Rajasthan is one most popular tourist destinations in India for both nationals & foreign travelers. It is one of the well sustained and the richest province in India in terms of its architecture, culture, heritage, history, and food. It is a royal land of Rana, Maharanas, & Maharajas, and here 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. Rajasthan welcomes and attracts travelers all across the world with a very attractive slogan “Padharo Hamare Desh” which invites the tourists to “come to my land”.
Whether you are planning for family vacations or trips with your friends, or if you travel alone, then this state has something to offers for each type of Travellers. If you are looking at Rajasthan as your next destination for vacations with your loved ones, then you have landed on this blog at the very right time.
Hindustan Yatra helps you with all the information like how to reach Rajasthan, the top 10 places visit in Rajasthan, the top things to do in Rajasthan, the best places for food & accommodation and many more.
So, let’s start the trip of Rajasthan with us on our blog.
Rajasthan is a beautiful place in India and there are plenty of options for your destination.
Here is the list of best places to visit in Rajasthan.
Jaipur, known as the pink city of Rajasthan and the capital of Rajasthan is the perfect place to enjoy your next vacation. The popular places of the Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, etc. and a minimum of two days is required to cover these places. Winter or the post-monsoon season is the perfect time to visit Jaipur. Among the most visited family-friendly place in Jaipur, “The City Palace” known for its tradition and royalty. Experience the warm welcome with turbans and garland that best describes the traditional Rajasthan royalty.
If you are in Jaipur, then don’t miss one of the great places of Jaipur i.e. Chokhi Dhani. This place celebrates the culture of Rajasthan every evening 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, also known as the city of lakes, known for its beautiful lakes, places, garden, forts, temples & romantic backdrops. The best places to visit in Udaipur are City Palace, Lake Palace, Lake Pichola and many more. It is regarded as one of the most romantic places for loved ones and also known as Venice of East. You can spend 2 days in Udaipur or wrap up your trip in a day to visit Chittorgarh.
Kumbhalgarh is the fortress located in the Mewar which is approximately 85 km from Udaipur. It was made by the Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century and owing to this, the name of this fort is Kumbhalgarh Fort. This fort has the 2nd largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and it is 3600 feet tall and 38 km long. The major attractions of this fort are the Badal Mahal, 300+ religious places (mostly Jain temples), 700 cannon bunkers & gardens. Badal Mahal has special significance in Indian History as it was the place, where great warrior Maharana Pratap was born.
Jodhpur known as the Blue city in Rajasthan is the perfect gateway for your two days vacations with your loved ones such as friends & family. The marvelous places in the blue city are Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and Jaswant Thada. Apart from the forts, this place is also famous for multiple temples, lakes, gardens, shopping streets, etc.
Rajasthan is the home to a number of tourist places; Ajmer can be considered as the perfect example of the diversity of Indian culture & ethics and shows a perfect mix of religion, culture, etc. Ajmer is one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan and the home of the holiest shrine of Ajmer Sharif (Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti). This city was established by the Shakambhari Chahamana and surrounded by the Ana Lakes & Aravali hills. Muslims from all over the world come here to visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah.
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.
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.
Pushkar is a small town located in the Ajmer District of Rajasthan. This place is very famous among the Hindu devotees due to the existence of a lonely temple of God Brahma, the creator of the world. This place is very famous for the Pushkar Lake, various temples and Ghats spread across the lake. Pushkar is also considered one of the holiest places in India.
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.
Mandawa is a beautiful town situated in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. This place is very famous all across India for its forts & Havelis. Some of the Havelis are 100 years old & you can shop here for old paintings, furniture, and astonishing antiques. Do not miss out on the rich local cuisine which will leave an unforgettable taste in your mouth. Mandawa is the perfect royal holiday destination.
Ranakpur is a very beautiful village located in the Pali district of Rajasthan. This place is very famous among the Jain Devotees as it is one of the five most important pilgrims sites of Jains. The major attractions points in Ranakpur are Ranakpur Jain Temple, Sadri, Surya Narayan Temple, Shopping in Ranakpur, etc.
Ranthambore National Park or Ranthambore is one of the biggest and well known national parks in north India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan and covers an area of 392 sq. km. This park is very famous due to the presence of tigers and the tigers can be spotted very easily even during the day time. The top things to do in Ranthambore are Ranthambore Jungle Safari, a visit to Ranthambore fort & shopping in Ranthambore.
Among all the popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan, this place is having very high popularity among travelers. Located in Jaisalmer, this place is known for its dunes. The major attraction point of this place is the desert Safari.
The climate of Rajasthan, the largest state of India can be classified into 4 seasons i.e. summer, winter, monsoon & post-monsoon. Based on the several tourist destinations listed above, you can plan your travel anytime in the year and here are our recommendations to visit which place at what time.
Rajasthan is very well connected by air, rail & road. Either you are traveling from outside or within India, there are plenty of options you can opt for visiting Rajasthan by Air. There are three major airports in Rajasthan located in Jaipur, Jodhpur & Udaipur. Among the airports, Jaipur airport is an international airport while the other two are 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.
The accommodation facilities in Rajasthan are awesome and you may book any place to stay depending on your budget. Budget hotels to luxurious resorts, royal Havelis and Mahal all are available for accommodation in Rajasthan. So book your place as per your preference & need.
As described above, Rajasthan is a very beautiful and must-visit place for travel lovers. It is the perfect holiday destination for family, friends, couples, backpackers, solo travelers, etc. If you are Rajasthan, you can’t miss the best cuisine of Rajasthan. The variety of food options in Rajasthan make your holiday more memorable.
Here is the list of best foods you must try when you are in Rajasthan.
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 cities in Rajasthan. You can also extend your itinerary to many other colorful cities as below for your Rajasthan trip.
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.