Rajasthan Travel Guide

Forts and Monuments in Rajasthan

Being a Royal state, classic forts and historical monuments in Rajasthan. Rajasthan had witnessed a history Rajahs and Maharajahs who left their signs and evidence. These historical forts in Rajasthan are known for their stunning architectural beauty and attract tourists from all over the world. They are much-admired for their amazing and marvelous architectural beauty. The various cities are Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur.

The Pink City of India, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and have some of the historical forts of Rajasthan. Some major historical places in Jaipur include Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace, etc. Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City of India, is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It has Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada Memorial and Balsamand Lake & Palace.The City of Lakes of Rajasthan is Udaipur is a beautiful city and the land of splendid palaces. Major palaces in this city include Lake Palace, Jagmandir Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Shiv Prakash Palace, Monsoon Palace, etc. There is a massive fort complex called Kumbhalgarh Fort which is located nearby. Junagarh Fort and Lalgarh Palace are also situated in Bikaner which are also very beautiful palaces.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal and Saheliyon-Ki-Bari are also worth of praise for their beautiful architecture and definitive designs. Laxmi Niwas Palace is also an evidence of beautiful architecture of the Royals.The Golden City of India, Jaisalmer is a major tourist destination of Rajasthan. It has a Golden Fort which is indeed a beautiful palace in Rajasthan and is the only living forts of India. More to mention are the Neemrana Fort & Palace, Bharatpur Lohagarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Kota City Palace, Alwar City Palace, etc are other popular monuments in Rajasthan known for their stunning architectural beauty.

Most Famous Historical Places in Rajasthan


Achalgarh
City : Mount Abu
Achalgarh is a small village in Rajmachi and famous for the Achalgarh Fort, situated around 11 km away from Mount Abu. A number of tourists... Read More
Achalgarh Fort
City : Mount Abu
Achalgarh fort situated about 11 kilometers north of Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan. The fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty... Read More
Alwar Fort
City : Alwar
Alwar Fort is a large fort and also known as Bala Quila which means 'Young Fort'. Located at the top of 300 mar steep cliffs,... Read More

Amer Fort
City : Jaipur
Splendidly overlooking the Maota Lake, the Amer Fort in Jaipur (also known as Amber Fort) is located in the Amer Town of Rajasthan, which is... Read More
Badal Mahal in Dungarpur
City : Dungarpur
Badal Mahal is located on the banks of the Gaib Sagar Lake and is known for it's amazing and artistic designs, a perfect combination of... Read More
Badal Mahal in Kumbhalgarh Fort
City : Kumbhalgarh
Badal Mahal is the highest point in the Kumbhalgarh Fort. Famously known as the 'Palace of Clouds'. It is located at the top of the... Read More

Badi Mahal
City : Udaipur
Badi Mahal also known Garden Palace is a marvelous structure constructed during 17th century. This Badi Mahal also known as the Men's section of the... Read More
Balsamand Lake Palace Jodhpur
City : Jodhpur
Balsamand Lake Palace is bounded by plush green and finely shaped gardens that add to the hotel's artistic appeal. The Balsamand Lake Palace is a... Read More
Barmer Fort
City : Barmer
Barmer Fort is one of the most faous tourist attraction in Barmer. The Fort was built by Rawat Bhima in 1552 AD at hillock in... Read More

Basant Vihar Palace in Bikaner
City : Bikaner
The Basant Vihar Palace is located in Bikaner but has been turned into a heritage Hotel. This hotel is a wonderful example of architecture and... Read More
Bassi Fort
City : Bassi
Bassi Fort now known as Bassi Fort Palace once used to be the hunting lodge of built by Thakur Jaimal of Sisodia dynasty. Located amidst... Read More
Bhangarh Fort – A Beautiful Enigma
City : Alwar
Bhangarh Fort is an ancient fort that dated back to 17th century and was built by Man Singh, who was one of the ministers and... Read More

Bharatpur Palace
City : Bharatpur
The residence of the Royal family of Bharatpur, Bharatpur Palace showcases the beautiful blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Each ruler of Bharatpur has contributed... Read More
Brijraj Bhawan Palace
City : Kota
Brijraj Bhawan Palace in Kota was built in the year 1920, and had been the one-time residence of the British. Afterwards however the management of... Read More
Castle Bijaipur in Chittorgarh
City : Bijaipur
Castle Bijaipur is a magnificent castle located at east of Chittorgarh at a distance of 35 km. Castle Bijaipur was built by Rao Shakti Singhji... Read More

Chandra Mahal in City Palace Jaipur
City : Jaipur
Chandra Mahal is located on the western side of the City Palace complex of Jaipur. Also known as Chandra Niwas, it is presently the residence... Read More
Chittorgarh Fort
City : Chittorgarh
Listed as one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan, the Chittorgarh Fort also known as Chittor Fort is witness to the bravery of... Read More
City Palace Alwar
City : Alwar
The City Palace of Alwar is known as the Vinay Vilas Mahal. It is standing huge in the heart of Alwar City of Rajasthan. The... Read More

City Palace Jaipur
City : Jaipur
The City Palace Jaipur is one of the most famous tourist place and a major landmark in Jaipur, Rajasthan. City Palace in Jaipur is a... Read More
City Palace Karauli
City : Karauli
Built by the Arjun Pal, founder of Karauli in 14th century, now cty palace only has some remains. The structure which one can see in... Read More
City Palace Udaipur
City : Udaipur
A palace of palaces “The City Palace of Udaipur” is located on the bank of beautiful Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The development of City Palace... Read More

Clock Tower Alwar
City : Alwar
Clock Tower is a royal monument in the Church road of Alwar city. The clock tower has a large four-sided clock on the top of... Read More
Deeg Palace
City : Bharatpur
Deeg Palace in Bharatpur used to be the summer resort of Bharatpur Kings. Built in 1772 by King Suraj Mal , Deeg Palace is built... Read More
Dil Kushal City Palace Udaipur
City : Udaipur
City Palace Udaipur is one of the most beautiful palaces in Rajasthan. The palace have number of different palace inside of which Dil Kushal is... Read More

Ek Thambiya Mahal
City : Dungarpur
The Ek Thambiya Mahal, famously known as Krishna Prakash is located in the marvelously beautiful courtyard in the middle of a pond. This amazing square... Read More
Fateh Prakash Palace
City : Udaipur
Fateh Prakash Palace is one of the well-preserved architecture in Udaipur. Constructed during the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh who ruled from 1884 to 1930,... Read More
Fateh Prakash Palace, Chittorgarh
City : Chittorgarh
Famous for a big lord Ganesh idol, a large fountain and some frescos, it was built by Rana Fateh Singh. But now the palace has... Read More

Fatehpur in Sikar
City : Fatehpur

Known for grand havelis, baoris and magnificent paintings, Fatehpur was the capital of Fateh khan, a muslim nawab. He founded Fatehpur town in 1451. Fatehpur has many centres of attractions like- Nadine Le Prince Haveli-... more »

Gaitore in Jaipur
City : Jaipur
Gaitore is amongst the most famous tourist attraction in Jaipur know for its beautiful blend of Islamic and Hindu style of architecture. Gaitore is famous... Read More
Gajner Palace
City : Bikaner
The Gajner Palace in Bikaner was built on the banks of Gajner Lake by HH Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner who was one of... Read More

Ganesh Pol at Amer Fort
City : Jaipur
Ganesh Pol in Amer Fort, constructed 1611 and 1667 by King Jai Singh II is located in the main palace of the Amber Fort. There... Read More
Garh Palace
City : Bundi
Maharao Balwant Singh started the construction of Garh Palace in Bundi. The Garh Palace is the complex of numerous palaces which were built by rulers... Read More
Ghanerao Castle
City : Pali
Ghanerao Castle is a marble and red sandstone royal castle which is beautiful, magnificent and displays the lavish lifestyle of the erstwhile royalty. Located at... Read More

City : Jodhpur

Ghanta Ghar, also famously known as 'Clock Tower', is a busiest place in Jodhpur due to Sadar Market. Sadar market is famous shopping zone of Jodhpur. Ghanta Ghar was constructed by late Shri Sardar Singh.... more »

Hadi Rani Mahal
City : Nagaur
Hadi Rani Mahal is one of the superb pieces of architecture of Rajasthan. The walls and ceilings of this palace are adorned with antique carvings... Read More
City : Rajsamand

Haldighati is famous historical site known for the gallantary of Maharana Pratap. Located at a distance of 40 km from Udaipur city, Haldighati is a mountain pass in the Aravalli range joining two districts -... more »


Hawa Mahal Jaipur
City : Jaipur
Hawa Mahal is also known by the name of "Palace of Winds" is one of the most famous places to visit in Jaipur. It was... Read More
Ishwar Lat
City : Jaipur
Ishwar Lat or Swarg Suli or Heaven-piercing minaret is the 60 ft highest building of wall in the Tripoli Bazaar of Jaipur. Sawai Ishwari Singh... Read More
Jag Mandir Palace
City : Udaipur
Jag Mandir Palace is a beautiful and luxurious palace on an island in Lake Pichola. Well known as Lake Garden Palace, it's construction completed in... Read More

Jai Mahal Palace
City : Jaipur
The famous Jai Mahal Palace of Jaipur bears the history of 260 years of Indo-Saracenic architectural splendor. This palace is made of 1745 AD has... Read More
City : Jodhpur
Jai Pol meaning, the 'gate of victory was constructed by Maharaja Man Singh, the King of Marwar in 1806 to celebrate the triumph of Marwar... Read More
Jaigarh Fort
City : Jaipur
Located on a cape called “Cheel ka Teela” (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravali range of hills, the Jaigarh Fort was erected in 1726, to... Read More

Jaisalmer Fort
City : Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort locally known as Sonar Quila is one of the largest forts in the world located in Jaisalmer City in Rajasthan, India. It was... Read More
Jal Mahal
City : Jaipur
Jal Mahal Jaipur also known as Water Palace is considered as one of the most beautiful architectural palace that was built with the Mughal and... Read More
Jalore Fort
City : Jalore
Considered as one of the most unconquerable forts of the country, Jalore Fort has a famous saying about itself- “Let the sky be torn, the... Read More

Jantar Mantar
City : Jaipur
The Jantar Manta Jaipur has been regarded is a World Heritage site by UNESCO. As it can be interpreted from its name “Jantar (Instrument) Mantar... Read More
Jaswant Thada
City : Jodhpur
Jaswant Thada is popularly known as 'Taj Mahal of Mewar'. It has a marvelous marble cenotaph which was constructed by Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, who was the... Read More
Juna Fort
City : Barmer
Juna is a place in Barmer which is now called as old Barmer. Juna was main city build by Bar Rao but during Rawat Bhima... Read More

Juna Mahal Dungarpur
City : Dungarpur
Juna Mahal in Dungarpur is a seven storied building with an architectural design of a fort was constructed during 13th century. The walls are adorned... Read More
Junagarh Fort
City : Bikaner
Junagarh Fort is a fort in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally called Chintamani Mahal and was renamed Junagarh or "Old... Read More
Karni Bhawan Palace
City : Bikaner
Karni Bhawan Palace was built by Maharaja Karni Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner, and built in exclusive architecture. It has some high-class Doric pillars, attractive staircases... Read More

Kesar Bhawan Palace
City : Mount Abu
Kesar Bhawan Palace in Mount Abu was founded by the famous Maharaja Dalwat Singh of Sirohi. It had been the rest house of the people... Read More
Khejarla Fort
City : Jodhpur
Fort Khejarla in Jodhpur is a huge fort built in the 17th century and made in red sandstone and has been converted into a major... Read More
Khimsar Fort
City : Khimsar
Khimsar Fort was constructed by Rao Karamsiji, the 8th son of Rao Jodhaji, the founder of Jodhpur in the 16 th century. This yellow-coloured fort... Read More

Kumbhalgarh Fort
City : Kumbhalgarh
Birthplace of the Great Indian Warrior “Maharana Pratap”, Kumbhalgarh Fort finds its development roots in the 15th century and was expanded through the 19th century.... Read More
Lake Palace
City : Udaipur
Lake Palace which was known as Jag Niwas palace has been turned into a luxury hotel, of 83 rooms and suites featuring white marble walls,... Read More
Lal Garh Palace
City : Bikaner
Lalgarh Palace is a palace in Bikaner in the state of Rajasthan. Lalgarh Palace is truly an architectural beauty of Rajasthan. This impressive red- sand... Read More

Laxmi Niwas Palace
City : Bikaner
The Laxmi Niwas Palace is situated in Bikaner and made by Late Maharaja Ganga Singh, the maker of modern Bikaner, who personally conceived, foresaw and... Read More
Laxmi Vilas Palace
City : Udaipur
The Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur is a huge palace made by Maharana Bhupal Singh in 1911. This palace is situated on the banks of Fateh... Read More
Lohagarh Fort
City : Bharatpur
Lohagarh Fort is a 18th century fort in Bharatpur built by a jat ruler , Maharaja Suraj Mal. Also known as Iron Fort, it is... Read More

Maharana Pratap Memorial in Udaipur
City : Udaipur

Maharana Pratap Memorial overlooking Fateh Sagar Lake, is the historic site in the memory of great Rajput fighter Maharana Pratap and Chetak, his loyal horse located at top of Moti Magri or Pearl Hill. This... more »

Maharani ki Chhatri
City : Jaipur

Located between Jaipur and Amber near to Ramgarh road crossing, Maharani ki Chhatri of Jaipur is basically a funeral area for the Royal ladies or Maharanis of Jaipur. Maharani ki Chhatri is famous for its... more »

Man Mahal Pushkar
City : Pushkar
Man Mahal is the largest palace and hotel in Pushkar town. Built by Raja Man Singh I of Amber for his guest and also used... Read More

Mehrangarh Fort
City : Jodhpur
The Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest Forts in the country and is situated 400 Feet above the city of Jodhpur, to provide a... Read More
Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri
City : Alwar
One of the most famous attractions in Alwar, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri is a beautiful red sandstone and white marble cenotaph of the rulers of... Read More
Moti Doongri Fort
City : Jaipur

Moti Doongri in Jaipur is a small palace which is an imitation of a Scottish castle in Rajasthan. This fort was once occupied by Maharaja Madho Singh's son who was restrained here, it is also... more »


Nagaur Fort
City : Nagaur
Nagaur Fort is a most important tourist attraction in Nagaur city. This 2th century fortress is famous for its large campus and high walls. Rebuilt... Read More
Nahargarh Fort Jaipur
City : Jaipur
The Fort of Nahargarh in Jaipur is also a creation of Sawai Raja Jai Singh. Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravali Hills,... Read More
Narayan Niwas Palace Jaisalmer
City : Jaisalmer
Narayan Niwas Palace, the only heritage hotel in the heart of the golden city Jaisalmer, and has a special identity in the hospitality industry. The... Read More

Nawalgarh in Jhunjhunu
City : Jhunjhunu
Known as the motherland of many well established marwari business families, Nawalgarh is one of the largest and busiest town in Shekhawati region. Nawalgarh is... Read More
Neemrana Fort Palace
City : Neemrana
Neemrana Fort is situated on a fortified plateau spreads over the 10 hectare of land area. Raja Raj Deo chose this scenic site for the... Read More
Padmini Palace Chittorgarh
City : Chittorgarh
Padmini Palace was known as the palace of beautiful Queen Padmini. Located inside the Chittorgarh fort, it also has a magnificent lotus pond near it.... Read More

Phool Mahal Palace
City : Kishangarh
The Phool Mahal Palace was constructed in the year 1870 by the king Kishangarh Maharaja. It is located in the centre of the city and... Read More
Pratap Gaurav Kendra
City : Udaipur
Pratap Gaurav Kendra or Pratap Gaurav Kendra Rashtriya Tirtha is located at Tiger Hills in Udaipur City of Rajasthan. This project was started by Veer... Read More
Rai Ka Bag Palace
City : Jodhpur

Rai ka Bag Palace is located in Jodhpur. This palace is octagonal in shape and has an artistic lookout which was built in 1663 by Hadiji, queen of King Jaswant Singh-I. King Jaswant Singh-II spent... more »


Raj Angan Udaipur
City : Udaipur
Raj Angan, famously known as 'Gol Mahal' is the King's Courtyard. Raj Angan is a dome shaped, Mughal architecture styled structure built in 1572 by... Read More
Rana Kumbha Palace
City : Chittorgarh
Rana Kumbha palace is 15th century palace where Rana Kumbha lived and spent his royal life. This historic monument is very popular among tourists due... Read More
Ranthambore Fort
City : Ranthambhore
Located within the boundaries of the Ranthambore National park, the Ranthambore Fort has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Before India got... Read More

Rass Devigarh Palace Udaipur
City : Udaipur
Situated amidst the wonderful Aravalli range of Hills, the Devigarh Palace Udaipur forms one of the three main passes into the valley of Udaipur. Now... Read More
Roopangarh Fort
City : Kishangarh
Roopangarh Fort is one of the favourite place for those who have some sense of history and want to enjoy Rajasthani culture and history both... Read More
Sajjangarh Palace
City : Udaipur
Monsoon Palace or Sajjangarh Palace is a hilltop palace located at Bansdara Mountain peak at about 944 mt above sea level in Udaipur. Maharana Sajjan... Read More

Samode Palace
City : Samode
Samode Palace is the sandstone built heritage monumental palace at the bottom of Aravali range. Like a fortress from outside, Samode palace is marvelous from... Read More
Sheesh Mahal Amer Fort
City : Jaipur
Sheesh Mahal of Jaipur is popular with the name of 'Hall of Mirrors'. Located in the Amber Palace and is an important part of Jai... Read More
Shikarbadi Palace Udaipur
City : Udaipur
Shikarbadi Palace is presently a Royal Retreat of the HRH Group of Hotels, Shikarbadi was formerly a hunting lodge of the Royal Family of Mewar.... Read More

Shiv Niwas Palace
City : Udaipur
Shiv Niwas Palace is a previous home of the Maharana of Udaipur, Rajasthan, located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Built in the early 20th... Read More
Sukh Niwas Palace
City : Bundi
The Sukh Niwas Palace is located in front of the Jai Mandir of Bundi and is decorated with some of the interesting features. The doors... Read More
City : Jodhpur
Sur Sagar Palaces were constructed on large rectangular platforms. These platfroms are made of white Makrana marble. There are two palaces, one each for gents... Read More

Surajgarh Fort
City : Surajgarh
Surajgarh Fort was established in the year 1780 by Thakur Suraj Mal. The construction of the fort not only offered employment to the people from... Read More
Taragarh Fort
City : Bundi
Taragarh Fort of Rajasthan is undeniably a renowned fort which stands out for its own identity in Bundi, Rajasthan. Taragarh Fort was the only place... Read More
Tijara Fort
City : Alwar
Tijara Fort is an architectural jewel located at hilltop in Tijara city of Alwar district. Constructed at the end 18th century, Tijara Fort has colonial... Read More

Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh)
City : Chittorgarh
Kirti Stambh is famous by another name 'Tower of Fame', is a 22 meters tower and was established by the first Jain Tirthankar and is... Read More
Umaid Bhawan Palace
City : Jodhpur
Designed by the renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester, the Umaid Bhawan palace exhibits influences from both Eastern and Western architectures. Made of amazing Golden-Yellow sandstones,... Read More
Vijay Mandir Palace
City : Alwar
Built by Maharaja Jai Singh Prabhakar in 1918 AD, Vijay Mandir Palace is a beautiful palace located about 10km from Alwar City. What adds to... Read More

Vijay Stambh Chittorgarh
City : Chittorgarh
Vijay Stambh, established by Maharana Kumba in Chittorgarh is a nationalistic masterwork built to remember the triumph of the kingdom over the trespasser Mohammed Khilji.... Read More