31 Oct Forts and Palaces in India
India is a land of ancient forts and monuments,which describe its deep manifested past. Two forts in India are part of the UNESCO world heritage sites – the Agra fort and the Red fort. Forts and Palaces of India are the country’s treasured, present the magnamity of the Royal Kingdoms of India. Types of Ancient Indian Forts are Jal durg,Giri durg and Vana durg. Qila Mubarak a historical monument in Bathinda is the oldest surviving fort in India. There are a number of famous forts in India,while Rajasthan and Maharashtra has the most number of forts, Some of the major forts of India are Hari Parbat Fort, Rohtasgarh Fort, Bekal Fort and Uparkot Fort.
The Great Mehrangarh Fort is located in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan, It is more then 500 years old and one of the largest forts in India.The Mehrangarh Fort is situated 400 above form the city and founded by Rao Jodha. There are seven gates built by each Maharaja’s for their victory,A gate named Jayapol built by Maharaja Man Singh Inside the fort, several brilliantly crafted and decorated palaces are found like Moti Mahal,Sheesha Mahal etc. The Chamunda Devi temple and museum is situated inside of the Mehrangarh Fort. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. The Royal State Rajasthan is great for many reasons,it is one of the most visited tourist destination in India. Rajasthan is famous for its Great Thar Desert, Beautiful lakes, National parks and a attractive lifestyle
red fort, Delhi
Lal Quila or The Red Fort is the most important historical buildings in India,located at Delhi. The most famous monuments in Delhi built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Due to the thick red sandstone walls this largest monuments called as red fort. Important buildings and other structures inside the forts are A mosque known as Moti Masjid,Diwan-i-Aam etc.
The fort lies along the “holy river of India” Yamuna River. There is an archaeological museum and an Indian war memorial museum within the fort. It is most powerful symbol of India’s sovereignty,The Prime Minister of India addresses the nation and raises the flag of India on Independence and Republic Day of India.
Gwalior Fort the beautiful historical monument located in Madhya Pradesh built by Rana Man Singh Tomar. This magnificent monument holds a specimen of the wonderful ancient Indian architecture. The major attraction of Gwalior fort are famous Sas-Bahu temple,Gujari Mahal which is now a museum and The Man Mandir. The majestic monument is one of the biggest forts in India and a postage stamp has been issued to remember the importance of this fort. Madhya Pradesh the Heartland of India ranks among the most popular tourist attractions in India for its wonderful ancient Indian architecture.
The famous Golconda fort located at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, built by Kakatiya kings. The heritage monument is known for its rich history and a majestic and imposing grand structure. Golkonda was once renowned for the Magnificent diamonds found on the south-east at Kollur Mine near Kollur lake. The awesome Golconda Fort is famous for its military architecture and One of the most wonderful monuments in India. Golconda Fort is counted as Seven Wonders of Hyderabad, others are Charminar,Birla Mandir,Ramoji Film City, Hussain sagar, salarjung museum and Mecca Masjid the Biggest mosque in Hyderabad
Jaisalmer fort,one of the largest forts in the world,situated in the state of Rajasthan,built by Rawal Jaisal. The magnificent foundation of Jaisalmer Fort is situated in the midst of the sandy terrain of the Great Thar Desert. Jaisalmer fort is also known as Sonar quila and “Golden Fort, built on the triangular shaped Trikuta hill, 76 m above the town.
The second oldest fort in the state of Rajasthan counted as one of the most invincible forts in India. Major attractions inside the forts are Jain temples,Royal palace and big gates. Jaisalmer is the land of sand also famous for it Trikuta Hill,Havelis, palace and Lakes.
Located in Udaipur, the city of palaces in India and nestled in idyllic splendour, with the blue waters of Lake Pichola on one side and against the backdrop of the Aravalli Hills, the Udaivilas Palace is the embodiment of the old world charm of princely India. Every room has generous garden space with a patio, and some have a semi private, infinity-edge pool. This pool actually stretches along a bank of rooms, making it possible to swim from one room to another.
Rambagh Palace is a living legend in Jaipur and was home to the royal family for over 30 years. Built in 1835, it was first converted into an upscale palace hotel in India in 1957. It’s elegantly appointed rooms, marbled corridors and majestic gardens echo with history. For an extravagant experience, request the Peacock suite, which overlooks the Mughal Terrace and the garden where the Maharaja used to celebrate Holi
Taj Falaknuma Palace
Previously the residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, Taj Falaknuma Palace sits on a hill 2,000 feet above overlooking Hyderabad and is lauded as one of the most beautiful palaces in India. Entirely built of Italian marble, the incomparable Palace boasts of large Venetian chandeliers, rare furniture, grand marble staircases, priceless statues and art works, a world-class collection of crystals and Mughal, Rajasthani and Japanese gardens personally conceived by the Nizam.