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Places You Must Visit To Get The Best Of Rajasthan

The measure of the land cover of this Indian state is justified when we look down to the beautiful cities it is blessed with! Yes, here I am talking about Rajasthan, The largest Indian State. From the stunning architectural beauty of the Forts and Palaces to the mouth watering food and colorful Culture embedded in the streets of the cities, Rajasthan is the pool of travel destinations!

To make sure that you get the perfect taste of this Regal state of the country, here is the list of places you cannot miss to visit when in Rajasthan:

1. The ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur

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Jodhpur is known as the blue city for its architecture, large forts, the palaces, havelis and even the houses are built in shades of blue, perfect view of the same can be seen from Mehrangarh Fort standing tall at the height of 100 feet.

At a 60 km drive from Jodhpur, is the sand dunes spot of Rajasthan ‘OSIAN’, also known as the ‘Khajurao of Rajasthan’ a perfect destination to watch sun go down while riding on a camel’s back. Camping in the starry night will make the experience all the more memorable.

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Explore more of Jodhpur, check out Places to visit in Jodhpur

2. The ‘Lake City’ of Udaipur

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Set on the foothills of Aravalli Mountains, Udaipur is a picturesque location.

The City Palace situated on the banks of the Lake Pichola, is one of the best scenic views you’d witness in Udaipur during the night hours.

When in Udaipur drive to the Mewar region, to visit the Chittorgarh Fort. The epitome of Rajput pride, spirit, and romance, the fort is a World Heritage Site. After Chittorgarh Fort comes to the second famous Kumbhalgarh Fort, which hosts a beautiful light and sound show!

The forts are also perfect sites for an enthralling camping experience. The city itself is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway with scenic lakeside views panoramic city lights. 

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3. The ‘Golden City’ of Jaisalmer

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The city in the Thar, is a magical land rising from the sands of the desert.

The city is famous for its ‘Jaisalmer Fort’, built with the golden and yellow sandstones, inspired from the golden sands of the Thar Desert.

The visit to the desert city is not complete until you have felt the desert. Sam Sand Dunes are the perfect location for your desert adventure! There are also a number of offbeat activities that Jaisalmer offer to its tourists.

Golden Walls to Golden Sands, Jaisalmer is the golden beauty.

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4. The ‘Pink City’ Jaipur

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The capital city of the state, known as the ‘Pink City’ is a bustling modern town with vibrant streets. The city is famous for its architectural masterpieces, rich culture and scrumptious Rajasthani cuisine. A best of royalty and hospitality can be experienced in Rajasthan. Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort and Jal Mahal boasting a spectacular architecture are some of the must-visits masterpieces of Rajasthan.

Further the local bazaars showcasing Rajasthani handicrafts excites tourists.

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5. The 'historic aura' of Chittorgarh

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Dig a little deeper into Rajasthan, and you’d find the historic beauty of Chittorgarh lying miles away from the mainstream cities of Rajasthan.

The World Heritage Site, Chittorgarh fort is one of the largest and architecturally exceptional forts of the country. Apart from this, Rana Kumbha Palace and Fateh Prakash Palace are the other pride Chittorgarh city.

Read the guide to Chittorgarh fort and to know more about other forts of Rajasthan that one must visit click here.

6. The ‘Holy City’ of Pushkar

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The oldest Indian city located on the banks of the Pushkar Lake, surrounded by hillocks ‘The Nag Pahar’ on its three sides is the king of the pilgrimage sites in India. Pushkar is a fascinating and intriguing city as it has the one and only Brahma Temple in the whole world, which makes it all the more favoured destination of the devotees.

You can also be a part of the pride of India! Hundreds and thousands of herders and nomads gather in the area around the Pushkar Lake to buy and sell their livestock in Pushkar came fair where you can also take a camel safari. It is the best chance to witness the centuries-old practice of camel trading. Maybe, you could try your hand as well!

7. The ‘Wild Side’ of Ranthambore

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The Ranthambore National Park, will excite the wildlife lover in you. It is one of the few forests in India where tiger still sprawls. For a truly exciting experience of the jungle safari in Ranthambore look beyond the tiger, look for attractions beyond obvious and you’d find a pool of beauty.

8. ‘Hills’ of Mount Abu

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The only hill station in the North-West India, situated on the lush green hills of Aravalli Range is ‘Oasis’ of the Rajasthan state.The place is famous for its Delwara Jain Temples situated amidst the natural beauty of lakes, water fall and green forests.

The cool weather is perfect for a getaway.

 

9. The 'heritage heaven' Ajmer

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Known for its Dargah, Ajmer holds a great religious value in the Muslim community and as well in the India's culture.

Surmounted by the great Aravalli hills and encompassed by the Ana Sagar Lake, there is something unique and different about this religious town which makes it a haven for both pilgrims searching for god and wanderers searching for history and heritage.

 

10. The 'grandeur' of Kumbalgarh

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Known for its massive beauty of Kumbhalgarh fort, it is also known for the second largest humanmade wall in the world after Great wall of China. Elevated at an altitude of 1050 m, amid the rugged hills of Aravalli, Kumbalgarh promises the great panoramic view of the Mewar and Marwar region.

Also, experience the exquisite flora and fauna at Kumbhalgarh Wildlife sanctuary while you camp in the arid Thar Desert.

 

11. The 'haunted ruins' of Bhangarh

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Bhangarh fort of Alwar region of Rajasthan is considered as one of the most haunted places in India. Edging the Sariska wildlife sanctuary, Bhangarh is a great attraction for the daredevils wishing to solve the mysteries of the fort.

 

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