8 Best Forts in India To Visit


Forts are indeed the living testimony of glorious history and culture of India. The architectural marvels boasts of the prosperity India had in those times that gave her the infamous “Golden Sparrow” title. Lets have a look at some of the best forts of India: 1. Chittaurgarh Fort, Chittaurgarh Chittorgarh-FortThe largest fort of India, Chittaurgarh Fort carries the royalty and grandness of Rajasthan. A memory of the great Maharana Pratap and other brave Rajput kings, this fort is a symbol of valour. The Fort was known to have 84 water bodies out of which you’ll be able to see 22 these days. The fort is not only an attraction for history-lovers and archeologists but also hosts the biggest Rajput Festival, Jauhar Mela.  2. Amber Fort, Jaipur amber-fortThe magnificence has captured attention of many and made it to top for the best tourist attractions in Rajasthan. With an overlooking Maota Lake, the beauty of the majestic fort with detailed artistic elements makes it all the more amazing.  3. Gwalior Fort, Gwalior Gwalior-FortOne of the biggest forts of India, Gwalior Fort is a proof of absolutely dexterous ancient Indian Architects. Built by Rana Man Singh Tomar, you would be all lost in the intricate designing on the walls and gates throughout the fort. Sas-Bahu Temple, Gujari Temple and Man Mandir are not-to-be-missed places to be seen in Gwalior Fort. The Gujari temple has now been converted to a museum.  4. Golconda Fort, Hyderabadgolkonda fort golkonda-fortBuilt by Kakatiya Kings, this fort is a reminder of the rich history and culture of Hyderabad. This is located in the same Golconda town famous for its magnificent diamonds.The architecture was designed in accordance with military and war-fare purposes. Also, this fort finds a prominent place in the seven wonders of Hyderabad.  5. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur Mehrangarh-FortMore than 500 years old, this fort is one of the largest forts of India. There are seven gates of the fort each was built by each Maharaja signifying their victory. The fort also houses a museum now which is the most stocked museum in India.  6. Janjira Fort, Maharashtra janjira-fortA testimony of the ancient times, this fort was built in 1140 by Siddis, the descendants of sailor-trader community of Africa who took to Piracy for livelihood. Though the fort is now been covered by forest trees and bushes and taking it down, but this is one fort which couldn’t get conquered by the mightiest of forces. Shivaji himself tried to reach through a tunnel and failed eventually.  7. Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer Jaisalmer-fortBuild on triangular shaped, Trikuta Hill, this fort will take you by awe with its amazing temples, royal palaces and huge gates adorning the interiors of the fort. The fort happens to lie in the midst of the great Thar Desert and is second oldest fort in Rajasthan.  8. Kangra Fort, Himachal Pradesh kangra-fortTalking of Indian forts and not talking of Kangra is unjustified. One of the oldest and largest forts of India, this fort will leave you awestruck with its location on majestic Himalayas. The Vajreshwari Temple inside the temple is a must-seen temple in Kangra Fort. Listen to the stories these walls have been telling since ages of Kings and Queens, of Wars and Battles, of valor and victory through their timeless presence. Its time to explore our glorious past and feel amazed by their sheer presence after centuries all-together.

I am Shahil Shah, a traveler and blogger! I bring stories from the places for you to cherish the experiences of my travel. Stay tuned!”

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