Junagarh Fort


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Believed to be one of the most prominent forts of Northern India, the Junagarh Fort, grace the pages of history for remaining unconquered for ever. Built in the 15th Century, the Junagarh Fort was constructed under the supervision and instruction of Raja Rai Singh, the trusted general of Akbar.

The security of the Junagarh Fort is the biggest asset of this structure. Beside the high walls and the moat, there are a total of 37 bastions that guard the entire fort. There are two gates that open into the Junagarh Fort, the Sun gate or the Suraj Pol is the main entrance.

The Junagarh fort in Bikaner encloses a number of temples, pavilions and 37 palaces. Each of the palaces are a work of art with carved windows, kiosk, hanging balconies and towers. The Moon palace, the Flower palace, the Karan Mahal, and the Anup Mahal are all unique in their own rights. Each of the rooms of the Junagarh fort including the Rang Mahal, Ganga Niwas, Vijai Mahal, and Dungar Niwas are now living museums of the glorious past and grandeur.

The fort museum displays a range of antique manuscripts, treaties, decorations, jewelery, jars and carpets, arms and weapons. A visit to the Junagarh fort and specially the museum of the fort is like taking a walk down the lanes of history. The mirror works, architectural intricacies and marble panels all add an extra bit of glamor to the Junagarh fort.

Last Updated on : August 01, 2013