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Barmer

Barmer
The name Barmer is derived from the ruler Bahada Rao Parmar (Panwar) or Bar Rao Parmar (Panwar) who is said to have founded the town in the 13th century, when it was named Bahadamer (“The Hill Fort of Bahada”). Barmer, located in the western part of Rajasthan, is a desert town just 153 km from Jaisalmer. It forms a major part of the Thar Des [...]

Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort
Ranthambore Fort sited in Rajasthan region, Ranthambore National Park is pioneer among all natural destinations of India. In the ancient time, Ranthambore National Park was the hunting destination of the Jaipur Samrat and today, it is also famous as the heaven of the wildlife lovers. Ranthambore Fort in Rajasthan is an eminent fort placed ins [...]

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort
Jaipur and its near by areas become one of the most exotic destinations in monsoon when it comes to weekend outings with friends and family!! Let us share with you one of the most delighting, refreshing, adventurous and fun filled destinations in Jaipur to hang out this weekend amid the joyous monsoon!! Jaigarh Fort is one such spectacular fo [...]

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort has received the credit of being the largest fort of India. The massive fort is located on a high hill near the Gambheri River in Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh Fort lies at a distance of 112 kms from the city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. This fort was built by various Maurya rulers in the 7th century. This huge fort covers an area of [...]

Bala Quila

Bala Quila
Almost every city or town in Rajasthan is blessed with a fort. So is Alwar. The huge Bala Quila, sitting high up on a 300m steep cliff, is what lends this ancient city much of its character. Though we do not know who built this forsaken fort, it has stood there watching over Alwar from even before the Mughals came into the scene. Which means [...]

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort
Encircled by a high wall and a moat, the Junagarh fort of Bikaner is an unassailable fortress. Till date, the fort has never been conquered. Raja Rai Singh, a general of the Mughal emperor Akbar, got the Junagarh fort constructed. The fort has only two gates. The main gate of the fort is east facing Karan Pol (gate). Next to it is the Suraj [...]

Ahhichatragarh Fort

Ahhichatragarh Fort
The gateways to the forts in Rajasthan were no mere entrances; they were massive, reinforced, stone structures built to withstand marauding armies, elephants and cannon volleys. They usually had notched parapets at the top, from where archers shot their arrows at the attacking army. Ahhichatragarh Fort has three main gates. The Sireh Pol was [...]

Amber Fort

Amber Fort
Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake [...]

Gwalior Fort

Gwalior Fort
Gwalior fort is one of the beautiful and famous forts of India. Writer Taj-Ul-Maseer writes about this fort. “Fast Wind cannot touch its climax and fast clouds cannot cast their shadow in its PARKOTAS. On its Vakshsthal there are written stories of life/death, Sanyog-Viyog, bravery and cowardice. This is situated 110 Km. south of Agra. This s [...]

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. It is situated in Jaisalmer city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, from where it derives it name. The fort stands proudly amidst the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, on Trikuta Hill, and has been the scene of many [...]

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort is the prime attractions of Jodhpur. One of the largest forts in India, this fort serves as a must see tourist spot in Jodhpur. Worth watching is its splendid architecture, intricate carving and amazing, huge courtyards. The charm of this fort of Jodhpur is such that it succeeds to attract the tourist towards it. The first imp [...]

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal
Jaipur’s landmark building, the Hawa Mahal or the Wind Palace is a multi layered palace, built by Sawai Pratap Singh (grand son of Sawai Jai Singh and son of Sawai Madhoo Singh) in 1799 AD. The Palace was designed by Mr. Lal Chand Usta, a famous architect of the time. Known for it’s beehive like structure, the Hawa Mahal is an int [...]

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