The state capital Jaipur along with the national capital New Delhi and Agra make ‘Golden Triangle. Golden Triangle is pretty popular especially for the foreigners.
Likewise, bejewelled with picturesque landscapes, centuries old history and rich traditions, and historical architect, tourism in Rajasthan is a blooming industry. Most popular tourists’ attractions in Rajasthan are palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Jodhpur. These days, many of the centuries old palaces and forts are transformed into luxurious hotel and resorts where all modern facilities are available in traditional flavour.
Major Tourists’ Attractions in Rajasthan
- Jaipur: The capital of Rajasthan is also popular as ‘pink city’ of India. The city is popular for its palaces, forts, temples and of course local shopping market.
- Ajmer: Ajmer is religious city popular for the shrine of sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
- Pushkar: Because of being venue of ‘Pushkar Mela,’ it is the worldwide popular city of Rajasthan. In addition, it is locally popular because of a Brahma temple, which is rare in whole world.
- Mount Abu: It is located in the Aravalli Range and known as the hill station of Rajasthan. Major attractions of this place are 11th century old Dilwara Jain Temples and the adventurous trekking.
- Jaisalmer: Located in the western part, it is desert city of Rajasthan. It is popular for its golden fortress, temples, havellis, and camel safari.
- Jodhpur: It is also a desert city known for its blue homes and their architectures.
- Ranthambore: The place is known for the popular National Park.
- Udaipur: Popular as “Venice of India,” Udaipur is one of the most preferred tourists’ destinations.
- Ranakpur: It is known for its huge Jain Temple complex, which consists of about 1444 pillars and fascinating marble carvings.
- Barmer: Tourists love to visit this place to enjoy local rural culture and traditions.
- Bikaner: The city known for its palaces and temples.
- Ahore: This place is known for Havelli Heritage and Holi festival.
National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Rajasthan
- Ranthambore National Park: Ranthambore National Park is very much significant Park because it is one of the oldest tiger reserves of India and it is also declared as the heritage site of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by scenic landscapes along with beautiful lakes.
- Sariska National Park: It is located in Alwar district of Rajasthan. This Park is the most popular among the tourists because of its nearby location from National Capital New Delhi.
- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary: Located in Bharatpur, it is also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This sanctuary is pretty popular because of the migratory birds. However, tourists also enjoy here watching other wildlife and boating.
- Desert National Park: This Park is located in desert regions of Jaisalmer. It is largely known for black buck, wolf, desert fox, and many other. Tourists also love Camel safari here.
- Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: It is located in the Aravalli regions of Rajasthan near Mount Abu. It is known for Jackal, Indian Fox, Wolf, Small Indian Civet, Wolf, Hyaena, Jungle Cat, Porcupine, Wild Boar, Pangolin, Sambhar, Common Mongoose, Common Langoor, Hedgehog and Indian Hare.
- Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is known for tigers, deer and rhinos.
Religious Places of Rajasthan
- Govind Devji Temple, Jaipur
- Galtaji Temple, Jaipur
- Shiva Temple, Alwar
- Gayatri Temple, Pushkar
- Mahadeva Temple, Pushkar
- Saraswati Temple, Pushkar
- Kalika Mata Temple, Chittorgarh
- Kumbha Shyam Temple, Chittorgarh
- Rani Sati Temple, Jhunjhunu
- Dargah Sharif, Ajmer
- Mahaveer Swami Temple, Mount Abu
- Savitri Temple. Pushkar
- Varah Temple, Pushkar
- Shiv Bari Temple, Bikaner
- Jain Temples, Jaisalmer
- Lakshminath Temple, Jaisalmer
- Nathdwara Temple, Udaipur
- Jain Temple, Alwar
- Brahma Temple, Pushkar
- Maha Mandir, Jodhpur
- Udai Mandir, Jodhpur
Monuments of Rajasthan
- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
- Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
- Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur
- Maharana Pratap Memorial, Udaipur
- The Crags, Mount Abu
- Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri, Alwar
- Chhatris of Jaimal and Kalla, Chittorgarh
- Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri, Bundi
- Devi Kund, Bikaner
- Mayo College, Ajmer
- Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ajmer
Fort and Palaces in Rajasthan
- Amber Fort, Jaipur
- City Palace, Jaipur
- Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
- Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
- Kumbhalgarh Fort, Udaipur
- Sajjangarh Fort, Udaipur
- Lake Palace, Udaipur
- Rohet Fort, Jodhpur
- Junagadh Fort, Bikaner
- Badnore Fort, Bhilwara
- Rana Kumbha Palace, Chittorgarh
- Padmini Palace, Chittorgarh
- Fateh Prakash Palace, Chittorgarh
- Achalgarh Fort, Mount Abu
- Sunrise Palace, Mount Abu
- Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur
- Shiv Niwas Palace, Udaipur
- Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
- Lal Garh Palace, Bikaner
- Kesar Bhawan Palace, Mount Abu
- Man Mahal, Pushkar
- Pushkar Palace, Pushkar
- Bundi Palace, Bundi
- Taragarh Fort, Ajmer
- Akbars Palace, Ajmer
- Bala Quila, Alwar
- City Palace, Alwar
- Alwar Fort, Alwar
- Lohagarh Fort, Bharatpur
Haveli’s of Rajasthan
- Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer
- Patwon Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer
- Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Jaisalmer
- Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Mandawa
- Parusrampuria Haveli, Nawalgarh
- Mohanlal Ishwardas Haveli, Jhunjhunu
- Modi Haveli, Jhunjhunu
- Chhauchharia Haveli, Nawalgarh
- Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Mandawa
- Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Nawalgarh
- Geevrajka Haveli, Nawalgarh
- Choudaharia Haveli, Fatehpur
Fascinating Activities to Do in Rajasthan
- Camel Riding
- Boating in Lakes
- Participation in local traditional music and dance
- Participation in local festivals
- Trekking (specially on Mount Abu)
- Shopping etc.