Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
is situated in Jodhpur. Rao Jodha built the fort in 1459 when he shifted his
capital from Mandore. The fort is situated about 400-ft above the city and
has 68-ft wide and 117-ft high walls, which dominates the surrounding plain.
Rao Jodha Singh from 1459 onwards constructed the palaces within the fort
area. The various palaces and buildings inside the fort now serve as
Mehrangarh museum. The Moti Mahal has stained glass windows that create a
colorful mosaic with the play of light and shade. Chandan Mahal, Darbar
Takhat or Throne Room, Rang Mahal and Umaid Vilas are must see for tourists.
How to Reach Mehrangarh Fort :
Jodhpur is well connected by air, rail and road to the rest of India.
The Jaisalmer Fort
fort or Sonar Kila - Jaisalmer - It is situated in Jaisalmer. Bhatti Chief
Jaisal laid the foundation of the fort in 1156 A.D on Trikuta hill. The fort
is also called Sonar Kila or Golden Fort because it is made up of yellow
sandstone and seems to ignite into a golden flame when scorched by the
desert sun. Even today, one fourth of the old city's population resides
within the fort. A cross-cultural merging of Rajput and Islamic
architectural styles is visible in this fort. Ganesh Pol, Akshya Pol, Suraj
Pol and Hawa Pol are must see for tourists. Jain temples built between 12th
to 15th centuries and dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Sambhavanthji is another
How to Reach Jaisalmer Fort :
Jaisalmer is easily accessible from all the cities of Rajasthan.
The Chittaurgarh Fort
fort is on a 280-hectare site on the top of a 180-metre-high hill, which
rises abruptly from the surrounding plain. There are many palaces within the
fort like Rana Kumbha Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Tower of Victory and
Padmini's Palace, which are a must see for the tourists. This hilltop
fortress of Chittorgarh epitomizes the romantic and doomed ideal of Rajput
How to Reach Chittaurgarh Fort :
» Air :
Nearest airport Dabok, Udaipur (90KM)
» Rail :
Well connected by rail with direct trains
from Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer ,Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Khandwa, Indore, Ratlam,
Mandsore, Kota, Bundi Kachiguda etc.
» Road :
The town is well connected by road also and
the bus services for Udaipur, Adhmedabad, Mt. Abu, Sirohi,Jalor Jodhpur,
Dungarpur, Banswara, Bundi, Kota, Rawatbhata, Ajmer, Jaipur, Pratapgarh,
Ratlam, Indore, Tonk and Nathdwara etc. are available.
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
fort is located in Bikaner. It is one of the finest of Rajput monuments.
Raja Rai Singh, Akbar's contemporary started building Junagadh Fort in 1587.
Often attacked, Junagadh is one of the few forts in India, which was never
conquered. It consists of 37 palaces, pavilions and temples built by
different Kings stand protected by massive ramparts and round towers.
How to Reach Junagarh Fort :
» Air :
Bikaner is well connected to the nearby
towns and cities of importance. Nearest Airport is Jodhpur 240 kms. The
airport is easily accessible by road.
» Rail :
Bikaner is connected by rail with Delhi,
Jaipur and Jodhpur.
» Road :
Bikaner to Delhi 949 km, Jaipur 316 km,
Jodhpur 240 km & Jaisalmer 330 km.