Whenever it comes to explore the best tourist places in India, international tourists look with a sigh towards Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s name definitely appears in the travel list of every wanderlust. There are majestic forts, golden sand deserts, authentic cuisine, charming hills, which is not there in Rajasthan.
In the historical books of India, Rajasthan is well explained as a famous place of the Kings, and tourists can still find the age-old opulence, grandeur, and traces of the Maharaja’s living in the fort of grandeur forts, lakes, marvelous palaces, which are now turned into luxury hotels.
We have prepared the list of 8 best forts in Rajasthan that are once protected from foreign invasion, and have become the hallmark of art and ability for us today.
Jaisalmer fort is one of the jaw-dropping forts of Rajasthan and is considered one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. If you haven’t been there, we suggest going on your Golden Triangle India Tour because it’s named as the Golden Fort due to its shadow during the sunset in the evening. The Fort is situated on the Trikuta Hills and is very close to the Thar Desert.
Jaisalmer Fort, one of the oldest fort in Rajasthan, was built by Rana Rawal Jaiswal. Due to its yellow color, it is also called the Gold Fort or the Golden Fort. It’s a marvelous place to visit in Rajasthan and Jaisalmer Fort is approx 800 years old grandeur.
The Chittorgarh Fort, built in the 7th century, is one of the most famous and historical fortresses of Rajasthan. The stories of its history, valor, and sacrifice are still told to the children living near it. Some of them are so emotional that you take those stories with you wherever you go.
But apart from this, the fort of Chittorgarh, famous for its beauty, makes the heart happy, showing the unique art of tanks, royal palaces, temples. You will be amazed by the intriguing art inside Chittorgarh Fort.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II used to come here to spend his summer holidays. When can there be good weather and time to spend time on the Aravalli hills. Its walls meet the Jaigad Fort. You may find a better place to see Jaipur.
Among the beautiful places here, you should visit Mahendra Bhawan, which is the most attractive building here. There is a museum here, where paintings and other art objects of that time are present. There is also a restaurant above where you can enjoy tea and food. Only this fort is so big that it will take you a day to roam it.
Say, Amer or Amber, it is the same. This fort built on the Aravalli hills is right in front of Maota Lake. Built-in the 16th century by King Man Singh, this fort is an undeniable example of Hindu and Mughal art. Among the buildings here, the special Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheeshmahal, Sukh Niwas, Sheela Mata Temple are really worth seeing. In the evening there are shows with light and music. If you want to have the best experience, then come at sunrise or sunset. You can’t miss visiting Amer Fort because its the most famous place to visit in Jaipur for international tourists.
The Ranthambore jungle is very famous and so its tales are. In the midst of the jungle, the Ranthambore Fort is located. Magnificent, strong, this fort has stood with vigor even after facing many attacks. Part of it, which was attacked very well, also sees many tourists. Ganesh Temple, Hamir Court, Dhaula Mahal, Jogi Mahal, Shiva Temple are in attractive places here.
Kumbhalgarh is the second fort on the Aravalli hills. This has probably been the most discussed topic for its historical stories. It was built by Maharaja Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The longest 36 km wall after the Chinese wall is in this Kumbhalgarh fort. This famous fort of Rajasthan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The fort has more than 300 temples, besides buildings, houses to live in, Bawalis, Bada Mahal, and special Shiva temple. The fort welcomes its guests with seven large gates, from which it can be projected to grow in size.
The honor of the Bikaners resides in the fort of Junagadh. This fort is famous for its architectural arts. Maharaja Rao Bika inaugurated its construction, which was then extended by Raja Jai Singh and Jahangir. Since it was built by both the Mughals and the Rajputs, the traces of both are still present here, also of the British.
What can we say in the grandeur of Mehrangarh Fort, all we can say is this majestic fort is the most splendid forts of Rajasthan rated by many travel magazines. The fort of Mehrangarh is built on the mountain of Jodhpur. Jaswant Singh got this fort built by Rao Jodha. It was very beautiful, probably that is why the most attack was done by the Jaipur and Bikaner forces. The Jai pillar, the Fateh pillar, and the iron pillar are still seen as evidence.
Seven big gates are welcome to the fort. Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana, and Daulat Khana are the main attractions here. In this museum, weapons, furniture, palanquins of that era will be found, which are a test of the imperial luster of that time. If you want to know Jodhpur closely, do not leave the chance of coming here at all.
Fascinated? ‘Cause we sure are! So, pack your bags and head there! Tell us in the comments did you enjoyed reading this blog on the 8 best forts in Rajasthan?