India as a huge country has been ruled by various rulers from diversified culture. The Forts are considered to be displaying the strength of the rulers. The majestic the fort , the stronger the ruler. Every state in India has lot of forts but let me throw light upon the popular ones here.

Red Fort, Delhi:

Built in 17th century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the fort is at Old Delhi and is very popular tourist destination. The Independence day of India is celebrated at this fort.

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Jaisalmer fort, Rajasthan :

Jaisalmer fort in Rajasthan is one of the biggest forts in the world. Located at Jaisalmer city in the middle of Thar desert above the cliff, the majestic yellow sandstone fort glitters like a golden crown when the sun rays hits the outer wall.

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Amber fort, Jaipur :

Located as the backdrop of Aravali hills, the Amber fort is the crowd pulling forts in Jaipur. Built in 16th century , the fort displays the wonderful mixture of hindu and mughal architecture.

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Gwalior fort, Madhya Pradesh:

Gwalior fort is one of the massive forts of India which has colorful artworks done in the walls of the fort. The alluring fort has a postal stamp issued with its picture. Mughal emperor Babur described this fort as “the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind”. This fort gives a picturesque panoramic view of the Gwalior city.

Golkonda fort , Andhra Pradesh:

Golkonda fort was originally built by Kakatiya Dynasty which was later ruled by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah Wali. Located close to Hyderabad in the cliff top, the fort carries the memories of its royal days.

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Srirangapatna fort, Karnataka:

One of the prime attractions in Mysore, Karnataka is the famous Srirangapatnam fort. Built in the year 1537, this magnificent fort is considered to be the second toughest fort of India.

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Vellore fort, Tamilnadu:

Built in 16th century by the Kings of Vijayanagara holds lot so brave stories about having hostage of Tipu sultan’s family to have been a ideal fort of building temple, mosque and church within the fort. In older days , Vellore seems to have been considered the capital of south.

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Forts of Maharashtra:

Most of the forts in Maharashtra are associated with Shivaji, the great Maratha warrior. Panhala fort, located looking over a pass in the Sahyadri mountain range near Kolhapur is the most important one.There are a number of forts in Maharashtra famous for trekking such as Purandhar Fort,Bahadurgad Fort, Ahmednagar Fort, Ratnagarh Fort. Murud a city famous for the impregnable fort of Janjira and beautiful beach,Janjira is Sea fort situated at the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra.

Palakkad and Bekal fort, Kerala:

Palakkad fort was built by Tipu sultan. Built full of granite in the town of palakkad by Tipu’s father Haider Ali. Bekal fort fort was constructed in 16th century in Kasargod and is stretched upon 40 acres. Both the forts gives a wonderful panoramic view.

Aguada Fort, Goa:

This fort was built by Portugues to protect Goa from Dutch and Marathas. Located approximately 18 KMs from Panaji, this fort is on top of hill and close to river Madovi. There is a light house in the fort.Due to its strategic location the fort commands a great view of the sea and the neighboring villages.

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