When a person is fed up from his normal routine, he needs a break. And a break is best enjoyed in beautiful locations. If you really need a relaxing time then skip to a location which is filled with beauty because it will help you lose strain and relive every bit of your life. Whether you are planning to move solo, with friends or want to carry your family along with, in all the above cases one destination meets with your expectation well and it is Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a state which is located in the north western part of India and is bordered with Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. Even the city also shares international border with Pakistan. Hence the state of Rajasthan is not only significant from historical point of view but is important geographically as well.
There is so much to see and explore for the travellers who come to Rajasthan with so much of desires and aspiration. People from across the world come and explore the best of the state. If you are also planning to witness the tourism of this biggest state of India then there are few things that you should learn and known about the place. Rajasthan is the largest state of India and the capital of the state is Jaipur. The literal meaning of Rajasthan comes out to be the place of kings and one could clearly observe the royal legacy in each and every special location of the state.
The monuments and archeological spots in Jaipur are painted in pink color hence it is also called as the pink city of India. Jaipur was the legacy of Raja Jai Singh due to which the city got its name. Udaipur is another tourist-hit place in India it is also called as the City of Palace and Lake City of India. It is very well known for the attractive palaces, forts, and lakes that outbid the city. Jodhpur is the blue city of Rajasthan which is again known for its pink-painted monuments and archeological sites. Pushkar is the place in Rajasthan that homes the only Brahma temple in the world. Camel fair is another significant thing in the city. Bikaner is well known for its camel breeding farm and Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. These all are the significant things that you must know about Rajasthan before you make a final blueprint of your Rajasthan tour.
My Top Pick Destinations in Rajasthan
Jaipur: The Pink City
Jaipur is the largest city and capital of Rajasthan. It is named after its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer. Lovingly known as the Pink City of India, it is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Rajasthan and India. I have traveled to Jaipur many times in my life and also have written so much about this. It is one of the best destinations to visit on Rajasthan tours not only for me but also for many others. You will fall in love with Jaipur’s magnificent forts and palaces showcasing spectacular architectural styles of Rajput era.
Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, and Nahargarh Fort are three magnificent forts that will delight you. Hawa Mahal, City Palace Complex, Govind Devji Temple, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and Albert Hall Museum are the main attractions in the city of Jaipur which will never fail to lure you. And of course, you should never miss to enjoy rickshaw ride exploring the bustling colorful local bazaars of the city.
Jodhpur: The Blue City
Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan after the state capital Jaipur. Guess what? It is famously known as the Blue City of India. Another popular name of the city is Sun City because it enjoys sunny weather throughout the year. Jodhpur is also one of my favorite destinations in the state. That’s why; I am recommending you.
The majestic Mehrangarh Fort is the main attraction of the city which you should never miss to see. From the rampart of the fort complex, you will have panoramic views of blue houses nearby, especially in the evening. This will tell; why Jodhpur is known as the Blue City of India. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswanth Thada Memorial, Balsamand Lake & Palace, and Clock Tower are other predominant attractions that will delight you significantly.
Udaipur: The White City
Most people are well aware of Udaipur’s popular nicknames like City of Lakes, City of Dawn and the Venice of East. Guess what? Udaipur is also known as the White City. Did you know this? It is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world. For this reason, it is also referred to as the Kashmir of Rajasthan.
I love Udaipur because of its elegant palaces and lovely lakes. There are many other attractions to see and explore in this beautiful city. My favorite is the Lake Palace which is located in the middle of Lake Pichola. A boat ride on Lake Pichola, especially during sunset, will give you a completely cheerful experience. Fateh Sagar Lake, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar Lake, Udaisagar Lake, and Doodh Talai Lake are some other beautiful lakes in the city.
I have also visited City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, Moti Magri, Pratap Park, and Gulab Bagh on my Udaipur tours in Rajasthan. You will too love to see and explore these Udaipur’s attractions on your tours.
Jaisalmer: The Golden City
Jaisalmer, nicknamed “The Golden City” is a historical city and predominant tourist destination located in the middle of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Once known as Jaisalmer State, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire city lies around the massive Golden Fort also called Sonar Kila or Jaisalmer Durg. The fort complex houses several beautiful palaces, splendid havelis, and ornate Jain temples. Jaisalmer War Museum, Sam Sand Dunes, Desert National Park, Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum, Akal Fossil Park Museum, and Jaisalmer Folklore Museum are some of the key attractions in Jaisalmer. Although I have never visited Jaisalmer, I have heard lots about it and its heritage and beauty. Traveling to Jaisalmer is one of the wishes on my bucket travel list.
Ranthambore National Park &Tiger Reserve
I am very fond of exploring nature and wildlife. To fulfill this desire I along with visited Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan and enjoyed a lot. It has become of one of the favorite places in Rajasthan to enjoy my weekends with friends. You will too love to explore Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary and see the rich flora and fauna found in the sanctuary.
Ranthambore is best known for good population of tigers. If you are unlucky if you not have seen tigers in this sanctuary. But I find myself lucky because I spotted the tiger at Ranthambore. You can easily spot the tigers basking sun in open place. Apart from tigers you can spot animals like Indian leopards, striped hyenas, sloth bears, gray langurs, wild boars, sambars, spotted deer, nilgai, etc.
The reserve is also home to a wide variety of birds, plants and trees. The park houses one of the largest banyan trees in India. Historical Ranthambore Fort is another attraction you will see. The best way to explore the Ranthambore National Park is guided Jeep Safari rides. Rides are carried out at 6:30 and 14:30. Each ride lasts for about three hours.
Other Places You Can Consider on Rajasthan Tour
Apart from my top pick destinations, you can also explore several other places and destinations on your Rajasthan tours. There are numerous destinations in the state that will not fail to lure you. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then you can visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park (aka Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary), Sariska Tiger Reserve, and Desert National Park. History and heritage buffs can go to Mandawa (famous for Mandawa Fort and Havelis), Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranakpur Jain Temples, Bundi, and Bikaner. Bikaner and Barmer can be the best destinations for camel safari rides or sand dunes lovers. You can also visit Mount About which is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the state of Rajasthan. It is famous for Dilwara Jain Temples and delightful climate.
You can explore the best of Rajasthan tourism and popular destinations of this state with a suitable Rajasthan tour package. There are many travel agencies and tour operators who are offering Rajasthan tour packages. Choose the one that meets your requirements and budget. Book the same and get ready to enjoy the best of Rajasthan tour.