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7 Must-Visit Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan


India  •  17 Sept, 2023  •  47,608 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Rajasthan, India's desert jewel, has always been a land of majesty and grandeur. Known for its historic tales, warrior legacies, and magnificent architectural marvels, the state is sprinkled with forts and palaces that are a testament to its regal past. If you're a history buff, a lover of architecture, or someone seeking the essence of Rajputana glory, here's a list of seven must-visit forts and palaces in Rajasthan:

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Amber Fort, Jaipur

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Highlight: The Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace)
Situated atop a hill in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, Amber Fort offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and lakes. Constructed in red sandstone and marble, the fort showcases a blend of Hindu and Rajput styles. The Sheesh Mahal, a hall adorned with thousands of mirror tiles, is its most renowned chamber. When a single candle is lit, the entire room illuminates, mirroring the sparkling stars in the night sky.

City Palace, Udaipur

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Highlight: Peacock Square
Overlooking Lake Pichola, Udaipur’s City Palace is an intricate complex of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms, and hanging gardens. The Peacock Square, with its detailed mosaics of peacocks, represents the seasons and is a prime attraction. Built throughout several generations, the grandeur of the palace stands as a testament to the legacy of the Mewar dynasty, offering visitors a chance to step back into the rich tapestry of Rajasthan's royal history.

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

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Highlight: Impenetrable Fortifications
Rising above the blue city of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort stands as one of the largest forts in India. The fort's massive walls, which appear almost impenetrable, house a series of courtyards and palaces. The museum inside the fort showcases royal palanquins, instruments, costumes, and furniture. The views of Jodhpur’s blue houses from the top are simply mesmerizing.

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