India is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, steeped in history and mystery, and you will find a wealth of exotic destinations in Rajasthan, one of the biggest regions. Famous for its incredible scenery, breeze ruffled sand dunes, captivating castles and palaces, breathtaking holy sites and intoxicating local attractions, Rajasthan is a complete assault for the senses. If you are considering a trip to India, here is a list of just 7 of the amazing destinations in Rajasthan.
This sensational historic city has roots that go as far back as 1486 AD, with evidence of its fascinating past all over. Visitors line up in their droves to see and experience the palaces and shrines built hundreds of years ago. The effervescent traditional music and breathtaking architecture all rolled together create an exciting atmosphere that every visitor feels here. Touted as the ‘Camel City,’ the city of Bikaner is one of the top destinations in Rajasthan and is home to the Junagarh Fort, a camel breeding farm, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum and plenty of temples and palaces.
Ajmer is something of a pilgrimage region that is frequented by literally thousands of devoted loyal followers each year who come from all over the world to bear witness and experience the abundance of holy sites and shrines found in the city. One of the most mystical places to visit in Rajasthan, the most famous of all of those holy shrines is the Dargah Sharif, considered by worshipers to be the holy shrine that stands as a kind of promise that no prayer will be received without an answer. Visitors to the area must not miss the chance to see the Nasiyan Temple, Ana Sagar Lake or Shahjhan’s Mosque, among others.
This area of Rajasthan is considered to be the "Tiger Gate." A hugely popular area among visitors and locals alike, charismatic Aalwar is surrounded by lush rolling hills, magnificent manicured gardens, thick woody forests and an abundance of natural crystal clear lakes. There is no secret as to why this area is so popular, as the tranquility, breathtaking surroundings and peaceful atmosphere bring people back again and again.
Famous for the truly magnificent national park – the Keoladeo Ghana Wildlife Sanctuary – the region of Bharatpur is a real wildlife and bird life haven. Home to an abundance of migratory and local bird life, this is a really fascinating part of the world and one of the places to visit in Rajasthan perfect for nature lovers. Part of the empire that was ruled by the ever powerful Maharaja Suraj, there is evidence of his sensational extravagance and opulence seen everywhere.
Chittorgarh is one of those destinations in Rajasthan that has a stunning historical feel. Gorgeous architecture brings back to life the fascinating stories and history of the mysterious background of the city that was built way back in the 7th century by Mauryas. Regal forts, iconic palaces and religious sites like the Rana Khumba Palace, the Padmini Palace and the Chittorrgarh Fort are just some of the sights to be experienced here.
If you are looking for romance and charm, then Udaipur is the place to be. Popular with many visitors that pour into the region every year to experience the beauty and charisma, the beautiful and mild weather makes it an ideal destination right through winter. Built in the 16th century by the Maharaja Jai Singh, this has become a popular destination among celebrities who flock here for their magical slice of India.
7. Mount Abu
Touted as being the Switzerland of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a massively popular tourist attraction every month of the year. Its stunning natural beauty, magical forts and majestic temples are just part of what brings people back to the region again and again. Wild untamed forests and beautiful sparking lakes, it is easy to get to, but somewhat isolated in the hills. Look out over the beautiful mountains from the highest point in the Aravali range.
There are many beautiful destinations in Rajasthan that enthrall visitors and locals alike. Whether you are looking for love, romance, spiritual cleansing, beautiful scenery or delightful architecture, there are many cities in Rajasthan that have this all and more. So, if looking for amazing destinations in Rajasthan, which of these enticed you?