Rediscover Indias Roots The Best Heritage Structures In

Travel-and-Leisure Rajasthan, located in the western region of India, is a land of deserts, myth and a rich cultural heritage. Here, you can find some of the most opulent palaces and awe-inspiring forts when you travel to India. A few of the famous attractions in Rajasthan were even granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recent years. Read on to know what makes these heritage structures truly worth a spot in you Rajasthan tour packages. Amber Fort, Jaipur: This fort is also called Amer Fort and is famous for its artistic craftsmanship. It was built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh I. The Amber fort, located at the foot of the Aravalli range, overlooking the Maota Lake is made of red sandstone and marble. The Hall of Public Audience, Hall of Private Audience, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas and Sheela Mata temple are all contained within the fort. The light and sound show held at Kesar Kyari inside the Amber Fort is truly spectacular. Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur: This fort is actually part of the famous Ranthambore National Park, home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. It is often included in Rajasthan tour packages. Jogi Mahal, Ganesha Temple, Shiva Temple, Ramlaji Temple and the temples of Lord Sumatinath and Sambhuvanath are the main attractions of this fort. It was built in the 10th century by Nagil Jats and later occupied by the Chauhan Dynasty. Throughout history, this fort has been coveted and attacked by the Sultans of Delhi, the Mughals and the Kings of Mewar. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur: The Mehrangarh Fort is one of the biggest forts in India and stands at 400 feet, towering over the city of Jodhpur on a cliff. Within its imposing walls stand beautifully carved palaces and large open courtyards. One of the best museums in Rajasthan can be found in this fort. It pays homage to the heritage of the Rathores and boasts of an exquisite collection of royal palanquins. Legend has it that the walls of the Mehrangarh Fort are impenetrable and can even withstand attack by canons. In fact, cannon ball imprints historically formed by Jaipurs attacking armies can still be seen on the second gate. Kumbalgarh Fort, Kumbalgarh: This fort is famous for its 36 km long continuous wall, the second-longest in the world, preceded only by the Great Wall of China. It was built by Maharana Rana Kumbha in the 15th century and is located at the top of the Aravalli mountains. The Kumbalgarh fort contains more than 300 temples and a number of palaces including the historically famous Badal Mahal and the Shiva temple. Definitely a great addition to any of the Rajasthan tour packages. Magnificent sights, fascinating architecture and symbols of history and culture, these heritage structures in Rajasthan are bound to transport you back in time to a period of Ranas and majestic opulence. Truly, sights to behold at least once in a lifetime! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: