Blissful Journey towards Glorious Past – Palaces and Forts

Rajasthan, the land of the kings, is the largest state in the Republic of India possesses the best specimens of Indian art, architecture, and culture, palaces, forts, desert, and camels. Its vibrant culture attracts the domestic as well as international tourists. Moreover, the other reason for building such an amazing and luxurious palaces was to show off their wealth and their artistic taste towards designing and literature. Its splendid lakes are places must visit. The heritage Rajasthan will take you back towards glorious past.

MEHRANGARH FORT

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Mehrangarh Fort located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the most magnificent forts in India. Mehrangarh is packed with history and legend. Mehrangarh’s main entrance is at the northeast gate, Jai Pol. Inside its boundaries, there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. The opening hours from 9 am to 5 pm..

JAIPUR HAWA MAHAL

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The Palace of Winds was constructed in 1799 by the poet-king Sawai Pratap Singh. The five-storied structure is made of pink sandstone and has 356 intricately carved jharokhas (windows). It was designed for the women of the royal family to sit in privacy while observing life on the street. It pulls a large number of tourists from around the world. The best time to view this monument is early morning during sunrise when it looks exceptionally beautiful. There are no stairs inside the Hawa Mahal.

CITY PALACE, UDAIPUR

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one will find the most attractive spot in Udaipur is the City Palace Udaipur. Palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years in a very flamboyant style and is located on the east banks of the Lake Pichola. Owing to the great publicity and the popularity of the City Palace and its surroundings, Udaipur is also known as the “Venice of the East .November to February is Best Time to Stay at City Palace.

KUMBHALGARH FORT

KUMBHALGARH FORT

Kumbhalgarh is the Fort known for being one of the most important in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur Rajasthan Palaces is the birthplace of Indian hero, Maharana Pratap the great king and warrior of Mewar. Kumbhalgarh Fort, along with five other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.There are over 360 temples within the fort, 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu Open for the public, the Fort is known for its beautiful light show which is lit for a while every evening. One must not miss that place of excellent architecture.

JAISALMER FORT

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Jaisalmer Fort is one of the legendary masterpieces of India. It is a World Heritage Site built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal.This fort is popularly known as ‘Sonar Quila’ in Rajasthan The fort’s massive yellow sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets. On the full moon night, the city explores melodious tunes, folk dances, rhythmic songs and many exciting contests competitions. Especially camel races, colorful markets and Mr. Desert contest achieve a lot of attraction for tourists.

JAL MAHAL

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Jal Mahal Floating in the center of the Sagar Lake, in Jaipur city fascinates a large number of visitors from all over the worldThe Jal Mahal Jaipur is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. The lake was home to more than 150 species of local and migratory birds.Five nestling islands have been created in order to attract various species of migratory birds.The palace looks mesmerizing during the evenings when it is flooded with lights all over. January to December best time to stay at the palace.

UMAID BHAWAN

Umaid Bhawan Palace; Jodhpur - November 2014

Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences has three hundred and twenty-seven rooms. Located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan.  Umaid Bhawan offers unique exotic traditional Rajasthani ambiance found only in some of the Hotels in Jaipur. Umaid Bhawan offers guests a pleasant and comfortable home away from home with traditional Rajput hospitality. It also has a gallery that features the most exotic collection of automobiles owned by the royal family. January to December best Time to Stay at Umaid Bhawan Palace.

JAGMANDIR  ISLAND PALACE

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Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola also called the “Lake Garden Palace” in Udaipur city, It is named as “Jagat Mandir” in honor of the last named Maharana Jagat Singh. Jagmandir Island Palace continues to make news in the global glamor world for the exclusive ‘regal experiences’ it offers. The flowers and special lighting, folk dancers and fireworks bring alive this garden of heaven in vibrant colors of celebrations. Jagmandir Island Palace, with its special place in history, is now securing a special place in Hospitality.

CHITTORGARH FORT

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Chittorgarh Fort, a World Heritage Site legacy of glorious past and formidable present is the major attraction for tourists in Chittorgarh. The fort is established in a hillock of 300 feet high, spreading over a wide area of 700 acres .this Fort is known for its historical palaces, stunning gates, and major towers. The fort and the city of Chittorgarh host the biggest Rajput festival called the “Jauhar Mela.

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