North India has a rich history which shows in the form of numerous historical wonders dotted here. Travelers visit here from all over the world to walk down the memory lanes and to experience a kingly feel which still breathe here. Forts and Palaces are real caretakers of India’s past when the country was known with the name of the Golden Sparrow. Many legendary battles were fought here and numerous dynasties ruled here, leaving their mark on its soil. Get Tour Quotes
Some of the most popular forts and palaces of North India are:
Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal is a pearly white mausoleum in Agra built between 1631 and 1648. This masterpiece was constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for being the jewel of Muslim art in India. The beauty of Taj Mahal has earned it a place among the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit here to fall in love with its Persian and Mughal architecture. The main attraction of the monument is its grand dome which is nearly 35 meters (115 ft) high.
Qutb Minar, Delhi
Qutub Minar is a 73 meter tall brick minaret raised by Qutub-ud-din Aibak. It has five stories adorned with chiseled carvings and scriptures. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a rich part of the heritage of India and is a beautiful example of Iranian architecture along with Parso-Arabic and Nagari details. The Minar has a spiral staircase of 379 steps.
Red Fort, Delhi
The Red Fort is a marvelous gift from the Mughal era. Built in 1639, this fort has an outstanding Mughal architecture with fortified walls of red sandstone. It covers an area of 254.67 acres and features Lahori Gate (the main gate), Delhi Gate (the southern public entrance), Chhatta Chowk, Naubat Khana, Diwan-i-Aam, Nahr-i-Bihisht, Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Hammam, Baoli, Moti Masjid, Hira Mahal, Hayat Bakhsh Bagh and Princes' quarter. Get Tour Quotes
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Visit the Amer Fort here sitting high on a hill. Amer was originally built by Meenas and later Raja Man Singh I took over it. This red sandstone and marble marvel houses some beautiful wonders like the Diwan-e-Aam, or "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas, or "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort remains the most visited attraction in Jodhpur known for its majestic appeal. It was raised around 1460 A.D. by Rao Jodha and stands 100 feet above the city’s skyline. The fort still bears marks of cannonball attacks. Here you can cherish some incredible artistic interiors like delicate latticed windows, carved panels, elaborately adorned windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal.
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort is the largest fort in the city located on the Tirukuta Hill. It was built by Rao Jaisal and is known with the names like ‘Sonar Quila’ or the ‘Golden Fort’ due to its golden glittering outlook. This 250 feet tall historic marvel has witnessed several battles. Some of the most beautiful wonders of the fort are Raj Mahal, Laxminath Shrine, Merchant Havelis, etc. Get Tour Quotes
Lake Palace, Udaipur
The Lake Palace here looks like a dream sitting in the middle of Lake Pichola. It has a romantic set up which makes it the most fascinating and royal hotel in the world. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh II and was later transformed into a hotel managed by the Taj Group. City Palace is another magnificent wonder of history. It took nearly 400 years to raise this masterpiece. It houses a range of Mahals, courtyards, pavilions, corridors, terraces, rooms and hanging gardens. Its intricate architecture has a mix of medieval, European and Chinese influences.
Jag Mandir, Udaipur
Jag Mandir, on island in Lake Pichola, is known for its stunning interiors and grand style of architecture. The historical gem has some remarkable attractions like Gul Mahal, a Garden Courtyard, Bara Patharon ka Mahal, Zenana Mahal and the Kunwar Pada ka Mahal.
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
Begin your vacation to Bikaner by visiting the regal Junagarh Fort built in the year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. The fort wonderfully displays Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture. Its all-embracing courtyards showcase the richness of the bygone era.Get Tour Quotes
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