The grand forts of Rajasthan are a major tourist attraction of the state. The best way to experience the royal legacy of the state is by exploring the historical forts of Rajasthan. A tour of these famous forts will give you a glimpse into the glorious history of the state. Almost all the important cities of Rajasthan have at least one major fort. The forts in Rajasthan still have a mystical charm about them and are a must-visit if you are planning to tour Rajasthan. Rajasthan is the only place in the whole world, which has the highest number of forts and palaces. Read on about the various forts of Rajasthan.
Kishangarh Fort of the Rajasthan
The Kishangarh Fort of the Rajasthan is a beautiful fort located in Kishangarh, Rajasthan. On visiting the fort, one will see jails, granaries, armories, and other significant buildings present inside it. The Durbar Hall is its biggest structure and was the place where the kings carried out their official meetings daily. And when it comes to the most attractive place inside the fort, it has got to be Phool Mahal which showcases the splendor of the kings from the Rathore clan gloriously, with gorgeous murals and frescos adorning its walls.
Alongside the fort, a few lakes like Gundu lav Talab & Hamir Sagar are located which serves as a great picnic spots. If you want to revisit history, Kishangarh Fort is a place you ought to visit when in Rajasthan. Nearby Kishangarh can also see Nimbark Peeth & Chor Baori -Salemabad(20Km.), Roopangarh(25Km.), Ruins of Karkeri fort and Cenotaphs of Shri Jawan Singh-Karkeri (30Km. via Salemabad), Group of old Makbaras-Tukda(7 Km.), Tilonia (20 Km.), Pitambar Ki Gaal-Silora (7 Km.) & Ruins of old Palace or Sarai- Cathari.
Kumbhalgarh Fort of the Rajasthan
The Kumbhalgarh fort has made its mark in history as the second largest wall after the Great Wall of China – it is none but the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajasthan. The mighty fort is 3600 ft tall and 38km long that surrounds the area of Udaipur. The fort is further declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan. It is located strategically on the western Aravalli hills.
Having witnessed a large number of wars, the hill serves as an unbreakable boundary. The fort has seven fortified gateways and several Jain tamples, along with the Lakhola Tank. Which is the most famous tank inside the fort that was constructed by Rana Lakha. The fort consists of several Hindu tamples and Jain temples that indicate the religious tolerance of the rulers and how they patronized the Jains and encouraged their culture in the kingdom.
Jaisalmer Fort of the Rajasthan
The Jaisalmer fort was built in 1156 and is a proud chattel of the Bhati clan. Rawal Jaiswal was the founder of Jaisalmer city. The Jaisalmer fort was built during his reign. It is a 250-foot tall fort and 30 feet long walls is protect it. The fort constitutes 99 bastions. It was built in 1633. One can see the fusion of Islamic and Rajput architecture. There are four gateways to reach this fort. Ganesh Pol, Akshaya Pol, Suraj Pol, and Hawa Pol. The main attractions inside the fort are the Raj Mahal (Royal palace), the Jain temples, and the Laxminath temple..
The Mehrangarh Fort of the Rajasthan
The Mehrangarh Fort was built up in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha. The ruler of Mandore and the founder of the city of Jodhpur. Whilst building the city, he realized that the location was safe, isolated, and hence apt to be his capital. That is when he decided to build a massive fort spread over an area of 5 km with a height of 125 m to keep his loved ones and the people of his kingdom safe from invaders.
Set atop a hill named Bhakurcheeria (the mountain of birds) at a height of 410 feet above the city of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is among those attractions that hold the pride of the place because of its splendid architecture and diverse history.
The Amber fort of the Rajasthan
The Amber fort is a fort which is located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with a location 4 square kilometers (1.5 sq mi) from 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) from Jaipur. The capital of Rajasthan is located high up on a hill. It is a tourist attraction destination in Jaipur. Meenas and Later is used in. Amer Fort is famous for its imaginative Hindu design elements. With its large ramparts and collection of gates and cobbled paths, it overlooks Maota Lake. It, is the only source of water for the Amer Palace.