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9 Holiday Destinations In Rajasthan That Should Be On Your Checklist

From grand palaces and forts to the best of wildlife, Rajasthan should be on your travel list

9 Holiday Destinations In Rajasthan That Should Be On Your Checklist

Things to do in Rajasthan

Talk about holidaying in India, and one can't leave out Rajasthan from the conversation. Touted as the most tourist friendly Indian state, Rajasthan is an absolute beauty. For long it has been attracting travellers from all across the globe for its marvellous palaces, grand forts and impeccable hospitality. Every place is different from the other, with its own special offerings. You can actually step back in time and get a glimpse of the lavish life led by the Rajput kings; truly living up to its claim for being the 'land of rajas'. But other than it's inclination towards architecture, culture and arts, it is also Rajasthan's wildlife experiences that make it a perfect pick for a thrilling holiday.

So if you have been meaning to take some time off and explore Rajasthan, then you need to make a note of these holiday destinations that are must-visits. Here goes:

1. Udaipur

More commonly known as the city of lakes and the kingdom of Mewar, five of the major lakes include Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Rangsagar and Doodh Talai Lake. Most popular tourist spots are City Palace, Lake Palace and Jag Mandir.

(Also read: 10 Things To Do In Assam For An Epic Holiday)

2. Jodhpur

The walled city of Jodhpur is iconic for its shade of blue, thus known as the blue city. The Mehrangarh Fort and the Umaid Bhawan Palace are the two most iconic places to visit, which are sure to mesmerise you.

 

The Ranisar and Padamsar lakes are two adjoining lakes in the city of Jodhpur built over 500 years ago. They are situated at the rear of the Mehrangarh Fort, near the Fateh Pol. These scenic lakes were created to conserve water, as Jodhpur falls under a desert region where water is scarce. The tranquillity of these adjacent lakes is complemented brilliantly by the stark contrast of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, making it a sight to behold. The clear waters have been preserved and maintained for centuries, providing a serene vibe and an almost identical reflection of the grand fort on its surface. The development of the two lakes was commissioned by two different queens in the 15th century. Ranisar lake was made on the orders of Queen Jasmade Hadi, wife of Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. Padamsar lake was created by Queen Padmini, the daughter of Rana Sanga of Mewar. These lakes were built to conserve water in the desert region, serving as excellent examples of the age-old tradition of royal women being in charge of overseeing the public water systems. They represent the classic water storage systems that are ever present throughout this region. They are considered a consistent source of water in the city. #mehrangarh #instajodhpur #insta_jodhpur #bluecity #jodhpur #suncity #jodhpur #royal #experience #heritage #tourism #tourist #Jodhpurite #indian #culture #photoshoot #ranisar #padamsar #summer #time #indian #people #memorableview #beautiful #girl #posing #amazing #view #perfect #location #for #shoot

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3. Jaisalmer

Camping in the desert and going for sand dune rides, sounds perfect right? Jaisalmer maybe be in the far west, but that doesn't stop travellers to visit 'the golden city' and marvel at the stunning havelis and forts.

 

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4. Ranthambore

For nature lovers, Ranthambore National Park is a must-visit. People make their way to spot tigers, as well as enjoy a luxurious stay to soak in nature.

5. Bundi

This temple town is a great pick to explore Rajput architecture through ornate forts, palaces, and stepwell reservoirs known as baoris. Must-visits include Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace and Sukh Mahal.

6. Bikaner

Known for its rich cultural heritage, Bikaner makes for a great escape from Delhi. Explore the many forts and temples and live luxuriously in a grand haveli. Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace and Gajner Palace & Wildlife Sanctuary are popular places to visit.

7. Chittorgarh

The movie "Padmaavat" has done wonders to highlight the beauty of Chittor or Chittorgarh. So if you have been tempted much, it's about time you made your way to explore the grand fort and the numerous temples that dot the town.

8. Pushkar

Set around the Pushkar Lake, the little town of Pushkar is a popular tourist spot for its rich cultural edge. There are many temples and ghats to explore, other than signing up for Pushkar festival, balloon festival, camel safaris, desert camps, etc.

9. Jaipur

Last but no the least, a trip to Rajasthan can't be complete without exploring the capital Jaipur - the pink city. Must-visits include Amer Fort and Hawa Mahal, and must-dos are shopping Indian ethnic with gotta patti work, indulging in pyaaz kachori and ghewar, and buying leather goods.

Have a great time in Rajasthan and explore grand palaces and forts and so much more.

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