The desert city of India, Rajasthan has numerous majestic imperial forts and palaces built by Rajas And Maharajas in the past. The walls of forts confine within them every tale. The tale of the greatest victories and the worst failures. The tales of exuberance and sorrows. The stories of Love, sacrifice, pride, and more. These forts are the real manifestations of everything that occurred or existed in the ancient period. Factually, these forts have gone through many battles and ambushes but because of their rigorous architecture style and pattern, they still stand as strong and magnificent as before.
Every story has an unbelievable historical past. All the forts spread across Rajasthan, built by different-different rulers share one common thing, the legacy, and traditions of the ruler and the jaw-dropping grandeur they possess. For this reason, this heritage-rich city acquires a major fraction of India’s tourism. Rajasthan is a treasure of ancient archives and lineage.
Here is the list of some famous mysterious forts of Rajasthan. So while you are planning your trip and being busy managing other chores you don’t have to stress about digging into the internet about which heritage site you should pick.
Built in 18 century. Mandawa Fort is a renowned heritage site near Shekhawati. Mandawa has a countable number of forts. In that essence, it is also acknowledged as the Fort Town of Shekhawati. Howbeit, Mandawa Fort stands apart among all because of the individualism it showcases through its paintings, murals, mirror works on the wall, and the extremely incredible Panoramic view it has.
Mandawa Fort has now been transformed into a luxurious hotel with the availability of the best affordable accommodation options. You can experience the beauty of Rajasthan from the rooftop of the hotel. Rooms are decked up in the arts of Lord Krishna. This fort captures most of the tourists with its best sightseeing views.
Also, Aangan Resort near Mandawa fort is worth a visit. With its structural finesse, It flaunts the exquisite charm of nature. The resort is situated on the outskirts of Mandawa which is away from the hassle of the city, offering peace and serenity. Believe me, it has the most picturesque surroundings. The resort has all the lavishness one needs. Furthermore, the resort has a garden, pool, and private parking. It makes a perfect place for little rendezvous, trysts, get together and destination weddings too. I suggest you check out and know for yourself. Tap on the link for details and pictures.
Attached to the Amber Palace, is a popular fort in Rajasthan. Amber Fort is made up of red sandstone and marbles. The folk music, finely crafted walls, and the stones make this place no lesser than a gem. The mesmerizing beauty of Amber Fort is as grand as one can imagine. Markedly, it has been mentioned in UNESCO’s world heritage site. Some major attractions here are Elephant ride, Diwan-e-aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sukh Niwas, and Sheesh Mahal. The heavenly view of sunrise and sunset can be glimpsed from here. At dusk when lightings are made on Amber Fort bestows the most eye-pleasing view. The best nearby place is Hawa Mahal.
Mehrangarh, the blue city of Jodhpur has the most iconic fort, Mehrangarh Fort. It is located on the hilltop. The carvings, artifacts, and interior enticingly boast Rajasthani culture. Fort has seven massive gateways. Jaya Pol, Fatteh Pol, Loha Pol are major ones. The Museum of the fort has weaponry, furniture, and palanquins of Royal families. Mehrangarh possesses a special place in history books.
Regarded as one of the largest Fort in India, Jaisalmer Fort was constructed back in 1165 AD by King Rawal Jaiswal. It is also referred to as Sonar Quila or Golden Fort. Jaisalmer fort can be spotted from every part of the city as it is located on the Trikuta hill surrounded by the Thar Desert. Fort has four huge grand entrances. It has temples, houses, palaces. Some attention-grabbing palaces are Royal Palace, ShreeNath Palace, Vyas Haveli. The fort’s museum exhibits armories and paintings. Once you step on into this Fort you won’t be able to stop admiring it.
This fort is located on the premises of Ranthambore National Park. It was built in the 10th century and still stands strong and wonderful. Ranthambore Fort gives a scenic view of the National Park. Ganesha Temple, Shiva Temple, Hammir’s court, and Jogi Mahal are some of the major attractions.
Chittorgarh’s Fort is the biggest in Rajasthan. It was built in the 7 century, consuming 700 acres of land. Crucial highlights are Meera Temple, Padmini’s Palace, Bada Mahal, Rana Kumbha, Gaumukh reservoir, and more. Temples such as Adbudhnath Temple and Kalika Mata Temple are marvelous and provoke faith in deities among visitors. This Water Fort has 22 water bodies within it. Chittorgarh’s fort signifies courage and sacrifice. This fort promises a memorable time to its guests.
Taragarh Fort in Ajmer illustrates Rajasthani signature style. During the Mughal era, this fort served as a center of military activities. The fort has escaping subways and water reservoirs. The history of the place is intriguing and spectacular. The three main gateways of the Fort are Gagudi ki Phatak, Lakshmi Pol, and Phuta Darwaza. Rani Mahal is a major appeal. If there was any competition of opting out the best forts of India this fort definitely would have been a tough one.
Apart from all these forts Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan is also a must-visit place. It has the most realistic craftsmanship and the second largest wall in the world.
Let me know which of them you explored.