Rajasthan is a place on nearly everyone’s wish list, whether it is in ruins or restored to its original splendour. India’s largest state is full of vibrant colours, war-torn forts, dunes, and an arrogant pride and honour that take you back to the majesty of its kingdoms. Rajasthan is known for its elaborate forts and palaces, making it one of India’s most popular tourist destinations.
Be sure to spend at least a few days in each of these colourful towns to take in their splendour, their major attractions, their key experiences, their delectable food, and their customs. Make sure you try to visit all the places listed below for an unforgettable experience while you are on your Rajasthan trip.
Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, the Hawa Mahal, is an exceptionally captivating destination spot, bathed in radiant pink hues delineating a delicate and honeycombed throng that is peaked at a great height.
Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh designed the Hawa Mahal in 1799 for the household women of the noble and royal families to be able to witness processions and daily life, and any Rajasthan Tour Packages would be incomplete without a visit to the Hawa Mahal. From the inside of Hawa mahal, at one angle, you can enjoy a dazzling view of City Palace & Jantar Mantar; from another angle, you can enjoy the view of the Sireh Deori Bazaar.
There is an observatory in Jaipur called Jantar Mantar, which contains astronomical instruments made from stone. Maja Saarang Singh II, the commander of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, constructed the Jantar Mantar, which is now part of the World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.
Jantar Mantar is a popular destination among astronomers, students of Vedic astronomy, and tourists around the world.
It can be said that the Jantar Mantar is the most representative work of Vedic astronomy. It contains a giant sundial called the Samrat Yantra and other astronomical instruments such as the Nadivalya Yantra, the Jai Prakash Yantra, and the Laghu Samrat Yantra.
Bundi is most well-known for its step wells. In the region, these step wells, called Baoris in the local language, were the only sources of water until pipes were installed. It is estimated that there are more than 50 step wells in the region, though very few of them are maintained.
After the introduction of piped water, most people abandoned the step wells, causing them to deteriorate. Unfortunately, a few of these step wells have now been turned into dumpsters. It is renowned for the beauty and architectural excellence of its step wells.
Tanks and stepwells constructed by several wealthy people contain religious significance. Those who lived at this time were respected by the commoners and considered noble.
4- Om Banna Temple
In the Pali district of Rajasthan, Om Banna Temple is a small shrine dedicated to Om Singh Rathore, a Rajput Thakur, and his 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet. According to a legend, Om Singh Rathore accidentally hit a tree while riding his motorcycle. He died instantly. Afterwards, when the police came to inspect the accident, they took the bike to the police station. To everyone’s surprise, the bike was found the next day at the accident site, and this happened repeatedly.
As soon as the locals learned about it, they built a temple dedicated to Om Banna and worshipped it. Today, the temple is also called Bullet Baba Temple. It is believed that whoever gets the blessings of Om Banna in this temple never encounters deadly accidents in their lives.
Fort Bhangarh is a magnificent fortress nestled in the green Aravallis. The fort of Bhangarh is located in the state of Rajasthan between Alwar and Jaipur, 50 kilometres from the Sariska Sanctuary.
Three successive fortifications and five massive gates protected the Bhangarh Fort and the entire township. There is evidence of the fort’s prosperity during its heyday in the form of temples, Havelis, and abandoned markets on its grounds. Bhangarh Fort, though rumored to be ghostly, is a popular tourist attraction due to its tranquil setting, Aravalli Mountain views, and the unique architecture it houses.