Forts & Palaces

India is rich not only its culture but also in the matter of numerous world famous forts, museums, palaces and monuments depicting the rich and glorious life of dynasties in the past. These places are not only the evidence of luxurious lives led by Royal families but also inexplicable example of architecture and craftsmanship.

Today these forts and palaces in India have been transformed into the museums or heritage hotels that it can be possible for the visitors to know and experience royal lifestyle.

Some of the famous forts and monuments in India are:

Agra Fort

Built by great Emperor Akbar, the fort is famous world wide for its number of imposing structures.

Amber Palace

Situated in scenic location at distance form Jaipur city, the palace is a beautiful amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture. It was built by Raja Man Singh.

Chittorgarh Fort

The place famous for Rajput bravery and loyalty has this fort located in Udaipur.

Delhi Fort

Known as Red Fort or Lal Quila, the fort was built by Emperor Shah Jahan and this fort has place among the massive forts in the country.

Gwalior Fort

Once known as most indestructible fort of North and Central India, the fort encompasses three temples along with six royal places.

Jaisalmer Fort

The fort is one of the oldest and huge forts in Rajasthan. It is built in the Thar Desert.

Lohagarh Fort

This fort was built by Maharaja Suraj Mal and is the living epitome of loyalty and bravery.

Old Fort

Purana Quila or the Old Fort was built by Humayun and Sher Shah covering an area of about a mile.

Golconda Fort

One of the massive forts in India, the fort is located in Hyderabad away from the main city. It was built by different Qutub Shahi rulers.

Sriangapatna Fort

It is the second toughest fort in India located in Mysore and was built in 1537.

Mysore Palace

Known as Amba Vilas Palace, Mysore Palace is situated in Mysore (Karnataka). It is the official residence of former royal family of Mysore.

Bangalore Palace

The idea of look of this palace in Bangalore was taken from the Windsor Castle in the UK. It was built by Rev Garret.

City Palace

City Palace was built by Sawai Jai Singh II comprises the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal along with several other buildings.

Kangra Fort

Built by the Royal family of Kangra, the fort is located 20 km away from Dharamsala.

King Kothi Palace

Also known as Nazzi Bagh palace is located in Hyderabad; the palace was built by the Kamal Khan.

Samode Palace

Samode palace was built by Royal family with the Maha Rawal title. The palace along with Samode Haveli and Samode Bagh display a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajashtani architecture.

In upshot, Indian heritage is rich with numerous forts and palaces spread all over the country. It is not possible to describe the grandeur of these palaces in words. Justice to these pieces of art, culture and architecture can only be done by visiting them.