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Top 5 Forts to visit when you are in Jaipur!

Jaipur is the land of magnificent Palaces, Forts, Havelis, exotic jewelry, and rich history. This alluring capital of Rajasthan is also called the ‘Pink city’. It will mesmerize its visitors with its crowded yet colorful streets, festivals, stylish auto-rickshaws, and the Jaipuri vibe.  The main city is an abode to the former royal family and also houses famous attractions like Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. Surrounding the city are several other star attractions like beautiful forts and top traditional restaurants, which make your Jaipur experience, one of a kind. The Forts in Jaipur are unique in their own way. The city is also popular for its lip-smacking dishes like Dal Baati Churma and Pyaaz Kachori.

The desert capital of India maintains its old-world charm even now and is provides many fascinating options for travelers to explore around. Here is the curated list of forts you must strike off your bucket list if you are visiting Rajasthan :

#1 Amer Fort

This fort is rated as the most visited tourist attractions in Jaipur. The highlight of the Fort is the intricately done mirror work. The Fort is situated in Amber which is  11 km from the main city of Jaipur. It was built by Maharaja Man Singh I, in 1592. Amber Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site attracting visitors all over the world. Did you know that a war scene from the famous Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie titled Bajirao Mastani was shot here?

When you are in the luxurious Palace, don’t miss out to eat in the restaurant inside, on level two of Jaleb Chowk. Relish the royal cuisine like a Maharaja! The best time to visit the fort is after the sunset. Yes, you can witness the light and sound show and get to know the history of the fort. Observe the beautifully lit chowks and mahals.

Visitor Information

  • Opening hours – 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Light and Sound Show – 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Elephant Rides – 09:00 to 11:00 AM – you can book a ride on the spot and enjoy
the majestic entrance of the Amer fort
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#2  Jaigarh Fort

Next on the list is the majestic Jaigarh Fort. The attraction was built and designed in the medieval architectural style, early in the 18th century. The Fort was built with red sandstone and houses Jaiban, the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Another significant structure that has been maintained in the same grandeur is the Diwa Burj. There is also a museum where you can observe the war pieces of equipment, and other archives of the past.

Visitor Information

  • Opening hours – 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
the red sand stone structure of jaigarh fort
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#3  Bhangarh Fort

This Fort is hailed as the haunted site in India. It is situated in the Bhangarh village in Rajasthan, on the borders of Sariska Tiger Reserve. With massive wooden gates at the four sides and perfectly carved small temples, the historicity of the fort will put you in awe. Yet, this fort is not for the faint-hearted. You can hire a local guide, he will entertain you with spooky stories and take you around the ruins of the Fort. 

Visitor Information

  • Opening hours – 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
the aerial view of the Bhangarh fort
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#4 Achrol Fort

Are you thinking of an adventure activity while in Rajasthan? Add Achrol Fort to your bucket list. Because you can choose to hike to the Fort and engage in rappelling. Located on the outskirts of the Jaipur city, Achrol is a must-visit fort when you are here. At the Fort, you can take some amazing pictures.

#5 Nahargarh Fort

This fort is located 6 km from the city of Jaipur, overlooking the Aravalli hills. Nahargarh means the ‘abode of tigers’. The famous king of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh, ordered the construction of this fort in the 18th Century. There is a myth that the construction was hampered by a ghost, who was believed to be Nahar Singh Bhomia. To please him, the fort was named after him. Hire a local guide and he will tell you more interesting historical stories.

Visitor Information

  • Opening hours – 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
the aerial view of the Nahargarh fort
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Indeed, the Rajasthan Holiday experience will be your favorite one. Visit the yesteryear Rajput’s capital and make a lot of memories. This year plan a vacation to Rajasthan and discover the state in your style, because, when you are in the state, Jane kya dikh Jaye! Drop-in a query through the Pickyourtrail website and tell us where you want to travel.

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