Places to visit around Rajsamand :
Cradled in the cluster of thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravali ranges,
the formidable medieval citadel - Kumbhalgarh stands a wary sentinel to the
past glory. The massive fort, encompassed by a 36 Km long wall, has seven
majestic gates and seven ramparts, one within the other. Rounded bastions
and soaring watch towers strengthen the walls of the fort making it an
When Rana Pratap refused to show subservience, Akbar decided to chastise
him and sent a big army, under Man Singh of Amer, for the purpose. On the
31st of May, 1576, the two armies which treated life as cheap and honour
dear' - took positions in Haldighati, ' the turmeric - coloured vale', near
Khamnor. More Pictures - Image I, Image II
The pride and glory of rajasthan, chittor echoes with the tales of romance
and valor unique to the Rajput Tradition. A ruined citadel, where the royal
past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular chhatris.
This fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice and each time the outcome
was 'Jauhar' - when women and children immolated themselves on a huge
funeral pyre while men donned in saffron robes of martyrdom rode out of the
fort towards a certain death.
Nathdwara is a place of great sanctity for the Vaishnavas of Pushtimargi or
Vallabha sect. Among other things, Nathdwara is known for its Pichhwais
(large painting on cloth depicting legends from the life of Lord Krishna)
and Haveli music (devotional music, akin to Dhrupad - singing, with
compositions meant for various seasons, festivals and sections of the day).
Accomodation in Rajsamand