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Ancient forts in India - Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India. It is located in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan which is a few km south of Bhilwara. It is a World Heritage Site. Chittor was the capital of Mewar. This fort has seen the ups and downs of history. It is witness to the bloodiest battles in history. It has seen three great narratives and some of the most heroic works of valor still sung by local singers. The fort of Chittor was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 21 June 2013. Chittor fort is also called the pride of Rajasthan and the head of all the fortifications of Rajasthan. The Mewar insignia of Chittor Fort has a portrait of Rajput king on one side and Bhil king on the other side. According to historians, this fort was built by the Mauryan dynasty king Chitrangad Maurya in the seventh century and built it in the name of Chitrakuta. The name Chitrakoot is inscribed on one side of the ancient coins of Mewar. Later it came to be known as Chittor. It is situated on the Mesa platea

Ancient forts in India - Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer fort is a purely local fortification of high quality in terms of architecture. This fort is situated on a 250 feet triangular hill. The length of this hill is 150 feet and width is 750 feet. Rawal Jaisal established his independent capital. According to local sources, the construction of this fort started in 1156 . But the study of contemporary evidence shows that its construction started around 1178. After 5 years of minor construction work, Rawal Jaisal died, and the construction work started by it was continued by his successor Shalivahana, and the fort was embodied. There is no archival evidence of works done by Rawal Jaisal and Shalivahana. Descriptions are given only from the opinions and tawarikhs. Jaisalmer Durg Muslim style is particularly distinct from Mughal architecture. There is a complete lack of mausoleum forts, gardens, gardens, canals and fountains etc. Like the fort of Chittau, there are palaces, temples, administrators and houses for the c

Ancient forts in India - Amer Fort

Amber Fort (also known as Amber Fort or Amber Fort) is a hill fort located on a high hill in the Amber region of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state, India. It is the main tourist attraction of Jaipur city. The town of Amer was originally inhabited by the local Meenas, which was later ruled by Kachwaha Rajput Man Singh I and built this fort. This fort and palace is also known for its artistic purely Hindu architectural style components. Filled with the huge ramparts of the fort, chains of gates and stone paths, the fort seems to be overlooking the Mawtha lake, just below the hill. Made of red sandstone and marble, this charming and grand fort is built on four levels of the hill, each of which has huge courtyards. It consists of Diwan-e-Aam i.e. the courtyard of the common people, Diwan-e-Khas i.e. the unique courtyard, Sheesh Mahal or Jai Temple and Sukh Niwas etc. In the Sukh Niwas part, the cool atmosphere created artificially by the water currents was pleasurable during

Ancient forts in India - Mahrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort is located in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan province of India. This huge fortress of the fifteenth century is situated on a rocky hill, at a height of 125 meters from the plain and is surrounded by a ten-km-long wall with eight gates and countless bastions. The fort has four gates connected by invisible, winding roads from outside. Inside the fort are several grand palaces, wonderfully carved doors, lattice windows and inspiring names. Notable among these are Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana, Daulat Khana etc. These palaces contain an awe-inspiring collection of furnishings of Indian royalty. Apart from this, there is also a stunning collection of palanquins, elephants, miniature paintings of various styles, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. This fort is one of the oldest forts in India and symbolizes the rich past of India. Rao Jodha was one of the 24 children of King Ranmal of Jodhpur. He became the fifteenth ruler of Jodhpur. A

Travel Experience - Best Places to Visit in Delhi

Delhi is the capital of India and a union territory. It includes New Delhi which is the capital of India. Being the capital city of Delhi, the headquarters of the three central government units - Executive, Parliament and Judiciary are established in New Delhi and Delhi. The main languages spoken here are: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English. Delhi has historical significance in India. To its southwest are the Aravalli hills and to the east is the Yamuna River, on the banks of which it is inhabited. In ancient times, it was the main stop in the path of the commercial paths going through the Gangetic plain. It is the most ancient city of India. The beginning of its history is associated with the Indus Valley Civilization. The excavations in the surrounding areas of Haryana have provided evidence of this. Its name was Indraprastha in Mahabharata period. In 1911, the British government decided to bring the capital back to Delhi. For this, construction of a new city New Delhi to the south

Travel Experience - Best Places to Visit in Kolkata

Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal, situated on the left bank of the Hooghly River, 180 km off the top coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is the second largest metropolis of India and the fifth largest port. The population here is 2 crores 29 lakhs. The history of this city is very ancient. The development of its modern form is linked to the history of colonialism of the British and France. Today's Kolkata has many stories of modern India's history. While the city has been recognized as the initial focal point of India's educational and cultural changes, on the other hand it is also recognized as a stronghold of the communism movement in India. This city of palaces is also known as 'City of Joy'.Kolkata is also known as the 'Gateway to Eastern India' due to its excellent location. It is connected to various parts of the country by railways, airways and roadways. Kolkata is also known as the 'Gateway to Eastern India' due to its excellent location. I