Top Deserts in West India

Here is the list of 10 Top Deserts in West India

1. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan - The Golden City

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Known For : Jaisalmer Fort Desert Safari in Jaisalmer Kuldhara Village

8,960 active cases 4,608 in last 7 days

Situated close to the Pakistan Border, Jaisalmer is a major tourist spot located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan in India. It is called the 'golden city' due to its bounteous golden dunes flowing in the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is adorned with lakes, ornate Jain temples, havelis and castles clad in golden yellowish sandstone. Climb on to the camel saddle and make your way through this desert or camp under the night sky in this golden land for an unforgettable experience.

Best Time: October to March

40 Jaisalmer Attractions

2. Bikaner, Rajasthan - The desert town of 'Camel Festival'

Bikaner, Rajasthan - The desert town of 'Camel Festival' 3.6 /5 View 24+ photos

Known For : Junagarh Fort Karni Mata Temple Lallgarh Palace

21,888 active cases 25,760 in last 7 days

Located in the midst of Thar Desert, Bikaner is a "cultural paradise and a traveller's haven". The city will mesmerize you with the camels sauntering its beautiful sand dunes and captivate you with its ancient palaces and forts. Rightly called as one of the three great desert kingdoms of Rajasthan, the dazzling city boasts of old-world charm, opulent havelis and depicts a pleasing bygone era of the Rajputs. Best known as the "camel country" for breeding some best-knownn riding camels, Bikaner also happens to house one of the only two models of the biplane used by the British in World War 1.

Best Time: October to March

24 Bikaner Attractions

3. Kutch, Gujarat - The White Desert of India

Kutch, Gujarat - The White Desert of India 4.6 /5 View 30+ photos

Known For : Rann of Kutch Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary Dholavira

27,264 active cases 10,464 in last 7 days

Virtually an island that resembles the shape of a tortoise, Kutch is an erstwhile princely state of India holding onto its grandeur nature from the past.

Best Time: July to March

17 Kutch Attractions

4. Khimsar, Rajasthan

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Known For : Sand Dune Village Khimsar Fort The Village

14,112 active cases 20,384 in last 7 days

Famous for the Nagaur Festival, Khimsar is a small village in the state of Rajasthan, Ideal for a relaxed weekend getaway in the winters.

Best Time: November to February

4 Khimsar Attractions

5. Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan - A little marvel by the foot of Aravali

Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan - A little marvel by the foot of Aravali 3.9 /5 View 16+ photos

Known For : Kumbhalgarh Fort Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Badal Mahal, Kumbhalgarh

860 active cases 582 in last 7 days

Famous for its gigantic snake-like fortress, Kumbalgarh town is yet another feather in Rajasthan’s royal cap. The historic town is renowned for its majestic monuments, extravagant palaces, an array of temples and flamboyant chattris. The Kumbhalgarh fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan and is a truly magnificent sight. The charming location of the fort at the foothills of pebbly Aravalli hills increases the overall appeal of the place.

Best Time: October to March

7 Kumbhalgarh Attractions

6. Jodhpur, Rajasthan - The Blue City

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Known For : Mehrangarh Fort Jaswant Thada Mandore Garden

146,752 active cases 121,568 in last 7 days

Also Known as the "Gateway to Thar", it is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. Apart from the fort, there are multiple temples, lakes, shopping streets that are like a mirage from a bygone era.

Best Time: November to February

44 Jodhpur Attractions

7. Pushkar, Rajasthan - Lord Brahma's only temples, and the mesmerising cattle fair

Pushkar, Rajasthan - Lord Brahma's only temples, and the mesmerising cattle fair 3.6 /5 View 40+ photos

Known For : Pushkar Lake Varaha Temple Pushkar Mela 2020

21,088 active cases 41,568 in last 7 days

Pushkar, the city often referred to as the ‘rose garden of Rajasthan’ is a city of culture and intellect. Nothing can describe this iconic city better than a sought-after destination that provides the essence of Pushkar roses, the charm of culturally vibrant atmosphere and the dynamic festivities make it one hot cultural spot. The west wind of Pushkar gives an easygoing vibe of Westwood lifestyle in the hot sandstone town. The home of the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world, it is one of the ultimate pilgrimages for Hindus to attain divine spiritual bliss. A place of holy spirit for Hindus, ample ghats are flooded with devotees, closing eyes in the serenity of chants coming from temples around. A soothing and calm place with the glitter of spirituality makes Pushkar a must visit.

Best Time: October to March

21 Pushkar Attractions

8. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan - City of Pride and Honor

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan - City of Pride and Honor 3.6 /5 View 13+ photos

Known For : Chittorgarh Fort Padmini Palace Kalika Mata Temple

10,944 active cases 12,576 in last 7 days

A depository of ancient monuments, an extremely rich heritage, and an immortal folklore boasting of its majestic glory, every building in Chittorgarh still reverberates with the history of its sacrifice and heroism. The capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh is a land of forts, citadels, ruins, and evergreen stories. Situated in the South Eastern corner of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh stands at the helm of Chattari Rajput pride, and is remembered in the pages of history for its glorious battles, especially the siege of Alauddin Khilji. Once known for its grandeur and opulence, today, Chittorgarh has left its tales of bravery and betrayal far behind to catch up to commercialization, but those stories of splendour and magnificence will never be forgotten.

Best Time: October to March

19 Chittorgarh Attractions

9. Bundi, Rajasthan - The Queen of Hadoti

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Known For : Taragarh Fort Moti Mahal, Bundi Badal Mahal, Bundi

20,512 active cases 11,680 in last 7 days

A princely state for a princely stay, in the northwest of India, lies the district of Bundi, in the Hadoti region of the royal state of Rajasthan. In ancient times, the area around Bundi was apparently inhabited by various local tribes.

Best Time: October to March

14 Bundi Attractions

10. Ajmer, Rajasthan - Make a wish at Dargah Sharif, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti

Ajmer, Rajasthan - Make a wish at Dargah Sharif, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti 3.5 /5 View 15+ photos

Known For : Ajmer Sharif Dargah Ana Sagar Lake Adhai Din ka Jhopra

21,088 active cases 41,568 in last 7 days

Surrounded by Aravali ranges, the city of Ajmer is most famous for its Dargah Sharif of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti. Firmly bound by its traditions and culture, Ajmer has a unique charm which lies in the ethos and craftsmanship practised over centuries. Visit Ajmer to witness the exquisite Mughal architecture set in an aura of peace and spirituality.

Best Time: October to March

23 Ajmer Attractions

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