Places to Visit in Rajasthan

‘Abode of the Maharajas’, Rajasthan is a land of the Great Indian Desert, Rajput valour, magnificent architectural talent and hospitable locals. Men with colourful turbans and big moustaches greet you with ‘khamagadi’ and welcome you to the land of colourful bazaars and historic cities. The largest Indian state is always on the list of travellers as they wish to read the chapters of its great history. The forts and palaces make you wonder how the kings and queens might have lived in such large households. Turning to the alleys of the state, one can find great craftsmanship and artistic talent at every corner of the cities. Undoubtedly, Rajasthan ranks among the most-visited travel destinations of India.

About Best Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is just like that long chapter in history books that make you wonder about the lives our ancestors might have. The forts and palaces urge you to imagine the grandeur of the royalty in ancient times. The golden sands of the Thar Desert inspire you to reach the oasis battling strong sandy storms and the scorching heat of the sun. The old alleys of the state whisper legends of Rajput valour and sacrifice. The artistic hands of the rural communities build dreams for people who buy them. The beautiful blue pottery or the intricate wooden blocks of printing attracts you like a magnet towards the world of great art and skills.

The key highlight of the state of Rajasthan is the rich cultural heritage. Bestowed with monuments listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, every element of its being scream of the legacy of Rajputana. So much so that this state is one of the most desired travel destinations in the world. Not only by Indians Rajasthan is admired by international explorers and travellers for its great insight into the history and sacrifice of the glorious Indian era. The forts and palaces represent the different clans of Rajputs and their diverse cultural practices. Undoubtedly, Rajasthan is the best heritage travel destination in India.

Udaipur, Rajasthan


The City of Lakes, Udaipur is a beautiful city with magnificent lake palaces, ancient temples and rich cultural heritage. Known as the ‘Venice of the East’, this city showcases rich architectural talent in terms of manmade lakes, majestic palaces and temples.

Jaipur, Rajasthan


The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage City known for its glazing amber-coloured buildings, colourful bazaars, magnificent Amer Fort and rich artistic talent.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan


Jaisalmer, popularly known as the ‘Golden City’ is surrounded by the Great Indian Desert. The destination offers desert camping and camel safari to tourists for an amazing experience. It also houses the only living fort in India- Jaisalmer Fort.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan


Popularly known as the ‘Blue City’ because of the houses and lanes painted in blue colour, Jodhpur has a rustic charm attached to it. Mehrangarh Fort rising above the city is a great architectural marvel which represents the royal grandeur of the city.



Popularly known as the ‘Camel Country’, Bikaner is popular for one of the best breeds of riding camels in the world. It is home to one of the world’s best camel research and breeding farms. Well, the city is not all about camels! It also has sand dunes scattered all over the city



Home to one of the world’s best bird-watching destinations, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur also find its traces in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The city was under the Matsya kingdom who were allies of the Pandavas. Dotting forts and palaces adorn the beauty of the city, making it a must-visit tourist destination.



A perfect blend of culture, religion and harmony, Ajmer is a bustling city of Rajasthan. The city was a personal favourite of the Mughal Sultans because of the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the resting place of a great Muslim saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti.



An ancient city that finds reference in the great Indian epic, Mahabharata, Ajmer is where the Pandavas spent their last years of exile. Gateway to the state of Rajasthan, Alwar is one of the oldest cities of the state.



The beauty of this city was best described by the great novelist, Rudyard Kipling who wrote his novel, Kim, in Bundi. Bundi Fort is where part of the movie was also shot. Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, the city has retained its rural charm untouched by modern times.



Mauled by the Mughal rulers thrice, Chittorgarh is one of the finest examples of Rajput valour and sacrifice. The city is known for the magnificent Chittorgarh Fort, located atop a hill covering 700 acres of land. The fort is a witness of the historic event of Jauhar that took place during the time of Queen Padmini and Ala-ud-din Khilji.



The City of Hills, Dungarpur in Rajasthan is popular for the green marble found here which is exported globally. The tourist influx rose in this region because of the majestic forts, palaces and temples found in this city.



Set aside from the desert landscape of Rajasthan, Jhalawar looks colourful laden with orchards of oranges and red poppy fields. The city offers a number of tourist attractions including Jhalawar Fort, Buddhist Caves and stupas, Gagron Fort and Sun Temple among others.



Located on the banks of the Chambal River, Kota is famous for its gold, Doria sarees, Kota stone and silk sarees. The city is known for its distinct style of forts, palaces and temples.

Mount Abu

Mount Abu

The only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu was the summer retreat of the Maharajas of Rajputana. Various colonial-style palaces and lodges add to the otherwise rustic charm of the hill town. Tourists can enjoy the lush green hills, glistening rivers and magnificent temples while vacationing in this city.



Situated around Pushkar Lake, this city is a major religious centre for the Hindus as it houses the only Brahma Temple in the world. The city showcases the religious diversity of India at its best. An alley that houses a temple, gurudwara and mosque side-by-side is a major travel experience on a trip to Pushkar.



Known for the beautifully designed Ranakpur Jain Temples, Ranakpur is a city known for the solace offered in its intricately carved temples. The villages of Ranakpur have a rich cultural heritage that is worthy of village walks to enjoy an offbeat travel experience.



Shekhawati compromises Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu to form a region lined up with beautiful havelis and grand mansions that turn out to be the best tourist attraction in Rajasthan. The key highlight of the region lies in the paintings and murals of the havelis that tell stories of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rajasthan is blessed with victory forts, magnificent palaces, sun-kissed deserts, looming towers, natural wildlife centuries, fabulous art, ancient mosaics, educational centres, ancient sites which will keep you hooked for hours. Some of the most visited destinations in Rajasthan are :

  • Jaipur
  • Udaipur
  • Jaisalmer
  • Bikaner
  • Jodhpur
  • Ranakpur
  • Mount Abu
  • Pushkar
  • Ajmer
  • Chittorgarh
  • Bharatpur

Rajasthan is home to some of the top UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the heritage city of Jaipur, hill forts of Rajasthan, Jantar Mantar and Keoladeo National Park.

Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo National Park and Desert National Park are among the top National Parks of the state.

The best couple-friendly destinations in Rajasthan include Udaipur, Mount Abu, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

The most-visited tourist attractions in Rajasthan are Amer Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Ranthambore National Park, City Palace of Jaipur and Udaipur, Mehrangarh Fort, Jagdish Temple, Galtaji Temple among many others.

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