Top Most Majestic Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan

by State Express Tour Operator in India

The regal grandeur of forts and palaces of Rajasthan draws the interests of many historical buffs around the world each year. This north western state has a plethora of historical monuments which tell a story of the opulent lifestyles of the erstwhile Rajput rulers. The breathtaking views of forts perched on secluded hills and deserts are something that is going to make your tour to Rajasthan a memorable one. Besides being marvels of rare architectural wonder, the forts of Rajasthan are standing examples of vivid cultural heritage of this royal state.

The intricate carvings used at entrances, walls and ceilings of the forts portray the exquisite craftsmanship of artists who were roped in for building these monuments. The generous use of jharokhas and jaalis at specific points in the forts are another striking feature that grabs the attention of tourists. These awe inspiring jharokhas and jaalis were intended to give a view of the outer world to the women of the royal families who had to follow the purdah system in those times.

The palaces of Rajasthan are no less beguiling than its forts making them the most sought after places to visit in India. These larger than life heritage buildings dating back to the medieval times depict the royal lifestyles of the kings and queens living in various parts of this princely state. Now some palaces have been converted into heritage hotels for tourists and are usually include in Rajasthan tour packages. Staying in one of these palace hotels is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the royal luxury of Rajasthan.

Out of all historical structures in Rajasthan, what captures the hearts of visitors the most are the breathtaking lake palaces. Surrounded by a wide expanse of lake water, these palaces let you enjoy the striking views of setting sun along with a chance to soak in the serenity of the adjoining areas. There are so many charismatic forts and palaces in Rajasthan, that it's impossible to visit each one of them in one tour. 

Some of the most glorious palaces and forts of Rajasthan that are worth visiting on your Rajasthan tour India are:

Chittorgarh Fort

One of the largest forts in Asia, Chittorgarh fort stands as a witness to the glorious history of Chittorgarh. This fort was built by King Chitranga of Mauryan dynasty in seventh century and was later taken over by Akbar the great. This fort is spread over 700 acres of land and houses several palaces, temples, towers and water bodies which gives the tourists a lot of options to spend their time in this great historical landmark.

Amber Fort

Amber fort is a major tourist attraction in Jaipur. Built by raja Man Singh in the fifteenth century A. D., the architectural layout of this fort speaks of the rich artistic tastes of the Rajput ruler. The awe inspiring Sheesh Mahal or mirror palace, lying inside the fort complex is a prominent feature of Amber fort. The fort is situated on a hill known as cheel ka teela which is also a famous site for hot air ballooning in Jaipur.

Mehrangarh Fort

Situated in the heart of Jodhpur, Mehran Fort gives you a glimpse of the culture and lifestyle of royal families living in Jodhpur. The fort has numerous palaces which attract tourists from various corners of the world. Built in the fourteenth century by Rao Jodha, the fort is spread over 5 square kilometers of Land overlooking the picturesque blue buildings in Jodhpur city.

City Palace

City palace in Jaipur is a renowned attraction which draws many people with its unique architecture. This formidable monument is listed as a prominent attraction in Rajasthan travel packages. It has two main palaces, Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal, among other structures which are sure to take you back in time to experience the rich past of Jaipur. There is a museum inside the palace building which portrays the personal items of the royal family who used to reside in the palace in earlier ages.

Taj Lake Palace

One of the most beautiful and attention grabbing places in Rajasthan is Taj Lake palace in Udaipur. Located at the centre of charming Lake Pichola, Taj Lake palace is now a famous heritage hotels which draws many tourists, most of whom are newly married couples. The serenity of this place is unmatched when compared to other palaces in Rajasthan.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur has a fascinating royal architecture that attracts many travelers from around the world every year. This palace is acclaimed as the largest private residence of royal family of Jodhpur and houses more than three hundred rooms along with a museum. A part of this palace has been transformed into a heritage hotel.


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