Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

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Junagarh Fort features palaces, pavilions, and shrines erected in a mix of architectural styles, with the earliest ones dating back to about the 16th century. Enter through a gate made of yellow sandstone and flanked with two guardian elephant statues made of red stone. The fort boasts six additional gates, marble courtyards, wells, gardens, an old jail, galleries, and corridors. Successive rulers built their own sets of lavishly decorated chambers, the interiors of which stood in stark contrast to the medieval military architecture. At the onsite museum, see royal costumes, historic portraits, Sanskrit and Persian manuscripts, arms, and idols. The most notable feature of the whole complex, however, remain the intricate carvings in red and yellow stone. Arrange to visit Junagarh Fort and other attractions in Bikaner using our Bikaner online trip builder .
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  • A must visit place while visiting Bikaner. It's called most beautiful palace of India. Personally i like unaided bhawan palace much better.  more »
  • This is a tourist attraction. This place is a fort situated in Rajasthan. Lots of tourist visiting this place every day.  more »
  • The property is not maintained properly, the grounds at the back are in a sad state... nothing in comparison to other forts in Rajasthan.. but can go once as there is not much to do in Bikaner  more »
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  • भारतीय संस्कृति और अद्भुत कारिगरी का उत्कृष्ट उदाहरण है । और इसके प्रवेश पर खाई है जो कि बहुत सुंदर रूप में है और अंदर की और गणपति और माँ करणी का मंदिर है Junagarh Fort (Rajasthani: जुनाग्द क़िला) is a fort in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. The modern city of Bikaner has developed around the fort.
  • Most well maintained fort of Rajasthan - this is a not to be missed place on your tour. I love the reassembled aircraft of the Maharajah. Recommend you to take a guide here.
  • Its a huge palace. Only guided tours are allowed. Tourists have to take tickets for entry and wait for their turn as tourists are allowed to enter in batches along with their designated guides. Museums are good. Some parts of the palace are wonderful. Needs at least 2 hours to visit it.
  • Very well maintained fort. Entry fee Rs 50 for adult indians, Rs 30 for child. The ticket price includes free guide for a small group. The displays are good and it is worth visiting this place. Very neat and clean toilets near parking area. There is a small garden restaurant outside the prachin museum.
  • Junagarh is an impregnable bastion that holds the distinction of having never been captured. It was constructed in 1588 AD by Raja Rai Singh, one of Emperor Akbar’s most distinguished generals. The fort complex houses some magnificent palaces constructed in red sandstone and marble and visitors can feast their eyes on an attractive assortment of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows.

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True to its desert outpost reputation, Bikaner has a wealth of simple accommodations for the many weary travelers who rest up here. Find some hotels by the main train station, and some boutique options by the parks. And, true to its reputation as a town of palaces and princely importance, you'll find some pretty luxurious and regal options here too, with some palatial hotels located to the north of town, and some slightly smaller versions right in the center.
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