Places to visit in Rajasthan – What comes to your mind whenever you picture Rajasthan? Forts, Mahals, royal Rajputana food and palatial stretches of sands. While these are aspects that cover just a tiny miniscule of what Rajasthan is all about. This mighty place is also abode to Birla temples, lakes, peak hills and much more.
We have just hand-picked exotic locations that you can visit at Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Bikaner.
You would be wonderstruck while you step your feet into the City Palace of Rajasthan. This is one of the best tourist spots in Rajasthan. The fort was built between 1729 and 1732. The City Palace has more than three gates. It was once regarded as the throne of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The main gates of City palace include Virendra Pol, The Udai Pol, and the Tripolia Gate. Tourists mostly visit the palace gates via Virendra Pol.
The Hawa Mahal is the most iconic landmark of Jaipur. The layout and the design of this palace are exceptionally captivating indeed. You find that this archeological beauty is smeared with radiant hues of pink coupled with a honeycombed throng. The building is one of the most spectacular ones in Rajasthan. Jaipur is fondly known as the ‘Pink City’, owing to the pinkish tinted Mahals, forts, and palaces, the city houses.
This palace was mainly built to honor women folk belonging to princes, kings, and nobles. It showed how they lived their life with the royal richness and pursued their duties. This is a spectacular structure within the realms of Jaipur that elevates your spirits up.
Here you discover some of the rarest astronomical instruments used by yesteryear scientists and physicists. The Jantar Mantar was originally built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who had served as a commander to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
The Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is a must-see observatory as it is also one among the UNESCO world heritage sites.
You will be mesmerized by the architectural splendor with which the Birla Mandir at Jaipur has been constructed. The temple has been built inspired by Scottish architecture. The three major cupolas of the temple represent the three main religions followed in our country as such. These include Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam.
As your first day at Rajasthan should not be an overpacked one, we have hand-picked these four spots for you which are the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Birla Jain Temple.
Now, we come over to Jaisalmer
If you want to enthrall yourself, with the interesting places to visit in Rajasthan in three days, this is day 2 of your trip. These are places to visit in Rajasthan.
Places to visit in Rajasthan will never be complete without a visit to the Jaisalmer Fort. It is one of the largest forts in the world and is also fondly known as ‘Sonar Quila’. This is the incredible specialty of Jaisalmer Fort. It takes a radiant yellow hue as the rays of the sun fall on the architectural masterpiece. The color gradually turns to a beautiful honey gold, the moment, the sun, is about to set. This can be a visual retreat to vacationers traveling through Rajasthan. It is not surprising that the fort is one of the preserved UNESCO world heritage sites.
You find palaces, temples, and havelis enclosed within the 4 chambers of the fort gateway.
Your visit to Rajasthan is an ever-green one while you plan to visit the Sam sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Known for its exclusive range on desert castles and camp tents, this place is definitely worth giving a try. Tourists have a ravishing time humping across with camels across the majestic golden sands of the Thar Desert. Evening musical shows or bonfire can help you gather momentum, while you are on the trip. You can also opt for adventurous jeep rides that race you across the sands.
Now, we take you on the virtual tour ride to Bikaner
Karni Mata temple is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Karni Mata. The temple is located at a place called Deshnoke, which is about 35 km from the state of Bikaner, Rajasthan. This is the incredible specialty of this temple. The Karni Mata temple, also known as the rat temple, is home to about 25,000 black rats. These are fed with wholesome milk every single day and are revered at the temple.
Bikaner is also famous for its share of sweets like Bikaner burfis and Malpua.
Again if you want to sniff the architectural splendor of yesteryears, a visit to the Lalgarh Palace is a must. The palace was built by Sir Ganga Singh during the period between 1902 and 1926. During winters, the temperature drops down to 4 degree Celsius. The pleasant weather can add to a delectable experience indeed.
Gajner Lake is a must-visit hub on day 3 of your memorable trip to Rajasthan. This is an artificial man-made lake. You have lush-green trees surrounding the lake. Tourists can relish their boating experience out here. During winters, the weather is quite pleasant. You can plan your trip between late October and early February. The lake is also a great habitat to thousands of birds, especially during the winters.
You can visit Lake Pichola, Sajjan Garh Palace, and Fateh Prakash Palace while you visit the most romantic home-town of Rajasthan. This is Udaipur we are talking about. You can visit the Brahma temple at Pushkar in Rajasthan. This is the only temple in India dedicated to the worship of Lord Brahma. As per Indian mythology, Brahma had lied to Lord Shiva to gain supremacy of power and position. Lord Shiva got angry and cursed that Brahma would never have a temple in his name. Till today, the Creator God barely has any temples dedicated to his name.
As a fitting conclusion, plan your trip well in advance. The Palace on Wheels is also a great option to visit Rajasthan the royal style. At the train coaches, you are treated like a Prince or Princess with all modern facilities offered to you on a platter. You now have a fair idea on what are the finest places to visit in Rajasthan in three days.