Rajasthan, one of the frequently visited places by foreigners, is located in Western India. This land of kings is famous worldwide for tourism and Great Indian Desert known as Thar Desert. There are so many places to visit in Rajasthan. Being a mostly desert, Rajasthan is famous for its Wildlife, Tiger Reserves and Monuments in India as well as across the world. Let’s visit some famous and must visited tourist places of Rajasthan.
- Jodhpur: This Sun City is the second largest city of Rajasthan and it is also known as the Blue City because in whole old city area almost all houses are painted blue. Jodhpur is famous for its old monuments and forts. Some of the famous places to visit in this city are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Place, Clock Tower & Markets, Mandore Garden and Sardar Govt. Museum & Umaid Public Park. Around the Jodhpur popular places to visit are Rohet Garh & Manvar Desert Resort & Camps, Osian, Guda, Balsamand Palace and Sardar Samand Palace.
- Bikaner: Located in the northern parts of Rajasthan, Bikaner is famous for its historical background, forts & palaces, wild life sanctuary and above all Bikaner has the world’s largest Camel research and breeding farm. Places to visit in Bikaner are Lallgarh Palace, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Junagarh Fort, Prachina Museum, Bhandeswari Jain Temple and Camel Research Farms.
- Jaisalmer: A must visited destination in Rajasthan, this place is known as “Land of Sand” and it is famous for its exotic sand dunes, the Fort, friendly people and interesting lifestyle. The famous places to visit are Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadi Sagar Lake, Sam & Dunes and there are three museums.
Apart from the above mentioned places there are some famous places in Rajasthan and these places are worth of visiting. The places are Mount Abu, Udaipur and Jaipur. Mount Abu is the only hill station located in Rajasthan and it is situated on the mountain ranges of Aravali Range, which is said to be one of the world’s oldest ranges. Udaipur is also called the City of Lakes. Udaipur is also one of the most romantic cities of the world and also known as Venice of East. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and it is also known as Pink City and this city is famous for its exotic Forts, Lavish Palaces, evergreen gardens, and friendly people & for shopping too.
Rajsthan is also famous for its wildlife and culture. Several of the famous national parks of India are in Rajasthan like Ranthambhore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve & Desert National Park. Eastern Rajasthan is famous world famous for Keoladeo National Park, a World Heritage site known for its bird life, and it is located near Bharatpur.
The other places to visit in Rajasthan are Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Ranakpur, Mandawa and Pushkar. Pushkar is a famous holy city is Rajasthan and it is known for the Pushkar Fair and this city has world’s only temple of Lord Brahma (God of creation).
How to get to Rajasthan:
By Air: There are three main airports at Rajasthan- Jaipur airport, Udaipur airport, and Jodhpur airport. These airports connect Rajasthan with the major cities of India such as Delhi and Mumbai. There are two other airports in Kota and Jaisalmer, but are not open for commercial/civilian flights.
By Rail: Rajasthan is connected with the main cities of India by rail. Jaipur, Kota, Bikaner, Ajmer, Udaipur and Jodhpur are the principal railway stations in Rajasthan. Kota City is the only Electrified Section served by three Rajdhani Expresses and trains to all major cities of India.
By Road:Rajasthan is well connected to the main cities of the country including Delhi, Ahmadabad and Indore by State and National Highways and served by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) and Private operators.