5 Most Beautiful Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan

Top 5 Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan

If there is one place in India that has a royal magnificence extremely infused in every aspect of life, it is none other than Rajasthan. The countless Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan speak of the bravery and courage of the fearsome Rajputs, beautiful architectural marvels, and some of the greatest romances and sacrifices of all times. Each of these ceremonious Forts and Palaces has its own unique story to tell. But Rajasthan is not only famous for its extreme royal forts but also its lakes, beautiful temples, colorful fairs, spicy food, and Festivals.

Here we are providing you with the 5 most amazingly built forts and palaces of Rajasthan:

1) Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort popularly known as ‘Sonar Quila’ or Golden Fort, is one of the grandest forts in Rajasthan. It was built by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD and has seen many historical battles. The Jaisalmer Fort includes many palaces, temples, and residential complexes. The beauty of this fort is its architecture and amid sunrise and sunset, the sun’s rays fall on the golden castle that puts on various shades of gold, which is a sight to gaze upon.

2) Amber Fort

The breathtakingly beautiful hillocks of the Aravallis, the Amber Fort is a glorious example of Rajput architectural culture is situated in the town of Amer, Jaipur. This 16th-century wonder was built by Raja Man Singh I of the Kachwaha clan. It was built using red sandstone. The most beautiful things of Amber Fort are the Sheesh Mahal, which is entirely built of glass, and the Diwan-I-Am and Diwan-I-Khas, which feature bold artworks that are pleasant to see. There is also a Shila Devi Temple, within the fort complex, which attracts a large number of tourists daily.

3) Lake Palace

Lake palace was built between 1743-1746, during the reign of Maharaja Jagat Singh II, the palace is situated in Udaipur. This palace was built to serve as a summer retreat for the royal family. Its interiors like floors are a classic monochrome, its walls are painted with beautiful and bright colors. In 1971, the Lake Palace was attained by the Taj Hotels, and now it became one of the most romantic destinations among newlyweds who come here to enjoy their honeymoon. Films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Octopussy were shooted in this palace.

4) Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace of Jaipur was built in 1835 as a garden house. Later, it was modified into a hunting retreat by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh. The Rambagh Palace is known for its beautiful interiors and luxurious gardens. Currently, it is managed and run by the Taj Group of Hotels and holds the reputation of being one of the finest and best luxury hotels in the World.

5) Neemrana Fort Palace

Neemrana Fort is located on a high hillock in Alwar, Rajasthan. It was built by Raja Dup Raj in 1467 and later it turned into a heritage hotel in 1986. This Palace offers a magnificent view of the city of Alwar. It is almost 550 years old and is popular for its spectacular sunsets. The place is lauded with beautifully designed hallways, gardens, and courtyards, which portray one of the luxurious lifestyles of the Rajputana families.

What are you waiting for? Book your tickets, pack your luggage and visit these beautiful places.

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