Rajasthan is a beautiful state with an everlasting essence of regal royalty and it also soaks in a rich cultural heritage. Rajasthan has always been the land of heroic deeds and has amazing historical evidence. Every nook and corner of this state has an enthralling story to tell which brings in a sense of loyalty and patriotism among everyone. Rajasthan brags about the amazing architectural monuments that have been built commemorating various royalties.
There are some places like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bundi, Chittorgarh and a lot of other places which are extremely rich culturally and have a lot of places with historical importance. This is an ideal destination to spend the holidays with a gala opportunity to know much more about the Indian heritage. Let us know about some of the places that are famous and have a wonderful saga behind it.
Lake Palace, Udaipur: A perfect romantic getaway destination to beat the blazing summer
The Lake Palace is set amidst the waters of the Lake Pichola and is spread over 4 acres of land. It was around 1743-1746 that this palace was built under the rule of Maharaja Jagat Singhji II and was named Jagniwas. One interesting fact about Lake Palace is that it was sculpted east facing on purpose so that when the royal family comes for a vacation in summers, they revere the Sun God at dawn. Apart from this, the palace has been the refuge of many Europeans who escaped from Neemuch on the order of Maharaja Swaroop Singh during the mutiny of 1847 and is an ideal honeymoon spot thanks to the Taj Group of Hotels.
City Palace, Jaipur: Get enchanted by the different styles of architecture at their best
An ethereal marvel of its kind making travelers gasp at the sight of its beauty is the City Palace at Jaipur and it is a byproduct of the Mughal, Rajput and European style of architecture. This beautiful palace built between 1729 and 1732 as a reflection of the thoughts of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singhji II along with the efforts of Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. The authentic Vastu Shastra of Indian architecture was followed for the construction of the palace. There is another gate which is reserved for the royal family. The whole palace has its tourist attractions like Mubarak Mahal which is a museum; Chandra Mahal which is a beautiful seven storey building where the first floor is a museum exhibiting the belongings of the ancient royal family and the rest of the building is the residence of the descendants; It has four gates that are a beautiful representation of the four seasons and Gods.
Chittor Fort, Chittorgarh: An architectural maestro dipped in the stories of brave soldiers, women, and children
The story of heroes in Rajasthan cannot be complete without talking about the Chittor Fort, and the prismatic jewel of Rajasthan. Apart from being known and visited for its historical palaces, stunning gates and major towers, Chittor Fort settled in Chittaur is remembered for the courage and loyalty of not only its soldiers but also their wives and children. For them their honor was above everything else and when they were asked to surrender they happily chose death over it. Furthermore, it is said that the fort was attacked thrice and it was in the 1303 battle, Rani Padmini, the queen of Rana Rattan Singhji made her path to self-immolation after the King was killed, followed by 13000 children and ladies with heroic courage giving up their lives.