Khamma Ghani sa friends. Traveling in India is not complete without experiencing Rajasthan Tourism. It is the most prominent tourist destination in India. Rajasthan is world-famous for its cultural traditions of classical music, dance, dress with its specific style of folk culture from the village as a symbol of the state. It is also famous for its heritage structures which stands it at the top of the famous tourist places of India.
In Rajasthan, there are many royal palaces, forts, and astonishing structures that recall us our glorious history. As the name suggests Raja + sthan, this has been the place of kings. Cultural dance and riding camels in the desert are world-famous and tourist comes from all over the world to see & enjoy it.
Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ajmer, Bharatpur, Kota, and many more including Jaipur capital of Rajasthan are famous cities for tourism purposes.
Forts, ruins of Indus Valley Civilisation, Dilwara Temples, the only hill station of Rajasthan is Mount Abu are few of them. Rajasthan is also known for its 03 National Tigers reserves The Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Mukundra Hill Tiger Reserve in Kota, and Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar.
Rajasthan is India’s northwest state and adjacent by five other states – Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast, Punjab to the north, Madhya Pradesh with the southeast and Gujarat to the southwest. Along with these states, it shares a border line with Pakistan in the northwest on another side of a huge & unwelcoming desert called the Thar Desert also known as “Indian Great Desert”.
Rajasthan is very well known for the rich history of the land. It has several historical monuments which are all worth seeing. Rajasthan is known for the hospitality and the warmth welcome to the tourists. Unless you travel to these destinations, your India tour will remain incomplete.
There are certain extraordinary resorts and hotels where you can find an exquisite blend of modernity and age-old traditions. When you travel across the state of Rajasthan and visit the various destinations, you are bound to be spellbound by the facts of history, the uniqueness of experience, and the lifestyles of the Rajputs.
A Blend of Traditional and Modern Culture
With the rich, deep-rooted culture of Rajasthan, you can find the presence of modernity and old traditions side by side. In the main cities you can see the costliest cars on the Rajasthan city roads alongside the ancient camel carts, carriages drawn by horses, and the motored rickshaws. The road connectivity of the state is very good, and the prevalent transport system is on a steady improvement path.
Accommodation in Rajasthan
There is a host of accommodation facilities in the state. Apart from the budget hotels, you can find the most modern and luxurious accommodation if you want royal treatment. If you want decent accommodations at affordable rates, the hotels of the government-owned Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation would be the best option.
Best time to visit Rajasthan
Though the state of Rajasthan can be visited anytime during the year, but it would be best to avoid visiting during the steep summer season. Summer is from April to June, and the temperatures are extreme, reaching near to 49 C at certain places. It will be really painful if you embark on touring in this atrocious heat.
The places such as Mount Abu and Ranakpur are found to be pleasant and can be visited during the summertime. The evening time or the early morning of the other cities would be okay for this period. The autumnal season is pleasant and can be easily utilized for Rajasthan touring purposes. Even then, winter will be the best period of the year, if you are visiting Rajasthan.
The weather will be very soothing. In the deserts, the night temperatures may reach 0 C. The festivals which take place during the winter season are some of the attractions for the tourists who visit the place. The largest chunk of the tourists visits the state during the winter.
Rajasthan Tourist Places
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. It is the most visited tourist places in Rajasthan. It is around 280 km from Delhi and well connected via Road, Train, and Air. It is a quickly developing city with maintaining its cultural heritage. It is also known as the ‘Pink City’ because most of the building structure was constructed with pink stones.
Places to visit in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur City Palace and many more to visit.
Alwar presents a delightful perspective of the natural habitat. It has lakes and timberlands alongside the mountain ranges of the Aravalli. Various memorable locations are one of the significant attractions of this city. The spot is extremely fascinating for archeologists.
Major attractions are Bala Quila, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri, Siliserh lake, Sariska Tiger Reserve and many more tourist places to visit.
Ajmer is one of the renowned traveler goals of Rajasthan. Chauhans ruled this area for a long time. Mohammed Ghori caught the city in 1193 AD. The Dargah of Moinuddin Chisti is a spot that is visited by both the Muslims and the Hindus.
Pushkar in Ajmer city has only Lord Brahma Temple throughout the world which worship by Hindus. There is no other Lord Brahma Temple anyplace in this world. Every year in November or December Camel fair also organized in Pushkar.
Bikaner is a beautiful city in Rajasthan. Eastside of Pakistan and surrounded by the Thar Desert. This city is well known for its Junagarh Fort and Karni Mata Mandir. This temple is home to many rats considered sacred by Hindu Devotees.
The city is most popular for the best camel rides in the entire world. Here camels used for transport and as well as for household purposes like Watering well. In Bikaner, there are the biggest Camel Research Center here where reproducing of camels take place. There are many dunes where people love to safari ride.
It is also called “Golden City” because it state in the heart of Thar Desert. And it is identified by its yellow sandstone structures. Even after a very long time, Jaisalmer stands with its historical forts that describe its glorious history of the place. You can enjoy camel rides along with dunes. At this place, you can not measure a wide & huge desert with your eyes.
Major attractions are Jaisalmer Fort, Maharaja Palace, Jain Temples, and unmeasured length of desert.
This is an only hill station in Rajasthan’s Aravalli ranges near the Gujarat border. It is surrounded by forest. Being on a height it offers cool climate in comparison to plains landscapes of Rajasthan.
Major attractions are Dilwara Temples, Nakki Lake for boating, etc.
Formerly this was the capital of the Mewar empire, is a city in Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh 2nd in 1559. And on his name this city is called Udaipur. This city is known for its many artificial lakes and its lavish royal residences.
Udaipur City Palace, Lake Pichola, and many more tourist places to visit in Udaipur.
It is city of Rajasthan state in northwest of India. It is also known as “Blue City” and “Gateway to Thar”. Jodhpur is famous for Mehrangarh Fort, blue houses, lakes, temples, sweets and snacks. Jodhpur tourist places are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Garden, Umaid Bhawan Palace and many more attractive places to visit.
And apart from these above, there are countless tourist places in Rajasthan to explore.
Wildlife Sanctuary of Rajasthan
There are many National Park & Sanctuary in Rajasthan and few of them are mentioned below.
- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur
- Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur
- Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur
- Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary in Bikaner
- Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District
- Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is in Rajasmand District
- Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is in Mount Abu
- Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary in Bundi
- Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar
- Taal Chappar Black Buck Sanctuary in Churu District
- Kailadevi Wild Life Sanctuary
- Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, Aarampura
How to reach Rajasthan
You can use either of the route of Air, Rail or Road to reach Rajasthan.
Road: Rajasthan is well connected with major cities of India through state and national highways. Tourists can go by own vehicles, through Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) or by private bus operators.
Rail: Rajasthan’s major cities are well connected by rail transport with other cities of India. Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Udaipur. Bikaner, Alwar, and Bharatpur are the main railway stations in Rajasthan.
Air: Jaipur International Airport, Udaipur Airport, Ajmer Airport, Bikaner Airport, Jodhpur Airport, and Jaisalmer Airport are the main airports of Rajasthan. They have regular flights to major cities of India.