A Trip to Royal and Real Heritage Cities of Rajasthan
Rajasthan is the land of traditions across the world. This state has inherited from the royal rulers and kings. It has some of the most prominent things that they got gifted like royal palaces, extraordinary forts, breathtakingly beautiful monuments and so much more. These palaces and forts add a sense of royalty and grandeur to make it a tempting location for the travellers.
A trip to Royal Rajasthan will show that the heritage things of Rajasthan and it will help you to see old things and learn more about that.
The fact that Rajasthan is proudly owned some of the most important UNESCO verified heritage sites. It might be the Jaipur heritage sites, the prestigious presence of these monuments on this land has certainly benefitted its travel culture a lot. If you are a foodie and passion about arts and crafts then the unique cuisine and myriad handicrafts of the region to appeal to your senses.
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Some of the most famous UNESCO Sites in the Rajasthan: –
- Chittorgarh Fort.
- Gagron Fort.
- Amber or Amer Fort.
- Jaisalmer Fort.
- Ranthambore Fort.
- Jantar Mantar.
Rajasthan hosts UNESCO sites in multitude which narrate the revered history of the region, the design and planning of the sites would leave even modern-day architects full of awe and reverence. You shall be amazed at the scientific thinking and application that went into buildings even in the ancient times.
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When you are planning an exciting trip to cover the Rajasthan by road, then go to these places for the impressive ones listed below:
This fort stands as a proud flagship of the Rajput culture. If you believe in the mythology of Hindus, then it was supposed to be built in the 7th century by Bhima, one of the brothers of Pandava’s, It built within a night.
This fort is even tagged as the Water Fort because of an exceptionally large number of water bodies found inside it. This fort covers an area of 700 acres at a height of 180 meters
This Fort is considered as a special fort for Sati sacrifice. It reminisces the Sati sacrifice of many women who burnt themselves alive here to save their chastity.
This fort is especially a UNESCO site because of its unique structure that’s is having three courtyards. It is surrounded by water on three sides which makes a splendid view from the fort.
While you are here, please don’t miss the Hiraman parrots which are double the size of the normal parrots and repeat what humans say perfectly.
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Amber or Amer Fort
This was built in the 16th century and named after the Goddess Amba. This fort is exemplary for artistry and clever architectural planning. The serenity of the Lake Mahohta and the beauty of the mosaic found all around the world that leaves around any visitor to spellbound.
Channels of water cleverly designed by crisscrossing the premises that kept it cool from the desert heart. The renowned Sheesh Mahal is believed to be unique and found nowhere else in the world.
It is also known as the Golden Fort; the Jaisalmer Fort gets its name because of the colour of the sandstones that were used to build it. It stands tall in the Thar Desert.
This fort exudes a golden glow during sunrise and sunset that leads to the coinage of the local name ‘Sonar Quila’. The Raj Mahal, Laxmi Temple and Jain Temple would take you through the meandering lanes of history wars and martyrdom.
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The Ranthambore National Park near Sawai Madhapur is this ancient fort is believed to build in the 8th century. It has been a witness to wars and dynasties since then. The flagship fort of the Chauhan dynasty is spread across the 7kms.
It is a spectacular specimen of the stone masonry. Although the ravages of time have taken a toll upon the fort, the fort houses of multiple pavilions, cenotaphs, mosques, temples, barracks, step-wells. It is apart from the vast expanse of wilderness where wildlife sighting is common.
It was built in the 18th century, this stone-made observatory boasts of the astronomical, engineering and cosmological prowess of the ancient Indians.
In 2019, the City of Jaipur was declared to be a UNESCO Heritage site too. The Committee declared the same after the strong recommendations of ICOMOS. The walled city of Jaipur is also known as the Pink City. It is an amalgamation of architectural ideas of the Mughals, ancient Hindus and contemporary West.
This makes it exemplary in the genre of the town-planning, it apart from being the State capital and having very profound cultural, craftsmanship and culinary legacy. You can easily travel by road opting for a self-drive throughout Rajasthan
You can travel in a car rental that explores UNESCO sites starting from the Jaipur and then move on to cover other cities of the State and come back.
We have shared these best places you can visit in the Rajasthan and enjoy the trip with the places across Rajasthan.