8 Famous Forts Of Rajasthan And The History Behind Them

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1.	Amber Fort, Jaipur: Built by Raja Man Singh of the Kachwaha clan in the town of Amer, Jaipur. The Raja was the trusted army general of Mughal Empire and one of the Navratans of Emperor Akbar. Built of red sandstone, inspired from Mughal architectures. 1.	Amber Fort, Jaipur: Built by Raja Man Singh of the Kachwaha clan in the town of Amer, Jaipur. The Raja was the trusted army general of Mughal Empire and one of the Navratans of Emperor Akbar. Built of red sandstone, inspired from Mughal architectures.

1. Amber Fort, Jaipur: Built by Raja Man Singh of the Kachwaha clan in the town of Amer, Jaipur. The Raja was the trusted army general of Mughal Empire and one of the Navratans of Emperor Akbar. Built of red sandstone, inspired from Mughal architectures.

2.	Jaigarh Fort (Jaipur): The ‘Victory Fort of Rajasthan’ was built in the 18th Century by Maharaja Jai Singh to guard the old city of Amber and Jaipur. The largest weaponry used to exist here. Jaivana, the world’ largest cannon on wheels is still here. 2.	Jaigarh Fort (Jaipur): The ‘Victory Fort of Rajasthan’ was built in the 18th Century by Maharaja Jai Singh to guard the old city of Amber and Jaipur. The largest weaponry used to exist here. Jaivana, the world’ largest cannon on wheels is still here.

2. Jaigarh Fort (Jaipur): The ‘Victory Fort of Rajasthan’ was built in the 18th Century by Maharaja Jai Singh to guard the old city of Amber and Jaipur. The largest weaponry used to exist here. Jaivana, the world’ largest cannon on wheels is still here.

3.	Nahargarh Fort (Jaipur): The fort was haunted by a spirit of a prince called Nahar who obstructed the construction of the fort every time it progressed smoothly. A saint prayed to the spirit, he agreed to leave only if the fort was named after him. 3.	Nahargarh Fort (Jaipur): The fort was haunted by a spirit of a prince called Nahar who obstructed the construction of the fort every time it progressed smoothly. A saint prayed to the spirit, he agreed to leave only if the fort was named after him.

3. Nahargarh Fort (Jaipur): The fort was haunted by a spirit of a prince called Nahar who obstructed the construction of the fort every time it progressed smoothly. A saint prayed to the spirit, he agreed to leave only if the fort was named after him.

4.	Ranthambore Fort (Sawai Madhopur): The fort was built on the former hunting grounds of the Royalty; the fort was used as a game sanctuary. Built in the 10th century by Nagil Jats, these are the oldest remnants of the royalty of Rajasthan. 4.	Ranthambore Fort (Sawai Madhopur): The fort was built on the former hunting grounds of the Royalty; the fort was used as a game sanctuary. Built in the 10th century by Nagil Jats, these are the oldest remnants of the royalty of Rajasthan.

4. Ranthambore Fort (Sawai Madhopur): The fort was built on the former hunting grounds of the Royalty; the fort was used as a game sanctuary. Built in the 10th century by Nagil Jats, these are the oldest remnants of the royalty of Rajasthan.

5.	Chittaurgarh Fort (Udaipur): The 7th-century fort is the land  where Krishna devotee Meera Bai lived after consuming poison, and, Rani Padmini and Karnavati who jumped into the fire to protect honor and the heroics of Gora Badal. 5.	Chittaurgarh Fort (Udaipur): The 7th-century fort is the land  where Krishna devotee Meera Bai lived after consuming poison, and, Rani Padmini and Karnavati who jumped into the fire to protect honor and the heroics of Gora Badal.

5. Chittaurgarh Fort (Udaipur): The 7th-century fort is the land where Krishna devotee Meera Bai lived after consuming poison, and, Rani Padmini and Karnavati who jumped into the fire to protect honor and the heroics of Gora Badal.

6.	Jaisalmer Fort (Jaisalmer): Built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal is one of the largest forts in the world. The huge yellow sandstone walls lion colored during the day and fade to honey-gold as the sun sets, hence named "Golden Fort". 6.	Jaisalmer Fort (Jaisalmer): Built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal is one of the largest forts in the world. The huge yellow sandstone walls lion colored during the day and fade to honey-gold as the sun sets, hence named "Golden Fort".

6. Jaisalmer Fort (Jaisalmer): Built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal is one of the largest forts in the world. The huge yellow sandstone walls lion colored during the day and fade to honey-gold as the sun sets, hence named "Golden Fort".

7.	Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur): Situated 400 feet above the city, enclosed by thick walls. The imprints of cannonball hits can still be seen on the second gate. The most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan featuring royal palanquins, howdahs, turbans, etc. 7.	Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur): Situated 400 feet above the city, enclosed by thick walls. The imprints of cannonball hits can still be seen on the second gate. The most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan featuring royal palanquins, howdahs, turbans, etc.

7. Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur): Situated 400 feet above the city, enclosed by thick walls. The imprints of cannonball hits can still be seen on the second gate. The most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan featuring royal palanquins, howdahs, turbans, etc.

8.	Junagarh Fort (Bikaner): Located in the beautiful city of Bikaner, built in 1558 AD by Raja Rai Singh. This fort is built in red sandstone and known for its brilliant carvings on the walls. 8.	Junagarh Fort (Bikaner): Located in the beautiful city of Bikaner, built in 1558 AD by Raja Rai Singh. This fort is built in red sandstone and known for its brilliant carvings on the walls.

8. Junagarh Fort (Bikaner): Located in the beautiful city of Bikaner, built in 1558 AD by Raja Rai Singh. This fort is built in red sandstone and known for its brilliant carvings on the walls.

Rajasthan is a huge state which is dotted with many attractions to explore! Listed here are some of the most famous historical forts in Rajasthan. Plunge into history and rediscover the opulence of a bygone medieval era.
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