Top tourist places to visit in Rajasthan

  1. Udaipur

    The city of Lakes, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences - an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens an narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavour of heroic past, epitomising valour and chivalry.

Udaipur is a popular tourist destination in India. The lakes, palaces and lively workspaces and culture attract foreign and domestic visitors. Udaipur have three interconnected lakes - the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Lake Pichhola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake; along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry.

Places You Must Visit

  1. Udaipur City Palace
  2. Lake Palace
  3. Jagmandir
  4. Jagdish Temple
  5. Saheliyon Ki Bari
  6. Sajjangarh Palace
  7. Fateh Sagar Lake
  8. Lake Pichola
  9. Udaisagar Lake
  10. Jaisamand Lake
  11. Rajsamand Lake
  12. Jiyan Sagar
  13. Doodh Talai
  14. Maharana Pratap Memorial
  15. Vintage Car Museum

Importance
When India got independent in 1947, the Maharaja of Udaipur granted the place to the Government of India. At that time, Mewar was merged into the state of Rajasthan. In the present date, Udaipur enjoys a favorable position on the maps of Rajasthan. Udaipur is known for its picturesque surroundings and its royal past.

Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Udaipur is between the months of September and March. However, depending on what you want to do, here's a monthly breakup of Udaipur's climatic conditions so that you can plan when to go: November to February: These months constitute the winter season in Udaipur.

2.Jaisalmer

Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and close to the India-Pakistan border, Jaisalmer, founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, is carpeted with golden sand and almost every house is built with the yellow Jaisalmer stone thus, making it the ‘Golden City’. The city still exudes an age-old aura of valor and royalty. Bold Rajasthani attires and the golden landscape of the city form a distinctive contrast. Jaisalmer literally meaning ‘the Hill Fort of Jaisal’ is a destination where camels are seen in abundance, an iconic hill-fort stands above the city with imposing walls where the best examples of par-brilliance inscriptions are found. Jaisalmer has come a long way from being an important town along the ancient camel-train route that ran through India and Central Asia to being one of the largest towns of Rajasthan and a popular destination among tourists.

Places you must visit
1.Jaisalmer Fort
2.Bada Bagh
3.Patwon Ki Haveli
4.Salim Singh Ki Haveli
5.Sam Sand Dunes
6.Gadisar Lake
7.Desert National Park
8.Sadar Bazaar
9.Silk Route Art Gallery
10.Sonaron Ka Baas
11.Amar Sagar Lake
12.Kuldhara Village
13.Khaba Fort
14.Vyas Chhatri
15.Surya Gate
16.Akal Wood Fossil Park
17.Shantinath Temple
18.Desert Culture Centre And Museum
19.Tazia Tower
20.Lodurva
21.Maharaja’s Palace
22.Khuri Sand Dunes
23.Nathmal-Ki-Haveli
24.Thar Heritage Museum
25.Mandir Palace
26.Chandraprabhu Temple
27.Jaisalmer War Museum
28.Tanot Mata Temple
29.Dussehra Chowk
30.Pokaran Fort
31.Manak Chowk
32.Bhatia Bazaar
33.Indo-Pak Border
34.Jaisalmer Wind Park
35.Jaisalmer Government Museum
36.Pansari Bazaar
37.Lodurva
38.Longewala War Memorial

Importance
Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and close to the India-Pakistan border, Jaisalmer, founded in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, is carpeted with golden sand and almost every house is built with the yellow Jaisalmer stone thus, making it the 'Golden City'.

Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Jaisalmer is between October and March, when the temperature in this culture-rich place is between 10°c to 27°c. Being a desert city, winter is the best season to visit Jaisalmer as the sun is perfect for all the sightseeing that the place is famous for.

3.Jodhpur

Jodhpur, formerly known as Marwar, the capital of the Rajput rulers, has long history of various traditions which are followed till date.

Located towards the western side of the capital city of Jaipur, this city is the second biggest city in the state of Rajasthan . Being a place of princely palaces, magnificent forts as well as age old temples, this city of Rajasthan is among the famous tourist destinations in the state as well as India. Positioned in the Thar Desert's stark landscape, Jodhpur experiences a bright and sunny weather all through the year. For this, the city is also known as "Sun City". One of the specialties of this metropolitan city is that almost all the houses based around the fort of Mehrangarh are painted in blue color, due to which the city is even known as the "Blue City".

Jodhpur city is one of the major cities of Rajasthan. It encompasses an area of 22,850 sq.km and houses a population of 21,53,483. It is well connected to the rest of Rajasthan by airways, road and rail links. This city basks in the golden history and heritage of the state and is located at the fringe of the great Thar desert. The city was founded in 1459 A.D by the Rathore rulers.

Some local festivals of Jodhpur city, which may interest visitors, are Nag Panchami, Marwar festivals, Nav Sati, Gangaur, Veerpuri fair, Holi, Diwali. These festivals are celebrated amidst great cheer and religious fervency. The entire city dons a colorful and gay look. The age old traditions and culture of Jodhpur City interest most tourists who undertake a visit to this city.

Polo has been the royal sport of Jodhpur since medieval times. Polo enthusiasts visit the city to participate in the various equestrian events that are held here. Jodhpur is also well known for its furniture industry, handicrafts, glass bangles, cutlery, carpets and marble goods. Jodhpur also boasts of a unique cuisine. The local eateries accord the tourists a delectable platter of local culinary delights.

Jodhpur is a colourful city. It throbs with the romance, beauty, glory and warmth of a populous desert city which has stood testimony to civil wars, love affairs, intrigues and a display of power and wealth. The traditional folk dance and music performances, which are held at night, are great attractions to the visitors.

Places You Must Visit
1.MEHRANGARH FORT
2.KHEJARLA FORT
3.UMAID BHAWAN PALACE
4.MOTI MAHAL
5.SHEESH MAHAL
6.PHOOL MAHAL
7.CHAMUNDA MATAJI TEMPLE
8.RANISAR PADAMSAR
9.JODHPUR GOVERNMENT MUSEUM
10.JASWANT THADA
11.GHANTA GHAR
12.MAHAMANDIR TEMPLE
13.MANDALESHWAR MAHADEV
14.SARDAR SAMAND LAKE AND PALACE
15.MASURIA HILLS
16.SHASTRI CIRCLE
17.MANDORE
18.KAILANA LAKE
19.MACHIYA SAFARI PARK
20.SOMNATH TEMPLE
21.BALSAMAND LAKE
22.GUDA VILLAGE
23.MEHRANGARH FORT AND MUSEUM
24.CHOKHELAO BAGH AND INTERPRETATION CENTER

Importance
Jodhpur was historically the capital of the Kingdom of Marwar, which is now part of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts, and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.

Best time to visit
October to March is a good time to visit Jodhpur. However, depending on what you want to do, here's a monthly breakup of Jodhpur's climatic conditions so that you can plan when to go: October to February: October marks the onset of peak season in Jodhpur with weather turning pleasant.

4.Bikaner

Bikaner, Rajasthan is one of the most common place targeted by the tourists to visit if they are visiting the state of Rajasthan. Bikaner is known as the royal city of Rajasthan which was founded by Rao Bika in 1488 CE and since then Bikaner has become the fourth largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Visiting Bikaner can give you a great feeling because here you will find and get to know about how the royalties of Rajasthan lived their lives in this princely state. To get the royal experience of the beautiful city of Bikaner one must visit.

Places You Must Visit
1.JUNAGARH FORT
2.NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE ON CAMEL
3.LALGARH PALACE AND MUSEUM
4.RAMPURIA HAVELI
5.GANGA GOVERNMENT MUSEUM
6.LAXMI NIWAS PALACE
7.PRACHINA MUSEUM
8.DESHNOK KARNI MATA TEMPLE
9.JAIN TEMPLE BHANDASAR
10.KODAMDESAR TEMPLE AND LAKE
11.SHRI LAXMINATH TEMPLE
12.SHIV BARI TEMPLE
13.GAJNER PALACE AND LAKE
14.GAJNER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
15.DEVI KUND
16.RAJASTHAN STATE ARCHIVES
17.KOLAYAT
18.KATARIASAR VILLAGE
19.JORBEED
20.DARBARI LAKE
21.RAISAR DUNES
22.PUBLIC PARK

Importance
Bikaner is an important trade centre for building stone, wool, and grain. Bikaner's woolen shawls, carpets, blankets, and candy are famous. The city is located in an arid region of undulating sand hills, where camels, horses, and sheep breedings is the principal occupation.

Best time to visit
Hot winds and dust storms are a common feature in the desert area during this season. Winter season lasts from December to February and the temperature sometimes reaches 4 °C. The best time to visit Bikaner is between the months of October to March.

5.Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is located about 13.5 kilometers from the city of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. Located at the junction of the Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges, this is one of the finest places to view wild animals, especially as they are used to being stared at here. The park covers an area of approximately 400 sq km, and if combined with the area of Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary area, is around 500 sq km.

Ranthambore National Park is dotted with structures that remind you of bygone eras. There are numerous water bodies scattered all across the park, which provide perfect relief to the wild animals during the scorching hot days in summers. A huge fort, after which the park is named, towers over the park atop a hill. There are many ruins of bygone eras scattered all over the jungle, which give it a unique, wonderful and mixed flavour of nature, history and wildlife. Tigers at Ranthambore National park have been known to even hunt in full view of human visitors.

Places You Must Visit
1.Ranthambore National Park
2.Ranthambore Fort
3.Surwal Lake
4.Malik Talao
5.Trinetra Ganesha Temple
6.Padam Talao
7.Raj Bagh Talao
8.Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
9.Kachida Valley
10.Jogi Mahal
11.Dastkar Ranthambore
12.Ranthambore School of Art
13.Raj Bagh Ruins
14.Wild Dragon Adventure Park
15.Lakarda And Anantpura
16.Bakula Region
17.Akaula Region
18.Village of Woman Craft
19.National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary
20.Mansarovar Dam and Lake

Importance
Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 392 sq km. along with its nearby sanctuaries like, the Mansingh Sanctuary and Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park is majorly famous for its tigers, and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat.

Best time to visit
The popular wildlife destination in India, Ranthambore National Park remains open between October and June. The winter season between October and March is considered the best time to visit Ranthambore National Park due to the pleasant weather condition when the temperature ranges between comfortable 10℃ and 30℃.

6.Pushkar

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. Located to the northwest of Ajmer, the tranquil city of Pushkar is a favoured destination for thousands of tourists and devotees flocking to Rajasthan. Situated at a height of 510 metres, Pushkar is surrounded by hillocks on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, literally meaning Snake Mountain forms a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar. Known as ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported all over the world. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city.

According to legends, Lord Brahma, believed to be the creator of the Universe dropped a lotus to the ground leading to the immediate creation of a lake. He then decided to name the place after the flower, and thus the name, Pushkar. The city of Pushkar is home to the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the whole world. Hindus consider a journey to Pushkar to be the ultimate pilgrimage that must be undertaken to attain salvation.

Places You Must Visit
1.Pushkar Lake
2.Garden of Dreams, Pushkar By Barasingha Luxury
3.Brahma's Temple
4.Pushkar Camel Fair
5.Varaha Temple
6.Savitri Temple
7.Rangji Temple
8.Gurudwara Sahib Pushkar
9.Gayatri Mata Temple
10.Varaha Ghat
11.Gau Ghat
12.Man Mahal
13.Pushkar Bazaar
14.Merta City
15.Mahadeva Temple
16.The Laughing Buddha Cafe Pushkar
17.Budha Pushkar Lake
18.Aloo Baba Temple
19.Shiv Shakti Art and Handicraft
20.Doctor Café
21.Rose Garden

Importance
Pushkar is also significant for its Gurdwaras for Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh. One of the bathing ghats is called Gobind ghat built by the Sikhs in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh. Pushkar is famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) featuring a trading fete of cattle, horses and camels.

Best time to visit
The best season to visit Pushkar is during October-November, during the Pushkar Fair, which is also the onset of the winter season. But, tourist season starts from October and ends in February. The maximum temperature around this time is 15°C and the minimum is 3.7°C.

7.Mount Abu

Serving as a source of comfort from the sultry dessert climate of Rajasthan, Mount Abu, the state’s only hill station stands at a height of 1722 metres above sea level, and is embraced by lush green hills of the Aravalli range.

Studded with a colourful mix of rustic abodes of tribal communities and posh houses inclusive of British style bungalows and royal holiday lodges, Mount Abu appears to be no less than a wonder in this dessert state. Covered in vast stretches of green forests, serene lakes, and effusive waterfalls, this region allows you to revel amidst panoramic vistas, all year round.

Other than its scenic beauty, Mount Abu is also popular as a seat of religious importance for Jains. The structural architectural wonders in Mount Abu, among other places to visit, have been drawing history buffs and architecture enthusiasts from different corners of the world.

All most all tour packages, including those by Rajasthan Tourism have Mount Abu as one of the most significant destinations to be covered

Places You Must Visit
1.Nakki Lake
2.Guru Shikhar
3.Toad Rock
4.Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary
5.Dilwara Temple
6.Sunset Point
7.Raghunath Temple
8.Brahma Kumaris Ashram
9.Mount Abu Honeymoon Point
10.Achalgarh Village
11.Universal Peace Hall
12.Arbuda Devi Temple
13.Trevors Tank
14.Gaumukh Temple
15.Shankar Math
16.Shopping In Mount Abu
17.Champa Cave
18.Government Museum
19.Nakki Lake Market
20.Achalgarh Fort
21.Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple

Importance
Mount Abu, a short distance from Jodhpur and Udaipur, is home to many religious monuments, the most famous being the Dilwara temple, Brahmakumari Ashram, Guru Shikhar and the shrines of Jainism. It is a peaceful getaway as well as an ideal place for a sacred pilgrimage.

Best time to visit
Although Mount Abu is a year-round destination, the time period between November and March can be considered as the best time to visit this place

8.Ajmer

Ajmer is one of the major cities in Indian state of rajasthan,it is located at a distance of 135 km from the State Capital Jaipur and 391 km from the National Capital New Delhi. Ajmer is surrounded by Aravalli Hills, south of which is the city’s Artificial lake Anasagar. It is a pilgrimage center for the dome shine of Sufi Saint Khwaja moinuddin Chisty. Ajmer is also a significant centre for jain Relign possessing an amazing Soni Ji Ki Nasiyan and Nareli Tample Ajmer has substantially improved its academic reputation with Mayo College considered as one of the oldest Public Boarding Schools in India

Places You Must Visit
1.Foy Sagar Lake
2.Ana Sagar Lake
3.Daulat Bagh
4.Mayo College
5.Nareli Jain Temple
6.Akbar Palace And Museum
7.Soniji Ki Nasiyan
8.Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
9.Taragarh Fort
10.Ajmer Sharif Dargah
11.Government Museum
12.Akbari Fort
13.Akbar Mosque
14.Prithviraj Smarak
15.Abdulla Khan’s Tomb
16.Durga Bagh Gardens
17.Ajmer Clock Tower
18.City Square Mall
19.Sai Baba Temple
20.Birla City Water Park

Importance
When Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Gaure. Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties. Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims.
When Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Gaure. Since then, Ajmer became home to many dynasties. Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims.

Best time to Visit
October to February: These months constitute the winter season in Ajmer and can be considered as a good time to come. With day temperatures being ideal for sightseeing, most of the tourists prefer to visit this holy city during this time. Winters in Ajmer are generally mild and not that cold

9.Chittorgarh

hittaurgarh is a city and has municipal council in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is the administrative headquarters of Chittaurgarh District and a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. The city of Chittaurgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh.

Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriers Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khalji (1303 AD), have become legendary. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Phata in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so great that the Mughal Empror Akbar installed their statues in the fort of Agra. It has also been land of worship for Meera. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittaurgarh Fort, the largest fort in Asia.

Places You Must Visit in
1.Chittorgarh Fort
2.Kirti Stambh
3.Rana Kumbha Palace
4.Vijay Stambha
5.Padmini's Palace
6.Fateh Prakash Palace
7.Kalika Mata Temple
8.Sanwariaji Temple
9.Sathis Deori Temple
10.Ratan Singh Palace
11.Samadhisvara Temple
12.Meera Temple
13.Gaumukh Reservior
14.Shyam Temple
15.Mahanal Temple
16.Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
!7.Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary
18.Bhainsrodgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
19.Mandalgarh Fort
20.Tulja Bhawani Temple

Importance
It is generally believed that it commemorates Padmini's jauhar, which is most famous. This festival is held primarily to commemorate the bravery of Rajput ancestors and all three jauhars which happened at Chittorgarh Fort.

Best time to visit
Best time to visit Chittorgarh is between October and March when you can cover the fort easily in a cooler weather.

10.Bharatpur
Also known as the ‘Eastern Gateway of Rajasthan’, Bharatpur was established by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the year 1733. It was the erstwhile region of Jat Maharajas and was situated in Mewat region. The royal family of Bharatpur traces its history to the 11th century A.D. Lohagarh is another name given to the town of Bharatpur. Although a territory of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is also considered as a part of New Delhi Capital Region (NCR). Being home to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur is a sheer heaven for ornithologists.

Places You Must Visit
1.Bharatpur National Park
2.Lohagarh Fort
3.Banke Bihari Temple
4.Bharatpur Museum & Palace
5.Ganga Mandir
6.Shopping in Bharatpur
7.Laxman Temple
8.Government Museum
9.Birji Festival
10.Deeg,Bharatpur
11.Dholpur Palace
12.Band Baretha

Importance
One of the most important waterfowl refuges of the world, a Ramsar site and a World Heritage site, Keoladeo National Park (KNP) is known for its rich biological diversity.

Best Time To Visit
Winter season lasts from November to February. The pleasant temperature of 7°C in nights and 27°C in day time makes this period of the year the best time to visit Bharatpur. This season compels people to explore the blessed places of Bharatpur. The summer season starts in March and remains as it is till June

11.Alwar

Surrounded by the Aravali hills, Alwar is a pretty city of rich culture and heritage. Alwar has retained its charm from the past. The majestic fort, beautiful City Palace and the colorful markets make Alwar one of the most interesting cities in Rajasthan. Alwar has been one of the oldest of Rajasthani Kingdoms and one of the first Rajput states to align itself with the British Empire. Alwar is most famous for two things - its milk cake also known as ‘Alwar-ka-mawa’, and for its fort

Places You Must Visit
1.Bala Quila
2.City Palace
3.Siliserh Lake and Palace
4.Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
5.Vijay Mandir Palace
6.Bhangarh Fort
7.The Palace Museum
8.Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
9.Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri
10.Fateh Jung Gumbad
11.Purjan Vihar
12.Pandu Pol
13.Neemrana Fort
14.Garbhaji Waterfall
15.Naraini Mata
16.Naldeshwar Shrine
17.Jagannath Ji Temple
18.Sariska Palace
19.Company Bagh
20.Churi Market
21.Bazaza Bazar
22.Malakhera Bazar
23.Karni Mata Temple
24.Bhartrihari Temple
25.Sarafa Bazaar

Importance
Alwar has been one of the oldest of Rajasthani Kingdoms and one of the first Rajput states to align itself with the British Empire. Alwar is most famous for two things - its milk cake also known as 'Alwar-ka-mawa', and for its fort.

Best Time To Visit
The best season to visit Alwar is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places of interest in Alwar. The best months to visit are October, November, December, February and March. Winters approach Alwar in November and lasts till February.

12.Kumbhalgarh
his historic town of Kumbhalgarh is located about 85 km from Udaipur in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh is famous for its magnificent monuments, royal chhatris and glorious palaces. The Kumbhalgarh Fort with its intricately carved temples and superb artistry is one of the strongest fortresses in the country. The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is popular with wildlife aficionados and birdwatchers.

Once the seat of Prince Samprati, during the 2nd century, Kumbhalgarh was the birthplace of Mewar’s legendary king, Maharana Pratap. Kumbhalgarh’s most important ruler, however, was Rana Kumbha who is credited with having designed 32 out of the 84 fortress that protected Mewar. The town is said to have been a safe haven for Mewar’s rulers during times of conflict; Prince Udai, for instance, was smuggled out of Chittor in 1535, when it was Mughals laid siege to the city. The prince later became the king and founded Udaipur.

Places You Must Visit
1.Kumbhalgarh Fort
2.Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
3.Badal Mahal
4.Mammadev Temple
5.Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple
6.Vedi Temple
7.Parshuram Temple
8.Muchhal Mahavir Temple – With A Unique Deity Of Mahavira
9.Ranakpur
10.Haldighati
11.Rajsamand
12.Nathdwara
13.Jawai
14.Udaipur
15.Chittorgarh

Importance
With the second-longest wall in the world, about 38 km long, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, known as the Mewar Fortress, it was the birthplace of the great Rajput king, Maharana Pratap. Everything about the fort has been built to fend off the enemy.

Best Time To Visit
March to June
The most suitable time to visit Kumbhalgarh is during the winter season as the climate remains cool and pleasant. It is suitable for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

13.Shekhawati

The semi arid region of north eastern Rajasthan (erstwhile Rajputana) is known as Shekhawati. The territory derives her name from the Shekhawat Rajput clan scion Maha Rao Shekha Ji, who established his rule in the 15th Century by his bravery and valor. After Maha Rao Shekha Ji , his offspring flourished the land with different forms of art and culture for centuries till date, thus it is called Shekhawati (The garden of Rao Shekha).
Today’s Shekhawati includes whole of Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts along with parts of Churu,Jaipur,Alwar & Nagaur. There are no major rivers flowing here except few seasonal ones like “Katli”. The sea shore is also thousand of kilometers far from Shekhawati, the nearest port is Kandla in Gujarat. The Aravali mountain range has a presence in Shekhawati area. Shekhawati is restricted to the east of the Aravalli Range which cuts through the present district of Sikar and forms an eastern border to Jhunjhunu. To the west of the Aravallis lay the desert state of Bikaner. On conclusive note one can consider Shekhawati as a mixture of desert and plains.

Places You Must Visit
1.SETHANI KA JOHARA
2.KANHAIYALAL BAGLA HAVELI
3.AATH KAMBH CHHATRI
4.RATANGARH FORT
5.LAXMINARAYAN TEMPLE
6.DIGAMBAR JAIN TEMPLE
7.TAL CHHAPAR SANCTUARY
8.LAXMANGARH FORT
9.MANSA DEVI TEMPLE
10.RAGHUNATHJI MANDIR
11.FATEHPUR
12.RAMGARH
13.KHETRI MAHAL
14.SUNSET POINT MODA PAHAR
15.RANI SATI MANDIR
16.HAZRAT QAMRUDDIN SHAH'S DARGAH

Importance
The goal of this festival is to encourage tourism in the region and highlight the region's unique cultural heritage. The murals and paintings on the magnificent Havelis and houses fascinate visitors in addition to the frescoes.

Best Time to Visit
Although Shekhawati is accessible throughout the year, the best season to visit Shekhawati is winter. The temperature remains comfortable and is ideal for sightseeing. The best months to visit are October, November, December and March.

14.Bundi

Bundi is a city in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan state in northwest India and capital of the former princely state of rajputana agency. District of Bundi is named after its founder Tribal King Bunda Meena

Places You Must Visit
1.Bundi Palace
2.Raniji Ki Baori
3.Sukh Mahal
4.Taragarh Fort
5.Lake Jait Sagar
6.Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary
7.Garh Palace
8.Chitrashala
9.Nawal Sagar Lake
10.Sadar Bazaar
11.84 Pillared Cenotaph
12.Moti Mahal
13.Shikar Burj
14.Talwas Fort
15.Dhabhai Kund

Importance
Bundi is famous for its monuments and especially its fort, which preserves the glorious legacy of its erstwhile Rajput rulers. The Taragarh fort, built in 1354, with its imposing structure of stone, is situated on a steep hill and has massive battlements and ramparts.

Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Bundi is during the months of winters, i.e. from October to April. Winter is the most pleasant season of all and summers are hot. While, in the months of monsoons, Bundi receives average to heavy rainfall.

15.Neemrana

Neemrana town is located in Alwar in Rajasthan on Delhi-Jaipur highway. It is famous for its magnificent Neemrana Fort Palace. It was built in 1464 AD, a palace from where Rajput Maharaja Prithvi Raj Chauhan III reigned. Neemrana fort is now converted into one of the Rajasthan's oldest heritage luxury hotels.

The fort has been restored and developed for the people to enjoy amalgamation of history and modernity. To spend a peaceful and magical weekend getaway near Delhi, Neemrana provides heritage, celebrations and colours that is surrounded by the beauty of nature, where each silent big wall shouts out loud its different heroic story. Neemrana is very popular among Delhi crowd as a perfect place to visit just for a day to enjoy the heritage resort and also the activities including zip-lining, swimming, etc.

Places You Must Visit
1.Neemrana Fort Place
2.Zip Lining
3.Baori
4.Sariska National Park
5.Bala Quila,Alwar
6.Shopping in neemagarh

Importance
The Neemrana Stepwell was built in 18th century by Thakur Janak Singh. It is also known as Rani Ki Baoli in the local language. The primary cause of the creation of this step well was to create employment during the famine that hit the area during that period. It is located in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

Best Time To Visit
The best season to visit Neemrana is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places of interest in Neemrana. The best months to visit are September, October, November, December, February and March.

16.Ranakpur

Ranakpur is a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan in western India. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. 162 km from Jodhpur and 91 km from Udaipur, in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. The Nearest Railway Station to reach Ranakpur is Falna and Rani railway station. Ranakpur is one of the most famous places to visit in Pali, Rajasthan. Ranakpur is easily accessed by road from Udaipur.

Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. There is also a small Sun temple which is managed by the Udaipur royal family trust

Places You Must Visit
1.Ranakpur Jain Temple
2.Sadri
3.Surya Narayan Temple
4.Shopping In Rankapur
5.Muchhal Mahavir Temple
6.Naralai
7.Desuri

Importance
Ranakpur is home to an incredible number of temples, most of them with striking architecture. Ranakpur, one of the five most important Jainism pilgrimage sites, is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan. It is home to exceptionally gorgeous temple complexes with the Aravali Ranges forming the backdrop

Best Time To Visit
Winters are considered as the best time to visit Ranakpur. The scorching sun is finally gentle and the temperatures drop. With the temperatures hovering around 22° to 25°C, the climate in winter is very pleasant and therefore is the preferred season to visit the region.

17.Nathdwara

Shrinathji’s idol was brought to Rajasthan from Govardhana near Vrindavan to protect it from the hands of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who in 1665 was bent upon vandalizing the area of Vrindavan by widespread destruction of Hindu temples. When the Mughal army came to Govardhana, the devotees of the Lord showed them the titles and gifts given to the temple by the previous Mughal rulers. The army commander then ordered the deity to be taken away from Govardhana. For almost six months the statue stayed in Agra after which the custodians of the idol of Shrinathji left that place with the idol in search of a new heaven.

While several other princes were diffident, it was Maharana Rajsingh of Mewar who dared to provide refuge. The idol went on a journey to Mewar which took 32 months to complete. The decision to settle the Lord here at Nathdwara involves an interesting story. When the wheel of the chariot carrying the Lord got stuck in the mud at a place called Sihar, the Rana saw it as a divine sign that Lord Krishna wished to settle here, and thus a temple was built at this spot and the holy township of Nathdwara grew around the temple

In 1672 Lord Shrinathji was placed in a new Temple built in village Sihad, now called Nathdwara, on the banks of river Banas

Places You Must Visit
1.Ranakpur
2.Chittorgarh
3.Kumbhalgarh
4.Pali
5.Haldighati
6.Maharana Pratap Memorial
7.Rajsamand
8.Shreenathji Temple
9.Dwarkadheesh Temple
10.Charbhuja Temple
11.Eklingji Temple
12.Giriraj Parvat
13.Alsigarh
14.Mavli
15.Nandsamand Dam

Importance
The Nathdwara Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to one of the avatars of Lord Krishna, Shrinathji. Nestled on the banks of river Baman, it is located at a distance of 48km from the enchanting city of Udaipur. A symbol of Rajasthan's holy and spiritual zeal, it is an important pilgrimage point of Rajasthan

Best Time To Visit
The winter season from September to February is the best time to visit Nathdwara. The weather during this time of the year is delightful and perfect to roam and explore the wonderful city freely. The climate during the rest of the year are at extremes.

18.Gardia Mahadev

Garadia Mahadev Temple is a noted shrine of Kota, located near the Chambal River. It is located near the NH-76 that leads to Dabi and Chittorgarh. If you’re someone who enjoys spectacular views, then this place doesn’t disappoint. It provides one of the most mesmerising views you can hope to find of the Chambal River, gorge and the plains. The shrine can be reached by descending a few steps where you can pay your respects to Lord Shiva. The place is a tad remote and isolated from regular tourist hotspots but is worth the journey you have to make. Most people recount being stunned by the sheer beauty and memorable view. Thanks to the privacy and view it affords, this spot is quite popular as a picnic destination. Nature lovers can sit here for hours, absorbing its tranquillity and pristine beauty. Budding poets, writers and artists can count on being inspired by the still, blue waters and surrounding wilderness. If peace, blessings, nature’s splendour and privacy is what you’re looking for, you won’t find a better place than this.

Places You Must Visit
Garadia Mahadev Temple.
1.7 Wonders.
2.Gaipernath Waterfall.
3.City Mall.
4.Jagmandir Palace.
5.Chambal Gardens.
6.Kotah Garh (City Palace)
7.Kishore Sagar.

Best Time To Visit
he best time to visit Garadia Mahadev Temple is during monsoon. During monsoon, you will find the Chambal river full of water. Also, the weather is pleasant and you can witness the best of this place during monsoon. In addition, you can choose to visit this place early morning to capture some best clicks.

19.Fatehpur

Fatehpur District is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The district covers an area of 4,152 km². The district has a population of 2,632,733 (2011 Census). Fatehpur city is the administrative headquarters of the district. Located on the banks of the sacred rivers Ganges and Yamuna, Fatehpur was mentioned in the puranic literature. The ghats of Bhitaura and Asani were described as sacred in the puranas. Bhitaura, the site of the sage Bhrigu, was an important source of learning. Fatehpur district is a part of Allahabad Division.

This district is situated between two important cities: Allahabad, which is also known as “Prayag”, and Kanpur of the state Uttar Pradesh. Fatehpur is well connected with those cities by train routes and roads. The distance from Allahabad is 117 km and from Kanpur is 76 km by railway. The north boundary of the district is limited by the river Ganges and its southern boundary is the river Yamuna.

In the Vedic era the region of this district was known as “Antardesh”, which means the fertile area between two big rivers. Later, it was known as “Madhyadesh” which means central region. The northern region of the district is influenced with “Avadhi culture”,while the southern part shows effect of the “Bundelkhand”.there were many form of arts earlier like traditional singing(kajri,chaiti,dadra,jhula,bhajan,classical music)many devotional acts form like Ramleela and many type of other dilemmas Nautanki and etc,in district late Pt.Natthu Ram vaidya served these form and music in his alive,in present his great grandson Deepak shivhare spreading the fragrance of music,by doing classical Music and playing rare instrument SARANGI,he is only the player in district who serving this instrument n music by generation.. The territory covered by the present-day Fatehpur district was part of Vatsa, which was one among sixteen mahajanapadas described in the Buddhist literature.

Places You Must Visit
1.Nandini Culture Centre
2.Dholi Sati Dadi Mandir
3.Temple In Fatehpur
4.Haveli's In Fatehpur

Importance
Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.

Best Time To Visit
October to March: The best time to visit Fatehpur is between autumn and winter as by this time the heat has ebbed and the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing.

20.Khimsar

According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Kimsar village is 048820. Kimsar village is located in Yamkeshwar tehsil of Garhwal district in Uttarakhand, India. It is situated 88km away from sub-district headquarter Yamkeshwar (tehsildar office) and 208km away from district headquarter Pauri. As per 2009 stats, Kimsar village is also a gram panchayat.

The total geographical area of village is 145.14 hectares. Kimsar has a total population of 365 peoples, out of which male population is 176 while female population is 189. Literacy rate of kimsar village is 75.89% out of which 85.80% males and 66.67% females are literate. There are about 91 houses in kimsar village. Pincode of kimsar village locality is 246121.

Rishikesh is nearest town to kimsar for all major economic activities, which is approximately 41km away.

Places You Must To Visit
1.Khimsar Fort
2.Khimsar Dunes Village
3.Nagaur Fort
4.Panchala Black Buck Reserve
5.Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary

Best Time To Visit
November to February are the best months to visit Khimsar. Nagaur Festival is celebrated between the month of January and February, every year and this is the time when most of the tourists come to the town.

21.Nawalgarh

Nawalgarh is a heritage city in Jhunjhunu district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region and is midway between Jhunjhunu and Sikar. It is 30 km from Sikar and 39 km from Jhunjhunu. Nawalgarh is famous for its fresco and havelis and considered as Golden City of Rajasthan. It is also the motherland of some great business families of India .

Places You Must Visit
1.Sheesh Mahal
2.Morarka Haveli
3.The Poddar Haveli
4.Roop Niwas Palace

Importance
Maharaja Nawal Singh founded Nawalgarh in 1674 AD at the village site of Rohili. This was before the abolition of Jagirs in Rajasthan. Many great business families of the Marwari community have their origins from Nawalgarh.

Best time to Visit
November to March are the best months to visit this place. Nawalgarh is accessible throughout the year though the climate is at the extremes here. The summers are unbearably hot with temperatures reaching up to 42 degrees Celcius.

22.Rajasmand

Rajsamand is very well known for its marble production as the largest producing district as well as the largest single unit in the whole country. Rajsamand also saw the vicissitudes of the freedom struggle between TATYA TOPE and the British troops at 'Rakamgarh Ka Chhapar' in 1857. Rajsamand is much rich district regarding history, religion, culture and mining industries. Among famous places of tourist interest Kumbhalgarh - the birth place of Maharana Pratap, Haldighati the famous battlefield, Shrinathji the chief deity of Vaishnav religion, Dwarikadheesh, Charbhuja and many Shiv temples.

Rajsamand is situated 67 Km north of Udaipur and 352 KM south of State Capital Jaipur on NH 8. Rajsamand is located between latitudes 24o 46' to 26o 01' N and Longitudes 73o 28' to 74o 18' E. Rajsamand district is surrounded by districts of Ajmer in North, Pali in West, Udaipur in South and Bhilwara in East. Administratively Rajsamand is divided into 7 Sub-divisions, 11 Tehsils and 8 Blocks. There are 214 Gram Panchayats and 239 Patwar Circles. Total population of the Rajsamand district (as per census 2011) was 11,56,597 including 5,81,339 males and 5,75,258 females. This district has a male to female ratio of 1000:990. A rare phenomenon now-a-days.

Places You Must Visit
1.Rajsamand Lake
2.Haldi Ghati
3.Kumbhalgarh Fort
4.Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
5.Kankroli

Importance
Rajsamand lake was built in 17th century by Maharana Raj Singh of Mewar, across the Gomati, Kelwa, and Tali rivers. The river Gomti is the main supplier of water to Rajsamand Lake.

Best Time To Visit
October to March are the best months to visit Rajsamand. Even though Rajsamand is accessible throughout the year, but it is scorching in summers and even in monsoons with temperatures reaching up to 42 degrees Celcius.

23.Jhunjhunu

Jhunjhunu, located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, is the administrative headquarters of Jhunjhunu district. The town is famous not only for its illustrious sons who have established financial empires all over the country, but also for its many places of tourist interest. Rani Sati Mandir is a famous landmark of this town.
The history of Jhunjhunu goes back to the Vikram Era. It was then ruled by the kings of Chauhan dynasty. Later on it came under Muslim rule. In 1450, Mohammed Khan & his son Samas Khan defeated the Chauhans and conquered Jhunjhun. The reign changed hands once again in 1730 when Thakur Shardul Singh usurped the throne defeating the Khans. Their reign continued until India became independent and Jhunjhunu became a part of free India.

Places You Must Visit
1.Sone Chandi Ki Haveli
2.The Dundlod Fort
3.Modi And Tibrewal Haveli
4.The Khemi Sati Temple
5.Khetri Mahal
6.Rani Sati Temple
7.Mertani Baori
8.The Aath Havelis
9.Bihari Ji Temple
10.Badalgarh Fort

Importance
Ancient History of Jhunjhunu, forms part of Indian mythology, with an anecdote that Pandwas, the heroes of the Mahabharata took bath and bathed their weapons in the Surya Kund, Lohargal. It is said that, it was ruled over by the Chauhan Dynasty in the Vikram era 1045, and Sidhraj was a renowned king.

Best Time To Visit
October to March are the best months to visit Jhunjhunu. The weather is most favourable and pleasant from October- December. The days are sunny, not making it very difficult to travel while the evenings are breezy and pleasant.

24.Mandwa

In the center of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, lies Mandawa, a small yet beautiful town. In the Deserts Mandawa emerges like a Mirage. Mandawa is known and acclaimed throughout the country for its Vintage yet Magnificent Forts and Havelis.It gives the tourist an insight in the Cultural and Social Practices of the bygone era.

The small town of Mandawa was established and fortified by dominant merchant families of the area in the 18th century. The rich constructed many Havelis and Baolis with elegant art and paintings on the walls. When families migrated their old settlement was left with no one to look after them.Despite the time lapse and ignorance about these visual and architectural extravaganzas, their attraction did not fade and today they are some of the major attractions for the tourists visiting Rajasthan.

Places You Must Visit
1.Murmuria Haveli
2.Chokhani Double Haveli
3.Goenka Double Haveli
4.Monica Rooftop Restaurents
5.binsidhar Newatia Haveli
6.Seth Dayaram Dedraj Goenka Haveli

Best Time To Visit
Like most of the other places in north India, Mandawa too has an extreme climate. The summers can be very hot with the mercury touching 40.5°C, whereas winters can be chilly and the temperature can fall below 10°C. The best season to visit this place is winter i.e. October to March

25.Sikar

Sikar is a city belonging to Rajasthan state, India. It is present in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Sikar is the administrative head quarter of the Sikar district. Sikar is located at a distance of 281 km from New Delhi, the capital city of India. It lies on the National Highway 11, in the midway while travelling from Bikaner to Agra. Some of the cities in Rajasthan which surround Sikar are Jaipur - 115 Km, Jodhpur - 306 km, Bikaner - 218 km.

During the Mewar era, Sikar was the biggest estate (Thikhana) of the capital city Jaipur. The kingdom fell under the rule of Shekhawat king, Daulat Singh. It was he who laid down the foundation stone of the fort. Later on his son Shiv Singh, a strong, clever, courageous and bold king made a magnificent fort on it. He developed the village into a beautiful town and surrounded the fort by a strong boundary wall. The royal family of Sikar even lives today at the same fort.

Places You Must Visit
1.Ganeshwar Village
2.Khatu Shyamji village
3.Laxmangarh Fort
4.Devgarh
5.Sikar Fort
6.Madho Niwas Kothi
7.Jeenmata Village
8.Harshnath Temple
9.Sri Digamber
10.Sai Dham, Mundwara
11.Bolta Balaji mandir
12.Jain Bada Mandir, Bawari Gate
13.Devi Pura Balaji
14.Radha Damodar Mandir
15.Maroo Park
16.Rani Mahal
17.Ganesh Mandir, Fatehpuri Gate
18.Santoshi Mata Mandir
19.Temple of Raghunathji, Bawari Gate
20.Nehru Park

Importance
Sikar is surrounded by fortified walls consisting of seven "Pols" (gates). These historic gates are named: Bawari Gate, Fatehpuri Gate, Nani Gate, Surajpole Gate, Dujod Gate Old, Dujod Gate New, and Chandpole Gate. Shekhawat Rajputs were rulers of this region.

Best Time To Visit
October to March are the best months to visit Sikar. Falling in Rajasthan, Sikar experiences extremely hot and semi-arid summers with temperature going as high as 45 to 50 degrees Celsius.

26.Churu

At the edge of the Thar desert and situated amidst the shifting golden sand dunes, lies a small city called Churu, resplendent with havelis, fresco paintings and unique architecture. Known as the 'Gateway to the Thar desert', Churu lies in the historic Shekhawati region in northern Rajasthan.

Churu is a popular attraction for tourists due to its architecture - the grand palaces of havelis of Kanhaiya Lal Bagla and Surana, and its 400-year-old fort, among other things. The city is a perfect weekend getaway spot from New Delhi.

Places You Must Visit
1.Sethani Ka Johara

  1. Salasar Balaji
    3.Tal Chappar Sanctuary

Importance
The fort in Churu city is of historic importance, it is believed to be constructed approximately 400 years ago. The site encloses beautiful temples of Salasar Balaji and Babosa Maharaj which are of great religious importance

Best Time To Visit
Winter season is the best season for a visit to Churu. The months when Churu is ideal for a trip is for the months of October - March. Monsoon is also a good time to visit, while summer season, with unbearably hot climate, is the least advisable time for a visit.

27.Kota

The city of Kota (previously spelt as Kotah) is located in south-eastern Rajasthan along eastern bank of the Chambal River, a very region widely known as Hadaoli, or the land of the Hadas. It is third largest city of Rajasthan in terms of population after Jaipur & Jodhpur, and covers an an area of 318 sq km.
Hadoti comprises of Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar and Kota and is a treasure trove of history dating back to several centuries. Prehistoric caves, paintings, formidable forts and the mighty Chambal river characterize the region. The Independent state of Kota became a reality in 1631 when Rao Madho Singh, the second son of Rao Ratan of Bundi was made the ruler.

Places You Must Visit

1.7 Wonders.
2.Gaipernath Waterfall.
3.City Mall.
4.Jagmandir Palace.
5.Chambal Gardens.
6.Kotah Garh (City Palace)
7.Kishore Sagar.
8.Garadia Mahadev Temple

Importance
Situated on the banks of the Chambal River, the city of Kota is famous for its distinctive style of paintings, palaces, museums, and places of worship. The city is known for gold jewellery, Doria sarees, silk sarees and the famous Kota stone.

Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Kota is during the months of October to March. Kota has a semi arid climate with high temperatures throughout the year. Summers are long, hot and dry, starting in late March and lasting through the end of June.

28.Jhalawar

Jhalawar, also called Jhalrapatan or Brijnagar, town, far southeastern Rajasthan state, northwestern India. It is situated on an upland plateau just west of the Kali Sindh River, a tributary of the Chambal River, about 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Kota.
The old town of Jhalrapatan (Patan) was founded as a cantonment (military installation) in 1796. The former ruling family of Jhalawar state was the Jhala Rajput clan (the warrior rulers of the historical region of Rajputana). The principality of Jhalawar was created from the partition of the original Kota princely state in 1838. In 1897, when the greater part of the town was restored to Kota, its present boundaries were created. Jhalawar became part of the state of Rajasthan in 1948.
The new town, including the palace and cantonment, lies just to the north of the old town. Jhalawar is a major road junction and an agricultural market centre. It has a government college affiliated with the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur. Just northeast of town is Jhalawar Fort (Gagron Palace), one of several historic fortifications in Rajasthan that were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013.
Jhalawar’s surrounding area is part of the Malwa Plateau, a fertile undulating plain in the north and a hilly tract toward the south. Cotton, wheat, oilseeds, corn (maize), and jowar (grain sorghum) are the chief crops. Iron ore and sandstone deposits are worked. Nearby is the site of the ancient city of Chandravati (c. 1st century CE). Pop. (2001) town, 48,054; (2011) town, 66,919.

Places You Must Visit
1.Jhalara Patan
2.Bhimsagar Dam
3.Jhalawar Fort
4.Shopping in Jhalawar
5.Government Museum
6.Bhawani Natya Shatla
7.RTDC Shop
8.Gagron Fort

Best Time To Visit
This is the most advisable time for a trip to Jhalawar, to be precise. The area is pleasant for a visit at this time. The climate is lovely, and the ambience perfect, especially for the history lovers, who'd love to be outdoors this time.

29.Eklingji temple

Known for its cultural heritage and diversity, India is a land of marvels which can be easily found in every corner of the country. In Hindu mythology, there are three ultimate creators of the whole universe- Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva. One of the most famous temples of Shiva is Eklingji Temple in Udaipur region of Rajasthan.

Are you wondering, why the temple is named Eklingji? Being the diverse land with exorbitant population, after every 100 km, the language changes and hence the names are also changed. You will be amazed to know that Lord Shiva alone has 108 names. Out of those 108 names, Eklingji is also the name of Lord Shiva. This is the name by which Lord Shiva is worshipped in Udaipur.
Even though the name is changed, the faith and devotion attached to Lord Shiva remain the same. The purpose of these temples, mosques, churches, and monasteries is to help human beings forget their worries and attain spirituality. They are the treasure of vast history, culture, traditions, beliefs of ancient people and a reflection of their glorious lives.

Eklingji Temple was built in the 8th century. It is a prime spot for musing about the Lord Shri Ekling Ji. The temple is located in the Kailashpuri district of Udaipur. This Hindu temple is built by the Maharanas of Mewar as these warriors were devoted to God Shri Ekling Ji, for their success. Udaipur City Tour Package, offered by HolidaysDNA makes your visit to this holy temple all the more alluring.

Places You Must Visit
1.Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.
2.City Palace of Udaipur.
3.Lake Pichola.
4.Shri Ekling Ji Temple.
5.Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace.
6.Animal Aid Unlimited.
7.Jagdish Temple.
8.Jagmandir.

Importance
It is situated in Kailashpuri village (at Girwa Tehsil, Udaipur), near the former capital of Mewar, i.e., Nagda. Eklingji is believed to be the ruling god of Mewar Princely State and the Maharana rules as his Dewan.

Best Time to Visit
There is no best time to seek God's blessing but keeping the weather in mind, you can take a quick trip in the spring season (February- Marc

30.Bharatpur

lso known as the ‘Eastern Gateway of Rajasthan’, Bharatpur was established by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the year 1733. It was the erstwhile region of Jat Maharajas and was situated in Mewat region. The royal family of Bharatpur traces its history to the 11th century A.D. Lohagarh is another name given to the town of Bharatpur. Although a territory of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is also considered as a part of New Delhi Capital Region (NCR). Being home to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur is a sheer heaven for ornithologists.
The history of Bharatpur dates back to 5,000 B.C. Pandavas, the heroes of Mahabharata war, are believed to have spent their 13th year of exile at this place. Bharatpur was once the capital of Jat kingdom ruled by Sinsinwar Maharajas. There are so many heroic stories of Jat clan against Mughal and British attacks associated with the land of Bharatpur. The history of Bharatpur is also affected by the advent of the British. Colonel Lake along with various British troops tried to siege Bharatpur four times but suffered a massive defeat. However, in 1825, Bharatpur was brought under the supremacy of British.

Places You Must Visit
1.Keoladeo Ghana National Park
2.Lohagarh Fort
3.Bankey Bihari Temple
4.Bharatpur Palace And Museum
5.Ganga Mandir
6.Laxman Mandir
7.Government Museum Bharatpur
8.Deeg
9.Dholpur Palace
10.Band Baretha
11.Seetharam Temple
12.Chawad Devi Temple
13.Jawahar Burj
14.Kaman

Importance
One of the most important waterfowl refuges of the world, a Ramsar site and a World Heritage site, Keoladeo National Park (KNP) is known for its rich biological diversity.

Best Time To Visit
Winter season lasts from November to February. The pleasant temperature of 7°C in nights and 27°C in day time makes this period of the year the best time to visit Bharatpur. This season compels people to explore the blessed places of Bharatpur. The summer season starts in March and remains as it is till June.

31.National Park

national park, an area set aside by a national government for the preservation of the natural environment. A national park may be set aside for purposes of public recreation and enjoyment or because of its historical or scientific interest. Most of the landscapes and their accompanying plants and animals in a national park are kept in their natural state. The national parks in the United States and Canada tend to focus on the protection of both land and wildlife, those in the United Kingdom focus mainly on the land, and those in Africa primarily exist to conserve animals. Several other countries have large areas reserved in national parks, notably Brazil, Japan, India, and Australia.

It is generally thought that the concept of a park or nature reserve under state ownership originated in the United States in 1870 and that the world’s first such park was Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, created through legislation signed by U.S. Pres. Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. However, some naturalists and others have argued that there is evidence that indicates that the creation of Yellowstone was predated by the creation of Bogd Khan Mountain National Park in Mongolia, which may date from as early as 1778.

Places You Must Visit
1.Biodiversity and Profound Greenery
2.Kanheri Caves
3.Waterfalls
4.Trekking
5.Cycling
6.Freshwater Lakes
7.Boating
8.Van Rani
9.Safari Ride
10.Camping

Importance
National Parks protect wildlife, habitats, and nature from destruction and human impact. They give animals a safe space to breed and survive. Over 247 species of threatened or endangered plants and animals are protected in National Parks. National parks protect places of natural beauty.

Best Time To Visit
According to Lonely Planet, the best time to visit any National Park is in October. Not only are the crowds greatly diminished, but the prices are also lower and the weather is better. 1. You can beat the crowds.

32.Bhangarh Fort

As we drove up to the fort of Bhangarh in Alwar district of Rajasthan, from the Sariska Tiger Reserve, we passed by the Ajabgarh fort. Since entry into Bhangarh is restricted after sunset, we were in a hurry. I didn’t climb up the Ajabgarh fort, but I explored its base. A local lad grazing sheep told me that there was nothing that I would be able to see from below except the four walls. If I had known its significance in the destiny of the fort I was going to, I would have made more of an effort.

The drive to Bhangarh fort was eerie. We passed through a village that was ostensibly inhabited. The main road was lined with the ruins of once-beautiful havelis. Children were seated in front of intricately carved wooden doors that had large rusted locks.
The Bhangarh fort was built by the Kachwaha ruler of Amber, Raja Bhagwant Singh, for his younger son Madho Singh in 1573 AD. Madho Singh’s brother was the celebrated Man Singh, who was Akbar’s general. Madho Singh was succeeded by his son Chatr Singh. It was Chatr Singh’s son Ajab Singh who built the fort of Ajabgarh.

Though it was midday, it seemed quite lonely, and a long walk, so we hired a local guide. Guides after all tell the most colourful tales and sensational gossip!
A tantrik’s curse
The guide told us of the beautiful princess Ratnavati, who was the daughter of Chatr Singh. She was the jewel of Rajasthan. Ratnavati was much younger than her stepbrother Ajab Singh, and was as universally liked as he was disliked. Tales of her beauty and delightful temperament spread far and wide and she received many marriage proposals. A tantrik priest, who was well versed in black magic, fell in love with her. But knowing that he didn’t stand a chance with the beautiful princess, he tried to cast a spell on her. Seeing the princess’ maid buying perfume for her in the village, he cast a spell on it so that Ratnavati would fall in love with him. Ratnavati came to know of this and threw the bottle. It turned into a boulder and hit the tantrik. He was crushed under its weight, but before he died, he cursed the princess, her family, and the entire village. The next year, a battle was fought between the forces of Bhangarh and Ajabgarh, which led to the death of Ratnavati and most of the army.

The guide solemnly told us that it was due to this curse that no one in the village or fort could be reborn; it is forever condemned to desolation and is inhabited by ghosts. If any villager tries to build a roof, it apparently mysteriously collapses.

We were told another story too. Apparently there was a sadhu, Guru Balu Nath, living on top of the hill on which Raja Bhagwant Singh built the fort. His only condition for letting the fort be built there was that it should never cast a shadow on his dwelling. This condition was honoured by all except Ajab Singh, who added columns to the fort that cast a shadow on the ascetic’s house. The angry sadhu’s curse led to the ruin of the fort and the surrounding villages. A small stone hut, known as tantrik ki chatri, overlooks the fort.

The truth seems to be that after Chatr Singh’s death, since Ajab Singh had already established a new fort, the population of the area dwindled. A famine in 1783 forced the remaining villagers to seek new avenues. In 1720, Raja Jai Singh, grandson of Man Singh, attached Bhangarh to his estate.

importance
The Bhangarh fort was built by the Kachwaha ruler of Amber, Raja Bhagwant Singh, for his younger son Madho Singh in 1573 AD. Madho Singh's brother was the celebrated Man Singh, who was Akbar's general. Madho Singh was succeeded by his son Chatr Singh. It was Chatr Singh's son Ajab Singh who built the fort of Ajabgarh.

Best Time To Visit
The recommended timings of Bhangarh Fort are 6 AM to 6 PM, i.e. before sunset and post sunrise. So, note down the opening time of Bhangarh Fort, and avoid visiting here once dusk settles, for it's forbidden to visit here when there is no visibility around.

33.Chand Baori

The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan.
It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones.
Located in the eastern part of the province of Rajasthan, it was built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century.The Chand Baori is not an easy landmark to find, thus it is one of the hidden secrets of India!
Stepwells, also called bawdi or baori, are unique to this nation. The wells have steps built into the sides that lead down to the water.hand Baori one was built during the 8th and 9th centuries and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry, which descend 20m to the bottom of the well.
Centuries ago, the stepwells were built in the arid zones of Rajasthan to provide water all year through.
Today, the construction is not used as a well anymore but its exquisite geometry attracts local and international visitors alike.
About 64 feet deep, it is India's largest and deepest stepwells with 13 floors and was built in the 9th century for water harvesting.
Chand Baori inside viewIt was so named as it was built by King Chand Raja from the Gujara Pratihara clan, who claim to be the descendant of Lord Ram's younger brother Laxman.
The Pratihara dynasty was at their peak during 6th-10th century AD, and also ruled over other parts of Rajasthan. Their capital was Mandore near Jodhpur.
The baori has a precise geometrical pattern, hard to find in this age.
The steps form a magical maze and the consequent play of light and shadow on the structure gives it a captivating look.
It has an enclosed rectangular courtyard kind of structure. Upon entering you reach a jharokha (windows).
Descending the stairs on the left, you can see the cavernous baori narrowing towards the bottom, criss-crossed with double flights of steps on three sides to reach the water surface down below.
The stairs encircle the water on the three sides while the fourth side boasts of a pavillion with three storeys with beautiful carved jharokhas, galleries supported on pillars and two projecting balconies enshrining beautiful sculptures.

Places You Must Visit
1.Bhandarej
2.Kalakho
3.Dausa

Importance
Built by King Chanda of the Nikumbha dynasty in 9th century AD, it is one of the largest stepwells in the world. Chand Baori was built to conserve water and provide a respite from the intense desert heat.

Best Time To Visit
The entry timings to Chand Baori Abhaneri are between 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There is no entry fee. Best time to visit Chand Baori Abhaneri: The best time to visit Chand Baori Abhaneri is between October to March when the weather is comparatively pleasant.

34.Salasar Balaji

Located in the town of Salasar, in Churu district of Rajasthan, the Salasar Balaji Temple is a significant place of worship, especially for the devotes of Hanuman. Standing in the middle of the town, the temple is visited by a huge number of devotees, all round the year. The Salasar Balaji Mandir, also identified as Salasar Dham by the locals, remains specially crowded during Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima. Fairs organized on these auspicious occasions attract crowd from all over, to pay homage to the deity. The number of people attending the fairs often goes past six to seven lakhs. What makes the temple even more significant is the fact that it is also considered as a Swayambhu (self-created) and Shakti Sthal (shrine) by the devotees. Salasar Balaji Temple is also a part of the religious circuit, which involves other pilgrim centers of Jeen Mata temple, Rani Sati temple and Khatushyamji, all located close to the prior.
There are several theories associated to how the Salasar Balaji Temple came to be. A popular one about it dates back to one Saturday of Shravana Shukla, of Navami Samvat (1754 AD), when a Ginthala Jat farmer of Asota village in Nagaur unearthed a stone idol of Balaji while ploughing his field. The news of this discovery soon spread throughout the village and reached the ears of the Thakur of Asota. It is said that the Lord Balaji appeared in Thakur’s dream, asking him to send forth the idol to Salasar in Churu district. It was on the same night that Mohandas Maharaj, a Hanuman devotee in Salasar, dreamt of Balaji too. Mohandas sent forth a message to the Thakur of Asota, who was highly surprised to learn of all the tiny details that the prior had mentioned, without having visited Asota. The idol was then consecrated at a place that is now recognized as Salasar Dham. As per another version of the same story, the Thakur of Asota after having the dream, ordered for the statue to be moved to Salasar and placed within a temple. For shifting the idol, the Thakur purchased two bulls tied to a cart. It was decided that a temple would be built on the spot where these bulls would stop. Once the Salasar Balaji Temple was constructed, many traders and villagers moved to build their houses close to it, thus forming a village which is now recognized as Salasar.

Places You Must Visit
1.Rani Sati Temple
2.Jeen Mata Temple
3.Khatu Shyam Temple
4.Havelis of Mandawa
5.Tal Chappar
6.Laxmangarh Fort

Importance
Located in the town of Salasar, in Churu district of Rajasthan, the Salasar Balaji Temple is a significant place of worship, especially for the devotes of Hanuman. Standing in the middle of the town, the temple is visited by a huge number of devotees, all round the year.

Best Time To Visit
during Dusshera

  1. Barmer

    ccupying an area of 28,387 sq. km, Barmer is among the larger districts in Rajasthan. Being in the western part of the state, it includes a part of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is to the north of this district while Jalore is in its south. Pali and Jodhpur form its eastern border and it shares a border with Pakistan in the west. Partially being a desert, this district has a large variation in temperature. The temperature in summer can rise up to 51 °C and falls to 0 °C in winter. Luni is the longest river in Barmer district. After travelling a length of almost 500 km, it passes through Jalore and merges in the marshy land of Runn of Kutch

In 12th century this region was known as Mallani. It’s present name was give by its founder Bahada Rao, popularly known as Bar Rao, Parmar Ruler (Juna Barmer). He build a small town which is presently known as “Juna” which is 25 kms from present city of Barmer. After Parmer’s, Rawat Luka -Grand Son of Rawal Mallinath, establish their kingdom in Juna Barmer with help of his brother Rawal Mandalak. They defeated Parmers of Juna & made it their capital. Thereafter, his descendant, Rawat Bhima, who was a great warrior, established the present city of Barmer in 1552 AD and shifted his capital to Barmer from Juna. He build a small fort on top of the city which is also known as Barmer Garh. Hill of Barmer fort is 1383 feet but Rawat Bhima build fort at height of 676 feet which is safer place than top of hill. The estate of Barmer was hereditary bhumia Jagir (independent principality), being an alloidal vassal state of Marwar (Jodhpur) in Rajputana Agency and as against the other Nobles, Jagirdars and Chiefs of Jodhpur State who hold land on condition of regular services being rendered, the Rawat owes nominal allegiance and offers service only during emergencies.
Once a camel trade route, This area is rich in craft that include wood carving, pottery, embroidery work and ajrak prints. Several festivals are held in Barmer, Most important being the Mallinath Cattle festival which is held at Tilwara village in remembrance of Rawal Mallinath who was founder of Mallani Pargana.

Places You Must Visit
1.KIRADU TEMPLES
2.BARMER FORT & GARH TEMPLE
3.SHRI NAKODA JAIN TEMPLE
4.DEVKA-SUN TEMPLE
5.VISHNU TEMPLE
6.RANI BHATIYANI TEMPLE
7.JUNA FORT & TEMPLE
8.CHINTAMANI PARASNATH JAIN TEMPLE
9.MAHABAR SAND DUNES
10.SAFED AKHARA
11.HANDICRAFTS OF BARMER

Importance
The city is famous for wood carving, pottery, embroidery work and ajrak prints. Several festivals are held in Barmer, Most important being the Mallinath Cattle festival which is held at Tilwara village in remembrance of Rawal Mallinath who was founder of Mallani Pargana

Best time to visit
September

36.Jawai Dam

Jawai, a small village named after the river of the same name has now become an attraction for tourist. The area is mainly known as Jawai Dam because it is located near the dam and it comes under Sumerpur Tehsil of the Pali district in Rajasthan. The famous dam was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur and the village cover an area of 500 square kilometers. Being located at the embankment, Jawai gives you an amazing view of the river.
Adding to its beauty are the granite rocks and hills which surrounds the whole area. Jawai is also known for its sanctuaries for leopards, birds, and crocodiles. It is also called the winter paradise for migratory birds with more than 100 species frequenting every year. Alongwith a great variety of birds, Jawai is home to panthers, hyenas, chinkaras, nilgai, bears, and wolves as well. However, it is chiefly known for its human-friendly leopards.

Best Things to Visit in Jawai
1.Indian leopard
2.Dev Giri Temple
3.Crocodile
4.Birds
5.Tribal Excursion
6.Jawai Hills
7.Kambeshwar Mahadev Temple
8.Abhinav Mahavir Dham
9.Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh

Best time to Visit
Jawai is open from early September until mid-May annually - see rates for specific dates. The best time to visit is from October to early April, when it's dry, warm and less humid (though nights can be chilly). Temperatures rise to around 38C from March onwards, before the monsoon season arrives in July.