With its magnificent forts and gorgeous palaces, it isn’t a surprise that Rajasthan is known as the Land Of The Maharajas. However, it takes more than just one vacation, to see each and every palace in the state, especially when they have their own unique story to narrate. To get you started, we have put together a list with some of the most beautiful must-see palaces to visit in Rajasthan.
1. Jal Mahal
If you are in Jaipur for family vacations, the Jal Mahal is certainly a must-visit. Its beautiful sand-colored exterior makes it stand out against the blue lake that it is situated in. The kids will certainly be thrilled to see the illusion the palace creates as it looks as though it is floating in the Man Sagar Lake.
2. Amber Palace
With its wonderful carvings, mirrors, and precious stones, the Amber Palace is a breath-taking beauty. This 16th-century palace is made entirely out of white marble and red sandstone and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Udaipur City Palace
Imagine walking through a palace that gives stunning views of Lake Pichola and the Udaipur city. The palace’s grand hallways, large courtyards, and exquisitely carved temples showcase the rich splendor of Mewar’s architectural style. The museum here is also a major attraction, making the palace a must-visit for all your family vacations in Udaipur.
4. Monsoon Palace
The architectural marvel that is the gorgeous Monsoon Palace, also known as Sajjan Garh Palace and named after Maharaja Sajjan Singh, needs to be featured on your itinerary. Legend says it was built on a hilltop to keep a watch on the monsoon clouds, hence aptly known as the Monsoon Palace. The palace is located on the Bansdara hills and stands out against the Udaipur skyline, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake.
5. Mandir Palace
The Mandir Palace of Jaisalmer is a five-story structure with intricately carved balconies on each floor. It also has a pagoda-style Tazia Tower. Your kids will be enamored by the detailed and beautiful carvings of this palace.
Best time to visit and how to reach
It is best to visit Rajasthan between the months of July and March i.e. during the monsoons and winters. It is generally advised not to visit the state for family vacations during the summers as temperatures may go up to 48 °C.
Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer are well-connected to other cities of India. You may fly there via the Sanganer International Airport in Jaipur, the Dabok Airport in Udaipur, or Jodhpur Airport near Jaisalmer. There are multiple trains and buses that connect these cities as well.
Where to stay
Enjoy a royal experience when you choose Club Mahindra in Rajasthan. These lovely resorts emulate the architecture of the Rajput palaces and are fitted with all the modern amenities you need. When you are not exploring outdoors, you may enjoy a regal dining experience, engaging cultural performances, historical tours for children, and more.
Club Mahindra lets guests do an entire circuit tour of Rajasthan, with resorts in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Kumbhalgarh. This saves you the trouble of searching for hotels whenever you visit a new city in the state. Besides, all the resorts offer amenities that ensure a warm family-friendly environment.
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