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Indian Forts Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

In various parts of India, there are still the strongholds of old forts that have guarded its owners in times of battle. Many of these forts are impressive and contain large and sprawling estates.

Gingee Fort is located in Tamil Nadu. The Gingee Fort was built in the 9th century and was famous for fending off invaders. Eventually the Muguls captured the Fort in the late 1600s, but for a time Gingee Fort was an impregnable fortress. The Gingee fort is located over the span of three hills and is guarded by a moat. The Fort also contains prison cells, granaries, a gymnasium and several gates.


Chittorgarh Fort may be the largest fort in India. The Fort eventually gave way when Akbar the Great besieged it in the 1560s. To access the Chittorgarh Fort, a bridge must be crossed. The path to the Fort is a zigzag, making access to the Fort difficult. Chittorgarh Fort is luxurious with several palaces, temples and living quarters.

Most Indian forts are built on some hilltop, cave or have some natural barrier for defense. Junagarh Fort is unusual in that it was not constructed on a hilltop. Junagarh Fort is located in Rajasthan and was built with Mughal and Indian influences. The fort has a museum dedicated to the Bikaner royal family, who was the owner of the Junagarh Fort.

Gwalior Fort is one of the biggest forts in India. It holds several Hindu and Jain temples, palaces and a water reservoir. There are also dozens of gates, pools, and a museum was constructed to house the sculptures of the Gwalior Fort. There are also several monuments, one of them being erected on the place where former princes and upper class boys attended school. 

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