the abode of golden sands, is known for its rich cultural heritage. The
state has a splendorous past and thereby boost many exotic palaces that are
worthwatching. Prepare yourself and your camera to explore some of the most
enchanting monuments of Rajasthan.
The Monumental Heritage of Rajasthan
City Palace (
Located in Udaipur, this is one of the largest palace of Rajasthan and
consists of four main palaces within the complex. There are several other
minor palaces, like the Palace of Joy, the Palace of Pearls, the Palace of
Mirrors, Krishna Palace and the Garden Palace.
Amber Palace (
The Amber Palace is located 11km from main city, Jaipur. It was constructed
by the Kachhwajas in the Mughal period. A palace that endorse the grandest
achievement of Rajput architecture in Rajasthan. Ganesh Pol, entrance portal
to inner palaces, is in fact, the most magnificent portal in Rajasthan.
Mahal ( Jaipur )
Popularly known as the Palace of winds, Hawa Mahal was constructed in 1799
by Sawai Pratap Singh. It is an integral part of the City Palace, though
standing away from the main palace complex with a view for the royal
womenfolk to enjoy cool winds in the heat of the desert while watching the
processions on the road below without fear of being observed by the common
folk. From the roadside, the palace appears very fragile as if threatening
to vanish into thin air. But the beauty of the palace lies in its most
romantic and delicate architecture in contrast with the general rustic and
solid architecture of Rajasthan. Tourist from all over the world throng to
Jaipur, in order to see the beauty of Hawa Mahal.
Palace ( Jaipur )
The City Palace of Jaipur is now a famous museum and a heritage hotel. The
core of the royal residences in Jaipur housing the Palace of the Moon - the
private palace of the ruler.
( Jodhpur )
Constructed in 1459 by Rao Jodha , Mehrangarh fort is situated at a height
of about 125 meters and spread over an area of 5 sq km with seven gates,
looks down over the city of Jodhpur from a hilltop. It houses a number of
Taragarh Fort (
An extensive fort constructed in 1354. An eye-catching bird view of the
town from the fort is an attraction for the tourist. There are many palaces
Junagarh Fort (
Constructed by Raja Rai Singh, Junagarh Fort is one of the few in India
which could never be conquered, consists of 37 palaces, pavilions and
temples inside it.
Golden Fort (
Constructed in 1156 by the Bhatti chief, Jaisal, situated on Trikuta Hill.
This yellow sandstone fort seems to ignite into a golden flame in the
scorching sun of the desert. One fourth of the old city's population lives
inside the fort even today. The architecture of the fort as well as the
palaces inside speaks of the amalgamation of the Rajput and the Islamic