If the entire world is a canvas then Rajasthan would be the most vivacious and gorgeous painting that has been painted on the face of this earth. The beauty of this amazing land of mysteries lies not only in the beautiful destinations, its flora, and fauna but also with the beautiful citizens. Rani Padmavati’s Palace, Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most offbeat and underrated tourist places in Rajasthan. But not anymore!
How can you forget the recent controversy that has been surrounding the palace of Rani Padmavati? The film ‘Padmavati’ to be released by Hindi filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are at the center of a huge controversy regarding the depiction of love scenes between Rani Padmavati and King Allaudin Khalji.
However, Chittorgarh Fort which houses the Palace is a fascinating place. The Fort is magical and is a beautiful play of rich visual drama. A must visit place for any Tourister or traveler, and a dream havoc for a photographer. Let’s take a look at these gorgeous captures of the place.
1. Mehrangarh Fort
Located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries, there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards.
2. The main palace
Chittorgarh became famous when its queens Rani Padmini and later Rani Karnavati led the womenfolk to commit Jauhar (self-immolation) rather than face dishonor at the hands of enemies.
3. The Safari begins
There is so much to be explored everywhere and so many unique experiences hide in every corner of the state. Capturing all of it in a short trip seems virtually impossible. And that is why taking safaris in Rajasthan is the best way to enjoy the best of Rajasthan.
4. Amer Fort in Jaipur
Amer Fort is the best tourist attraction of Jaipur and the sprawling complex combines unexpected beauty and charm. The fort which visitors are able to explore today dates from the 16th century and is situated on a natural ridge 11km north of Jaipur.
5. The mellifluous folk music
Music of Rajasthan has been a home to several important centers of Indian musical development, including Udaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaipur.
6. Colours and people
The vivid colors of its people and culture describe the beauty of Rajasthan. While a white sari might indicate a widow, one combination of red, green and yellow can only be worn by a woman who has borne a son.
7. Play on
Traditional music of Rajasthan includes the women’s Panihari songs, which lyrically describes chores, especially centered on water and wells, both of which are an integral part of Rajasthan’s desert culture. Other songs, played by various castes, normally begin with the alap, which sets the tune and is followed by a recital of a couplet.
All the pictures are taken by the photographer Surasree.