Rajasthan, lying in the north-western part of India is home to several majestic forts, magnificent palaces and placid lakes. It used to be the land of the royal Rajputs and its glorious past and charm is can still be clearly seen at historical monuments. The lavish interiors and ingenious design of these structures are admired by art lovers all across the globe. From perennial Indus River to barren Thar Desert and lofty Aravalli Ranges to sacred lakes, the state is home to diverse geographical entities. Apart from its vibrant culture, glorious history and majestic palaces, this place is also known for its enchanting temples like Birla Mandir, Dilwara Jain Temple or Brahma Mandir. Great artisans and skilful craftsmen contributed to make this state famous for handicrafts and fine architecture. Here is a list of few attractions that should not be missed people visiting this region for the first time, during their Rajasthan tours.
This historical palace located in Jaipur, is one of the most visited tourist places in Rajasthan. Also termed as the Palace of Winds, this monument showcases a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. It was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh – a valiant Rajput ruler – in the 18th century. Like other structures in the city of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal was also showcases an extraordinary work of architecture and has been built by using pink stones. The construction of this place comprising jharokhas all across the building, gives it a beehive or a honeycomb womb look. This structure features around 953 jharokhas, which were built for the women of royal families. They used to enjoy the picturesque views and vibrancy of bustling city life from these windows.
Dilwara Jain Temple
Famous for its magnificent architecture, Dilwara Jain Temple, located in Mount Abu is an integral part of Rajasthan tours. It is a cluster of temples, and was built between 11th and 13th century AD. Fine carvings on the walls of this building display the richness of craftsmanship in the state. One of the most visited tourist places in Rajasthan, this cluster is surrounded by lush greenery of lofty hills. It is often visited by spirituality seekers, especially the followers of Jain religion. The majestic beauty of minutely designed ceilings and pillars on the upper section of the building can keep travellers spellbind. It is said that huge blocks of marbles were transported from different parts of the country to Mount Abu, with the help of elephants, to build this temple. There are a number of other revered shrines in the surrounding that are dedicated to various Jain Tirthankaras.
Situated in the centre of Udaipur, Lake Pichola is one of the most picturesque and beautiful lakes of India. It is believed to be the oldest and the largest man-made lake, which was built during the reign of Maharana Lakha, by a skilful tribal – Pichhu Banjara. The depth of this lake is more than 30 feet and it stretches in three miles, approximately. Lush green surroundings, elevated hills, bathing ghats, revered temples and enchanting palaces altogether makes this place a must visit for all nature lovers.
Home to a number of majestic temples, scenic spots, forts and palaces, Rajasthan is loved by all types of tourists. Travellers can explore the glorious and heroic past of India, perfectly amalgamated with culture, during their Rajasthan tours.