Tourist Places in Rajasthan
There are thousands of places to visit in India where everyone wants to go with their family and friends and spend some time with each other. In India, there are twenty-eight states and eight union territories, and each state has its own culture and heritage. In some states, you find the sea, and then in some, you find mountains; all states have many beautiful tourist places to deliver to the visitor. In this article, we will talk about the state, which is known for its culture and its heroic warriors. A state that has impressed everyone with its beauty. This article discusses the best places to visit in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is the largest state among the 28 states of India. It is also known as the Land of Kings. Moreover, Rajasthan is the seventh largest populated state in India and covers an area of 342,239 square Kilometers, or in per cent, it covers 10.4% of the total geographical area of India. It is a very beautiful state, and people come from far and wide to explore Rajasthan; here, you find many ancient forts, temples, beautiful lakes, deserts, and many other things that impress you through their beauty. Let's discuss some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan; if you plan to visit Rajasthan, then it will be very helpful.
There are many tourist places in Rajasthan, but Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city and also the capital city of Rajasthan; earlier, this city was known as Jeypore, but later changed to Jaipur. The west Golden Triangle tourist circuit is made up of Jaipur, Delhi, and Agra. This city is also popularly known as Pink City; apart from the pink city, it is also known as Island of Glory and Paris of India. This city was founded in 1727, and the founder of this popular city was Jai Singh II, a ruler of Kachhwaha Rajput. It is said that this city was designed by the Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and is also considered one of the earliest planned cities of modern India. The "Pink City of India," Jaipur, was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on July 6, 2019. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar are also located in the city. The local food of this city is also very famous, and Ghewar, Pyaaz Kachori, and Dal Baati Churma are among the very delicious food found in Jaipur.
This city is very beautiful, and here you find many ancient temples, museums, forts, and many more things to explore. This city is a perfect tourist destination for everyone. A list of some best places to visit in Jaipur are:-
Udaipur is another famous city in the state of Rajasthan. Udayapura is historical name of Udaipur. It was founded by Udai Singh II in the year 1559. This city is located near the Gujrat state border and surrounded by the Aravali Range, which also separates this city from the Thar Desert. This city is also known as "The city of Lakes" and "Venice of the East" and is also considered among the most romantic cities in India. Udaipur is very popular among tourists, and people from far and wide come to enjoy it here. In this city, many Beautifull lakes, majestic palaces, and ancient temples are found in large quantities. If you are in Rajasthan or near it, then you must visit Udaipur once with your family and friends. A list of some most popular tourist destinations in Udaipur are:-
If the list of the most popular and best tourist destinations in Rajasthan is made and the name of Jaisalmer is not included, then it is not possible. Jaisalmer is one of the most popular and must-visit places in Rajasthan. This city is known as "The Golden city" and is located approximately 575 kilometres from the capital city of Rajasthan. This city is located in the centre of the Thar Desert. Here you can spend quality time in the desert and enjoy the desert; also you can find or explore many ancient temples, Fort and lakes, apart from spending time in the desert. Here you can also do Desert Safari. If you are on a tour of this royal state, then do not miss the chance to visit this Beautifull city. A list of some most popular tourist destinations in Jaisalmer or near Jaisalmer are:-
There are many tourist places and famous cities in Rajasthan, and Jodhpur is one of them. It is one of the metropolitan cities of the state and the second largest city in Rajasthan. In the past, Jodhpur served as the capital of the Kingdom of Marwar for many years. Apart from Jodhpur, this city is also known as the "Blue City" in Rajasthan and all over India. For the Jodhpur district and Jodhpur division, it is the administrative headquarters. From the tourist point of view, this city is very popular all over India, and many ancient temples, palaces, and forts are the centre of attraction in this city. Apart from the tourist point of view, this city is also one of the educational hubs of the state. Many famous institutes of India, such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Dr Sampurnanand Medical College, National Law University, and many more, are found in this city. Research centres like Defence Research and Development Organisation, Indian Space Research Organisation, Arid Forest Research Institute, Central Arid Zone Research Institute and Desert Medicine Research Centre are also found in this city.
Rajasthan International Folk Festival and Colourful Marwar Festival are also organized in this city in the month of September. Some famous places to visit if you are in Jodhpur or near are:-
5. Ranthambore National Park
There are many National parks in India, but Ranthambore National Park is one of the best and most famous national parks in India compared to other national parks. More than 1,334 km2 of the area is occupied by Ranthambore National Park, and in the north and south, Ranthambore is bounded by the Banas River and Chambal River. In 1980, on November 1, Ranthambore was declared a National park. The tiger of this place is very friendly, and that's why Ranthambore is also one of the best tiger reserves in India. This place is the perfect tourist destination for the nature lover; here, you find many types of flora and fauna. Many people come from far and wide with their family and friends to visit this place and also find the perfect place to spend quality time with them. Some best places to view inside the Ranthambore National Park are:-
It is another famous tourist destination in the state of Rajasthan, and also Bikaner District and Bikaner division administrative headquarters is Bikaner city. This City is located approximately 330 Kilometers from Jaipur (state capital). Rao Bika was the founder of this popular City, and in the year 1488, he founded this City. In the past Bikaner's princely state capital was Bikaner city. The most famous Ganges Canal and Indira Gandhi Canal are in this City and increase this City's beauty. This City is a haven for the Tourister, and due to being located in the mid of the Thar desert, people come from far and wide to spend quality time with friends and family.
In Bikaner, Desert Safari is the most famous activity among tourist; here Camel festival is also organized, and this catch many tourists from worldwide. This is the perfect City from a tourist point of view, and apart from the tourist attraction, Thandai and Bhujia of this City are world famous. If you are in Rajasthan, then don't miss the chance to visit this popular City. Some best places to visit in Bikaner or near are:-
7. Mount Abu
There are many hill stations in India, and people want to enjoy in hill stations with their family, friends, and loved ones. In Rajasthan, only a few hill stations are there, and Mount Abu is one of the most famous hill stations in the royal state. In the Sirohi district and in Aravalli Range, these mesmerizing hill stations are found. Here the mountain creates a stony flat that is 9 km wide and 22 km long. On this mountain, Guru Shikhar is at the highest point, which is approximately above 1,722 m from sea level. This is the perfect place for nature lovers because here lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and forests are available, and this makes this place more Beautiful. If you are in Mount Abu, then the places listed below must not be missed by you at any cost:-
Chittorgarh is one of the most popular tourist attractions places in Rajasthan. This City is located on the bank of the very famous Gambhiri and Berach rivers of Rajasthan. People come from far and wide to see this Beautiful City. The distance of this City from the capital city is only 310 kilometres which you cover in 5 hours only. Chittorgarh is very famous for the Chittor fort, and in Asia and India, this fort is the largest one. In the past, this fort was captured by Alauddin Khalji, Bahadur Shah, and Akbar for many years.
In the past, when the great Rajput ruler was defeated by any attacker, then all the women participated in Jauhar. Till now, Jauhar of Rani Padmavati is remembered by everyone; when Alauddin captured the fort, Rani Padmavati took part in Jauhar's with all the women in this fort. Well-known Krishna devotee Meera or Mirabai is worshipped here. Some best places to visit in Chittorgarh or near it are:-
If we talk about one of the oldest and most popular cities in the state of Rajasthan, then the name Ajmer City comes to mind first. It is one of the famous and Major City and also serves as the Ajmer district headquarter. This City is Located in the middle of Rajasthan, and due to this, Ajmer is also known as the Heart of Rajasthan. This City was established by well-known Chahamana ruler Ajayaraja I or Ajayaraja II as the Ajayameru, and the meaning of Ajayameru is "Hills that's is Invincible."
Ajmer is a well-known tourist destination for the followers of Islam because the dargah of well-known Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer Sharif Dargah, is found in this City, and people come from far and wide to visit this place. Ajmer is a very beautiful place due to being surrounded by the Aravalli mountains. From Jaipur, this City is only 130 Kilometres, and due to this, if you are in Rajasthan or near Jaipur, then you must visit this well-known City.
Pushkar is another famous city in the state of Rajasthan; this well-known city is located in the Ajmer district and is located only approximately 10 kilometres from Ajmer city, and from the state capital Jaipur this city is located in the southwest of 150 kilometres. Although there are many temples, Gurdwaras and forts here, but this place is famous for the temple of Lord Brahma in the whole world. This is the only city where the temple of Lord Brahama is found. This city is counted among very holy or religious cities, and due to this, consumption of eggs, meat, and fish is prohibited here.
In Pushkar, in the month of October or November or according to the Hindu calendar from Karthik Ekadashi to Karthik Purnima Kartik month, well known Pushkar Camel Fair or annual fair is organized in which more than 2 lakh people participate every year. Some Beautifull tourist destinations in Pushkar are:-
Kumbhalgarh is a very popular tourist destination in the state of Rajasthan and is located in the district of Rajsamand. From Rajsamand city, it is located 48 km far, and the distance of this place from Udaipur is 84 Kilometers. A Mewar stronghold called Kumbhalgarh is located in the western part of the Aravalli Hills, and it is also known as the Great Wall of India. The credit for making this Great Wall of India goes to Rana Kumbha, the Maharana of Mewar kingdom, and it was a maid in the 15th century.
This Kumbhalgarh Fort is UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2013. This is the best tourist destination to explore if you are in Rajasthan. Some best places from per tourist point of view are:-
12. Bhangarh Fort
Rajasthan is known all over the world for its old palace, lakes, and ancient temples, and apart from these beautiful places, this state is also well known for Bhangarh Fort. This fort is considered one of the most hunted places in India, or we can say India's most haunted place. This fort was built by Bhagwant Das in the 16th century. This location is found in the Alwar district of the Aravali range near the border of Sariska Reserve. The distance of this place from Delhi is 235 KM, and from Jaipur, this place is 84 KM far. If you are in this area or if you like to go to haunted places, or want to get some new experience, then this place is for you; you must have to visit this well-known Bhangar fort.
One of the most famous cities in Rajasthan is Alwar, and also Alwar district administrative headquarters. This is located 150 KM from Jaipur and also 150 KM from Delhi. This city is located in National Capital Region(NCR). This city is very important from a tourist point of view. Many lakes, nature reserves, temples, Forts, Palaces, and many more are there to explore in this city. Apart from a tourist point of view, local sweets name Alwar ka Mawa is very famous, and the fair name Mega Alwar Trade fair is also very famous that is held every year at Dussehra Ground. This place is worth visiting; the surrounding Aravali hills give you the best experience. Some must-visit places in Alwar are:-
If you are looking for a place where you can get to see the culture of the real Rajasthan, then you must go to Barmer. In the Barmer district, Barmer city is located, and it is also the administrative headquarter of the district, and also it is a municipal council. This city is really one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan. Here you can do a camel Safari, visit many ancient temples and forts, and be part of many Folk music dramas. Here well known Barmer festival is organized in the month of March, in which people from far and wide come to enjoy the festival. Places like Barmer Fort, Keradu, Chintamani Parshvanath Jain Temple, and Jagdambe Temple are some of the best places to visit.
If you really enjoy travelling or until not visited Rajasthan, then you must visit this beautiful state as soon as possible. There are many things in Rajasthan to explore, from old forts, Palaces, lakes, and temples to the large desert you really enjoy here, so plan a short trip to here with your family, friends, and loved ones.