FORTS AND PALACES OF RAJASTHAN
Rajasthan is a northern Indian state and it is located on the western side of the country, where it comprises most of the wide and hostile Thar Desert. Rajasthan is parted into 9 regions; Ajmer State, Hadoti, Dhundhar, Gorwar, Shekhawati, Mewar, Marwar, Vagad and Mewat which are equally rich in its heritage and artistic contribution. Rajasthan tour will take you to the world of Royal Lifestyle where you will get acquainted with the regal magnificence of various well known forts, palaces and historic monuments depicting the exquisite and beautiful architecture. Experience the pristine beauty of old palaces which will retell their sagas of the historic valor of kings. You will be mesmerized by the enchanting looks of the monuments and will be transported to a whole new and distinctive world of romance and grand style of a Royal era. The best places to visit in Rajasthan for Forts and Palaces are Samode, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Neemrana, etc.
Samode Palace is a heritage monument and structure which was built by MahaSaheb of Jaipur fame and displays a fusion of both Mughal and Rajasthani art and architecture. The palace welcomes you to explore the legacy of great kings and queens depicting a royal way of life. The palace is renowned for its hospitality. The natural, vivid and aesthetic beauty of the palace shall enthrall you and you will feel like being at home.
Jaipur- the city of royal palaces is quietly known to be the first planned city as one can witness wide streets and beautiful gardens all around which is otherwise not found in other urban cities. The people here are warm and hospitable and welcome visitors like their own family members. The Amber fort, known for its enthralling fortress will be visited during sightseeing. Made with white marble and red sandstone, it is quite a beautiful creation that will stun everyone. When there is mention of Amber fort, no one can forget the mention of
Sheesh Mahal which witnesses awe-inspiring mirrored halls. Also on tour list is the HawaMahal which is known to be the Palace of Winds. Built with red and pink sandstone, the palace dons a total of 5 storeys and around 935 windows. The main reason behind its construction was to allow women to gaze out at the city without themselves being seen. Since there were a lot of openings, it helped the rulers staying in the palace to get a cool breeze during hot weather.
Khimsar Fort is situated on the edge of the Great Thar desert and in the midst of rural India offering an exhilarating experience. The fort walls, turrets and stables made especially for war shall give you the insight of the glorious past of the palace. It unfolds the age old history of the beauty and grandeur of the castle. You shall mesmerize witnessing the sand dunes and narrow country side roads that offer a charming view of the palace.Khimsar is a small village which was once known for being home to the scion of the house of Jodhpur. Apart from Khimsar Fort, the Sacchiyamata temple is yet another interesting place in Khimsar that attracts the tourists to have a glance of the same.
The majestic Mehrangarh fort which lies on a steep hill and is one of the largest forts of India made with hard sandstones, the fort displays the works of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Since the fort is situated on the hill, it presents a spectacular view of the city’s horizon. The richly adorned windows and walls of MotiMahal, PhoolMahal and Sheesh Mahal in the fort will take you to an all new world. You will also enjoy seeing the well preserved collection of musical instruments, palanquins, royal costumes, furniture etc. Move towards JaswantThada which lies close to the fort complex and is made of white marble. It is the 19th century royal cenotaph which was built by Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and displays the rare portraits of Maharajas of Jodhpur.
If you wish to experience a cool breeze of air in hot regions of Udaipur, then come over to experience the serenity of delightful Pichola Lake, FatehSagar Lake and picturesque Jaisamand Lake. Go on exploring the City Palace that towers over the Pichola Lake. Although the construction was started by MaharanaUday Singh, however, it was the other Maharanas who added several palaces to the complex. The Hati Pol and Bari Pol, the main gates of entrance to this Palace are quite famous. Moving on, you can experience the warmth of royal luxury as you walk along the corridors of FatehPrakash Palace which display large paintings of the Mewarschool. Yet another reason to visit Udaipur is to get accustomed with the beautiful Lake Palace whose image lies in the middle of the lake. The mind blowing and intricate craftsmanship with ethnic themes as well as use of textile and handicrafts all over accentuate the beauty of the palace. Don’t miss visiting Jagdish temple and Saheliyonkibari.
The Pushkar Palace is surrounded by Pushkar Lake and was built by the rulers of the state of Rajasthan i.e Maharaja of Jaiselmer about 400 years ago. The palace is quite popularly known as KishangarhKunj as Maharaja of Jaiselmer presented it to the Maharaja of Kishangarh. Today, the property is running as a huge hotel serving tourists coming from throughout the world. In fact, it has been termed as ‘Heritage hotel’ as it offers royal comfort zone in a typical Rajasthani style.
Neemrana is located in the midway of Jaipur and Delhi and Neemrana Fort displays the beauty and treasure of the history of the palace. There are many rooms in the palace like Chandra Mahal, SheelaMahal, Uma Vilas, Hara Mahal and FrancisiMahal known for their magnificent history. This palace shall let you invent the glorious past and fulfill your desire for getting acquainted with the well-known history of the palace.
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