Top 50 Places to visit in Rajasthan

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

6 Followers, 6 Reviews


Shetty Raksha

261 Followers, 38 Reviews


Awdhesh Singh

2 Followers, 3 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

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.
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

8 Followers, 6 Reviews


For colors and culture
Archit Goyal

6 Followers, 2 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

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

307 Followers, 4 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

8 Followers, 6 Reviews


Still historic in today's times
Nehali Shah

136 Followers, 8 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

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!
Jeeson Joseph Variath

201 Followers, 2 Reviews


Psychedelic colours.
Prateek Dham

924 Followers, 557 Reviews


After Umaid Bhawan, we left for Ajmer which is 4 hrs journey from Jodhpur. We headed towards the Ajmer Shariff Dargaah. It’s the most well known dargaah in Islam. Then we went to Pushkar, where we had a booking in Hotel Rajshree. In the morning, we went to watch sunrise on the banks of Pushkar Lake, after which we had Pooja and visit to the Brahma temple. We had to rush as we had to reach Sawai Madhopur by evening.
paneri.aneri

8 Followers, 6 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

17 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

25 Followers, 18 Reviews


Place for desert safari
Satyakee Sulit Sinha

155 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

7 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

277 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

522 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

162 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

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

7 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
N/A

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

277 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

4 Followers, 19 Reviews


Beautiful early morning Safari !
Prahlad Raj

158 Followers, 12 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

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

25 Followers, 18 Reviews


One of the largest forts in India, it is well-maintained and the 'blue city' view from the fort is the best. On the way to the fort, you can witness locals dancing and singing. The entry and guide fee is high. The museum has a collection of paintings, palanquins, armoury etc. They do have an elevator facility for people who cannot climb much. Overall an impressive and must-visit place.
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 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

460 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

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

712 Followers, 35 Reviews


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

266 Followers, 5 Reviews


Ankeeta Bboruah

199 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

214 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

147 Followers, 12 Reviews


Jal Mahal is probably one of the most beautiful existence and is visible the moment you enter Jaipur. I had the first glimpse of it when i stepped into the pink city. Though there are a lot of entry issues as we got to know way back in January 2012, when i visited, but there is something about the architecture that you only wish to observe it from a distance. It appears exquisite standing a midst the lake and gives complete solace to the viewer.
Tanya Jain

237 Followers, 34 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

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

278 Followers, 23 Reviews


Chokhi Dhani is a very integral spot in terms of promoting tourism in Jaipur. It is a set up which offers a traditional glimpse about Rajasthan. One can not only gain a lot of experience within few hours but also purchase a lot of items. From Ghoomar dance to Camel Rides, Puppet shows and Bioscopic Movie setup - one gets to live few moments in a setting of rural Rajasthan. The traditional arrangement of Hut is where the dinner is served on leaf palates. An entire Rajasthani Platter is a task to finish but is a must try. This place is an wholesome experience in itself.
Tanya Jain

237 Followers, 34 Reviews


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

412 Followers, 20 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 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

927 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

152 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

621 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

382 Followers, 352 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

526 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

687 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

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.
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
Shetty Raksha

261 Followers, 38 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


Breakfast stopover.. Wish we had more time then would have considered going to Pushkar.. But nevertheless, the roads are cake walk and it is a smooth drive towards our next destination.
Mansi

26 Followers, 8 Reviews


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

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.
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

2 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

6 Followers, 7 Reviews


Very crowded place as it is in the middle of city, but good to visit to witness the complete view of city from the top.
Vineet Kaur

43 Followers, 11 Reviews


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

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

17 Followers, 17 Reviews


Exquisite, enthralling, captivating.
Bikashjyoti Pathak

25 Followers, 18 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

19 Followers, 1 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...)

120 Followers, 13 Reviews


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

927 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

7 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

408 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

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

23 Followers, 6 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

368 Followers, 51 Reviews


After checking out, for sometime we wander in the lane of Jaisalmer, had lunch and too a auto to Fifu Hotels from whom we took our desert package. This hotel was little out of the city. The package includes to and fro Thar desert from Jaisalmer, sight seeing on the way, evening tea, dinner, breakfast. On the way we saw four monuments i.e.Barabag (a royal cemetary ground, Entry Rs 50/- & guide Rs 100/-), Ludharva (Jain temple), Amarsagar (Jain Temple) & Kuldhara (An abandoned village, entry of Rs 10/- & car entry Rs 50) (* entry charges per person). We reached desert within 2-3 hours (depends how much time one spends in sight seeing) & did the camel ride. After a while we were provided with tea, after such a long ride the hot cup of tea was most needed. Since we chose to sleep in the safari tent, it was set on the sand dunes. We walk on the sand dunes as far as possible, gathering woods to keep the camp fire on as late as possible. Its advisable to take few games along like chess, cards etc. Music system which runs on battery which we missed, so decided to keep the sand dunes awake with our croaky voice. the local guys sleeps after serving dinner. The dark night, the cold sand, the heat fire & the hell-fellow-well-met company...Oh God, m I still alive! No matter however late one sleeps, will surely be awake with the first ray of the Sun to enjoy the warmth of the sunrise. Sunrise & Sunset in the desert is exquisite, nature at its best. We had breakfast, small camel ride & then moved out of the sand leaving behind erasable footprints. We return back to Jaisalmer city by 10ish and checked in Fifu hotel. We were given rooms to relax and freshen up which was part of the package. we still had enough time in hand, so saw few more monuments in the city (Gadisar Lake was good, rest can be avoided such as Nathmal Ji ki Havelli where entry is not allowed & Salim Singh ki Havelli entry charges Rs 30/- but isn't worth ), explore few more joints of food and shopped :)
Mishti

222 Followers, 7 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

6 Followers, 7 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

532 Followers, 50 Reviews


Ankeeta Bboruah

199 Followers, 5 Reviews


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

17 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

147 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

621 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

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

147 Followers, 12 Reviews


Nahargarh Fort is spread in a huge area and one can see the entire Jaipur City from here. Bollywood has left its mark and one can see this fort used as a location for shooting songs in the movies like Shudh Desi Romance and Rang De Basanti A place of historical significance the fort rests along the lines of Aravali Hills. The walls are such that it was made to act as a barrier during the war in the 19th century. One can still see a huge canon which has been now kept for display. The fort also has a museum preserving war materials.
Tanya Jain

237 Followers, 34 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

297 Followers, 50 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

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

221 Followers, 20 Reviews


This haveli museum turned from dusty and boring at the lower levels to some pretty nifty recreations in the top floor rooms. The open courtyards and terraces were the best - shady and with panoramic vistas respectively. The 1-hr long cultural performance in the evening was the best - crisp, colourful and world-class - giving us a peek into Rajasthani performing arts.
ARao

200 Followers, 74 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


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

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

8 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

382 Followers, 352 Reviews


One of the oldest fort of Rajasthan
Anurag Verma

144 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

199 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

426 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

331 Followers, 23 Reviews


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

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

412 Followers, 42 Reviews


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

142 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

144 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

379 Followers, 21 Reviews


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

198 Followers, 9 Reviews


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

529 Followers, 160 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

687 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

408 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/-

Mount Abu - Rajasthan

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

382 Followers, 352 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

205 Followers, 23 Reviews


It is 160 km trip from Udaipur via NH 76 through Pindwara and Abu road . The highway is one of the best maintained in country I would say and smooth and fast to ride on. I even managed to touch 137 km/h on my R 15. (Whoa! is it ;)) There are two tunnels on the way which have been built by cutting hard solid rock. Mount Abu hosts beautiful Nakki lake, Historical Dilwara temples, Achalgarh. Also, it is the only hill station in Rajasthan. Guru shikhar being the highest point at an altitude of roughly 5600 ft. Other attraction is sunset point and Toad Rock. If you plan to travel by Rail than Abu road is the nearest station (30 km from Mt Abu). It will take 2-3 days to completely explore the beauty of this place, and it is advisable to visit during Oct-March.
Praveen Gupta

224 Followers, 20 Reviews


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

205 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

297 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

228 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

2 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

110 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

246 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

180 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

188 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

246 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

338 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

293 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

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

305 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

122 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

199 Followers, 85 Reviews


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

339 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 K

253 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

434 Followers, 8 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

331 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

300 Followers, 8 Reviews


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

214 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

106 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

440 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

338 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

687 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

179 Followers, 42 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

212 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

219 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

236 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

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


The hill-top views from here are excellent - with Lake Pichola sparkling on one side and the greater city sprawling on the other. Hike there for best results (you can even take a tram), which takes you through little gardens and playgrounds. Perfect for a great sunset view :) If you like crumbling forts, poke a little further on the path and reach the end of a ruined fort wall - the views are worth it :)
ARao

200 Followers, 74 Reviews


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

7 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


Jagmandir Island Palace - Rajasthan

As the name says, this attraction is a palace located on an island. This island is a part of the Lake Pichola. Also known as Lake Garden Palace, it is one of the places to visit in Udaipur without any second thoughts. You can easily enjoy the picturesque look of the palace through boat rides in the Lake Pichola. A boat ride can also be continued from the City Palace to Jag Mandir Palace which will take around 30 minutes. Many popular weddings have taken place here which is quite an expensive affaire. There are gardens and courtyards that can be explored via a walking tour. The architecture is one of the many reasons you should consider a visit and if possible a stay. Do not forget to try the Indian delicacies in their restaurant.
Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the "Lake Garden Palace". The palace is located in Udaipur city The most romantic place in the world. Perfect setting for a perfect date A must visit for couples
Michelle

221 Followers, 20 Reviews


A picturesque boat ride on Lake Pichola takes you to this island of serenity which is now a plush hotel. The gardens and courtyard are free to wander in. Spend a while to soak in the architecture, manicured greens and views of mainland Udaipur across the lake. I loved sitting in the gardens here, playing with immensely brave squirrels :)
ARao

200 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
Evening Time
Things to do
Explore the Place, Food Buffs
Open Hours
Monday to Sunday- 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Budget
Free Entry/Budget only for Restaurant

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

297 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

228 Followers, 25 Reviews


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

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