KISHANGARH: AN INCREDIBLE HIDDEN GEM IN RAJASTHAN￼
Kishangarh in Rajasthan is a gem of a place; yet, not many are aware of it! The old-world charm of the place is intact in its historical forts, ancient temples and the Kishangarh paintings. From the Kishangarh Fort and Gondulav Lake to Mokham Vilas and Phool Mahal Palace, the place is brimming with some incredible attractions that need to be seen.
The place garnered attention in 1973, when the Government of India issued a postage stamp on the Bani Thani (an Indian miniature painting, painted by Nihal Chand from the Marwar School of Kishangarh) painting of Kishangarh.
Kishangarh in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district is situated some 80 km from the state’s capital city, Jaipur. The place makes for an exciting weekend getaway from Delhi, as it’s barely 325 km from the national capital.
How to reach Kishangarh?
The beautiful city in Rajasthan is a perfect blend of unexplored history, raw nature and welcoming people! Kishangarh is quite well-connected with other Indian cities via a network of highways, trains and flights. From Delhi, one can either drive or take a direct flight to Kishangarh, which takes around 40 minutes!
Also known as Jannat, Mokham Vilas is set right in the heart of Gondulav Lake. A treat to the soul, this place is home to a number of migratory birds. The peaceful place is what every nature lover and birdwatcher dreams of! This hidden beauty in Rajasthan is a must-visit attraction for sure!
Phool Mahal Palace
Set in the backdrop of Kishangarh Fort on the banks of Gondulav Lake, Phool Mahal Palace was built in 1870. The palace hotel is a treat for the sore eyes! The serenity that surrounds the place is absolutely magical. Far from the madding crowd, the place is a bliss for nature lovers who love waking up to the sound of birds and beautiful sunrise views by the lake. The rooms here are beautifully decorated in regal theme and offer scenic views of the lake!
The man-made Gondulav Lake is the soul of the place. This lake is all about being beautiful! A perfect spot for artists looking for inspiration and poets lost for words! The views of the lake from the Phool Mahal Palace are absolutely soul-stirring. Away from the city chaos, this lake is full of a wide variety of fish. Travellers can enjoy boating in the lake and take some splendid photographs as well!
One of the must-visit places in Kishangarh is the massive fort that was built in 1649 by Maharaja Swaroop Singh of Kishangarh. It is a perfect blend of Rajput and architectural technique. Entry to the fort is strictly on permission basis and restricted for outsiders. However, guests staying in Hotel Phool Mahal Palace, which is located just next to the fort, are allowed to go inside the fort.