On Rajasthan tour, it becomes a troublesome task for the travellers to decide what to explore and what to not as the state has number of attractions to explore which includes, forts, palaces, temples, dargah, hill stations etc. But this blog will help you in finding the right place to explore in different cities of Rajasthan. Rajasthan-tours-online will help you in short listing the right place for exploration.
Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Located in Amber, Amber fort was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh. This fort has a spellbound architecture that attracts thousands of travellers across the world. Inside this fort, travellers can find number of constructions such as Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir, Kesar Kyari garden, etc. This huge amber fort offers a panoramic view Maota Lake. While exploring the fort, travellers can also enjoy the popular elephant ride at this fort.
Lake Palace, Udaipur
Built in the year 1743-1746 during the rule of Maharaja Jagat Singh II, The Lake Palace captivates travellers from all over the world and makes them amazed with its stunning beauty. Spread in across 4 acres of area of this Lake Pichola. The palace is made of white marble which is now converted into an attractive heritage hotel along with fabulous pavilions and landscaped gardens. The palace not only looks stunning in the day time, it also looks marvellous at the full moon. The palace has a picturesque view and mirror reflection.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the largest complexes that was started by Udai Singh. It is located on the highest point in the city, the Chittar hill. This palace is comprises of pavilions, gardens, terraces, corridors, etc. It is designed very beautifully and has approx. 347 rooms. It is one of the most picturesque hotels of Rajasthan. The popular highlights of the place are as follows Sheesh Mahal, Chini Chitrashala, Krishna Vilas, Mor Chowk and Amar Vilas. Some of the parts of palace is used by Taj Hotels and boosting the Rajasthan tourism.
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer fort is one of the largest forts of the world. This fort is also known as “Sone ka Quila” by local people. Located in the heart of the city, it attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. The unendling golden sands of the Thar Desert add more charm in its beauty. It is a perfect blend of Islamic and Rajput architectural style. Inside the complex, tourists can find a number of temples, palaces, houses, etc. The temples made of yellow sandstone makes it look like as if it is made of Gold. The beauty of the fort is in its sunrise and sunset. One must visit this place on your Royal Rajasthan tour.
Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner
Built in between 1902-1926, Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner is an Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. This Palace was built for Sir Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner. At present time, two parts of the palace are being used as the heritage hotel to generate economy of the Ganga Singh Charitable Trust. Thus, tourists from all over the world can come and stay at this beautiful palace. One can experience the royal life the Maharajas. Tourists can visit this palace in between January to December.
Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur
Ranthambore Fort is the oldest settlement and it attracts thousands of travellers across the world. Ranthambore is the brilliant fortification that has a Z-shaped gateway with two strong and massive doors. Inside this fort, there are few more constructions that include chhoti Kachahari, Hammir Badi Kachahari, , Battis khambha Chhatri, Hammir Palace and Rani Palace. These structures make this fortification even more charming.
Jaigarh Fort, Amber
Lying above Amber fort at a distance of 400 metres, this Jaigarh fort is known as ‘Victory Fort’. This opulent structure was built in the early 18th century and it is also called as Hills of Eagles. The fort is built with thick walls of red sandstone. Travellers can have a beautiful look from this height. This fort has wonderful palaces, gardens, temples and museum that common people can explore at present time.
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Located in Jaipur, Jantar Mantar is amazing astronomical instruments architecture. It was built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II. It has been preserved by the government of India and included in the list of World Heritage site by UNESCO. It is a major attraction for number of astronomers, students of Vedic astronomy and tourists from all over the world. The house of Jantar Mantar has a giant Sun Dial named as “Samrat Yantra”.
Located in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is situated at an elevation of 440 feet from the city. It is made of red sandstone that makes it look appealing during sunrise and sunset. The fort has high and thick walls which makes it a best fort during the war. The fort comprises of many temples and palaces within the complex. There is one Museum which is nicely stocked with the old belongings. It is a must visit destination of Jodhpur.
Lohagarh fort is one of the strongest forts of the country that captivates numbers of tourists across the world. This fort was built in such a way that stand resistant to attack from invaders. The fort has two gates facing the North and South directions. The north facing gate is named as Ashtadhatu while the south facing gate is called as Chowburja Gate. The complex comprises of various monuments such as Fateh Burj, the Kishori Mahal, Jawahar Burj, and Kothi Khas.
The Jagmandir Palace is one of the best tourist attractions of Kota which was built by one of the queens in the year 1740. Made of red sandstone, this palace looks quite striking to the travellers. It is located in the middle of the Kishore Sagar Lake. The Kishore Sagar Lake is an artificial lake which is widely popular for its scenic beauty. This monument has an exquisite beauty that boosts architectural excellence. On your Kota expedition, travellers can enjoy the boat ride in this lake. So one must enjoy it.
Located in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, Kumbhalgarh Fort is known as the birth place of great warrior Maharana Pratap. It was built in 15thcentury and some changes were made in 19th century. This fort was built by Rana Kumbha, who belongs to Sisodia clan of Rajputs. It is a must visit fort after Chittorgarh Fort, so make your plan to explore this blessed land of kings.
All these forts are made with superior quality stones which makes the proudly stands even at present time. The expedition of forts and palaces will surely make you amazed so, one must visit on Fort and Palaces tour of Rajasthan. There are a number of Rajasthan Tour Packages are available and tourists can pick the desirable one as per their own choice.
Shrines of Rajasthan
Dilwara temple is one of the best temples located in Mount Abu. It is a quite popular pilgrimage centre of Jainis. The precision and perfection can be easily seen in Dilwara temples. It is made of marbles and carved with pillars, doors, panels, doorways and ceilings. The complex is comprises of five more temples that are built in the Nagara style. They are named as Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pithalhar, Khartar Vasahi and Mahaveer Swami.
Located at extreme north of Taragarh hills, Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a sacred pilgrimage of Muslims. It is a beautiful architecture and built in the reign of Mughals. The complex comprises of attractive courtyards, tombs, buildings and daalaans. It is a perfect Mughal architecture. People at this place can also explore Nizam Gate, Buland Darwazaa and Akbari Masjid.
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Laxmi Narayan Temple, is made of white marble. The temple has a majestic architecture that wins the heart of worshipers. The beauty of the temple gets enhanced with its carved pillar and paintings in the inner sanctum of the temple that are worth appreciating. The outer wall of the temple has a great historical personages and images of other religion personnels which includes Christ, Buddha, Socrates, Zarathustra and many more whereas the inner walls have deities of Hindu pantheon.
India has only one Brahma Temple and it is located in Pushkar. Made of white marble, this temple catches eyes of numbers of travellers from all over the world. The interiors of the temple are beautifully designed and the adorned with silver turtle on the floor. The idol of Brahmaji temple in Pushkar is in Palthi position which looks great. There is an image that represents Lord Vishnu, life sized dwarpals (door men) and Garuda pillars (a mythical bird, in gold).One must visit this place to explore the loveliness of this temple.
During the reign of the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty i.e. 8th or 9th century, a number of Osian temples have emerged in Jodhpur. These temples are characterized by sikhara with a beautifully carved external chamber. The architecture of the temples is in Solanki style.