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  • Winters anywhere can be pretty chill and normally people prefer not to tour during this season, but Rajasthan is one place that can be best visited and enjoyed during the winters.

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    However, you needn’t stay indoors under your blanket, instead you can hop in to see what the state Rajasthan has got to offer special for its tourists during winter season. Rajasthan is one of the beautiful places that have a lot to offer in terms of tourism. From Rajasthani cuisine to Rajasthani handloom, everything in this state is noteworthy.

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    If you are planning to have an extensive tour for 5-10 days, Rajasthan is the place that you must be going. Trust us, you will fall in love with the state all the more when you visit during the winter season.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan in Winters:

  • 01Jaipur

    Jaipur

    Why to visit in winters – Jaipur commonly called as the Pink city is the best place to visit in Rajasthan in winters. Jaipur normally is hot and hence is not ideal for summer tours, to experience and explore this city to the fullest a winter tour is a must

    What to do – There is always something or other for every tourist who drop in at Jaipur, come to explore the various wonders and sites that is offered by Jaipur.

    What to see – Explore and see the Amber palace, Jaipur city palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert hall museum, Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh fort, Jal Mahal. During winter season there are plenty of fairs and festivals to participate and enjoy at this place.

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  • 02Neemrana fort, Alwar

    Neemrana fort, Alwar

    Why to visit in winters – Neemrana fort palace is the famous attraction at Neemrana, during winter season, you can see this palace fully decorated and illuminated with colorful lights.

    What to do – The Neemrana fort which was a fort then, is now converted into a modern luxurious heritage hotel. Tourists should visit this fort to witness the beautiful construction work of it, and above all this place is a shopping destination too.

    What to see – Places to visit in Rajasthan in Winters are in plenty, but when you are at Neemrana, don’t forget to visit – Baori, Bala Quila, Sariska national park.

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  • 03Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

    Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

    Why to visit in winters – Give the beaches and park some rest, instead travel down to the Samsun dunes to enjoy the beauty of Jaisalmer during winters

    What to do – Nothing can beat Rajasthan when it comes enjoying the desert safari, enjoy some dune bashing at Sam sand dunes along with other adventure junkies and enjoy the Jeep Safari, Camel Safari.

    What to see - Visit the desert national park, Jaisalmer fort, Golden fortress and enjoy the sunset during winters from the deserts.

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  • 04Ranthambore

    Ranthambore

    Why to visit in winters – Nothing can be greater than Ranthambore, this place to visit in Rajasthan in winters will give you memorable experience of a winter vacation.

    What to do – The landmark of this place is the Ranthambore fort, this fort was recognized as one among the UNESCO sites, visiting this fort and Trinetra Ganesh temple should be mandatory in the itinerary. Also don't miss the wildlife safari in Ranthambore. 

    What to see – There are some interesting places to see in Ranthambore national park like Bakaula, Kachida valley, Raj Bagh ruins, Ranthambore forts, Padam Talao and Lakarda.  

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  • 05Bishnoi Village, Jodhpur

    Bishnoi Village, Jodhpur
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    Why to visit in winters – Jodhpur is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan in Winters, the Bishnoi village, during winter you can enjoy the beautiful sea coasts, rain forests and sight of snow at its best

    What to do – If you want to enjoy the tribal part of India then Bishnoi village is the village safari that shouldn’t be missed out for. Dip into the Guda Bishnoi Lake and set a picnic camp over here

    What to see – Indulge into exotic wildlife and nature by travelling to this village, go for village safari, enjoying praying to the trees like the villagers, watch the migratory birds during winter at these Lakes and watch for other things like potters work, farmers at fields, weavers at their work and so on

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  • 06Pushkar Cattle Fair, Pushkar

    Pushkar Cattle Fair, Pushkar

    Why to visit in winters – The Pushkar cattle fair is held during October – November and this is an annual fair that is held for five days wherein the camels and livestock are held in the fair at Pushkar

    What to do – If you are interested in buying some livestock or camels you can get it for a best bargain price over here during this special time, apart from this selling/buying there are plenty of competitions that are held to attract tourists.

    What to see – Thousands of people throb into the banks of Pushkar lake where the fair takes place, you can buy saree, bracelets, livestock, textiles, fabrics and also watch the camel race and competitions that kicks start with songs, music and exhibitions

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  • 07Khuri

    Khuri
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    Why to visit in winters – To get the real desert experience, Khuri is the best place to visit in Rajasthan. With varied sand dunes and camel safari, this place can be best enjoyed during winters

    What to do – Nothing can be more tempting than a desert camel safari at Khuri, This small village is lies to the south west of Jaisalmer hence reaching here will not be a problem, venture into the colorful villages or opt for the camel safaris or desert camping

    What to see – Reach this place before sunset and watch the sunset from the sand dunes and then go ahead for evening camping, experience the ethnic dinner offered in this place and spend your night on the Sand dunes by taking an overnight camping

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  • 08Osian, Jodhpur

    Osian, Jodhpur

    Why to visit in winters – Osian, an ancient town of Jodhpur district is an oasis of Thar Desert. The place is famous for Brahmanical and Jain temples that date back to 8-11th century.

    What to do – There are many famous attractions in this place like Sachiya mata Temple, Mahaveera temple, and 16 other temples.

    What to see – Visit the Kali temple, Surya temple, Hari hara Hindu temple, pipplala temples and various other temples. Don’t miss out to eat the Rajasthani special Thali for Lunch.

  • 09Khimsar, Nagaur

    Khimsar, Nagaur

    Why to visit in winters – Your trip to Rajasthan will be incomplete if you don’t take a trip to Khimsar. It is famous for its Nagaur festival which is held during the winter season

    What to do – During this festival time, people gather from all over the world to trade cattle in bulk, there are many activities to enjoy like camel racing, tug of war and so on. Complete your trip by eating at local Dhabas

    What to see – Famous red chili market, Khimsar fort, Sand dune villages are some prominent things to see at Khimsaur.  

  • 10Jawai Leopard Camp, Pali

    Jawai Leopard Camp, Pali

    Why to visit in winters – Places to visit in Rajasthan in Winters has some special importance as winter season over here gives a festive look and tourists normally prefer to make use of this time to enjoy a dry city like Pali

    What to do – To get a fantastic experience out of the jungle book, you have to visit the Jawai leopard camp, At the heart of this place the wild leopards roam freely all over. Jawai is a stylish place that combines subtle lavishness with abundant adventure. 

    What to see – Get an opportunity see the jungle cat, it will be fun seeing them stalk and pounce, drop in to see Bisalpur hills, Ashapura Mata temple, Bisalpur village, and capture all these wildlife in your camera.

  • 11Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

    Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
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    Why to visit in winters – To catch a glimpse of the finest bird park in this world, you have to visit Bharatpur bird sanctuary. This is the nestling place of indigenous water birds, migratory water birds and other water sides birds, Migratory birds that are rare can be seen here during winter time

    What to do – The beauty of Bharatpur bird sanctuary can be better enjoyed only when seen directly, so head to this place directly from Rajasthan or Delhi to see the chirping birds, and mesmerizing sunset beauty, spend some time cycling and enjoy the side by roads

    What to see – Apart from seeing the rare birds at the sanctuary, you can also have a unique sightseeing of Sarus cranes dancing spotted little owlets sun basking.

  • 12Udaipur

    Udaipur

    Why to visit in winters – Udaipur is a city of lakes, wonderful traditions and temples, winter is the best time to experience and enjoy the fun of the city

    What to do – Udaipur is a storehouse of various things to do, you can visit the fair and festivals or spend some private time at the temples or plan for a day excursion to explore Udaipur

    What to see – There are many things to see – Forts, palaces, museums, lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, photo gallery and the list goes endless, take a day tour to cover all this places.

  • 13Kumbhalgarh Festival, Kumbalgarh

    Kumbhalgarh Festival, Kumbalgarh

    Why to visit in winters – The significance of this festival held at KumbhalGarh is that it is held atop of the Aravali hills which 1014 meters above the sea level. The festival is celebrated during winter season, illuminated with colorful lights the whole place looks stunning during winter nights

    What to do – Explore the festivals of Rajasthan by visiting the KumbhalGarh festival, a rare festival that brings in the combined effort of all the artists, dancers, classical musicians under one roof. Head directly to Kumbalgarh to witness the day and night festivals

    What to see – Watch the folk dance and participate in the various competitions that are held during day time and during the night time watch out for the colorful lights, colors, sound explosion and dances that are performed by various dancers

  • 14Bikaner

    Bikaner
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    Why to visit in winters – One of the best places to visit in Rajasthan in Winters is Bikaner, over here you can get associated with the rich culture and history of the state.

    What to do – It is believed that civilization was best even before the Harappa culture at this place, so you can enjoy visiting the forts to see the artistic skill, get stunned seeing the temples, or take up a day tour at Bikaner

    What to see – Some of the famous attractions to see here are Junagarh forts, Lalgarh palace, Gajner palace, wild life sanctuary. Apart from this don’t miss out to sit on the back of camel for a camel safari ride to enjoy the cool deserts at winter

  • 15Mount Abu

    Mount Abu
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    Why to visit in winters – The only hill station in the Rajasthan is Mount Abu, winter visit is perfect to spend some amazing time over here. Mount Abu holds significant importance in the Hindu Mythology.

    What to do – Climb the Mount Abu hill station and get mesmerized by its amazing beauty, and spend some time at Gaumukh temple.

    What to see – Begin your winter vacation by visiting the Dilwara Jain temple, go for Guru shikhar, watch the sunset from Mount Abu, hiking and trekking to Mount Abu, drop in to see the Nakki lake, take a day off to visit the nature and wildlife tour.

Sightseeing in Rajasthan

Attractions

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Chittorgarh Fort

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
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Bala Quila Fort

Also known as the Alwar Fort, the BalaQuila Fort is one of the most historic destinations in Alwar, and is one of the tourist attractions in Alwar that should not be missed when you are in the Rajasthani city. Extending over an area of 5 kilometres, the fort stands stern and forbidding at a height of 1000 feet with 15 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry.

It was first built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550, but has since seen various dynasties rule over it as Alwar passed into the hands of Khanzadas, Mughals, Pathans and Jats. The fort still stands as imposing as ever, and is a great place to visit during an evening in the city. 

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm 
Location: Bala Quila   Rd, Near Nikumbha Mahal Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001
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Bhangarh fort

If you are looking for some thrills in Alwar, visiting its “most haunted place” is the best way to fulfil the desire. Bhangarh Fort, on the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, has long held its spooky reputation. Though it is a well-preserved fort, the ‘supernatural’ occurrences that seem to occur within its premises tend to ward off many people.

If you are eager to explore Alwar in all its facets, haunted and otherwise, a visit to this fort is a must. Do it while the light lasts, since ghosts are said to hang out here at night. Though spooky, Bhangarh Fort is one of the best places to visit in Alwar for some unique memories.  

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
Location: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410
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Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh)

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
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The Palace Museum

The Palace Museum, also known as the Government Museum, is a worthwhile place to visit when in the city. There is a wonderful range of artefacts that are displayed in the museum that speak of the history of Rajasthan, and of Alwar in particular.

The entire collection of the museum comes from the Royal families reserves and consists of 234 sculptures, 11 inscriptions, 9702 coins, 35 metal objects, 2565 paintings & manuscripts, 2270 arms & weapons and 1809 objects of local art, crafts and musical instruments. Spending a couple of hours in the museum is a good way to initiate yourself into the history of Alwar and take back memories of its unique culture and tradition. 

Timings:10 am to 5 pm
Location: City Palace, Alwar, India
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Vijay Stambha (Victory tower)

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
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Siliserh Lake Palace

Siliserh Lake Palace is an erstwhile royal palace and hunting lodge located on the banks of the Siliserh Lake that has now been converted into a heritage hotel which is run by RTDC. The hotel makes for a perfect dropback to a romantic holiday because of the beauty of its exteriors and the simple elegance of its interiors.

The lake is perfect for fishing, sailing and boating. It is also a wonderful budget option for those who wish to enjoy luxury but do not wish to burn a hole in their pocket for the experience. The in-house restaurant offers a great range of Indian and Continental cuisines that are soul-satisfying and filling. 

Price: 2000- 3000 INR/ 50- 80 USD per night approx.
Location:Siliserh Circle, Alwar 301001, India
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Padmini's Palace

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
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Rana Kumbha Palace

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
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Hill Fort Kesroli

Ancient fort turned heritage hotel, Hill Fort Kesroli is a magnificent place to indulge yourself in when on vacation in Alwar. It is a beautiful structure to look upon, and just as gorgeous to inhabit. The décor is in keeping with the traditional image of the fort, and history still has a presence in the long glossy halls of the hotel.

A stay in this fort allows you to escape the everyday bustle of Alwar while letting you immerse yourself in its culture and tradition as you rest your body in relaxation. 

Price: 5000- 8000 INR/ 70- 100 USD per night approx. 
Location: Near M.I.A Post Office-Bahala, District Alwar, Kesroli
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Sariska Palace

This luxurious resort near the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary offers you the indulgence of a luxury hotel at the rate of a budget accommodation. Staying in this Palace during your stay in Alwar will allow you to experience the best of Alwar’s wild scenery, decadent luxury, and gracious courtesy.

The palace is located close to the sanctuary and the haunted fort, thereby offering its guests some of the best sights and sounds to be had in Alwar. 

Price: 1500- 2000 INR/ 30- 50 USD per night approx. 
Location: Near Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Alwar, Sariska, Rajasthan 301022
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Kalika Mata Temple

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
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City Palace Alwar

The City Palace of Alwar is actually a fort that is located right below the Alwar Fort in the foothills of the Aravalli ranges.  Built in the 18th century, this fort reflects its rich cultural heritage in its blend of the Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.

Though it mainly houses government offices today; the City palace is one of the best places to visit in Alwar. The Palace houses an artificial lake inside its premises as well as a museum that is one of the best in the state. A visit to the City palace will allow you to experience the best of Alwar in a comprehensive way. 

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: City Palace, Alwar
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Sanwariaji Temple

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
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Sathis Deori Temple

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

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Vijay Mandir Palce

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Alwar, the Vijay Mandir Palace is one destination you simply cannot miss while touring the city. It is located 10 kilometres away from the main city and is spread over a vast area of land.

The imposing structure attracts the eye from far off, and reflects its grandeur in the best possible way. The picturesque image is magnified in beauty by the reflection which sparkles in the lake below. An hour spent roaming the halls and grounds of this Palace will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated, and you will return to Alwar armed with many Instagram-worthy images too. 

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
Price: Free 
Location: Alwar District, Near Vijay Sagar Lake, Alwar, India

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