55 Places to Visit in Rajasthan, Tourist Places & Attractions

The state of Rajasthan is revered as the largest state in the country in terms of land area is located towards the north west of India. The presence of the Great Indian Thar Desert in the region of this state makes this state famous for desert safari’s and overnight camps. The state is bordered by the Sutlej-Indus river and covers nearly 10.4% of the area of the country.

A large number of cities which are located in this state have been appreciated for their royalty and grandeur. Jaipur is one of the highly acclaimed cities of this state and is also the capital of the royal state of Rajasthan. The skies of this city are adorned with a large number of buildings which are done in the shades of pink. It is the land which has a number of forts such as Amer, Moti Doongari etc.

The city of Udaipur is referred to as the lake city which harbours a large number of lakes, forts and palaces. The National zoo and the museum situated here also acts as a luring factor for the tourists. Some of the popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan are Pushkar, Ajmer, Udaipur and the popular hill station Mount Abu.

The wildlife is one of the amazing aspects of the state of Rajasthan apart from its rich culture and History. The Ranthambore National Park located in this state, is certainly its alluring factor, attracting a large number of tourists throughout the year. The wildlife of the state comprises of the mammals, amphibians and reptiles etc. One can find animals such as deer, leopards, flying foxes, sloth bears etc.

The flora and fauna of the region is one factor which keeps the tourists glued to the state. The best time to visit Rajasthan is between the months of September to March, though certain areas can be frighteningly cold during the winter months of November and December.

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Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, India’s largest state, was built by Sawaji Jai SIngh in the 18th century. Located 268 Km away from New Delhi, it is a major tourist destination that forms an important part of the famous Golden Triangle tourist circuit. Explore the vibrant charm of Jaipur with our affordable Jaipur tour packages.

The chaotic, colourful streets of Jaipur present a recurrent pattern of new and old. The city, encircled by besieged walls and rugged hills, is full of well-preserved historical buildings and royal heritage. It forms a part of the Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit, with its wide roads dotted with majestic statues and its impressive palaces.

The City Palace is an iconic landmark that lies at the heart of the city, still housing the royal family. The Jantar Mantar is another famous attraction, with its vast collection of ancient astronomical instruments. While here, prepare to get bedazzled by the architectural brilliance of the Hawa Mahal and the grandeur of Jaipur’s star attraction, the Amber Fort.

On the outskirts of Jaipur lies the Aravalli hills, which presents ample trekking opportunities at Chouri Ghat and Bhuteshwar Nath. You can also take part in cycling tours and check out some of the seasonal waterfalls around here. Nahargarh and Jhalana provide wildlife photography and jungle safari opportunities. ATV rides and zip-lining are some of the other activities you can try out in Jaipur.

Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters that are short lived. The monsoon season runs from July to August, providing yearly precipitation of more than 63 cm. The average temperature here lies around 25.1 degrees Celsius and on rare occasions, it can fall below freezing point in winter.

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Udaipur

In the southernmost part of  Rajasthan, Udaipur is surrounded by the Aravalli Range and is brimming with natural beauty. It was set up in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the nascent capital of the Mewar Kingdom. Udaipur is well- connected with other parts of India through airway, railway and roadway.

Unlike other parts of Rajasthan, Udaipur is filled with serenity. Away from the urban chaos, it is a blend of regal beauty, elevated slopes  and picturesque panorama. Udaipur is also known as the “City of Lakes” because of the presence of numerous interconnected natural lakes in and around the city. The “City of Lakes” is also profoundly called the “White City” because the Rajput style Palaces and Forts in Udaipur are made up of white marbles. Additionally, houses and other structures of the city are also dressed in white.

Udaipur is famous for its historic Rajput-era forts, grand palaces, striking lakes, architectural temples, museums, galleries, traditional festivals and rich culture. The best places to visit in Udaipur which are must-have in your itinerary are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Eklingji Temple, Ambrai Ghat, Vintage Car Museum, Bada Mahal and Shilgram. Experience regal elegance with Udaipur tour packages, exploring the City of Lakes' enchanting palaces, serene lakes, and cultural richness.

People looking forward to doing thrilling things in Udaipur can happily indulge in Trekking, Paragliding, Cycling Tours and Helicopter Ride. Among passive activities, Sunset boat rides at Lake Pichola or Fateh Sagar Lake are excellent options to seek some solace. Others can go on a shopping spree at Shilpgram or Bada Bazaar or  Mochiwada Bazaar to hoard exquisite items like Bandhani sarees, handmade juttis, silver jewellery, bags and authentic Rajasthani handicrafts.

The best time to visit Udaipur is between the months of November-February i.e. the winter months. During this time, the average temperature varies between 12°Celsius to 28 °Celsius. Since the climate of Udaipur remains pleasant during winters, travellers can explore the outdoors and participate in numerous activities without any inconvenience.

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Jodhpur

The historical and ancient city of Jodhpur is situated in the Thar Desert, in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. This is a 15th Century city built around the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. This city is also known as the “Blue City” due to the uniformly painted houses in light blue colour.

The city of Jodhpur is popular for its rugged natural beauty. Its rocky landscape and desert plantations along with ancient ruins of the historical forts and palaces create an adventurous and a mesmerising ambience for visitors. The city looks magical at night, with the forts lighting up the horizon and performers adding to the cultural vibrance of the city.

The main attraction of this city is its majestic forts and palaces. The entire city is built around the imposing structure of the Mehrangarh Fort. The Umaid Bhavan Palace is the epitome of royal magnificence and another stunning attraction that you can check out when you are visiting. The other architectural marvels include the Jaswant Thada, the Ghanta Ghar or the Clock Tower, the Mandore Gardens, the Rao Jodha Rock Park, Phool Mahal – located within the Mehrangarh Fort, the Chand Baori and Osian Temples and Toorji ka Jhalra, to mention a few.

The beautiful city of Jodhpur is thriving with life and adventures. You can enjoy activities such as Overlander Safaris, where you get to meet the locals in the rural regions and learn about the
intricacies of their unique culture and lifestyle. The cultural performances at the Desert camps are experiences you can’t miss when you’re in Jodhpur. The true essence of Rajasthani folk music and dance is on full display during these performances. Trying out the unique cuisines and famous street food in Jodhpur is also bound to be a memorable experience when you are in the city.

Jodhpur experiences semi-arid and fairly warm temperatures all throughout the year, which makes it ideal for winter travels. The city is also known as the “Sun City” due to its sunny weather prevailing throughout the year. The weather experiences a sharp fluctuation with days that are hot and dry and cold nights. Rainfall is sparse. The weather is most pleasant from October to March, which is also the best time to enjoy and explore this marvellous city.

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Jaisalmer holds a major place in the tourism landscape of Rajasthan. Located in the northwestern part of the Indian State, it is popularly called as the golden city because of its bounteous golden sand dunes and castles built with golden honey sandstones. Discover regal luxury with our Jaipur resort and Jaisalmer tour packages.

The city is adorned with a number of lagoons, ornamental Jain places of worship, and lavish havelis. This is however one side of the coin. Jaisalmer is also known for its offbeat desert safari
experience. The city offers pleasant stays in the middle of the vast spread Thar desert and loads of adventure activities to give you a completely unforgettable experience. The city is also packed with colorful handicraft marketplaces that will take you back in the timeline to offer you an experience of Indian culture and heritage.

Jaisalmer is home to some of the most sought after attractions of the nation like the majestic Jaisalmer Fort, full of live desert national park, ancient Kuldhara Village, beautifully designed Jain temples, surreal Gadisar Lake, rustic Sam Sand Dunes, artistic Tazia Tower and Badal Palace, intricately designed Patwon ki Haveli, glorious bada bagh, and many more significant places of tourist attractions.

In the course of your visit to the city of Jaisalmer, you can indulge in a number of desert experiences which are not only adventurous but also filled with fun. Heading out on a safari tour on a jeep or camel and traversing your way through the sands is certainly a great experience. The desert camps have also got loads of other fun for you. You will be spending amazing evening hours at the campsite witnessing the traditional performances of music and dance. The campsites are also known to offer the best ever authentic Rajasthani dishes to delight your taste buds.

Jaisalmer remains hot all through the year. It experiences very hot summer days from the month of April to the month of July, rainy season from the month of July to the month of August, and milder winter days from the month of December to the month of March.

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Taking pride of being the only hill station of the state, Mount Abu is a very beautiful place located in Rajasthan, India. Located on a high rocky plateau, this city experiences colder climates and offers pretty amazing sceneries. Well connected to other parts of the country, this city has been a popular tourist destination for various adventures and sightseeing. Experience serene escapades at Mount Abu with our Rajasthan travel packages, blending nature's beauty seamlessly into your Rajasthan exploration.

Located on the beautiful Aravali Plateau, the city of Mount Abu is adorned by lush green forests and loaded with pristine beauty of lakes, architecture of temples and heritage of ancient forts and havelis. Exhibiting the best royalty of bygone times, this city is home to numerous marvels loaded with artistic features and picture worthy craftsmanship. Amidst this enchanting surroundings, the life here is very calm and the locals are friendly as well.

Home to various entrincing landmarks, the Mount Abu city has been exciting its visitors and tourists since ages. Be it the reflection of the starry sky on the Nakki Lake or the flawless ornamental carvings of Dilwara Jain Temple, here you will find some of the best sceneries which will soothe our eyes as well as souls. Here, you will find various serene spots like the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Peace Park, Guru Shikhar Peak, Sunset Point, Abu Road, Trevour’s Tank Toad Rock and many more.

Haven for the adrenaline junkies, the city of Mount Abu has been blessed with beautiful surroundings as well as a plethora of adventures. Attracting flocks of tourists, one can try their hands on a number of adventures here. From camping below the starry nights to rowing the boat in Nakki Lake, Mount Abu is bestowed with some of the best adrenaline rushing activities.

The climate of Mount Abu remains comparatively colder than the other parts of the state. Being a state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu also experiences some hot days even after being a hill station. The average annual temperature here stays around 20 degree celsius and can fluctuate with change in the seasons.

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Pushkar

Pushkar is an essential pilgrimage in India for the Hindu and Sikh faith holders due to the presence of 100’s of stunning temples including the only ‘Lord Brahma Temple’ in the world, and several gurudwaras. It is located amidst the western Aravalli Range on the shore of the natural Pushkar Lake, around 10 kilometres from the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan. And since Pushkar is a part of the torrid desert state, it has particularly warm summers and cool, pleasant winters with moderate rainfall in the monsoons. Experience the grandeur of Jaipur's palaces and beyond with our Rajasthan packages, offering a seamless blend of history and luxury.

Pushkar is believed to have been an ancient city as it has found mentions in many Hindu mythologies and other important Indian scriptures. Hence, the colourful and different history of this Temple Town has garnered attention from domestic and international tourists, many of whom are also devouts. But that’s not all; there is still much more to this tranquil town than meets the eye. 

In the present day and age, it has become a popular weekend getaway for people, especially the youth living in nearby cities like -Jaipur, Ajmer, Delhi etc. for its many offerings of recreational activities like - boating on the lake, camel safaris, camping and hikes, cable-car rides, shopping for local handicrafts, among more. Along with the alluring points of interest like - the Rose Garden, Mertha, Pushkar Bazaar, Varaha Ghat etc. that are worth exploring during a short rendezvous. 
Moreover, It has primarily been famed for its annual ‘Pushkar Mela’ which is a Cattle Fair organized during the month of ‘Karthik’ (October/November) for five days. It is the biggest and grandest celebration in the town where thousands of locals and tourists gather to savour rides, folk performance, shows, and the most important event of all - the trading of numerous cattle, horses and camels from distinct parts of the country. The two prominent Hindu festivals - Holi and Diwali are also celebrated with much penchant and glee, making it one of the unmissable sightings. 

The tourism in Pushkar is thriving, which has led to the residents, along with many high-end brands and industries developing a commercial aspect. Because of this, one can find an array of hotels and resorts, quaint cafes and eateries serving international cuisines, and other modern facilities. All ranging from modestly priced for the budgeted guests to the 5-star luxurious ones for the big spenders. Thus, Pushkar is that one city that welcomes one and all with open arms and offers an experience unlike any other. 
And although the city brims with trotters all year long, it is the time during October till March that fits best for one to plan a short excursion to fully take in the beauty, merrymaking and the ambient surroundings. 

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Bikaner

Bikaner city can be considered as a exotic beauty of Rajasthan that attracts all kinds of travellers to indulge in the royal hospitality of the heartwarming people. It is located in the Northwest part of Rajasthan and happens to be about 330 kilometer from the state capital, Jaipur.

Bikaner is a city that has got every flavor of the land in its feather starting from history and culture to tradition, adventure, and cuisine. It is believed to be a cultural paradise as well as heaven for travelers with its mesmerizing work of architecture. The glorious past  of the place will surely astonish you and would take you back in the timeline to learn more about the regal era.

During your visit to the city of Bikaner, you should spend time visiting some of the best places of tourist attraction like Junagarh Fort which is known for its perfect blend of Mughal & Gujarati Architecture, Lalgarh Palace which takes you close to the lap of luxury, Laxmi Niwas Palace which happens to be the former abode of Maharaja Ganga Singh, Gajner Palace & Wildlife Sanctuary which is famous for its blissful getaway, Rampuria Haveli which is known for its traverse Bikaner lanes, and many other heritage sites as well as historical places.

Bikaner has got a long list of things for you to indulge in the course of your visit. During your visit, you can think of indulging in the some of the thrilling as well as offbeat activities like attending the famous Camel Festival, shopping your heart out at Kote Gate, taking a tour of the majestic Junagarh Fort, visiting the popular Karni Mata Temple, witnessing the splendour of the Lalgarh Palace, enjoying a camel safari in the Thar, relishing the taste of the local cuisines, experiencing the utmost luxury at the Laxmi Vilas Palace, going out for wildlife spotting in the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, beating the heat at the Skybird Water Park, and much more.

Bikaner has got a desert type climatic condition which means it remains hot all through the year. The city virtually does not receive any rainfall during the year and the average temperature is recorded at 26.4 degree celsius. The average rainfall is recorded to be 241 mm per year.

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Alwar

Once a forgotten city, Alwar today teems with numerous tourist attractions and flocked by travellers across the globe. There is no place for boredom as the sightseeing options, travel activities and tourist places in Alwar are plenty.

One of the top tourist activity which a traveller must do during a visit to Alwar is embarking on a jeep safari at Sariska National Park. Deep inside the park flanked by gentle slopes and greenery, one can come face to face with Indian leopard, striped hyena, Indian jackal, chital, sambhar, nilgai, wild boars and more.

It is a perfect holiday trip to indulge with friends and family. For adventure and daring souls, a spooky visit to the most haunted place in India, Bhangarh Fort promises to be enticing. Get lost amidst the ruined buildings at the fort and admire stunning architecture. In and around Bhangarh, there are the havelis, shops, temples, mosques and old streets that are best explored by foot or bicycle.

Some of the other popular sightseeing places in the city are Alwar Museum, Alwar fort, Siliserh Lake Palace, Sariska Palace and Bala Qila fort. Visit Sainthal dam to watch the wild crocodiles. For some adrenaline rush, take a banana boat or bumper tube ride in the Siliserh Lake.

The other adventure activities that are popular and can be tried out at the lake premises include jet-skiing, pedal boating and crocodile sighting. There are many forts in the city that offers luxurious staying options. Neemrana fort for instance offers vintage car ride, multimedia tour, camel ride and other fun activities to make one’s stay more fulfilling and exciting. At Neemrana fort palace, enjoy the exhilarating ride down the mountain, on a zip line. The Flying Fox Neemrana enables one to enjoy a panoramic view of the Aravalli Mountains.

There are totally five ziplines operating at the fort, each taking you to different scenic routes in and around the location premises. To capture some good photographs and cool your heels, check out the Garbhaji Falls. A popular place among locals as well as tourists, the waterfalls cascade down beautifully.

This place is located 7 kms away from Siliserh Lake and one can enjoy village life on way to falls. The best time to visit the place is in the month of July and August. For historical lovers, there is Government Museum situated at City Palace. The museum houses huge collection of historical swords, pistols, guns and canons, historical paintings and sculptures. All these places are the best tourist places in Alwar.

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Ranthambore is an absolute paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. It is widely recognized for its National Park and Tiger Reserve, but these are not the only places that make Ranthambhore a popular tourist destination. The unquestionably mesmerizing locales, palaces, and royal ruins make Ranthambhore more than just a popular wildlife habitat.

So don’t just adore the enthralling locales or feast your eyes on to the beautiful escapades of Ranthambhore but indulge in many other interesting activities that are an absolute value for your money and time. You can opt for a safari ride that is the most adventurous activity and gives you a chance to witness the wild species roaming freely in the jungle. Bird watching tour should also be something that you must try as Ranthambhore boasts of having over 330 species of birds.

Some of the must-visit places at Ranthambore are Ranthambore Fort, which is touted as the most popular landmarks in Rajasthan. This fort was built by the Chauhan rulers in 944 AD and replicates that era in the best possible way.

You can visit this amazing fort for a jaw-dropping experience! Surwal lake is another masterpiece ideal for people who prefer a calm and tranquil ambiance to seek solace. The glorious view of the rare accumulation of wild animals here would certainly take your breath away.

Jogi Mahal is another iconic place in Ranthambore situated near the Padam lake. It is known for its incredible architecture and sculptures. It was initially made available for the visitors to reside, but off-lately Jogi Mahal is available just for sightseeing. This place also boasts of one of the biggest Banyan Trees in the country.

Along with the wildlife, the culture and traditions of Ranthambore also hold a massive significance. Rejoice yourself with the incredible art and craft of the rural women working under the great initiative of Village Women Craft. Also, treat yourself with the exclusive dishes of Rajasthan such as Dal Bati churma, Ker Sangri, and Mawa kachori for a taste that would refuse to leave your taste buds while you’re in Ranthambore!

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Dausa

Dausa also known by the name Devanagari is a city located in the Dausa district of Rajasthan. It is situated approximately 55km away from the main city of Jaipur and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Dausa district. Dausa is such a popular holiday destination that most visitors usually include this place in their tourism package while visiting Rajasthan.


The city of Dausa has much legend and history lying behind it. Several stories even go on to explain how during the 10th century AD, well-known rulers such as the Chouhans and Badgurjars while ruling over Rajasthan, claimed Dausa as the first capital of the state. Dausa clearly held much political importance at that time and it still holds the same position even today.


One of the best parts about Dausa is that the city is surrounded by Mahadev from all give directions namely Nilkanth, Sahajnath, Somnath, Baijnath and Gupteshwar. One of the major reasons why the place is also known by the word ‘Dhau and Sa’ is due to this situation. ‘Dhau and Sa’ literally translates to Swarg meaning heaven and Sa meaning Sundar.


The place is well known for many popular activities. The culture is typical to Rajasthan and one will have the chance to experience an authentic rural life as well. There are several high-end hotels, resorts and restaurants that will not fail to fulfil your primary requirements of great comfort and good food. As far as convenience is concerned, it is well taken care of since the city is well connected with an abundance of local transport at hand. Moreover, the people belonging to this city are known for their friendly nature and simplicity – all of which will win your heart over.


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Ajmer

Ajmer is a place well known for having majestic beauty. One often wants to know that what all are the tourist places in Ajmer. The place has an offering to people in which they can explore the whole of Ajmer. Pushkar is one such option. It has desert camps and natural boundaries which makes it look astonished. Discover the spiritual allure of Ajmer in your Rajasthan tour, seamlessly woven into our comprehensive Rajasthan tour packages for a memorable experience.

Tourists come here especially to have an experience of Aravali Hills. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Sufi shrine of Moinuddin Chistietc will take you to the ambiance of rituals and tradition. The commoners or localities are very down to earth. Even today the traditional customs are followed here. All this makes the person feel peaceful. 

The wooden work, the furnishing, and the architecture work are so amazing that the person could not stop himself to be attached to this place. A day trip to the place gives a soothing experience. Pushkar is just 15 km from Ajmer. The Pushkar Lake and Jagatpita Brahma Temple etc. are some of the best tourist places in Ajmer. 

The whole day can be spent travelling in this place. But the memory one makes is what makes it up for fatigues. Once you are done with all the layouts and night outs, one can do all the popular activities in Ajmer.The common things to do in Ajmer comprise camel safari, trekking, camping and many more adventurous things. 

Camel Safari is a beautiful ride to be done in the desert. Pushkar is a beautiful place to be visited to experience the rustic lifestyle. Camel safari is known to offer the trip to sandy place and thus it is must to do the thing in Ajmer. The ships of desert compensate for every flaw Ajmer has. 

The things to do in Ajmer consist ofa visit to a lot of places like Lake View Stay at Pushkar Palace, Bijay Niwas Palace in Ajmer etc. Well ventilated, airy, furnished rooms etc are the features of rooms in Ajmer. Some of them have traditional paintings as well to connect the families. 

There are rooms matching with the needs of people as well. It consists of families, friends, new weds and even live in partners. All this makes the place a must visit a place. New Delhi, Jodhpur, Gurgaon, Udaipur etc. are the nearby gateways from Ajmer. 

Once planned a trip to Ajmer, one can also go to these places as well. Pilgrimage, spa, rejuvenation, rituals etc are some of the things to be done in Ajmer. Have a great experience in Ajmer.

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Ranakpur is a small but beautiful village that can be found near the Desuri Tehsil in Sadri town, in the Pali district of Rajasthan. It is between the two famous cities of Udaipur and Jodhpur on the western side of the Aravalli Mountain Ranges.

Ranakpur is the most ideal destination for nature lovers. This picturesque and tranquil village is set amidst lush greenery and is surrounded by the misty blue Aravalli mountains. The abundance of nature in the wildlife sanctuaries in Ranakpur along with valleys, waterfalls, fields and lakes creates a mesmerising natural effect.

Ranakpur is famous for its magnificent collection of Jain temples dedicated to the Tirthankaras. The most famous Jain Temple reflects the epitome of the architectural brilliance of Jain artistry and sculpturing. Some of the other notable temples in the area are the Parasnath Temple and the Adinatha Temple. Besides the spiritual enrichment that you can experience in this place, you can also indulge in wolf-spotting at the Jaba Wolf Point and enjoy a glorious sunset at the Ranakpur Dam.

There are numerous activities that you can indulge in that will guarantee that you have a memorable time in Ranakpur. You can go trekking in Roopnmata or enjoy a thrilling Jeep Safari at the Ranakpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the most sought-after activity spots are near the many waterfalls in Ranakpur. Crocodile-spotting is another exciting activity that you can indulge in here.

You can expect tropical weather conditions in Ranakpur. The summers are usually hot and dry with June, July and May being the hottest months. Temperatures may soar to 38-39 degrees Celsius during summer. Rainfall is scarce and the annual precipitation is approximately 55 cm only. Winter season is the best time to visit Ranakpur. The weather is ideal for tours, treks, wildlife spotting and picnics in the area.

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Want to visit a place which is subtropical, traditional, and historic and also the one which has natural things, visit SawaiMadhopur and you will experience the best of the tourist places in Sawai Madhopur. Situated in Rajasthan, to its north lies Banas River, to its east, lies the Parbati River. This place itself is situated to the southeast of Jaipur. Don’t visit here during summers and also not in winters. The city experiences up to 49 degrees Celsius during May and June while the lowest temperature occurs between December and January, down to 2 degrees Celsius. So ultimately, November to May becomes the ideal tourist season. The tourist places in Sawai Madhopur are as follows:

The Ranthambore National Park is the famous national park. It has a variety of animal species which are taken utmost care by the authorities. Many species of animals and birds like Nilgai, sloth bears, hyena, chital, wild boars can be found here. The park here is also mesmerizing as it has three beautiful lakes, namely, Raj BaghTalab, Malik Talab and PadamTalab. Then there is a temple named as ‘Chamatkar Temple’. It has a very interesting story behind its construction. It is assumed that whatever is asked in front of God, the wish is fulfilled definitely. Ranthambhore Fort, Chauth Mata Temple, Khandar Fort etc are the other tourist attractions of the city. These all are mentioned in tourist placesin Sawai Madhopur. SawaiMadhopur is a place which offers a lot of variety in terms of nature and wildlife.

It has spell bounding options for sightseeing, biking, walking, jeep safari, camping, day outs, night outs and much more. It is completely adventurous cum religious place. Once visited, a person can never forget the astonishing experience ho goes through. This place suits every age group as it has an offering for each one of them. Come on plan a trip to SawaiMadhopur. It can be with family, friends or even with your BAE. Once you are done visiting SawaiMadhopur, you can also visit nearby places which are no less lavishing and entertaining. New Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Mount Abu, Pushkar and many more places are some of the best places available. It is surrounded by Aravalli and Vindhya hilly range. It has been listed in the UNESCO’s most heritage sites as well. One should definitely visit this place once.

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Chittorgarh city is located in the southern part of Rajasthan on the Berach River. It is about 112 km from Udaipur and 182 km from Ajmer. The city of Chittorgarh once served as the capital city of the Sisodia clan the Mewar Rajputs. Now it is the administrative city of the Chittorgarh District. The city is famous for its tourism, culture and heritage values.

Chittorgarh is a beautiful holiday destination and has some of the most fascinating attractions. The city is a treasure trove of rich tales of valor and bravery, wars, victories and defeats and all these have made a significant imprint on the landscape of this wonderful place.

The Chittorgarh Fort is the most prominent attraction of this city. Within the Fort there are several palaces, towers, temples, lakes and ponds. The city also has great wildlife sanctuaries such as the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary. The city of Chittorgarh is scattered with several ancient temples such as the  Kali Mata Temple, Sathis Deori Temple, Sawariyaji Temple and lots more.

Chittorgarh also has many great things to keep you busy throughout your trip. Enjoy exploring the various alleyways in the city looking for great bargains in locally made products. One can also explore the caves in Menal or explore the various ancient temples, palaces and ruins that showcase the rich history of the city. Watch the traditional local dance and music performances that are famous the world over or indulge in a jeep safari and explore the outskirts of the city.

Chittorgarh has a dry and parched climate and the summer starts from April while staying till July. The temperature during this time is really hot. The monsoon in Chittorgarh is very less and ranges between 60 to 80 cm only. The winter season arrives in October and lasts till February. This is when the weather is most pleasant during the day and gets colder at night, thus making it the best time to visit Chittorgarh.

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Cradled in the Southern end of Rajasthan, Sirohi is one of the most well-known cities for its picturesque landscapes. Standing at an average elevation of 321 meters, it is named after the Siranwa Hills in the Western Slopes, on which the city itself stands.

Sirohi is one of the most beautiful and unique places of visit in Rajasthan. Situated on the Western Slopes, the city is surrounded with mountain ranges and hilly terrain which is unlike most parts of traditional attraction in the state. The city nonetheless retains its Rajasthani flavour with its inimitable city-planning designs and rural life.

Sirohi, besides being surrounded by hilly terrain, is also home to many forts and temples akin to the typical Rajasthani town. The temples are predominant in the town, the most famous being Jiraval Temple, Karodi Dhwaj Temple, Madhusudan, Mungthala and Patranarayan Temple, Mirpur Temple, Pavapuri Temple, Sarneshwar Temple and Vasant Garh. The city itself is a crisp slice of traditional Rajasthani life, and something as simple as a walk through the town is enough to rejuvenate your soul.

Sirohi predominantly experiences a dry to semi-arid climate. Despite the elevation of the mountains, summers can be very oppressive in Sirohi with temperatures running beyond the 40 degree Celsius mark. The best time to visit the city is January-April and July-December, the latter being more feasible with relatively pleasant temperature variations.

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Bharatpur is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan that comprises around 65 wards. It is 180 Km away from New Delhi, the capital of India and 178 Km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It is a part of India’s National Capital Region and was the erstwhile capital of the princely state of Bharatpur.

Whether you are a history buff or a nature lover, you will certainly enjoy everything that Bharatpur has to offer. The city has a peaceful atmosphere and is surrounded by natural splendour all around. The amazing landscapes around Bharatpur are truly awe-inspiring.

The main attraction of Bharatpur is of course the bird sanctuary that is home to more than 230 different species of birds. Then there is the magnificent Lohagarh fort, built in the 18th century and located right in the heart of the city. For spiritual travellers, there are places like the Chawad Devi Temple, Laxman Mandir, and Bankey Bihari Temple. Bharatpur Palace and museum holds several attractions for history enthusiasts.

Having so many man-made and natural attractions, there is never a shortage of things to do in this city. Here you can take part in adventure activities like rappelling, zip-lining, rifle shooting, archery, pipe walking, horizontal ladder, plane walking, Burma bridge, heebie jeebie, and quake walking. There are instructors present at these activity sites who can guide you along the way.

Bharatpur is characterised by a local steppe climate with very little rainfall throughout the year. The average temperature lies around 25.7 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall in a year is around 664 mm. Winters are a bit chilly with the temperature often going below 10 degrees Celsius. In the summer, it can get quite hot, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

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Mandawa

Mandawa is a small town in the state of Rajasthan and lies in the Shekhawati region. It lies approximately 190 kilometers away from the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and approximately 240 kilometers from the National Capital, New Delhi. The town was essentially occupied by traders in the late 18th and the early 19th Century, which has now been transformed into a tourist attraction due to its beautiful history.

The town of Mandawa is also known as the open-air art gallery due to the numerous architecturally and artistically beautiful historical structures in the town. Most of the Havelis of Mandawa are famous for their paintings, murals, and various other beautiful artifacts. This amazing town is a must-visit for all the history, architecture, as well as art lovers out there.

The major attractions of the city are its iconic Havelis, most of which have now been restored into Heritage Hotels. Some of the Havelis that you can not miss out on your visit to Mandawa include the Murmuria Haveli, Chokhani Double Haveli, and the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli. Some other beautiful attractions of Mandawa are the Harlalka Well, Saraf Haveli, and the Bansidhar Newatia Haveli.

There are a whole lot of amazing and exciting activities in Mandawa that a tourist can indulge in. The first and foremost thing that one needs to do is take a walking tour of the historical lanes of this small town and explore its ancient palatial residences, some of which have been restored, whereas, others still remain unattended. Tourists can also try out making a wish at the Harlalka Well, which is believed to come true by the local residents.

The city experiences hot and dry weather, which does not make it comfortable to be visited during the summers or monsoons. The best time to visit this art hub is during the winter season that starts from the months of October and stretches till March.

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Kota

Kota city which was previously known as Kotah is located in the southeast of North Indian State, Rajasthan. The city is located at a distance of 240 km from the state capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. With a total population of about 1.2 million, the city of Kota is the third populous city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur.

Despite the fact that it is one of the best places in the country for competitive examination preparation, it is also home to some of the beautiful forts, palaces, and heritage sites that speak about the royalty of the bygone times. Adding these tourist places to your bucket list, you will surely get a chance to learn more about the indian history as well as peep into the antiques of the bygone times.

Kota is not only home to beautiful man made structures, but it is also known for its alluring natural beauty. There are a number of places like the Kishor Lake, Kota Barrages, and chambal garden where you can truly treat your senses. The city speaks about the beauty of Rajasthan through its ancient heritage, modern attractions, historic monuments, beautiful scenic views across the river Chambal.

In the course of your visit to Kota, you must make sure that you have enough time to marvel at places like Kota Barrage to admire the surrounding lush greenery, Kishore Sagar Lake to watch the reflection of lights, seven wonders park to watch all the wonders of the world at a single palace, Jag Mandir Palace to explore the queen of Kota, Garadia Mahadev Temple to gape at the amazing views, chambal garden to watch the giant trees kissing the sky.

Apart from all these places, you can also visit Umed Bhavan palace to get a royal feel, Maharao Madho Singh Museum for an offbeat experience, Ganesh Udyam to admire the natural beauty, chambal handing bridge to capture beautiful snaps, Godavari Dham Temple to attend the special Aarti, and city Palace to know more about the blend of Mughal and Rajasthani art.

The climate of Kota remains hot and dry all through the year. The summers are characterised by a dry season and it becomes a bit difficult for outdoor activities, monsoons are known for their downpours and winters are bit cool with the temperature range remaining in the range of 12 to 27 degree celsius. The climatic condition of Kota can be considered to be a semi arid kind of climate. The best time to come over to the city of Kota would be from the month of October to the month of March.

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Jhunjhunu is a beautiful city in Rajasthan known as the copper and textile producing district in India. Brimming with major attractions for sightseeing and is conveniently accessible through public or private transportation. This city is located in the Shekhawati region and is known for the gorgeous murals and frescoes on the walls of the havelis located here.

The unspoilt beauty of this city is something worth witnessing as it possesses some of the most magnificent and glorious architectures known in the history of Rajasthan. Encapsulated with historical monuments and splendid architectures, Jhunjhunu is worth witnessing and exploring.

There are numerous attractions in Jhunjhunu and it is quite famous for some of the temples located here. Rani Sati Temple here is a blend of history and beauty and is an epitome of the femnine valour. Khetri Mahal and Aath Havelis are also two of the most significant attractions here known for their remarkable architectures, huge corridors and royal finesse. Apart from these, Khemi Sati Temple, Kamruddin Shah Dargah are some of the attractions worth witnessing.

With a wider range of things to do in Jhunjhunu, the best are the sightseeing tours. Visiting Sone Chandi Ki Haveli or Badalgarh Fort will enlighten you with plenty of intriguing insights from the past. You can also go shopping in Jhunjhunu as there are various famous markets to shop handicrafts, local jewellery, tie and dye sarees and so much more. Not only this, you cannot afford to miss out on the experience of staying in a fort or a palace while in this enchanting and royal city.

The weather of Jhunjhunu is the most pleasant during the months of October to March as the blazing heat of the summer has passed and the winters are approaching during this time. The weather remains pleasing letting you witness the attractions and explore the city at your pace. You can escape the sweltering summers and enjoy your vacation in good weather.

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Bundi

Nestled in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, the little town of Bundi is known for its Rajput past. A gem of the Hadoti district, Bundi’s palaces, forts and other ancient monuments makes it a popular tourist magnet in the area.

Once home to the Hada Rajputs, the hillside town derives its beauty from the magnificent monuments here, that stand as proof of the brilliant art styles that flourished in Bundi in the erstwhile years. Dotted with lakes and ancient structures, the rustic charm of the town promises to leave you ravished.

From the magnificent Taragarh Fort jutting out of the hill, to the sprawling Garh Palace with its historic bounty, one can never run out of places to visit while in Bundi. Apart from being an absolute treat to the history buffs coming here, the attractions in Bundi vow to charm the nature lover in you as well.

Whether you choose to spend a leisurely day by the Jait Sagar Lake, or navigate the steps of Raniji ki Baori, or simply spend a day counting the pillars on the Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri- the various tourist spots here will keep you busy throughout your visit.

When in Bundi, do not hesitate to head over to the Chitra Mahal to marvel at the miniature paintings. Home to some of the best artworks of Bundi, the Mahal will enchant all those coming here. Another fantastic way to spend your time at Bundi would be to explore the various fort ruins of the town on foot. For an offbeat experience, one may also choose to visit the artisan villages of Theekarda and Akoda in the outskirts of the town. And if one is really lucky, one may even get to experience the magnificent Bundi Utsav and Monsoon festival held in the town.

Bundi enjoys a local steppe climate throughout the year. Summers at the town generally remain extremely hot, with high rates of humidity. Winters here, spanning between November and February, enjoy cool weather, with temperature remaining between 17 to 22 degree Celsius. The months between June and September enjoy heavy monsoon showers.

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Osian

Osian is a desert town located at around sixty-five kilometers drive from Jodhpur. It is the headquarters for Osian tehsil and Bikaner, Jaipur and Jodhpur are the nearest cities from this ancient town. 
It is renowned for its rugged landscapes and glittering sand dunes that are a visual treat for the eyes. The vast layers of sand, desert plants, and gushing wind make it one of the most breathtaking destinations for the visitors. Located at the edge of the Thar desert, you can experience the remote desert life over here. 

Osian City is also known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan owing to the presence of tons of breathtaking temples that are renowned for their architectural magnificence and stunning design. Sachiya Mata Temple and Mahavira Temples are the most popular temples in Osian City, where you can seek spiritual enlightenment and bathe in the sense of divinity. You can also visit Harihara Temples that are dedicated to Lord Harihara and are resplendent with sculptures.

There are tons of enthralling activities that you can enjoy in Osian City to raise your adrenaline level and create the best memory of your life. Camping under the twinkling stars in the Thar Desert is one such adrenaline rushing activity that you must try if you're in Osian City. You can also enjoy a jeep safari that will give you a chance to explore the hidden areas of the desert and meet the locals to know about their traditions and culture.

Osian city is known for having extreme temperatures, so it's best to plan a visit to this ancient city between November to February, during which the temperature becomes extremely pleasant, and you can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. During January, the temperature drops down to around 0 degrees leading to extremely cold weather.

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Pali

Pali is a city in the state of Rajasthan, harboring on the banks of the river Bandi. With an average elevation of 214 meters and located only seventy kilometers from the city of Jodhpur, it is also famously nicknamed as “The Industrial City.”

Known to be the seat of many historical dynasties including the famous Rajputs, the city’s origins date back to the prehistoric ages, emerging from the Western Sea which covered much of present-day Rajasthan. Shaped like a triangle and bordered by the districts of Nagaur, Jodhpur, Barmer, Rajmasand, Udaipur, Ajmer, Sirohi and Jalore, Pali is undoubtedly the hub of trade and commerce in Rajasthan.

The city was reigned by different rulers across the ages, including the Guhilas of Mewar and the Chauhans, right down to Maharana Pratap, Harshavardhana, Prithviraj Chouhaan and subsequently Sher Shah Suri. Despite the city being mainly known for its trade and commerce, Pali has various forts, temples and dams to show for its rich cultural heritage. The city is also representative of Rajasthan’s rich religious history, predominantly Jain.

The city being under different rulers, has forts and temples of varying architectural styles and artistic designs. The most famous places of attraction in the city include the Ranakpur Jain Temples, the Jawai Dam, the Ranakpur Dam, the Parshuram Mahadev Temple, the Nimbo Ka Nath Temple, the Sun Temple and the Samand Lake. Pali is also famous for its Baoris and ornate step wells.

It is best to avoid visiting Pali during the summer, as like most cities in Rajasthan temperatures during the day can shoot up to 45 degrees. The weather remains fairly moderate during October to March with pleasant nights and days.

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Gajner

The hills, greenery and a royal atmosphere, Neemrana city has all this and more on offer for your vacation. An ancient town in Alwar, Rajasthan, Neemrana has a few but captivating attractions that suffice the need for a different and wholesome experience. The age-old Neemrana Fort is one of the best attractions that has been turned into a luxurious heritage hotel that is not only beautiful but let's you holiday like royalty and even try out adventure activities like zip-lining.

Meanwhile, the Vinay Vilas Mahal is another specimen of a historical structure that boasts of alluring architecture and the royal lifestyle. It is now open to the public as a museum which has many memoirs of the olden times at display. Moreover, you can plan a quick getaway with family, friends, your partner or even by yourself to this small town which has great weather throughout the year, especially from August till March, which is when the tourism is peaking.

Furthermore, some other places that Neemrana tourism offers the guests are the best views of the city and a trekking adventure at the Bala Quila, Siliserh Lake which is ideal for nature-walks, boating and bird-watching, and Sariska wildlife Sanctuary which has opulent wildlife and fauna for the nature-enthusiasts to savour. Other than those, monuments like the Baori which is a historic stepwell and the ruins and remains of the Vrindavan Palace make for a great visit for history buffs and those who want a unique experience, before leaving the town with a once in a lifetime experience.

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Lumi

Nawalgarh, a small town that is also known as the “land of the Havelis”, is located in the Jhunjhunu district in the state of Rajasthan, a short distance away from Jaipur. It is an important part of the famous Shekhawati region and is the perfect place to check out the many Shekhawati frescoes and artworks that adorn the walls of the town of Nawalgarh. It is located at a distance of 39 km from Jhunjhuna and can also be accessed from Sikar, which is 30 km away.

While the natural beauty of Nawalgarh City is quite sparse, it is a town that is abounding in natural beauty in terms of its scenic buildings and structures and the colourful artwork that surrounds you. The town itself is surrounded by accessible hills and forests, which make for the ideal places to go hiking and exploring.The main attraction of the town of Nawalgarh is, of course, its many stunning Havelis and buildings that have been built with care and ingenuity, that reflect the artistic nature of its inhabitants. In fact, the whole town is referred to as an open-air gallery because you are surrounded by paintings, frescoes, inlay work and other beautiful forms of art that have been depicted on the walls of the Havelis.

One of the best activities you can enjoy when you are here includes walking through the secluded lanes of Nawalgarh, exploring the Havelis and their majestic courtyards, and hearing the many interesting stories about their pasts.Nawalgarh experiences extreme weather conditions throughout the year. The summers are scorching when the temperature during the day rises to 45 degrees Celsius. Winters are the best time to visit this town when the temperatures range from 6 to 24 degrees Celsius.

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Churu

Known as the “Gateway to the Thar Desert,” Churu is a small city that lies in the Jangladesh region of northern Rajasthan, and shares its boundaries with other offbeat cities of the desert state. Located a little over 200 kilometres from the city of Jaipur, it also serves as the linking route of many important cities of Rajasthan, and is a perfect offbeat getaway spot for a relaxing holiday, complete with golden sand dunes, historical architecture and a tranquil ambience.

Churu is the land of camels, opulent structures, havelis, rich culture, heritage and vibrant colours. The traditional lifestyle along with the friendly and welcoming locals add to the charm of this small city. Filled with grand havelis dating back hundreds of years, each one grander than the other, colourful temples, delicious food and the glistening sands of the desert, Churu has its own uniqueness that cannot be found anywhere else.

Steeped in traditional Rajasthani culture, the city of Churu has a soulful essence that will draw your attention as soon as you enter its limits. The city, although smaller when compared to Jaipur, Jodhpur and others, exhibits a beautiful blend of the traditional culture of the land with its love for vivid and bright colours. The world famous Salasar Dham, home of Salasar Balaji Maharaj, the Gayatri Shaktipeeth, the Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, and more are all located within the confines of this historical city.

Besides that, there are several activities that you can enjoy when visiting Churu. From visiting temples to enjoying a camel safari in the desert, or even camping under the stars, Churu is a place that will definitely help in irking your relaxed self. In addition to all this, you can also explore the narrow lanes of the city while enjoying its vibrant spice and handicraft markets, or indulging in the delicious local food here.

Churu is the coldest spot in all of Rajasthan, and enjoys a hot, semi-arid climate where the summers are hot and the winters comparatively colder. The best time therefore, to visit Churu, would be between the colder months of November to February or early March. The average temperatures during the day in these months vary between 24 to 28 degrees Celsius, while they can sometimes fall below freezing points during the night.

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Jalore

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Sikar

Located in the north-eastern part of Rajasthan, Sikar is a historical city boasting of its magnificence and allure. The city lies midway between Bikaner and Agra on the National Highway 52 and attracts tourists from all across the globe for its rich heritage, culture, and serenity. It carries historical significance for being the capital of the state Thikana Sikar and was known as Beer Bhan Ka Bass during the times of Shekhawati kings rulings.

The beauty of Sikar is visible through its remarkable traditional places, gorgeous ancient temples, artistically landscaped gardens, and grand forts that make it not only eye-catching but interesting and exciting too. Its historic magic is proven by its surrounding gigantic walls that envelop the city and allow entry only through seven grand entry gates. It is also a place to learn about Rajasthani's colourful culture, traditions, and friendliness.

Sikar allures tourists from all across the world for its daunting beauty of fresco painted Havelis, temples, forts and surrounding attractions that highlight the exuberance of Indian traditions. Laxmangarh Fort,  Danta Fort, Devgarh, Harshnath Temple, Ganeshwar, Jeenmata, Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir, etc. are a few of the top highlights of the city that make it a dream destination for the history lovers or spirituality seekers.

With a plethora of enthralling activities available in and around the city, Sikar also gains the attraction of adventure buffs and thrill-seekers. Zipline, Camel Safari, Desert Camping, Hot-Air Ballooning are some of the thrilling activities available near the city, which are perfect to enjoy a rush in adrenaline. Also, tasting traditional Rajasthani cuisine, watching a puppet show, folk dance or music performances, or doing some souvenir shopping are some of the fun-filled activities that must not be missed while on a trip to the Sikar City.

Being located in Rajasthan, Sikar has hot plus semi-arid summers and the temperature can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. With an annual average temperature ranging around 24.6 °C, winters (October to February) feature pleasant and tourist-friendly climatic conditions and prove to be the ideal time for excursion and sightseeing. Don't miss this charming destination and enjoy the grandeur and elegance with 'Padharo Mhare Desh' hospitality.

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Amer Fort is a stunning palace in India. It is located on the top of a hill near Jaipur. The fort has a grand structure with twisting passages and staircases. Built by Maharaja Man Singh I in 1592, it is made of pink and yellow sandstone. This fort is a part of a vast complex that overlooks Maotha Lake. You can explore the fort for hours on an elephant ride.

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In the heart of Jaipur stands the City Palace, a marvel of architecture. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century, it is a grand complex of courtyards, buildings, and gardens. This palace showcases the royal heritage of Jaipur, blending Rajputana and Mughal architecture. 

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Jaisalmer Fort, situated in the heart of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world. Constructed in 1156, it is characterized by its golden sandstone architecture, intricate carvings, and a labyrinth of narrow lanes. The fort houses palaces, Jain temples, and offers breathtaking views of the desert landscape, making it a captivating historical and cultural landmark.

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Hawa Mahal, known as the "Palace of Winds", is an iconic architectural marvel in Jaipur, India. The palace was built in 1799 by the Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It is famous for its distinctive honeycomb facade that is adorned with 953 intricately carved windows, showcasing the best of Rajput craftsmanship. The palace is five stories tall and offers panoramic views of Jaipur's bustling streets. This historic monument symbolizes Rajasthan's rich heritage and serves as a testament to its royal legacy.

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Situated in the heart of Jaipur city, Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1734 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, also the founder of the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur. Spread over a vast area of 18,700 metres, it houses an impressive collection of 19 astronomical instruments. Notably, these instruments were used to measure the distance and position of celestial objects. This observatory is a testament of the advancement and innovations of the Rajput era. 

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Among the best places to visit in Ranthambore, Ranthambore fort is an unavoidable spot which lies within the national park vicinity near the Sawai Madhopur. It is a well -known space since the rulers of ancient period used to reach here for hunting. It played a definite role in making the tourism part of Rajasthan to the next level.

The fort exhibits the exemplary glory and valor of Hammir Dev of the Chauhan dynasty. Also, it is considered as a precious spot since it is one of the World Heritage List. The fort is located amidst a pristine location abundantly nurtured by thick green forests and salubrious climate. In addition, nearby the fort, you can witness different types of valleys, lakes, picnic spots, wild life species etc. Along with the fort, there is a history travelled; the history of wars and captures, different conquerors and the changes happened to the fort in time to time.

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Discover the luxury and grandeur of Rajasthan at the City Palace in Jaipur. This palace is an architectural wonder and a symbol of royalty. It was built between the years 1729-1732 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The palace served as the royal residence for the Maharaja. The last ruler to reside in this palace was Raja Man Singh II.

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Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most important places to visit in Chittorgarh. This historical fort is the pride of the Rajasthani town as it stands imposingly upon the top of a hill, looking down protectively over the city. Nearly all of Chittorgarh’s attractions are housed inside the fort. The Chittorgarh Fort is a massive structure which was first built in the 7th century and covers an area of approximately 700 acres.

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Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Alwar. Spread over an area of more than 800 square kilometres, this sanctuary offers a safe haven to the majestic Royal Bengal tigers of Alwar. The sanctuary is made up of grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky terrains. A host of birds and animals inhabit the sanctuary including Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Sambar, Chinkara, Four-Horned Antelope, Hanuman Langur, and Rhesus Monkeys.

The sanctuary also houses the rare Indian Eagle-Owl. But the sanctuary is not just famous for its flora and fauna. A number of historical temples can be found inside the sanctuary, that add further mystery and majesty to the place. Trekking through the wildlife sanctuary is a great experience. 

Timings:6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Price: 
Indians: INR 60, 
Foreign Nationals: INR 450,
Vehicles: INR 250
Location: Subhash Chowk Station road malakhera, Alwar, Rajasthan 301406
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Vijay Stambha, also known as the Victory Tower, stands proudly in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century, this nine-story structure symbolizes valor and triumph, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, narrating tales of Chittorgarh's historic resilience and glory.

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 

Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001

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Nahargarh Fort sits on the Aravalli Hills, offering stunning views of the entire city of Jaipur. Built back in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, it showcases a blend of Indian and European architecture. Once a royal retreat, the fort is famous for its Madhavendra Bhawan which is adorned with intricate frescoes. With tales of haunted pasts and majestic architecture, it also attracts history buffs. It is the perfect spot to watch the sunset or explore Rajasthan's royal heritage.

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Jaigarh Fort is a monumental fort located on the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, towering at an impressive height of 500m above sea level. The fort was constructed in 1726 by the famous Raja Jai Singh II as a means to fortify the Amer Fort. 


In fact, you can see an unobstructed view of Amer Fort and its complex from the Jaigarh Fort and also witness a breath-taking view of the green hills and lakes that surround the fort. It is one of the most distinctive historical monuments in the Jaipur area and has many unique features that make it unique. 


The largest canon in the world, which is called the Jaivana Cannon, can be found inside the premises. The canon was built inside the Jaigarh Fort itself and is said to have participated in many famous Rajput battles and wars. Other attractions inside the fort include the Vilas Mandir, the Aram Mandir, Laxmi Vilas and the Lalit Mandir. 


Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur is a testament to Rajputana's bravery. Built-in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, it offers breathtaking views of Amer Fort and its lush surroundings. It is also home to Jaivana, the world's largest cannon. Featuring sprawling gardens and grand palaces, it is a fine example of Rajasthan's rich history and architectural brilliance.

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Bhangarh Fort, nestled in Rajasthan's Alwar district, whispers tales from the 17th century. Known as India's most haunted site, it captivates tourists with its stunning ruins and mysterious legends. Surrounded by the Sariska Tiger Reserve, it promises an eerie yet fascinating experience. Its ancient architecture and spooky stories are interesting enough to draw adventure seekers and history buffs alike.

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Jal Mahal, the Water Palace, is a stunning architectural marvel situated in the midst of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. Built in the 18th century, its unique feature is the single exposed story, showcasing exquisite Rajput and Mughal styles. Nestled against the backdrop of the Aravalli hills, the palace offers a tranquil and picturesque setting. Surrounded by water, Jal Mahal creates a mesmerizing reflection during sunrise and sunset, making it a prominent cultural and natural landmark in Rajasthan's Pink City.

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Jhalana Leopard Safari in Jaipur offers a unique wildlife adventure, allowing visitors to witness leopards in their natural habitat. Located in the Jhalana Forest Reserve, this safari provides a thrilling experience as trained guides navigate through the terrain, increasing the chances of spotting elusive leopards. The reserve's diverse ecosystem and conservation efforts make Jhalana Leopard Safari a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts seeking an up-close encounter with these magnificent big cats.

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The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur, Rajasthan, is a splendid architectural gem, showcasing a diverse collection of artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. Built-in 1887, it combines Indo-Saracenic and European architectural styles. The museum provides a rich cultural experience, narrating the history and artistry of Rajasthan.

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The Khwaja Gharib Nawaz Dargah Sharif, located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, is a revered Sufi shrine and a significant pilgrimage site for millions of devotees. It is the final resting place of the great Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, popularly known as Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, who was a spiritual leader and a proponent of peace and love.

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Neemrana Fort, a 15th-century heritage marvel in Rajasthan, seamlessly blends history and luxury. Perched on the Aravalli Hills, this architectural gem offers a glimpse into the past with its well-preserved structures, providing a unique experience of regal charm and panoramic vistas.


Price: 5000- 7000 INR/ 75- 120 USD per night approx. 

Location: 122nd Milestone, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Alwar, Neemrana, Rajasthan 301705

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Gear up to explore the rich culture and heritage of Rajasthan at Chokhi Dhani. It is an ethnic village located on the outskirts of Jaipur. It is designed to give insights into rural Rajasthan and its traditional art forms as well as cuisine. You can watch a live cultural folk show, savour authentic Rajasthani food, and shop for souvenirs. There are outdoor activities like camel safaris, and row boat rides as well for outdoor enthusiasts. 

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Rana Kumbha Palace, nestled in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, is a historic marvel reflecting Rajput architectural grandeur. Built in the 15th century, the palace showcases intricate carvings, stunning courtyards, and resonates with tales of valor, making it a significant testament to Rajasthan's rich cultural heritage.

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Located within the beautiful Ranthambore Fort, Trinetra Ganesha translates to the Three-Eyed Ganesh. Legend has it that King Hameer was at war and the situation seemed bleak when one night Lord Ganesha appeared before the king and blessed him saying that his problems would soon end. Miraculously, the war ceased the very next day and the king's problems regarding food stock was resolved too.

His faith in Lord Ganesha was strengthened and he soon built the Trinetra Ganesha Temple, which is one of the oldest in the area, making it one of the most famous places to visit in Ranthambore. Idols of Lord Ganesha's entire family are emplaced here and five aartis are conducted each day. 

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Nestled in the Aravalli Range, Sariska Palace is a heritage hotel in Alwar, Rajasthan. Originally a hunting lodge for the Maharaja, it offers a unique blend of regal charm and modern comforts. Surrounded by wildlife and lush landscapes, the palace provides a serene retreat, echoing the grandeur of Rajasthan.

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Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, near Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan, is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Spanning diverse landscapes, it shelters wildlife like deer, leopards, and various bird species. With picturesque surroundings and a tranquil ambiance, it provides a serene escape, enhancing the allure of Rajasthan's natural beauty.

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Taragarh Fort, located in Bundi, Rajasthan, is a formidable hilltop fortress built in the 14th century. Known for its robust architecture and panoramic views of the town, it holds historical significance as the site of battles and political events. The fort houses structures like Rani Mahal and Garh Palace, featuring intricate frescoes and sculptures. Taragarh Fort is a captivating testament to Rajasthan's martial past and architectural grandeur, attracting history enthusiasts and tourists alike.

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Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, Rajasthan, is an arts center designed by architect Charles Correa. Since 1991, it has been a hub for art, theater, and a museum. The center hosts cultural events and exhibitions, showcasing Rajasthan's traditional and modern art. Its unique design, blending modern architecture with regional elements, makes it a notable landmark in Jaipur. You come to experience the rich cultural heritage and creativity celebrated at Jawahar Kala Kendra.

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City Palace in Alwar, Rajasthan, is a splendid blend of Rajput and Islamic architecture. Dating back to the 18th century, it showcases ornate gates, intricately designed courtyards, and a museum housing royal artifacts, offering a captivating glimpse into the rich heritage of Alwar.

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Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, offer a mesmerizing desert experience. Known for their vast expanse of golden sands, they attract visitors seeking camel safaris, cultural performances, and breathtaking sunset views. The dunes create an enchanting backdrop, providing an authentic taste of the Thar Desert's beauty and tranquility.

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Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site in the Aravalli Hills near Jaipur. Made up of pink sandstone, the temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This temple looks more like a grand palace with painted walls, round roofs, and pillars. It has several shrines and holy water tanks known as kunds. The holiest water tank in Galtaji is Galta Kund, which is believed to never dry up. 

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Bala Quila Fort, perched on a hill in Alwar, Rajasthan, is an ancient fortress with a rich history. Dating back to the 15th century, the fort offers panoramic views of the city and houses various structures, including gates, temples, and reservoirs, showcasing the architectural brilliance of its time.

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Also called the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, this temple is located near to the Pushkar Lake. It is one of the few Brahma temples remaining in the country and is amongst the rare places to visit in Pushkar. The place of worship was built in the fourteenth century. Constructed of marble and stone, it has a unique architecture along with the majestic red pinnacle. The bird motif of the sacred structure gives it a distinctive identity. Inside the place of worship, images of Brahma adorn the sanctum sanctorum. Married men are not allowed entry into the sanctum sanctorum as this place is reserved only for ascetics or sanyasis.

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Fateh Prakash Palace, part of the City Palace complex in Udaipur, Rajasthan, is a royal heritage hotel. Built in the early 20th century, it exudes opulence with its traditional architecture, ornate interiors, and scenic Lake Pichola views, offering a regal experience in the heart of Udaipur.

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Junagarh Fort, located in Bikaner, India, is a magnificent architectural marvel steeped in history. Built in the 16th century, it showcases a blend of Rajput and Mughal styles. The fort's intricate carvings, ornate interiors, and impressive courtyards make it a must-visit destination for history and architecture enthusiasts.

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Chulgiri Jain Temple is a beautiful temple located in the Chulgiri Hills near Jaipur. This temple has a diverse flora and fauna with many plants, animals and birds. It is said that Indrajeet and Kumbhakaran meditated here in ancient times. The temple is famous for its 21-foot-tall statue of Mahaveer Swami. It is a special and historic place for people who follow Jainism.

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Surrounded by more than fifty bathing ghats, this lake is located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Legend has it that Lord Brahma was looking for a place to conduct a religious ceremony. He dropped a lotus to guide him. The lotus fell on the site which is now the Pushkar Lake.


It is a sacred water body for Hindus and is where the Pushkar Fair is held. Thousands of pilgrims visit here to take a holy dip during the fair which is said to cleanse sins. The lake is generally full through the year and has different varieties of fish. The surrounding regions are home to exotic flora and fauna. Numerous migratory birds visit the water body during certain seasons. Surrounded by good hotels and resorts, you are never short of accommodation facilities when here.


Set amidst beautiful hills, the lake is one of the main tourist attractions of Rajasthan. These hills are where the Saint Agasthya's cave is, which is amongst the intriguing places to see in Pushkar. It is believed that in these adjoining hills, this great saint meditated for good part of his life.

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Kalika Mata Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kalika, is a Hindu pilgrimage site in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Perched on a hill, it offers panoramic views of the city. The temple, adorned with intricate carvings, attracts devotees seeking spiritual solace and architectural enthusiasts alike.

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Birla Mandir, also known as the Laxmi Narayan Temple, is a modern Hindu temple in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Built by the Birla family in 1988, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. The temple is renowned for its exquisite marble carvings and intricate sculptures. Perched on an elevated platform, it offers panoramic views of Jaipur. Birla Mandir is not just a religious site but also a testament to contemporary architectural beauty and craftsmanship.

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Jaipur Zoo, also known as the Zoological Garden, is a popular attraction in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Established in 1877, it houses a diverse collection of wildlife, including tigers, lions, and birds, providing educational and recreational experiences for visitors.


Location: Jaipur Zoo, Museum Rd, Ram Niwas Garden, Kailash Puri, Ramniwas Bagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004


Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Winter) every day except Tuesday. 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (summer) every day except Tuesday. 


Price: INR 15 (Indian national) INR 150 (Foreign national).

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Jagdish Temple in Udaipur, India, is a stunning Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Built in 1651, it boasts intricate carvings and exquisite architecture, attracting visitors with its spiritual ambiance and historical significance. The temple's central black stone idol of Lord Jagannath is a major highlight for devotees and tourists alike.

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The Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh) in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, is a 12th-century marvel, standing as a symbol of Jain architecture. Adorned with intricate carvings and statues, it commemorates the victory of Jainism over opposition, depicting the Jain philosophy and heritage.

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Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of the Maidens is located in the City of Lakes, Udaipur. This is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the city known for its themed water pools and scenic beauty. Rana Sangram Singh built this garden for his queen who was accompanied by a group of forty-eight maidens. It was built between 1710 and 1734 on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake as a relaxing place for the royal ladies, away from the political intrigues.  

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