Rajputs had a wide range of arts, starting from literature, music, dance, paintings, fine arts and sculptures. Their style of painting was called Rajasthani, which will often be focusing on religious themes. These kinds of paintings were most famous at Bikaner, Jodhpur, Mewar and Jaisalmer.
Rajasthani wall painting of elephant with jockey.
- The strong fortresses of Chittorgarh is the best example of Rajput hill forts. Chittorgarh fort is regarded as the symbol of Rajput courage, resistance and bravery.
- Forts in Rajasthan - Ranathambhor and Kumbahlgarh.
- Forts in Madhya Pradesh - Mandu, Gwalior, Chanderi and Asirgarh.
Chittorgarh fort, a UNESCO world heritage site, Rajasthan.
Chitrangada Maurya or Chitrang Mori was a chieftain of the Mori clan who laid the foundation of the fort of Chittorgarh, which is the largest fort in India. The fort has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Many of the Rajput cities and palaces stand among the hills in forts or by the side of beautiful artificial lakes
1. Mansingh tomar at Gwalior
2. Buildings at Amber (Jaipur)
3. Palaces at Udaipur
4. Castle of Jodhpur
- Mansingh Tomar is a beautiful display of Hindu architecture, built by Raja Mansingh during 1486 and 1517 inside Gwalior Fort.
- The castle of Jodhpur in Rajasthan is rested upon a tall rock facing the town.
Mansingh palace at Gwalior
- Khajuraho temples at Madhya Pradesh, Sixteen temples at Osian near Jodhpur and Dhilwara Jain temple at Mount Abu are good examples of Rajputs Temple architecture.
- The Sun temple in Konark and Khandarya temple in Madhya Pradesh were also built during the Rajputs regime.
Sun temple in Konark
Khajuraho is a group of Jain and Hindu temples in Madhya Pradesh, built by Rajputs. Khajuraho temples have the most elegant shikharas(towers), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jagdambi Temple, Western Temples of Khajuraho.