Friday, June 14, 2019

10 Must Visit Forts And Palaces Of Rajasthan For An Exclusive Royal Experience

Rajasthan”, one of the most colorful states of India have plenty of places to explore. From magnificent Forts and Palaces to marvelous architecture that not only unfolds a story about its kings, kingdom and vibrant culture but an experience of spirit and fearlessness of the Rajput’s through its huge line of Forts and Palaces is simply mesmerizing. So if you are a history lover or architecture buff or planning a memorable tours to Rajasthan any time soon, here below are some of the best Fort and Palaces in Rajasthan which you might not want to miss out on.

Fort and Palaces in Rajasthan:

1)      Amer Fort:

Nestled on the high Aravalli Hills, “Amer Fort” in the Amer town (which is approximately eleven kilometres far from the Jaipur city) is one of the classic examples of Hindu and Mughal architecture.  This impressive building which was made by using red sandstone and marble has maze-like passages and twisting staircases. Not only this, wonders like Ganesh Pol, Sila Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Magic Flower Fresco and Man Singh Palace await you in the interiors of Amer Fort. If you think that’s it, so wrong, Amber Fort excursion is not completed without ‘Elephant Ride’ and ‘Sound and Light Show’.

2)      Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur:

Umaid Bhawan Palace which was originally known as “Chittar Palace” is situated on the Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur. Presently this majestic monument is divided in to three parts, one is a luxury heritage Taj Palace Hotel and other two parts, one uses as the residence to the current members of the royal family headed by Maharaja of Jodhpur Gaj Singh and the last part is a museum, which exhibits the most exotic collection of automobiles owned by the jodhpur royal family.

3)      Lake Palace, Udaipur:

Located in the mid of the Lake Pichola, Lake Palace in Udaipur is one of the romantic places of Rajasthan.  With the Aravalli Hills and City Palace as surroundings, this Palace offers a wonderful view of the sightseer.
The complex which has a series of courtyards with numerous columns, terraces, fountains and the well-laid garden has now  been revered in to a Taj heritage hotel which offers not only world-class amenities and flawless hospitality to its guests but this Palace hotel marks a good combination of old regal charms and modern comforts.

4)      City Palace, Jaipur:

City Palace is One of the most admired Palaces among the places to visit in Rajasthan; the “City Palace” of Jaipur has an impressive combination of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Yes, this magnificent City Palace, which is divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and historical attractions like Mubarak Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam and Maharani Palace are decorated with fine artworks, inscriptions, timeless architecture and old symbols from the past.

Now a day, a part of the Palace has been converted into two museums: one is Maharani palace which displays weapons and ammunition used by the royal family whereas the other Baggi Khana showcases different carriages used by the royal families of Jaipur.
Last but not least, City Palace is one of the only places where you will be surprised by the wonderful view of the entire Pink City “Jaipur”.

5)      Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner:  

If you think, that’s it, so wrong; the Palace also houses a ‘museum’ and the fourth largest private ‘library’ in the world. A museum which displays the traces of Rajasthan Royalties and their lavish lifestyle whereas, on the other, Library offers you a glimpse of a huge collection of Sanskrit Manuscripts printed on parchments, plaques of silver, copper and gold antiques belonging to Harappan culture and Kushan and Gupta Age.
Nowadays, two wings of the Lalgarh Palace have been transformed into a luxury heritage hotels.  Its fifty nine rooms that blend the best of modern conveniences with classic furnishings are no doubt an ideal place to spend your vacation with Bikaner Travel packages.

6)      Hawa Mahal, Jaipur:

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh for royal women, Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds”, or also known as “Palace of Breeze”, is one of the most famous Palaces in Rajasthan. Constructed in the shape of the crown of the Hindu God, Lord Krishna, Hawa Mahal, a five-story building looks the same as to the honeycomb because of its 953 small windows, called jharokhas. The Palace of Winds which is embellished with intricate latticework truly justifies with its airy structure as it creates an air conditioning effect inside the Palace by using the venturi effect.
Despite this, another interesting thing about this Palace is that from here insiders will get a clear view of the outside world but outsiders not able to look inside the palace. And yes, last but not least, for the most panoramic view, don’t forget to go onto the top of the five-story building. Visit for Jaipur Travel Packages.

7)      Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur:

Located in the mid of the wonderful Man Sagar Lake, Jal Mahal Palacein Jaipur is an ideal example of Rajput and Mughal style of architecture. Initially, the Palace has five storeys building in which four of its floors are submerged under water when the lake is the full and only top storey is visible.
Well, only top storey floor disheartening you, then worry not, the terrace of the palace has a dazzling garden together with having semi-octagonal towers with classic dome at each of the four corners of the Palace truly allures you.

Because of the development of the water treatment system of the lake and the regeneration of the encircling wetlands, five nestling islands have been built in order to attract different species of migratory birds.

8)      Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur:  

Mehrangarh Fort which is nestled on top of an elevated small hill (Approx. 400 meters above the level of its enclosing landscapes) is one of the largest forts in India. Its huge structure 500 yards long, 120-feet high, 70-feet thick walls, remarkable history,  and complicated detailing, make it not the gem of Jodhpur but as well as it is the wonder for all around the world.
Despite this, the main highlight of this fort is seven grand entrances, which include the famous Jai Pol (victory gate) and Fateh Pol. Not only this, its flawlessly  designed Palaces like Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Takhat Vilas, and Phul Mahal  which is adorned with Mirror work, elaborate ornamentation, wonderful glass panel and impressive woodwork  speak the architectural glory of the royals.
Now a day, a huge part of the Mehrangarh Fort has been converted into a heritage museum, which displays buggy/cart of the queens, including the famous golden domed cart together with costumes, arms, and paintings, decorative embellishment from the ancient period. Last but not least famous movie named: The Dark Knight Rises have also been shot here.

9)      Neemrana Fort, Alwar:

Nestled on the high small hill, “Neemrana Fort Palace” offers guests a pure Rajasthani experience. This amazingly lovely Fort Palace which has now been revered in to a heritage hotel offer not only grand rooms and suites but wonderful terraces,  slim staircases, low-ceiling rooms and classic ethnic interiors truly feel you royal. Apart from the heritage feature, this Palace hotel has the entire world class amenities along with Ayurvedic massage, swimming pools, traditional folk performances and much more which make it a A perfect place to enjoy a luxurious stay.

10)  Bundi Palace, Bundi:

Bundi Palace which is situated in proximity to a number of other palaces and forts, including the famous Star Fort, the Sukh Mahal, and several artificial lakes is famous for its royal murals and frescoes, (noted for their traditional value).  Not only this, the Palace is also popular for its 50 baoris (step wells) which provide water during the period of crises.
Now a day, the Palace, open to the public, which exhibits not only magnificent architecture but also the lives and times of people living in Bundi.

All these are few gems of Rajasthan, take any travel to Rajasthan and I am sure, you’ll explore some more hidden beauties of Rajasthan like pre-historic rock paintings, immense rock formations and some old temples etc.
So, after reading this, no doubt, what kind of travel junkie you are, Rajasthan state has already taken your breath away and enticed you to tour as soon as possible for  travel Packages to Rajasthan and good deal, don’t forget to log on to the website and enjoy the ultimate experience.

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