Travel to the cultural and heritage land of Rajasthan and view the ancient forts and palaces of Rajasthan.
Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan
Surfeit of enchantment throngs while meandering through the cities of Rajasthan, the complete shebang here is awe-inspiringly charming, majestic and engaging.
Rajasthan is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces and havelis, riche culture and heritage, beauty and natural sources. The royal charisma of Rajasthan tour brands it the most desiring tourist destination in the world.
Rajasthan's majestic Forts and Palaces divulge the rich heritage of the by gone era.
Jaigarh Fort (Jaipur)
Jaigarh means a `Victory Fort' that was constructed between the 15th and the 18th century and lies 15 km from Jaipur, the view of the Jaipur City from the fort is just awe-inspiring. Used as a military complex by Rajput rulers, the fort treasures some of the spectacular palaces, a granary, a well-planned cannon factory and many splendor temples. The main attraction is a grand cannon-the Jai Ban, which is the biggest cannon in the world and was remarkably used in the battle with Mughals led by the Rajput King, Raja Man Singh.
City palace (Jaipur)
City Palace and the Museum is just 3.5 km from the city center. The palace abode some of the extraordinary structures and palaces like- Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience), Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience), Mubarak Mahal with its intricate decor and opulent variety of costumes and textiles of the royal family.
Timing 9.30 to 16.45 hrs.
Amber Fort (Jaipur)
11km from Jaipur the Amber Fort is one of the most bewitching forts of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber. It presages a perfect blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture gaiety. Nestling on the hilltop, the fort exhibits work of elegant glass mirrors on the walls and ceiling that reflect the golden rays of the sun all over the premises. The amazing royal elephant ride up to the fort is quite tempting and a real attraction for the tourist.
Visiting timings are 0900-1630hrs.
Nahargarh Fort (Jaipur)
The most magnificent castle crowning on the Nahargarh Hills at a height of 600ft lies 15km from the city center. The colossal walls of the fort surrounds the magnificent structures like Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan.
Timing 10.00 to 16.00 hr.
Umiad bhawan Palace (Jodhpur)
Built in 20th century Umisd bhawan Palace took almost 16 years to complete its construction. This ravishing architectural grandeur is still the residence of erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur, the part of the palace is converted as a heritage hotel and part is preserve as a museum.
Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur)
Mehrangarh fort is one of the most poignant and unbeatable colossal forts of India nestling on the hilly terrain of Aravali Ranges at a height of 125m. The fort was constructed by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. It consists of some of the spectacular palaces like Moti Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana.
The most striking feature of the fort is 'Lohapol' the Iron Gate where the royal ladies and the maharanis of Maharaja Man Singh set ablaze themselves on the funeral of Raja Man Singh in an act of sati (self-immolation).
City Palace (Udaipur)
City Palace crowning the Pichola Lake has the main entrance from the Hati Pol, the Elephant gate. The main part of the palace is now converted into a museum. The Palace includes the MorChowk with its ravishing mosaics of peacocks, the Manak or Ruby Mahal with its glass and mirror work, Krishna Vilas with a remarkable collection of miniatures. Other attractions are Bari Mahal, Moti Mahal ,Chini Mahal and Zenana Mahal.
Chittorgarh Fort (Udaipur)
The fort is a huge castle with 7 colossal gates that opens up on the imposing road leading to the main gate Rampol also known as the 'Gate of Ram'. The main gate is Surajpol called as the ' Sun Gate'. The fort also treasures some unique artifacts that were carried by Akbar to his capital Agra.
The fort was constructed in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, one of the most remarkable generals in the army of Emperor Akbar. The fort encompasses some ravishing palaces- Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas and Rang Mahal also know as the luxuriating palace. Another attraction is the Har Mandir a holy shrine of the royal family for worshipping their gods and goddesses, a worth visiting sight. Timings 10 AM 4.30 PM.
There is an entry fees for Museum and for the still and Video Camera.
Lalgarh Palace (Bikaner)
The palace constructed in red sandstone displays the Oriental style of architecture and European delicacy that leaves is visitors absolutely in entrance. Sir Swinton Jacob a British architect built the palace for Maharaja Ganga Singh which is adorned with number of attractions- excellent billiards room, a massive library and many other playrooms. Crystal chandeliers with dainty trim glasswork add to its allure.
Taragarh Fort (Ajmer)
The fort is festooned by 6 gates and also has Miran Saheb ki Dargha who was the executive head of a state and was killed in the battle. It gives a panoramic view of the city situated in Nagpahari of Aravali ranges, this fort has immense archaeological and historical importance.
Jaisalmer Fort (Jaisalmer)
It is also known as the Golden Fort, almost one fourth of present Jaisalmer is lies inside the parapet of this massive fort. The fort nestles over Trikuta Hill at a height of 250 feet is guarded by number of gorgeous havelis, erotic Jain Temples of the 12th-15th century AD and 5 royal palaces. The fort also has 4 gateways-Akhaiyal,Ganesh Pol,Suraj Pol and Hava Pol.
Havelis/ Mansion (Jaisalmer)
Havelis are the pragmatic specimens of rich art architecture of by gone era. These art treasuries are the personal residences of the rich erstwhile traders. The visitors cannot escape from the oscillating charm involved in the construction and designing of these beautiful mansions that definitely leaves them captivated. Most Havelis are constructed between 12th-15th century. Main attractions are Patwon-ki-Haveli, Jaisalmer Haveli, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, and Salim singh-ki-Haveli. The attractions of these haveli lies in their delicate carving, particular note are the blue roof and rows of peacocks beneath the arched balconies.
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