Udaipur apart from connoting royalty is also acclaimed as one of the most romantic and photogenic places in India. Currently the city palace of Udaipur is perhaps the most regal palace of India. A quaint yet imposing royal palace standing against the shimmering glare of a large artificial lake. This photostory dedicated to the City Palace…
This post is dedicated to the 1st part of our Jaipur exploration in which we covered Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort with a brief halt at the banks of Man Sagar Lake to see the Jal Mahal. Lets begin with the Amer Fort..
The City palace of Jaipur is located in the heart of Jaipur City along with the Jantar Mantar and the Hawa Mahal. The palace was constructed during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who ruled Amber from 1699 to 1744.The palace was constructed during 1729-32 after Sawai Jai Singh moved his capital from Amber to Jaipur in 1927. However, there has been further additions by the subsequent rulers.
Mehrangarh fort is a magnificent and humongous fort built in the 15th century by Rao Jodha. Ostensibly standing 400 feet above the Jodhpur city, the fort has stood firm resisting fearsome battles to become the seat of power of the erstwhile Marwar kingdom.
Men with vibrant turbans, women wearing Rajasthani print ghagras, fancy jewelleries, folk dance, scrumptious Rajasthani dishes, camel rides and infinite sand dunes. When you think of Rajasthan you envisage these images.Except for sand dunes, at Chokhi Dhani you get to see all these and much more. Away from the hustle of Jaipur city, Chokhi Dhani is a resort mimicking the rural life of Rajasthan. Cultural programs, art and craft stores, animal rides, classical music and basically everything else that depicts Rajasthan can be found in a nutshell within its premises.
Located on NH 65 between Jodhpur and Pali, there is small temple dedicated to a 350 cc Royal Enfield Bullet. As weird as it sounds, in this temple, visitors offer flowers and worship a bike. The locals believe that anyone passing through this highway must halt and offer their obeisances to the bike deity for safe journey.