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Travel to Kishangarh

Kishangarh is a town located 25 km far from Ajmer. It owes its name to its forefather Maharaja Kishan Singh who constructed this town in 1615 AD.

The Bani Thani paintings of Kishangarh are its key fascinations besides the grand Kishangarh Fort and the Phool Mahal, which are some of the must visit sites if you travel to Kishangarh.

The present Kishangarh is famous for its handicrafts and also has the division of being the largest marble and granite-cutting centre in India. The finest time to travel to Kishangarh is from October to March.

Tourist Attractions in Kishangarh

Some of the well-known traveller fascinations you can visit when you travel to Kishangarh are itemized below.

Kishangarh Fort

Maharaja Roop Singh built the grand Kishangarh Fort in 1660 AD. Bordered by a huge wall and a moat this fort has remained unconquered till date in spite of persistent enemy attacks.

Phool Mahal

The Phool Mahal (Palace of Flowers) was constructed in 1870 AD. Situated near the Kishangarh Fort, this attractive palace has now been transformed into a hotel. Surrounded by beautiful gardens the palace compromises a wonderful view of the Kishangarh Fort and the Gundalo Lake.

Kishangarh Paintings

The Kishangarh School of miniature painting was one of the finest schools of paintings to flourish in India under the support of the Rathore kings. However it has washed-out into oblivion after reaching its top in the 19th century. Today, these paintings draw many art lovers to Kishangarh who are left spell restricted by their sheer splendour.

How to reach Kishangarh

Road: The roads connect Kishangarh to many places like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer and many more.

Rail: Ajmer is the nearest terminus that is 25 km away.

Air: The nearest airport is the Jaipur airport, which is around 140 km away.

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