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Not to Miss Destinations in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the most popular destinations in India. It comes under the North India region offers to experience the historical architectures, forts, monuments, temples, the story of braveries, lakes, wildlife, cultures, folk dances and music etc. Find out about the Top Places to visit in Rajasthan that your should not miss in your trip.

 1. Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the state of Rajasthan in North India. Browse the bazaars in the old city for crafts and souvenirs, ethnic clothing, textiles and accessories of beauty, culinary delights typical of the region. Amber Fort is a must-see monument with a very enriching sound and light show. The brightness of the Sheesh Mahal, the temple of Galtaji, the Nahargarh fort and the lesser known royal cenotaphs are the main attractions of the periphery While Hawa Mahal – the Palace of the Winds – is a visual delight of the city. Photography buffs will not know where to head in Jaipur with its incredible Rajasthani architecture. If you want to go green after all these visits, head to the Ram Niwas Gardens and visit the Central Museum in the southern part of the city.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

2. Jaisalmer

The Golden City of Jaisalmer is one of the main destinations to visit in Rajasthan. Enjoy the sounds and lights of a typical Rajasthan desert city. Take a camel ride at sunset, set out in the desert amidst the golden sand dunes. The people of the village proudly carrying their turbans stroll in the bazaar and there is absolutely no other place to admire the sandstone constructions of Jaisalmer. Stroll through the winding streets without fear of getting lost in this small medieval town. Attend traditional dance performances, and if you are a dune bashing fan, why not enjoy it?

Jaisalmer Fort

3.  Jodhpur

Jodhpur in Rajasthan crosses the Thar Desert to the east. Almost all the houses in the old town are painted in a pretty azure color. The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort stands out from a distance. Descending from the fort by zip line is an unforgettable experience that nobody should miss.

Do not just visit the fort, go to the city if you have time. You will find puppets, ties, dyes, spices and more. Lose yourself in the bazaars that radiate around the clock tower right in the center of the city, in the former Sardar Market in particular. The neighborhoods of Jalori and Sojati Gates will give you another insight into the city of Jodhpur. For the pleasure of the eyes, enjoy a breathtaking view of the “blue city” and take a souvenir photo!

Mehrangarh Fort

4.  Udaipur

Udaipur is the city located in this rich and romantic setting that you have seen in old Indian paintings and period films. Lake Pichola is bordered by a range of palaces with beautiful balconies; havelis (small houses of the royal era) painted in pure white, ghats at the water’s edge and very refined restaurants from where you can have a breathtaking view on the lake and green hills. The Lake Palace Hotel floats fully in the middle of the lake, just like the Jag Mandir. The city palace is located east of Lake Pichola and the winding streets of the old town are worth exploring, not forgetting, of course, Fateh Sagar Lake to the north. Also take the time to discover the surrounding villages. After strolling in Udaipur, you will fully measure what life was like in the times of the great Indian dynasties.

Jag Mandir

5. Pushkar

Legend has it that Lord Brahma (the Hindu deity who is the creator) dropped a lotus on this small town north of Ajmer and thus the holy lake of Pushkar existed. This is the only place where you will see a temple dedicated to Brahma in India, so it is an important pilgrimage point. The lake is flanked by hundreds of temples and ghats and all around the lake you will find rooftop cafes, bakeries, etc. and a very colorful market, full of crafts, “baba-cool” clothes and small restaurants with a wide variety of dishes. The sunset at the lake is an excellent experience. If you come to Pushkar during the October / November camel fair, you will see a multitude of pilgrims, street artists, musicians, sellers and buyers of camels, tourists and many other people who come to Pushkar to admire the whole extent of the dunes around the city. There then reigns a beautiful spirit of celebration. Climb the hill to Savitri Temple. You will then have an unsurpassed view of Pushkar (try to get there for sunrise or sunset).

Brahma Temple, Pushkar