Whether it’s interesting ruins or the restored forts, Rajasthan is one of the best places to visit in India for those interesting in exploring the history and rich culture of the nation. The riot invoking colours, the mesmerizing sand dunes, and the grand palaces will leave you speechless.

This is the largest state of India and home to some of the most interesting and royal ruins that take you back to the past and the rich history. Studded with grand forts, palaces, and gorgeous ancient villages, Rajasthan is incredibly awesome.

If you haven’t traveled to any of the cities of Rajasthan, you must check out this blog to know more about the places that can be visited on a weekend from Delhi.

1. Jaisalmer:

Right in the heart of the Thar Desert, lies the gorgeous Jaisalmer. Also known as the Golden City for its gorgeous sun-soaked sand dunes, its luxurious forts, and rich culture and traditions. Popular for its forts, old temples, and palaces, the beautiful city has got its name from Maharaja Jaisal Singh. An aerial view of Jaisalmer will leave your absolutely mesmerized.

2. Jaipur:

The Pink City, the capital of Rajasthan, is one of the most mesmerizing places in India. Established by Maharaja Sawai Singh in the year 1727, Jaipur is among the most popular cities in the entire nation. the city has a long and glorious history of heritage monuments and vibrant culture. Most of the Rajasthan holiday packages include popular cities like Jaipur in their itinerary.

3. Jodhpur:

If you want to visit a place that’s rich in history and heritage while it’s is modern and royal, then you must visit Jodhpur once. The kind of royalty that you get to see in the city, you won’t find anywhere else on earth. Also known as the royal city, Jodhpur has been the centre of power of the then Mewar state. This city is home to several incredibly beautiful palaces, temples, and forts to entice tourists from different corners of the world. Also, popular as Sun City due to its sunny and warm weather, Jodhpur is sometimes called Blue City because of the blue homes near the Mehrangarh Fort. These picture-perfect houses were made quite popular by Steve McCurry. You can click some mind-blowing shots of the city if you love photography.

4. Sawai Madho Pur:

Another interesting place that you must visit on your trip to Rajasthan is Swai Madho Pur. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in 1763, this little district is one of the best tourist places in the entire state. Home to one of the biggest, popular and rich national parks, Swai Madho Pur offers so much to tourists. The Ranthambhore Palace is another tourist attraction that has also been declared a UNESCO heritage site. There are some of the most beautiful architectures that you will love to see.

5. Pushkar:

Have you heard of Pushkar? If you haven’t, then you must visit this brilliant place at least once in your lifetime. A holy city, Pushkar is truly a riot of colors. Known for its annual Camel Fair, it is mostly visited by backpackers and explorers. One of the oldest cities in the entire nation, Pushkar is home to the only Brahma temple in the world. Other than this, the holy city also has Pushkar Lake, which is a popular Hindu pilgrimage. One can witness a grand and glorious part in the evening.

You can also checkout Bundi, Bikaner, Chittorgarh and Mount Abu tour packages to explore the unexplored areas of Rajasthan.

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Rahul is a travel blogger from Madhya Pradesh who is currently based in Delhi. He loves exploring remote corners of the world where he meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life. He strongly believes in the power of traveling to break down barriers and make people more tolerant of one another. Rahul lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with local people that he finds his happiness.