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Top 7 Stunning Royal Palaces in Rajasthan

Tripiwiki : 19 Jan 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 7 Stunning Royal Palaces in Rajasthan

City Palace Udaipur (1 out of 7 places to visit in Udaipur)

City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex situated in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola and is most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur, Rajastan. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavor of heritage site. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

Hawa Mahal, Palace Of The Winds, Jaipur (2 out of 7 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.

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner Fort or Chintamani Mahal, Bikaner (3 out of 7 places to visit in Bikaner)

Junagarh Fort is one of the impressive forts in india, located in city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. The modern city of Bikaner has developed around the fort. The fort was called as Chintamani Mahal until early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. The palace complex houses some wonderful structures in its boundaries. Palaces in marble and red sandstone make up for a wonderful collection of kiosks, windows, balconies and courtyards that look stunning. Historical records reveal that despite the repeated attacks by enemies to capture the fort, it was not taken. Bikaner is located at approx 252km from Jodhpur, 335km from state capital Jaipur, 450km from New Delhi.

Lake Palace, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur (4 out of 7 places to visit in Udaipur)

Taj Lake Palace (formerly known as Jag Niwas) is a former summer palace of the royal dynasty of Mewar, now turned into a hotel. The Lake Palace is located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, India, and its natural foundation spans 4 acres. The Palace situated amidst the scenic Pichola Lake offers a heavenly view to the onlooker. The imposing Aravalli Hills on one side and soaring palaces on the other, make the perfect background to this beautiful Lake Palace. Udaipur is located at approx 396km from state capital Jaipur, 236km from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 379km from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 247km from Jodhpur.

Neemrana Fort Palace (5 out of 7 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.

Rambagh Palace (6 out of 7 places to visit in Jaipur)

Rambagh Palace is a royal guesthouse/hotel run by Taj located in historic city Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Rambagh Palace was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now a hotel which offers 78 stunningly restored grand luxury rooms and suites which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. Jaipur is located at approx 398 km from Udaipur, 236km from Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 255km from New Delhi.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur (7 out of 7 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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