India is a land of the kings and princes, a land of royalty, grandeur and of many historical patrimonies listed as World Heritage sites for the sake of their cultural importance, famous monuments, forts, tradition, temples, tombs, hill stations, wild life sanctuaries and many more. But the Forts and Palaces of India are the country’s treasure, which describe its deep past and they are the witness of royalty, valor, love, struggle and grandness of the ancient and medieval era.
These breathtaking forts and palaces cannot be described in words as they survived till date and still receives admiration from people worldwide. They show the generosity of the Royal Kingdoms stand as a reminder and Grandeur of the past. Some of the forts were constructed to keep the enemy away and used as a protection machine. The notable feature about each of the forts and palaces is their exquisite carving work.
Varied size of Forts and Palaces are spread all over India but most of these are situated in Royal Rajasthan. Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh also home to numerous forts and palaces. Some of the worldly known forts are the great Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is around 500 years old and one of the largest forts in India with several brilliantly crafted, decorated palaces, Chamunda Devi temple and museum inside the fort. Lal Quila or the Red Fort, Delhi made up with thick red sandstone having some important buildings and other structures inside the fort. Gwalior Fort situated at Gwalior, Golconda fort located at Hyderabad, Jaisalmer fort & Kumbhalgarh fort or Chittaurgarh Fort its boundary wall is 35 KM long which is next to big wall of China. Agra Fort, also known as the red fort of Agra. Kangra fort of Himachal Pradesh, Junagarh Fort of Bikaner, Panhala fort of Maharashtra, Srirangapatnam Fort of Karnataka and many more.
In the past time the royal families of Maharaja’s used to lived luxuries life in their Royal Palaces, over the years a few royal residences were converted into hotels or museums and their elegance and grandeur still maintained like cuisine, the dress, the services, the rooms, sports and even the surroundings have been maintained to match the Royal Taste. But a number of palaces still remain in royal control. These spectacular and beautiful grand Palaces were built by emperors who ruled the region.
These palaces serve as tourist attractions today like the Palace of Mysore popularly known as the Amba Vilas Palace; it is the most beautiful palace in India as well as in the World. Lake Palace or Jag Niwas it is built on the Lake Pichola’s natural foundation of Udaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan one of the largest private resident in the World. Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, the Jai Vilas Mahal at Gwalior, City Palace, Jaipur, Lakshmi Vilas Palace of Gujarat, one of the biggest palaces in the World. Rashtrapati Bhawan is the official residence of the President of India. It is the largest residence of any Head of State on Earth. From Udaipur to Madurai, every state in India boasts of magnificent palaces.
These forts and palaces are the highlight of any visit to India. Come to visit and experience the bygone era of kings and queens and having the essence of India.