Last Updated on December 11, 2019
The sun is just setting your boat idly floats in the middle of the lake. The setting is like out of a movie. Colossal yet elegant buildings, forts from a forgotten past and monuments that are splashed with grandeur. This is the charm of Rajasthan.
This desert state of India is brimming with a rich cultural history and the most majestic cities. It is still rooted in its traditional ways and the chaotic lanes are filled with anecdotes.
Step foot into the state of the Rajputs and enjoy the beautiful cities that are a perfect combination of everything that you hoped India would be.
1. The City Of Lakes
Nestled in amid the Aravalli Mountains, Udaipur is like paradise on earth. From natural beauty to culture, you will find everything here at Udaipur.
Bubbling with history and tradition, Udaipur is another popular destination.
Start your day with a relaxing walk along Lake Pichola. Top it up with an idle boat ride to reach the Lake Palace Hotel which is right in the middle of the lake. The hotel is a sight to behold. It is adorned with detailed marbled columns, gild moldings and the most amazing view.
The boat ride itself will give you a stunning view of Udaipur and you will find yourself gasping at the beauty that surrounds you.
Spend the afternoon at the city palace and relish the Rajput history that took place in that very palace.
2. The Pink City
If you are in Rajasthan then you cannot miss this iconic city. Jaipur is one of those places that is so packed with culture and history that you will find yourself getting lost in so many anecdotes. Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist hotspots and you will always find it crowded.
If you are in Jaipur soak in all the history you can and relish the beautiful pink hue that covers this city.
To get the best of Jaipur make sure to visit the awe-inspiring Amber Fort, the regal City Palace, and the innovative Jantar Mantar. Jaipur is filled with picture-perfect spots that are so intricately and colorfully designed that you will keep staring at them.
Jaipur is also the best place to shop your heart out at places like Bapu Bazaar. The market places itself are sightseeing spots as they are splashed with colors.
Walk down the narrow lanes of the market and get yourself some vibrant lehengas and typical Jaipuri Jooti!
3. The Blue City
When you are in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is a must-visit place in India. Armed with one of the most amazing Forts of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is truly magical. This city filled with blue houses has a charm of its own that just makes every visitor feel at home.
The locals are extremely friendly and you will be always met with a loving warm smile.
Visit the colossal Mehrangarh Fort, which is bursting with history and is grand. Follow it up with a visit to the Umaid Bhawan Palace which genuinely regal. The art styles are intricate and elegant in every way.
You can also shop for some authentic handicrafts from the vibrant markets here at Jodhpur.
You can also make Jodhpur your base and visit some stunning Jain temples located right outside the city. The opportunities here are endless.
What Else To Do
Apart from these must-visit places in Rajasthan you can also go off the radar and explore more.
Visit the Pushkar Fair that is so authentically Rajasthani. This fair held in November is the best way to understand the very essence of the state. More than 11,000 camels, battles and horses are displayed here and people from all over the world visit it.
Pushkar is also a very holy town and a popular pilgrimage place. You can come here to get some solace away from the hustle-bustle of the main cities of Rajasthan.
Visit the sacred Ajmer Sharif- This lovely mosque is so holy that people say that whatever you wish for here does come true. Soulful hymns keep playing as colorful sheer chadars are laid out inside the Dargah.
Visit the famous Ranthambore Forest and relive the wilderness. This jungle is extremely popular and the moment you get inside you will know why. Dense trees cover the forest as animals roam freely with no fear. The experience is truly thrilling!
Any trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without spending the night in the glorious Thar Desert below a thousand shimmering stars. This is a must-do activity and you will be floored by the scene that will surround you. There is nothing more soothing than this.
The Delicious Cuisine
When you are in Rajasthan you must gorge onto some of the most delicious and tasty dishes. From Dal Baati Churma to mouth-watering Laal Maans- you must taste all of it.
If you are visiting Jaipur then make sure to taste the authentic and yummy street food that is found in the narrow lanes adding more allure.
Best Time To Visit
If you want to travel to Rajasthan then October to March is the best time. The sun is not too fierce during this time making roaring around easier.
If you want to visit Rajasthan in the monsoon season then be sure to visit Udaipur. The city of lakes looks even more regal as the rain pours down from the skies.