Top Tourist Places in Rajasthan

Jun 18 17:38 2020 Harry Suyal Print This Article

Tourist places in Rajasthan display the beauty of royal destinations in Rajasthan at its best - Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal, to name a few.

Rajasthan, the city of Royal palaces & hill forts, is situated in the North West of India. This royal state houses ancient forts, palaces, lakes, museums, etc. This blog post will surely help those who are planning to visit Rajasthan anytime soon.

Places in Rajasthan for Tourist:

  • Jaipur: Pink City - A Place for Royal Families
  • Udaipur: Renowned for luxurious Palaces and lakes
  • Jaisalmer: Famous for Jaisalmer Fort & Jain Temples
  • Jodhpur: Blue City with Palaces & Mehrangarh Fort
  • Ajmer: Popular for Khawaja Gharib Nawaz Ajmer
  • Bikaner: Rajasthani City known for Junagarh Fort,Guest Posting Prachin Museum & Karni Mata Temple
  • Mount Abu: Nestled on the top of a tree laden mountains
  • Pushkar: Hindu pilgrimage site with several ghats
  • Ranthambore National Park: See tigers, ancient Ranthambore Fort & Padam Talao Lake.
  • Bharatpur: Bird sanctuary, Lohagarh Fort & Ganga Mandir temple
  • Alwar: Rajasthani City recognized for Alwar City Palace & Museum, Moosi Maharani shrine & Bala Qila fort.
  • Shekhawati: Unique place with ancient Havelis
  • Bundi: Famous for blue-colored Building, Temples, Miniature Paintings.

 

Jaipur

Famously known as the “Pink City” all over the world, Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh founded this largest city in the 18th century. The city of Jaipur is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan.

You must take a jaipur tour if you haven’t explored this royal city yet. The city is well connected to all major Indian

cities via road. So, you can easily be here in your own car. Jaipur was constructed as per the guidelines in Vedic Architecture. TrueHAB has designed a variety of Jaipur Tour Packages at incredible prices for you to book online.

Popular Destinations in Jaipur: Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort.

Airport closest to Jaipur: Sanganer airport (only 12 km distance)

Good Hotels in Jaipur: Hathroi Palace, Madhav Guest House, Rawla Rawatstar, Ikaki Niwas, Rajputana Guest House, and Jaipur Friendly Villa.

Railway station closest to Jaipur: Jaipur Junction railway station (4.9 km away)

Ideal season to visit: An year-round but avoid visiting in summers due to the city’s high temperature.

Things to do in Jaipur: Enjoy wildlife safari ride, Visit the nearby markets to purchase Rajasthani crafts, gems, and clothes.

 

Udaipur

Want to be at the opulent city in Rajasthan? Udaipur tour is the next go-to attraction for you. Udaipur is a royal city in the princely state of Rajasthan. Now known as the ‘The City of Lakes, this city was established by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559. Some people also call it the Venice of the East. It contains various hotspots for tourists such as City Palace, Lake Palace, Jagdish temple. The winter season is pleasant here and it is the ideal season for sightseeing in Udaipur.

Udaipur Tour Places:  City Palace, Lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple, Jagmandir, and more.

Airport closest to Udaipur: Maharana Pratap Airport (only 20 km distance)

Hotels:  Here are some of the top hotels where you can stay for a night in Udaipur - Nandini Paying Guest House, Hill Top Cottage, Advent Guest House, etc.

Railway Station Closest to Udaipur: Udaipur railway station (only 4.3 km away)

Ideal Season to visit: Monsoon (July - September) & Winter (November-February)

Top Things to do in Udaipur: Take a boat tour Lake Pichola, explorer the palaces, click pictures of temples and palaces.

 

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is the heart and soul of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is known as the Golden City because the yellow sandstones were used in setting the Jaisalmer fort and town. Jaisalmer got its name on the list of five famous cities in Rajasthan. Beautiful forts, royal palaces, and Big temples are the only things that you will find in Jaisalmer. The name of this city has been derived from the Yaduvanshi Bhati ruler, Maharaja Jaisal Singh. 

Come to this city in January or February to be a part of the Desert Festival. Hordes of tourists come in these two months to attend the festival

Good Hotels: Suryagarh Jaisalmer Rajasthan, Fort Rajwada Jaisalmer, Sujan, Hotel Jaisalkot, Hotel Rang Mahal and Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa

Airport Closest to Jaisalmer: Jodhpur Airport (284.6 km only)

Railway Station closest to Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer railway station-2.8 km away)

Ideal Season to visit: September to April

Jaisalmer Tour Places: Jaisalmer Fort, Sam sand dunes, Gadisagar Lake, Tanot Mata Temple

Things to do in Jaisalmer:  Go to Jaisalmer Fort for Sightseeing, Attend Desert festival of January-February & Take camel ride.

 

Jodhpur

Jodhpur houses a myriad of temples, forts, and palaces. This city looks kind of similar to the royal cities of Jaisalmer & Jaipur. All the important decisions were taken in this city during the ‎Moris‎ Dynasty.

Jodhpur is popularly known as the Sun City. The reason behind it is that the city experience hot weather throughout the year. To keep the place of living cool, locals have painted their house with blue color. This ultimately gave Jodhpur the title of Blue City.

Good Hotels: Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mihir Garh, Hari Mahal, Rohetgarh, Park Plaza & Indana Palace.

Airport Closest to Jodhpur: Jodhpur Airport (9.6 km away)

Railway Station closest toJodhpur: Jodhpur Junction (9.2 km away)

Ideal Season to visit: year-round

Jodhpur Tourist Places: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Mandore Gardens, Ghanta Ghar, and Sardar Samand Lake.

Top Things to do in Jodhpur: Explore different palaces & Mehrangarh fort.

 

Ajmer

The very famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah is located in the city of Ajmer. This city stands in the top fifth position when it comes to finding out the largest cities in Rajasthan.

Aravalli range and Naag Pathar range encircles Ajmer, conserving from the Thar Desert.

According to the locals’ belief, no one leaves empty-handed from Ajmer Sharif Dargah if he prays with a pure heart.

Good Hotels: Hotel New Jannat, The Royal Melange Ajmer Hotel, Hotel Sahil, Hotel Moon Star, Hotel Plaza Inn

Airport Closest to Ajmer: Sanganer Airport (140.1 km away)

Railway Station closest to Ajmer: Ajmer Junction (1.6 km away)

Ideal Season to visit: Throughout the year

Popular Destinations in Ajmer: Ana Sagar Lake, Dargah Sharif AND Naag Pathar ranges

Things to do in Ajmer: Listen to Qawwali at Dargah Sharif, Put chadar on the Sufi St. grave.

 

Bikaner

Bikaner houses numerous temples and fort. Rao Bhika & Nehra Jats are the founders of this city. Camel Festival, organized annually in the month of January and February, is what makes the Bikaner famous. Don’t forget to purchase Usta Art items in Bikaner.

Good Hotels: Narendra Bhawan, Hotel Raj Vilas Palace, Gajner Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Heritage Resort

Airport Closest to Bikaner: Jodhpur Airport (248.6 km away)

Railway Station closest to Bikaner: Bikaner Junction railway station (1.4 km away)

Ideal Season to visit: between January and February

Bikaner Tourist Places: Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner Camel Festival & Laxmi Nath Temple.

Best Things to do in Bikaner: Join the Camel fest, do shopping.

 

Mount Abu

Rajasthan also boasts of Mount Abu, the only hilly region in the huge desert area. It is a tourist destination in all aspects. Mount Abu is located 1220 m above sea level, near the borderlines of two Indian states - Rajasthan and Gujarat. Mount Abu serves as the perfect getaway escape for locals of neighboring cities. The weather in Mount Abu is more pleasant and enjoyable when compared to other Rajasthani cities. TrueHAB has designed a variety of Mount Abu Tour Packages at incredible prices for you to book online.

Good Hotels: Palace Hotel, Cama Rajput Club Resort, Ratan Villas, The Colonial Manek Manor, Hotel Hilltone

Airport Closest to Mount Abu: Udaipur airport (176.0 km away)

Railway Station closest to Mount Abu: Abu Road railway station (27.3 km away)

Ideal Season to visit Mount Abu: All year round

Mount Abu Tourist Places: Nakki Lake, Dilwara Jain Temples, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Peace Park, etc.

Things to do in Mount Abu: Take a boat tour at Nakki Lake, trek up to Guru Shikhar, go for camping at the Aravali region, go to Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary to explore various species of animals.

 

Pushkar

Pushkar is one of the top places in Rajasthan that are loved visiting by tourists. Come here to see how the blend of vibrant colors looks like. Camel Fair, held annually in Pushkar, attracts tourists from different regions of the World every year. Pushkar Ji is the ancient sacred cities in India.

Don’t forget to visit Brahma Temple & Pushkar Lake while in the city of Pushkar.

Good Hotels: Hotel Brahma Horizon, Pushkar Bagh, Bhanwar Singh Palace, Hotel Sun Set Cafe, Hotel Master Paradise

Airport Closest to Pushkar: Sanganer Airport (154.3 km away)

Railway Station closest to Pushkar: Ajmer junction (14.0 km away)

Ideal Season to visit: October-November to attend popular Pushkar Camel Fair

Popular Destinations in Pushkar: Camel Fair, Meerabai Temple, and Pushkar lake

Things to do in Pushkar: Boat tour at the lake, clicking pictures at the Camel fair

 

Ranthambore National Park

Going to Ranthambore National Park is one of the best things that you can do in Rajasthan with your kids. Tigers, Leopards and Marsh Crocodiles are some of the many animals that you will spot in the large wildlife reserve. You can also go to other tiger reserves such as Sariska Tiger Reserve (Alwar district) and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve (Kota District).

 

Airport Closest to Ranthambore National Park: Jodhpur Airport (8.5 km away)

Railway Station closest to Ranthambore National Park: Jodhpur Junction (6.9 km away)

 

Bharatpur

Bharatpur, a Rajasthani city, houses the popular tourist destination moated 1700’s Lohagarh Fort. Cultural and Historic information of kings as artifacts are displayed in the fort. Bharatpur also comprises kid’s friendly destinations like Keoladeo National Park and Banke Bihari Temple.

Good Hotels: The Bagh, The Birder’s Inn, Hotel The Raj Palace, Shiv Vilas Palace & Laxmi Vilas Palace

Airport Closest to Bharatpur: Delhi International Airport (208.3 km away)

Railway Station closest to Bharatpur: Bharatpur Junction railway station (3.6 km away)

Ideal Season to visit Bharatpur: Anytime between August & November

Popular Destinations in Bharatpur: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur Palace and Museum, Deeg, Lohagarh Fort, etc

Best Things to do in Bharatpur: watch beautiful birds singing at Keoladeo, explore palaces, go to Kakund River for picnic activities.

 

Alwar

This is the place in Rajasthan where every historian’s facts lover must go. The establishment of this city was done by the Pratap Singh. Alwar contains every popular haunted village of Bhangarh where staying after the evening is prohibited.

Good Hotels: Lemon Tree Hotel, Dadhikar Fort Hotel, Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel, GenX Aravalli, Burja Haveli Hotel

Airport Closest to Alwar: Sanganer Airport (162.8 km away)

Railway Station closest to Alwar: Alwar Junction (2.0 km away)

Ideal Season to visit: Anytime between October and March

Popular Destinations in Alwar: Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bhangarh fort, Karni Mata temple & Pandupol.

Best Things to do in Alwar: Go to the haunted Bhangarh fort before the evening

 

Shekhawati

The most unheard city of Rajasthan but it is actually a heaven for nomads. Several marvelous Havelis and grand palaces portray the authentic Rajputana glory. This city offers an insight into Mythology, Wildlife and Art.

Ideal Season to visit Shekhawati: November to March

Popular Destinations in Shekhawati: Chirawa, Lachhmangarh Fort, Mandawa, Badalgarh Fort & Harsh Nath Temple

Things to do in Shekhawati: Attend Bissau Festival, Goenka Haveli, Go to Dholi Sati Dadi Mandir.

 

Bundi

This city is often missed out when searching for the top tourist attractions in Rajasthan. Bundi is situated 210 km away from Jaipur. The city was named after its previous tribe Bunda Meena. The city is notable for its forts, lake, old buildings, and Baoris

Good Hotels: Hotel Bundi House, Hotel Bundi Haveli, Haveli Taragarh Palace, Haveli Braj Bhushanjee, Kasera Heritage View

Airport Closest to Bundi: Sanganer Airport (210.1 km away)

Railway Station closest to Bundi: Bundi railway station (3.2 km away)

Ideal Season to visit: An Year Round

Popular Destinations in Bundi: Sukh Mahal, Nawal Sagar, Taragarh Fort, Dabhai Kund, and Bundi Palace.

Best Things to do in Bundi: Visit Taragarh fort, go to baoris to see how water harvesting was done in previous times.

Here comes the end to Popular Tourist Places in Rajasthan. Don’t forget to add one or more of these tourist attractions in your list of things to do in Rajasthan.

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Harry Suyal
Harry Suyal

Harry Suyal is a travel blogger who loves to write on popular tourist destinations. He wrote many articles in the travel domain, and now he is writing for TrueHAB about the Top Tourist Places in Rajasthan.

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