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Best Places to Visit in Chittorgarh of 2017

  • The state of Rajasthan is culturally rich and has great historical importance. Chittorgarh is one of the popular destinations for tourist travel in Rajasthan. Chittorgarh city lies on the banks of Rivers Berach and Gambini. One of the significant landmarks in the city is the Chittorgarh fort. Once ruled by the Sisodia dynasty of Mewar, Chittorgarh is reminiscent of the brave kings who ruled this kingdom.

    The fort of Chittorgarh was home to a fiercely independent clan of kings who fought off three invasions. Three times the women of Chittorgarh fort committed Johar. Some of the famous warriors of Chittorgarh include Jaimal, Phata, Badal and Gora who put up a tough battle against invaders such as Allaudin Khilji and the Mughals.

    The wildlife sanctuary of Bassi is situated at a distance of 5kms from the Chittorgarh. This sanctuary, which sprawls over 50 sq km, is home to panthers, mongoose, wild boars and migratory birds. There are some other places of interest such as the Kalika Mata Temple, the Vijay Stambh, the Kirti Stambh, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace etc.

    Chittorgarh is well connected to the rest of India by the Golden Quadrilateral highway system which passes through the city. The city of Chittorgarh lies by the NH 76 and 79. The state roadways have a regular bus service which can be used to reach Chittorgarh. The nearest railhead to the city of Chittorgarh is the Chittorgarh Railway Station. The nearest airport is Udaipur which is situated at a distance of 70 km from Chittorgarh.

  • 01 Chittorgarh Fort

    Chittorgarh Fort
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    Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most important places to visit in Chittorgarh. This historical fort is the pride of the Rajasthani town as it stands imposingly upon the top of a hill, looking down protectively over the city. Nearly all of Chittorgarh’s attractions are housed inside the fort. 

    The Chittorgarh Fort is a massive structure which was first built in the 7th century and covers an area of approximately 700 acres. There are several grand sights to be seen inside the fort itself apart from the commanding views that can be seen of the environs of Chittorgarh.

    The fort, which is also known as Water Fort, contained 84 water bodies inside its grounds, of which 22 exist today. The Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Meera mandir and other consequential structures are also housed inside the formidable fort. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: Rs. 10 for Indians; Rs. 100 for foreigners 
    Location: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 02 Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh)

    Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh)
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    The Kirti Stambha is a one of the lovely tourist attractions of Chittorgarh. Housed inside the massive Chittorgarh Fort, this 12th century tower stands as a monument to Adinathji, the 1st Jain Teerthankar.

    It is decorated with the naked figures of the Digambars, and reflects the cultural beliefs of the Digambars comprehensively. There are seven storeys in the tower, and a narrow and steep staircase leads to the top from where views of the Chittorgarh environs can be taken in. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 03 Vijay Stambha (Victory tower)

    Vijay Stambha (Victory tower)
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    The Vijay Stambha stands tall and mighty in the premises of the Chittorgarh Fort. Built in 1440 AD by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over Mohamed Khilji, this 9-storyed tower is adorned by sculptures of Hindu deities around and reflects the historical traditions of its age quite successfully.

    The view from the top of the structure is breathtaking- there are steep steps that lead to the top of the tower, from where the whole town is revealed in all its glory. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 04 Padmini's Palace

    Padmini's Palace
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    Loacted inside the Chittorgarh Fort, the Padmani Palace has a unique history attached to it making it one of the must-visit attractions in Chittorgarh fort. This palace was the reason for the battle betweenAla-ud-din Khilji and Rana Ratan Singh. Padmini Palace was the very legendary palace from where Ala-ud-din Khilji was permitted to obtain a glimpse of Padmini in a mirror placed in the main hall.

    Allured by her beauty, Ala-ud-din Khilji fought a fierce battle with Rana Ratan Singh, husband of Rani Padmini. A visit to this palace gives one an insight not only into the history of Chittorgarh but also into human passions. The palace overlooks a lovely pool, and the views from inside are delightful.
     
    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 05 Rana Kumbha Palace

    Rana Kumbha Palace
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    Rana Kumbha Palace is one of the most interesting places to visit in Chittorgarh fort. The massive proportions of the ruined edifice of the palace reveal what an imposing structure it was in the height of its glory. Rana Kumbha Palace is the largest monument in the Chittorgarh Fort and has a grand history attached to it. It has been the residence to people like Bappa Rawal, Maharana Kumbha, rani Padmani, Princess Meera Bai among others.

    Legend of Panna Dhai, who saved infant Udai Singh with the heart-breaking sacrifice of her infant son, is also associated with this palace. The dungeons of this palace are also supposed to be the place where Rani Padmani and the other women of the palace committed Johar. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 06 Kalika Mata Temple

    Kalika Mata Temple
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    Built originally in the 8th century, this serene temple was dedicated to the worship of the sun god before it was converted into a shrine for Kalika, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, in the 14th century. This temple is one of the most important pilgrimage attractions in Chittorgarh, and should not be missed when touring the grounds of the Chittorgarh fort.

    The architecture of the temple reflects the devotion of its builders- a lot of hard work has been put into the intricate carvings and embellishments that adorn the ancient walls of the temple. Even though it is partially in ruins now, the beauty of the temple still shines through. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 07 Sanwariaji Temple

    Sanwariaji Temple
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    Sanwariaji Temple is one of the most renowned places to visit in Chittorgarh. The massive temple complex is considered second in religious importance only to the Krishna Temple in Nathdwara, and is a popular pilgrimage shrine in Rajasthan. Located approximately 40 kilometres away from Chittorgarh, this temple is a lovely place to spend a couple of pious hours in.

    Serenity and positivity enrich the ambience of the temple, and the sacrosanct halls make for a peaceful place to mediate and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Visiting the temple as soon as dawn breaks is a pleasant way to experience the solitude and quiet that the temple offers.
     
    Timings: 5 am to 12 pm; 2.30 pm to 11 pm
    Price: Free entry 
    Location: Bhadsoda and Mandphiya village, Dist. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, Bhadsora, Rajasthan 312024


  • 08 Sathis Deori Temple

    Sathis Deori Temple
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    Located inside the Chittorgarh fort, close to Fateh Prakash Palace, this temple is one of the best sacred places to visit in Chittorgarh fort. The temple forms a part of the Jain temple complex, and is the largest amongst them. This massive Shwetamber Jain Temple was built in the 11th century and celebrates the life and virtues of Bhagawan Adinatha. 


    The name of the temple signifies that at some point in history, there were twenty-seven temples inside this temple alone. Though no trace of these monuments remains, the SathisDeori Temple is a grand sight to behold in and of itself. The architecture is to be marvelled at for its intricate detailing and awe-inspiring domes. Sitting quietly in the temple allows you to immerse yourself in its ancient solitude.

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort

    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001



  • 09 Ratan Singh Palace

    Ratan Singh Palace
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    The “Winter Palace” of the royal family, Ratan Singh Palace is a scenic palace in the massive grounds of the Chittorgarh fort. Though the palace wears a rundown look today, it has played a significant part in the history of Chittorgarh in its heyday.

    It was used for great ceremonies and functions by the royal family, and has a beautiful architectural style made up of towering domes, sculpted pillars, embellished walls and more. The palace is located along the Ratneshwar Talab, and thereby offers pleasant views of the fort grounds. The beautifully carved Ratneshwar Mahadeva Temple is also located in the palace grounds. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: Rs. 15 for Indians and Rs. 200 for Foreigners
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001



  • 10 Samadhisvara Temple

    Samadhisvara Temple
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    Samadhisvara Temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva originally built BhojaParmara in early 11th century AD but later on renovated by Mokalin 1428. Apart from the grandiose image of lord Shivaenshrined in the heart of the temple, it also consists of garbhagriha, an antarala and a gudha-mandapa with mukhmandapa (entrance porch) on all the three faces, i.e., northern, western and southern sides. The temple too lies inside the Chittorgarh Fort and is among the most popular attraction with tourists in Chittorgarh. 
     
    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001



  • 11 Meera Temple

    Meera Temple
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    The Meera Temple is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Chittorgarh, reflecting as it does the beautiful history of devotion played out in the story of the Rajputani princess, Meera and her Lord Krishna.

    The temple, with its Indo-Aryan architecture, is located inside Chittorgarh Fort, has several intricately carved idols that adorn its sanctum sanctorum. A small temple dedicated to lord Krishna can also be found inside. The history and culture of the age can be understood comprehensively when you pay a visit to this temple. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 12 Gaumukh Reservoir

    Gaumukh Reservoir
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    One of the most important water tanks in the Chittorgarh Fort, the Gaumukh Reservoir is a sacred site in the Hindu religion, so much so that a tour of sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites is considered incomplete without a visit to this reservoir.

    Water from a natural spring constantly flows from the “cow mouth” into the reservoir. A shiva-linga and an icon of Goddess Lakshmi adorn the base of the Gaumukh where the water falls. A popular activity indulged in by visittors to the reservoir is the feeding of the fishes that dwell there. The Samadheswar Temple is located close at hand and provides a lovely complement to the holy reservoir. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 13 Shyam Temple

    Shyam Temple
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    Names after one of its feistiest rulers, Rana Kumbha, this temple is a magnificent place to visit in Chittorgarh. The temple was built by Rana Kumbha in an Indo-Aryan architectural style, and is dedicated to Varaha, an incarnation of Vishnu. Apart from being a holy shrine, the temple is also a great place to understand the artistic taste of rana Kumbha.

    The temple is decorated with holy artworks chosen by the king, and its domes, pillars and idols are mesmerising. The dominating pyramidical roof of the temple captures the eye long before the temple is reached, and once inside, the carvings on the walls keep one in a constant state of fascination. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • 14 Mahanal Temple

    Mahanal Temple
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    Approximately 80 kilometres from Chittorgarh lies one of the best places to visit in Chittorgarh- Mahanal Temples and Math. The temple complex is dedicated to Lord Shiva and also houses some other deities. Though partially in ruins, it is nonetheless a scenic place to visit.

    Not only is the complex architecture of the complex still awe-inspiring, there is also a lovely waterfall nearby that adds grace and charm to the location. Spending a couple of hours leisurely exploring the temple complex and the waterfall is a beautiful and serene way to pass some time. A day-trip from Chittorgarh to the temple is a good idea- the drive is delightful and the destination exclusive.

    Timings: Open 24 hours 
    Price: Free entry
    Location: Mahanal Temples and Math, Menal, Chittorgarh, India


  • 15 Fateh Prakash Palace

    Fateh Prakash Palace
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    The Fateh Singh Palace inside the Chittorgarh Fort is a striking structure. Its chief attraction, and one that distinguishes it from the other buildings of the fort, is that it is built is a markedly modern fashion as opposed to the other structures. The palace was built by Maharana Pratap Singh, and is named after him.

    A big Ganesh idol, a fountain, manifold crystal objects, and different frescoes decorate the grounds of this palace and make it a sight worth seeing. Today, the palace houses a museum which is a good place to comprehensively understand the history of the palace, fort, and Chittorgarh city. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
    Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
    Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001



  • 16 Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
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    Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the loveliest places to visit in Chittorgarh. This wildlife sanctuary is a place where nature works its wonders in the form of teak, bamboo, tendu, amla and salar forests, the Jakham and Karmoi rivers, and the countless birds and animals that inhabit it.

    The forest takes its name from the legend of Sita attached to it. Sita, the wife of Lord Ram of Ayodhya, is said to have inhabited the ashram of Saint Valmiki in this forest dring her separation from Lord Ram. Animals like the flying squirrel, spotted deer, wild bear, four horned antelope, nilgai, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, caracal wild boar, leopards, wild pangolin can be spotted here. 

    Timings: 8 am to 5 pm
    Price: Rs 10 for Indians adults; Rs 2 for Indian students; Rs 80 for foreigners
    Location: Pratapgarh, Rajasthan 


  • 17 Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary
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    This beautiful and diverse sanctuary 25 kilometres away from Chittorgarh city, is home to trees like Dhok, Salar, Churel, Butea; and also shelters animals like Panthers, Chitals, Wild Boars, Hyenas, Jackals, Four Horned Antelopesamong others. The footfall in the sanctuary is usually on the lower side, so a visit to this location ensures solitude and peace, perforated only by the soothing sounds of nature.

    There are two viewpoints inside the sanctuary from where one can get a birds-eye view of the entire forest. The Bassi Dam close by is another attraction. The sanctuary is open to tourists all-round the year, though it flourishes into extradordinary beauty in the autumnal months of October and November. 

    Timings:8 am to 6 pm
    Price:Rs 10 for Indians adults; Rs 2 for Indian students; Rs 80 for foreigners 
    Vehicle Fee: Rs. 100 (bus); Rs. 65 (car); Rs. 10 (two-wheeler)
    Location:Bassi, Chittorgarh district, Rajasthan, India


  • 18 Bhainsrodgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

    One of the prettiest places to visit near Chittorgarh, the Bhainsrodgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular tourist attraction nestled in the lap of the Aravalli ranges. The sanctuary is situated near the impenetrableBhainsrodgarh fort, and makes for a unique outing rich in both natural beauty and history.

    The Chambal and Brahmani rivers flow nearby and the entire area has a stillness and calm that few places can match. A visit to this sanctuary is an excellent way of viewing wild boars, four horned antelopes, deer, jackals, panthers, foxes, chinkaras and hyenas. Many migratory birds are also to be found here. Several small waterfalls add further relish to the pretty spectacle. 

    Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
    Location: Bhainsrorgarh, Via Kota, Bhainsrorgarh, Rajasthan 323304


  • 19 Mandalgarh Fort

    Mandalgarh Fort
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    The Mandalgarh Fort is an ancient fort located 54 kilometres away from Chittorgarh, and is one of the grandest tourist attractions of Chittorgarh. Considered to be the oldest fort in Rajasthan, Mandalgarh has been the site for many historical battles.

    The fort was built by Rana Kumbha and has features typical of the architectural style of that ruler. A Shiva Temple is also housed inside the fort. 

    Timings: 9:30 am to 5 pm
    Location: Mandalgarh Fort, Rajasthan 311604



  • 20 Tulja Bhawani Temple

    Tulja Bhawani Temple
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    An ancient temple with roots going deep down into the culture and traditions of Chittorgarh, the Tulja Bhawani Temple, located west of the fort of Chittorgarh, is a shrine dedicated to the worship of local goddess Tulja Bhavani.

    The temple is adorned with various idols celebrating the greatness of the goodness, and the architecture with its delicate carvings and embellishments, is typical of the 16th century Rajasthani architecture. A visit to this temple should definitely be included within the tour of the Chittorgarh fort complex. 

    Timings: Open 24 hours
    Price: Free entry
    Location: Near Ram Pol, Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001


  • Nearby Getaways from Chittorgarh
  • 01 Jaipur

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    The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is fondly dubbed as the Pink city; it sits on the edge of the Thar desert and is surrounded by the Aravalli hills. The contrasting attractions of Jaipur comprise of ageless hilltop forts, smothering food, and bustling markets. Hawa Mahal, which is known as the grandiose pink sandstone Palace of Winds, towers overlooking the busy streets and bazaars and is a unique sight for the tourists. Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO world heritage site that dates back to the 18th century and is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur

     

    Perched atop a hill dwells the majestic Amber fort which is loaded with fun activities and lures the tourists with its huge royal gates and the unique red stone built; it dates back to the 16th century and houses temples, gardens, palaces and a lake inside its premises. Jaipur is definitely a place for the street style fashionista, products like meenakari trinkets, bandhani printed sari, lac bangles, and blue pottery are highly sold in the galleries of Bapu and Nehru Bazaar.  The monkey temple which is named as Galtaji temple is another sight that you cannot miss. The clothes you buy in Rajasthan are loved for its mirror work and embroidery, the corners and nooks of Rajasthan performs live folk music and the galleries have stories which are hundreds and thousand years old.

     

    Albert Hall museum and Central Museum are best places to learn about Rajasthan's rich culture and history and also to collect a bagful of handicrafts. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival, is dear to almost every bibliophile around the globe. When you are in Jaipur, do not forget to visit Choki Dhani, a famous yet out of the world place to eat and enjoy. The literature festival that is hosted in the Diggi Palace is a five day program and is free to all.

  • 02 Udaipur

  • 03 Jodhpur

  • 04 Pushkar

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    Pushkar is a city in Rajasthan and it’s one of India’s oldest towns. The city has all the Rajasthan-esque charm and beauty yet, it’s also very unique. The tourist places in Pushkar offer you tranquility and joy, which result in the huge number of travelers that end up here. Pushkar is a favorite destination for the devotees too. It has a great number of temples and 50 bathing ghats. It’s believed that Brahma had dropped a lotus here, which resulted in the emergence of a holy lake. The lake has turned Pushkar into a pilgrimage. If you are planning a holiday in Rajasthan, then Pushkar must be included to your itinerary.

    The city is surrounded by small hills from three sides. It’s known as a city of festivals and quite rightly so. They offer colors and music like you might never have experienced before. With its lakes, temples, and natural beauty, Pushkar will most definitely satisfy your senses. The hopping experience is another thing that you can enjoy in this city. The main street of Pushkar is also its market area. You can spend an entire day walking down the street looking for things that you want to buy. The evening puja ceremonies are enchanting. The music and the chants will captivate your mind and purify your soul.  

    There are a few things that you need to keep in mind when traveling across tourist places in Pushkar. A large number of wild monkeys live in this city, especially around the temples. Keep your food hidden and don’t engage with them. Another thing to keep in mind is that you need an expert guide to enjoy the city and know about its history. The best way to find the right guide is to ask your hotel staff to find you one. That way you will be safe from any fraud.

  • 05 Mount Abu

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    On the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan, flanked between the Aravalli Mountains, is a hill station Mount Abu amidst the dry desserts of Rajasthan. You can visit this hill station, especially, in summers and enjoy treks and sightseeing in the nearby places. It has temples and depicts a strong Hindu and Jain culture from the ancient times. You can trek at the forest areas near the Aravalli Mountain range. You can get a spiritual retreat and fall in love with the nature when you go on adventure, biking tours and walks in the hilly areas and camping sites of Mount Abu.

    Enjoy the food and drinks, shopping handicrafts, and outdoor activities at various sites in Mount Abu. This is a serene and a peaceful hill station in Rajasthan. You will find a distinct culture and taste when you visit this place. You will also find many archeological and medieval sites in Mount Abu, for which it has always been originally popular. You can look at the carvings on these buildings and paintings that denote an era of the Rajputs and Kings that ruled this place. You can reach Mount Abu from any place in India, and take a bus from Jaipur or Jaisalmer to Mount Abu.


  • 06 Ajmer

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    Ajmer is a place well known for having majestic beauty. One often wants to know that what all are the tourist places in Ajmer. The place has an offering to people in which they can explore the whole of Ajmer. Pushkar is one such option. It has desert camps and natural boundaries which makes it look astonished. Tourists come here especially to have an experience of Aravali Hills. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Sufi shrine of Moinuddin Chistietc will take you to the ambiance of rituals and tradition. The commoners or localities are very down to earth. Even today the traditional customs are followed here. All this makes the person feel peaceful. The wooden work, the furnishing, and the architecture work are so amazing that the person could not stop himself to be attached to this place. A day trip to the place gives a soothing experience. Pushkar is just 15 km from Ajmer. The Pushkar Lake and Jagatpita Brahma Temple etc. are some of the best tourist places in Ajmer. The whole day can be spent travelling in this place. But the memory one makes is what makes it up for fatigues. Once you are done with all the layouts and night outs, one can do all the popular activities in Ajmer.

    The common things to do in Ajmer comprise camel safari, trekking, camping and many more adventurous things. Camel Safari is a beautiful ride to be done in the desert. Pushkar is a beautiful place to be visited to experience the rustic lifestyle. Camel safari is known to offer the trip to sandy place and thus it is must to do the thing in Ajmer. The ships of desert compensate for every flaw Ajmer has. The things to do in Ajmer consist ofa visit to a lot of places like Lake View Stay at Pushkar Palace, Bijay Niwas Palace in Ajmer etc. Well ventilated, airy, furnished rooms etc are the features of rooms in Ajmer. Some of them have traditional paintings as well to connect the families. There are rooms matching with the needs of people as well. It consists of families, friends, new weds and even live in partners. All this makes the place a must visit a place. New Delhi, Jodhpur, Gurgaon, Udaipur etc. are the nearby gateways from Ajmer. Once planned a trip to Ajmer, one can also go to these places as well. Pilgrimage, spa, rejuvenation, rituals etc are some of the things to be done in Ajmer. Have a great experience in Ajmer.

  • 07 Bikaner

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    Home to aristocratic palaces, and formidable forts, there is no dearth of tourist places in Bikaner. An oasis in the middle of the desert., the streets of the city are forever filled with an air of adventure and romance. Splashes of colour add vibrancy to its dry desert landscape. Spending time in Bikaner is a memorable experience filled with wonderful sites, chirpy clothes, solemn camels, and spicy Bikaneri snacks- a chance to immerse yourself into an authentic Rajasthani way of life. There are many exciting tourist places in Bikaner but its forts and palaces are its biggest attractions. The Junagarh fort is one of the most exciting sites to be found in Rajasthan. Standing tall since 1588, this fort has never been captured even once. Mighty in its impregnability, the Junagarh fort is a marvel of architecture that houses a great number of magnificent palaces, gardens, balconies, and kiosks among other buildings. The dashing hand of the Rajput style of architecture makes its presence felt in the rich red sandstone, intricate carvings, and typical designs that are played out on the buildings.

    Its monuments are eclectic and unique, and represent the personalities of each of its 16 rulers. With mosques, Hindu temples, Buddhist monuments, Gothic archways, and beautiful mansions all houses inside together, Junagarh is experience indeed. This fort is the reason city of Bikaner exists- and so it should definitely be visited when you are in Bikaner. The architecture all over the city is exemplary and will leave you marvelling. Even regular houses in Bikaner have a distinct charm about them, and the palaces and havelis are lovely to gaze upon. Lalgarh Palace and Museum,Gajner Palace and Lake, Laxmi Niwas Palace, and Rampuria Haveli are some of the places you must visit when looking around at the tourist places in Bikaner.

    The grandeur of the palace, balanced out so beautifully by the characteristic red sandstone, is a unique sight to explore. And the stately aura of the havelis will leave an indelible impression upon you that you- an impression which will stay with you for life. Apart from forts and palaces, there are many devotional places to visit in Bikaner. Many unique and exclusive temples add sanctity to the vibrant air of Bikaner. Deshnok Karni Mata Temple, Kodamdesar Temple, Jain Temple Bhandasar, Shri Laxminath Temple, and Shiv Bari Temple are some of these. Bikaner is a culturally rich city that has not been explored enough by tourists visiting Rajasthan. Fairs, festivals and frolic reign here in a happy mixture. Truly immersing oneself into its intense traditions will prove to be an intimate experience that will leave you with spellbinding memories.

  • 08 Ahmedabad

  • 09 Ranakpur

  • 10 Osian

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    This desert town located in the district of Jodhpur in Rajasthan is sure to give you a sizzling experience. It is a 65 km drive from the city of Jodhpur and is accessible only by road. The nearest cities to get to Osian from are Bikaner, Jodhpur or Jaipur. Offering the best tourist places in Osian, this oasis boasts of Hindu and Jain temples, close to 16, and thus is also known as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan” given the erotic sculptures at the temples and thus is of utmost significance to them. The specialty of these temples is that they stand out for their architecture and history behind each of them. Back in ancient times, it was also a prominent trading site for silk in the region. With extreme climates at the desert, the time of visit is extremely important when visiting Osian. It is also commonly known as the “Oasis of the Thar Desert”.

    A maximum of one or two days of trip to Osian is sufficient to cover the entire temple town. The town has many hotels, camps and resorts to stay at during your trip there catering to all kind of budgets. However, most travellers stay at Jodhpur and complete exploring Osian in a day if it is well planned. There are some heritage hotels available in the region for those looking for a comfortable stay. Apart from temples visits and pilgrims, the most common and popular activity here would be the camel safari. Most hotels would facilitate your bookings for the safari, if not it is recommended to pre-book it with a tour agency to avoid paying huge amounts at the last minute. A trip to Osian will give you a complete desert experience. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers to help you plan your trip to this desert town:

  • 11 Bhopal

  • 12 Bharatpur

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    Tourist places in Bharatpur have always been rejoiced with love whenever visited by tourists since Bharatpur is all architecture and has all things of sheer bliss and beauty.Bharatpur, a city in Rajasthan has been christened with different titles since the time it came into being. Historical folklores talk about how it got its name after Ram’s younger brother Bharat during the ruling times of Matsya Kingdom around 5 B.C. Since the time of its foundation this princely city has been adorned with innumerable forts and palaces that form the city line, and as time progressed it also got its name as being the ‘World’s most fascinating bird reserve’. Tourist places in Bharatpur include a lot of places for bird lovers. These places are best to be visited all around the year mostly during winter season as a lot of birds migrate around the same time. In short, there is a plethora of tourist places in Bharatpur.

    If you are a person who adores intelligent architecture, then Bharatpur will astonish you every time you visit a fort or a palace. Places here are a fine blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture with exquisite floor and roof work which makes you wonder as to how during ancient times people created marvels with no help from technology. That’s not all, every palace and fort has been constructed in such a way that handles weather changes intelligently. There’s a stunning garden town known as ‘Deeg’, it consists of forts and palaces that adds to the beauty of this place. What’s more astonishing is that this whole place is surrounded by moats and getaways. Apart from that, Tourist places in Bharatpur also suggest places like Dholpur Palace which is famous for its locally quarried sandstone and temples like Kaman and LaxmanMandir which has been a spiritual destination for people all over the world.

    Once you are done with the forts and the palaces you can then reach out to wildlife at Band Baretha wildlife reserve where you get to witness the elusive black bittern and over 200 species of birds. If you just want to focus on birds then Keoladeo Ghana National Park is the place for you to be. Considered as one of the world’s richest bird reserve this park is also the breeding ground for the rare and elusive Siberian crane.

    The trip to Bharatpur doesn’t end here as there are hordes of activities also that one can do here. Apart from doing archery or rifle shooting the Maharaja style you can also do zip-lining, rappelling, Burma Bridge, heebie-jeebies, spider walk etc. You can also plan your trip to Bharatpur from Jaipur, Ajmer or Alwar which are 185kms, 318kms and 103kms respectively, where the day trip to Bharatpur costs 5800/- INR (91 USD).

  • 13 Kota

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    Kota is known for being the coaching hub of the country. But it is a good place for adventure seekers as well. The one who quests to enjoy in nature’s lap loves this place. To make it easier, the tourist places in Kota are as follows where one can go and have a memorable experience.

    Chambal River Safari: It has valleys and the boat running through it. It succeeds in satisfying wildlife lovers as well. Boasting of turtles, crocodiles and many other species of animals. People spend a good time here. So, what are you waiting for? Come here and make a bunch of memories.

    Kota, the Tryst with Nature: This place accords complete pack of amusement to people. It is a bird watching site. This place is known to have many varieties of birds. Tourists especially come to this place to witness the enchanting beauty.

    The Umaid Bhawan Palace: It has hunting trophies of the yesteryears, picturesque ceilings, lush lawns and much more. Its lavishing architecture and wooden furnishing makes up for everything. It is a must visit place. This palace ensures to offer other tourists attractions too. Famous for offering the best educational institutes, only a few know that Kota has got some of the best entertainment spots. Chambal gardens are also included in the tourist places in Kota.They are situated at Amar Niwas. As the name suggests, this place is located on the banks of the Chambal River. An ideal place to go and have an experience with flowers, and kids both love this place a lot.

    If you are considering tourist places in Kota, do not miss out on the Kishore Sagar Lake and Jagmandir Palace. This lake is not a real one, it is an absolute artificial lake which was built in 1346. An ultimate place to unwind yourself, this is the best place to visit. This lake was built by Prince Dher Dun.

    Jagmandir Palace: This place is famous because of the presence of the small island on it.

    The Godavari Dham Temple is another charm of Kota. This temple has the presence of Lord Hanuman. Situated on the banks of river Chambal, the place becomes the most crowded city on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Apart from Lord Hanuman, the statues of Lord Shiva, Bhairav, and Ganpatietc are also found. Do include Gaipernath Waterfall in the list of your tourist places in Kota. It is the astonishing waterfall of the country which becomes beautiful during monsoons. An amazing place surrounded by flowers and water. The visitors absoluetly love this place a lot. People belonging to all age groups can visit here once.

  • 14 Bundi

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    Bundi is a beautiful city in Rajasthan state. It is popular because of its palaces, forts and natural beauty. Its structures are very memorable as they have been built in AD 1354. Don’t bother if you don’t know tourist places in Bundi. Don’t miss out the enchanting trip toBundi since it has more than just beauty to offer. The most adorable place of Bundi is the Taragarh Fort. It is the most impressive structure and thus it is called ‘Star fort’ as well. This place has witnessed many battles and the largest of them is the Bhim Burj battle. It is not very crowded but it has the presence of tourists throughout the year. It has a traditional ambiance adorned with historic signs. The Bundi Palace is another lavishing cum traditional place of the city. It was built in 1699 by Rani Nathavatji. The story behind its construction is known to be related to water. To overcome the problem of water this palace had many steps as well. It has picture gallery titled as ‘Chitrashala’ which is kept open for general public. Despite artificial palaces created by a man, this place is not at all filled with only forts and palaces. It has lakes, Kunds and many natural things. Nature has also contributed to the beauty of this place.

    To see its contribution one must go to this place once. Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri, Bundi or Eighty-four pillared cenotaphs is the attractive place. It has 84 pillars which make a cenotaph. Isn’t it worth watching? It has many places which cannot be explained but all of them deserve great appreciation. JaitSagar Lake, Phool Sagar, Kshar Bagh etc are some of the tourist places of the city. The Nagar Sagar twin step wells, Dabhai Kund also known as the jail kind, which has spectacular carvings on the numerous steps, the Sukh Mahal which is a cream-colored palace sits on the water bank. All that makes people mesmerized throughout the city. A person goes alone but comes back with many memories. He gets attached to this place which is very religious, historic and traditional. This place can be included in the tourist places in Bundi since it has on offering not only for nature lovers but also for bibliophiles. Rudyard Kipling is supposed to have seated here and this place has been the basis of inspiration for many of his works. He wrote ‘Kim’ after staying here for some time. Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Delhi etc are some of the nearby places which can be visited from Bundi. Visit Bundi and make memorable moments here.