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Rajasthan's Regal Edifices: 6 Iconic Must-Visits


India  •  7 Aug, 2023  •  2,672 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Rajasthan, the land of maharajas and timeless traditions, stands tall with its majestic forts and palaces. Each structure tells tales of heroism, romance, and architectural brilliance. Draped in history and adorned with royal grandeur, these forts and palaces are a testament to Rajasthan’s rich cultural heritage in India. Let’s journey through seven of the most iconic forts and palaces in this regal state.

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Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort Skip-the-Line tickets & guide 2023 - Jaipur - Viator
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Perched atop a hill in Jaipur, the Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I in the late 16th century. Its red sandstone and marble structures, coupled with the mesmerizing Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), create an ambience of opulence. A popular way to enter the fort is on the back of a decorated elephant, reminiscent of royal processions.

City Palace, Udaipur

The City Palace Museum, Udaipur
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Overlooking the pristine Lake Pichola, the City Palace in Udaipur is a sprawling complex that exudes magnificence. Built by Maharana Udai Singh II, its balconies, cupolas, and towers give a panoramic view of the city and lake. The palace museum showcases royal artefacts, from weaponry to artwork.

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

2023 Full Day City Tour of Jodhpur visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
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Dominating the skyline of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort stands as a symbol of Rajasthan's gallant past. Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort's towering walls have protected it from invasion for centuries. Inside, intricately designed palanquins, musical instruments, and regal rooms narrate tales of bygone eras.

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