5 Top Tourist places to visit in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is one vibrant state. With so much to offer, there are some of the tourist places which are a must visit when on a Rajasthan trip. The grandeur, charm, opulence and historical aura of the state will sure to leave your senses mesmerized.

Travel East presents to you some of the places which are a must see.

Jaipur- The Pink City

The capital city of Rajasthan is one of the most popular places to see in Rajasthan state and for that matter India as well. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the city is a true blend of modernity and ethnicity. The historic heritage monuments and the well-planned roads and city depict the two sides of the coin. Jaipur is a shopping haven and marvel to be at.

Best time to visit: All through the year, avoid summers for the days are extremely hot.
Major attractions: City Palace, Amer Fort, and Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Birla Mandir.
Things to do: Visit forts and palaces, shop for Rajasthani crafts, textiles, and gems

Jodhpur- The Blue City

Jodhpur is a royal city in its true sense. It was the center of power of Mewar state once. The city is adorned by several forts, palaces, and temples. The city is famously called the Sun city because of its sunny weather, and blue city because many houses near the famous Mehrangarh fort are painted blue.

Best time to visit: All through the year
Major attractions: Mehrangarh Fort, the Umaid Bhavan Palace, the Mandore Gardens, the Jaswant Thada, the Kalyana Lake and Garden, the Ghanta Ghar, Sardar Samand Lake, and Masuria Hills
Things to do: Visit the palaces; Mehrangarh fort is a must visit

Jaisalmer- The Golden City

Famously called as the Golden city because of its stunning sun-soaked sand dunes, Jaisalmer sits in the heart of Thar Desert. The city is known for its forts, palaces, and temples. The city hosts the annual Desert Festival in January- February and is a magnet to many tourists from across the world.

Best time to visit: September to November and late January to April
Major attractions: Jaisalmer Fort, Sam sand dunes, Gadisagar Lake, Tanot Mata Temple
Things to do: Attend the Desert festival, take a camel safari to the Sam sand dunes, visit Longewala border.

Udaipur- The city of lakes

The city of lakes, as it is famously called is a major tourist attraction. The city was once the capital of the kingdom of Mewar. Also referred to as the Venice of the East, the city is a very famous destination of weddings.  The mesmerizing landscapes, grand palaces, colorful history will surely leave one delighted.

Best time to visit: November to March
Major attractions: Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, City Palace, Jag Mandir, Udai Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, Swaroop Sagar, Kumbhalgarh fort
Things to do: Boating at Lake Pichola, visiting the palaces, visiting Kumbhalgarh fort, photography

Ajmer- The Holy City

Ajmer is a holy city famous for the Dargah Sharif- the shrine of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. The dargah attracts many tourists and celebrities who come to seek blessings. The fifth largest city of Rajasthan is surrounded by Aravali range and the Naag Pathar range which protects it from Thar desert.

Best time to visit: All through the year
Major attractions: Dargah Sharif, Ana Sagar Lake, Naag Pathar ranges
Things to do: Attend Qawali at Dargah Sharif, offer chadar to the grave of the Sufi saint

So, pack your bags and go on the endeavor to taste the rich cultural heritage which the state of Rajasthan has on offer.