Kuchaman City located in the Nagaur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan is a popular tourist destination. Famous for its few havelis and the magnificent Kuchaman Fort tourists visit here to explore these splendid structures. This historical city is worth visiting as it gives an opportunity to see exquisite frescoes, murals and miniature paintings on the walls of the various mansions and havelis built in Shekhawati style. Travelers also enjoy staying at some great havelis that has opened its doors for all to experience the heritage royalty. Some of the popular tourist sites in Kuchaman are Meera Mahal, Lok Dev Temple, Sabha Prakash, China Pole, etc.
Sightseeing places in Kuchaman
Kuchaman Fort about 1100 years old as it was built in 9th century by Rathore ruler Zalim Singh. It is the main attraction in the Kuchaman city, perched atop a 1000 ft high cliff the fort offers breathtaking beautiful view of the city. Now converted into a heritage hotel the fort is renovated meticulously offering world class accommodation facilities for tourists. A rich collection of original inlay work in semi-precious stones, glass and gold paint in the fort complex showcases wonderful frescoes, murals and glided work on various subject such as flowers, motifs and Hindu mythology. Architecture of the fort with balconies and terraces reflect its rich history. Visitors marvel at the marvellous beauty of the palace with sections such as Sheesh Palace (Glass Palace) and Jal Mahal (Water Palace). Also the bustling market located below the fort complex is a great place to shop some exquisite colourful handicrafts and fabrics.
How to reach Kuchaman
Meera Mahal is another beautiful palace in Kuchaman city, very apt to its name this palace represent the life of the poet saint Meerabai. Known as the passionate devotee of Lord Krishna she till date considered to be the most dedicated devotee to Lord. The folklore from ages is displayed on the palace walls with exquisite paintings and murals that illustrate her life. Meera Mahal was built by Ranjit Singh along with its temples Lok Devtas and Gurus
The Jaipur airport is the closest airport to reach Kuchaman city. Flights to/from all major cities of the country fly from Jaipur. Located at a distance of 145kms only, travelers from Jaipur can hire taxi to Kuchaman.
The nearest railhead from Kuchaman city is Bikaner, located at a distance of 115kms. Trains from most of the major places in the state and country operate from here.
A well connected network of roads makes Kuchaman accessible from various places in Rajasthan such as Bikaner (115 km), Jaipur (145 km), Jodhpur (250 km), Ajmer (90 km) and Delhi (440 km). Also daily buses are available from these cities to Kuchaman.