20 Most Visited Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is home to many historically famous and opulent forts and palaces in all over India. Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan are the perfect examples of culture, tradition, architectural styles, and remnants of Rajasthani kings period of time. When you visit these forts and palaces you can fell the royalty and high life of Rajasthani Kings.
Many kingdoms who ruled Rajasthan were the reason behind for these magnificent forts and palaces. Actually, these past forts and palaces were converted into heritage hotels or palaces and they became as center of attraction to the tourism of Rajasthan. Read here about Top 20 Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan:
List of Top 10 Forts in Rajasthan
1. Amer Fort
Amer Fort in Jaipur is one of the famous hill forts in Rajasthan and this fort was built by Raja Man Singh in the 10th century. This fort was completely built of Red sandstone and marble which made this fort as an architectural marvel. The surroundings of Amer Fort is so pleasant and tranquil with beautiful Aravalli greenery ranges, grand palaces, and temples.
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2. Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh is a very important Fort in Jodhpur built by Rao Jodha in the 15th century. It is a famous heritage fort in Rajasthan jeweled with glorious palaces and the royal museum exhibits the palanquins, musical instruments, howdahs, paintings, and weaponry. You can catch-up many interesting stories and mysteries about this fort. Here, you can experience all the things which were used by royal families.
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3. Jaigarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort is the largest weaponry fort in Rajasthan used by Rajput Kings and also this fort was used to guard the Amber and Jaipur. This fort was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century and comprises with many temples, palaces, and gardens. To experience the war environment of royal times Jaigarh Fort museum is the best one in Rajasthan.
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4. Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort is a small hilltop fort in Jaipur on the Aravalli hills. This beautiful fort was commissioned by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century for royal retreat place. It is an architectural marvel with several temples, structures, gardens, palaces. The major attraction of this fort is “Madhavendra Bhawan” it is a retreat palace for queens. Finally, never miss trekking activity from the base to the top.
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5. Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort is also known as “The Golden Fort” because of gold shade due to Yellow sandstone construction and the surrounding Thar Desert. It is the second oldest Fort in Rajasthan with markets, houses, temples, restaurants, museum, palaces etc inside the fort. You can see complete urban town style within the fort and the panoramic views of the Thar desert.
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6. Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan is also one of the oldest forts and splendid fort with many attractions. This fort was very famous for its history of Meera Bai, Rani Padmini and Karnavati sacrificing their lives. However, Chittorgarh Fort is a beautiful fort with natural attractions and greenery. You can see many attractions like many temples, luxurious palaces, and beautiful reservoirs surrounded by lush greenery.
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7. Ranthambore Fort
Ranthambore Fort is a different one in Rajasthan with wildlife vicinity. Because Ranthambore is home to many wildlife animals and the largest wildlife sanctuary also. This ruined fort was constructed on two hills and also you can experience the invasions of British and Mughals on the fort. It will be very interesting to visit this fort because you will be bowled with the wildlife around it.
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8. Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort is another important fort in Rajasthan and also famed in all over the world. This historic fort was built by Maharana Kumbha on the Aravalli mountains and the main attraction of this fort is its largest wall. The fortifications of this fort are so largest after the “Great Wall of China”. This fort comprises beautifully laid gardens, palaces, and temples etc.
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9. Junagarh Fort
It is a famous fort in Bikaner with its mixed architectural styles of Mughal and Rajput by Raja Rai Singh in the 16th century. Art and interior architecture of Junagarh Fort attracts visitors from all over the world. The main attractions of this fort are different temples devoted to Jainism, massive gates, and the palaces. Here you can witness many architectural attractions.
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10. Taragarh Fort
Taragarh Fort in Bundi is also one of the best forts in Rajasthan by the Chauhan dynasty but it was overlooked and ruined almost. Even it is ruined the major attractions of this fort like water reservoirs and secret tunnels attract and made it one of the famous one. Beautiful architectural style of this fort also a huge attraction of this fort.
List of Top 10 Palaces in Rajasthan
1. Lake Palace
Lake Palace is the most adorable palace in Udaipur which looks opulent and royal. This palace is the most visited place in Udaipur and receives a large number of travelers from all sides of the world. The major attractions of this palace are its beautiful surroundings with Lake Pichola and architectural styles. Lake Palace is a luxurious one with spa, swimming pool, royal suites etc.
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2. Udai Vilas Palace
Udai Vilas is another famous palace near Lake Pichola with beautiful attractions of fountains, greenery gardens, and courtyards etc. This palace was very popular due to its traditional architectural styles and artistic designs and also listed in Asia’s best hotel. You can feel very cozy and luxurious in this palace with all the amenities. Here you will be treated in a grand royal manner.
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3. City Palace
City Palace is the famous complex palace in Rajasthan by Maharaja Udai Singh in the 16th century. This beautiful Palace was laid on Aravalli hills and place to see scenic views of Lake Pichola. You can visit numerous palaces within the palace like Sheesh Mahal. Due to its architectural style, vicinity of the palace, beautiful complex-palaces, etc draws tourists from all over the world.
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4. Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal is the most famous palace in Rajasthan by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The major attraction of this palace is its design in the form of Lord Krishna crown. This palace is also known as “Palace of Winds” due to the cool breezes from the windows due to the lattice work. Hawa Mahal is also a part of City Palace and very popular palace in it.
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5. Fateh Prakash Palace
This magnificent palace was laid in the fort complex of Chittorgarh and also known as Bada Mahal. This majestic palace is very popular for its architectural styles and amazing look. You will be mesmerized by its huge halls and beautiful arches. The beauty of this palace is wordless with the pleasant and tranquil atmosphere around us.
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6. Rambagh Palace
Rambagh is a world class famous palace with its architectural styles and complex interior designs. Actually, this was a hunting lodge at the time of 20th century and later it was renovated as a palace. Rambagh Palace offers all the amenities you need and also listed as a luxurious hotel in the world. An interesting thing about the palace is it is located at the center of the thick forest of Jaipur.
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7. Neemrana Fort Palace
It is a famous hillock palace in Rajasthan and also the most famous royal fort in India. You can have beautiful looks of Alwar city from this palace. This opulent palace was built by Raja Dup Raj in the 15th century. Neemrana Fort Palace is the best destination for a luxurious palace in Rajasthan with a touch of Rajasthani style. To enjoy the trip in Alwar this is the right destination.
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8. Umaid Bhawan Palace
In Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the largest and famous one on the hilltop of Chittar hills. This luxurious palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in the 20th century to rescue famine suffering people. The major attractions of this palace are the museum and gallery of royal family automobiles. you can experience the royalty atmosphere of Rajasthan kings.
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9. Jag Mandir Palace
Jag Mandir Palace is another famous one in the midst of Lake Pichola. This beautiful palace started their services in full range from the 21st century. This royal palace is equipped with restaurants, bars, spa, and opulent royal suites. You will be bowled with the charm of this beautiful palace with its attractions. Tag line given to the palace will depict its beauty “Garden of Heaven”.
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10. Laxmi Niwas Palace
Laxmi Niwas is a famous palace in Bikaner by Maharaja Ganga Singh and also one of the luxurious hotels in Rajasthan. This palace is very famous for its modern amenities and ancient architectural styles. You will be attracted to the cozy luxurious rooms and the facilities. The best place to stay in Bikaner for long vacation is undoubtedly Laxmi Niwas.
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