Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India. Not surprising because it makes India the most colorful and exotic. When you think about India, all the things you can think of can be found in Rajasthan – palaces, castles, desert, camels, elephants and snake warriors. These most important tourist attractions in Rajasthan should not be missed.
Jaipur’s Pink City consider as a famous part of India’s famous Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit and is one of Rajasthan’s most popular destinations. Most are famous castles and palaces. Most of them have spectacular views and elaborate architecture. Staying in Jaipur is particularly enjoyable. The accommodation was reasonably priced and converted from many heritage properties, giving guests a very glorious experience!
Udaipur is said to be India’s most romantic city because it is full of lakes and old palaces. The elegant City Palace Complex, which stretches along the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, dominates the city and some of the royal family still lives. Many personal royal memories, family photographs and other memories are on display at the City Palace Museum and give Udaipur a very modest feeling. You can even stay at the City Palace!
Jaisalmer, a prominent sandstone city that magically rises from the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, seems to have come from an Arabian Night tale. The charming ancient castle built in 1156 is situated high on a pedestal overlooking the city. Inside, the castle is lively and charming. Five palaces, several temples and some elegant havelis, shops and other residences. The camel safari into the desert is also a popular thing to do in Jaisalmer.
Known as the “Blue City” for blue painted buildings, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The old walled part of the city presides over Mehrangarh Fort, which offers the most beautiful views of Jodhpur’s blue buildings. One of the largest and best preserved monks in India. Inside there are a number of ornate palaces and a museum. One of the attractive things about Jodhpur is that there are many cheap and characteristic places to watch the castle. Nothing to do but it’s great to relax on the rooftops and look inside for the atmosphere.
For most of the year, Pushkar is a sleepy little sanctuary with lots of backpacks and hippies. However, in October or November, when Pushkar Camel Fair hit the city, it revived for several weeks. This is a quaint landscape and a great opportunity to witness an ancient traditional style Indian festival. Pushkar is worth visiting at any time of the year if you want to be calm. Unfortunately, it’s not what it used to be. Nowadays Pushkar is becoming more westernized and tourist oriented. Bathing by monks ghats (steps) are known to be very strong in demanding donations. Stay away from this area and instead go to the Pushkar market for great shopping!
Ranthambore National Park –
Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places to detect a wild tiger in India. Unlike many national parks in India, Ranthambore is also easy to reach. This makes it very popular (and, unfortunately, it faces a lot of tourist pressure). Besides nature, the park is home to the amazing 10th century Ranthambore Fort. It is a huge building with ruined pavilions, monuments and three Hindu temples. The park is full of history that witnessed many wars on its territory and the rise and fall of many rulers.
Even if you are an art lover, even if you are involved in architecture and history, the Shekhawati area of Rajasthan is worth including your route. Many people in the triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner ignore the more popular destinations in Rajasthan. This saves him from tourists in an enjoyable way! This unique region is often referred to as the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. Havelis (mansions) has walls decorated with complex painted frescoes. Don’t miss staying in one!
Bikaner, a delightful desert town, attracts less tourists than other important places in Rajasthan. A less commercialized place to go on a camel safari as an alternative to Jaisalmer. The main attractions are the atmospheric walled Old Town and castle. Bikaner is also famous for the nearby Karni Mata rat temple. The Karni Mata Festival, which is organized to worship rats, is one of the most bizarre festivals in India. Every January, a Camel Fair is held in Bikaner. Stay at the colorful NarendraBhawan Heritage Hotel.
Although becoming increasingly popular with travelers, Bundi is often overlooked as a tourist destination in Rajasthan. Still, it is a fascinating place to visit with its lakes, markets, temples and blue houses resembling Jodhpur. This relatively laid back town is managed by the extraordinary and impressive Bundi Palace, which stretches out from the hillside. The old, winding lanes of the Old Town are fascinating to walk around. Bundi also has 60 ruins in the steppe wells and above the palace.