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6 Best Fort & Palaces of Rajasthan

Updated on July 25, 2017

The culture and royalty of Rajasthan depict its antique way of living. As a matter of fact, Rajasthan is probably the most diverse, architecturally rich and virtuoso state of India. Although Rajasthan is popularly known as the land of Rajputana and Maharajas, its forts, palaces, and cuisines separate this state from other states of India. These forts of Rajasthan mark the glory of architectural legacy of ancient times. A visit of this magnum opus lets the vacationers keep them coming back again and again to these forts. Here is a roundup of some of the most splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan.

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort, Jaipur has an extremely panoramic sight of the Maota Lake and of the historic town down the hill. It has its historical significance as Emperor Akbar used to stay here during his annual pilgrimage to Ajmer.The main entrance to the fort is known as “JalebChowk”. The best tourist attraction at this fort is the beautiful carnations of Hindu and Muslim embellishment. The fort at night looks very lively! The places like Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, SukhNiwas and Seesh Mahal etc. are the foremost vacationer’s attraction in this place.

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

The major concern of building the Jaigarh fort was the security aspects of Amber and Jaipur. Although this fort does not match up to the level of a lure as compared to the other forts, still it has its own eminence and pluses. It was the heart of artillery of the Rajaputana where all sorts of weapons and explosives were being manufactured. The forte about this place is world’s prevalent mortar on wheels.

City Palace, Udaipur

As Udaipur is admired as the Lake city of India, which is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. The City Palace adds on some more stars to its grandeur. Well, it won’t be inappropriate to say that it is a perfect blend of the Royal Rajput Military planning and the splendid Mughal pleasing to the eye techniques. Although Maharana Udai Singh built it, the present alterations made by his successors. The major attraction of this place is the revolutionary paintings and sculptures. Tourists visit this place to experience the glory of ancient times.This city palace contains several gates, named as “Pols” Among them main gate to the city is known as “Bara Pol” This entire palace in the base with granite and marbles!

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort was brought into being by Rao Jodha in the year 1459, one of the most prominent features of this fort is that it augments vertically beyond 125 m high rock and is defined by an enthralling Rudyard Kipling which has its own significance. This fort has its own museum which imbibes the cultural magnificence of Rajasthan. The temples inside the fort are named as the ChamundaMataji temple and Nagnechiji temple, which have very interesting legends. This historic shrine sanctified with fascinating construction, fine art, and superb adornment. You can discover enthralling stories of the majestic Rathore Maharajas.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

The Hawa Mahal or the Wind Palace was created in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh. The metaphorical pink portico has become a symbol for Jaipur which popularly known as the Pink City of India.The arcade of this palace is constructed in the form of Lord Krishna’s crown. Hawa Mahal is popular for its Jharokha’s and beautifully designed courtyards. The entire structure implies the mixture of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture.There is a magnificent museum located inside HawaMahal, which contains antique artifacts like painting, sculptures, handicrafts, and coins, associated with the Rajput life. It shows the difference between ancient and present lifestyle in Jaipur.

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

One of the most momentous attributes of the Junagarh fort is that it was never being conquered the probable reason behind this can be that it is protected by 986 m long granite wall embedded with around 37 citadels and an inexhaustible expansion of the Thar Desert. Tourists visit this place to experience the battleship skills of Rajasthani Warriors.

However, traveling to witness the exquisiteness of these forts is not a big deal if you contact the best tour operator in India. These tour operators will make the trip certainly a cake walk for you.

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