Tourism

List of must Watch / Visit Places in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a state where you will find architectural extravagance and get the real delight by bearing witness the sandy banks, strong forts, lush green and blooming gardens, sensational lakes and exceptional monuments. There are numbers of places to visit in Rajasthan where you will spend some of the best time your life with your family and friends. All the things that come to mind when you think of India can be found in Rajasthan — palaces, forts, desert, camels, elephants, and snake charmers.

You can see the natural beauty of this magnificent state. For the shopping freaks, there are some renowned markets where you can go and buy some traditional things of Rajasthan. Here, you will also find numbers of grand hotels and restaurants offering a palate full of Rajasthani cuisine. So, come and fall in love with this beautiful state. Rajasthan has many tourist places to visit, there is very nice sightseeing, attractions in Rajasthan which are must see in Rajasthan. Details on Rajasthan city and tourist places can be gathered from this article.

 

Must visit places

About them & Things to do

Best time to visit

Udaipur

Often dubbed India’s most romantic city, Udaipur is home to lake palaces, havelis and gardens. Parts of the James Bond movie, Octopussy, was shot at the gorgeous Lake Palace.

 

Things to see and do: City Palace Complex, boat rides on Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bagore ki Haveli, Monsoon Palace and walk through the narrow streets of the old town.

  • Udaipur is a shopper’s paradise – Anokhi, Rajasthali, Aashka and Anmol are recommended stores to shop at.

 

October to February is popular times to visit.

 

Jaisalmer

Located on an ancient trade route, Jaisalmer is within a few miles of neighboring Pakistan. Inspite of its remote location, Jaisalmer attracts a fair amount of domestic and foreign tourists. This is one of the best places to go off on a multi-day camel safari into the Thar Desert.

Things to see and do : Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmal ki Haveli, Camel Safaris, Ludarva, Bada Bagh and catching up with the locals inside the fort.

 

 

October to March.
Bundi
  • The 14th century Taragarh Fort looks over the magical town of Bundi with its palaces, havelis, temples and bazaars. This oasis has attracted Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book), Rabindra Nath Tagore, Virginia Fass, Satyajit Ray and many more. Bundi is famous for its lassis. Sathi Lassi is a good place to try this drink.

Monkeys are a menace in the fort and palace area.

Things to see and do: Bundi Palace, Chitrahsala, Taragarh Fort, Stepwells, 84-pillared Cenotaphs, Sar Bagh and Shikar Burj.

October to March is a good time to be there. If you like wet weather, then monsoons (July and August) can be quite charming.

 

Jodhpur

Jodhpur, the blue city of Rajasthan, is dominated by the glorious Mehrangarh Fort built by Rao Jodha. The city has beautiful palaces and is home to the largest residence in the world, Umaid Bhawan.

 

Things to see and do: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada and shopping in the by-lanes around the clock tower.

  • Shop at the Mehrangarh Fort store near the exit. The quality of the merchandise is far superior to anything you will find in the bazaar.

 

October to February
Shekhawati

The painted villages of Shekhawati region are spread across the districts of Churu, Jhunjhunu and Sikar in the North Eastern part of Rajasthan. Mandawa is a convenient base to explore this region, often dubbed as Rajasthan’s open air art gallery.

Things to see and do: Mandawa, Bissau, Mahansar, Ramgarh, Fatehpur, Nawalgarh, Parasrampura, Churi Ajithgarh, Mukundgarh, Dundlod, Juhunjhunu, Bagar and Churu.  Nadine Le Prince Haveli, a fully restored Haveli in Fatehpur is a must-see.

 

October to February
Pushkar

The mythical town of Pushkar, known for its famous Pushkar fair, is an amazing blend of the sacred lake created by Lord Brahma, the surrounding 52 ghats and the chants by the devout. A parikrama around the lake can be done in half hour.

Things to see and do: Pushkar Lake, Brahma’s Temple, Parikrama, and a visit to the Dargah Sharif in Ajmer.

 

October through March. The busiest period is during the Pushkar Fair, which falls around Karthik Purnima (November).

 

Ranthambore National Park

 

Once the hunting grounds for the Jaipur royal family and later the British, this 400 sq km forest land was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and a national park in 1980.

Things to see and do: Tiger Safaris, Ranthambhore Fort, Ganesh Temple, Jogi Mahal and Ranthambhore School of Art. Go for both morning and evening safaris. Both experiences are unique in their own way.

 

The park is open from October to June. November to February is the best time to visit.

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

 

Popularly known as Bhartpur National Park, Keoladeo Ghana is one the smallest national parks in India. It was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. About 230 different bird species can be found in Keoladeo Ghana National Park.

Things to see / do: Birdwatching tours into the park, Bharatpur Fort, and Deeg.

 

The best to visit the park is during winter when the park plays host to thousands of migratory birds. Although the park is open year round, November to February is a good time.
Bikaner The vibrant desert town of Bikaner is a prominent destination in Rajasthan. It’s an excellent place to go on a camel safari, as an alternative to Jaisalmer. The main attractions are the atmospheric walled Old City and fort. Bikaner is also renowned for the infamous Karni Mata rat temple nearby. The Karni Mata Festival, held to worship the rats there, is one of the quirkiest festivals in India. January to September. A Camel Fair is also held in Bikaner every January.

These classic tourist places to visit in Rajasthan shouldn’t be missed.

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Last modified: May 31, 2014
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