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Austria
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 4°C -2°C 43mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 20 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 0°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 3798 m
Porbandar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 30°C 16°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jan
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1 m
Surat
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 39°C 6°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 22 - 32°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Aug
  • Altitude: 13 m ( 43 ft )
Mexico
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to May
  • Summer: 25 to 29°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2421 m
Dharamsala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 18°C 10°C 101mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 8 - 34°C
  • Winter: -1 - 15°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1457 m (4780 ft)
Alwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 26°C 12°C 13mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Jodhpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 28°C 12°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 - 45°C
  • Winter: 5 - 20°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 231m (758ft)
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 21°C 13mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 - 45°C
  • Winter: 5 - 20°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 231m (758ft)
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 12°C -1°C 124mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
Amritsar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 22°C 7°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 27°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 218 m
Pushkar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 26°C 12°C 13mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 25 to 45°C
  • Winter: 8 to 22°C
  • Rain: Aug to Sept
  • Altitude: 510 m
Macau
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 18°C 13°C 59mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Dec
  • Summer: 26 to 32°C
  • Winter: 15 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 170 m
Udaipur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 27°C 9°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 3 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 600 m
Mount Abu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 22°C 6°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - June
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Palampur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 17°C 4°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb to Nov
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 1472 m
Aurangabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 13°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 to 43°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 513 m (1683 ft)
Jhansi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 27°C 11°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 34 to 47°C
  • Winter: 4 to 25°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 285 m
Bharatpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 27°C 11°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Mar
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C°C
  • Winter: 5 to 29°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 183 m (600 ft)
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 17°C 4°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 19°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Bangladesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 28°C 13°C 31mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov - Feb
  • Summer: 28 - 35°C
  • Winter: 15 - 20°C
  • Rain: May - July
  • Altitude: 1052
Sri Lanka
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 24°C 64mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 26 to 31°C
  • Winter: 23 to 30°C
  • Rain: Oct to Jan
  • Altitude: 7 m
Srinagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 8°C -1°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Oct
  • Summer: 14 - 30°C
  • Winter: -2 - 14°C
  • Rain: Mar - Apr
  • Altitude: 1585 m ( 5200 ft )
UAE
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Nov and Feb to March
  • Summer: 24 to 40°C
  • Winter: 9 to 25°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 27 m
Jamnagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 15°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Nov and Feb to March
  • Summer: 24 to 40°C
  • Winter: 9 to 25°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 27 m
Israel
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 13°C 4°C 114mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 15°C
  • Rain: Oct to May
  • Altitude: 610 m
Belgium
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 6°C 0°C 61mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Oct
  • Summer: 18 - 21°C
  • Winter: -2 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Dec
  • Altitude: 50 m
Trivandrum
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 23°C 24mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 28 to 37°C
  • Winter: 20 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 10 m
Saputara
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 12°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar - Oct
  • Summer: 23 - 44°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1000 m (3281 ft)
Ahmedabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 14°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 23 - 45°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Oct
  • Altitude: 53 m (174 ft)
Thanjavur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 33°C 22°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Somnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 30°C 17°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Japan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 9°C 2°C 61mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Nov
  • Summer: 24 to 40°C
  • Winter: 6 to 42°C
  • Rain: June to July
  • Altitude: 18 m
Sweden
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array -1°C -5°C 30mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: June to Aug
  • Summer: 14 to 22°C
  • Winter: -5 to 9°C
  • Rain: May to June
  • Altitude: 2104 m
France
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 3°C 2°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 23 to 27°C
  • Winter: 1 to 5°C
  • Rain: Oct to Nov
  • Altitude: 737 m
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 13°C 3°C 76mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
Lonavala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 31°C 12°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
Turkey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 9°C 2°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun - Oct
  • Summer: 20 to 28°C
  • Winter: 2 to 11°C
  • Rain: Oct - Mar
  • Altitude:
Ajmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 25°C 12°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 26 to 41°C
  • Winter: 3 to 32°C
  • Rain: Aug to Oct
  • Altitude: 486 m
Ranthambore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 24°C 7°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to April
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 215 to 505 m
Bilaspur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 28°C 14°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to April
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 215 to 505 m
Varanasi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 27°C 11°C 14mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 30 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 80 m
Bahamas
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 25°C 18°C 38mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Bangalore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 30°C 17°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Feb
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 10 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jun - Aug
  • Altitude: 920 m ( 3018 ft )
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 11°C 4°C 54mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Imphal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 27°C 3°C 31mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Apr
  • Summer: 18 to 35°C
  • Winter: 4 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 786 m ( 2579 ft )
Saudi Arabia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 23°C 9°C 20mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr and Sept to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 42°C
  • Winter: 9 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 620 m
Daman and Diu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 17°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr and Sept to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 42°C
  • Winter: 9 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 620 m
Allahabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 36°C 1°C 16mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 30 to 43°C
  • Winter: 3 to 14°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 98 m
Kollam
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 30 to 43°C
  • Winter: 3 to 14°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 98 m
Alibag
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 18°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m
Mathura
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 24°C 11°C 25mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 169 m
Bhutan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 14°C 1°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Hungary
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 5°C -1°C 38mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 25°C 11°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 12°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Madikeri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 33°C 22°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - April
  • Summer: 21 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1061 m
Khajuraho
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 28°C 11°C 20mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 21 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 283 m
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 10°C 6°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kolhapur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 33°C 17°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct-Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 569 m
Finland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array -4°C -11°C 31mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 6 to 21°C
  • Winter: -11 to 8°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 200 m
Ludhiana
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 23°C 9°C 30mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Coorg
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 28°C 15°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Nov
  • Summer: 19 to 34°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sept
  • Altitude: 1525 m
Goa
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 21°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Delhi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 24°C 10°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - Apr, Aug - Nov
  • Summer: 25 - 47°C
  • Winter: 1 - 25°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 239 m (784 ft)
Jaipur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 24°C 12°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25.8 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 22°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 431 m (1,414 ft)
Cyprus
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 15°C 6°C 51mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to June
  • Summer: 18 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 24°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude: 1952 m
China
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 4°C -7°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 13 to 30°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 43.71 m
Switzerland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 0°C -14°C 21mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to June
  • Summer: 20 to 25°C
  • Winter: -3 to -4°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 3820 m
Yelagiri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 34°C 16°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Coonoor
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 20°C 8°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 15 to 25°C
  • Winter: 10 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1850 m (6070 ft)
Jaisalmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 26°C 11°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 42°C
  • Winter: 7 to 24°C
  • Rain: Sept - Oct
  • Altitude: 225 m (738 ft)
Ireland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 17°C 4°C 70mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 18 to 20°C
  • Winter: 4 to 10°C
  • Rain: Sept to Dec
  • Altitude: 1041
Jammu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 22°C 7°C 27mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Apr
  • Summer: 24 to 39°C
  • Winter: -2 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 327m (1073 ft)
Agartala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 29°C 13°C 20mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - Apr
  • Summer: 24 to 36°C
  • Winter: 6 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 12.80 m
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 1°C -11°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - Apr
  • Summer: 24 to 36°C
  • Winter: 6 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 12.80 m
Kochi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 37°C 18°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 to 37°C
  • Winter: 17 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
Maldives
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: November to April
  • Summer: 25 to 29°C
  • Winter: 25 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 2.4 m
Norway
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array -1°C -7°C 35mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March and Jul to Aug
  • Summer: 16 to 24°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 221 m
Kanyakumari
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 24°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 22 to 35°C
  • Winter: 21 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 300 m (1000 ft)
Kolkata
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 34°C 26°C 246mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 26 to 38°C
  • Winter: 16 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 9 m
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 12°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Jabalpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 29°C 12°C 16mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 10 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 412 m
Matheran
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 32°C 18°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 20 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 800 m
Kenya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 26°C 13°C 64mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 14 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 28°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 5199 m
Nepal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 19°C 4°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 28 to 40°C
  • Winter: 18 to 22°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 1298 m
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 8°C -1°C 66mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Gwalior
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 27°C 10°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 24 to 48°C
  • Winter: 9 to 36°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 196 m
Ayodhya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 18°C 7°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Mar
  • Summer: 29 to 47°C
  • Winter: 10 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 93m (305 ft)
Bikaner
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 36°C -3°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Nov
  • Altitude: 242 m
Agra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 26°C 10°C 12mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 46°C
  • Winter: 1 to 23°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 171 m
Kutch
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 30°C 13°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 30 to 48°C°C
  • Winter: 12 to 25°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Aug
  • Altitude: 3 m
Pune
Month Weather High Low Rain
Feb Array 33°C 13°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul - Feb
  • Summer: 20 to 42°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 560 m (1840 ft)

Fort - Things to do

India is a country of rich heritage. Standing witness to the glorious days of the past are huge palatial buildings called Forts. These forts are a reminder of the mesmerizing ancient architecture. They hold stories of kings and their succession, stories of gory battles and moments of joy and triumph. India has some of the most magnificent forts in the world.

 

In the past Kings and Rajas built forts around which townships grew and developed. The oldest surviving fort in India is the Qila Mubarak at Bathinda which had it origins in 100 AD during the Kushan empire. The Kangra Fort in Kangra believed to have been built by the still surviving Katoch dynasty after the battle of Mahabharta. The fort was written about by the scribes of Alexander the Great, thus making it the oldest fort in India.

 

Tourists from around the globe visit these Forts and palaces. It is a joy to behold the marvel and grandeur of the architecture, design and beauty of these structures. Though most of the forts were built with the intention of building a self defense mechanism they were also the spots of great importance in these erstwhile kingdoms.

 

There are many forts of importance in India. Some of the most notable are the Red fort, Agra, the Gwalior fort and the Junagarh fort. The Agra & the Red Fort have been declared by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites. The states of Maharashtra and Rajasthan have some of the most noted forts in the country

 

There are six different types of forts. Most of the forts have very complex architecture. The first is the Dhava Durg or Desert Fort; the Mahi Durg or the mud fort; the Jala Durg or the water fort; the Giri Durg or hill fort; the Vriksha or Vana Durg, or the forest fort; the Nara Durg or fort protected by men.

 

Of all these forts the Giri Durg is considered the best.  In ancient days one of the most crucial requirements of a fort was a regular supply of water. This supply of water was crucial to the well being of the citizens who lived inside the fort especially in times of siege. Sometimes sieges by enemy soldiers could last for months. People who built the forts gave great importance and thought to the availability of this life saving element by laying down guidelines on storage and efficient reservoir systems. Sources of water were also closely guarded secrets in those days.

 

There are many forts in the state of Maharashtra. Most of these forts were built during the reign of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who was great Maratha leader and warrior. In his reign some of the forts were developed into fort cities like Panhala. 

 

Some of the famous forts are the Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Red Fort alias Delhi Fort, Gwalior Fort, Jaisalmer, Junagarh Fort, Purana Fort and Tuqlakabad Fort.

 

These tall ramparts often beaten by the sea waves, lashed at by the torrential rains, or scorched in the blazing sun, stand the test of time creating lingering memories of India’s martial times.

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