Royal attractions of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the most favored tourist destination among the tourist’s attractions of India. Rajasthan is very correctly known as the Royal State of India and it is quite unique and offbeat than other tourist destination of India and this makes it globally famous. The distinguished features of Rajasthan are its timeless monuments, palaces, royal charm, fairs, its rich culture and festivals. Tourists also get attracted to this state because of its wildlife tourism as the state has some of the world renowned national parks and sanctuaries. Thousands of tourists from all over the world come to Rajasthan to explore its enchanting tourism all the year round. The charm and tourist attractions of this state makes its tourists fall in love with the state and those who comes once to visit this state gets captivated by its attractions.
The state of Rajasthan has many fascinating attractions for its tourists that depict the glorious past and the cultural beauty of bygone era. There are many mesmerizing tourist attractions in the state that are worth visiting and exploring by all the visitors who visits the state of Rajasthan. All the cities of Rajasthan are full of charming tourist attractions that are more than enough to tempt its visitors to make a tour of its cities. Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur are the most visited cities among all the cities as these cities are gifted with countless attractions that are worth visiting and exploring.

Tourist attractions of Gwalior Fort

The city of Gwalior in the state of Madhya Pradesh is known for its glorious history and several monuments eventually making it one of the most visited and best tourist destinations in India. Ranking among the most popular tourist attractions in Gwalior, the Gwalior Fort is a specimen of the wonderful ancient Indian architecture. The Gwalior Fort is one of the most invincible forts in India. For over 100 years this fort has been overlooking the city of Gwalior. It stands on an isolated rock and is one of the biggest forts in India. Tourists from all over the world come to Gwalior to experience the moving limbs of history. Intricately designed the Gwalior fort is a great illustration of architectural skills. It is also known as the “the pearl in the necklace of the castle of Hindu”, as was described by the Mughal emperor Babur. The Fort has also been given the epithet, “Gibraltar of India”. The fort has been a mute witness to many historical battles and events. One of the most important among them, being the 1857 revolt as well as the valiant death of Rani of Jhansi, Rani Laxmi Bai, in 1558 within its ramparts while fighting against the British. Hundreds of tourists and historians come to the Gwalior Fort to get a feel of the mighty ancient Indian architecture.

Chittorgarh Fort of Rajasthan

Among the many forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort. In the state of Rajasthan it is the grandest and the best known fort. It is indeed the “Pride of Rajasthan”. Located in the southern part of Rajasthan, it is 112 km from Udaipur and 182 km from Ajmer. The Chittor fort is a depiction of Rajput culture and values. 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. It is a standing sentinel to the courage and valor of Chittorgarh. 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 centuriesThe fort, plainly known as Chittor was the capital of Mewar and it is situated several kilometers by road south of Bhilwara. The Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed three bloody sieges and ‘jauhars’ (a Rajput tradition in which royal maidens and ladies immolate them in the fire to save their honor from the cruel hands of the enemy, when there is no chance of defeating the enemy). The walls and the atmosphere are still haunted with the gloom of despair, valiant pride of the Rajput queens and ladies and sheer zeal and bravery of their men who refused to cow down before the enemy. The Rajput style of architecture is clearly visible in the fort

Buddhist Pilgrimage…..Mahabodhi Temple

Mahabodhi Temple is a Buddhist temple which is located at Bodh Gaya which is 96 Km from Patna, Bihar state of India. It is a major Buddhist site and the temple finds mention in the ancient literature. It is visited regularly by both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims (many Hindus honor the Buddha as an incarnation of Vishnu). Among the four holy sites that are related to the life of Lord Buddha and his enlightenment, Mahabodhi temple is one of those holy sites. Literally the meaning of Mahabodhi Temple is “Great Awakening temple” and it is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The Mahabodhi temple was once known as Bodhimanda-vihara (Pali) and the Bodhi tree is the old sacred tree which is located adjacent to the Mahabodhi temple of Bodh Gaya. Bodhgaya is the second most sacred place of pilgrimage. In June 2002, the Mahabodhi Temple became a UNESCO World Heritage Site specifically nominated for the international World Heritage program. Mahabodhi Temple is acclaimed to be the property of Bihar State Government. The nearest airport is located at Patna that lies at a distance of 96 kms from Gaya. The holy town Bodh Gaya or Gaya has its own railway station. The town is also connected with major cities by network of roads. According to Jatakas, Bodhgaya is the navel of the earth. This is only place that could abide the power of the Buddha’s attainment.

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