The present-day state of Rajasthan had been centuries the land of Rajputs. With an elevated stature in Medieval Indian history, their forts portray the stories of unprecedented valor and rich culture. Here is why you must visit Rajasthan once in your lifetime.
The state is a major tourist’s attraction garnering every third tourist visiting the country. So if your heart beats for the serenity of full moon night midst sand dunes, the intricacy of sculpture, the age-old rustic culture or the royalness of kingdoms then Rajasthan is definitely one stop destination for you!
Thus here are the tourist places not to miss out on a Rajasthan visit.
It is known as ‘the city of lakes’ for the splendid beauty of Lake Pichola and Fatehsagar. The Lake Palace, City Palace, and Sajjangarh are the major tourist attractions of the city. The intricate architecture of Jagdish Temple would definitely leave you spellbound!
The city of Chittor witnessed legends like Meera, Padmini, Maharana Pratap etc. The Chittor fort holds a special position among all other with a famous saying “Garh toh chittor Garh Baki sab garhrya”. The mesmerizing fort comprises of Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Vijay Stambh(Tower of Victory) and Meera Temple.
The capital city Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, was first planned city of India. Major tourist destinations include Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Nahargarh Fort along with amazing astronomical observatory of the time- Jantar Mantar.
The Sun City of Rajasthan is famous for the beautifully designed Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mahamandir Temple, Mandore and Jaswant Thada. Do not miss the narrow street strolling of the city painted blue.
A trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without the Thar Desert and Sand of Jaisalmer. Sonar Quila (Golden Fort), Havelis, Badal Mahal and Bada Bagh are the prominent sites in the Golden City. Camel Safari is definitely not to be missed in the desert of Jaisalmer.
The places to visit on a Bikaner trip mainly includes the fascinating fort of Junagarh, Lalgarh and Laxmi Niwas Palace. The religious sites of Karni Mata Mandir, Shri Laxminath Temple, and Jain Temple add to the charm of the city.
Ajmer, with the aroma of Sufism, is home to the Holy Dargah Sharif. The Taragarh Fort, Anasagar Lake, Baradari, Soni Ji ki Nasiya enhance the beauty of city located in the lap of Aravali range. Besides these Pushkar has also been the significant attraction for tourists with world’s only Brahma Temple and rich market.
Constrained by the extremities of temperature the most suitable time for visiting Rajasthan is around September to November. So, what are you waiting for? Gear up this vacation for the Land of Kings- for RAJPUTANA!!
Which is your favourite place in Rajasthan, do let us know in the comment section.