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Forts and Palaces forms the core of Rajasthan. The exquisite architecture of
the magnificent Rajasthan forts is a reminder of the royal splendor of the bygone era.
A trip will not be complete untill and unless your itinerary include these
royal Rajasthan forts.
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Some of the Major Heritage Forts in Rajasthan
Situated 11 km from Jaipur, Amber Fort was once the ancient capital of
Jaipur State. The construction of the fort was initially started by Raja Man
Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army, in 1592. The fort was later
extended and completed by the Jai Singhs before they move to Jaipur.
Situated in Jodhpur, the fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 when he
shifted his capital from Mandore. The fort is perched about 400-ft above the
city and has 68-ft wide and 117-ft high walls. Rao Jodha Singh from 1459
onwards constructed the palaces within the fort area. The part of palace and
buildings inside the fort complex is converted into a museum- Mehrangarh
museum. The Moti Mahal has stained glass windows that create a colorful
mosaic with the play of light and shade. Chandan Mahal, Darbar Takhat or
Throne Room, Rang Mahal and Umaid Vilas are the major attractions for
It is believed that the fort was constructed by mori rulers in the 7th
century. The fort is situated above 180 meter high hill and covers 700 acres
.Tablets and chattris lie between several monumental gates.
Built in 1156 A.D. by Rawal Jailsal, the Fort is popularly known as Sonar
Qila and is perched on a the 80-m-high Trikuta Hill. About a fourth of the
old city's population resides within the fort walls. The magnanimous fort
has 99 bastions around its circumference. The fort also boost a group of
five Jain Temples within the fort built between the 12th and 15th centuries.
Located in Bikaner, Junagarh fort is one of the finest of Rajput monuments.
Raja Rai Singh, Akbar's contemporary started building Junagarh Fort in 1587.
It houses 37 palaces, pavilions and temples built by different Kings stand
protected by massive ramparts.