Best visited during winters, the number of people visiting Rajasthan has been increasing every year. Rajasthan is also one of the most preferred destinations of tourists visiting India. With interests ranging from History, Culture to Cuisine, Handicrafts, Rajasthan has something to offer for everyone. Visit all of these places together or choose a few, take a trip for a couple of days or weeks, you sure will have a great time in Rajasthan.
Called ‘The Pink City’, Jaipur is one of the most visited cities of Rajasthan. Famous for Palaces and Forts, places to see here include Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Jaigarh Fort. Being famous for Gems & Jewellery, a visit to Johri Bazaar is a must. Keep enough time for shopping as the place has a lot to offer to range from Handicrafts, Bangles, Show pieces, items made out of marble, clothes in traditional designs, Jaipuri Quilts and much more.
Counted among the oldest cities of India, Pushkar is one of the most sacred places of Hindus. The only temple of Lord Brahma in India is in Pushkar. Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 400 small temples. Pushkar is also famous for Camel fair held annually. You can also enjoy Hot Air ballooning during Pushkar fair. Enjoy some great authentic Rajasthani food and the rose flavored Lassi from the market near Brahma temple. Be aware of the touts. Don’t accept any offers even if they offer to do some Puja for free.
Bikaner is as famous for Forts and Palaces as it is for Sweets and Snacks. Sand Dunes and Desert Safari are major attractions of Bikaner. Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Fort, Bhandasar Jain temple, Karni Mata temple and Laxmi Nath temple are some of the famous places to visit in Bikaner. Apart from world famous Bikaneri bhujiya, the place also offers Rajasthani cuisine Dal-Bati-Choorma, Gatte ki sabzi, Sangri ki sabzi and sweets like Rabri and Ghevar.
The Golden City of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is famous for Desert Safari and Jaisalmer Fort. If you are visiting during the peak tourist season i.e. October to February, book your safari in advance to avoid disappointment at the last minute. Other places to visit in Jaisalmer are Gadisar Lake, Jain temples, Tazia Tower and Badal Palace, Bada Bagh, Desert National Park, Khuri and Sam Sand Dunes. Murgh-e-subz a chicken delicacy, Ker Sangri, Banon Aloo and Kadi Pakora are popular dishes of Jaisalmer.
The Blue City or Gateway to Thar, Jodhpur is famous for blue houses, temples, sweets and Mehrangarh Fort. An aerial view of the city shows it completely Blue as all the houses in Jodhpur are blue in color. An architectural marvel, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts of Rajasthan. Jaswant Tada, Umaid Bhawan palace, Khejarla Fort, Mandore Gardens, Balsamand Lake and Mahamandir temple are other famous places to visit in Jodhpur. Mirchi Bada, Mawa Kachori, Pyaaz Kachori, Besan ki Chakki, Mave ki Kachori, Motichoor ka Laddu and Maakhan Vader are not to be missed at any cost.
Referred to as ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’, Udaipur is famous for Lakes and Palaces. As many old Palaces have been turned into luxury hotels, Udaipur has emerged as a much sought after wedding destination. Best places to see in Udaipur are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Eklingji Temple, Saheliyo Ki Bari, Jag Mandir Palace and Vintage Car Museum. Apart from the traditional Rajasthani cuisine, Udaipur is famous for Kachoris and you must relish some of the Dal kachori, Mirchi Kachori, and Kachori Chaat.