The state of Rajasthan is also filled with ornate temples besides historical forts and palaces. A tour of the temple trail of Rajasthan is a journey filled with mesmerizing experiences as it will introduce you to the heritage, history of the state along with the customs and traditions of the place.
Bramha Temple, Pushkar
Location: 10 kms from Ajmer
Located near the spiritual city of Ajmer, the Bramha temple is set in the heart of Pushkar and houses the idol of the principle deity of the town- Lord Bramha. It is said to be the only temple in the world dedicated to this deity and hence the existing importance. Though the temple construction is of 14th century but it is said that the temple is 2000 years old. One can also experience the tented accommodation in Pushkar while catching the glimpses of this ancient temple.
Dilwara Temples, Mt. Abu
Location: 2.5 kms from Mt. Abu
Dedicated to Jain Trithankars, the Dilwara temples are known for their intricate marble carvings and stupendous architecture. The temples are characterized with lofty pillars, carved ceilings and majestic doorways which are definitely alluring. Constructed between 11th and 13th century by Solanki rulers of Gujarat, the shrines are important centres of Jain pilgrimage.
Karni Mata Temple, Deshnok
Location: 30 kms from Bikaner
The Knai Mata Temple of Deshnok is a quite popular amongst tourists for housing a significant population of rats. These are considered holy by the people and believed to be reincarnations of chief deity’s sons. This 600 year old temple is dedicated to goddess named Karni or Karni Mata, an incarnation of Hindu goddess Durga.
Eklingji Temple, Udaipur
Location: 22 kms from Udaipur
The rulers of Mewar designated the Eklingji Nath as the King of the land who is the principle deity of the house of Mewar. Eklingji or incarnation of Lord Shiva is highly revered by people of Mewar till today and this ancient temple holds great significance for them. Constructed in 734 AD by Bappa Rawal the temple of Eklingji houses a four-faced idol of Lord Shiva and the architecture of the place is definitely splendid.
Harihara Temples, Osian
Location: 60 kms from Jodhpur
Constructed in the 8th century, the Harihara Temples are well known for their architecture. It is a group of three temples out of which the third temple was added a century later. Dedicated to Lord Harihara, the Osian Temples are an important tourist attraction.
Galtaji Temple, Jaipur
Location: 18 kms from Jaipur
The Galta Temple of Jaipur is an important attraction of the fabled Pink City and an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site. Built in 18th century, the Galta temple is the site where Saint Galav spent 100 year performing penance. The site is adorned by several kunds or water bodies which are considered holy by the pilgrims.
The above are some of the ancient and famous temples in Rajasthan which will escalate your temple trail journey experience in the state. Before setting off for the blissful tour have a look at the above list to know about the sites to be visited and book your stay at the Luxury Resort in Rajasthan to relax and enjoy the holidays.Book Your Stay