Today we am going to talk about Places to Visit in Rajasthan one of the most attractive states of the subcontinent. We are going to go to India to show you what to see in Rajasthan.
That this is one of the most touristic states in India is logical. It is enough to spend two weeks or a month touring its territory to realize that there is much to see in Rajasthan. To travel it you can use public transport, either trains or buses. But when time is short, my recommendation is to hire a car with a driver. It’s not that expensive, especially if three or four travellers get together. It is the best way to reach every corner of Rajasthan in the shortest time possible.
Here are the top 5 Places to Visit in Rajasthan
1 . Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal)
One of the must-see places in Jaipur and the cover of many Indian travel brochures, the Palace of Winds is actually little more than a facade. It is part of the city’s City Palace complex and was formerly part of the harem’s rooms. The women of the zenana came to this place to contemplate the external life hidden behind the lattices that cover the windows of this beautiful building. Although the most attractive thing is to see the palace from the street, entering it and going up to its different levels allows you to enjoy a different view of the city. The one that the women of the court had whose face could only see the majarahá.
2 . Havelis of Shekhawati
There is a region to see in Rajasthan that is visited by far fewer travellers than elsewhere in the state. It’s about Shekhawati. There are no great monuments there. But if a handful of small towns like Mandawa or Fatehpur that can boast of having some of the most beautiful Havelis in India on their streets. It was in this part of Rajasthan that important business families built their mansions. The striking thing about all of them is their decoration. From the facade, they surprise with beautiful paintings full of colour. In the traditional elements such as gods or elephants are mixed with others present at the time these paintings were made. If you look a little you can see men in top hats, cars or gramophones.
3 . Karni Mata, the temple of rats
A non-act venue for all visitors. It is not one of the most beautiful temples to see in Rajasthan. But it is undoubtedly one of the most unique. In its interior life about 600 rats which are considered sacred. The reason for this is linked to the stories of gods and goddesses from the Hindu pantheon. In this case, it is said that Karni Mata, a reincarnation of Durga, asked her son Yama, the god of death, to bring her back to life. This one refused what provoked the wrath of the city that to take revenge reincarnated in rats all his descendants in order to leave the god without human souls.
4. Pushkar lake
Pushkar is one of the most picturesque cities to see in Rajasthan. Small, with many temples, sadhus stationed on every street, travellers who decide to stay for a while trapped by its calm and countless shops perfect to fill the suitcase with clothes made in India. The centre of this place is occupied by the sacred lake of Pushkar. Surrounded by ghats where you have to walk barefoot, this place is a magnet for travellers looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle where they can also enjoy a beautiful sunset. With the tourists come the go-getters who can spoil the magic of the moment a bit with their insistence on praying for your whole family. It is best to ignore those individuals and enjoy the calm of this place.
5 . Junagarh, the fortress of Bikaner
Bikaner is a place very frequented by Indian tourists. But there are not so many foreigners who visit it. Probably because it is a bit far from the most common routes. However, this city can boast of having one of the most impressive forts in Rajasthan. Its imposing and sober exterior does not announce the beauty of each of the palaces hidden behind its walls. Patios with marble columns. Rooms decorated with delicate paintings. And important collections of art and weapons are part of its collection. It is visited exclusively in groups with a guide. Although it takes away the freedom to move at the pace you want, the explanations allow you to discover the history of the place. At the end, you will see a poster that shows the number of visitors per year who have come to this fort.