Chittorgarh Fort is one of the biggest forts in India and has a lengthy and dramatic history. Learn more about the Fort and how to visit it in this guide.
Kumbhalgarh is more than just a hill fort in Rajasthan…
Time for desertcations maybe?
This opulent 16th-century Maharaja’s palace is a unique mix of Hindu and Muslim designs.
Source: Amber Fort
A former bastion of Rajput chivalry, this massive hill fort is the site of legend and tragedy.
Source: Chittorgarh Fort
The oldest still-inhabited hill fort in India looks like a magnificent golden sandcastle.
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 […]
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!
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.
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.”