Located about 11 km north of Mount Abu, Achalgarh Fort was originally built by the rulers of the Paramara dynasty. Later, Maharana Kumbha reconstructed and renamed it as Achalgarh in 1452 CE. The fort in ruins has two gates, namely Hanumanpol and Champapol. The fort has great historical as well as religious significance. The fort has a pond around, where three stone buffaloes are standing, Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, and Jain temples.
Acharya Tulsi Samadhi Sthal is located on Nokha Road at Gangashahar in Bikaner. Built in the memory of Acharya Tulsi of Terapanth Jain sect, the attraction receives a large no. of tourists and pilgrims from all over the world. The tourist place is best for those who wish to seek spirituality and peace during their vacations. Moreover, Jain devotees can avail of accommodation and food arrangements at the place.
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is a large and imposing monument in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Being the oldest surviving monument in the city, it is one of the oldest mosques in Ajmer. Initially, it was a Sanskrit college. Later, Qutub-ud-Din Aibak converted it into a mosque, following the orders of Mohammad Ghori. It is also said that the material used in the construction of the monument was sourced from demolished Jain and Hindu temples.
Up till the independence of the country, the structure served as a mosque. Later, it was turned over to the Jaipur circle of ASI (Archaeological Survey of India). It attracts a significant number of tourists, who view the monument as a fine example of Indian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jain architecture.
Established in October 1908, Ajmer Government Museum is located in Akbari Fort. Tourists can learn a lot about the history and culture of the region by visiting the museum as it contains different sections, namely crafts, industry, armory, arts, archaeology, etc. The museum also has sculptures of various gods and goddesses.
Named after the Prince of Whales-Albert Edward (later King Edward VII), this is the oldest Museum of the State of Rajasthan whose foundation stone was laid on 6th February 1876. It is situated in the Ram Nivas Garden and is a fusion of Indian and Saracenic architecture (also called Govt Central Museum). The building was made and designed by Sir Samuel Swinton in collaboration with Mir Tujumool Hoosein. The main attraction of this Museum is the Egyptian Mummy.
Maharaja Ram Singh previously wanted the building to make it a town hall but his successor, Madho Singh II, decided it to be a museum and included as part of the new Ram Nivas Garden.
It has various artifacts which include paintings, jewelry, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures and other works in crystals and also coins from different periods like Gupta, Kushan, Delhi Sultanate, Mughal and British.
Also referred to as Manjhi Ghat, Ambrai Ghat is the main ghat nestled near the waterfront of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. Located opposite the Gangaur Ghat, it is situated near the Jagdish Chowk area. The ghat is very famous for its strategic location near the lake. Moreover, it is surrounded by various hotels, including the Ambrai restaurant. Tourists can also have a beautiful view of the City Palace and its surrounding lakes from the ghat.
A magnificent fort with an area of 20194 square kilometers located 11 square kilometers from Jaipur on the high hill and built by the Meenas, the Amer fort og Jaipur is a principle tourist attraction of the capital city of Rajasthan. It was ruled by Raja Man Singh I and is known for it's artistic style elements. It's large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths overlooks the Lake Maota which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace.
It is constructed of red sandstone and marbles and is laid out on four level each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-I-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created to allow the winds to blow by cascading over the water within the palace. A temple dedicated to Shila Devi, goddess of the Chaitanya cult, is located at it's entrance.
It used to be known as Dhundar during the 11th to 16th century during which the fort was under the rule of Kachhwahas.
It was later built by Raja Man Singh, a Navratna of Emperor Akbar and further expanded and renovated by Raja Jai Singh I. While many old structire ween't able to stand the test of time, the fort stood against the invasions and test of change. It's architecture combines Mughal and Hindu styles.
Located in the city of Ajmer, Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake in Rajasthan, India. Named after Arnoraja (the grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan), the lake was established between 1135-1150AD. Covering an area of more than 13 km, the lake is the biggest one in Ajmer. Tourists can view the beautiful surroundings of the lake from Chowpatty and Jetty walkways. Moreover, the construction is banned in the catchment areas of the lake basins. All these things together make Ana Sagar Lake one of the major tourist attractions of the region.
Also called Adhar Devi Temple, Arbuda Devi Temple is a Hindu temple located on a hill in Mount Abu. Situated amidst the beautiful caves on the mountains of Aravalli hills, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The shrine is accessible through a flight of 365 steep stairs. Tourists from different corners of the world visit the temple as, besides the religious significance, the temple also offers breathtaking views of Mount Abu.
Also called Barabagh, Bada Bagh is a garden complex in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Jai Singh II (a descendant of the founder of the state) built a dam to create a water tank in the region during the 16th century. The effort made by him resulted in the greenery of the desert area. After his death, his son built a scenic garden next to the lake and a cenotaph on a hill next to the lake. Later on, cenotaphs carved out of sandstone were made for several other rulers, queens, princes, and other members of the royal family.
Lake Badi is an artificial freshwater lake located in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Situated about 12 km away from the city of Udaipur, the lake was built by Maharana Raj Singh I (1652-1680) in the village of Badi. Covering a wide area of 155 sq. km, the lake features three artistic chhatris (kiosks or pavilions). The lake offers tourists a panoramic view of never-ending expanse. Besides the lake is an important tourist attraction in Udaipur.
Balsamand Lake is a lake on Jodhpur-Mandore road, located 5 km away from Jodhpur. Constructed by Gurjara-Pratihara rulers in 1159 AD, the lake is the famous picnic spot in Rajasthan. The lake was initially designed as a water reservoir to provide water to Mandore. Surrounded by lush green gardens, the lake is a sight to behold.
• Tourists can view various trees around the lake such as papaya, mango, pomegranate, plum, and guava.
• Tourists can also spot different species of animals and birds, including jackal and peacock.
Located at the foot of Moti Dungri Hill, the Birla Mandir is a part of the various Birla Temples across the country. This temple is also referred as Laxmi Narayan Temple. It is built by Birla Group of Industries the Business tycoon of India in the year between 1977-1985. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. After invoking the deity of the temple on 22nd February 1985 it was opened to the general public for the visit.
The pace in which this temple stands today, was being gifted by the Maharaja of Jaipur to the Birla family and took only Rs. 1 as its token amount.
This is the most beautiful attraction which is made up of Marbles and the carving is one of the masterpiece any person can ever find. The temple has three domes which represent the three religions of the country to show its secular nature. The walls of the temple has been ornamented with the carvings of Hindu scriptures, symbols and ancient quotes from the Bhagwatgeeta and the Upanishads.
Bluecity Walks offers various customized heritage walking tours around the blue city of Jodhpur. The city of Jodhpur is full of ancient temples, busy markets, splendid monuments, blue havelis, and houses. Tourists can opt for the heritage walking tour as per their suitability from a wide variety of options. Bluecity walks provide tourists with a one-of-its-kind experience as, during the tour, tourists get to know about the history and culture in detail. Hence, every tourist visiting Jodhpur must give a try to this activity.
Headquartered in Mount Abu, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is an international, non-governmental, spiritual organization founded in the 1930s by Lekhraj Kripalani. The organization focuses on a form of meditation, based on identity as souls rather than bodies. The ashram in Mount Abu has a museum, exhibiting the knowledge given to Prajapita Brahma by Lord Shiva. Set up on 50 acres of land, the ashram has enough space for meditation and spiritual learning. Moreover, it allows people to connect with themselves amidst scenic surroundings.
Brahma Temple is a Hindu temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Situated close to Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple is one of the very few existing temples dedicated to Lord Brahma. Dating back to the 14th century, the temple is constructed out of marble and stone slabs. The temple features a red pinnacle (shikhara) and a bird motif of hamsa. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has the four-headed idol of Lord Brahma and his consort Gayatri (goddess of milk).
Based on the elevated platform, the temple is accessible to pilgrims through many marble steps leading to an arched gateway, adorned with pillared canopies. Then, there is a hall (mandapa) and sanctum sanctorum (garbhagriha).
This is a palace turned luxurious heritage hotel, which is located amidst the brilliant city of Mandawa. This hotel forms part of the Mandawa group of hotels, reputed company in the hotel industry.
The castle is brimful of elegant paintings and intricate murals. This palace also provides its guests with the best hospitality in the form of updated technologies and comforts. Every guest is compelled to fall in love with the magnificence of this palace.
Entertain yourself with various activities like different dances, puppet shows, vintage car and camel rides, etc. if you wish to find solace in the lap of nature, nature walks and excursions can be your choice.
Along with having all the amenities, the hotel also has a gym to cater to the travelers with gym-going habits. A swimming pool and a spa are also available for the relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Chokhani Double Haveli
This is a haveli built in 1990s by the Rajput Merchants. Its name holds significance as it was constructed in two wings for two brothers. This haveli houses the bewildering pictures of many leaders, busy in their own chores. In fact, European touch has also been given to it as men wearing hats are demonstrated in some of the paintings. Some of the paintings include peacocks sitting above the archways and a few mourning British soldiers.
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
To view the best art and heritage of Rajasthan, this haveli is the perfect spot. It never ceases to impress its visitors, who may be history-buffs or art-lovers, with its royal exhibits. The walls and pillars of this haveli present the Rajput architecture quite well. Some of the famous paintings in this haveli are painting of Lord Indra riding on elephant and painting of Lord Shiva on Nandi Bull. Through these paintings, a lot can be learnt about the attitude of Rajputs towards the Gods and Goddesses.
A UNESCO World heriatge site and one of the largest forts in India, the Chittor Fort was the Capital of the Kingdom of Mewar and is located in present day town of Chittor. It sprawls over a hill of 180 m in height and spread over an are of 691.9 acres above the plains of the valley of Berach River.
The boundaries surrounding the fort has several historical palaces, gates, temples and two commemorative towers which are highly prominent in the history.
It was controlled by the Mewar Kingdom in the beginning of the 7th century was was ruled by the Paramara dynasty for 500 years beginning from the early 9th century. Then, in 1303, Alauddin Khalji defated Rana Ratan Singh and his forces at the fort.
In 1535, the Sultan of Gujarat Bahadur Shah defeated Bikramjeet Singh and took the fort. In 1567 Akbar defeated Maharana Udai Singh II's troops.
In the year 1616, after a treaty between Jahangir and Amar Singh, Chittorgarh was given back to Amar Singh on the condition that it'll never be repaired because the Mighals were vary of the fort being used as a place of rebellion against them.
The fort is also the place where women are said to have committed jauhar or mass self-immolation after these defeat as they considered death preferable to the mass rape and pillaging that was thought to occur following the surrender to the Sultanante forces.
City Palace, the seat of Jaipur Maharaj, who was the head of the Kachwaha Rajput, is a palace complex which consists of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. It is located in the north-eastern part of the Capital City. The Palace also has large sized courtyards, garden and buildings which was built between 1729-1732 by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II. The Chief Architect of the Palace-Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob also helped the king for designing and making this palace. The architecture of the palace is a fusion of Rajput and Mughal and it followed the Indian Vastu Shastra. The Chandra Mahal holds a museum which is a must go for the visitors. The decedents of the rulers of Jaipur still reside in another part of the palace.
The four gates are an impressive part of the palace which represent the four seasons of the year and out of these the fourth gate (Tripola Gate) is reserved for the entry and exit of the Royal Family.
There are two sterling silver jars, one of the most interesting items that has been officially recorded as the world's largest sterling silver vessels by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Another important and popular thing to visit is the Mubarak Mahal of the Palace which is a set of voluminous clothes worn by Sawai Madho Singh I, which was 1.2 mts wide and had a weight of 250 kilograms.
It also has Pritam Niwas Chowk providing access to the Chandra Mahal, Diwan-I-Am-the Hall of Public Audience, Diwan-I-Khas- the Hall of Private Audience, Maharani Palace-the residence of the Queen of the palace which has been converted into a museum where there is a display of of weapons which were used by the Royals during the war in the 15th century, another museum is the Bagghi Khana where there are collection of old carriages, palanquins and European cabs.
Also there is one temple which is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is a part of the Palace is called the Govindji Temple.
This imperial palace was built by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559. This beautiful structure is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. The palace features courtyards, rooms, terraces, hanging gardens and corridors. A museum containing important elements of Rajput culture and colorful paintings is also present in the Palace..
Besides, this palace is a blend of various structures like gateways, mahals, etc. Manak Mahal was a hall for formal guests of Mewar rulers. Sun-face emblems are motifs in this Mahal. Choti Chitrashali is a gallery entirely dedicated to the images of peacocks. Temples of Meera Bai, Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva are nestled in the Rang Bhawan.
Located on Gadisar Road in Jaisalmer, Desert Cultural Centre is a museum dedicated to the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. The museum exhibits ancient coins, currency, traditional jewelry, artillery, armor, hunting gear, historical displays of rulers, etc. Managed by Jaisalmer tourism, the center portrays the splendor of the region in detail. Moreover, tourists can enjoy the live puppet show at the center.
Devi Kund Sagar is a collection of chhatris (cenotaphs) located about 8 km away from the city of Bikaner. The attraction showcases a beautiful blend of Rajputana architecture and Islamic architecture. Made up of white marble and red sandstone, the cenotaphs feature intricate carvings. Devi Kund was initially a royal crematorium, built in the memory of deceased members of the royal family. This is not only a major tourist spot in Bikaner but is also a fine specimen of architecture.
These temples are considered as the most beautiful pilgrimage site of Jains. These are nestled in the middle of the Aravalli Hills. It was built between 11th and 13th century by Vastupal Tejpal. The entire temple is made up of marble and its every corner is ornamented with beautiful carvings. Stunning designs are depicted on walls, pillars, and even roofs.
Though the facade of these temples appear quite simple, but has been built with utmost care and attention. The pillars of the temples demonstrate alluring figures of females in different dancing positions. Ranga Mandapa is also one of the main attractions inside the temple. Some other designs portrayed in the temple involve lotuses, gods and other abstract patterns.
This complex includes five temples namely Vimal Vasahi, Luna Vasahi, Pittalhar, Parshavanatha and Mahavir Swami Temple. These temples have been built as a dedication to Lord Adinath, Lord Neminath, Lord Rishabdev, Lord Parshvanath and Lord Mahavir Swami respectively. These intricately constructed structures boast of Jain values and beliefs.
There are certain things to be kept in mind while visiting this architectural wonder as it houses some of the Jain Deities. Visitors are not allowed to dress themselves in short clothes. Goods like cameras, mobile phones, belts, etc. are prohibited in the temple premises.
Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificially created lake in north-west Udaipur. It was established in the 1680s after the name of Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar. Counted amongst the four major lakes of the city, Fateh Sagar Lake has three small islands. The first one having Nehru Park is the largest one, the second island has a public park with a beautiful water-jet fountain, and the last one has the Udaipur Solar Observatory. Moreover, the lush green mountains in the background and blue waters of the lake give the title of being “the second Kashmir” to Udaipur.
The lake is rich in terms of flora and fauna. One can spot merged macrophytes, floating macrophytes, submerged macrophytes, and phytoplankton in the lake. As far as fauna is concerned, tourists can enjoy viewing zooplankton, fish, and benthos. Last but not least, the lake also features an aquarium named “Under the Sun”, preserving more than 200 species of fish.
Gadisar or Gadsisar Lake is a beautiful rainwater lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Surrounded by small temples and shrines of Amar Sagar, the lake was excavated by Rawal Gadsi Singh in 1367. In early times, the lake served as the main source of water in the city. As there is an increased demand for water in agriculture, it is likely for the lake to dry out.
The only hill and water fort of Rajasthan located about 12 kms away from current day city of Jhalawar, Gagron Fort is structure extra ordinaire. Built from the early 7th century, it was first established in 1195 by Raja Bijaldev or Parmara Empire. Legend states that the place was also known as ‘Galkangiri’ as it was believed that the powerful Garg Rishi achieved immense reparation and meditation in the fort.
A sight to behold, the Gagron Fort is surrounded by tranquil waters of Ahu and Kali Sindh on it’s three sides and it is bordererd and secluded by a Van as wll as a Jal Dunrg, which is foest and water protected.
Just outside the fort is the sepulcher of Saint Sufi Mitthe Shah which is a venue for the colourful annual fair held during the month of Moharram. A monastery of Saint Pipaji is also situated across the confluence.
The fort is set against a backdrop of the Mukhundara Mountain Range and a nearby woodland that is filled with the echoes of peacocks and parrots.
The region of Gagron was sanctified by many for the tremendous courage of the Khinchi emperors and optimum sacrifice of the Royal Rajput women.
This palace is nestled on the banks of Gajner Lake. It is the conglomeration of culture and traditions. Initially, this palace was built as a hunting lodge for the family of Maharaja Ganga Singh but it was converted into a hotel in 1976.
This structure symbolizes the Rajasthani architecture. In this palace, tourists can enjoy many activities like boat rides, cycling lawn tennis, billiards and desert safaris. This palace has abundance of greenery in its surroundings. If you wish to make the most of your visit, book yourself a lake-facing room.
A gorge lies about 5000 m above sea level, through which the River Chambal flows. Gigantic cliffs are there on one side of the gorge. Garadia Mahadev Temple is located on one of these cliffs. Besides being a religious shrine, the temple also offers scenic views of the surroundings. As the Chambal River is home to various water species, visitors may also come across crocodiles, turtles, etc. during the visit to the temple.
Also known as the clock tower, Ghanta Ghar is an important landmark in Jodhpur. It is an architectural masterpiece built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the market of the same name. The area surrounding the landmark is a delight for shoppers as there are around 7000 big and small shops. Hence, it is a paradise for shopping lovers as well as art admirers.
The region is popular among tourists for a wide variety of handicrafts, Rajasthani saris, kurtas, bangles, jewelry, souvenirs, local crafts, etc. As tourists can shop almost everything in the market, it is often recognized as a shopper’s paradise.
Jaisalmer is home to several museums, out of which Government Museum is a significant one. Established in 1984, the museum is a perfect retreat for art lovers and history buffs. Located on Police Line Road in Jaisalmer, the museum has a vast collection of marine and wood fossils. Tourists can also view some of the rarest sculptures from Kiradu and Lodurva townships.
Considered as a masterpiece exhibiting beautiful architecture and imagery, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is one of the most spectacular mansions in Mandawa. Every corner of the mansion boasts of the grandeur of the Rajput era. The haveli has extraordinary murals and images based on a wide variety of themes. However, the major attractions of the mansion are latticed windows and beautifully carved wooden gates. The haveli is a must-visit place for those who wish to know more about the art and heritage of the bygone era.
Guru Shikhar is the highest point of the Aravalli range. It is a peak in the Arbuda Mountains in Rajasthan at an elevation of 1722 m. it is named after Dattatreya, an incarnation of Vishnu. The peak has a cave containing a temple dedicated to him and his mother Anasuya. Moreover, the peak offers a bird’s eye view of the entire hill station of Rajasthan, i.e. Mount Abu.
This Palace of Winds has derived its structure from Khetri Mahal (also one of the ruined palace of winds), which was made by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and is designed by Lal Chand Ustad in 1799. The five storey pyramid shaped building with its 953 honey comb structured windows (jharokas) has been decorated with latticework for the Royal Ladies, so that they can enjoy the cool breeze, along with observing the everyday life of the city and the festivals which were celebrated in the public without being seen, since they were under the strict restriction of purdha system and without covering their face they were not allowed to appear in the public.
The building has been made using the venturi effect (doctrine of breeze) which makes the whole area pleasant even during the summers. Pink and red sand stone have been used for the construction of this building.
It has a height of 15 mt where top three floors are having the width of a single room and the first and the second floors of the structure have patios in front of them.
Made on the road side its entry is actually through an imperial door from the City Palace side.
This is located towards the south of the city of Jaipur and is well connected with road, rail and airway.
The best time to see this monument is early morning when the golden rays of sun strike it.
It is the grand temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. This is counted among the most famous temples of Udaipur. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 using the Indo-Aryan styles of architecture. The entrance gate of this temple is adorned with two elephants, carved out in stones.
The main shrine shelters the four-armed statue of Lord Vishnu, carved out in a single black-colored stone. In the surroundings, features four small shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva respectively.
Built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort is situated on the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) on the Arravali Range of Mountains. It is connected with with a passage to the Amer Fort and both are considered to be one complex. This Palace is a copy of Amer Fort. Matoa lake can also be vied from this palace.
Spreading over 3 km in the north-south direction with a width of 1 km is made up of red sand stone within it it consists a square shaped garden which is 50 mt sq. In each of the corners there are ramparts are having a sloping structure which provides access to the upper level structures. It also has palaces and court rooms & halls with screened windows.
It also has a cannon called the Jaivana, which is manufactured in the precincts of the fort, was then the world's largest cannon. 400mts above the Fort of Amer on the hills it provides a great view of the Amer fort and the Arravali Range. Besides the fort's artistic inscriptions other this which attract the visitors are the Armoury Chamber, Museum and Jaivana Cannon.
It also consists of a armoury which has a wide display of arms and ammunition used by the Rajput kings and a museum which is on the left of the Awami Gate has photographs of the Royal personalities of Jaipur.
The Cannon foundry at this fort became one of the most efficient among the cannon foundries during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan due to the availability of large quantity of iron ore mines within the fort. It also has a large wind tunnel that sucks the air from the high mountains into its furnace raising the temperature to 2400 degree fahrenheit which could melt the metal.
This palace is under the control of Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust.
Jain Temples are must-visit tourist attractions, located in Jaisalmer Fort. The temples have great religious significance as well as marvelous architectural styles. The temples date back to the 12th and 15th centuries. Dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras, the temples have animal and human figures on the walls. Built in Dilwara architecture style, the temples are carved out of yellow sandstone just like the other tourist spots of the city. The temple complex also has Astapadhi Temples, which are also known for their grand architecture.
The Jaisalmer Fort of Jaisalmer built in 1155 AD by Rawal Jaiwal is perhaps the only living forts in the world as one fourth of the City's population still resides within the fort. For about 800 years, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer and the first settlements outside the walls arrived in 17th century to accommodate the growing population. It is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan.
The fort is 1500 ft long and 750 ft wide and built on a hill that rises to a height of 270 ft above sea level.
It is built of massive yellow sandstone giving the walls a tawny lion colour during the day fading to a honey-gold as the sun sets. This camouflages well in the yellow desert and is known as the Sonar Qilla or Golden Fort.
It stands amidst the sandy expanse of the Thar desert on Trikuta Hill and is located today along the southern edge of the city.
The fort has 4 entrances one of which was said to be guarded by canon.
The fort is a delicate blend of Islamic and Rajput architectural style and has survived the many attacks by Muslim rulers like Ala-Uddin-Khilji and Muslim emperor Humayun.
Other Two World Heritage Sites are which is recognised by UNESCO in Rajsthan.
Situated in between the Man Sagar Lake near the Nilgiri Hills, the Jal Mahal (The Water Palace) has the style of Rajput Architecture, which is a five storied building among with four always remain under water and only the top portion of the palace is exposed. Made by Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 by using red sand stone and in the 18th century it was renovated and enlarged by Maharaja Jai Singh II. His rule was the golden era for Rajasthan. It was the shooting lodge for the Maharaja.
It has an area of about 23.5 sq km where depth of the lake is 4.5 mt (15 feet) which makes the view of the place scenic and it gives a delusion that the Jal Mahal is actually floating in the lake.
This place is also a host for several migratory birds like Coot, Pochards, Kestrel and Flamingo.
Well going inside the Mahal is not allowed, but the persons who contribute for its maintenance are however given permission to go near it.
The Jal Mahal is well connected by road and be reached by cabs and tourist buses.
A striking combination of astronomy and architecture, the Jantar mantar is a collection of nineteen structured instruments built by Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II features the world's largest stone sundial.
Clock and is also considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built.
It was completed in 1734. It was said that the King was fascinated by the movements from a very young age. The primary aim of Jai Singh II.
The instruments over at Jaipur Jantar mantar are made of stone and very large structures. To ensure accuracy, dummies out of wood was first made and adjustments were made to construct the magnificent monument.
The observatory in total consists of nineteen instruments for measuring time, predicting eclipses and tracking location of major stars as the earth orbits around the sun, declinations of planets and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.
This time-keeping instrument was widely used in India for over a century although it's significance was less outside India.
One of the most significant aspect of is the light and sound show that explains the history behind the city of Jaipur and the reason why Jantar mantar was built. The scintillating colours and innovative story-telling will really make you appreciate the beauty of this scientific instrument.
Situated in Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph in Rajasthan. It was built in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Made up of thin sheets of marble, the mausoleum serves as cremation for the royal family of Mewar. The cenotaph complex has beautifully carved gazebos, a small lake, and a tiered garden. The ground has cenotaphs, displaying portraits of rulers and Maharajas of the city. As the mausoleum is built of marble, it is also referred to as the Taj Mahal of Rajasthan.
• One can spot ducks swimming in a lake lining the monument.
• A warm welcome at the monument by local musicians and folk singers
• Tourists can observe the fusion of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
• Gain insights into the history of the rulers, for whom the memorials are built.
The foundations of this fort were laid down by Rao Bika in 1478. Earlier, this fort used to be known by the name of Chintamani. It is a majestic structure built with the most brilliant architectural style.
Full of temples, gates, palaces, this fort is an exquisite representation of the Rajput lifestyle. There are as many as 7 gates in this fort, out of which 2 are main gates- the Karan Pole and the Suraj Pole. The fort also shelters some temples dedicated to the Hindu deities.
Situated within the Chittor Fort, Kalika Mata Temple is an 8th-century Hindu temple in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Bhadrakali, goddess of Panwar (Mori Panwar) clan. The Mori Panwar clan are the descendants of Chitrangna Mori, the founder of Chittorgarh.
This temple is also known as Nari Mata Temple. It is dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Maa Durga. This temple is one of the most visited tourist spots of Bikaner. The thing that sets this temple apart from all others is that 25,000 black rats live in this temple and are even worshipped by the devotees.
These holy rats are known as kabbas and it is believed that people from all over the country visit this temple to pay homage to these rats. This has given temple another name Temple of Rats. This temple also nests few white rats and the devotees believe that seeing a white rat roaming inside the temple is an auspicious sign.
Kaylana Lake is an artificial lake, located 8 km west of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Spread across an area of 84 sq. km, the lake is situated between igneous rock land formations. The lake was built in 1872 by Pratap Singh. The lake supplies water to Jodhpur and its surrounding towns and villages.
Catch a glimpse of a wide range of natural vegetation, including Babool trees ((Acacia nilotica)
Spot Siberian Cranes around the lake
Enjoy boating at Kaylana Lake
Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo National Park situated in Bharatpur, Rajasthan is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts and houses thousands of bird especailly during the winter season. It is a man-made and man-managed It was declared as a world heritage site in the year 1971 by UNESCO.
It’s name comes from the Temple of Keoladeo which is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
In fact this former duck-hunting reserve of the earlier kings is one of the major wintering areas for huge number of birds coming from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. A total of 364 hibernating birds, the Siberian crane included, have been recorded in the park. The park is home to over 370 species of bird and animals such as the basking
The location of the park in the middle of Central Asian migratory flyway and presence of water, large congregations of ducks, geese, coots, pelicans and waders arrive in the winter. It was also known as the breeding ground for the elusive Siberian crane.
The wildlife sanctuary is also famous for many visiting ornithologists especially in the winter months where snakes are found.
This reserve also protects Bharatpur from frequent floods.
For visiting tourists, the part opens from sunrise till sunset all round the year and food and accommodation facilities are available within it’s precinct. If you’re looking for an inside stay, Shanti Kutir, a lodging run and maintained by the ITDC is available at a much lesser price.
Known by different names such as Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer Dargah, Ajmer Sharif or Dargah Sharif, Khawaja Gharib Nawaz is a shrine of the highly respected Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. Situated near Ajmer, the dargah is located at the foot of the Taragarh hill. The dargah complex comprises several white marble buildings, arranged in two courtyards. The major attraction of the shrine is the domed tomb of the Sufi saint. There are three entrance gates of the shrine, namely Nizam Gate, Shahjahani Gate, and Buland Darwaza. The historic shrine is not only a famous pilgrimage site of Muslims but it is also a major tourist attraction for people visiting Ajmer.
As Rajasthan mostly comprises of desert areas, most of the water bodies are artificial. Kishore Sagar Lake in Kota is one of them. Built by Dher Deh (the prince of Bundi) in 1346, the lake is one of the major attractions in Kota. The lake has Jagmandir Palace located in its center. The palace depicts a mix of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles. The interiors of the palace are decorated with paintings of gods and goddesses. The palace made up of red sandstone offers beautiful views of the surroundings. Visitors can also avail of a boating facility at the lake.
Kota Barrage is the fourth in the series of Chambal Valley Projects, situated about 0.8 km upstream of Kota, Rajasthan. The water released after power generation at Gandhi Sagar dam, Rana Pratap Sagar dam, and Jawahar Sagar dam is diverted by Kota Barrage for irrigation in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh through canals on the left and right sides of the river.
The dam attracts an influx of visitors when there is a massive flow of water and accompanying the vibration of the bridge during the opening of gates in the monsoon season.
Rana Kumbha Palace is another magnificent monument, located in Chittor Fort. Situated near Vijaya Stambha close to the entrance gate, the palace was built n the 15th century. As per the legends, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder of Udaipur was born in this palace. The palace is famous for its marvelous architecture and design. The palace complex also has the ruins of the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Zanana Mahal, Diwan-e-Aam, and a stable.
A Mewar fortress built on the westerly range of Arvalli hills located in the Rajsamand district of Udaipur in Rajasthan, the Kumbhalgarh fort was built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. It was occupied untill the late 19th century and is currently open to the public for showcasing it’s spectacularity for a few minutes during the evening. It is at a distance of 82 kms from Udaipur and is considered to be the second most fort of Mewar after Chittorgarh Fort.
It’s walls are extended to over 38 kms and is claimed to be the second-largest conundrum after The Great Wall of China.
While its earliest history is not ascertained because of lack of evidence, the earliest name associated with the fort is Mchhindrapur, while Sahib Haqim, a historian named it Mahore.
While the original fort was built by King Samprati of Maura Age, the fort in it’s current state was built by Rana Kumbha and ruled by him and his dynasty.It was designed by a famous architect of the Madan era.
Khubhalgarh separated Mewar and Marwar from each other and was used as a place of refuge for the rulers at the times of danger. A notable case is the one where Prince Udai, the baby king of Mewar was smuggled there in the early 16th century.
The fort was a great resource for the armed forces as it remained impregnable to direct assault.
The fort has seven fortified gateways and over 360 temples inside, 300 of which are ancient Jain and the rest Hindu temples and from the palace walls, the sand dunes of the Thar desert and form the palace top the Aravalli hills are visible. Also, according to a popular folklore Maharana Kumbha used to burn massive to burn fifty kilograms of ghee and a hundred kilograms of cotton to provide light for the farmers who worked in the valley at night times.
The Rajasthan Tourism Department organizes a three-day annual festival in the fort in remembrance of the passion Maharana Kumbha had towards art and architecture.
While sound and light shows are organized, various dance events and concerts are also held to commemorate the function.
Situated near Ajmer in Rajasthan, Lake Foy Sagar is an artificial lake in India. Named after the English engineer, Mr. Foy, the lake was created under a famine relief project in 1892. Offering the spectacular views of the Aravalli Mountains, the lake is one of the top tourist attractions in the region.
This is the most beautiful artificial lake, situated in the heart of Udaipur. It is famous across the world for its charm and serenity. It is surrounded by ghats, buildings and hills on all of its sides.
This lake was built by Pichhu Banjara, a gipsy tribesman in 1362 A.D. This lake is 3 miles long, 2 miles wide and 30 feet deep. A visit to Lake Pichola is incomplete without a boat ride at the dawn time.
Located in Bikaner, Lalgarh Palace is a palace and heritage hotel in Rajasthan. It was built between 1902 and 1926 for Maharaja of Bikaner, Ganga Singh. Constructed in Indo-Saracenic style, the palace is named after Maharaja Lal Singh, the father of Maharaja Ganga Singh. The palace complex was designed by the British architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. Coated in red sandstone, the palace is a three-story complex. The palace also demonstrates various features, typical of the 19th- century palace. In all, Lalgarh Palace has Shri Sadul Museum, residence of the royal family of Bikaner, Lallgarh Palace Hotel (heritage hotel), and Laxmi Niwas Palace (luxury hotel).
The Mandore Gardens of Jodhpur is a mixture of lush gardens, antique architecture and imperial memorials. Situated at a distance of only 9 kms from the north of the Blue City, these gardens are perfect tourist spots.
These gardens are the constituents of the grand Mehrangarh Fort and also feature the famous Hall of Heroes and the holy shrine Three Hundred Million Gods. It is advisable to carry along the cameras to capture the scenic views of these gardens. You also need to be cautious about your belongings while visiting these gardens as the area is crowded with monkeys.
Meera temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Meera Bai. Constructed during the reign of Rana Kumbha, the temple is one of the famous ones in Rajasthan. Meera was a Rajput princess born in Chittorgarh. Also known as poetess and saint, she was a devout follower of Lord Krishna. She had so much devotion for Lord Krishna that she devoted her whole life to him. The shrine was built so that she could worship Lord Krishna in her hometown.
The temple attracts a large no. of tourists due to its splendid artwork. The temple portrays the Indo-Aryan architectural style, which was very famous in those days and formed an integral part of the cultural heritage of the region. There is a carved statue of five human bodies on the outer side of the temple. The statue symbolizes that people of all castes and creed are the same. It also signifies tolerance. Another attraction of the temple is a beautiful statue of Lord Krishna. The temple also has a chhatri on the outer side of the temple, having the footprints of Raidas, the teacher of Meera Bai. In all, a temple is a must-visit place during the tour to Rajasthan. It provides tourists with a peaceful and spiritual experience.
This fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 in Jodhpur. It is one of the largest, best preserved and most visited monuments. Nestled at an elevation of around 400 feet above the skyline, this fort is spread over an area of approximately 5 kms of a hill. The fort shelters the grand palaces like Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal. One of the known museums of Rajasthan is located in this fort, which includes some really attractive locations like Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Chamunda Temple, etc.
The sanctuary is spread over a distance of 288 km, passing through the mountain highs from 300 m to 1722 m. It is brimful of biodiversity. It is also one of the most visited spots of Mount Abu.
Earlier, this place used to be sightseeing spot but in 1960, it was given the status of a wildlife sanctuary in order to preserve the flora and fauna of the surrounding regions. The sanctuary is adorned with numerous types of flowers along with a cover of vegetative forests. It is also a perfect eco-tourism spot.
The sanctuary nestles various herbal medicinal plants. As many as 81 species of trees, 89 species of shrubs, 17 species of tuberous plants and 28 species of climbers are found here. A wide variety of flowers exist on the land of this sanctuary, including orchids, 3 species of wild roses, 16 species of feras and bryophytes and algae. In the south-western part, bamboo forests can be spotted.
Most endangered species of hyenas and jackals are found in this sanctuary along with small Indian civet, common langur, wild boar and Indian hare. More than 250 species of birds are nested in this sanctuary, setting it apart from all others.
While visiting this wildlife sanctuary, certain tips are to be taken care of. Feeding the animals and birds is not recommendable as it can be injurious to their health. Visitors are also requested not to pollute the place as it harbors numerous birds and animals. Plastic is prohibited in the sanctuary premises.
Located in the historic town of Mandawa, Murmuria Haveli dates back to the 1930s. The major highlight of the mansion is its splendid paintings depicting the political leaders of the ancient era. Besides the portraits of leaders, the paintings also portray cows, trains, birds, deities, etc. Apart from these, the haveli has a sandy courtyard in the front, from where visitors can have a look at the splendid southern wall, adjacent to the haveli. In all, the haveli is a must-visit place during the tour of Rajasthan.
Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734, on one of the oldest hills of India the Aravali Range, whose purpose was only for defence though it did not saw any wars. Due to its location one can have a very good view of the whole of Jaipur-The Pink City. Previously this place was called as Sudarshangarh then its name was changed to Nahargarh.The Story behind its naming as Nahargarh, is due to the spirit of Nahar Singh Bhomia, which haunted this place and was obstructing the construction of the fort till a temple was made in his memory within it as per the belief of the locals.
It also consists of a wax museum at the left of the entrance of the fort. This museum which is the out come of the works of Mr. Anoop Shrivastav, is supported by the Department of Archaeology & Museums Jaipur, Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, was inaugurated on 17th December 2016. It has more than 35 wax and silicon statues of various persons from different fields like sports, Bollywood, social activists, freedom fighters, kings and queens of Rajasthan and also the look alike of a robotic tiger.
Along with this museum there is a Sheesh Mahal-The Palace of Mirrors (made of 25 million glass pieces)which is also a remarkable place to visit within the fort.
Other than this mahal there is also a Nahargarh Biological Park which a home for various species which have seen a reduction in their population like the Indian Leopard. It also has plants of Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous forests which represents the ecoregion.
The State Government of Jaipur, until 1944, was using it officially for solar time reading from the Samarat Yantra in the Jantar mantar Observatory, by firing gun from this palace.
For the nature enthusiasts, it is an ultimate treat. Situated in the heart of Aravalli ranges, it is also known by the name of Nakki Jheel. The first man-made lake of India is 11,000 m deep and is ? mile wide. Mountains and rocks surround this lake, giving it more breathtaking view.
Many legends are associated with this lake. One such of them is Mahatma Gandhi?s ashes were immersed in this lake and Gandhi Ghat was built nearby. Other legends are also prevalent about the making and existence of this lake.
A visit to this lake is absolutely incomplete without a tranquil boat ride. With the boat ride, you can enjoy the panoramic views of lofty hills, high mountains and the weird rocks. This boat ride can give you insights into the natural beauty of the only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu. Visitors are also allowed to capture the scenic views of this beautiful lake.
Situated on the outskirts of Ajmer, Nareli Jain Temple is located on the Aravalli mountain range. Dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha, the temple is one of the most striking monuments in the town. The temple features traditional and contemporary architecture. The temple complex also has 23 miniature temples lined up on the hill.
Located in the heart of Jaisalmer, Nathmal ki Haveli is one of the famous havelis in Rajasthan. Made up of yellow sandstone, the haveli served as the residence of Diwan Mohata Nathmal, Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. The haveli is popular because of wall paintings, jharokhas, frescoes, archways, etc. Showcasing the fusion of Rajput and Islam architecture, the haveli has an interesting story behind its construction.
The haveli was designed by two brother architects, Hathi and Lalu. They worked on different facets of the haveli simultaneously. As there were no such instruments in those days, the continuity was not taken care of. Hence, the final structure was of an irregular shape. Despite this fact, the haveli has several other components worth appreciation. There are two life-size replicas of elephants in yellow sandstone at the front of the haveli. It seems as if the giant creatures are guarding the edifice. Besides, there are pictures of horses, cattle, flora, etc. engraved on pillars and walls. Another astonishing thing about the haveli is that the haveli has drawings of modern amenities like cars, fans, etc. It is believed that the architect brothers had never seen these things in reality but they managed to engrave them based on imagination and descriptions provided by people.
Padmini Palace is a majestic historical monument located in the southern part of the Chittor Fort. Situated amidst the lotus pool, Padmini Palace is a three-story white building established in the 19th century. The monument is associated with the self-sacrifice of Rani Padmini after the palace being attacked by the Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji. As compared to the other structures in the complex, Padmini Palace is a smaller one but is quite alluring. Moreover, the legend behind the palace makes it more popular among tourists.
Located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, Pushkar Lake is a sacred lake for Hindus. The lake finds a mention on the coins as early as the 4th century BC. Surrounded by 52 bathing ghats, the lake has more than 500 Hindu temples around its precincts. Located 14 km northwest of Ajmer, the lake was created by building a dam. The deserts and hills surround the lake on three sides. The lake attracts a significant no. of people during the Pushkar Fair as it is believed that the one, who takes a dip in the sacred waters of the lake around Kartik Poornima, gets absolved from sins and skin diseases. In a nutshell, Pushkar Lake is one of the must-visit places in Pushkar.
An annual multi-day livestock fair and cultural festival is hel in the the town of Pushkar. The fair is called the Kartik Mela because it is starts in the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar and ends on Kartik Purnima. It is also known as the Camel Fair.
This mela attracts around 200,00 visitors every year and the highest attendance ever recorder were 1 million visitors in the year 1998.
The fair, which is India's largest where aside from trading of livestock, is also a season of pilgrimage for the Hindus to the Pushkar lake.
The fair has been a prominent tourist attraction for both domestic and international travelers. There and various cultural events and competition that are held like dance, tug-of-war between women teams as well as men teams.
The coolness that comes with the season in which it is held makes the colourful event even more memorable.
When it comes to the history of it's beginning, people believe that it goes back to the Ramayana and Mahabharata era, the name of the place, Pushkar being mentioned in both. In Mahabharata, Pushkar was cited as the oldest religious hub in India, the people believing that all 330 million Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu religion come to Pushkar Lake on the day of Poornima and sanctify themselves. It is believed that a dip in the lake can wash away all of the human sins and the water of the Pushkar lake has healing powers. The fair is held in conjunction with the holy festival.
This seven day event is filled with a wide range of fun filled activities like hot air ballooning and harmony half marathon. If you are more of a fan of souvenirs then you're bound to be stuck by the delightful handicrafts.
The Pushkar mela is definitely a visit-once site.
Famous by different names such as Pushkar Fair, Pushkar Camel Fair, Kartik Mela, etc., Pushkar Mela is an annual multi-day event organized in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Besides being a platform for the livestock trade, the fair is also a cultural fiesta. The fair is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik and culminates on the day of Kartik Purnima. The fair usually falls in late October and early November as per the Gregorian calendar. During the fair, tourists visit the town of Pushkar as it is considered as a holy month for Hindus. Hence, people also view Pushkar Mela as a pilgrimage. Tourists visit Pushkar Lake in large numbers during the fete. Moreover, several cultural competitions and events are organized during the Pushkar Fair. In all, the fair provides tourists with a one-of-its-kind experience.
Chittor Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. Spread across an area of almost 692 acres, the fort has seven gates, locally known as pols. Ram Pol is the main gate on the western side of the fort. The gate symbolizes Indian architecture and Hindu culture. Moreover, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama near the gate.
The Ranthambore fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park near the town of Sawai Madhopur. The National Park wsa previously used as a hunting grounf by the Maharajahs of Jaipur until Indepence. The fort is a focal point of historical developments and was held by the Chahamanas (Chauhans) until the 13th century after which it was captured by the Delhi sultanate in the 13th century.
While the name of the ruler it was and time it was built in is not exact, it is believed to be constructed under the reign of Sapaldaksha in 944 CE. Another theory also suggests its origin to the reign of Jayant in 1110 CE but Governtment of Rjasthan’s Amber Development and Management Authority stated that the construction likely started around mid-10th century and continued for a few centuries after that.
During the reign of Prithviraja I of the Chahamana dynasty in the12th century, the fort was named Ranastambha or Ranastambhapura and associated with Jainism. It was also included in the list of holy Jain tirthas by Siddhasenasuri who loved in the 12th century.
In 1192 the fort came under the control of Muhammad Ghor, the Ghurid ruler, after the defeat of Prithviraja III (Prithviraj Chauhan). His son Govindraja IV accepted the suzeirainty and ruled Ranthambore as his vassal.
The fort was also briefly under Rana Hamir Singh of the kingdom of Mewar.
While the history of the fort is long with it’s many defeats and conquers, ruled by various dynasties, it cannot be ignored the that fort is monumental.
Also many places of attractions such as water gateways and other historicals places of visit are located nearby.
The Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park of the northern India, located in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan.
It is a major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife lovers and photographers.
The park is spread over an area of 392 sq km and is majorly famous for its tigers. The destination is one of the best to spot the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The park is filled with deciduous trees making up it’s dense forest. This is a common example of the type of jungle found in Central India.
This sanctuary is also the home to one of the largest banyan trees in India.
The fauna of the park includes Indian leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, striped hyena, sloth bear, southern plains grey langur, rhesus macaque, mugger crocodile and chital. The East Bengal tiger found in the area were the main attraction which led to many poachers and there were many fatal human-tiger cases in the near-by villages. This led to the government starting Project Tiger in 1973. About 60 sq mi of the park was reserved as a tiger protection area which now enlarged to the Ranthambore National Park.
Although measures were taken, the index showed 26 living tiger in 2006 which was significantly lower than the 44 recorded in 1984. To increase the number,the officials strictly curbed poaching. Villagers living in the region were given incentives to stay out of the park and many surveillance were also set. The Indian government committed US$153 million for the efforts and were successful enough to make Ranthambore more eligible to participate in Sariksa Tiger Reserve relocation program.
Are you excited to get clicked with all the Seven Wonders of the World? If yes, then you must be worried about planning a tour to the individual wonder. But now you don’t need to plan it out as you can have a glimpse of them all at the Seven Wonders Park in Kota, Rajasthan. Yes, you heard it right. There is a park in Kota where visitors can spot the miniatures of the Seven Wonders of the World, including the Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower, Christ the Redeemer of Brazil, Colosseum, and Statue of Liberty.
It is a famous tourist attraction located on the banks of Kishore Sagar Lake in Kota. The park provides visitors with amenities like food stalls, lockers, washrooms, etc. In all, the park is a preferred choice for a picnic or having some nice time with friends and family.
Considered as one of the largest forts in India, Chittor Fort covers an area of about 692 acres. The fort has various historical palaces, temples, and gates. The entrance gate on the eastern side of the fort is Suraj Pole. Opening in the direction of the Sun (Suraj), the gate features sharp iron pieces. This has been done to prevent enemies and animals from entering the fort. Suraj Pole opens towards a peaceful and small village at the backside. The village is also known by the same name as a pol.
During the reign of Maharaja Sur Singh, Sursagar Lake was dug out to cope up with the water scarcity in Bikaner. The well-maintained surroundings and proper seating arrangement are there around the lake. Owing to the same, it is one of the most preferred picnic spots in the region. Moreover, it is a famous tourist attraction.
Swaroop Sagar Lake is an artificially created lake in north-west of Udaipur, adjacent to Fateh Sagar Lake and Pichola Lake. Located behind the Jagdish Temple near Chandpole connecting to Rangsagar, Swaroop Sagar Lake was built during 1842-1861 by Maharana Swarup Singh of Udaipur.
Also called Kumharia Talab, it is a combined water body, consisting of nearby lakes such as Fateh Sagar Lake and Pichola Lake. Built to avoid water congestion and to balance the water level in the connecting lakes, Swaroop Sagar Lake provides water for drinking, agricultural, and industrial use.
Situated in the Badal Palace complex, Tazia Tower is one of the major tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. It is a 5-story structure near Amar Sagar Gate in Rajasthan. Each floor has a balcony, characterized by its unique design. Constructed by Muslim craftsmen, the structure is in the shape of Tazia (the replica of the mausoleum). The major highlights of the structure are minarets and architectural fusion.
Located in Mandawa, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli is one of the major tourist attractions. The beautiful artwork, intricate carvings, and detailed designs make haveli a perfect specimen of Rajasthani art and heritage. Visitors can view figures of elephants, Lord Shiva, Nandi bull, and various mythological characters on the walls. In all, the haveli portrays the creativity of artists and the inclination of Rajputs towards religion and art.
Located just a few steps away from the famous Murmuria Haveli, Harlalka Well is an ancient and rustic well in Mandawa, Rajasthan. The place allures tourists because of its ancient and beautiful minarets. It is advised to go up towards the well as the well is very deep and is still filled with water. However, it is a suitable place to spend some time in peace.
Toad Rock is a giant rock situated south of Nakki Lake in Mount Abu. The rock looks like a toad is about to jump into the waters of the lake. It is one of the most-visited tourist places in the hill town of Rajasthan. The rock is perfect for tourists who wish to observe the awe-inspiring beauty of the surroundings and lush hilly regions.
Located on an island in Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur Solar Observatory is in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The observatory was established by Dr. Arvind Bhatnagar in 1976, following the model of the Solar Observatory at Big Bear Lake in Southern California. The present observatory is a result of the contributions of many others.
The sky conditions in the city are quite favorable for solar observations. As the observatory is located amidst a large mass of water, air turbulence is low. This is the reason for better image quality and accuracy.
It is a luxury hotel which offers royal experience to its guests. It is the perfect blend of glorious past and wonderful present. It was constructed in 1943. Besides being the centre of historical significance, this palace is full of rich heritage and graceful surroundings. Even today, this fort is inhabited by the royal family of Jodhpur. And it has been voted as the Best Hotel in the World by the Traveller's Choice Award.
This imperial structure is divided into 3 parts- residence of the royal family where tourists are prohibited, museum where photographs, clocks and other belongings of the royal family are kept and the final part has been converted into a luxurious five-star hotel. The tourists can enjoy various activities here such as heritage walk to dive into the past of Jodhpur, visit to Jaswant Thada memorial adorned with the domes and portraits, etc.
Located in Chittor Fort, Vijaya Stambha is a splendid victory monument in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Dedicated to Vishnu, the tower was commissioned in 1448 by Rana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the armies led by Mahmud Khilji. The tower demonstrates a fine specimen of religious pluralism practiced by the Rajputs.