Rajasthan is one of the gems of Incredible India and is visited by tourists from across the nook and corner of the globe. It has exciting and scintillating tourism destinations that magnet thousands of hundreds of tourists from across the globe.
The western state of India, Rajasthan has been the home to Rajput royalty. Rich and opulent legacies have been scattered all across the territory. Even today, if one wishes to visit and witness or even relive the grandeur, the famous palaces here speak for themselves.
Jaipur, a beautiful city in the lap of the Aravalli hills showing a wordless beauty of the nature. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. The wall of the whole city is built by the beautiful pink stones, so it is famous as the name of “Pink City”. This city is the great example of Rajput opulence with the modern Indian hospitality. Pink city Jaipur is world famous for palaces, forts, temples, monuments and rainbow like fair and festivals. Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Vidyadhar Garden, these are some major attractions of this city.
To get the royal and ethnic experience in Jaipur its better to stay in a heritage hotel. There are many heritage hotels in Jaipur one of them is Jai Mahal Palace, other than that there is Ram Bagh Palace hotel and others as well.
These hotels are very old about 150-year or more old masterpiece. Most of them are built in the Indo Saracenic style or inspired by Mughal style of architecture. Most of these hotels are refurbished luxury palace hotels, with vast regal rooms, enthralling pavilions and pretty colonnades.
The preserved details of this palace today recreate the magic of the original Rajput grandeur. These grand structures have everything one could wish to see when it comes to royal lifestyle from exquisitely renovated lobby with a regal ambience to refurbished stunning rooms and suites that are regal yet contemporary.
The widespread Mughal gardens in front of almost every heritage hotel bring the exclusive royal experience, these hotels combines the old world charm with modern luxury. These hotels are now looked upon as a perfect blend of Rajput opulence with the modern Indian hospitality.
These hotels provides sightseeing options like the famous Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal (Palace), City Palace, Jaigarh (Fort), Museum, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh (Garden), Jantar Mantar (Observatory) and Ramgarh that is located nearby. Guests at these hotels must opt for excursions to the Ramgarh Lake that is 32 km away and Bairath, which is a Buddhist Temple, located at a distance of about 86 km.
Apart from these heritage hotels to experience the real royal charm you could also visit various forts and palaces which would show the pomp and show of the Royal Rajputs. Some of the palaces and forts are:
The Amber fort is set in a picturesque location a little away from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state. The Amber Fort presents a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Raja Man Singh built the Amber fort in the sixteenth century. The fort is remarkable for its majestic grandeur, surroundings, battles and beautiful palaces and halls.
The magnificent Jaigarh fort is located near Jaipur. Jaigarh fort or the fort of victory was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1726. The Fort stands in the middle of thorn and scrub hills, which impart it a stout look. The Jaigarh fort gives an amazing view of the city below.
Upon visiting the magnificent City Palace, it's easy to see that the royal family of Jaipur was one of the richest in India. The huge complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings blend both Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The Peacock Gate is exquisite, and contains an alluring display of detailed workmanship featuring bright peacocks. Today, the royal family lives in the graceful Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace) bordering the courtyard. Also inside the City Palace complex is a museum, art gallery, and interesting displays of royal costumes and old Indian weapons.
“Hawa Mahal” Palace of the Winds
The intricate and fascinating facade of the Palace of the Winds is probably Jaipur's most recognized building. Constructed in 1799, it has five floors that contain rows of small windows and screens. Wind used to flow through the openings, giving the palace its name. However, the wind has now gone from the Wind Palace. Legend has it that the palace, which overlooks the main street of Jaipur's lively Old City, was built so that the women of the royal household could watch the streets below without being observed. A panoramic view can be had from the top of the building.
Nahargarh Fort, also known as Tiger Fort, is perched high on the rugged Aravali Hills overlooking Jaipur city. The fort was built 1734 to help defend the city. It found fame in 2006, after many scenes from the movie Rang De Basanti were filmed there. Nahargarh Fort offers spectacular views, which are best seen at sunset. It also makes a great place for a picnic as there's a cafe on the premises. The fort looks particularly attractive at night when it's lit up.
Apart from this you could even opt for “Palace on Wheels”. It is a train which could give you an experience of royal charm.