Reasons Why Tourists love These Forts of Udaipur.
The magnificent forts in and around Udaipur city reflect the pride and valor of Mewar. These strong forts of Udaipur, which are years old, still stands proud despite the lack of modern machines in that era.
These forts built on amazing high hills still attract everyone else. Mewar is popular all over the world due to its royal culture, royal tradition, and ancient art. So today we are going to talk about 3 forts of Mewar you should visit if you are a travel freak.
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1. Chittorgarh Fort
The “Chittorgarh Fort” or Chittor fort is known as one of the largest forts of India. This fort is presently in the city of Chittor, which in olden times was called the capital of Mewar.
According to history, this fort was built by Chitrangada Maurya (often confused with imperial Maurya Rulers) in the 7th century, so this fort was named after him.
It is spread over a massive 590 feet high hill and over 692 acres of land, offers one of the finest examples of Mewar’s majestic and unbelievable architecture.
The Chittorgarh Fort reminds of the golden tales of valor and sacrifice of Mewar, which are still remembered with great pride by the people of Mewar and which reflect the Rajput culture and bravery in the real sense.
Chittorgarh Fort of Udaipur was declared a “UNESCO World Heritage Site“ in the year 2013 due to its unique and amazing architecture.
The two main towers in the Chittorgarh Fort, known as the “Vijay Stambh” and the “Kirti Stambh”, are its main attractions. The Vijaya Stambh means the Tower of Victory, whereas the Kirti Stambh means the Tower of Fame.
There are a total of seven gates in this fort which are also called (“Dwar Ka Pal “) in the local language, which include Pradan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ganesh Pol, Jodla Pol, Laxman Pol, and the name of the main gate is Ram Pol. (Lord Rama’s Gate). All these gates have been firmly built with a heavy stone structure. A circular road remains within the fort, through which you can reach many monuments, ruined palaces, and temples in the fort.
The towers are illuminated every evening, which makes them look even more attractive. Along with the towers, there are so many luxurious palaces and temples inside the premises of Chittor Fort, the most popular of which is believed to be the Meera Temple.
Distance – 124 km from Udaipur
Timings: 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM Other Days and 4:00 AM to 9:15 PM Tuesday
Entry Fee: INR 25 for Children and INR 50 for Adult
2. Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh fort also is known as “Kumbhal fort” is situated on the western range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district, Rajasthan. It was built during the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, thus named Kumbhalgarh fort.
This fort has been constructed at an elevation of about 3,600 feet above sea level on the Aravalli ranges. The perimeter walls of this fort are spread about 36 km, due to which it is listed among one of the longest walls in the world.
There are seven fortified gates within this magnificent fort and 360 temples inside the fort, which consists of 300 ancient Jain and remaining Hindu temples.
From this fort, one can see many kilometers away in the Aravalli range. Along with this, sand dunes of the Thar Desert can be easily seen from the fort walls.
It has been also included in a “UNESCO World Heritage Site” and is the second-largest fort in India after Chittor Fort in Udaipur
After being occupied until the end of the 19th century, this fort is now open to the public. Due to its amazing and unimaginable architecture, this fort is one of the best tourist attractions of Lake City Udaipur.
Distance: Approx 102 km from Udaipur
Timings: Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 15 for Indian people & INR 200 for Foreigners
3. Sajjangarh Fort
This fort was built in the 18th century by Maharana Sajjan Singh of the Mewar Dynasty, due to which the fort was named ‘Sajjangarh’ or Sajjan Fort (where Garh means ‘Fort’) in his honor.
It is also popular with the name “Monsoon Palace” as it was built primarily for viewing the clouds. Sitting at its unbelievable height, you can easily enjoy the panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces, and the surrounding countryside.
It is made of beautiful white marble stones and is situated on the “Bansadara peak” of the Aravalli hill range with a height of about 3100 feet above sea level.
This palace was used by the royal Rajput families of Mewar and their guests as a hunting lodge. It has Large domes, fountains, and jharokhas which represent the typical Rajasthani Culture.
This fort is illuminated daily in the evening, which gives a magical golden glow, enhances its beauty a thousand times. A special thing is that some popular scenes of James Bond’ 1983’s film “Octopussy” was shot in this palace.
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Distance: Approx 8 km from the city
Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (all days of the week)
Entry Fee/Ticket Cost: INR 10 for Indian People and INR 80 for Foreigners
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