|If you are eager to know how the Rajput kings and queens lived, City Palace of Jaipur is the place. It is a major landmark of the Pink City. Out of all the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart for its tasteful art and architecture. It is located at the heart of the Jaipur claiming one seventh of the city area. Its layout is exactly similar to the plan of the city.
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world and the second oldest in Rajasthan. The Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal constructed the Fort in the year 1156 subtly mixing Rajput and Islamic architectural styles. He was in dire need of a new capital as his earlier one Lodurva was too vulnerable to invasions. Another striking feature is the way it shoots towering above the sandy expanse of the Thar standing 250 ft tall. It stands proudly at Trikuta Hill like a mirage in sharp contrast to the desert below supported by 30 ft high wall lined with 99 bastions.