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Love Arid Desert Architecture? Explore These 7 Ancient Structures With Family

Love Arid Desert Architecture? Explore These 7 Ancient Structures With Family

Desert architecture has always been a fascination for all. Check out these 7 best dessert destinations that you can with your family with the help of reviews shared by HolidayIQ reviewers. 

1. Jodhpur: To view the intricate carvings and architecture of Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur: To view the intricate carvings and architecture of Mehrangarh Fort
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kunal Purohit shares “Jodhpur's pride I would say and definitely better than Jaipur's Amer Palace. From the entrance to exit there was something or the other to watch and explore. Nice architecture with beautiful carvings... We took an autorickshaw to reach the fort from Umaid Bhawan Palace. The palace is definitely a feast for the eyes.Read Full Review

2. Jaisalmer: To nap in the live-in fort of Rajathan

Jaisalmer: To nap in the live-in fort of Rajathan
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vinay Bajaj shares “A live-in fort; This fort is distinctive in the sense that it's one of the very few live-in forts of India and perhaps the only one in Rajasthan. Because it's a live-in fort, visiting it is a different experience. While you are busy watching the architecture of just placing the marbles on one another used to make this fort, your concentration is disturbed multiple times by the honking of bikes. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Praveen H shares, “Great architecture of Rajput style; the fort also leads us to streets where people have built beautiful house unique to Jaisalmer housing. Every house has this unique style which makes it even more interesting. A great round around the Fort is sure to bring Bloss.” Read Full Review

3. Bikaner: To view Junagadh fort, a marvel made from red sandstone and marble

Bikaner: To view Junagadh fort, a marvel made from red sandstone and marble
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Traveler InMe says, “A cultural architectural amalgamation Junagadh fort, made of Dulmera (red sandstone) and marble (including Italian Carrara), was originally called Chintamani and is one of the few forts that is not on a hill. It was built in the 16th century (1589-93) by the sixth ruler of Bikaner, Raja Rai Singh...The fort is beautiful and a delight for people who love history, architecture and intricate carvings be it gold vermilion varnished work, use of mirrors, meenakari on mirrors, mosaic of colored glasses, elaborate carpet made in Bikaner jail, niches and panels, marble tiled floor, lattice windows and balconies, beautiful doors and much more.” Read Full Review

4. Pushkar: For Raghunath temple, made from kadappa stone

Pushkar: For Raghunath temple, made from kadappa stone
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta says, “Raghunath Temple is also referred to as the old Rang Ji temple in Pushkar was built in 1844 by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal of Lakshmangarh of Shekhawati. The main deity of the temple is the four-armed Venugopal...made out of the black kadappa stone from Tamil Nadu, his statue is a flanked by statues of Rukmini and Satyabhama. The temple architecture is a mix of the Gopurams and the Shikaras of the South Indian style of temple architecture merged with arches and Jharokha and was the first temple of the Ramanuja sect in Rajasthan.Read Full Review

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5. Bhuj: To view the reconstructed temple of Sri Swaminarayana, after the 2001 Earthquake in Gujarath

Bhuj: To view the reconstructed temple of Sri Swaminarayana, after the 2001 Earthquake in Gujarath
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Arti Verma says, “Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhuj; beautiful architecture and peaceful place. It is almost similar to other Swaminarayan Temples, vast, neat and clean, a well-maintained surrounding area. Inside the premises, there are few shops providing books and other things are systematic and very punctual regarding timing. Definitely, there is a feeling of peace when you are in the temple. ” Read Full Review

6. Barmer: For the erotic temple architecture of Kiradu temple

Barmer: For the erotic temple architecture of Kiradu temple
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Singh says, “Kiradu lost in the History The Kiradu temples are located at about 35 km from Barmer and 157 km from Jaisalmer in a town situated in Thar desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan. There are five temples in all and most remarkable of them is Someshvara Temple. These temples feature impressive sculpture and a Solanki style of architecture. The temples are called 'The Khajuraho of Rajasthan' due to its erotic architecture. The temples were built during 11-12 century. Out of many temples, only 5 are in a better condition, part of the credit goes to ASI as well. It is a place with rich history and magnificent artwork. The place sees very few visitors. But the place is definitely worth it.” Read Full Review

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