8 Best places to visit in Rajasthan in 2021
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Rajasthan is a state in the northwest of India. It’s known for the vast Thar Desert and one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Aravallis. It’s totally different from other states in terms of its appearance and nature. There is a hint of royalty as far as its appearance is concerned. This is the reason we have created a list of most visited places, preferred by travelers, of Rajasthan
The capital of the North Indian State of, Rajastan, exemplifies beauty. The city is covered by hills and dotted with forts. An extremely organised city, designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, an engineer and scholar, in accordance with ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, the Shilpa Shasta (Vastu).
Also called the Pink City, is a beautiful place to explore. The art and crafts in Jaipur are worth admiring.
The state of Jaipur: Rajasthan
Ideal time to visit Jaipur: Rajasthan has three different seasons. It begins with unpleasant, unbearable, hot spring summer followed by monsoon which’s brief and then comes dry yet warm winter, which is the best time to visit the place, between November to January.
How to reach a Jaipur
By Air: Air travel to Jaipur is the easiest way to reach the city. The Jaipur airport at Sanganer,is just at a distance of 12 kms from the city. I
By Train: You can even travel to Jaipur by train such as Shatbdi Express, it connects Jaipur to many cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Ludhiana , etc.
By Bus: This is undoubtedly a very economical option for people who have a tight budget. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) runs regular Volvo (air conditioned and non air conditioned) and deluxe buses between Jaipur and and other cities within the state.
Best places to visit in Jaipur: The Amber Fort, the City Palace and Museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and last but not the least the Albert Hall Museum.
Four Sasons, Handi Fusion, Indian Coffee House, Mohan, Bake Hut, Niro?s, Copper Chimney, LMB, Kanji Sweets and Restaurants, Jaipur Modern Kitchen.
Price range of hotels :- 2,277/- to 45,ooo/-
Distance( Delhi to Jaipur):281.3 km,5 hr 6 min via NH48
The second biggest city in the state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is known for its magnetic palaces, remarkable forts plus age old temples and is considered one of the best tourist destinations within the state as well as India. The placement of the city is such that it experiences a bright and sunny weather throughout the year, which is why it’s even called Sun City. One of the striking things about this city is a lot of houses around the fort of Mehrangarh are painted in blue, which also makes Jodhpur the Blue City.
The state of Jodhpur: Rajasthan
Ideal time to visit Jodhpur: October – March is the best time to visit the city, particularly if you want to indulge in desert activities, or even sightseeing for that matter, it’s the peak tourist season in the city.
How to reach Jodhpur
By Air: Jodhpur Airport is well connected to cities all over India. There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc.
By Train: Jodhpur is quite well connected if you want to travel to the city by train, there is an efficient train service available from New Delhi.
By Road: It’s very convenient, if you want to travel to the city by road. It’s easy to get to Jodhpur from Jaipur (330km), Jaisalmer(290km), Udaipur(275km).
Places to visit in Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Toorji ka Jhalra, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Umaid Heritage Art School.Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Sardar Market, Ghanta Ghar, etc.
Gypsy Dining Hall, Indique, Jhankar Choti Haveli, Daarikhana at Raas Jodhpur, KP’s Restaurant, Risala, On the Rocks, Mid Town.
Price range of hotels in Jodhpur
6,096/- to 45,000/-
Distance ( Delhi to Jodhpur): 621.5 km, 10hr 22 minutes via NH48
Bikaner is in the northern region of Rajasthan. One of the oldest cities, Bikaner retains its ancient opulence through palaces and forts, apart from that what makes the city all the more special are the sand dunes that are scattered throughout the district, especially from the north-east down to the southern area. It’s also called the Camel City for it’s home to one of the world’s largest camel research and breeding farms. There is an age old temple in the city, dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnok, known as the Rats Temple.
State of Bikaner: Rajasthan
Ideal time to visit Bikaner
During the winter season, winters in Bikaner are very pleasant, which is from December to February.
How to reach a Bikaner
By Air: Bikaner doesn’t have an airport, the nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport, which is about 251 km away from the city, and it’s well connected to all cities all over India and across the globe.
By Train: The city has two railheads namely Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station. They are at a distance of 6 km from each. Train is usually preferred by most of the travellers. The city has a very organised railway system that is connected to most of the cities like Delhi( via Rajasthan Sampark Kranti Express Slip and Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Bikaner Intercity Express), Punjab ( via Adi Jat Express), etc.
By Bus: The city has very efficient bus services. They range from the premium coaches like Volvo, air-conditioned, non air-conditioned and deluxe buses to other state government buses.
Places to visit in Bikaner
Junagarh Fort, Karni Mata Temple, Gajner Palace, Lallgarh Palace, Rampuria Haveli, National Research Centre on Camel, Kote Gate, etc.
Chai Patti, Chottu Motu Joshi Sweet Shop, Suraj Restaurant, Heeralal’s, Gallops, Chappan Bhog, Evergreen, Shakti Dining, Road Runner Cafe, Laxmi Hotel.
Price range of hotels in Bikaner:
2,277/- to 45,000/-
Distance ( Delhi to Bikaner): 430.2 km, 8hr 9min via RJ SH 6
Udaipur, the city of lakes and palaces, even known as “Venice of the east”, in the southernmost part of Rajasthan is surrounded by the Aravali Range and is the epitome of beauty. Udaipur is totally different in terms of its nature and appearance, it is free from the metropolitan chaos and there is a touch of royalty as far as its appearance is concerned. The presence of numerous interconnected natural lakes makes it, “the city of lakes” and the city is even referred to as “White City” for there are a lot of Rajput style palaces and forts in Udaipur that are made up of white marbles.
State of Udaipur: Rajasthan
Ideal time to visit Udaipur
The ideal time to visit Udaipur is between the months of September and March, which is the peak season and the weather is nice as well.
How to reach Udaipur
By Air: The Maharana Pratap Airport, also referred to as Dabok airport is at a distance of 24 km from Udaipur. There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc.
By Train: There are two railway stations in the city, Udaipur City Railway Station and Rana Pratap Nagar Railway Station. They are well connected to all the major cities and are at a distance of about 3 km from the city centre.
By Road: Udaipur is between Delhi and Mumbai at the intersection of NH8,Golden quadrilateral, East west Corridor and NH 76. You can travel to the city either from Ahmedabad through NH8 or from Jaipur via the Golden quadrilateral.
Places to visit in Udaipur
Lake Pichola, City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake,Sajjangarh Palace, Eklingji Temple,Vintage Car Museum, Jag Mandir Palace, Doodh Talai Musical Garden, etc.
Restaurants: Mayur Rooftop Cafe, Chandni, Ambrai, Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel, Lotus Cafe, Udai Kothi, Savage Garden , 1559 AD, The OberoiUdaivilas.
Price range of hotels in Udaipur
Distance ( Delhi to Udaipur): 663.0 km,11 hr 28 min via NH 48 and NH 58.
One of the most celebrated tourist destinations, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan in India. The “Golden City” is close to Pakistan border and in close proximity to Thar Desert. One of the city’s attractions is the Jaisalmer Fort, even called Sonar Qila(Golden Fort).
State of Jaisalmer: Rajasthan
Ideal time to visit Jaisalmer
October to March is the best time to be here. Due to closeness to Thar Desert, the summers are always very dry, hot and unpleasant and travellers are not able enjoy their trip. So it’s best to come at at a time when they can enjoy themselves to the fullest.
How to reach Jaisalmer
By Air: There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata to Jodhpur. You can even take connecting flights to the city from other cities. Nearest airport is Jodhpur Airport(JDH)-225 Kms from Jaisalmer.
The city has a very organised railway system that is connected to most of the cities with major trains like “Delhi Jaisalmer Express”, “Jodhpur Jaisalmer Express”and “Howrah Jaisalmer Express".
If you want to take a bus journey instead, then you would have to either go to Jaipur or Jodhpur, because all the buses to the city operate from here.
Places to Visit in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort,Desert Safari in Jaisalmer, Kuldhara Village, Jain Temples in Jaisalmer, Desert National Park, Gadisar Lake, Sam Sand Dunes, Bada Bagh, Tanot Mata Temple, Windmill Park.
Restaurants: Natraj Restaurant, Dhanraj Bhatia Sweets, Kanchan Shree Ice Cream, Jaisal Italy, Trio, KB Cafe, Sun Set Palace, Free Tibet.
Price range of hotels in Jaisalmer
12,000/- to 20,000/-
Distance (Delhi to Jaisalmer): 760.7 Km, 13hr 35 min via NH11
The only hill station in Rajasthan,its appearance is what makes it one of the most loved tourist spots. One of the most prominent attractions here is the Dilwara Temples, which is admired for its architectural style. The delicate architecture of the Dilwara temples are beautiful and leaves you wondering how they were built back then, nearly a thousand years ago.
State of Mount Abu: Rajasthan
Ideal time to visit Mount Abu
Although the place is pleasant throughout the year, in terms of its weather but yet the best time to explore the city is between November to March.
How to Reach Mount Abu:
By Air: The city does not have an airport, the nearest airport is in Udaipur, which is about 185 Km away from Mount Abu.
By Train: Mount Abu does not have a railway station either. The nearest railway station is on Mount Abu road and is 28 km away from the city. It’s connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.
By Road: Dilwara temples which is one of the attractions here, are about 3 km from the main city center,you can asily get autos and cabs to take you to the temples. Or you can even hire a cab for an entire day, it will take you to various sightseeing points in the city. But other than Dilwara temples the rest can easily be covered by foot. You can even go in for shared rides that are offered by autos and cabs from the city center to the temple.
Places to Visit in Mount Abu:
Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Toad Rock, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu Sunset Point, Raghunath Temple, Achalgarh Village, Universal Peace Hall, Arbuda Devi Temple, Gaumukh Temple, Government Museum Mount Abu.
Restaurants: Arbuda, King’s Food, Kanak Dining Hall, Chacha Cafe, Sher –e – Punjab Hotel.
Price range of hotels in Mount Abu:
10,999/- to 20,449/-
Distance (Delhi to Mount Abu): 763.6 km, 12hr 38 min via NH48 and Beawar- Pindwara Road
Pushkar, a small temple town, is at a distance of about 15 km from Ajmer in Rajasthan. Pushkar Mela which is held every year in the month of November in the city is supposedly one of the biggest camel fairs in the country. Also known for the world’s only dedicated Brahma Temple. It is essentially a pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Pushkar Camel Fair: It’s held every year in the month of November, at the time of Kartik Purnima full moon. It’s apparently one of the most popular fairs, which is held on a huge scale, attracting thousands of camels, horses and cattle and visited by over 4,00000 people over a period of 14 days.
State of Pushkar: Rajasthan
Ideal time to visit Pushkar: Ideal time to visit the place is between October to March. During this time the weather is pleasant and it’s also considered the peak season.
How to reach Pushkar:
By Air: The city does not have an airport, the closest airport is the one in Jaipur, which is well connected to practically all the cities within and outside India. Even though International flights have usually routes through Mumbai or Delhi.
By Train: Pushkar has a railway station, but only intra-state trains stop there. The nearest station is Ajmer and train from metro cities and far away destinations connect to Ajmer. This station is half an hour away from Pushkar by road.
By Road: The city or most of it can easily be covered by foot and that makes it all the more enjoyable. The streets here are very tiny, you cannot possibly deal with the problem, driving around in a car and looking for a parking every 2 minutes as you explore the streets. If you are travelling by car, it’s best to park it somewhere near the main market and cover the rest of your trip on foot.
Places to Visit in Pushkar
Pushkar Lake (it’s a sacred spot for Hindus, during the month of Kartik October/November the place is flooded with a large number of devotees to take a dip in the lake), Brahma Temple, Varah Temple, Man Mahal, Rangji Temple, Savitri Temple, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Naga Pahar, Rose Garden.
Restaurants: Funky Monkey Cafe, Shri Vankatesh, Little Italy, Cafe Nature’s Blessing, Out of the Blue, Sixth Sense, Honey & Spice,Om Baba Restaurant, La Pizzeria.
Price range of hotels in Pushkar
6,300/- to 20,500/-
Distance (Delhi to Pushkar):418.5 km, 7hr 38min via NH 48
Located at a distance of 130 km from Jaipur and 14 km from Pushkar in Rajasthan, the city of Ajmer is particularly known for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah
of saint Muin-ud –din Chishti. It’s a centre of culture and education, the British chose Ajmer for its renowned Mayo College
a school exclusively for Indian nobility
State of Ajmer: Rajasthan Ideal time to visit Ajmer
: October to March is apparently the ideal time to visit the city. The weather is nice plus all the festivals religious and cultural are held around this time so you will get to see the city in its full form. How to reach Ajmer
By Air: The nearest airport is Jaipur International Airprt, about 132km away from Ajmer, after which you can commute from Jaipur to Ajmer via rail/road.
By Train: The Ajmer Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in the sense all the major trains stop here.
The city is well connected in terms of its bus services, it’s connected well to almost all the major cities in Rajasthan. You can easily get RSRTC buses to Ajmer from Jaipur, Delhi and Ahmedabad.
Places to Visit in Ajmer
Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ana Sagar Lake, Adhai Din Ka Jhopda, Akbar’s Place, Nareli Jain Temple, Clock Tower, Durga Bagh Gardens, Kishangarh City, Ajmer Jain Temple, Abdulla Khan’s Tomb.
Restaurants: Sheesh Mahal, Silver Leaf Restaurant, Mango Masala Restaurant, Elite, Honeydew, Madeena Hotel.
Price range of hotels in Ajmer
5,207/- to 28,250
Distance (Delhi to Ajmer):404.6 km, 7hr 7min via NH 48.
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