The places to visit in Rajasthan are romantic, beautiful and diverse.
There are several places to visit in Rajasthan and each is as beautiful and diverse as the next. No state in India is as rich in magnificent palaces and forts, colourful festivals and bazaars, as Rajasthan. Stretching over 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq mi), the state is bisected by the Aravalli Range, which runs diagonally from the northeast to the southwest. Its main river is the Chambal. The Thar Desert, which covers Western Rajasthan, was once ruled by three great kingdoms – Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Bikaner. Shekhawati, with its painted havelis, is in the semi-arid north, while the eastern plains have the bustling state capital, Jaipur, and the Ranthambhore National Park, famous for its tigers. In the hilly, wooden south are the fairy-tale palaces, lakes and forts of Udaipur, and the spectacular Jain temples at Ranakpur, and Dilwara in Mount Abu.
Below is a list of the top things to do in Rajasthan
- Travel across the Thar Desert atop a camel in Jaisalmer
- Watch the locals trade livestock at the Pushkar camel fair
- Wander through the colourful bazaars of the Pink City of Jaipur
- Explore the soaring ramparts of Jodhpur‘s magnificent Mehrangarh Fort
- Indulge in the romantic atmosphere of Udaipur’s gorgeous lake palaces
- Stand in awe in front of the ornate marble Dilwara temples in Mount Abu
- Pay your respects at the tomb of a Sufi saint at Dargarh Sharif in Ajmer
- Spot a tiger in Ranthambhore National Park
- Explore the crumbling havelis of Shekhawati
- Take part in one of the many colourful festivals of Rajasthan
There are so many Rajasthan tourist places that it is possible to spend an entire month in this state alone. Many tourists come to India and visit Rajasthan only. Rajasthan just about has it all; it is the must-see state of India, brimming with varied, startling and incredible attractions.