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About Junagarh Fort
Junagarh Fort is one of the famous testaments of Bikaner. that draws attention of tourists. The fort was constructed during the period of 1588 to 1593 by Raja Raj Singh, General of the Army of Mughal emperor, Akbar. Famous for it’s massive structure and architectural designs, the fort is spread over a sprawling area that is bounded by 986 metres long wall.
The fort comprises 37 bastions, a moat and two entrances. Unlike other forts, this fort was not built on an elevated platform but at a ground level. Among the noteworthy attractions within the Junagarh Fort include, Anup Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal, Badal Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, Dungar Mahal, Ganga Mahal and Rang Mahal.
The fort also has a Har Mandir that was used by the royal family to worship their God and Goddesses. Courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows built with red sandstone and marble are the other attractions of the fort.