From the glorifying pasts of Indian History, its Majestic Forts reveals the most about the past as these were previously the ruling abode of erstwhile Maharajas and Kings. Since the last years and centuries, while the dynasties that once ruled have dwindled and perished, the rulers have left behind the remnants of their kingdom in the form of ancient forts. However, there are many forts in India, but some of the most spectacular ones in India are mentioned below in the article. These forts are those which you must not miss while visiting the country because it will let you know the interesting past as well as the fine art of craftsmanship of then days which is broadly showcased in the monuments and its architectural splendor. The most notable forts in India are -
Red Fort in New Delhi -
Former Mughal seat in Delhi, Red Fort was constructed by Shah Jahan which was an abode of Mughal dynasties for over 200 years and served as the center of Ceremonial and Political proceedings. The architecture of the fortress is fully comprised of red sandstone structures and marble. Inlaid with precious stones and intricate floral motifs, the architecture of the fort reflects a magnificent blend of Timurid and Persian style of architecture.
Amer Fort in Jaipur -
The most prominent “Gateway to Rajasthan”, the Amer Fort in Jaipur rests on an Eagle’s Hill in the Aravali range, overlooking on the Maota Lake. Constructed over the ruins of Raja Man Singh’s structure, the fort is well known to have never been pervaded. It is always a major attraction of Jaipur sightseeing tour. The fort is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the head of “Hill Forts of Rajasthan”.
Jaisalmer Fort in Jaisalmer -
Nestled on a Trikuta Hill in Jaisalmer city, Jaisalmer Fort is a most beautiful sandcastle which is also known as Sonar Quila or Golden Fort due to its immense yellowish sandstone structure. It reflects brilliant craftsmanship in its architectural style which makes it one of the most beautiful forts of India. The fortress is the only lively fort all over the world where people of the old city lead their lifestyle in a great way. When on a Jaisalmer Tour, one must not miss this architectural marvel in the sightseeing tour.
Chittorgarh Fort in Chittor -
Sprawling over a hill near Berach River, the Fort of Chittor is the embodiment of Rajput pride, romance, and spirit. Constructed by the Maurya rulers in the late 7th century, it is one of the largest forts in India, evoking with the tales of heroism and sacrifice. The glorifying past Rajput dynasties and Sisodian influences. There are many palace complexes, temples, memorials, and water bodies which makes it look more amazing.
Junagarh Fort in Bikaner -
The gigantic walls and deep moats of Junagarh Fort make it look more imposing and alluring. The fort was initially built by Raja Rai Singh in 1588 A.D. Over the last centuries, after the intense building activities of its rulers, the present structure is a splendid fortress. The monument premises include magnificent palaces, courtyards, and pavilion each inlaid with precious stones and covered in carved marbles and paintings.
These are just a few, but the most prominent historical attractions of India where you must head during your India holiday trip. While being in India, there are many other things to do and experience besides visiting the forts like Desert Safari Jaisalmer, Wildlife safari in Ranthambore, savor the delectable Indian cuisines, shopping for the handicrafts items and souvenirs, and many more beyond your imagination. So while planning your India tour, consider a visit to these prominent forts of the country and enjoy your holidays to the fullest.
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