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Rajasthan Tourism

Amid the scorching weather conditions almost all the year round Rajasthan's mighty forts, stunning palaces and shimmering lakes makes it a lovable tourist destination. The second largest state in India has the Thar Desert spreading all across Rajasthan. We are here again to give you a clue about some of the best places to see in this culturally prosperous place.

Amer Palace & Fort

Amer Fort and Palace was built by Raja Man Singh. The palace appear emerging from the serene waters of the Maotha Lake. Tourists get an opportunity to ride on the elephant back to the Singhpol and Jaleb Chowk. The stairs from one end runs to Shila Mata temple.

Hawa Mahal

It is the prominent monument in Jaipur built by the King Sawai Pratap Singh. Hawa Mahal is five storeyed and semi-octagonal in shape. The beautiful carved 152 windows enable the palace women to see the royal processions through them.

Jantar Mantar

The largest observatory made of stone and marble is one Five remarkable observatories made by Sawai Jai singh-II. It is very scientifically designed instruments of medieval Indian Astronomy.

The City Palace

The Carved arches of mystic city Palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The grey-white marble columns studded with gold floral motifs and colored stones. The either side of the entrance has two elephants carved in marble.

Junagarh Fort

The fort was built in 1593. The great thing about this fort is that although it was attacked, it was never conquered. The fort is the combination of British and Indian influences. The Suraj Pol is the main entrance to the fort.

The Rat Temple

The popular Karni Mata temple is located about thirty kilometers from Bikaner. Thousands of rats --- both black and white --- are seen running here and there in this beautiful temple and they are worshiped.

Dilwara Jain Temples

The Jain temples in Mount Abu are famous for their stunning carving in marble. The Vimal Vasahi (Shri Adi Nathji temple), Luna Vasahi (Shri Nemi Nathji temple), Pithalhar (Shri Rishabh Deoji temple), Khartar Vasahi (Shri Parshav Nathji temple) and Mahaveer Swami (Shri Mahaveer Swamiji temple) in the Temple complex are the sacred pilgrimage of the Jains.

Lalgarh Palace

The architecturally beautiful palace of red sandstone built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in 1902 is a host of intricate carving. The entire palace is a blend of Rajput, Muslim and European style architecture.

Jaisalmer Fort

It is also called Sonar Quila because it is made of yellow sandstone. It is the only living fort that has a city within itself. The fort was built by Bhati Rajput Raja Rawal Jaisal in the year 1156 AD. The Jaisalmer fort has four principal gateways or pols - Ganesh pol, Suraj pol, Hawa pol and Bhoot pol.

Mehrangarh Fort

This formidable and magnificent fort was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. There are seven gates "Fateh Pol, Jai Pol, Loha Pol, Lakhna Pol, Hathi Pol, Suraj Pol and Daodh Kangra Pol".

Jaswant Thada

Left to the Mehrangarh fort is the graceful and mystic marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II is known as Jaswant Thada. This monument is popularly known as the "Taj Mahal of Marwar."

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