15 Most Popular Forts in India
Most Famous forts in India
India is the homeland of numerous majestic and magnificent Forts, which depicts the Imperial and powerful life of the emperors.
The wide courtyards, tall walls, beautiful windows, lofty gates, and the gardens all have some historic tale behind it and the splendid architecture of the forts left you spellbound.Yeah!
I know, after reading all this you pertain to the thought that, ‘Which are the most popular forts in India?’, ‘Which are the UNESCO World Heritage Forts in India?’, etc. Relax! I’m going to share the list of some of the most amazing forts in India.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Rajasthan Tourism offers various grandiose forts in the state, Mehrangarh Fort is one of them. This 500-year-old Mehrangarh Fort is acknowledged as one of the largest forts in India situated at a height of 410 feet above the Jodhpur city.
This fort preserves so many valuable things of old-age include costumes, paintings, arms, and much more. The Fort has seven gates tells the story of the victory of the Maharajas.
Red Fort, Delhi
This enormous fort gets its name due to its robust red sandstone walls. This 16th – century fort was constructed by Shah Jahan and it was used as the residence of the Mughal emperors around 200 years.
This outstanding fort houses diverse, influential buildings include Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, etc. Now, the fort houses Indian war memorial museum and Archeological Museum.
On Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India addresses the country from here and raises the Indian flag. The Delhi Tourism also conducted a Light and Sound show at Red Fort, Delhi, which depicts the historical tale of Delhi and the Red Fort.
Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
The history of this hill fort of Gwalior was from 8th – century, ruled by almost 110 rulers of various dynasties includes Suris, Mughals, Rana Jats, and the Marathas. This fort is considered as one of the most splendid forts in India.
The Fort is highly praised due to its defensive military style architecture, ceramic glazed tiles, ochre-coloured sandstone, latticework, houses Gujari Mahal and Man Mandir Palace, saas-bahu temple, and much more.
Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
This is also a popular fort in India, the fort gets its popularity not only because of its splendid architecture, but also due to the fact that the place gave the world’s most precious gems like the Kohinoor, the Daria-i-Noor, the Nassak Diamond, and the Hope Diamond.
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the amazing hilltop forts of Rajasthan built in 1156 AD by Rawal Jaiswal.
This magnificent fort is also popular as the name Sonar Quila and Golden Fort because of its sandy lion colour which converts into the beautiful honey-gold colour during the time of sunset. This fort is considered as one of the largest desert forts in the World.
Red Fort, Agra
Red Fort of Agra is one of the historically influential forts of the Mughal era. The Fort houses various beautiful palaces, gardens, and splendid architecture. One can also see the incredible Taj Mahal from the second floor of the Agra Fort.
Kangra Fort, Kangra
This fort is probably the oldest dated fort in India, its name was also mentioned in the epic Mahabharata.
Kangra Fort is situated in Himachal Pradesh houses some temples and Palaces inside, it includes Jain Temple, Ambika Devi temple, Lakshmi-Narayan Sitala Temple, and the stunning Palace.
Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh
This biggest fort of India is spread out in the wide area of around 400 acres and situated at a height of around 591 feet on a hilltop. The Fort had 84 water bodies due to which the fort is also known as Water Fort.
Panhala Fort, Kolhapur
This lofty fort is situated at an elevation of 2772 feet above sea level. The Fort was constructed in the 12th century in the Bijapuri style of architecture. The fort was ruled by various dynasties like Bhoja, Devgiri Yadavas, Bahamanis, later comes under the Shivaji Maharaj.
Srirangapatnam Fort, Srirangapatnam
This 15th-century fort was constructed by Timmanna Nayak, but most of its work was completed under the rule of the Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan. The Fort houses several influential buildings like Daria Daulat Palace, Masjid-e-Ala, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Gumbaz, etc.
Amber Fort, Jaipur
The fort has numerous awesome buildings like Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam, Hammams, Summer residence, Sila Mata Temple, etc. The major attraction of the fort is the evening Sound and Light show at Amber Fort depicts the history of the fort and the Rajputs.
Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan
If you are selecting Rajasthan Tour Package for your upcoming holidays then, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is also the part of that package. The Fort was situated in Rajsamand near Udaipur, built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century.
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
This magnificent fort was constructed by Maharaja Rai Singh in 1588. Like most of the other popular forts, Junagarh Fort was also made up of red sandstone and marble and comprises various Palaces and temples.
Jhansi Fort, Jhansi
This hilltop fort was strongly ruled by the Chandela Kings from 11th – 17th century. The walls of the fort were made up of granite which are 15-20 feet thick.
The main attraction of the fort is the Dargah of Ghulam Gaus Khan, Rani Jhansi Garden, Moti Bai, Shiva Temple, Ganesh Temple, and the Khuda Baksh.
Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur
This amazing fort is situated on a hill of the Aravalli range called the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagle), constructed by Raja Jai Singh II in 1726.
Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort both are connected by an underground passage which was used by the royal family for hidden exits from one fort to another during the time of the attack. Jaigarh Fort is also acknowledged as Victory Fort.
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April 6, 2019