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Top 9 Heritage Sites in Rajasthan

Tripiwiki : 25 Sep 2021
Rajasthan, meaning "Land of the Kings", is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Western India. The vast sand dunes of the Thar Desert attract millions of tourists from around the globe every year. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destinations of many tourists. Rajasthan is known for its historical hill forts & palaces, it is claimed as the best place for tourism-related to palaces.

Following are the Top 9 Heritage Sites in Rajasthan

Chittorgarh Fort, Chittaur Fort, Chittorgarh (1 out of 9 places to visit in Chittorgarh)

The Chittaur Fort or Chittorgarh Fort is a one of the largest forts of india located in Chittorgarh city of Rajasthan, India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Its origins are traced to the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is said that Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers, built the fort. Standing on 180 meters high hill, the fort covers an area of 700 Acres. Has a one-mile-long twisty road leading to it with seven gateways guarded by a watch tower and iron-spiked doors. While only 22 of the original 84 bodies of water within the fort still exist. Apart from Padmini and Rawal Ratan Singh’s palaces, Chittor Fort houses intricately carved Jain temples, ornamental pillars, Gaumukh reservoir, considered sacred by the locals and Meerabai’s temple where she worshipped lord Krishna. Chittorgarh Fort is located at approx 123km from Udaipur, 314km form state capital Jaipur, 463km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 489km from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, 361km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Hawa Mahal, Palace Of The Winds, Jaipur (2 out of 9 places to visit in Jaipur)

Hawa Mahal or Palace Of The Winds is a beautiful five-storey palace located in the heart of Jaipur city of Rajasthan, India. Hawa Mahal is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city and it was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or women's chambers. The mahal has a total of 953 small casements each with small lattice worked pink window, balconies and arched roofs with hanging cornices. This allows cool breeze blow through the mahal and keep it cool and airy in summer. Jaipur is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

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Jaipur

Jaipur, Pink City, Jaipur (3 out of 9 places to visit in Jaipur)

Jaipur is and beautiful historic capital city and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It's also referred as Pink City due to the distinct color of its buildings and is an is a major tourist attraction in Rajastan, India. Jaipur is home to many hostoric forts, Places and Lakes. Jaipur’s major monuments are Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall (Central Museum), Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Jaipur is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

Jaisalmer Fort, Golden Fort or Sone ka Quil, Jaisalmer (4 out of 9 places to visit in Jaisalmer)

Jaisalmer Fort is a one such amazing site, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the historic city of Jaisalmer, in Rajasthan, India. The fort is also known as the Golden Fort, Sonar Quila or Sone ka Quila as the fort appears like a golden structure when seen from a distance. Jaisalmer fort is the most popular landmark of Jaisalmer city. Unlike other forts of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer fort houses museum, shops, restaurants, residential accommodations, hotels, etc. Jaisalmer Fort is located at approx 282km from Jodhpur, 559km from state capital Jaipur, 761km from New Delhi.

Jantar Mantar Observatory Jaipur (5 out of 9 places to visit in Jaipur)

The Jantar Mantar an architectural astronomical instruments is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The observatories, or "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. There are five Jantar Mantars in India, of which the largest is in Jaipur which features many instruments along with the world's largest stone sundial. The Observatory in Jaipur is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide, yet remain largely unknown to the general public. Jantar Mantar is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

Kumbhalgarh Fort (6 out of 9 places to visit in Rajsamand)

Kumbhalgarh fort is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan, India. Fort loacted on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills is a UNESCO World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The mighty fort is 3600 ft tall and 38km long that surrounds the area of Udaipur district and hence it is claimed to be the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. The fort that has seven fortified gateways and a number of Jain temples within it , along with the Lakhola Tank which is the most famous tank inside the fort that was constructed by Rana Lakha. The fort consists of a number of Hindu temples and Jain temples that indicate the religious tolerance of the rulers and how they patronized the Jains and encouraged their culture in the kingdom. Kumbhalgarh Fort is located at approx 102km from Udaipur, 173km from Jodhpur, 344km from state capital Jaipur, 289km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 563km from Surat, 601km from New Delhi.

Neemrana Fort Palace (7 out of 9 places to visit in Alwar )

Neemrana is an ancient historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. Neemrana Fort Palace takes a lot of pride in being a premier heritage hotel of Rajasthan as also a unique hotel of India. Neemrana Fort-Palace, a resort near Delhi, has 72 mahals and offers a vibrant site for weekend getaways, feasts, celebrations, and conferences.This awe-inspiring heritage hotel near Delhi Jaipur highway is a perfect destination for your regal vacation in Jaipur. Neemrana Fort Palace is located at approx 116km from New Delhi, 225km from Ag, ra, Uttar Pradesh, 149km from state capital Jaipur.

Udaipur (8 out of 9 places to visit in Udaipur)

Udaipur, the city of lakes is located on the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, India. City also known as the Venice of the east. Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1568 after his citadel Chittorgarh was sacked by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World. Though termed as the city of lakes, Udaipur has many more attractions that catch the attention of the tourists with their charm. The city boasts of various museums, palaces, gardens, monuments and colourful festivals that allure tourists to visit the city for once. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur (9 out of 9 places to visit in Jodhpur)

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world's largest private residences. One of the largest royal residences in the world, the golden-yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace is a monument to Jodhpur's gallantry and romance. The palace has 347 rooms, which were occupied by the royal family of Jodhpur royals in the past, a part of this palace is a heritage hotel today which is managed by Taj Hotels and is one of the best luxury hotels in India. The palace consists of a throne chamber, a private meeting hall, a Durbar Hall to meet the public, a vaulted banquet hall, private dining halls, a ballroom, a library, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a billiards room, four tennis courts, two marble squash courts, and long passages. Umaid Bhawan Palace is located at approx 331km from state capital Jaipur, 252km from Udaipur, 587km from New Delhi.


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