Rajasthan, the land of royalty and history. Every bit of Rajasthan speaks about its great history and rule. Many rulers and invaders ruled the land and also they passed away but their historic constructions were still alive with the same glory and charisma how they are in past.
So here are the top 5 must-see forts in Rajasthan.
- Amber Fort:
Amber Fort is a massive architectural wonder near Jaipur and it was built by Raja Man Singh. The fort on a hillock with perfect usage of red sandstone and marble and facing the Moati lake looks very beautiful and impressive. And the fort architectural styles are a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal styles with intricate designs and structures.
Attention-seeking parts of the fort are Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, Sukh Niwas, Sheela Mata temple, etc. But the Sheesh Mahal is the fantastic one known for intricate mirror works. The Light and Sound show is the best thing to know about the great history of the fort.
2. Chittorgarh Fort:
Chittorgarh Fort is a wonderful and beautiful fort located in Chittorgarh known for its great history. This fort was a witness for many sacrifices and courageous acts. Among them, Rani Padmini’s sacrifice getting into the fire is the most known thing. Apart from these sorrows, the fort comprises numerous palaces, memorials, temples, and water bodies.
Mostly this fort is familiar for its exquisite palaces. They are Bada Mahal, Rana Kumbha Mahal, Ratan Singh’s Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Kanwar Pade Ka Mahal, etc. And Kalikamata temple, Adbuthnath temple, Vijay Stambha, Kirit Stambha are some other best parts of the fort.
3. Jaisalmer Fort:
Jaisalmer Fort India’s second largest fort and also one of the largest forts in the world. Popularly known as Sonar Quila at the top of Trikuta hill with covering fortifications around the city looks very big and massive. The fort surrounded by the great Thar desert is a wonderful thing to witness in Rajasthan.
And the architectural attractions of the fort are Shree Nath Palace, museums, Vyas Haveli, temples of Hindu and Jain, etc. Mainly, the fortifications of the fort with 99 bastions and 2 massive cannon points are the major attractions of the fort.
4. Mehrangarh Fort:
Mehrangarh Fort is another massive fort laid on a hill and surrounded by the great Thar Desert. It is famously known as “Citadel of Sun” and this fort was built by Rao Jodha. The fort comprises a number of palaces, temples, museums, etc and mostly museum of it is very famous.
The attractive sightings of the fort are Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal, Daulat Khana, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana, etc. The museum of the fort exhibits belongings of royal families like musical instruments, furniture, weaponry, palanquins, etc a lot.
5. Junagarh Fort:
Junagarh Fort is an iconic architectural attraction in Bikaner built by Raja Rai Singh. In Bikaner, Junagarh Fort is the most visited place to experience the perfect blend of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. The intricate artwork and designs in the fort are key attractions.
Important major attractions of the fort are Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Karan Mahal, Phool Mahal, etc and also massive gateways of the fort are major attractions. The walls comprising 37 bastions is also a major thing to see in the fort. However, Junagarh Fort is also a must-visit fort in Rajasthan to experience all these attractions.
Interestingly, through the Palace on Wheels luxury train, we can visit all these 5 forts in a single journey. So it will be better to choose the Palace on Wheels. Also, check the Palace on Wheels train route before planning your trip.