Rajasthan is about massive hill forts,
gleaming palaces, marvelous temples & religious places,
museums, art galleries and vibrant bazaars. The cultural
potpourri and the decadence of a bygone era of Rajasthan
when it was Rajputana, ruled by several warrior princes,
are best witnessed and relived by visiting the these
attractions in Rajasthan at some of the top tourist
places to visit in Rajasthan.
Explore the top tourist attractions in Rajasthan which we have compiled as city wise list or plunge straight through our compilation of top things to do in Rajasthan to plan your trip.
Tourist attractions in Rajasthan
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the 'Sonar Quila', is one of the world's largest forts and the second oldest fort of Rajasthan. Nestled on the top of the Trikuta hill in Jaisalmer city on the sandy land of the Great Thar Desert, it was constructed by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal in1156 AD. The highly impressive architecture of the fort simply represents the great Indian artwork and military glory. Made of sand stones, this fort is the true jewel of the city.
Birla Mandir, Jaipur
Built by the Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India, the Birla Mandir temple originally known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple is located at the foot of the Moti Dungri Fort in Jaipur. Devoted to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu, this temple is built with a modern approach using white marble. The beautiful shrine and idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu along with other Hindu goddesses and gods can be seen inside the temple. The walls of the temple are well decorated with impressive carvings of the Hindu symbols and old quotes from the Upanishads and Geeta. This temple is a true example of the perfect blend of the traditional values and modern architectural approach.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal also known as the 'Palace of The Winds' is located in the heart of the Pink City of India, Jaipur. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, it's a five-storey palace that belongs to the Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty. This ancient building is believed to be constructed in the form of Lord Krishna's crown with pink and red sandstone. It was build for the royal women to have a view of daily life from the windows as they were not allowed to go out in the public. The pyramid shape and 953 windows or 'Jharokhas' of the Hawa Mahal are its main attraction that really magnetizes the visitors.
Jal Mahal, Jaipur
The Jal Mahal also known as the "Lake Palace" is situated on the Man Sagar Lake. It is enveloped by the mighty Aravalli Hills with ancient forts on one hand and busy Jaipur city on the other hand. Constructed by Jai Singh II in the 18th century, it is a simple structure with a pavilion and terrace garden. It is believed to be built by the royal family to take pleasure of cool breeze flowing from the lake. The palace is amazingly designed and impresses everyone with its stunning surroundings.
Dilwara Jain Temples, Mount Abu
The Dilwara Jain temples are located around 21/2
kilometers from Mount Abu, the only hill station of
Rajasthan. Built between the 11th and 13th centuries
by Chalukya, these temples are famous around the
world for their fascinating marble work. There are
five legendary temples of Dilwara namely Shri
Mahaveer Swami Temple, Shri AdiNath Temple or Vimal
Vasahi Temple, Shri ParshavNath Temple or Khartar
Vasahi Temple, Shri Rishabdaoji Temple or Peethalhar
Temple and Shri NemiNathJi Temple or Luna Vasahi
Temple. The temples are dedicated to five Jain
Trithankaras and are regarded as a pilgrimage place
for the Jains
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
The Junagarh Fort in Bikaner city of Rajasthan is an impressive ancient fort famous for its monumental majesty and historic charm. Formerly known as Chintamani, the fort was renamed in the early 20th century as Junagarh or "Old Fort" after the ruling family shifted to Lalgarh Palace outside the limits of the fort. Even though, this fort has been attacked many times in the past, it has never been conquered by the enemies. With huge towers and ramparts for defence, it is one of the most striking monuments of Incredible Rajasthan.
Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), Jaipur
Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Mirrors is situated
at Amber fort in Jaipur. Build by Raja Man Singh in
1592 with red sandstone and white marble, the beauty
of this fort is blown up by the Maotha Lake. Sheesh
Mahal is one of the world famous forts because of
its unique construction. The ceilings and walls of
the hall are superbly covered with the mirrors that
would reflect any splash of ray and light up the
Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur
Located between the Aravali Mountains and the
Vindhya plateau, the Ranthambore National Park is
one of the most famous sanctuaries of the country.
Widespread in an area of 1,334 sq km, the famous
park is acknowledged for its Royal Bengal tigers.
The visitors can easily spot the rare Bengal Tigers
near the lakes and fens even during the daytime. The
park was the hunting place of the Maharajas of
Jaipur till 1970. Later in 1980, it was declared as
a national park and the tiger reserve of India. It
is renowned as a heritage site due to the pictorial
leftovers of the fort within the park.
Lake Pichola, Udaipur
Located in the heart of Udaipur, Pichola Lake is the largest and most picturesque lakes of Rajasthan. It was built by Pichhu Banjara in 1362 during Maharana Lakha's ruling period. Later on, Maharana Udai Singh enlarged this lake. The lake consists of several lakes, which accompany the lake's calm water. Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are the two islands that are located within the Lake and give mesmerizing views of the lake to the tourists.
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of the largest
astronomical observatories built during the ruling
period of Maharaja Jai Singh II in the early 18th
century. It comprises of a set of around 20 main
fixed instruments. Designed for examination of the
astronomical positions through the naked eye, this
uniquely designed architectural structure is the
best preserved historic observatories of India. It
is one of the impressive instrumental innovations
that grab the attention of the visitors.