The soil of Rajasthan still whispers the tales of long lost histories
Few places to visit in Rajathan
February 26, 2020
Baishali Das Adhikari(Student)
The aura of battles, the jingling of the swords and the smell of blood for the brave Rajputs, still lingers by the soil of Rajasthan. The Indian history deals with the greatness of the kings and their sacrifices that they made, out of their love for their kingdom. Standing on the very place, the tales of their bloodshed is sure to give goose bumps even after centuries.
Let us dive deep into the places that can bring a lot about the princely states of India:
Starting from the Pink City, Jaipur has a unique feature that deals with the colour ‘pink’. The capital of the State is certainly an attraction for the visitors. The name was done after the pink coloured buildings and walls that one will witness in the city.
Hawa Mahal, the Wind Palace, commonly known as Hawa Mahal is located at Badi Choupad in the city. Build in 1799; it has 953 windows along with a systemic honey comb structure that leaves the air a gateway to travel throughout the palace.
The stunning location of Lake Pichola, that is surrounded by hills, palaces and temples, is known for its sunset view. It has boat cruises and light and sound show at the night. Just beside the lake, there is Bagore ki Haveli, which was later converted into museum that displays the culture and tradition of Mewar.
Jodhpur, the city that receives the first rays of sun, the second largest city is called Sun City. The famous Mehrangarh Fort, where The Dark Knight Rises was shot, is a historically remarkable place which has lakes, gardens, museums and many other things to offer. Jaswant Thada is located close to Mehrangarh palace, whose marble construction and carvings that are what it was famous for.
The largest fort of Asia Chittorgarh has witnessed invasions from Alauddin Khilji, Bahadur Shah and Akbar. The tales of the defeat of Rajputs and the tragic end of the royal women still is said to have echoed by the stones and walls of the fort.
With history, the spooky and haunted tales are equally captivating for adventure lovers. The Bhangar fort, with its stories of mysterious death of the villagers, is considered as haunted and has already been put under restrictions by the government. However, it has failed to hold the travellers away!
Rajasthan has not failed to put up on the religious side on a broad canvas. Pushkar is the only place in the world to worship Brahma, the creator of the universe. Besides him, the keeper and destroyer of universe, namely Shiva and Vishnu are also worshipped in The Parashuram temple, Pali. The nature's call of the National Reserves and Forests are equally a hunt for the travellers. It continues with the only mountain, Mount Abu, the famous sunset point of Rajasthan and even more. The world famous camel ride to Thar Desert and the camp-fire shows will lure the eyes with richness. The sand palate of Rajasthan is isolated from the busy city life and historical evidences.
To the wonderers who are already planning to visit the mesmerising princely state, from November to February is said to be the best time to explore the Rajasthan. Who knows what part of past awaits your presence to reveal some breathtaking mystery!