Experience you Must Have While Visiting Rajasthan
Posted: Jun 23, 2022
Rajasthan, formerly known as the Land of the Rajputs or Kings, is the largest state in the Republic of India. It covers an area of??342,239 sq km which is 10.4% of India. However, despite its huge size, it is covered by the great Indian desert, Thar. The desert of Thar flows parallel to the Valley of Sutlej-Indus River. Being at the forefront of Indian civilization, the state of Rajasthan has seen the era of kings in this way, describing it as "the land of kings".
Rajasthan has a wonderful display of art and architecture, courtesy of being a princely state. Each state of Rajasthan has its unique style of architecture and art which makes it one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. In this article, we will list 7 popular places to visit in Rajasthan.
The state capital, Jaipur is also the largest city in the state of Rajasthan. It was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II, a Kachwaha Rajput ruler who was the ruler of Amber. Also known by the nickname 'Pink City of India' due to the distinctive orange or pink color of the buildings. Well-organized streets and detailed and artistic architecture make it one of the top tourist destinations.
Jaipur has a lot to offer the most average tourist. Jaipur's forts, monuments, temples, gardens, museums, and huge market places bring tourists from all over the world to experience food, fun, and exhilaration in this wonderful town. Jaipur is also home to a huge number. Arts and crafts with over 20 unique features.
While in some texts, it is referred to as the Venice of the East; the city of Udaipur is known by its common moniker, the city of lakes. The city was the capital of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar and is famous for its palaces which exemplify the beauty of Rajput-style architecture. Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Sisodia Rajput ruler Maharana Uday Singh II. The Mewar Rajputs founded the city to relocate their capital from Chittor to a safer location. Today, most of the palaces have been converted into hotels, thus attracting a huge number. Crowds of tourists in this city.
Located in the foothills of the Aravalli Hills, the state of Udaipur is a unique place. Apart from its various palaces, forts, marketplaces, and various temples are also the reason for its popularity. The cities are well-organized and the people are hospitable, the place is not only famous for its palaces and monuments, but Udaipur city also has a lot to offer its visitors.
Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan, is also the second most populous city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. The city was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha Singh, a Rathod Rajput ruler of Marwar. The city was established as the new capital of Marwar after the fall of the previous capital Mandor. Jodhpur is also called the Sun City because it enjoys bright sunny weather all year round. Strategically, it is considered to be the most important city of West Rajasthan as it is located at a distance of only 250 kilometers from the Indo-Pakistan border.
Also, as it is located in the center of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is an important tourist destination. Jodhpur has been listed many times in various travel magazines and documentaries and topped the list of the most extraordinary place to stay in 2014 alone. The various hill forts, palaces, and the old fortified city are just a few of the crowds. This wonderful city has to offer.
Properly named "Golden City", which comes from its view during the day, the city of Jaisalmer is located in the middle of the Thar Desert. The city was founded by the Bhati Rajput ruler Maharaval Jaisal Singh in 1156 AD. The city gets its name from the golden sands of the Thar Desert and the same golden sandstone that is used in the city's architecture. The city is a popular tourist destination due to its magnificent architecture and various arts and crafts that are unique to the region. The city thrives on tourism, and for a huge number can be called home away from home.
The distinctive feature of the city of Jaisalmer is its architecture. It was built as a walled city making it one of the largest castles in the world. You want to pack a lot of paperbacks and about 3-4 days to fully enjoy life in this city. The fort has numerous restaurants serving Italian, French, and local cuisine. Visit during November and December and you will fully enjoy this castle city.
The city of Bikaner was founded in 1488 by the Rathod Rajput ruler Rao Bika. Rao Bika was the son of Rathod ruler Rao Jodha who founded Jodhpur. The land was usurped from the rival Jat rulers of the time. However, despite the ancient city has seen many wars in the past, today Bikaner is another major tourist destination and is famous for its desserts and snacks. The place is known for its forts and food.
The various arts and crafts of this place are also unique, especially the intricately carved windows which are called windows. If you want to experience the authentic taste of Rajasthani cuisine then this is a city we would personally recommend you to visit. The various fairs held in Bikaner also attract huge numbers. Visitors from India and around the world. Famous temples like Karni Mata and Laxminath Temple etc. are also worth seeing.
The place boasts of being the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. Mount Abu is located in the Aravalli Range and is a part of the Sirohi district in Rajasthan. Apart from being a secluded place from the scorching sun for the people of Rajasthan and Gujarat, this place has a lot of historical and religious significance. Mount Abu was known as Mount Arbuda, mentioned in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and is the place where the great sage Vashishta retired. The hill station is home to many ancient sites and temples which are frequented by many pilgrims from all over India along with many forts and lakes.
The place is a heavenly retreat for the sun-scorched people of Rajasthan, with its lush green surroundings and various picnic spots. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Trevor's Crocodile Park, Nakki Lake, and the most famous Dilwara Jain Temple are located here. Apart from this, the remains of the Achalgarh fort built in the 17th century can also be visited. The surrounding environment and the cool and pleasant weather make it a place like the desert state of Rajasthan.
Ajmer is surrounded by Aravalli Mountains and is a city woven in both history and culture. It is located near Pushkar, a major Hindu pilgrimage site and home to the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. This makes it a unique pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. In addition to being a pilgrimage site, it is also home to many fascinating historical sites and therefore welcomes tourists from all over the world.
Rajasthan is a wonderful place to visit and full of unique culture, imperial history, and people who have long survived in the rugged desert. If you want to explore Rajasthan, but aren't sure which cities and experiences are best for you, we can help! At Asia Highlights, we specialize in making beautiful trips tailored to the individual needs of each guest.
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