Magic overflows while travelling
through Rajasthan, the whole shebang here is awe-inspiringly charming,
majestic and engaging. The great legend lies in its colossal forts, the
mighty and stalwart thick walls represents the unconquered regime of Rajput
The rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan exhibits its treasures from its
architectural marvel. Showcasing sovereignty from its majestic and regal
possessions, Rajasthan is a city of culture, colors and glitter. The
majestic allures of Rajasthan trip makes it the most desiring tourist
destination in the world.
Rajasthan's majestic forts reveal the history of glorious
Jaigarh Fort (Jaipur)
Jaigarh means a `Victory Fort' that was constructed between the 15th and
the 18th century and lies 15 km from Jaipur amidst rocky terrain, its
forbidding stone ramparts are visible from the Jaipur town. A steep road
goes up to the main gate, the Dungar Darwaza, from where the view is just
The Jaigarh fort is the one of the most colossal fort perched on the
hilltop gives the most magnificent view of the Jaipur City down.
Used as a military setup of medieval India is preserved in a perfect
condition housing some of the marvelous palaces, a granary, a well-planned
cannon factory, several temples, a beautiful tower and above all a grand
cannon-the Jai Ban, which is the biggest cannon in the world. Jaigarh Fort
also displays a collection of canons, many of which are remarkably used in
the battle with Mughals led by the Rajput King, Raja Man Singh.
Amber Fort (Jaipur)
Amber Fort is situated about 11 km from Jaipur and is one of the ancient
forts of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber.
Amber Fort depicts a perfect amalgamation of Hindu and Mughal architecture
brilliance. Nestling on the hilltop, the fort showcased some unique work of
delicate glass mirrors on the walls and ceiling that reflect the golden rays
of the sun all over the premises. The fascinating royal elephant ride up to
the fort is quite tempting and a real attraction for the tourist.
Visiting timings are 0900-1630hrs.
Nahargarh Fort (Jaipur)
Nahargarh lies at a distance of 15 km. from the center of Jaipur is the
most magnificent castle crowning on the Nahargarh Hills at a height of 600ft
above the sea level. Sawai Raja Jai Singh the maharaja of Jaipur constructed
the fort in 1734. The colossal walls of the fort surrounds the magnificent
structures like Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan. It also offers some
captivating views of the Man Sagar Lake and the city below.
Timing 10.00 to 16.00 hr.
Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur)
Mehrangarh fort is one of the most poignant and impregnable structures of
India perched on the hilly terrain of Aravali Ranges at a height of 125m.
The charm and the eminence of many royal palaces in the fort speak epic of
red sandstone. The fort was constructed by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD.
The fort can be accessed by 4 gateways through the turning road of the
hills. The fort housed some of the marvelous palaces with remarkably
engraved array and pergola windows or balconies. Some of the magnificent
specimens are the Moti Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh
Khana and the Daulat Khana. The palaces also have some unique collections of
paraphernalia of Indian royalty.
The most striking feature of the fort is 'Lohapol' the iron gate with a
moving souvenir on palm print of the royal ladies and the maharanis of
Maharaja Man Singh who set ablaze themselves on his funeral in an act of
sati (self-immolation). The palm marks are covered by cerise paste and
paper-thin silver foil still magnetizes visitors from all over the world.
The fort lies at 64 km north of Udaipur in the back city amidst the woods
of the town. Kumbhalgarh is the second most significant fortification after
Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. Rana Kumbha built the fort on the hilltop
of the Aravali Ranges in the 15th century. Because of its un approachability
and venomous terrene the fort had stayed un-conquered. The striking feature
of the fort is its huge flat wall extends about 36 km and is wide enough to
take 8 horses aligned.
Chittorgarh Fort (Udaipur)
The fort is a gigantic castle with a 1 km curved way approaching to it. The
7 huge gates of the fort opens up in this grand road leading to the main
gate Rampol also known as the 'Gate of Ram'. The main gate is Surajpol also
called the ' Sun Gate'. According to the legend the foundation of the fort
was started by Bhim a Pandav hero of mythological epic Mahabharata. The fort
also treasures some unique artifacts that were carried by Akbar and placed
them in his capital.
The unconquerable fortress which has never been conquered by any one, was
built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, one of the most distinguished generals
in the army of Emperor Akbar. There are some beautiful palaces like Anup
Mahal, Ganga Niwas and Rang Mahal also know as the palace of pleasure. The
Har Mandir is the majestic temple for the royal family for worshipping their
gods and goddesses. The premises also house a museum, which is an array of a
rich collection .
Timings 10 AM 4.30 PM.
There is an entry fees for Museum and for the still and Video Camera.
Taragarh Fort (Ajmer)
The fort is a massive castle stand in pride to guard the entire city. The
fort is festooned by 6 gates and also has Miran Saheb ki Dargha who was the
executive head of a state and was killed in the battle. It gives a panoramic
view of the city situated in Nagpahari of Aravali ranges, this fort has
immense archaeological and historical importance.
Jaisalmer Fort (Jaisalmer Fort)
The fort is also known as Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort that merges with
the golden hues of the desert ambience and the sparking rays of the sun
giving it a fairy tale appreance.
Almost one fourth of modern Jaisalmer is situated inside the defense
boundaries of the fort, crowning over Trikuta Hill at a height of 250 feet.
The fort is accomplished with many ravishing havelis, erotic Jain Temples of
the 12th-15th century AD and 5 royal palaces. The palaces have elegant
craftsmanship of lattice (jaali) work and artistic windows (jharokhas). The
fort also has 4 gateways-Akhaiyal,Ganesh Pol,Suraj Pol and Hava Pol.