Here is a list of places to visit in Rajasthan, the only one you will ever need ! I have visited most of these, some I have blogged about and the rest are on my to-do list ! How many of these places in Rajasthan do you wish to backpack to?
44 Places to Visit in Rajasthan
- Sam – One of the top 10 places to visit in Rajasthan famous for its sand dunes, sunset, camel safari, luxury camping and music & cultural shows. You can visit Sam from Jaisalmer.
- Khuri – If you are on a budget and don’t like crowds, Khuri is a perfect place to visit in Rajasthan to see the sand dunes, sunset, do the camel safi and experience the music and cultural shows.
- Khimsar – On the other hand, if you’re looking for a luxury camping experience away from the crowds with sand dunes and the works, Khimsar should be your first choice.
- Ranthambore National Park – for spotting Tigers & Leopards. The monkeys and their antics will keep you entertained.
- Bharatpur (Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary) – For bird watching
- Mount Abu – Mount Abu is the hill station of Rajasthan.
- Bagru Village – for vegetable dye Block Printing on cotton.
- Chhatra Sagar – A Luxurious Local Village Experience
- Jhunjhunu – This area is famous for its havelis which can be either explored by making Jhunjhunu a base or Churu.
- Bagar– You can stay at the boutique Hotel from Neemrana Hotels, the Piramal Haveli. Read my review here.
- Alwar– You can stay at the Hill Fort Kesroli in Alwar to explore Alwar.
- Pushkar – Another top 10 places to visit in Rajasthan for its temples, ghats and yearly Pushkar camel fair. You can also take a hot air baloon ride in Pushkar overlooking the camel fair.
- Bikaner – For Junagarh fort, Sadul Singh Museum, Gajner Lake and Karni Mata Temple.
- Ajmer – For Ajmer Sharif
- Kumbalgarh – for the Hill Fort
- Udaipur – For the lake palace
- Mandawa – for its Havelis and their architecture.
- Chittorgarh – for its massive fort
- Kota – famous for kota silk and kota cotton handloom sarees.
- Nawalgarh – for its Havelis and their architecture.
- Sariska Reserve & National Park – You can visit this from Alwar.
- Churu – Churu is the nearest railways station from Delhi and can be your base to explore havelis of Rajasthan in Mandawa and Nawalgarh.
- Salawas Village – Salawas is famous for its cottage industry for handmade woven Dhurries. You can cover it in half a day from Jodhpur.
Bishnoi Village for Deer Spotting & Village Interaction
- Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kuldhara – to see the Haunted Village of Rajasthan, its planning and temple. It also has a stairwell with carvings of hindu God, Ganesha.
- Chirawa – to buy the famous Chirawa Peda from Sanjay Mishthan Bhandar
- Bhangarh Fort – (Rumoured to be haunted at night)
- Bhadriya Village – near Jaisalmer for it’s Library (One of the biggest in Asia)
- Osian – For Sand dunes and sunset. You can skip Osian if you’re headed to Jaisalmer which is where the real fun of sand dunes and sunset is. But if you do not have enough time for Jaisalmer and are looking for a taste of the Thar desert, Osian is where you should head to.
- Pipad – For block printing cottage industry
- Neemrana – for the famous Neemrana Fort. You can also stay at the Neemrana Fort for a luxury staycation. They have many activities at this heritage hotel, my favourite of all is the Ziplining.
- Tanot – For Tanot Mata Mandir. Ahead of Tanot is the India Pakistan border which can be visited with prior permission.
Do let me know if there are any more places to visit in Rajasthan that I might have missed and you would want me to include them in this list.
To sign off, here’s hoping you’ll visit Rajasthan soon… as Rajasthanis would say to welcome you, “Padharo mhare des !”