India is a diverse country with a rich culture. Each state has a lot to offer in its own way. With the diversity in cultures comes a number of cuisines, attires and languages. Rajasthan, however, remains one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the country. Rajasthan has been home to various royal families of the country and displays beautiful architecture through lavish palaces, forts and gardens. The state is bound with a rich cultural heritage, lip-smacking local cuisines, colourful clothing and warm hospitality. We have curated a list of 5 must-visit places In Rajasthan for every cultural-lover.
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5 Places To Visit In Rajasthan For A Culture-Bound Trip
The most-popular tourist destination of Rajasthan that attracts travelers from all-over the world, the city is known for its magnificent palaces and lakes. Rightly known as the 'City Of Lakes', Udaipur has numerous water-bodies too. A visit to the City Palace and a boat ride at Lake Pichola is a must. To see the beautiful sunset and the entire city from the top, do visit the Monsoon Palace which was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh in 1884.
Known for the glorious sand dunes, Jaisalmer has long, dry deserts spread over kilometers. Set in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jailsamer is known as 'The Golden City 'as the sand appears to be golden when the warm sun rays fall on it. The cultural dance show and the local cuisines in the dunes, with a camel ride are a few of the tourist attractions of the desert.
Built on the banks of the famous Pushkar Lake, the city attracts a lot of pilgrim crowds due to mythological stories about Lord Shiva. It's a small, picturesque town with many tourist attractions including the famous Pushkar fair which takes place in the month of October or November. The town is also known for the hot-air balloons which give a glorious view of the town from the above.
Rajasthan's blue city, Jodhpur is painted in shades of blue. The famous Mehrangad fort sits in the middle of the city which is a flat stretch of desert. The fort is one of the largest forts in India and displays beautiful palaces with carved courtyards. To view the city from the top of the fort is a surreal experience and must be added to the to-do list.
5. Mount Abu
Lying near the Rajasthan-Gujarat border, Mt.Abu is a well-known hill station in the state, which is on the Aravalli range. It is surrounded by lush forests and has a pleasant climate for most part of the year. Nakki lake is a famous tourist attraction of the state. This town is a paradise for nature lovers, bird watchers and photographers.
So when are you planning your next Rajasthan trip?