RAJA-STHAN, the land of Rajas and Maharajas, spells grandeur and royal splendour from every corner. From the grand forts to the scintillating palaces and breath-taking sand dunes, Rajasthan is home to some of the best places to visit in India. Located in West India, and surrounded by the stunning Aravalli mountains ranges, the state is on every enthusiastic traveller’s must-visit place list.  

Apart from the undeniable royal aura, the rich historical heritage, colourful culture and the unique delectable cuisine of the state draws millions of tourists from India and overseas. If you are planning a trip to Rajasthan, we bring you a complete travel guide to Rajasthan that provides all the vital information you need, including – 

  •     Best places to visit in Rajasthan
  •     Thing to do in Rajasthan
  •     How to reach Rajasthan
  •     Best time to visit Rajasthan
  •     Resorts in Rajasthan

Best Places to visit in Rajasthan

  •     Jaipur

The ‘Pink City of India,’ Jaipur is also the capital of Rajasthan and a popular tourist destination in India. The city is decorated with countless historical monuments that take you back in time to the era of the Mughal and the Rajput dynasties. Some of the best places to visit in the city, include Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, etc. 

  •     Jaisalmer

Your Rajasthan trip would be incomplete without visiting the ‘Golden City,’ Jaisalmer. Located close to the great Thar Desert, the city was founded by erstwhile Rajput ruler and King, Maharawal Jaisal Singh. Over the years, the city has gained immense popularity among tourists who come here to revel in its natural beauty and the architectural brilliance of the royal palaces and forts. 

  •     Bikaner

An ancient city, Bikaner was founded by the Rajput Ruler Rao Bika during the 15th century, and for many decades, Jat and Rajput rulers quarrelled over the land. Although the city does not boast of any grand palaces or forts like other cities in the state, there is no dearth of architectural gems. Some of the popular places to see in the city include Lalgarh Palace, Jain Temple, Ganga Singh Museum, etc. 

  •     Jodhpur

Like Jaipur, Jodhpur has a unique moniker as ‘Blue City’ because of the vivid shades of blue across all major and important buildings in the city. The well-preserved history of the place and the stunning monuments, such as the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the best forts in Rajasthan showcases the grandiosity of the city’s royal past. 

  •     Pushkar

Pushkar is renowned for two things – one, for being home to the only Brahma temple in India, and for hosting the annual mega event the camel fair, making it one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan.  Unlike other popular tourist spots, the city has a quaint and tranquil vibe, and the temples and ghats only add to its charm. 

Things to do in Rajasthan

No matter which city you are visiting, there are plenty of fun and interesting things to do in Rajasthan. Some of the must-have experience that we highly recommend to all, include

  •     Take a hot air balloon ride in Pushkar and get a majestic birds-eye view of the city below
  •     Go on a jungle safari at Ranthambore and get up close and personal with the exotic wildlife, including the Royal Bengal Tigers
  •     Visit the local restaurants and café to get a taste of the traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Don’t miss trying the local favourites Dal Bhati Churma and Laal Maas
  •     Visit the camel breeding farm in Bikaner
  •     Enjoy a boat ride over the pristine Pichola lake in Udaipur and see the stunning sunset
  •     Offer your prayers at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Ajmer, one of the holiest sites for the Muslim communities in India

How to Reach Rajasthan?

As one of the important states on the Indian tourism map, Rajasthan state has an excellent transport infrastructure facility. It has well-connected roadways, railways, and airways that connect every nook and cranny of the city and also other parts of India. 

By Air

The state has only one international airport in Jaipur. So, if you are coming from abroad, you can land in Rajasthan and then make your way to other parts of the state by rail or road. If you are travelling from India, there are two more domestic airports in Jodhpur and Udaipur, and all three airports of regular flight connectivity from all major Indian cities. 

By Road

Rajasthan has one of the best road networks in India; it is well connected to all parts of India. The NH 48 connects Jaipur from major cities like Delhi and Mumbai. Within Rajasthan, the state transport has excellent bus service to all parts of the state. 

By Rail

The best way to reach Rajasthan by rail would be to travel to Jaipur station. It has many trains going to and fro from all parts of India. You can also directly travel to Jodhpur from your source city. 

Best time to visit Rajasthan

Like most states in northern India, Rajasthan has a very dry and arid climate. The summers here can be harsh with temperatures soaring up to 50 degree Celsius in some parts. Hence, it is best to avoid planning a trip to Rajasthan in the summer season between April and June. 

The winters, which are between October and February though, are the best time to visit Rajasthan. The weather remains pleasant and you can easily roam around and explore the place without feeling the heat. 

Resorts in Rajasthan

If you look at the Rajasthan travel guide, you would find plenty of recommendations for stay options to suit your budget. If you are looking for a premium stay option, there are many resorts in Rajasthan offered by Club Mahindra. These resorts in Jaipur, Udaipur, and other places offer the best experience of Rajasthani culture and hospitality. Besides the modern amenities and signature experiences at these resorts make your holiday a memorable one.

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