Rajasthan

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  • 1. Amber (Amer) Fort and Palace

    Amber | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Surrounded by ramparts, this dramatically beautiful fortress is perched on a hill near the rippleless Maota Lake and grows more alluring as...Read More

  • 2. Camel Fair

    Fairground

    If you really want an experience, go to Pushkar during its famous five-day annual Camel Fair, the largest in the world. Every October or November...Read More

  • 3. Golden Fort (Sonar Qila)

    Military Site

    Jaisalmer's dazzling 12th-century fort, often likened to an oversized sandcastle, is unquestionably the most charming aspect of an already very...Read More

  • 4. Lake Pichola

    You can't leave Udaipur without seeing the stunningly romantic Lake Palace (Jag Niwas), which seems to float serenely on the waters of Lake...Read More

  • 5. Mehrangarh Fort

    Military Site

    This enormous hilltop fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459, when he shifted his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur. Looking straight down a perpendicular...Read More

  • 6. Ranakpur Jain Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A three-hour-plus uphill drive on winding roads from Udaipur, the 15th-century Jain Temple at Ranakpur is one of the most stunning examples...Read More

  • 7. Ranthambhore National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    If you want to see a tiger in the wild, Ranthambhore, in the Sawai Madhopur district and once the royal game reserve of the Maharaja of Jaipur...Read More

  • 8. Albert Hall Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The oldest museum in Jaipur, inside the Ram Niwas Bagh, is worth a visit just for its breathtaking architecture—the sandstone-and-marble 19th...Read More

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  • 9. Bada Bagh

    Garden/Arboretum

    Outside of Jaisalmer proper, on the Ramgarh road, and on the shore of a small artificial lake, this site is home to a collection of picturesque...Read More

  • 10. Bagore ki Haveli

    Arts/Performance Venue

    It's fun to explore the many rooms and terraces of this elegant 18th-century haveli on Gangaur Ghat. It was built by a prime minister of Mewar...Read More

  • 11. Bathing ghats

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Many of the marble bathing ghats on the holy Pushkar Lake—a must-visit—were constructed for pilgrims by royal families who wanted to ensure...Read More

  • 12. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal

    Museum/Gallery

    This folk-art museum displays a collection of puppets, dolls, masks, folk dresses, ornaments, musical instruments, and paintings. The museum...Read More

  • 13. Brahma Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the center of town, not on the lake, this is one of India's most important temples in spite of its unimpressive architecture and more modern...Read More

  • 14. Chittaurgarh

    Building/Architectural Site

    If any one of Rajasthan's many forts perched grandly on a hill were to be singled out for its glorious history and chivalric lore, it would...Read More

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  • 15. Chokhi Dhani

    Museum Village

    About a 45-minute drive from Jaipur, this large replica cultural village includes a huge buffet meal in the admission price, consisting of pretty...Read More

  • 16. City Palace

    Pink City | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This complex of pavilions, courtyards, and chambers was begun by Jai Singh II in 1727, and wings were added by later maharajas. If you're standing...Read More

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  • 17. City Palace

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The sprawling maharana's palace—the largest in Rajasthan—stands on a ridge overlooking the lake and the view of the city and Lake Palace from...Read More

  • 18. Dargah Sharif

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The shrine of the 13th-century Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty is in the heart of Ajmer, a city about 11 km (7 miles) southeast of Pushkar...Read More

  • 19. Deeg

    Town/Village

    Built in the 1730s, Deeg, which featured in Siddhartha (the 1972 film of Herman Hesse's novel) was the first capital of the Jat state and...Read More

  • 20. Desert Culture Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    Near Gadsisar Lake, this small museum is run by local historian and teacher NK Sharma, who also runs the Folklore Museum, and admission to this...Read More

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