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Monuments in Rajasthan - Emblem of Prodigy

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The article on Rajasthan Monuments brings to highlight some of the great marvels of architecture that are replete in the various cities in Rajasthan. Plan a monumental tour to Rajasthan and explore these historical embodiments.

One of the most visited destination in the world, Rajasthan, is known for its magnanimous and rich monumental heritage. Be it forts, palaces, Havelis and temples, Rajasthan has them all! Located in the big cities, the monuments in Rajasthan tours are famous for their architectural splendor, intricately craved exteriors and beautifully adorned interiors. These monuments are embodiments of Rajasthan’s cultural and valiant history and visiting them is a must.

Forts in Rajasthan
The forts in Rajasthan are known for their historical significance and architectural marvels. Some of the most famous forts that one should not miss while on a North India holiday in Rajasthan are Jaisalamer Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Junagarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Amber Fort. Most of these forts have an in-house museum that showcases some of the rare artifacts and articles belonging to the personal attic of the Kings and Maharajas.

These forts structures essentially included many smalls palaces and temples within their complex. All the forts are located atop hills with the exception of Junagarh Fort. The forts in Rajasthan are the best way to know the of the royalty and grandeur that was enjoyed by the erstwhile rulers of Rajasthan.

Palaces in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is a truly magnificent holiday destination and the opulent palaces play a major role in drawing tourists to the state. There are many palace attractions in Rajasthan. While most of them today have been converted into heritage hotels, there are still many that still retain their bygone charms. An interesting palace not be missed is the Jal Mahal in Jaipur, which almost lies submerged in the lake water. Palaces served as home to the kings and queens and visiting them is like enjoying a piece of royalty.

The palace in Rajasthan are augusts for awe inspiring architecture and ambrosial facade. Some of the most popular historical forts in Rajasthan are the most famous Hawa Mahal and City Palace in Jaipur, City Palace and Monsoon Palace in Udaipur and Lalgarh palace in Bikaner. 

Some popular heritage palace hotels includes Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Balsammand Palace and Roop Niwas Palace.

Most of these palace today have been turned into a museum that display royal artifacts. Enjoy a tour to Rajasthan and explore the beauty of the past that still echoes in the palaces of the state.

Havelis in Rajasthan
The Havelis in Rajasthan usually served as home to the ministers and accomplices of the king. The state of Rajasthan is dotted with many havelis that form a great tourist attraction. Most of the popular havelis are in Jaislamer. Known for their exquisitely painted walls, these havelis still resonate with the grandeur and ebullience that once was a core part of the people who resided here. Rajasthan is a popular holiday destination and an inevitable part of Golden triangle tours.

Enjoy a haveli tours of Rajasthan and visit the Salim Singh Ji Ki Haveli (Entry restricted due to damage by rains) famous for its pavilion that seems to float on top of the building and a beautifully arched roof. The Patwon Ki Haveli (Entry Fee - Rs 20 per head) is an impressive structure known for its exquisite paintings and rooms topped with gilt ceilings. The Nathmal Haveli is another famous haveli famed for its lace like decoration and intricately carved jharokas.

Most of the havelis still serve as resident to the descendants of the royal families and access to these havelis is very limited.

Temple Monuments In Rajasthan 

The monumental heritage of Rajasthan highlights the famous temples that are not only famous for their religious significance but also are known for their architectural marvel. The Dilwara Jain Temples which are included in most of Mount Abu tours are a perfect example of Nagara style of architecture. This is a very revered site among the Jains. 

The Eklinji and Birla Temple are other temple monuments that are known for their beautiful exteriors and intricate carvings. The Dargah Sharif at Ajmer and Ranakpur Jain Temples are other religious places with great monumental attractions.

Other Monuments
The Jantar Mantar is a unique monumental attraction in Rajasthan. It is an the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. Built by Sawai Raja jai Singh, Jnatar Mantar was then used to measure the latitude and longitude of the celestial body.

The monuments in Rajasthan reflect the grandeur of the Rajasthani kings. Laid with unique lattice, intricate mirror work, portraits, carvings, these monuments are surely a delight to the eyes. Take a monumental tour to Rajasthan to enjoy the visit to these monuments that will reveal to some of of the most intriguing myths and legends of Rajasthan.
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