Rajasthan has been India’s glory since ages as it emblems the culture and heritage values all around its destinations and of course the state also holds the priority of heritage tourism in India. Talking about this glorified achievement we have tremendous spots and destinations in this desert state where the history is outlined all across its boundary and the cultural values are still reflected at every streets and sheds of Rajasthan. So, a visit to the major forts and palaces in Rajasthan will actually bring a close encounter to such glorified heritage values.
Let us now explore top five palaces and forts of Rajasthan that can bring a picture perfect image of the Royal Rajasthan. Certainly they can be categorized as the ancient attractions of the Royal state but can be still trusted as the most impressive and refreshing part of royal ancient India. Come and catch the glimpses of all with heritage tour Rajasthan.
1. Amber Fort,- Amber (Jaipur)
Around 11 kms away from the capital state of Rajasthan, the Amber Fort is one of the most captivating heritage destinations for worldwide tourists that witnesses almost 5000 visitors per day. Built in 16th century by Raja Man Singh in 1592 AD, the fort is built in red sandstone and marble with Maota Lake commanding its outskirts. The fort is actually a palace complex consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas along with Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas and Jai Mandir.
2. Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Known as Sonar Qila, the Jaisalmer Fort is located right in the midst of the city, the Jaisalmer Fort is residing amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert. The fort was built in 1156 AD by Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal and brings different facets of its own glorious heritage. The second oldest fort in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer fort has the major attractions like Raj Mahal, Jain Temples, Laxminath Temple including the four massive gateways.
3. City Palace, Udaipur
It is a magnificent white city palace in the heart of the Udaipur city built by Maharana Udai Singh of Sisodia Rajput clan. Built in stonework and marble with crenellated fort, the City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. With wonderfully decorated interiors with mirror tiles and paintings, the palace brings two attractive portions called the Manak Mahal, Krishna Vilas, Moti Mahal, Chini Mahal, Surya Chopar, Bari Mahal and Zanana Mahal. A group of all these palaces together comprises of the grand city palace of Udaipur.
4. Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh, the capital of Mewar has the glorious ancient treasure in the form of Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in India which is mostly noted for the bravery fights and legends of the Rajput warriors. Ruled by different Rajput clans in 7th century the fort witnessed different ups and downs up to 16th century but still people views this majestic fort as the triumph of the spirits where heroic sacrifices were the prominent part of their braveries.
5. Hawa Mahal
The Palace of Winds located in the main city of Jaipur is the most featured part of Jaipur tourism which has a long five-storey palace complex with around 953 small windows called the jharokhas. The palace has the Krishna’s crown like structure and brings soothing airy atmosphere inside the complex. Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh the palace is red and pink sandstone like structure used by the royal women to observe the market activities of the streets.