Top 12 Magnificent Forts of Royal Rajasthan

Rajasthan is known for its historical hill forts and palaces, these are most preferred destinations for foreign tourist. The palaces of Jaipur, City Palace Udaipur,Jal Mahal,Jag Mandir, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Rambagh Palace, Hawa Mahal and Devi Garh Palace are some of major palaces in Rajasthan.

Hill Forts of Rajasthan are also a part of world heritage site, Other famous forts in Rajasthan are Bhatner fort,Lohagarh Fort, Neemrana Fort Palace,Jalore Fort,Shergrah Fort,Nagaur Fort, Achalgarh Fort, Mandawa Fort, Ratangarh Fort Shekhawati and Hotel Bhainsrorgarh Fort.

Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh

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Chittor Fort at Chittorgarh is the largest forts in Royal Rajasthan and a World Heritage Site under the group of Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The fort complex has total seven gates,Rana Kumbha Palace,Gaumukh Reservoir,Vijay Stambha and Kirti Stambha.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh

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Kumbhalgarh Fort in the Rajsamand district is a World Heritage Site and the most important fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh. The Kumbhal fort of Mewar is the second largest fort in Rajasthan and has second largest wall complex in the world known as Great Wall of India.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

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Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan, situated 410 feet above from the city. Tourist attractions in Mehrangarh include Galleries in Mehrangarh Museum,Nagnecha Mataji Temple and  Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.

The uniqueness of the Malani Igneous Suite Contact feature at Mehrangarh has been declared a National Geological Monument by the Geological Survey of India.

Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer Fort also known as the Sonar Quila or Golden Fort stands on Trikuta Hill in the great Thar Desert. The massive yellow sandstone Jaisalmer Fort is Rajasthan’s most popular tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Amer Fort, Jaipur

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Amer Fort is located on a hill, 11 km from Jaipur pink city overlooks the Jaigarh Fort and the Maota Lake. The fort and palace along with Jaigarh Fort are considered one complex and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Gagron Fort, Jhalawar

Gagron Fort of Jhalawar is an example of a hill and water fort of Rajasthan. The fort is among the six hill forts of Rajasthan included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur

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Ranthambore Fort near the town of Sawai Madhopur is located within the Ranthambore National Park and known for the glory and valor. This hill fort of Rajasthan is famous among the tourist for temples dedicated to Ganesh and Lord Shiva.

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

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Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur is situated on the Cheel ka Teela peaks of the Aravalli range. The Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort are connected to each other and listed as most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur city.

Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Nahargarh Fort stands on a hill overlooking the pink city of Jaipur and shown in the movie Rang De Basanti. The spectacular Nahargarh Fort is the most popular tourist attractions in Jaipur along with Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal.

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Junagarh Fort of Bikaner is one of the major forts in Rajasthan, located in the arid region of Thar desert. The fort complex has big gates, palaces,Havelies,temples, pavilions as well as Fort museum.

Bhangarh Fort, Alwar

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Bhangarh Fort near the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar is situated at the foot of the hills. The fort is listed as most haunted places in India and known for paranormal activity after sunset and before sunrise.

Taragarh Fort, Bundi

Taragarh Fort of Bundi is one of the most impressive of structures in Rajasthan, situated in Nagpahari of Aravalli ranges. The magnificent fort offers a panoramic view of the Bundi city.