Welcome to my travel guide on the beautiful state of Rajasthan! Rajasthan is located in northern India and is the largest state by geographical area. This state is well-known for its historical and cultural landmarks which attract millions of tourists each year. There are many cities to visit in this state and each has an abundance of cultural sites and attractions to offer. As soon as you step into any city, you will be hit with ravishing colour and fall in love quickly. So, whether you choose to visit Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Mandawa, Jaisalmer or any other city, you will not be disappointed.
This travel guide is designed to help tourists plan which sites and attractions to see when visiting for a limited time. It will display the best of what Rajasthan has to offer. I have assembled all the important information about sights, tours, accommodations, transportation and activities in Rajasthan. So you can find all the historical and cultural attractions on offer and choose which ones you want to visit. This guide will help you to create a plan beforehand to ensure no time is wasted when you arrive in Rajasthan. So you can enjoy the best possible experience. Start planning your trip to the city of colour and culture today. You’ll thank yourself. Here are the top cities to visit in Rajasthan…
Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and is often referred to as the ”Pink City”. This is because it’s well-known and famous for its beautiful pink coloured terracotta stones which are used to construct all buildings. It really brings a warm and welcoming ambience to the city. It’s captivating and attractive so it’s no surprise that tourists put Jaipur at the top of their to-do list in Rajasthan. Who wouldn’t love a whole city that’s painted pink? It looks great for the family photo albums.
There are so many reasons to visit Jaipur, it offers many attractions that tourists and locals love. Its top sites include Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum and Gems and Jewelry. Of course, you probably don’t have time to visit all of these extravagant places. So we recommend making a list of your favourite must-sees.
Udaipur is an extremely popular tourist destination and is also known as the “City of Lakes”. If you haven’t already guessed, yes there are lots of lakes in this city. The top lakes in Udaipur include Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Dudh Talai, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Badi Talab and Choti Madar. Udaipur also offers so much more and we’d strongly recommend visiting. It has royal heritage, temples, museums, markets of colour, art and incredible street food. The top sites to visit are City Palace, Jagmandir, Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, Jagdish temple and Ahar Museum. There’s so much to love about this city.
Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan and is also known as ”The Blue City”. As soon as you enter this city you will be surrounded by light blue painted houses which are extremely aesthetically pleasing. This city is blazing hot all year round which is in fact why the houses are painted blue. With consistently good weather, the houses need to be protected and kept cool from the sun. This city will give you a full sensory experience with beautiful buildings, incredible food markets and restaurants and cultural music. Its top sights include Mehrangarh Fort and Museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Bal Samand Lake, Ghanta Ghar, Kaylana Lake, Mandore Garden, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and Sardar Market