PRIME ATTRACTIONS IN RAJASTHAN
is rich in architecture and is a delight for all kinds of tourists with its
sandy dunes, mighty forts, lush blossoming gardens, shimmering lakes and
outstanding monuments. The medieval zeal of honor among the Rajputs rings true
in Chittorgarh Fort, men and women alike, while the romantic reverie hovers over
the island palaces of Lake Pichola. One can almost see the shy royal ladies
chuckling to see the royal procession on the roads of Jaipur, unseen and safe
behind the screens of Hawa Mahal. The religious fervor of the staunch devotees
at Dargah Sharief at Ajmer and Shrinath ji at Nathdwara is no less than the
grandeur of City Palace of Jaipur and astronomical wonders of Jantar Mantar. We
present here a list of the top favorite tourists' places that are not worth a
miss in this land of wonders:
Albert Hall Museum -
Positioned amidst the gardens of Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, this museum has an
assortment of rare articles on its display including textiles, carpets,
paintings, metal and wood crafts, pottery, arms and weapons.
Raja Man Singh built Amer Palace in 16th century. It is a mesmerizing blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Rajputs made use of the Amber Fort from the 16th century up to the foundation of Jaipur in
1727 both for defense purpose as well as the residential purposes.
Situated in the capital of Rajasthan, the City Palace of Jaipur or the chief palace is a titillating fusion of conventional Rajasthan and Mughal
architecture. The gigantic palace complex engages one seventh of the walled city
Chittorgarh Fort :
The Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed three bloody sieges and 'jauhars' (a Rajput
tradition in which royal maidens and ladies immolate themselves in the fire to
save their honor from the cruel hands of the enemy, when there is no chance of
defeating the enemy).
Dargah Sharif :
'Dargah Sharif' or 'Holy Dargah' is one of the most sacred Muslim shrines in the country. Venerated by both Hindus and Muslims, it is the tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia and devoted his life to the service and upliftment
of the poor and downtrodden.
Fateh Sagar Lake
The pretty Fateh Sagar Lake of Udaipur is located to the north of Lake Pichola was originally built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh as a medium-sized perennial storage reservoir. Surrounded by holls on three sides and Pratap
Memorial on the fourth, it presents captivating scenery.
Havelis of Jaisalmer
The beautiful sandstone mansions of Jaisalmer's wealthy merchants are known as 'havelis'.
Their elaborate homes are a poem etched out in sandstone with infinite details
and pains, carved and pieced together in different patterns, and though they are
lavish and loud in nature.
Maharaja Udai Singh did not underestimate the panoramic beauty of Lake Pichola surrounded by beautiful hills when he chose to widen it. Later Maharaja Jagjit Singh conceptualized the two beautiful island palaces in the middle of the lake, now, known as Jag Niwas (the much-renowned Lake Palace) and Jag Mandir
that adds to the shimmering beauty of the lake.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
The famine had struck the arid and barren land of Jodhpur and farmers were dying of hunger as their lands yielded nothing and they had no money to buy food. It was then, when like a judicious king, Maharaja Umaid
Singh of Jodhpur undertook the construction of this magnificent building as a
famine relief project to provide employment and a regular source of income to