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Outstanding Tourist Destinations in Rajasthan, India

By Alok Verma Subscribe to RSS | June 16th 2012 | Views:
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India’s largest state, Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant and colorful Indian states. Literally it means the land of kings. It is of great importance to Indian rich culture and heritage. It is widely acclaimed for unique culture, tradition and heritage.

The historical and royal state of Rajasthan has been one of the most sought after states in India for tourism and holidays. It attracts a number of tourists and vacationers from all over the world because of many fascinating tourist destinations, numerous alluring attractions and excellent facilities for the tourists. The state is home to some of the most outstanding and important tourist destinations of India. At the conclusion of this article you will come to know some of the outstanding tourist destinations of the state.

Rajasthan is known for its desert landscapes. There are many interesting tourist destinations in and around the Thar Desert of the state. One of the most popular destinations is Jaisalmer which is located in the middle of the desert. Famed as the Golden City of India this beautiful desert city is very popular among tourists coming from different parts of the world. It is best known for the massive Golden Fort and the Sam Sand Dunes. Other attractions to enjoy here include camel safari rides on the desert, exploring Jain Temples, and visiting merchant havelis.

Jodhpur (Blue City) and Bikaner (Camel City) are two other most popular desert destinations in Rajasthan. Both are historical town of the state and located on the edges of the Thar Desert. Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada are popular attractions to see in the historical city of Jodhpur. Camel Breeding Farm & Research Center, Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Laxmi Niwas Palace, etc are key attractions of Bikaner tourism.

Ajmer, Pushkar, Ranakpur and Mount Abu are famous pilgrimage places in the state. Dargah Sharif in Ajmer, Lord Brahma Temple & Pushkar Lake in Pushkar, Jain Temple Complex in Ranakpur and Dilwara Jain Temple & Raghunathji Temple in Mount Abu are very popular among tourists coming from different parts of the world. Mount Abu, the only hill station of the state, is also known for its cool and delightful climate and superb natural beauty. Hence it is very popular among honeymooning couples.

Udaipur and Jaipur are two most outstanding and beautiful cities of Rajasthan. Udaipur, the City of Lakes, is internationally famous for its elegant romantic palaces such as Lake Palace, City Palace, Jagmandir Palace, Monsoon Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, etc. Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, etc are other attractions to see in Udaipur.

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan and fondly known as the Pink City of India because of pink painted houses and buildings in the city. It is very popular on Rajasthan tour in India with a number of interesting tourist places and attractions. Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, City Palace, Govind Devji Temple, Birla Temple, Moti Doongri Temple, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall Museum, etc are main attractions for tourism in this city. Jaipur is also a destination of golden triangle tours in India along with Agra and Delhi. There are many other fascinating travel destinations in Rajasthan which can lure visitors.

Alok Verma - About Author:
Alok Verma is an expert writer primarily focusing on travel and tourism related topics. Currently he is rendering his services to lehladakhtourism.com. He has written many articles for Golden Triangle Tours.

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