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Rajasthan: Palaces and Forts

02-AUG-2013 16:07

     

    Exciting Rajasthan Palaces and Forts notify the former period of past regal bench of the Rajputs. Rajputs were artistic builders and have stood by some of the most well-known and remarkable palaces and forts in Rajasthan state. Roughly every city of the fabulous desert terrain Rajasthan is wizened with magnificent palaces and forts constructed by an assortment of leaders and builders. These forts and palaces were usually constructed in the exterior of the walled conurbation over the high hills to defend the city. The grandeur is well preserved in the populace of Rajasthan and in the royal palaces and forts. Many of these palaces and forts maintain their old appeal and sacrament. Some of the imperial abodes have been now bowed into legacy hotels, where the travelers can see the delight of India's majestic past.

     

    AMBER FORT

    The Amber Fort is located at the township of Amber. Amber is 11 kilometers from Jaipur, Rajasthan. Amber’s past rulers used it as their castle till they transferred the capital to the Jaipur city. The Amber Fort Palace seems craggy on the outer surface but the inside view mesmerize the visitors by the conscientious elaborate works of frescos and murals, prints from panorama of everyday life, montage and comprehensive miniature mirror work splashed all over the walls. The Amer fort is constructed in Red stonework and White marble. The entrance hall to the fortress is through Suraj Pol. The Suraj Pol opens into Jaleb Chowk which is the chief patio. Clustering on the top of hill, the Amber fort showcased exclusive work of fragile glass mirrors. The outstanding arrangement inside the Amber fort is the Hall of civic spectators. The enthralling regal Elephant ride is very exciting and a real magnetism for the tourist. The construction began in the year 1592 by Raja Man Singh I but was completed by Sawai Jai Singh. Other work of art comprises of the Sheesh Mahal, The Sukh Niwas and the Jai Mandir. The Amber fort also has two temples. The first temple is the Kali temple and the other one is the Shila Mata Temple. The gardens in the fort complex are Kesar Kyari garden and Dil - I - Aaram Garden.

     

    JAIGARH FORT

     Jaigarh Fort is situated on the peak of the Aravalli Range. It presents an exceptional vision of the Aravalli hills. The Jaigarh fort is craggy and analogous in structural plan to that of the Amber Fort. It is also recognized as the Victory Fort. The fort is positioned 15 kilometers away from the Jaipur city. It is situated on a short distance from the Delhi-Jaipur Highway. The Jaigarh Fort gives some impressive views of Amber fort down the hill. The fort displays cannon. The cannon’s name is Jaivana. It was designed in the fort restrictions and was considered as the largest cannon on the wheels in the past era.

     

    JUNAGARH FORT

     Junagarh Fort is located in Bikaner. It was constructed by Raja Rai Singh in the year 1587. Junagarh fort is delimited by a towering walls and profound channels. There are numerous bastions protecting the fort with 2 entrance gates. The foremost one is the Sun Gate. Inside the fort premises in the red sandstone structures that includes intricately engraved windows, gorgeous balconies, pavilions and towers. One of the finest attractions of the fort is the Chandra Mahal. It is bedecked delightfully with mirrors, carved marble sheets and work of art. Other examples of the marvelous structural design are Rang Mahal, Dungar Niwas, Ganga Niwas and Vijai Mahal. A museum is situated inside the fort premises having an all-embracing compilation of enlightening and uncommon manuscripts, carpets, jewelery and utensils, etc.

     

    CITY PALACE, JAIPUR

     The palace compound lies in the spirit of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The location for the citadel was positioned on the place of a majestic hunting chalet on a simple ground delimited by a pebbly hill range, 5 miles to the south of Amber. The past of the palace is strongly associated with the history of Jaipur. The commencement of the building of the palace compound was credited to Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Originally, he ruled from Amber. Later, he moved the capital from Amber to Jaipur in the year 1727. This was due the growing population and rising water scarcity. It is an exclusive and impressive compound of numerous palaces, gardens, temples and pavilions. He planned Jaipur in 9 blocks, each block alienated by wide avenues. The most visited and outstanding configurations in the compound are the Mubarak Mahal, the Chandra Mahal, the Maharani Palace, the Mukut Mahal, City Palace Museum and Shri Govind Dev Temple.

     

     

    HAWA MAHAL

    Constructed of pink and red sandstone, Hawa Mahal is positioned on the main streets in the business center of Jaipur. The Hawa Mahal forms a fraction of the City Palace. It is predominantly outstanding when observed in the dawn, lit with the fair blaze of sunrise. The inventive plotter and designer was Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh who built Jaipur in the year 1727. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh was Rajasthan’s ruler of the Kachwaha clan. Hawa Mahal is a 5 story monument having pyramidal shape. It has a height of approx. 50 feet from its high base. The regal ladies of the family observed events in the market centre and gazed at the majestic festivities sitting at the back of the stone engraved screens.

     

    RAMBAGH PALACE

     The Rambagh Palace was initially built in 1835 as an education center for juvenile Ram Singh after the death of his father under inexplicable circumstances. According to Rajput ethnicity, Ram Singh, who was just 15 months old that time, resides inside Zenana, far away from the control of British. Though, afterwards, the knowledgeable seniors of Rajput family sensed that the little prince needed to go out of the Zenana to get appropriate learning. This laid the basis of Rambagh Palace. After Independence, the Rambagh Palace is used as imperial dwelling for Raja Sawai Man Singh. Later, the palace was rehabilitated as heritage Hotel. Presently, Rambagh Palace is one of the unsurpassed traditional hotels located in Jaipur city of Rajasthan.

     

    JAI MAHAL PALACE

     The Jai Mahal Palace is the present abode of the regal Maratha family “Scindia”. It is an Italianate building portraying the blend of the Tuscan and the Corinthian modes. Around 35 rooms have been transformed into Scindia Museum. The foremost durbar hall is remarkable. The Palace is a lavish Italianate construction, placed in cautiously laid lawns. Constructed in the year 1809, this Jai Mahal Palace was intended by Lt. Col. Sir Michael Filose. The striking Durbar Hall has 2 inner chandeliers, evaluating tones, and dangled only after 10 elephants had experienced the potency of the roof.

     

     

    UMAID BHAVAN PALACE

    The Umaid Bhawan Palace is situated at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world's biggest secretive residences. A component of the citadel is directed by the Taj Hotels. Forenamed after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the grandfather of the current possessors of this palace, this shrine has three hundred and forty seven rooms and serves as the dwelling of the former Jodhpur imperial family.

     

    LAL GARH PALACE, BIKANER

    The lal garh palace was built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji in reverence of Maharaja Lal Singhji. The Lal Garh palace is a recent creation (1902) and replicates a magnificent merger of 3 dissimilar styles, the Rajput, the Mughal and the European, which certainly merits an enthusiastic glimpse. The majestic Red sandstone structure with its hanging balconies and sophisticated lattice work exudes a characteristic attractiveness.

     

    CITY PALACE, UDAIPUR

     

    The Udaipur’s City Palace was constructed in an ostentatious fashion and is considered the biggest of its kind in Rajasthan, a combination of the Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles, and was erected on a hill pinnacle that gives a panoramic sight of the metropolitan and its adjacent areas, including several momentous shrines such as the Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, the Jagdish Temple, the Monsoon Palace on top of a hill close by and the Neemach Mata shrine.

     

     

     

     

     

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