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Hill Forts of Rajasthan along Aravalli Range

Rajasthan, one of the largest states in India is also simultaneously very well known for its rich cultural heritage and ambiance. Although a part of Rajasthan is uninhabitable and inhospitable as it is adorned by the Thar Desert, this state compensates for it when it comes to the beauty and historical significance of the state and the forts of Rajasthan along the Aravalli Range.

Here Are Some of the Hill Forts of Rajasthan along the Aravalli Range

Jaisalmer Fort

Strategically located in the tourism hotspot of Jaipur, the Jaisalmer Fort is located on the magnificent Trikuta hill. Spreading across the Thar Desert, the fort has gained the nick name ‘Sonar Quila’ due to its yellow walls made of sandstone. One of the major attractions of every Jaipur tour, the fort has four massive gateways and famous temples apart from the Palace. It is also one of the most alluring historical monuments of Rajasthan, India.

Ranthambore Fort

It is located in the 'Ranthambore National Park’ in Rajasthan. This fort is identified and is significant due to the cultural splendour of the 'Hamir Dev of Chauhan Dynasty’ that it is associated with. According to beliefs, it was built in the middle of the 10th century by one of the Chauhan rulers. In the Mughal period, the Milanthia Temple was built inside the fort which was ruled by the Yadavas until the time it was annihilated in the 12th century.

Gagron Fort

Located in the district if Jhalawar, Gagron Fort is a water and hill fort which is encompassed by rivers Ahu and Kalisidh. This fort was constructed by the Doda Rajputs who began the construction in the 8th century, which was rebuilt over a number of times till the 14th century. In the 12th century, the Gargon Fort was seized by the Chauhans. This kept shifting hands numerous times until it was finally given to Maharao Bhim Singh by Aurangzeb in 1707 as a grant. It is also recognized as ‘one of the six UNESCO World Heritage Sites’. Click here and visit now to witness the sheer architectural brilliance and grandeur.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

It is located in the Rajsamand district which is situated in the western section of the Aravalli Hills. After Chittorgarh fort, this is the second largest fort in the state of Rajasthan. It was built by Rana Kumbha which is also the birthplace of the great warrior, Maharana Pratap.

Chittorgarh Fort

It is the largest fort in the state of Rajasthan. And is located at a distance of approximately 233km from Ajmer which is along National Highway 8 betwixt Mumbai and Delhi. I 7th century AD, the Mauryans built this fort on the left part of the river bank in Berach. The name of the fort originated from the Mauryans ruler Chitrangada Mori.

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