Rajasthan, Means, ‘Land of the Kings’. True to its name, the place stands as a symbol of Palaces, Forts, Sand and Desert, Fair, Festival, Food and culture.
Let us take a look on the top 10 attractions that you must see in Rajasthan.
1. Umaid Bhavan, Jodhpur
This is one of the world’s largest private residences. Spread over 26 acres, it comprises of 347 rooms. While part of the palace is still occupied by the royal family,
Some part of it serves as a museum and heritage hotel, pampering guests with exquisite delights. The building of this palace has an interesting tale behind. Some needy people, approached Maharaja Umaid Singh, who generously commissioned a new palace, just to give employment to the needy people.
2. Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Hawa Mahal means ‘Palace of Winds’ and is a not-to-miss tourist place in Jai pur. True to its name, it has 953 windows to provide ventilation and allow Royal ladies to take a look of the city without being seen.
3. Amber Palace
It is one of the most visited tourist destinations of this state. Situated on a high hill this beautiful palace can be reached by taking an elephant ride from the bottom of the hill. The reflection of the fort in the pretty Maota Lake, provides beautiful double image and makes it look like a magic castle in a fairyland.
4. Jal Mahal Jaipur
The Jal Mahal Palace is considered as an absolute beauty constructed in the Rajput and Mughal style architecture. As its names states the palace is a water palace that is situated in the midst of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake.
5. Sonar Killa Jaisalmer
This Fort has is built of massive yellow sandstone walls, that compliments the golden stretches of sands and fades to honey gold and camouflages in the desert. Because of it’s gold like appearance, this fort is also known as Sonar Killa or Golden Fort.
6. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
This is one of the largest, most impressive and best preserved forts in India. It stands a hundred feet on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the sky line of Jodhpur
7. Chittorgarh Fort. Chittor
One of the oldest forts in India, which was built in the 7th century during the Mauryan period, this Fort is, yet another magnificent architecture, that arrests the eyes of travelers from all over the world.
8. Mount Abu
Being the only hill station, in this desert state, it has been a popular retreat for the residents as a place away from the scorching desert heat and definitely deserves a visit.
Pushkar is a 2000 year old city and is world famous for “The Camel Fair” which happens in the month of November. During the period, the population of the city rises from 15,000 to 500,000. The Brahma Temple which is said to be the only temple for Brahma (Lord of Creation) in entire India. Pushkar Lake is a holy lake for Hindus. It is believed that having a holy dip here is equivalent to doing meditation and prayer for a hundred years.
10. Ranthambore National Park
This park is a heaven for wildlife enthusiast. It houses various wild species like tiger, leopards, hyenas, sambhar, jackals and over 260 species of birds.