Rajasthan is known as the desert state of India but there’s much more to its beauty beyond the scorching heat and dry barren landscape. If you plan your Rajasthan trip wisely, you will get to know that during monsoons, the state sheds its heat and dons a new look when the sky gets cloudy and the rains start pouring down.
Mentioned here are 7 places to visit in Rajasthan in the monsoon that will give you a completely rejuvenating experience.
Flanked by hills and river, Bundi is a picturesque beauty in the monsoon season adorned by the sight of peacocks and rainbows. The place is known to receive maximum rainfall in the entire state. Apart from the Bundi Palace known for its frescos and murals, there are several places of tourist attraction in Bundi. You can visit the magnificent step well, the scenic beauty of lakes, and the waterfall situated 30 kms away from Bundi.
Sharing its border with Madhya Pradesh, Bhainsrogarh is a serene place that borrows its beauty from the presence of Chambal River and the surrounding landscape. Visiting Bhainsrogarh will unveil a different side to the state’s beauty which you may not have witnessed otherwise. Make sure that you stay at Bhainsrogarh Fort, a luxury boutique hotel located on top of a cliff rendering a mesmerizing look of the Chambal River.
Situated in the heart of the Aravallis, Ranakpur is a quiet town in Rajasthan, away from the noisy and busy setup of the city life. If you take a trip to Ranakpur, you must visit the Jain temples here which are dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha. The wonderful architecture combined with the scenic beauty of the hills turn even more charming during the monsoon.
You can spend hours here just taking photographs or simply enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Kumbalgarh is another major destination just 33 kms away where you can enjoy the entire day up above the hills amidst the quiet nature.
Udaipur, commonly known as the City of Lakes, is one of the most preferred destinations for those who wish to enjoy the breeze of monsoon. From the breathtaking beauty of Lake Pichola to the royal grandeur of City Palace, there’s no reason one would not enjoy a trip to Udaipur.
Besides, there is actually a place called the Monsoon Palace that is specially built to enjoy the wet valleys and grey skies during the rainy season. So pack your bags and head towards the City of Lakes, don’t forget to carry your camera to capture the beauty of the city.
The list of places to visit in Rajasthan in monsoon would be incomplete with the mention of Mount Abu. The only hill station of the state is adorned with everything that a nature lover would ask for. In the list of tourist destinations in Mount Abu, there are temples, rocky hills, serene lakes and a Sunset Point that deserves your full attention, especially in monsoon.
Narlai is a village located in the Pali district of Rajasthan, midway between Jodhpur and Udaipur. It’s a lesser known place and hence quite secluded from the busy cities. Not many people know about it so you will able to enjoy your trip without getting bothered by the crowds. Apart from the Hindu and Jain temples, the place also includes old havelis and there are jeep safaris for animal lovers. For enjoying the leisure like a royal guest, make sure that you stay at Rawla Narlai, a heritage resort.
Yet another lesser known destination in Rajasthan is the Kuchaman city in the Nagaur district. During the monsoons, the place renders a refreshing look amidst the architectural marvel of Kuchaman Fort, the cliffs, and palaces like Meera Mahal and Jal Mahal.