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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. Put Junagarh Fort on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bikaner trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very interesting fort, easy to visit and a variety of things to see : marble floors, fountains, gold and ruby ceiling, an animated swing, painted frescoes, some fakir planks... 
  • Built in 1588 by raja Raj Singh, encloses within massive sandstone ramparts splendid palaces with pretty balcony bathed many pavilions. This fort remains one of the finest examples of Indian architectural mediation between military fortress and sumptuous palace. Within its walls you will find numerous palaces, replaced the original buildings have been added or expanded by reigning in the four centuries to build, all witnesses of the continued patronage to the arts and crafts House at high generously proportioned over time, which did not hesitate to call at Court masters from around the Hindustan, you left so trace of numerous styles and artistic schools. The oldest part of the complex, Lal Niwas, is a show of stylized floral designs in red and gold.
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  • The most beautiful fort seen up to this beautiful architecture very well preserved beautiful decorations, furniture, clothes weapons of all kinds. The Museum is magnifique.cet place is incontournable.quelle nice.
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  • A must visit in the heart of Bikaner! Built in 15th century, it was earlier called the Chintamani Fort! Name changed to be called Junagarh or the Old Fort once the ruling family shifted to the new location Lalgarh Palace in the early 20th century!
  • Historical Fort made by Rao Bikaji. The place showing historical culture of The Rajputana Kingdom. Tourist must visit this place & enjoy...
  • Unlike the other forts in Rajasthan, which are usually built atop a hill, the Junagarh fort is located in heart of the old city of Bikaner. The fort was first built during the reign of Rao Bika who founded the city of Bikaner in the 15th century. It was later refurbished during the British Raj and displays a remarkable Rajput architecture.
  • Just Wow! You need to visit this place to experience its beauty. The tourist guide gives you in detail narration of each and every room in the fort.
  • Junagadh ,the place that can tell the history of Bikaner, Rajasthan,a royal place,a historical and vintage place, good views,i love this place💗