1. Amer is located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amer, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The walls and the ceiling of the Mahal are covered with a beautiful array of mirrors, which reflect any streak of light, so as to illuminate the entire room. Located 9 Km north west of Jaipur, the Amer Fort was once the Capital of the Minas.
The construction of the Amer Fort began in the year 1592 and was started by Man Singh I, but it was finished by his descendant Jai Singh I. The exterior of the Fort is not in the least like its interiors. The outside is very imposing and rugged looking whereas the inside is a comforting and warm interior which is influenced by both Hindu and Muslim style of ornamentation. On the walls, are paintings depicting various hunting scenes, and there is also a lot of work on walls, which are covered with intricate carving, mosaic and minute mirror work that make the halls look very majestic and imperial.
The fort was built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort in itself is a beautiful sight to behold but as one looks on the fort with its clear reflection on the lake in the front,one cannot help but wonder if it is a dream or a beautiful illusion.
Amber Fort also called the Amer Fort is a must-see if you are visiting Rajasthan. The tourists to this fort can either approach the fort by road or take an elephant ride, which though is quite slow yet is a lot of fun.
2. Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated several kilometres by road south of Bhilwara. It was ruled initially by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of ChattariRajputs, from 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567. It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of tourists and writers for centuries.
The fort was sacked three times between 15th and 16th centuries; in 1303 AllauddinKhilji defeated RanaRatan Singh, in 1535 Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat defeated Bikramjeet Singh and in 1567 Emperor Akbar defeated MaharanaUdai Singh II who left the fort and founded Udaipur. Each time the men fought bravely rushing out of the fort walls charging the enemy but lost every time. Following these defeats, Jauhar was committed thrice by more than 13,000 ladies and children of the Rajput heroes who laid their lives in battles at Chittorgarh Fort, first led by Rani Padmini wife of Rana Rattan Singh who was killed in the battle in 1303, and later by Rani Karnavati in 1537 AD.
Thus, the fort represents the quintessence of tribute to the nationalism, courage, medieval chivalry and sacrifice exhibited by the Mewar rulers of Sisodia and their kinsmen and women and children, between the 7th century and 16th century. The rulers, their soldiers, the women folk of royalty and the commoners considered death as a better option than dishonor in the face of surrender to the foreign invading armies.
3. Built in 1156 A.D., the Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaurgarh. It was founded by the Bhatti Rajput chieftain RawalJaisal. The fort is made in soft The ramparts, bastions and the long-stretching walls of the fort dazzle gloriously during early morning and at sunset. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by an imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high, it has 99 bastion, out of which 92 were built between 1633 and 1647.
The five story edifice adorns itself with balconies and windows that displays some of the finest masonry work, while the interior is painted and tiled in typical Rajput style. The main attractions within the fort are a group of beautifully carved Jain temples built between the 12th and 15th century.
The fort stands almost 30 meters over the city and unbelivebly houses an entire living area within huge ramparts. It is approached through Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol, Bhoot Pol and HawaPol.There are several entrances, called 'pols' that guard the Megh Durbar and the JawaharMahal, which bear the imperial symbols of the Bhatti clan's lunar lineage. Outside the fort, is the main market place called ManekChowk.
These days the fort is crowded by a population of merchants and shop owners living within its walls. The small lanes are surrounded with number of houses, temples, and shops. Jaisalmer fort essentially boosts life with the people who goes about their daily routines. Many tourists make it to this exotic town where camel safaris are popular as is the annual desert festival in February.
4. Junagarh Fort is one of the most imposing forts situated in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. It is located in the city of Bikaner also known as the "Camel City" or "Camel Country". This magnificent fort was originally known as Chintamani Fort. It was renamed as "Junagarh Fort"or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century. It is an exception amongst all other forts of Rajasthan because it is not situated on a hilltop.
This magnificent fort was built by Raja Rai Singh Ji (the Sixth Ruler of Bikaner) in 1588 to1593 under the supervision of Karan Chand, the Prime Minister of Raja Rai Singh Ji. The fort is very popular as an unconquered fort till date. The fort is surrounded by a high wall and deep moats. There are 37 bastions guarding the fort with only two gates as the entrance pathway to the fort - the main one being the Suraj Pol or the Sun Gate. Just like the 37 bastions, there are 37 red sandstone marvels inside the premises of the fort, which include palaces with intricately carved windows, delicate balconies, towers and cabins, temples and pavilions.
The highlights are the Chandra Mahal or the Moon Palace decorated beautifully with mirrors, paintings and carved marble panels, the PhoolMahal or the Flower Palace, the Karan Mahal and definitely the multi-storied AnupMahal, which was once used as the governance chambers for the rulers. Ganga Niwas, DungarNiwas, VijaiMahal or Victory Palace, and Rang Mahal or Color Palace are also fine examples of the splendid architecture. The fort also houses a museum with an extensive collection of illuminated and rare scripts, jewellery, utensils, carpets, arms and weapons, treaties and other royal belongings. It also features a beautiful temple, HariMandir, where the royal family used to worship.
5. Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state, is one of the largest forts in India. The fort is situated 400 feet (122 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards.
Burnished red sand stone, imposing, invincible and yet with a strange haunting beauty that beckons.A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarhfort.
There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning 'victory'), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory') gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of the Mughals. The palm imprints upon these still attract much attention even today.
Much has been written about the Citadel of the Sun, for truly, it is one of the most impressive in all Rajasthan. So colossal are its proportions that Rudyard Kipling called it "the work of giants". Today, it is acknowledged as the finest living example of a Hindu fortress.
Jodha's fortress was 'Chao Burja' - a fort with four Bastions. The extremities of the original fortress fall within the limit of the second gate today. Of Jodha's time itself, very little remains, the fort expanded beyond his outer gates within fifty years of his death but the spot where this gate stood is known as "RaoJodhajiKaFalsa" ( Jodha's outer limit of the boundary). In its Janampatri the fort is named Chintamani, after the Mythological gem worn by lord Ram which supposedly frees the owner of all worldly worry. Chintamani gave way to Mordhwaj, the flag of the peocock, presumably because the forts outer parameter suggests the fan like tail of a dancing peacock, It is at some point after this that the name Mehrangarh began to appear in chronicles and poems. "Mehr" is a Rajasthani word for the sun and it is not at all unlikely that the SuryavanshiRathores would name their first citadel in their mythological ancestor's honour.
1. Umaid Bhawan palace, A splendid example of Indo-colonial and the art-deco style of the thirties, Umaid Bhawan is one of the largest and grandest private residences in the world. The palace was built between 1929 and 1943 and over 3000 artisans worked over 14 years to create this magnificent edifice.
Umaid Bhawan palace, built by the late Maharaja Umaid Singhji, is one of the world's Largest and Grandest Royal Residences. Over three thousand artisans from the region worked every day for thirteen years to transform the British architect, H.V. Lanchester's master plan into this magnificent marble and sandstone edifice.
The majority of the 'fine buildings' was actually one single complex ! An architectural extravaganza called the Umaid Bhawan Palace - among the biggest private residences in the world. A colossal 347 room structure with two monumental wings separated by a central dome soaring to a height of 185 feet.
2. City Palace is the largest complex that stands magnificently in Udaipur guarded by the strong fort walls. Initially, the building was started by Maharana Jai Singh II, the city founder and later on additions were made by his successors. The palace is embellished by balconies, tower and cupolas. It is beautifully crafted and settled overlooking the Lake Pichola.
Architecture : The complex houses 4 main palaces and several minor palaces. The palace complex is segregated into - Moti Mahal, Dilkusha Mahal, Baari Mahal, the suraj or the Gokhunda of the sun balcony, the Mor chowk. The Chini chitrashala houses a rich collection of Chinese porcelain and Laxmi Vilas Chowk is an art gallery, which houses a distinctive collection of Mewar paintings. The entrance to the palace is through the northern end of the Tripolia gate with its eight carved marble arches.
The soft cream coloured central Chhatri has facing of blue coloured tiles with massive octagonal towers crowned with cupolas. The Sheesh Mahal has inlaid mirror work. The Krishna villas has a series of miniature paintings which are witness to the Royal processions, festivals and the game of 'Chogan'.
Museum : A part of the City Palace and its zenana Mahal have been converted into a museum. It presents a varied display of arms and armor, paintings and photographs, royal insignia, processional trappings and other objects, which reflect the heritage, and tradition of the Mewar and Sisodia Maharanas.
3. City Palace is one of the major tourist attraction in Jaipur. The palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kacchawaha clan of Rajput and later on completed by his successors. It also houses a museum that showcases the grand collection of 2000 weapons that date back to 1580. It has a good collection of various types of Rajasthani dresses a fascinating armoury of Mughal and Rajput weapons.
Exquisite Architecture : The palace showcases an impressive blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Built in the capital city of Rajasthan, city palace is segregated into series of courtyard, gardens and buildings. It houses several palatial structures like the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Badal Mahal, Sri Govind Dev Temple and the City palace museum.
Chandra Mahal/ Moon Palace : It is a seven story building and still is a home to the present Maharaja of Jaipur, Bhavani Singh. The palace offers a palace offers a panoramic views of the garden and the city. The palace is adorned by a traditional paintings, floral decoration,mirror walls and ceilings. The Mahal also houses a museum of Maharaja Sawai Mann Singh II on the ground floor that showcases collection of art chapel,enamel ware and weapons.
Mubarak Mahal : This mahal was built by Maharaja Madho Singh II in late 19th century. The mubarak mahal displays a textile section of the Maharaja Sawai Mann Singh II museum.
Diwan-I-Khas: Close to Mubarak Mahal lies the Diwan-I- Khas or the hall of the private Audience- an open hall adorned with a double row of columns with scalloped arches.
Badal Mahal : Opposite to Chandra Mahal lies the Badal Mahal. In the centre of the Chandra Mahal and the Badal Mahal lies the Govind JI Temple. The place is surrounded with beautiful gardens. Outside the building is a large silver vessel, which the Maharaja used to take on his trips to England to carry drinking water.
1. Hawa Mahal (Hava Mahal), a classical monument that reciprocate a fresh feeling within the minds of the onlookers. This historical monument was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1799. Maharaja Jai Singh had a specific purpose behind constructing this multilayered edifice.
The main purpose was that royal females, who used to follow stringent purdah system, could easily see the ceremonial processions on the streets. For this specific purpose, the building was designed in such a manner that it had 900 peepholes. Hawa Mahal is an exotic cenotaph in Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan and one can also cover this edifice within the famous package Golden triangle. This much popular historical place is one great attraction that tourists seldom miss.
Exquisite Architecture : The five storeyed facade entrusted with the elegant trellis work on the windows and small balconies with around 900 niches. The upper floor is reached through a raised ramp rather than stairs a device to facilitate movement by palanaquins carried out by servants. The beautifully carved doors opens into the majestic courtyard. The courtyard has a double story building on the three sides. There is a small archeological museum here. Only the eastern wing has three more storeys above, which are just a single room thick. The building, standing on a high podium, is a fifty-foot high thin shield, less than a foot in thickness, with small intimate chambers, which give this historical place its unique facade.
Best time to visit Hawa Mahal : The best time to view Hawa Mahal is during sunrise when sunlight through the latticed peepholes falls across and gives it a unique glow.
2.Jantar Mantar is the a masterpiece of architecture situated in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed 5 observatory in west central in India between 1727 to 1734. And Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest of all.
The Jantar Mantar was essentially a Sanskrit word yantra mantra meaning instruments and formulae but later due to mispronunciation it was changed to the known name. Jantar Mantar was built not only to verify astronomical observations made at Jaipur, but also to stimulate interest in astronomy, which had become enmeshed in theory, superstition and religious jargon.
Sawai Jai Singh sent his colleagues to all parts of the world before starting the construction of this observatory. They all returned with many manuals on astronomy containing cutting-edge technological information. One of these manuals was a copy of La Hire's "Tables". The king ordered the observatory to be built according to the details contained in this manual.
The Observatory : Jai Singh had the choice either to construct the observatory with metal instruments or masonry instruments. The metal instruments, constructed according to the texts of the Islamic school of astronomy, did not measure up to Jai Singh's expectations. So, he discarded them in favor of the instruments of stone and masonry that he himself designed. The observatory at Jaipur endorses the samrat yantra, the jaiprakash yantra, ram yantra and the 'composite instrument' that includes a sundial and a massive hemisphere on the northern wall.
3. Albert Hall, Located just outside the walled city is the sprawling Ram Niwas garden, which has always been a place for recreational activities since the reign of Sawai Ram Singh ji . This exquisitely designed garden with force entry doors and a huge complex with small pools and fountains, flourishing lawns and beautiful flower beds all around was basically a famine relief project.
It mostly attracted the British families where they entertained their guest and families quite often with the lavish gowns of the Men and formal colorful attires of the nobles and the high society club members, this park would come alive with the setting sun. Their individual 'BAGGIS' were parked outside in a line and the attendants served around as helpers. The children basically had a gala timely playing around in 'JHULAS' (swing) etc. During day time it was opened for the common public and by the evening it was opened for common public and by the evening it was available for exclusive lots.
Situated in the middle of the garden as a centre attraction was the exquisitely built structure of Albert Hall, which was designed by sir Swinton Jacob, a British architect who designed many palaces in Rajasthan. Combining the elements of English and north Indian architecture known as the pride of the New Jaipur opened in 1887 AD, it is a very well maintained and impressive building displaying a rich collection of Art- de- fact like paintings, carpet, ivory, stone and metal sculptures and colorful crystal works etc. Just opposite the Albert Hall is one of the oldest ZOO in the country, harboring different species of birds and animals.
Another piece of attraction near the Albert Hall, is the Ravindra Rang Manch (theatre) with a modern art gallery and an performing art theatre both indoor and open air. Recently added joints of interest are streets dotted with food stalls which promises a delicious variety of Indian fast food certainly relished by the tourists.
4. Saheliyon-ki-Badi (Courtyard of the Maidens) is a small ornamental garden, just adjoining the east of the embankment of Fatehsagar lake was constructed in its present form by Maharana Fateh Singh after the original garden had been washed away on account of the breach of its old embankment.
Sahelion Ki Bari' was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens set below the embankment of the Fateh Sagar Lake have beautiful lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant- shaped fountains. These fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose. Each water channel has its distinct sound and the mingling of these sounds complement the ambience of the place Near to saheliyon-ki-bari.
The fountains at Saheliyon Ki Bari give a marvelous feeling of rain without monsoon. The technique of operating the fountains is energy conserving and oriented upon the gravitational force principle. When the fountains are in their showery action creating rain-like sounds, white elephants emit water through their lovely trunks on lotus leaves, water rains down the circular eaves of the chhatri standing in a huge water pool—visitors find themselves amidst the rain-like scenes and atmosphere to be seen, believed and enjoyed. The garden has assumed the attraction of one of the glamour spots of the city for cine-film-shooters and has contributed considerably to the scenic beauty of a number of film pictures.
A profusion of flowers, well laid court-yards and lotus-pool studded with water fountains guarded by four marble elephants—each elephant sculptured out of a single piece of stone—will feast the eyes of visitors. Spacious and well maintained lawns beautified by blooming flowers and the setting of huge groves of trees present a spectacular sight to enjoy.
The visitor will feel himself carried-into a fairy-land permeated with romantic air.The Sahelion - ki - Bari is a fine specimen.This garden is laid with extensive lawns, fountains and shady walking lanes. There are four pools with dainty kiosks and fountains with elephant trunks for spouts. These gardens appear discrete and impeccable in taste.Saheliyon Ki Bari is one the most beautiful gardens and a major tourist destination in Udaipur. The garden is famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. English translation of Saheliyon Ki Bari means "Garden of maids". This renowned garden is located on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, presenting a green retreat in the dry lands of Rajasthan.
Tucked away in the Aravallis, Rajasthan is the land of royal grandeur and rich architectural heritage. From beautifully crafted and designed mansions to the intricate artwork, Rajasthan is surely the destination of grand and beautiful Havelis. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Havelis in Rajasthan and other tourist attractions of Rajasthan and other parts of India.
Colorful, magnificent and grand the Havelis in Rajasthan bring the charm and grandeur of the bygone Rajput era. Spread through sprawling acres these Havelis in Rajasthan once belonged to the erstwhile rulers, wealthy merchants and jagirdars which have treasured in its walls the medieval aura as well as the art and cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
From Jaipur to Jaisalmer and from Bikaner to Jodhpur these colorful Havelis in Rajasthan remind us of the glory and splendor of the yesteryears. Tourists often plan their tour to Rajasthan to get a glimpse of these Havelis in Rajasthan. Once the residential palaces of the Maharajas or the Thakurs, these Havelis now stand as imposing structures in the heart of the desert state of Rajasthan. From the Mughals to the Hindus and from the Shekhawats to the wealthy Goenkas, each Haveli explicitly reflects the class and grandeur of its owner.
These are palatial mansions which make Rajasthan one of the most interesting destinations for the tourists. A place for the Rajputs, the Havelis in Rajasthan truly gives the essence of Rajput excellence, taste and splendor through these Havelis. One of the most artistically enriched destination, the Havelis in Rajasthan are some of the most beautiful creations. Adorned by murals, intricate artwork, paintings, these Havelis are the store house of antique objects and memorabilia used during the medieval period. So from swords to crowns and king size beds to saddles, the Havelis in Rajasthan speak volumes about the rich lifestyle of the Maharajas.
The Havelis in Rajasthan shows that the Rajputs were excellent builders and their style of architecture was quite different from the Mughal architecture. Located in the arid zones of the Aravallis, these palaces, forts and Havelis accentuated the beauty of the desert city of Rajasthan. From architectural brilliance to magnificence and splendor the Havelis in Rajasthan are truly the perfect destination for every tourist.
Today many of the Havelis in Rajasthan India have been refurbished into the heritage hotels in Rajasthan where you can enjoy a royal retreat on your tour to Rajasthan. These Havelis have maintained their vintage charm and décor and recreates the medieval ambience everywhere.
Nathmal ki Haveli : The havelis of Jaisalmer stand as proud reminders of the exalted Rajasthan past that glitters with tales of war, passion and love intrigues. The grandiose lifestyle of royal Rajasthan was not just limited to those who reigned but was imitated in proportions by the nobles, merchants and the rich. The Nathmalji Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan was constructed by two architect brothers for the then prime minister in the royal court. Two life size yellow sandstone elephants greet you at the very entrance of the Nathmalji Ki Haveli. The two architects worked independently on two different wings of this exquisite haveli. The craftsmanship on both the wings are completely different though there is perfect symmetry in height. The architectural splendor of Nathmalji Ki Haveli lies in the fact that the places where the two wings meet seem to blend in effortlessly.
Patwon ki Haveli : Near the city centre is the Patwon ki Haveli, built by Guman Chand Patwa and his five sons, dealers in brocade, gold and silver embroidery with business stretching between Afghanistan and China. The five suites built between 1800 and 1860 are virtually the showpiece of Jaisalmer's legendary architectural wealth. The carving on stone far surpasses in beauty the work on brocade and gold.
Salim Singh Ki Haveli : Rajasthan Jaisalmer tours must definitely entail tours to Salim Singh Ki haveli that stands in mute testimony to the splendorous Jaisalmer past towards the eastern end of Jaisalmer city. This stately Jaisalmer haveli with its stunning blue cupola roof is resplendent with exquisite stone carvings, screen windows and exotic murals. The intricately chiseled brackets on the walls of Salim Singh ki haveli speak volumes about the love for detail and beauty among the artisans of those days. The sheer lavishness of extensive corridors, massive rooms and hallways weaves a bewitching spell on you. Vibrant, graceful and stylish murals on the walls of Salim Singh ki haveli add an extra opulent charm to this lovely medieval mansion that was named after Salim Singhji, who was the prime minister in the Jaisalmer royal court. Salim Singh ki Haveli served as residence to the members of the Mohta family for decades. Most of the ministers in the Jaisalmer royal court were descendants of the Mohta family. The haveli draws its name from Salim Singh, who was an important minister in the Jaisalmer royal court and a shrewd statesman who was later murdered for conspiring against the royal throne.
Char Chowk Haveli : One of the most beautiful and unique Havelis in Rajasthan in India is the Char Chowk Haveli, Laxmangarh Rajasthan. Nestled in the rugged and green Aravallis, the Char Chowk Haveli, Laxmangarh is the Haveli of Four Courtyards. One of beautifully designed monuments in Rajasthan India, it recalls the glory and splendor of yesteryears. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Char Chowk Haveli, Laxmangarh and other tourist attractions of Rajasthan and other parts of India.
Laxmangarh was considered to be the mini Jaipur of Shekhawati. Founded in the year 1862, Laxmangarh was one of the well planned cities planned by Rao Raja Laxman Singh of Sikar. From forts to clock towers, there are a number of tourist places in Laxmangarh. Built by Muralidhar Ganeriwala in the 1840, the Char Chowk Haveli, Laxmangarh is one of the beautiful Havelis in Rajasthan in India. On your tour to Rajasthan do not miss this age old monument that speaks volumes about the art and architecture of the bygone era.
Laxmangarh is just around 190 kilometers from Jaipur. The Char Chowk Haveli, Laxmangarh Rajasthan reminds you of the time of the rich grandeur and splendor of the bygone Rajput era. The Haveli is considered to be one of the major tourist attractions of Rajasthan.
The Char Chowk Haveli is known as the Haveli of Four Courtyards. From large paintings to latticed windows, the grand Char Chowk Haveli in Rajasthan is truly a beautiful symbol of Rajput grandeur and beauty. In the Char Chowk Haveli, Laxmangarh Rajasthan you can get to see a beautiful painting of a bird standing on an elephant with another elephant in its peak. The uniqueness of the painting surely makes it memorable in the visitor's eye.
Mantri Haveli (Churu) : The Mantri Haveli, Churu is one of the most beautifully designed Havelis in Rajasthan in India. Nestled in the rugged terrain of Churu in Rajasthan, the Mantri Haveli, Churu attracts tourists from all over. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Mantri Haveli, Churu and other tourist attractions of Rajasthan and other parts of India.
Churu located in Rajasthan in the north western part of India was founded by the Jats. From magnificent Havelis to the palatial mansions, Churu in Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful destinations for history lovers and art lovers. Located in the heart of Shekhawati, the mansions and forts of Churu in Rajasthan are one of the major tourist attractions of Rajasthan.
A few kilometers from Jaipur, Churu in Rajasthan is the ideal destination if you wish to take a glimpse of the Havelis of Rajasthan. The Mantri Haveli, Churu reflects the rich grandeur and splendor of the Rajput era. One of the major tourist attractions of Rajasthan, the Mantri Haveli, Churu attracts tourists from all over to Rajasthan. The Mantri Haveli is truly a beautiful symbol of Rajput grandeur and beauty. In the Mantri Haveli, Churu you can get to see beautiful paintings and exquisite mirror work that brings travelers from all over.
Mantri Haveli, Churu was built in the 18th century and is completely covered with paintings. From exotic images to beautiful and unique silhouettes the paintings are simply a class apart. One of the oldest Havelis in Churu, the Mantri Haveli is an art gallery. Dedicated to one of the ministers of the royal family the Mantri Haveli in Churu attracts tourists for its beauty and uniqueness.
Haveli Nadine Fatehpur : The Haveli Nadine, Fatehpur shows a unique blend of Rajasthani art and cultural heritage with French art and culture. The Haveli Nadine, Fatehpur was bought by a French connoisseur for art Nadine Le Prince and from then the Nand Lal Devra Haveli is renovated into Haveli Nadine, Fatehpur. Indianholiday.com offers online information on Haveli Nadine, Fatehpur and other tourist attractions of Rajasthan and other parts of India.
The Muslim Nawabs established Fatehpur in the year 1451 and this place is famous for its beautiful Havelis. The Nand Lal Devra Haveli of Fatehpur in Rajasthan was bought by a French artist Nadine Le Prince. Nadine Le Prince was moved by the exquisite paintings and art and architecture of the Havelis of Shekhawati which allured him to take such a step. He wanted to preserve the medieval aura of the Haveli Nadine, Fatehpur. One of the beautiful Havelis in Rajasthan in India, the Haveli Nadine, Fatehpur is now a complete art gallery.
From spacious courtyards, sprawling areas, murals, paintings, intricate designs, the Havelis in Rajasthan are simply a class apart in themselves. The Haveli Nadine, Fatehpur is one of them. The Haveli is richly adorned with beautiful paintings which are mainly in shades of blue and red. Exquisite murals and paintings that were worn out with age are now being restored by a French artist who wishes to preserve these medieval Rajput art.
Built ages back, Haveli Nadine, Fatehpur was initially known as Nand Lal Devra Haveli and belonged to the Devras. Years later the Haveli was left in a complete bad shape and the paintings were getting worn out more with time. The Haveli was beautifully decorated with paintings. From the walls out side the Haveli to the walls of the bedrooms, Nadine employed a number of people to restore and preserve these antique objects.