Planning a trip to Rajasthan?
Whenever do you want to go out or plan a trip what do you think? Obviously about the destinations. You will think where you want to go and what is that place known for. Doing these things is really necessary and for the same, you can refer this article to plan your upcoming trip.
This article will tell you about the trip to Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. Let’s now begin this article and see what all we have to explore.
Red Fort: In 1939 Shah Jahan constructed this fort in order to shift his capital to Delhi. It is made of red sandstones and shows the brilliance of Mughal architecture. Inside the fort, there are museums which have precious artefacts on display. It is located in Old Delhi and a declared UNESCO world heritage site.
Jama Masjid: It is also situated in Old Delhi and near the Red Fort. This masjid was one of the unique monuments built by Shah Jahan. It is the largest mosque in the country where 25,000 devotees can gather in the courtyard. In order to enter the mosque, you’ve to cover your head, shoulder and legs.
Bangla Sahib Gurudwara: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a holy place for Sikhs and associated with Guru Har Krishan and was built in 1783. Guru Granth Sahib is their holy book which is worshipped here. Langar is prepared by the devotees who offer to work here for the people. Anyone can enter it but has to cover their head and legs.
Raj Ghat: Raj Ghat is the place that has a historical significance. It is that very place where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and cremated in 1948. Every Friday prayer is held to pay homage to him. Many tourists visit Raj ghat to see the things associated with him.
Parliament House: Parliament House is the official residence of the President of India. It is divided into 3 sections. First is the Main building and central lawn, second is Rashtrapati Bhawan museum complex and the third one is the beautiful Mughal gardens.
Qutab Minar: If you are looking for the tallest minaret of the world then it is here. Qutab Minar was built in 1192 and is also a UNESCO world heritage site. On the outside of the tower, there are many carvings and verses of the Quran written on it. There are other structures like the Iron pillar and Alai Darwaza within it.
Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun’s tomb was built was Humayun and is his final rest place as well as the first garden tomb in India. It was made with red sandstone with Mughal architecture and touch of Persian architecture too. In 1993 it was also declared as UNESCO world heritage site. The tomb, as well as its gardens, are mesmerising and you should not miss it.
India gate: India gate is the war memorial for all the Indian soldiers who fought for the Britishers in the WW I. Names of all the soldiers who participated in the war are written on the walls of India gate. Amar Jawan Jyoti is a structure right below the arch of the gate. People come here to pay homage to all the brave souls who fought and lost their lives.
Mandawa fort: One of the most famous forts in Mandawa is the Mandawa fort and located in the Aravalli hills, Rajasthan. This fort reveals the Rajasthani art and culture which makes it very popular for tourists.
Jhunjhunwala haveli: Built-in 1859 in the Jhunjhunu district this fort reveals the art of Rajasthan. It is one of the most beautiful and most visited havelis. It has wooden doors and latticed windows. The architecture of Rajasthan has been portrayed so well through this haveli.
Goenka Double Haveli: Goenka Double Haveli is one of the most beautiful havelis and what makes it beautiful is the paintings of camels and horses and its embellished looks. It is the example of Indo-European architecture and many designs are seen such as motifs, frescos, carvings, paintings, etc.
Murmuria haveli: In 1930 the Murmuria haveli was built in Mandawa and known for its paintings that depicts the political era of that time. This haveli was built by a Rajput merchant and the main attraction of this haveli are the number of paintings.
Binsidhar Newatia Haveli: This haveli was built in 1921 and tells you the glorious past of Rajasthan. It has an elegant design and architecture. One of the most attention-catching things here is the paintings like a boy using a telephone, a man on a bicycle etc.
Junagarh Fort: Rao Bika laid the foundation of this fort in 1478 and was just a stone fort then but it was transformed like its present form in 1589. There are different kinds of architecture that are depicted through its Windows, gates, gardens etc.
Rampuria haveli: Known for its splendid architecture this haveli was built 400 years ago. It has intricate details of jharokas and carvings. You can see small detailing on the doors and windows of the haveli.
Lalgarh Palace: Maharaja Ganga Singh built this palace from 1902 to 1926 and now opened for tourists as a Heritage hotel. As the day progresses the colour of the palace also changes. It has a beautiful entrance and the rooms are big which shows the extravagant lifestyle of the Royal family.
Kote Gate: For all the shopaholics Kote Gate is the place for you. You can find many things here like Khadi industry articles, miniature paintings, wood carvings etc. Not just this but you will also find delicious food like Bhujia and Rosogollahs.
Karni Mata Temple: This temple is also known as the Rat (kabbas) temple as 25,000 black rats live and are worshipped here. It is said that Maa Durga laid its foundation. The food eaten by these rats is considered sacred and served as prasad. Many devotees come here to pay homage to these rats.
Old city: The old city of Bikaner shows the narrow streets, compact shops and many vehicles competing for space. You can see the essence of the past of Bikaner here.
Jaisalmer Fort: It is also known as Golden fort and built in 1156 AD by Raja Jaisal. It is one of the largest forts in the world and the yellow and golden mixed sandstone gives it the name Golden fort.
Bada Bagh: Also translated as big garden it is the place where Maharawal Jait Singh and his family members are cremated. It was started by him but finished by his son Lunakaran after his death. It is a beautiful garden that offers stunning views.
Patwon ki Haveli: A famous trader built this haveli for his 5 sons and it is a cluster of five storied suites. It is made of yellow sandstone and the architecture adds to the cultural value of the city. One out of five havelis is converted into a museum and the 3rd haveli shows the work of the bygone era.
Gadisar lake: The first foundation of this lake is laid by Raja Rawal Jaisal and then reconstructed by Maharawal Garsi in 1367 AD. Holy shrines and chattris are found near this lake. You can go for boating or picnic near the lake.
Jaswant Thada: In the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh this place was built. It is built with marble and has intricate carving. You can find portraits of Rathore rulers here.
Flying Fox: If you’re more of an adventure loving person then you must try this. You can experience Mehrangarh fort in a different way with the help of the Flying Fox Zipline tour. They let you engage in adventure sports and also takes care of your safety. Everyone can experience this and have fun.
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park: From a rocky wasteland this desert park was made in 2006. For restoring the natural ecology of this land this place was made. Here you can find 200 species of flora which makes it look different.
Umaid Bhawan Palace: The construction of this palace took time from 1929 to 1943. This is one of the largest private residences in the world with 347 rooms. It shows the combination of Indo-European architecture. It has 3 parts. One for the royal family, one for tourists and other as a museum.
In this article, we can see many places you can include in your trip. You should not wait anymore to go out and visit these places. Just go out and explore as much as you want to.