Rajasthan is hands down one of the most beautiful states in India with its rich cultural heritage, vibrant festivals, and beautiful landscapes. This epitome of beauty attracts people not just from India but from every nook and corner of the world. Rajasthan also known as the ‘Land of Kings’, has some of the most magnificent palaces and forts each with its stories of history etched in the sands of time. From the magnificent palaces of Jaipur to the beautiful lakes of Udaipur, the sandy dunes of Thar desert, the cool and breezy Mount Abu, or the world-renowned tiger reserves, Rajasthan is sure to take you into a state of Euphoria. We have listed some of the must-visit historical places in Rajasthan, a traveler’s paradise, and among the best places to visit in Rajasthan.

Must-Visit Historical Places In Rajasthan

1. Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort is a famous fort in Rajasthan
The Amber Fort is also known as Amer Fort.

Amber Fort, also known as Amer Fort, is located in Amer, Rajasthan. This famous fort was built by Raja Man Singh, the king of the Amer region which is 11 km from Jaipur. This fort is the perfect example of Rajput Architecture and has influences from Mughal architecture too. The fort is constructed from red sandstone and marble making it an architectural marvel. One of the notable things at Sukh Niwas is the water pavilion which was constructed to provide a cool environment away from the scorching heat. The fort also consists of Diwan-e-aam, which is a public auditorium; Diwan-e-khaas, which is a private auditorium; and Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), which is a stunning piece of architecture that portrays mirror work. Amber Fort is located next to Maotla Lake, the alluring beauty of Amber Fort with its marvelous architecture makes it one of the most famous historical monuments in Rajasthan.

Entrance Fee 

Range – INR 25 to INR 1100 based on different shows & preferences

Timings: 8:00 AM to 5.30 PM

2. City Palace, Udaipur

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City Palace of Udaipur is situated on the east bank of Lake Pichola. It took over 400 years to complete the construction of this royal architectural marvel which was started by Maharana Udai Singh II and later with contributions from various Kings of the Mewar dynasty. Also, it was built using granites and marble in Rajasthani Rajput architectural style and is a pure treat to the eyes. The palace’s interiors consist of alluring architectural features like mirrorwork, mural paintings, traditional Royal Furniture, and ornamental tiles. 

The palace provides a spectacular view of Lake Pichola and a panoramic view of the city. There are many other historical monuments like the Monsoon Palace, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Neemach Temple, and Jagdish, and also the famous which are closely located to the City Palace and also the UNESCO world heritage site Jantar Mantar is closely located to the City palace. All in all, you’re in for a royal treat if you decide to visit this marvel. 

Entrance fee

Range – INR 200 to INR 1500 for Indians

  INR 700 to INR 200 for Foreigners

Timings: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM 

3. Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort lies in the heart of the Thar desert
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The magnificent Jaisalmer Fort lies in the heart of the Thar desert in Jaisalmer and was built by the Bhati Rajput Ruler Jaisal. The Fort is carved in yellow sandstone and is known as the Golden Fort because it turns darker gold when the sun sets. This eye-catching architecture has also been recognized by UNESCO World Heritage sites. This fort has been a witness to many battles over centuries. The main features of the fort are the Laxminath temple, the Jain temples, and the Raj Mahal. 

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If you’re planning to visit Rajasthan in February you’re in for a historical cultural treat as the vibrant Desert Festival takes place during this time when many events like Camel Races, Turban-tying, and Mr. Desert competitions are organized. The practice of the Desert festival of Jaisalmer has been dated back to 1196 when Rawal Singh of the Yadav community founded the kingdom of Jaisalmer. The people of Jaisalmer turned this incredible feat of the King into a celebration as a result of which the Desert Festival has been a traditional practice every year in February.

Entrance fee:

Indians – INR 50 per head

Foreigners – INR 250 per head

Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

 Also read: Have a star-studded experience at The Desert camps of Jaisalmer

4. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort boasts a history of about 550 years
The magnificent fort atop a hill called Bhakucheeria.

Your trip to Rajasthan can only be completed by visiting the mind-blowing & majestic Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is set atop a hill called Bhakucheeria which is at a height of 410 feet above the Jodhpur city. The towering fort is 500 yards long and its walls are at a height of 120 feet and 70 feet thick built by Maharaj Rao Jodha who is also the founder of Jodhpur City. 

Mehrangarh Fort boasts a history of about 550 years In addition to its intricate Rajputana architecture. One of the unique features of this fort is that it has seven gates that serve as an entrance to the fort. Different rulers built these gates during their reigns to represent the honor of their victories over the Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Trust me as someone who has visited this architectural marvel I can say with conviction that a day is not enough to cover this fort, you need at least 3 days.

Entrance Fee

Indians – INR 70 per head

Foreigners – INR 600 per head

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

5. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal is made of red and pink sandstone
The apple of the eye of Jaipur City.

Hawa Mahal is the apple of the eye of Jaipur City and is located at the heart of old Jaipur City. Made of red and pink sandstone this palace is the most famous tourist attraction of Rajasthan. Hawa Mahal, like many other forts and palaces, is made of eye-catching Rajput and Mughal architecture. The Hawa Mahal has a brilliant architectural feature that allows cool air from the Venturi effect to pass through to provide relief from the scorching heat.

The Mahal was designed with intricate latticework for the royal women to observe the livelihood of common people and festivals from the street without being seen from outside. There are 953 Jharokhas, which are small windows with intricate lattice work upon its five-floor exterior, which resembles a honeycomb. There are also elements of the Rajput style visible in the form of domed canopies, fluted pillars, and floral patterns, as well as elements of the Islamic style evident in the filigree work and arches in stone inlay. 

The entry to Hawa Mahal is an imperial door from the city palace side. On the east side, the Hawa Mahal surrounds a large courtyard with double-storeyed buildings. This courtyard also has an archeological museum. The refreshing breeze coming through the tiny windows of the façade was complemented by the relaxing presence of fountains positioned in the middle of each room, which added to the overall cooling effect. It’s like nature’s air conditioning, creating a delightful atmosphere where you can relax and unwind amidst the beauty of Hawa Mahal.

Entrance Fee

Indians – INR 50 per head

Foreigners – INR 200 per head

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

6. Chittorgarh Fort, Chittor

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Chittor Fort dominates the city skylines.

The Chittorgarh Fort is the pride of Rajasthan as it’s the largest fort in Asia. The Chittor Fort dominates the city skylines and is spread over an area of 700 acres. It is also recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and boasts of Rajputana architecture and style. It is a majestic fort reminiscent of Rajputana loyalty and pride with an awe-inspiring history of sacrifice and valor of Mewar Kings and queens and is one of the top heritage places in Rajasthan. The fort has been a witness to the many battles and sacrifices made by the Mewar kings and queens etched in the sands of time and is also reminiscent of Rajputana loyalty and pride. This fort is also famous for the torment of Alauddin Khilji from the Khilji dynasty. 

The fort has notable monuments like Kirti Stambha, Vijaya Stambha, Padmini Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, and Gaumukh Reservoir. The fort is also famous for its tales of courage and sacrifice by Rajputana Kings and Queens particularly the Jauhar (self-immolation) committed by Rajput women and children during times of siege to avoid capture and dishonor. All in all, Chittorgarh Fort is one of the must-visit historical places in Rajasthan.

Entrance Fee

Indians – INR 50 per head (Adults), INR 25 per head (Kids)

Foreigners – INR 200 per head

Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

7. Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort is one of the longest walls in the world.
The Great Wall of India

Kumbhalgarh Fort is called the Great Wall of India as the fort is a robust and massive structure with walls extending over 38 km, making it one of the longest walls in the world, second only to the Great Wall of China. It was built by the great warrior and King Rana Kumbha. There are about 360 temples within the Fort, both Jain and Hindu temples, and among them, there are several notable structures, including the Badal Mahal (Palace of Clouds), the Kumbha Palace, and various temples, such as the Neelkanth Mahadev temple and Vedi Temple. A three-day annual festival is organized in remembrance of the passion of Maharana Kumbha by the Rajasthan Tourism Department.

Entrance Fee

Indians – INR 15 per head

Foreigners – INR 200 per head

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

8. City Palace, Jaipur

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The marble pillars and some awe-inspiring paintings on its ceilings are a must see.

The resplendent City Palace of Jaipur is one of the most prominent historical places in Jaipur and Rajasthan built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2. This majestic palace located deep within the city of Jaipur is a fusion of Rajput, Mughal, and European architecture consisting of courtyards, gardens, and buildings with awe-inspiring marble work, skillful carvings, and highly decorated gates. 

One of the most notable attractions at the City palace are Mubarak Mahal which consists of an impressive collection of royal costumes, textiles, weapons, and manuscripts. Also, there is Chandra Mahal where the royal family currently resides and visitors can only explore selected sections of its architectural beauty. Diwan-i-khas, the hall of private audiences depicts marble pillars and some awe-inspiring paintings on its ceilings.

Entrance Fee

Indians – INR 75 per head (Adults), INR 40 per head (Children)

Foreigners – INR 200 per head

Timings: 9.30 AM to 5:00 PM 

9. Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore National Park is the highlight of the Ranthambore fort
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Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Ranthambore Fort is located near the Sawai Madhopur, about 5km inside Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore National Park is the highlight of the Ranthambore fort which is home to Royal Bengal tigers and a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. You can get a panoramic view of the forest from the fort and you can entice your eyes with the scenic beauty of the three lakes situated there. There are many tourist attractions within the Fort Temple which include the Ganesha Temple, Shiva Temple, and Ramlalji Temple.

Ranthambore Fort is culturally significant as a representation of Rajasthan’s rich history and tradition. It has experienced several historical events and wars over the years, influencing the region’s political environment.

Entrance Fee

Indians – INR 15 per head (Adults), INR 10 per head (Children)

Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

10. Dilwara Jain Temple, Mount Abu

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The beautiful Dilwara hill station is situated about 2.5 km away from Mount Abu. This temple consists of 5 other temples in its complex which were all built at different times. The temple is known for its amazing marble carvings and exquisite architecture with delicate patterns and filigree work beautifying the walls and ceilings. The temple area has 5 other significant temples each dedicated to a different Jain Tirthankara, these are Vimal Vasahi Temple, Luna Vasahi Temple, Pithalhar Temple, Khartar Vasahi Temple, Mahavir Swami Temple. This temple is a must-visit among the top Historical Places in Rajasthan.

Entrance Fee: Entry is free

Timings: Non-Jains: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM & Jains: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Also read: When is the best time to visit Rajasthan?

Every monument, castle, and fort among Rajasthan’s top 10 historical sites evokes the grandeur of bygone eras, taking visitors on an enthralling voyage through time. By embracing Rajasthan’s diverse cultural history, tourists create a lasting bond with the spirit of this beautiful place, leaving them charmed by its enduring appeal. If we have missed any other top historical places in Rajasthan, do let us know by commenting below.


What is the famous historical place in Rajasthan?

Amer Fort is the most famous historical place in Rajasthan and attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and it represents Rajasthan’s rich cultural heritage.

Which is the biggest fort in Rajasthan?

The Chittorgarh Fort is the biggest fort in Rajasthan which is spread over an area of 700 acres and offers a 360° view of the scenic beauty around.

What are the five famous tourist places in Rajasthan?

Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore National Park & Pushkar are the most famous and among the top historical places in Rajasthan. These cities are bustling with tourists throughout the year.


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