Top Places to Visit in Rajasthan
Top places to visit in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, Jodhpur, Ajmer and many more.
Updated: September 26, 2019
Top places to visit in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, Jodhpur,
Ajmer and many more.
Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Highly urbanized pockets and shopping areas have casually sprung up beside gleaming forts and palaces. Jaipur has long been one of the shiniest cultural jewels in the history of the Indian subcontinent. Also known as 'Pink City', it offer up a plethora of adventures and activities that make for a memorable holiday experience.
Jaipur is known for its forts and palaces. The most famous fort in the city is the Amber Fort which is also commonly known as the Amer Fort. This majestic building with its maze-like passages and serpentine staircases is a very popular tourist attraction. The fort is big enough that it will take you at least two to three hours to explore it in detail.
Also known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city as lovely as it is. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India. A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola especially in the dawn is a must. During evenings, it seems the entire place has been dipped in golden as you can see the heritage buildings and the pristine water turning golden with the reflection of sun.
Lake Pichola is an artificial lake located in the heart of Udaipur, Rajasthan which is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of the city. The lake is 3 miles in length, 2 miles in width and has a depth of 30 feet which was built by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha in 1362 AD.
The City Palace in Udaipur is considered to be the largest royal complex in Rajasthan that is built on the banks of Lake Pichola. The magnificent palace was built in the year 1559 by Maharana Uday Singh and served as the main seat of power. Here the Maharanas lived and administered the kingdom from.
Jaisalmer is a major tourist spot located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan in India that is very close to the Pakistan Border. It is called the 'golden city' due to the golden dunes flowing in the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer has many lakes, ornate Jain temples, havelis and castles clad in golden yellowish sandstone. You can climb on to the camel saddle and make your way through this desert or camp under the night sky in this golden land for an unforgettable experience.
The Jaisalmer Fort stands as a crown atop the city and provides a beautiful contrast to the landscape. It also has a lake and many magnificent temples, all made of sandstone. Jaisalmer is a frequently visited place by tourists and most of the visitors go for tours of the desert safari. These tours are conducted either in the early morning or during the evening to avoid the scorching heat.
Mount Abu is the only hill station of Rajasthan. The major attraction is the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning piece of architecture in the country.
You can easily spend hours wondering how these temples were built over 2 centuries, almost a 1000 years back. There are various lakes and viewpoints such as the Honeymoon Point, Sunset Point where you can enjoy calm and relaxed boating in the Nakki lake. The highest peak of the Aravali Range also lies in Mt. Abu, surrounded by dense green forests.
Jodhpur is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. Also Known as the 'Gateway to Thar' it has multiple temples, lakes, shopping streets. Mehrangarh Fort is a magnificent fort that is built by Rao Jodha in 1459 in Jodhpur and is among one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. The city is called the Blue City as it looks completely blue in colour from an aerial view because of its blue walls and blue houses.
It is situated at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by massive walls. Located in the centre of the city, the fort covers an area of approximately 5 Kms of a hill. Its walls have a height of 36 metres and width of 21 metres. To reach the fort, seven gates have to be crossed namely Victory Gate, Fateh Gate, Gopal Gate, Bhairon Gate, Dedh Kamgra Gate, Marti Gate and finally Loha Gate. There are magnificent palaces like Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal inside the fort. There are six different galleries in the Mehrangarh Museum namely Elephant's howdahs, Palanquins, Daulat Khana, Armoury, Paintings and the Turban Gallery. National Geological Monument, Nagnecha Mataji Temple, Chamunda Temple and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park are the tourist attractions in Mehrangarh Fort. Nearby Jaswant Tada and Umaid Bhawan Palace are also among the top attractions in Jodhpur.
The city of Ajmer is most famous for its Dargah Sharif of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti that is surrounded by Aravali ranges. It witness the exquisite Mughal architecture set in an aura of peace and spirituality. With many famous temples also present here, the city is a renowned religious spot for Hindus and Jains alike. A lot of travellers visiting Pushkar stop by Ajmer and make a day trip to Ajmer. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti is one of the holiest places of worship in India not only for the Muslims but followers of every faith.