Nathdwara Tourism & Travel Guide

The small city of Nathdwara on the banks of Banas river in Rajasthan is full of religious sentiment. Cuddled in the Aravalli hills, it is popular for being home to Shrinathji, an incarnated idol of infant Lord Krishna. Largely a faithful city, almost everything about this place is in some way or the other associated with the temple. Even their music, Haveli, is a devotional genre. The Shrinathji Temple draws pilgrims plenty but very few tourists. It is also called the Haveli of Shrinathji. The temple is very simple and non-fancy. What is captivating is the idol of Lord Krishna in an avatar where he is lifting the Govardhana Hill. Out of a large black stone is carve out the figurine of the lord with his left hand raised and the right one fisted. Aartis and shringars of the idol are performed in such fashion that it seems that the idol is indeed living. Pilgrims wait to get a glimpse of the lord when the curtain is removed. The mysticism of the idol is enigmatic for reasons unknown. Pichwai paintings are something to look out for here. The bright paintings on hand-spun fabric often depict tales from the Raas-Leela. Complete your getaway with sumptuous and delicious street food such as khaman and fafda along with piping hot masala tea.

Trips and Itineraries for Nathdwara

Started from Vadodara by afternoon on Day1 by our car to Nathdwara which is about 400 kms....

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A 1 hour drive from Nathdwara will take you to Udaipur....

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Top Places To Visit in Nathdwara 8 Spots

Khamnore Bus Stand, Haldighati, Nathdwara 313322
Nathdwara, Rajasthan 313301, India

Weekend Getaways from Nathdwara  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
Rajasthan’s opulent capital is a magical land brimming with desert camps and lakeside palaces. Sitting on the edge of the Thar desert and surrounded by the Aravali hills, the Pink City boasts of hilltop forts, bustling bazaars and the best pyaaz kachoris you’ll ever taste. Among the places to visit in Jaipur city, the grandiose pink sandstone Palace of Winds, or Hawa Mahal, towering over the hustling streetscapes and the majestic City Palace are the ones attracting the most tourists. The 18th century old astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a UNESCO world heritage site and a major tourist attraction. Perched proudly on the top of a hill is Amber Fort, dating back to the 16th century. The red sandstone structure houses palaces, temples, gardens and a lake inside its premises. One of the most favoured things to do in Jaipur is to walk through the lively Bapu Bazaar, and come out with bags stocked with bandhani-printed sarees, lac bangles, meenakari trinkets and blue pottery. And while you’re at it, shop for some string puppets or kathputlis that make for some excellent souvenirs. Galtaji temple, also called the Monkey Temple, is another must visit in Jaipur city. 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 making up for most of Jaipur’s tourism. 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, 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.


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