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Forts In Rajasthan

Forts In Rajasthan

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber Fort Jaipur

Amber Fort or Amer Fort is the main tourist attraction in Jaipur. Built-in 16th century by Raja Man Singh, the fort is situated 11 km from Jaipur. The fort is a blend of Hindu - Muslim architecture style & is built using red & white stone marbles.

Sheesh, Mahal, purely made of glass & Jas Mandir are some of the prime attraction of Amer Fort. Jai Mandir is another beautiful structure in the fort made of white marble. Some other places of interests are Turban Museum, Jagat Siromani Temple, Narsingh temple, Panna Mian Ki Baodi.

Distance from Railway Station: 13 Kms.

Distance from Airport: 24 Kms

Hotels nearby Amer Fort: Umaid Mahal, Samode Haveli, Narain Niwas Palace

Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Fort, one of the outstanding fort of the country, is also known as the "Pride of Rajasthan State". Its origins date back to the times of Pandavas of Mahabharata. The Fort witnessed three bloody sieges and 'Jauhar'.

Tower of Victory, Tower of Fame, Padmini Palace, Meera Temple, Kalika Mata Temple, Fateh Prakash Palace is a major tourist attraction.

Distance from Railway Station: 7 Kms.

Distance from Airport: 80 Kms.

Hotels nearby Chittorgarh Fort: Castle Bijaipur, Castle Narela, Bassi Fort Palace.

Chittorgarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

Jaigarh Fort Jaipur

Located on the peaks of Aravali hill range, Jaigarh Fort was constructed as a defensive fort overlooking Amer Fort & the Maota Lake. Also famous as Victory Fort, it was built by Jai Singh II in 1726. During the Mughal period, it was one of the mightiest forts of India & was used to keep weapons. Jaigarh Fort offers a panoramic view for its tourists.

The main attraction in Jaigarh Fort is Jaivana cannon, which once was world's largest cannon of the early modern era. The fort has palaces, armory chambers, Kal Bhairav temples are major tourist’s attraction.

Distance from Railway Station: 13 Kms.

Distance from Airport: 25 Kms. Approx.

Hotels nearby Jaigarh Fort: Trident Jaipur, Castle Narela, Bassi Fort Palace etc.

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

The icon of Bikaner in Rajasthan, Junagarh Fort attracts visitors from all over the world. Junagarh Fort is located in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, it is one of the few forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. An architecture style with a combination of Mughal & Rajput Style, it is one of the top forts in Rajasthan. The current city of Bikaner is developed around the fort.

Badal Mahal, Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal are some of the major attractions to explore.

Distance from Railway Station: 2 Kms.

Distance from Airport: 250 Kms.

Hotels nearby Junagarh Fort: Hotel Bhairon Villas, Hotel Jaswant Bhawan etc.

Junagarh Fort Bikaner

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Situated 84 km from Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh Fort, is perfectly located between eleven peaks of Aravali hill range. It is the second most important fort in Rajasthan after Chittaurgarh fort. Because of its location, it was probably only unassailable fort in the state. The walls of the fort are India’s very own Great Wall, being the second largest in the world.

Main tourist’s attractions are Kumbha palace, Badal Mahal, more than 360 astonishing Brahma & Jain temples.

Distance from Railway Station: 35 Km.

Distance from Airport: 65 Km.

Hotels nearby Kumbhalgarh Fort: Kumbha Bagh, Aodhi Hotel, Hotel Fateh Garh, etc.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

One of the major tourist attraction amongst tourist all across the globe, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The fort was founded by Rao Jodha in around 1460. Numerous mysteries and scandals are hidden inside the fort. The fort can be accessed through seven magnificent gates – each having its own significance.

Some brilliantly crafted & decorated palaces welcome guests to the fort, which includes, Moti Mahal or Pearl Palace, Phool Mahal, Sheesha Mahal, etc. The rampart of the fort provides a breath-taking view of the city.

Distance from Railway Station: 3 Km

Distance from Airport: 6 Kms

Hotels nearby Mehrangarh Fort: Rani Mahal, Kesargarh Haveli, Om Heritage Hotel etc.

Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort Jaipur

Standing on the edge of Aravalli Hills, Overlooking Jaipur City, Nahargarh fort formed a strong defence ring alongside Amer & Jaigarh fort. The fort was built, as a place of retreat for royal families, by Sawai Raja Jai Singh in 1734. The fort is connected to Jaigarh fort through their extended ramparts. After several renovations, it is now blends of Rajput, Mughal & European architecture. Madhavendra Bhavan is the prime attraction in the fort. Serene Ambiance & amazing city’s view attracts tourists all across the globe.

Distance from Railway Station: 20 Km

Distance from Airport: 30 Km

Hotels Nearby Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur: Hotel Ruby, Raj Palace etc.

Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur

Ranthambore fort lies within Ranthambore national park, near Sawai Madhopur. Built around 10th century, the fort is named after two adjoining hills, ‘Rann’ & ‘Thambore’. The fort is approached through four fortified gateways, out of which, only one is still standing. Mainly in ruins, the major attractions are Hammir’s court, Badal Mahal, Dhulia Mahal, Ganesh Temple. The fort is must-see for all those visiting Ranthambore national park.

Distance from Railway Station: 11 Kms

Distance from Airport: 160 Kms

Hotels nearby Ranthambore Fort: Ranthambore Haveli, Tiger Den Resort, etc.

Ranthambore Fort Sawai Madhopur

Taragarh Fort, Bundi

Taragarh Fort Bundi

Taragarh Fort is one of the amazing forts in Bundi. The fort overlooking the city was built in 1354 A.D. by Chauhan dynasty. Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza, and Gagudi Ki Pathak are three gateways to the fort. Once the jewel of Rajasthan, the fort is now in ruins but kept up with its charm. Bhim Burj, Garbha Gunjan, are few of the popular attractions in the fort.

Distance from Railway Station: 35 Kms

Distance from Airport: 250 Km

Hotels nearby Taragarh Fort: Hotel Braj Bhushanjee, Kasera Haveli, etc.

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

The second oldest fort in Rajasthan, it was built in 1156 AD by the Rajput ruler, Rawal Jaisal. Also known as Sonar Quila, it is perhaps the only fort in the world, where nearly 1/4th of the city’s population resides. Located along the southern edge of Jaisalmer city, its hilltop location makes it visible from many miles around.

Jain Temple, Laxminath temple, Raj Mahal palace & numerous havelis are main tourist attraction.

Distance from Railway Station: 2 Kms

Distance from Airport: 275 Kms

Hotels nearby Jaisalmer Fort: Patwon Ki Haveli, Nachana Haveli, etc.

Jaisalmer Fort