Rajasthan is the most colourful, vibrant, culturally rich state of India. It is part of the Golden circle of India and is one of the most visited states. Rajasthan is a popular travel destination because of its rich history, culture, heritage, forts, deserts, palaces, landscapes etc.
Here is the list of must-visit places in Rajasthan so that you could plan your travel smoothly.
Udaipur is popularly known as the City of Lakes and the Venice of East. It is one of the romantic destinations because of soothing lakes, fairy-tale-like palaces, cosy castles, romantic drives etc. The main attractions in Udaipur are two beautiful lakes Fateh Sagar Lake and Lake Pichola. Apart from the romantic destination, Udaipur is also one of the places with historical significance. The City Palace is a must-visit attraction to know more about the history of Udaipur.
Jaipur is the capital city, also known as the Pink city. It had been ruled by Rajput kingdoms for centuries and then developed as a planned city. Jaipur combines the charms of ancient history and modern advantages of a metropolis. It is part of one of the famous tourist circuits, the Golden Triangle. Jaipur offers many experiences like historic forts, architecture, temples, light and sound shows, majestic lakes, beautiful sunsets, delicious food, antiques and traditional shopping markets etc.
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Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan and is also known as the Blue City or Sun City. It is also called as the cultural capital of Rajasthan. The most appealing thing in Jodhpur is its blue houses all around the city and majestic cafes to offer the city views. Jodhpur is famous for its Mehrangarh Fort as its the largest Fort in all of the Rajasthan and the complex is large and historic.
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Jaisalmer is commonly known as the Golden City of Rajasthan. It is famous for its desert and sand dunes. The intriguing thing about this city is its architecture as the city was built as a walled city. Unlike other forts in India, Jaisalmer fort is completely functioning, and you can find private residences, shops, temples and restaurants.
5. Mount Abu
Mount Abu is a hill station in Rajasthan that offers excellent views and beautiful scenic sunsets. Nakki lake is its most famous spot. Apart from Nakki Lake Dilwara temple is its architectural marvel, and Guru Shikar offers the best view of Mount Abu.
Chittorgarh is a perfect reflection of the rich Rajput history and courage. Chittorgarh Fort is the centre of attraction and shows the rich culture and heritage of Rajputs. The best time to visit Chittorgarh is during the Jauhar Mela, which is held annually to honour the painful sacrifice of Rani Padmini and the ladies of the court after the war was lost by their men.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is the birthplace of Mewar's legendary king Maharana Pratap. The fort is magnificent and was built in a way that everything is within premises. The place is perfect for nature lovers as apart from Fort, Kumbhalgarh has a wildlife sanctuary, home to a wide variety of species.
Bhangarh is a deserted village in Rajgarh Alwar, 85 km from Jaipur. It is famous for its historical ruins and the Fort located within its premises. It is considered to be the most haunted place among many haunted places in India. As per the notice put up by the Archaeological Survey of India, no one is allowed inside the fort at night. This is one of the must-have experience in Rajasthan.
Ajmer is a city surrounded by Aravalli hills and is famous for Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Ajmer Sharif is the most influential Muslim pilgrimage centre, the shrine of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti. It is just 13 km away from Pushkar. Apart from pilgrimage places, Ajmer also offers fascinating historic sites, beautiful lakes, fort etc.
Pushkar is a holy city and is known for its Brahma temple, and its camel fair. The camel fair in Pushkar is very famous and attracts lots of tourists and photographers from across the world. Pushkar lake is one of the must-visit places as it has got 52 ghats and the view is magnificent.
Rajasthan is the land of Kings and forts, but it has so many more places. Every visit to Rajasthan will offer a different experience. It is worth taking out time and visiting Rajasthan to learn about the rich history and vibrant culture and to experience the royalty.
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