Vibrant Rajasthan - Tour to the Land of History, Legends, Hotels....
Forts And Palaces Of Rajasthan Are Major Tourist Attractions. Reflecting The Different Architectural Styles Of Various Royal Families Of Rajasthan, A Large Number Of The Palaces Are Now Heritage Hotels.
Rajasthan’s forts and palaces are its pride and also the biggest tourism attraction and revenue earner. As every royal family had a flagship Fort or a Palace, the architecture varies from town to town. Some of these forts and palaces have become famous the world over. Built on hilltops, built in the middle of desert, and even built in the middle of lakes, these forts and palaces have a rich piece of Rajasthan’s history attached to them. From the rugged and rough to poetry in marble and sandstone, these architectural marvels never fail to spring surprises and charm everybody.
Golden Fort or Sonar Killa, Jaisalmer
Situated in Jaisalmer on the Trikuta Hill, it is made of yellow sandstone, that’s why it is also called the Golden Fort. It was built by the Bhatti chief Jaisal.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Rao Jodha built this fort in 1459 after moving his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur. Mehrangarh fort is about 400-ft above the city and has 68-ft wide and 117-ft high walls that dominate the surrounding area.
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort is called the fort of victory. It is a rugged structure built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. It was the royal treasury for some time. It is perched on a cliff and surrounded by massive battlements with walkways inside that offer stunning views.
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Also called Amer Fort, it is located 11 km from Jaipur. A capital of Jaipur State at an earlier time, the fort has beautiful gardens and a maze inside and a lake outside that reflects the fort in its serene waters.
Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh
A large fort, it occupies 280-hectares on top of a 180-metre-high hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding plain. Designed to be invincible, this fort however has tragic history.
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
Among the best of Rajput architecture, this fort was built at the time of Akbar’s reign, by his trusted General, Raja Rai Singh. This fort is unconquered, even though it was attacked several times.
Taragarh Fort, Bundi
Taragarh Fort is a huge fort and very old too. Built in 1354, it is located in Bundi, 39 km from Kota and is accessible through a steep pitched road. A bird’s eye view of the town and various cultural attractions near the fort attract the tourists in large numbers to Taragarh Fort.
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Udaipur
Kumbhalgarh is the second most important fort in the Mewar region, after Chittorgarh. A 15th century relic, it is located 64 km outside Udaipur. The Kumbhalgarh Fort is the birth place of the legendary king Maharana
Amer Palace, Jaipur
It is located inside the Amber Fort near Jaipur. The pride of Kachhwaha clan, this palace was designed to match the opulence of Mughal architecture that happened to be at its zenith at that time. Amer Fort was built by Man Singh I.
City Palace, Jaipur
Pride of the capital of Rajasthan, one section of the City Palace is still the Maharaja’s residence. The City Palace is a huge complex housing several palatial buildings. City Palace is also at the core of the tourist centred Jaipur.
City Palace, Udaipur
The majestic City Palace of Udaipur sits atop a hill. While its exterior is rugged and presents a cornucopia of arches, domes, turrets and chattris, its interior is beautifully decorated in delicate furnishings and paintings.
Lake Palace, Udaipur
Among the most beautiful palaces of the world, the Lake Palace Udaipur is dream in white marble. The Lake Palace Udaipur is a 17th century building and is situated in the serene waters of Lake Pichola.