The land of Rajasthan is known as the land of kings which was ruled by the several dynasties and emperors who built their forts and palaces for their living purpose and protection. Most of these forts and palaces are built during the medieval period of Indian history that has become epitome and one of the most-visited destinations of Rajasthan tourisms in particular and Indian tourism in general. Not only this, some of the forts and palaces of Rajasthan are converted into the heritage hotels.
Forts of Rajasthan
Some of the famous forts of Rajasthan are as under: Chittaurgarh Fort is one of the prominent forts of Rajasthan spread over 5 Kms from north to south; Kumbhalgarh Fort is the principal fortification laying 90 Kms north-west of Udaipur and encompassed by a 36 Kms long wall; Jaisalmer Fort of Jaisalmer is famous for 99 bastions around its circumference; Junagarh Fort of Bikaner is famous for several palaces; Taragarh Fort of Bundi is famous for marvelous white fort; Taragarh Fort of Kota is famous for its impressive gateway; Junagarh Fort of Bikaner is popular for its 37 palaces and many temples and pavilions; Chittorgarh Fort is famous various palaces; Amber Fort near Jaipur is famous as the grand fort of Rajasthan; Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is popular for its Mehrangarh Museum and heritage monument; Jaigarh Fort of Jaipur is popular as Fort of Victory; Golden Fort or Sonar Kila of Jaisalmer is for its locations on Trikuta Hill.
Architectural heritage of Rajasthan is reflected in its forts and palaces spread throughout Rajasthan. Some of the famous palaces of Rajasthan are City Palace of Jaipur, City Palace of Udaipur, Lake Palace of Udaipur, City Palace or Vinay Vilas Mahal of Alwar, The Taragarh Palace of Bundi, Padminiís Palace of Chittorgarh, Fateh Prakash Palace of Chittorgarh, Rana Kumbha Palace of Chittorgarh, Lalgarh Palace of Bikaner, Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur, Jag Niwas Palace of Udaipur, Nathmal-ki-Haveli of Jaisalmer, Patwon-ki-Haveli of Jaisalmer etc.