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7 Destinations for the Most Awe-Inspiring Treks!

7 Destinations for the Most Awe-Inspiring Treks! sid-thewanderer.com

Here are some gorgeous forts you can travel to this monsoon season.

7 Destinations for the Most Awe-Inspiring Treks!:

  1. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh (Rajasthan)
  2. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
  3. Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
  4. Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
  5. Daulatabad Fort , Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
  6. Orchha Fort Complex, Orchha (Madhya Pradesh)
  7. Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh (Rajasthan)

1. Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fortsource: wikimedia

This unconquerable fortress is secured under the kind protection of the Aravali ranges. Built on a hilltop the fort has a perimeter wall that extends 36 km making it the second longest wall in world after Great Wall of China. The front walls are 15 m thick and the fort has 7 fortified gateways. Also, the fort walls offer a wide range of vision for warning against any upcoming attack. 

Manish Vaish : It's a place every Indian must visit, because its parapet wall is 27kms long which is second longest man made wall in world. It has never been conquered. Maharana Pratap was born here. In rains it's marvelously green. ”

2. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpursource: wikimedia

The Mehrangarh is perched on a 150 m-high hill. The entrance to the fort can only be reached through a circular road 5 km below. The fort packs 7 formidable gates and enclosed by imposing thick walls which are up to 36 m high and 21 m thick. The armory inside the walls of Mehrangarh has a assortment of swords, armours, shields and cannons.        

Sangeeta Das : The loveliest of all forts that I have visited till date. Was awestruck by the grandeur of the structure and the artefacts stored within its walls. The hanging jharokhas, the grand halls, everything had a story worth writing a 1000 words. Look down and the alluring views of the blue city on one side and the pristine Jaswant Thada on the other side warms the heart.

3. Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fortsource: wikimedia

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest fortifications in the world. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high. The fort contains 3 layers of walls
Karnail Singh : The fort appears to be more of a residential colony now, than an ancient kings fort. However still it reflects plenty of ancient culture and architecture. The interlocked walls and the high rise structure is a marvel in itself, can't imagine how much labor and time must have gone in making this type of fort.

4. Murada Janjira

Murada Janjirasource: flickr-ishanmanjrekar

Murud Janjira is one of the strongest marine forts in India. The fort is renowned for being the only undefeated despite Dutch, Maratha, and East India Company. The fort is sits on a oval shaped rock off the Arabian sea coast. The main entrance is hidden and can only be seen when one is 40 feet away from it. It also a posterior gate for escape that open towards the open sea. 

Namdeo Bhosale : Janjira fort is one of the oldest forts, constructed in 11th century and still it is in good condition. This fort is near Murud of Raigad district of Maharashtra and it is constructed on an island. You have to travel by yacht. There is a cannon which is said to India's 2nd largest cannon and is is made up of alloys. 


5. Daulatabad Fort

Daulatabad Fortsource: aurangabadlive.com

This rock-hewn fortress dominates the landscape from a 600 feet high messa like flat terrain. This fort has carries the distinction of remaining undefeated in battle till date. The lower have been cut away to improve defenses. The only access to the summit is through a narrow bridge that can allows passage of not more than 2 people at a time.

Sumeet Maharana : Good fort, good scenic view during sunset. Lot of wild fruits available near the fort. Don’t forget to taste them especially Sugar Apple. They are tasty, you will not find that tasty anywhere else.

6. Orchha Fort

Orchha Fortsource: wikimedia

Deepali : The fort we went around was quite interesting right opposite the temple it seems so old and historic nice place. We were there for almost 2 hours and saw the entire place if interested in history will find it interesting.

7. Chittaurgarh Fort

Chittaurgarh Fortsource: sid-thewanderer.com

Chittorgarh Fort is the largest forts in India and probably the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort covers an area of 691 acres extending to almost 3 kms in length and 13 kms in periphery above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. Standing on an elevated hill of 180m, the impregnable fort has witnessed three battles.

Smriti Das : After a long drive from Jaipur, we stopped at Chittorgarh. After having lunch we started to move towards the fort. In the mean time, our cab driver contacted to a local boy who was our guide. At first we were laughing at the boy because he was so little that he would be our guide but when he described us in each & every historical point of view then really we were stunned.

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