Rajasthan is on everybody’s list when planning a vacation. This is because of the multitude of places it has to offer. The palaces and forts of Rajasthan reek of valour and grace. This desert state of India has some of the most beautiful lakes and breathtaking sand dunes. The state is frequented by tourists all the year round.

The top places of attraction that fall under Rajasthan tourism are listed below. Tourists flock from all over the globe to these beautiful places of Rajasthan.

1. Jaisalmer:

Also called the Golden City, Jaisalmer has beautiful sand dunes, profuse forts, and rich culture. This beautiful city is named after Maharaja Jaisal Singh. Located in the heart of the Thar desert it has some beautiful heritage temples and a few museums. Tourists flock here from all across the globe especially in the months of January and February when the city hosts the annual Desert Festival. The major attractions here are the Jaisalmer Fort, Gadi sagar Lake, and Tanot Mata Temple. When in Jaisalmer, take the camel safari to Sam sand dunes.

2. Jaipur:

The Pink City of Rajasthan is one of the most popular places visited by tourists. It has a variety of tourist attractions to visit and lavish hotels to stay at. The city gives one a complete feeling of royalty. The food is delicious and served with warmth. The city is full of experiences to gather and memories to make for a lifetime. Visit the scenic Jal Mahal and witness the amalgamation of the Mughal and Rajput architectural style. Take an elephant ride at the Amer Fort as you explore the cobbled paths and large gateways. Other places to visit are the Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Chokhi Dhani.

3. Jodhpur:

The Blue City of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is submerged in royalty just like Jaisalmer and Jaipur. It lures travelers from various corners of the globe through its majestic forts, royal palaces, and beautiful temples. The might Mehrangarh Fort is a must visit in Jodhpur. The fort gives panoramic views of the city of Jodhpur. Balsamand Lake situated 5 km from Jodhpur is a famous picnic spot. Other tourist locations are Jaswant Thada, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Mandore Garden, Achal Nath Temple, and Ranisar Lake. If you want to go shopping then the places to visit are Sardar Market, Tripolia Bazar, and Clock Market.

4. Udaipur:

Udaipur is famously known as the City of Lakes. Once upon a time it was the capital of the valiant kingdom of Mewar. It has various tourist spots like Lake Palace, City Palace, and Jagdish temple and is also called the ‘Venice of the East’. This beautiful city boasts of magnificent lakes and royal palaces. It is a great royal retreat with a number of luxurious resorts to choose from. The other attractions here are Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar lake, Udai Sagar lake, Monsoon Palace, Swaroop Sagar, and Kumbhalgarh fort. Go boating at Lake Pichola and learn of the city’s colourful past at the magnificent forts.

5. Mount Abu:

Mount Abu is the only hill station in the desert state of Rajasthan. It is a major tourist destination and lies in the Aravalli Mountain range at the border of Rajasthan and Gujarat. A major site of attraction here is the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to leopards. This abode of flora and fauna is a paradise for all the nature enthusiasts. It houses a plethora of rare and endangered species and one can indulge in wildlife spotting, jungle safari, jungle trekking, and wildlife photography here. The Sunset Point is another major attraction here. Tourists can either walk or ride a horse upto the point.

Rajasthan tourism flourishes due to these cities and many more. Rajasthan is a treasure of attractions and amazing spots.

Author's Bio: 

Rahul is a travel blogger from Madhya Pradesh who is currently based in Delhi. He loves exploring remote corners of the world where he meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life. He strongly believes in the power of traveling to break down barriers and make people more tolerant of one another. Rahul lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with local people that he finds his happiness.