People mainly visit Rajasthan to explore the charm and
culture of Rajasthan. They also visit the popular
forts and palaces of Rajasthan. Popular forts and
palaces are Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort,
Jaigarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort,
Junagarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Patwon ki Haveli,
Nathmalji ki Haveli, etc. Apart from these, there are
numerous forts and palaces in this imperial state.
Even small towns and villages hold some of the popular
forts and palaces of local importance that have
beautiful interior. Most of them are built on the hill
and are made of red sandstone. Come and explore these
magnificent creations of the royal rulers. Most of
these forts and palaces have been converted to royal
hotels. People prefer staying in these hotels to enjoy
the warm hospitality like king.
The Amer Fort,
situated in Amber, 11 kilometers from Jaipur, is one of the most
famous forts of Rajasthan. Amer, originally, was the capital of the
state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man
Singh. The Amer Fort has influences of both Hindu and Muslim
architecture. This fort also has the 'Shila Devi' Temple and the 'Ganesh
Pol' which is a gate that leads to the private palaces of the kings.
Palace is situated on the hillside adjacent to the Taragarh Fort and
is notable for its lavish traditional murals and frescoes. The
Chitrashala (picture gallery) of the palace is open to the general
Fort is the best known fort in Rajasthan. Its origins are traced to
the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is said that Bhima, one of the Pandava
brothers, built the fort. Standing on 180 meters high hill, the fort
covers an area of 700 Acres. Inside it is the Meera and Khumba Shyam
Temple. It is associated with Meera, a mystic poetess devoted to Lord
Krishna whose life and bhajans have become part of the folklore and
literary traditions of the region and several parts of India.
Located in the
heart of the Pink City Jaipur, the City Palace was where the Maharaja
reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and
'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace
complex. The palace is located towards the northeast side of central
Jaipur and has many courtyards and buildings. The palace was built
between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. He ruled in Amer and
planned and built the outer walls of the palace and later rulers added
to the architecture of this palace.
Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located
peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic City Palace is
the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur and often distinguished
as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Initially, Maharana Udai
Singh built this superb wonder, but the present form of the Palace is
the result of subsequent additions by his successors. City Palace
boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese
fort spreads out over an area of 3 square km, surrounded by concrete
walls of sandstone. The Gwalior fort encloses three temples, six
palaces and numerous water tanks. At a point of time Gwalior fort was
regarded as North and Central India's most invincible fortress. The
fort was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century. The fort
of Gwalior has seen many ups and downs of history. In the course of
almost five hundred years, the Gwalior fort went from one ruler to
was laid on Monday, 17th February, 1589 A.D. and it was completed on
Thursday, 17th January 1594 AD. Later on this fort became the most
magnificent example of architecture and great centre of art. The
present fort is a composite structure, the result of intense building
activities of many rulers through four centuries and one of the
precious gems of Indian architecture in the midst of Thar Desert.
is a monument worth visiting and worth retaining in your conscious
mind. Like various other cities of Rajasthan, in Jaisalmer too you
will find different facets of its own glorious heritage. Though you
can find historical monuments scattered all over the city, the
Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand
stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a
dominating structure amidst sands.
fort which was built during 15th century by Maharana Kumbha. This
almost invincible fort is the highest and most formidable in the state
of Rajasthan. Even the mighty mughal couldn’t capture it alone and it
took the combined armies of Delhi, Amber and Marwar to breach its
defences. Standing majestically on 1180m high ridge and representing
the past glory of the Rajput rulers, the Fort also provides a
panoramic view of the countryside from the top.
Perched on the
edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India lies this
unique 16th century fort that offers experience after exhilarating
experience. Hundreds of years of history unfold as you glance at its
battle-scarred walls and stroll down its ramparts. As you sip tea on
the terraces you realize the beauty of being surrounded by acres of
lush green gardens. A true rarity of any desert in the world!!
Peacocks, parrots, pigeons and as many as forty-six varieties of birds
greet you to add to the charm and splendour of this ancient fort.
Fort, Jodhpur is one of the largest forts in forts. It is also the
most magnificent fort in Jodhpur, infact, in the whole Rajasthan. The
fort is amongst the popular tourist places in India. It is situated on
a 150 m high hill. It was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. The Mehrangarh
Fort can be reached from the city, 5 kms below, through a circular
road. Seven gates have to be crossed to reach the fort. The gates
still bear the marks of the various battles fought in the bygone era.
Its second gate still stands witness to canon ball hits by attacking
armies of Jaipur during wars.
Ranthambhore National Park is named after the 10th century
Ranthambhore fort, which covers the entire top of a hill at the heart
of the Park. The Ranthambhore fort, in turn, is said to have got its
name from two adjoining hills - Rann and Thambhore. It lies on the
Thambhore hill, overlooking the Rann and offers some breathtaking
views of the Park. The walls of the fort are about 7 kilometers in
length and include an area of nearly 4 square kilometers. All around
the fort, one can see many old ruins, including palaces, temples,
cenotaphs, step-wells and houses.
along with other two forts viz., Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, once
formed a strong defense for Jaipur city. Nahargarh Fort was built in
1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, founder of Jaipur, on the
Aravalli hills, as a retreat place. Nahargarh Fort is connected to the
Jaigarh Fort through its fortifications. It is believed that the
construction of this fort was obstructed by the spirit of a Rathore
prince, Nahar Singh Bhomia. However, the spirit was pacified when a
temple dedicated to him was built inside the fort.
sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort rise 33-m above the clamour of
Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the
Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out
invaders. The main gate, Lahore Gate, is one of the emotional and
symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation and attracts a major
crowd on each Independence Day. Inside is a veritable treasure trove
of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences,
the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal
Baths and Palace of Color.
The Red fort is
also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about
2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj
Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial
city. Agra Fort built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through
with the consolidation of his power after accession to power in 1654,
Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the
royal residence. Ever since Babur defeated and killed Ibrahin Lodi at
Panipat in 1526, Agra played an important center of Mughal Empire.