7 Important Places to see in Rajasthan

Places to see in Rajasthan

Published Date: January 22, 2023

Rajasthan is a state in North India located on the western side. Especially, the state is bordered by five other Indian states viz Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat. By area, it is the largest state in the country. Forts in Rajasthan are the most famous and admirable ones. 

In tourism, the state stands 10th in attracting domestic visitors. And 5th in attracting foreign visitors. 

Palaces, temples, deserts, and lakes are the other things to see in Rajasthan. Here in this article, we have described the top 7 places to see in Rajasthan in your lifetime. 

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Top Seven Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan

1. Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. Once in the 1870s, Maharaja Ram Singh felt pink denotes hospitality and painted all the structures in the city in a beautiful and alluring pink color to welcome the Prince of Queen Victoria and Wales. Since then, the city is called the “Pink city.” Also, the city is known for its forts, monuments, and Rajput architecture.

 Famous places to see in Jaipur include: 

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Lake Pichola
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Amber Fort and the palace
  • Birla Temple
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • City Palace
  • Nahargarh Fort

Best time to visit: October to March

2. Jaisalmer

Located in the Thar desert, the city got its name “Golden city.” The Jaisalmer fort or the Sonar Qila is the only fort that’s still functioning in India. You have ancient Havelis, private residences, restaurants, shops, etc in the fort. Thus, it becomes one of the best cities to visit in Rajasthan. The city also has Jain temples built in the 12th century. Never miss the sunset camel safari in Jaisalmer when you plan a trip to Rajasthan

The top places to see in Jaisalmer include:

  • Jain Temples
  • Sonar Qila
  • Salim Singh ki Haveli
  • Opulent Havelis
  • Sam Sanddunes
  • Nathmalji ki Haveli
  • Khuri Sand Dunes
  • Bada Bagh
  • Kuldhara
  • Mandir palace
  • Lake Gadisagar
  • Manak Chowk
  • Tazia Tower
  • Desert National Park

Best time to visit: September to April

3. Ranthambore

It is an important tourist destination in Rajasthan. And has two main attractions: 

  • the Ranthambore fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and 
  • the Ranthambore National Park. 

You can experience one of India’s best wildlife safaris in the Ranthambore National Park. You can spot Bengal tigers, sambhar, leopards, hyenas, deer, sloth bears, etc.

Things to do in Ranthambore: Jeep or canter safari, hiking, birdwatching, and hot air ballooning.

Places to see in Ranthambore include: 

  • Ranthambore Fort 
  • Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
  • Trinetra Ganesh temple
  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Kachida
  • Amreshwar Mahadev Temple

Best time to visit: October to March

4. Udaipur

Popularly called the “city of lakes,” it has beautiful lakes that never fail to mesmerize you. The most visited lakes Fateh Sagar and Pichola are artificially built. Another top attraction in Udaipur is the Jagdish Temple. You can enjoy touring the royal residences and museums. Also, explore the architecture and various art collections. Other important things to do in Udaipur include a boat ride, a palace walkthrough & light and sound show.

Places to visit in Udaipur include:

  • City Palace
  • Lake Pichhola
  • Shri Ekling ji Temple
  • Sajjangarh
  • Jagdish Temple
  • Saheliyon ki Bari
  • Bagore ki Haveli Museum

Best time to visit: August to February

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5. Bikaner 

Like every city in Rajasthan is known for something unique, Bikaner is called the “city of foodies.” It is no surprise that you can taste the yummiest Rajasthan cuisine and food varieties on the streets of Bikaner. Kesar Kulfi is the famous sweet (iced) here. The city houses the camel research center. And you can witness the baby camels on the camel farms. Indeed, it ranks higher in the long list of popular Rajasthan tourist places.

Places to see in Bikaner include:

  • Junagarh Fort
  • National Camel Research Center 
  • Ganga Government Museum
  • Deshnok Karni Mata Temple
  • Kodamdesar Temple and Lake
  • Prachina  Museum
  • Lalgarh Palace and Museum
  • Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Jain Temple Bhandasar
  • Rampuria Haveli
  • Laxmi Niwas Palace

Best time to visit: October to March

6. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is much special as it is the only mountain amid the deserts in the state. Though the mount is composed full of rocks, the scenic views of flora from the mount are such a tranquil moment. It is also renowned for the Dilwara temple which has lustrous carvings in white marble stone. This Jain temple and the mountain top the list of beautiful places in Rajasthan.  

Notable places to see in Mount Abu include:

  • Nakki Lake
  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dilwara Jain Temple
  • Achalgarh Fort
  • Toad Rock View Point
  • Guru Shikhar
  • Peace Park Mount Abu
  • Achleshwar
  • Trevor’s Tank

Best time to visit: November to April

7. Pushkar

As the name implies, the city has a magnificent lake in the middle and is known for religious or spiritual tourist visits. Last but not the least, this is one of the best tourist places in Rajasthan. It is the only place in the world to have a Brahma temple. Other places to visit include Rangji, Varaha, and Savitri Mata Temple. If you’re planning your vacation to Rajasthan in November, you can cherish the camel fair. The city has many other temples and hence is a perfect destination for pilgrimage tours.  

Things to do in Pushkar: Camping, Camel safari, Cycling, and Spiritual experience.   

Best time to visit: September to March


We hope these descriptions help you in screening the best places to see in Rajasthan

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