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8 Lesser Known Sights in Rajasthan to Satisfy the Offbeat Traveller

Only for Serious Travellers! 8 Lesser Known Sights in Rajasthan to Satisfy the Offbeat Travelller in You holidayiq

Once known as “the land of the Rajputana”, the history of Rajasthan is filled with accounts of fiercely independent warriors who never gave up resisting the reign of Mughal emperors. In addition to exploring the vestiges of Rajput power, you can witness a way of life that hasn’t changed in a hundred of years. Here are 8 lesser known facts of Rajasthan.

8 Lesser Known Sights in Rajasthan to Satisfy the Offbeat Traveller:

  1. The Hadoti Palace, Bundi (Rajasthan)
  2. Hotel Surya Prime, Kota (Rajasthan)
  3. Kailash International Hotel, Barmer (Rajasthan)
  4. Aodhi Hotel, Kumbhalgarh (Rajasthan)
  5. Roopam Resort, Ranakpur (Rajasthan)
  6. Paawana Haveli, Mandawa (Rajasthan)
  7. Osian Sand Dunes Resort and Camp, Osian (Rajasthan)
  8. Dwarika Hotel, Jhalawar (Rajasthan)

1. Bundi - The sleeping beauty of Rajasthan

Bundi - The sleeping beauty of Rajasthan
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Wedged between Jaipur and Udaipur, Bundi is an unspoiled gem with man-made lake and a fairy tale castle cascading down the mountainside. Famous for miniature paintings, and enchanting decaying Palaces which are an excellent examples of the Rajput architecture.

Ashish Tripathi shares: "It's a small town near Kota, Rajasthan about 30-35 kms. The place is good. Market is worth a visit. Hand crafted items are the main attractions. A restaurant on the roof near only palace Garh Palace is very nice. With your tea you can have a full sight of the town. It's pocket friendly, so if you have a spare day and you are near somewhere. Try it!"

Fun fact: Bundi is called the Step Well city with more than 50 step wells.

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22 Reviews | 31 Sightseeings

2. Baroli temples - Hidden wonders of the ancient world

Baroli temples - Hidden wonders of the ancient world
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The Baroli temples complex is also known as Badoli temples located within a walled enclosure. Built in the Pratihara style of temple architecture that dates back to 10th century AD.



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100 Reviews | 22 Sightseeings

3. Barmer - The heart of Rajasthan

Barmer - The heart of Rajasthan
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Barmer is the heart of Rajasthan and the majestic jewel of her eternal crown, Thar desert. Barmer still possesses all the traits of a Rajasthan - long stretches of barren, harsh weather and rough terrain. The sleepy town is also famous for handicrafts which include wood carvings, carpets and intricate embroidery etc.

Rahul Saran shares: "It's a great heritage place with lot's of stuff to watch. You can enjoy with your friends and relatives and take a ride of desert safari. You see much more heritage place with camel & heritage place. If you go Barmer than see the Kiradu temple, the Khajuraho of Rajasthan."

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60 Reviews | 12 Sightseeings

4. Kumbhalgarh - Rajasthan’s own great wall

Kumbhalgarh - Rajasthan’s own great wall
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Nestled at height of 1100 meters, in Aravali hills, Kumbhalgarh has our Indian version of Great wall of China. The wall stretches for more than 36 kms and is wide enough to accommodate 8 horses to ride through at some places. The fort is also surrounded by 13 peaks was instrumental for its success as one of the unconquered fort of India.

Shanu Dungarwal shares: "It's a very huge fort surrounded by 365 temples in which Hindu and Jain temples are there. It is made by Rana Kumbha, Father of Maharana Udai Singh as his history is famous in Rajasthan and largest wall after great wall of China."


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122 Reviews | 9 Sightseeings

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5. Ranakpur - Mecca for Jain pilgrims

Ranakpur - Mecca for Jain pilgrims
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The temples in Ranakpur are dedicated to Lord Adinath, who was the first Jain Tirthankara. Ranakpur is also one of the 5 most important Jain pilgrimage sites in India.

Konark Patel shares: "Situated deep in Aravali valley, away from noises of city - Ranakpur is around two and a half hours away from Udaipur. The leading road from Udaipur to Ranakpur is one of its kind, snaky roads with exhilarating mountains and valleys. The temple is also one of its kind with artful and delicate sculptures. It's an excellent example of ancient art and architecture. It indeed reveals the rich cultural heritage of India."

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3 Reviews | 4 Sightseeings

6. Mandawa - The Shekhawati belt of Rajasthan

Mandawa - The Shekhawati belt of Rajasthan
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Mandawa is the most important town of entire Shekhawati tourism sphere, adorned with forts and colorful houses.

Sunil Jain shares: "The place Mandawa in the shekhawati belt of Rajasthan is quite popular for their old world Havelis. Most of the Haveli owners got settled in other parts of Rajasthan and hence their typical Havelis were soon or later got converted/renovated into Hotels. These hotels are now worthwhile visiting because of the charm they carries. Infact the entire Mandawa town has number of such Havelis and you can enjoy their top class services and the great architecture."


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19 Reviews

7. Osian - An Oasis in the desert

Osian - An Oasis in the desert
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The origin of Osian traces back to the Hindu God Rama. The destination witnessed the rule of Rathore, Rajputs and the British. One of the highlights of the town is the temple complex that comprises 18 shrines. The shrines are renowned for artwork and carvings on the elegant sculpture.


Rajan Shah shares: "The town of Osian is located approximately 60 Km from Jodhpur and easily accessible from there. Osian is one of the most important Jain pilgrimage for the Oswal Jain community. The Mahavira Temple of 783 AD is the most ancient testimony in the region."

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9 Reviews | 7 Sightseeings

8. Jhalawar - The city of ruins

Jhalawar - The city of ruins
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Jhalawar till the independence of India belonged to the former princely state, Jhalawar, meaning abode of Jhalas, a Rajput clan. Chandrabhaga Kartik Fair is one of the most important fairs of Jhalawar, which is held on the banks of river Chandrabhaga.

Pradeep Jain shares: "Best place to visit in Rajasthan, Jhalrapatan, Chandrabhaga temple, Surya temple, Shantinath digambar Jain atishaya Kshetra and many more place."


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4 Reviews | 16 Sightseeings

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