Rajasthan being the most spectacular place to glimpse the ancient history of India has numerous forts and architecture. The place is filled with the highlights of courageous battles fought during historical times. This place shows how prosperous the culture and tradition of India are, and it is still existing in these forts and palaces.
Forts To Visit In Rajasthan
1. Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort, situated in the city of Chittorgarh is one of the largest and most significant forts in India. Even after being captured three times by Mughal rulers, this fort is an epitome of sacrifice, heroism, and courage. The fort is situated on a 590 feet high hill and the area of the fort is around 692 acres, even the road leading to Amer fort is 1km long.
The fort used to contain 84 water bodies in the historical period and hence, was also known to be the water fort. The fort was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2013, due to its beauty and history of epic battles fought here. The view from the fort is par excellence and so beautiful that you would not like to come back from it.
2. Kumbhalgarh Fort
Situated in the Aravali hills of Rajasthan is another marvelous fort, the Kumbhalgarh fort built by Rana Kumbha. This fort is the birthplace of the most powerful and famous king of Rajasthan, Maharana Pratap, and hence is considered one of the best forts of Rajasthan. This fort was used as a place to hide from the enemies in times of unannounced battles.
The fort has various temples in it, if you are a religious person, you can visit here and witness the beauty and temples at the same time. The fort is in the north of Udaipur and is easy to reach. The medieval architecture of the fort is the most amazing feature of the fort; the hat makes it unique from every other architect.
3. Sajjangarh Fort
Sajjangarh fort or also known as the Sajjangarh monsoon palace is located in Udaipur, the city of lakes. This fort provides you with a stunning view of Fateh Sagar Lake, you can even view the fort from the side of Fateh Sagar lake.
When glimpsed at dusk from the viewpoint of the lake, the fort appears to be magical due to its elegant lighting and area on the top of a hill. You can witness the most amazing sunset at this place and can have a great time with friends and family. If you are visiting Udaipur, the monsoon, the palace is a place you must visit for the most significant views.
4. Jaisalmer Fort
This is one of the living forts of the world as many people of the city Jaisalmer still live in the fort. For a very long time, these people have been living here and more than half of the city’s population resides here. This place is also known as the sonar quila due to its outstanding colors and elegance. The fort comprises houses, hotels, and even shops for the people who live there and is very convenient for the people who visit there.
This is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan and has walls that are lion yellow in color, making it fade during the sunset and the view is amazing during the evening. If you are visiting the state of Jaisalmer, then this fort is the first place you should visit as it will showcase the beauty of living forts.
5. Ranthambore Fort
If you are a keen hunter and want to know about ancient hunting then this is the fort for you, situated in the city of Sawai Madhopur is the fort of Ranthambore. This fort is famous for hunting, the kings used to come here for hunting as it is located in an area near a forest. The fort gives a view of the famous Ranthambore national park, where all the hunting took place.
This fort was built uniquely and hence it made it difficult for the invaders to capture the fort, but this fort was still captured for a short time by Delhi Sultan. This fort has the most beautiful surroundings and sometimes you can see various animals and birds. To witness birds and animals like peacocks, deer, etc. you can visit early in the morning, as of now there are no wild animals in the park, and hunting is not allowed.
6. Amer Fort
Situated near the pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is the Amer fort or Amber fort. The architecture of the place lies in the staircases and the maze-like passages of the fort. The inside of the fort is as beautiful as the outside and the maze-like passages provide it with more beauty. There are various gates of the fort and alongside the fort is the Amber palace, providing a great view from the fort. This is one of the most beautiful palaces in Rajasthan.
The fort is built with red sandstone and marbles making it a great place to witness the heritage of India. The fort also contains the Sheesh Mahal ( the mirror palace), which is the most beautiful place anyone could witness. If you are visiting Jaipur, then this fort should be on your list, it will be worth it.
7. Mehrangarh Fort
Famous for its royalty and glory is the Mehrangarh Fort, situated in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This fort is considered to be a haunted place as beneath the fort lies the grave of a king who was assumed to be cursed by the locals in Jodhpur. Even after the haunted stories of this fort, it is one of the largest tourist attractions in the state of Rajasthan.
The gallery of the fort contains the ancient pieces of the wars. There is a museum in the fort that has all the amazing pieces of architecture. This is a fort that is occasionally utilized for weddings, and many people fantasize about being married here.
8. Junagarh Fort
Built by the sixth Bikaner ruler “Raja Rai Singh”, the fort of Junagarh, is one of the most amazing forts of Rajasthan situated in the city of Bikaner. This is considered the best fort out of the six forts that are there in Bikaner as the fort is in the center of the city and around it lies the whole of Bikaner.
There are various gardens and balconies in the fort that enhance the architecture of the fort. This is one of the most amazing forts of Rajasthan.
If you are wondering to visit Rajasthan then the above-mentioned are the 8 most amazing forts that you should visit for their beauty and also learn a little bit more about the Rajasthani culture: