Proud and Spectacular Forts of North India

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Proud and Spectacular Forts of North India Photo by Ninad Chaudhari

When you plan North India holiday package, you know that a part of your travel package will be a historical voyage into Mughal and Rajput saga as they have been the most prominent events in North Indian history. It is not just their fascinating and overpowering architecture that wows tourists but historical legends and lineage. Whole North Indian terrain is loaded with several forts and palaces. Most have a status of UNESCO world heritage site.  However, must visit forts for your North India trips are:

 

Red fort:

This was more than an imperial residence for Mughal dynasty. For 200 years, this is where the Mughal lineage thrived and built massive presence throughout India. This red sandstone fort was built in 1648 and it stands till date to share tales of 200 years of rule. Architecture has a fascinating blend of Mughal, Persian, Timurid and Hindu sensibilities. But its gardens are legendary and have been a source of inspiration for Mughal gardens created across North India. You can explore several sections of royal residence and feel subtle and silent aura of Mughal Empire.

 

Agra fort:

Churn pages of history and first mention of this fort dates back to 1080 AD. This fort has seen more than a millennium of history – wars, treasures, royalty and invasions are just a part of the day. This fort was also a part of Indian freedom struggle. Today, parts of it stand in Agra as gracefully as possible. There are several travel packages that include Taj Mahal. But, this fort is worth an inclusion in North India holiday package for its historical legends and architectural beauty. This fort has original Hindu- Islamic fusion architecture.  From calligraphy, patterns to drawings, walls of this fort have more to share than texture and presence.

 

Chittorgarh fort:

This is one of the largest forts in India. Built in capital of Mewar in 7th century, this fort has witnessed real majestic bravado of Rajputs, Ranas and Maharanas.  This hill fort has seen a lot of bravery and bloodshed alike. However, the most interesting part is that at one point of time, this fort was a wedding gift. This is a quintessential part of north India holiday package.

 

With several other forts and palaces across the countryside, most travellers to North India may get wondering about which forts to visit. But, choose to visit UNESCO world heritage sites in your travel package and you won’t be disappointed.

Author's Profile

Ninad Chaudhari works as a Web UI Designer / Developer with Cox & Kings. Ninad is an ardent photographer and finds best deals on domestic travel packages to pursue his passion. He recently explored North India holiday package from Cox & Kings and his albums are replete with stunning photos of North Indian forts and palaces.


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