The land of Maharajas, lakes, grace, emotions, adventure, and vibrancy, Rajasthan with its royal essence welcomes you with all its heart. “Khamma Ghani”, it says, and has the beauty that never betrays. Rajasthan is a magical land full of cheerfulness and quintessential charm. In the era where development has taken over, the state remains truthful to its roots and customs. In every street you will find a new ritual, in every face, you’ll see an acquaintance. It is a land that showers you with love and a melting pot of multiple religions that is meant to be visited once a lifetime.
Realizing its heritage richness and eyeful aura, more and more people are booking their tours to this heavenly destination leading to an increase in Rajasthan Tourism. Be an influential part of this rise, Book your tours now!
“Padharo Mahrey Des,” Welcome to Our Land; it invites you to unravel its opulence and unbeatable grandeur.
1).Jaisalmer – Famously known as the Golden City
In the heart of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City for its beautiful sun-soaked sand dunes, exuberant forts, and rich culture and traditions. Known for its forts, palaces and temples, the city is has got its name from Maharaja Jaisal Singh. Interestingly, an aerial view of the city is like an image of a prince sitting on the ridge of sand dunes, crowned by the Jaisalmer fort.
Looking at attractions, Jaisalmer has got some of the most important places to visit in Rajasthan including a couple of museums and heritage temples. The city also hosts the annual Desert Festival in January-February and attracts travelers from across the globe to witness the magic of Rajasthani art forms.
Best time to visit: September to November and late January to April
Major attractions in Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Sam sand dunes, Gadisagar Lake, Tanot Mata Temple
Things to do in Jaisalmer: Attend the Desert festival of Jaisalmer in January – February, take a camel safari to the Sam sand dunes, visit Longewala border
2). Jaipur – The Pink City
So the pink city and the capital of Rajasthan is largest in the state. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur is one of the most popular places to see in Rajasthan and even in India, for that matter.
Best time to visit: All through the year, avoid summers for the days are extremely hot.
Major attractions in Jaipur: City Palace, Amber Fort and Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Birla Mandir.
Things to do in Jaipur: Go for a desert safari, shop for Rajasthani crafts, textiles, and gems
3). Jodhpur – The Blue City
Well, Jodhpur is just an extension of the royalty that you get to see at Jaisalmer and Jaipur. The royal city was the centre of power of the then Mewar state, and has got several forts, palaces, and temples to enchant travelers from different corners of the world. Famous as the Sun City because of its sunny weather, Jodhpur is also known as Blue City for the blue houses near the Mehrangarh fort. The blue houses have played muse to the acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry.
Best time to visit: All through the year
Major attractions in Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, the Umaid Bhavan Palace, the Mandore Gardens, the Jaswant Thada, the Kalyana Lake and Garden, the Ghanta Ghar, Sardar Samand Lake and Masuria Hills
Things to do in Jodhpur: Visit the palaces; Mehrangarh fort can’t be missed
4).Pushkar – Hosts the largest camel fair in India
This is a riot of colors in true sense. This holy city has been known all over the world for its annual Camel Fair. One of the most ancient cities of India, Pushkar houses the rare Brahma Temple. Besides, the Pushkar Lake is a popular Hindu pilgrimage and has got several ghats that host magnificent evening aarti. If you are a photography enthusiast, you can not miss visiting Pushkar for there are endless emotions of rural India in it most original form.
Best time to visit: October-November for the world famous Pushkar Camel Fair
Major attractions in Pushkar: The world famous camel fair, the serene Pushkar lake, and Meerabai Temple
Things to do in Pushkar: Boating in the lake, photography at the fair
5).Udaipur – The City of Lakes
Udaipur used to be the capital of the kingdom of Mewar. Known as the City of Lakes, it is a beautiful place to visit in Rajasthan. With a number of tourist attractions like Lake Palace, City Palace, Jagdish temple and many more, Udaipur is also known as the Venice of East. The city has beautiful winters and it is largely visited during this period for its colorful history, mesmerising landscapes, and rich traditions.
Best time to visit: November to March
Major attractions in Udaipur: Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar lake, City Palace, Jag Mandir, Udai Sagar lake, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, Swaroop Sagar, Kumbhalgarh fort
Things to do in Udaipur: Boating at Lake Pichola, visiting the palaces, visiting Kumbhalgarh fort, photography\
6).Ajmer – The Holy City
Popular for the Dargah Sharif — shrine of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer is the 5th largest city of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the Aravalli range and the Naag Pathar range, which protects it from the Thar desert. Among the most popular tourist attractions in Rajasthan, Ajmer is a regular destination for several celebrities who come to the dargah to seek blessings.
Best time to visit: All through the year
Major attractions in Ajmer: Dargah Sharif, Ana Sagar Lake, Naag Pathar ranges
Things to do in Ajmer: Attend Qawali at Dargah Sharif, offer chadar to the grave of Sufi saint
7).Bikaner – For the love of handicrafts
Bikaner was founded by Rao Bhika and the Nehra jats. Flooded with temples, forts and palaces, the city is also known for its Camel festival usually held in January-February. Two of the most important features of the city are Usta and Chadwa artforms of floral and geometric patterns.
Best time to visit: January-February
Major attractions in Bikaner: Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Laxmi Nath Temple, Bikaner Camel Festival
Things to do in Bikaner: Attend the Bikaner Camel fest, buy some Usta and Chadwa artefacts and handicrafts
8).Chittorgarh – Birthplace of Maharana Pratap
One of the most ancient cities in Indian history, Chittorgarh was founded by the Maurya dynasty in 734 AD. The city has been the birthplace for many a historical figures including Maharana Pratap and Meera Bai. It is situated on the banks of river Berach and has several heritage forts, monuments and associated stories and fables.
Best time to visit: All through the year
Major attractions in Chittorgarh: Chittorgarh fort, Rana Kumbha’s palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Rani Padmini’s palace, Kumbhaswamini temple,Kirti Stambha, Vijay Stambha, Kalika Mata temple
Things to do in Chittorgarh: Listen to the folk tales from the villagers, relish authentic Rajasthani cuisine
9).Sawai Madhopur – For the love of tigers
Founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in 1763, Sawai Madhopur district is among the best tourist places in Rajasthan. It is home to Ranthambhore National Park, which is best known for inhabiting tigers. The Ranthambhore Palace is another tourist attraction here, and has been declared a UNESCO heritage as it imbibes a vast cultural history of the several clans, kings and architectures.
Best time to visit: November to February for it is easy to spot tigers at the national park
Major attractions in Sawai Madhopur: The tigers at Ranthambhore National Park, 10th century Ranthambore palace
Things to do in Sawai Madhopur: Go for jungle safari, photography, birdwatching
There are so many wonderful places to visit in Mount Abu that it is hard to know where to begin. A visit to this hill station in Rajasthan will reveal several breathtaking locations and awe-inspiring temples to the eager eye, and fill your days with relaxation and serenity. Mount Abu is a great weekend getaway in Rajasthan and can be thoroughly explored over the course of a few days. Rich in history, natural beauty and Rajasthani culture, this place offers a depth and variety that is very enjoyable. Not only can you visit majestic locations, but you can also indulge in mouth-watering food that Mount Abu’s streets are famous for.