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Explore The 6 Best Heritage Sites Of Rajasthan On World Heritage Day

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Rajasthan is known all around the world for its rich heritage. Having some of the best forts, palaces and monuments are till date maintained in really good conditions as they are very precious to the lives of Rajasthanis.

1) Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Recognized as the World Heritage Site, this observatory fascinates the visitors with the collection of various  astronomical instruments which were used earlier to know the correct timings through the movement of celestial bodies.
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2) Chittorgarh Fort, Chittor

One of the largest forts of India, it is the true epitome of Rajputana pride and vigor. This massive fort though being attacked thrice by the enemies, couldn’t take over the powerful people of this place. The fort of Chittor is known for its own beauty and uniqueness.

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3) City Palace, Udaipur

The grandness of this palace can be seen now, as it took almost 400 years to construct this complex. The attractiveness of this palace is shown more effectively as it is surrounded by Lake Pichola. This magnificent palace stands as a fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.

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4) Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

One of the largest private residences of the world is the house of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. Not only being a private residence, it also provides the chance to experience the royal and luxurious life at the Taj Palace Hotel in Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur.

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5) Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace Of Winds is situated in the capital city of the state of Rajasthan. Its walls of pink color give a hint of the Pink City – Jaipur. It was constructed especially for the royal women to be a part of the festivities, as they were secluded from the society by ‘parda’ system. Having its own history, today gives it a worldwide recognition.

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6) Chand Baori, Abhaneri

A 13 storey step well is one of the oldest and most attractive landmarks of Rajasthan. Constructed mainly to conserve water in the dry desert of Rajasthan is an architectural wonder in itself.

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Restoration of Heritage Sites on ‘Afghan’ Model

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Good news underway for heritage lovers ! The proposal to restore heritage landmarks of Rajasthan on “Afghan model” gets green signal. Now, the historical monuments, buildings, museums and other tourist places in state will be conserved and restored the way conservation projects were taken up in Iran, Kabul, Hyderabad and Delhi.

1368107677_main_tourismHeritage sites are the physical survival of past   that witnesses the erstwhile glory of the royal era of Rajasthan. The princely state boasts of its architectural heritage that includes magnificent palaces, , intricately carved temples, majestic forts, decorated havelis, which were built by
kings in previous ages. The decision to restore these enduring landmarks that are part of state’s glorious past is overwhelming. The state’s
tourism will get boom as the concept of tourism
is changing worldwide. No more, it’s just about wildlife, forests and scenic beauty. It is taking a shift from static tourism to cultural tourism, where the way of life and culture are shared.

Each iconic building tells its own and place’s story. We expect that original elements of heritage will remain identifiable in the process of restoration so that future generation can comprehend the story of the place.

Let’s take a glimpse of the heritage structures of Rajasthan –

url11 Chittorgarh Fort (Image via Google)

Jaisalmer-Fort2Jaisalmer Fort (Image via Google)
image_4Hawa Mahal, Jaipur (Image via Google)

1348244902_1001Taragarh, Ajmer Palace (Image via Google)

lohagarh-fort-5Lohagarh Fort, Bharatpur (Image via Google)