Rajasthan

Top Tourist Destinations in Rajasthan – the ‘Land of Kings’

Have you ever visited Rajsthan, the northwestern state of India? If not, you must go to this amazing tourist destination once at least in your life. Affectionately referred to as the ‘Land of Kings’, this state is considered as one of the top tourist destinations of India. Every year, thousands and thousands of honeymoon couples, vacationers and backpackers from every part of India as well as the world escape to this destination to enjoy the tour.

Top Tourist Destinations in Rajasthan

The incredible land of Rajasthan is famous for its historical forts, luxury palaces, historical monuments, ancient temples, culture and traditions. Here is a detail of the top tourist destinations in this princely state.

Jaipur

Jaipur

Lovingly called the ‘Pink City of India’ and established in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Jai Singh II, Jaipur, which is the capital and the largest city of the northwestern Indian state of Rajashan, is the princely city, famous for several tourist attractions such as luxury palaces, glorious forts, museums, lakes, temples and historical monuments. Some of the famous tourist attractions of this charming city include the Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum, Birla Temple, Albert Museum, and so on. This magnificent city is also a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit of India along with Delhi and Agra.

Udaipur

The Palatial Palaces of Udaipur

Having been the  historical capital of the previous kingdom of Mewar in the Rajputana Agency and the last capital of it, Udaipur, which is one of the top historical cities in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, boasts of being home to a palace complex. Situated on the eastern bank of the Pichola Lake and having various palaces constructed within its complex, this palace complex, which was constructed before a period of approx 400 years was contributed by numerous kings of the dynasty, begun by the Maharana Udai Singh II as the capital of the clan of the Sisodia Rajput in 1553 A.D., after he shifted to Chittor, is counted among the most visited tourist attractions in the city of Udaipur.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

Fondly called the ‘Golden City of India’, Jailsalmer, which is counted among the top historical cities of Rajasthan, is home to several popular tourist attractions such as Jaisalmer Fort, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Bada Bagh, Thar Desert, Secretarial Building, and Salim Singh Ki Haveli. The desert and spots of Jaisalmer are a blend of modern as well as ancient times. This historical city can be accessed from all the main cities through air, road and rail. The period of months from October to March is the best time to visit this historical city.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Being a grand city in the Thar Desert of the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, which is affectionately referred to as the ‘Blue City’, is regarded as one of the most visited magnificent cities of Rajasthan. The famous tourist attractions of this city include the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Balsamand Lake, Jaswant Thada Mausoleum, Ghanta Ghar, Kaylana Lake, and so on. Perched on a rocky outcrop, the Mehrangarh Fort, which belongs to the 15th century, was a previous palace, now converted into a museum, showing paintings, weapons and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). While standing at this fort, you can view the walled city, where several buildings are painted in the city’s blue iconic shade.

Ranthambhore

Ranthambhore

Situated in the Sawai Madhopur district in the southeastern part of the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, the Ranthambore National Park, which is one the most famous and largest national parks in the northern part of India, is counted among the popular and previous hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, now-a-days converted into a national park. Located at a distance of approx 130 km from Jaipur, the state capital city of Rajasthan, the terrain of this national park, which draws the attention of several wildlife lovers and photographers towards it, is a prime tourist attraction in Rajasthan. Within this national park, visitors can also get the golden chance of exploring the glorious Ranthmbore Fort, which is a part of the group named ‘Hill Forts of Rajasthan’ recognized in 2013 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Ajmer

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Popularly called the ‘City of Unity’ and the ‘Heart of Rajasthan’, Ajmer, which was previously referred to as ‘Ajaymeru’, is counted among the most visited historical and religious cities in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by the Aravali Mountains, this sacred city, which was established in the late 7th century by Ajayraj Singh Chauhan, is home to several tourist attractions such as Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Mayo College and Lake Foy Sagar. Another famous tourist attraction of this city is the breathtaking Ana Sagar Lake, built in the 12th century. Because of being home to the world famous shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (1142 A.D. – 1236 A.D.), this city has gained much popularity among its visitors coming here from here every nook and corner of India as well as the world. During your tour of this city belonged to brave Prithviraj Chauhan in folklore in the past, you can also get the chance of getting proximity of Pushkar, home to the only one temple of Lord Brahma all over India. Pushkar is the city, which is located at a distance of approx 11 km from Ajmer.

The other tourist attractions of Ajmer include Taragarh Fort, Happy Valley, Akbari Fort and Museum, Maqbara Shaikh Husain, Soniji Ki Nasiyan, Nareli Jain Temple, and so on.

In this way, we can justly say that Rajasthan is counted among the top tourist destinations of India. In case of being willing to explore the diverse land of this charming state, you can book Rajasthan Tour Packages from ARV Holidays, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India. With the help of this tour company offering a perfectly relaxing holiday, you can also get the chance of enjoying India Tours. We hope that by making the tour of this destination along with getting a lifetime experience, you can cherish for the rest of your life.

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