Every time one plans to travel to a new city, they prepare with the ‘things to do’ list with all the other plans. The major attraction of any tourist place in India is the history that it carries and the forts play a major role in it. The tourism of that state takes care of these forts to let the tourists’ witness the era that is long gone. Beautifully preserved, these forts allow to relate with the time and information that one reads in the books or online. Some of these forts are an experience and one should make it a point to visit them while in that city.
1. Golconda Fort, Hyderabad (Telangana)
Built by the Kakatiya dynasty, Golconda Fort is located around 15 kms from Hyderabad and was built before 10th century. The fort was passed to several rulers after that which included Shah Qutub Dynasty and then Aurangzeb in 17th century. The fort has a grand structure with the name that means Sheppard’s hill. Golconda is famous for producing the famous Kohinoor diamond which makes it a must see fort in the list. A light and sound show that happens from 6-8 PM in the evenings is much of an attraction too.
2. Amer Fort, Jaipur ( Rajasthan)
This fort located some 12 km away from Jaipur in Amer of Rajasthan state India , is huge and artistic. Related to Princess Jodha and Mughal Emperor Akbar, this fort has become the UNESCO world heritage site. Made of pale yellow and pink sandstone with white marble, this palace is divided into four sections. Located high on the hills, Amer fort has become the major tourist attraction in Jaipur.
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3. Red Fort, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
Yes, The Red Fort in Agra that is situated beside the renowned Taj Mahal, is a site not to miss out on. This fort is just 2 kms away from The Taj, and talks all about size and nobility. The fort is situated on the banks of Yamuna River and was the first home of Sikander Lodi before it was passed on to the other rulers.
4. Raigad Fort, Mahad (Maharashtra)
Around 150 kms form Mumbai, Riagarh is situated on a hill which is located near Mahad town on the Konkancoastline. The fort was seized and pronounced as the capital of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji in 1674 AD when he was crowned as the Maratha King. This amazing fort is 800 meters in height from the sea level with about 1700 steps. The fort is a favorite for tourist who want to go trekking till the top.
Forts always are the best way to know about the rich Indian history and elaborates the living of kings in the palace. Some of these forts attract the tourist for the royal appeal while others because of the intelligent architecture. Anyways, these forts are worth devoting your vacation days with the beautiful and artistic display with one of a kind building and designing.