Tourist places in Rajasthan

 

 

 

1. Hawa Mahal

Rajasthan

Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal is considered to be one of the most attractive places to visit in Rajasthan. It is one of the most distinguish landmark of Jaipur, marked with radiant hues of pink. This was built to enable the household women of the royal and noble family to witness the life of the place. Hawa Mahal is of 5 storied and the main hallmark is the 953 small windows through which the royal ladies could catch the glimpses of royal procession , hustles and bustles of the city.

Prominent for:  Architecture, History

Location: Hawa Mahal Road, Badi Chaupad, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Hawa Mahal Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees: Indian- INR 35                                                                                                                   Foreigner- INR 150

Tips: Try to visit the Hawa Mahal early in the day so that you can look around the palace peacefully. Later in the day, the place gets crowded.

 

 

2. Jal Mahal

Rajasthan

With the various architectural wonders that the city of Jaipur is home to, the Jal Mahal placed in the middle of the Lake Man Sagar is no exception. This has to be one of the most serene and calm places to visit in Rajasthan. It is a 5 storied palace, which is considered to be one of the finest examples of Rajputana legacy. The illustrated sand merged with the stone walls of the beautiful architecture, Jal Mahal depicts to be a clear-cut contrast to the blue water of the inland lake.

Prominent for: Scenic Beauty, Monument

Location: Jal Mahal, Amber Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Jal Mahal Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees: Indian- INR 10                                                                                                                     Foreigner- INR 50

Tips: If hunger engulfs you, try out the Aloo Tikki Chat while looking at the colorful Jal Mahal. Trust me, it will fill your stomach and the soul.

 

 

3. Udaipur City Palace

Rajasthan

Built on the banks of Lake Pichola, the city palace is considered to be the largest royal complex in Rajasthan with a facade 244m length  and 30.4m height. This place is the perfect example of the splendor that the Mewar rulers enjoyed centuries ago. Surrounded by the Aravalli mountains, the palace hosts monuments like the Monsoon Palace, Jag Mandir, Lake Palace Neemach Mata Temple, Jagdish Temple and many more. Built completely with marble and granite, this place is a perfect destination to visit and take back happy and wonderful memories.

Prominent for:  Architecture, History

Location: City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

City Palace Timings: 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM

Entry Fees: Adults- INR 30                                                                                                                  Children- INR 15

Tips: Don’t miss the ‘ The Legacy of Honour’ show that take place in the Manek Chowk. This show is a great way to witness the Rajasthan history.

 

 

4. Jaisalmer Fort

Rajasthan

Also known as Sonar Quila, Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. Set on the Trikuta Hill in the middle of the vast Thar Desert, this fort is a paragon of strength and symbolizes the power of Rajput dynasty. Built in 1156, the fort is a home for the palaces, Jain Temple, Laxminath Temple and many more.This fort takes on a yellow hue in the sunrise and turns into a beautiful honey gold color at the sunset. The unique construction of the fort attracts travelers from all around the world as one can see the intricate designs of both the Rajput and Islamic architecture.

Prominent for: History, Architecture

Location: Fort Road, Near Gopa Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

Jaisalmer Fort Timings: 06:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees: Indian- INR 50                                                                                                                   Foreigner- INR 250

Tips: Carry hats, sunglasses and drink lot of water to beat the heat. The humidity is very high during the afternoon.

 

 

5. Chittor Fort

Rajasthan

An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Chittor Fort is one of the largest forts in India. Situated to the East of Udaipur, this fort is regarded as the as the symbol of Rajput chivalry, bravery and resistance. Many rulers of the past have tried to make this fort their own but only Buppa Rawal of the Guhila Dynasty could capture the fort successfully from the Moris.

The fort remained with the Guhila Dynasty for a long period of time until the ruler of Delhi Sultanate Alauddin Khilji decided to capture it. He took the ownership of the fort from King Maharawal Ratan Singh. The conquest is associated with bloodshed as Alauddin Khilji ordered the execution of more than 30000 Hindus after capturing the fort. It was also believed that the fort was captured by Khilji in an attempt to force Rani Padmavati, the queen of Ratan Singh into an extra marital relationship. This motive of Khilji said to have resulted in the jauhar of Chittorgarh women, which was led by Rani Padmavati.

Prominent for: History, Architecture

Location: Chittor Fort Road, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001

Chittor Fort Timings: 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Entry Fees: Indian- INR 10                                                                                                                     Foreigner- INR 100

Tips: Beware of the monkeys. Keep your belongings properly or they may snatch it away from you.

 

 

6. Amber Fort and Palace

Rajasthan

Constructed in 1592, Amber fort is one of the most popular tourist destination of Rajasthan. Built by the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army Raja Man Singh, Amber fort is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Set amidst the hill of Cheelka Teela and overlooking the Maota Lake, Amber Fort is built with red sandstone and marble. It has 4 courtyards and many other buildings within these courtyards such as Lion Gate, Sukh Magal, Tripola Gate and many more. This complex was used as the main entrance of the Rajput Maharajas for a long period of time. This fort is always known for its rich history which involved bloodshed and treachery.

Prominent for: History, Photography

Location: Delhi Road, Amber City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Amber Fort Timings: 09:30 AM to  04:30 PM

Entry Fees: Indian- INR 100                                                                                                                   Foreigners- INR 550

Tips: Its a vast complex and walking around is the only way to enjoy and feel its beauty. So make sure you carry your important stuffs.

 

 

7. Nahargarh Fort

Rajasthan

Built in 1734, Nahargarh Fort is one of the many countless places and beautiful historic buildings that speaks about the rich history of the state. Located on one of the oldest hill of Aravalli, Nahargarh Fort used to form an important defense ring for the city. The fort comprises of many buildings and structures. Mahavendra Bhavan is a magnificent hall designed with intricate morals and stucco work. ‘Nahargarh Biological Park’ is another attraction of the Nahargarh Fort.

Prominent for: History, Culture

Location: Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Nahargarh Fort Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Entry fees: Indian- INR 50                                                                                                                  Foreigner- INR 200

Tips: Nahargarh is an extensive fort and walking around can be tiresome. So, make sure you carry some packed food and water bottles.

 

 

Also Read: Best places to visit in Delhi


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