India is a land of diversity, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh amidst spicy food, dresses dipped in rainbow colours and ethnicities you can completely rediscover yourself.
The word Rajasthan is made up of two words Raj means “King” and “esthan” means land therefore it is often termed “the land of kings”. This northeastern state of India is the largest in the country. India’s ancient castes can be seen here representing the rich and authentic culture.
Once you visit here I bet there is no escape from the beautiful landscapes, magnificent palaces, forts, and temples that attest to the prosperous history. The scenic sky every evening holds the power to make you stand still and stare at it. Life here is different. The food offered to you by locals is filled with sweetness and kindness.
The history of honour, courage, royalty, and patriotism still attracts global tourists to this land. Rajasthan is one of India’s most popular travel destinations that attracts many tourists every year.
The ups and downs of Aravallis, the sparkling golden Thar Desert, and the centre of Rajput culture have much more to give. As you go through the lanes of the state explore beautiful places.
Let us now fill your bucket list for your trip to Rajasthan
1. Mount Abu
This hill station offers exceptional views of its surrounding villages and town. It is more of a plateau than a rocky tableland. This offers a large space to explore. A must-visit spot here is Nakki Lake. You can enjoy paddle boating here by renting one. Boating is affordable and you can admire the hills surrounding the lake.
Dilwara temple is also one of the most visited places. Dating back to the 12th century these epic beauties resembling the Jain religion are carved from exquisite white marble.
The city of Chittorgarh holds powerful and brave stories of the mediaeval times. Located on the banks of river Berach river. It is one of the most impressive attractions. Built-in the seventh century it is one of the largest forts in India. Seven Gates guard this gigantic fort. The fort of Chittorgarh is huge enough to be completely seen in one day.
Don’t forget to visit the oldest part of the fort, Rana Kumbha’s palace and the Meera temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
3. The city of Bundi
The city of Bundi is extremely beautiful and is widely known for its step wells. The city consists of more than 50 step wells. However, this means of water collection is no longer in use. Dating back to the 15th century the most famous Queen’s step well has more than 200 steps.
Bundi is also the home of the Taragarh fort. This fort was constructed in the 16ht century. It has stunning pieces of art stored in its pocket. The city will give you an insight into the life of locals. Situated nearby is a wildlife safari at Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary.
4. The Pink City
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. This city will keep you completely busy with various things to do. Painted with a romantic dusty pink hue the pink city is a gateway to lesser-known destinations within Rajasthan. Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh fort are the three major forts situated here.
City Palace is one of the most interesting places to visit. It represents a stunning blend of Mughal and Rajput designs. Several temples can also be seen in Jaipur, along with pleasing sunsets and major bazaars.
5. The city of Lakes
Udaipur is one of the main tourist attractions in Rajasthan for its soothing atmosphere of lakes. Fateh Sagar and Pichola are the two biggest artificial lakes. Udaipur city palace, is a collection of places, museums, and gardens in a range of architectural styles. Jagdish temple, a temple dedicated to lord Vishnu is an iconic landmark in the city.
You can also admire shrines, temples, royal residences, and art collections within the city palace.
Pushkar Mela is a globally famous fair and you must have read about it in social science books, magazines, newspapers, etc. This holy city is known for its Brahma temple and annual camel fair. The Brahma temple is impossible to miss in Pushkar.
Several other temples of Hindu deities such as Devi Savitri, Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati.