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Ancient forts in India - Golconda Fort

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Golconda fort is located 11 km south of Hyderabad. This fort built in Hyderabad in Telangana state of India is quite famous. The kingdom of there was also famous because they gave many valuable things to the country, such as the Kohinoor diamond. The Golconda fort is also included in the Archaeological Treasure's "List of Monuments". In fact, Golconda consists of 4 different kilos with a 10-kilometer long outer wall. 8 is the entrance and 4 is the lift bridge. Along with this, Golconda has many royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, magazines, stables etc. Golconda Fort was built during the time of the Maratha Empire. The city and the fort are built 120 meters (480) in height from Granite Hill and are surrounded by huge bounds. It was repaired by Pratap Rudra of Kakatiya. But later Mussunuri Nayaka overcame the fort, defeating the Tughlaqi army at Warangal. This fort was built by the king of Warangal in the 14th century. Later it passed into the hands of

Ancient forts in India - Gwalior Fort

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The Gwalior Fort present in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh was constructed in the 8th century. Spread over an area of three square km, the height of this fort is 35 feet. This fort is one of the amazing specimens of medieval architecture. It is the main monument of the city of Gwalior which is situated on a small hill called Gopanchal. This fort built of red sandstone is one of the largest fort in the country and has an important place in Indian history. According to the recorded figures of historians, this fort was built in 727 AD by a local chieftain named Suryasena, who was a resident of Sinhonia village, 12 km from this fort. Many Rajput kings have ruled this fort. After the establishment of the fort, the Pal dynasty ruled over it for about 989 years. After this, the Pratihara dynasty ruled over it. In 1023 AD, Mohammed Ghazni attacked this fort but had to face defeat. After a long siege in 1196 CE, Qutubuddin Aibak subjugated this fort but in 1211 AD he faced defeat. Then in

Ancient forts in India - Agra Fort

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Agra Fort This is the most important fort in India. The Mughal emperors of India, Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and ruled the entire India from here. Here was the state's highest treasury, property and mint.This fort is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site. This fort is located in the city of Agra in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. About 2.5 km north-west of it, the world famous monument Taj Mahal exists. It was originally a brick fort, which belonged to the Rajputs of Sikarwar dynasty. Its first description comes in 1080 AD, when Mahmud Ghaznavi's army captured it. Sikandar Lodhi (1487-1517), was the first Sultan of Delhi Sultanate who visited Agra and he got the fort repaired in 1504  and lived in this fort. Sikandar Lodi made it the capital in 1506 and ruled the country from here. He also died in this fort in 1517. His son Ibrahim Lodi later held the throne for nine years, until he was killed in the First War of Panipat (1

Ancient forts in India - Lohagarh Fort

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The  fort of Lohagarh is located in Bharatpur, the gateway to Rajasthan. This strong fort like this iron was built by Surajmal,(1733)the Jat ruler of Bharatpur. Maharaja Surajmal was counted among the powerful rulers of that period. He built several fortifications on his own. The fort of Lohagarh is considered to be the strongest. It is famous about this fort that the British have laid siege of this fort 4 times but they had to face all four times and had to take back the enclosure. It is the only invincible fortress in India. Therefore, it is also called the fort of Ajay Garh. A double rampart of clay is built around it. Therefore, it is also called the fort of clay. There have been many attacks on this fort, but no one could win it. It was attacked by many neighboring states, Muslim invaders and British, but all failed. In 1803, Lord Lake unsuccessfully tried to blow it up with ammo. The Jat kings ruled in this fort. He designed it with such skill that if all the ot

Ancient forts in India - Taragarh Fort

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Taragarh Fort is one of the major tourist and historical sites of Bundi district located in Rajasthan. Let us tell you that this fort is one of the most impressive structures of Ajmer city in Rajasthan. Explain that this fort was constructed in 1354 and at the same time the Bundi state was also established. The fort is situated on a steep hill in the Aravalli ranges, which offers panoramic and enchanting views of the city of Bundi. Please tell that this fort is also known as "Star Fort". This fort has now become a ruin, but even today it attracts a large number of tourists. This fort is known for its many features and even today it displays the grandeur of Rajput rule. If you want other information about Taragarh Fort, then definitely read this article, here we are going to give you complete information about visiting Taragarh Fort. It is also known as 'Kuji of Gibraltar Rajasthan of Rajasthan'. Situated behind a two and a half day hut in the southwest of Aj

Ancient forts in India - Jalore Fort

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Jalore Fort is one of the major attractions of the state of Rajasthan. This fort is an impressive piece of architecture. It is believed that this fort was constructed between 8th and 10th century. This fort is surrounded by a steep hill at an altitude of 336 meters from where a spectacular view of the city is visible. This fort was one of the 9 palaces of Maru under Parmar rule, also known as Songeir or Golden Mount. This fort attracts tourists with Jalore. The main attraction of the fort is the high fortified walls and cannon bastions built on them. Let us know that there are 4 big gates in Jalore Fort, but tourists can reach after climbing two miles from one side. In 1311, the Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji, attacked the fort and destroyed it. The ruins of the fort are the major attractions of tourists, who come here to know more about the history of India.When the Jalore Fort was attacked by Ala ud Din Khilji and many Rajput soldiers attained martyrdom, their wives then

Ancient forts in India - Jaigarh Fort

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Jaigarh Fort (Rajasthani: Jaigarh Fort) is a fort built on the upper side of the Amer Fort and Mawta Lake on the Chil Ka Tila (Eagle Hill) in the Aravalli ranges in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, the western state of India.Jaigarh Fort is about 11 km north of Jaipur city center. It is located on Amer Road. On the Amer road, in front of the Jalmahal, a route in the Amer valley leads to the Nahargarh hills, from here one path leads to Nahargarh and the other way to the Jaigarh fort. The world famous Amer Mahal is also situated in the lower rungs of the hills. These three grand fortifications attract tourists from all over the world with their beauty and historicity.Jaigarh Fort is the highest fort of Jaipur. It is situated on the highest hill of Chhattibba in Nahargarh. This fort could be monitored around Jaipur. Jaigarh Fort is one of the special historical sites of Amer. Situated on the Chil Ka Tila in the Aravalli hills, this fort was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 172

Ancient forts in India - Nahargarh Fort

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The fort of Nahargarh is built atop the Aravali range that surrounds Jaipur. Keeping the security of Amber at the end of the mountain range of Aravalli, this fort was built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh II in the year 1734. About 3:30 lakh rupees were spent on the construction of the fort at that time. Nahargarh Fort, famous as the watchman of Jaipur. Also known by many other names.Smart fort, Sudarshan Garh,Tiger fort ,Jaipur Dhwangarh ,Crown of jaipur, Palace fort,Sweet fort etc. Built by the famous founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh, this magnificent and strong fort is similar to the crown of Jaipur and seems to look towards the city. The ancient name of this fort is Sudarshangarh. The temple of Sudarshan Krishna, whose identity is present within the fort. But in the world, this fort is more famous than Nahargarh, which is probably named after Nahar Singh Bhomia, whose place is near the entrance to the ramparts of the fort. Regarding the construction of this fort, it

Ancient forts in India - Junagarh Fort.

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It is an ancient fort of Rajasthan which is located in Bikaner district. Bikaner was known as Jangalpradesh before independence. Another name of Junagadh fort is also Chintamani fort, it was built by Rao Bika, son of Rao Jodha, the ruler of Jodhpur. In the twentieth century it came to be called Junagadh. Bikaner Fort - Bikaner Fort was built near the city of Bikaner instead of being built on a hill like other fortifications in the state. The construction period of Junagadh is said to be 1589– 1594. Like other forts, Junagadh continued to sour his enemies' teeth. Babar's son Kamran Mirza had partial success in the Junagadh invasion of 1534. Apart from this, no invader could win the Junagarh Fort. The Dhawan fortress Junagadh was built by Maharaja Raisingh. According to the fame of Dayaldas, when Maharaja Raj Singh was in Burhanpur, he ordered his minister Karamchand to build a fort. It has been written in Dayal Das's fame that the foundation of the new citadel was

Ancient forts in India - Kumbalgarh Fort

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This fort is located in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. This fort was built by Maharana Kumbha on Saturday, May 13, 1459. This fort was called 'Ajeyagarh' because conquering this fort was a difficult task. A large wall is built around it, which is the second largest wall in the world after the China wall. On completion of the construction, Maharana Kumbha put coins on which the fort and its name were inscribed. This fort built according to the rules of Vastu Shastra, has entrance, ramparts, reservoirs, crisis doors for going out, palaces, temples, residential buildings, yagna altar, pillars, canopies etc. This fort has been built by joining many valleys and hills, making it natural and invincible by providing a protective base. In this fort, palaces, temples and residential buildings were built at high places and flat land was used for agricultural work. At the same time, this fort was made as self-supporting as possible by using the sloping sections for reservoirs. Within t