Rajasthan Places
Either in evocative ruins or restored to former splendor, Rajasthan is a place on almost everybody’s wish lists. Riot invoking colors, battle-scarred forts, breathtaking sand dunes, slightly arrogant pride and honor — the largest state of India houses many royal ruins that take you back to the grandeur of its kingdoms. Dotted with elaborate forts and palaces, the places to visit in Rajasthan are among the most popular tourist destinations in India. If you haven’t been on a trip to any of its cities, it’s high time you plan one. And make sure you spend at least a few days in each of these colorful towns to absorb their splendor, complete with their major attractions, key experiences, delectable food, exclusive handicrafts, and a peek into the lifestyle of the natives. While we list the best places to visit in Rajasthan, make sure you get your leave approved.
Jaisalmer Fort
Being one of the largest forts in the world, Jaisalmer Fort is called the Golden Fort as its walls are made up of yellow sandstone. This fort is the only living fort and is famous for havelis, Laxminath temple, Jain temples, and other places. Tourists from all over the world visit the Fort to witness the scenic sunset as the rays of the Sun adds a honey golden hue to the fort which makes the view more appealing.


Agra Fort
Also called the Red Fort, this structure dates back to the 16th century. It is situated near the gardens of the Taj Mahal. Made of red sandstone, Agra Fort has walls that surround for at least two kilometers and more. Inside are many splendid palaces such as Jahangir Palace and Khas Palace. It is over here that you will find the grand hall of audiences called Diwan-i-Khas. Also on location are a couple of magnificent mosques. The Red Fort, like the Taj Mahal, is an ode to the rich legacy of the Mughals. These structures indicate the glorious past that existed during the medieval period, and must form part of any itinerary of places to visit in Agra. The Agra Fort was built in 1565 under the aegis of Akbar. Situated on the right bank of the Yamuna River, this fort and the Taj form a unity of monuments. Both structures complement each other given that they are in the same vicinity. You can enter the fort through the Delhi or Amar Singh Gates. The bigger entrance is the former. As you go in the fort complex through the Delhi gate, you approach the inner portal. Also called the Hathi Pol this entrance is a magnificent one. Inside the tower, you would be amazed at the Muhammad Burj which is an octagonal spire. The Shish Mahal is in this complex where you see some splendid reception rooms. The complex is beautifully constructed and palatial. The two mosques within this mosque are built of white marble. The Moti Masjid and Nagina Masjid are the two mosques that leave you spellbound with their structural beauty. These mosques were built under the aegis of Aurangzeb. The whole complex has intricate carvings and most structures inside are made of pure marble. The influence of Indo-Muslim art is strong in these surroundings.



Jaipur – The Pink City
So the pink city and the capital of Rajasthan is largest in the state. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur is one of the most popular places to see in Rajasthan and even in India, for that matter. Long list of historic and heritage monuments, swift connectivity from major cities and an amazing city plan where all the streets of the city run from east to west – Jaipur is a marvel to be at.



Jodhpur – The Blue City
Well, Jodhpur is just an extension of the royalty that you get to see at Jaisalmer and Jaipur. The royal city was the center of power of the then Mewar state and has got several forts, palaces, and temples to enchant travelers from different corners of the world. Famous as the Sun City because of its sunny weather, Jodhpur is also known as Blue City for the blue houses near the Mehrangarh Fort. The blue houses have played muse to the acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry.



Mehrangarh Fort
One of the largest forts in India, Mehrangarh Fort is also called Mehran Fort and was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha. You can spot imprints of cannon balls which exist since the war took place. The most interesting part of the fort is the 7 gates that were built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories. Don’t forget to visit the seven gates in Mehran Fort while you are on your vacay.



Ranthambore Fort
Ranthambore Fort is a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site which is visited by almost all travelers who are looking forward to having an encounter with the history of Rajasthan. Located in the heart of the popular Ranthambore National Park, this Fort has a long and noteworthy history of battles that took place to conquer the fort.



Pushkar Lake
A pilgrimage of high importance, Pushkar Lake in Pushkar should definitely be in your bucket list. It is believed that a dip in the lake cleanses all your sins and cure all skin diseases. It is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan if you are looking to witness the local traditions.



Lake Pichola
One of the ancient lakes in Udaipur, Lake Pichola was named after the village Picholi in which it is situated! The lake is as old as 1362 AD. It was created for drinking and irrigation purposes for the sake of the village.