Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort in Bikaner is one of the few forts that was NOT built on top of a hill. The fort was constructed in 16th century by Raja Rai Singh and it took almost 5 years to build this fort.

Entrance of Junagarh Fort

Entrance Hall

Artistically designed and carved walls and windows!

Artistic Corridors

The fort now also houses a museum which has collections of the ancient times.

Celing fan used by the rulers!

Ancient Darbar Hall, now a museum

Living Room of the rulers

War Souvenir

The above war souvenir was presented by British Government to Maharaja Ganga SinghJi of Bikaner in recognition of the services rendered under his leadership during the first world war. This was one of the planes that was shot down during the war!

The fort also offers beautiful view of the town. The modern town of Bikaner is built around this fort. The fort was earlier called Chintamani, but was renamed to Junagarh Fort when the ruler’s family moved to Lalgarh Palace.

Location

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Where to stay?

  • Bikaner

Distance Chart

From Distance (in km)
Jodhpur 255
Jaipur 335
Jaisalmer 335
Delhi 500

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