Rajasthan is often projected
as a land where forts and palaces are a dime a
dozen. Although there is much, much more to
Rajasthan - as you can see for yourself in our
various sections - the statement is partially true.
Nowhere else in the world can
you find so many majestic
(palaces) - all with their own unique stamp of
individuality. So much so that they have been
captured on film - The Jungle Book, The Far
Pavilions, Octopussy and The Jewel in the Crown, to
name a few.
Rajasthan's forts and palaces
can be found anywhere and everywhere - on hilltops,
in dense forests, over the ridge, in the middle of
lakes and even in the midstream of a river (the
Many forts are totally barren,
while some enclose entire townships within their
parapets. Forts, such as the one at Chittaurgarh,
have witnessed the bloodiest of battles, while some
did not even go through a rehearsal!!