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Best Places That You Must Not Miss to Make A Visit in Rajasthan

Rajasthan which is also known as the Rajputana or the land of kings is one of the largest states in the Republic of India. This is a state that has been successfully covering an area of 342,239 sq. kilometres which is in short 10.4% of India. However, though the largest size of this place has been covered by the Great Indian Desert Thar, the Thar desert has been running parallel to the Sutlej Indus River Valley. Being located in the fore front of the Indian civilization, the state of Rajasthan has been seen as the age of kings thus explaining the moniker the land of kings. Through the article today we would be covering 10 places that you should not be missing to make a visit in Rajasthan. Let’s have a look at them below.

Jodhpur: The second largest city of Rajasthan is Jodhpur, and is the most populated one after Jaipur. This is a city that was founded in the year 1459 by the well-known leaders Rathore Rajput Ruler, Rao Jodha Singh of Marwar.  It is also believed that the city was founded as the capital of Mawar, right after the fall of the capital of Mandore. Not just this it is also called as the suncity as it continues to enjoy the bright and sunny weather all around. Strategically Jodhpur is considered to be the most important city of the western Rajasthan and lies at a distance of 250 kilometres from the Indo Pakistan border. Some of the places that you must not miss to make a visit here are Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes, Thar Heritage Museum, Gadisar Lake, Nathmal Ki Haveli, Jain temples and the last but not the least Salim Singh Ki Haveli.

Jaipur: Jaipur is the largest city of the princely state of Rajasthan. Also known to be the Pink City of India Jaipur has a lot to offer to its visitors out there. Starting from the Forts, monuments, temples, Gardens, museums and the last but not the least the vast market places of Jaipur help in bringing tourists from across the world to experience the food, culture, fun and frolic at this wonderful town. Not just this Jaipur is also a home to the wonderful arts and crafts with more than 20 specialisations. The other places you must not miss to visit here is Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Pink City Bazaars, Albert Hall Museum, Galtaji, Birla Temple and the last but not the least Govind Dev ji Temple.

Udaipur: While in just a few texts it has been termed as the Venice of East, the city of Udaipur is known for the common moniker and the city of lakes. The city was believed to be the capital of the Sisodiya Rajputs of Mewar and is even today famous for its palaces that have been exemplifying the finesse of Rajputana Style architecture. Udaipur was founded in the year 1553 by the Sisodiya Rajput Ruler Maharana Udai Singh II. The Mewar Rajputs then founded a city to relocate their capital to a more secure location. Today when you make a visit to this place you fill find that the palaces have been converted into hotels, giving a reason to all the travels to come and experience their living here. The other places that you must not miss visiting here is City Palace, Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, Lake Garden Palace, The Royal Vintage Car Museum, Bagore Ki Haveli, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple, Shilpgram, Moti Magri etc.

Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer is also known as the golden city due to the view that it gets during the day. The city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Dessert and was founded by the Bhati Rajput ruler Maharawal Jaisal Singh in the 1156 AD. Not just this the city gets its name from the golden sands of the thar desert and the same golden colored sandstone is being used in the city architecture. Jaisalmer has continued to be a famous tourist spot because of the magnificent architecture, the various arts and crafts, and the major reason is thriving on tourism. Jaisalmer can be called as a home for huge no of tourists who are based from around the world. Jaisalmer can be called a home away from home for a huge number of tourists based across the different parts of the world. Some of the places that you must not miss here are the Bada Bagh, The Jain temples, The Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Sam sand Dunes, The Patwon Ki Haveli, The Gadisar Lake and the last but not the least The Nathmal Ki Haveli.

Johari Bazar: Just as the name suggests the Johari Bazar is believed to be a paradise for the jewelry lovers. Jaipur flaunts with some of the best jewelry collection in India, and this place especially has turned out to have some of the best collections in India. Not just the gold but all the precious and the semi-precious stones along with the gems out which some are even the hand made ones can be easily found over here. So, if you are not among the expensive ones then go for these kinds of jewelry along with the guarantee. So don’t forget to make a visit to the Johari Bazar when in Rajasthan this 2019. Also visit the Rajasthan emporium shops run by the tourism department of India for handicrafts, quilts, bed covers, garments and many more items. They have beautiful and huge collection of Rajasthani items.

Bikaner: The city of Bikaner was founded in the year 1488 by the Rathore Rajput Ruler Rao Bika. Rao Bika was the son of the Rathore Ruler Rao Jodha who also founded Jodhpur. This was the land that was usurped from all the rivaling rulers of those times. However, no matter how many wars this city has experienced, it is another prime tourist destination and is found famous for its sweets and snacks. This is a place that is also known for the food and forts. Some of the places that you must not miss to make a visit here are the Junagarh Fort, the Lalgarh Palace, the National Research Centre on Camel, the Shri Laxminath Temple, The, Ganga Singh Museum, the Sadul Singh Museum, and the last but not the least Jain Temple.

Pushkar: This is a place that lies in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan and is often described as the king of pilgrimage sites in India. This is a place that is located in the town of the shores of the puskar lake, and is believed to be created by the lord of Siva making it one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan. This is a place that is famous for the temples, the Ghats that are then being frequented by 100s of visitors taking Baath. The water in the lake is considered to be sacred and is actually considered to be responsible for the town’s repute as a pilgrimage spot. While you make a visit to this place you will get to see a large number of tourists who are attracted to the music, dance and various events that are being held here during the camel fair. Camel races are one of the major attractions as well.

Ajmer: Ajmer is believed to be one of those places that is surrounded by the Aravalli ranges, and its city that is being speeded in both history and culture. This is a place that lies near to Pushkar which is a Hindu pilgrimage Site and also a home to the shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti. This makes it a really very strong pilgrimage site for both the Hindu and the Muslim. It was in the year 2015 when Ajmer was selected as a heritage site for the HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.” Some of the places that you must not miss to make a visit here are the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Abkari Fort and Museum, Anasagar Lake and the last but not the least Soniji ki Nasiyan.

Local dishes you must try in Rajasthan: (1) Dal baati churma is the signature dish of Rajasthan, it’s a type of round stuffed bread served with lentils and churma. So if you visit Rajasthan definitely try this dish, it’s extremely delicious (2) Laal maans is mutton cooked in traditional Rajasthani way.  It’s spicy mutton curry cooked in low heat in a sauce of red chillies, garlic paste, onions and curds. This is a must-try for meat lovers (3) Ker Sangri is one of the most popular dishes of Rajasthan. It’s a vegetable preparation made with  wild berries and long beans. It’s quite tasty and can be found in Rajasthan only (4) Papad ki sabji is made of roasted papads or Indian flat breads made of lentils  and the curry is finally made with yogurt gravy made with gram flour, chilli powder, turmeric and chopped coriander leaves, it’s another mouth watering dish of Rajasthan.

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