8 World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan For A Heritage Tour 2021
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan

1. Chittorgarh Fort
2. Kumbhalgarh Fort
3. Ranthambore Fort
4. Gagron Fort
5. Amber Fort
6. Jaisalmer Fort
7. Keoladeo National Park
8. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.

The properties of Rajput royals that once ruled this colorful and vibrant state are now prestigious World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan. These sites are either ruins of ancient structures or opulent forts, and even a wildlife sanctuary. All these present the rich legacy of old times that is visible through grand architecture, impressive interiors, and lovely ambiance.

A multitude of Indians to International tourists visit this state for its majestic and ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site in Rajasthan. The list includes six Hill Forts, Jantar Mantar, National Park, astronomical observatory, and Jaipur City. While Hill Forts represent the grandeur and opulence of the Royals and Kings, Jantar Mantar is an unusual treat.

Keoladeo National houses several species of migratory and resident birds; however, Jaipur City got this esteemed status for it being a "Pink City" district and traditions that date back to 1876. All these historical sites are unique in themselves and deserve a visit to learn about the state's rich tradition, culture and heritage.

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The Rajasthan government has revised the guidelines for COVID-19 lockdown 4.0 to allow taxis and auto rickshaws to operate in the red zones and opened parks for walking and exercising with some conditions. Read more.

No ePass is required to travel to Rajasthan Updated: 16 Nov 2020

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01

Chittorgarh Fort

Known as the Water Fort, it is one of the most famous World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan, that presents the richness of the Rajputana architecture and splendor. Spread across an area of 700 acres, it is set atop a hill 180 meters above the ground and is believed to be built by the Mauryans in the 7th century.

Numerous stories are associated with this fort, describing the heroism of Kings and Queens like Rani Padmavati and the devotion of Princess Meera Bai. It carries mythological importance as well as it is believed to be built by Bhima, one of the Pandavas Brothers, in one night during the times of Mahabharata.

Timings: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily.

Entry Fee: Rs.20 for the Adults and Rs.15 for the Children below 15 years of age.
02

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Nestled in the foothills of the Aravalli Mountain Range, Kumbhalgarh Fort was built in the 6th century by King Samprati of the Maurya Dynasty. It is a majestic citadel and a major tourist attraction for being a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in Rajasthan. It is surrounded by lush forests and offers panoramic views of Udaipur City.

A multitude of travelers visit the place from across the globe for its pristine location, architectural grandeur, and 36-km long external wall, which is the second-longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. Also, the presence of several temples, Badal Mahal, and stunning exteriors add more grace and splendor to this historical place.

Timings: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, daily.

Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indians; 
Rs.100 for foreigners.
03

Ranthambore Fort

Located in Ranthambore National Park atop a hill at a height of 700 feet, this fort is in ruins with only a few parts standing intact. Lots of tourists visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Rajasthan for its historical importance, and wildlife tours as most sought wild cats are often sighted here.

There are some stories associated with the fort; one being about the famous tigress Machli, which used to be seen and photographed here. It is believed that the tigress was former Ranthambore’s Queen who was famous for its beauty, attitude, and power.

Timings: The fort is open throughout the day, but National Park is open from 6 am to 6 pm.

Entry Fee: 
Rs.10 for Indians; Rs.100 for foreigners for National Park.
04

Gagron Fort

Situated in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan near Kota, the Gagron Fort is one of most grand World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan. It is famous for its Queens and women who performed Jauhar to protect their chastity. It is a well-protected fort with water bodies covering it from three sides and one side from the hill of Burj.

It was constructed by Raja Bijili Dev in the 12th century and attracts hordes of tourists for its three courtyards and enormous Hiraman parrots. The fort's surrounding landscapes of lush forests and azure waters of rivers Kalisindh and Ahu, also add to its elegance and charm and make it a perfect place to enjoy a lovely picnic time with loved ones or friends.

Timings: 9 am to 4 pm, daily.

Entry Fee: 
Rs.25 for Indians; Rs.300 for foreigners.
05

Amber Fort

A majestic fort that was built by Raja Shri Mann Singh Ji on a high hill, Amber Fort is now the most remarkable World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan. It features a unique blend of Hindu and Rajput traditions and styles through its impressive architecture, interiors, and decor.

The Fort houses several architectural wonders like Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sukh Niwas, Sukh Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, which are famous among tourists for their elegance and appeal. Several activities like elephant ride, light show, puppet show, dance performances, and many more are also organized to let the tourists know about Rajasthan's rich culture and heritage.

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm, daily.

Entry Fee: 
Rs.100 for Indians; Rs.550 for foreigners.
06

Jaisalmer Fort

Built by Bhati Rajput Ruler Rao Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort is renowned as "Sone ka Quila" and proudly carries the tag of one of the most impressive World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan. It has seen several battles and wars and is still standstill on a hilltop.

Its sandstone structure reflects stunning colors and hues during sunset and sunrise. It features four grand entrances that used to be guarded by Canons during the rules of the Kings. It houses the Jawahar Palace, Raj Mahal, Jain temple, and Laxmikanth temple, which attract visitors from all over the world.

Timings: 6 am to 5 pm, daily.

Entry Fee: 
Rs.50 for Indians; Rs.250 for foreigners.
07

Keoladeo National Park

A famous wildlife sanctuary situated in Bharatpur, the Keoladeo National Park is amongst the most visited World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan. Known as the hunting ground of former Rajput Maharajas until 1972, it got this prestigious status in 1985. It comprises grasslands, verdant wetlands, lush forests, and houses abundant species of birds, fish, reptiles, turtles, and many more wild animal.

It is known for the migratory birds that visit the place during winters and make Rajasthan a popular bird-watching destination. The migratory birds fly a long distance to enjoy a comfortable climate in Rajasthan and come all the way from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China, and Siberia.

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm, daily.

Entry Fee: 
Rs.50 for Indians; Rs.400 for foreigners.
08

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

An astronomical observatory built by Prince Jai Singh II, it is one of the amazing World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan. Prince built it to learn more about astronomical concepts and cosmology theories. It was designed to observe astronomical bodies with naked eyes and houses several instruments like sundial and others to understand the exact positions of stars and planets.

It lets the visitors discover the influence of deep cosmic studies on the people of medieval times and presents an example of a scientific approach that ancient era people followed. The structure has been destroyed and built a number of times, but is now a preserved historical monument and deserves a visit.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm, daily.

Entry Fee: 
Rs.50 for Indians; Rs.200 for foreigners.
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I am so glad to share my thrillophilia reviews of Udaipur Trip.It was a wonderful experience for the day. Driver was quite polite and took us to all the places mentioned in the tour guide. Even the tour organiser was quite helpful in arranging the cab as it was a last minute booking. This trip will be remembered for a long time and will surely recommend it to others (infact already recommended)
05 November 2019
Excellent
It is a great deal. Beautiful place to stay. Owner Mr. Mahaveer is very humble and helpful person. Food was tasty & ample. The provided unlimited mineral water for us as and when required. Camel safari was also good & enjoyable. We enjoyed true Rajasthani folk cultural program at night. It was diwali on that particular day. They had arranged some in-house fireworks. Dark starlit sky, campfire, fireworks, folk music & wines - the whole ambiance was ecstatic. Overall a very good & comfortable stay. Only thing I would like to remind you that the region where the camp is located is named Osiyan. Here, you won't find complete desert like Jaisalmer. It is more like a terrain covered with thorny bush. Sand dunes are limited though the camel will take you to a nearby one. But, it's not a fault of owner. You will get compensated with their warm & humble hospitality.
"Desert camping in Jaisalmer remains highlights of your memories ????\nNice Food, Places, Scenic place..\n"
03 January 2019
Excellent
Really nice experience, we were treated really well. Any inconvenience was taken care immediately. The trekking was the best part of the trip. Guides have ample knowledge and took good care of us.
28 August 2019
Excellent
Been there for a day outing, took sightseeing package from Thrillophilia paying 1500 for 2 people, We got a polite driver named Mukesh through Thrillophilia. Overall happy with the service
Had a good time at the resort. Services and food were also good.
10 March 2021
Superb
It includes only Camel ride and no Desert safari by Jeep. I had to pay 1200 more for 2 people for Desert safari by Jeep. The dinner was OKish. Camel ride was very good, on requesting he took us twice with just 50Rs. tip. There is an option to go for ATV ride also there @600 per person for a small round :P . But it was fun overall and I enjoyed it.
01 March 2021
Excellent
Had a comfortable stay at the camps..all amenities were good and they were really friendly and everything was perfect there.
28 January 2021
Excellent
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05 January 2021
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  1. Which city of Rajasthan has recently declared UNESCO World Heritage Site?

    The historic walled city of Jaipur has recently been listed as one of the World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan. It got this esteemed status for its architecture, heritage, vibrant culture, and the world-famous Pink City traditions.
  2. How many world heritage sites are recognized by UNESCO in Rajasthan?

    Earlier, there were eight World Heritage Sites in Rajasthan, including 6 Hill Forts, Jantar Mantar, and Keoladeo National Park. Now Jaipur City is also awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO, increasing the count to 9.
  3. Is Jaipur a world heritage city?

    Yes, Jaipur is now a World Heritage City and got this status from UNESCO on February 5. It is known for its legacy, rich tradition, mixed culture, and Pink City grandeur, which make it stand apart from others and gain this esteemed award.
  4. Which national park of Rajasthan is declared as a world heritage?

    Keoladeo National Park, located in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, is a popular bird watching destination and renowned World Heritage Site. It gets flocked by thousands of migratory birds like Palaearctic migratory waterfowl from across Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China, and Siberia like countries during winters. The place is also a breeding ground for several non-migratory resident birds.

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