Rajasthan’s forts narrate the fascinating story about its kings and their kingdom. Rajasthan forts are the most authentic testimony of the desert state’s portraying the journey over centuries, by sketching the magnum opus of royal history on golden canvas. Behind those marvelous fortifications, are the stories of another time where a lot has happened – tragic sacrifices, fairytale romances, art, and architectural evolutions and truly extravagant living.
Amber Fort situated in the town of Amer, which is 11 km from Jaipur. The beauty was built by Raja Man Singh, who belonged to the Kachwaha clan. Facing at the Maoti Lake form the hillock, architectural beauty dates back to 16th Century. Amber Fort, a beauty in red sandstone and marble, is the outcome of the inspiration for the Rajput and <ughal architectures. The unusual attraction of this fort is the beautiful Sheesh Mahal, crafted purely out of glass, the Diwan-E-Aam, and The Diwan-E-Khaas, gilded halls with splendid architectural artwork. The Sukh Niwas, the Sheela Mata Temple, and Kyaris are other attractions of the beautiful place.
Nahargarh Fort perched at the Aravalli hills provides spectacular views of the panorama of Pink City Jaipur. Built Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur during 1734, this fort has gone under extensive multiple renovations and development. The architectural work of this fort is a mixture of the styles of Rajputs, Mughals, and the Europeans. The extended walls connect this fort to Jaigarh Fort. The Madhavendra Bhavan is the world-famous leisure place of this fort. But still, its unparalleled view grabs the most attention. Apart from this, there are gardens, temples, and other structures of high interests.
Jaisalmer Fort is the second largest fort in Rajasthan. This massive beauty at the of the Trikuta Hill overlooks the dunes of Thar Desert. This spectacular fortification was built by Rawal Jaisal, way back in the 12th Century. The famous Sonar Quila of this fort, also called yellow sandstone structure, bears the color of warm honey. Within the walls of the fort, there are temples, restaurants, houses, markets, and every aspect of a chaotic urban town. The walls of the fort maintain two major cannon points for safety and 99 bastions. The Shree Nath, The Royal Palace Palace, Vyas Haveli, Museums as well as the temples of both Hindu and Jain faiths are definite attractions to visit.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most important heritage sites of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The fort was built way back in time, in 1458 by Rao Jodha, the famous Rathore ruler. The fort till date stands strong and remains invincible, thus being an inspiration for many. There are numerous mysteries and scandals surrounding this beauty. The exquisite palaces of Sheesha Mahal, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana, and the Daulat Khana are the proofs of the imposing architectural structure of this fort. This fort preserves the lifestyle of the Rathore clan as well as the Mughals.
The list goes on and on. Other forts you may opt for visiting in Rajasthan are Jaigarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Junagarh Fort, and Taragarh Fort, etc. So, buck up, and mesmerize yourself by these forts’ unusual beauty and architecture.