Experience the collection of rich forts in Rajasthan that promises to give you an essence of the historic era and ancient architectures. The land of majestic traditional dance and songs always make every traveler to relish the grandeur of this place. Pack your bags and head over to Rajasthan just to witness the destination, which comprises of extremely colorful history and these astonishing architectures. So, what’s stopping you from having a wonderful trip to Rajasthan? Check out the top ancient forts in Rajasthan.
Here are the lists of various palaces and forts in Rajasthan that I would like to recommend you if you are likely to travel Rajasthan.
1. Jaisalmer Fort
One of the largest architecture forts in Rajasthan constructed by the Rajput ruler empire in the world, Jaisalmer fort is highly built on a hill above the surrounding countryside. Right now, this fort is serving as living quarters for more than 3000 people. There are many guest houses and restaurants at this place that offers a perfect living experience for the tourists and travellers. The fort is recognized for its ornate design and construction that bound to captivate the tourist’s attention to this place.
Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Entry Fee: No entry fee to the fort. However, Rs.50 each individual is charged for the privately owned museum.
2. Jaigarh Fort
This beautiful fort was built by Sawai Jai Singh 2 in order to make a protection against the enemy’s army. The walls around the fort are so alluring that will make your head turn around every time you are leaving this place. The fort swears to give a panoramic view of the Jaipur city. The most striking history about the fort is that a huge treasure chest was believed to be buried under it; this fascinates a lot and thus gives birth to a sense of curiosity among the tourists.
Timings: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 85 per person for foreigners and Rs.35 for Indians
3. Kumbhalgarh Fort
Nestled under the mighty Aravali ranges with huge watchtowers, the fort was built by the Mewar rulers that make it one of the most sought-after forts in Rajasthan. It has become a famous tourist destination of Rajasthan. The wall length of the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajasthan comes at number 2; marking it as the second largest fortifications of the world. Moreover, there are more than a total of 360 temples situated within the walls.
Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indians and Rs. 100 for Foreigners
4. Chittorgarh Fort
This fort stands as a symbol of Rajput cultures and tradition and heroism reflected in the war against foreigners in Rajasthan. Being one of the largest forts in India, it has an imposing structure and has several gateways built by the rulers of Maurya family. There are two major attractions, namely Vijay Stambh and Kirti Stambh. The tourism department of Rajasthan even started the sound and light show in both English and Hindi language that offers a soothing Rajasthani music. The Vijay Stambh symbolizes the towers of victory, whereas Kirti Stambh symbolizes tower of fame. Every evening, the towers are lightened up that gives a beautiful look to the fort like never before.
Timings: 7.00 pm onwards
Entry Fee: Rs. 25 per child and Rs. 50 per adult.
5. Amer Fort
Beautifully fortified by the stone walls with a culmination of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles, the Amer Fort is one of the proffered choices for the tourists among the forts in Rajasthan. The interiors of the palace are decorated with the paintings and carvings of the ancient era, studded with stones, and stunning stairs that speak of its beauty. If you are exploring the artful heritage of Rajasthan, then don’t forget to witness the Amer fort, which is extremely well known for its history and grandeur.
Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 100 for Indians and Rs. 550 for foreigners
6. Nahargarh Fort
Located alongside the Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, the Nahargarh fort was once a residence for the royal families, chambers for the queens and helm for the king. Popularly known as ‘Abode of tigers’, the Nahargarh Fort has some magnificent structures and eating places to fill up your stomach. Now, the fort is bustling with noise due to the new opening of the nearby wax museum and Sheesh Mahal. There are statues of many famous personalities and national heroes that are well designed by the professional architects.
Timings: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Entry Fee: For foreign tourists, it is Rs.200 and for students Rs. 25
7. City Palace, Udaipur
The Udaipur’s city palace is an example of the splendour and also still it looks majestic as earlier. The palace has a perfect blend of Rajasthani, Chinese, European, Mughal architecture that makes it one of the best destinations of Udaipur. It has several monuments such as Lake Palace, Jog Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace and Neemach Mata temple; surrounded by the huge Aravali Mountains giving the palace a gorgeous Don’t forget to take a high-quality with you as the palace is quite and has numerous beautiful ancient architectures.
Timings: 7.00 am to 11.00 pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 per children, Rs. 30 per adult.
8. City Palace, Jaipur
The palace is considered as one of the beautiful conversion spots that clearly reflects the essence of Rajput heritage. The palace was once a loving residence for king and queen. There is even a museum in the city palace that has a wide collection of Banarsi silk sarees, royal costumes, Paschima shawls of the queens, fabrics with Embroidery, clothes of Sawai Madho Singh and much more. The architecture of the palace is quite remarkable and has a fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 190 for Indians and Rs.500 for Overseas Tourists
Rajasthan is an excellent place to visit, especially during the season of autumn and winter months. However, if you are willing to visit any of these forts, then make sure to roam from September through March. Don’t think twice, book your tickets now and witness these astonishing forts and palaces and capture the best shots of your life.