Famous Forts in Rajasthan

by Lovnish Thakur

Rajasthan is known for its vast deserts as it is known for its forts. The impeccably designed forts have been standing tall, even hundreds of years after they were made. Let’s check some of the famous forts in Rajasthan and increase our knowledge of these historic monuments.

Amber Fort

Located in the vicinity of Jaipur city, Amber or Amer is one of the famous forts in Rajasthan. This fort was built by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century. The fort presents a unique assemblage of Indian and Mughal architecture. Its red sandstone makes it look distinct and unique too.

The unique architecture is also reflected in every corner of the fort be it the Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, Sheela Mata temple or the Sukh Niwas.

Famous Forts in Rajasthan

Nahargarh Fort

It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is connected to Jaigarh Fort. This was a summer retreat place for the king in Jaipur and the main attraction of the fort is the Madhavendra Bhavan which is a museum containing armory and paintings.

Famous Forts in Rajasthan

Jaisalmer Fort

Another of the Famous Forts in Rajasthan is the Jaisalmer Fort which is also considered to be one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan. It was built with yellow sandstone and is thus appropriately known as Golden Fort.

A unique fact about this fort is that market, temple and residences are located within the fort complex, even today giving it a unique appearance.

Famous Forts in Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort

This is a marvelous fort that stands on a hilltop in Jodhpur. Built by Rao Jodha, it was further expanded by Jaswant Singh. This fort faced many battles, primarily by Jaipur and Bikaner armies.

Chittorgarh Fort

This is considered to be the oldest fort of Rajasthan and was built in the 7th century. Most of the stories of valour including that of Rani Padmawati relate to this fort only. The fort is known for its unique architecture including water storage tanks, imposing gateways, palaces and temples.

Junagarh Fort

This is of the famous forts in Rajasthan which is located in Bikaner. The construction was begun by Maharaja Rao Bika  and Raja Rai Singh and Jahangir further added to its glory. You will find a mix of Mughal, Rajput, and British architecture in this fort as it saw different rulers. Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, and Ganga Mahal are the major attraction points in this fort.

Ranthambore Fort

This fort is unique for the fact that it is located in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary. Ganesha temple and Hammir’s court are the most visited points in this fort. This fort was once known as a hunting lodge of royals and is today a major attraction among the visitors.

Rajasthan is indeed a tourist’s delight. The state has a rich culture and unique cuisine. The forts too add a distinct charm to the beauty of Rajasthan and make it one of the unique and most visited states in India.

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