Rajasthan Forts

Amber fort

Situated 11 km from Jaipur, Amber Fort was once the ancient capital of Jaipur State. The construction of the fort was initially started by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army, in 1592. The fort was later extended and completed by the Jai Singhs before they move to Jaipur.

Meharangarh Fort

Situated in Jodhpur, the fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 when he shifted his capital from Mandore. The fort is perched about 400-ft above the city and has 68-ft wide and 117-ft high walls. Rao Jodha Singh from 1459 onwards constructed the palaces within the fort area. The part of palace and buildings inside the fort complex is converted into a museum- Mehrangarh museum. The Moti Mahal has stained glass windows that create a colorful mosaic with the play of light and shade. Chandan Mahal, Darbar Takhat or Throne Room, Rang Mahal and Umaid Vilas are the major attractions for tourists.

Chittaurgarh fort

It is believed that the fort was constructed by mori rulers in the 7th century. The fort is situated above 180 meter high hill and covers 700 acres .Tablets and chattris lie between several monumental gates.

Jaisalmer Fort

Built in 1156 A.D. by Rawal Jailsal, the Fort is popularly known as Sonar Qila and is perched on a the 80-m-high Trikuta Hill. About a fourth of the old city's population resides within the fort walls. The magnanimous fort has 99 bastions around its circumference. The fort also boost a group of five Jain Temples within the fort built between the 12th and 15th centuries.

Junagarh fort

Located in Bikaner, Junagarh fort is one of the finest of Rajput monuments. Raja Rai Singh, Akbar's contemporary started building Junagarh Fort in 1587. It houses 37 palaces, pavilions and temples built by different Kings stand protected by massive ramparts.