Top 10 Least Explored Places in Rajasthan
Known as the land of the kings, Rajasthan is a perfectly crafted depiction of India’s grandeur and immaculate beauty. The state attracts millions of tourists every year for its huge bewitching palaces, folk art, serene lakes, and vast deserts. Before you get overwhelmed with the unextinguished beauty of this place, let’s have a look at the charming artistry of some of the least explored places in Rajasthan.
When you are done with the beach and hilly vibes, why not explore the magnificent royal culture and rich heritage of India? Known as the land of the kings, Rajasthan is a perfectly crafted depiction of India’s grandeur and immaculate beauty. From vibrant-colored turbans and hand-picked jewelry to opulent architectural beauty and the world-famous ghoomar dance, this land of Rajputanas gives a flawless aesthetic appeal to life.
When discussing royalty, etiquette, and warmth, Rajasthan holds the first and foremost place in our hearts and mind. The state attracts millions of tourists every year for its huge bewitching palaces, folk art, serene lakes, and vast deserts visible through the breezy windows of the forts, and its welcoming style with the popular slogan ‘Padharo Mhare Desh.’
Rajasthan is the largest state in India and home to about 85% of India’s camel population. Camels are a part of its cultural identity and were declared the state animal of Rajasthan in 2014. This state of deserts is heaven for tigers and other endangered species. It is an abode to India’s largest national park Ranthambore and one of the hottest wildlife destinations in India, Sariska national park, also known for its tiger reserve.
Before you get overwhelmed with the unextinguished beauty of this place, let’s have a look at the charming artistry of some of the least explored places in Rajasthan.
It is the third largest district in Rajasthan and forms a major part of the Great Indian Thar desert. Barmer is home to multiple historical and religious attractions and a perfect getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. The district organizes a Mallinath cattle fair in the Tilwara village every year in remembrance of Rawai Mallinath. Barmer is famous for its colorful folk music and dance and mind-boggling aesthetics in pottery, embroidery, wood carving, and ajrak prints.
Located in the middle of the Thar desert, Khuri is one of the most unexplored villages in Rajasthan. It is famous for its dunes and houses made of mud and straws. It is the best place to enjoy the warmth of sunrise and the chills of the setting sun, along with star gazing in the soft sand of the desert. Camel races and camel polo are popular entertainment arrangements for travelers in Khuri. Locals welcome tourists with authentic Rajasthani cuisines, bonfires accompanied by folk songs, and Kalbeliya dance. The place also offers vantage points to sight the Demoiselle crane or the Great Indian Bustard.
Narlai is a small village located in the Aravalli Hills. Known for its magnificently carved Hindu and Jain temples, Narlai is one of the most awe-striking rural locations in Rajasthan and an ideal vacation spot with your friends and family. The village offers a stunning view of the Godwar area from its granite monolith hill, known as Jaikal hill, which is also an abode of Lord Shiva’s temple. Narlai’s embracing charm is its Rawa Narlai heritage hotel with a hvasta relaxing pool and adventurous activities like horse riding
Let’s take on the royal stroll of Rajasthan in Alsisar, known for its intriguing weather and charming havelis. The famous Alsisar Mahal is a 17th-century battle-hardened ancient heritage palace offering jaw-dropping frescoes, grand courtyards, splendid interiors, and huge walls echoing the thrilling tales of valor. The palace hosts a Magnetic Fields Music Festival where musicians from around the globe showcase their talents and perform while camping in the desert with attendees. Sone Chandi Ki Haveli and Rani Sati temple are some of the other popular attractions in Alsisar.
If you are a thrill and mystery lover, then Kuldhara is the perfect place for you to have spine-chilling experiences. It is a hidden and unexplored haunted village in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, that dates back to the 13th century. It is said to be abandoned by the inhabitants in the early 19th century, likely because of the atrocities by Jaisalmer’s state minister, Salim Singh. Besides its eerie appearance, Kuldhara never disappoints with its ancient and beautiful architecture. Many movies like Agent Vinod and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru were shot here. It is the perfect place to satisfy your adrenaline-excite for ghosts and paranormal activities.
Jhalawar is one of the most off-beat destinations in the Southeastern part of Rajasthan. It is also known as the Cherrapunji of Rajasthan. Known for its breathtaking flora and fauna and stunning landscape, Jhalawar is the perfect unexplored destination to spend leisurely time with your friends and family. This hidden city is home to various forts and palaces of the Mughal and Rajput periods. Thereby beautifully maintaining its rich cultural heritage. The vibrant red poppy fields and orange orchards are a treat to your eyes.
If historical architecture and ancient carvings fascinate you, then Dundlod Fort is the best-hidden gem to be included in your Rajasthan itinerary. This fort is made of intricate European-style carvings, frescoes, and part of it is converted into a heritage hotel with authentic Diwan Khan. For all those horse lovers, this place is internationally famous for introducing the indigenous Marwari horse safari, a day trip across Rajasthan. The Dundlod village is declared a Heritage village, offering unimaginable royalty and a taste of authentic Indian and Rajasthani cuisines.
This enticing tourist destination is surrounded by lush green trees, graan invitingand hills forming its immaculate beauty. The place is famous as a home for 50-60 leopards, hyenas, and chinkaras and a winter paradise for migratory birds. One of the most beautiful sights to watch here is that there is no sign of poaching and complete coexistence between humans and leopards. You also come across the biggest dam in the western Rajasthan – Jawai dam that supplies water to Jodhpur and parts of Pali district. You can make the most of your time in Jawai.
Mandawa town is also known as the ‘Open Art Gallery’, decorated with paved archways and glorifying havelis. This place was a popular stop=over for wealthy merchants travelling the Silk Route during the 18th century. Since many of them built their houses (havelis) here, the place is filled with artistically crafted large havelis. Mandawa is the perfect place to feel the royal Rajasthani vibes and explore the cultural beauty of the past.
Bundi is the perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle of life and city noises. It’s medieval splendor, ornate forts and palaces and stepwell reservoirs called baoris offer a magical view to the visitors. Enveloped with orange, pomegranate, guava, and mango orchards in the Aravallis and covered with barley, wheat and cotton, Bundi is a magnificent treat to the eyes. You can also explore a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture festooned with distinctive murals. Also, you may be surprised to know that the architecture here possesses a bluish hue to keep houses cool during summers Explore the royalty and surrealism of Rajasthan with Book My Bharat.