Rajasthan is one of the well sustained and the richest province in India in terms of its architecture, culture, heritage, history, and food. This is a royal state of India where you can find marvelous forts, invincible temples, splendid sand desserts, beautiful lakes, and awesome markets. There are many reasons that travelers from all over the world want to visit this splendid and colorful Rajasthan once in their lifetime vacation. Everyone knows the importance of family vacations. If you or your family is planning a vacation trip to visit Rajasthan anytime soon then you have landed on this blog at the very right time.
Let’s Hindustan Yatra guide you in planning your trip to Rajasthan and help you in finding the best seven places to visit in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is strongly linked by air, rail, and road. Either you are traveling from outside or within India, there are plenty of options you can opt for visiting Rajasthan by Air. Three major airports of Rajasthan are in Jaipur which is an International airport, Jodhpur and Udaipur have domestic airports.
Rajasthan too has been connected by rail network. Many routes are connected to different cities of Rajasthan. Jaipur and Kota are main stops for connections from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata.
You can take NH-8 if you are visiting Rajasthan by road as this is the most preferred and most stunning road to visit Rajasthan. You can take this spectacular road trip from Delhi with family and can reach Jaipur as your first destination in 5 hours. Enjoy “Dhabas” food when you are on a road trip and traveling with kids, as this can be one of your memorable trips with your family. This state has a well-connected bus service too with bordering states like Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi.
Every city in Rajasthan has its charm and richness. So, depending on you and your family interests, taste and schedule, you can pick any of the city in Rajasthan. You can also extend your itinerary to many other colorful cities as below for your Rajasthan trip.
Here is the list of best places to visit in Rajasthan.
Jaipur is known as “the pink city” and is the capital of Rajasthan and it is a perfect place to visit in winter. Minimum two days required to cover the most beautiful places of Jaipur like Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, etc. The most visited family-friendly place in Jaipur is “The City Palace” known for its tradition and royalty. Experience the warm welcome with turbans and garland that best describes the traditional Rajasthani royalty.
Don’t miss out on the highlight of Jaipur i.e. “Chokhi Dhani” –A place where every evening is celebrated to cherish Rajasthan culture like a festival. There are dances, performances and delicious Rajasthani cuisines like “Dal Bati Churma”, khichdi and many more dishes. They are served in a maharaja style. Jaipur is also a mecca for shoppers and famous for many diverse kinds of handicrafts, jewelry, fabrics, and carpets. Bapu Bazar is a must-visit if you want to explore more shopping varieties in Jaipur.
Jaisalmer is also known as “The Golden City” can be visited along with your trip to Jaipur. The city is located close to the Thar Desert. The best time to visit Jaisalmer is between October to March. Jaisalmer is also known for the world-class architecture of its magnificent historic Havelis. You can explore the Jaisalmer fort and Palace museum which is like a castle rising in the sand. A camel safari will also give you the prospect to eyewitness the countryside, rustic desert life of India.
Udaipur is the city of lakes and palaces. Monsoon months are the best months to visit Udaipur. Udaipur is famous for its natural beauty. City Palace and Lake Palace are two of the best places to visit in Udaipur. Lake Pichola is another man wonder situated in Udaipur. You can spend 2 days in Udaipur or wrap up your trip in a day to visit Chittorgarh.
The Blue City, Jodhpur is another place in Rajasthan which you can enjoy with the whole family. Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and Jaswant Thada are the marvelous places that you can cover in 2 days visit to Jodhpur that can be visited any time of the year.
Mount Abu is only a hill station in the Aravalli mountain range in Sirohi in Rajasthan. Summers and monsoons are the best seasons to visit Mount Abu. Guru Shikhar is one of the best sightseeing spots in Mount Abu. Dilwara Jain Temple, Achaleshawar temple, Nakki Lake, and Achalgarh are also the prominent tourist places in Mount Abu.
Bikaner is very famous for its sweets. “Pede of Bikaner” is one of the common and most relishing sweet of Rajasthan. Monsoon season is the best season to visit Bikaner. Junagarh Fort is very famous for its architecture and must-visit place in Bikaner.
Chittorgarh is also one of the must-visit major cities in Rajasthan. Fort of Chittorgarh, a massive fort complex is the most popular place to visit. Vijay Stamba, 9 story towers with carving looks marvelous under full moonlight. Chittorgarh is house to many marvelous temples and forts and is also famous for its hospitality.
People outside of India are the biggest fan of luxurious train travel “Palace on wheels” to the major destination Delhi-Agra-Jaipur which provides a king style view of India’s heritage and culture.
Based on the factors discussed above the one you can choose any of the above cities In Rajasthan.
Which city are you traveling to in Rajasthan? Don’t forget to leave a comment about your experiences.