Top Destinations in Rajasthan

Akbar's Palace & Museum, Ajmer

Built by Emperor Akbar, the elegant citadel better known as Akbar's Palace and Museum is a popular tourist destination. This was the meting place of Jahangir and Sir Thomas Roe, the English Ambassador to the Mughal court. It was built in 1570 AD and was considered one of the strongest citadels in India.

Akbar partly as a pleasure retreat, but mainly to keep an eye on pesky local chiefs. Only part of the original impressive fortifications remain. It saw life as an arms magazine during the British rule, and is still known locally as the Magazine. It houses the underwhelming government museum , with a small collection of old weapons, miniature paintings, ancient rock inscriptions and stone sculptures that date back to the 8th century.

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