India’s Desert State Rajasthan is also known as the ‘Land of Kings’ and the ‘Land of Colors’. The majestic forts and palaces, vast expanses of scorching sands, tranquil lakes and hilly woodlands make this a delightful tourist destination.
Here is a list of Top 5 Cities in Rajasthan, you must visit:
The capital city, famous for its beautiful palaces, is popularly called the ‘Pink City.’ It is because of the pink colored stones used in the construction of all its great architectural structures. The tradition that started during the reigns of Maharaja Ram Singh is now part of the law too. The entire city is painted in the color of hospitality, welcoming guests to come to this beautiful city of palaces. The Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and B M Birla Planetarium are among the popular places to head to. Jaipur
also offers a rich shopping experience stocked with beautiful textiles and artifacts.
The ‘Sun City’ of Rajasthan is a charming tourist destination with places like Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, The Government Museum and Jaswant Thada; offering the visitors a unique amalgamation of history, art and architecture. The place has also been a hot pick for movie shoots and high profile celebrity weddings.
3. Mount Abu
It is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan. Located in the Aravalli mountain range, it is part of the Sirohi district. The place renders a pleasant retreat from the burning heat of the desert sands. Places like Achalgarh Fort are the most popular tourist spots. Mount Abu is the abode of many Hindu and Jain Gods, and also housing the headquarters of the Brahma Kumaris.
Like most of the significant cities of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer too has a sobriquet, which is, the ‘Golden City.’
Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert, the yellow sands of Jaisalmer give it a yellowish-golden touch, adding to the splendor of the place. The key attractions are the Jaisalmer Fort, Camel Safari, Patwon ki Haveli, Desert National Park etc. Udaipur
‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur, is known for its resplendent beauty and lakes. It is a paradise for honeymoon couples (not that it is any less appealing to others). The Lake Palace, Udaisagar Lake, Pichola Lake, Jaisamand Lake are some recommended lake sights. Apart from these, the Sajjangarh Fort, Jagmandir, Ranakpur Jain Temple, Nathdwara Shri Nath Ji are also worth paying a visit.