Rajasthan is the largest state of India. The state is also known as the land of the kings. It is covered by the Great Indian Desert, Thar. This princely state displays a distinctive style of architecture and arts making it one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. A visit to this state is one of the most spiritual experiences you will ever witness. There are many tourist attractions in Rajasthan worth visiting.
The main places to visit in Rajasthan are:
Jaipur: This is the capital city of Rajasthan. The city is also known by the nickname ‘Pink City of India’due to the distinctive saffron or pink color of the buildings. The buildings as well as the whole city built according to the Vedic Vastu Shastra (Indian architecture). The streets here are well planned and detailed with beautiful artistic architecture which makes it one of the top visited tourist destinations of the country. The forts, monuments, temples, gardens, museums and the large traditional market places here attract tourists from all over the world. Thousands of tourists visit here to experience the food, fun and frolic at this wonderful town. The city is also home to many arts and crafts.
Udaipur: The city is also nicknamed as the city of lakes. The city was the capital of the Sisodiya Rajputs of Mewar. Udaipur is famous for its palaces that symbolize the skilful Rajputana Style architecture. Now you can find that most of the palaces have been converted into resorts, attracting a large no. of tourists to this city. The city’s scenic location at the foothills of the Aravalli Mountains, palaces, forts, market places, and various temples attracts travelers from all over the world.
Jodhpur: This is the second largest City of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also called the Sun City as it enjoys a bright sunny weather throughout the year. There are various hill forts and palaces in this old walled city along with many other tourist attractions.
Jaisalmer: The city is also known as ‘the golden city’. Jaisalmer is located in the heart of the Thar Desert. The city gets its name from the golden sands of the Thar Desert and also the same golden colored sandstone is used in the city’s architecture. The city has its own unique arts and crafts. The place is known for its architecture. This was built as a walled city which makes it one of the largest forts in the world. The season time here is November and December.
Bikaner: The city of Bikaner is known for its forts and food. The city was founded in 1488 by the Rathore Rajput Ruler Rao Bika. The place is famous for its rajasthani sweets and snacks. The place is known for its forts and food. The other specialties here are the various unique arts and crafts of this place, especially the intricately carved windowpanes called jharokhas. There are various fairs held in Bikaner every year attracting a huge no. of visitors from all over the world. The main temples here are Karni Mata and Laxmi Nath Temple.
Pushkar: The holy city of Pushkar in Ajmer district is often described as the king of pilgrimage sites in India. The town is situated at the shores of the sacred Pushkar Lake, which is believed to be created by the tears of Lord Shiva. The city is famous for its temples and various Ghats visited by hundreds of visitors during the annual bath. The main attraction here is the annual camel fair. It is a five day fair held where people buy and sell livestock. Camel races are also conducted during this fair.
Sawai Madhopur: The town was built by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh of The Kachwaha Rajputs. The two main tourist attractions in this town are the Ranthambore Fort and the Ranthambore National park. The Ranthambore fort is situated in the forests of the Ranthambore National Park.
Chittorgarh: The ancient city of Chittorgarh or Chittor, was founded by the Maurya Dynasty. There are many different palaces, temples and forts which displaying the most advanced architectural designs and artistic mastery. The main tourist attraction here is the Chittorgarh fort, which is the largest fort in India. The fort is constructed in the Rajput style architecture. The fort complex contains several historically important palaces, gardens and temples.
Mount Abu: This is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan. This hill station is situated in the Aravalli mountain range and is a part of the Sirohi District of Rajasthan. The place has a lot of historical and religious significance. It was known as the Arbuda Mountain, which has been mentioned in the Hindu Epic Mahabharata. The hill station also houses many ancient sites and temples along with many forts and lakes.There are many tourist spots to visit here like Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Trevor’s Crocodile Park, the Achalgarh Fort, Nakki Lake and the most Famous Dilwara Jain Temples.
Alwar: The city was founded by the Kachwaha Rajput Ruler Pratap Singh in 1770. The forts, temples and the great abundance of natural fauna have brought the town to the top tourist attractions of Rajasthan. The main attractions here are the Haunted Bhangarh Fort, The Karni Mata Temple, the Historic site of Pandupole, and the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
The best time to visit the state is from November to February. There are many holiday rental accommodations available in Rajasthan such as resort, homestays, cottages, serviced apartments and guest houses offering comfortable stay for its travelers. We have listed some of the best budget holiday homes in Rajasthan in our website. Our advanced search option helps you easily find the right holiday accommodations that fit your budget and convenience; travelers can always make direct contact with the property owner from our website before finalizing their reservations. We have also introduced friendly dormitories for Group, budget & cheap holiday stays.
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