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10 Royal Forts And Palaces Of India

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Royal Forts And Palaces:-

•    Amer Fort, Rajasthan :

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Located in Amer in Rajasthan, which is 11 km from Jaipur. It attracts so many visitors annually. Because of its magnificent and royal built. Known for its huge gates and ramparts which is built in Hindu artistic style. The fort faces the Maota Lake which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace. The fort contains so many royal palaces and courtyards. The palace is connected with Jaigarh fort with an escape passage. 

•    Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan :

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Largest fort of India. And is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is built over a hill of 180m at a height of 591 ft in 691.9 acres. The fort is also famous because of the beautiful queen “Rani Padmavati”.  The fort contains a very precious history of rulers and invaders. The fort also contains the Jauhar Kund of women. The bravery of the fort is still lying inside the huge walls. The demolished structures are the proof of the bravery of rulers.    

•    City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan:

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It is a palace complexly situated in the city of Udaipur. The palace is situated at the banks of Lake Pichola. The palace is packed with so many attractions and royal temples. It is open for public as a museum. One of the courtyards opens up towards the lake Pichola and gives visitors a feeling of royalty. 

•    Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh :

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It is situated in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. It is built in the 10th century and is still standing with grace. The defensive structure and the two main palaces are comprised inside the fort. The palaces still hold their royalty and give the visitors a royal feeling.

•    Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan :

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It is known for the Second Longest Wall of the World. It is built during the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. It is occupied by the royal family until the late 19th century. The fort is now a public attraction and opens for all. It is amazingly lit every evening. It is also the second largest fort of India after Chittorgarh. 

•    Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan :

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Located in Jodhpur, and is for being one of the largest forts of India. It is also popular for its well-stocked museum. It is built by Rao Jodha in 1460. 410 feet above and is enclosed by thick walls. There are several courtyards and palaces built inside the fort. The imprints from war with Jaipur can be seen on the royal gates of the fort. Many royal palanquins are displayed in the fort. The site-seeing views and the temples from and inside the fort are magnificent. 

•    Mysore Palace, Karnataka :

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It is currently the royal residence of the royal family. The palace is located in the center of Mysore and faces towards Chamundi hills. It is known as the old fort in local. The palace is burnt ablaze. It is one of the famous palaces of India. The palace gets more than 5 million visitors annually. The palace is full of royal attraction from inside. And the main attraction is the Dussehra Festival. And is celebrated widely among the city.

•    Nahargarh Fort, Rajasthan :

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The fort stands on the edge of Aravalli hills in Jaipur. The fort was once known as Surdashangarh and forms a strong defense for the city. Built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh in 1734.  The fort also contains a Biological park for tourist attraction. The fort is well built and never invaded in history. The walls of the fort are connected with the other fort Jaigarh. The palace inside the fort is quite enough to feel the royal life. The fortification is done in such a manner that it protects the city. The walls of the fort are touching the city to safeguard it. And inside the walls lies several palaces and museums with a rendering and amazing look of the Pink City.

•    Rambagh Palace, Rajasthan :

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It is the former residence of the royal family of Jaipur. Now a hotel. Located inside the city, on Bhawani Singh Road. It is fully loaded with royal suites since 1931. One can enjoy royal life in the hotel and will be treated like one. It is built as a garden house. And then it becomes a hunting house and in the late 20’s it is converted into a fully loaded royal residence.

•    Umaid Bhawan Palace, Rajasthan :

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It is located in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. It is one of the largest private residences. One part is open for public and another part is a hotel which is managed by Taj. It contains 347 rooms and is a former residence of the royal family of Jodhpur. The part which is open to the public is a museum. It is awarded as the finest hotel. And is serving its hospitality to so many visitors. It still looks like that the palace is standing with grace. The purpose to built this palace is to employ thousands of men at the time of famine.

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