A Short Guide about Hill and Forts of Rajasthan

Scattered throughout Rajasthan, there are six major forts in Rajasthan which have been accredited to be UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These forts are located at Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jhalawar, Jaipur and Jaisalmer. All these forts were built by the gallant monarchs of Rajasthan at various phases, which range from 8th to 18th centuries.

Rajasthan

About Rajasthan

Tour to Rajasthan state with the royal touch and heritage full of big and beautiful palaces and forts. The temperature of the city is hot during the summers, therefore the monsoon and the winter season is the best time to witness the beauty of Rajasthan and their ethnic culture and heritage.

Each place in Rajasthan has its own history of creation and existence, the sea and the lake palace of Udaipur, the palace Ummaid of jodhpur or Jaigarh Fort and the Nahargarh Fort Jaipur Palace. The food of Rajathan (Daal Bati Churma), spices, bandhej (clothing) and accessories also have a significant impact on people because it is quite unique and rare in itself.

The more you about more, ethnicity is discovered. That is a promise of Rajasthan to its tourists.

Why Visit Fort of Rajasthan?

Jaipur Fort

Jaipur Fort

Also called Amber Fort, this fort exhibits the passion of the Rajput clan for art and artistry; this red sandstone fort has huge gateways with intricate lattice designs and tourists can climb the fort on decked up elephants just like a monarch.

Jhalawar Fort

Jhalawar Fort

Also called the Garh Palace, this fort is special with rich paintings and walls studded with mirrors.

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

This is a Golden Fort, glittering under the mid-day sun like gold. The fort is made from yellow sandstone and is 220 feet tall with 99 bastions. The fort is a blend of Rajput and Islamic architectural styles and still has families residing within it.

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

This is the best and largest fort of India, standing steadily at a 180 meters high hilltop from hundreds of years. The fort is also called a water fort due to the existence of 84 water bodies within the complex. The artwork over the pillars of the castle makes it a fine piece of architecture.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

This fort is famous to have the second longest wall of the world, 15 to 25 feet in width. With the backdrop of the Aravali mountain range and a national park within its premises, it is one of the most unique castles of the world.

Sawai Madhopur Fort

Sawai Madhopur Fort

Also known as the Ranthambore Fort, this castle is lies at a hilltop within the Ranthambore National Park. The fort is extensively protective with stone walls and with four gateways. This fort city has numerous palaces, temples, courts and halls. Take a excursion tour to Swai Madhopur with Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train with gives you a life time experience.

When to Visit?

Jaipur Fort: The fort is open on all days, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Jhalawar Fort: October to February as the weather is considerably nice at that time. it is open on all days, from sunrise to sunset.

Jaisalmer Fort: On all days, from early morning till 5.00 pm.

Chittorgarh Fort: The Government Museum remains closed on Mondays and during important festivals; rest of the days it is open from 9.45 am to 5.15 pm. The fort is open from sunrise to sunset on all days.

Kumbhalgarh Fort: Everyday of the week, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Sawai Madhopur Fort: October to June, from sunrise to sunset.

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