If you are a traveler and in search for new places, you must be getting to learn about new unexplored destinations that are worth visiting! Today we came across this interesting destination with rather more intriguing name “Roothi Rani Ka Mahal” On a steep road from Udaipur to Banswara, about 45 kilometers from Udaipur, an old palace structure happens to catch everyone’s eyes when travelers halt at an only tea shop on their way to refresh and have some tea or snacks.
Also popular as Hawa Mahal, named by tourism department, the palace is locally called Roothi Rani Ka Mahal. The palace was constructed by Maharana Jai Singh in A.D. 1680-1698. Later on, it was gifted to his youngest queen Roothi Rani who hailed from Panwar family of Bijolia. Legends say, being annoyed and upset with Rana, Rani left this palace to lead a segregated sombre life, hence, the name transformed into Roothi Rani-ka-Mahal. Interesting, isn’t it?
Roothi Rani Ka Mahal is a heritage structure which is now being maintained by the archaeological department to attract more tourists. It is a nice location to trek during monsoon and winter season when the entire hillock is covered with green bed and weather is pleasant for outings. During the tourist season when people come to visit Rajsamand Lake, the palace can be visited by walking four kilometers up the hillock.
For trekking enthusiasts, the place of Roothi Rani is a treat during winters. We advice that you carry a walking stick since some portions of this trek are steep. Enjoy the splendid trek to Roothi Rani’s palace and keep on drinking water while you trek to reach the palace well hydrated 😉
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