Rajasthan is one of the most exciting, colorful and hospitable states to visit in India, being home to beautiful buildings like the Palace of the Winds, bustling cities such as Jaipur and imposing forts like Mehrangarh. With so much to do and see, it can be hard to work out where to turn first, so we have compiled a quick list of Rajasthan's most unmissable attractions.
See Hawa Mahal
Also known as the Palace of the Winds, Hawa Mahal is one of the most spectacular buildings in the Pink City of Jaipur. Famous for its honeycomb-like structure of windows, this building was designed to allow women to observe life below without being seen themselves - something that's known as remaining in purdah.
Visit Mehrangarh Fort
Rajasthan is home to its fair share of forts, and this one is, arguably, the most imposing. You'll find it in Jodhpur, where it stands on an 120 meter high hill, towering over the city. Head up here and you'll be able to admire the sheer scale of the building up close, not to mention take an informative audio tour that'll let you in on the fort's secrets.
Try dal baati churma
Of course, trying local food is a big part of any authentic travel experience, so make sure you treat yourself to a few Rajasthani dishes. Among the best is dal baati churma, which is a dish of spicy lentils, wheat rolls and chutney - delicious!
Admire the sand dunes at Jaisalmer
Visiting Jaisalmer is a must, and not only to see the spectacular fort of the same name. You see, Jaisalmer is home to some stunning desert terrain which is thrilling to explore - especially if you do so on a 4x4 tour!