Rajasthan, Known for its royal Forts, Palaces, Havelis has marked itself on the tourist map. The luxury of the kings and queens, the princely state, and the comforts of the royals have now opened to the world. Lots of old forts and palaces are opened to the guest for their comfortable stay as well as royal treatment and luxury. Some of the royal Forts, Palaces, Havelis have been listed here with a brief description mentioning their USP or uniqueness.
The famous forts of Rajasthan include
- Amber Fort – This fort is really huge. This history of the fort says it was built by Raja Man Singh I but the history of this city goes beyond this and was ruled by Meena rulers prior to the Rajputs. The fort is known for its rich culture and art. The best part of it are SHEESH MAHAL, DIWAN-e-KHAS, DIWAN-e-AAM, and SUKH NIWAS .
- Kumbhalgarh Fort – This fort was built by RANA KUMBHA and has been defeated only once, due to shortage of water. It was fighting against the joint forces of AKBAR, Raja Man Singh of Amber, Raja Udai Singh of Marwar, and the Sultan of Gujarat. The wall of this fort is the second largest continuous wall, after the Great Wall of China and stretches around 36 km.
- Mehrangarh Fort – This fort in Jodhpur covers an area of 1200 acres, built by Rao Jodha on a high rise hill of 122 feet above sea level giving height advantage to the fort. The fort can be viewed from far away.
- Jaisalmer Fort – It is one of the living forts in the world and was built by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, from where it derives it name. The fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on a Hill, and has been the scene of many battles. Its massive yellow sandstone walls are of yellow color during the day, fading to honey-gold as the sun sets. For this reason, it is also known as the “Golden Fort”.
- Chittorgarh (Fort of Chittorh) – Chittorgarh is the epitome of Chattari Rajput (an Indian Warrior caste) pride, romance and spirit, for people of Chittor always chose death before surrendering against anyone. Vijay Stambh and Rani Padmini’s sacrifice in the great and extended fort of Chittorh are the best part. Meera bai, a famous follower or lord Krishna also relates to the history of Chittorgarh.
The famous Palaces and Havelis of Rajasthan include
- City Palace of Jaipur (now converted into Museum)
- Umed Bhavan Palace of Jodhpur ( now converted into a Hotel)
- City Palace of Udaipur (now converted into Museum)
- Jaisalmer Palace (Raj Mahal Palace – now converted into Museum)
- Patwa ki haveli, Jaiselmer (Merchants Haveli now converted into small museum)
- Lake Palace, Udaipur (Built on Phichola Lake is now a luxury hotel)
- Hawa Mahal, Jaipur ( Palace of Wind)
- Jal Mahal, Jaipur ( Palace on water)
Some of the royal hotels have also been listed for your convenience
- Lake Palace of Udaipur (RECENTLY AWARDED THE BEST LUXURIOUS HOTEL OF INDIA) – This palace is built in the center of the lake and proves to be one of the world finest hotels in the luxury category. The palace is completely surrounded by water and to reach this palace you have to take the speed boat.
- Rambagh Palace, Jaipur (AWARDED THE SECOND BEST LUXURIOUS HOTEL OF INDIA)
- Umed Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur
- Neemrana Fort and Palace, Neemrana
- Suryagarh Palace, Jaisalmer
- Fort BisanGarh by Aleela
- Samod Palace, Near Jaipur
This state, Rajasthan, due to its rich and Royal Forts, Palaces, Havelis (some of which have turned into royal hotels) has achieved great significance from the travel point of view. Many tourists visit this state just to have an experience of the royal treatment that kings and queens used to have along with modern updated facilities and luxury.
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