Rajasthan, “The land of Kings,” is one of India’s most iconic and most loved regions. Wrapped in the Thar Desert to the north and hills to the south, Rajasthan is a land of gilded palaces, stone cut mansions, still reflecting pools, and plush gardens.
Rajasthan is known throughout the world for the massive medieval citadels built by Rajput warrior-kings. Jaisalmer Fort, Amber Fort, and Ranthambhore Fort are just three of the numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites in the state that should not be missed. Cities like Jaipur, the state capital, have converted many of the ancient palaces and havelis, ornate mansions cut from stone, into heritage hotels that have become incredibly popular among luxury travelers in India.