12 Extraordinary Water Palaces and Magnificent Marine Forts of India

The Geography of India is bounded by the Indian Ocean that includes the Arabian Sea,the Laccadive Sea and and the Bay of Bengal along with Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar. Arabian Sea runs almost parallel to Western Ghats mountain range and sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India. Sahyadri mountains range host most of the fort and palaces in India and great forts of Maharashtra along with top 6 amazing sea forts of Sindhudurg Fort,Vijaydurg Fort and the best Murud Janjira.

Jal Maha Jaipur

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Jal Mahal or Water Palace is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in pink city of Jaipur,Rajasthan. The Jal Mahal palace offers mesmerizing view the Aravalli hills,temples,ancient forts and nesting islands created to attract migratory birds.

Lake Palace Udaipur

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Lake Palace also known as Jag Niwas is a luxury hotel,located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola Udaipur. The hotel has been voted as the most romantic hotel in India and in the world.

Neer Mahal Agartala

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Neermahal or Water palace of Agartala is situated in Melaghar in the middle of the lake Rudrasagar. The palace is the largest of its kind in India and there are only two water palace in India another one is the Jal Mahal in Rajasthan.

Bekal Fort Kerala

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Bekal Fort is the largest fort in Kerala, situated at Kasaragod and declared as a special tourism area in Kerala. The Fort offers a scenic view of the coastline and promotion activities have been taking place for Jungle trail, hiking, birding and boating.

Diu Fort Diu

Diu Fort is a major tourism attraction in India,built by the Portuguese and give a big boost to the local tourism industry. The fort is a large and impressive structure on the coast of the Diu island and offers a magnificent view of the sea.

Fort Aguada Goa

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Fort Aguada and its lighthouse overlook Sinquerim Beach and the Arabian Sea is Portuguese fort standing in Goa. The fort stands on the beach south of Candolim at the shore of the Mandovi River and features as the most luxurious five star beach resorts in Goa. Image-heritageresortsingoa

Murud Janjira Maharashtra

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Murud-Janjira is situated on an island just off the coastal village on an oval-shaped rock off the Arabian Sea coast near the port town of Murud. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine fort in Maharashtra.

Vijaydurg Fort Maharashtra

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Vijaydurg Fort or Victory Fort is the oldest fort on the Sindhudurg coast,situated close to the village of Girye. It is one of the several coastal forts on the western coast of Maharashtra,surrounded by water.

Sindhudurg Fort Maharashtra

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Sindhudurg Maharashtra lies on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The fortress is a protected monument and one of the top 6 amazing sea forts in Maharashtra.

Suvarnadurg Fort Maharashtra

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The island fort of Suvarnadurg or Golden Fort is considered as the pride or the feather in the golden cap of Marathas, located on a small island in the Arabian Sea, near Harnai in Konkan. Suvarnadurg fort also had a ship building facility and fort also includes another land fort called the Kanakadurga.

Kolaba Fort Maharashtra

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Kolaba Fort some time also known as Alibag Fort is situated in the sea at f 1–2 km from the shores of Alibag. It is a popular tourist destination and a protected monument in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.

Khanderi Underi Forts Maharashtra

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Khanderi and Underi are two fort located south of Mumbai along the coast of Maharashtra, These islands of Khanderi and Underi served as one of the landmarks for ships entering Mumbai harbor.

Fort Diu

The Fort of Diu was built by the Portuguese, today standing like a guard on the west coast of India and the most promising tourist attractions in Diu.