ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Top Places to Visit in Rajasthan

Updated on December 16, 2013

Travellers Royal abode


Princely State of Rajasthan!

Also known as the "Land of Kings", Rajasthan is situated in Southern part of Asia - India. In India it is situated in the North Western region next to Delhi - capital of India. Rajasthan is one of the Royal States of India having a glorious past with wonderful kingly stories and houses the best of India's palaces. Travelling to Rajasthan will reveal a lot of wonderful forts, palaces and a lovely Thar desert with its wonderfully shining sand dunes and lush forests.

Rajasthan is the royal state of India having its roots in the Rajputs and the Rajputana states of yesterday. The magic of Rajasthan lies in its towering forts, royal palaces, intricate handicrafts and its vast deserts. Rajasthan has a rich cultural history and tradition, one can't miss. One can take a safari on horses, camels, elephants or even in jeeps, with the Aravalis - India's oldest mountain range as the backdrop or also choose to pamper himself in the lavish heritage properties that are all over Rajasthan.

How to Reach your destination?

All major cities of Rajasthan have their own railways stations as well as airports. They can also be reached via road by rented cars or state run deluxe buses.

The cities of Rajasthan are linked via Mumbai/Delhi/Ahmedabad and so are very well connected.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur


Places To Visit:


Also known as the pink city, this city is the capital of Rajasthan. It is a walled city and is located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. It has awe-inspiring forts, museums and lovely markets. The Amber fort, Hawa Mahal, Rambagh palace, Nahargarh Fort, City palace, the ancient science of astrology through Jantar Mantar are just some of them. Every aspect of these constructions speak of royal tastes.

Jaipur is famous for its craftmanship. Some of the crafts include bandhani, block printing, stone carving and sculpture, tarkashi, zari, gota, kinari andzardozi, silver jewellery, gems, kundan, meenakari and jewellery, miniature paintings, blue pottery; ivory carving, shellac work; leatherware.

Lake Palace

Awe-inspiring Udaipur

Found in the 16th century, this city is the capital of the former kingdom of Mewar. It is loacated in Southern Rajasthan bordering Gujarat. It is better known as the “City of Lakes” or “Venice of the East”. There is the Jag Niwas built on an island within Lake Pichola, Shiv Niwas and Fateh Prakash Palace converted into heritage hotels, The City Palace, Monsoon Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon-ki-bari . Wonderful as it is, Udaipur captures the hearts of tourists immediately.

Thar Desert


Golden Jaisalmer

This city is surrounded by a desolately empty landscape of golden-yellow sand stone and sand. There is a mud fortress which houses the palace and several ornate Jain temples dedicated to Jainism. Even the havelis or the huge houses in the township are artistically built. A major attraction of Jaisalmer is the camel Safaris.

Jaisalmer is also known for its leather messenger bags made from wild camels native to the area.

Mehrangarh Fort

Royal Jodhpur

The city of Jodhpur houses one of the largest forts of India called as the Mehrangarh fort. One can see the fort from a distance as it built on a height above the city. The fort has several palaces within it with lovely and intricate carvings. The museum inside has one of the best collections of royal palanquins, arms, costumes and paintings. Jodhpur also has the Umaid Bhawan Palace now converted into a heritage hotel. One can get beautiful handicrafts of the Jodhpuri variety here.


The city of Bikaner is from the 14th century onwards and is situated in the middle of the Thar Desert. It has many attractions such as Laxmi Niwas Palace, Junagarh Palace, Lalgarh Palace and temples like Moolnayaki, Laxmi Nath andBhanasar Jain temple. The main festival is the camel festival in January every year.

Bikaner is famous for its "Bikaneri Bhujia", wool production,sweets, PATA culture ( Wooden square size table which is laid upon the streets), its palaces and for having Asia's biggest camel farm.

The city is also known for its intricately carved Jharokas. These red sandstone stone nets are found on the windows of the Junagarh fort, temples and havelis (mansions).

Bikaner is also famous for its Usta & Chadhwa Art.

Dilwara Jain Temple

Towering Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. In the midst of the desert, the lovely town of Mt. Abu has rivers, waterfalls and evergreen forests. The 14th century Achalgarh fort, Nakki Lake and the various Jain and Hindu temples are enough to satiate the taste of tourists. The mountian is home to various Hindu temples. The Dilwara Jain temple is a fine example of intricate carvings and architecture which is rarely seen elsewhere.

Pushkar Mela



Pushkar is a town in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. It is one of the oldest cities of India and is one of the 5 dhams or main pilgrimage sites for Hindu devotees. This city is considered sacred. The camel festival of Pushkar is celebrated for 5 days till the full moon of the Kartik month (Nov-Dec). The festivities commence with a camel race with music, dance and exhibitions to follow.

Tourists can explore the rugged terrain of the Great Indian Desert of Thar on camels.

National Park



Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India and situated at about 130 kms from Jaipur.

It is famous for its Ranthambore National Park and also houses the Ranthambore fort. The fort hosts ancient Jain and Hindu temples, some made of red karauli stone.

A visit to Ranthambore National Park is a treat for every wildlife and nature lover.


Nathdwara is a town situated 48 kms to the north-east of Udaipur.

The holy town of Nathdwara is famous for its temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The name of the town literally translates to ‘A Pathway to Lord Shri Krishna’.


Historically, Chittor was built by the Maurya dynasty in the 7th century AD. This town is also situated near he city of Udaipur.

This city is known for its Rajputs. At the center is the the fort of Chittorgarh which sits atop a hill 180 meters high. The fort is a symbol of all that was brave, true and noble in the glorious Rajput tradition. Other attractions include The Kalika Mata Temple, the Vijay Stamba, Kriti Stamba, Rana Kumbha and Rani Padmini’s palaces.

Camel Safari!



All in all, Rajasthan is a travelers paradise and wonderful way to understand Indian Culture and Traditions. This destination is a must on the India tour trip.

Map of India with Location of Rajasthan!

Rate this article!

5 stars for Trip to Rjasthan

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)