Rajasthan, the Land of Wonders, has several renowned forts, palaces, temples and havelis depicting the rich historical legacy of the state which is one of the reasons that made the land one of the most sought after holiday destinations in India for tourists from across the world. Many of these imposing monuments are magnificently built with different architectural style. Visitors can find pure Rajput style, Hindu style, Mughal style and in some a mixture of both Hindu as well as Mughal architectural style. The true joy and experience of one’s tour to Rajasthan comes when one visits these monuments. Visitors’ dream tour to Rajasthan will be a satisfied one only when one witnesses all these historical Monuments in Rajasthan.
There are several places in Rajasthan that houses the prime attractions of India which draws tourists from all over the world throughout the year. The land is widely known also for its rich culture, breathtaking lakes, exotic wildlife, shimmering deserts and colors of the people and cities besides historical monuments. Every city of Rajasthan is beautiful and magnificent in its own ways and is worth visiting. But cities such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Ajmer and Chittorgarh are some of the famous ones, to be in particular, which houses major monument attractions in Rajasthan. For convenience of interested tourists, I made a mention here some of the famous monuments which attract most tourists and which one should not miss when on the tour to Rajasthan.
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan which is also called the Pink City, has several worlds’ finest architectural monuments. Of these, City Palace, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Birla Temple and Rambagh Palace are some of the notable ones. The famous City Palace is spread over one-seventh of the area of the walled city, and a part of it is still serves as a royal residence. Here visitors can enjoy the majestic Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Hawa Mahal is a multi-layered palace with beehive structure and the use of red and pink sandstones outlined with white borders and motifs are just amazing. Jantar Mantar is another which is marvel in itself.
The City of Lakes Udaipur is famous for its City Palace, Lake Palace and Kumbhalgarh Fort when it talks about monuments. The City Palace, standing on the shore of Lake Pichola is made up of stunning pavilions, terraces, corridors and hanging gardens with several attractions that can thrill one’s visit. The Lake Palace, which is located in the scenic waters of the Pichola Lake and is now a luxury heritage hotel, is one of the most romantic holiday spots in the world.
Mehrangarh Fort, Rohetgarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace are some of the popular historical monuments in Jodhpur. Umaid Bhawan Palace is made of a kind of sandstone which does not at all get weathered. Today, part of the palace is converted into a world class hotel and a museum where tourists can enjoy the comforts of a royal stay.
Junagarh Fort and Lalgarh Palace are two popular magnificently built historical monuments which are recommended a must visit when on the travel spree to Rajasthan.
Golden Fort, Manak Chowk, Jain Temple, Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Salim-Ki-Haveli and Desert National Park are some famous monuments that visitors should not miss when visit to Jaisalmer city. Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli has two similar wings facing opposite each other guarded by elephants made of yellow sandstones. Patwon-Ki-Haveli has a beautiful latticed façade and Salim Singh-ki-Haveli has an arched roof held up by well-excluded brackets shaped like peacock.
Visitors when on a visit to Ajmer city can get thrilled with the sight of the majestically built Kishangarh Fort, Ajmer Dargah Sharif and many others.
Palace of Padmini, Chittorgarh Fort and Vijay Stambh called as the Victory Tower are some of the worth visiting monuments in Chittorgarh city. Vijay Stambh is a nine-storeyed 37 metres high structure built by Maharaja Kumbha in commemoration of his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440.