The department of tourism has lined up a series of events on the occasion of the World Tourism Day (WTD) on September 27. This year, the day is being celebrated under the theme ‘Tourism and Community Development – Focusing on the Ability of Tourism to Empower People and Provide Them with Skills to Achieve Change in Their Local Communities’.
In the state, the celebrations will begin with the revival of the popular programme ‘Music in the Park’. Classical singer Parveen Sultana will perform at the Central Park on Saturday from 7 pm. This event is being organized by DoT in association with the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA). Entry to the programme is free. Besides, musical performances, heritage walks and along with a free entry to the monuments in the state under the department of archaeology and museums will mark the day.
Here’s the list of 7+ popular monuments you can visit for free on account of World Tourism day in Rajasthan.
City Palace, Jaipur: An amalgamation of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, City Palace complex has several palatial structures.
City Palace, Udaipur: Originally started by Udai Singh, additions have been made to this building in such an ingenious manner that it is difficult to imagine that the building was not conceived as a whole.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur: Tha landmark building of Jaipur is a multi-layered palace with a beehive structure built by Sawai Pratap Singh (grand son of Sawai Jai Singh and son of Sawai Madhoo Singh) in 1799.
Vijay Stambh, Chittorgarh: Translated as the Victory Tower, it is a nine-storeyed 37 metres high structure with sculptures of a secular nature to ornate the exteriors.
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur: Jantar Mantar of Jaipur, the ‘Yantralaya’ of Sawai Jai Singh II built on his designs, is the largest of five astronomical observatories founded by him in 1716.
Amber Fort Jaipur: Known for its artistic style of Hindu elements, Amer Fort is the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on Aravalli hillock. . With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront.
Museums Museums can be a great way of peeking into the history of a place and culture as each artifact has some interesting tale. The museums in Rajasthan can get you a clear understanding of the rich and diverse culture, traditions, arts, history, crafts and other notable features of the state. The major Museums of Rajasthan are:
- Alber Hall Museum Jaipur
- SMS City palace Museum Jaipur
- Udaipur Museum
- Government Museum Jodhpur
- Junagarh Fort Museum Bikaner
- Mehrangarh fort Museum Jodhpur
- Rao Jodha Museum Kota