The magnificent city of Rajasthan attracts every nomadic soul to its grand forts, enormous palaces, and scenic sunsets. Rajasthan offers infinite places and things to marvel at in its cities. You can’t explore the entire state in a single trip but, this destination is surely a golden opportunity for backpackers. So, let’s fall in love with Rajasthan by gaining in-depth knowledge of it.
Best Time to Visit Rajasthan:
Rajasthan is a desert area with harsh summers, light monsoon, and moderate winters. October to March is the best months to visit Rajasthan as you will find clear sunny skies with wind and cold nights in these winter months. People avoid visiting during other months due to the scorching heat of desert.
How to Reach Rajasthan:
Although backpackers avoid flights for budget management one can reach Rajasthan from various airports located at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Udaipur. You can reach by taking a train as well from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and many other places to any city of Rajasthan.
These are superfast trains with all facilities. Otherwise, you can choose the road journey via national highway of Rajasthan which links major cities. You can also book Rajasthan tour packages for planned transportation.
Famous Cities and their Attractions in Rajasthan:
1. Udaipur- Venice of the East:
Udaipur is one of the most strategically planned cities with five prominent lakes covering the entire area which makes it look exactly like Venice. People also call it the city of Lakes or the most romantic city of India with beautiful boats, huge white palaces, picturesque sunsets, and majestic Temples. Missing this destination is like leaving the real taste of this trip. You can find this city in any Rajasthan tour package. We are listing the top attractions of Udaipur for you.
Udaipur City Palace:
This 400 years old Royal Palace is still beautiful enough to make you awestruck! Udaipur City palace will give you a glimpse of the royal lifestyle as the Rajput descendants of Kings still reside here. The beauty of this white marble structure becomes double when we look at its reflection in Lake Pichola. Several gates, palaces, halls with rich Rajput culture make it a jewel of India.
You must visit the largest lake of Udaipur while strolling through the city. It will be a pocket-friendly outing as you don’t have to pay anything for relaxing near the Lake banks. You can also observe the sunset by taking a sunset boat ride.
Saheliyon Ki Bari:
You can beat the desert heat by sitting near the flower beds and fountains in this beautiful garden. This is the perfect picnic spot for nature admirers.
In the middle of Lake Pichola, an island harbors beautiful Jagmandir. The unique marble sculptures in the holy temple are the main attractions.
2. Jodhpur – The Blue City:
The famous blue city with its attractive blue markets, houses and places will make you forget about your blues! Explore the markets of this city to taste yummiest street food and buy some colourful souvenirs from local markets. Have a look at the best places:
Jodhpur houses one of the largest forts of India, Mehrangarh Fort. This massive fort is built 125 meters above the blue city allowing the breath-taking view of entire Jodhpur from here. See the relics of Rajasthan in Mehrangarh museum after exploring the Fort.
Umaid Bhawan Palace:
Umaid Bhawan Palace is the home of the royal family of Jodhpur with 374 huge rooms, hotel, and a museum. Apart from some area which is residential, the rest of the Fort is open for visitors. You can know about the glorious old days of India in this large private palace.
3. Jaisalmer – The Golden City:
A trip to Rajasthan is meaningless without viewing the real essence of Rajasthan- desert. People come to Jaisalmer to explore the huge Thar Desert. Walking on the sea of sand, taking camel rides and understanding the life of locals in this low vegetation area holds its own peculiar charm. Keep reading to know more!
Jaisalmer got the title of the golden city only because of this yellow sandstone Fort which covers one-fourth of the city with its high walls. It is one of the few fully preserved and living forts of the world. You can find lots of locals still residing in the Fort premises.
You can take a jeep safari or camel ride to explore the sand dunes of this vast spread desert. You can also view the desert on foot with your pals for more fun. Spending a night in the camps of the desert will be an awesome experience!
4. Jaipur – The Pink City:
Add the capital city of Rajasthan in your list without a doubt. This is called the pink city because the former King Maharaja Ram Singh ordered to paint the entire city with the pink colour to welcome Queen Victoria. Since then, one can see pink houses, shops and places at every turn of Jaipur. The best places are:
One will know without any explanation why this place is called Hawa Mahal after gazing at the immense Palace with 5 floors and 953 windows. Yes, the air that passes through these windows made it a palace of wind. Made up red and pink sandstone, it goes well with the colour code of the city.
Jaipur City Palace:
Jaipur City Palace is another example of the royal lifestyle and historic beauty of Rajasthan. You will find lots of other palaces, old huge courtrooms, gardens, and rooms after entering this huge Palace. Apart from all this, you can also go to Bundi, Bikaner, Pushkar, Ajmer, Chittorgarh and many other cities of Rajasthan.
Every city holds lots of surprises for the visitors which will make Rajasthan your favourite trip destination.
You won’t have to spend lots of money while exploring Rajasthan as it’s a budget-friendly destination. So, give it a try!