First Timer Rajasthan Travel Guide – Things to do in Rajasthan

Introduction

If you have ever watched the movie Bhool Bhulayya or Padmavat and have wondered about traveling to such palaces then, here is your chance of making your dreams come true! Rajasthan, the land of royals, the land that was once ruled by the greatest of great kings, a place that has witnessed traditions in extremes and yet stands in pride singing the splendor of the test of time to all the tourists and travelers.

Rajasthan is a state of traditions and right from the palaces, forts to the lovely delicacies this place has it all. It has destinations and attractions for all kinds of travelers and it satiates the quench of traveling by offering some of the best sites to visit.

How to Reach Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is well-connected through all means of transport system to all the major cities. The airports, the railway stations have numerous flights and trains that are connected to the major cities. There are also bus facilities to reach this place.

Best time to visit Rajasthan

Since, it is a dry place it is suggested to go to Rajasthan during the winters and that is during the months of November to February. Monsoon and summer may not be the right seasons to go to this place. The place gets extremely hot during summers and due to scanty rainfall, one can feel the humidity even during monsoon.

Places to visit in Rajasthan

• Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. Famous as Pink City of India. City of Jaipur is the most important and famous destination of India’s famous tourist circuit i.e., Golden Triangle Tour. Jaipur is located approx. 250 kms from Delhi. Jaipur is famous for forts, historical monuments, palaces, and temples. Winters is the best time to explore Jaipur.

• Jaisalmer

Close to the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the most sought destinations by a lot of tourists when they go to Rajasthan. Known as the ‘golden city’, Jaisalmer is known for its age old Havelis and Jain temples that are rich in architecture. Do not forget to go on a camel safari when you are in the golden land of Rajasthan.

• Ajmer

This is one of the prominent places that are visited by both the Hindus and Muslims. Ajmer Dargah is one of those landmarks of this place that attracts devotees from all over the world irrespective of the religion. Any wish that is made at the Dargah Sharif is bound to come true says is one of the greatest beliefs of all the devotees. The Mughal architecture here is pretty rich so, going to this place is mandatory when you are in Rajasthan.

• Ranthambore

Known as one of the prominent tiger reserves in the country, you can get to spot the majestic and royal tigers in their natural habitat when you are on an expedition to this place. This place is must visit to all those wildlife enthusiasts. When you are here, you could also take a visit to the Kachida valley to spot some wild bears and panthers and also to the Raj Bagh ruins.

• Pushkar

India’s one and only Lord Brahma’s temple is situated in Pushkar. Known for its religious and spiritual beliefs Pushkar is one such place which attracts a lot of pilgrims from worldwide. The most famous Pushkar Mela happens here and a lot of people flock to witness this event. This annual cattle fair is one of the biggest affairs in the entire Rajasthan and has an age old tradition associated with it.

• Kumbalgarh

If you have ever dreamt of castles, forts, palaces and huge Havelis then, you must know that you are at the right place. Rajasthan is an abode for all these architectural marvels and Kumbalgarh citadel is one of the largest forts that one can spot in Rajasthan. This snake-like fortress is another beyond price site which one must go to. The magnificent sight which the fort offers is priceless and would be remembered forever.

Well, apart from these places there are a lot of other attractions like the Chittogarh, Alwar, Neemrana, Shekhawati, Bikaner, Bharatpur and the most haunted Kuldhara that one can plan to when they are charting down the places to visit in Rajasthan.

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