ABOUT RAJASTHAN | PLACES TO VISIT IN RAJASTHAN
Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant and colorful states in India. It is a delight for a first time traveller and offers every aspect for an enriching and experiential travel program in India.
Rajasthan, a state known for its historical events and valor which has today, turned into the most preferred destination India of travellers around the world. Rajasthan is crowned as the largest state of India and is famous for its royal kings and their royalty. Today, Rajasthan stands as one of the best destinations for Luxury tours as it offers some of the most magnificent forts and palaces, ancient mansions, rich culture, great shopping opportunities and above all, safe & a very friendly environment for travellers visiting Rajasthan.
'Land of Kings', Rajasthan is located in the north wast part of India and is divided in 09 regions namely; Mewat, Vagad, Marwar, Mewar, Shekhawati, Gowar, Dhundhar, Hadoti & Ajmer district. All these regions have rich history that goes along with that of the state of Rajasthan.
Wildlife sanctuaries, national tiger reserves, world heritage sites, forts, palaces and number of other world heritage sites like Ranakpur Jain temples, Abhaneri step-well, Jantar mantar, etc. are some of the highlight of Rajasthan that can be well incorporated in your Rajasthan tour. If you are an avid traveller and like to take recommendations, we suggest you to refer Trip advisor to explore options for luxury tours in Rajasthan. If you want to learn more about Rajasthan, Click here.
PLACES TO VISIT RAJASTHAN
About Jaipur - The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the most visit cities of Rajasthan. Known as one of the first planned city of India, Jaipur is also called as 'Pink City' for the pink color that old city is painted in. Jaipur is located at a distance of 248 kms. from Delhi, making is an important destination for 'Golden Triangle Tour'. Founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh, the royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces.
Vedic walks has handcrafted number of offbeat and experiential things to do in Jaipur, this includes Jaipur walking tour, Cycle tour Jaipur, Yoga workshop, Elephant village visit, Art & craft workshops, Jaipur sightseeing, city tours and many more. Whether you are traveling alone or in a group, our tours are equally enjoyable. Apart from this, Abhaneri Step well, Bagru village, Ajabgarh or Bhangarh are some of the nearby places that can be visited in a day. Click here to know about PLACES NEAR JAIPUR.
About Bikaner - A city that witnessed several ups and downs in its eventful history, Bikaner was founded in 1488 by a Rao Bhikaji and the city inherits the name of its king. Bikaner used to be an important city on the great caravan trade route. Best time to visit Bikaner is in winters between October to March when the weather remains cool and tolerable.
Being an ancient city, Bikaner has much to offer to travellers from all over the world. Visiting Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Camel breeding farm, Gajner Palace, Fort museum are some of best things to do in Bikaner and can be incorporated in your Bikaner sightseeing tour. If you are spending more than one night in Bikaner, you can consider visiting places near Bikaner like Devi Kund, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary and Deshnoke temple a.k.a. ‘Rat temple Bikaner’.
About Jaisalmer - Located in the heart of the great Thar Desert, Jaisalmer was founded by the Bhatti Rajput chieftain Rawal Jaisal. Jaisalmer demonstrates a great work of wood and stone-carved mansions and buildings display the love and interest Rajputs had for the fine arts. Famous for its desert and camel safari, Jaisalmer is must visit place if you are visiting Rajasthan during October to March. It is recommended staying for at least 02 nights in Jaipur.
Among some of the best things to do in Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer fort remains the main attraction of the city for being the only living fort in the world. During Jaisalmer sightseeing tours, do not miss visiting one of the most spectacular heritage mentions; ‘Patwon ki Haveli’. Some of the things to do in Jaisalmer includes, visiting Jain temples, Salim Singh ki haveli, Nathmal ki haveli, Gadisar lake. If you have extra time and want to explore places near Jaisalmer, visit Sam sand dunes or Khuri dunes for camel safari in Jaisalmer. Manvar is another village if you want to spend time at a calm and peaceful dune.
About Jodhpur - Famous for its magnificent forts and palaces, Jodhpur was the erstwhile capital of the Marwar state. Surrounded by a 10 km long wall and about 100 defense towers, Jodhpur always remained a center of attraction among rival kingdoms for its geographic location. Jodhpur is also called as ‘The blue city’ for the color of house in the old part of the city. Jodhpur is generally a 02 nights destination and can be visiting anytime of the year but it is most pleasant during September to April.
Jodhpur is one of the best places in Rajasthan to witness true Rajputana culture in the form of its forts and palaces. Jodhpur sightseeing can be concluded in a full day tour and must visit places include; Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant hada, Umaid bhawan, Mandore gardens and Balsamand lake. Apart from these monuments, Bishnoi village safari is one of the best things to do in Jodhpur. Located in the heart of Rajasthan, there are many places near Jodhpur which are equally interesting and enriching. Ranakpur Jain temples, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Khimsar, Osian, and Rohet Fort are some of the places that can be covered in a same day excursion from Jodhpur.
About Udaipur - Called as Venice of the east, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, history and experiences. From the medieval times, Udaipur has been an inspiration for poets, writers and painters. Udaipur is famous of its natural water bodies which include Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar lake, Doodh talai lake and for the reason; Udaipur is also called as a ‘City of Lakes’. The charm of Udaipur stays alive even during the summer and irrespective of season, this city can be visited anytime of the year. Sightseeing tour of Udaipur can be done within a day but if you are travel and explore places near Udaipur; our recommendation is to spend at least 02 overnight in the city.
Things that can be covered in a full day sightseeing tour of Udaipur include; the city palace museum, Jagdish temple, Saheliyon ki bari, Jag mandir and an evening boat ride on lake Pichola. If you want to indulge yourself in the local culture, one of the best things to do in Udaipur is take our Jal Sanjhi Painting workshop. Jal Sanjhi is famous art of painting on water. Apart from sightseeing tours in Udaipur, it is suggested to visit places near Udaipur like Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranakpur Jain temples, Jaisamand lake.
About Pushkar - A small town located at a driving distance of 3 hours from Jaipur, Pushkar is one of the most important pilgrimages for Hindus. Characterized by a picturesque valley, mountainous regions, uncommon scenic spots and desert, Pushkar is known all over the world for hosting the biggest ‘Cattle fair’ in the world. Pushkar is not a place to visit monuments, but to experience life in a vibrant town of Rajasthan. Known for the only ‘Brahma temple’ in North India, Pushkar attracts devotees from all parts of India.
Pushkar is not to be visited, but to be experienced. Common places covered during sightseeing tours of Pushkar include; Brahma temple, Pushkar lake, Savitri temple and a stroll in the local bazaars of the town. If you are an avid traveller and looking for exciting experiences in Pushkar, our Pushkar Spiritual walking tour, Camel safari and Desert camping are some of the best things to do in Pushkar. If time allows; Ajmer, Kishangarh, Roopangarh Fort, Deogarh are some of the places near Pushkar that can be visiting in a same day.
About Mandawa - Lies in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, Mandawa is one of the first places from this region that made to the Shekhawati tourism map. Mandawa is a small town famous for carrying a legacy of heritage full of Rajput art. Mandawa is located at an equal distance of about 4 hours’ drive from Jaipur and Delhi. Mandawa is a prominent destination among travellers who wish to visit and explore Rural Rajasthan.
There is long list of ‘places to visit’ in Mandawa, one just needs to keep his eyes open all the time. Every second house and street is painted with colorful frescoes. For a sightseeing tour, we recommend you to cover Mandawa Fort, Hanuman Prasad goenka’s haveli, Jhunjhunwala haveli, Raghunath ji temple, Ladia haveli, Chokhani and Newatia havelis. However, if you are looking for a more enriching experience, we recommend our Sightseeing cum walking tour of Mandawa for an overall experience like visiting a local haveli and chatting with a local family over tea and snacks, witnessing an aarti ceremony ‘prayer’ at a local temple and visiting Mandawa Fort. Also, there are some very interesting places near Mandawa like Nawalgarh, Parsurampura, Dundlod, Fatehpur, etc. These places can be coved within a day if you are staying for more than a night in Mandawa.
About Ranthambore - Rajasthan is a home to many wildlife sanctuaries & national parks. Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and located very near to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert, Ranthambore national park is one of the biggest Tiger reserves of Rajasthan. Once a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, Ranthambore was later declared as a game sanctuary. A dense wildlife with over 50 Tigers, Tiger safari has always been one of the best things to do in Ranthambore but there are other experiences and places too that can be incorporated in your sightseeing tours.
One of the best things to do in Ranthambore is undoubtedly, taking a tiger safari in the National park. Operated by the department of tourism every morning and afternoon, tiger safari can be done either in a 6 seater open Jeep or an 18 seater open canter. Ranthambore Fort, Meena village, Jogi Mahal are some of the places that can be visiting during the sightseeing tour of Ranthambore. Vedic Walks also offers a very interesting experience at one of the places near Ranthambore called ‘Palighat’. Palighat crocodile park is located at the banks of Chambal river offers a breathtaking rendezvous with Chambal crocodiles.
About Bundi - Lies in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan, Bundi is the land of Hada Rajputs. The town of Bundi is nestled in the cleft of Aravali hills and remains quite untouched by time. Glorious medieval forts, magnificent palaces and ancient havelis remain some of the highlights of Bundi and are generally covered in the sightseeing tour of Bundi. Bundi is also famous of its age old step-wells namely Nagar Sagar kund, Kaniji ki Baori & Nawal Sagar.
Surround by Aravali hills, Bundi remains pleasant through-out the year. However, with monsoon, rain shower adds to the beauty of its heritage and landscape. Some of the best things to do in Bundi and place to visit are Bijolia, Braj Bhushan ki Haveli, Chaurasia Khambon ki chhatri, Dabhai kund, Jait sagar lake, Jhalawar, etc.