21. Mathura

Renowned for being the birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna, Mathura is one of Hinduism’s seven holy cities and draws surges of pilgrims during Janmashtami (Krishna’s birthday). The town is scattered with temples from several ages and the extent of the holy Yamuna River which flows past here. Today all that’s left of the ancient city are the beautiful carvings rescued from ruins, now on display in the Archaeological Museum. These are some of the best attractions to visit around the vicinity Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple, Gita Mandir, Radha Kund, Jama masjid and much more.


22. Jodhpur

Jodhpur is beautiful in a paradoxical kind of way. Most of Jodhpur’s terrain is barren and rugged, which makes it a quintessential desert land. If you visit the old part of the city, don’t miss the blue houses, which have earned it the tag of the ‘The Blue City’.
Jodhpur is one of the largest cities of Rajasthan, offering tourists an opportunity for memorable desert safaris. One of the best safaris you can take in Jodhpur is a Bishnoi Village Safari. It takes you up, close and personal to the lives of the Bishnois, an old clan of the land.
The city is full of antiquated forts and monuments and also fascinating gardens; that attracts innumerable explorers and tourists. To escape the heat, visit Jodhpur during the winter season, which is from October to March.

23. Desert of Jaisalmer

  The Jaisalmer state is a World Heritage Site and is popularly known as ‘The Golden City’. It lies in the heart of the Thar desert and also shares approximately 471 KM of its border with Pakistan.
The Camel Safari is one of the most memorable and delightful experiences you can have. Travel through the crests and troughs of the naturally formed Sand Dunes on a camel back and experience the essence of life in the Jaisalmer region.
Discover colorful villages and the highly intriguing culture of Rajasthan. Once the night falls gather around a campfire and enjoy a luxurious treat of cultural performances like lambada dance by the locals.
Places to stay : 15 best resorts in Jaisalmer

24. Udaipur

Picture this–chilly winters, a drink in your hand and the sight of the calm waters of Lake Pichola, with the imposing Lake Palace at its heart.  This lake city of Rajasthan is truly breathtaking, and we can’t even put in words how romantic the sights are. During the day, you can check out the City Palace-it’s filled with tiny passageways that open onto gorgeous courtyards and enclosures. A few other places that might interest you are the stunning Jain Temple of Ranakpur and the Fateh Bagh Palace, which is now a heritage hotel.
Places to stay : 32 best resorts in Udaipur
25. Ranthambore
The Ranthambore forests were the hunting grounds for the Kachwaha Rajputs of Jaipur till the time India received its independence. After independence, it was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary and it rose to being a tiger reserve in 1973 and got its national park status in 1980. One should also visit the Ranthambore fort, which is a part of the UNESCO world heritage site. The fort is situated in the forests of the Ranthambore National Park. The fort housed many different ruling clans till it finally fell to the Kachwaha Rajputs of Jaipur. The vast cultural history imbibed in this ancient architecture is a must visit indeed.
Places to stay : 30 best Ranthambore resorts
26. Jaipur
Being the capital of Rajasthan, and a practical getaway for many, Jaipur is the most visit city by tourists. And while you may be here for all the shopping and the Hawa Mahal, don’t miss out on the grand Amer Fort and the royal City Palace. Also, visit the festival for the deluge of musical variety it offers. Check out some beautiful blue pottery items and leather goods on display throughout Jaipur’s old market. Try the elephant ride at the entrance of the Amer Fort instead of the usual walk-up.
Places to stay : 20 best resorts in Jaipur
Things to do : 35 things to do Jaipur

27. Pushkar

Start your winters by praying for a peaceful new year at  Pushkar. The city also serves as a base for the nearby temple town of Pushkar. Among the many famous temples in Pushkar, you can find here the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. The Pushkar Lake has great religious importance, as it is supposed to have been created when Brahma dropped a lotus on earth. Pushkar has some really nice Italian restaurants. So, if you are experimental enough, try not to miss Italian eateries like Little Italy Pizzeria and Shiva Eye Rooftop Restaurant.
Places to stay : 21 best resorts in Pushkar
28. Bikaner

 Once Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur, scolded his brother and his son Bika for whispering in court, asking whether the two were plotting to build their own kingdom. They took the remark to heart. For 30 years, Bika led a band of freebooters all over Rajasthan till he settled down in Bikaner. Most of what was built by those warriors, the Rathores, still stands, a testimony as much to the quality of the construction as to the arid conditions in Bikaner that retard decay. The city settles towards the northern Rajasthan and it features sand dunes in the vast golden desert. With the largest Camel Research and Breeding farms in the world, the city offers the best camel rides. The camels are beautifully adorned with local handicrafts. Alongside these general tourist attractions, the vibrant markets in Bikaner is a must visit.

29. Bharatpur

An erstwhile duck hunting ground for Lord Curzon, Bharatpur today is the site of one of the most well-known bird sanctuaries in India. Years of colorful Jat rule have also bestowed the place with a rich historic legacy. Bharatpur has one of the finest bird parks in the world. Also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park, this place is flocked by tourists all year-round. Besides the rare treat of watching these graceful creatures, visitors can also indulge in some satiating sightseeing by visiting the some of the highly revered spots like Bashistha Cave, Harihara Temple, Krishna Temple and Sita Ram Temple must be explored. Lohagarh Fort is another prominent place to visit in Bharatpur.

 30. Mount Abu

Famed as the only hill station in Rajasthan and an important Jain pilgrim site, Mount Abu is a great place to beat the summer heat. At the same time, basking in a pious spiritual milieu makes the experience all the more satisfying. Mount Abu has the highest peak in Rajasthan’s Aravali range, the Guru Shikhar. A couple of not to be missed places here are the Jain Dilwara Temples and Nakki Lake. It is also a great shopping place with interesting options on its platter. Be it, bargain hunting or some lavish retail therapy, the hill station is full of promises.

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