The desert state of Rajasthan is known for its royal past, magnificent forts and palaces, vast and barren Thar Desert, camels, vibrant capital Pink City and a lot more. It is also a home to 6 of the best ever majestic forts that have been internationally recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber fort

Perched high on a hill, the Amber Fort is about half an hour drive from the main city area of Jaipur. It is one of the most prominent heritage attractions of the city for both local and international tourists. The palace overlooks the Maota Lake offering spectacular view of the city from the top. It was once the residence of the Rajput rulers. The fort consists of four main areas that are Diwan-e-Aam, the hall for public audience, Diwan-e-Khas, the hall for private audience, Sheesh Mahal, the mirror palace and Sukh Niwas, the area with artificially created cool climate. Also it hosts a temple dedicated to Sila Devi near the fort’s Ganesh Gate that is located at the entrance to the main palace. The Amer Palace has also been recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site along with five other forts in Rajasthan.Continue reading