Top 6 Tourist Places To Visit In Rajasthan, India

Rajasthan, Land Of Kings (Rajputana), is an Indian state in northern part. Rajasthan is largest Indian state by area which is about 10.4% of geographical area. Rajasthan is 7th largest state by population. It is mostly covered by The Desert (Great Indian Desert).

When we talk about Rajasthan, only desert comes in our mind but it is beyond it and loaded with a lot of man made monuments and arts which makes it a perfect tourist place. Rajasthan is mainly known for his desert, camel and culture. Rajasthan is also known for his beautiful dance style Ghoomar.

The only hill station in Rajasthan that is Mount Abu in the Aravalli mountains range. Rajasthan is loaded with holy places for both Hinduism and Jainism.

Rajasthan has three national tiger reserves that is

  • Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar
  • Mukundra Hills Tiger in Kota

Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur, known for Bird life, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here is list of Top 6 Tourist Places To Visit In Rajasthan, India.

1. Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Jaipur
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Jaipur is capital and largest city of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also called as Pink City Of India because of dominant pink colour scheme of buildings. Jaipur was founded by Rajput ruler Maharaja Jai Singh 2, ruler of Ajmer.

Jaipur is popular tourist place which form one corner of Golden Triangle. On 6 July 2019, UNESCO World Heritage committee declared Jaipur among its World Heritage Sites.

Place Of Interest

  • Amber Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Jantar Mantar (UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Kanak Vrindavan
  • Alber Hall Museum
  • Jal Mahal
  • City Palace
  • Birla Mandir
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Govind Dev Ji Temple
  • Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple

2. Udaipur

Jag Mandir, Udaipur
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Udaipur is also called as City Of Lakes because of its sophisticated lake system. Udaipur is founded by Sisodia Rajput ruler Maharana Udai Singh 2.

Udaipur is located at the foothills of Aravalli Mountains. Udaipur is known for its different dance forms like Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Bhavai and Kachchhi Ghodi Dance.

Udaipur is loaded with beautiful scene location, culture, arts and Rajput era palaces which makes it a great tourist place and attract people all over the world.

Place Of Interest

  • City Palace
  • Lake Palace
  • Jag Mandir
  • Kesariyajj Temple
  • Monsoon Palace
  • Jagdish Temple
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Sukhadia Circle
  • Lake Pichola
  • Moti Magri
  • Pratap Gaurav Kendra
  • Pratap Park

3. Pushkar

The King Of Hindu Pilgrimage Pushkar
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Pushkar is described as Tirthraj, King Of Pilgrimage Site. The word Pushkar means Blue Lotus Flower and also known as The Rose Garden Of Rajasthan.

The greatness and importance of holy Pushkar in Indian mythology is described in many holy scriptures like Ramayana, Mahabharat and Puranas. The most famous tourist place is Brahma Temple which is one of few Temple delicates to Lord Brahma, the creator.

Pushkar is not only sacred place for Hindu but also for Sikhs with Gurudwara delicates to Guru Nanak and Guru Govind Singh. The consumption of egg and meat is forbidden in this city.

Pushkar is famous for its Pushkar Holi and Pushkar Camel Fair which helds annually in month of November. This place is also famous for Pushkar Lake which is considered as sacred as Mansarovar Lake in Tibbet. There are 52 Ghats and it is said that one who bath in Pushkar Lake, get free from all sins.

Place Of Interest

  • Brahma Temple (Jagatpita Brahma Temple)
  • Pushkar Lake
  • Saraswati Temple
  • Varah Ghat (Lord Vishnu appeared at this site in Varah incarnation)
  • Apteshwar Temple (delicates to Lord Shiva)
  • Savitri Temple
  • Man Mahal
  • Pap Mochini Temple
  • Old Rangji Temple

4. Mount Abu

Toad Rock (Mount Abu)
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Mount Abu, Shimla Of Rajasthan, is only hill station in Rajasthan situated in Aravalli mountains ranges.

Guru Shikhar is highest point (1722 metres above sea level) which gives beautiful view of Mount Abu and evergreen Aravalli Mountains which is great tourist place for those who loves nature.

This place is famous for Arbuda Mountain which has connection with Mahabharat and Great Sage Vasistha. This place is related with both Hindu and Jain.

Place Of Interest

  • Dilwara Temple (delicated to Jain)
  • Adishwara Temple
  • Adhar Devi Temple (Arbuda Devi Temple)
  • Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Achalgarh Fort
  • Durga Ambika Mata Temple
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nakki Lake (turtle and toad shaped rock)
  • Gaumukh Temple

5. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort
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Jaisalmer, crowned by Jaisalmer Fort, is considered as Golden City Of India because the yellow sandstones used throughout the architecture of both forts and the town.

Jaisalmer lies in heart of That Desert. Jaisalmer is famous for Desert Festival in month of February every year. Jaisalmer has been enriched by Jain community which makes it a good tourist place for Jains.

There are seven Jain Temples which is situated inside Jaisalmer Fort that are :

  • Parsvanath Temple (Biggest out of these seven Jain Temples)
  • Chandraprabhu Temple
  • Rishabdev Temple
  • Shitalnath Temple
  • Kunthanath Temple
  • Shantinath Temple
  • Sambhavnath Temple

Place Of Interest

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Jain Heritage Of Jaisalmer
  • Lodhruva (Lodurva) Jain Temple
  • Patwon Ji Ki Haveli
  • Jaisalmer Culture and Museum
  • Government Museum
  • Jaisalmer Folklore and Museum
  • Tanot Museum
  • Sam Sand Dunes
  • Tazia Town
  • Bara Bagh
  • Gadisar Lake (Gadsisar Lake)

6. Chittorgarh

Jain temple inside Chittorgarh Fort
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Chittorgarh, founded by Maurya Dynasty, is situated at bank of river Gambhiri and Berach. Chittorgarh is famous for Chittorgarh Fort which is largest Fort in India and Asia.

Chittorgarh is birthplace of great devotee of Lord Shri Krishna, Meera Bai and great Rajput Maharana Pratap.

This place is famous for many festival like Maharana Pratap Jayanti, Meera Mahotsav, Teej, Gangaur (delicated to Gauri, consort of Lord Shiva), Jauhar Mela (Biggest Rajput Festival). Jaisalmer is great tourist place who are interested to know Rajput culture and their bravery.

Place Of Interest

  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Kirti Stambha or Tower Of Fame (delicated to Rishabdev, the first Tirthankara of Jainism)
  • Vijay Stambha (Tower of Victory)
  • Meera Temple
  • Fort Reservoir
  • Kalika Mata Temple
  • Rana Kumbha’s Palace (birthplace of Maharaja Udai Singh)
  • Rani Padmini Palace

This is not end of Tourist places in Rajasthan. Besides it, there are a number of wonderful and beautiful tourist places, man made monuments and temples which is not possible to cover those tourist places at a time.

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  1. Angy

    Great work nice info…

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