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Rajasthan Forts & Palaces
|antar Mantar was conceptualised with
the primary aimof unraveling the mystery of outer space. In the days
of yore, Jantar Mantar served the purpose of carrying out astronomical
observations and also inspired and motivated many to become interested
in the science of astronomy, at a time when the society at large had
become entangled in silly superstition and religious bigotry.
Prakash Palace, Chittorgarh
|Chittorgarh Fort is a massive structure
with a 1 kilometre zigzag accent to it. The road leads through seven
gates to the main gate Rampol (meaning Gate of Ram).
|The LakePalace is located on the Jag
Niwas Island and covers the whole of 1.5 hectare of the island in
the middle of the Pichola Lake. Built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1743
it was meant as a royal summer palace and now converted in to a five
star palace hotel.
Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
|The palace was also built with superficial
intentions of providing employment to famine stricken farmers. The
Palace now is a five star deluxe palace hotel.
|The Palace has an amazing collection
of well-maintained paintings and hunting trophies. Sprawling lawns
with blooming bougainvillea and dancing peacocks make a visual extravagance.
|This fort and it's palaces were built
between 1588-1593 by raja Raj Singh, a general in the army of the
Mughal emperor Akbar. It has a 96 mt long wall, with 37 bastions and
2 entrances. The main entrance of the fort is Suraj pol or sun gate.
|The fort is composed of a lyrical complex
of courtyards towers, water, wheels, stables, passages and unexpected
stairways to secret pavilions and panoramic roof tops spanning the
village below and the Thar horizon beyond.
|The Fort's in-house Kali temple popularly
referred to as the Shila Devi Temple is shrouded in mystery. The temple
is conspicuous by its awesome silver doors and silver lions.
|The fort's 37 bastions are nicely complimented
with a number of palaces, towers, pavilions and temples. There is
the exquisitely beautiful Chandra Mahal which is adorned with mirrors
and art works.
|The Fort has several Majestic Palaces,
each one more beautiful than the other. For instance the Rana Kumbha
Palace, the Fateh Prakash Palace, Rani Padmini's Palace to name just
a few of the palaces that are housed inside the fort all exemplify
with the saga of gallantry, courage and heroism of the redoubtable
|The city palace was built by Raja Sawai
Jai Singh and the royal family still uses a section of the palace.
|The Hawa Mahal was designed by renowned
architect Lal Chand Usta and is built of red and pink sandstone and
is a living testimony of Rajput architectural grandeur.
|The fort has 99 towers some of which
possess cannons even today. In the Chauhata Square the majestic palaces
of Maharawals are located. To reach the palace, one has to climb a
flight of steps.
|The majestic MehrangarhFort is one
of India's largest forts and located in the picturesque city of Jodhpur.