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Top 14 Cities To Visit In Rajasthan (2020)

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 Khamagani!! Greeting in Rajasthani, Princely state Rajasthan showcases its glory through its incredible and swaggering destinations. Boasting of with some of the most famous and unique tourist places Rajasthan is not less than a marvel state. History written with glorifying saga of chivalry and sacrifice reflecting from its marvelous forts and palaces, divergent wildlife, art & craft, tradition, lakes, silky desert and cities of dazzling love makes Rajasthan heaven for the tourists.

  As the first breeze of the royal land will touch you on landing your first step to any of its magical city your goosebumps will start to rustle.You will come as an explorer and go back as a lover of Rajasthan. As much you will visit the state more you will feel attached to it. Words are less to explain the majestic city as it is more to feel and experience. You can visit Rajasthan according to the time available to you from a few days to weeks. The Royal state will not disappoint you if you will come for short you will go will curiosity to visit the rest soon and if will come as leisure for few weeks could not forget the state and become the lover of it to visit again and again.

 So, have you not planned yet? Or planning to gift something really worthy to your closer and loved ones on this holiday? Let’s incorporate the best tourist cities and places of Rajasthan in your visit list. Time is right, destinations are superb& lifetime memory is waiting to get added in your photo album. Here are 15 top, must and most visited cities of Rajasthan who are eager to welcome you.

1. Jaipur-The Pink City

Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Top of the best Jaipur is the city known as Pink city. The city is so beautiful that each corner of the city seems to be decorated like a bride.The thing most likely to attract you is the vibe and simplicity of the city. Being the capital and most visited city of Rajasthan Jaipur is a gateway to Rajasthan. Housed with numerous tourist places, Jaipur has the variety to serve to the guests.

Jaipur caters to the need of every type of tourist from MICE, leisure, family Travel to Shopping. It has Monuments, Forts and Palaces, lake, big brand

chain hotels, Museum, Cultural and traditions centers and markets famous for offering the things as you required or searching for.

Why You Should Visit Jaipur:-

  • Varied experience in just one city- cultural heritage, monuments, palaces, ethnic villages to lovely people always ready to welcome you with open heart and smiles on their cheeks
  • Superb Connectivity-Road, Train & Air from Major cities
  • Variety of stay – Quality youth hostels, budget hotels to 3, 4, 5 star and luxury hotel options as per your budget
  • Numerous market places for quality and economical shopping like Bapu Bazar, Tripoli Bazaar, Zohri Bazar, Chandpole Bazar, Kishanpol Bazaar, etc.

2. Udaipur-Lake City

Lake Palace Udaipur

Surrounded with lakes, superb scenery, forts and palaces Udaipur is honeymooner’s paradise and is among the top best wedding destination of Rajasthan, India. Famous with names like Lake city& Venice of East Udaipur is a delight to every traveler. The city is extremely beautiful and is visited by tourists throughout the year but the most in winter (Oct-Mar). City Palace, Lakes like Pichola&FatehSagar, Jag Mandir, monsoon palace,  etc are among the prime tourist attractions of Udaipur.

Why You Should Visit Udaipur:-

  • Unmatched beautiful places and landscapes
  • Supreme theme Wedding Destination
  • Unique Traditional and cultural significance
  • Most romantic city and is perfect bliss for Honeymooners

3. Jaisalmer-The Golden City

Gadisar Lake Jaisalmer

As the name clears itself Jaisalmer is a city of Golden sand and people with a golden heart ready to welcome you with their warm and jolly nature. Among the 15 topmost cities of Rajasthan Jaisalmer holds a great cultural and traditional significance. You will feel spellbound with such beautiful deserts and sightseeing places. The charm of sunrise & sunset desert camel safari can’t be described in words. In Jan-Feb the city attracts a flock of tourists around the globe to it. Massive Jaisalmer’s Golden fort, temples, palace complexes, and deserts enhance the beauty and grace of the city.

Why you should visit:-

  • Beautiful sand dunes famous for camel desert safari
  • Desert Adventure sports
  • Best place to experience the real Thar desert life and traditions
  • Magnificent historic forts and mansions
  • Music and folk dance music night with camping in the Thar Desert

4. Jodhpur: The Blue City

Jodhpur - The Blue City

The city of Rajasthan which will enthrall you the most is Jodhpur. Houses colored in blue has given Jodhpur the name of Blue city. A glimpse of the city can be seen best from Massive Mehrangarh Fort. Mehrangarh fort is among India’s largest and most well-maintained fort. Forts, palaces, museums, gardens, and shopping centers enhance the beauty of Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, UmaidBhawan Palace & Museum, Mandore garden are among the top-visited places of Blue city.

Why you should visit Jodhpur:-

  • Astonishing view of the graceful city from Mehrangarh Fort
  • Rajasthani Royal fest Pakora& dishes
  • Folklore, dance, and music
  • International Kite Festival, Marwar Festival

5. Ranthambore National Park

Tiger in Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore national park is the most prestigious and ideal place for Tiger habitat. The park is easy to access and every year millions of tourists visit this park to get enthralled from the view of Tigers. The park is a witness to the rising and fall of many rulers, sign of the same can be seen from the ruined Ranthambore Fort. It is a ruined fort and houses many temples, pavilions and monuments. Ranthambore is declared as the Unesco’s World Heritage site.

Why you should visit Ranthambore:-

  • To see supreme wildlife and Glimpse of Tiger
  • Thrilling Jeep and canter Safari
  • Wildlife camping & adventure
  • A Paradise for wildlife photographers

6. Bikaner

Camel Standing on Two Legs

Bikaner is the desert town of Rajasthan and his famous for its silent and unexplored desert, camels breeding farm and at the top Rat Temple or Karni Mata Temple. Apart from the forts and palaces, deserts and temples Bikaner is also famous for handicraft and leather articles. When it comes to food Bikaner again tops the list. BikanerialooBhujia, Dal BatiChurma, Gattekisabzi, Rasmalai, Kesar Cham cham are few among the mouth-watering dishes and sweets.

Why you should visit Bikaner:-

  • Budget-Friendly
  • Shopping for handicraft & Leather articles
  • National Research Center on Camel or Camel’s Breeding farm
  • Prachina Museum in Junagarh Fort
  • Sweets & Snacks-BikaneriBhujia, Kachori, Tasty sharbat&Rasgulla

7. Pushkar

Pushkar Travel Fair

The town is renowned for its annual Pushkar Camel Fair organized every October –November. This fair is a great time and chance to experience the traditional old fair culture of India. Pushkar has a great significance in Hindus as Pushkar has the only Lord Brahma Temple of India. If you are a lover of Photography you must visit the town once to take the most authentic and rural Rajasthan.

Why you should visit:-

  • Annual Pushkar Camel Fair
  • Visiting Only Brahma Temple in India
  • Camel & Jeep Safari
  • Incredible Savitri Temple

8. Ajmer Sharif

Ajmer Sharif Dargah Night View

Ajmer is the 5th largest city of Rajasthan and is famous for the Dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. It is among the most beautiful tourist places in Rajasthan. Many famous personalities, as well as the people around the nation and globe, visit the shrine to seek the blessings. Along with Ajmer Lake, Taragarh fort, Museum and Nasiyan Temple are worth to watching in Ajmer. It is also a stopover destination for those going to Pushkar.

Why visit Ajmer Sharif:-

  • Seeking blessings of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Dargah Ajmer Sharif
  • Enjoying the nature & Jain Shrines
  • Weekend Enjoy at Birla City Water Park

9. Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Fort Rajasthan

City of pride and land of great brave warrior MaharanaPratapChittorgarh is one of the most ancient cities of Indian history.  Situated on the bank of river Berach the city is graced with many heritage forts, palaces, monuments, and museums. The great Chittorgarh Fort, Rana Kumbha’s Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Rani Padmani Palace are among the famous tourist places to visit in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.

Why visit Chittorgarh:-

  • Unmatched and unique Chittorgarh Fort
  • Victory Tower & Tower of Fame
  • No one can go without listening to the tales of bravery and heroism from the villagers
  • Delight mouth-watering Rajasthani Cuisine

10. Mt Abu

Mount Abu Nakki Lake

Mt. Abu is the only hill station of the Rajasthan and the only of its kind in the state. The place where heat always remains at the peak, hot stormy desert winds and daily routine for such state having a hill station not less than heaven. Lush green forest, lake and beautiful views make this place a delight for the weekend and holiday planners. Along with Mt. Abu also holds religious significance to the believer of Jain & Hinduism. Nakki Lake, Forest and green cover, Sunset point, Dilwara Jain Temple, Guru Shikhar are the famous points to visit in Mt. Abu.

Why visit Mt. Abu:-

  • Delight and variety from visiting Architectural and monuments to a hill station
  • A Soothing destination for relax
  • Religiously importance for Jain & Hinduism
  • Easily accessible

11. Bundi- The city of Baories (step Reserviours)

Ladies with Decorated Pot at Bundi Utsav

Bundi is a captivating town having blue houses like Jodhpur and a temple at every turn. Colorful bazaars and fascinating step-wells makesBundi unique and enhances its charm. Bundi Palace one of the well-preserved palace in India overheads from its location. Frequent all-night religious ceremonies are common in Bundi. Bundi Palace, SukhMahal, Rani Ji Ki Baori, Nagar Sagar Kund, Taragarh Fort are among the famous tourist places to visit in Bundi. Jolly people raising their hands to greet and welcome you with a smile will make your day in Bundi.

Why visit Bundi:-

  • Colorful Town, friendly people and pretty lake to enjoy
  • A peaceful and calm religiously and traditional town
  • Ideal for walking tours

12. Shekhawati Region – Mandawa

Shekhati Region Mandawa

For the lover of art and paintings, the Shekhawati region is the perfect place to visit and explore. Here you will find beautifully carved and fresco painted Havelis (mansions). Shekhawati region is often called the world’s largest open art gallery. The style of painting is interesting and unique and sometimes amusing as well. Once being the home of the Marwari community Shekhawati region has been the strength of commercial entrepreneurship of India. Jhunjhunu, Bissau, Churu, Nawalgarh, Mandawa, and Surajgarh are among the famous towns of Shekhawati.

Why visit Shekhawati:-

  • Beautifully carved Havelis, buildings and temples.
  • Tal Chappar Sanctuary.
  • Rural and Cultural feel and experience.

13. Kota

Kota Rajasthan

Kota is among the famous tourist destinations of Rajasthan and is the third-largest city. Kota is situated on the bank of Chambal river and is famous among the tourist for its palaces, museum, painting, gold jewellery, DoriaSarees, and famous Kota stones. GarhPalace, MaharaoMadho Singh Museum, AbhedaMahal, Dad Devi temple, JagMandir Palace, Chambal Garden are among the famous places to visit by tourists in Kota.

Why visit Kota:-

  • Culture, cuisine, nature, and Heritage
  • Unexplored Prehistoric caves
  • Varied historical and cultural monuments and sites

14.Bharatpur – Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Peafowl in Bharatpur National Park

Treat for the bird watchers and photographersBharatpur bird sanctuary is a hidden pearl in Rajasthan. Bharatpur is 29 square kms manmade wetland and catches the highlight for migrated Siberian cranes. Ducks, geese, snake birds, raptors and more are among the birds can be seen here. Around 370 species of birds Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a World Heritage site and is must visit the place during the drive to Jaipur from Agra, a night can be extended too.

Why visit Bharatpur:-

  • Unique Bird watching experience
  • Exploring the park in Rickshaw
  • Diverse Flaura& Fauna

Rajasthan Tops in the list of being the most authentic cultural Heritage and tradition sustained the state of India. Here the people, their dresses, their rituals, traditions, values reflect purity and authenticity. Above listed Top fifteen best cities of Rajasthan and their description is just a drop from the huge Ocean. If you want to really feel the magic and beauty of cultural values you must visit the state once and we guarantee you will not stop yourself to come again and again.

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Author Bio

Mr. Vikas Sharma holds (Masters in Tourism Management from BHU, Diploma International Tourism from KUK & Yogacharya from Uttarakhand ). He has more than a decade of work and writing experience in the field of Travel & Tourism in Top shot company of India. He developed his hobby of writing and is been engaged in writing fruitful content on travel, education, spirituality and yoga. 


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