Unrealistic things about Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Everyone aware about the state called Rajasthan. Rajasthan – The Land of Kings and when i go to Rajasthan it actually feels that i must came into the Land of Maharajas called Rajasthan. Amazing Huh ! But it was true and this make Rajasthan more incredible in India.

Rajasthan
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Most of the people imagine or thinks that Rajasthan is all about desert, no water, travels in camels, village life, poor people, etc but my friend that’s not true at all . Infact , i’m also thinking that Rajasthan is so boring , no water , no amazing places, no fun, only desert and so much hot weather blah blah blah . But i was wrong when i finally go and explorer i can’t imagine that it’s so amazing place and most importantly it’s so beautiful .

Why Rajasthan – The Land of Kings ?

Rajasthan is also called The Land of Kings because of a royal history . Rajasthan is a place load with the ornaments of prehistoric royalty. Apparently, When i go to Rajasthan, I came to know that the rich philosophy, ancient art and crafts, royal forts and palaces of the Rajasthan are clearly detectable in the rich history of kings and kingdom that have ruled the Rajasthan from time to time and that’s why Rajasthan was called the Land of Kings .

Rajasthan - The Land of Kings
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Some reason why Rajasthan is called Land of Kings :-

  • History of Rajasthan
  • Heritage sites in Rajasthan
  • Rambagh Palace of Jaipur

History of Rajasthan – Maharajas

No doubt Rajasthan has a marvellous history, especially since the beginning of the medial ages in India. Yet, I would say I’m get very thrilled when I get to know about some unknown forgotten history of RajasthanThe history of Rajasthan is about 5000 years old. Kings like Prithviraj Chauhan, Chandragupta Maurya, and Maharana Pratap are some leaders who are mixed up part of the history of Rajasthan . The history of Rajasthan is classified into 3 parts :-

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Modern.

Ancient Times

In ancient civilization , Rajput clans appeared and held their movement slowly over different portion of Rajasthan from about 700 AD. Previously Rajasthan was a part of various republics. It was a segment of the Mauryan Empire. Between 1000-1200 AD, Rajasthan noticed the struggle for powers between Chauhans, Parmars, Chalukyas.

Ancient times Rajasthan
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Medieval Times

In Medieval period , around 1200 AD a portion of Rajasthan came under Muslim leaders. The main centers of their powers were Nagaur and Ajmer. At the starting of 13th century AD, the most important and powerful state of Rajasthan was Mewar, which was still under the rule of the Rajputs. In 1526, a battle between Akbar and Udai Singh took place, in which Akbar win and took over Mewar. Almost the entire Rajasthan came under the control of Akbar.

Medieval Times Rajasthan
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Modern Times

In Modern period of time ( 1707-1947) Akbar created a combine division of Rajasthan. Rajasthan had never been integrated publicly until it’s domination by Mughal King – Akbar. Mughal strength started to reduce after 1707. The political disintegration of Rajasthan was caused by torturing of the Mughal Empire. The Marathas penetrated Rajasthan upon the decline of the Mughal Empire. In 1755 they inhabited Ajmer. The beginning of the 19th Century was noticed by the attack of the Pindaris.

Modern Times Rajasthan
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Heritage sites in Rajasthan

The main reason why i came to rajasthan is just because of beauty and with its rich philosophy and heritage of rajasthan since ancient times and also which has attracted thousands of visitors like me and most importantly some of them have become a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Rajasthan is well known because of forts and palaces that have appear as major heritage sites in rajasthan .This include :-

Amber Fort – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

When I was in Rajasthan and exploring Jaipur, and i know Jaipur has lot of forts and many amazing places to visit but first and most important I heard a lot about Amber Fort and this fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013, so i have a curiosity that why this palace declared to be world heritage site by UNESCO. Is this palace is so amazing or what ? Is something unique their ? This question came in my mind and I want to know this so finally I visit their. When i reached than only one voice came from my mouth and that is OH MY GOD ! WOW! What an attractive and stunning palace it was, I can’t even express my Feeling how I enjoyed so much in amber fort and even I learned a lot of things and some interesting fact about Amber Fort .

Amber Fort
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Amber Fort is also called Amer Palace .Amber Fort is one of the most favoured forts in Rajasthan and one of the most visited forts in Pink city. Amber Fort was created by Raja Man Singh I and finalized by  Raja Jai Singh. This Amber fort is made using the red sandstone and the white marble.

Amber Fort Interior
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DAY TIMINGS : 8:00 AM To 5:30 PM NIGHT TIMINGS : 6:30 PM To 9:15 PM ENTRY FEES : Foreigners Rs 550 per person & Indians Rs 100 per person

Chittorgarh Fort – Huge Fort of Rajasthan

When talking about chittorgarh fort my mind straight away goes to the film Padmavat – The great sanjay leela bhansali’s films. Talking about chittorgarh fort it is located in the Mewar region of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Chittorgarh Fort also called Water Fort. When i reached there i saw the remarkable architecture and it was so beautiful that i can’t closed my eyes and i was just saying what a beauty it was.

Chittorgarh fort
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Chittorgarh Fort was also a UNESCO World Heritage site declared in 2013 . This fort is largest fort of India and the most surprising thing is that here The fort once had 84 water bodies which could hold one billion barrel of water, i don’t have words to say about this fort. When i reached there my main appeal of the fort are the two memento towers that is Kirti Stambh and Vijay Stambh.

Chittorgarh Fort Interior
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TIMINGS : 4:00 AM To 10:00 PM ENTRY FEES : Rs 20 for Adults & Rs 15 for Children

Hawa Mahal – The Palace of Breeze

When people are making trip to Jaipur and if they don’t see or came Hawa Mahal i guess they don’t see Jaipur or i think they don’t know much about Jaipur . Hawa mahal is our another fort or palace that declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. Hawa Mahal popularly known as The Palace of Winds or The palace of breeze thats is built up of red and pink sandstone.

Hawa Mahal
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Most amazing fact or i can say unique attraction about this palace is that Hawa Mahal have 953 windows that cover the frilly walls to allow dignified ladies to watch what’s happening in the street below or in the city, without being noticed.

Hawa Mahal Interior
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TIMINGS : 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM ENTRY FEES : Rs 200 for Foreigners & Rs 50 for Indians

City Palace of Udaipur – Largest Palace in Rajasthan

OH MY GOD ! What a royal palace in Udaipur it was. My minds was just thinking that i have come in the era of some king or Maharajas .This palace is also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. The mixture of extend cultures and architectural superiority is what makes this place worth visiting. This palace was built by Maharaja Udai Singh Mewar.

City Palace of Udaipur
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This palace is just remarkable and it’s quite easy to spot it from a lot of palaces in the city . The City Palace is the most visited tourist attraction of Udaipur. Most importantly if you want to explore it than one day is not enough because it’s so big, royal and expand cultures and architectural distinction so i guess it’s most difficult or impossible to capture it all in one one visit.

City Palace Interior
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TIMINGS: 9:30 AM To 5:30 PM ENTRY FEES : Rs 250 for Adults & Rs 100 for Children

Sardargarh Fort of Rajsamand

WOW ! What a magnificent fort of Rajasthan. Between 1738 & 1743 Sardar Singh built this fort who was one of the most powerful Dhodia rulers of rajsamand in Rajasthan. Best thing of this fort is that it offers guests an unusual experience of the heritage from folk music, art and farm-to-table cuisine.

Sardargarh Fort
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 The immoderate part of the palace is popularly known as Zenana Mahal and has 21 suites and now it’s a part of the Hotel, as Sardargarh Fort and it has been converted into a luxury hotel. In addition to this Sardargarh fort has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India .

Sardargarh Fort Interior
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LOCATION : Sardargarh, Rajasthan 313330

Rambagh Palace – Jewel of Jaipur

I can’t express what an amazing and beautiful palace it was i guess best in the world. when i arrived i feel that i’m the king or owner of this palace because on arriving I picked up in a vintage car and driven all the way to the hotel i can’t express or tell how much I really happy or excited and having a curiosity what happen next.

Rambagh Palace
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When i arrive at hotels i’ll be ushered in by colorfully dressed men riding on decorated horses, camels or elephants and soon amid showers of rose petals,i can’t express or say what did i say to him because i’m very nervous also and moreover happy and excited also i feel like the king of the world. This palace retains its elaborate magnificence, decorated with hand-carved marble latticework, sandstone railing, cupolas and cenotaphs, and involved Mughal Gardens. I guess it’s the most glorious palaces of jaipur, Rajasthan. This Stunning palace was built in 1835 by Chandarvati. Besides that, Rambagh Palace is now become a popular wedding destination.

Rambhag Palace Interior
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LOCATION :  Bhawani Singh Rd, Rambagh, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005 PRICE : Rs 18,400 per night

So, these are all the things or facts that proofs, why Rajasthan is called The Land of Kings. Also, Museums to forts and from lakes to temples, there is no patch in Rajasthan that doesn’t carry a signal of the past life of the royal empire of the state. Even the freedom activities like public gatherings and occasions like native festivals are carried out in royal and grand style with the folk music, folk dance, and real Rajasthani cuisine. These magnificent and prehistoric royalty together make Rajasthan – The Land of Kings .

Rajasthan - The Land of Kings
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So, in the end i would just like to say, that if you want to see The land of kings or you just want to see how king lives and used to do then I believe there is no better Place other than Rajasthan, Moreover, if you just want to see Indian rich history than Rajasthan is that place. IN NEXT BLOG, I”ll tell which place is best to visit in Rajasthan and also i’ll share my experience and besides that i’ll tell which is the best and cheap hotels to stay so that you can enjoy and explore more places in Rajasthan.

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