Rajasthan State has extraordinary cities that you must visit on your vacation. Visit the best places in Rajasthan to feel its majesty. So, let us look at the background and also the best Places to See in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan was formerly known as Rajputana which means “The Country of the Rajputs”. Before 1947, when India gained independence from British rule, it consisted of about a dozen states and capitals, a small British-administered province of Ajmer-Merwara, and a few pockets of territory beyond its main borders. After 1947, the princely states and capitals were gradually integrated into India, and the state was called Rajasthan. Its current form began on November 1, 1956, when the National Reorganization Act entered into force.
Places to Visit
In the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City for its beautiful sun-drenched sand dunes, historic fortresses, and rich culture and traditions. Jaisalmer is known for its castles, palaces, and temples. If you go for the aerial view of the city then you will notice a picture of a prince sitting on a sand dune ridge crowned by the Jaisalmer fort.
Best time to visit: September to April
Places to visit: Jaisalmer Fort, Gadi Sagar Lake, Sam sand dunes, Tanot Mata Temple
The pink city of Rajasthan – Jaipur is the largest in the state. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh Founded Jaipur in 1727. With the long list of historical and heritage sites, fast connectivity between major cities and amazing city plan with all city streets running from east to west – Jaipur is beautiful.
Best time to visit: All through the year, except summers.
Major attractions: City Palace, Amber Fort, Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Birla Mandir.
The royal city- Jodhpur was the center of power in the then state of Mewar and has several forts, palaces, and temples to fascinate travelers from all over the world. Jodhpur is also known as the “Blue City”.
Best time to visit: All through the year
Places To Visit: Mehrangarh Fort, the Mandore Gardens, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, the Kalyana Lake, and Garden, the Ghanta Ghar, the Jaswant Thada, Sardar Samand Lake, and Masuria Hills
The city is famous for its temples, fortresses, and palaces. It is also known for its camel festival, which is usually held in January and February. The two most important features of the city are the floral and geometric patterns of Usta and Chadwa.
Best time to visit: January-February
Major attractions: Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Laxmi Nath Temple, Bikaner Camel Festival
This holy city is known worldwide for its annual camel fairs. There is a rare Brahma temple in Pushkar which is one of the most ancient cities in India. In addition, Lake Pushkar is a popular Hindu pilgrimage, and there are several ghats that host great evening treasures.
Best time to visit: October-November for the world-famous Pushkar Camel Fair
Major attractions: The camel fair, the serene Pushkar Lake, and Meerabai Temple
Udaipur used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Mewar. It is known as the city of lakes as well as East Venice. It has tourist attractions such as Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, City Palace, and many more. The city has beautiful winters and during this period it is visited mainly for its colorful history, hypnotic landscapes, and rich traditions.
Best time to visit: July to September and November to February
Major attractions: Lake Pichola, City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Swaroop Sagar, Jagdish Temple, Kumbhalgarh Fort
Mount Abu is proud to be the only mountain station in the vast desert and plains of the Rajasthan drought. A true traveler paradise in every sense, Mount Abu is located on the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat. In addition to escaping from the scorching heat of Rajasthan due to its natural glory and pleasant weather throughout the year, it is considered a great pilgrimage destination for Abu.
Best time to visit: Throughout the year
Places to visit: Dilwara Jain Temples, Peace Park, Nakki Lake, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, and more
Chittorgarh remains in charge of Chattari Rajput pride and is recollected in the pages of history for its sublime fights, particularly the attack of Alauddin Khilji. When known for its greatness and lavishness, today, Chittorgarh has left its stories of grit and selling out a long way behind to get up to speed to commercialization. It has Asia’s biggest fort.
Best time to visit: October to March
Places to visit: Chittorgarh Fort, Vijay Stambh, Maha Sati, Rana Kumbha’s Palace, Gau Mukh Kund, Padmini Palace, Meera Bai Mandir.
Delectable dishes of Rajasthan
- Dal Bati Churma
- Laal Maas
- Mohan Maas
- Ker Sangri
- Gatte ki Khichdi
- Dil Khushal
- Boondo Raita
- Rajasthani Kadi
- Badam ka Halwa
- Mawa Kachori
Best Places to Eat
- Sheesh Mahal, Udaipur
- Latitude, Jodhpur
- The Green House, Pushkar
- Laxmi Marwari Bhandar, Jaipur
- Bundi Vilas, Bundi
- Handi, Jaipur
- Baradari Restaurant, Jodhpur
- Modern Kitchen, Jaipur
- Cosmopolitan Hotel Jodhpur
- Mystic Jaisalmer Hotel
- Hotel Padmini Palace
- OYO 2299 Hotel Baba Haveli
- Regenta Central Jal Mahal
- Hotel Lalgarh Fort And Palace
- Blu Feather Hotel & Spa Udaipur
- The Royal Melange Beacon Hotel
- Hilton Jaipur
- Lohagarh Fort Resort
- Hotel Lakend
- Laxmi Palace Heritage Boutique Hotel