Rajasthan, the royal land is like a wide museum showcasing India in its true colors of culture and tradition. The land of kings has embraced the glorious tales of warriors, their romance and chivalry. For tourists, travelling to Rajasthan is nothing less than visiting paradise.
It’s quite hard to quote all the tourist attractions of Rajasthan; however, mentioned below are the best from the lot. Have a look at the top 7 must visit places in Rajasthan:
Bikaner is known for its historical significance as there was a time when it was an oasis town that served as a trade link between Central Asia and Coastal Gujarat. And today the red and yellow sand stone temples form an integral part of Bikaner. The Moolnayaki, Laxmi Nath and Bhanasar Jain temple are a few famous shrines of the city. Further, the city also has majestic palaces, a few to name are:
- Laxmi Niwas Palace
- Junagarh Palace
- Lalgarh Palace
Moreover, if you plan your visit around January, then you could be the lucky one to enjoy the camel festival. This is one of the highly celebrated festivals of Bikaner.
Entitled as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is a part of India’s Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra. The city is highly admired by tourists for ancient palaces and forts. Jaipur still holds a royal charm in its arms and thus, tourist feel like a king. Further, many of the old heritages have been converted into hotels that are known for offering grand hospitality to the guests.
Pushkar is mainly admired as one of the main pilgrimage destinations. Especially, the Pushkar Lake is highly acknowledged for its religious value. It has total 52 ghats where the devotees bath to wash off their sins. According to Hindu beliefs, visit to this sacred place offers salvation to the pilgrims, and thus Pushkar is popularly known as Tirth Raj (King of all pilgrim destinations). In addition to the religious values, the city is highly acknowledged for its camel festival. This is one of the main festivals of Pushkar that is celebrated for five days. The attention grabbers at this festival include camel race, folk music, traditional dance performances and exhibitions.
Being located in the middle of Great Indian Desert, Jaislmer is regarded as the heart of Thar. Founded in year 1156, the city is better known as the ‘Golden City’. This title is crowned to the town for its 12th century Jaislmer fort, ancient havelis, beautiful temples and sparkling yellow sand dunes. Further, it is the camel safari that tourist enjoy while their visit to Jaislmer.
When India was under the rule of British, Jodhpur enjoyed the largest land area of all Rajputana provinces. Presently with the Mehrangarh fort, the city attracts a considerable amount of tourists to Rajasthan. Owing to the vivid blue painted houses around the Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur is also known as ‘Blue City’. Moreover, this second largest city of Rajasthan is a hub of beautiful handcrafts, palace resorts and hotels.
Visit to Ranthambhore means exploring the wildlife of the royal land. Ranthambhore National Park is among the largest wildlife sanctuaries of India. It is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan and is known for preserving Indian Tigers. In addition to tigers, the park has various other fauna species including reptiles, birds and amphibians. As per the latest census, there are about 300 flora species at the park. Further, what serves as other stopovers at the Ranthambhore National Park are three lakes – Padam Talao, Rajbagh Talao and Malik Talao.
Situated amidst the stunning Aravallis, Udaipur is a city that showcases Rajasthan in its true color. The town is better known as the ‘City of Lakes’ as there are five beautiful lakes. Further, concealed in the heritage of Udaipur, you can find various majestic palaces, forts, museums and temples. Intricate glass work, phenomenal engravings and traditional artifacts with a modern touch form the integral part of the city.
With all these places in its lap, Rajasthan is the best place to spend vacations. Travelling to Rajasthan will bring you closer to the glorified history and rich culture of the Rajputana living.