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Top Things to Do & Best Places to See in Rajasthan

Looming to itself an unparalleled Royalty, Rajasthan greatly boasts of its magnificent forts, prosperous culture and exceptional landscape that add to the attractions in Rajasthan. Come to think of it, when we plan a trip to Rajasthan, we happen to focus on things that we mostly read or hear about, however the fact remains there is so much that we miss out on this approach! Moreover, Rajasthan is a state that is not only a place to visit only tourist spots but to also experience uniqueness with several activities.

Therefore, we have sorted out a list of things that you must try on your Rajasthan holidays trip. Our list shall focus on the best things to see in Rajasthan to what activities you can enjoy in Rajasthan, from where to shop in Rajasthan to which festivals you must attend in the state, this list indeed will be your ultimate Rajasthan travel guide, so further ado let us get started with it!

Summary of The Things to Do and Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Popular Temples in Rajasthan to Visit Monkey Temple (Jaipur), Dalhanpur Temple (Jhalawar), Govind Dev Ji Temple (Jaipur), Moti Dungari Temple (Jaipur), Brahma Temple (Pushkar), Birla Mandir (Jaipur), Vishwas Swaroopam (Nathdwara)
Popular Forts & Palaces in Rajasthan to Visit Jaisalmer Fort, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Ishwari Minar Swarga Sal, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Gatore ki Chhatriyan, Chittorgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort
Unique Activities to Do in Rajasthan Staying in Choki Dhani Ethnic Resort, Camel Breeding Farm, Dune Bashing, Watching Puppet Show, Watching Vintage Car Rally, Speed Boating, Trekking, Zip Lining, Bicycling, Enjoying Nightlife, Attending Kite Festival, Hot-Air Ballooning.
Popular Fairs & Festivals to Attend in Rajasthan Pushkar Fair, Nagaur Fair, Ganguar Mela, Kumbhalgarh Festival
Popular Wildlife Places to Visit in Rajasthan Ranthambore, Bera, Sariska, Keoladeo National Park
Where to Shop in Rajasthan Sadar Bazar Jodhpur, Johri Bazar Jaipur, Kagzi Pottery Market Alwar

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Must Visit Temples in Rajasthan

Birla Temple Jaipur Rajasthan

Temples are amongst the famous attractions in Rajasthan. These magnificent temples are mostly influenced with the architecture style of 8th century. Great symbol of religious faith and belief and source of ultimate harmony of the state; you shall be more than amazed at visiting some of the temples.

Here are few shrines that you must visit in Rajasthan-

Monkey Temple Dalhanpur Temple Ruins
Govind Dev Ji Temple Brahma Temple
Birla Mandir Vishwas Swaroopam

Monkey Temple: A Temple with a Difference

Situated about 10kms from Jaipur in Khania Balaji town, the Monkey Temple is also known as Galtaji Temple. A temple complex would be a better word to describe it as the other name as Monkey Temple can only be justified then. Amongst the many sacred shrines inside the temple structure, you shall be more interested in going to Ramgopalji Temple where large groups of monkeys reside. Try not to carry any bags in your hand when you visit the Monkey temple, the notorious tribe of apes present here can be uninvited guests.

Dalhanpur Temple Ruins: Walk through the Royal Ruins

We know that history does intrigue you and that is why you are on Rajasthan tour. Just when you decide to visit those magnificent forts that blind you with their superlative architecture, you might consider visiting Dalhanpur Temple Ruins in Jhalawar district. It will be all together a new experience for you to visit this beautiful place that sprawls in the 2 sq km on the bank of the river Chappi (54kms from Jhalawar City). Carved Pillars, Sculptures and Torans are what will catch your eyes here.

Govind Dev Ji Temple: Worship the Prince of Vrindavan in Rajasthan

Situated in the famed City Palace is one place that you must visit in Jaipur. The temple is located between Chandra Mahal and Badal Mahal and is known for its gorgeous Radha Krishna deity. It is believed that after getting instructions in dreams from Govind Dev Ji (Lord Krishna), Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II got the idol from Vrinadavan to become the central deity in the City Palace complex. The gorgeous deity is not only impeccably beautiful but also demonstrates the strong faith of Rajasthan. Visit this pious shrine, which is also a must-visit attraction in Rajasthan and be blessed.

Brahma Temple: The Most Famous Tourist Destination in Pushkar

Dedicated to Lord Brahma, this temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan is believed to be a 2000-year-old temple and one of the popular tourist places in Rajasthan. Every year, during the eve of Kartik Poornima, when the famous Pushkar Fair is held, Brahma Temple witnesses a major tourist footfall. Made of marble and stone slabs, the temple is located near the bank of Pushkar Lake. Devotees seek blessings from Lord Brahma in the temple after having a bath in the holy water of the lake.

Birla Mandir: Not an Ancient Temple but A Popular One

Built on the hillock called Moti Dungari Birla Mandir was established in 1988 by the Birla Group of Industries. One of the top tourist places of Rajasthan, located in Jaipur, the temple shows a spectacular architecture along with its huge domes, manicured big garden and artworks carved on the walls. Also known as Lakhsmi-Narayan Temple, Birla Mandir houses Goddess Lakhsmi and God Vishnu along with several idols of historical achievers, saints and philosophers. The temple gets especially crowded on the eve of Navratri and Diwali.

Vishwas Swaroopam: World’s Tallest Shiva Statue in Nathdwara

World’s Tallest Shiva Statue, referred to as ‘Vishwas Swaroopam’ or ‘Statue of Belief’ is located in Nathdwara, 45 kilometres from Udaipur. Built on Ganesh Tekri hillock the sitting posture of Shiva depicts all the feelings, characteristics and expressions of Lord Shiva, which looks undeniably stunning. One of the top things to do in Rajasthan nowadays, is to visit the statue which has amenities like stairs, elevators, administration room, visitors’ room and meditation room. Tourists can also experience several adventure activities here like Bungee Jumping, Ziplining etc.

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Popular Forts & Places to Explore in Rajasthan

City Palace Jaipur Rajasthan

Needless to say, you should visit forts in Rajasthan! I mean nothing can over shine the charm of these grandiose. A reflection of creativity and the might of the rulers of Rajasthan, these forts are the best places to visit in Rajasthan that you should set your eyes on.

Here are a few forts and palaces that should be in your things to do and see list for Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer Fort City Palace
Amer Fort Jal Mahal
Jantar Mantar Nahargarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort Ishwari Minar Swarga Sal
Umaid Bhawan Palace Sheesh Mahal
Hawa Mahal Gatore ki Chhatriyan
Chittorgarh Fort Kumbhalgarh Fort
Ranthambore Fort

Sunset View of Jaisalmer Fort: Witness Nature’s Best

The most popular must-see place in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer Fort is also known as the Golden Fort or the Sonar Qila. Being one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan, the Jaisalmer Fort can amaze you with the awe-inspiring architecture and let you enjoy some of the best sunset views in Rajasthan. There is nothing better than watching the sun going down from the Bada Bagh Cenotaph and the feeling is simply indescribable! If you are in Jaisalmer, this is one of the unique experiences in Rajasthan you must have.

City Palace and Museum: Stroll in the Royal Alleys

Located in the heart of the city of Jaipur, City Palace is one of the most important places of tourist interest in Rajasthan. The majestic residence of the royal Kachwaha Rajput clan gives you plenty of reasons to visit this place. You shall fall in love with the architecture and the grandness of this palace and shall be out of words with the rich collection of antiques that this palace showcases in its recently converted museum. The Peacock gate is yet another attraction of City Palace. Visit here to woo yourself with the lifestyle of royals!

Amer Fort: Nothing Short of a Fairyland

Now this piece is a classic, right from the fairyland! Amer Fort is situated 11kms from Jaipur and is known for its marvelous architecture. Each portion of the palace is exquisitely designed and will leave you awe-inspired! The superlative mirror work inside the palace is the main attraction of Amer Fort. An elephant ride to the gateway of the fort and the evening Light and Music show is what you are going to love here. There is no way that you can miss out on this masterpiece in your Rajasthan tour.

Jal Mahal: Fall in Love with Jaipur

Breathtaking is what anyone who visits Jal Mahal for the first time exclaims AND truly it is! Built in somewhere around 1738, Jal Mahal as the name suggests is situated amidst the Man Sagar Lake. Used earlier as a lavish spot where the Kings and Queens hosted duck hunting parties, you can today as well rediscover the chronicles of golden time here.

Jantar Mantar: Observe the Wonderful Astronomical Heritage

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II’s masterpiece indeed! Reflecting his love for science, Jantar Mantar is one of the best places to visit in Jaipur. The structure is honoured as the World Heritage Site in India under the criteria III and IV. The lavish observatories have approximately 14 geometric devices that were used for measuring time, tracking constellations, and observing the orbits around the sun. If these reasons are not enough, we recommend that you visit Jantar Mantar and experience the charm by yourself.

Nahargarh Fort: Witness the Resplendent Vista of Jaipur

Another jewel from the lap of Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort is yet another place to see in Rajasthan. Nahargarh is named after Nahar Singh, who is believed to have haunted the place and hindered the construction of this palace. The legend has it that in order to pacify the spirit of Nahar Singh a temple was constructed in the palace. You shall love the architecture here; the perfect blend of Indo-European style and the surrounding beauty makes this place a treat for tourists in Jaipur.

Jaigarh Fort: Celebrate the Victory of Royalty

Reckoned to be the part of Amber Fort, as the fort is believed to be attached with the later through a passage, Jaigarh or Victory Fort is another marvelous example from the book of Rajputs. Visit the Cannon foundry situated inside the fort and also witness the then world’s largest cannon known as Jaivan Cannon here. You shall also love the view from the top of the fort that overlooks the Aravalli Hills.

Ishwari Minar Swarga Sal: Stand Tall and Enjoy the View

If you are somewhere around Tripolia Gate, you can see this structure standing tall! The Ishwari Minar is in fact the tallest building in Jaipur and that is the reason why you should visit it. You can climb up to the top of the minar to get the splendid view of the old city, for which the stairs lay well from the busy market of Chandpol. Trust me, you can’t get a better view of the old city from anywhere else than this!

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Enjoy the Regal Walk

Umaid Bhawan Palace has partly been converted into a hotel by Taj. But, it is recommended to pay a day visit to this spectacular regal mansion situated in Jodhpur. You will fall in love with the architecture here as this palace offers an opportunity for a detailed tour inside it.

Sheesh Mahal: All that Glitter is Mirror

Why Sheesh Mahal has been mentioned in the list individually when we have already spoken about Amer Fort in Jaipur? Well, the answer is simple! It simply needs special attention! The palace’s interior made largely of mirror, coloured glass and mosaic and with the petite of light the palace starts to glitter spectacularly. Therefore, Sheesh Mahal is indeed one place that must be visited in Rajasthan.

Hawa Mahal: Rendezvous with the Royalty

A prominent landmark of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal is one place that you have to stop by. Although a part of the City Palace, this edifice needs special mention due to its architecture exceptionality. Relive the experience of watching the streets of Jaipur from here just like the women of the royal family who used to observe everyday life activities from the Jharokhas or Windows here.

Gatore ki Chhatriyan: Where the Royal Lay at Peace

Once a cremation ground for the royals of Rajasthan, at Gatore ki Chhatriyan (Near Nahargarh Fort) you can see another marvel of Rajput architecture. Cenotaphs or Chhatriyan, which are built as a memoir for each royal heir who was cremated here have concreted a fabulous structure that now holds exemplary architectural importance. You shall like queer peace that you experience only here and of course architecture does not fail this structure as well.

Chittorgarh Fort: the Rajput’s Masterpiece

Considered one of the largest forts in India, the majesty of Chittorgarh Fort can by no means be ignored. This is one of the prime heritage sites in Rajasthan and is known for architectural grandeur and the massive structures. One of the hidden gems of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh Fort is truly a royal reflection of Rajasthan!

Kumbhalgarh Fort: An Architectural Brilliance

One of the best things to do in Rajasthan is to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort in Mewar, especially to explore the core value it has on Rajasthan’s art and culture, which can be witnessed in depth during the three-day-long Kumbhalgarh Festival. The fort sits at the heart of Aravalli ranges, surrounded by peaks all around. And, it is worth mentioning that Kumbhalgarh Fort is the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the legendary character of Indian history. The long-standing fort was never captured in any battle until the Mughal captured it by deceit.

Ranthambore Fort: The UNESCO World Heritage Site

Located deep inside Ranthambore National Park, the fort is one of the top visiting places in Rajasthan. Also, popular as ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan,’ Ranthambore Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched on a 700-foot hill, Ranthambore Fort is a witness of Rajasthan’s rich history that always attracts flocks of tourists from all over the world. Moreover, this architectural landmark is home to several amusing tourist spots like Bada Mahal, Dhula Mahal, Hathi Pol, Ganesh Pol, Delhi Pol and others, which you should not miss visiting while having your Rajasthan tour.

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Popular Activities in Rajasthan

Sam Sand Dunes, Thar Desert Jaisalmer

Like we have already mentioned, Rajasthan is the kaleidoscope and to experience it to the fullest, you have to come out of your comfort zone. There is adventure waiting on each street and corner of Rajasthan and all you have to do is to look for it wholeheartedly. Let us give you a head start, so you can decide well what your choices for activities in Rajasthan are.

Choki Dhani Ethnic Resort: Experience Authentic Rajasthani Hospitality

Hospitable… treat for gastronomists… heaven for luxury seekers… YES that’s Chokhi Dhani for you! If you are in Jaipur and you haven’t visited Chokhi Dhani then you are at a loss. This is one place that gives you the real idea of hospitality and culture in Rajasthan. Staying here or merely eating here is up to your budget, rest visiting here is a must! Serving the Rajasthani cuisine with incredibly warm heart and putting up the cultural show that will woo you in an instant… YOU just can’t help but fall in LOVE with this place.

Camel Breeding Farm: Get Up Close to Ship of the Desert

This is one of those offbeat activities to do in Rajasthan that we strongly recommend one must take up. You can visit this special Camel Breeding Farm situated near Bikaner, where research on camels takes place. This place is open for visitors between 10 AM to 5 PM everyday and one can enjoy camel rides and ice cream made of camel’s milk here.

Dune Bashing: Let the Adrenaline Take Over

Aah! Just what you need in the great Thar Desert! Dune Bashing has become extremely popular in Rajasthan, especially in Jaisalmer. A revived form of adventure, where you get to sit yourself on a jeep and loiter through the rugged desert in order to destroy the sand dunes, is indeed one of the desert activities in Rajasthan at its best!

Gypsy Snake Dance: Get Jiggy with the Kalbeliyan Tribe

You are simply going to LOVE it! Visit Jodhpur and you shall come across this hypnotizing performance by the nomadic tribe of Rajasthan called Kalbeliya Tribe. Watch the brave Kalbeliya men who defang the snakes and watch the lovely Kalbeliya women dance to the tune of flute. Their rhythmically wriggling slender waists can compete to any of those international belly dancers… At Jodhpur you are certainly up for some memorable time!

Vintage Car Rally: Watch the Old Beauties Taking the Ramp Again

Just when you think that you have seen enough in Jaipur, you are again stung with a surprise. You shall be feeling enthralled if you have visited Rajasthan in January and February. The serpentine streets are taken over by the roars of Vintage cars at the Vintage Car Rally that is held annually about the same time. The royal march of cars will leave you awe-inspired for sure!

Abhaneri Step Well: Exalt the Marvel of Imperial Architecture

Similar to Rani ki Vav (Now UNESCO World Heritage Site in India), the Abhaneri Step Well or the Chand Baori in Dausa district is definitely a place to see. An ancient structure created in the 8th or 9th century to harvest rain water, it is something you must see in Rajasthan. You shall be impressed with the colossal size and architecture of this step well.

Royal Elephant Polo: An Experience of the Lifetime

Elephant rides are common in Rajasthan as it is a royal house of India BUT how about Royal Elephant Polo? Well, you can’t participate in the game for that matter but of course you can watch a lively game of Elephant Polo in Jaipur. An experience of its kind, you are promised a cheerful event!

Shilpgram Museum: Ethnicity Welcomes You

We all go to Rajasthan for authentic culture hunting, isn’t it? Well, if that is the case then Shilpgram Museum near Udaipur has to be included in the list of places to see in Rajasthan. Exhibiting the lifestyle and culture of the state, Shilpgram Museum will be your guide to Rajasthan for sure. The museum is situated only 3kms from Udaipur and thus can be easily reached.

Speed Boating: An Adventure Ride that You Shall Cherish

It’s time for some fun and speed boating in the Fateh Sagar Lake- is one of the ideal adventure activities in Rajasthan. In the hot climate of Udaipur, you shall love to get splashes of water over you while you ride a high-speed boat. An absolute rejuvenation is guaranteed! The boat ride is available all year round between 8.00 AM to 4.30 PM.

Trekking in Alwar: Traverse through Distinct Rajasthan

Adventure enthusiasts! Here is something that you are going to enjoy to the core…Trekking in Alwar. Unlike any place in Rajasthan, Alwar is blessed with lush green hills and salubrious climate and trekking in Alwar during winters can be an ideal activity for all you adventure buffs. Sariska-Alwar-Amber is the popular trekking trail. However, if you are running short of time or looking for an easy trek then you can trek to Naldeshwar, where the famous Mahadeva temple resides.

Watch Puppet Show: Long Live the Traditional Entertainment Realm

This is one of those activities to do in Rajasthan that you cannot afford to miss out on and if in case you are at Thar Heritage Museum in Jaisalmer, you must stop by to watch the Puppet Show in the evening. Also, make sure to visit this private museum where the owner takes you on tour of the same himself. You shall be extremely impressed by his love for Rajasthan and his knowledge about the same.

Zip Lining and Flying Fox: Swing in the Royal Air

Adventure comes handy in Rajasthan and we are sure you will be interested in taking activities like zip lining and flying fox here. There are basically two places that you can enjoy these activities in Rajasthan one at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and the other at Neemrana Fort, which is at a small distance from Delhi. Enjoy the splendid top view of the Chokelao garden and Rani Ser Lake while zip lining in Mehrangarh Fort.

Trekking in Mount Abu: To the Woods We Go!

This trek in Mount Abu is more like a wildlife exploration. Organized by a person called Charles, you can be a part of something unforgettable in Rajasthan. You have the choice here to decide which type of trek you want to opt as there are half day, full day and overnight treks available. Interact with the villagers while you choose for an overnight trek and if you are lucky, you might be able to spot many wild species as well…All together a fabulous experience!

Enjoy the Nightlife at Klay Oven: Become the Creature of the Night

Although nightlife is not a very popular culture in Rajasthan, you will have a night of your life in Jodhpur! Take the night slow while you sit in this posh club Klay Oven that overlooks Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Enjoy some classy cocktails or two and try some great flavours of Hookah here along with losing yourself to some brilliant music! If you are looking for a place to party in Jodhpur, your search ends at Klay Oven!

Bicycle through Jaipur: Peddle on the Royal Pavements

One of the most wonderful experiences in Rajasthan or to be precise in Jaipur would be to bicycle around the city. There are many operators who tailor special interest bicycle tours in Rajasthan and trust us if you want to see the real Jaipur, there isn’t a better way than to bicycle your way around.

Pony Ride at Nakki Lake

Ride a Good Horse! It is indeed a great feeling to ride a pony to stroll along lakeside. It is in fact one of things that you must try in Rajasthan and the best place to do so would be Nakki Lake in Mount Abu. You can easily get a pony for a ride here that takes you from one end of the lake to the other. Also, you have the great opportunity to capture some of the best views of Rajasthan here.

Spend a Day with Elephants at Dera Amer

An Elephant’s Day Out! Have you ever thought of giving an elephant a shower or painting its trunk? Well, if you have and you have the desire to do so, Dera Amer is a place for you. Located near Jaipur, Dera Amer is a wonderful place to be at! Besides giving a bath to an elephant and painting its trunk, you can enjoy sumptuous meals here and can also take up trekking to the nearby forest.

Watch a Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema: Get Classy at Cinema

An opulent movie theatre, Raj Mandir is the major attraction in Rajasthan tourism. The meringue-style architecture keeps it class apart and you shall learn why once you get inside it (Although it is quite tough to get a ticket when a new movie is released). However, if you are adamant to see this place, you won’t be disappointed; our suggestion is to book a ticket well in advance!

Visit Bundi: Go Down Royal Memory Lanes

Wander through the serpentine alleys of this quaint-style city. A popular travel destination, Bundi will take you down royal memory lanes. Adding to this exciting visit is the view of the Bundi Palace that seem to protrude from chain of hills here… MAGNIFICENT view it has! 60 step well, lake and markets all add to your cherishable memories of Rajasthan.

Participate in the Kite Festival- Make a Rainbow of Your Own

Makar Sankranti is the time that you have chosen to go to Rajasthan, then you must visit Jodhpur, where the annual Kite Festival takes place. The view is surreal with thousands of small and big kites soaring up in the sky… it is a rainbow REDEFINED! This festival has gain international popularity as well, so don’t be surprised if you see many foreign tourists competing here.

Have Lassi: Sip and Slurp the Indian Beverage

If you are in Jaipur and you haven’t tasted the special Lassi at Lassiwala then you are certainly missing out on something great! We suggest you pay a visit to Lassiwala that stands opposite Niro’s and serves absolutely creamy Indian beverages. Do not be fooled, there are many Lassiwala shops in this area, but the real one is marked with the SHOP NO. 312.

Experience Hot-Air Ballooning

Soar Up in the Sky Keep the Eagle’s Eye! One of the most hair-raising experiences that one could come across is Hot-Air Ballooning. Soaring high in the sky and the view of the vista of the marvelous land of Rajasthan…what more could you wish for? You can try hot-air ballooning at Pushkar, Jaipur and Ranthambore. It is indeed one of the best experiences that you can avail yourself in Rajasthan.

Visit Bhangarh: Be Ready to be Thrilled

Looking for an extra dose of thrill? Then you must visit Bhangarh Fort in Alwar district of Rajasthan. The fort remains in ruins and is believed to be haunted and is in fact one of the proven most haunted places in India. You can visit this fort during the day time and listen to plethora of eerie stories from locals about how spooky this place is.

Ajmer Sharif: Let There be Showers of Blessings

The holy resting ground of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti, Ajmer Sharif has become one of the major attractions in Rajasthan. Situated in Ajmer, this sacred shrine is known for granting people their wishes. Well, reason may be any, but this is certainly one place that you must see in Rajasthan.

Visit Rural Rajasthan: Catch the Traditional Rajasthan Live

A tour to rural Rajasthan or a village close to the desert has become an essential part of state tourism. Considered an offbeat activity to do in Rajasthan, in which will take you on a graceful journey through the alleys of traditional Rajasthan or some unique desert experiences in Rajasthan. Visit Bishnoi and Pali and get the taste of a culturally rich state here.

Visit Anokhi Museum of Hand Painting – Marvel at the Rajasthani Skills

A museum well-maintained inside a restore Haveli, Anokhi Museum exhibits the brilliant skill of block printing. This three-storied museum also showcases exemplary collection of fabric and its print. It is one of those offbeat places to visit in Rajasthan that highly enlighten you about this much-skilled state.

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Must Visit Wildlife Attractions in Rajasthan

Ranthambore Wildlife Safari

There is always a wildlife calling in Rajasthan! Amongst many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, you are suggested to go to Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur. Enjoy jeep safari and spotting tigers and several species of birds (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) in these famous National Parks in Rajasthan.

Ranthambore National Park: Tigers and Many More Wildlife Attractions

Ranthambore National Park is such a place that you will find in list of every traveller’s top places to visit on Rajasthan tour. Founded in 1973, the national park is home to a considerable number of Royal Bengal Tigers and other popular fauna. A tiger safari in the deep of the forests through the alleys of historical ruins is the ultimate thrilling activity to experience here and you should not miss that in any chance.

Keoladeo National Park: Siberian Crane for Winter Holidays

Given that it is home to more than 370 different bird species, this well-known avifauna reserve is a bird watcher’s paradise. Additionally, the park is one of the must-visit locations in winter due to the amount of migratory birds that arrive from Siberia, China, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan. Furthermore, the only location in India where you can see Siberian cranes in the winter is Keoladeo National Park. During the winter, this noiseless, pollution-free park transforms into one of the major places to explore in Rajasthan, thanks to its vast colonies of colourful birds.

Bera: An Exceptional Leopard Safari

If you love to spot leopards and are thinking about taking a winter vacation, Bera is unquestionably the best travel destination in Rajasthan. The area is sometimes referred to as Jawai, after the Jawai River that flows through it. The two locations are identical. Small settlements can be found in Bera, and Jawai is where the leopards reside. Leopards thrive here because of the area’s abundance of cave-filled hillocks. The Jawai Dam is another tourist destination close to Bera where you can visit after having an adventurous leopard safari in Bera.

Desert National Park: Top Place to Visit in Jaisalmer

Desert National Park, one of the biggest national parks in our nation, is a well-liked tourist destination close to Jaisalmer. Desert National Park, which covers a geographic area of 3,162 square kilometres, is home to a diverse range of desert-specific resident and migratory birds. Additionally, it contains plant and animal fossils that are 180 million years old, including dinosaur fossils that are 60 million years old. One of the best things to do in Jaisalmer while travelling with family between November and January is to search for the endangered Indian bustard as well as other animals and vegetation in Desert National Park.

Sariska Tiger Reserve: Remarkable Place to Spot the Royal Wildlife

Those who enjoy nature will adore this location. The Royal Bengal Tigers reside in the Sariska Tiger Reserve. There are excellent chances to see the royal beast from October to mid-June. In addition to the Royal Bengal Tiger, other endangered animal species include leopards, striped hyenas, and numerous bird species. One should surely participate in the reserve’s exhilarating Jungle Safari. There is Siliserh Lake, which is beside the jungle, where one can take in the scenery and unwind for a while.

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Fairs & Festivals to Attend in Rajasthan

Desert Festival Rajasthan

Colourful Rajasthan and its multi-hued festivals, this is one thing that attracts tourists here. Most of the festivals in Rajasthan revolve around animal trade and cultural celebrations and are distinctively marked by dance and music. On your Rajasthan trip, do not forget to include attending one of these exhilarating fairs happening every now and then in several places as they are the best places to visit in Rajasthan for a cultural trip.

Nagaur Fair: Make Merry and Enjoy the True Colour of Rajasthan

One of the largest cattle fairs in Rajasthan, Nagaur Fair is held in the city of Nagaur (Between Jodhpur and Bikaner). Decorated animals, Long Mustache Men, Colourful Turbans and Dance and Music… You are guaranteed the time of your life here!

Ganguar Mela: Imbue in the Vivid Colours of Rajasthan

Soak yourself in the colours of Rajasthan at Gangaur Mela, which is celebrated after Holi. In this festival the unmarried women worship Hindu Goddess Gauri aka Parvati. Traditional display of dance and music ensures a cheerful event to witness to all tourists here.

Pushkar Camel Fair: Witness the Unparalleled

An enthralling 5 days fair, Pushkar Camel Fair is something that you should see in Rajasthan. Taking place during the months of October and November, you are likely to imbue yourself in the true colours of Rajasthan. Camel Race, Camel Decoration competition and the completion for longest mustache are the major attractions of Pushkar Camel Fair.

Kumbhalgarh Festival: A Cultural Summary of Rajasthan

The entire festival is a canvas of Indian culture and the pinnacle of entertainment mixed with art and culture. The Rajasthan Tourism Department sponsors the three-day celebration in December, which takes place in the Kumbhalgarh Fort’s courtyard. Apart from the festival, Mewar is renowned for the Rana Kumbha-built Kumbhalgarh Fort, which dates back a century. The fondest memories of a Rajasthan trip in winter is spent exploring the historic sites, numerous temples, and lush wildlife preserves and undoubtedly this colourful festival.

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Holiday Shopping in Rajasthan

Shopping in Rajasthan

A shopper’s paradise, Rajasthan has all it takes to woo you BIG TIME! Jewellery, pottery, leather items, paintings, textiles, stone items, wooden furniture…WHOA the list just doesn’t end! Shopping is one activity in Rajasthan that you have to take up. Here are few places that you must visit in Rajasthan for shopping.

Sadar Bazaar: Shop till You Drop

This flea market in Jodhpur will leave you gasping for sure! You can find everything and trust us, that too at a reasonable price. Having said that, of course like many Indian markets bargaining is the key here as well.

Johri Bazaar: Shop for Women’s Best Friend

A tourist attraction in almost all its ways, Johri bazaar has its own set of fans! You are likely to find exquisite pieces of gold and silver jewellery. So, make sure to visit this place if in case you are in Jaipur.

Shopping For Kagzi Pottery – Take Back Home a Mini Rajasthan

Shop for one of the rare artworks in Rajasthan called the Kagzi Pottery of Paper-Thin Pottery. These make for some lovely souvenirs that you would love to take back. If you are in Alwar, you are strongly recommended to visit one of the markets where Kagzi pottery is available.

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We are sure the list of things to do in Rajasthan must have incited an urge in you to visit this wonderful state. Honestly it is Bizarre! And we must admit that when we started writing this blog, we were running out of ideas BUT now when the ultimate things to do in Rajasthan have come to an end, we still have a collection of activity suggestions that we would have included.

Rajasthan, you are truly the essential part of INCREDIBLE INDIA! We strongly insist that you make this diverse state that displays several shades of life and culture your next holiday destination. And, if you need any help in planning the trip, you just contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is famous in Rajasthan for holiday shopping?

Some of the famous things in Rajasthan you should buy for holiday shopping are:

  • Kagzi Pottery
  • Silver Jewellery
  • Gemstones
  • Paintings
  • Fabric Work
  • Metal Work
  • Spices
  • Puppets

Is Rajasthan worth visiting for holidays?

Rajasthan is India’s one of the most-visited states. It is famous for its rich history, culture, art, food and wildlife. Spending holidays in Rajasthan provides the best travel memories to every traveller for life.

What are the Top 10 Best Things to Do in Bikaner, Rajasthan?

Top 10 Best Things to Do in Bikaner, Rajasthan are:

  • Attending camel festival
  • Visiting Junagarh Fort
  • Seek blessings at Karni Mata Temple
  • Visiting Lalgarh Palace
  • Enjoying a camel safari in the Thar
  • Enjoying a luxury stay in Laxmi Vilas Palace
  • Wildlife Spotting in Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Shopping at Kote Gate

What are the top Things to do in Mount Abu for a refreshing vacation?

Some of the top things to do in Mount Abu for a refreshing vacation are:

  • Visiting Dhrudhiya Waterfall
  • Boating at Nakki Lake
  • Spotting avifauna at Trevors Tank
  • Camping and Hiking at Aravalli Range
  • Rock Climbing and Adventure Activities at Aravalli Range

What are the top things to do on a Jaisalmer sightseeing tour?

Some of the top things to do in a Jaisalmer Sightseeing tour are:

  • Visiting Jaisalmer Fort
  • Visiting Gadisar Lake
  • Seek Blessings at Tanot Mata Temple
  • Quad Biking in Sam and Dunes
  • Parasailing at Kanoi
  • Enjoying a desert jeep safari
  • Spotting wildlife in Desert National Park
  • Camping on Dunes
  • Shopping at Jaisalmer Local Bazar

What are the top things to do on Udaipur sightseeing tour?

Top things to do in Udaipur Sightseeing tour are:

  • Taking a sunset boat cruise at Lake Pichola
  • Enjoy photography at Saheliyon ki Bari Garden
  • Shopping at Hathi Pol Garden
  • Watching sunset at Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Seek blessings at Jagdish Temple
  • Having heritage walk through the city
  • Having a helicopter joyride

Published: 24 Nov, 2022 | Last Updated: 25 Nov, 2022

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Nidhi Singh

From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.