Top 10 Places To Visit In Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the largest and most popular tourist destination in India. It was formerly known as Rajputana or the land of the kings. Rajasthan is known for its great natural beauty, rich heritage destination, desert dune, massive hill forts, gleaming palaces, marvelous temples & religious places, museums, art galleries and vibrant bazaars. The state is also part of the Golden Triangle, which includes the cities of Delhi and Agra.

The Palace on Wheels and the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are luxury trains that are a great way to explore this state on the go.

Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Founded by the ruler of Amber, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City because of the pink walls and buildings of the old city. Jaipur was painted in pink in 1876 to welcome Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II and since then city has been wearing this colour. Jaipur is a major tourist destination with many places of historical and religious importance. Summers are very hot in Jaipur while the winters are cool and ideal for a holiday.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Jaipur city are the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Monkey Temple, Government Central (Albert Hall) Museum, Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) and Elephant Safari.

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Udaipur

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana pratap singh II as a capital of the Mewar kingdom. Udaipur is a stunning location and has a rich cultural background and a great history. It is famously called the ‘The City of Lakes’ and most romantic city in India because of its famed lakes and palaces. Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination. Apart from its history, culture, and natural locations, it is also known for its Rajput era palaces.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Udaipur city are City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Lake Pichhola, Sajjan Garh (Monsoon Palace), Jagdish Temple, Haldi Ghati and Udaipur Ropeway.

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Mount Abu

Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India Situated on the highest peak in the Aravali range, Mount Abu is the summer capital for the Indian for a refreshing. Mount Abu has the highest peak in Rajasthan's Aravali range, the Guru Shikhar. It is the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. Its cool climate, lovely lakes, and beautiful Jain temples makes it a year round holiday destination and attracts tourists on a large scale.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Mount Abu are Sunset Point, Dilwara Jain Temples, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary and Guru Shikhar.

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Jodhpur

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan was founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha and the city earned its name after him. The city is famous for its magnificent forts, royal palaces, sand dunes and world famous wild life reserves which enchant tourists from all over the world. The Gateway to Thar introduces you to spectacular sand dunes and exciting camel safaris in Jodhpur. The city is known as the "Sun City" because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Jodhpur city are Mehrangarh Fort, the Jaswant Thada, the Umaid Bhavan Palace, the Ghanta Ghar, the Mandore Gardens, the Kalyana Lake and Garden, Sardar Samand Lake and Masooria Hills

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Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India The place offers the perfect combination of courage, grace, love and beauty. One of the prime attractions of the city is the Chittorgarh Fort, which rests on a 180 m high hill. It is a famous tourist destination for its massive fortress claimed to be the largest among all the Rajput fort and has witnessed of Jauhar (an act of self-immolation by leaping into a large fire) which was committed thrice by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati that fascinates most historians and travellers.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Chittorgarh city are Chittorgarh Fort, the Kalika Mata Temple, the Vijay Stambh, the Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha’s Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Kumbhaswamin Temple and Fateh Prakash Palace.

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Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India Jaisalmer, also known as the Golden city is located deep inside in the famous Thar Desert. It has a lot of houses that are built using sandstone giving it a golden hue. It was established in the mid 12th century by Rawal Jaisal. The Desert Festival which is held over three days in January, every year, provides an insight into the culture, folk songs and dance of Jaisalmer. The best time to visit Jaisalmer is between the months of October to February.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Jaisalmer city are Jaisalmer Fort, Sam Sand Dunes, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake and Jain Temple.

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Bharatpur

Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India Known as the Bird Paradise of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is famous for its wonderful UNESCO Bird Sanctuary also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Another major attraction of Bharatpur is Lohagarh Fort, it is believe that this is one of the strongest structures of India, which withstood several attacks. The best season to visit places in Bharatpur are February, March, October, November, December.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Bharatpur city are Deeg Palace, Lohagarh Fort and Keoladeo National Park.

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Bundi

Bundi, Rajasthan, India The town of Bundi is a small city in Rajasthan situated 35 km from Kota and 210 km from Jaipur which is famous for its glorious medieval forts, temples, havelis, magnificent palaces and festivals. The most prominent attraction of the city is Taragarh fort. Built in 1354, the fort is known for its huge canon. Bundi is also famous for its large number of age old step-wells. There are 50 stepwells in Bundi which were built around 1699 for the public. Among all, the most beautiful stepwell is the Rani Jiki Barol. The best time to visit Bundi is from the months of August to March.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Bundi city are Taragarh Fort, the Bundi Palace, the Nawal Sagar, the Dabhai Kund and the Sukh Mahal.

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Bikaner

Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Bikaner was established in the year 1488 AD by Rao Bika Ji, a Rajput prince. Bikaner attracts tourists from all over India who want to see its enigmatic sand dunes and camel races. It has acquired fame for producing the best riding camels in the world. Bikaner city is a very famous tourist destination. The beautiful monuments, palaces, havelis are famous all over. And also international fair and festivals as Kapil Muni fair, Punarasar Fair, International Camel Festival, Karni Mata fair, Kolayat Mela and Kodamdesar Mela attracts many tourists to Bikaner.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Bikaner city are Karni Mata Temple, the Junagarh Fort, the Laxmi Niwas Palace, the Lalgarh Palace, the Laxmi Nath Temple and the Bikaner Camel Festi.

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Ajmer

Ajmer, Rajasthan, India Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It was founded by a Rajput chieftain Raja Ajaipal Chauhan, who also built firt hill for in India, the Tara Garh. The Ajmer lives up with the traditions of religions and cultures and this is the reason Ajmer attracts pilgrims and tourists from India and abroad. The most favorable place among tourists that can be visited in Ajmer is Muin-ud-Din Chisti's Dargah popularly known as Ajmer Sharif that is uniformly reversed by both Hindus & Muslims.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Ajmer city are Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah, Taragarh Fort, Mayo College, Pushkar Lake and Pushkar Camel Fair.

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