Places of interest in Rajasthan for a Memorable Vacation

Rajasthan ranks amongst the top holiday destinations of India frequented by domestic and overseas travelers during winter months. The visitors from around the world come here to experience the royal splendor of the bygone era and explore the vast expanse of Thar Desert. The colorful cities of Rajasthan invite you to experience old world charm and rich cultural heritage of the state.

Jaipur

jaipur hawa mahal

The pink city of Jaipur is your gateway to Rajasthan as it is a short drive of six hours from Delhi. As you enter Jaipur you notice most of the buildings painted in shades of pink and red which gives a vibrant feel to the city. Major tourist attractions of Jaipur are: Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Chand Baori, Birla Temple, Kanak Vrindavan Gardens, Jal Mahal, Chowki Dhani and Raj Mandir Cinema Hall.

Ajmer

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Situated at a distance of 135 km from Jaipur, Ajmer is a historic city and a popular destination on Rajasthan tourism circuit. Surrounded by Aravali ranges, Ajmer is also an important pilgrimage center for the shrine of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti known as the Dargah Sharif. Places of interest in Ajmer are: Dargah Sharif, Ana Sagar & Foy Sagar, Adhai-din-ka-Jhopra, Taragarh Fort, Mayo College, Circuit House and Government Museum.

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Pushkar

pushkar lake

Situated 14 km away from Ajmer, Pushkar is a holy city famous for its ancient temples and Pushkar Camel Fair in winter months. The Brahma temple in Pushkar attracts millions of visitors from all across the country as it is one of the few temples of Brahma that exist anywhere in the world.

Ranthambore

ranthambore national park

Ranthambore is famous for its national park which attracts wildlife and nature lovers from all across the world every year during winter months. The wilderness of Ranthambore National Park must be explored during the Rajasthan tour as it offers a glimpse of the diverse flora and fauna of the region. The wildlife reserve is famous for its tigers who breed in the natural jungle habitat of the sanctuary.

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Jodhpur

mehrangarh fort jodhpur

The second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is an integral part of Rajasthan tour. Jodhpur is often called the ‘Blue City’ as most of the houses in the township are painted in blue color. The royal legacy of erstwhile Mewar rulers can be seen in the architecture of several historical monuments of Jodhpur and heritage havelis. Places of interest in Jodhpur are: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Kaylana Lake, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Osian Temples.

Bikaner

bikaner fort

Bikaner is another exciting city in the desert state of Rajasthan famous for its historic forts, havelis and ancient temples. Surrounded by acres of white sand dunes of Thar, Bikaner is an important part of the usual touristy circuit of Rajasthan. Major tourist attractions of Bikaner are: Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Camel Breeding Farm, Shiv Bari Temple, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, Laxmi Nath Temple and Karni Mata Temple.

Jaisalmer

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Known as ‘Golden City’ of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is an ancient city known for its forts, palaces and havelis and temples. The landmarks of the city remind you of the glorious past of Rajasthan and its rich cultural heritage. The camel and desert safaris in Sam Dunes of Thar in the outskirts of Jaisalmer attract a large number of visitors from India and overseas every year during winters.  Places of interest in Jaisalmer are: Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisagar Lake, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli, Bada Bagh and Sam Dunes.

Mount Abu

mount abu lake

Referred to as ‘An Oasis in the Desert’, Mount Abu is a small hill station in the Aravali Mountains with evergreen forests, waterfalls and lakes. Situated at an altitude of 4003 ft above the sea level, Mount Abu is a popular summer retreat for the people of Rajasthan and neighboring Gujarat. There are several Hindu and Jain Temples in Mount Abu the most famous being the Dilwara Temples, carved in white marble.

Ranakpur

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Surrounded by Aravali mountain ranges, Ranakpur is a small township situated 91 km away from Udaipur. Ranakpur is known for its spectacular marble Jain Temple which showcases the magnificent architecture of Rajasthan. The 15th Century temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha.

Udaipur

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The Rajasthan tour usually ends with a visit to Udaipur, one of the most vibrant cities of the state. Udaipur is famous for its majestic palaces, havelis, lakes and ancient temples. Often referred to as ‘The City of Lakes’, Udaipur attracts visitors from all over the world who come here to experience the royal splendor of the bygone era of Mewar and enjoy the warm hospitality of the several world class hotels and resorts. Places of interest in Udaipur are: City Palace, Shiv Niwas Palace, Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Haldi Ghati and Chittorgarh Fort.

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