September 29, 2023
Explore 13 Majestic Palaces and Forts in India that will leave you in awe. Discover the rich history and architectural marvels of these ancient strongholds.
1. Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan - Largest Fort in India
Chittorgarh Fort is the biggest fort in India, and also a World Heritage Site. Spread over about 2.8 kms and 400 acres and the highest elevation in the fort is at about 1075 metres.
2. Red Fort, Delhi
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort in the Indian capital, is the apex of Mughal architecture, and hence, one of a kind structures in the country.
3. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
The Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is considered to be one of the largest forts in India.
4. Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
Referred to as 'the pearl amongst fortresses in India' by the Mughal emperor Babur, the Gwalior Fort is one of the most impenetrable fortresses located in the entire northern and southern India and is a place you definitely must visit.
5. Amber Fort, Jaipur, Jaipur
The Amber Fort, also called the Amer Fort, because it is situated in the city of Amer, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jaipur.
6. Agra Fort, Agra
The Agra Fort is more appropriately referred to as a walled city, than as a fort because of its area, spread over 94 acres.
7. Golkonda Fort, Hyderabad
The Golconda was essentially the chief mine from which major gemstones of the world were believed to be mined.
8. Warangal Fort, Andhra Pradesh
The Warangal Fort is a specific site not to miss if the Kakatiya lineage of south India interests you.
9. Bhangarh Fort, Alwar - The Haunted Fort
Famous for the historical ruins and the ghost stories, Bhangarh has been regarded as the most haunted place in the country. It is located on the way between Jaipur and Delhi.
10. Cooch Behar, West Bengal
Renaissance architecture, majestic yet subtle colour coordination and the culture of Bengal, is what is embodied in the Cooch Behar Palace in West Bengal.
11. Mysore Palace, Mysore
Maharaja’s Palace is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Mysore, and one of the biggest palatial complexes in south India.
12. City Palace, Jaipur
The City Palace of Jaipur was constructed in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, and till the 20th century, many structures were added into the palace by subsequent rulers of the city.
13. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur was constructed for the queens and princesses of the royal household to observe the city outside, the colourful bazaars and fairs while undetected from the people.