The rich cultural history of India can very well be seen in its ancient monuments and sculptures. Here are some huge mesmerizing forts of India you haven’t seen yet.
Jaisalmer Fort: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer Fort is massive structure which can be recognized by its distinct yellow sandstone walls. The fort is 1,500 ft (460 m) long and 750 ft (230 m) wide. In 2013 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Agra Fort: Agra, Uttar Pradesh
This huge fort is spread across 380,000 m2 (94-acre) and has been home to various kings like Babur and Badal Singh to name a few. The fort was a center of dispute as its strategic location gave its occupant great advantage. It has served the Mughlas, Rajputs and Marathas.
Gwalior Fort: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
This ancient fort served many dynasties since it was created in 525 AD. With an average width of 1,000 yards this fort is again one of those large structures which you can easily get lost in.
Mehrangarh Fort: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
This fort is located in the center of Jodhpur. Its walls, which are up to 36 metres (118 ft) high and 21 metres (69 ft) wide, protect some of the most beautiful and historic palaces in Rajasthan.
Golconda Fort: Hyderabad
The Golconda Fort is an architectural masterpiece. The whole of the Golconda Fort complex and its surrounding spreads across 11 km of total area, and discovering its every nook is an arduous task. If you visit Hyderabad, you have got to visit this Fort.
Amer Fort: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Located in Amer, just outside Jaipur, this fort sits atop beautifully on a hill. It is one of the principal tourist attractions in Jaipur.
Jhansi Fort: Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
The fort extends to a sprawling 15 acres (61,000 m2) and this colossal structure measures about 312m in length and 225m in width. This fort is absolutely massive and can be accesses through 10 gates.
Kangra Fort: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
The Kangra fort may not be the biggest fort in India but it is known for its unimaginable beauty. The fort was constricted during the Sikh period and also contains religious shrines like that of Godess Lakshmi and Ambika Devi.
Chittorgarh Fort: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort is is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers.
Daulatabad Fort: Aurangabad, Maharashtra
This fort is a magnificent fort of Maharashtra. It is not very large although it is the pinnacle of strength and defense. Located on a hill just 200m high, it was designed to defend against all kinds of attacks from all directions.