Top 5 Cities You Must Explore in Rajasthan During Winter

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Rajasthan is known as the kingdom place of Royals which have many historical monuments, Forts, and very famous old bazaars show the rich culture of Rajasthan. It is the largest state in the North West in India.

If you are planning winter season trip in Rajasthan, these cities should be on your itinerary to take the fullest enjoyment of your cold season holiday.

1. Udaipur “The Lake City”

Udaipur city is famous with the name “Venice of India” because of the numerous lakes in the city. It is also known as “The Lake city”. Udaipur is considered the most romantic place in the country for winter season; you may enjoy the company of your loved one while spending time in a sparkling boat in Lake Pichola surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli hills and feel special. 

The Lake palace is as beautiful as one of the jewels on the crown, originally known as Jag Niwas, islands in Fateh Sagar Lake. Jag Niwas, is today the royal and glorious Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur.

The City Palace is the largest palace complex of the state, with many antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture, and utensils from the royal era. The City Palace is the most popular sightseeing place in Udaipur, on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola. 

Rajasthan is famous for its handicrafts and textiles, and Shilpgram (fair once in a year in Udaipur) is one of the best destinations to see some of the best embroideries, hand-woven clothes, Rajasthani branded clothes, and camel leatherwork.

This place is bliss for street food lovers; you can get a variety of street foods like Poha, Dabeli, Vada Pav, Mirchi Bada, Kachori, Bread Pakoda, Paani Puri, Pav Bhaji, Rajasthani Daal Baati Choorma & special Kulhad Coffee & Hari Mirch Chai Shot on lakesides to make your holiday delicious & unforgettable.

2. Jodhpur “The Blue City”

Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination with historical palaces, forts, and temples, along with scenery of the Thar Desert. It is famous for the name of “The Blue city” because most houses in the old city which are on the north side of the town are painted in shades of blue. This place is called Brahmpuri due to the many Brahmins that live there. It is also known as Sun City because of hot summers.

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Jodhpur is blessed with Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India which are considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a collection of musical instruments, palanquins of queens; costumes of Royal Maharaja’s and antique furniture, fine arts, old paintings on the fort’s walls are well maintained and showcased in the museum for the visitors. Ranisar & Gulab Sagar Lake, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal & Sheesh Mahal are also the Maharaja’s pleasure chambers that add the excitement to visit the city.

The Umaid Bhawan Palace is a monument of Jodhpur’s bravery; it is situated on the highest point of the city. The palace one of the world’s largest Royal private residence. It have 347 rooms. The hotel area of the palace is now under the Taj Group of Hotels and is known with the name as ‘Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur’. This invites you to stay & pamper yourself with the divine ambiance to enjoy the Continental or the Fusion Indian cuisine, the royal barbecue, and sports-themed bar with finger food and cocktails.

Jodhpur is famous for its delicious Rajasthani food and flavors. The guests enjoy mouthwatering Malai Ghawer, Dal Baati, lassi, pakodas, spicy Mirchi bada, and the special masala tea at tea stalls. For food lovers, the more you explore, the more food wonders you’ll come across.

3. Jaisalmer “The Golden City”

Jaisalmer is another not to miss tourist destination in Rajasthan, known with the name of “The Golden City”, distinguished by its yellow sandstone structural design, in Rajasthan’s the Thar Desert near to Pakistan border. The historical monument, old yellow forts, and houses in the city, yellow sand, and camel rides fascinate you to stay and feel calm and relax, on this lonely planet in the world. 

One of the most magnificent attractions is Jaisalmer Fort, It is entitled Sonar Quila by local people because of its massive yellow stone walls. It’s also known as The Golden Fort, distinct from other forts, there are museums, bazaars, restaurants, temples, residential accommodations, hotels, palaces, etc. inside the fort. The highest fascination for tourists is the appealingly designed entrance gateways of the fort with the beautiful name Ganesh Pol, Rang Pol, Bhoota Pol, and Hava Pol. Gadisar Lake an artificially constructed lake for the water conservation reservoir is an auspicious asset of this beautiful city, surrounded by temples and Ghats. During winters, many migratory birds are seen around, which creates this place the greatest visited attractive place in the city.  

Desert Safari is the most thrilling activity of the Jaisalmer tour. Full date Camel & Jeep riding is available as per the choice of tourist for an ideal and overwhelming experience. Desert safari tours are an unforgettable experience for the adventure-loving person, proposals you to reach the middle of the desert enjoying the camel ride, the people with the colorful Rajasthani dresses and ornaments are waiting for you to welcome. 

Kuldhara Village is known as one of the ghost towns in India. It is known as the cursed village for 300 years after the Paliwal Brahmins left this village overnight and vanished because of state minister Salim Singh’s illicitly to get married to the daughter of the head of the Paliwal family. This story tells you later, they cursed that no one will be settled in this village thereafter. The broken, old times houses, temples, and wells are standing cursed for a long and showing the emptiness of the village. 

Jaisalmer is famous for traditional dal, baati, churma with lehsun ki chatni and papad. Pav Bhaji, Dahi Bada, Pani Puri, Dahi Papdi, pizza, vada pav, chole Kuleche, Kachori chaat, and many more street food items for your small cravings. 

4. Bikaner “The gateway to the ‘rat temple”

Bikaner is the fourth largest city in Rajasthan near to Pakistan border, surrounded by the Thar Desert. The city is famously known as “Camel country” for breeding the best riding camels. The International Camel festival is organized by Bikaner’s tourist department, which fascinates the tourist from all over the world. A national research Centre on camels has been established by Bikaner Government for the development of camel breeding, camel milk utilization, and sources related to trade growth. 

Junagarh Fort the very old fort of Bikaner city seen the place growing. The unique fort is the witness of diverse 16 generation rulers. The palaces, the gardens, balconies, kiosks, and temples in the fort, shows the versatile architecture and dazzling structure.

Karni Mata Mandir famously known as “Rat Temple” for more than 25000 thousands black rates and 4 white rats are roaming here and there in temple premises, called kabbas worshiped and considered holy. Wearing shoes is strictly prohibited as the rates are moving on the floor and if any rat, accidentally scrunches under your feet, it is considered as a crime, a rat made by solid gold to be given to Mandir authority for the replacement as compensation for the crime. Visiting a historic and beautiful place full of rats could be a unique and unforgettable experience.

Lalgarh Palace and amazing Rajasthani palace constructed with red stone, in European design. This palace is rehabilitated in heritage and luxury hotels for tourists in two wings are for The Lalgarh Palace Hotel and the Lakshmi Niwas Hotel. 

5. Jaipur “The Pink City”

The capital city and the largest state of Rajasthan, known with the name of “The Pink City”. The city is beautiful and full of historical monuments, gardens and the city showcase the pure Rajasthan culture. The literature festival is the pride of Jaipur city, which is the most happening and knowledgeable event in the country.    

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Amber Fort, a significant example of Mughal and Rajput architecture, has underground tunnels connecting to Jaigarh Fort. Shish Mahal, the pride of Amber fort, made of thousands of mirrors and fine artwork. 

Another beautiful design of the Mughal and Rajput architecture is Nahargarh fort, situated on Aravalli hilltop, the best way to explore the whole city look from the top.

Hawa Mahal, a pink color wind passing multi-layered fort with lots of jharokhas within the oldest bazaar of the city full of puppets, Rajasthani famous handicraft items, branded, bandini prints sarees and suits. 

The Albert Hall, the oldest museum in Rajasthan surrounded by Ram Niwas Garden. The crowded place of the city with many chaat corners. This road is connecting to the famous old Bazars like Bapu Bazar, Nehru Bazar, Johri Bazar, Tripolia Bazar, Choura Rasta, Badi Choupad, Choti Choupad, and Indra Bazar, Kishanpole Bazar. These old markets are the main shopping area in Jaipur. There are numerous options for small chaat corners to explore street food lovers like gol gappa, Tikki, chole bhature, south Indian food, bhel puri, and pav bhaji, etc. 

Chokhi Dhani Resort, the five-star resort, fully transformed for the tourist into the village to enjoy the real feel of village life. The activities like a puppet show, camel riding, and folk dances are the attraction for visitors, coming first time to Jaipur.

FAQ

Q1 How can these five cities visit together?

Ans – The trip can be planner by road or by train route both. The connecting highway and the train routes are available.

Q2 Is Jaipur safe to stay?

Ans – Yes Jaipur is safe city. There is various hotel available for your comfortable and secure stay.

Q3 Is Bikaner city is hot?

Ans – Yes, in summer the days in the Rajasthan desert area a bit hot. However the nights are cool and windy.

Q4 – Which are the famous tourist places in Rajasthan in Winter?

Ans – Amer Fort, Sam Sand Dunes, Lake Pichola, Ranthambore National Park.