Think of Rajasthan and the images of rugged forts, high walls and majestic ruins are sure to flash in front of your eyes! I have always been impressed by the ancient architecture these rocky buildings have. Since my teenage, I had always wished to visit Rajasthan to view closely the remarkable architecture of the forts in Rajasthan. My wish came true a couple of months back when Alex, my best buddy approached me with an idea of Rajasthan visit.
That is how our trip to Rajasthan took place. As Alex proposed me for Rajasthan tour, he contacted a reputed tour operator in Delhi, India and got the tour arrangements done. We reached Delhi in late evening and left for the state to see monuments in Rajasthan in early morning next day.
Following Rajasthan Forts were on my list but I could visit few of them:
- Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh
- Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
- Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
- Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
- Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
- Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
The very moment we landed in the royal state, the rugged structure, the vibrantly attired people and the rural charm grabbed our attention. We took rest at a hotel in Rajasthan and left to see the Bikaner Fort. Also known as Junagarh Fort in Rajasthan, it was sprawling in a huge area and was enveloped by 986 m long wall. We could see the highlights of the fort including Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas and Rang Mahal. There are many Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tours available from which you can choose as per your interest and preferences. The courtyards, kiosks, balconies and windows everything about the fort was simply amazing.
Next was Mehrangarh Fort on our Rajasthan Forts tour. Constructed on a hillock, the fort is over 500 yards long. The imposing fort dominates the landscape. The majestic construction immediately insists you to stop at once.
Enveloping many palaces, renowned for their intricately carved beauty, the fort is among the largest forts in the country. Proclaiming an epic of splendour, the fort was built by adept statue carvers of Jodhpur. The fort marks many sieges and gates of the fort are still robust.
After visiting the Mehrangarh Fort, we headed towards the hotel we stayed in. We relished typical Rajasthani recipes including Gatte ki Sabji, Pyaz Kachori, Laddu and other various items. Though the food was a bit spicy yet we were delighted to enjoy a different taste. Jaisalmer Fort was another attraction in Rajasthan that we visited at the end of our tour. Set deep amidst the Thar Desert, the fortress speaks volume of being the last royal fortifications in the area.
Rugged structure, enchanting frescoes and excellent craftsmanship, is what we could elaborate about the famous Jaisalmer Fort in Rajasthan. It serves as an ideal amalgamation of Rajput and Islamic styles of architecture. After visiting Hawa Pol, Akshya Pol and Ganesha Pol of the Fort, I felt as if I was re-living the history.
Based on my experience, I would recommend Rajasthan Forts tour as it offers a lifetime experience to tourists, having inclination towards history.