Being from a Marwari (people who belong to Rajasthan) family, Rajasthan is a state which has always been very close to my heart.
Whenever I think of this state, many things come into my mind:
- Deserts of Jaisalmer
- Wildlife parks of Ranthambore
- Mouth watering Gherwar & Dal bati churma
Rajasthan gives any traveller enough reasons to stay. It is an experience that one will always crave for more. Set in the backgrounds of the oldest hill ranges in India, it has carried the royalty & culture from centuries.
Believe me it’s worth an experience to be in the midst of a desert and to gaze at the sunset while reflecting on your life. The forts are brilliant in terms of their architecture.
The stories of the past which they reveal leave a tantalizing effect on your mind. The shining backdrop during the night makes you feel as if they have suddenly come to life and you have entered into the glorious past.
Rajasthan handicrafts are the most exquisite pieces of handicraft found anywhere in the country. Truly one can quote that Rajasthan is a state where Royalty is a way of life.
Some of the more popular places worth a visit in Rajasthan:
Capital city of Rajasthan also known as “Pink City” is about 250 km from Delhi. It is famous for Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh.
Don’t forget to watch a movie at Raj Mandir cinema hall!!
Where – 250 km from Jaipur, also known as “Blue City” is famous for Mehrangarh Fort, Umed Bhawan Palace, museum and handicrafts.
Where- 403 km from Jaipur, also known as the “City of Lakes” is famous for Rajput-era palaces. Most of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the “Venice of the East”, “The city of Romance”
Where- 120 km from Jaipur, Ajmer is famous for Dargah of Khwaja Mu’in-ud-din Chisti and Ana Sagar Lake.
Where- 164 km from Delhi and 143 km from Jaipur , Alwar is known for its stunning city.
527 km from Jaipur & 160 kms from Udaipur, Banswara is a small town famous for Baneshwar Festival.
175 km from Jaipur & 185 km from Delhi, Bharatpur is known for Keoladeo Ghana National Park. You can also see the old fort and museum.
330 km from Jaipur (330 km), it is also known for camel safari and Junagarh Fort. An excellent place to shop for carpets, hand painted lamp shades, mojari slippers etc.
206 km from Jaipur and 40 km from Kota, Bundi is surrounded on three sides by Aravalli hills and is circumscribed by a massive wall with four gateways.
110 km from Udaipur and 300 km from Jaipur it is known for the massive fort. Mirabai, poet and saint was from here. Also known for Vijaystambha, Kirtistambha (i.e. Tower of Victory), and Rani Padmini.
Situated about 110 km south of Udaipur, Dungarpur is known as the City of Hills. You can visit Juna Mahal, adorned with beautiful mirror work, glass inlays & paintings and the beautiful Somnath Temple.
275 Km from Jodhpur, also called “Golden City” is famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-haveli and sand dunes.
335 km from Jaipur is known for simple people and rich culture.
240 km from Jaipur, 131 km from Ajmer, Kota is famous for Dussehra Mela.
85 km from Udaipur, it is famous for Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
190 Kms from Udaipur & 27 Km from Abu, this is the only hill resort of Rajasthan. It is famous for historic Dilwara Temples, Guru Shikar, and Nakki Lake.
48 km from Udaipur in Rajasthan, it is one of the most popular religious place.
14 km from Ajmer, is famous for the Pushkar Fair and Brahma Temple.
Ranakpur is one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. Home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges, it is a must visit for the tourists coming to this region.
160 km from Udaipur, Rohet is famous for its local cultures and traditions.
110 km from Jaipur and 35 km from Alwar this place is famous for Tiger Reserve Sanctuary.
Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to the world renowned Ranthambhor National Park- the famous Tiger Reserve, Tigers can be spotted quite often in their natural habitat even during daytime.
135 km from Jaipur and 11 km from Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambhore, is famous for the Ranthambore National Park, Tiger Reserve Project.