Sights in Rajasthan
In the North of India there is a state called Rajasthan which is also located near the Pakistani border. This is one of the most popular areas for travelers because it has a beautiful landscape that encompasses the Thar Desert and the majestic Aravallis Mountains.
Rajasthan as the center of Rajput is a great place to explore temples and places created by Rajput kingdom in the past. When you travel to this beautiful and eye-catching state, try to visit its beautiful and scenic areas.
If you would like to visit beautiful structures, make sure to visit Taj Mahal and learn about its back story.
1. Mount Abu
Mount Abu is a hilly place with a great view of the surrounding area. The presence of a rocky plateau means you can explore many areas and enjoy the many attractions in it. Lake Nakki is one of the places to visit near the mountain. You can even rent a boat and surf the waters of the lake. You will be able to see and admire the beauty around the lake as well. Also, one of the other fascinating things about Mount Abu is the Dilwara Temple. It dates back to the 12th century and has exquisite white marble.
Although the city of Bikaner hosts palaces, a historic castle and a camel sightseeing center, but most Indians know it as a destination for food enthusiasts who are fond of sweets and desserts. One of the traditional foods to try in the city is Kesar Kulfi, a sweet and frozen dessert that can be eaten in hot summer days.
Wilderness safaris are also popular in Bikaner. You can use a camel and explore the local culture and landscape of the area. When you travel to this area, you should not miss the Junagarh Bikaner Castle which was built in the 16th century and is now used as a museum.
Chittaurgarh district is located on the bank of the Berach River and it is well known for its eye-catching attractions. It houses the Chittorgarh Castle, which is popular with travelers and visitors alike. Built in the 17th century, it is one of the largest castles to be found in India. Chittorgarh Castle is very large and it takes a full day to visit it. Start with the Victorian tower, built in the 15th century and glows at night. Also make time to visit the Rana Kumbha Palace, the oldest part of the castle.
4. Ranthambore National Park
This National Park is a wildlife sanctuary and it is also recognized as one of the top tourism areas in the world. Also, this The park is the best place to see tigers in the wild. You can book a sightseeing tour of the park and see the animals that live in the park up close. A small, open roof vehicle called the gypsy is great for brave visitors.
In addition to the tigers in Rantambor National Park, you can also use boats to see wildlife and animals such as leopards, hyenas, bears and more. During this sightseeing tour you will also have the chance to visit Ranthambore Fort. The fort dates back to the tenth century.
Bundi city is a unique destination in the region and a place well known for its deep wells. Bundy still has 50 deep wells you can visit. One of the most famous wells in this city is the Queen’s Deep Well dating back to the fifteenth century. Try visiting Taragarh Castle that was built in the sixteenth century and today hosts the city’s art collection. You can easily get rid of the urban environment and visit the lakes around Bundi.
Pushkar is a holy city known for its Brahma Temple and annual camel race. Brahma is one third of the Holy Trinity in Hinduism and Pushkar is called the House of Brahma. The Brahma Temple in Pushkar is not to be missed as there are many ceremonies happening in there. Also, Pushkar hosts other temples dedicated to Vishnu, Savitri and Shiva. In November, Pushkar rejuvenates again due to the camel race.
Jodhpur or the Blue City, is located on the edge of the Thar Desert. Its nickname comes from the many blue houses in the city. These blue houses make you see a blue area when you look at the city from above. The city is lined with temples and castles and is a historic destination with many attractions. Your trip to this city will not be complete without a visit to the 15th century Mehrangarh Castle. It is the largest castle in Rajasthan. This place hosts an eye-catching glass hall.
The capital of Rajasthan is Jaipura and it is a bustling city with interesting attractions. Jaipur forms a corner of the Golden Triangle and is a gateway to lesser-known places in Rajasthan. Well you should know that there are three beautiful castles in Jaipur. These castles are called Amber Castle, Nahargarh Castle and Jaigarh Castle respectively. One of the things to explore in this area is the City Palace, a great mix of Rajput and Mughal design. Jaipur also hosts numerous temples that are worth a visit.
Jaisalmer known as the Golden City and it is a spectacular city on the fringes of the Thar Desert. One of the most striking features of this city is the presence of the Jaisalmer Castle. Unlike other castles in India, the castle is fully functional and inside the castle you can find private residences, shops and even restaurants.
There are shops to buy souvenirs inside the castle where you can buy bronze sculptures or silver jewelry. Inside the castle walls are a handful of temples. Some temples date back to the 12th century and are open to the public in the morning.
Known as the city of lakes and you should not miss it. This city has its own beauties that add to the beauty of the lakes as the main attraction of the city. Two of the largest lakes in the city are Fateh Sagar and Pichola, which are artificial lakes, but that doesn’t detract from their beauty.
The main reason to visit Oudipur is to explore the palace of the city, a collection of palaces, museums and gardens built in a particular architectural style. Temples, royal shrines and residences as well as art collections are also within the palace.
In the north of the palace, the Jagdish Temple is located which is considered the most famous temple of Udaipur. This temple was built as an dedication to Lord Vishnu with beautiful carvings and is now a symbolic attraction of the city.
Get more information about India on India travel tips info page.