent. Not having done too much research sometimes do wonders. And if you are visiting jaipur, do not miss it. Palace is surrounded by fort having wall running for 12km, but king(Jai Singh II i believe, google it up) did not fight any war and surrendered.
Manju Sihag

18 Followers, 17 Reviews


Exquisite, enthralling, captivating.
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


The Amer Fort, situated in Amber, 11 kilometers from Jaipur, is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace.
Maria Shumusti

31 Followers, 2 Reviews


Keoladeo National Park - Rajasthan

This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site which was once a hunting ground of the Maharajas. This place is a beautiful wetland and a land rich in the diversity of flora and fauna. Though the water supply is a standing problem but this has been compensated by many other advantages. This is also the only National Park which is surrounded by a wall which protects it from the fear of encroachment and any outside attacks. Spread over a large area, this place was legalised by the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and other necessary laws. This was earlier on an ordinary wildlife sanctuary but was later given the rating of a national park. Migratory birds from far- off countries and the gorgeous wild animals are worth seeing here. The animals are allowed to roam around freely within a given boundary and thus they also feel at home. Wildlife safaris are the best thing you can do over here apart from some peaceful hours of bird watching especially during the early hours of the day.
Hotel Bharatpur Ashok, the forest lodge is situated 1.8 kms inside Keoladeo National Park from the main entry gate of the bird sanctuary. Multi cuisine restaurant serving - Indian, Continental, Chinese and Local delicacies. All major Credit Cards accepted, Doctor on call, Laundry, Broadband Internet connectivity, Money Changer, Internet, Parking facilities, Postal Services, Row boats for closer view of the Birds, Safe Deposit, Campfire parties on request, Car Rental, Guide for Bird Sanctuary and other sightseeing plans.
Sohita Dikshit ♥♥♥(Ghamandi Indian...)

123 Followers, 20 Reviews


Quite popular among bird watchers, this lovely national park is a must visit for its tranquility and peace.
Kirat S

986 Followers, 108 Reviews


The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site.[2] Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland and one of the national parks of India. The reserve protects Bharatpur from frequent floods, provides grazing grounds for village cattle and earlier was primarily used as a waterfowl hunting ground. The 29 km2 (11 sq mi) reserve is locally known as Ghana, and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands.
Amit Sarma

91 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
wildlife tours, bird watching, photography
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Budget
Indians- INR 40, Foreigners- INR 400, Rickshaw rides- INR 100

Fateh Sagar Lake - Rajasthan

Fateh Sagar Lake is one of the many beautiful lakes located in Udaipur. It is a must visit not only for its natural beauty but also for the amazing water sports it has to offer. For a complete experience, there are a lot of fast food joints here as well to enhance the taste buds. The locals normally visit the place for a peaceful morning walk here in the clean and fresh air. The place is only a couple of kilometres from Lake Pichola and can be combined in the plan on the same day. The lake is clean and serene. The activities here include boating, cycling, water scooters and more. You can simply take a walk here to enjoy the moment as well.
Don’t get fussy about all the lakes, after all it’s the city of lakes – be it man-made or natural. Here’s one which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh and is around the Rana Pratap Memorial. It is the source to the fountains in Sahelion Ki Bari as well.
Akshit Aggarwal

8 Followers, 5 Reviews


The after sunset effect makes this lake one of the most beautiful and divine place. We have coffee in mud cups, one the must have things in Udaipur at this place
Bhargavi Rathi

12 Followers, 18 Reviews


According to me, it’s the life blood of Udaipur. After watching this I felt that the city don’t even need the Beach. The almost incredible fact about it is – It’s an artificial, a man-made lake and built in a much planned way. It is embellished by three small Islands which can be reached by taking a boat ride in the lake. It takes in a Nehru park, a boat shaped restaurant and a small zoological garden for kids. The island is the famous picnic spot of Udaipur dwellers. Also round the lake you will find the awesome street food to consume. It’s a must Visit if you are in Udaipur.
Gautam Modi

424 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably during evening
Things to do
Relax, Cycling, Boating, Water Scooters
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur - Rajasthan

Jantar Mantar is a renowned name and an attraction is Jaipur which is famous around the globe. It is adjacent to the other highlight of the city, City Palace. Maharaja Jai Singh started this observatory in the year 1728. The structure of Jantar Matar looks more like a bizzare of sculptures. Yanta Mantr a Sanskrit word is behind the name of the monument which in English means an instrument used for calculation. The place has another added point to its credit in the form of UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Scholars were sent to foreign countries by the Maharaja before he planned to construct this observatory.
If you are a history buff, this place is for you. This is how scientists used to do there calculations back then. But do your research before you go, or hire a guide otherwise it looks like some plane wall standing nowhere for no reason.
Manju Sihag

18 Followers, 17 Reviews


It is a giant big clock adjacant to City Palace, it is an observatory made by Jai Singh in early 1700's and it still is the largest and most accurate clock. If you like to see what great scientists and planners Indians are, and if you are even a bit facsinated about astronomy, this place is a must visit.
Aastha Garg

149 Followers, 12 Reviews


Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World heritage site since 2010. It was built by Sawai Jai Singh who was a Rajput king, when there were no watches, calendars and any other high end machines and also for studying about the sky. It is one of the best architectural wonders in India consisting of 14 major geometric devices to ascertain time and auspicious occasions, determining the position of the stars, sun & the moon. This place gave me good knowledge regarding the ancient way of studying astronomy and how everything was calculated & determined prior to invention of calendars, watches etc. The guide that was hired gave complete & detailed knowledge regarding each instrument that was present there. He also explained the functioning of each instrument in detail or else it would have been quite a herculean task for a laymen to understand it by himself/herself. The guide also solved all my curious questions with a good explanation to each one of them. And After gaining all the required knowledge from the location we left for city palace..
Tanvi Nadkarni

678 Followers, 45 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably early evening
Things to do
Take a walking tour
Open Hours
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Budget
Indians: INR 40, Foreigners: INR 200, Guide in Person: INR 200, Audio Guide: INR 150

Mount Abu - Rajasthan

Madhurima Dharchaudhuri

2 Followers, 7 Reviews


It is a true bliss to be in a hill station like Mt.Abu as it has a very compelling weather as against the rest of Rajasthan. It is an ideal place for relaxation and getting lost in the beauty of the Aravalli ranges!
Tripoto

571 Followers, 602 Reviews


Mount Abu is the only hill station of the State of Rajasthan, India, which is known for its desert. Beautifully carved out by nature, the place is a center of attraction due to a number of ancient temples, headquarter of Brahma Kumaris, which have many campuses here. It has five famous Dilwara Jain temples and other Hindu temples. Nakki Lake is a beautiful added attraction for the tourists where they enjoy boating. A wild life sanctuary is also located here. The historical Achalgarh fort, built in the 14th century by Rana Kumbha of Mewar is also a major tourist attraction.
Raj Gopal S Verma

207 Followers, 23 Reviews


Chittorgarh - Rajasthan

Chittorgarh, the erstwhile capital of Mewar under the Rajputs, is an extremely popular tourist destination for history buffs, photographers and those who enjoy a peek into history. The most famous tourist spot here is the grand Chittorgarh fort. Situated on a hill, the fort is also fondly known as the Water Fort. The fort encompasses water bodies, towers, temples and palaces and is considered to be one of the strongest forts in India. Keep aside at least half a day to explore this lovely architectural site lest you miss out on one of Rajasthan's most treasured spots. If you are in Chittorgarh around the festival of Jauhar Mela, you will witness the enthusiasm and excitement of the local people and will also get a sneak peek into the simple way of life here. Do also visit Gaumukh Reservoir, Meera Temple and the popular Jain temples. For those who are particular about where they stay during their holidays, Chittorgarh has tons of fantastic choices including guesthouses and luxurious hotels.
Then we left for Chittorgarh. Yes, google maps again sent us to a short cut wherein my car went into the gutter lines. We reached Rnb 1589. Next day we went for the Chittod Fort, India’s no.1 fort. Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. It is a World Heritage Site. The fort, popularly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated in Chittorgarh. It was initially ruled by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from the 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567. The fort was sacked three times between the 15th and 16th centuries; in 1303 Allauddin Khilji defeated Rana Ratan Singh, in 1535 Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat defeated Bikramjeet Singh and in 1567 Akbar defeated Maharana Udai Singh II who left the fort and founded Udaipur. Each time the men fought bravely rushing out of the fort walls charging the enemy but lost every time. Following these defeats, Jauhar was committed thrice by more than 13,000 ladies and children of the Rajput heroes who laid their lives in battles at Chittorgarh Fort, first led by Rani Padmini wife of Rana Rattan Singh who was killed in the battle in 1303, and later by Rani Karnavati in 1537 AD Padmini's Palace or Rani Padmini's Palace is a white building and a three storied structure (a 19th-century reconstruction of the original). It is located in the southern part of the fort. Chhatris (pavilions) crown the palace roofs and a water moat surrounds the palace. This style of palace became the forerunner of other palaces built in the state with the concept of Jal Mahal (palace surrounded by water). It is at this Palace where Alauddin was permitted to glimpse the mirror image of Rani Padmini, wife of Maharana Rattan Singh. It is widely believed that this glimpse of Padmini's beauty besotted him and convinced him to destroy Chittor in order to possess her. Then back to Ahmedabad.
paneri.aneri

9 Followers, 6 Reviews


The historic capital of the Mewar rulers, it is one of the largest forts that you can find in India. While you walk past the fort and its remains, you will read about the chivalrous deeds of the Mewar rulers and experience the battles from that time rekindle your imagination.
Tripoto

571 Followers, 602 Reviews


One of the oldest fort of Rajasthan
Anurag Verma

146 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Historical Places,Shopping
Open Hours
Budget

Pushkar Lake - Rajasthan

This is the holiest part of the Pushkar town in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan. This lake is surrounded by 52 ghats and over 500 beautiful temples and this proves how suitably it is known as the king of all pilgrimages. The history of the lake dates back to the 4th century but according to legendary tales it talks about a king of the 9th Century. The name of this Rajasthani King was Nahar Rao Parikar and he was out on a hunting safari and was thus chasing a boar to kill it when he came across this lake. As soon as he dipped his hands into it, he was astonished to find out that the marks of leukoderma on his hands had vanished. He thus, decided to restpre the lake and make it more glorious. It is also known that the 10th Sikh Guru, Govind Singh Ji read out the Guru Granth Sahib on the banks of this lake.
A place so calm and serene, sit on its bank or take a dip. Both are equally refreshing.
Kushendra Tiwary

202 Followers, 85 Reviews


The small lake has 52 ghats. The sunset is beautiful. I have seen some decent numbers of sunsets (Goa, Diu, Hampi, Shimla, Delhi :p etc) ... This one was the most beautiful so far (Maybe because of the background music). It is like you are sitting just a little before the horizon and if you could run till the other side, and peep, you can actually see where the sun is going.
Grashima

446 Followers, 24 Reviews


You can take a dip in the sacred lake but it is not recommended as the water is contaminated and impure. Word of caution: Steer away from guides in Pushkar. Also, do not get carried away by the temple priests who lure visitors for lump sum donation.
Edwina D'souza

339 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, photography, worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nahargarh Fort - Rajasthan

It was in 1734 when the formation of Nahargarh Fort started in the city of Jaipur which continues for over a century till 1868. The fort was made for military purposes on the northern side of the city. It is named after the Maharaja Nahar Singh. Along with the built and architecture of the fort that is worth a watch, there is a restaurant here for those who want to take a food break on their long tour to the place. Do not forget to enjoy the beautiful sunset from here in the evening.
This is an extravaganza of Royal architechure, sitting on the top of Jaipur the fort's main purposewas maybe to overlook the whole city and to protect it from the north end, but it also offers a spectacular viw of the city, it has a garden restraunt too where you can have your meal overlooking the beautiful Jaipur.
Aastha Garg

149 Followers, 12 Reviews


It means “abode of Tigers”. This fort is situated in one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world. It has an Indo-European architecture and gives you a breathtaking and splendid view.
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


If you want to see the whole of Jaipur, the old and the new one, want to experience what it was like living in some fort and also want to take some good panoramic shots, you have to be here.
Kushendra Tiwary

202 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
During Dawn
Things to do
Explore Culture of Royals
Open Hours
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Budget
INR 10, Foreigners: INR 30

Bhangarh - Rajasthan

This fort is located on top of a hill in the deserted village of Bhangarh. The village is in between Alwar and Jaipur and just at an end of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. One of the most interesting tourist attractions of Rajasthan, this fort is mostly known as one of the most haunted places in the world. The spookiness has been felt time and time again and the stories narrated by the villagers make the trip even more adventurous. You are however not allowed to enter the fort before sunrise or stay after sunset. To authorize this rule, the Archeological Survey of India has set up a board clearly stating this. There are mainly two stories that are known about this cursed fort. The first says that there was once as ascetic known as Balu Nath and King Madho Singh took his permission before building this fort. The saint had given him the permission on one condition that the shadow of his fort should never touch his house else the whole city will be devastated. Later one of the king’s descendents rose the height of the fort and it overshadowed the retreat of the sage after which destruction overpowered the fort. Another tales says that the princess of Bhangarh, Ratnavati was bewitchingly beautiful and that she started getting marriage proposal from an early age. At this time lived Sindhiya, a magician who was smitten by her beauty and wanted to marry her. Knowing that the match was impossible he tried to trick her with the help of black magic. The princess understood this and failed his plan that resulted to his death. Before dying he cursed that the Bhangarh Fort shall get ruined and no one shall ever be able to live there. This became true and there was a battle the following year in which Ratnavati was killed along with majority of others. It is said that Ratnavati had taken birth somewhere else and that the fort of Bhangarh still awaits the princess.
If you like to dig out old stories then Bhangarh is really a great place to spend 1 day.
Nandan Priyadarshi

429 Followers, 42 Reviews


Asia's Most Haunted Place... Though The Beautiful One In Rain...
#the_life_chaser

143 Followers, 4 Reviews


Bhangarh palace is known as one of the most haunted place in Asia. Earlier I have spent night on mountains all alone but It was the first time when I was visiting this kind of haunted place. I had heard so many stories that which forced me to visit bhangarh. unfortunately I did not feel any kind of paranormal activity their.
Anurag Verma

146 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Things to do
Explore the ruins of the fort, the temples and other buildings inside the campus. There is also an old market place inside the fort complex which is now completely abandoned.
Open Hours
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Neemrana Fort-Palace - Rajasthan

This is the best of the Neemrana Enterprises and the oldest heritage resort of India. This is also the closest heritage location from New Delhi off the New Delhi- Rajasthan NH 8 highway. The absolute location is Alwar and the resort has more than one reason why you should come and stay here. Starting from the most wonderful views of the surrounding deserts and hill ranges to the best north Indian Rajasthani cuisine, this place has everything to offer. The rooms are spacious and equipped with all modern luxury facilities. They also serve a small set of oriental dishes on demand of the guests. The spa here boasts of 5 treatment rooms and 3 steam rooms. There is also a lounge, swimming pool and theatre inside.
Cloud9miles

396 Followers, 21 Reviews


Neemrana Fort is on Delhi - Jaipur Highway. It is about an hour and a half drive away from Gurgaon.
Ritika Verma

207 Followers, 23 Reviews


The glory and grandeur of Neemrana Fort adds to the charm of this exotic place.
Ruchika Makhija

563 Followers, 177 Reviews


Best time to visit
Oct - March
Things to do
Holiday, Excursion
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Junagarh Fort - Rajasthan

This fort is in the Bikaner city of Rajasthan. This fort has a record of not being able to be conquered by anyone ever. It was built by the Rajput ruler Maharaja Rai Singh, who was an important official in the court of Emperor Akbar and was there till the reign of Jahangir. He is said to have headed a number of battles and received victory in hem. As a token of appreciation, the emperors would shower him with gifts in the form of revenues that he later used to build this magnificent palace complex. He also applied all the knowledge and taste that he had gathered during his journeys to other places. The palace complex is huge and has a number of palaces, buildings, temples, bastions, towers and domes. The main materials used for the building purpose are red sandstone and marble. What is the most remarkable are the intricate stone work on every inch of the complex and the range of variety used to complete the fort. The Suraj Pol was the main entrance gate and the others included the Chand Pol, Daulat Pol, Fateh Pol and others. The main palaces inside included the Chandra Mahal, Karan Mahal, Ful Mahal, Anup Mahal, Badal Mahal and others. There is also an old museum inside the fort complex.
architecture, haveli style, culture, memorabilia
Bēnil

121 Followers, 2 Reviews


The great courtyards and the painted apartments give a feel of Ancient India. The fort is as lavish as its interior. It is famous for its massive structure and architectural design.
Nancy Nance

743 Followers, 187 Reviews


Built in 1588 AD by Raja Raj Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar. This palace is made in red sandstone and marble which makes a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows dotted all over the structure. It’s a normal fort and more than fort I will call it a palace. Entry fee: 50INR for Indians and 300INR for foreigner How to Reach: Take auto Recommended Length of Visit: 1 hr. Tips: Go in the Morning Facts: Don’t expect much.
Gautam Modi

424 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Things to do
Photography, Museum tour
Open Hours
10 AM - 4.30 PM ( Sunday closed)
Budget
Entry Fee, For Full Museum Rs 50/-, For Part Museum Rs 10/-, For Ordinary camera Rs 30/-, For Movie Camera Rs 100/-

Bagore Ki Haveli Museum - Rajasthan

As the name suggests, this attraction is a haveli based out of Udaipur. It was constructed in the 18th century by the Prime Minister of Mewar. For those who want to feel the heritage of Rajasthan, first hand, this is the place to be. There is some great folk music and dance that one can enjoy here as an extra benefit. The cultural show is what pulls thousands of visitors to Bagore ki Haveli. Puppet shows and a beautiful display of Indian marriages is also shown here from time to time. Apart from this, there is a rich collection of musical instruments as well as clothes preserved here in the museum that will be a memory to cherish. There are ancient paintings as well as souvenirs from battles of the Rajputs that can be found here.
Bagore-ki-Haveli is a haveli in Udaipur. It is right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. It is a must go place to experience the local song, dance and culture of the city. The folk dances are spell bounding.
Michelle

222 Followers, 26 Reviews


Bagore Ki Haveli is a perfect place to explore the grand life style of the royal family.This ancient complex catches the traveller's eye with its spectacular architecture and mesmerising dance and music shows. The palace has over a hundred rooms, with displays of costumes and modern art. The glass and mirror in the interiors are Haveli work. The two peacocks made from small pieces of colored glasses are examples of exquisite glasswork. Unique symbols of the Rajput clan, such as jewellery boxes, dice-games, hukkas, pan boxes, nut crackers, hand fans, rose water sprinklers, copper vessels and other items are also on display here.
Chhavi Srivastav

173 Followers, 5 Reviews


This 18th-century Haveli was built by a Mewar Prime Minister and is set on the water’s edge in the Gangaur Ghat area. There are 138 rooms set around courtyards. The rooms are specially arranged in decorum to specifically evoke the period during which the house was inhabited; one very interesting house display is the world’s biggest turban. The Haveli also houses an interesting art gallery, featuring contemporary and folk art, and a selection of world-famous monuments carved out of polystyrene. The upper courtyard creates a magnetic setting for the Dharohar performances of Rajasthani dance at night.
Mitali Chakraborty

284 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to February
Things to do
Watch cultural show, explore museum
Open Hours
All days of the week 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
INR 25 per person/INR 100 for Camera

Nakki Lake - Rajasthan

It is both, the myth that surround the Nakki Lake and its natural beauty, that make it a great sightseeing and tourist hub in Mount Abu. The name of the lake ‘Nakki’ comes from the Hindi word ‘nakh’ which when translated into English means ‘nails.’ The myth goes that the Gods had dug the earth using their nails and a stream of water burst forth here. Nakki Lake is surrounded by hills on all sides and attracts those who wish to be enveloped in nature’s lap. The atmosphere here is like that of a carnival with a number of stalls selling balloons, ice cream, juices and souvenirs around the lake. As a matter of fact, this place is great for a day out with the family.
Nakki Late at Mount Abu is said to be the largest man-made lake at the height of 1,1 00 meters in India. People called it the love lake of Mount Abu. It is also regarded as the sacred lake for the proud Garacia tribe. They come to the lake on their festival in Shukla Paksha in April to worship and remember their ancestors, and consecrate their nails!
Raj Gopal S Verma

207 Followers, 23 Reviews


This is the only artificial lake in India at an ht of 1200 mt above sea level situated in the heart of the city with a story behind its creation. People say that that the God’s had dug this lake with their own Nails( Nakh) and thus the name Nakki. When in Mount Abu you should come to this place for Boating, we took a Pedal boat and took a round ourselves that was very exciting.
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


Nakki lake apparently has been named as such because legend has it that this lake was dug using nails (nakki). It’s a little like Naini lake though much smaller. Also, the surrounding topography is different. We paddled around in a boat for about half an hour (300/- for half an hour). It was a bright but breezy day. We were rejuvenated. There is a Bharat Mata temple on one of the sides. Tourists were having photographs clicked before the huge kitschy idol. Tip: Refrain from feeding stale puffed rice to the fish. This pollutes the water and may make the fish sick.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Anytime when one is visiting Mount Abu.
Things to do
Bring out the child in you here. Enjoy the lake and the festive mood here.
Open Hours
Right through the week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Budget
No entry fee is charged for visiting the lake but the various stalls here are sure to lure you to buy something, so go prepared.

Kumbhalgarh Fort - Rajasthan

This fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after the Chittorgarh Fort. It is a magnificent fort built by Rajput Rulers. The fort complex has as many as 13 bastionas and huge wall which holds the record for being the Second largest wall in the whole world, the first being the Great Wall of china of course. The fort can be easily reached by local buses and cars and the way to the entrance includes zig- zag roadways and forests also. Inside the fort complex are many palaces and temples apart from other buildings of royal importance. This is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap Singh. This fort was a refuge for other rulers and their families during war times. This fort is also said to have protected Rana Udai Singh when he was very small and there was a battle. The most famous palace here is the rooftop palace known as the Badal Mahal. This palace is colorful and gives the look of a room floating amidst the clouds. The basic colors used here turquoise and green and Maharana Pratap is said to have born in this palace specifically. There is also a large balcony from where you can get the best views of downtown. Strolling along the ravines of Kumbhalgarh is also a blissful experience.
Awdhesh Singh

4 Followers, 3 Reviews


Kumbhalgarh fort is a Mewar fortress, it is the world heritage site. It is the second most important fort of the Mewar rulers of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. This fort is encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peeks. It is 1, 914 meters above the sea level. The fortification of this fort extends up-to 32-36 kilometers. As you walk up the zig zag path of the fort you will come across the Arait Pol, where you can trace the watch-tower and then Hulla Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ram Pol, Bhairava Pol, Paghra Pol, Top-khana Pol and Nimboo Pol. This place is also famous as it is the birth place of Maharana Pratap. The foundation of the fort is very strong structured, You will come across many temples built inside the fort. This place gives will you the most dazzling view of the clouds.
Santa Jocita

111 Followers, 12 Reviews


Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Situated on the banks of Banas River; the bulbous [Kumbhalgarh] fortress was one of the least-known yet historic citadel, took 15-long years for Rana Kumbha to build. And, what a stupendous creation of man containing a domed palace along the 36km long winding walls that defended the citadel from series of battlements and second-only to the famous Great Wall of China.
Vishal Tangirala

110 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Things to do
History tours, Photography
Open Hours
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 10/- Indians, Rs 100/- Forigners

Ranthambore Fort - Rajasthan

This is the oldest settlement or structure built in the Ranthambhore region of Bharatpur in Rajasthan. This fort is a part of the Sawai Madhopur District. It was built in the 8th Century by a Chauhan Rajput and then conquered by Ala-ud-din-Khalji after a number of attacks which went into vain. After this Sultan, the fort changed hands one after the other and the end was conquered by Emperor Akbar. At this time Maharaja Madho Singh requested for the ownership of this fort but was not granted so he named the area as the Sawai Madhopur District. Later Emperor Akbar gave this fort away to the King of Jaipur. A few years later, when the Marathas rose to power, the fort was taken over by them. It is very close to the Ranthambhore National Park and is also a part of the same campus.
Very easy trek to Ganesha temple on top. Good views of Padam talao and the next-door Tiger reserve. Take binoculars, and you can spend a good 3-4 hours here.
Richa Gupta

247 Followers, 18 Reviews


As soon as we crossed the gates, the driver quickly helped us to spot a crocodile relaxing next to a stream. Going further we saw lot of Indian Peafowls, Spotted Deers and Sambar Deers. The driver also helped us to spot few pug marks along the muddy road. We made a stop at another spot where we saw more Indian Peafowl, but I quickly noticed a crow sized bird with a mix of black, light brown and white colours; the Rufous Treepie. Going a bit further, we saw a flock of the beautiful Plum headed Parakeets..! I would suggest to keep sometime (at-least 3 hours) to have a good exploration of the fort.
Rudraksha Chodankar

185 Followers, 25 Reviews


Stopping briefly on the way back to climb the Ranthambore fort to seek blessings of the three-headed Lord Ganesha atop a small hill.
Tejas Gutka

189 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Ranthambhore National Park - Rajasthan

Located in the Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan, this park is right in the area where the meeting of the Aravalli Range with the Vindhya Range takes place. The park was just a wildlife sanctuary after which it was made a part of the Project Tiger and later declared a National Park. The main attraction here is of course the tigers who are not at all shy to hunt in the full view of the tourists too. The good part is that the tigers are not kept in boundaries rather they find a large area to keep roaming which makes them feel they are in a real jungle. A true delight for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, this is one of the prime attractions of the area. The park covers a large area which encompasses a number of historical sites which are mostly in ruins now.
Abundant wildlife. Starkly beautiful landscape with surrounding Aravalli hills. Tiger sighting is an icing on the cake.
Richa Gupta

247 Followers, 18 Reviews


Day 6: After the birds, it will be the turn of tigers to vie for your attention, as you wind your way through the picturesque countryside, chequered with mustard fields and millet farms. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan & a favourite haunt of wildlife buffs & professional wildlife photographers from around the world. The park is famous for its tigers, one of the most magnificent animals of India. Day 7: We spend a day searching for tigers (optional).
Art of Bicycle Trips

355 Followers, 40 Reviews


We cycle through stunning countryside dotted with small villages to Ranthambore National Park famous for its tigers and one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. One of the largest National Parks in the country, Ranthambore is an adventure of its own. Apart from sighting the Tiger, which is the best aspect of the park, you can also come close to seeing various other species of flora and fauna. Early in the morning we go for a jeep safari inside the National Park in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the elusive tiger and other wildlife of the park. Riding in open jeeps with a Naturalist, the safari lasts for 3-4 hours. In the afternoon we cycle in the periphery of the Reserve forest.
India on Bicycle

303 Followers, 27 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Things to do
wildlife tours, photography
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM and weekends- 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM, The park only opens from October to May
Budget
Indians with canter- INR 75, Indians with gypsy- INR 130, Foreigners with canter- 475, Foreigners with gypsy- INR 530, guide- INR 20- 0

Umaid Bhawan Palace - Rajasthan

This is another of the palaces where the royals used to reside in the past and is today one of the museums where people explore different exhibits. Apart from being a museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the luxurious hotels in the city of Jodhpur. Once you travel around 3 kms from the city towards the southeast area, you will reach the place. Gaj Singh II still lives in one of the parts of the Umaid Bhawan. The palace was built in 1929. The place has about 365 rooms and was designed and created by one of the famous British architects – Henry Lanchester. This palace was originally made for Raja Umaid Singh. To successfully build this palace it took about 15 years with around 3000 workers working on it and about an expenditure of 11 million INR. Makrana marble was used in the exteriors of the palace whereas Burmese teak in the inside. The collection of vintage clocks is another attraction to be seen here.
Abhinaba Chatterjee

228 Followers, 58 Reviews


Riyanka Roy

1k+ Followers, 98 Reviews


This palace was constructed in the 1940s and houses the royal family today. A part of the palace is a luxury hotel managed by the Taj group. Unfortunately, we had to return from the gates of the palace as it was closed for all visitors for the Maharaja's birthday weekend. But I visited Jodhpur 2 years after this trip to attend a friend's wedding and did visit Umaid Bhawan Palace with friends. It is a sprawling property and one of the largest private residences in the world. There is a museum in which the royal family's belongings are kept on display.
Smiti Maini

289 Followers, 123 Reviews


Best time to visit
Any time
Things to do
Stay in the hotel luxury, explore museum
Open Hours
Museum: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Budget
No entry fees for the hotel, budget for museum- INR 25/INR60 – Indians/Foreigners respectively

Birla Mandir - Rajasthan

A completely marble made Mandir, Birla Mandir in Jaipur is not only famous but one that gives a feeling of peace and calmness to the visitors. Though, there are a number of Birlan Mandirs around the nation, the one in this city is quite hugs. The cleanliness, the maintenance and the well-planned structure and system is bound to take you off your feet. Apart from that, the architecture of the entire monument is worth a heavy sigh. The temple is a dedication to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. It is also known as the LaxmiNarayan Temple for these reasons. There are quite a number of foreign tourists visiting this place all throughout the year.
Architecture
bhawya ahuja

316 Followers, 6 Reviews


After all these places, we moved towards other attractions of the Pink City. During our way, We went to the famous Birla temple. As the picture is suggesting, the place looks bathing in the White light and attracts locals as well as foreign tourists. Very nearby place to Birla temple, lies Moti Dungri Temple.
Arun Khunteta

121 Followers, 9 Reviews


The next day, after breakfast, I went to the Birla Mandir, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The temple, also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple, is located on a hill. It is fully constructed in white marble.
Jerry Zacharias Johny

144 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
anytime
Things to do
Check architecture, pray
Open Hours
Morning 7:00 AM – Evening 7:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Albert Hall Museum - Rajasthan

When you enter the city of Jaipur, there will be a huge mansion that will catch your attention on the middle of the road. It is actually situated in the heart of Jaipur. The mansion is nothing but what is popularly known as Albert Hall Museum. The various exhibits from the past starting from paintings and sculptures to the preserved things used by the royal families like armours and clothing are something that will take you off your feet and on a time machine ride into the past. This is a must visit for historical buffs and those interested in art.
A place of knowledge, tells a lot about different cultures.
Anuj Gupta

116 Followers, 5 Reviews


Enjoy when you are here.
Kushendra Tiwary

202 Followers, 85 Reviews


The hall is situated in the middle of the city , a huge mansion that is also a museum.
Harini Sridharan

352 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
Any time in the city
Things to do
Explore Exhibits
Open Hours
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
Budget
INR 20- Indians, INR 150- Foreigners, Students- Indian- INR 10, Foreigner- INR 75

Pokhran - Rajasthan

Pokhran is a city in Rajasthan, well known for India's first underground nuclear weapon detonation.
Pokhran But what's a road trip without a road trip dance? We matched our steps to "Lean on" next to the highway. Check out the video above. :P It was a smooth ride between Jaipur and Udaipur. A little ahead, one of the tyres got stuck in the sand. But the friendly passers-by advised us to put the car onto the second gear and we proceeded on our journey without encountering any more hassles.
SHASHANK

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Place where India tested it's first nuclear warhead!
Anurag Kumar

257 Followers, 13 Reviews


From Jodhpur, I travelled on to Pokhran, site of the famous nuclear bomb tests conducted in ‘98. Not much to see here except the fort, really. I wanted to see the crater that the nuclear tests left but that is very far away from the actual town and cordoned off for fear of stray radioactivity. I was fortunate enough to be travelling with a family friend who happened to somehow know the present crown prince of Pokhran through a chain of mutual friends that he tried to describe to us on multiple occasions and we nodded along, pretending to register the sequence. The most royal lunch I’ve ever been to then proceeded to commence, with the quintessential long dinner table that and the subdued manners that we knew royals across the world have but had never seen firsthand. A guided tour of the palace followed the sumptuous lunch and along with it came, for me, for the first time ever, a history lesson in the first person. “Our Great Grandfather did this, Our Grandfather did that.” and a plethora of anecdotes that had us all ears for the good part of a couple of hours. The DNA of almost all of the forts in Rajasthan is very much the same and this was no exception. Pokhran had never been a Rajput powerhouse and hadn't waged any war with any neighbouring kingdoms on its own. This docile nature is reflected in the subtle modesty and the dignified minimalism of the fort itself and in the humility of the royal family too.
Abhishek Bhan

450 Followers, 66 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City Tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Jantar Mantar - Rajasthan

Jantar Mantar is a renowned name and an attraction is Jaipur which is famous around the globe. It is adjacent to the other highlight of the city, City Palace. Maharaja Jai Singh started this observatory in the year 1728. The structure of Jantar Matar looks more like a bizzare of sculptures. Yanta Mantr a Sanskrit word is behind the name of the monument which in English means an instrument used for calculation. The place has another added point to its credit in the form of UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Scholars were sent to foreign countries by the Maharaja before he planned to construct this observatory.
Located across the road from the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, was our next destination in Jaipur. It: - Was built between 1727 and 1733. - Is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world ! - Has the biggest sundial in the world ! - Is one of the largest and the only working observatories of the five, built by Sawai Jai Singh II (the others were built in Delhi, Mathura, Benaras and Ujjain) - Houses a large collection of around 20, huge masonry astronomical instruments, each with a specific astronomical use. The main reason to build these large stone structures on a grand scale was to enhance the accuracy of the measurements. - Has been recently (in July 2010), added to the World Heritage list, by UNESCO, as a cultural site. - According to UNESCO, the site "is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India's historic observatories." As listed on the National Geographic site, the other astronomical site added to the World Heritage list is part of the monuments at "The Centre of Heaven and Earth"—a sacred mountain in China's Henan Province. The site includes the Zhougong Sundial Platform and the Dengfeng Observatory, built about 700 years ago at the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty (A.D. 1271-1368) by astronomer Guo Shoujing. Reference: http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/ I admire our astronomers and masons of yesteryears who conceived and built these amazing masonry instruments used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky !
Aparna Parinam

265 Followers, 6 Reviews


Get amazed by the instruments which the then king constructed to find the arrival of eclipses, monsoons and other geographical predictions.
Edwina D'souza

339 Followers, 23 Reviews


After lunch, I went to Jantar Mantar, one of the five Jantar Mantar's of India. The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five observatories and also houses the world's largest sundial. It houses various architectural and astrological instruments. What intrigued me the most is its strucure. It is bound to catch any tourist's eye and also remains a must-see place for any tourist visiting Jaipur. 
Jerry Zacharias Johny

144 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably early evening
Things to do
Take a walking tour
Open Hours
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Budget
Indians: INR 40, Foreigners: INR 200, Guide in Person: INR 200, Audio Guide: INR 150

Jaigarh Fort - Rajasthan

Located on a cliff, Jaigarh Fort is among the known ones where Jaipur’s list of attractions are concerned. In other words, it is also known as the Victory Fort. The place has a major attraction in the form of the largest cannon which is placed on the top level of the fort. It is also known as Jaivana. The fort was not only made with the purpose of battle but also as a storage to heavy ammunition. A walking tour (which might be a long one) will give you a detailed idea about the history of the place as well as the royal families. There is a small museum with sculptures of the raja and his ranis sitting and having their meals.
Jaigarh and Amer are at distance which you can easily cover walking and if weather is good its going to a great half hour walk. Jaigarh fort has a museum with a pretty descent collection of cannons,an armoury , the world's biggest canon Jaivana and the cannon foundry and the Palace is also open to public.While you traverse its boundary the city and amer fort in distance is a pretty sight .
Baagi_udaan

21 Followers, 8 Reviews


Jaigarh fort is near Amber fort but at a slightly higher ground.
Shreyas

306 Followers, 8 Reviews


This is the largest of all the forts there. And the grand Cannon is kept here.
Pushp Mishra

217 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in the city
Things to do
Take a walking tour
Open Hours
9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Budget
INR 35- Indians, INR 85- Foreigners

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Rajasthan

Earlier a duck shooting ground for the Maharaja of Bharatpur, this place was later considered as a protected site. Hunting was done till the year 1964 and then a reservoir was formed on the banks of the River Gambhir and River Banganga. This area was legalized in the year 1984 as a National Park and the Keoladeo National Park is a major breeding ground of this sanctuary. The main attractions here include sambhar, chital, nilgai, egrets, cormorants, jacanas, eagles, kingfishers, cranes and others. Apart from the jungle safaris, you can also take a ride till the Shanti Sthal and then enjoy a stroll or a bicycle tour. The nearby tourist attractions include the Bharatpur Museum, Bharatpur Palace, Deeg Palace and the Lohagadh Fort.
With my trip meter reading at 301, I reached the Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary). It’s a quiet place with lots of greenery in & out. Spread over 29 sq. kilometers, the park extends habitat to over 230 species of migratory & local birds and a variety of animals. On top of that, authorities have let loose some options to wander the place. One can chose to take the most popular form of transport in there which is by rickshaw charging 100 bucks/hour. Apart from this one can walk around as well but that’s going to be like a 6 hour hike, not so feasible I suppose. And there’s another option, which is to take a bicycle along with some minimal fare on per hour basis. Without a doubt, I took the third option & got hold of a nice bike for myself.
Rahul Arora

107 Followers, 15 Reviews


If you are a bird lover, you would definitely want to be here in winters and meet various migratory birds that have travelled miles to reach here... Beautiful wetlands.
Swati Sambyal

472 Followers, 13 Reviews


Day 3: After breakfast, we set off in our bikes to Bharatpur, taking a culturally packed route through the beautiful countryside, temples and farms. We reach Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds.
Art of Bicycle Trips

355 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
August to November and October to February
Things to do
wildlife safaris, bird watching, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Indians- INR 40, Foreigners- INR 400, Rickshaw rides- INR 100

Sariska National Park - Rajasthan

There is a news of declining number of tigers everyday and the Sariska National Park is trying to stop this tragedy as much as it can. This national park nestled in the lap of the Aravalli Range is mostly known for its contribution to the 'Project Tiger'. In the year 1958, this park was declared as National park as well as a wildlife sanctuary as before this, the whole area was just a place where animals used to live. The most attractive part about this national park is that you het tp see a variety of tigers here. There are other animals as well and the flora includes a number of medicinal herbs and plants other than many other species. Also good to see is the love with which the animals are kept here. There is no trapping them like most conventional zoos. They are all set free and let to roam around like they would have done in a forest but with the safety of not being poached for fun and entertainment. The kankwari Fort is another attraction which forms a part of this National Park.
It is famous for Indian tigers, Safaris and bird-watching. Early morning is the best time to visit the place. The most enjoyable part is the drive through the park.
Nancy Nance

743 Followers, 187 Reviews


We were lucky enough to beat the traffic and were running ahead of the planned time or so we thought. An idea popped up in Mr Bulty's mind(Founder of RoadRunner) that since we are ahead of time we might as well cover the beautiful Sariska National Park. We all stood by his decision and took the detour towards National Park from the multilane highway. The multilane superfast highway suddenly became a two way road traversing through countless villages and trees on both side and yes potholes too. I was kind of enjoying the roads, and decide to stop for the first photobreak. We spend a lot of time on that break, a little too much I guess. It was almost lunchtime by the time we arrived at the sariska safari point only to found out that there are no safaris until next hour or so. Hungry we decided to move on and return to the point where we saw the small hotel. We decided to stop for lunch. Earlier I was sceptical about the place and food offered there. Obviously didn't want to upset my stomach first day of the trip. At the end I end up eating more than what I normally eat, the food was delicious, served with love and very well can be the best meal of the entire trip. One thing was clear to me that in Rajasthan the least I would get will be the good food.
Achal Gupta

181 Followers, 43 Reviews


The trip to Sariska and back takes almost a full day, so it is advisable to keep aside a day for this. Also, an effort should be made to go earlier in the day to be able to view the most animals. There is a Hanuman mandir inside the reserve which is also pretty famous. But the best part of Sariska for me was a 9th century Shiva temple which our driver took us to. The road to the temple was horrible, but it was so worth it. The temple is stunning example of ancient architecture and carvings. I would recommend it to everyone (but i don't know the exact name of the place).
Radhika Murthy

215 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
wildlife safaris
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 80 for Indians, Rs 470 for Foreigners, Rs 2650 fpr jeep safari with 6 persons, Rs 400 for video camera

Rajbagh - Rajasthan

Rajbagh lake is one of the premium area of Ranthambore tiger reserve. It is in the Tourism Zone 3 which is always in great demand for wildlife safari permit.
Abhijeet Sawant

220 Followers, 1 Reviews


Maharana Pratap Memorial - Rajasthan

The most eye-catching feature of the Maharana Pratap Memorial in Udaipur is the statue of Maharana Pratap with his cheetak. You can get a good view of the various lakes of Udaipur once you reach the top of this place. Apart from this, there are small models of the Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh forts here. There is even a museum that a lot of visitors find interest in. There is even a model of the Haldighati Batttle Site. These will give you a detailed information about the history of the Rajput kings and these battles. There is no doubt that it is the ultimate place for the history buffs. The place is located on the banks of Lake Fateh Sagar on a hill top called Moti Magri.
Build atop the Moti Magri or Pearl Hill, overlooking the Fatah Sagar Lake, this memorial of the great Maharana Pratap Singh and his horse 'chetak' is an amazing sight to behold. Thousands of visitors flock daily to this site to pay their homage to the Rajput hero.
Chhavi Srivastav

173 Followers, 5 Reviews


It is just a statue on the top of a hill .
Anubhav Tyagi

242 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
Anytime you are around
Things to do
Explore Museum, Get an Insight into History
Open Hours
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day apart from public holidays
Budget
N/A

SajjanGarh Biological Park - Rajasthan

A fort atop the hills overlooking all the lakes. You can get their by a car or unleash your adventure junkie and enjoy a wonderful trekking experience to the fort entrance. You will be able to spot some glorious views of the city and other heritage sites from the fort. I never got the chance to visit the fort but like every Indian fort has, it is also associated with some haunted stories and thus the fort is closed as soon as the sun sets.
Akshit Aggarwal

8 Followers, 5 Reviews


Nice place, a good set of animals and mostly well kept with lots of open spaces. Best way to get around is to take the shared electric car. Best to couple with Monsoon palace.
Tushar Chaudhary

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Sunset Point - Rajasthan

Mount Abu in Rajasthan is a terrific tourist attractions and the Sunset at Sunset point is what you should definitely not miss. If you are a nature lover and keen to photograph the beauty of nature, then this is an ideal place. There is nothing extra ordinary here but the climate and the views make it a little more charming than many other hill stations. The best way to enjoy the sunset is while you take a boat ride in the Nakki Lake.
Just 3 Km from mount Abu, the place is thronged with tourists by the evening. The view is very pleasing and perfect for photography.
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


Slightly ahead of Nakki lake, a hill is thronged by tourists at dusk for viewing the sunset. The way up was a 20 minutes walk (via carts for the aged and infirm). While we could not see any special magic, sunset anywhere is a poignant and peaceful time. We soaked in as much of the pastel colours from the sky. During our trek to sunset point, we noticed Rabadi men and women, who were carting people up and down, sport chunky but beautifully crafted silver ornaments. We went about looking for these in the silver shops in Mount Abu. However nobody carried this variety as these are exclusively bought by the Rabadi people and is not popular among tourists. On the next day, we came across some unassuming silver shops in the local market. They got out their huge collection of the rustic but very stylish and contemporary crafts in the form of body adornments – pendants – bangles – anklets - amulets - in geometric shapes with random stones or deity embossments. We got some heavy silver bangles (kadhas) - one that was shaped like a ram head (the horn and the eyes clearly visible) and the other was a traditional abstract design with coloured stones. Tip: For craft lovers – this is a delight. Don’t waste your time looking for this in souvenir shops or Rajasthali
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Boat- rides, photography
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
Free

Saheliyon ki Badi - Rajasthan

Garden of the Maidens in English, Saheliyon ki Badi is among the top places to visit in Udaipur. The name describes what actually this attraction is about. It is simply a garden as well as a courtyard that was used by the royal maidens in the earlier times. Maharana Bhopal Singh was the king behind the making of this historical place. Basically, he did it for the 48 maidens of his wife who came along with her during marriage. The fountains in the garden was added only 125 years back to enhance the look of the place. They use natural pressure of the water and works without any motor. The fountains are made according to the seasons of summer, winter and monsoons with advanced technology of that time. The lush greenery will surely take you off your feet.
Flowers in full bloom, cool fountains and artistic architecture- this beautiful Badi is a perfect escape from the scorching desert sun. The garden is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. English translation of Saheliyon Ki Bari means "Garden of maids". This renowned garden is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, presenting a green retreat in the dry lands of Rajasthan. It was built in the 18th century by Maharana Sangram Singh for the royal women. Today, the crystalloid fountains, lotus pool, marbled elephants sprinkling water and many more attractions have made the garden a must visit for Udaipur explorers.
Chhavi Srivastav

173 Followers, 5 Reviews


Saheliyon ki Bari basically is a garden and courtyard for the royal maidens. It was built by Maharana Bhopal Singh as a recreational space for the 48 maidens that had accompanied his wife after their marriage. When it was built, it had just the garden but the fountains were added about 125 years ago and worked without any motor, they just use natural pressure of the fountain due to its shape and the water comes from Fateh Sagar lake.
Anubhav Tyagi

242 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Relax and soak in the nature
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Dilwara Jain Temple - Rajasthan

For those who practice Jainism, Mount Abu will hold much significance to them as it is home to the Dilwara Temples. Famous and known all around the globe, these temples never fail to draw tourists who come to visit Mount Abu. The temple is carved entirely out of white marble and the design oozes artistic flair. The five important temples here are Pitalhar, Vimal Vashi, Mahavir, Luna Vasi and Parshavanth. The temples were constructed as early as the 11th and 13th centuries. Even though much time has elapsed since then, these structures stand tall and beautiful and have not lost their luster. As a matter of fact, the Dilwara Temples are an important pilgrimage spot for the Jains.
Known for its extraordinary intricate architecture Dilwara temple is the finest Jain Temple. It’s been also compared to Taj Mahal because of the marvellous design and structure. Dilwara Temple consists of five major temples devoted to five jain trithankaras (saints). The entry is free but the timings need to be kept in mind which is 12 pm – 3 pm also no matter how much you would want, photography is prohibited here so it will be better if you leave that outside rather than getting your camera and then fixing up a place to deposit that.
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


Mount Abu is a must visit for many to go to the Dilwara Jain Temples for religious as well as touristy reasons. After coming back from Nakki lake we checked into hotel, rested for a while which comprised a heavy brunch and a shower. after this break, we hired a bike and were on our way to Dilwara temples. The temples are a mere 2.5 kms from here and even in the middle of June, we were blessed with cool, breezy (even misty) weather. After crossing an unassuming gate and some security procedures (no mobiles and sadly no camera) we were inside the temple complex. The temples are intricately carved and reflect the opulence of the era - 11th to 13th century. The extremely ornamental carvings depict the Jain gurus, gods and goddesses, animals and humans, flowers and stars and various pleasant patterns. Each panel on the wall or inside the ceiling dome is different from each other and our jaws dropped at the meticulous detailing. The movement of the dancers on the walls / ceilings seem to be frozen in stone. The compassion of a mother is aptly depicted on the face of a female deity looking at a child. There is so much more that we want to say - hanging necklaces, lifted toes with clear toe nails, swaying elephant trunks. It is difficult to imagine just how the sculptors succeeded in rendering such a soft appeal to the hard marble stone . The art works are like soft music with a calming rhythm that can’t but touch one's senses. However, after a while our eyes stopped registering. If one prefers minimalism, the detailing may seem a little tiresome and you start questioning the excesses and the connection with the concepts of austerity and frugality of Jain philosophy. Nonetheless there they are, in all their brilliance, and are most definitely among the much cherished treasures of India. Tip: Forget your fancy camera at the hotel. If you want to click photos here, you are in for disappointment. Cameras are allowed only in one of the temples which is also under renovation.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
It would be a shame if one gives this place a miss when one is in Mount Abu.
Things to do
Click some pictures, pray and just soak in the beauty and artistry of the place.
Open Hours
One can visit these temples any day of the week. It opens its gates at 12 noon and closes around 5:00 pm.
Budget
There is no entry fee that is charged to enter the temple.

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan

Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is Declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1960, spread over 288 sq, the home of panthers, bears, foxes, wild boars and migratory birds the sanctuary also has floral biodiversity with 112 varieties of plants.
Declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1960, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary has numerous places for sightseeing. The floral biodiversity of the sanctuary is quite rich with subtropical thorn forest at the foothills to evergreen forest along watercourses and valleys at higher altitudes. 112 plant families with 449 genera and 820 species fill up the sanctuary. Some of the three species of wild roses and 16 species of feras seen here are quite rare. In the southwest area, the sanctuary abounds in bamboo forests.It spreads out into a plateau which is about 19 km in length and six km in breadth. In altitude, it varies from 300 meters at the foot to 1722 meters at Guru Shikhar, the highest peak in Rajasthan.
Raj Gopal S Verma

207 Followers, 23 Reviews


This was the most interesting point for me. The Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 288 sq Km and houses around 250+ birds along with leopard, wild boar, Sambar, Langu, Chinkara and Sloth bear. But we couldn’t see all of them and the excitement was limited to bird watching. Still the entire feel was awesome. This place is full of floral beauty and is for people who are more of a nature hound and explorers.
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Wildlife adventure
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Guru Shikhar - Rajasthan

This charming place is at an altitude of 1722 meters almost and is the highest point of Rajasthan. This place is around 12 kilometers away from Mount Abu and provides the visitors with a marvelous view of the mountain and the surrounding valleys and ranges too. This is where the temple of Guru Dattatreya is. Dattatreya is said to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and his footprints have been enshrined on a stone here. the footprints of Swami Ramnathji are also here. the huge wooden bell handing from a small tower is the one whose toll can be heard from a long distance. The temple of Dattatreya’s mother is also nearby and worth a visit.
Guru Shikhar, a peak at an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters), is the highest point in Rajasthan. It is located at a distance of 15 km from Mount Abu. It has a commanding view of Abu and its surroundings. There is also a temple here of Lord Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Nishit Parekh

130 Followers, 8 Reviews


We biked up to Guru Shikhar in the morning. This was about 17 kms from Mount Abu. It is an ancient temple of Dattatreya, a three headed incarnation of Lord Vishnu perched atop a peak of Aravali (at an elevation of about 3000 ft – “Shikhar” – “summit”). It appeared to be a very popular destination among pilgrims. This was a marble carved temple enshrining a very peaceful marble idol of Dattatreya. A flight of stairs up there was a smaller shrine in the cave which, as per the legend, had the footprint of Lord Vishnu. While the shrine was beautiful, we were more impressed by the road between Mount Abu and Guru Shikhar. For one, Aravalis are very different in character from Himalayas. They are way more rocky, the rocks form structures that look like pieces of sculpture. The foliage was more adapted to a dry weather. There was predominance of palm trees of various varieties. Occasionally, a rare bougainvillea would surprise. The hills almost look like settings from an Arab themed resort. The climb up to Guru Shikar from where we had parked was slightly strenuous not withstanding the well maintained steps. On both sides there hawkers selling fruit juices, buttermilk and cut fruits and berries. Though it’s the farthest tourist spot, Guru Shikhar is a must do because of the lovely route as well as the enchanting climb that led to "God". Tip: Do look out for the pencils with small Rajasthani puppets on their head.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Things to do
Worship, sight- seeing
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Budget
Free

Kumbhalgarh - Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh, located about 105 km from Udaipur, is most famous for its brilliant Kumbhalgarh Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are fond of monuments, forts and palaces, this is the place for you. Situated on a hill, the walls of the fort spread across a grand 36 km making it one of the longest walls in the world. Do visit the fort for its magnificence and grandeur. Another great touristy spot is the wildlife sanctuary of Kumbhalgarh which is a must visit in the midst of a historical tour. Most of the palaces here have been converted into hotels and are a great way to experience the heritage and culture of an era gone by. Also visit Haldighati, a popular destination famous for the historical battle fought here. It offers you a peek into the battle and for a few hours, you are lost in time. Located an hour away is the popular and sacred Nathdwara Shrinathji Temple which is a must visit, if not for spiritual pursuits, then to admire the stunning Lake Rajsamand.
While you walk past the never ending walls of the Kumbhalgarh fort, not only you would glance upon the horizon from the top, but you would also appreciate the fact that the wall is next only to the Great Wall of China in terms of its length!
Tripoto

571 Followers, 602 Reviews


Kumbhalgarh is the birth place of Maharana Pratap. Kumbalgarh is situated 82 km northwest of Udaipur by road. It is the most important fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh and also a world heritage site. Road is single lane via Nathdwara. The place can be reached via NH 76 till Gogunda and again single lane road. The great battle between Rana pratap and Akbar was fought at the Ground of Haldighati which is a place near Gogunda The Kumbhalgarh fort has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometers, it is the second longest wall in the world. The frontal walls are fifteen feet thick. Kumbhalgarh has seven fortified gateways. There are over 360 temples within the fort, 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu. From the palace top, it is possible to see kilometres into the Aravalli Range. The sand dunes of the Thar Desert can also be seen from the fort walls.
Praveen Gupta

230 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Historical Places,Nature,Trekking,Wildlife
Open Hours
Budget

Barmer - Rajasthan

Barmer is a peaceful place wherein one can sit and relax. We had booked the Rishab Club and Resort. A wonderful place to stay.As there are very few places to see in Barmer, we first visited the Kiradu Temple. The temples are of 6th and 8th centuries with traces of the Gupta period found in the Shiva temple
paneri.aneri

9 Followers, 6 Reviews


Place where two brother's Meet.Now enemies
Satyakee Sulit Sinha

162 Followers, 6 Reviews


Savitri Temple - Rajasthan

Savitri was the name of the first wife of Lord Brahma and this temple in Pushkar is popular all over the world. The temple is situated behind the Brahma Temple and is perched on the peak of a hill. You have to climb quite a number of steps to reach the main shrine. This place has a lot of importance amongst the locales especially. More than worship, the front yard of this temple is like a watch point from where you can enjoy perfect panorama of the whole Pushkar. The beauty and tranquility of this place has a magical effect on the mind and the cool breeze is soothing too.
Temple is dedicated to Savitri – Brahma’s wife and located on the highest hill above the Pushkar. Climbing 702 steps might sound challenging, but magnificent view over the city and lake worth the effort. The legend states that Savitri did not appear on time for yajna (sacrifice) performed by Brahma at Pushkar, so he had chosen the local girl called Gayatri to accompany him. Gayatri became second wife of Brahma, although annoyed Savitri forced on Brahma that she will always be worshiped before Gayatri. This tradition is still being followed while worshiping.
Lohit Lodhwal

123 Followers, 8 Reviews


The temple complex offers amazing views of the Pushkar town.
Munish

391 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
Photography, worship
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Budget
Free

Brahma Temple - Rajasthan

A temple situated on the banks of the beautiful Khajur River, there are still no evidences as to when this temple was built. The temple is at present almost in ruins but whatever little is left of it looks awesome till date. The hude idols and temple designs are an evidence of very early styles of temple art and designing. There is no mandap here and there are no evidences if there were any earlier on. Apart from the idol of Lord Brahma there are also a number of idols of Lord Shiva. This contradiction in the name and number majority of idols often leaves tpurists and even historians in a great confusion. The confusion is that whether this temple was actually a Brahma Temple or was it a Shiva Temple with an idol of Lord Brahma established inside it.
Explore the ghats, the markets and the lassi (wink wink)
Shubham Shukla

309 Followers, 14 Reviews


The most famous among all is the Brahma Temple built during the 14th century CE. It is believed that Brahma himself chose the location for his temple. Very few temples of Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world.
Lohit Lodhwal

123 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Karauli - Rajasthan

This was once a princely capital of the Yadav Dynasty and is still considered as one of the holiest towns of Rajasthan with around 300 odd temples and religious places to visit. The city was founded by Maharaja Arjun Dev Yadav in 1348 and later developed and redeveloped by many of the same dynasty. The village is known mainly for the pale- red rocks with which many buildings and houses are also made. The living of the people is simple and their lifestyle is very traditional. It is a very small place and so you will not find any huge shopping mall or large restaurants in this area. If you rather want to go and taste the originality of Rajasthani cuisine and culture, this would be a perfect spot. The highlights of Karauli are Kaila DXevi Mandir, Madan Mohanji Temple, Mahavir Jain Temple and others.
Day 4: The trip through the national park will take you past small rural hamlets and countryside endowed with mustard fields all around. Here you have an opportunity to interact with the locals and gain greater insight into their lives. Day 5: An optional rest day
Art of Bicycle Trips

355 Followers, 40 Reviews


This small princely town dates back its history to the 11th century. We loop ride with picnic lunch around Kaila Devi National Park, a part of the Project Tiger and buffer zone to Ranthambore National Park. Named after the famous Kaila Devi temple situated here, the national park is a dense forested area with gorges. A unique mix of animals is found here including the Chinkara, Sambar, Hyena, Wild Bore etc. In the evening, we will explore the 500-year-old Karauli city palace full of frescos, fine stone carvings and paintings. This palace built in the 13th century by the Royal family; it still remains as their official residence and one of the most majestic structures of Karauli.
India on Bicycle

303 Followers, 27 Reviews


Best time to visit
Oct - March
Things to do
Pray, Tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Osian - Rajasthan

The deserts of Jodhpur are found in Osian. This place is also known as mini Jaiselmer (Thar desert) so if you are planning to give Jaisalmer amiss then Osian is totally the place for you.
Gargi Vishnoi

826 Followers, 84 Reviews


After breakfast, take a day trip to Osian (an hour's drive). Osian is an ancient desert town with some incredible temples dating from as far back as the 8th century AD. The refined stone carving work at Osian has given it the nickname of 'the Khajuraho of Rajasthan'. Spend some time exploring the temples- you can even take an optional camel ride through the desert. Return to your hotel in the afternoon, freshen up and head to the festival at the fort.
Nomad Travels

148 Followers, 55 Reviews


Khaba Fort - Rajasthan

Basically a Prison of Rajputana Era.
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Ankeeta Bboruah

201 Followers, 5 Reviews


Chokhi - Rajasthan

One of the best holiday resorts in Jaipur, this is in a village theme setup. There is nothing you will be left to copmplain about after the royal treatment you will be welcomed with out here. Everything from the rooms to the ambience, food and beauty is just superb. A trip out here will remain etched your ind and heart forever.
The best place to visit in jaipur. The place where you can have the feel of Rajasthani culture, art and craft, folk dance and obviously the food. The haldighati, games, magical show, other shows, folk dance, camel ,elephant ride, bajra ke roti , and the traditional food of Rajasthan. A place not to be missed if you are in Jaipur. Although its ticket is on higher side but its worth :)
Chhavi Vaibhav Sharma

153 Followers, 9 Reviews


I am a frequent visitor to Jaipur and the credit goes to this place. This place is so much full of vibrant and life that you just cant get enough. Entering the place you see small troupe performing welcoming you in a traditional way. Then you have lot of Rajasthani cuisine. People singing the folk songs performing various type of stunts, magician sweeping you off your feet and the handicraft to win your heart.
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mystic Dervish - Rajasthan

Our Rajasthan diaries began at Mystic Dervish in Jaisalmer. The owner himself is an avid backpacker, a down-to-earth fellow who will make all arrangements for you to go backpacking in Rajasthan. At Mystic Dervish, the hostel for backpackers, we received a warm welcome even in the frigid winter of Rajasthan.
SHASHANK

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Great view of the fort and very economical stay option. Well suited for backpackers.
Abhinaba Chatterjee

228 Followers, 58 Reviews


Salim Singh Ki Haveli - Rajasthan

Another beautiful gem of Jaisalmer, this mansion was built by Salim Singh in the year 1815 when Jaisalmer was the capital of the Rajput Kingdom. Salim Singh was the Prime Minister of the court at that time and this was his residence. The specialty of this mansion that makes it stand out from others is the fact that the bricks and stones of this are not joined with cement and mortar. They are joined with long and strong iron rods. The mansion is so huge that it is said the king was also jealous of it. It is also one of the most innovative buildings of that era. The theme from which the design of the mansion was inspired is a dancing peacock. The 38 balconies projecting out resembles a peacock dancing. The intricate designs of the walls and pillars are also remarkable.
Salim Singh-ki-Haveli is famous for its intricate etched architecture and engraves on its arched ceilings.
Pushpendra Gautam

231 Followers, 7 Reviews


Salim Singh ki haveli has been built on the remains of an older haveli built in the late 17th century. The new building was built in the year 1815 and was occupied by the Mehta family of Jaisalmer. They were the most influential family of their time. This haveli was commissioned by Salim Singh, the then Prime Minister of the kingdom when Jaisalmer was the capital. The haveli has a distinct architecture. The roof has been constructed in the form of Peacock. The haveli is situated beside the hills near the Jaisalmer Fort
Anuradha Anmol

195 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Budget
RS 10/- for Indians, RS 15/- foreign tourists, RS 50/- per still camera, 100 per camcorder

Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli - Rajasthan

This mansion in the heart of Jaisalmer is rated as the best in the city in terms of splendor. This mansion was the residence of Diwan Nathmal ji Mohta, who was the Prime Minister of the Maharaja of Jaisalmer at that time. The construction credit goes to a Muslim brother duo, Hathu and Lulu. The light color sandstone and the beautiful life size statues made in the mansion are remarkable. The pair of huge elephants on both the sides of the entrance seems like they are guarding the mansion as well as welcoming the guests inside. Inside the mansion the walls are filled with beautiful paintings and carvings of various incidents from daily lives, floral motifs and also modern equipments such as cars and fans. It is said that the builders had not seen these things ever but they made them with mere imagination of what they had heard from other people.
The first floor of the palace is lined with incredibly appealing paintings which are painted using 1.5 kilograms of gold.
Pushpendra Gautam

231 Followers, 7 Reviews


This Haveli is marvel in stone architecture. Maharawal Bairisal got this ornamental two storied haveli constructed in the year 1885 A. D. and gifted it to Nathimal, his Diwan. Stone elephants on both sides of the platform of the haveli signify the grandeur and position of diwan. The 7th generation of Nathimal lives in this haveli. Hence we were not allowed to go inside. But we can see the haveli from outside.
Anuradha Anmol

195 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Budget
Free

Patwon-Ki-Haveli - Rajasthan

Yet another beautiful mansion in Jaisalmer, it was started by Guman Chand Patwa. The mansion took 55 years to be completed. Guman’s sons completed it later. The most beautiful features of this mansion are the archways, gateways and especially the balconies, known as jharokhas. The golden color of the mansion catches the eye of every visitor at once. The tour of the whole mansion will take not more than 45 minutes. This is no doubt one of the most splendid residences in the beautiful city.
This cluster of 5 Havelis was the first one to be erected in Jaisalmer and was the official residence of the ministers and landlords of the royal times. It was a small street and the at some places the Havelis on both side of the road were so close that neighbours could even pass stuff from one home to another. The architecture was so fine and intricate. The street was crowded and cluttered and was bustling with everyday life.
Smiti Maini

289 Followers, 123 Reviews


The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. It is believed that Patwa was a rich man and was a renowned trader of his time. He could afford and thus ordered the construction of separate stories for each of his 5 sons. These were completed in the span of 50 years. All five houses were constructed in the first 60 years of the 19th century. The havelis are also known as the ‘mansion of brocade merchants’. This name has been given probably because the family dealt in threads of gold and silver used in embroidering dresses. However, there are theories, which claim that these traders made considerable amount of money in Opium smuggling and Money-lending. This is the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. This haveli is presently occupied by the government, which uses it for various purposes. The office of the Archeological Survey of India and State art and craft department is situated in the haveli itself.
Anuradha Anmol

195 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
Tours, photography
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Budget
RS 30/-

The Trio - Rajasthan

The Trio Restaurant near Mandir Palace, Jaisalmer serves delectable, lip smacking food. I thoroughly enjoyed their laal maas with naam accompanied by chilled beer!
Travel Toes

25 Followers, 6 Reviews


Quality restaurant (mentioned in even Lonely Planet & Outlook Traveller).
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Samode Haveli - Rajasthan

Near the Jawrasingh Gate in Jaipur, the Samode haveli is a 3- star hotel with a sprawling setting. This is actually a palace turned into a hotel and is one of the prime luxury resorts of the city. As you can expect, the hotel is beautiful inside out with the classic decorations, huge rooms and corridors. The rooms are deluxe and staying here gives you ultinmate comfort. all modern facilities that you can think of are present at your service here whenever you need them. The staff is every welcoming and you can expect their help whenever needed.
Again distant from the samode bagh and complex, haveli was made for short stays for the royals. It consists of a dining hall, a wide open passage and a lounge. Now samode haveli is used as a fine dining restaurant.
Ankita Misra

476 Followers, 70 Reviews


In the Old City are stylish rooms at Samode Haveli, a majestic old mansion in Gangapole. The Heritage hotel is well located and yet very peaceful, as it doesn't entertain large groups. Live the princely life in Sheesh Mahal Suites. Couples can pick the central courtyard for a romantic starlit dinner.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bada Bagh - Rajasthan

This literally means a “Big Garden”. This is an estate that was constructed by Mahrawal Jait Singh in the 16th Century on the Ramgarh Road. The main attractions here are a dam, a tank and a garden. All of these were built by large blocks of stone and are known as jait band and jai tsar. All of these have been named after the man who made them. Also beautiful are the cenotaphs or “chhatris” which belong to one ruler each. The oldest among these is the cenotaph of Mahrawal Jait Singh.
Next, our guides took us to Badabagh. Badabaugh in Jaisalmer is a famous place for a traveler to see. Bada (big) Bag (garden) was built by Maharawal Jait Sinh II in V.S. 1585. On the hill there are beautiful historical Chhatris or memorial of Maharawals of Jaisalmer.
Anuradha Anmol

195 Followers, 10 Reviews


We stopped at this garden complex on our way to Lodurva. 6 km North of Jaisalmer, Bada Bagh is an interesting spot if you can spend sometime checking out the cenotaphs constructed to commemorate the Maharajas of Jaisalmer state. Good spot for taking pictures.
Sanjay Bhattacharya

163 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
Excursions, garden tours
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Budget
RS 10/- for Indians, RS 15/- for Foreign, RS 50/- for still camera, RS 100/- for camcorder

Amer - Rajasthan

Amer was the capital of Rajasthan before Jaipur and is also a princely city like many other in this state. The main attraction here is the Amer or Amber fort which is a 14th century fort that was built by Maharaja Man Singh. Maharja Man Singh was the nephew of Jodha Bai, the wife of Emperor Akbar and also played a pivotal role in the army of Akbar. The palace was built in marble and red sandstone and the lake here adds to the charm. The fort has now lost much of its glory but the historical richness can never be taken away.
Day 1 : Start with Anokhi museum near Amer Fort
Aparna Acharya

283 Followers, 23 Reviews


An enormous fort in the middle of the city; beautiful and powerful in it's architecture. Hire a guide and visit this historical beauty.
Harini Sridharan

352 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/a
Things to do
tours, photography
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 100 for Indians, Rs 200 for foreigners, Rs 10 for Indian students and Rs 100 for foreigner students

Amer Palace - Rajasthan

This is one of the most magnificent forts in not only Jaipur but in the entire state of Rajasthan. The main area of the fort is covered by a royal palace which is a mix of white marble, pink and pale yellow sandstone. The palace has four parts and each of them has their personal courtyard as well. You can easily consider taking an elephant ride up and down if the budget permits. Suraj Pol is the entry gate of the fort and the main courtyard is named as Jaleb Chowk. There is another gate here called the Chand Pol as well. For those who are a little religious do not forget to check out and pray at the Siladevi Temple within the fort. Overall, the place has a spectacular architecture and the planned structure will surely mesmerize you.
Go in with a guide and you will fall in love with the rich grandeur and heritage
Chasing Sunsets

429 Followers, 31 Reviews


On the last day of my trip, I visited the Amber Fort which is located on a hill and overlooking Moata Lake. Also known as Amer Fort and Amer Palace, it is built with red sandstone and marble consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. Amber Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. It also has four courtyards each with its own entry gate. Elephant rides are also available upto the main gate of the fort.
Jerry Zacharias Johny

144 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
Late afternoon
Things to do
Explore the fort
Open Hours
8:00 am- 6:00 pm (last entry- 5:30 pm)
Budget
Indians: INR 25, Foreigners: INR 200, Guide In Person: INR 200, Audio Guide- Hindi/English- INR 100/INR 150 respectively.

Longewala-The Battlefield - Rajasthan

It is said that The Battle of Longewala was a turning point In India’s scuffle against Pakistan in 1971. This has forever been surrounded by controversy.
Travel Toes

25 Followers, 6 Reviews


Historical place must visit.
Vineet Kaur

46 Followers, 11 Reviews


Bikaner - Rajasthan

Bikaner is said to be the most colourful of all the cities of Rajasthan. It is not as developed as the other touristy places and that's probably why it still holds the Rajasthani spirit in its true form and colour. A maze of narrow streets, fort walls and fine old Havelis outline this medieval city. The Karni Mata Temple is believed to be the holiest temple in all of the city. Thousands of rats, who are considered pious, flock and run about the temple and are protected, worshipped and even fed. Rajput art and architecture shines in all its glory in this desert city with forts, palaces and temples modelled with red and yellow sandstone. Most of the palaces, such as the Laxmi Niwas Palace and Lallgarh Palace have been turned into heritage hotels, where you may consider staying. Amongst all others, the colossal that stands out is the Junagarh Fort. The many palaces, temples in the premises are now preserved as museums and upholds the grandiose lifestyle of the past Maharanas. There are also a couple of notable Jain temples, the famous most being Jain Temple Bhandasar. Starting from Kalbeliya and Ghoomar dances to the taste and aroma of Dal Baati Churma, lehsun ki chutney and the sweetness of ghevar and halwa, from camel rides to sand dune camping, Bikaner is an array of experiences.
Bikaner does not have many places to see..Its more known for the 'namkeen' and 'rasgullas'. On the outskirts of the city is the Karni Mata Temple.In this temple rats are considered holy and u can see millions of them running all around. You are considered lucky if you spot a white one! Dont miss the namkeen and rasgullas and ghewar from 'Chotu Motu'.
Sindhu Pai

200 Followers, 6 Reviews


Passed through Bikaner and stopped here for Lunch
Sumit Vaswani

125 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Desert,Historical Places,Luxury Holidays
Open Hours
Budget

Churu - Rajasthan

Lined with heritage havelis in a deserted area of Rajasthan is Churu. It is considered as the gateway to the Thar Desert. Like an oasis in the midst of the shifting sand dunes of the desert, the village also overlooks a few limestone hills. Churu is embedded with glorious architectural havelis, many with fresco paintings. The painted havelis are your guide to untold stories of ancient Rajasthan. Take your time around these havelis for you may miss out the beautiful hidden courtyard or the magnificent ceiling. With hundreds of small windows and pigeons flying through them is the haveli of Kanhaiyalal Bagla. It has its own character and style with the beautiful love stories of Sassi-Punnu and Dhola-Maru etched on the southern and western walls. Sethani ka Johra with its strategic planning and construction once used to be the storehouse of water that served the locals during a drought. It is now in a dilapidated condition. The mammoth fort of Ratangarh dates back to 1820 AD and was built by Surat Singh, the Raja of Bikaner. Due to repeated attacks, the fort is no more the giant it used to be. These sites are nevertheless worth a visit for a glimpse of the royal past. You may stay at Malji ka Kamra for a royal stay. The mouthwatering local cuisine will certainly bind you to its Indian roots and make you long for more.
As mentioned earlier, the people in Rajasthan are probably the most friendly faces around in the country.Thus, it is very viable to travel to a small city like Churu and get to know the real culture of the rajasthani people inside out. Keep in mind however that this should be a strictly day trip as there is not much to do apart from spending time with the locals. Once you are done soaking up the culture make a short trip to any of the famous cities around to move further in your journey. Things to do: Mingle with locals,culture,Learn cooking rajasthani food and pottery.
Sonali Gurung

115 Followers, 71 Reviews


As mentioned earlier, the people in Rajasthan are probably the most friendly faces around in the country.Thus, it is very viable to travel to a small city like Churu and get to know the real culture of the rajasthani people inside out. Keep in mind however that this should be a strictly day trip as there is not much to do apart from spending time with the locals. Once you are done soaking up the culture make a short trip to any of the famous cities around to move further in your journey.
Nandan Priyadarshi

429 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Desert,Historical Places,Nature
Open Hours
Budget

Jaipur House - Rajasthan

Jaipur House is a three start luxury hotel in Mount Abu, well known for their luxurious services.
His Highness Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur built the Jaipur House at Mount Abu in 1897. He was given the choice of selecting the best site by the then ruler of Sirohi State. Jaipur House was built in serene Rajput architecture on the high cliff over looking the magnificent Nakki Lake and the plateau below. The Present Maharaja of Jaipur, Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh , MVC and Her Highness Maharani Padmini Devi have converted this palace into a grand heritage Hotel complete with all the facilities of international standard. As you walk into the grand interiors and are received with gracious warmth, you’ll sense that his is a superior Heritage Hotel.
Nishit Parekh

130 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Mount Abu
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Sanganer - Rajasthan

Sanganer is 16 km south of Jaipur, well for textile printing, handmade paper industry, and Jain temples.
Day 2: Block printing workshop. a hands on experience
Aparna Acharya

283 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Things to do
City Tour, Shopping
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
Free

City Pulse - Rajasthan

City Pulse is well known shopping mall complex in Jaipur nearby Narayan Singh Rd, Rambagh.
Sev puri and Bombay sandwich of this place is so amazing you cant stop eating. A Must Try!
Ria Kumbhat

156 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Things to do
Shopping
Open Hours
10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Budget
Free

Abu Road - Rajasthan

Abu Road is city in Sirohi district of Rajasthan.
The entry to Mount Abu is possible through this place only. The railway lines passes through Abu Road and one has to de board the train for going to the Mount Abu.
Raj Gopal S Verma

207 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tour
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Kumbhalgarh National Park - Rajasthan

This beautiful park forms a major attraction on your way to Udaipur. This falls under the Rajsamand District and covers parts of Udaipur, Rajsamand as well as the Pali districts of Rajasthan. The park is spread over a large area and is the only in Rajasthan where you can spot a number of different kinds of wolves engaged in their daily activities. The other animals include leopards, sloth- bears, hyena, jackals, jungle cat, sambhal, nilgai, chinkara and hare. There are also birds here such as red spur owls, orioles, golden parakeets, bulbul, ducks, grey pigeons and kingfishers. The native flora and fauna are therefore present here at their best.
You will have rich experience of wildlife which is so vivid and enchanting. So it is must for adventure freaks!
Rituparna Samaddar

203 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Things to do
Wildlife safaris, jungle tours
Open Hours
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Budget
RS 100/- on weekdays, RS 75/- on weekends

Karni Mata Temple - Rajasthan

The Karni Mata Temple is on a hill top known as Machla and gives a great views of the city on one side and on the other of the beautiful Lake Pichola. This place more than anything holds a lot of religious importance for people especially for the locals. The belief in the goddess can be seen with the crowd that accumulates here from among the locals as well as other Indians. The place can either be reached through a ropeway or through the stairs.
You have to buy the tickets for ropeway to reach this place. Beautiful top view of the city and darshan of Karni mata will make your day.
Bhargavi Rathi

12 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
Anytime you are around
Things to do
Pray, Enjoy Scenic Views
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sajjangarh - Rajasthan

This is the monsoon palace, mostly dilapidated and shoddy. Good place for a view of the entire city, makes more sense to visit this place in the evenings.
Tushar Chaudhary

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Eklingji & Nagda Temples - Rajasthan

This 1200 year old temple is surely one of the things to do in Udaipur that you should add in your itinerary. It is believed that Eklingji is the official diety of all the Mewar Princely States. The entire temple is made from stones and the best part is that it is well-maintained and clean unlike a lot of other temples worldwide. Also, people who are driving from Udaipur to Jodhpur can easily explore the place because of its location. The actual temple god is God Shiva. It is going to take only 20-25 minutes in the vicinity for prayers and exploration. Do visit this place when in Udaipur.
The Ekling Ji temple complex is said to be 1200 years old and Eklingji is believed to be the ruling deity of Mewar Princely State and the Ruler Maharana rules as his Dewan. The site has a complex of stone temples and is maintained very well.
Anubhav Tyagi

242 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Udaipur
Things to do
Pray, Explore
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Pichola - Rajasthan

Pichola also known as Pichola Haveli is another of the tourist attractions that catch the attention of quite a number of people when in Udaipur. Along with a great architecture, the best part about the place is it being a luxurious hotel that gives a feel of royalty to those who become a guest. The royal treatment definitely leaves a mark in the memory of the relaxing, comforting journey you’ve had. Pichola also has a good landscape of green mountains surrounding it. There are various parts of the palace where you can choose to stay and one of the best is the Raj Niwas. The Lake Pichola and Jag Mandir Palace is easily visible, giving an experience that is worth remembering.
There are places that lose their charm quickly and then there are places that stay with you long after you have left them, Pichola is definitely in the latter class. The hotel that I was staying at (Raj Niwas) was at the lake and I couldn't have chosen a better location to stay. Morning you have your scrambled eggs with Pichola and the green mountains surrounding it greeting you and you finish your day with Roof Top Drinks with Lake Palace and Jag Mandir Palace all lit up and mirroring themselves in the Pichola Waters. It's beautiful. It Truly is!
Vikas Agarwal

154 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Relax in the Comfort of the Palace
Open Hours
All Round the Clock
Budget
Depends on the room- Starts at INR 2299

Ambrai Ghat - Rajasthan

The trip to Udaipur is incomplete without a dinner at this place. This restaurant not only has the best view in Udaipur but also has amazing food.
Tushar Chaudhary

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Swaroop Vilas - Rajasthan

Swaroop Vilas is a luxury hotel located in Udaipur that a lot of visitors consider for stay purpose when in the city. According to the guests, the hotel is not only nice, clean and comfortable but also has high level of hospitality. There are a lot of restaurants with food options and for those who want to unwind a bit, do not forget to get a massage at their spa facility. The hotel is located in a peaceful and less busy vicinity making it quite serene for the guests. The rooftop restaurant is a must try especially during winters. The rooms are fully furnished with the comfort of a home. There is a swimming pool to relax by during the evening time. Overall, it is an experience not to be missed when in the city.
great hospitality by staffs
Rituparna Samaddar

203 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Relax, unwind
Open Hours
Check in- 12 noon, Check out- 11:00 AM
Budget
Starts at INR 2037

Jagdish Temple - Rajasthan

Located in the old city of Udaipur, this is again one of the temples you should visit for the craft and interiors. The architecture is something that will surely catch your attention. If you are a historical buff, this is one of the things to do in Udaipur. There are ceremonies and musical shows held most of the times inside the temple. One of the activities to be done here is to feed the squirrels that can be seen in large numbers. It is just a few minutes from Lake Palace and can be combined and planned together. The idols as well as the carvings are quite old as well as has aesthetic value to it. The environment is serene and gives you a relaxed feel away from the hustle- bustle of city life.
Craft and interiors of the temple is something to be watched for.
Rituparna Samaddar

203 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Udaipur
Things to do
Get religious
Open Hours
5:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Budget
N/A

Jagdish Temple intersection - Rajasthan

This is a part of the Jagdish Temple only but one that is located in the centre of the marketplace. The place is normally visited by the local people every day on a religious forefront. It is more of a local temple for offering prayers. However, once in the marketplace, do check out the temple to see more of the Rajasthani architecture.
A temple in the middle of the marketplace.
Harini Sridharan

352 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in the marketplace
Things to do
Offer prayers
Open Hours
5:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Budget
N/A

Lake View Guest House - Rajasthan

the view is awesome from this place.. food is great.. anything will do with that view i loved my room.. amenities where great.. a must stay place in udaipur.. all the tourist spots are near from here it just costed me 600 rs for non ac room
Shetty Raksha

278 Followers, 56 Reviews


Hotel Silver Oak - Rajasthan

view is bad.. food is bad.. non ac costed me 1500 rs..it was a poor choice from my side.
Shetty Raksha

278 Followers, 56 Reviews


Bailey's Walk - Rajasthan

If the prospect of trekking excites you then you must try Bailey’s Walk when you visit Mount Abu. The long trail begins at the Nakki Lake and one is directed forward by means of sign boards. The first task of the trek involves climbing some mountains and then a flight of 54 steps which lead to the temple of the Goddess Aghai. From there one has to carry on to a place called Kanerkund where the water is believed to remain clean round the year. It is with this thought in mind that many people come visiting the place. Some drink the water while others take it some home to cook with. The sunset here is beautiful and amidst the many rocks that one gets to see, Toad Rock is the most beautiful.
Take a silent walk, listening to the hustle of leave and the birds chirping. It is a meandering trail that starts from Sun Set road and reaches down to the banks of the Nakki Lake at nearly its South West point.
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
Avoid the summer months if possible as it can get quite warm and sultry.
Things to do
Enjoy the natural beauty of the hills and rocks while one is on the trek.
Open Hours
The best time would be to set out early morning on the trek.
Budget
Free

CAFE SHIKIBO - Rajasthan

For a taste of all things European, Café Shikibo in Mount Abu is the place to be at. The café is considered to be ‘the haunt’ and is visited by many locals and tourists too. The ambiance of the place is cozy and one will see quite a few people engrossed in a conversation here while sipping on cups of coffee and gorging on some lip-smacking delights. Some of the crowd favorites include their cappuccino, iced mocha coffee and a range of iced drinks. When it comes to snacks, their hash browns, grilled burgers, muffins, onion rings, and waffles are simply to die for.
This is a biker style cafe, well done up place albeit a little out of place in the simplicity of Mount Abu. The management fares highly on the hospitality. However the orange coffee, hot chocolate and black forest cake that we ordered left a lot to be desired. Nonetheless the peaceful environment gave us the opportunity for sitting and typing some of our blog. Tip: Enjoy the place for what it has to offer but do not compare it with joints in Delhi.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
This café should be visited whenever one is in Mount Abu.
Things to do
Forget your diet and simply pile of the calories here.
Open Hours
The café remains open all through the week from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Budget
For two people to eat here, the minimum one would need to pay is about INR 200.00

Rabbit farm Angoora Cooperative - Rajasthan

Between Achaleshwar and Mount Abu we noticed a rabbit farm. This cooperative society bred Angoora rabbits for their fur. They seared the fur and wove scarves, shawls etc. We saw the farm and the array of handloom where workers were weaving subtle patterns using the super soft angoora wool. Tip: You can pick up their wonderful products and they give you discounts too.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Monsoon Palace - Rajasthan

I was with my friends and wanted to watch the sunset. The beautiful view of the sunset and the aravali hills will mesmerize you. Do not forget the sit and touch the clouds and the feel the AIR
Bhargavi Rathi

12 Followers, 18 Reviews


The museum was set up in the year 1962 and is a place of cultural activity in Mount Abu – the only hill station in Western and Central India. The place is divided into two section where the first one houses exhibits of tribal huts and the lifestyle that these people lead. It showcases their musical instruments, pottery, cooking ware, weapons, ornaments worn by the women of these tribes like ‘damani’, ‘guthma toda’, ‘kanski berla’, ‘barly’, and ‘gaga wala thoomar.’ It also displays the clothing worn by these tribes. The second section displays paintings that have been inspired by the lain images of Sirohi, the raga-raginins, shields and also has a small canon called ‘Topdi.’
This is a cosy display which can be broadly classified into two segments. The first segment carried items from daily life of the locals. The neat display here has a variety of clothes, ornaments, arms and votive items; The second segment has relics from the ancient temples and structures in the vicinity. We saw some magnificent statues of the Gods Shiv, Agni, Vishnu and Jain gurus and apsaras that dated between 8th and 13th century. We were the only visitors and it was quaint that they switched on the lights and fans for us. Tip: A must do for tourists who like museums
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Make it a point to visit this museum when you are in Mount Abu.
Things to do
Grab a glimpse of the structures of Devdasi and Nartakis that are from the 6th century AD.
Open Hours
The place is closed on Fridays and all gazetted holidays. For the rest of the week it is open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Budget
One would have to contact the authorities here to find out about this.

Moti Magri - Rajasthan

Moti Magri is the reflection of the enriched history and culture of not only the Rajput and Mewar clans but also of the battles that a lot of Rajput kings fought. One of them being Maharana Pratap. The first thing that you will see at Moti Magri is the huge statue of this brave king on his horse cheetak. Moti Magri is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. There is a park as well where people can sit, relax and may be spend some quality time in the peaceful nature.
A compendium of exhibits on Udaipur's rich history and culture. Also a park overlooking the Fatehsagar lake, with statues of Maharana Pratap and his loyal horse Chetak.
Harini Sridharan

352 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably evening
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Hukam Restaurant - Rajasthan

Excellent service. PS:- Think before you order. (Quantity is gargantuan!!!)
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Aapni Dani - Rajasthan

This is one restaurant in Udaipur that has a Rajasthani theme and ambiance. Along with some great Rajasthani food, there are cultural shows for which the place is quite renowned. Folk dance, puppet shows and magic shows are also some of the entertainment options, visitors have. There are also shows of kids walking on a rope. The buffet system of food makes it extremely comfortable to eat. However, one thing that you need to know is that the restaurant is a little on the outskirt of the city and takes a little effort to reach. The entry calls for a grand welcome along with complimentary buttermilk. A good way to spend quality 3-4 hours with family or friends.
A Rajasthani themed restaurant, where one can get tasty food and various cultural shows like the puppet show, folk dance, hilarious magic show and a show where a kid walk on the rope. It's a buffet system so eat all you can and no one bothers. The place is located on the outskirts and pretty difficult to find but once you enter you will be welcomed by smiling faces with Buttermilk. It's place where one can spend 3-4 hrs easily with family. I don't want to pour in details of the various events but they are definitely worth trying. Next comes the best part, the dinner. Dinner is served at a big hut where one has to sit on the traditional rajasthani mats. Various dishes starting from traditional starters to main course and Dessert all will be served by smiling people. Who will practically force you to try out various dishes. Dal bati churma and Jalebi is the must try. For the diet concious people please avoid this people as these folks will just pour a glass full of desi ghee on the dishes to enhance the taste.
Achal Gupta

181 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
After sunset
Things to do
Have fun, let loose, and enjoy Rajasthani delicacies
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Gyan Sarovar Retreat Center - Rajasthan

Gyan Sarovar Retreat Center is officially known as The Academy for a Better World, founded by Brahma Kumaris in 1996.
The Gyan Sarovar Complex at Mount Abu is reminiscent of ‘Mansarovar’, about which a legend goes that anyone who dipped into the lake emerged in the form of a fairy or an angel. Gyan Sarovar is said to be an environment which enables individuals to dip into the ‘Lake of Knowledge’ and emerge highly transformed. Founded by the Brahma Kumaris in 1996, the Gyan Sarovar Academy for a Better World was inaugurated as part of the celebration of the University’s 60th anniversary. The Academy is an international campus – a place where men, women and children can reach their unique human potential and cultivate the values of our common humanity.
Raj Gopal S Verma

207 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Mount Abu
Things to do
Spiritual organisation
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Saheliyo Badi Garden - Rajasthan

In the northern part of the beautiful city of Udaipur is built the Saheliyon Ki Bari. This was built by Maharaja Sangram Singh in the year 1710. This pretty garden is like a fairy land. It is said that this garden was built for the recreation of 48 women who were the attendants of the princess who came as a part of her dowry. The main features of this beautiful place are marble elephants, waterfalls, flowers and lush greenery.
Saheliyon ki badi (Courtyard of the maidens). King Sangram Singh had built this enthralling garden in 1710. This garden was laid out for their leisure time. King Sangram and Princess Shankuntala came here to spend there weekends. It has 48 women attendants who came as part of a princess’s dowry and has beautiful, well-maintained fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and a delightful lotus pool. Saheliyon Ki Badi is one of the most beautiful gardens and a major tourist destination in Udaipur. It is the garden of maids.
Santa Jocita

111 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
Relax
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Budget
RS 5/-

Palace Hotel Bikaner House - Rajasthan

It was the Council of Regency that saw the construction of this hotel in the year 1893. The Palace Hotel was designed by Sir Swinton Jacob who happened to be an eminent architect at that point in time when the British ruled India. It was later in 1962 that Maharaja Karni Singhji decided to turn this residence into a fine hotel. The hotel now has 33 rooms, each one different from the other. The place has two tennis courts, a billiards room and allows one to play indoor games like table tennis, chess, etc. One can also make use of the 150 seater conference room for meetings or gatherings. Some of the facilities provided include a private lake that can be used by the guests who stay at the hotel, a doctor on call, a front desk that provided information a and help round the clock and a restaurant that serves delectable dishes.
Bikaner House, on the outskirts of Mount Abu, is a beautiful property in the style of Rajasthan haveli. The place is surrounded with well maintained gardens and a lotus tank. We wanted to have a late lunch but given that lunchtime was over, we had to make do with tea and mixed pakoras. This turned out to be a very delectable experience after all since both the tea and pakoras were very tasty.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever you visit Mount Abu and wish to spend the vacation here lavishly.
Things to do
Experience royalty here at the Hotel.
Open Hours
Check out time here is 12 noon.
Budget
The price of the rooms here starts at INR 7500.00 and go upwards depending on one’s choice of room.

Arbuda Devi Temple - Rajasthan

One will find the Adhar Devi Temple to the North of Mount Abu and it is dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Durga. In order to reach this place, one has to climb a flight of 365 steep steps. The place is a pilgrimage site and the reason why it is named so is because the adhar of the Goddess Durga that fell here and was found to be hanging mid-air. The temple offers one lockers and storage facilities as well as washrooms for ladies and gents. One is allowed to carry their cameras to capture pictures and videos. The temple is beautiful and offers one a great view of the surroundings. One ill feel a sense of peace and calm overwhelm you when one visits this temple.
Mount Abu was originally called Arbudanchal, named after Arbuda Devi. We visited the arbuda temple which is at a higher altitude and can be reached by climbing up a flight of stairs. This was the last place we visited before ending out trip of Mount Abu and heading for Delhi. It took us approximately 20 minutes to reach the shrine using stairs. And we are glad that we made the effort since this was a cave temple. We had to crouch through a very narrow hole to enter the Sanctom Santorum that housed a gorgeous stone image in black decked with ornaments and silk. The goddess apparently is one of the forms of Shakti and is extremely revered among the locals.
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
During the Navratri season.
Things to do
Pray for oneself and family when you visit the temple.
Open Hours
All through the week and even on holidays frm 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Budget
Free

Dilwara Jain Temples - Rajasthan

One of the architectural wonders of the world, the Dilwara Jain Temples is sometimes considered architecturally superior than the Taj Mahal also. These temples are surrounded by lush green hills and look like nothing extra ordinary from the outside. As you enter the temples, you find human skills displayed at its best. The temples were built during the 11th to 13th century during which time there was no road transport to transport the marble blocks till this height. It is known that the task was done by elephants. The ornamental carvings in the walls, ceilings and pillars of the temple are marvelous. The creativity of artisans even so long ago can leave any one in awe. There are 5 main temples inside that are dedicated to a tirthankara each. These are the Sri Mahavir Swami Temple. Sri Adinath or Vimal Vashi Temple, Shri Parshvanath Temple, Shri Rishabhdaoji or Peethalhar Temple, Shri neminath Ji or Lunaashahi Temple.
Dilwara temples are the most revered ancient temples of Jains. Although the Jains built some beautiful temples at other places of India, including Rajasthan, it is believed that none come close to these in terms of architectural perfection and style. The ornamental detail spreading over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels is simply amazing.
Raj Gopal S Verma

207 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
2:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
Worship, photography
Open Hours
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Budget
Free

Dilwara Temples - Rajasthan

For those who practice Jainism, Mount Abu will hold much significance to them as it is home to the Dilwara Temples. Famous and known all around the globe, these temples never fail to draw tourists who come to visit Mount Abu. The temple is carved entirely out of white marble and the design oozes artistic flair. The five important temples here are Pitalhar, Vimal Vashi, Mahavir, Luna Vasi and Parshavanth. The temples were constructed as early as the 11th and 13th centuries. Even though much time has elapsed since then, these structures stand tall and beautiful and have not lost their luster. As a matter of fact, the Dilwara Temples are an important pilgrimage spot for the Jains.
Art & Architecture exemplified.
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
It would be a shame if one gives this place a miss when one is in Mount Abu.
Things to do
Click some pictures, pray and just soak in the beauty and artistry of the place.
Open Hours
One can visit these temples any day of the week. It opens its gates at 12 noon and closes around 5:00 pm.
Budget
There is no entry fee that is charged to enter the temple.

Anadara Road - Rajasthan

Anadara Road is in Mount Abu is well known for a big Rock which is popularly known as Honey Moon Point. It’s an attractive point for the visitors because the rock itself has a shape of a man and a woman and thus also known as the honeymoon point.
While I did not had time to give to this place I would advice devote an evening to this place and visit it during the evening. The place offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape during the sunset when the ambiance is very romantic. Famous for the place is a big Rock which is popularly known as Honey Moon Point. It’s an attractive point for the visitors because the rock itself has a shape of a man and a woman and thus also known as the honeymoon point
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Mount Abu
Things to do
City tour
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Shilpgram - Rajasthan

Shilpgram is a cultural museum located in the heart of Udaipur. For those who love handicraft, this is the ultimate place to head to. You can see a variety of crafts and craftsmanship here. The place also holds an annual fest in December every year which is the best time to check their varied collection. Along with this, you can also find a lot of detailed work about the Rajputana clan. The traditional items are preserved well so that even the future generations can take a peek in the history of the place. The museum is well-maintained and also organizes dances at regular intervals.
What’s the use of visiting the state of Rajasthan, which is known for its ethnic culture, if we don’t get a taste of this culture? The Shilpgram will solve this problem. 3 km west of Fateh Sagar Lake, Shilpgram is a crafts village imbibing the ethnic Rajasthani culture from hosting folk dances, songs to being home to shopkeepers who sell pure Rajasthani couture. It was inaugurated by Rajiv Gandhi in 1989. It is set in the countryside, and is equally interesting. There are traditional items sold like glittering mirrored interiors, and craft exhibits. As soon as one enters, there is an excellent demonstration by traditional dancers and artisans. The best time to come is during the mela (fair) in the last 10 days of December, it forms an amazing spectacle with hundreds of artisans in attendance. The best way to reach the Shilpgram is a 30 minute auto rickshaw ride from old city which might cost up to 250 Rs.
Mitali Chakraborty

284 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
December is preferable
Things to do
Explore Tradition
Open Hours
All days of the week- 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Budget
Free

Trevor's Tank - Rajasthan

This is a tranquil and beautiful park in Mount Abu. It has been named after Trevor, who was a British engineer and dedicated this park to the public and for them to enjoy here. the main attractions here are the Trevor’s Tank, the watch stations from where you can spot the whole beauty of the flora and fauna of here. If you have the patience to sit quietly you might also spot a black bear or two. This park is also a bird watcher’s paradise. The native flora and fauna is the main reason why visitors like to come here again and again.
I found it to be the most serene and relaxing. Trevor’s tank is 5 Km from Mount Abu and a photographer’s delight and a popular picnic destination. It’s also called the Trevor’s crocodile park because it’s named after the British Engineer who built this and this tank was used to breed crocodiles.
Shipra Dubey

304 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Relax, bird watching, natural trails
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Rupis Resort India Pvt Ltd - Rajasthan

We had a sumptuous lunch at Gypsy, Jodhpur before setting out for Rupis Resorts, which was going to be our abode for the last day in Rajasthan. Rupis resort is a reasonable 12 hour- drive distance from the Udaipur airport. As a perfect close to a tiring day, we spent the night relaxing and chatting away around a bonfire.
SHASHANK

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Peace Park - Rajasthan

This park is an effort of the spiritual organization known as the Brahmakumari Spiritual Organization. They are very popular and they make people aware of the fact that their body can be rejuvenated with the help of spiritual therapies, yoga and meditation. In this beautiful park, the theme is “the sound of silence”. As you enter the park, you will be shown a video of around 15 minutes in which you learn about the importance of meditation and raj yoga. After this you can choose a place of your own comfort and meditate there. They also have parks for children and places for adults to sit and relax. If you want to detoxify your mind and body, this is a perfect place to visit.
We visited another Brahma Kumari site on our way back from Guru Shikhar. This was a garden with some installations. The garden was well maintained and provided occasional benches and sitting areas. On an elevation in the garden was a huge Om. This seemed to be a favourite location for posing for photographs. They had some Brahma Kumari paraphernalia and guides to inform people about their order. Tip: Not a great place on a hot day
Sundeep & Bedabrata

234 Followers, 25 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
Relax, meditate
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Budget
Free

Eklingji - Rajasthan

A few kilometers north of Udaipur is the small place of Eklingji. This is a holy place with more than 100 temples and the most important is that of Eklingji. Lord Eklingji is another name of Lord Shiva and this beautiful temple is built atop a hill. The festival of Shivratri is celebrated with lot of people every year. The idol of Lord Shiva is adorned with jewelry on this day. The temple was constructed by a Mewar ruler Bappa Rawal in the year 734 AD and since then is the presiding deity of the Mewar rulers. The temple is huge and intricately designed with stones. As you reach the entrance, you will find there are stairs on all sides that stretch down straight to the waters. The pillars and pyramids are very unconventionally designed. The main sanctum or mandap where you see the idol of Lord Eklingji has silver doors. The idols of Lord Ganesha and Karthikeya stand guiding their father. There is also an idol of Goddess Parvati in this sanctum. You will also be able to see the statues of Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati and Yamuna inside the temple.
An ancient temple that house Lord Shiva. En route to Shreenathji temple.
Harini Sridharan

352 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
Pray, Tour
Open Hours
6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Budget
Free

Chand Baori - Rajasthan

This is a step well that looks much more beautiful than just a well. This is now under the administration of the Archeological Survey of India and is an evident example that the Rajputs never ran out of water. The geometric complexity of this monument makes it even more attractive and charming. The green water of the well is no more in use but makes it a prime tourist attraction. The place is in the Abhaneri District of Eastern Rajasthan.
A spine-chilling series of events, Gotham city and “The Dark Knight”. Where, the entire movie manages to leave us spellbound with its stunning direction. One of the most intriguing scenes was shot at one of the most surreal places in the world, Chand Baori. It is a step-well in Rajasthan, India. A weak look at it might just evoke Minecraft in mind, modelled in real life. It is 100 ft deep into the ground and stands erect as one of the oldest and gorgeous of all landmarks in India.
chetan

171 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Bijolia - Rajasthan

This is a census district which is historically significant. This place was at the peak of its glory during the reign of the Chauhans. The town is mainly famous for its many Shiva Temples. Out of these the most famous are the Bajinath Temple, Undeshwar Mahadeva Temple and Mahakala Temple. The most prominent of all is however the Hajaresvara Temple. In this there is a tall Linga of Shiva surrounded by a thousand other smaller lingas. The specialty of the temples here is that each one has the idols of all Hindu Gods and Goddesses but on the entrance will always be that of Lord Ganesha who is said to be the guard and protector of all the temples.
We drive off to a small village named 'Bijolia', which is about 51 KM from Bundi. Its temples of erotic art hidden from the eyes of this world are a surprise for us. Had it not been Kukki, we would have never found this place. There is a small 'Baori' in the temple complex and local children, who are swimming, are delighted to have their snaps taken. They know that they will probably never get to see their photograph but still they are delighted. It is a peaceful place to sit and relax, probably read a book, watch the village children play in the pool and local women carry pots of water to their homes. Unfortunately, we don't have that much time. Still we give Kukki a hard time as he keeps on calling us but we run away in different directions looking for newer experiences, simply not willing to follow any directions. The stones embedded in the ground are inscribed with literature in Sanskrit from the period when these temples were made. I am amazed by the gems that lie hidden, and probably unknown, in every part of India.
Gaurav Bhatnagar

265 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
November - February
Things to do
Pray, Tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Kota Garh Palace Museum - Rajasthan

Kota Garh Palace Museum is also known as Rao Madho Singh Museum, Kota. Its in Garh Palace Kota, so popularlly known as Kota Garh Palace Museum.
Palace now converted into museum- inside the 12th century Kota Fort
Onkar Tendulkar

800 Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History Tour, City Tours, Walk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Seven Wonders Park - Rajasthan

Newly developed park on banks of Kishore Sagar Lake, Kota
Onkar Tendulkar

800 Followers, 29 Reviews


Brijraj Bhawan - Rajasthan

Brijraj Bhawan is a luxury hotel well known for their hunted stories.
The story behind the haunting of Brijraj Bhawan is gruesome. Major Burton and his two sons were killed during the 1867 mutiny, and it’s said that he never left Brijraj Bhawan. According to the former Queen of Kota, who used the room where he was killed as her drawing room, he was a fairly frequent companion. But he doesn’t seem to harbour thoughts of bloodthirsty revenge – he just has a way of slapping guards who fall asleep on duty at night. Brijraj Bhawan has been turned into a heritage hotel, so if you fancy checking this out yourself, you could simply check in.
chetan

171 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Kota
Things to do
Hotel, Hunted Place
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Mithrau - Rajasthan

This is what we explored...our real "Gem" of the trip! :) The last village near border (even this was around 50-60 KMs before the border). Here we realized how it feels when we say "the road ends here!!" Here we saw the small Royal houses, the villages where number of cattle were far more than number of people. Designs made from mud on the walls looked far more beautiful than tiles. How easily we adjust to the extreme conditions with no complains. The experience was beyond the words and pictures.
Pushp Mishra

217 Followers, 18 Reviews


Mehrangadh - Rajasthan

This is one of the largest forts all over India and the largest in Jodhpur of course. This very popular tourist attraction is situated on top of a hill and was built by Rao Jodha in 1459. You will have to cross 8 gates to reach the fort and each one of these gates have a unique tale behind it. Each portion of the entrances still bear the marks of the many battles fought and the many attacks made on these forts. One of the gates still has the mark of a canon ball hit on it by the Jaipur forces. The most important gates are the Vijayapol and the Fatehpol built by Man Singh Maharaja and Maharaja Ajit Singh respectively to commemorate their victories over the Mughal forces. The other attractions inside are the large courtyards, lawns, gardens and the intricate designs on every inch of the walls and ceilings. The Moti Mahal or the Pearl Palace is where the throne of the Rajput known as the Sringar Chowki is still kept. There are also a number of temples inside the fort.
A beautiful place from the Marwar kingdom. Takes you into the list royal era of the kings of Marwar.
Ankur Nair

79 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Things to do
Dig into Rajput history, click beautiful pictures to be kept as memoirs
Open Hours
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Budget
Rs 60/- for Indians, Rs 400/- Foreigners

Bundi - Rajasthan

The City of Rajputs, Bundi, maybe not as popular as other cities in Rajasthan, but nevertheless is no less captivating. The city is cloaked by hills on three sides and is home to a number of palaces and forts. It is believed to have got its name from a tribal head Bundi who called it ‘bunda ka nal’, which means narrow way. A monumental prodigy that has stood the test of time is the Garh Palace. The walls with contemporary paintings and manicured gardens make the palace or fort a spectacle in itself. The many stepwells or baoris inside display the strong engineering skills from centuries ago. The riveting wells go very deep and are considered to the primary form of harvesting rainwater. Raniji ki Baori is one of them with elegant tall pillars and beautiful carvings. The Taragarh Fort or the Star Fort is a colossal that has been stunning people with its architecture since the ancient past. Alongside the fort is the Bundi Palace that houses the many murals and frescoes. Hadoti Palace or Nawal Sagar Palace are perfect if you want a royal stay at Bundi. Neither are the streets of Bundi as choked as the other cities nor are the attractions crowded with tourists, making it just the quaint town you want for a relaxing trip. Namaste Cafe, Lakha and Kipling Cafe promise delectable meals to satiate your palate.
Our chronicles from Bundi start with a misty morning. It has rained all night. Remnant drops of water which have been clinging to the leaves of the trees all night are now falling. Slight mist has descended upon Bundi neither completely revealing nor concealing its charms. The Bundi palace as seen from our roof top restaurant stands as a guardian on the hillside. The old town of Bundi and its narrow lanes meandering through the rustic houses is worth simply walking around and exploring. You may come across children playing in their backyard or group of old men gathered around a 'Chai wala' (Tea shop) blowing steam off the tea cups and engulfed in conversations and cheerful laughter. The walls of houses are painted with images of warriors on their horses, peacocks and damsels with their melting features.
Gaurav Bhatnagar

265 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Historical Places,Offbeat
Open Hours
Budget

Jasol - Rajasthan

Jasol is a village in Rajasthan, is well known for the temple of mata rani bhatiyani (Jasol Majisa) Majisa .
A small, quiet village situated in the Barmer district of Rajasthan
paromita1912

160 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Rajasthan
Things to do
Pray, Tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Bullet Baba - Rajasthan

This is a very interesting story of a young man who was named as Om Singh and was referred to as Om Banna. He got married at a very young age and bought a bike but met with an accident soon and at that night the spirit of Om Banna was trying to get a lift from a truck. After that day when the police took his bike to the police station the bike vanished overnight and it was again found on the accident spot and this incident happened repeatedly. People understood that there is some unnatural force there. After a few days, Om Banna appeared in the dreams of his grandmother and asked for two yards of land for a temple. In this very unusual temple you will find a tree decorated with bangles and colorful clothes and there is placed a bullet bike known as Bullet Baba.
Exhausted from the late night adventure we decided cut some slack. Start a bit late after breakfast. The roads were known this time, breaks were less we decided to just push through the straight roads. Next stop was the famous temple of OM Banna (Bullet Baba). Where one could find a RE Bull as the deity. There is a sad story associated with this temple which could be found at Wiki I guess. But for us, the so called bikers this place is achievement of a kind. We could see logos of various biking groups that have been to this place. Without wasting much of a time we headed forward as the road ahead was long. We stayed at a small town called Palli got some decent rooms and decided to call it a day. We discussed the route options with few locals and decide to skip the Bikaner and temple of rats, and just trace back the route which we took because it's fastest one
Achal Gupta

181 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Pray, Tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Padam Talab - Rajasthan

A place of outstanding beauty, this is the same lake which is in front of the hill on top of which the Jogi Mahal is situated. The clean and crystal like waters of the lake is where you will find a number of wild animals and reptiles cooling themselves or quenching their thirst. The best sight is of the crocodiles and of course of the deer which come here to drink water. Safaris around this area is a nice thing to do and photography comes hand-in-hand of course.
Padam Talab, or Talao was a refreshing spot for us as we returned from the Fort. The lake is known for the rare appearance of the Chinkara, along with other animals in the National Park that spotted at their water point at dawn and dusk. We also got to see the famous Jogi Mahal on one edge of the lake, while lying between the Padam Talao and Raj Bagh lake were Raj Bagh ruins that are known to give Ranthambore its unique picturesque appearance,
Cauvery Nair

743 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
wildlife tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Ranthambore Forest Resort - Rajasthan

An upscale beautiful resort built in an area of 2 hectares, is about 10kms from the fort and 11kms from the national parl both with the same name. A variety of birds can be seen around the resort.
Our trip started on Thursday evening as we rushed after work to board the Jaipur Superfast Express at 6:50 pm from Mumbai Central. At the station we met Dhimesh Patel - an ex banker turned adventurer - who was our trip leader and the only guy without a seat since he had to offer his seat to some lady who joined the trip last minute. We reached Sawai Madhopur next morning at 10:30 and after a quick breakfast checked in to our rooms at the Ranthambhore Forest Resort.
Tejas Gutka

189 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

The Oberoi Vanyavilas - Rajasthan

A grand effort by the Oberoi group of hotels and Resorts, this is also known as the Ranthambhore Forest Resort. They have the most awesome settings with the fantastic views of the Ranthambhore National park and the sound of the beasts. Apart from this the hotel s just beautiful from all angles. The pool area and garden are two of the most attractive spaces. The food they provide are nothing short of royal food and you are sure to enjoy every bit of your stay here.
This resort truly amazes and exceeds the expectations of every traveller who believes in travelling in the comforts of luxury! Standing gloriously spread amidst the forests of Sawai Madhopur, adjacent to the Ranthambore National Park, this resort provides today's tourist with every modern facility, giving the most regal experience to those who have stayed abode the tents of this resort!
Cauvery Nair

743 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resorts
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Vanyavilas - Rajasthan

Also known as the The Oberoi Vanyavilas or the Ranthambhore Forest resort, this is a project of the Oberoi Group of hotels and resorts. The sprawling settings and even more marvelous backdrop of the national park, this is the best possible place tp stay in Sawai Madhopur City. No wonder this is a heritage hotel given the fact that an old palace has been converted to make this resort. The swimming pools, lawns, gardens, restaurants, modern amenities all add on to your pleasure during the stay.
The East-Asian fare at The Oberoi Vanyavilas makes for a refreshing change from Indian cuisine. With the tents offering things like satellite TV and internet access, life in the jungle won't seem rustic.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resorts
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Jogi Mahal - Rajasthan

A historical site in the Sawai Madhopur District, this palace is just opposite to the gate of the Ranthambhore National park on the other side of the Lake. The entrance of this palace is now hidden by a number of trees which make this place look more like a forest. The beauty of this palace is long lost and now what you find here are just the ruined parts of it. Thsi palace was built by the early Rajputs and was used by the king and his men as a resting place after they had finished or were on their way to the hunting grounds. These hunting ground is of course where we see the famous Ranthambhore National Park which was once the private hunting ground of the Rajputs.
Visit Jogi Mahal rest house at the edge of Lotus Lake. This is a lovely setting and is encircled by some of India's largest Banyan Trees.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Ranthambor National Park - Rajasthan

Located in the Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan, this park is right in the area where the meeting of the Aravalli Range with the Vindhya Range takes place. The park was just a wildlife sanctuary after which it was made a part of the Project Tiger and later declared a National Park. The main attraction here is of course the tigers who are not at all shy to hunt in the full view of the tourists too. The good part is that the tigers are not kept in boundaries rather they find a large area to keep roaming which makes them feel they are in a real jungle. A true delight for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, this is one of the prime attractions of the area. The park covers a large area which encompasses a number of historical sites which are mostly in ruins now.
The majestic enigma of Ranthambore didn't end with the sighting of a tiger. Rather, a steep climb up the hill surrounding the National Park, gave us the opportunity to visit the great Ranthambore Fort (or Qila). While a guide equipped us with enough historical significance of this Fort, but the vultures and bird watching along with the overview of the Ranthambore National Park is a sight that cannot be explained in words. So don't forget your camera and binoculars!
Cauvery Nair

743 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Things to do
wildlife tours, photography
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM and weekends- 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM, The park only opens from October to May
Budget
Indians with canter- INR 75, Indians with gypsy- INR 130, Foreigners with canter- 475, Foreigners with gypsy- INR 530, guide- INR 20- 0

Ranthambore Fort Road - Rajasthan

The road which leads from the Ranthambhore National Park to the rest of the district is where the Ranthambhore Fort is situated on top of a hill. This is probably the ancient most settlement built in the whole region. The fort dates back to the 8th Century when this place was ruled by the Chauhan Rajputs. After this started the rule of the Delhi Sultans and Ala-ud-din- Khalji succeeded in overtaking this after a few failures. Since, he could not hold on long, the ownership of this mighty fort moved on from ruler to another and was at last won over by Akbar the Great Mughal Emperor. He denied the request of Maharaja Madho Singh when he asked for the ownership and instead gave it away to the king of Jaipur. From him later, the fort went into the hands of the Marathas.
270 kms from Udaipur, came here via Kota. Stayed at RTDC hotel. Visited Ranthambore Fort which is inside the national park. Lucky to have sighted a tiger at the park.
Sumanth Nagaraja

165 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Sawai Madhopur - Rajasthan

This is a city and municipal corporation under the sawai madjopur District in the state of Maharshtra. The city was built by Sawai Raja Madho Singh I of Jaipur in the year 1763 and he thus named it after him. The main attractions of this city are the ranthambhore National Park, Ranthambhore Fort, the Trinetra Ganesh Temple and the Madhopur Guavas. The main festivals celebrated with a lot of colours here are the Dussehra, Ganesh Chaturthi and Chouth Mata Mela. The other tourist attractions here are the Rajiv gandhi Regional Museum of National History and the Shilpgram
The second halt in our road trip was here. Main purpose was to do the open jeep safaris in Ranthambore National Park
Sakshi Prakash

283 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tiger-Den Resort - Rajasthan

This is a resort in the Khilchipur Village of Sawai Madhopur District of Ranthambore. This is a favorite of many old and new tourists mainly because of its location. In the midst of the rustic surroundings of the Ranthambore National Park, this resort is simply value for money. The rooms are spacious and the cleanliness is remarkable. The behavior of the staff is very good and the attractions around are cherries on the cake.
Nice place, which is quite close to entry gate of Ranthambore National park.
Vj Sharma

137 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
October - March
Things to do
Holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Lakarda - Rajasthan

the twin regions of Lakarda and Anantapura are places for the wildlife enbthusiasts and also photographers. While people flock to watch and click tigers in the Ranthambhore National Park, you can come to these regions for a close encounter with cute sloth bears. These animals are a photographer's treat too. They love to feed on honeycombs and anthills found in this region. The other animals you can find here includes porcupines and hyenas.
This is where we spotted out a small yet considerable population of the famous Indian striped Hyenas and sloth bears. It is located in the Northern and North-western regions of the park.
Cauvery Nair

743 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
November- February
Things to do
wildlife tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Dastkar Ranthambhore - Rajasthan

In the Khilchipur Village of Ranthambhore, the Dastkar is a non- profit organization of the region. This is a women centric organization and they specialize in handicrafts which are again put up at exhibitions and sales. The main work that they do are making eco- friendly bags and totes, slippers and sandals, tie and die works, clay and black pottery. When you visit this place, you can not only get a view of the culture of the locales here but also buy a lot of these beautiful items at quite cheap rates.
Near Khilchipur village, the DASTKAR Kendra was built to provide income for families who were displaced when the park was created. It stocks bright-hued bags, pillows, lehengas, toys, block-print fabric, tie dye embroidery and mirror work.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Things to do
Shopping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Kachida - Rajasthan

Located in the center of the Ranthambhore National Park, this is a beautiful valley which is also known as the Tiger Valley. This place is mainly known for the water bodies and the presence of gorgeous wild animals. The main activity that you can enjoy here is wildlife safaris. This is also a photographers’ retreat given the precious natural views around this area. All in all, this is just another gem making the National Park complete.
As we wondered where the panthers were, the guide turned the jeep on a diversion and we headed for the Kachida valley. Set around the outskirts of the park, these low hills are the humble abode of the Panther population of Ranthambore. And with them keeping a distance from there striped predators, these panthers can be easily spotted around the valley.
Cauvery Nair

743 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
November - March
Things to do
Wildlife safaris, photography
Open Hours
24 hours
Budget
Free

Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay - Rajasthan

Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay is two star luxurious hotel in Jodhpur, well known for their luxurious accommodation services.
Very Simple, yet authentic - Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay will give you a true sense of lifestyle in the desserts of Rajasthan. The family belongs to the 'weaver class' and remain simple in their lifestyle. The homestay is on the outskirts of Jodhpur, in the village of Salawas. Rajasthani culture is very colourful, their food has a personality of its own and these hosts will make sure you get a good dose of both! Extremely friendly people, they have understood the preferences of tourists and will cater to those efficiently. When there, do book one of the village safaris/treks which the family will organize and take you for - it can be on cherishing day to spend with the locals in the wilderness of Jodhpur. Let these friendly folks help you escape the hustle bustle of your city lives as you unwind in their cool mud-huts!
Karishma

385 Followers, 51 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever in Jodhpur
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Salawas - Rajasthan

Salawas is a village in Rajasthan, nearby Jodhpur. Its well known for their carpets made by the local craftsmen.
Salawas is 20 km from Jodhpur. Jodhpur is well connected by trains from Delhi. Buses and taxis run from Jodhpur railway station to Salawas every 30 min. If you are the less adventurous kind, I would suggest taking a taxi.
Gaurav Bhatnagar

265 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Rajasthan
Things to do
Buy carpet made by locals
Open Hours
24 hours
Budget
N/A

Lalji Handicraft - Rajasthan

Are you interested in not only exploring but also investing in handicrafts? Then Lalji Handicraft should be a part of the things to do in Jodhpur. The entire shop is laden with antiques and handicrafts that you will love to buy. The shop is located in Rai ka Bagh and is a major recommendation from the locals. It is very important to negotiate here for the right prices. You can also expect to get fabrics, and textiles near the shop at Maharani Art Exports. Combine a visit to the Old City Market as well to indulge in shopping further.
For shelves laden with antiques, a quick stop at LALJI HANDICRAFTS at Rai Ka Bagh, is highly recommended. Bring cash and strong negotiating skills to MAHARANI ART EXPORTS at Katla Bazar. It is an absolute must for its variety of fabrics and textiles like bandhej, leheriya and silks in every hue imaginable. Visit the Old City Market to see millions of colors unfold before your eyes.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably evening time
Things to do
Shop and negotiate as much as you can
Open Hours
Till 7:00 pm
Budget
Free

Karni Bhawan Hotel - Rajasthan

Earlier a bungalow in the colonial times, Karni Bhawan was later transformed into a budget hotel to ensure comfort and basic luxuries to the people visiting Jodhpur. It is more like an eerie motel and is a good option for those travelling in groups or with family. They have a village themed restaurant for their guests along with sprawling lawns and a large pool. The rooms are furnished well but with a traditional feel. However, overall the rooms are spacious as well as clean and gives a decent experience at low costs.
Next we bid goodbye to Jaisalmer and proceeded to Jodhpur. Hotel Karni Bhawan was a wonderful old-style hotel and we had a comfortable 2-day stay here. The hotel lawn was beautiful and we enjoyed a cold December night bonfire there.
Smiti Maini

289 Followers, 123 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Relax
Open Hours
Check in/Check out- Noon to Noon
Budget
N/A

Gypsy Restaurant - Rajasthan

Mouth watering food.
SHASHANK

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Jodhpur Railway Station - Rajasthan

Jodhpur railway station is one of the way you can reach the city in an affordable manner. Trains from all around the nation reach Jodhpur station at different times of the day. If you do not have plans to stay in the city for long, the best is to keep the luggage in the railway cloak room in the security of the government officials and then take a short day trip of the Blue city before heading to Jaisalmer. It is one of the important places to visit in Jodhpur.
For a day visit you can keep your luggage at the railway cloak room and just take your valuables along. I did the same as I had a train to Jaisalmer the same night. You can hire a auto-rickshaw from outside the railway station, but only after settling on a decent fare.
Samantha Mascarenhas

276 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
24 hours
Budget
N/A

On The Rocks - Rajasthan

Looking for a restaurant from where you can enjoy the weather and views of the city? On the Rocks is a garden restaurant in Jodhpur and quite a popular one. The place is only 2 kms from the old city of Jodhpur. The place is always full of tourists and even locals. Indian cuisine is their specialty and there are barbecues that will surely enhance your taste buds. Playground options are available for those visiting with kids. There is a bar and dance floor option but only for adults and couples respectively.
The mutton rogan josh at ON THE ROCKS on Circuit House Road is unparalleled. This garden restaurant is one of the city's most famous eateries and offers a variety of barbecued dishes. There's a bar called Rocktails and a small playground for children, to keep everyone happy.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in the city
Things to do
Indulge in Indian food
Open Hours
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Budget
INR 115- INR 325 per dish

The Ajit Bhawan - Rajasthan

The Ajit Bhawan Palace is a hotel for the ones who do not like to compromise on the luxuries and comfort even while travelling. The palace might retain the look and architecture of old royal era but the accommodation and the amenities are totally stylish as well as modern. Activities like restaurant and a large swimming pool is also available. The rooms and suites are air conditioned and ensures comfortable furnishings to give a homely feel to the guests. There is a Jodhpur Café within the palace cum hotel for this who not only want to try Rajasthani delicacies but also for people who want international cuisines. There are spa and massage options for those who want to get pampered. There is a Lounge Bar to relax with some drinks during evening hours.
If you want to live like a king, the Ajit Bhawan Palace Resort on Circuit House Road is fantastic. Check into a luxury suite or tents, all designed to make you feel indulged. History buffs will feel at home-the place is decorated with antiques from the Raj.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
When looking for stay options in Jodhpur
Things to do
Relax and get pampered
Open Hours
Check in/Check out- noon to noon
Budget
Room Starts at INR 5915

Janta Sweet Home Pvt Ltd. - Rajasthan

As the name suggests, this is one of the renowned sweet shops that one should definitely include in things to do in Jodhpur. Apart from the world famous sweets, they have a huge menu with Indian snacks to savour. Not only are the snacks good in size but also fresh and at affordable rates. Mawa Kachori is supposed to be one of the dishes that is a must try according to a lot of travelers. Do not forget to indulge in the true Rajasthani delicacies here.
If travel means food to you, this place is a must visit for you. Janta Sweet home is not only famous for the sweets but also it's iconic snacks menu offered. They are fresh and huge in size. One of the best food found there is Mawa Kachori. Dont miss this. Try. Enjoy.
Ruchi Jain

493 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
As soon as you are hungry
Things to do
Have sweets and snacks
Open Hours
Morning 7:00 AM to evening 7:00 PM
Budget
INR 100 per person

Sardar Market - Rajasthan

Another of the affordable options for shopping nice Indian and Rajasthani textiles and fabrics as well as handicrafts, this is one place worth a mention in the list. The Sardar Market is an old village area for shopping and also offers some good and pure spices. However, one drawback of the place is that it is always crowded. There is a major attraction in the middle of the market in the form of a clock tower. Omlet guy is the best to head to for a quick bite whereas do not forget to try the Malai lassi when in the market. Overall, make a good budget for shopping and eating when here.
It is the old village market in the city and displays a lot of colorful options, be it handicrafts, fabric or spices. It is quite crowded and might be a bit too much for some people. A functional clock tower is right in the middle of this market. For quick bites, the famously hyped omelet guy will do and sweeten it down with some malai lassi.
Samantha Mascarenhas

276 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
As soon as the market opens to avoid the crowd
Things to do
Shop spices, fabrics, handicrafts
Open Hours
Till 7:00 PM in the evening
Budget
For eating and shopping

Hotel Haveli - Rajasthan

Hotel Haveli is well known two star luxury hotel in Jodhpur. Its about 2 KM far from Jodhpur railway station.
Very affordable , and has traditionally done up rooms. The hospitality of the staff is impressive too.
Sanchita Nanda

367 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever in Jodhpur
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

RAAS - Rajasthan

Luxury is one word that defines RAAS as one of the boutique hotels on Jodhpur. The grand Haveli and the architecture is what will catch your attention as soon as you enter the place. The hotel is located on the foothills of Mehrangarh. The place has a huge spa, a large swimming pool and various dining options and restaurants. The view is enthralling with Mehrangarh just around the corner. The house has a flawless hospitality with a 24 hour room service to all the guests. The bathrooms in the room are stylish and the rooms are full of amenities and comfortable furnishings living up to the cost they charge per night.
Located at the foothills of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and in the prestigious north-eastern quarter of the walled city, RAAS is a gorgeous boutique hotel with old-world exteriors, modern decor, a spa, two restaurants and a resplendent view of the fort.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Get pampered
Open Hours
Check in/check out- noon to noon
Budget
Starts at INR 10855 per night

FLYING FOX JODHPUR - Rajasthan

If you are in for adventure when travelling to the beautiful city of Jodhpur, the best is to visit FLYING FOX once. It is more of a circuit which consists of about 6 zip lines located in the northern side of Mehrangarh. It passes via lakes, bastions as well as walls to give you a lifetime experience. There is no doubt that the activity is fun and worth the money you spend on it. Before the start of the sports, there are proper standards and guidelines that are explained for safety reasons. The entire tour might take you around 1-1 ½ hours. Chokelao Bagh is the starting point of this zip line.
This is meant for all the adventure lovers. Flying Fox offers you the unique oppourtunity to go zip-lining through the Mehrangarh Fort. People in a group of 12 can go for this. It is indeed fun and adventurous. Although i am more fond of water sports activities, trying this was also fun but scary too.
Ruchi Jain

493 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably early morning
Things to do
Adventure sports
Open Hours
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Budget
INR 1800 per person for the tour

Nasirabad - Rajasthan

This is a cantonment town in the city of Ajmer. This is also historically significant as this is one of those important places from where the Revolt of 1857 erupted. The name was given after an English official who got the title of Nasir-ud–Daulah (defender of the state) by Mughal emperor Shah Alam II. The town is extremely safe due to the presence of army officials and the development this place has gone through is remarkable. The town also has a railway station which is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral Project.
Day 1: New Delhi - Nasirabad - Pali - Abu road - Palanpur (810 km) The day before we were supposed to leave finally arrived, and Aarti woke up with a terrible cold and cough! At that moment it seemed as if this trip was not meant to be. Still, we were determined to go, and Aarti took the day off to rest and be in a shape to travel the next day. As is tradition with us, we left early morning the next day at 4:15 am. We’d been warned by friends who’d left for a holiday in Rajasthan a few days before about early morning jams near Manesar. And half an hour after leaving, we found ourselves stuck royally in precisely such a jam right after IFFCO chowk. We tried to bypass some of it by taking a detour into the by-lanes of Gurgaon, but were unfortunately able to avoid only about 3 kms of the jam, the reason for which was a very long truck’s unsuccessful desire to take a U-turn in the middle of the highway! We managed to clear the jam by 6:15 am, and decided to stop at McDonald’s for breakfast before we actually started our journey. Finally, at 6:45 am, with our stomachs full and the jam behind us, we zoomed away! The NH 8 is in a terrible state, with work on in full swing to make it a six lane highway. Also, traffic was a lot, and thus our average speed was pretty less. We reached the cut for Ajmer at 9:45 am, and thereafter the road was as smooth as butter! To reduce time, we took the cut for Nasirabad instead of going through Ajmer. The left for Naisrabad goes further towards Chittaurgarh, which is currently the fastest way to reach Udaipur. After that, we took the right towards Mangaliyawas, and the State Highway was fantastic albeit narrow. With 4 laning of NH8 in progress, our average speed till Beawar was quite slow. As we took the right towards Pali, our stomachs started growling unbearably, and we broke for lunch at the Sendra Valley Resort. All in all, the 450 kms took us about 10 hours with only a half an hour break for breakfast. While our average speed initially was pathetic, the wonderful road after the Jaipur bypass more than compensated for it. All this while, Aarti was still feeling quite unwell, and hence had not driven at all. After we took a left from Barr towards Pali, the road till Sirohi is a decent two-laned highway with average speeds of 80 to 100 kmph. We reached Sirohi at sunset, and were bored of driving on straight roads since morning. Hence, we off-roaded a bit to settle our nerves, and carried on. As it started getting dark, the highway too turned beautiful as we approached Mount Abu. We’d scoured the map, and decided against our initial plan of staying the night at Mount Abu, and zeroed in instead on Palanpur as our night halt. When we finally caught the expressway at Jhadoli, we were in for a total treat! What roads! World class is an understatement. As we whizzed past several sleepy villages, we realized that we should have caught this expressway long back, and that even though it would have been a much longer route, the drive would have been effortless. We reached Palanpur, the diamond district, at 7:45 pm, and went straight to check out the two hotels Aarti had read about in the super book on Gujarat we’d bought – the India Guide on Gujarat. In half an hour, we’d checked into a decent hotel called Way Wait, and then proceeded to have a colourful, although average, Gujarati thali for dinner. As we ate, a disturbing thought that had occurred to me before the start of the trip suddenly became a harsh reality - chicken would definitely be in short supply on this trip! Thus our first day on the road came to an end. Aarti was still not feeling well, so we decided to rest properly the next day and leave late by about 11 am. In hindsight, I think we had taken a sub-optimal route. Upon our return, during a discussion in a thread with Tanveer (tsk1979) and Ramky (ramky1), it turned out that the best route towards the Little Rann of Kachchh would've been Delhi - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Little Rann of Kachchh. Although the distance would have increased by about a 100 km on this route, but better roads would've lead to eventually some saving on time and lesser risk of getting stuck in a bottle-neck.
Harsh Vardhan

593 Followers, 47 Reviews


Best time to visit
October - March
Things to do
City tour
Open Hours
24 hours
Budget
Free

Jaswant Thada - Rajasthan

This is one of the marble structures in Jodhpur that was made in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The place is located on a lake just about 1 km from Mehrangarh Fort. There is an array of domes that will first catch your attention when you step here. The place is not only welcoming but also at peace and away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Another attraction of the place is the view that it offers of the entire city of Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada was built in 1899 and the architecture contains of jalis on the cenotaph as well as various paintings of Rathore rulers straight from 13th century.
The Jaswant Thada features white marble lattice screen and whimsical domes. The Jaswant thada is full of portraits of Ranthore fighters. It is a peaceful plcae to relax and enjoy the stunning view of the fort and the city. After a tiring day, I liked the peaceful environment and it gives you a sense of calmness and purity. It is opened from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the evening and the entry fees is 30 rs for the foreigners and 15 rs for Indians.
Ruchi Jain

493 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in the city
Things to do
Check the architecture, relax in the peaceful environment
Open Hours
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Budget
Indians: INR 15, Foreigners: INR 30, Camera: INR 25/INR 30 respectively

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park - Rajasthan

This is a recent development in the city in 2006 and still calls to be a priority in the things to do in Jodhpur. The entire park is located on a ground of 72 hectare and full of the local species to give an idea about the diversity of the place to the tourists. The attraction is just next to the Mehrangarh Fort and the best part is that it has something different to offer at various times of the year. There are walking trails in the park where you can do bird watching as well as explore various reptiles and butterflies. There is a small café here for those who want to take a food break.
It was developed in the year 2006 with the aim of restoring the ecology of a large rocky wasteland area next to the fort. The most fascinating about this place is that it is interesting to expore this at different time of the year as it's foilage changes with evey season. It is open from 9:00 AM to 5;25 in the evening and one can also hire a guide for this.
Ruchi Jain

493 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
Early morning or late afternoon
Things to do
Bird watching, explore nature
Open Hours
8am-6pm October-March, 7am-7pm April-September
Budget
INR 50- Entry, INR 100- Guide

Balsamand Lake - Rajasthan

This is a lake house which is quite a renowned one in the city of Jodhpur. According to tourists and locals, this is a must visit for all those who are coming to the enriched cultural hub for the first time. The swimming pool is the most eye-catching structure here with some spectacular carvings not only on the roof but also on the pillars. There is an open air restaurant to enhance the taste buds with some Indian and especially Rajasthani delicacies. If you are in the city with your mate, then there is nothing better to take them for a date here at Balsamand Lake.
A majestic lake house shadowing lake Balsamand is a must visit place. The major attraction here is the beautifully built swimming pool which has amazing carvings on the pillars and roof. The open air restaurant in Balsamand has scrumptious food to offer. Perfect setting for a date night!
Gargi Vishnoi

826 Followers, 84 Reviews


Best time to visit
Late evening or dinner time
Things to do
swim, eat, and relax
Open Hours
Restaurant is open from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Budget
depends on the bill

Mandore Garden - Rajasthan

Mandore Garden is a sightseeing place in Jodhpur and one that is at its best during early morning hours. There are memorials and temples in this garden that is more like a gem on the crown. However, most of the temples are empty or are either in ruins, it is still something that will interest the historical buffs. Well again, there are quite a number of monkeys roaming about in the garden. A few hours is all you need for this place where you can explore through a walking tour and even sit and relax for a while of the weather suits.
On our last day in Rajasthan , we had an afternoon flight so had the morning free for sight seeing. We visited Mandore gardens and I guess in the early morning we were the only people there. The Mandore gardens have a charming collection of temples and memorials mostly all of which were in ruins or empty. there were many monkeys at this place. We spent a few hours here and enjoyed icecream in the scorching heat.
Smiti Maini

289 Followers, 123 Reviews


Best time to visit
Early morning
Things to do
Explore the ruins, relax
Open Hours
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Budget
Free

Mandore - Rajasthan

Mandore in the past was the capital as stated by the Marwar Maharajas. It is actually a small town based approximately 9 km from the Jodhpur city. Though, it is a part of the suburbs, it is still considered as a good option for things to do in Jodhpur. The town is in the north side. There are a number of gardens here called Mandore Gardens. There are temples all over the lush greenery with about 330 million gods and goddesses. Apart from that, there are various cenotaphs of the Marwar rulers from the past. Overall, it is an experience to behold.
Mandore, the former capital of the Marwar Maharajas, is about nine km north of Jodhpur. Its gardens are home to a temple for 330 million gods, as well as cenotaphs of several of Marwar's rulers.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jodhpur
Things to do
Explore culture and art
Open Hours
Till evening 7:00 PM
Budget
Free

Ajmer Sharif - Rajasthan

This is the retreat of the historic Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. He is also known by many other names such as Sultan-e-Hind, Garib Nawaz, Khwaja Garib Nawaz Ajmeri and many more. It is said that whoever comes here and prays with a lot of faith and love, their souls are freed. People of all castes and creeds are welcome to the shelter of Gareib Nawaz.
Experience of people and religion. It is not only about ticking off a place from your touristy to-do list, it is an experience.
Shubham Shukla

309 Followers, 14 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Pray, Tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Ajmer Dargah - Rajasthan

This is the retreat of the historic Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. He is also known by many other names such as Sultan-e-Hind, Garib Nawaz, Khwaja Garib Nawaz Ajmeri and many more. It is said that whoever comes here and prays with a lot of faith and love, their souls are freed. People of all castes and creeds are welcome to the shelter of Gareib Nawaz.
Cars do not go all the way to the dargah so your vehicle will stop a few km away. From there you either walk, hire a cycle-rickshaw or an auto rickshaw to the dargah. It is recommended to hire an auto rickshaw for an amusing (partly adventurous) ride.
Edwina D'souza

339 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Pray, Tour
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Ana Sagar Lake - Rajasthan

Ana Sagar Lake is a lake in Ajmer, was built by Anaji tomar, the grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan.
A good spot to witness a beautiful sunset and for an evening stroll.
Munish

391 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Walk, Nature view
Open Hours
When in Ajmer
Budget
Free

Hotel Pushkar Heritage - Rajasthan

This is a lovely 3- star hotel a little outside the main town of Pushkar. It is a very pleasant place and like an oasis in the middle of a desert. The owner is very welcoming and the staff as well. They have a beautiful garden where you can spend your leisure time enjoying coffee, reading books or walking. There is also an indoor pool where you can splash and play for some extra fun. The rooms are very nice and big and there are ACs and TVs in each one. The restaurant inside the hotel serves delicious food and the prices are unimaginable cheap given the treatment you will recieve.
lavish hotel which is very budget friendly. It is located near the bus stand and hence quite centrally located.
Akshita

387 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
Holiday resorts
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sunset Cafe Hotel - Rajasthan

A romantic cafe overlooking the beautiful Pushkar Lake, this is a very calm place. The views of sunset from this café are mesmerizing and thus the name of the café. They serve light food and snacks. Their specialty is their range of hot and cold beverages though. The decor is simple and the prices are low as well. You get authentic Italian food here too.
Finish your day with jasmine tea at the Sunset Cafe as you watch the sun set on the ghats of Brahma Lake. PS Do not eat anything else there! I was quite disappointed with the food and service at the Cafe but their Jasmine Tea with Honey is really good! PPS Make sure you have Rs 5 change else you would get chocolates or candies to make up for it!
Akshita

387 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Eating, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Funky Monkey Cafe Pushkar | Cafe in Pushkar Rajasthan - Rajasthan

Located in the Mahadev Chowk area, this is a nice café and a great option for some tasty breakfast and delicious espresso coffee. The taste is authentic and the fruit muesli is a must taste. The décor is very modern and they also sell cakes and pastries which are all yummy. The guy at the counter making coffee is very friendly and informative and so are all other staffs. The best part is that the owner of this cafe looks after the guests himself and is very warm and welcoming.
Do not miss Funkey Monkey Cafe’s pancakes (we had nutella pancake) and lip smacking coffee no matter how full you are.
Akshita

387 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Eating
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Ananta Spa & Resort - Rajasthan

Ananta resorts is an oasis in the desert town with easy reach from Ajmer and quick access to Pushkar. Poolside is fun to relax and read. To avoid disappointment with the room size, avoid the basic rooms & instead, prefer the Deluxe rooms for greater comfort & space.
Bhavita Modi

5 Followers, 1 Reviews


Palace Road - Rajasthan

Palace Road is a area in Jaipur, well known for luxury hotels as number of luxury hotels are in this region.
We started from Noida and zoomed through the Yamuna expressway to Agra. The expressway stretch takes 1.5 hours. The next stretch is crossing the clingy Agra city which sets you back by an hour. Once you are out of the Agra city limits on the Gwalior Highway, Dhaulpur Palace is just 50 kms and 50 minutes away. On reaching, we were welcomed and escorted to our Villa - with a private pool. The villas are designed on different colour themes- blues and pink and beige etc. The main door opens to a central courtyard with the private plunge pool and a pool-side dining arrangement. There are separate bedroom area and sitting area. The bathroom of the villas are huge - I guess its more than 15 feet X 15 feet in size. Package included all meals- and I must tell you my dear friends- they pamper you like Kings and queens-specially with the food. Huge choice and huge servings !! We were shown around the property by their friendly staff. The visit of the palace along with the story of the place is amazing. Care has been taken to preserve the main palace rooms , the tiles, the woodworks , the furnitures ,and the bathroom fittings. The place exudes royalty. Within their property they also have an organic farm which grows vegetables for the restaurant...exhibiting green and sensible tourism.
Sanghamitra Biswas Jayant

97 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Walk, City Tour
Open Hours
When in Jaipur
Budget
N/A

Tiloniya - Rajasthan

Want to meet women solar engineers? Stay for a day in this village in Rajasthan!
Shifa Thobani

20 Followers, 35 Reviews


Gotan - Rajasthan

We started from this place just for the sake of already being 500 KMs away from our home, and returning without experiencing the deserts is a bad idea.
Pushp Mishra

217 Followers, 18 Reviews


Barmer Road - Rajasthan

Barmer Road is well known state highway which links Jaisalmer to Barmer. Its well known road trip through Thar desert.
Drive through the great Thar Desert across the golden dunes, from beautiful city of Jaisalmer to Barmer. The Great Indian Thar Desert surrounded by the Indus River, Aravalli Mountain Ranges and salt marsh well known as the Great Rann of Kutch. Jaisalmer to Barmer is 2 hours amazing road driver with distance of 159 km through the desert circuit, sand dunes along with the desert animals.
Mayank Raj

242 Followers, 57 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Road trip
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Manvar Resort And Camp Jodhpur - Rajasthan

One of the important highlights of Jodhpur comes in the form of Manvar Resort and Camp which is located on the way to Jaisalmer. Once you step into the resort, the first welcoming thing will be the scrumptious Rajasthani food that is bound to enhance your taste buds. This is followed by a relaxation at the luxurious tent that you must have booked before entering the place. The tent is uber in its class and with comfortable furnishings that will surely pamper your senses. The itinerary of 2 days include a jeep safari on the first day which will take you over the sand dunes of the Thar Desert giving a unique experience. This safari will also help you explore the local culture to a great extent. Also, you can have a sneak peek of the wildlife of the area which is quite enthralling and enriched. Camel ride is also included in the two day plan which is again a unique activity to do. Enjoy the cultural performance that is held in the evening after such an exciting day. This will bring you closer to the state of Rajasthan. The amount spend is worth the experience you gain at this resort.
The cab ride to the Manvar Desert Camp and Resort from Jaisalmer was a short one. Post a delicious and sumptuous welcome lunch of Rajasthani delicacies (including the famous Daal Baati Choorma and Lal Maas), I was lead to my uber-luxurious tent. And, while I cannot describe it enough, the pictures speak for itself. Next in the 2-day itinerary was a jeep safari over the sand dunes of the Thar desert. The sand and sun never looked better! We also had a stopover at a local blacksmith's house, where he made Chillum and showed us how to smoke this local cigar. The jeep safari continued into the shifting dunes and we were surprised by the sneak-peaks of the wildlife, such as the Nil Gai and sprawling feathery companion in the Peacocks, along with the thrilling dune roller coaster ride. And the antelopes hopped beside us! The sky never looked so clear and beautiful. Finally, before my return to the camp, I took an interesting camel ride on the camel named Rattu. The evening brought a splendid cultural performance on a stage set between the tented camp. The hues of the desert sunset just added more dramatic effect to the amazing enjoyable evening.
Anand Dass

130 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
anytime
Things to do
watch cultural performance, explore Thar Desert, watch wildlife and a lot more
Open Hours
Check in/check out- noon to noon
Budget
Starts at INR 6500 per night

Samsara Luxury Resort & Camp - Rajasthan

The most amazing experience ever!!!
Nehali Garg

138 Followers, 15 Reviews


Kuldhar - Rajasthan

Creepy..Eerie..Scary..tingling sensation behind your neck always!!!
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Kalakho - Rajasthan

This is the best village retreat in Rajasthan in the Dera Village. Here you can come and dance with the locales, enjoy the music and culture of these rustic surroundings. The women out here will apply pure henna on your hands and you can dress and eat like them too.
It's a perfect weekend destination and its green and serene surrounds are a perfect haven for rest and recuperation. It is set in fields against the backdrop of Aravalli Hills. There is a lot to discover in Kalakho if you are historically inclined. Also, the place offers a range of activities from safaris to camel cart rides.
Nancy Nance

743 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
Oct - March
Things to do
Cultural tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Khaba - Rajasthan

Breakfast on top of the Khaba Fort is nothing less than a dream come true experience for anyone. If you are staying close by and can turn up just at dawn, you will be able to see a flock of many peacocks and peahens present there and feeding on grains. Also beautiful is the view of the ruined village of Khaba which has been left abandoned for more than 2 centuries.
Few kilometers ahead from Kuldhara lies another village called Khaba. Anil suggested us to take a quick look at the fort as we had enough time in hand. This village is one of the 84 villages which were abandoned along with Kuldhara. The inhabitants of these villages were Paliwals Brahmins; who were known for being smart farmers and traders, who contributed a substantial amount to the Jaisalmer kingdom’s exchequer. After spending half an hour clicking photographs and checking out the fort and ruins, we headed straight to Sam dunes.
Prabhjot

152 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight Seeing, photography, dining
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tonk Road - Rajasthan

The first thing that will catch your attention while passing through the Tonk Road is the stunning decoration and lighting of the place. The place is also known for spectacular fireworks and crackers. The best time to check out the road is Diwali. The festival of lights gets its true meaning when you visit Tonk Road during this time. However, there is not much to do and will take only ½-1 hour of your time.
During our way, we experienced the stunning decoration of Tonk Road which glittered with funky colorful lights, crackers and fireworks. Such huge celebration gives true meaning to the festival of lights.
Arun Khunteta

121 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
Diwali preferably
Things to do
enjoy the decoration
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Camp Paradise - Rajasthan

Camp Paradise is a luxurious resort camp in Jaisalmer, well known for their luxury hospitality services.
Hospitality was good.
Debabrata Nayak

157 Followers, 14 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaisalmer
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Sam jaisalmer - Rajasthan

This is the nearest and most famous spot here you get to see the Sand dunes. And the many camps here also ensure you experience Rajasthan's culture, folk performances, food, camel ride, four-heel ride, quad-biking, etc. etc.
Pushp Mishra

217 Followers, 18 Reviews


Camp Jaisalmer - Rajasthan

No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without an overnight stay in Desert Camp.
Bikashjyoti Pathak

27 Followers, 19 Reviews


Hotel Bellavista - Rajasthan

One of the perfect staying options in Jaipur comes in the form of Hotel Bellavista. It is undoubtedly a homely experience away from home. The hotel is located near a residential area and therefore maintains serenity away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The rooms are not only clean and well-maintained but also fully furnished to give a comfortable stay to the guests. An added advantage comes in the form of quality food that is bound to enhance your tastes. Overall, it will be an affordable stay and help you plan things within the budget but without compromising on the quality.
An excellent hotel that offers quality food and service at a very affordable price. Prefer this hotel when visiting Jaipur.
Harini Sridharan

352 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Relax
Open Hours
Check in/Check out- noon to noon
Budget
Starts at INR 2500

World Trade Park - Rajasthan

Also known as the Paradise of the Pink City, World TRADE Park is actually the business hub of Jaipur. It is a special look out if you are lucky enough to be in the city during Diwali. The lights and designs of the mall here during this time in enthralling. According to locals as well as regular tourists, this is one of the best places to shop till you drop! Though a little costlier, you will get the trendiest stuff in World Trade Park which makes it a must places to see in Jaipur. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants here as well for those who want to take a good food break.
Our next destination was World TRADE Park, the biggest business focus and the Paradise of Pink City. Going to World Trade Park at Diwali left us charmed by what the city offers. The mall looks showered in the magnificence of beautiful lights and designs. WTP stuns and reminds us of a lady with cosmetics of lights, laces and colors. In temples Akshardham temple like the place looks so elegant and beautiful with the dazzling colorful lights. Visiting this place gave us the divine feel and experience and we would love to visit this place on every Diwali.
Arun Khunteta

121 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
anytime
Things to do
Shop and eat
Open Hours
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Budget
Depends on shopping and eating options

Gaurav Towers - Rajasthan

Among the very renowned malls on Jaipur, one that cannot be missed out is Gaurav Towers. This is quite a popular hangout among the locals and a sure shot visit if you have plans of some expensive shopping. You can also expect a showcase of lot of tradition here in the traditional clothes available all throughout the shops. The décor, the lights and the charisma of the place is worth every moment you plan to spend here. Overall, an experience that is memorable and fun.
After visiting these place, we hit the famous malls of Jaipur. We went to the most popular hangout place of Jaipur, Gaurav Tower. Sparkling lights, Crackers, decorated shops, energetic nourishment joints and obviously, the populace of Jaipur dressed up in delightful, traditional Indian clothing types are all over in Gaurav Tower.
Arun Khunteta

121 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
Mall Hours
Things to do
Shop, shop & shop
Open Hours
11:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Chokhi Dhani Resort - Rajasthan

Chokhi Dhani Resort is one of the best holiday resorts in Jaipur, this is in a village theme setup. There is nothing you will be left to copmplain about after the royal treatment you will be welcomed with out here. Everything from the rooms to the ambience, food and beauty is just superb. A trip out here will remain etched your ind and heart forever.
I started off my trip at the must-visit Rajasthani village themed resort Chokhi Dhani. It was like Rajasthan within Rajasthan. It had a rustic look to it. There were live dance and music performances throughout the evening. I took an elephant ride and also saw a snake charmer performing. There was a puppet show, a magic show apart from the fortune-telling parrot. The whole atmosphere was lively. Dinner was served in a separate hall in the village in a Rajasthani style and with all of us wearing turbans. The food served, as you might have guessed by now, was a typical Rajasthani food. We all enjoyed it and it was the perfect way to end our evening.
Jerry Zacharias Johny

144 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
Across The Year
Things to do
Holiday resort
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Choki Dhani - Rajasthan

This is a mock Rajasthani village in Jaipur where you get the perfect essence of rustic Rajasthan and enjoy the colorful ambience of it. It has been awarded as The Most Innovative Project by the Department of Tourism and is like an all- round the year fair. As soon as you enter this place you will be welcomed in a very traditional way with tikka and arti and then starts the celebration. Starting from delicious Rajasthani food prepared in Desi Ghee and served in a Manuhaar way, the Kalbeliya or Ghoomar dances and music along with a festival celebrated everytime you visit it is like a dream come true.
You want to eat? Dance till you drop? See the old woman making roti in the fire? See the pegions magically appear out of nowhere? Ride a nasty camel? Its all right here at Choki Dhani! If you miss it, grumbling about it the rest of your life guaranteed.
Leeza Abraham

161 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Things to do
Enjoy the true essence of Rajasthani life.
Open Hours
5:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Budget
Traditional Rajasthani Dining: Adult- Rs 600, Children- Rs 350 AC Dining: Adult- Rs 800, Children- Rs 500 Multicuisine Buffet: Adult- Rs 950, Children- Rs 650

The Oberoi Rajvilas - Rajasthan

Located on the NH 11, The Oberoi Rajvilas is a hotel that stinks of luxury, comfort and elegance. The entire place is stretched on 32 acres of land and is a lifetime experience if you have the budget. It is surely the place to stay if you are on an exotic vacation. Each room has the view of lush green courtyard and also has a private garden to relax in peace. The room again is the place that speaks of luxurious furnishings as well as comfortable ambiance. The unique combination of modern amenities with the vintage look and architecture is something that will take you off your feet!
Just off the NH-11 , The Oberoi Rajvilas on Goner Road is situated in 32 acres of lush countryside . The room boast grand four-poster beds and sunken marble baths overlooking private gardens, while the embroidered tents outside have old-style baths and outdoor decks. It's a great place to relax and recharge. The beauty if the Rajvilas is that it offers every luxury and amenity of a modern city yet retain a vintage charm.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
Get pampered
Open Hours
Check in/Check out- noon to noon
Budget
Starts at INR 32000 per night for one room

Gangaram Nagar - Rajasthan

This is one of the famous areas to find the handicrafts and pottery that is much in demand from Jaipur. There are quite a few shops around the corner and you get quite a number of options to choose form. The trick is to find the things you like and then bargain enough to bring it at affordable rates. Along with this, you can always try your hands on pottery in Gangaram Nagar. Overall, you will love the experience and the shopping when here.
A number of shops provide quick courses on the same. You could try your hand at the potters wheel and get some beautiful pieces.
Grashima

446 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably late afternoon after sunset
Things to do
Shop, Try Pottery
Open Hours
Morning 10:00 AM – Evening 7:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Jaipur metro yard - Rajasthan

Jaipur metro shows how a cultural city running on developing wheels having real as sense of Rajasthani culture.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


Hotel Bhadrawati Palace - Rajasthan

This is an old palace turned luxury resort in the village of Bhandarej, District Dausa in Rajasthan. The beauty and calmness of the place cannot be described in words. To experience the actual feel of it you need to visit this place without a miss. The spacious rooms, clean bathrooms, community dining halls, swimming pool, lawns and all else is wonderful. The staff and their service quality is remarkable too.
Although the hotel/palace was shut for restoration work, the staff still gave us a grand tour of the entire palace. Each wall of the palace was 4ft thick.
wayfarer

108 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
Oct - March
Things to do
Holiday Resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Chaisa - Rajasthan

Chaisa is a food and beverage out let in Jaipur offering a verity of tea (Chai) like; Black Teas, Green Teas, Herbal Teas, Oolong Teas and many others.
The vada pao's are so amazing and just Rs. 40. What more can you ask from life? ;)
Ria Kumbhat

156 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
A cup of tea
Open Hours
8:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Le Pension - Rajasthan

Le Pension is budget place to stay in Jaipur, well known for their quality services.
Meet travelers from all over the world
ADITI

338 Followers, 22 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
Places to stay
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Pandit pav bhaji - Rajasthan

Pandit Pav Bhaji is one of the famous street food outlet in Jaipur, well known for their Pav & Bhaji.
Located just opposite Birla-Mandir the entire street is lined by loads of carts serving Pav-Bhaji and all of them claim to be the original Pandit Pav bhaji stall. No clue which one is. All of them taste great amd are super cheap. A great deal!
Ria Kumbhat

156 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
Eat pav and bhaji
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Budget
RS 100/- for 2

Chawla's Restaurant - Rajasthan

For those who are travelling economical to Jaipur, the best option comes in the form of Chawla’s Restaurant. It not only serves some excellent food but also has affordable AC rooms for those who are on a strict budget. All the basic necessities are available at this place and therefore you will surely have a smooth experience. In fact, it is the perfect choice for those looking only for a one night stand. The staff is friendly and the ambiance is welcoming.
Hotel / Restaurant Economical, A/C rooms, clean, LCD and other basic necessities. Nothing fancy about it just a one night stand served my purpose. The owner/manager was quite friendly explained me all the routes and places I could visit in the evening.
Achal Gupta

181 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
Any time
Things to do
Stay, Eat
Open Hours
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (restaurant)
Budget
INR 600 for two people for a meal

Radhey Shyam Bhatia Paneer Waley - Rajasthan

Radhey Shyam Bhatia Paneer Waley is a famous fast food outlet in Jaipur, offering a verity of fast food.
A small shop located at the central Raja park, gives you some big tastes! . They are known for their variety of paneer tikkas. All vegetarian! prices are very reasonable and the food is the best for quick grabs.
Ria Kumbhat

156 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
Fast food outlet
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Budget
RS 200/- for 2

Pandit kulfi Bhandar - Rajasthan

Shree Pandit Kulfi Bhandar is a famous Ice-cream outlet in Jaipur, offering a verity of Ice-cream and kulfi.
The Best Kulfi that I have had in Jaipur is at Shri Pandit Kulfi Bhandar . This place has an amazing variety of malai, mango, Strwaberry and what not.
Ria Kumbhat

156 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
Ice-cream outlet
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Raj Mandir Cinema - Rajasthan

Raj Mandir is located on the MI Road and is the right place in Jaipur if you want to catch up with a latest Hindi movie. The entire place is pink in colour and looks quite magnificent when seen from outside and nothing like a typical movie hall. The auditorium is also huge in size and the best part is that an advance booking of the tickets can be made 7 days prior to the show. This gives you a good time to plan your itinerary when in Jaipur. The interiors are lavish and quite a spectacular watch as compared to the exteriors.
If you come upon this theatre on the outside it is very ordinary compared to the lavish settings of its interior. It was a pleasant surprise.
Samantha Mascarenhas

276 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
During a movie show
Things to do
Watch a movie
Open Hours
reservations 10am-6pm & screenings 12.30pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm & 9.30pm
Budget
INR 60- INR 150 per ticket

Shake vala - Rajasthan

Shake Vala is a well known Shake outlet in Jaipur famous for their Papaya and watermelon shakes.
Papaya and watermelon shakes have never been better. This place is in a small lane and the shop is also very small, but the number of people who come just to have shakes here is unbelievable. You'll have to stand and drink but believe me, its worth it.
Ria Kumbhat

156 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
Shake outlet
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mamu's Cafe - Rajasthan

Mamu's Cafe also known as Mamu's Infusion Restaurant, best known for their Cofee and fast foods.
This is my sister's favorite coffee place. It serves you coffees with a big huge mountain of froth on top and this is our go-to place for coffee in the whole of Jaipur
Ria Kumbhat

156 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
Best cofee place
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Ratan Textile Pvt Ltd - Rajasthan

For those who want the tradition of Jaipur to showcase in their everyday products and furnishings, there is nothing better than making a visit to the country famous Ratan Textiles Pvt Ltd. Located on the Ajmer Road, the products available her are innumerable but a little expensive. However, the quality is worth the amount you spend. They have actually merged traditional designs with their modern techniques to bring flawless products on the shop racks in the form of gift items, handmade papers, furnishings and home décor items and a lot more. Block printing and tie and dye are some of the traditional designs that they excel in.
Some of Jaipur's best block-printing worck can be found at RATAN TEXTILES ON Ajmer Road. Traditional and modern techniques combine to create exceptional and high quality home furnishings, handmade paper and gifts.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
Shop timings
Things to do
Check their unique stuff and buy some
Open Hours
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Budget
Depends on what you shop for

Titanic Hotel - Rajasthan

This is a perfect home away from home in the Sun City of Jaisalmer. This is a no star hotel with an interesting name and equally friendly staff inside. Mr. Polu, the manager is simply and rightly termed as a “Magic Man” because of his behavior. The other people working here are also very friendly and the rooms and services are all very good.
By far the best in service and cost.
Samantha Mascarenhas

276 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
October - March
Things to do
Holiday resort
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Central Museum - Rajasthan

The museum is a place to visit when in Jaipur and should definitely be a part of the itinerary if you are a historical buff. It is located within the Albert Hall which lies on the southern side of the city. The unique combination of North Indian architecture mixed with English style of work is something worth watching as designed by Sir Swinton Jacob. You can also see a reflection of the cultures around the globe in this museum. The museum opened in 1887. The exhibition of sculptures, tribal dresses, dioramas, carpets, paintings and musical instruments is a strong reason to visit the place. You can also find exhibit of the Egyptian mummies here at the Central Museum.
Located amidst the gardens of Ram Niwas Bagh, it is also known as Albert Hall museum. Supposed to be the oldest museum of Jaipur, it was designed by Colonel Swinton Jacob in 1876 to greet King Edward VII (Prince of Wales) on his visit to India. It houses the various treasures of the rich bygone era ! Unfortunately, when we reached this museum, we learnt that it was closed for renovation . But we did get a chance to take a quick look at it from outside. This museum has been modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and has many pillars, courtyards and arches that give it a very traditional yet elegant look. One of the unique feature of the marble pillars of this museum was that different types of leaves have been depicted on each of the pillars, which is very interesting! Museum visiting hours: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. - Hilaire Belloc
Aparna Parinam

265 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
Museum hours
Things to do
Explore history
Open Hours
9:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Budget
INR 20, Foreigners: INR 150, Audio Guide- Hindi/English- INR 90/ INR 124 respectively

Hotel Umed Mahal - Rajasthan

Stayed at hotel Umed Mahal.must say preety reasonable for the services they provide
Parii-neet Jeji

9 Followers, 1 Reviews


Hotel Surja - Rajasthan

So, Surja Palace was by far the best place I've stayed in. We reached Jaisalmer fort at about 11 o'clock in the night and apparently everything pretty much shuts down at that hour of the day. And what appeared to us at first was this place that was dingy, unsafe and not something we should go ahead with. Strangely every member of the staff was fast asleep except one of the guys who showed us two rooms, out of which we chose to stay in the one which luckily was on the top floor and thats the only thing we thought could save us. We somehow managed to get sleep at about 2, until what we saw the next morning that took our breath away. I've never a prettier sunrise and a view of the entire city, the way it looked from our window. We quickly went on the cafe on the roof-top as we were starving and picked up the basic items to order as we were skeptical about the food. But turns out, they had the best breakfast!! We ended up hogging so much that we weren't able to move!!! And all of this was totally under budget. Before i forget, this place had free wifi for all the guests! Hotel Surja is a place for the ones who aren't very finicky about luxury. This place is magical because it will give you something you might take with you and always cherish. Like I did. You're on your own. You will not have room service, but the best service from the cooks. They will make you fall in love with the place!
Roma Kandpal

14 Followers, 6 Reviews


Golden Fort - Rajasthan

Golden Fort is an 800 year old fort and is also known as the Jaisalmer Fort of Rajasthan. This is one of the most magnificent fortifications of the state and is the second oldest also after the Chittorgarh Palace. The title given to this fairytale fort complex is because of its light color which almost merges with the color of the desert sand like a mirage coming out of it. Jaisalmer City is located in the interiors of the Thar Desert and the King Jaisal planned to make this place his capital. You can come here in the month of February and enjoy the famous Annual Camel Fair and other festivals too.
The Jaisalmer Fort built by Rawal Jaiswal in 1156 AD. This is located in the heart of the city. To reach the fort one can avail auto-rickshaw or simply walk.
Amrita

274 Followers, 27 Reviews


Best time to visit
March to October
Things to do
Photography, shopping and history buffing
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
Free

MI Road - Rajasthan

The vibrancy of the place is the first thing that will draw your attention especially during night hours. It is one of the perfect places to explore when in Jaipur. One of the major drawbacks of the place is the over-crowded nature. However, the experience is worth it. There are shopping options on the MI Road as well for the shopaholics. Overall, this is one place you can include in your list even if you plan to just pass by.
On the beautiful night, we, the team of Beautiful Jaipur, started our tour from MI Road. As the pictures are suggesting, the place looks all glamed up with the colorful lights and vibrant decoration. The place gives you the feeling of Las Vegas. Beautifully decorated shops, echoing firecrackers and traditionally dressed up people completely delight your senses. Though the traffic is awful, the place beautifully describes its own way of celebrating Diwali.
Arun Khunteta

121 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Explore and Shop
Open Hours
Shops are open till 8:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Mandir Palace - Rajasthan

This 200 year old architectural delight has been converted into a heritage hotel. A must visit!!
Travel Toes

25 Followers, 6 Reviews


Madhav Desert Camp - Rajasthan

It was a good experience to hangout at madhav desert camp. Enjoy Amazing Folk dance.
Vinod Sharma

7 Followers, 7 Reviews


Fort Rajwada - Rajasthan

Off the Jodhpur- Barmer Link Road is the popular Fort Rajwada luxury hotel. This is an old fort turned into a beautiful holiday resort built almost completely of marble. The rooms are huge and everything you find around is worth an appreciation. The best part is that you can have dinner inside the lovely dining hall as well as enjoy a romantic dinner by the pool side. There is also a SPA at reasonable rates as a part of the holiday resort too.
Our next destination was Fort Rajwada, a luxury hotel on the outskirts of Jaisalmer. It was no less than a palace. The entire hotel including the rooms boasted of exquisite Rajasthan royalty. The buffet style dinner and breakfast consisted of Indian and Continental spreads and was out-of-this-world yummy. Before dinner there was a local song and dance performance arranged at the pool-side. We also enjoyed an evening on the hotel terrace. The staff was very cordial and we loved the royal hospitality extended to us.
Smiti Maini

289 Followers, 123 Reviews


Best time to visit
October - March
Things to do
Holiday Resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 4150/- Per Night

Great Indian Desert - Rajasthan

Great Indian Desert is also known as Thar Desert, it is one of the largest deserts in the whole world and the largest in India of course. A part of the desert is in India and a part is still in Pakistan. The desert is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills on one side, the Indus River Valley on one side, Punjab on the other side and the Sindh surrounding the rest. The desert is mainly characterized by high and low sand dunes that make a beautiful view, caravans, saline lakes, cactus of various kinds. Gum Arabic Acacia, Euphorbia and Khajri are famous trees here. The wildlife apart from the camels, includes black buck, chinkara, francolin, quail, Great Bustard, ducks and geese.
After vising king’s palace we were running late for our desert safari camp, we had to run. We had quick lunch, I changed to normal cloths and we ran to our desert safari guy. He asked us if it is fine if Japanese guy joins us, we were fine with that. A guy having cigarette in one hand, a video camera in other hand which is always in a running mode, introduced himself as Tatsuma Fukuda and he turn out to be so much fun later on :) For him English was very difficult, many times we communicated through sign language, and I troubled him a lot with questions making him speak difficult English ;) :) We all sat in a jeep and two Two camel riding village guys guided our entire tour. They were very nice and helping. There job is to provide tourist a nice camel ride and a desert safari. They try their best to make the tourist happy with the good experience. As they were Muslim by religion they were wearing a Pathani Kurta and Muslim head wear. The long road, and everything dry around the long dry landscapes, after riding for long you will see some very small villages (hardly 6-10 houses in one small village) around.
Anuradha Anmol

195 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
Camel Safaris, cultural programs, desert camping
Open Hours
7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Budget
Free

Rana's - Rajasthan

Are you someone who is really fond of saris especially Rajasthani bandhani and tie and dye ones? Then Rana’s in Jaipur located in Johari Bazaar is a sure shot place to include in your list of exploration. From banarasi silk saris to amazing heavy lehengas for different occasions, they have it all. Bandhej and bandhani works are something that they specializes in. dress materials, salwars and men’s wear and accessories are also some of the category of products you will find here.
For beautiful Banarsi silks, lehengas, lehriyas and flashy saris , make a trip to RANA'S in Johri Bazaar; I love their bandhej and bhandhini work. They also have impressive Indian wear for men,accessories,dress material and salwar kameezes.
Prashi

755 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jaipur
Things to do
Shopping
Open Hours
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Budget
Depends on shopping

Patwa-ki-Haveli - Rajasthan

Yet another beautiful mansion in Jaisalmer, it was started by Guman Chand Patwa. The mansion took 55 years to be completed. Guman’s sons completed it later. The most beautiful features of this mansion are the archways, gateways and especially the balconies, known as jharokhas. The golden color of the mansion catches the eye of every visitor at once. The tour of the whole mansion will take not more than 45 minutes. This is no doubt one of the most splendid residences in the beautiful city.
Patwon-ki-Haveli is a ten-minute walk from the main gates of the fort and quite magnificent. It's a collection of five houses, each one for the son of a wealthy trader who made money lending to the government.
Pushpendra Gautam

231 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Things to do
Tours, photography
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Budget
RS 30/-

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