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Rajasthan Fort and Palaces

Fort Lake Palace

Rajasthan is the land of Forts and Palaces. These showcase the royal architectural heritage of the state and have now been converted into Heritage Hotels. Most have them are regaining their past glory.

The magnificent forts and palaces of Rajasthan showcase the rich architectural heritage of the state. A traveler will find forts and places spread throughout Rajasthan. Forts and palaces on hilltops, plains and even in middle of the lakes. Some of them may have rugged exteriors but the beautifully done interiors are mind boggling.

While traveling in Rajasthan, India make sure that you enjoy the pleasure of staying in one of these places that have been transformed into a Heritage Hotel. These Heritage Hotels are a mix of the regal past combined with the contemporary world.

Taragarh Fort - Bundi
The huge fort was built in 1354. Situated 39 kilometres off Kota, the view of the town from the fort is spectacular.

Junagadh Fort - Bikaner
Junagarh Fort in Bikaner is one of the finest example of Rajput architecture. During Akbar's reign, it was built by Raja Rai Singh in the year 1587. The fort houses in 37 palaces and several temples.

Chittorgarh Fort - Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh Fort is far famed for its heroic history. It is situated on a hill top rising abruptly from the plain that encompasses. The palatial structures housed in by the fort are worth-seeing.

Amber Fort - Near Jaipur
Also known as Amer Fort, Amber Fort is situated 11 kilometres off Jaipur. Formerly, the ancient capital of Jaipur, it was built in 1592. Enter the fort is through the splendid Singh Pol gateway riding on an elephant's back.

Jaigarh Fort - Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort was built by by Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1726. The museums, fortifications and the water storage system of the fort is worth watching. It is also known as the fort of victory.

Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur
Impressive Rajput history reflects through the interiors of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. It was built in 1459 and has never been conquered since then.

Golden fort or Sonar Kila - Jaisalmer
The Jaisalmer Fort was built by Raja Jaisal in 1156 A.D in yellow sandstone. It is for this reason that the fort is called Golden Fort. It is situated on the Trikuta Hill.

Amer Palace - Jaipur
The Amer palace was built by Maan Singh 1. It was built by the Kachhwajas in a style to beat the grandeur of the Mughal architecture.

City Palace - Jaipur
The City Palace in Jaipur is also a major landmark of the city. The royal families of Jaipur reside in the palace till date. The in-house museum is the major tourist attraction.

City Palace - Udaipur
The City Palace in Udaipur is a combination of the Chinese and European architectural elements. It was built in granite and marble by Maharaja Udai Singh. A series of domes and arches make the palace a fascinating sight.


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