"Forts, and Palaces- Colourful Rajasthan" India Things to Do Tip by lynnehamman
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Rajasthan has dozens of mighty forts, palaces and castles dotted around the state. Some are situated in the cities, and some are outside of city limits. The three most impressive forts are Meharagarh Fort-(Jaipur,) Jaisalmer Fort is the oldest living fort-(Jaisalmer), and Chittorgarh Fort. Chittorgarh can be visited on a day trip from Udaipur.
These above forts have been invaded and conquered -then re-conquered over the centuries, and all have a fascinating history. ( I have given details of forts in my various Indian cities pages)
They are all huge, and some have steep ascents- so wear good walking shoes- and a hat.
Other Forts of great historical value in Rajasthan are Kumbalgarh Fort (which has the 2nd longest wall after the Great Wall in China) near Udaipur, and Ranthambore Fort. Bundi Palace is very impressive, and has well preserved hand painted scenes on the inner walls.
Palaces are in every city- many have been converted into hotels. Some have museums, and some have royalty in residence. All are opulent and have magnificent gardens. The City Palace in Udaipur is especially majestic, overlooking Lake Pichola.
details of these forts can be found in the various pages listed on my homepage
Directions: see relevant info on my various pages of Indian Cities
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