Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Welcome to vibrant Rajasthan. Where every town, monument and community add their own bit of colour to the cultural fabric of the state. Discover its many shades from up close, as you visit the top tourist destinations in Rajasthan. For they will take you everywhere from the palaces of kings to the jungles that tigers call home, from lively town markets to magnificent museums, from a cool hill station to the searing desert — giving you the experience of a lifetime.

Get ready for a journey of seeing things like you’ve never seen before. Unique, intricate architecture that tells of the history of this once prince state, while the lakes give you a moment to soak it all in. Beautiful temples and places of worship that’ll raise your spirit. Hiking trails and sand dune waves to remind you of the thrill of being alive. Bazaars exuding scents of antiquated good, freshly made food and everything in between. It’s everything you want from a holiday in India. And if that wasn’t enough, here’s a bit more about the must visit places in Rajasthan to get your wanderlust going.

Doesn’t that all sound exciting? And you still haven’t heard about Udaipur, Bharatpur, Bikaner or Dausa — there’s so much to Rajasthan that only one of SOTCs Rajasthan tour packages can ensure you experience it all.

Jodhpur has long since been considered one of the popular tourist places in Rajasthan for many reasons. The Blue City, as it is known, boasts myriad sites to satisfy the eager traveller. The battle-scars on Mehrangarh Fort from cannonballs that were once aimed at it are still just as clearly visible. While the stunning Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal quarters inside will leave you inspired. Umaid Bhawan Palace is an architectural gem and a luxury experience second-to-none. And there’s still landmarks like Jaswant Thada memorial, Jodhpur Government Museum, Ghanta Ghar or the clock tower, Mahamandir Temple and ancient Mandore town, that are all regular features on the list of must-visit places in Rajasthan.

Discover the perfect blend of history and modernity in lovely capital city of Jaipur. One third of the “golden triangle” of Indian tourism (of which Delhi and Agra are the other two), the Pink City is one of the best places to go in Rajasthan. For sightseers, the Amber Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar are unmissable visits. While the Albert Hall Museum and Ram Niwas Garden, Jaigarh Fort and Anokhi Museum of Block Printing are some of the other popular places you can visit in the city. If you’ve got enough time, go 12 km away to the Nahargarh biological park for a chance to spot exquisite wildlife like rare birds, sloth bears, tigers, wolves and more.

Tip: Do check out Chokhi Dhani, one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan for an authentic taste of its heritage cuisine and folk culture.

A city that was built by the Chauhan Dynasty, then fell into Mughal hands before finally being passed on to the British, Ajmer is one of the most special destinations in Rajasthan. Nowhere else is peaceful diversity so revered. Where pilgrims of all faiths are welcome to holy sites like the Ajmer Sharif Dargah or Golden Jain Temple. But that’s not all — there are other monuments and meaningful sights you can experience. Adhai Din Ka Jhondpa with its Indo-Islamic architecture, the stunning Mayo College, the beautiful Victoria Clock Tower, peaceful Lakes Foy and Anasagar all make amazing tourist destinations in Rajasthan.

Tip: Just 14 km away is another spiritual town and one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan — Pushkar.

One of the most enchanting places to visit in Rajasthan is the Golden City of Jaisalmer. Located in close proximity to the desert, it offers plenty of exclusive sights and experiences. The first of which you’ll find at the biggest landmark — the Jaisalmer Fort. It is still the active home of a community, with everything from shops to hotels to houses can be found. Meanwhile, architectural marvels like Salim Singh ki Haveli, Mandir Palace and Patwon ki Haveli can only ever be witnessed here. While the Desert National Park and Akal Wood Fossil Park reveal much about earth’s history and some of the wonderful animals that call it home.

A hill station in the middle of a desert state — no wonder Mount Abu is one of the most loved tourist places in Rajasthan! Set amidst the lush verdure of the Aravalli Hills, brimming with wildlife, lakes, waterfalls and plenty of picturesque moments that will forever be etched in your memory. Stay at one of the British-era bungalows or royal lodges, spend your days at sites like Nikki Lake, the Dilwara Jain Temple and Mount Abu Sanctuary. There’s a reason almost any tour of Rajasthan recommends this as a must-visit!

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