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Forts and Palaces in These 9 Destinations Are Right Out of History Books

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Want to live the moments of our rich history? Here are some of the most magnificent forts and palaces that will leave you spellbound. 

1. Jaipur

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Fort | Palace | Heritage | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sukhvinder Kaur adds, “The City Palace is the main tourist spot of Jaipur. There are 3 galleries in the palace - the garments gallery, weapons gallery, and Jaipur Darbar gallery.... One needs full 4-5 hrs. To have a thorough glimpse of the palace.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mukesh Sagar says, “Some people call it as Amer palace some call it as Amber fort....Jaipur is known for its palaces and food. This is a palace built on a mountain. It is a huge palace. It has got various levels inside, there are temples inside, there are made on the wall by carvings. Its beauty is unique in its own way.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rushabh Dudhe shares, “At the top of the palace, through the windows, you can see the very craftily designed garden developed for the entertainment of queens. It was literally between the sea.” Read Full Review

2. Mysore

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Palace | Garden | Heritage | Hill

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia adds, “With its innate wood carvings and splendid paintings with majestic layouts, Mysore Palace is a Master Piece. Its a place worth watching especially the great paintings in the hall and the golden palanquin and the simhasana. Pay attention to the artistic details on the wall paintings, the design of the pillars are mesmerizing.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Lokesh Nagaraj says, “A truly mesmerizing palace which depicts the rich history of the Wadiyars of Mysore and also the rich heritage and cultural history of the city Mysore via the beautiful wall paintings, portraits and photographs. The palace itself is a treat to the eyes as one can see rich marbles, granite stones and European style flooring tiles/stones on the floors and walls of the building which was built under the supervision of a European Architect as the history says.”  Read Full Review

3. Udaipur

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Lake | Palace | Boating | Museum

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anudhi Jain adds, “Feel the Magic and Pride of the Royal palace As one enters in the Royal Palace through "Bara Pole" one can feel the magic and sense of pride which must have gushed through the veins of Maharana Pratap and other Kings....this magnificent aureate structure speaks of its own history and renaissance through unique paintings, antique furniture, lavish hanging gardens and exquisite glass mirror and ornamental tiles work on its walls.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “An intelligent fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and was built on a hilltop that gives a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding.” Read Full Review

4. Hyderabad

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Fort | Museum | Lake | Buddha

HolidayIQ Reviewer Hardik Patel shares, “If you are in Hyderabad, Golconda Fort is must see place....It starts with the history of the fort and Big Gates....There are so many places to see and as you climb up, the world starts going far. The top side has Mandir and Raj Mahal. The sightseeing is perfect. You can see the whole Hyderabad from the top.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Chavva Naresh shares, “Excellent Architecture and well-kept fort. The science involved in the design of the fort will take you on your toes. A guide is a must to understand the different aspects of what is inside the fort especially the acoustic properties.Read Full Review

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5. Jodhpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta says, “Invincible and mighty fort The name Mehrangarh began to appear in chronicles and poems. ...One has to visit the fort to realize the sheer massive size of it. ...It is located in the heart of Jodhpur city. This is one of the biggest forts in the country built in the 14th century and it is maintained in a very good condition. This fort is located on a plateau. The moment you enter the fort from a huge gate will remind you of a great piece of art which we have read in history or seen in movies. That moment itself gives you a royal feeling right away. It's located in Old city and has 7 giant gates to reach the top of the fort. The architecture will amaze you and kept you thinking how were they able to build that giant historical monument with a fine finishing artwork on every wall and which is different to every other and unique too. It needs complete 3-4 hours to see all the greatest artwork inside it.Read Full Review

6. Jaisalmer

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Fort | Sand | Desert | Safari

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “The overall look and feel of the fortress is great. It's massive and beautifully made and wall carvings are amazing. We visited the fort around three hours and it was stunning.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Miss Shaila adds, “The city's historical places such as havelies, fort, and sand dunes make you feel as if you are in the era of rajas and maharajas [kings].Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “When you are primarily going to Jaisalmer to see the fort, you will have to pass through this entrance anyway so it's impossible to miss. We recommend spending a few minutes to appreciate its design and concept, thinking of its significance to the long-standing defense of this 850+ yr old fort.Read Full Review

7. Kochi (Cochin)

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Beach | Fort | Sea | Palace

HolidayIQ Reviewer Surej Krishnadass says, “A person travelling to Cochin will not understand the importance till he actually strolls around the lanes of Fort Kochi. This is evidence of rulers of India over 500 years.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH adds, “The Mattancherry palace also known as the Dutch palace is believed to have constructed in the beginning of 16th century by the Portuguese for the King of Kochi.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH says, “The Hill palace of Tripunithura...consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala situated in a vast compound with giant trees beautifully landscaped terraced land which houses a deer park and numerous species of flora including rare medicinal plants.Read Full Review

8. Gwalior

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Fort | Palace | Museum | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Traveler InMe shares, “It's definitely a must visit for all travelers to the Gwalior City and its fort.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Roy shares, “The Gwalior fort is a marvel by itself. One of the oldest forts in India, its blue and golden colour glows like a jewel.Being a visitor to a number of forts, I found this fort quite amazing. The underground dungeons with pitch dark inside (only torches are allowed) give you a shiver down the spine. The light-and-sound-show is a must for any traveler.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Gopi Kiran shares, “It will take two hours nearly to explore the fort surrounded with temples and water tanks.Read Full Review

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9. Kumbhalgarh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “A historic fort, which was built on a very difficult hill, so wide that six horsemen may run together, the world's second-largest after the legendary Wall of China.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aniket Sharma adds, “The way to the fort was quite scary & beautiful at the same time with scenic landscape valleys along the SH-49. The way to fort also crosses through & within the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. ...The fort stood tall at the highest level amidst the dense Aravalli hills and the jungle around. The hugeness of the fort could only be realized when in front of it. ...We all were mesmerized by the beauty of the fort, the huge pillars, well-circulated galleries and verandahs and large terraces.” Read Full Review

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