32 Forts in Rajasthan that you should visit - With photos & details

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32 Forts to explore in Rajasthan

The Indian state having innumerable royal palaces and forts. It is also known for its Thar desert, royal culture and historical monuments, such as the Hawa Mahal, and the numerous baoris.

Amber PalaceDevisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India

Amber palace constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I is a fascinating hindu architecture. t was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted in the plains to present day Jaipur.

Badnore FortBadnaur, Rajasthan 311302, India

Badnore Fort is an excellent example of medieval Indian military style of architecture. This seven storied fort stands atop a hill and presents breathtaking views all around.

Bhangarh FortGola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410, India

A beautiful fort built by Bhagavant das for his younger son Madho Singh. The fort and its precincts are well preserved

Bhatner FortWard no.21,6 no. Chungi,near kiryana bhawan, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan 335513, India

Bhatner fort literally means the fortress of Bhatti Rajputs believed to be 1700 years old rests on an elevated land with gigantic barricades.

Bikaner FortBikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India

Junagarh Fort is located amidst the Thar Desert and was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1594. Located on a sprawling land of 5.28 hectares, this place is studded with temples, palaces, and pavilions. Its 986m-long wall, with 37 bastions, is surrounded by a (now dry) moat.

Chittorgarh FortChittor Fort Road, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001, India

Chittorgarh fort stands strong as a citadel in the state of the forts and palaces. Although there are many Monuments in Rajasthan to be seen and admired but Chittorgarh Fort is an epic waxing poetic about the Rajput gallantry and honour. Built in the 7th century AD, this UNESCO World Heritage Site used to be the capital of the Mewar rulers. The fort complex comprises seven gates, two towers, and 65 structures.

Deeg FortDeeg Fort, Deeg, Rajasthan 321203, India

Deeg fort is the architectural wonder of  Bharatpur district. The central tower of the fort is positioned at an elevated height with a shallow canal surrounding it.  An 8 km huge wall surrounds the fort.

Gagron FortGagron, Rajasthan 325602, India

This is an example of a hill and water fort. It is a hill and water fort, one of 12 kinds of Vedic fort architecture known as JalDurg.

Harsolav FortHarsolav Fort, Temple Rd, Harsolav, Rajasthan 342902, India

An old fort located at the district of Nagaur. Historical place with architectural beauty.

Hindaun FortBaddi Chopar, Hindaun, Rajasthan 322230, India

This is an ancient fort located at Hindaun in Karauli district. The parts of the fort have been disintegrated and there is no proper source to protect the fort.

Jaigarh FortAbove Amber Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India

The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace complex and was named after him. he fort features a cannon named "Jaivana"(Jaivana Cannon), which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world's largest cannon on wheels.

Jaisalmer FortNear Gopa CHOCK, Dhibba Para, Manak Chowk, Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India

It is believed to be one of the very few "living forts" in the world, as nearly one-fourth of the old city's population still resides within the fort. For the better part of its 800-year history, the fort was the city of Jaisalmer. The first settlements outside the fort walls, to accommodate the growing population of Jaisalmer, are said to have come up in the 17th century.

Jal MahalJal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jal Mahal ("Water Palace") is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The building is located near the shoreline of a lake with a maximum depth of 15 ft.he palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

Jalore FortJalore, Rajasthan 343001, India

This is the main attraction of Jalore. This is one of the nine castles of Maru. It is one of the most famous and impressive forts in the state and has been known through history as the Sonagir or the "golden mount".

Junagarh FortJunagarh Fort Road, Bikaner Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334001, India

The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop.

Kankwari FortRundh Kankwari, Rajasthan 301410

Located inside the Sariska tiger reserve in Alwar district. The fort was founded by Jai singh with mesmerising architecture.

KHANDAR FORTGoth Bihari, Rajasthan 322025, India

This is an ancient fort located in the Khandar Tehsil , Sawai Madhopur district in the boundary of Ranthambore national park. Located on a top strategic vertical hill.  There is seven temples inside this fort.

Khimsar Fortvillage, Kheenvsar, Rajasthan 341025, India

Found in the 16th century and owned by the Karamsot dynasty. This is now a heritage hotel. The magnificent fort offers an enthralling experience to the visitors. It is one of the most beautiful forts and palaces in Rajasthan due to its marvellous architecture and splendour.

Kirti Stambh Chittorgarh fortChittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001, India

Built-in the 12th-century, Kirti Stambh is situated inside the Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan. The 22 meters tall tower was constructed by a Jain merchant, Jeeja Bhagerwala during the rule of Rawal Kumar Singh, to glorify Jainism.

Kuchaman FortKuchaman Fort, Kuchaman City, Rajasthan 341508, India

The Kuchaman Fort is perched atop a 300 m high cliff. This fort occupies a wide area which could be entered via 10 glorious gates from different sides. There were 32 bastions surrounding the entire fortification. The city at that time was inside the fort compound wall and people were residing with the compound. This fort shows the historical significance of the Rathore rule in Rajasthan.