If you still haven’t visited the glorious state of Rajasthan, we suggest you put all your travel plans on hold and cross this charming royal destination off your bucket list, right away! Yes… it is that good! Take it from a person who has travelled to this amazing place and loved every moment of her travel, right from the narrow alleyways of Udaipur to the splendid royal structures of the capital city, Jaipur. Rajasthan is definitely bucket-list worthy and there are countless destinations that will not just amaze you for your travel period but will stay with you for a long time!
Due to time constraints, I was able to cover just a few destinations on my Rajasthan trip; Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Pushkar and Jaipur were the ones on my agenda. Put in a few extra days and you will be surprised to find that you can actually traverse across the dry desert land and cover even the vast corners of the state in your Rajasthan trip. All you need to do is, plan a Rajasthan trip with a travel duration of almost 15-20 days and you can cover most of the Mewad Marwad region while exploring 13 splendid destinations of Rajasthan.
Start from Udaipur, head east and then travel northwards to explore the many wonderful places in Rajasthan. Your journey will take you further west, through the Thar Desert and finally down south, where you will land up in Mount Abu to end your journey! (If you book round trip flight tickets to and from Udaipur, you can travel from Mount Abu to Udaipur by road and end your journey at Udaipur for a return flight back home).
Listed below are 13 places to see on a trip to Rajasthan (in the suggestive travel order) starting from Udaipur and ending at Mount Abu. Read on and plan the perfect Rajasthan Mewad Marwad tour package that will give you a taste of the royal land, like no other:
Rajasthan’s very own city of lakes, Udaipur is also referred to as ‘Venice of the East’. Set around a series of artificial lakes and known for its lavish royal residences, Udaipur has always been an inspiration for the perfect vacation in India! A Udaipur tour package combines the best experiences filled with romance, royalty, spirituality and nature, which forms an essential part of this vast and wonder-laced Mewari kingdom. Udaipur holiday packages are also the best way to explore the wonderful culture and glorious remains of the Rajput kingdom in Mewar. A Udaipur tour package is such that the city of lakes can be explored over a weekend too!
Places to see:
Lake Pichola, Udaipur City Palace, Jag Mandir, Bagore ki Haveli, Moti Magri, Fateh Sagar Lake and Saheliyon ki Bari are some of the best places to visit in Udaipur and must-see inclusions in your Udaipur tour package.
Located about 113 km away from Udaipur lies the city of Chittor, dominated primarily by Chittorgarh. This magnificent and gigantic fort is one of the largest fort complexes in India, well-known for its legendary Rajput tales of bravery, honour, passion and pride. The fort survived through several Mughal attacks, of which the first attack in the year 1303 by the Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji, resulted in the mass self-immolation (Jauhar) of Rani Padmini and several Rajput women. Rajasthan tour packages would truly be incomplete without the inclusion of this historic and remarkable fort!
Places to see:
Chittorgarh Fort, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Vijay Stambha, Kirti Stambha, Fateh Prakash Palace, Gaumukh Reservoir, Rana Kumbha Palace and Meerabai Temple are the must-visit attractions of this fort complex and can also be combined with Udaipur holiday packages for an amazing and wholesome travel experience.
Further east, lies the historical town of Bundi! The south-east region of Rajasthan is known as ‘Hadoti’ – Land of the Hada Chauhans who ruled Bundi and the surrounding kingdoms in the 13th century. Bundi is known for its magnificent forts, palaces and the countless step-wells that elevate the medieval grandeur and architectural splendour of this beautiful town. With as many as 50 step-wells (Baori) or even more, Bundi is known as the city of step-wells! The charm of Bundi lies in its unique location amidst the Aravalli hills surrounded by lush fruit orchards and vast crop fields. The splendid architecture of Bundi is something that attracts tourists from all over the world and the reason why this charming town is included in many Rajasthan travel packages.
Places to see:
Raniji ki Baori, Taragarh Fort, Sukh Mahal, Kshar Bag, Dabhai Kund, Nagar Sagar Kund, 84 Pillared Cenotaph, Lake Jait Sagar, Nawal Sagar Lake and Garh Palace are some interesting tourist attractions which can be a part of your Rajasthan tour packages to Bundi.
4.) Sawai Madhopur
Gateway to Ranthambore! Sawai Madhopur lies in the eastern part of Rajasthan and is well-known for housing the Ranthambore National Park, one of the largest tiger reserves of the country and Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site. The city derives its name from Sawai Madho Singh I, who laid the foundation of the city in 1765 AD. During the British rule, Sawai Man Singh laid out a railway line between Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur, making it more accessible from central Rajasthan. Today, Sawai Madhopur and by virtue of it, Ranthambore is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan. The city is also famous for its good-quality guavas which are fondly known as ‘Madhopur guavas’.
Places to see:
Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore Fort, Khandar Fort, Surwal Lake, Shilpgram Museum, Chamatkar Temple, Chauth Matha Temple and Trinetra Ganesh Temple are some of the popular tourist attractions that can be included in your Rajasthan travel packages to Sawai Madhopur.