Due to Rajasthan itself, India has become a famous place for historical buildings. This fort and palace of Rajasthan are so beautiful and huge that today people come here from far away to see the forts and palaces of the era of King. So today I am going to tell you some facts about forts of Rajasthan that you probably do not know. Rajasthan means the state of the prince states. and the Rajput caste here was considered a brave community of India. Rajasthan is the largest state in the whole of India in terms of area, but in terms of population, it comes at number seven in India. And the total population of Rajasthan is around 7 crores. The northern region of Rajasthan has fallen from a very large desert, which extends almost to Pakistan in the north-west.
The cities of Rajasthan are very well matched to the colors.
The cities of Rajasthan are very well matched to the colors. This is the reason that Jaipur is called Pink City, Udaipur is a white city, Jodhpur is called Blue City, and Jaisalmer is called Golden City. A Khwaja Dargah in Ajmer city of Rajasthan is famous all over the world. Rajasthan is known all over India for its pop music.
Despite Rajasthan being a drought state, 73% of its money comes from agriculture. Many things like cotton, tobacco, and edible oil are produced in Rajasthan. One thing is quite surprising that most people of Rajasthan talk in Marwari language, yet the official language here is Hindi. Due to the problem of drought in Rajasthan, people of many villages here have to go to other villages many kilometers away for clean drinking water
The Thar Desert situated in Rajasthan is the largest desert in the whole of India. Where every year millions of tourists come to roam and like to ride a camel. The Rajput women living here at one time were considered quite beautiful. Which used to be discussed all over India. But according to a report, women are pressed on many domestic matters in Rajasthan today. The amount of educated in Rajasthan is only 67%. But one thing is surprising here, the amount of male educated is around 80% and the amount of females educated is only 52%.
Famous forts of Rajasthan
Bhangarh Forts of Rajasthan is considered to be one of the worst places in India. Where it has been said by the Government of India, it is strictly forbidden to go here before the sun rises and after the sunsets. Although there are so many forts in Rajasthan and all of them have some different characteristics, which are gorgeous, beautiful, and at the same time, these are also the most famous forts in Rajasthan.
1. Amer Fort or Amber Fort
Amer Fort Pink City is about 11 km from Jaipur. The credit of building Amber Fort goes to King Mansingh I. Amber Fort is considered to be the most popular among the forts of Jaipur and this is the reason that thousands of tourists from foreign countries come to see it. Carved with red sandstone and marble, the fort is a beautiful structure of Hindu and Rajputana architecture. When the sun sets here in the evening, you see a reflection of this fort in the lake in front of the fort and this view looks very spectacular.
This fort seems very simple when viewed from outside, but when you go inside it, you will become crazy about its grandeur and the peace spread here. Here the paintings, decorations done on the walls, its doors, halls, lattice corridors, and pavilions are all very beautiful. In this palace, Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, and Ganesh Pol have good places to visit and roam. You can also enjoy Elephant Right here. The Rajasthan government had sent a proposal to include Amber Fort in Vashvadharhar in January 2011. After which UNESCO added this fort to World Heritage in 2013.
Timings:- open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and if we talk about the entry fee,
entry fee:- for Indians is kept at ₹ 100. And the entry fee for the same foreigners is personal at ₹ 500.
Nearby places:- Amer Fort, the Jal Mahal, City Palace, Jaipur Hawa Mahal, and Nahar Garh Palace are also present around it, then you can also go for a stroll here.
Along with its different historical significance, the name of Chittorgarh Fort comes on the first place of India’s largest fort. The fort is spread over an area of 500 acres. Which is built on the mountains at a height of about 180 meters of land. To reach this fort one has to go through several winding paths. This fort has 7 doors. And whose names are named after Hindu deities. Such as paidal pol, Bhairav pol, Hanuman pol, Ganesh pol, Lakshmanpur and Ram pol.
In this unique and strong fort you will get many glimpses of Rajput architecture. This includes the entrance, the Burj Mahal temple and the reservoir. There are a total of 22 sources of water inside this fort. For this reason, it is also called a water port. A myth associated with this is that Pandava’s brother Bhima built it. If you take a look at the history of this fort, Alauddin Khilji once established his empire in this fort in 1303. But later Maharana Udai Singh conquered Chittorgarh again. And with this victory, a victory pillar was established in the district.
Other places:- Kirti Pillar, Vijay Pillar, Padmini Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Meera Temple These are some of the major attractions here.
Timings:- from 9:45 am to 5:15 pm
Entry fee:- the entry fee has been kept for ₹ 5 Indians and ₹ 100 for foreigners.
3. Jaisalmer Fort
The Jaisalmer Fort, considered as the pride of Jaisalmer, is situated exactly in the middle of Jaisalmer. It is a World Heritage Site. It was built in 1158 AD by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. That is why the name of this fort has also been named after him. It is a huge 99 turret fort, surrounded by 30 feet high walls. Situated in the Thar desert region, this fort built on the Trikuta hills has many beautiful Havelis and temples.
Due to this fort being made of sandstone, it starts shining like gold at sunset. And on the same night, when the light of this fort falls on the fort, then the fort here is fully illuminated. Tourists from all over the country and abroad come to see this. Some of the major attractions of Jaisalmer Fort include Four Grand Entrances, Royal Palace, Laxminath Temple, Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum & Heritage Center, and Palace of the Merchant.
entry fee:- entry here is absolutely free. Just here you will have to pay the applicable fees to take a camera to Jaisalmer Fort Palace Museum & Habitat Center.
Timing:- from 9:00 am in the morning to 6:00 pm in the evening.
Nearby places:- Bada Bagh and Salim Singh’s Haveli are present near the fort, then you can also go to these two places.
4. Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort, built on the hills of Aravalli Mountains, is considered one of the famous fort of Mewar. This fort is present in the west of India, Rajsamand in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. Which also has the title of being a World Heritage Site. This fort was built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. this Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of the great ruler Maharana Pratap.
The most special thing about its fort is that this fort is surrounded by a wall. And it is spread over an area of 36 km from all four sides. And due to its characteristic, this fort wall has the title of being the second largest wall after The Great Wall of China.
Timing:- from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entry fee:- Indians have to pay entry fees of ₹ 10 and ₹ 100 foreigners.
Nearby place:- Rajsamand Lake is also the most interesting tourist attraction in Kumbhalgarh Fort.
5. Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur
The Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur in Rajasthan is built on a 120-meter high rock hill. This fort is more than 500 years old and the largest fort. There are a total of 8 gates and countless bridges in this fort. Also, it is surrounded by 10 kilometers long and high walls. Inside the fort are buildings like Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Phool Mahal. And there is also the temple of Chamunda Devi. Those are very beautifully decorated. The fame of this magnificent fort can be gauged from the fact that parts of the Hollywood movie Dark Knight Rises have been shot in this fort.
Timing:- from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Nearby places:- Jaswant Thada Balsamand Lake and Umaid Bhawan Palace are also located near Mehrangarh Fort. So you can go for a walk here too.
6. Ranthambore Fort
12 kilometers away from Sawai Madhopur railway station. It is spread over a vast area of 12 kilometers at an altitude of 489 meters above sea level between the hills named Run and Tham. This magnificent fort was included in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2013. Where there are many Hindu and Jain temples present inside this beautiful fort, as well as a beautiful mosque here. And besides this, a beautiful Ranthambore National Park is also present here. Where you will see many wild animals. And due to the presence of many water sources inside here, many migratory birds also fly here in search of water from outside the country. The main attraction of Ranthambore Fort is Jain Temple and Lord Sumati Nath Temple. along with this, you can enjoy jungle safari here in Ranthambore National Park.
timing:- from 6:30 am to 10:00 am and then from 1:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the afternoon.
Entry fees: both Ranthambore Fort and National Park are ₹ 25 for Indians and ₹ 200 for foreigners.
Nearby places:- Rajbagh Ren, Malik Talav, Kachi Dabeli Sarvalek, and Jogi Mahal are also worth visiting here around Ranthambore Fort.
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