Summer holidays are here and everyone is looking out for a perfect destination to spend their holidays. While some enjoy spending their holidays relaxing with nature, some love to witness the manmade beauty. But you can enjoy both these in one destination and it is Royal Rajasthan. The largest state in India has beautiful cities and breath-taking architecture. You will have limitless options to explore in the state and it is a complete package of adventure, beauty, culture and mouth-watering food. Your travel to the state is made easy with Vistara. You can fly to Rajasthan at the best prices with summer domestic flight offers. Here are the 5 must-visit places on your trip to Rajasthan:
1. The Pink City
The city of Jaipur is known as the pink city and it is one of the most visited cities in Rajasthan by the tourists. The capital city of Rajasthan displays the colorful and exotic India at its best. It has many famous palaces, forts and astonishing views and architecture. Hawa Mahal, Royal City Palace, and grand Amer fort are the main attractions in Jaipur. The other tourist attractions include Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaigarh Fort Nahargarh Fort, Museum, Govind Devji Temple, Albert Hall Birla Temple and Rambagh Palace. You can shop the best traditional clothes and handicrafts from Jaipur. The Laxmi Misthan Bandhar is very famous among the foodies in Rajasthan and you should definitely hit this place for a delicious meal. Also, don’t forget to take an elephant safari at Amer Fort.
2. The Lake City
Udaipur is known as the lake city and it is popular for its picturesque locations. The view from the City Palace located on the banks of the Lake Pichola is one of the iconic views at night in the city of Udaipur. In the morning, you can witness the tiny passages that take you to the wonderful enclosures and courtyards. Being one of the chief tourist locations, you can take a boat ride in the lake in the evening. This city is also referred to as “The Venice of the East”. It is also the most romantic city in India. Jain Temple of Ranakpur and the Fateh Bagh Palace are other attractions in this city. You can enjoy folk music and dance at Bangore-ki-haveli. Also, don’t forget to have a roof-top dinner at Uday-Kothi or Ambrai to enjoy delicious food with the twinkling stars above.
3. The Golden City
Jaisalmer is known as the golden city and it is also the Thar. It is a golden beauty with golden sands and golden walls. The camel safari in the desert will be an unforgettable experience for you. You can recreate the Arabian nights by camping in a tent with the stars shining above and the gentle breeze on your face in the desert. Jaisalmer Fort is very famous here and it is built with yellow and gold sandstones. The city has many Havelis and Patwon-ki-Haveli is very famous for its intricate architecture. You should not miss out the Desert Festival during your stay which showcases the culture and tradition of Rajasthan. Also, don’t forget to try Bhang from The Lassi Shop which is originally called The Bhang Shop.
4. The Blue City
Jodhpur is known as the blue city and it is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is named as the blue city because of its blue colored buildings. The palaces, Havelis, forts, houses are all in blue and this beauty can be witnessed from the Mehrangarh Fort. The fort stands at a height of 100ft and is one of the most appealing sights in the city of Jodhpur. The fort is known as explorer’s paradise and Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy festival takes place in this fort. Umaid Bhavan Palace and Jaswant Thada are other attractions of this city. The city also has many museums. Add a bit of adventure by trying the zip line from Flying Fox. Head to Satoji gate to try delicious Jodhpuri onion kachori. Also, take a Bishnoi village safari to get a glimpse of the Bishnoi village culture.
5. The Holy City
Pushkar is referred to as the holy city and it is an oldest Indian city. It is located on the banks of the Pushkar lake and it is the only home to the famous Brahma temple. Pushkar lake is known as the king of pilgrimage site and without a dip in the Pushkar, every pilgrimage is considered incomplete. It has many temples and each has its own history. This place is visited by hippies and backpackers throughout the year. But the best time to visit this place would be from October to November when Pushkar fair takes place. It is the largest cattle fair in the world. This city has good Italian restaurants. So don’t forget to try Shive Eye Rooftop restaurant and Little Italy Pizzeria.