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8 Forts and Palaces to Experience India's History!

8 Forts and Palaces to Experience India's History Live!

India has a rich cultural heritage and history, and what better way to experience its regal lineage, than to visit the majestic palaces and forts? HolidayIQ reviewers help in picking 8 best palaces and forts in India, that will leave an indelible mark on you.

1. Jaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sukhvinder Kaur shares, “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. At the entry of the museum, we find the garments gallery, spread out in having several rooms....Similarly in the weapons gallery and Jaipur Darbar gallery, weapons and pictures are displayed.”

2. Udaipur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anudhi Jain adds, “As one enters 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. Built by Maharaja Udai Singh, after he moved from Chittor, on the advice of a hermit, 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.”

3. Mysore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia says, “It was time to enter the palace and lost into the history. There is also an Audio Guide there. With its innate wood carvings and splendid paintings with majestic layouts, Mysore palace is a Master Piece. Its a place worth watching specially 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” HolidayIQ Reviewer Lokesh Nagaraj shares, “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.”

4. Jodhpur

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta says, “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 14th century and it is maintained in a very good condition....he moment you enter the fort from a huge gate will remind you of great piece of art which we have read in history or seen in movies. That moment itself gives you a royal feeling right away.” HolidayIQ Reviewer Aumit Raye adds, “From the top of the fort the view is beautiful all around and one can easily see why Jodhpur is also called The Blue City. Excellent maintenance of Royal interiors and some of the most amazing weapons collection can be seen in this fort. One of the largest forts in Rajasthan.”

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5. Agra

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Samiran Kundu says, “Fort was built by Akbar after his son was born. You can see the Great Buland Darwaza which he made after winning Gujrat....The sightseeing includes Jodha Bai's palace which is a grand palace, temple courtyard, Mariam's palace, Garden, Panchmahal, Akbar's palace, Salim Chisti's mausoleum, Jama masjid, Abul fazal's and Birbal's palace.” HolidayIQ Reviewer Sajad J adds, “The palaces are really beautiful and a real treat to the eyes. The entire set up is built in layers - the first and topmost is Jodha Bai's palace which is also the biggest. ”

6. Gwalior

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramdas Gupta says, “Gwalior fort one of the best place to visit in Gwalior....The best part of Gwalior fort is the Gurudwara, it's too peaceful place to visit.”

7. Kumbhalgarh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “A historic fort, which was built on a very difficult hill, so wide that six horsemen may ran together, the world's second largest after the legendary Wall of China....This massive 15th-century fort, strategically located at a height of 1, 050 m along the border between Marwar-Jodhpur and Mewar-Udaipur, was known as "The Eye Of Mewar", because it offered a commanding view of the local-side for miles around.” HolidayIQ Reviewer Aniket Sharma shares, “The way to the fort was quite scary & beautiful at the same time with scenic landscape valleys ...The fort stood tall at the highest level amidst the dense aravalli hills & the jungle around. The hugeness of the fort could only be realized when in front of it.”

8. Aurangabad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer firoz khan adds, “Here you can find the big cannon of the Moghul Era period. Daulatabad fort takes us back to the time when the Sultanate of Delhi, back to the time when Muhammad Tughlaq ruled. Daulatabad was his capital, and it certainly seems like it. Daulatabad has been amazingly carved, it has beautiful gardens, magnificent defences, and interesting cannons” HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh Kabra adds, “Daulatabad fort near Aurangabad built in the 12th century is among the oldest, largest & most impressive forts of India. It has been ruled by various kings & dynasties at different periods in history.”

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