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Rajasthan Famous Attractions: City Palace and Umaid Bhawan Palace

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					       Rajasthan Famous Attractions: City Palace and Umaid Bhawan Palace

Rajasthan is a wonderland where stunning tourist attractions take pride in
capturing the hearts of millions of tourists. Its opulent palaces which were once the
royal abodes of the raja-maharajas are its must-see attractions. The princely cities of
Rajasthan boast of some of the finest palaces in the country. The City Palace is a famous
Jaipur attraction and the Umaid Bhawan Palace is the pride of Jodhpur Tourism.

The City Palace, Jaipur
Dominating the land of Jaipur, the City Palace is a treasure-trove of a variety of royal
articles speaking volumes about the glory of the bygone era. Reflecting the amazing
blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, this Palace was established by the Maharaja
Jaisingh II between 1729 and 1732. Explore its big courtyards, refreshing gardens,
interesting museums, opulent apartments and wonderful halls.

The most famous attractions of the Palace are:

Mubarak Mahal or the Auspicious Palace: This beautiful museum houses royal articles
such as royal formal costumes, embroidered woolens, Kashmiri shawls, silk saris etc. It
has a marble gate with wonderful carvings.

Chandra Mahal: It is know for its stunning mirror work.

Chhavi Niwas: It is decorated with beautiful images.

The other attractions found here are two huge silver urns, (the largest vessels in the
world), paintings, weapons and manuscripts.

Umaid Bhawan Palace:

If you wish to experience the glory of the past, you must visit the majestic Umaid
Bhawan Palace. Stunning to the hilt, this palace was once the largest palace in the world.
Now for tourism purposes it has been converted into a heritage hotel. It is breathtakingly
beautiful and was designed by the famous architect Edwardian architect Henry V
Lanchester. All the apartments of this palace are different and are decorated in royal
style.

It is ideally located on the Chittar Hill, it offers bird’s eye view of the city. Spread across
26 acres, the palace has 347 rooms. The interiors of the palace are done in Art Décor
style. The other attractions of Umaid Bhawan are the Throne Room decorated with
Ramayana Murals, a library and the museum showcasing a variety of royal articles such
as a banner presented by Queen Victoria, weapons, paintings etc.

The City Palace Jaipur and the Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur are among the most
famous attractions of Rajasthan. Visit these royal structures and step back in time by
exploring the royal belongings and stunning interiors.

				
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Description: Rajasthan is an incredible land dotted with fascinating attractions. The City Palace of Jaipur and the Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur are the must-see attractions. Steeped in royalty, these stunning structures have royal architecture and stunning interiors. To experience royalty and luxury of raja-maharajas, you can even plan a stay in Umaid Bhawan which is also a heritage hotel. These structures have museums which showcase the royal belongings of the erstwhile rulers.