Almost all the cities in Rajasthan have something to offer for the tourists. A trip to Rajasthan can take you around 15 days of the exotic journey if you want to explore the state well. This post will talk about some of the heritage cities of Rajasthan and what to explore in those towns.
Jodhpur - A living example of Royalty
Jodhpur is also known as the blue city of Rajasthan because of its blue colored buildings all around the city. It is also known as the Sun city of Rajasthan because the weather in the city is always sunny and bright. The city is also the second-largest city in the state and was earlier known as Marwar. The old city of Jodhpur is covered with a boundary around the fort and has several gates to enter the city. There are lots of places to visit in Jodhpur like Mehrangarh Fort, the Jaswant Thada, the Umaid Bhavan Palace and also the Balsamand Lake and Ghanta Ghar.
Jaisalmer - The Golden City of India
Jaisalmer is also known as the Golden city of Rajasthan and is a gateway to the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is a colorful town, and there are several interesting places to visit. One of the major tourist attractions of Jaisalmer is, of course, the Sam sand dune which is the boundary of the Thar Desert. Do keep a day aside to visit the Sam dunes to explore the desert and peep into the various activities that take place on any given day in the desert. You can also choose to go on a camel safari or a jeep safari that will take you through the desert. It is a very memorable experience indeed.
If you are planning to stay in a desert camp, then Stay at Rajputana Desert Camp in Jaisalmer and also have a look at their jaisalmer tour package for two days, which include one day stay at a Jaisalmer Hotel. Anther option is Dangri Desert Camp at Sam Jaisalmer which is more of a high standard desert camp in Jaisalmer.
Pushkar - A 2000 year old Holy city
Pushkar is known for its lake of the same name and the only Brahma temple in India. It is also recognized for the annual livestock fair that usually is held during the months of October and November. It is a sight to behold since camels and cows and other live stocks are displayed in the fair for buying and selling. The camels and the cows are decked up in their best attire and brought to the fair for the purchase. The Brahma Temple also attracts thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country to Pushkar.
Bundi - A 600 year old royal city
Bundi is a small town in Rajasthan with ample medieval forts and temples that attract hordes of tourists throughout the year. Of all the exciting tourist destinations, the Taragarh Fort is the most impressive one. There is also the Bundi Palace and the step wells that are still well maintained. Do not forget to visit the temple of Lord Varuna in the Nawal Sagar Lake that is submerged half into the lake. You need to go to the temple on a boat which makes the experience a rather interesting one.