This colorful majestic state is the most visited place in India. People of Rajasthan are forever celebrating life in their everyday life. The palaces, forts, temples, and monuments are soaked in a charming combination of colors that tell the story of their rich history and grandeur. Below is a list of five marvelous cities in Rajasthan that you should definitely visit;
1. Jaipur: “The Pink City” of Jaipur is girded by ancient forts and palaces looming above on the hills. It’s the capital of Rajasthan where you could see stunning views and discover some architectural masterpieces. A visit to Jaipur will give you a feel for the glory of a bygone era. Some of the highlights of Jaipur include Jantar Mantar, Sheesh Maha, Amber Palace, Anokhi museum, and Abhaneri Step Well. These places lure tourists from all over the world to come and see the intricate and miraculous work of art.
2. Udaipur: Udaipur is also known as The Venice of the East as it’s the most romantic and majestic city in India. Besides being the home to the Maharaja, it’s where you could visit its old mansions, picturesque gardens, and palaces overlooking sparkling lakes. The arch-shaped City Palace is definitely a must-see spot which overlooks the Lake Pichola. Also, pay a visit to Jain temple where you can enjoy the captivating tracery on its walls and its pyramidal ceiling.
3. Jodhpur: The Blue City which is the home to the gigantic Mehrangarh fort is a part of India’s popular Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit. The looming Mehrangarh fort is the pride of Jodhpur with its glowing walls and architectural brilliance. Also, you’ll never realize why Jodhpur is called “Blue City” until you view it from the fort. It’s a charming view of a sea of aqua blue houses that contrasts sharply with the arid desert on the horizon.
4. Jaisalmer: This Golden City seems to be straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. It’s usually referred to as the sandcastle of Rajasthan as it rises amidst the sand dunes of the Rajasthan desert. It contains ninety-nine towers surrounding the small streets of the city. It has many spellbinding palaces, temples, and havelis that are truly worth to be seen.
5. Pushkar: It’s a sleepy town that only comes to life every year when the annual Pushkar Camel Fair comes to town. It’s a beautiful festival that draws more than 200.000 tourists from all over the world. Dances, fireworks, games, and sporting events are held in an old traditional style Indian festival. It’s also a one of its kind chance for you to spend a night with camels in the desert.