The cities are amazingly beautiful and could lure even the most discerning
travelers. Rajasthan has a rich history that every roadside village has, the
tales of valor and sacrifice. Each city is beautifully designed and have
something for every kind of traveler.
The Cities of Color!
Popularly known as the pink city, Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is
a walled city with 7 gates. The city is surrounded by rugged hills with
forts and palaces that adorns the city. Founded in 1727 by Maharajah Jai
Singh II, the city of Jaipur was planned according to Shilpa Sastra. Jaipur
was built by a Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya. The city is laid
out with 6 rectangular sections with broad roads and spacious bazaars. The
major attractions are City palace, Hawa Mahal and Amber fort.
130 kms west from Jaipur, Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravali hills and
located in the heart of Rajasthan. The city was incepted in 7th century by
Ajai pal Chauhan and named Ajaimeru- the invincible hill, Ajmer is today a
very important pilgrimage center for the Muslims. The prime tourist
attraction in Ajmer are Dargah Khwaja Sahib, Adhai din ka Jhonpra, Narsiyan
Jain temple, Taragarh Fort, The Museum, Mayo.
College, Foy Sagar. Bikaner
Bikaner is another royal walled city built in 1486 AD. It was a major trade
centre as it was on the way of the ancient caravan route which linked
central Asia and North India with the Gujarat seaports. The master craftsmen
of Bikaner have perfected the art of gold work on camel hide which is done
else. Bikaner is a true desert country and situated directly on the ancient
caravan routes which linked West/Central asia and North India with the
seaports of Gujrat, making Bikaner a flourishing trade center in the
medieval period. The town still preserves the aura of medieval times.
Situated in the state of Rajasthan, the word Udaipur literally means the
'City of Sunrise'. The city endorses manifold attractions like imposing
marble palaces, enchanting blue lakes, green gardens, and old temples. The
city also endorses lakes and palaces hence it is often known as the 'City of
Lakes and Palaces'. The major attractions in Udaipur are City Palace, The
Suraj Gokhada, Jagdish Temple, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir, Saheliyon-ki-Bari,
Pratap Memorial, Fateh Sagar, Pichhola Lake, Ahar, Sajjan Garh and Gulab
Founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs,
Jodhpur was once the capital of Mewar. Jodhpur is now the second largest
city of Rajasthan boosting several graceful palaces, forts and temples. The
city brings alive the historic splendor, exquisite handicraft, folk dances
music and the bright costumes of the people lend a romantic aura to the
city. The prime attractions of the place are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada,
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Girdikot and Sardar Market, Museum.
About 150 miles from Jaipur, Chittorgarh became the first capital of the
royal house of Mewar, in the early thirteenth century. In 1303 the
Chittaurgarh fort was attacked by Alaudding Khilji, the sultan of Delhi,
reputed to be interested in claiming the beautiful Rajput princess as his
Forts and Palaces
The Royal splendor of Rajasthan!!
Forts and Palaces forms an indispensable part of Rajasthan. The land boost
innumerable number of forts.
Amber fort (Jaipur)
Situated 11 km from Jaipur, Amber Fort was once the ancient capital of
Jaipur State. The construction of the fort was initially started by Raja Man
Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army, in 1592. The fort was later
extended and completed by the Jai Singhs before they move to Jaipur.
Meharangarh Fort (Jodhpur)
Situated in Jodhpur, the fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 when he
shifted his capital from Mandore. The fort is perched about 400-ft above the
city and has 68-ft wide and 117-ft high walls. Rao Jodha Singh from 1459
onwards constructed the palaces within the fort area. The part of palace and
buildings inside the fort complex is converted into a museum- Mehrangarh
museum. The Moti Mahal has stained glass windows that create a colorful
mosaic with the play of light and shade. Chandan Mahal, Darbar Takhat or
Throne Room, Rang Mahal and Umaid Vilas are the major attractions for
Chittaurgarh fort (Chittaurgarh)
It is believed that the fort was constructed by mori rulers in the 7th
century. The fort is situated above 180 meter high hill and covers 700 acres
.Tablets and chattris lie between several monumental gates.
Jaisalmer Fort ( Jaisalmer)
Built in 1156 A.D. by Rawal Jailsal, the Fort is popularly known as Sonar
Qila and is perched on a the 80-m-high Trikuta Hill. About a fourth of the
old city's population resides within the fort walls. The magnanimous fort
has 99 bastions around its circumference. The fort also boost a group of
five Jain Temples within the fort built between the 12th and 15th centuries.
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