Amer Fort Jaipur- Rajasthan
The colourful state of Rajasthan has so much to offer
to a visiting tourist that even a considerable time period seems to
float away like a second. The landscape, wildlife and festivals, all
have an irresistible charm that draw tourists like a magnet. Infact,
the people of the state itself are extremely spirited lot who love to
live their life to fullest despite the hardships they have to
encounter in their day to day routine.
Irrespective of all this, the forts and palaces of Rajasthan have their own distinct place. Actually, it will not be wrong to state that the name 'Rajasthan' itself invokes images of indomitable forts and elegant palaces in the mind of tourists. These forts and palaces have become a sort of symbol for Rajasthan. The impressive structures, meant to serve the defensive as well as the dwelling and official purposes of the ruling clan, are spread throughout the state and remind tourists of the rich Rajputana lifestyle - laced with courage, passion, romance, sacrifice and love for art & architecture.
Many of these forts and palaces date back to the time when the city itself was founded while many others were built subsequently. And as for the foundation of the city was considered, it was not really an unusual task for the Maharajas. History of Rajasthan is replete with incidents of how and why these Maharajas opted out of their hometown and built forts and palaces in remote or strategic destinations.
Today, every region of Rajasthan boasts of atleast one formidable fort and a beautiful palace. These fort and palace give the region a distinct identity of its own. Also, many of these forts and palaces have been converted into heritage hotels and museum which means that not only the remnants of royal era are on display, rather the royal lifestyle itself beckons tourists to experience its grandeur.
To conclude, no visit to Rajasthan is complete till the time the forts and palaces are explored in entirety. After all, they have so many interesting historical stories and mythical legends associated with them. A visit to these forts and palaces means a visit to the Rajasthan of the bygone era.
Narain Niwas Palace
Jai Mahal Palace
Umaid Bhavan Palace
Bhanwar Niwas Palace
Lal Garh Palace
City Palace, Udaipur
Udai Vilas Palace