Fort of Rajasthan

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh or the Tiger fort is the first of the three forts built by the kings of Jaipur. Built mainly in 1734 by Jai Singh II, it lies 6 km north west of city Palace and provides some stunning views of Jaipur down below to the Man Sagar Lake. The imposing fort harbors many legends and three kings have added their stamp at different times to the structures within the fort. In the midst of this lake, is a palatial duck blind, which was used for shooting parties by the erstwhile royal family. A royal retreat for the Maharanis, it was also used as a personal treasury for many years

Visit Rajasthan Palaces

Lake Palace, Udaipur

This 250 -year old marble Palace Hotel sits like a vision in Lake Pichola. The interior public rooms are elegant. If you want regal surroundings, opt for a suite; All other rooms have contemporary decor, Most rooms offer lake views, though some have the views of the Lily Pond or the Courtyard. Don`t miss a ride on Gangaur Boat, a wooden barge where you can take meals.

City Palace - Udaipur

As the hub of Udaipur the City Palace stands majestically on the hill guarded by crenellated fort walls. A riot of arches, domes, turrets, crenellations and chattris crown the steep fortress. In contrast to its rugged exterior, the inside presents a delicate and feminine world of beauty with lavish use of marble, mirror work, frescoes, wall paintings, a profusion of colored glass, fluted columns, inlay work, silver doors, fountains and gardens.

A series of courtyards, jharokhas, chattris, terraces, corridors, stairways, over planning pavilions and hanging gardens form an astonishing and harmonious whole.

Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur

Inside the historical Chittaurgarh Fort, one big portion of Fateh Prakash Palace was converted into a museum in the year 1968.

It has a great collection of sculptures. Among the important ones are Ganpati (8th-9th century) from Pangarh : lndra and lain Ambica statues from Rashmi village of post medieval period.

Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur

Gajner Palace has often been described as 'an incomparable jewel in the Thar desert'. Built by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner, the palace stands on the embankment of the lake. The palace was used by the Maharaja for grand shoots and lavish entertainment. Royalty, both Indians as well as international, Viceroys and other dignitaries have been entertained at this grand palace. A beautiful courtyard opens into a garden, scented with Jasmine and lush with bougainvillea and where 14 rooms provide some of the accommodation. A walk into the grounds beyond reveals tree garland with age, a honeymoon lodge perched on a hillock amidst breathtaking tranquility. A grass tennis court and marble swimming pool (now being renovated).

Hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Maharaja Umaid Singhji who built this palace was fascinated with western lifestyles so he marshalled the services of a well-known Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester, a creditable equal of Edward Lutyens (architect of New Delhi) to construct a three hundred and forty seven roomed Umaid Palace. This was to become India last of the great palaces and the biggest private residence in the world. Spectacular Central Rotunda, the cupola rises to a hundred and five feet high; the Throne Room with its exquisite Ramayana murals; an elegant wood-panelled library, and even a private museum; an indoor swimming pool, a Billiards Room, tennis courts and unique marble squash courts makes Umaid Bhawan Palace is unabashedly the most magnificent.