Jaisalmer Fort is a monument worth visiting and worth retaining in your conscious mind. Like various other cities of Rajasthan, in Jaisalmer too you will find different facets of its own glorious heritage. Though you can find historical monuments scattered all over the city, the Jaisalmer Fort will immediately command your attention. Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands. The city is said to be founded by one Raja Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput ruler, in approximately 1156 A D. Legends go by that he did it on the behest of a local hermit named Eesaal. The raja choose Trikuta hill as the new site for his fort as his earlier adobe at Luderwa(16 k.m from present Jaisalmer) was too vulnerable to his comfort. But it should always be kept in mind that these legends are most of the time product of conscious minds that are very vulnerable to the oriental exaggeration. Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high; it has 99 bastions, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647. Wells within the fort still provide a regular source of water. Even today, you will find that nearly one fourth of the old city’s population resides within the fort. If you are a student of cross-cultural merging, the subtle fusion of Rajput and Islamic architectural styles, visible in this fort, will catch your fancy. Ganesh Pol, Akshya Pol, Suraj Pol and Hawa Pol are a must see.
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Jaipur, located in the desert lands of Rajasthan is the first planned city of India and is known as the Pink City . This city was once the capital of royalty and is now the capital of the state Rajasthan. Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal family. At present Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan. In 1853, when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was painted pink to welcome him during the regime of Sawai Ram Singh. Today, avenues remain painted in pink, provide a distinctive appearance to the city, hence the name.
Jaipur gets plenty of visitors from all over the world every year, the ancienttestimonials in the form of grandeur monuments depict the past ages. With Jaipur Tour you get to see the famous structures like – Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort which are best architectural examples of India. Artistic temples and gardens of Jaipur, marks the atmosphere of serenity and aestheticism to the lands of Rajasthan. This lively city observes its ethnicity by celebrating various festivals like Kite festival, Elephant festival and many more.
The glorious city’s cultural heritage can be seen from every nook and corner, this place is a reservoir of Indian customs, traditions, civilization and legacy. All these features make Jaipur, one of the most sought out tourist destinations of Rajasthan, India. Jaipur is 260 Kms from Delhi, the capital of India and is well connected with major cities of India.