If there’s a place in India which is a treasure of history and heritage, then it’s Rajasthan. The magically colossal forts in Rajasthan are the perfect testimony of the desert state’s royal history.
Let’s embrace the historic goodness of Rajasthan by taking a sneak peak at some of the forts in Rajasthan (which you should definitely visit).
1) Amber Fort
Located in Amer, the 10th-century architectural splendour exemplifies the military defence approach of the Rajputs. Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh of the Kachwaha clan. Built in red sandstone and marble, the design of the Amber Fort is inspired from Mughal and Rajput architectural approaches.
Amber Fort has now become a burgeoning attraction in all over Rajasthan and you shouldn’t miss out on witnessing the grandiosity of the fort whenever you visit Rajasthan.
2) Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort is considered as the second oldest and one of the most beautiful forts in Rajasthan. The yellow sandstone vista dates back to 12th century and was built by Rawal Jaisal (founder of the city of Jaisalmer).
The 3 tier walls of the fort have two major cannon points and 99 bastions. The fort also hosts merchant havelis, massive gateways, and Hindu and Jain temples. Jaisalmer Fort attracts tourists from all over the world. One of the attractions is definitely the museum that exhibits a rich collection of paintings, portraits, and armours from the historic period of the Rajput clans.
3) Mehrangarh Fort
The Mehrangarh Fort is one amongst several important historical sites in India as it has witnessed several battles. The construction work of Mehrangarh Fort was started by Rathore ruler Rao Jodha and was completed by Jaswant Singh.
The fort complex is home to Daulat Khana, Sileh Khana, Sheesha Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Moti Mahal. These palaces are noted for their intricate carving detailing and exquisite architectural work.
The fort has now come in limelight for international tourists as it has starred in “The Dark Night Rises.”
4) Junagarh Fort
Displaying a telepathic fusion of Rajasthani, British, and Mughal style of architecture, Junagarh Fort is a prominent landmark of Bikaner city. Junagarh Fort was built under the supervision of Karan Chand (the sixth ruler of Bikaner).
Monuments under the fort premises reflect the typical Mughal architectural style. Some of the architecturally beautiful monuments in Junagarh Fort include Chandra Mahal, Anup Mahal, and Karan Mahal.
5) Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Rana Kumbha (ruler of Mewar kingdom) during the 15th century. The fort sits on a hilltop 3,600 ft above the sea level and the perimeter walls extend 36 km, which make them the second longest wall in the world.
Kumbhalgarh Fort houses Hindu and Jain temples. The fort has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second largest fort in Rajasthan and one of the largest wall complexes in the world.
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