A treasure of heritage and history is Rajasthan. Legends are the Princely clan stories of the valor of the region. Ruler of these valiant have been long gone but, still lives, their legacy. Even today, Palaces and forts of Rajasthan stand strong and glorious pasts speak. Truly marvelous are their architecture and beauty and to have made sparkle of eye, is known, the grandeur and a beat of heart skip. Magnificent specimens of historical value, military strategy and picturesque beauty are the built of fort by these ruling clans. Rajputana’s every fort has a different charisma. You can feel the craftsmanship that well into their construction as you run your fingers on carvings on the walls and wander through narrow passages.
A fort cum palaces that greets you with warm Rajasthani folk music and fascinates you with its beauty is Amber Fort. This fort is renowned its combination of Mughal and Hindu architecture which is about 11 km from Jaipur in the town of Amer. The Amber Fort is built of marble and red sandstone which is inspired from architecture of Mughal and Rajput. A blend of Rajput- Mughal styles is the fort’s ornamentation. In the fort complex, there are several palaces which has built as per architecture of Mughal style the ‘Dil- e- Aaam’ garden (located at the entry point of the fort). The majestic beauty of Sheesh Mahal which is made by purely of glass is the spectacular attractions of the Fort.
Meaning of the Jaigarh Fort is the ‘Victory Fort of Rajasthan’ which is beauty to marvel at. The most spectacular and imposing fort that overlooks Jaipur is the Jaigarh Fort. This fort is considered the largest canon in the world and is famous for the Jaivana canon. Along with Amber Fort considered as one complex is the Jaigarh Fort. This structure of marvelous has withstood the adversities of time which is built by the Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century. One of the structures of military which is built in medieval India that remains intact is the Jaigarh Fort.
This fort gives majestic views of the Pink Cities of panorama which is nestled at the edge of Aravali hills. The humongous Nahargarh Fort is forming an impressive backdrop of Jaipur. The fort has gone extensive renovations and development which is built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who was the founder of Jaipur mainly in 1734. A mix of styles of European, Rajputs and Mughal is Marvel at the architecture.
Housed in the wildlife sanctuary of the same name is Ranthambore Fort in Sawai Madhopur. It is one of the most famous forts which are located in the largest national park of Rajasthan. The fort is mainly an in ruin which is built on two hills. Wild animals the call can be frequently heard and the roar of the Royal Bengal Tigers. The Ranthambore Fort’s entrance is led through stairwell like the other hill forts of Rajasthan looks upon the verdant vicinity’s vast expanse.
The origin of many stories of sacrifice, valor and courage is Chittorgarh Fort which is one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan. One of the most significant places is the impregnable fortress to learn the Rajasthan’s history. Vijay Stambh and Kirti Stambh which is the two commemoration towers are the main attractions of the fort. The fort comprises palaces, temples, towers and 22 water bodies and also known as ‘Water Fort’.
The Kumbhalgarh’s historic town which is located in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, about 85 km from Udaipur. Examine the temples, marvelous mansions, crumbling shrines, lush green parks and wells known as ‘baoris’. Famous with birdwatchers and wildlife aficionados is the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. After the “Great Wall of China” the longest fortification is Kumbhalgarh Fort.
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in India which is built by King Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD. Architecture’s marvelous piece with family of several residing is the Jaisalmer Fort which is also known as the Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort. This fort is located in the heart of Jodhpur which is nestled on a hill 76 meters above the city. The best two places to visit in Jaisalmer are Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Bada Bagh.
It is one of the largest forts of Rajsthan and was the seat of the Rathore rulers from the Marwar’s House. It stands as one of the most important Jodhpur’s heritage site. The best places to visit in Jodhpur are Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Kaylana Lake and Balsamand Lake. A magnificent fusion of unique influences and styles is almost ruler of Marwar has left his mark and the fort.
The Junagarh Fort is the beautiful icon of Bikaner which draws visitors from all over the world in Rajasthan. One of the few major forts is Junagarh fort in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. One of the three cities of desert triangle is part of the desert area in Bikaner city the other two cities are Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. This city is popular for its marvelous Junagarh Fort and Jain Temples.
One of the splendid forts is Taragarh Fort in Bundi, Rajasthan. The fort remains as Chauhan dynasties a famous remnant which is built in 1354 AD. Decked with elephant’s stone statue is the gateway to the fort. During the Mughal rule in Ajmer, it served as a center for activity of military counted among the best forts in Rajasthan. Also a house an excellent tunnel network is Taragarh Fort which were saviors in requires time.
A beauty of Rajasthan is the hill fort which is one of the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. A pretty site of archaeological importance is the Gagron Fort. The Gagron Fort draws devotes and visitors from all over which is built for the protection from armies by King Bijaldev of the Parmara Empire in 1195 AD. The fort’s glory has been faded with time but still live of its charm.
One of the splendid structures is the fort guarding the Alwar city of Rajasthan. The marvelous fort stretches, above the city, across 5 km at a height of 305 feet, for observation, with 51 small towers and 15 large. It was built has been witness to a lot of history and before the era of Mughal Empire, it is safe to say.
The Iron Fort has proven its name suggest as the name Lohagarh. The Jat ruler Maharaja Suraj Mal was the founder of Lohagarh Fort which is built on surrounding of serene and calm on a manmade island. Victory icons over British and Mughal are the Jawahar Burj, victory towers and Fateh Burj. By the British, the Iron and Lohagarh Fort remained unconquered despite attack of several.
A stunning structure of Rajasthan’s heritage is Mandawa Fort of Shekhawati which is founded by Nawal Singh in 18th Century. You shall witness the Royal state’s impressive architecture and aura of Rajasthan and area of wander through opened for tourists. A visual treat are his cows and the grand archways and the Lord Krishna’s paintings.