Vibrant culture, great history, heritage, safaris, vast desert, lush jungles and wildlife makes the diverse landscape of Rajasthan a must visit destination. Traveling here will let you explore so many facets of this land of great warriors and soon you will realize there is no place like Rajasthan in the world. Rajasthan has so much to see and do, travelers here are assured of a truly regal experience. Rajasthan is India’s most popular state and a prime tourist destination.
Top 6 travel attractions and must visit places of Rajasthan are:
On the top of Trikuta hills, majestic Jaisalmer Fort stands in the heart of Thar Desert. Jaisalmer fort is one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan built in 1156 A.D. It is located on the ancient silk route and was once an important trade center. Inside the fort campus there are many havelis of the rich merchants of that time. Jaisalmer fort complex is a complete township has many things to see such as palaces, havelis, lake, Jain and Hindu temples and other monuments of historical importance.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal today is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. Built in 1799 this reddish pink building was constructed with red and pink sandstones. Hawa Mahal is five storeyed building providing spectacular view of Jaipur city. Structure and design of Hawa Mahal is such that it looks more like a screen than a palace.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of the most famous tiger reserves of India which came under Project Tiger in the year 1973. National Park houses majestic 10th century fort and many ruins of historical monuments can be found scattered all around the park. Park is famous for its tiger conservation and after inclusion in the Project Tiger population of the tiger has increased. Besides tiger one can find species such as deer, nilgai, chital, sambar, boars, mongoose and large number of bird species. Best time to view the wildlife here is from November to April.
Pushkar fair is the most popular fair among the tourists worldwide. It is the most awaited event which is held in the month of October-November. Lot of events are organized where visitors can participate and enjoy the fair. Pushkar is also an important pilgrimage of Hindus, during fair thousands of devotees reach here to take a dip in holy lake of Pushkar. Camel race is one of the prime attractions of the fair.
Udaipur Lake Palace
Lake Palace of Udaipur is located on the middle of the lake Pichola. Fantastic location of the palace makes it a romantic destination. The palace has now been turned into 5 star heritage hotel. One of the most beautiful palaces in the world, Lake Palace rises out of the Pichola lake like an elegant fantasy in white marble. Lake Palace was built in 17th century by Maharana Jagjit Singh and was initially named after him, Jagniwas Palace.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Ranakpur Jain Temples has huge importance for the followers of Jainism religion and is one of the five mail pilgrim destinations of Jains. Temples here attracts many visitors every year from all over the world. Most important temple among them is Chaumukha Temple dedicated to the Lord Adinath, first Jain Tirthankar. There are two more temples in the complex which are worth visiting, one dedicated to Lord Parsavanath and other to God Surya.