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8 Royal Places you Must Visit to Admire the Glorious Architecture!

8 Royal Places you Must Visit to Admire the Glorious Architecture! Ravi Shekhar for Unsplash.com

Visit these 8 places to invoke a sense of pride as you admire the brains behind these marvellous architectural wonder. 

1. Jaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sukhvinder Kaur says, “The City palace is the main tourist spot of Jaipur. There are 3 galleries in the palace - the garments gallery, weapons gallery and Jaipur Darbar gallery. At the entry of the museum, we find the garments gallery, spread out in having several rooms. The following garments among others are displayed in these rooms: - Cholas of kings Pratap Singh and Sawai Ram Singh II. - Carpets, including the rare pashmina carpet woven in 1650. - Chaugas of Sawai Ram Singh including one made of malmal. - Black dress worn by late Maharaja Bhawani Singh, Maharani Padma Singh and Princess Diya Kumari, on Diwali, along with sarees, and shoes having zari work, - Lehenga, choli, Odhani sets of queens. - Sawai Madho Singh- I's huge woollen dress, pyjama and hukka etc. - Jaipuri Quilts, wall hangings, dress material etc. -Pictures about Jaipur Polo, Polo cups, gifts from State to the king, etc. - Sports dress of Sawai Man Singh II, Polo shoes, Billiard dresses of sawai Ram Singh II, evolution of chess game, ganjifa, etc. Similarly in the weapons gallery and Jaipur Darbar gallery, weapons and pictures are displayed. Sarvato Bhadra area mainly contains two joint free gangajal is made up of silver, weighing about 345 Kg, each having capacity of 4091 litres of water.Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Sukhvinder Kaur adds, “Foundation of Amber palace was laid by king Man Singh and was completed during the regime of king Jai Singh II. It took 137 years for its completion. Entry is through Chand Pol, which was the general public entry point. For Royal Family, the entry point used to be through the Suraj Pol. Read Full Review

2. Mysore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia adds, “A masterpiece indeed, let the royal inside you ignite. I was here with my friends in May, 2016. It was crowed as we were on weekend. After entering the main gate, there was a temple on the right and the majestic Mysore palace (Amba Vilas) in front. First thing that strikes you is the British and Indian architecture.” Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Lokesh Nagaraj adds, “A must visit in Mysore It was a good decision to go early (by 9. 45 AM as tourists are allowed from 10 AM) on a weekday as it was less crowded than expected and I was able to look around the palace in detail and in peace without much noise. A truly mesmerizing palace which depicts the rich history of the Wadiyars of Mysore and also the rich heritage and cultural history of the city Mysore via the beautiful wall paintings, portraits and photographs. The palace itself is a treat to the eyes as one can see rich marbles, granite stones and European style flooring tiles/stones on the floors and walls of the building which was built under the supervision of an European Architect as the history says. The huge decorative party halls, public halls and darbars with royal chairs made of Gold and Steel will really make one jealous for not being born as a king at that palace. ” Read Full Review

3. Udaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anudhi Jain says, “Feel the Magic and Pride of the Royal palace As one enters in the Royal palace through "Bara Pole" one can feel the magic and sense of pride which must have gushed through the veins of Maharana Pratap and other kings. Built by Maharaja Udai Singh, after he moved from Chittor, on the advice of a hermit, this magnificent aureate structure speaks of its own history and renaissance through unique paintings, antique furniture, lavish hanging gardens and exquisite glass mirror and ornamental tiles work on its walls. Built entirely in granite and marble, it congeries a rich blend of Rajasthani, Mughal, Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. To add to the ambiance of heritage, the palace has marvellous assortment of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms, towers, domes and arches. ” Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Felt part of the Glorious Past This is a largest palace In Rajasthan, built at the Eastern face of Lake Pichola, by Maharana Udai Singh II, in 1553 when the Mewar Capital was Shifted from Chittor to Udaipur. An intelligent fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and was built on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding. This is largest Royal Complex on the slope of Aravalli hill. After Maharana Udai Singh, Maharana Pratap his son was the successor of the Sisodia Dynasty. This complex has many palaces and the facing towards east signifies the Sun Dynasty. Successors have extensively contributed to this structure, which comprises a lot of structures, including 11 small separate palaces.” Read Full Review

4. Hyderabad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer chavva naresh says, “Must see historical place One of the best places in Hyderabad, has historic significance” Read Full Review
HolidayIQ Reviewer Misab Nilambur says, “Charminar is one of the beautiful tourist place in the Heart of Hyderabad. If visit Hyderabad you must spend a little time to visit there. Charminar tells us the story of Nizamiya kings and their ability and concern for art and creativity. From upstairs of the building you can have sky view of long spread old city of Hyderabad. It is an eye bewildering beauty to see makkah masjid standing in front of it. Everyone will astonish seeing the structure and walls built on single marble stones there.
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5. Jodhpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta shares, “Invincible and mighty Fort The name Mehrangarh began to appear in chronicles and poems. Mehra is a Rajasthani word for the Sun and it is not at all unlikely that the Suryavanshi Rathores (Sun Dynasty) would name their first citadel in their mythological ancestors honor. One has to visit the Fort to realize the sheer massive size of it.Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “Royal experience of Beautiful palace Umaid Bhawan palace is world famous palace. This beautiful palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. This is also known as Chittar palace, It was built to provide employment to thousands of people during famine in 1929. It is a huge and magnificent palace that can be seen from many places of Jodhpur city. It is constructed on a highly elevated place, which makes it visible even from far off place. The major attraction is the palace external view.Read Full Review

6. Hampi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sudarshan Datta says, “Visit to Vijaynagar ruins...Hampi This is a must visit place, if you are a historian/history enthusiast/ staying in Bangalore or you just want peace of mind. Hampi is a beautiful place holds its place as capital of Vijayanagar kingdom. There are ruins of this kingdom in and around Hampi. Its a quite place, banked by tributaries of Tungabhadra river” Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikita Shah says, “Treasure in the Ruins This temple is truly a proof of how talented and scientific were our ancestors. It really made me feel why do we Indians go abroad like Italy, etc to admire their architecture. We have a world full of treasure here in India itself. The carvings on the temple, the musical pillars, the history inscribed in the form of architecture and precision carvings is totally worth travelling here.Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Manjrekar shares, “Huge and private temple of the kings Hazara Ram temple is a huge temple in Hampi. This was a private temple of the kings. Only royal people used to worship here. This temple was given the name Hazara Rama or Hazari Rama because of the art work created on the walls based on Ramayana. Beautiful carvings can be seen on the inner and outer walls. These art works depicts the paintings of Elephant, Horses, and Army troops. The sculptures on the inner part of the temple depicts the scene from Ramayana and other deities.” Read Full Review

7. Kochi (Cochin)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH adds, “A Dutch palace portraying the art of Hindu temple The Mattancherry palace also known as the Dutch palace is believed to have constructed in the beginning of 16th century by the Portuguese for the king of Kochi. Today, it is a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas and notable for some of the best legendary wall paintings in India. The murals have been painted in rich warm colors in tempera technique.Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH says, “Right place to purchase antiques and curios Jew Town is the narrow street between Mattancherry palace and the Pardesi Synagogue and is famous for the antique shops, the colonial buildings lining the street, Take a walk along the Jew Town and you can breathe antiquity. The curio and antique shops along the street are capable of enchanting the visitors with their variety and rarity.” Read Full Review

8. Chittorgarh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “The great battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort epitomizes in its tragic history the valour, romance, chivalry and strict death-before-dishonour code glorified in Rajput myths and legends. Sprawling across 692 acres, atop a steep 591 ft rocky hill. Chittorgarh ruined palaces, temples and towers bear witness to its illustrious and turbulent past, when it was the Capital of the Sisodia rulers of Mewar, between the 12th and 16th centuries.” Read Full Review


HolidayIQ Reviewer Ayesha Das shares, “Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, also known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and was named after Chittrangada Maurya. The fort has a long story of romance, courage, determination and sacrifice. A glimpse of the fort still makes one to think the glory of the Rajputs who once lived Here .. The Fort is sometimes referred to as the Water Fort. At its peak, the fort had 84 water bodies, including ponds, wells, and stepwells covering approximately 40% of the fort area. Of these 84 water bodies, only about 20 exist today ..” Read Full Review

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