Rajasthan is the proper symbol of royalty and luxury. The central part of Rajasthan that makes it high in abundance and majesty is the Forts of Rajasthan. These Forts hold a remarkable story that makes them more attractive to explore. Each Fort in Rajasthan has a story to tell, and here we will listen to those stories. But for a luxurious experience of the tours of the Rajasthan Forts, one must opt for the Rajasthan Tour Packages by LIH. LIH provides the most extravagance and affordable tour packages for Rajasthan to explore the Rajasthan Forts. Now, let us see what the Forts you will be able to witness are.
9 Forts of Rajasthan With Their Stories
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Jaisalmer is one of the most magnificent Forts of Rajsthan, whose foundation was laid by King Rawal Jaisal in 1156 AD. It is on the list of the largest forts in India. Jaisalmer Fort is also known as the Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort of Rajasthan. The name is given to depict the golden appeal of the Fort. As soon as you enter Jaisalmer city, you will see the Fort from every corner because of its location, nestled in the hills. The Fort is lightened up by the Golden Lights in the evening, which seems aesthetic.
Chittorgarh Fort is extended into the vast land of 700 acres with stunning architecture. This Fort was attacked by three powerful rulers of the Century, Allauddin Khilji, Bahadur Shah, and Maharana Udai Singh, with their reign. The reason behind these many attacks was the Chittorgarh being the most fiercely contested seats of power. This Fort was passed to the founder of the Sisodia dynasty, Bappa Rawal, as the Dowry by the last Solanki princess. The Fort comprises several temples, palaces, towers, and halls, which were part of significant events in the Fort.
The Kumbhalgarh Fort is one of the finest palaces in Rajasthan, which was the home of the Mewar rulers. It is also very famous for being the birthplace of the great Maharana Pratap. The great Maharana Kumbha did the construction of this Fort in the 15th Century. The wall of the Kumbhal Garh Fort is the second largest wall in the world after the Great wall of China. The Kumbhalgarh Fort also offers a heritage hotel so that you can book a luxury stay at the Fort.
Amer Fort in Jaipur was constructed in back 16th Century by the great King Mansingh. The palace was built for the accommodation of the Raj Family. It is a proper mixup of the Hindu and Mughal architecture. Amer Fort is also connected to the Jaigarh Fort with a 2 km long tunnel constructed secretly to escape from the Fort. The Fort was once the capital of the Kachhwas Rajput, but later on, the Jaipur was given the title. Amer Fort was named after the goddess of Meenas, Amba.
Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built Nahargarh Fort, also the founder of Jaipur. The place was made for retreat and has never been attacked during invasions or Wars. The palace is famous for several events, such as the Maratha treaty and the Indian Mutiny of 1857. During the end of the 18th Century, several beautiful palaces were built in the Fort. Nahargarh is on the list of the haunted forts in Rajasthan. King Sawai Raja Man Singh, who constructed it, was very protective of the Fort and still haunts the Fort to keep it safe.
Rao Jodha constructed Mehrangarh Fort in 1459 in Jodhpur. Since the area was one of the safest and most isolated parts of Jodhpur, so he decided to build a massive Fort to save his loved ones and kingdom from invaders. In the legend, Rao Jodha forcefully relocated a hermit from the hill to get his Fort built, and in response, the hermit cursed the Fort that it would always have a scarcity of Water. To reduce the Curse’s effect, Rao built the temple and house for the hermit in the Fort. It is also believed that a man was buried in the Fort alive in his own will to nullify the Curse.
Bhangarh Fort, located in the Alwar District of Rajasthan, is another magnificent Fort of Rajsthan holding a haunted story. The Raja Bhagwat Singh constructed it in the 17th Century for his younger offspring. Later on, the Fort was doomed by the Curse of the Tantrik, who came to seek the daughter of the Raja Chatr Singh. The Tantrik had intentions to bewitch the princess, but she ordered them to kill him as soon as she knew this. Before Tantrik died, he cursed the entire family of a princess. As the result of the Curse, the whole family of Chatr Singh dies in Battle, after which the Fort remains doomed.
Rana Kumbha Palace
The Rana Kumbha Palace is situated in Chittorgarh Fort and is one of the most magnificent architecture in Rajasthan. The Fort’s history is somehow depicted in the Padmavat movie as well. The Fort was invaded by Allaudin Khilji, who intended to own the Queen of the Palace. But after the invasion, Rani committed Johar or self-immolation with 700 other women in the Fort. The palace is said to be haunted by the spirits of those women. People report that they have seen a lady dressed in the royal outfit in the palace with a burnt face.
Taragarh Fort in Bundi, Rajasthan, was constructed in 1354 during the regime of the Rajput Rulers. It is one of the oldest Forts in Rajasthan, so the architecture that you found here belongs to the ancient Rajput regime. The name of the Fort is Taragarh since the structure of the Fort is in the shape of a star. It is also the first hill fort of Rajasthan.
Therefore, we discussed some of the most fascinating and magnificent Forts of Rajasthan with unique stories. These forts are the primary reason why Rajasthan is called the Royal Capital. These Forts are the must-visit destination if you opt for the Rajasthan Tour Packages. So, to make a memorable and royal Rajasthan Vacation, book your Rajasthan Tour package from LIH today itself.