Rajasthan Tourist Places

Welcome To Rajasthan Tour Travel

Rajasthan is most visited destination of North India. There are several allures like splendid forts, beautiful lakes, sand dunes of silvery sands, wildlife sanctuaries and colorful people and their festivities that draw tourists to Rajasthan all year round. From 6th century onwards, the region has been under the strong influence of Rajputs who have been known for their bravery and strict code of conduct.

City Palace, Jaisalmer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Amber Palace etc. some of the tourist places in Rajasthan. Brave exploits of Rajput rulers like Prithviraj Chauhan, Rana Sangha, Maharana Pratap have become the stuff of legends and folkores of Rajasthan. Visit Rajasthan tourist places at least once to explore the allures of this vibrant land.

  • Jantar Mantar
  • Jaisalmer
  • Hawa Mahal
  • Jaipur
  • City Palace Udaipur
  • Amber Palace
  • Umaid Bhawan
Jantar Mantar Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar literally means "Instruments & Formulas". It is a giant observatory situated adjacent to the City Palace in Jaipur. It was constructed by astronomer king Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1734.

It houses 14 solid geometrical instruments which were earlier used to trace the orbits of stars and other heavenly bodies, to measure time and to predict eclipses. Samrat Yantra, which is a large sundial is the most prominent instrument of Jantar Mantar which can measure local time up to the accuracy of 2 seconds even today.

Dhruva Yantra, Kranti Yantra, Raj Yantra and Chakra Yantra are other major instruments which calculate the position of zodiac signs and altitude of heavenly bodies. Jantar Mantar observatory was declared a national instrument in the 1948. Jantar Mantar is one of the famous tourist places in Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Golden Fort has four major gates which are a specimen of the craftsmanship and architectural splendor of the Rajput rulers. Akhai Pol is the most spectacular gate which was used as an entrance to the fort by the royal families.

Jaisalmer Fort was built in 1156 and measures 457 m in length and 229 m in breadth. It has 99 bastions some of which have cannons even today. This is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan and even today a substantial population of Jaisalmer city resides within the precincts of the fort.

Jaisalmer Fort is mounted on a triangular triple peaked Trikula hilltop and a peculiar gadget is hoisted on top of its ramparts which were used for weather forecasting. Jaislamer Fort has all the romance and suspense of a mystery story and presents an eye arresting view at full moon night just like Taj Mahal.

Hawa Mahal Jaipur Hawa Mahal Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Jaipur or "The Palace of Winds"is a major attraction of Jaipur. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.

Pyramid shaped façade of the fort has a massive honey comb like structure which is beautified with 953 jharokhas (niches) carved with intricate lattice work in pink sandstone. Small balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices provide a superb ventilation mechanism for the fort that keeps it cool during summers.

The fort was made for royal family ladies so that they could get the glimpses of street processions and festivities without themselves being visible to strangers. Hawa Mahal is a perfect blend of the Rajputana and Mogul architecture of its time.

City Palace Jaipur City Palace Jaipur

City Palace Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 15th century. Prominent buildings of the palace are Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Maharani's Palace, Mukut Mahal and Shri Govind Dev Temple. Mubarak Mahal, which now displays a costume gallery was built by Sawai Raja Madho Singh in 19th century to entertain the guests.

Diwan - e - Khas or the Hall of Private Audience houses two large sterling silver vessels which are believed to be the largest in the world.

Maharani's Palace has now been converted into a museum that showcases weaponry of 15th century while Diwan -e- Aam or the Hall of Public Audience has now been converted into an art gallery showcasing rare paintings of olden times. City Palace Jaipur is a souvenir to the grandeur of the regal past of Jaipur.

City Palace Udaipur City Palace Udaipur

City Palace Udaipur towers over the picturesque Pichola Lake. Entry to the palace is from a big gate called Hathi Pol or the Elephant Gate. Beautiful cupolas, balconies and towers surmount the palace through which you can have a majestic view of Lake Pichola.

Mor Chowk or the Peacock Square has vivid blue mosaic in glass and the Suraj Gokhada or the Balcony of Sun is the place from where Maharanas used to address the public especially during difficult times. The palace now houses a museum in which you can view the armory of the palace soldiers. Moti Mahal or Pearl Palace has beautiful mirror work on the walls and windows while Chini Mahal has ornamental tiles' work.

Rajya Angan or the Royal Courtyard is decorated with mirror tiles and beautiful paintings. City Palace Udaipur is a reflection of the splendor of Rajput rulers.

Amber Palace Amber Palace

Amber Palace is situated in Amber, 11 km from Jaipur on a hillside overlooking Maotha Lake. Construction of the palace was started in 1592 by Raja Man Singh I and it was finally completed in two centuries by the contribution of a series of Rajput rulers.

Diwan - e - Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir, Sukh Niwas, Diwan - I - Aam, Kali Temple and Shila Mata Temple are main attractions of the palace. Entrance to the palace is through Dil - e- Aaram Garden, which is laid out in traditional Mogul style.

Often referred as Amer Fort, its intricate carvings and splendid mirror work are a delight for the visitors and archeologists. Enjoy a royal elephant ride to Amber Palace to have full view of its grandeur and the nearby settlements.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace was designed by architect Henry Lanchester. Set amidst a sprawling 26 acres of lush greenery in Jodhpur, it is one of the largest residences of the world.

The palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh and has the fashionable Art Deco style of its times. Construction work for this 347 room palace continued for 15 years and it was finally completed in 1943.

Umaid Bhawan Palace is a blend of western and eastern architectures; its 105 ft cupola is influenced by Renaissance period architecture while the towers have influence of Rajasthani architecture. Intricate artwork of lavish interiors with gilt furniture is complemented by exotic murals which were crafted with Stefan Norbin, a Polish artist.

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