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Rajasthan

Rajasthan | India | Asia

Famously known as the land of Rajputs; Rajasthan is majorly noted for its extravagant havelis, majestic forts, Thar desert, sparkling sand and finely sculpted temples. It is the largest state of India, area wise. It is bordered with Punjab to the north, Uttar Pradesh & Haryana to the northeast, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast and Gujarat to the southwest.

Known by the name Pink City; Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan.

Top attractions and their popularities:

Location Popularity
Ajmer Famous to pilgrims for Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’s shrine; a sufi saint
Alwar Bhangarh Fort and Sariska Tiger Reserve
Banswara Natural Beauty
Barmer Typical Rajasthani villages
Behror Historical palaces and industries
Bharatpur Wildlife
Bhilwara Natural Beauty
Bikaner Havelis, palaces and temples
Bundi Baoris (stepwell), forts and palaces
Chittorgarh Forts and monuments
Deeg Gardens, fort, palaces and fountains
Jaipur Palaces and temples. Also known by the name ‘Pink City’
Jaisalmer Oldest Jain temples, libraries, havelis and golden fortress
Jhalawar District Famous for caves like Binnayaga Buddhist, Hathiagor Buddhist and Kolvi
Jodhpur Blue homes and so referred by the name ‘Blue City’
Kota Chambal river safari, gardens and palaces
Kumbhalgarh Kumbhalgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Mandawa Art & Culture and Mandawa Fort
Mount Abu Natural Beauty and 11th century Dilwara Jain temple. It is the popular hill station
Nathdwara Shrinathji temple
Neemrana Neemrana Fort
Pali RJ Temples and textile industries. Also known by the name ‘The Industrial City’
Pushkar Camel Fair and the first Brahma temple in the world
Ranakpur Large Jain temple
Ranthambore Ranthambore Fort and one of the India’s largest national park; ‘Ranthambore National Park’
Shekhawati Open air galleries, havelis and forts. Also known as ‘Open art gallery of Rajasthan’
Shri Mahavir Ji Famous as Jain pilgrimage center
Sri Ganganagar Laila Majnu ki Mazar; famous lovers of Indian history. Also known by the names ‘The food basket of Rajasthan’ and ‘Green district of Rajasthan’
Udaipur Lakes, palaces, forts, hills and temples. Also known by the name ‘The city of Lakes’ and ‘Venice of the East’

Best time to visit:
Rajasthan is a semi-arid/arid state of India. The most popular time to explore the beauty of Rajasthan is from October to May months. The summers (April - June) here are sweltering, and winters (December - February) are somewhere warm with the cold evening.

Popular Festivals:

Festival Month Location
Jaipur Literature Fest January Jaipur
Camel Festival January Bikaner
Kite Festival January Ajmer
Nagaur Fair January and February Nagaur
Desert Festival January and February Jaisalmer
Baneshwar Fair February Dungarpur
Photography Festival February Jaipur
Lake Festival February Udaipur
Udaipur World Music Festival February Udaipur
Jaipur Photo February Jaipur
Braj Holi February or March Bharatpur
Dhulandi Festival March Jaipur
Gangaur Festival March-April Jaipur
Mewar Festival March Udaipur
Summer Festival April Mount Abu
Teej Festival July Jaipur
Kajli Teej July-August Bundi
Abhaneri Festival September Jaipur
Dussehra September-October Kota
Marwar Festival September and October Jodhpur
Adventure Festival October Kota
Pushkar Camel Fair October and November Pushkar
Chandrabhaga Fair October and November Jhalawar
Bundi Festival October-November Bundi
Rajasthan Kabir Yatra November Bikaner
Kolayat Fair November Bikaner
Matsya Festival November Alwar
Kumbhalgarh Festival December Udaipur
Shree the Sacred Festival December Pushkar
Winter Festival December Mount Abu

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ankita Popli Ankita Popli
I am an art lover, a Graphic Designer by profession, an Artist by hobby, a Leisure Travel Blogger and Loves Photography. You may catch me at ankita@commuteworld.com.


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