The land of the kings is famous all over the world for its grand palaces, art, culture and architecture. The historic forts of Rajasthan are visited by numerous domestic as well as foreign tourists every year.
Rajasthan has got natural beauty and a great cultural heritage. The most preferred tourist destinations include Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh and Mt Abu.
The place has got a magical effect on its visitors.
Jaipur is the largest city and was established back in 1727 based on the Vastu Shastra and is considered as the first such well-planned city in India. It is called the Pink City due to its pink or saffron coloured buildings. The place is famous for its forts, temples, monuments and museums which are fine examples of the ancient architecture techniques our ancestors were well aware of. There are many arts and crafts centres where you could go shopping for artefacts.
Amber fort the red sandstone and marble structure that stands on the forested hills and overlooks Maota Lake is a fine example of both Rajput and Mughal architecture. It was originally constructed in 967 AD but the present fort was believed to be built over the remains of this earlier structure in 1592.
The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features the world's largest stone sundial. It contains 19 geometric devices that were designed to measure time, track the location of major celestial bodies, predict eclipses and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun.
Hawa Mahal is a beautiful palace built in pink sandstones and was built as a high screen wall for the women members of the royal family so that they could observe the street festivals without seen by the outsiders. The palace's structure is inspired by the crown of Lord Krishna and has about 953 small decorated windows and the peculiarity of the structure is that it also cools the air that reach the palace through these windows.
You should also visit Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Jaigarh Fort, the Jal Mahal palace which boasts of the beauty of both Rajput and Mughal styles of architectures, Vidyadhar Garden and Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing among many others.
While you are on a honeymoon trip here don't forget to visit Jaisalmer called the Golden City for its yellowish sandstone buildings which give the city a golden yellow hue. This beautiful land that lies in the heart of the Thar Desert was established in the early 12th Century. Major attractions are Jaisalmer Fort, Jain temples, Government Museum, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Mandir Palace, Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake, Bada Bagh, Desert National Park, ruins of Kuldhara village etc... Also go for a camel safari in the Thar desert.
Another historical city Udaipur is also a great place to explore. There are many Rajput palaces and forts that show the deep connection of this land to Indian history. It was founded in 1559 and was once a thriving trade centre. It also houses the Jaisamand Lake the largest artificial lake in Asia. Places of interest include Udaipur Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir, Monsoon Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Park, Lake Pichola, Bagore ki Haveli, Soslar Observatory, Haldighati mountain pass etc..