What are places to visit in Rajsasthan

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Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India and there are good reasons for that. In this state in northern India you will find numerous palaces, fortresses and beautiful nature reserves that make it an attractive tourist destination. To visit Rajasthan, you need a visa for India before you leave.

The capital of Rajasthan: Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, is about 300 kilometers from Delhi and about 240 kilometers from Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located. Many travelers who are briefly staying in India visit Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur as these cities are relatively close to each other. These cities are therefore also called the Golden Triangle of India.

Jaipur will too "Pink City" ("Pink city") called. The city owes its name to the pink color of the buildings in the old town, which were painted a uniform pink in 1876. The color pink traditionally stands for hospitality in Rajasthan. The most famous attractions of Jaipur are the City Palace - a legacy of the Indian Maharajas - the "Palace of the Winds" Hawa Mahal and that built by Maharaja Man Singh Amber Fort, which is located on a hill and offers a beautiful view of the city. Many travelers also take this opportunity to visit the famous Raj Mandir cinema to see a Bollywood movie in this setting. Jaipur is also famous for its textile industry. Travelers looking for a souvenir can find beautiful handcrafted clothes in bright colors in the bazaar.

Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of the Winds" in Jaipur

Many travelers continue to travel from Jaipur to Pushkar, a small town just a few hours from Jaipur. This holy city is in stark contrast to Jaipur. The Pushkarsee with its many ghats and surrounding temples is considered sacred by many Indians and religious ceremonies take place regularly on the lake.

In the desert: Jodhpur, Bikaner en Jaisalmer

In the west of Rajasthan lies the Thar desert, appreciated by tourists for a camel ride or a visit to the cities of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner. Jodhpur is, just like the capital of Rajasthan, a colorful city. In contrast to Jaipur, Jodhpur is also called the “Blue City” because of the many bright blue painted houses. The highlights of Jodhpur are that Mehrangarh Fortress and Jaswant Thada, a white marble mausoleum that Maharajah Sardar Singh had built for his father. More something for the more adventurous are the ziplines, which offer breathtaking views of Fort Mehrangarh and the lakes.

The next goal is Bikaner, an, a busy city in the northwestern Thar Desert. The city is known for its beautiful mansions, also known as havelis. In addition, there are many fortresses and palaces in the city. The ultimate goal of a tour of the desert is for many travelers Jaisalmer, a city in the far west on the border with Pakistan. Because of the many buildings made of yellow sandstone, Jaisalmer is also called the Golden City. The city is praised by many travelers as the most beautiful desert city in India, also because of its location between the sand dunes. The eye catcher of the Golden City is Fort Jaisalmerthat towers over the rest of the city.

Udaipur, the Venice of the East

Udaipur, the city of lakes, is considered the most romantic city in India. The city in the south of Rajasthan consists of several interconnected lakes, which give the city an idyllic character. Sights in Udaipur include the City Palace, Lake Pichola - the largest lake in the city - and various Jain and Hindu temples.

Apply for a visa online

Travelers wishing to visit Rajasthan must apply for an India visa prior to departure. Simply apply for a visa for India online and receive it by email after it has been issued. In the application form, travelers must indicate which places they will visit in India. Travelers going on a tour of Rajasthan and going to visit multiple cities fill in as many places as can be filled in the form. It is not a problem if not all cities that are visited can be entered. Travelers must print out the visa in color after it has been issued and take it with them on the trip.