Rajasthan is the largest state in India which has an incredible magical feel and romantic touch on account of its magnificent forts and golden desert. Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India which attracts a significant number of both domestic and international tourists. Endowed with natural beauty and a great history, the magical Rajasthan Tourism gives tourists an opportunity to explore its unique heritage monuments, vibrant culture, thrilling desert safaris, glistening sand-dunes, lush forests and exotic wildlife. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are among the most preferred Tourist Places in Rajasthan. Here is the list of top tourist places in Rajasthan.
Udaipur, also known as the ‘City of Lakes’, is among the top Tourist Places in Rajasthan and also one of the most popular places of heritage in India. Founded by Maharaja Udai Singh, Udaipur became the historic capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar. Often called as ‘Venice of East’, the city of Udaipur situated on the banks of Lake Pichola is filled with white marbled palaces that will take you to the era of the Rajputs. City Palace and its museum, the Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Monsoon Palace and Bagore Ki Haveli, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, FatehSagar Lake, UdaiSagar and SwaroopSagar are some of the top Tourist places in Udaipur.
Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages. Named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, Jaisalmer is popularly called as the ‘Golden City of India’ because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in the architecture of the city which provides a golden glow to the city. This desert city is quite famous for its forts, havelis, palaces, museums and temples. The Pride of Jaisalmer, the Jaisalmer Fort or Sonar Quila is the most famous tourist attraction of Jaisalmer and is a World Heritage Site. Nathmaljiki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwonki Haveli, ManakChowk, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum, Tazia Tower, Gadisagar Lake, BadaBagh, Khuri Sand Dunes, Sam Sand Dunes, and Kuldhara are some of the popular tourist places to visit in Jaisalmer. An evening in the desert, watching the sunset and listening to folk music and watching colourful dancers in Jaisalmer is a memorable experience.
Nicknamed as the ‘Blue City’, Jodhpur is one of the top heritage places in India and also one of the best places to experience Rajasthan Tourism. Also known as the ‘Sun City’, Jodhpur is a medieval town that served as the capital of the Rajput Kingdom of Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. Mehrangarh Fort, UmaidBhawan Palace, JaswantThada, and Ghanta Ghar are the must visit places in Jodhpur. Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India and is still run by Jodhpur Royal family.
Mount Abu is an enchanting hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan. At an altitude of 1220 m, Mount Abu is the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan and also one of the best Places to visit in Rajasthan during summer. It has been a popular retreat from the heat of Rajasthan and neighboring Gujarat for centuries. It has many tourist attractions in the form of temples, lakes and forts. Dilwara Jain Temples, Guru Shikhar Peak, Adhar Devi Temple, Sri Raghunathji Temple, Achalgarh Fort, Nakki Lake, Durga Temple, Gaumukh Temple, and Mount Abu wildlife Sanctuary are the top places of sightseeing in Mount Abu.
Surrounded by Aravalli Mountains, Ajmer, a religious city in Rajasthan, is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in India and also one of the top visited places in Rajasthan. Founded by Raja AjaypalChauhan in the 7th century AD, Ajmer is home to the famous Dargah Sharif, which houses the Tomb of Garib Nawaz, also known as MoinuddinChishti, the founder of the Chishti order of Sufism. Considered to be one of the holiest cities in India, it attracts lots of Hindu and Muslim devotees every year. Besides this mausoleum, this historical city is known for its magnificent forts, museums, palaces and lakes. Akbar Palace & Museum, Adhai Din KaJhonpra, the Nasiyan Temple, Nareli Jain temple, and Kishangarh are other popular places to visit in Ajmer. Ajmer is also home to the renowned Mayo College, one of the country’s first schools, that was a stepping stone for British style of education.
Ranthambore National Park
Positioned at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and the well-known national parks in India. Spreads over an area of 392 sq. km, it is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Renowned for its population of magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers, Ranthambore National Park is one of the best places to spot tigers in their natural habitat. Apart from the tiger, you can also spot sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena and mongoose at Ranthambore.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan in India. With splendid forts, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and spacious gardens, Jaipur become a major and charming tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle Tour and is one of the must include in Rajasthan Tour Packages. Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace are the popular heritage places to visit in Jaipur. Jaipur is also famous for its beautiful jewellery, fabrics, shoes also known as mojari and spacious gardens.
Situated in the middle of the Thar Desert, Bikaner is a vibrant desert town in Rajasthan and also one of the top places to visit in Rajasthan. It is one of the most frequented desert cities of the state of Rajasthan along with Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. Bikaner is known for its rich Rajput culture and has some of the most beautiful forts, and palaces. Junagarh Fort, LaxmiNiwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Gajner Palace are some of the other palaces in Bikaner. Karni Mata Temple, Bhandasar Jain Temple, Ganga Singh Museum, Rampuria Haveli, Prachina Museum, Kodamdesar Temple and Shiv Bari Temple are the other tourist attractions in Bikaner. The town is also famous for International Camel Festival that allures large number of tourists from all over the world.
Pushkar is an ancient pilgrimage destination situated on the banks of the Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan. Famous for its 14th century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, Pushkar has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Known as ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported all over the world.Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake, Savitri Temple, Varaha Temple, Rose Garden etc. are the main attractions in Pushkar.
Nestled in the lap of Aravalli range, Alwar is one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan. With its splendor and exquisite architecture, calm lakes, royal hunting lodges, dense jungle makes Alwar a popular tourist destination and also an amazing tourist places in Rajasthan. The place allures huge number of domestic and international tourists because of its famous Sariska Tiger Reserve.
The most important and popular places to visit in Alwar are Alwar Fort, City palace, Siliser Lake, Shiva Temple, Bala Quila, Vijay Mandir Palace, Jain Temple etc.