With great and rich culture and traditions, Rajasthan has jotted its name in the world tourism with ink of Gold. Famous for brave stories and royal lifestyle Rajasthan is one of those places in the country which is loved and adored by everyone not only by the national but also by the international travellers. Majestic Forts, Charming Palaces, Glittering Temples and Pleasing tourist attractions in the state make this place a perfect tourist destination in the country.
People on their India Tourism love to travel through the alleys of Rajasthan and get more close with the royalty. Famous for various tourist attractions Rajasthan house some of the most exotic locations which are now listed as world heritage sites. Today in this post we are going to discuss about mesmerizing UNESCO Declared World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan.
- Chittorgarh Fort
- Ranthambore Fort
- Amber Fort
- Jaisalmer Fort
1. Chittorgarh Fort
Famous for Johars and bravery, Chittorgarh is home of the majestic monument named Chittorgarh Fort is the house of majesties which will tell you about its brave history and charismatic royal era. The fort is one of the finest examples of Rajputi architecture which is listed among the huge forts in India. This fort is believed to be of the time of pre-historic era, during the time of Mahabharata. According to historians it is believed that this fort was constructed by mighty Bheem (One of Pandavas from Mahabharata). The fort is declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Very few people know but the fort is also known as the water fort as archeologists have found many water bodies inside the fort.
How to Reach Chittorgarh Fort
Numerous transportation facilities are available to reach this amazing fort; nearest airport is Maharana Pratap Airport while Chittorgarh railway station is well-connected through all the major cities of the state and country. By Road you can reach the place from Jaipur and Delhi which are 583 and 325 km away from Chittorgarh respectively.
Fort of Kumbhalgarh is one of the biggest forts of the state of Rajasthan. The fort stretch its boundary up to 36 km and it is because of its huge fortifications, the wall of Kumbhalgarh is known as the second longest wall in the world. The fort is also the part of the UNESCO declared world heritage site. When you would be on your Rajasthan Tours, try to visit this majestic fort. This Fort houses with numerous gardens in it along with the numbers of palaces and temples. Being one of the Major Attractions of Rajasthan, this for was built by Maharana Rana Kumbha in the 15th Century. The fort is named after Rana Kumbha. You will love the way to the fort, the zig-zag roads filled with the deep ravines and dense jungle on either side off you a perfect adventure holiday experience. The fort houses with more than 350 temples which are nestled inside the fort. One of the major temples among all is of Lord Shiva temple. Other major attractions in the palace is the Badal Mahal, it is also believed to be the house of famous Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap.
How to Reach Kumbhalgarh Fort
Well, Kumbhalgarh has no airport but as Udaipur is situated near the place one can access the Udaipur airport. Train is well-connected via Mumbai, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Jodhpur. You can also drive to Kumbhalgarh via roads of Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and many other places.
3. Ranthambore Fort
Famous for rich and mesmerizing wildlife and exotic species of flora and fauna, Ranthambore is famous for Ranthambore National Park. The famous fort of Ranthambore is one of the major tourist attractions that come as a treat for all travellers. The Ranthambore Park has got its name from the Ranthambore Fort only. Being one of the major tourist attractions, Fort is also listed among the Major Rajasthan UNESCO declared World heritage site. The fort is located 5 km deep inside the park and is lying on the hill at the height of 700 feet. The fortification of the fort has been contributed by many kings during their time, but the foundation of the fort was laid by the Rajput king Sapaldaksha from Chauhan dynasty. The major contribution that was done in the fortification of the monument is of Rao Hammir Deo Chauuhan. In his honour 32 pillar canopy is being placed there which is fort’s prominent attractions.
How to Reach Ranthambore Fort
Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is the nearest railway station through which you can reach here, while for road you can reach here from many major cities of state and out of the state.
4. Amber Fort
Great and mesmerizing Amber Fort of Jaipur is one of the most prominent tourist attractions of the city. People from all over the world visit this majestic fort during their Jaipur Tourism. This majestic fort was built by Raja Sawai Mann Singh. Amber Fort is UNESCO declared world heritage site and throws the grandeur of the Hindu Rajput elements. The two most amazing part of this fort is the Diwan-E-Aam and Diwan-E-Khas which are equally beautiful and are listed among the major Amber fort attractions. What pleases you in the fort is the charming architecture of water channels which is running through the halls and carries cool water in it that works as a cooler with the breezes. Famous Sheesh Mahal in the fort will give you the glimpse of Indian magnum opus Mugha-E-Aazam’s song “Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya”. Hope you all remember that.
How to Reach Amber Fort
It is well-connected through taxis and busses. Once you would be on your Jaipur Tours you will find a plethora of transportation facility that would take you to this amazing monument. Bus Stand, Railway station and Airport are well-connected with Jaipur from all major cities and states near Rajasthan.
5. Jaisalmer Fort
Best known as the Golden City Jaisalmer is one of the best cities of Rajasthan. The fort of Jaisalmer is one of the largest forts of the state and it was built by Bhati Rajput Ruler Rao Jaisal. It is after his name only, the fort was christened. The other names which enhance the beauty of the fort are Sonar Quila and the Golden Fort. The fort is built with the yellow sandstone, and it is because of this reason the fort throws the hues of Gold during day time and hence it got name the Golden Fort or the Sonar Quila. The fort is located at Thar Desert and is built on the trikuta Hill which has seen many battles and wars during its prime time. The Jawahar palace is one of the most beautiful palaces inside the fort which was the house of royal family. Along with this, the Raj Mahal, Jain and Laxmikath temples are also major attractions of the city.
How to Reach Jaisalmer Fort
To reach Jaisalmer via air, you can take flight to its domestic airport and the Railway station which is connected through all major cities of the city. Roads are well-connected and forms a well-manages culture. Be it the charming city of Jaipur or the brave land of Chittorgarh, each and every place is filled with its own uniqueness. The famous forts and palaces forms a beautiful range of UNESCO declared world heritage sites. Along with these 5 forts you can also enjoy visiting other places like Keola Deo National Park, Jantar Mantar and Gagron Fort are just name a few.