Rajasthan is a royal state which is blessed with some amazing UNESCO Sites that are worth visiting during a trip to Rajasthan. The splendid palaces and majestic forts were attracted by large number of tourists and thus became UNESCO Sites after gaining popularity. To go back in the bygone era and get a deep insight of history of Rajasthan, you must visit the following top 6 UNESCO Heritage Sites.
Hawa Mahal is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan, built by the red sandstones. This is a 5-storey structure shaped in the form of a crown of Lord Krishna. There are 953 small windows, also known as Jharokhas. The reason behind the construction of large number of windows was to allow the royal women to see the outside streets. Hawa Mahal is also known as the Palace of wind. You can click some splendid pictures of Hawa Mahal from outside. It just look stunning.
Amber Fort is a fort located on the hills and to enhance your experience, enjoy the Elephant Ride while climbing upon the fort and witnessing the scenic views. With the blend of Hindu and Rajputana style, the fort has become an important tourist attraction. The landmarks to see within the fort complex are- Sukh Niwas, Sheesh Mahal, Dwian-E-Aam, Diwal-E-Khas and so on. While being in Jaipur, one should never miss visiting this attraction.
The Ranthambore Fort was built by Chauhan dynasty and is located in Sawai Madhopur district. You might have heard about the Ranthambore National Park which was the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. Now this park is known for jungle safari that enables you to spot the wild animals. The Ranthambore Fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park area. You can also enjoy the jeep/canter safari in the morning and afternoon. Along with exploring the fort and clicking some amazing shots, one can also experience the Tented Accommodation in Ranthambore to enjoy the rustic beauty of Rajasthan.
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the live forts of the world where daily day-to-day activities are carried out by locals. The jain temples within the fort have magnificent architecture. This monument was built by Rao Jaisal and is also known as the Sone ka Quila or Golden Fort because of its golden tinge. One can also enjoy the desert safari on the dunes while visiting the Jaisalmer Fort. Experience the camping on the Thar Desert. In short, Jaisalmer is a complete package of sightseeing of historical monuments and desert activities.
The Kumbhalgarh Fort has the second largest wall in Asia after the Great Wall of China. The fort was built by the Rajput emperor, Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. This majestic monument is 1100 metre high at the top of the hills and located in the Rajsamand district. The Maharaja Kumbh used to burn the lamps by using 50 kg of ghee and 100 kg of cotton for the villagers.
Jantar Mantar is another UNESCO site in Jaipur. There are five Jantar Mantar in India at Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi. The one in Jaipur is the largest of all and thus declared as a UNESCO Site. The Jantar Mantar was built for astronomical observations. There are 19 instruments for that help in finding out the position of stars and other celestial bodies.
So, visit all the above UNESCO Heritage Sites and make your Rajasthan tour perfect and memorable. Book your stay in the best resort of Rajasthan in advance to make your Rajasthan holidays luxurious and comfortable.