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Forts and Places of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a land of forts and palaces. Built on high hilltops, in the middle of enormous deserts, and on islands in lakes, the forts and palaces of Rajasthan India, showcase the architectural heritage of Rajasthan. Many of these Rajasthan forts and palaces look rugged and rough from their exteriors; the interiors take you to an altogether different world. Surprises are the second name of these architectural marvels, which are the Rajasthan forts and palaces spread throughout Rajasthan India.

Make sure while you are on a journey to the eternal land of Rajasthan to stay in any of these Rajasthan forts and palaces, as many of these places are again regaining their past glory. Popularly known as the Heritage Hotels, these places are a blend of the royal past and modern world, which you can see on tours to Rajasthan India

Taragarh Fort - Kota

Forts & Places of RajasthanLocated at a distance of around 39 km off Kota, Taragarh Fort was the home of a major princely state at the height of the Rajput heydays.

Junagadh Fort - Bikaner

Forts & Places of RajasthanThe fort is located in Bikaner. It is one of the finest of Rajput monuments. Raja Rai Singh, Akbar's contemporary started building Junagadh Fort in 1587.

Chittorgarh Fort - Chittorgarh

Forts & Places of RajasthanThe fort is on a 280-hectare site on the top of a 180-metre-high hill, which rises abruptly from the surrounding plain

Amber Fort - Near Jaipur

Forts & Places of RajasthanIt is situated 11 km from Jaipur. It was once the ancient capital of Jaipur State. Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army started the construction of the fortress palace was in 1592.

Jaigarh Fort - Jaipur

Forts & Places of RajasthanAlso known as the fort of victory, Jaigarh Fort is a rugged structure built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. It was the royal treasury for several years. The fort is perched on a cliff and is surrounded by huge battlements with inside walkways offering stunning views on all sides.

Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur

Forts & Places of RajasthanIt is situated in Jodhpur. Rao Jodha built the fort in 1459 when he shifted his capital from Mandore. The fort is situated about 400-ft above the city and has 68-ft wide and 117-ft high walls, which dominates the surrounding plain.

Golden fort or Sonar Kila - Jaisalmer

Forts & Places of RajasthanIt is situated in Jaisalmer. Bhatti Chief Jaisal laid the foundation of the fort in 1156 A.D on Trikuta hill. The fort is also called Sonar Kila or Golden Fort because it is made up of yellow sandstone and seems to ignite into a golden flame when scorched by the desert sun.

Amer Palace - Jaipur

Forts & Places of RajasthanThe Amer palace was built by the Kachhwajas when they rose in eminence and power under the Mughals. Man Singh I built it in a style to rival Mughal grandeur and opulence.

City Palace - Jaipur

Forts & Places of RajasthanFrom Amber, their former capital, the Kachhwaha of Rajputs of Rajasthan moved to Jaipur. The City Palace is the core of the royal residences in Jaipur. Each new Maharaja made his own additions to Sawai Jai Singh's original city palace.

City Palace - Udaipur

Forts & Places of RajasthanAs the hub of Udaipur the City Palace stands majestically on the hill guarded by crenellated fort walls. A riot of arches, domes, turrets, crenellations and chattris crown the steep fortress.




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