Somebody has rightly quoted, “Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, is true to its name with its lavish forts and majestic palaces that are apt reminders of a rich, romantic past that speaks of heroism, honour, and chivalry.“
The largest state of the Republic of India, Rajasthan is best known for its history, heritage, and culture. Being located at the forefront of the Indian civilization, the state has seen ages of rising and falling of various kings. It has been ruled by many dynasties, and thus it is known as the ‘land of kings’.
The state houses an amazing display of architecture, art, and magnificent & unique natural beauty. Each princely state in the province of Rajasthan flaunts a unique architectural and cultural style, distinct to the people living there. Rajasthan, in itself, is a carnival of cultures and heritage.
If you plan to visit Rajasthan, these are the six places you should not miss visiting at any cost.
The “Pink City” of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is the capital of the state. A part of the Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit (comprising Agra, Delhi, and Jaipur) is Rajasthan’s most popular tourist destination. It houses numerous palaces and forts, which boast mesmerizing views and breathtaking architecture. Exploring the city by hiring a cab in Jodhpur can be very enjoyable. Accommodations in the city are very affordable and have been converted from heritage properties which give guests a very royal and regal experience.
Known as the “Blue City” due to the blue color of all the houses surrounding the city fort (old city), Jodhpur is a traveler’s paradise. It proudly boasts the largest, most majestic forts, and the most well-maintained forts of India, the Mehrangarh Fort. Apart from the fort, it has beautiful markets, rock parks, museums, and many historical monuments. The beautiful architecture of the city is a sight to behold. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of this city. The best way to explore the city is by booking a Taxi in Jodhpur. There are many villages near Jodhpur that can give you the true feel of a typical Rajasthani village, such as Salawas. Salawas is a hidden gem of Jodhpur which also boasts a renowned adventure park, village camps, durri udhyog, and many more interesting things waiting for you to explore it.
A city that looks straight out of ‘Arabian Nights’, Jaisalmer is popularly known as the ‘Golden City’. Its fascinating ancient fort (built in 1156) stands tall on a pedestal overlooking the city. The city falls in the Thar Desert, and you can enjoy camel safari, jeep safari, desert camps, sand dunes, and much more in the city. It attracts a lot of international tourists during its annual festival held in the month of February. You can hire a taxi in Jaisalmer for the best experience of the city.
The ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur is known to be the most romantic city in India. Giving you the feels of Venice, the city has amazing lakes, palaces, and forts. City Palace Complex, the city palace sits at the center of the city and the royal family still lives in a part of it. The palace stretches along the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, which is also a very popular tourist attraction of the city. The city is famous as one of the most popular destination wedding locations not just in India, but around the world.
For most of the years, Pushkar was only known as a small little holy town, mostly visited for pilgrimage. However, it has recently gained traction as a popular spot for youngsters and backpackers. The city attracts a lot of tourists during the Pushkar Camel Fair, but it is still worth visiting any time of the year. Pushkar is just 10 km from Ajmer, which is famous for the Hazrat Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah.
The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu, is situated 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) above sea level near the Gujarat border. It is a three-hour journey (around 160 km) from Udaipur. Mount Abu is a perfect honeymoon destination, and tourists from around the country flock here. It remains an offbeat destination for international tourists but its natural beauty is guaranteed to leave you spellbound.
If you plan to visit Rajasthan, you would need a comfortable fleet to help you explore the beautiful yet extremely hot state. The temperature of the region remains relatively high, so the best time to visit Rajasthan is between November to February. You can rent a car or hire a taxi to travel around this state of beautiful monuments, art, architecture, heritage, and culture.