Historical Places and Monuments

Road Trip to The 9 Regal Heritage Sites in Rajasthan

Whether you want to witness the ruins of forts or see how the royals used to live, Rajasthan is one of the states in India that we all want to visit. With the colorful cities, unique sand dunes, palaces with intricate carvings, and pristine lakes, Rajasthan has all of it. Apart from this, it is also a great place for the foodies who want to tickle their taste buds with some rich and super delicious cuisines. If you want to make the most of your trip and see the historical places, make sure it is a road trip and you have at least seven days for it. So, let us discuss the heritage sites in Rajasthan that you can explore.

9 Best Historical Places to Visit in Rajasthan

1. Amer Fort

Located in Amber, at a distance of just a few kilometers from Jaipur, this fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh. The architecture of this fort is one of the reasons why so many tourists visit this fort. This is one of the most popular forts in Rajasthan that you should visit at least once. When you enter the fort, you can witness Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khaas, Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir and several other temples, Kesar Kyari garden, and many more.

  • Entry fee: INR 550 for foreign nationals, INR 100 for foreign students, INR 50 for Indian citizens, and INR 10 for Indian students
  • Opening time: 9 am to 4.30 pm

2. City Palace

One of the top tourist attractions in Rajasthan that you should visit when you are in Jaipur is City Palace. The architecture of the palace is a mix of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. You can find a museum here where you can find out information about the history of Jaipur and the royal family.

  • Entry fee: INR 200 for Indian adults and INR 100 for children
  • Opening time: 9.30 am to 5 pm

3. Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the top historical places in Rajasthanโ€™s city Udaipur that is regularly frequented by tourists from across the world. This fort was constructed by Chitrangad, the Mori Rajputana ruler. The architecture of this fort is worth appreciating. From the glorious Rajputana history to jauhars, there are several things to know about this fort. The main attractions here are Kirti Stambh and Vijay Stambh.

  • Entry fee: INR 50 for Indian adults and INR 25 for children
  • Opening time: 8 am to 7.30 pm

4. Junagarh Fort

Among the many monuments in Rajasthan, Junagarh Fort holds a special place. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful forts in the state. Built by Raja Jai Singh in 1587, you can still see the high wall and deep ditches here. Some of the attractions in this fort are Phool Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Karan Mahal, museum, etc.ย 

  • Entry fee: INR 300 for foreign nationals, INR 150 for foreign students, INR 50 for Indian citizens, and INR 30 for Indian students
  • Opening time: 10 am to 4.30 pm

5. Jaisalmer Fort

As we talk about the top sightseeing in Rajasthan, we must mention Jaisalmer Fort. It is one of the largest forts in the world and is also called Golden Fort or Sonar Quila. It is built in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaisal, who was a well-known Rajput ruler. This is one of the most important heritage places to visit in this state since several battles were held here. The attractions here that you must take a tour of are Merchant Havelis, Raj Mahal, Lakshminath Mandir, 4 grand gateways.

  • Entry fee: INR 250 for foreign nationals, INR 50 for Indian citizens
  • Opening time: 8.30 am to 5 pm

6. Mehrangarh Fort

Your road trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without visiting Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is located 400 feet above the city of Jodhpur. One of the attractions of this fort is the cannonballs which you can find on the second gate of the fort. You can also visit the museum here.

  • Entry fee: Fort entry is free. For the museum the charges are INR 100 for an Indian citizen, INR 50 for paramilitary personnel and senior citizens
  • Opening time: 9 am to 5 pm

7. Umaid Bhawan Palace

If you want to see one of the most beautiful historical monuments in the country, you should plan your road trip to Umaid Bhawan Palace. This is one of the largest private residential properties in the country and has 347 rooms. The palace is perched on the highest point in the city, which is Chittar Hill. Some of the parts of this palace are managed by the Taj Hotels.

  • Entry fee: INR 25 for an Indian citizen, INR 50 for foreign nationals
  • Opening time: 9 am to 5 pm

8. Ranthambore Fort

The beautiful Ranthambore Fort was built in the 8th century by the Chauhans. Perched on the Thanbore hill in midst of a wildlife sanctuary, this fort was captured by the Mughals. Inside the fort, you can see several palaces, temples, barracks, and many more.ย 

  • Entry fee: INR 15 for adults, INR 10 for children
  • Opening time: 10 am to 5.30 pm

9. Kumbhalgarh Fort

Another very popular historical monument in the state, Kumbhalgarh Fort is known for its architecture. On reaching the top of the fort, you can enjoy the marvelous view of the Aravalli. The fort dates back to the 15th century and is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap.

  • Entry fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 100 for foreign nationals
  • Opening time: 9 am to 5 pm

The best time to travel in Rajasthan on a road trip is between November and February. You can get a self-drive car rental if you want to enjoy the trip at its best. To hire a car for rent, you can simply download the Revv app on your digital device. Just a few clicks and your car is booked for as long a period as you want.


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