Rajasthan is also called as the land of the Great Indian Desert. Most of it is occupied by this great barren land but Rajasthan in itself carry some of the world’s finest travel destinations of all time. Across cities like Jodhpur and Jaipur, you will find that the state is has various interesting historic locations and more. So naturally, as a traveller, we understand your state of mind regarding where to go. So, here is a list of the top tourist places in Rajasthan that are a must visit for your upcoming trips. There are some Awesome hotels in Rajasthan which reflects the culture of this state perfectly.
1. Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh
This fort is the biggest in all of India and was made-up in the 7th century over an area of 2.8 sq. kms. The fort’s highest raising point is 1,075m above sea level. But size isn’t everything; the fort complex includes palaces, gardens and temples that have great historical importance as well.
2. Amer Palace, Jaipur:
Starting with an old best-loved, The Amer fort has been on top of every tourist’s guidebook who visits Jaipur. Built by Raja Man Singh I and accomplished by Mirja Raja Jai Singh in the 16th century, Amer fort today is an historical marvel made-up of red sandstone and marble. This fort palace is on the UNESCO world heritage list and continues to be infest by thousands of travelers every year.
3. Somnath Temple:
Somnath temple is a outstanding tourist destination for pilgrims all over India. The temple is not only considered a major symbol of religious belief, but is also an architectural wonder because of the historical background and carving. It was built by king of Gujarat, Kumarpal Solanki in 1920 and the temple is also home to many other smaller temples of gods and goddesses.
4. Pushkar Lake, Pushkar:
Pushkar is accounted as the King of pilgrimage sites in India. Situated on the shores of the lake, Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India and has maintained an old world charm that cannot be determined anywhere else but here. The lake is considered divine because of which Pushkar is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Pushkar is also famous as the location of the Pushkar Mela, an annual camel fair which displays the vibrant colours and culture of Rajasthan.
5. Dilwara Jain Temples:
These beautiful and elaborately carved temples are just a short drive away from Mount Abu. Constructed between 11th to 13th centuries by Chalukya, Dilwara Jain Temples displays compound moulds on the 5 temples arranged within the complex. Amongst the most beautiful of all Jain temples, Dilwara is considered a major religious pilgrimage where people come from all over the world in the hope of getting their wishes fulfilled.
6. Jaipur City Palace, Jaipur:
Going to Jaipur and not actually visiting Jaipur City Palace could be a prime sin. Not only is the Palace stunningly built but it also is a testament of the provision that Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was the founder of the Pink City. The Palace is a fantastic mixture of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles and continues to house the royal family of Jaipur even now.
7. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur:
Hawa Mahal was the brainchild of the poet-king Sawai Pratap Singh, which was built in 1799. Literally converted as The Palace of Wind, the building is build with red sandstone and stands 5 stories tall will 356 ornately decorated jharokhas, which were used by the women of the Royal Family to discover life outside of the palace. The Hawa Mahal’s famed jharokhas are also a photographer’s delight. Located in the centre of the city, Hawa Mahal is enclosed by a huge market called Babu Bazaar in case you want to get a feeling of local shopping.
8. Ranthambore Wildlife sanctuary, Sawai Madhopur:
Ranthambore renders the best chance of watching a tiger in its natural habitat in India. Located in the district of Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore is famous for its high density of tigers since the time of the reign of the Rajputana kingdoms. When in Ranthambore, also visit the Ranthambore fort that is a UNESCO World heritage site placed within the park. The cultural wealth that is present in the fort makes it a must visit along with the lavish green sanctuary of Ranthambore.
9. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur:
The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest of all the heavenly observatories that were created by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founding father of Jaipur. Build out of sandstone, the Jantar Mantar tracks the movement of celestial bodies, measures time, and also observes the orbit of planets around the sun. That is why it features in the list as one of the top tourist places in Rajasthan.
10. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer:
Created in the 13th century, the Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a Sufi place of worship that houses the maqbara of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The Dargah has three ornate gates similar to other monuments constructed during the Mughal sultanate. People from several faiths flock here to have their prayers answered and also to be blessed by the famed prasad of Ajmer Sharif.
There you have it! If you are looking to experience how the Rajputs lived in their blossoms, you have to check these places out on your next trip o Rajasthan.