10 Most Beautiful Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan


 Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

Popularly known as ‘Sonar Quila’ (Golden Fort), Jaisalmer fort is one of the grandest forts in Rajasthan. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD 


Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Fort is the grandest and the largest fort in India that dates back to the 7th century. Named after Chittranged Maurya, the walls of this fort echo with one of the most heart-rending legends of all time – Rani Padmini’s Jauhar. 


Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur

Ranthambore Fort rests in the Ranthambore National Park. It sings of the legendary tales of the brave Rajput hero, Hammir Dev, a ruler of the Chauhan Dynasty. Built in the 11th century 


Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort is a glorious example of Rajput architectural style. Situated in the town of Amer, this 16th-century wonder was built by Raja Man Singh I of the Kachwaha clan. 


Kumbhalgarh Fort, rajasamand

Kumbhalgarh Fort boasts of having the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China. It is the birthplace of the legend, Maharana Pratap. This fort has seven gateways and houses nearly three hundred and sixty temples within .


Lake Palace, Udaipur

Built between 1743-1746, during the reign of Maharaja Jagat Singh II, the Lake Palace of Udaipur is what dreams are made of! Spanning across a four-acre area in the Jag Niwas Island located right in the middle of Lake Pichola 


Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1798, the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most beautiful palaces of Rajasthan. The palace looks like a honeycomb and is known for its iconic feature – nine hundred and fifty-three small windows 


Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur

The Jal Mahal Palace in Jaipur is a beautiful collaboration of Rajput and Mughal style architecture. Standing right in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, the Jal Mahal is actually a five-story palace, with four of its floors submerged underneath the water 


Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Rambagh Palace, which was once the abode of the Maharaja of Jaipur, was built in 1835 as a garden house. Later, it was transformed into a hunting retreat by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh. 


Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar

Located on a high hillock in Alwar, Rajasthan, the Neemrana Fort Palace offers a magnificent view of the city of Alwar. It was built by Raja Dup Raj in 1467 and was turned into a heritage hotel in 1986.  

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