The forts and palaces in Rajasthan are the reflection of the Rajput dynasty and the lifestyle which was led by various kings and their families. These forts and palaces are now taken care and maintained by government of Rajasthan. Apart from Rajasthan, there are other cities also which are famous for heritage sites. Forts and palaces in Kota still have their old glory and grandeur, which is a famous tourist attraction.
During your trip to Rajasthan tours to forts and palaces in Kota is inevitable. Kota forts and palaces are famous which has a typical medieval architectural style and the interiors are well decorated and house various ancient items and artifacts which were used by the royal people. Tour to forts and palaces in Kota will give a great opportunity of exploring the rich heritage of Rajasthan.
If you wish to know about the rich royal heritage of Kota, Rajasthan, there is no other way other than opting for tours to forts and palaces in Kota.
Famous Forts and Palaces in Kota
Among various forts and palaces of Kota, some of them are world famous and is a major tourist draw, both among foreign and domestic tourists. Some of the famous forts and palaces in Kota and various other cities of Rajasthan are given below:
- City Fort Palace : Tour to forts and palaces in Kota is incomplete without visiting City Fort Palace which is near the eastern banks of River Chambal. It was built during 17th century and is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan, which offers wonderful view of the surrounding places if you climb up to the highest level of the fort. It mainly consists of domes, citadels, etc along with hand rails. The gates of the fort are known as Hathi Pol or elephant gate, where there are two elephants on either side of the entrance, which greets visitors of the Fort.
- Jagmandir Palace : Among different forts and palaces in Kota, Jag Mandir Palace is one of the palaces which is built in an island and is located at Lake Pichola. It is also called 'Lake Garden Palace' and it was constructed by the royal members of Mewar kingdom. The palace was constructed in 1551 and was used by the royal members during summer. The palace was also used as a resort to asylum seekers.
- Amber Fort : When you plan your tours to forts and palaces in Kota you should keep in mind of visiting Amber Fort. This fort is an ancient bastion which was used by the Kachhawa rulers of Amber. Amber fort is an artistic glory and is pretty famous among foreign tourists, as you can see a mix of both Hindu and Muslim style in architecture and various other artistic elements.
- City Palace : During your tour to forts and palaces in Kota, you can also visit City Palace which is located in the capital city of Jaipur and was the formerly the royal residence. The architecture is a mix of both Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Apart from the main palace, there are many other small palaces which are there in the capital city.