Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas is steeped in rich heritage exhibiting oodles of royalty. The land is blessed with invincible forts and breathtaking palaces. These are the legacies left behind by the erstwhile Kings. The beauty and the charm of these monuments is truly incredible. Reflecting a great diversity, some of these structures are built on lofty hills, some on the carpet of golden sand while others nestled in the middle of the romantic lakes. Each fort and palace has several legends to be told to the tourists. Some were constructed for personal use while the foundation of some forts was laid purely for the purpose of defense. The interiors of the fort and palace are embellished to perfection. The beauty of these structures is marked by flawless mirror work, exquisite carvings, vivid marble statues, shimmering crystal work, beautiful miniature paintings and handicrafts and much more. Most of the establishments open into lush green gardens where beautiful birds like peacock spread their wings and dance away to glory. Most of the forts and palaces have now been converted into luxurious heritage hotels providing modern facilities soaked in traditional hospitality. The evenings at these palaces and forts are made colorful and joyful with captivating dance and music performances by the local artists of the state. The kitchens here are the abode of amazing recipes serving gastronomic delights.
A stay at these forts and palaces will give you an opportunity to experience the luxurious life style of the Maharajas of the bygone era. Tourists from all over the world tour to Rajasthan to see the several architectural marvels. The beauty of the City palace and Lake Palace brought them into international limelight. Some of the best known forts and palaces of Rajasthan are: Jaigarh fort, Nahargarh fort, Amber fort, Jaisalmer fort, and Lalgarh palace, City Palace Udaipur, City Palace Jaipur and Lake Palace Udaipur. The list is endless.