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Rajasthan is the most colourful, vibrant, culturally rich state of India. It is part of the Golden circle of India. Rajasthan is a popular travel destination because of its rich history, culture, heritage, forts, deserts, palaces, landscapes etc. This state offers almost every experience a traveller is looking for like from mountains to lakes,  deserts to forests, forts to colourful streets, authentic food to antique shopping etc.  

We are here with the list of must-visit places in Rajasthan so that you could plan your travel smoothly.

1. Udaipur 

Udaipur is popularly known as the City of Lakes and the Venice of East.
It is one of the romantic destinations because of soothing lakes, fairy-tale-like palaces, cosy castles, romantic drives etc. The main attractions in Udaipur are two beautiful lakes Fateh Sagar Lake and Lake Pichola. Apart from the romantic destination, Udaipur is also one of the places with historical significance. The City Palace is a must-visit attraction to know more about the history of Udaipur.

Places to visit in Udaipur-

  • City Palace
  • Lake Pichola
  • Jag Mandir
  • Sajjangarh Fort
  • Lake Fateh Sagar
  • Royal Vintage Car Museum
  • Saheliyon Ki Bari

Udaipur, yellow coloured City Palace

2. Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital city, also known as the Pink city. This city combines the charms of ancient history and modern advantages of a metropolis. One can have many experiences like historic forts, architecture, temples, light and sound shows, majestic lakes, beautiful sunsets, delicious food, antiques and traditional shopping markets etc. This city is part of Golden Circuit.

Places to visit in Jaipur-

  • Amer Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • City Palace
  • Jal Mahal
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Albert City Museum
  • Galta Ji Temple
  • Johari Bazaar
  • Sisodiya Rani Bagh
  • Jantar Mantar

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Jaipur, Jal Mahal, fort in the middle of lake

3. Jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan and is also known as the Blue City or Sun City. It is the cultural capital of Rajasthan. The most appealing thing in Jodhpur is its blue houses all around the city and majestic cafes to offer the city views. Jodhpur is famous for its Mehrangarh Fort as its the largest Fort in all of the Rajasthan and the complex is large and historic.

Places to visit in Jodhpur

  • Umaid Bhavan Palace
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Mandore Gardens
  • Balsamand Lake

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Jodhpur Rajasthan, Umaid bhavan palace

4. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is commonly known as the Golden City of Rajasthan. It is famous for its desert and sand dunes. The intriguing thing about this city is its architecture as the city was built as a walled city. Unlike other forts in India, Jaisalmer fort is completely functioning, and you can find private residences, shops, temples and restaurants.

Places to visit in Jaisalmer

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Patwon Ki Haveli
  • Sam Sandunes

Desert Safari in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

5. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is a hill station in Rajasthan that offers excellent views and beautiful scenic sunsets. Nakki lake is its most famous spot. Apart from Nakki Lake Dilwara temple is its architectural marvel, and Guru Shikar offers the best view of Mount Abu.

Places to visit in Mount Abu

  • Nakki Lake
  • Dilwara Temple
  • Guru Shikhar
  • Sunset Point

Mount Abu , Rajasthan

6. Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh is a perfect reflection of the rich Rajput history and courage. The Chittorgarh Fort is the centre of attraction and shows the rich culture and heritage of Rajputs. The best time to visit Chittorgarh is during the Jauhar Mela. To honour the painful sacrifice of Rani Padmini and the ladies of the court after their men lost the war state organise the Mela annually.

Places to visit in Chittorgarh

  • Chittorgarh Fort
  • Rana Kumbha Palace
  • Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Vijay Stambh
  • Kirti Stambh
  • Rani Padmini Palace

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

7. Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh Fort is the birthplace of Mewar’s legendary king Maharana Pratap. The fort is magnificent and was built in a way that everything is within premises. The place is perfect for nature lovers as apart from Fort, Kumbhalgarh has a wildlife sanctuary, home to a wide variety of species.

Places to visit in Kumbhalgarh

  • Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mammadev Temple

Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan, Fort

8. Bhangarh

Bhangarh is a deserted village in Rajgarh Alwar, 85 km from Jaipur. It is famous for its historical ruins and the Bhangarh Fort located within its premises. It is the most haunted place in India. As per the notice put up by the Archaeological Survey of India, no one is allowed inside the fort at night. It is one of the must-have experience in Rajasthan.

Places to visit in Bhangarh

  • Bhangarh Fort

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

9. Ajmer

Ajmer is a city surrounded by Aravalli hills and is famous for Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Ajmer Sharif is the most influential Muslim pilgrimage centre, the shrine of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti. It is just 13 km away from Pushkar. Apart from pilgrimage places, Ajmer also offers fascinating historic sites, beautiful lakes, fort etc.

Places to visit in Ajmer

  • Ajmer Sharif Dargah
  • Taragarh Fort
  • Anasagar Lake
  • Akbari Fort and Museum
Ajmer, Ana Sagar Lake
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10. Pushkar

Pushkar is a holy city and is known for its Brahma temple, and its camel fair. The camel fair in Pushkar is very famous and attracts lots of tourists and photographers from across the world. Pushkar lake is one of the must-visit places as it has got 52 ghats and the view is magnificent. 

Places to visit in Pushkar

  • Brahma Temple
  • Pushkar Lake
Pushkar Ghat
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Rajasthan is the land of Kings and forts, but it has so many more places. Every visit to Rajasthan will offer a different experience. It is worth taking out time and visiting Rajasthan to learn about the rich history and vibrant culture and to experience the royalty.

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