Home > Monsoon Wonders Across Rajasthan - places you never heard of!

Monsoon months are almost here in India. Lush green scenes, the earthy smell of soil after rain, dancing peacocks, the decline in hot temperature, filled fields of rice and millets, and much more make the monsoon the king of all seasons in India. Talking about Rajasthan in particular here. Rajasthan is one of the hottest and humid states in India. After scorching heat and dry weather in summer, monsoon days are no less than a spell of rejuvenation to this land of kingdoms. 

Hodophilia considers Rajasthan as a prime portion of their bucket lists. However, every part of Rajasthan is loaded with heritage, history, culture, art, and architecture. But there are some extraordinarily beautiful places to explore in Rajasthan during the Monsoon season. If you are a pluviophile or looking for a monsoon getaway, here are five areas that you just can’t skip in Rajasthan during monsoon.

Alwar

Situated just 166 km away from Delhi, Alwar is a famous monsoon destination in Rajasthan. The monsoon season uplifts the beauty of lush forests and the city’s rich heritage. On a random evening, you can spot a variety of flora and fauna near Jaisamand lake. On the other evening, you can chase Indian history at Hill Fort Kesroli. The descendants of Lord Krishna built the Kesroli fort in the 14th century. You can also hike to Garbhaji waterfalls to feel the drops of fresh water making their way through rough rocks.

Tourist spots in Alwar: Jaisamand lake, Hill fort, Moosi Maharani Chhatri, Garbhaji falls, Bhangarh fort, and Neemrana fort.

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Mount Abu

A tour to Rajasthan is almost incomplete without taking a ride to Mount Abu. Located 185 km away from Udaipur’s airport, Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. Though the place is a must-visit destination in all seasons, the monsoon hits Mount Abu differently. The town looks like a cloudy paradise during monsoon, especially the architecture of the Dilwara Jain pilgrimage. You can enjoy adventurous activities on Mount Abu, go trekking, bird watching, or nature walking. You can also take a walk to Nakki Lake, which seems like a romantic blue ocean in the monsoon.

Tourist spots in Mount Abu: Nakki lake, Sunset point, Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary, Dilwara Jain temple, and Guru Shikhar.

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Udaipur

What can be a more peaceful monsoon destination than the city of lakes itself? Udaipur looks like a miracle in the monsoon season. There are plenty of lakes in the town which can leave you mesmerized. You can enjoy the beauty of the famous Fateh Sagar Lake from the hilltop Monsoon Palace. You can spot different flora and fauna near the different lakes of the city. In the evening you can take a ride to Lake Pichola to spend some time in solitude. Also, you can scroll in the local markets of Udaipur to find some beautiful Rajasthani embroidery and handicrafts.

Tourist spots in Udaipur: Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir, City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace, and Lake Bagela.

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Bundi

If you want to spot a dancing peacock in Rajasthan, add Bundi to your bucket list right now! Surrounded by stunning step-wells and beautiful lakes, Bundi is the highest rainfall receiving city in Rajasthan. If you are planning to roam around Rajasthan in the monsoon, don’t miss the fanfare of the Teej festival in Bundi. Explore the ancient step-wells, and take a minute to appreciate their architecture. Take a hike to the roaring waterfall of Bundi, which looks elegant and charming during the monsoon.

Tourist spots in Bundi: Taragarh fort, Jait Sagar lake, Raniji ki Baori, Bundi Palace, and 84 pillared cenotaph.

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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Heaven for bird-watchers and admirers, Bharatpur National Park in Rajasthan is a beautiful spot in the lap of mother nature. It is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also known as Keoladeo National Park, the destination is home to more than 375 species of indigenous and migratory birds. Birds from Tibet, China, Siberia, and Europe arrive here during the monsoon. You can enjoy the romance between two migratory waterfowl by listening to the rain showers in the background.

Tourist spots in Bharatpur: Bharatpur forest lodge, Bharatpur national park.

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Apart from these five prominent ones, there are plenty of under-rated places in Rajasthan that you can enjoy during your monsoon getaway. The list includes Jalore, Banswara, Jhalawar, Jaipur, Tonk, Nagaur, Narlai, Mandawa, Kumbhalgarh, and much more. Each spot has its own beauty to lure you and a story to tell you!

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