Five most beautiful and royal forts of India, must see once
India has many magnificent forts and palaces, which are associated with rich history as well as culture. Many historical battles have taken place in these architectural forts, mostly built by Rajput rulers. At the same time, you will also find the remains of the Mughal period in these amazing structures. If you are interested in history then you must definitely visit these forts once. Let us then know about the royal forts of India today.
One of the main attractions of Old Delhi, the Red Fort served as the capital of the Mughals in the early centuries. The construction of this fort made of red sandstone began in 1638 under the supervision of Shah Jahan and was completed in 1648. In 2007, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort is built in Persian, Islamic and Timur style of architecture.
Agra Fort, located in Uttar Pradesh, is one such historical monument, which was first declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. According to historians, this fort was originally built by the Lodi dynasty, after which it passed on to the Mughals. At the same time, it was rebuilt by Akbar in the 16th century and the British captured this fort before coming under the Government of India in 1803.
Fort of Gwalior
One of the oldest forts in India, the Gwalior Fort was built in the 10th century and is situated on top of a mountain in Madhya Pradesh. Man Mandir Palace is one of the major attractions of this fort, which was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar between 1486 and 1516. A sound and light show is organized every night in the open courtyard of this fort.
Kangra Fort located in Himachal Pradesh was built by Maharaja Susharma Chandra of Katoch dynasty about 3,500 years ago. This fort was attacked by Akbar in 1615 and his son took control of it in 1620. After this, many powerful rulers including the British took control of this fort and it was seriously damaged due to earthquake in 1905.
The Jhansi Fort is situated on the top of the hill of Bangira in Uttar Pradesh and was built 400 years ago by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo of Orchha. However, the fort later went under the control of Rani Lakshmibai, who led the Indian Rebellion of 1857 here. This fort is built in Maratha and Bundela style of architecture.
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