Top 5 best places to visit in Rajasthan

best places to visit in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a state located in North India, bordered by Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Pakistan. Its capital city is Jaipur. It is the largest state in terms of area – covering an estimated 3,237 km (2,000 mi). It shares borders with five states. To its north is Uttar Pradesh; to the east is Bihar and Jharkhand; to the south is Maharashtra, and to the west in Gujarat. The state’s name comes from the Sanskrit word raja, after the ancient kings of Rajasthan. The modern term “Rajasthan” appears first in 14th-century manuscripts.

Rajasthan is home to the desert cities of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur which are famous for their beautiful architecture and rich culture. One of the most beautiful cities of Rajasthan is Udaipur and here you can read about the Best places to visit in Udaipur.

Here is the list of the Top 5 best places to visit in Rajasthan

1. Ajmer

Ajmer is famous for its rich religious history, monuments, and beautiful temples. About Ajmer in Rajasthani language means ‘the place where two oceans meet. After the founding of the city, there was great growth and expansion. Today Ajmer has become one of the major cities of western India, known for its cultural heritage and historical significance. There are many places to visit in Ajmer like the Jagdish Temple, Govind Dev Ji temple, Brahma Kund (a huge tank), Hanuman Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Shri Nathji Mandir, Guru ka gadda, Bijli Mahadev, Baba Talabai ki mandir, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Mandir, Shri Ramji Mandir, Ganga Maan Temple, and other places. People of different religions live together in harmony and respect at Ajmer.

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2. Jodhpur 

Jodhpur is a city in the state of Rajasthan situated at latitude 28.38N 77.32E and longitude 70.39E 80.36E. Its average elevation above sea level is 542 meters. The city has many tourist attractions including Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Chand Baori, Bari Mahal, and Ranakpur Temple. Jodh Pur is famous for its architecture, particularly the Mehrangarh fort. There are several ancient temples in Jaipur, such as the Hanuman temple and Govind Dev Ji Temple, which were built between 1700-1850 AD.

3. Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh is the capital city of the Chittorgarh district in the state of Rajasthan, India. Situated at a distance of 340 km east-northeast of Jaipur. The total area of the city is about 33 km² (12 sq mi), and its population is around 300,000. The first king of Chittorgarh was Prithvipal Chauhan who ruled over the area between AD1130 and 1143. Today, the city is part of Rajasthan. The fort contains a palace with many exquisite paintings. 

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4. Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan and lies on the banks of the city of Amer in the north of India. The name Jaipur comes from the Hindi word Jal-raj, meaning ‘City of Jasmine’, derived from the fragrance of the local flower. Today, its rich cultural heritage and fascinating bazaars attract tourists from across the world.  The rulers of Jaipur were instrumental in developing the kingdom’s economy and strengthening royal rule over the region. Today, Jaipur remains a popular tourist destination and has been named by Lonely Planet as one of the best places to visit in 2017.

5. Udaipur

Udaipur is located at the foothills of the Aravalli Range and is often referred to as the ‘Venice’ of India due to its network of lakes, gardens, and temples. The city is well-known for its palaces, lakes, temples, gardens, and the Saheliyon ki Bari (Friday flea market). The name Udaipur literally translates to ‘the lake city.  The city lies between two rivers, the Biagini River to the east and the Banas River to the west.