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  • Alwar City Palace

    Alwar City Palace

    Alwar

    Alwar City Palace

    Built in 1793 AD by Raja Bakhtawar Singh, the City Palace is an amazing mélange of the Rajputana and Islamic styles of architecture. The highlight of this palace are graceful marble pavilions set on lotus flower bases in the central courtyard. The pa ...

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  • Amber Palace

    Amber Palace

    Jaipur

    Amber Palace

    Amber (pronounced Amer) is at a distance of about 11 kilometres from Jaipur. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the bastion of the Kachwahas of Amber, until the capital was moved to the plains, to what is today Jaipur. The palace, located in cr ...

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  • Badal Mahal

    Badal Mahal

    Dungarpur

    Badal Mahal

    The Badal Mahal, built using Pareva stone, is another splendid palace of Dungarpur. Located on the banks of GaibSagar Lake, it is renowned for its elaborate design and a fusion of the architectural styles of the Rajputs and the Mughals. The monument ...

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  • Bhainsrorgarh Fort

    Bhainsrorgarh Fort

    Chittorgarh

    Bhainsrorgarh Fort

    Bhainsrorgarh Fort is perched on a steep slate ridge, about 200 feet high, surrounded by the Chambal and Brahmani rivers. It is located 235 kilometers north-east of Udaipur and 50 kilometers south of Kota. Upon seeing this grand fort and its fascinat ...

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  • Bhanwar Vilas Palace

    Bhanwar Vilas Palace

    Karauli

    Bhanwar Vilas Palace

    Originally built as the royal residence by Maharaja Ganesh Pal DeoBahadur in the year 1938, Bhanwar Vilas Palace is now partially turned into a heritage hotel for guests to stay and be a part of a special royal experience. The structure flaunts a col ...

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  • City Palace

    City Palace

    Karauli

    City Palace

    Built in the fourteenth century, the monumental City Palace was originally built by Arjun Pal. The structure that one can see now is erected by Raja Gopal Singh in the eighteenth century. This antique building is treasure house of colonial architectu ...

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  • City Palace

    City Palace

    Dholpur

    City Palace

    Also known as the Dholpur Palace, the City Palace is an opulent structure that seamlessly blends ancient heritage and elegant architecture. Once home to the Royal Family, this palace was built from red sand stone which illustrates the history, splend ...

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  • CITY PALACE

    CITY PALACE

    Jaipur

    CITY PALACE

    Located deep within the walled city, the City Palace Complex was conceived and built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. A beautiful fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture, the palace is still home to the last ruling royal family ...

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  • Dholpur Palace

    Dholpur Palace

    Bharatpur

    Dholpur Palace

    The Dholpur Palace, renowned across the country for its locally quarried sandstone, originally belonged to the Rajputana kingdom. This famous red stone was widely used in construction of spectacular forts and palaces as a mark of protection around th ...

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  • Fateh Prakash Palace

    Fateh Prakash Palace

    Chittorgarh

    Fateh Prakash Palace

    Constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh, this palace functioned as his residence. It was built in the Rajput style of architecture as a declaration of his taste for art and culture. The palace has a vast collection of wood crafts of Bassi village, post m ...

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  • Gajner Palace and Lake

    Gajner Palace and Lake

    Bikaner

    Gajner Palace and Lake

    Gajner is an incomparable jewel of the Thar. The Gajner Palace was founded by Maharaja Gaj Singh ji of Bikaner in the year 1784, and then completed by the great Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner on the banks of the lake. It was meant to serve as a hunt ...

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  • Jag Mandir

    Jag Mandir

    Udaipur

    Jag Mandir

    Jagmandir is a palace built on an island on the Lake Pichola. Also called the ‘Lake Garden Palace’, the construction for this began in 1620 and was completed around 1652. The royal family used the palace as its summer resort and for hosting parties. ...

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  • Jagmandir Palace

    Jagmandir Palace

    Kota

    Jagmandir Palace

    The Jagmandir Palace was built by one of the queens of Kota between 1743 and 1745, and is situated in the middle of the Kishore Sagar Lake. Built in red sandstone, it is a monument of exquisite beauty. The palace is open to tourists who can enjoy boa ...

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  • Jal Mahal

    Jal Mahal

    Jaipur

    Jal Mahal

    One of the most wonderful sights in Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal or Lake Palace. The light, sand coloured stone walls and the deep blue of the water make for a wonderful contrast. The palace appears to float in the centre of Man Sagar Lake, wher ...

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  • Juna Mahal

    Juna Mahal

    Dungarpur

    Juna Mahal

    Juna Mahal (Old Palace) is a 13th century, seven-storeyed edifice. It is built on a high platform constructed from Pareva stone and its rugged exterior gives it a resemblance of a citadel. It has been elaborately planned with fortified walls, watchto ...

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  • Kanhaiyalal Bagla Haveli

    Kanhaiyalal Bagla Haveli

    Shekhawati

    Kanhaiyalal Bagla Haveli

    Kanhaiyalal Bagla Haveli is a beautiful structure, which stands on the south of the main bazaar. Constructed in around 1880, the haveli represents the finest lattice work and architectural styles in the entire Shekhawati region. The murals and wall p ...

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  • Lake Palace

    Lake Palace

    Udaipur

    Lake Palace

    Now a hotel but was originally called Jagniwas and served as a summer palace. Built between 1743 and 1746 on the island near Jagmandir in Lake Pichola, the palace, which faces east, is a wondrous sight to behold. The walls made of black and white mar ...

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  • Lalgarh Palace and Museum

    Lalgarh Palace and Museum

    Bikaner

    Lalgarh Palace and Museum

    Maharaja Ganga Singh commissioned the construction of this majestic palace. This architectural marvel is made entirely of red sandstone and was built in 1902 to commemorate his father, Maharaja Lal Singh. The design was conceptualised by Sir Swinton ...

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  • Laxmi Niwas Palace

    Laxmi Niwas Palace

    Bikaner

    Laxmi Niwas Palace

    Laxmi Niwas Palace was the residence of the king of Bikaner, Maharaja Ganga Singh. Built between 1898 and 1902 by British architect Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, this structure displays an Indo-Saracenic architectural style. It is now a luxury hotel.

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  • Man Mahal

    Man Mahal

    Pushkar

    Man Mahal

    The Man Mahal is one of the greatest palaces of Pushkar. Built as a guest house of Raja Man Singh I, this palace is one of the most attractive spots to visit in Pushkar. It was built to serve as a royal guest house for Raja Man Singh I. The Rajasthan ...

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  • Mandir Palace

    Mandir Palace

    Jaisalmer

    Mandir Palace

    The five-storeyed majesty of the Badal Mahal (Cloud Palace) is further enhanced by its pagoda-like Tazia Tower. Each floor of the palace has an intricately carved balcony. The Badal Palace owes its beauty to the skills of Muslim craftsmen who moulded ...

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  • Monsoon Palace

    Monsoon Palace

    Udaipur

    Monsoon Palace

    Situated just outside Udaipur, this 19th-century palace is built on top of Bansdara hills. Used as a monsoon palace and hunting lodge, its builder, Maharana Sajjan Singh, originally planned to make it an astronomical center. The plan was cancelled wi ...

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  • Moti Doongri

    Moti Doongri

    Alwar

    Moti Doongri

    Moti Doongri was originally built in the year 1882. Till the year 1928, it was the main residence of the royal family of Alwar. After 1928, Maharaja Jai Singh decided to demolish the old palace and later built a more magnificent one in its place.

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  • MOTI DOONGRI Ganesh temple

    MOTI DOONGRI Ganesh temple

    Jaipur

    MOTI DOONGRI Ganesh temple

    Moti Doongri is a small hill around which the city of Jaipur flourishes. Moti Doongri means pearl hill, because the hill indeed resembles a pearl drop. Visitors go there to pay homage at the famous Ganesh temple, the most auspicious and important rel ...

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  • Moti Mahal

    Moti Mahal

    Jodhpur

    Moti Mahal

    Moti Mahal, as the name suggests, is the Pearl Hall where the royal families held their audience. The hall is known to have glass windows and five nooks that enabled the queens to listen to the proceedings taking place in the Sringar Chowki, The Roya ...

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  • Nagari

    Nagari

    Chittorgarh

    Nagari

    Nagari is a village situated 18 Km North of Chittorgarh, on the banks of river Berach. In the ancient era, it was known as Majhimika or Madhyamika .According to the inscription found in Barli, near Ajmer; in 443 BC, this town was named as Majhimika. ...

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  • Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli

    Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli

    Jaisalmer

    Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli

    Two architect brothers built Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli in the 19th century. They worked on the haveli from two sides and the outcome is a beautiful blend of the symmetrical construction. Miniature style paintings and mighty tuskers carved out of yellow sa ...

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  • Patwon Ki Haveli

    Patwon Ki Haveli

    Jaisalmer

    Patwon Ki Haveli

    Among the largest and the most elaborately carved havelis in Jaisalmer, this five-storey structure sits proudly in a narrow street. While the haveli has lost some of its early glory, a few paintings and mirror work art can still be seen on the inside ...

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  • Phool Mahal

    Phool Mahal

    Jodhpur

    Phool Mahal

    Going by the name, the Phool Mahal or Flower Hall is the most exorbitant of all the halls in the palace. This beautiful chamber is said to be the pleasure dome for the Maharajas. The gold used for constructing the Mahal came from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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  • Raj Mandir

    Raj Mandir

    Banswara

    Raj Mandir

    Raj Mandir, also known as the City Palace, is a 16th century structure that sits atop a hill as if keeping an eye on the town below. It is built in the style typical of old Rajput architecture. this palace still belongs to the royal family.

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  • Rampuria Haveli

    Rampuria Haveli

    Bikaner

    Rampuria Haveli

    Bikaner has several havelis (aristocratic homes), the most famous cluster being the Rampuria Group of Havelis. Built of dulmera (red) stone, every aspect of the havelis – jharokhas (casements), entrances, latticed windows, divankhanas, gumaharias or ...

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  • Rana Kumbha Palace

    Rana Kumbha Palace

    Chittorgarh

    Rana Kumbha Palace

    A ruined edifice of great historical and architectural interest, this is one of the most massive monuments in the Fort of Chittor. The palace is believed to have underground cellars where Rani Padmini and other women committed ‘Jauhar’ (self-immolati ...

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  • Rani Padmini's Palace

    Rani Padmini's Palace

    Chittorgarh

    Rani Padmini's Palace

    This palace plays an important role in Rajput history. The structure is built on the banks of a lotus pool and has a pavilion that provides privacy for the women of the royal family. Ala-ud-din Khilji, then Sultan of Delhi, spotted Queen Padmini’s re ...

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  • Ranisar Padamsar

    Ranisar Padamsar

    Jodhpur

    Ranisar Padamsar

    Located near the Fateh Pole in Mehrangarh, the Ranisar and Padmasar are adjacent lakes that were constructed in the year 1459. Ranisar Lake was built on orders of Queen Jasmade Hadi, Rao Jodha's wife while Padmasar Lake was ordered by Queen Padmini o ...

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  • Ratan Singh Palace

    Ratan Singh Palace

    Chittorgarh

    Ratan Singh Palace

    The winter palace of the royal family, it overlooks a small lake. Although fairly rundown now, it is an interesting place to explore and attracts many tourists.

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  • Salim Singh Ki Haveli

    Salim Singh Ki Haveli

    Jaisalmer

    Salim Singh Ki Haveli

    This haveli was built in the first half of the 18th century and a part of it is still occupied by descendants of the original residents. The high arched roof is supported by carved brackets designed in the shape of peacocks. Legend has it that there ...

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  • Sardar Samand Lake and Palace

    Sardar Samand Lake and Palace

    Jodhpur

    Sardar Samand Lake and Palace

    Built on the banks of the Sardar Samand Lake by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933, the Sardar Samand Lake Palace is a spectacular hunting lodge. It remains the royal family's favourite retreat and houses a vast collection of African trophies and original ...

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  • Sheesh Mahal

    Sheesh Mahal

    Jodhpur

    Sheesh Mahal

    Situated within the compound of Mehrangarh Fort is the glass palace of Jodhpur, popularly known as Sheesh Mahal. This magnificent piece of architecture is adorned with walls of mirror work that stretch across ceilings and to the floors. It is superim ...

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  • SISODIA RANI PALACE AND GARDEN

    SISODIA RANI PALACE AND GARDEN

    Jaipur

    SISODIA RANI PALACE AND GARDEN

    Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden is located 8 kilometres from Jaipur on the Agra road. Laid out in Mughal style, it is painted with the legends of Radha and Krishna. The garden is multi-tiered and has fountains, water courses and painted pavilions. Mah ...

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  • Sukh Mahal

    Sukh Mahal

    Bundi

    Sukh Mahal

    Sukh Mahal, a small, two-storied palace was a summer retreat of past rulers. Today, it is quite famous for being the place where Kipling wrote ‘Kim’. Many credit the palace as a having played muse to the renowned novel. In fact, part of a movie based ...

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  • Sunehri Kothi

    Sunehri Kothi

    Tonk

    Sunehri Kothi

    The main attraction of Tonk is the 19th century Sunehri Kothi or the Golden Mansion, situated near Bada Kuan on Najar Bagh Road. The building seems to be rugged and ordinary from its exteriors but a glimpse of its royal golden coloured interiors does ...

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  • Sunheri Kothi

    Sunheri Kothi

    Sawaimadhopur

    Sunheri Kothi

    Constructed in 1824 by Nawab Ameer Khan, the Sunheri Kothiwas later renovated by Nawaab Ibrahim Ali Khan. The exterior of the Mansion of Gold completely belies the grandeur within. In-lay work with mirrors, gilded stucco, coloured glass, mosaic and l ...

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  • Udai Bilas Palace

    Udai Bilas Palace

    Dungarpur

    Udai Bilas Palace

    The Udai Bilas Palace has been named after MaharawalUdai Singh II. Its striking design follows classic Rajput architectural style and boasts of detailed designs in its balconies, arches and windows. A beautiful wing built of the local bluish grey sto ...

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  • Udaipur City Palace

    Udaipur City Palace

    Udaipur

    Udaipur City Palace

    The City Palace towers over Lake Pichola. The balconies, cupolas, and towers of the palace give a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding city. This complex actually consists of four major and several minor palaces that collectively form the m ...

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  • Umaid Bhawan Palace

    Umaid Bhawan Palace

    Jodhpur

    Umaid Bhawan Palace

    Umaid Bhawan Palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 to counter a famine which had hit the state at the time. It was also known as the Chittar Palace while being constructed thanks to the use of stones drawn from the Chittar hill. The palace ...

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