Places to visit in Rajasthan
The largest state in India, Rajasthan, is distinct in its own way due to the perfect amalgamation of its widespread deserts, ethnicity and cultural richness. With a tagline ‘ Padharo mhare desh’, Rajasthan surprises and welcomes you to a colourful land with all its heart. Rajasthan is known for its royal heritage, mesmerizing monuments and delicacies like ‘dal baati, ghevar and pyaaj ki kachori.
While you are planning a trip to Rajasthan, do not miss these best places to visit in Rajasthan:
Already popular for being the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan, mount Abu offers outstanding nature’s view and a perfect retreat against the sun. Moreover, it has a religious importance too. According to the Mahabharata, it is the same mount Aruba, where great sage Vashistha retired. People also flock mount Abu to visit the beautiful ancient Jain Dilwara temples carved from exquisite white marbles which date back to 12th century. A must see place in mount Abu is the ‘Nakki Lake’ where you can do boating to get some relief from the scorching sun. Mount Abu is like a fresh retreat with various ancient monuments, lakes and picnic spots.
When you are looking for places to visit in Rajasthan, you just cannot miss visiting Jaipur. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is also called the pink city for its pink hued buildings. The artistic architecture of the city was done according to the vedic vastu shashtra (Indian architecture) which makes it more attractive and beautiful. Jaipur is a city which is bustling with tourist all the time due to its fun, frolic and cultural existence. The major attractions are the three main fort -Amber, Nahargarh fort and Jaigarh fort. Moreover various other unique attractions include ‘hawa mahal’, jal mahal and city palace. You can never get enough of Jaipur, as it has history and culture in its every corner. You can also explore a number of temples, museum, gardens, forts and a bazaar while in Jaipur. Do not miss the famous and mouth-watering dishes ‘ghevar; and pyaaz ki kachori’
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Jodhpur is a beautiful city in Rajasthan which has an national importance of its own. It is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert, just 250 km from indo-Pak border. Jodhpur is called the Sun City as it enjoys the bright sunny weather all day long and also Blue city because of the many blue homes present there. While in Jodhpur you must visit the mehrangarh fort which is one of the largest fort in India.
Also called the city of lakes, Udaipur is famous for its royal grandeur and beautiful lakes. It is also called the Venice of the east and has romance oozing out of every corner. Along the tourist places in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also famous for royal weddings and its fine Rajputana style architecture. Apart from the forts, lakes and gardens, one famous temple in Udaipur is the Jagdish temple which is dedicated to lord Vishnu. An iconic landmark in the city it boasts of stunning carvings and architectural marvels. Other places to see in Udaipur are lake Pichola, lake palace, royal vintage car museum, Saheliyon ki bari, Moti Magri, etc.
Famous for its desert and camels, Jaisalmer is one of the most preferred tourist attraction in Rajasthan. The city is called as the golden city for its golden sand of the ‘thar desert’ and the golden sandstones used in the buildings. Jaisalmer thrives on tourism and a large number of tourist flock the city for its amazing architecture, palaces, desert, art and craft and of course for the feel of Rajasthan culture. Though there are various places to visit in Jaisalmer like Gadisar lake, Bada bagh, Sam sand dunes, but the major attraction is the Jaisalmer fort or the Sonar Qila. It is one of the largest forts in the world and is uniquely functioning till now. You can go around the various shops, royal residences and restaurants inside the fort and indulge in souvenir shopping.
Pushkar, has an mythological relevance in Rajasthan. It is situated in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan and on the shores of the Pushkar Lake. It is said that this lake is created out of the tears of lord Shiva. Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India and is majorly famous for its Brahma temple and the camel fair. This camel fair is the 5 day fair where people buy and sell livestock. Along with this, tourist are also attracted towards the camel races, live music and dance events held during the camel fair.
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Rajasthan is full of architectural marvels, ethnic culture and royal feel. If you wish to explore the tourist places in Rajasthan, you must also visit Sawai Modhupur which is famous for its Ranthambore national park and Ranthambore fort. While looking for the best places to visit in Rajasthan, do not miss visiting Chittorgarh. Here you can witness the grandeur of India’s largest fort –Chittorgarh fort. This historical city is also the birthplace of the great Maharana Pratap and Meera bai. You can relish the delicious sweets, snacks and authentic Rajasthani cuisine in Bikaner. Also do not miss the ‘jharokhas’, the intricately carved windows while visiting Rajasthan.
‘Khamba ghani sa’