Forts & Palaces

One of the prized possessions of the rich heritage of India is the architectural legacy of its forts and palaces. Built by royal Maharajas you can find a majority of these historic gems in the Rajasthan state of India. The impeccable structures are speckled all over the country during the reign of several dynasties. The forts are a testimony to the astonishing ingenious features and imposing structure.

Palaces ooze luxury and elegance with the use of finest artwork and semi-precious stones for decoration. Apart from the aesthetic appeal, these structures also hypnotize travelers with their fascinating history. Take a round of the most glorious forts and palaces of India summarized here exclusively for you.

Forts & Palaces in India

City Palace

The most beautiful palace of Jaipur city is the first place you should head to when in Rajasthan. Maharaja Sawai Singh II built the palace in the year 1729. It displays a mesmerizing fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture. An array of in-house museums is a delightful place to know about the Kings. A part of the palace is still inhabited by the royal family.

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Entrenched atop Aravalli hills on the outskirts of Jaipur, Amber Fort is an exemplary structure from the era of Rajputs. People enjoy the elephant ride to reach the entrance. The interesting features of the fort are Sheesh Mahal, Suraj Pol, Chand Pol, Tripolia gate, Sukh Niwas and Maota Lake.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort and Museum is the fabled symbol of Jaipur reflecting its memorable history. The founder of Jodhpur city, Rao Jodha constructed it in 1459. People from far and wide come to see this majestic fort. It is enriched with attractive features like Sheesh Mahal, Chamunda Devi temple, Mataji Temple and the museum.

Red Fort, Delhi

The iconic monument of the national capital, Delhi, Red Fort is a masterpiece built by the Mughals. It is entirely made of red sandstone which lends it a striking red color. The fort is of high national importance as the Prime Minister of India gives a speech from its ramparts on every Independence Day of India.

Agra Fort, Agra

Agra Fort is located in Agra city near the world-famous Taj Mahal. It is nicknamed as the Red Sandstone beauty of India. The powerful structure has four gates, of which the main ones are Delhi Gate and Amar Singh Gate. It is blended with interesting places like Jahangiri Mahal, Shahjahani Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Muthamman Burj.

Gwalior Fort, Gwalior

The imposing fort is built in Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh in the 8th century. Today it is considered one of the largest forts in India. Interestingly, the oldest record of zero is also found in a temple of this fort. The noteworthy features are Gujari Mahal, Man Mandir Palace, and Zero Temple.

Mysore Palace

Located in Mysore city, it is also known as Amba Vilas Palace. The palace used to be the residence of the Wadiyar dynasty. Now it is a lavish palace enriching the cultural heritage of India. The structure is a wonderful mix of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic style of architecture.

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