Top 5 hidden gems of Rajasthan

The home of the mighty Rajputs, Rajsthan is the home to rich culture and heritage. Mentioned below are some hidden gems in Rajasthan which are not only less crowded but will also successfully give you an insight into the colourful culture and rich history of Rajasthan.

1. Manvar

Located in the heart of the Thar Desert between the cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Manvar Resort is just perfect for those who want to experience the grandeur of the desert but in crowd-free comfort and luxury. Here you can stay in the Desert camp and take a camel ride towards the resort where the Rajasthani folk artists would welcome you. The recreational activities in Manvar include temple tours, camel rides, crane spotting, village walk, desert safari, jeep ride to neighbouring villages, shopping and garden tours.

2. Dungarpur

Located in the southernmost part of Rajasthan, Dungarpur the city of ‘dungars’ or hills, has recreational activities which include camel rides, sightseeing, shopping, trekking, birding tours, folk music and folk dances.

As for accommodations, the Udai Bilas Palace is the ideal choice to stay, while the other recommended hotel is Peerless Sarovar Portico Hotel.

3. Mandawa

Mandawa, a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan and is situated 190 km north of Jaipur. The most important tourist attraction in Mandawa is the Mandawa Fort that was founded in 18th century by Thakur Nawal Singh. This fort is a heritage hotel today and the hospitality here gives you a taste of Mandava’s royal legacy.
Other tourist attractions in Mandawa include havelis that have ancient and unique architecture, paintings and designs.

4. Bundi

Located in the Hadoti region, this city is popular for its ornate forts, palaces and stepwell reservoirs known as baoris. The tourist attractions are Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace, Nawal Sagar, Dabhai Kund, Sukh Mahal, Jait Sagar Lake, Phool Sagar, Kshar Bagh and Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri.

5. Pushkar

Located on the shores of the Pushkar Lake, Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities in India. It is popularly called “Tirth Raj” – the king of pilgrimage sites – and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourists. The tourist attractions include the Sri Sawai Bhoj Temple, Jagat Pitta Shri Brahma temple, Varaha temple, Apteshwar Mahadev temple, Brahma temple, Savitri temple, Baba the Cosmic Barber, Temple of Rangji (New and Old) or Shri Vaikunthnathji and Man Mahal.