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Wonders of Incredible India
Rajasthan is a wonderful
land of praiseworthy history and culture. It is a land where the
awe-inspiring legends of heroism and romance still resonate from its
equally amazing architectures. Rajasthan is a land where historical
monuments still stand to tell the tale of the bygone era. The magical
land of Rajasthan exhibits splendor and royalty in every walk of life.
The fascination of Rajasthan is unparallel in the world for its
legacy, traditions, culture, safaris, sand dunes and lush green
forests with its wildlife. It is truly said that Rajasthan is a huge
open-air museum with artifact so well preserved for the travelers and
the inquisitive of the day.
Rajasthan is a destination where one can find wonderful blend of
natural beauty, amazing history and amazing lifestyle of Rajasthani
people seeped in an age-old tradition. The magical land of Rajasthan
is gifted with invincible forts, magnificent palaces, waves of sand
dunes and serene lakes. Some forts are mentioned below:
Amer (Amber) Fort, Jaipur
The Kachchawahas ruled from Amber, 11 km from Jaipur, for seven
centuries. With a history so old, it is not unexpected that there is a
lot of the past that can be traced in its archaeological history.
While many of the early structures have either disappeared or ruined,
those dating from the16th century on are in a remarkable state of
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
The Nahargarh Fort was built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in 1734. Since
Jaipur was his capital, the Nahargarh Fort was strategically important
and was built as a means of bolstering the defense of Amer. It was
also known as the Tiger Fort. New additions were made to the fort in
the 19th century by Sawai Ram Singh II and Sawai Madho Singh II.
Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh
The fort is on a 280-hectare site on the top of a 180-metre-high hill,
which rises abruptly from the surrounding plain. There are many
palaces within the fort like Rana Kumbha Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace,
Tower of Victory and Padmini's Palace, which are a must see for the
tourists. This hilltop fortress of Chittorgarh epitomizes.
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Standing almost 30 m above the city of Jaisalmer is the Jaisalmer
fort. The fort is also known as the Sonar Quila. This is because
standing against the backdrop of the desert with its golden sand, the
fort looks straight out of a fairy tale. Sonar Quila of Jaisalmer is a
massive complex comprising of a palace, various security sources, the
havelis of rich merchants, several temples and the residential
complexes of the armies and traders. During the reign of the Bhatti
Rajputs, the Merchant community acquired great deal of power.
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
Junagarh Fort in Bikaner is an impressive fort built by a Rajput
ruler. Raja Rai Singh in 1587. A fort that has never been conquered,
though it has been attacked many times, Junagarh Fort is an impressive
monument, with huge towers and battlements for defence. Raja Rai Singh
who lived in the times of the Mughal Emperors.