Lakhpat

Lakhpat

Lakhpat is a small town located close to the western most tip of Gujarat. Historically, Lakhpat used to an important port city. During its peak trading time, the revenues used to cross more than one lakh koris (Kori was a monetary unit being used at Kutch during those times). In fact, the town derives its name due to this reason (land of one lakh koris). […]

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Mandvi

Mandvi

Mandvi is a small coastal town that is located at a distance of 60 km from Bhuj. It can be a good one day visit from Bhuj as there are many places of interest. This post will introduce you to the places you can visit during a one day trip to Mandvi. Ship Building Yard Historically, Mandvi was an important port town, and it had […]

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Diu Fort

Diu Fort

Diu Fort is a beautiful fort constructed by the Portuguese at the tip of Diu Island. The fort is covered with sea water on three sides, with massive outer and inner walls acting as a protection to the fort. A deep ditch stands between the outer and inner walls that is filled with water to protect the fort from the invaders. Entry to the fort […]

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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1736 on a hill top called Cheel Ka Teela or Hill of Eagles. The hill lies in Aravalli Mountain ranges and you can get panoramic views of the hills, and Amer Fort from Jaigarh Fort. It is believed that Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort are connected by passages which are now closed to public. Amer […]

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Amer/Amber Fort

Amer/Amber Fort

Amer Fort (also called Amber Fort) is located in a small hilltop town called Amer which is 11 km from Jaipur. Surrounded by beautiful Aravalli mountain ranges and facing Maota Lake, Amer Fort sets a great example of the traditional Indian/Rajput architecture.  As with most forts of Rajasthan, Amer Fort too has carvings on ceilings, walls and windows and you will amazed with the intricacy of the […]

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City Palace

City Palace

The City Palace is located in the heart of Old Jaipur City. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, and has architectural styles varying from Mughul to Rajput to European styles, with a touch of Indian architecture too. Entrance to the city palace As you enter the city palace, you will be lead to Mubarak Mahal. Mubarak Mahal was built by Maharaja Madho Singh II […]

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Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal (translates to Water Palace) is an extremely beautiful palace built in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. The palace was originally built in the 18th Century by Maharaja Madho Singh I to act as a lodge during his duck hunting explorations. The palace was then enhanced by the then Maharajas over several years. The palace has five floors of which three to […]

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City Palace

City Palace

City Palace in Udaipur is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. The city palace was initially built by Maharana Udai Singh, and was extended by various rulers over a period of more than 400 years. City Palace is the most visited attraction of Udaipur as it is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. City Palace was originally built in the traditional Rajasthani style, but the […]

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Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort is located on top of a rocky hill in the outskirts of Jodhpur. Apart from being built on top of a hill, the magnificent fort has strong walls that raise over 100 meters. The fort was initially built by Rao Jodha in 1459 and has been extended by several rulers at various times. Mehrangarh Fort The fort has 7 entry gates. Each gate was […]

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Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. The city was formerly the princely state for the kingdom of Marwar. Due to the extreme sunny weather throughout the year, Jodhpur is also called as “Sun City”. There are various places that you can visit at Jodhpur. Some of the places that are a popular attraction are in the links below:   Mehrangarh Fort Jaswant Thada […]

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