Top places to visit in Rajasthan for a blast from the past!

The state of Rajasthan located on the western part of India holds a lot of Indian history in its forts and palaces. The minute you step into the state, you can look forward to heritage walks which will unravel the history of the majestic Rajputs. The Rajput reigned in Rajasthan for a major part of pre-independent India and they have contributed immensely to the architectural marvels which stand tall in Rajasthan today. The beauty of the state has drawn visitors from across the globe including Hollywood celebrities. The Britishers themselves were so drawn towards the culture of Rajasthan that they described it to be the most romantic place in India. This has led to Rajasthan becoming a destination wedding hotspot among many people. Here are some of the top places to visit in Rajasthan, wherein you can enjoy a blast from the past!

Amer Fort 

It is one of the most prominent forts located in Rajasthan in the Amber region close to Jaipur. It was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh who was a popular Rajput ruler. Anyone who visits this fort is sure to get mesmerized by the architectural intricacies of the fort. There are structures like the Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khaas located inside Amer Fort depicting the various courts of the king. Amer Fort also has the ornamental Kesar Kyari Garden along which you can take a leisurely stroll. The Rajputs have also built a couple of temples inside Amer Fort like the famous Jal Mandir. The fort is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all days of the week.

Amer Fort

Image source: Unsplash

City Palace

When you plan a visit to the capital city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, a visit to the City Palace is a must. The structure depicts the perfect amalgamation of Rajasthani tradition and Mughal architecture. It was built by the Rajput ruler Raja Sawai Jai Singh and remains a popular historic attraction among many. It has also been shown in Bollywood films extensively which has made the City Palace gain popularity among the masses. City Palace is open from 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m every day and you can visit a few gardens and temples which are located in the vicinity of City Palace as well.

City Palace

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Nahargarh Fort 

The Nahargarh Fort was also built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh in the early 1700s in Jaipur. It was built with the purpose of protecting the city of Amber which was the ruling seat for early Rajput kings. Some of the folklore in Rajasthan believes that Nahargarh Fort is haunted by the spirit of King Nahar but people still visit it because it is an architectural wonder. You can pay a visit to the Madhawendra Bhawan which is situated inside Nahargarh Fort. This place was used as a summer retreat by the Rajput Kings. Nahargarh Fort is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m every day and should definitely be among the top places to visit in Rajasthan.

Nahargarh Fort

Image source: Pixabay

Chittorgarh Fort 

You might have seen the famous Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat.’ A large part of the Rajput rule and history of Rani Padmini is associated with the Chittorgarh Fort. The magnificence of the fort is as magnificent as the Rajput rule. It is located in Udaipur and is the largest fort in India. The fort is adorned with Rajputana style of architecture and has some major attractions situated within it. These include the Jauhar Kund, Kirti Stambh and Vijay Stambh. It is open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m and is a must-visit place if you are a history enthusiast.

Chittorgarh Fort

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Hawa Mahal 

If you would be an injustice to Rajasthan if you do not visit the enchanting Hawa Mahal. The unique architecture of Hawa Mahal which resembles that of a honeycomb maze has amazed architectural enthusiasts for a long time. It was built by the Rajput king Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh for the Rajput royal women to look outside at the city life without revealing themselves. You can look forward to panoramic views of the Jantar Mantar and City Palace from the top floor of Hawa Mahal. The timings are from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. and should definitely be part of your Rajasthan itinerary.

Hawa Mahal

Image source: Unsplash

These were some of the best historic places that should be added as part of your Rajasthan itinerary. If you have enough time in hand you can also pay a visit to other exquisite attractions like the Jal Mahal, Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar, Karni Mata temple, Ranthambore Fort, Jaisalmer Fort and the Umaid Bhawan Palace. All of these heritage structures are a treat to the eye and should definitely not be missed when you plan a vacation to some of the historic places to visit in Rajasthan

Speaking of planning a vacation, it has to be done perfectly as improper planning can either make or break your vacation. To help you out with the planning, you can rely on globally trusted travel companies like Pickyourtrail who will ensure that the A to Z of your vacation is flawless. Plan your Rajasthan tour package today and embark on a memorable vacation.

 

Top places to visit in Nagaland

If there’s one place in India that has everything uniquely ‘different,’ about it, that’s Nagaland for you! Whether it’s the festive celebrations, colourful attires or maybe even the distinct delicacies of the region; everything has a rather different charm to it. For those of you looking for a break, away from the normal and hoping to venture into a ‘new normal,’ Nagaland is just the palace for you. 

The stunning beauty of the palace, coupled with the amazing landscape and abundant charm of the valleys and mystifying hills, makes for some of the greatest vacations. When it comes to culture and tradition, Nagaland tops the list with some amazing cultural heritage that has been passed on from generation to generation. 

Has just an introduction to this amazing place gotten you all excited and pumped up? We’ve taken it a step further and have given you some of the top places to visit in Nagaland below. If the region is on your visiting list, find all the information you need right here. 

Best Places To Visit In Nagaland

An unexplored beauty in itself, Nagaland offers tourists some of the most unique of places to visit and explore. When it comes to the top places to visit in Nagaland, the list could just go on and on. But, we’ve given you a comprehensive list, so you can go ahead and explore the region yourselves. 

Kohima

Kohima

Image Credit – Wikimedia Commons

The region of ‘Kohima,’ has got to be on your must-visit lists when in Nagaland and accounts for most of the tourists travelling here. Commonly known to be the capital of Nagaland, ‘Kohima,’ is nature’s paradise for any of you who love and appreciate nature at its best.

Located about 1500 meters above sea level, the place truly gives you an experience you’ll never forget. With the mountains and forests surrounding the entire region, the breath-taking beauty of the place cannot be accounted for.

For tourists who are adventure lovers and would love to journey into something exciting, Nagaland has just what you need. The region is filled with a great array of adventures – camping, hiking, trekking; being just some of them. The region is also considered to be the home of the ‘Angami tribe,’ that has occupied the land from time immemorial. 

Dimapur

Dimapur

Image Credit – Wikimedia Commons

If you’re travelling to Nagaland, your very first pass over will have to be ‘Dimapur,’ most importantly because of the fact that the airport happens to be located here. Dimapur has been renowned to be one of the most sought after and famous tourist spots in the whole of Nagaland.

What’s most unique about this place, is that it offers the perfect combination of both history and nature at its best. Tourists could watch out for the ‘Kachari ruins,’ dating all the way back to the 10th century and standing against a splendid backdrop of the enthralling landscape of nature. 

Mokokchung

Mokokchung

Image Credit – Wikimedia Commons

There really could be no better place in Nagaland that would give tourists the perfect depiction of sheer culture and tradition. The entire region of ‘Mokokchung,’ enables tourists to witness some of the best festive activities and vibrant culture of the folks in the region. The famous ‘ Ao tribe,’ accounts for the majority of this region and takes great pride in the celebration of a number of festivities, all through the year.

Tourists could get ready to truly experience the charm of the streams and the mesmerizing hills, a sight to behold in itself. To bring out the traveller in you, there are also a number of places that are located in close proximity to ‘Mokokchung,’ that tourists can explore and experience. 

Mon

Belonging to the ‘Konyak Nagas,’ who consider themselves as the descendants of ‘Noah,’ the region of ‘Mon,’ is yet another popular destination in Nagaland. Located at an altitude of about 897.64 meters above sea level, ‘Mon,’ is a rather different region, amongst all of the others in Nagaland. Commonly known as a mystifying place, rich in tribal heritage, ‘Mon,’ has continued to fascinate tourists over the years. 

Wokha

Wokha

Image Credit – Wikimedia Commons

Tourists who’ve travelled to Nagaland, have undoubtedly been in awe of the very charm and natural beauty of the place. The plethora of natural wonders and stunning landscapes that are witnessed all through the region is a sight in itself. When it comes to ‘Wokha,’ the region offers tourists just that and in fact so much more. The entire place is found to be bursting with life, with some amazing views of the green landscape, hills and just a picture-perfect setting. 

Do you really need any more reasons to visit Nagaland? I’m guessing not. Have a look at some of the best tour packages for the ultimate vacation in Nagaland. Customise your tour package, in accordance with your interests, all with the help of Pickyourtrail, a globally trusted travel company. Start planning your vacation today!