The magnificent fortresses of IndiaJourney to discover the ancient splendours of India through the visit of the ancient forts and fortresses.
The best way to discover the glories of ancient Indian history is to take a journey through its countless ancient forts.
Silent and stunning memories of a rich past, these forts in India are full of sagas of romance, chivalry, valor, inevitable deception and intrigue of court politics.
Let's explore some of these wonderful architectures that have their own stories to tell the world!
Fort of Mehrangarh, Jodhpur
Perched on a perpendicular cliff, 400 feet above the city, the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is one of the most beautiful in India.
Imposing and invincible, the strong exudes a bewitching beauty that beckons to everyone. The fort is absolutely gorgeous and offers magnificent views over Jodhpur the Blue city!
Gwalior Fort, Gwalior - Madhya Pradesh
Perched majestically on a steep mass of sandstone, Gwalior Fort is an impressive sight that dominates the town of Gwalior.
This hilltop fort has witnessed several epic battles throughout history and includes temples, palaces, stairwells and pools.
Fort of Agra, Agra
Often overshadowed by the grandeur of the famous Taj Mahal, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most beautiful Mughal forts in India.
Built in the 16th century, the red sandstone fort encloses palaces, mosques and halls for the public, most built by Emperor Shah Jahan.
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Standing atop the rugged hills on the outskirts of Jaipur, Amber Fort is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
One of the most popular tourist attractions and the ascent to the castle on the back of an elephant.
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Rising majestically from the sandy soil of the great Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the Golden Fort of Rajasthan, blends beautifully with the golden hues of the desert and the sunset. The fort is the epitome of Indian architecture and is one of the largest fortifications in the world.
Chittorgarh fortress, Chittorgarh
Rising from the plains like a huge rock island, nearly 6 km long and surrounded on all sides by cliffs of 150 m, the Chittorgarh Fort is one of the biggest forts in Rajasthan. Wandering around the plateau at the top is like touching the sky, with a collection of beautiful stone buildings around you.
Red Fort, Delhi
The Red Fort evokes images of the splendor of Mughal Delhi, the swaying imperial elephants, the royal armies guarding, the court ladies carried in palanquins and other vestiges of royal pomp. The biggest icon of Delhi, the Red Fort, so named for its red sandstone walls, invokes both power and magnificence.
Fort Aguada, Goa
Overlooking the mouth of the Mandovi River, Fort Aguada is a Portuguese fort that reflects the true essence of Goa. More famous as a setting for countless Hindi movie sequences, the fort was built in 1612 to safeguard the old Goa from potential enemy attacks. Offering uninterrupted views of the Arabian Sea, it is also an ideal place to admire the setting sun.
Murud Janjira Fort, Raigad
The peaceful fishing village of Murud is home to the magnificent island fortress of Janjira, located about 500 m offshore. It is one of the strongest marine fortresses in India and remained undefeated throughout history, despite repeated attacks. When seen at high tide, its 12-meter-high walls seem to rise directly from the sea.
Panhala Fort, Panhala
Covered with clouds, the Panhala Fort is the largest fort of the Deccan Plateau. Initially built around the 12th century, the fort was the scene of many historical events, the most famous of which revolve around the leader Maratha Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
Located on the outskirts of Hyderabad, the impressive Golconda fortress leaves you breathless with its countless stories. Capital of the Qutub Shahi dynasty in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the fort is full of beautiful buildings and ancient weapons. This magnificent fort is worth a visit due to its rich history and its brilliant architecture.
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