Top 5 Most Famous Forts in India


Last updated on May 22nd, 2018 at 06:08 am

Here is the list of Top 5 Most Famous Forts in India, 

  • Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh

  • Red Fort, Delhi

  • Gwalior fort, Madhya Pradesh

  • Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan

  • Amber Fort, Rajasthan


Famous Forts in India – is the must read article if you are planning for a picnic to any of the fort in India. India is a country for famous palaces, forts & monuments. In ancient times India is ruled by a vast number of rulers. Rajasthan is considered as the Fort state holding a number of forts. Indian heritage depends on this famous palaces & forts built across various parts and is a major source of tourist attraction.

Famous Forts in India is the main tourist attraction. Some of the forts in India are Amber fort, Jaiselmer fort, Chittorgarh fort, Bikaner fort & Jaigarh fort. Below I enlist some of the most notable forts in India. You can select one of the beautiful place to visit on your holidays. We have gathered details of best five Forts with historic touch for you.

1. Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh


Agra Fort is built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor from the inspiration and ideasof rulers like Jahangir Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Machchhi Bhawan, Diwan-i-Khass. Agra Fort consists of four gates from which Delhi gate is considered as famous one. The entrance to Agra fort is through Amar Singh Gate which leads way to the courtyard.

During the rein,  Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son in this fort where Shah Jahan spend his last days in Musamman Burj. Musamman Burj is a beautiful tower with open surroundings allowing the cool air breeze from Yamuna river flows in side the Burj. Burj gives an exotic view of Taj Mahal.

How To Reach

  • Agra Fort Railway Station: Nearest railway
  • Agra Fort Bus Stand: Nearest bus station
  • Agra Civil Enclaves airport (5 km from the city center)

2. Red Fort, Delhi


Red fort was built by Shah Jahan on the banks of the river Yamuna. Red fort (Lal Qila) depicts the the history of rulers at the time of Mughal dynasty. The hall inside the fort is made of marble. Other attractions in this fort include Royal bath of Hammam, Pearl Mosque & Shahi Burj.  Diwan-i-Am and Diwan-i-Khas is equipped within this fort.

Dhiwan-i-am means a place where the emperor hears the complaints and Diwan-i-Khas is a place where personal meetings held between the rulers. Red fort forms a link between the past & present ages. In the past period the Mughal emperors served this fort  and in the present stage Prime Minister of India addresses the people on Independence day ceremony held on 15th of August.

How To Reach

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Delhi Metro train/Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAME)
  • Public buses to and from the city

3. Gwalior fort, Madhya Pradesh



Gwalior fort was constructed by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century. Gwalior fort is considered as one of the famous fort in Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior fort was build in Dravidian style. This fort is considered as the popular heritage monument of India. It is equipped with three temples, water tanks & six palaces.

Aurangazeb was imprisoned in this fort & was murdered by Murad(Autrangazeb’s brother). Juhar Kund in Gwalior fort is a place where women burnt themselves after the defeat of rulers of Gwalior. Other palaces in Gwalior fort are Jahangir Mahal, Shah Jahan mahal , Karan Place & Gujri mahal.  Gujri mahal was built by Man Singh for his favourite Queen Mrignayani.

How To Reach

  • Gwalior Airport: Nearest airport
  • Gwalior railway station
  • Road Route: National highway No.3 (Agra-Mumbai road)

4. Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan



Jaisalmer Fort is located in Thar desert in Rajasthan. The Fort is significant for palaces, havelis. Jaisalmer fort is considered as the oldest Fort in Rajasthan. Jaisaslmer is situated on Trikuta hill. Inside Jaisalmer Fort there is an old city which houses living portion & battle areas. There are many gates from where we can enter inside this fort.

Akshaya poll is the main entrance to this fort. Suraj poll shows the figure of the sun and Hawa poll is a big gateway. All these paths have great twists & turns connecting to five interconnected palaces. Standing on this fort one can have a great view of desert & old city. Desert festival is better viewed from this fort. Palace of Wheels travels you along with Jaisalmer’s beauty.

How To Reach

  • A military airstrip limited for civilian flights
  • Jaisalmer railway station
  • Delhi-Jaisalmer Express, (from Delhi Jn station)
  • Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC)

5. Amber Fort, Rajasthan



Amber Fort is located in Rajasthan blended with Hindu and Muslim architecture. Raja Man Singh built this fort and the Fort was constructed with red sandstone & white marbles. Palace of mirrors (Sheesh Mahal) is the major attraction as the walls of this palace is fully decorated with mirrors. Jas Mandir on the top floor is blends  Mughal & Rajput architectue.

Amber fort’s main entrance is through Dil-e-Aaram garden which depicts traditional Mughal style architecture. There is a small Kali temple on the right side of the fort. Maota lake present in the front of the Fort gives more vibrant look to this Fort. Amber Fort’s main speciality is that one can reach this Fort on elephant’s back.

How To Reach

  • Fort is 11 km away from Jaipur
  • Jaipur Airport is nearest airport
  • Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC)

1 Comment

  1. Heya….

    I am planning to visit Jaisalmer Fort with my husband and kids. So can you please tell me what is the best time to visit the place?

    Thank you…

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