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Top 30 places to visit in Rajasthan

Tripiwiki : 03 Dec 2020
Rajasthan, meaning "Land of the Kings", is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Western India. The vast sand dunes of the Thar Desert attract millions of tourists from around the globe every year. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destinations of many tourists. Rajasthan is known for its historical hill forts & palaces, it is claimed as the best place for tourism-related to palaces.

Following are the Top 30 places to visit in Rajasthan

Amber Fort (1 out of 30 places to visit in Jaipur)

The Amer Fort also called as Amber Fort is beautiful fort situated in Amer near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Amber Fort located high on a hill, is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur and one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. This magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. Amer Fort is located at 13km from state capital Jaipur, 243km from Agra, 247km from New Delhi.

Bhangarh fort (2 out of 30 places to visit in Alwar)

Bhangarh fort one of the most hunted fort loated in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. The Bhangarh Fort is located on the border of the Sariska Reserve in the Aravali range of hills. Bhangarh fort is one of the most haunted place in all of India, causing the local populace to build a town away from the abandoned military installation and outlaw anyone from entering the grounds after sunset. The fort is situated at the foot of the hills on sloping terrain. The ruins of the King's palace are located on the lower slope of the hills. Bhangarh fort is located at approx 85km from state capital Jaipur, 88km from Alwar.

Chittorgarh Fort, Chittaur Fort, Chittorgarh (3 out of 30 places to visit in Chittorgarh)

The Chittaur Fort or Chittorgarh Fort is a one of the largest forts of india located in Chittorgarh city of Rajasthan, India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Its origins are traced to the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is said that Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers, built the fort. Standing on 180 meters high hill, the fort covers an area of 700 Acres. Has a one-mile-long twisty road leading to it with seven gateways guarded by a watch tower and iron-spiked doors. While only 22 of the original 84 bodies of water within the fort still exist. Apart from Padmini and Rawal Ratan Singh’s palaces, Chittor Fort houses intricately carved Jain temples, ornamental pillars, Gaumukh reservoir, considered sacred by the locals and Meerabai’s temple where she worshipped lord Krishna. Chittorgarh Fort is located at approx 123km from Udaipur, 314km form state capital Jaipur, 463km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 489km from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, 361km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

City Palace Udaipur (4 out of 30 places to visit in Udaipur)

City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola and is most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur, Rajastan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavor of heritage site. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

Desert National Park, DNP, Jaisalmer (5 out of 30 places to visit in Jaisalmer)

Desert National Park is a unique and the only habitat of its type in the Indian subcontinent situated in the districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer in Rajasthan, India. The Desert National Park is one of the largest national parks, covers an area of 3162 km² of which 1900 km² is in Jaisalmer district and remaining 1262 km² is in Barmer district of Rajasthan State. The area falls in the extreme hot and arid region of very low rainfall zone of the country. Despite a fragile ecosystem, there is an abundance of birdlife and also houses one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, the endangered Great Indian Bustard. Desert National Park is in tentativelists of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Desert National Park is located at approx 46km from Jaisalmer, 329km from Jodhpur, 605km from state capital Jaipur.

Fateh Sagar Lake (6 out of 30 places to visit in Udaipur)

Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake in Udaipur city of Rajasthan, India. Its is one of the four beautiful lakes in the city. the lake comprises three small islands and is surrounded by scenic views of the mighty Aravalli Mountains. The largest of these islands has been converted into a public park called Nehru Park. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

Gagron Fort (7 out of 30 places to visit in Jhalawar)

Gagron Fort is an impressive ancient fort situated in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, India. It is an example of a hill and water fort and it is the only hill and water fort in Rajasthan and has been included in the list of World Heritage Site by UNESCO with 6 other forts of Rajasthan. The fort is surrounded from three sides by the tranquil waters of Ahu and Kali Sindh. The Mukundara Mountain Range serves as a backdrop, while a nearby valley to the fort is circumscribed by woodland that echoes with squeals of peacocks and parrots. There are temples of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga inside the fort. Gagron Fort is located at approx 5km form Jhalawar, 362km from Udaipur, 346km from Jaipur, 258km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 600km from New Delhi.

Hawa Mahal, Palace Of The Winds, Jaipur (8 out of 30 places to visit in Jaipur)

Hawa Mahal or Palace Of The Winds is a beautiful five-storey palace located in the heart of Jaipur city of Rajasthan, India. Hawa Mahal is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city and it was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or women's chambers. The mahal has a total of 953 small casements each with small lattice worked pink window, balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices. This allows cool breeze blow through the mahal and keep it cool and airy in summer. Jaipur is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

Hill Forest (9 out of 30 places to visit in Udaipur)

Best place for picnic and photography in monsoon. The forest, a river and historical ruins. Lap of nature... place of mind peace. Located at approx 96km from Udaipur. 143km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Jaigarh Fort, Victory Fort, Jaipur (10 out of 30 places to visit in Jaipur)

The Jaigarh Fort is a majestic fort built by Sawan Jai Singh II, Located on the Hill of Eagles near Amer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Made with the purpose of protecting Amer Fort and the Maota Lake, Jaigarh fort is considered as the strongest monument of Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort, and offers a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur. The fort houses the world's largest cannon on wheels, a majestic palace complex and the assembly hall of the warriors known as 'Shubhat Niwas' along with a museum and an armory. Jaigarh Fort is located at 13km from state capital Jaipur, 243km from Agra, 247km from New Delhi. 7km from Amer Fort.

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Jaipur

Jaipur, Pink City, Jaipur (11 out of 30 places to visit in Jaipur)

Jaipur is and beautiful historic capital city and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It's also referred as Pink City due to the distinct color of its buildings and is an is a major tourist attraction in Rajastan, India. Jaipur is home to many hostoric forts, Places and Lakes. Jaipur’s major monuments are Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall (Central Museum), Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Jaipur is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

Jaisalmer Fort, Golden Fort or Sone ka Quil, Jaisalmer (12 out of 30 places to visit in Jaisalmer)

Jaisalmer Fort is a one such amazing site, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the historic city of Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan, India. The fort is also known as the Golden Fort, Sonar Quila or Sone ka Quila as the fort appears like a golden structure when seen from a distance. Jaisalmer fort is the most popular landmark of Jaisalmer city. Unlike other forts of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer fort houses museum, shops, restaurants, residential accommodations, hotels, etc. Jaisalmer Fort is located at approx 282km from Jodhpur, 559km from state capital Jaipur, 761km from New Delhi.

Jantar Mantar Observatory Jaipur (13 out of 30 places to visit in Jaipur)

The Jantar Mantar an architectural astronomical instruments is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The observatories, or "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. There are five Jantar Mantars in India, of which the largest is in Jaipur which features many instruments along with the world's largest stone sundial. The Observatory in Jaipur is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide, yet remain largely unknown to the general public. Jantar Mantar is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner Fort or Chintamani Mahal, Bikaner (14 out of 30 places to visit in Bikaner)

Junagarh Fort is one of the impressive forts in india, located in city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. The modern city of Bikaner has developed around the fort. The fort was called as Chintamani Mahal until early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. The palace complex houses some wonderful structures in its boundaries. Palaces in marble and red sandstone make up for a wonderful collection of kiosks, windows, balconies and courtyards that look stunning. Historical records reveal that despite the repeated attacks by enemies to capture the fort, it was not taken. Bikaner is located at approx 252km from Jodhpur, 335km from state capital Jaipur, 450km from New Delhi.

Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur (15 out of 30 places to visit in Bharatpur)

Keoladeo National Park is located in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, India. Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo National Park is recognised as one of the world’s most important bird breeding and feeding grounds. Keoladeo National Park lies between two of India's most historic cities, Agra and Jaipur which hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Keoladeo was declared a national park and then later listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Keoladeo National Park is located at 15km from Bharatpur, 191km from state capital Jaipur, 58km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 210km from New Delhi.

Kumbhalgarh Fort (16 out of 30 places to visit in Rajsamand)

Kumbhalgarh fort is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan, India. Fort loacted on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills is a UNESCO World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The mighty fort is 3600 ft tall and 38km long that surrounds the area of Udaipur district and hence it is claimed to be the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. The fort that has seven fortified gateways and a number of Jain temples within it , along with the Lakhola Tank which is the most famous tank inside the fort that was constructed by Rana Lakha. The fort consists of a number of Hindu temples and Jain temples that indicate the religious tolerance of the rulers and how they patronized the Jains and encouraged their culture in the kingdom. Kumbhalgarh Fort is located at approx 102km from Udaipur, 173km from Jodhpur, 344km from state capital Jaipur, 289km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 563km from Surat, 601km from New Delhi.

Lake Palace, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur (17 out of 30 places to visit in Udaipur)

Taj Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas) is a former summer palace of the royal dynasty of Mewar, now turned into a hotel. The Lake Palace is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India, and its natural foundation spans 4 acres. The Palace situated amidst the scenic Pichola Lake offers a heavenly view to the onlooker. The imposing Aravalli Hills on one side and soaring palaces on the other, make the perfect background to this beautiful Lake Palace. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

Lake Pichola, Pichola Lake, Udaipur (18 out of 30 places to visit in Udaipur)

Lake Pichola is an beautiful artificial fresh water lake, situated in Udaipur city of Rajasthan, India. It is named after the nearby Picholi village. Because of its picturesque beauty and scenic surrounding Lake Pichola has become one of the major attractions in Udaipur, Rajastan, India. There are many islands within this lake which are developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake.. The famous tourist destination of Udaipur, Jag Mandir is also a part of this lake. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

Lohagarh Fort, Iron Fort, Bharatpur (19 out of 30 places to visit in Bharatpur)

Lohagarh Fort is situated at Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India. Lohagarh Fort is also called as Iron Fort as it is referred as one of the strongest ever fort built in Indian history. Monuments in the fort include are Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas, and Kothi Khas. Moti Mahal and towers like Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj were erected to commemorate the victory over the Mughals and the British army. The Gateway has paintings of huge elephants. Lohagarh Fort is located at approx 58km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 188km from Jaipur, 199km from New Delhi.

Mehrangarh Fort, Mehran Fort, Jodhpur (20 out of 30 places to visit in Jodhpur)

Mehrangarh or Mehran Fort is one of the most formidable and magnificent fort located in Jodhpur city, Rajasthan,India. the fort was built by Rao Jodha in the year 1459. The fort is spread over an area of 5 km and is built on 125 m high hill in the outskirts of Jodhpur city. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. One can see the panoramic view of the Jodhpur city from this fort, which seems like a blue carpet laid at the foot of a hill. Mehrangarh Fort is located at approx 331km from state capital Jaipur, 252km from Udaipur, 587km from New Delhi.

Mount Abu (21 out of 30 places to visit in Sirohi)

Mount Abu is a hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan,India. Its a only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot in Rajasthan, India. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. The exceptionally intricate architecture of the Dilwara temples are of course the main attraction here. Mount Abu is located at approx 163km from Udaipur, 261km form Jodhpur, 494km from state capital Jaipur, 210km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 545km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Nahargarh Fort (22 out of 30 places to visit in Jaipur)

Nahargarh Fort is a strong defense ring fort located in the outskirts of Jaipur city, Rajasthan, India. Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur. Nahargarh Fort is located at 20km from Jaipur, 10km from Amer fort.

Nakki Lake (23 out of 30 places to visit in Sirohi)

Nakki Lake is a beutiful lake situated on the one of the major hill station Mount Abu in Sirohi district of Rajasthan,India. Named as Love Lake of Mount Abu. Nakki Lake has a very calm and romantic atmospher around it. Boating is the main attraction of the lake and is one of the must do things in Mount Abu. Mount Abu is located at approx 163km from Udaipur, 261km form Jodhpur, 494km from state capital Jaipur, 210km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 545km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

Neemrana Fort Palace (24 out of 30 places to visit in Alwar )

Neemrana is an ancient historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. Neemrana Fort Palace takes a lot of pride in being a premier heritage hotel of Rajasthan as also a unique hotel of India. Neemrana Fort-Palace, a resort near Delhi, has 72 mahals and offers a vibrant site for weekend getaways, feasts, celebrations, and conferences.This awe-inspiring heritage hotel near Delhi Jaipur highway is a perfect destination for your regal vacation in Jaipur. Neemrana Fort Palace is located at approx 116km from New Delhi, 225km from Ag, ra, Uttar Pradesh, 149km from state capital Jaipur.

Pushkar Ghats, Pushkar Lake, Ajmer  (25 out of 30 places to visit in Ajmer )

Pushkar is located on the shore of Pushkar Lake near Ajmer in Rajasthan, India. Pushkar is one of the most ancient cities of India and is is often called tirtha-raj, which literally means the king of pilgrim sites. Pushkar Lake which has many ghats where pilgrims bathe. Pushkar is also significant for its Gurdwaras for Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh. One of the bathing ghats is called Gobind ghat built by the Sikhs in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh. It is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples and ghats in Pushkar are from the 18th century and later, because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area. Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. Pushkar city is located at approx 15km form Ajmer, 146km from state capital Jaipur, 403km from New Delhi.

Rambagh Palace (26 out of 30 places to visit in Jaipur)

Rambagh Palace is a royal guesthouse/hotel run by Taj located in historic city Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Rambagh Palace was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now a hotel which offers 78 stunningly restored grand luxury rooms and suites which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. Jaipur is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

Ranakpur Jain Temple (27 out of 30 places to visit in Pali)

Ranakpur Jain temple or Chaturmukha Dharanavihara is a Jain temple at Ranakpur village in Pali district of Rajasthan, India. Temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha. In a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range, these temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jains and known for being the largest and most important temples of the Jain cult. The temple is a masterpiece of architecture and boasts of not less than four additional shrines. It has 24 pillared halls with 80 domes that are supported by 400 columns. stunning act about these columns is that they change their color from golden to pale blue after every hour during the day. Ranakpur village is located at approx 93km from Udaipur, 357km from state capital Jaipur, 154km from Jodhpur. Ranakpur Dam is located just 1km from the Jain Temple.

Ranthambore Fort and National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur (28 out of 30 places to visit in Sawai Madhopur)

Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its Bengal tigers. and tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. Ranthambore is also counted as the famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Ranthambore Fort which is part of the National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The Ranthambore Fort is situated inside the Ranthambore National Park which was the hunting grounds for the Maharajas of the Jaipur dynasty. Ranthambore Fort is located at approx 32km from Sawai Madhopur, 190km from state capital Jaipur, 260km from Agra, 380km from New Delhi.

Sariska National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar (29 out of 30 places to visit in Alwar)

Sariska National Park is a tiger reserve situated in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. “Sariska National Park”, is one of the important national parks and tiger reserve in Rajasthan. As of October 2018, there are 18 tigers including five cubs. Sariska National Park is located at approx 113km from state capital Jaipur, 176km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 189km from New Delhi.

Taragarh Fort,  Star Fort, Bundi (30 out of 30 places to visit in Bundi)

Taragarh Fort is gigantic architecture fort nestled in Bundi district of Rajasthan, India. Also known as Star Fort, it was constructed in the 16th century. Inside the ramparts are huge reservoirs carved out of solid rock, and the Bhim Burj on which famous cannon is constructed. Impressive of structure has three gateways to the fort, well known as Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza, and Gagudi ki Phatak. Rani Mahal is a small palace within the fort complex, built for the wives and concubines of rulers. Fort is located at 3km from Bundi, 168km from Ajmer, 213km from s.tate capital Jaipur


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