Amber Fort; Atlas Obscura

This opulent 16th-century Maharaja’s palace is a unique mix of Hindu and Muslim designs.

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Chittorgarh Fort; Atlas Obscura

A former bastion of Rajput chivalry, this massive hill fort is the site of legend and tragedy.

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The Ancient Hill Fort of the ‘Golden City’; Atlas Obscura

The oldest still-inhabited hill fort in India looks like a magnificent golden sandcastle.

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Explore Jaipur’s Palaces and Forts; Beautiful Jaipur

Jaipur is known as the pink city. It is famous for its quintessential pink tinted architecture. It is the capital of the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Here are its major tourist attractions that you can best visit by hiring a Jaipur taxi service. Jaipur palaces: They were built by the royal families and are […]

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Palace on Wheels Train: THE Definitive Guide of Everything!; Points And Travel

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Palace on Wheels is one of the luxury trains in India that travels through the majestic landscapes of Rajasthan within India’s Golden Triangle. Powered by a traditional steam engine, the Palace on Wheels train made its inaugural journey in 1982. It was THIS train that started the era of luxury trains in India. This train has given rise to other luxury trains, such as the Maharaja Express. As the name itself implies, the Palace on Wheels shuttles passengers to the most beautiful tourist places in India while onboard a luxury coach that was once used by Kings and Queens. It is like traveling through the country aboard a palace that is actually a train. It has an amazing final stop to see the famous  Taj Mahal City in Agra as the culmination of the trip. The train was refurbished in the 1980’s and was turned into a heritage train that perfectly defines the grandeur and style of the early maharajas of India. It is definitely bucket list worthy!

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Padmaavat: Monuments That Formed The Backdrop For Epic Love Stories; Sanchari Pal; The Better India

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

With intriguing legends and folklore, these time-tested forts and palaces are the perfect place to relive some of India’s legendary royal romances.

From magnificent forts to dreamy palaces, India has a plethora of historical buildings that bring with themselves hundreds of years of human history. With intriguing legends and folklore, many of these time-tested forts and palaces also form the backdrop of epic stories of love, longing and loss.

Here are 7 forts and palaces that are the perfect place to relive some of India’s legendary royal romances.

1. Chittorgarh Fort

With less than a week to go for its release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat has been much in news over the last few months. From the resplendent colours and grand visuals of the trailer to the raging controversy around its storyline, the movie has left the Indian divided.

Well, no matter which side of the debate you choose to be on, we recommend a visit to the majestic Chittorgarh Fort in southern Rajasthan, where this epic poem (written by an Awadhi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540) is set.

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Bookworms, here’s why you have to go to Jaipur in January; Emma Richards; Travel Wire Asia

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

ANYONE looking for a little added culture on their first trip of the new year should consider the northern Indian city of Jaipur. While the cultural allure of this pink-bathed city can be tempting all year round, January sees the launch of the Jaipur Literature Festival, a literary extravaganza that draws appreciators of the written word from all four corners of the world.

Dubbed the “Greatest Literary Show on Earth,” this late-January festival sees some of the biggest names in the industry come to speak and share their wisdom. In the past, they’ve had headliners like Margaret Atwood, Steve McCurry, and Stephen Fry. And this year’s line-up doesn’t disappoint.

According to the event’s website, the festival “brings together a diverse mix on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.”

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7 famous Forts in India you must visit in your lifetime; Shaurya Ritwik; NewsGram

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Plan your next trip to these marvellous historic famous forts in India, dip in rich cultural heritage of Incredible India, thank us later . 

Forts in India represent the magnanimity of the Royal Kingdoms of India, its rich cultural heritage and history. The majestic palaces and forts in India definitely spell binds you in its charm and will leave an indelible mark on you. Incredible India’s deep manifested past can be experienced through these forts in India. Incredible India has been embellished with some of the most majestic and beautiful forts in the world. Reflecting a rich cultural heritage, history and a good taste in architecture, these royal forts take one back in the glorious time of Maharajas. One cannot help but fall in love with these amazing pieces of ancient architecture that Incredible India is so proud of.

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Rani Padmini’s Doll House; Chander P Mahajan; Hill Post

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Rani Padmani has been accorded the stature of deity not only in many homes across Rajasthan, irrespective of caste, but throughout India. In the ‘Doll House’, Padmavati represents a queen who chose to immolate herself along with other womenfolk wearing saffron instead of falling into the hands of an invader, Alauddin Khilji. Padmini  (author’s mother’s namesake ‘Padmani Rani’); symbolizes many women considered brave and pious.

Goddess Padmavati is revered, just as Meera Bai – another Rajput princess who too married into the royal house of Chittorgarh more than 300 years later. Padmini as an ideal of Indian womanhood that chooses death over dishonor.

‘With blessings of the god Shiva, Padmini appears before Lakshmansinha (rular of Chittor as per one narration) and his ministers as a goddess, and demands a blood sacrifice from them. 

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Palace On Wheels: A Honeymoon Experience That Will Transport You To The Era Of Maharajas; Pallavi Paul; Tripoto

India – Hill Forts of Rajasthan

Train journeys are always an enriching experience – peering out of the window to admire changing landscapes of yellow, green and blue hues as the train chugs along, passing through lazy little villages, sharing stories with strangers over endless cups of coffee; train rides have consistently been the highlight of all my trips, and looking back at these fond memories fills me with aching nostalgia.

Now there’s a whole new side to train travel that is worth exploring. Taking regular train journeys to a completely new level are luxury trains, for those who don’t mind indulging in a little decadence and romance every once in a while, especially when the occasion calls for it! For romantic couples or newlyweds who want to get thoroughly pampered in a regal way, a luxury train ride may be the perfect honeymoon idea.

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