Rajasthan Travel Guide

Famous Forts in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a land of the Royals and the royal ambience can be felt in every corners of the state in its various cities and that are really extraordinary and no one deny that the forts and palaces of Rajasthan reminds us of the past era which seems like a fairy tale and we only can imagine those eras which is only imitated in the plays and films. But as you go for the tour of Rajasthan you will not only see the princely status of the state through the forts which are the live examples of their bygone majestic life. The huge architectures of Rajasthan not only dignify the state but are also a great place to reminisce the rich history of India. There are many forts in Rajasthan but here are the best ones
Amber Fort in Jaipur

Amber Fort in Jaipur

15 Famous Forts of Rajasthan

Amer Fort, Jaipur

Amer Fort is one of the best hill forts of Rajasthan located in the capital city of Jaipur and the fort was built by Raja Man Singh. The fort s also named as Amber Fort and is an exclusive example of Hindu artistry designs and this enormous architecture is built in red sandstone and marble includes Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e Aam, Diwan-E-Khaas, SukhNiwas and Jai Mandir.

Jalore Fort, Jalore

Jalore fort of Rajasthan is believed to be built between the 8th to 10th centuries and having four huge gates but is only reachable from one side, after a two-mile long snake slope.  This fort is also located on a steep hilly area and known for its ancient rich heritage.

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

Jailsamer fort is also known as the Golden Fort and one of the massive Hill forts of Rajasthan. The fort is a complete township in itself and one of the beautiful architectures of Indian history. The fort is built in the classic Indian style and the beauty of the fort should be witnessed at the sunrise or sunset when the sun rays falls on the yellow sandstone architecture, it gleams like the melting gold.

Gagron Fort, Jhalawar

Gagron fort is counted amongst the best Hill forts of Rajasthan and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is surrounded by three rivers of Sindh, Kali and Ahu. The fort provides a tranquil backdrop and makes a stunning sightseeing of Rajasthan which is worth cherishing all through the life.

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort is also counted as one of the massive hill forts of Rajasthan where people go for their tour in Jaipur. The fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh II around in the early 18th century and the fort stands in the middle of a dry, and rocky area and also surrounded by thorny hills. The tourists can have the panoramic view of the entire city of Jaipur from this place.

Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh fort of Rajasthan is the epitome of the bravery and courage of the Rajput Kings and Mewar rulers of Sisodiaalso one of the important milestones of the historical age of the state. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and used to be the capital of Mewar. The fort is having palaces, temples, gates, and towers in its precincts to describe every detail of the bygones.

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Junagarh fort is located in the beautiful city of Bikaner and was built by Raja Rai Singh, in the year 1558 AD and he used to be one of most distinguished generals in the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. This fort is built in red sandstone and known for its brilliant carvings and there are a number of palaces, courtyards, windows which are worth praising for their marble and stone carvings.

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort by Amit Rawat

Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur

Ranthambore fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known as one of the hills forts of Rajasthan. The fort is located within the areas of the Ranthambore National Park and used to be the seat of the Chauhan Dynasty. This fort was captured many times by the Muslim Kings and besieged by the Chauhan rulers.

Khimsar Fort, Nagaur

Khimsar fort is counted as one of the most beautiful forts of Rajasthan which was built by the Nag Kings in the 2nd century and that is why it is also named as Nagaur Fort. But the fort was rebuilt in 1523 and believed to be more than 500 years old. Mughal King Aurangzeb used to stay here, but this fort has been converted in to a heritage hotel at present.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajsamand

Kumbhalgarh fort is one of the great forts of Rajasthan and is having great historical significance. The fort used to be the birthplace of Maharana Pratap who was a dominant ruler of Mewar and he is known for its bravery. The fort is located on a hill top and again dignified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as the fort is having the greatest wall after the Great Wall of China.

Lohagarh Fort, Bharatpur

Lohagarh fort is true to its name as the name of the fort is defined as the fort of iron and it actually survived numerous attacks by the British. The fort was finally captured by Arthur Wellesley and the fort is having some interesting areas inside the fort are Mahal Khas, Kothi Khas, Moti Mahal and Kishori Mahal.

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort is one of the best sightseeing in Jaipur and one of the major forts of Rajasthan. The fort is located on a hill top of the mighty Aravalli Ranges and the meaning of the name of this fort is the ‘ Home of the Tigers’ and the fort was built in the year 1734 by Raja Jai Singh. The fort was later reconstructed in the year 1868 to give it a huge size and the present architecture is the final example of it.

Neemrana Fort, Alwar

Neemrana fort was believed to the house of the descendants of Lord Krishna or the Yaduvanshis and they built it. But as the time passed on it actually became an architecture of wins and defeats and moved on to the Mughals from the Rajputs then, to the Jats, and then finally in the year 1775 it was conquered by the Rajputs. But at present this beautiful fort has been converted in to a heritage hotel.

Taragarh Fort, Bundi

Taragarh Fort was one of the best and stunning forts of Rajasthan and it was built in the year 1345 and the fort is surrounded by bushy areas. But as you enter the lavish fort you can witness it as a great architecture build in typical Rajput style with elephant motifs done on the walls and beautiful stone carvings on the roofs and pavilions.

Bhatner Fort, Hanumangarh

Bhatner Fort is one of the oldest forts in India and one of the most prestigious forts in Rajasthan. The specialty of this fort is that Mughal King Akbar mentioned this fort in Ain-e-Akbari.The fort was built by son of a king of Jaisalmer named Bhupat. The fort is really strong and is having temples and huge gates and located on the banks of river Ghaggar.

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