Historical Places in Rajasthan
Historical Places in Rajasthan – A 2-Week Itinerary
Which Historical Places in Rajasthan will I visit?
By following our itinerary, you will visit 10 historical places in Rajasthan:
How to Visit the Historical Places in Rajasthan
Day 1 - Mandawa
What is a Haveli?
Day 2 - Bikaner
What to experience in Bikaner?
Laxmi Niwas Palace
Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple), Deshnoke
Day 3 & 4 - Jaisalmer
What to experience in Jaisalmer?
Camel Ride in Thar Desert
Gadsisar Lake & Tilon-Ki-Pol (Gate of Tilon)
Bada Bagh (Big Garden)
Day 5 - Jodhpur
What to experience in Jodhpur?
Day 6 & 7 - Udaipur
Ranakpur Jain Temple
What to experience in Udaipur?
Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Courtyard or Garden of the Maidens), Udaipur
Udaipur City (the City of Lakes)
City Palace, Udaipur
Jag Mandir, Udaipur
Day 8 - Pushkar
Eklingji Temple, Eklingji (Kailashpuri). En route to Pushkar
What to experience in Pushkar?
Day 9 & 10 - Jaipur
What to experience in Jaipur?
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Jaipur City Palace
Amber Fort, Amer
On our second day in Jaipur, we headed off to the imposing Amber Fort which is set high above the city. Elephants take tourists up and down the hill to the fort but animal welfare groups are concerned about the welfare of these animals. Construction of this red sandstone and marble palace started in the 1600s. It is an opulent palace which has four storeys, each with a courtyard:
– 1. Diwan-i-Aam (‘Hall of Public Audience’)
– 2. Diwan-i-Khas, (‘Hall of Private Audience’)
– 3. Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir
– 4. Sukh Niwas (where a cool climate is artificially created by winds blowing over a fountain within the palace)
Walking Tour of Jaipur
After visiting Amber Fort, our driver dropped us back in the old part of the city. To get a feel for local life, traditions and customs in Jaipur, we followed one of the Lonely Planet’s walking tours at lonelyplanet. We found the city easy to navigate and if you get lost, just ask a local! It was fascinating to soak up the sights and sounds of the various bazaars which circle the old city.