Rajasthan is popular as the land of the forts, palaces and temples. You can travel to Rajasthan to discover outstanding examples of Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. The beauty of the desert and the rich cultural heritage make it an unrivaled destination. You can explore the vibrant and colorful past of this state by visiting the best tourist spots in Rajasthan.
The top attractions in Rajasthan's cities are witness to a bygone era and exude a romantic charm. Indian Holiday offers you an opportunity to explore the best tourist spots in Rajasthan with its travel packages. Not only domestic tourists, but also international visitors regard Rajasthan as an incredible destination. The royal residences of the Maharajas, the forts, the temples and the arid desert make for a memorable experience.
Create memories of a lifetime by planning your India travel to the various cities of Rajasthan. Here are some of the best places to visit during your holiday:
Jaipur - Jaipur, popularly called the Pink City, is the main gateway to the state of Rajasthan. Even with modernization taking place, this city still preserves some of the best monuments, forts and palaces. You get a feel of the royal lifestyle of the erstwhile Rajput rulers as you explore Amber Fort. This majestic palace has a beautiful lake amidst the fortified walls of the fort. To add to the fun, you can take an elephant ride up to the palace! The Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar are other tourist spots worth visiting. Built by Raja Jai Singh, the Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory that has a unique sundial clock and other instruments.
The City Palace, adjacent to the Hawa Mahal, is a stunning example of Mughal architecture. The museum here is a storehouse of Rajasthani art, paintings and murals. Other attractions in Jaipur include:
Jaisalmer - The sandcastles of Jaisalmer remain the prime attraction in this city. You can opt for a camel safari with Indian Holiday to experience the beauty of the Thar Desert and the Sam Sand Dunes. You can also experience the colonial charm of the place by staying at a heritage hotel. The Golden Fort of Jaisalmer overlooking the city is among the best tourist spots in Rajasthan. Surrounded by a 30 feet sandstone wall, the Jaisalmer Fort looks stunning on a bright sunny day! The Gadisar Lake and havelis are other attractions worth visiting.
Ajmer - Among the top pilgrimage destinations, Ajmer deserves a special mention. The dargah of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti (Ajmer Sharif Dargah) and the Akbari Mosque are important Muslim shrines.
Jodhpur: This city, near the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India, is known for its impressive Mehrangarh fort. Founded by Rao Jodha, this city, is called the "Blue City" for the blue painted walls of the houses in the town. The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace is another landmark that must bee seen in Jodhpur. Its museum contains many artifacts of the royal times in Jodhpur.
Udaipur: Named for its founder, the Sisiodia King, Maharana Udai Singh, Udiapur is a fairytale "White City" in Rajasthan, which you'll enjoy visiting on your India Holiday. The fabulous lake palaces in Udaipur, set like white pearls in the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola have to seen to be believed.
Chittorgarh: This city in Rajasthan India, is synonymous with bravery and sacrifice. Attacked thrice during its eventful history, Chittorgarh bears the scars of tremendous battles. The Victory Tower or Vijay Stambha in Chittorgarh celebrates a victory in 1440 of Kumbha, the ruler of Chittorgarh, over Mahmud Khalji the ruler of Malwa.
Pushkar: Although a small township, Pushkar is a great tourist spot just 11 km away from Ajmer. The centuries old Pushkar Lake is a sacred site for Hindus. The Pushkar Fair held on the day of Kartik Purnima (full moon day in November) is another reason why tourists flock here.