Diu Fort

Diu Fort

Diu Fort is a beautiful fort constructed by the Portuguese at the tip of Diu Island. The fort is covered with sea water on three sides, with massive outer and inner walls acting as a protection to the fort. A deep ditch stands between the outer and inner walls that is filled with water to protect the fort from the invaders. Entry to the fort […]

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Daman and Diu

Daman and Diu

Daman and Diu is a union territory which has two unconnected districts separated by over 600 km by road: Daman that is located between Maharashtra and Gujarat, and Diu in Gujarat. Both Daman and Diu were part of Portuguese colonies and were incorporated into India in 1961. Goa, Daman and Diu were part of single union territory until 1987 when Goa was granted a separate […]

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Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1736 on a hill top called Cheel Ka Teela or Hill of Eagles. The hill lies in Aravalli Mountain ranges and from Jaigarh Fort, you can get panoramic views of the hills, and Amer Fort. It is believed that Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort are connected by passages which are now closed to public. Amer Fort […]

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Amer/Amber Fort

Amer/Amber Fort

Amer Fort (also called Amber Fort) is located in a small hilltop town called Amer which is 11 km from Jaipur. Surrounded by beautiful Aravalli mountain ranges and facing Maota Lake, Amer Fort sets a great example of the traditional Indian/Rajput architecture.  As with most forts of Rajasthan, Amer Fort too has carvings on ceilings, walls and windows and you will amazed with the intricacy of the […]

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Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort is located on top of a rocky hill in the outskirts of Jodhpur. Apart from being built on top of a hill, the magnificent fort has strong walls that raise over 100 meters. The fort was initially built by Rao Jodha in 1459 and has been extended by several rulers at various times. Mehrangarh Fort The fort has 7 entry gates. Each gate was […]

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Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. The city was formerly the princely state for the kingdom of Marwar. Due to the extreme sunny weather throughout the year, Jodhpur is also called as “Sun City”. There are various places that you can visit at Jodhpur. Some of the places that are a popular attraction are in the links below:   Mehrangarh Fort Jaswant Thada […]

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Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada is one of the prime attractions in Jodhpur. It is a memorial built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II who was the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. From Jaswant Thada, you can get magnificent views of Mehrangarh Fort on one side, and Jodhpur town on the other. Apart from the spectacular views, the royal memorial is built with white […]

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Deeg Palace

Deeg Palace

Deeg is a small town but was once the summer capital of Jat Kings. The palace was built by Badan Singh in the 18th century. Being with close proximity to Agra, the palace has seen several attacks from Mughals and other invaders. The palace was reconstructed later by his successor and son Suraj Mal. Deeg Palace against Gopal Sagar Lake An elegant entrance to Deeg Palace […]

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Junagarh Fort

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 […]

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Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort is the second largest fort in India located at the heart of Jaisalmer town. This is one of the forts that is well preserved and the locals also call it as the only “living” fort. That is because there are quite a few people who still live in that fort. The fort has several houses, guest houses, restaurants, shops, temples and so on. […]

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