Rajasthan is like a royal chest filled with treasures and waiting to get explored. It is the biggest state in India, and probably, the most vibrant! The most special thing about this place is that no matter how modern the state has become, it still has that ancient touch to it. The best time to visit Rajasthan is during winters (October-January). The winter chills, chai, and the enthralling landscapes make up for a great vacation getaway.
We have curated a list of places that you should visit while traveling to Rajasthan. Here are 15 places to visit in Rajasthan:
Udaipur – also known as the White City will enthrall you with its royal aura. The city is not just known for its royalty, but it is also said to be one of the most romantic cities in India. You’ll be spoiled for choices amidst the royalty and luxury of the Udaipur’s palaces.
Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India due to the color of its architectural marvels. This place is a perfect balance between modernity and ancient times. It is subtle, yet very happening. The princely capital city of the state attracts millions of tourists every year. No traveler can resist the city’s charm. The streets of Jaipur are always hustling, and don’t forget to shop for distinct handicrafts as a souvenir for your friends.
This city will leave you mesmerized with the beautiful hues of blue. Jodhpur – the Blue City is best experienced in December. The winter goes well with the shade of the city. If you love history, then this place is perfect for you. You’ll get to know the glorious past of Rajasthan through its forts and palaces.
The golden city of Rajasthan is surely one of a kind experiences that you’ll ever witness. It is an unusual getaway to the colossal dunes of the Thar desert. You can also indulge in various desert activities such as camel safari, dune bashing, camping, and much more.
5. Mount Abu
It is the only hill station amidst the desert state of India. The winters here are super soothing and relaxing. Mount Abu is known for its historical places. Do not forget to visit the historical Dilwara temples. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also trek your way through Guru Shikhar mountain. It is a perfect place if you are looking for a weekend getaway.
This place is one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan and hasn’t lost its ancient charm yet! The place attracts a lot of travelers, especially pilgrims due to its mythological significance. When in the city, cruise in a small boat on Pushkar lake, witness the beauty of Gau Ghat at night, and don’t forget to be a part of the Pushkar Fair.
If you are looking forward to booking your winter vacation, this is the place that you should opt for. You’ll find yourself away from the hustle of the major cities in Rajasthan and still, you’ll be able to experience the desert city.
If you have known your Vedas, you’ll know the place. This city has a great significance in the history of epic Mahabharata. You’ll find countless shrines, forts, and palaces here. It is sure a city for all the history buffs out there. The place will never run out of historical tales to tell you.
If you like spending time in nature with birds and animals, then plan your travel to this place. If you love birds and bird watching, you should visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. You can also witness diverse flora and fauna at Keoladeo National Park. Make sure you visit this place during winter, it is the best time to spot birds and animals.
This place is often left behind when it comes to exploring Rajasthan. The city is beautiful in its ancient aspect. It still has that typical Rajasthani vibe. Explore the forts, lakes, ancient architecture, and step reservoirs (which is a distinct architecture in the city).
This place is popular for the Dargah Sharif, and also Ajmer is the fifth largest city of Rajasthan. Many tourists come here to seek blessings at the Dargah. Most of them have immense faith, and it is said that you’ll get whatever you wish from the heart.
12. Sawai Madhopur
This place is a paradise for animal lovers and photographers. You might not know this place but you’ll definitely know Ranthambore National Park which is situated in the district. The Ranthambore Palace is another popular destination here and imbibes a vast cultural history.
Pali is one of the most underrated and sacred places of Rajasthan. The thing that will fascinate you the most about Pali is the snail-like shape, wobbled plains, and scattered hills and the numerous temples. Some of the major attractions in Pali are Chhatra Sagar, Jawai Leopard Camp, Om Banna Temple, Ranakpur Jain Temple.
Chittorgarh is one of the most ancient cities in the history of India and has been the birthplace of many historical personalities. The place has a lot to tell you, many stories and fables are waiting to get explored. While you are here, don’t forget to spend your time in various heritage forts and monuments.
A visit to this city will bring you back to the royalty of Rajasthan. You’ll get to explore places like Prithvi Palace and Virendra Bhawan. It was the capital of the former princely state of India and is a place with a glorious past. It is an underrated place but worth a visit!