Which is the most beautiful city in Rajasthan?
Which is the most beautiful city in Rajasthan is not the easiest question in the world for me to answer. However, after extensive travel, I will reveal what three cities are the state’s most visually stunning. There is a lot of competition for that title in a place as impressive as this one.
Rajasthan is undoubtedly one of India’s most popular states for tourists to travel in and for an excellent reason. Everything you have heard is true. The mighty palaces of the maharajas are indeed grand. The jungles brim with wildlife and could be straight out of a Rudyard Kipling novel. The culture is some of the most vibrant in the whole of India, and the food is unforgettable. To travel in Rajasthan is to travel in India as you dreamed it to be, so putting a single title to which is the most beautiful city in Rajasthan is not easy.
I have been to most of the big cities in Rajasthan, so I am in a position to be able to give a pretty decent opinion on this topic. I know it is just an opinion, and one man’s bread is another man’s poison. Of my top three cities in Rajasthan, I would advise you to visit them all if you get the chance as you are unlikely to be disappointed with any of them. So read on to learn where to point your camera lens for some Instagram shots that really stand out.
Travel to Jodhpur.
If you are Rajasthan, travel to Jodhpur is a must. Known across the world as the blue city and that place with all the monkeys in it. In reality, neither of those statements are true anymore. All those monkeys have been relocated since they were a nuisance, and as you can see from the picture above, it is not especially blue neither.
Despite a massive drive to restore the town to its former blueness, every time I come here, that is changing. It is, however, one of India’s most delightful towns visit, and to go to Rajasthan and not come here is pretty much a crime, or at least it should be.
Places of interest are interlinked with an intricate web of alleyways and narrow roads that are a lot of fun to get completely lost in. There is even a couple of step-wells that youngsters seem to use as a swimming pool. The old town is full of ornately decorated Havelis, temples, historical monuments, courtyards, and timeless market places.
The town’s crowning glory and its most noticeable landmark is, of course, the whopping Mehrangarh Fort. It is perched imposingly over the whole city, and you can see it from a mile off, literally! It is an impressive feat of engineering in anybody’s book and is sure to leave you jaw-dropped from the moment you first set your eyes on it.
No other state in India is quite as vibrant and colorful as Rajasthan, and few other cities in this state personify that better than Jodhpur. No one in their right frame of mind would say it is a waste of time coming here.
Travel to Bundi.
To travel to Bundi may just be one of the most memorable experiences of your whole trip. There are so many chart-topping places here it is small wonder travelers make a beeline for this state. It is, however, a big wonder why on earth almost no one comes to Bundi? It is not like it is not in the guide books, and it is not like it is not advertised?
Here you will find a traditional culture of devout Hindus living in a whimsical Brahman blue village and huddled around a magnificent palace. I want to set the record straight and show my readers this place. Bundi deserves way more attention than it gets. It is understandably, I think, one of my favorite places in all of India. I want nothing more than for my readers to come and experience this beautiful place for themselves.
What’s even more astonishing is this incredible palace is largely left to fall into ruins! Only a small portion of it is accessible, and the rest of it is the domain of thousands of horseshoe bats. This place has a serious Tomb Raider feel to it. The imposing fort sits atop a mountain overlooking the whole area, and it too is in a state of massive dilapidation. There is so much to discover in this beautiful little town, so why wait to explore it for yourselves?
Rudyard Kipling once said the fort was the work of goblins. It certainly looks like it should be in a fairy tale. More often than not, you will find yourself as one of the only tourists discovering the web of narrow streets and courtyards. The sense of tradition here is intoxicating. The friendly locals welcoming you into their seemingly enchanted homes can see a weary traveler not want to leave here for some time.
Travel to Udaipur.
As one of Indias most iconic destinations, many of us will want to travel to Udaipur. In fact, it is very likely to be on your itinerary and for an excellent reason. Udaipur boasts outstanding beauty and elegance. Even in a country with so many incredible things to see, this town still stands out in the crowd, and that’s saying something here. This vibrant city is bursting with color and a place where I have found myself entranced by all its splendor for days on end.
I have passed through this town more times than I can count, and for a good reason. Known to be a romantic city, and I would undoubtedly agree, Udaipur is centered around lake Pichola and hemmed in by the Aravalli mountain range. It could not possibly be a more idyllic spot to kick back and relax. The narrow streets seem to branch off in every direction, and beautiful Havelis dot the city. It is an excellent place to do your souvenir shopping with artists selling Rajasthan unique artwork on every street. There is almost too much to choose from, so shop around for the very best deals.
You will need to budget a good three days to take it all in as there is so much to take your interest in. To be honest, just strolling around the lake is a delight in itself, and sitting there watching lake Pichola in all its glory can keep your attention for hours. If this place does not keep your attention, Ranakpur and Kumbalghar are only a few Kilometres away. In fact, they are en route to Jodhpur, and all of these places are easily incorporated with each other if I am honest.
Few states encapsulate India better than Rajasthan. It is intense and, quite frankly, a little overwhelming sometimes. For better or for worse, you will never never forget your time here. For tips on how to get the most out of your time in this state, feel free to check out the link provided.
In summary of my post on Which is the most beautiful city in Rajasthan.
I am sorry, guys choosing just one city was simply impossible when there is so much to choose from, so my top three was the best I can do. I hope you enjoyed this post and found it of value. Lord knows I put a lot of thought into it. I always enjoy writing about Rajasthan, if I am honest, as it is one of my favorite states on the whole subcontinent, and I love to suggest ways for you to get the most out of your time here.
For more information and inspiration on what’s good in India, feel free to rummage around my website or, alternatively, check out the government’s Incredible India website. I have found this one to be packed full of information about places you otherwise might not hear off. If you have any questions regarding this or any other issue regarding Indian travel, then do not hesitate to contact me as I am always happy to help. With that said, that is enough out of me, and I shall see you in the post.Follow me on social media 🙂