Explore Fort Destinations ( 93 )

Jamnagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 30°C 15°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Matheran
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 33°C 18°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 20 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 800 m
Bahamas
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 26°C 19°C 33mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Pune
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 30°C 12°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul - Feb
  • Summer: 20 to 42°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 560 m (1840 ft)
Imphal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 25°C 2°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Apr
  • Summer: 18 to 35°C
  • Winter: 4 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 786 m ( 2579 ft )
Kollam
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Apr
  • Summer: 18 to 35°C
  • Winter: 4 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 786 m ( 2579 ft )
Austria
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 4°C -1°C 43mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 20 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 0°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 3798 m
Saudi Arabia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 21°C 9°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
Porbandar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 31°C 16°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jan
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1 m
France
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 23 to 27°C
  • Winter: 1 to 5°C
  • Rain: Oct to Nov
  • Altitude: 737 m
Madikeri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 33°C 21°C 12mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - April
  • Summer: 21 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1061 m
Jabalpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 26°C 9°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 10 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 412 m
Ludhiana
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 22°C 8°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kanyakumari
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 30°C 24°C 84mm
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)
Cyprus
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 17°C 7°C 76mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to June
  • Summer: 18 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 24°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude: 1952 m
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 17°C 4°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 14°C 0°C 56mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
Jaipur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 23°C 11°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)
Yelagiri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 32°C 14°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 33°C 20°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Hungary
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 3°C -1°C 48mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Macau
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 20°C 14°C 35mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Dec
  • Summer: 26 to 32°C
  • Winter: 15 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 170 m
Agra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 24°C 8°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 46°C
  • Winter: 1 to 23°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 171 m
Mathura
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 23°C 8°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 169 m
Israel
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 14°C 6°C 109mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 15°C
  • Rain: Oct to May
  • Altitude: 610 m
Alibag
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 33°C 18°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m
Allahabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 31°C 2°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 30 to 43°C
  • Winter: 3 to 14°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 98 m
Kolkata
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 27°C 15°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 26 to 38°C
  • Winter: 16 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 9 m
Coorg
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 25°C 14°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Nov
  • Summer: 19 to 34°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sept
  • Altitude: 1525 m
Udaipur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 26°C 8°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 3 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 600 m
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 29°C 11°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Kochi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 33°C 19°C 48mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 to 37°C
  • Winter: 17 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
China
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 3°C -7°C 3mm
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
Coonoor
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 19°C 7°C 50mm
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)
Kenya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 23°C 13°C 86mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 14 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 28°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 5199 m
Bilaspur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 25°C 11°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 14 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 28°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 5199 m
Khajuraho
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 26°C 9°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 21 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 283 m
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 16°C 3°C 27mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Delhi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 23°C 8°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - Apr, Aug - Nov
  • Summer: 25 - 47°C
  • Winter: 1 - 25°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 239 m (784 ft)
Somnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 31°C 18°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - Apr, Aug - Nov
  • Summer: 25 - 47°C
  • Winter: 1 - 25°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 239 m (784 ft)
Bangladesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 26°C 13°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov - Feb
  • Summer: 28 - 35°C
  • Winter: 15 - 20°C
  • Rain: May - July
  • Altitude: 1052
Belgium
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 6°C 1°C 88mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Oct
  • Summer: 18 - 21°C
  • Winter: -2 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Dec
  • Altitude: 50 m
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 29°C 11°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
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
Mount Abu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 22°C 5°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - June
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Gwalior
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 24°C 7°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
Amritsar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 21°C 7°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 27°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 218 m
Alwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 35°C 10°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Bharatpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 25°C 8°C 12mm
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)
Trivandrum
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 31°C 23°C 66mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 28 to 37°C
  • Winter: 20 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 10 m
Finland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array -2°C -8°C 58mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 6 to 21°C
  • Winter: -11 to 8°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 200 m
Switzerland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array -1°C -12°C 16mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to June
  • Summer: 20 to 25°C
  • Winter: -3 to -4°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 3820 m
Palampur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 17°C 4°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb to Nov
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 1472 m
Jaisalmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 25°C 8°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 42°C
  • Winter: 7 to 24°C
  • Rain: Sept - Oct
  • Altitude: 225 m (738 ft)
Daman and Diu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 31°C 17°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 42°C
  • Winter: 7 to 24°C
  • Rain: Sept - Oct
  • Altitude: 225 m (738 ft)
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 29°C 20°C 21mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 42°C
  • Winter: 7 to 24°C
  • Rain: Sept - Oct
  • Altitude: 225 m (738 ft)
Norway
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 0°C -4°C 63mm
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
Jodhpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 11°C 27°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 - 45°C
  • Winter: 5 - 20°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 231m (758ft)
Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 23°C 9°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 - 45°C
  • Winter: 5 - 20°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 231m (758ft)
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
Jhansi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 25°C 8°C 12mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 34 to 47°C
  • Winter: 4 to 25°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 285 m
Sri Lanka
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 29°C 22°C 147mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 26 to 31°C
  • Winter: 23 to 30°C
  • Rain: Oct to Jan
  • Altitude: 7 m
Dharamsala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 16°C 7°C 54mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 8 - 34°C
  • Winter: -1 - 15°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1457 m (4780 ft)
Thanjavur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 30°C 21°C 92mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Japan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 12°C 4°C 46mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Nov
  • Summer: 24 to 40°C
  • Winter: 6 to 42°C
  • Rain: June to July
  • Altitude: 18 m
Jammu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 21°C 5°C 9mm
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)
Pushkar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 35°C 10°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 25 to 45°C
  • Winter: 8 to 22°C
  • Rain: Aug to Sept
  • Altitude: 510 m
Goa
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 32°C 21°C 17mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Nepal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 19°C 3°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 28 to 40°C
  • Winter: 18 to 22°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 1298 m
Varanasi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 25°C 9°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 30 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 80 m
Srinagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 8°C -2°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Oct
  • Summer: 14 - 30°C
  • Winter: -2 - 14°C
  • Rain: Mar - Apr
  • Altitude: 1585 m ( 5200 ft )
Kolhapur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 29°C 15°C 6mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct-Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 569 m
Aurangabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 28°C 11°C 13mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 to 43°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 513 m (1683 ft)
Ahmedabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 29°C 13°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 23 - 45°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Oct
  • Altitude: 53 m (174 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
Bikaner
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 31°C -1°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Nov
  • Altitude: 242 m
Ayodhya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 22°C 11°C 0mm
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)
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 13°C 3°C 91mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
Bhutan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 15°C -1°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Agartala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 26°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
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 8°C 0°C 78mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Surat
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 37°C 7°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 22 - 32°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Aug
  • Altitude: 13 m ( 43 ft )
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 2°C -11°C 4mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 22 - 32°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Aug
  • Altitude: 13 m ( 43 ft )
Ajmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 24°C 10°C 5mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 26 to 41°C
  • Winter: 3 to 32°C
  • Rain: Aug to Oct
  • Altitude: 486 m
Saputara
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 29°C 12°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar - Oct
  • Summer: 23 - 44°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1000 m (3281 ft)
Kutch
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 29°C 12°C 2mm
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
Ireland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 14°C 3°C 52mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 18 to 20°C
  • Winter: 4 to 10°C
  • Rain: Sept to Dec
  • Altitude: 1041
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 12°C 5°C 6mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Lonavala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 31°C 11°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
Bangalore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 26°C 16°C 18mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Feb
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 10 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jun - Aug
  • Altitude: 920 m ( 3018 ft )
Ranthambore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 21°C 12°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
Turkey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 11°C 5°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun - Oct
  • Summer: 20 to 28°C
  • Winter: 2 to 11°C
  • Rain: Oct - Mar
  • Altitude:
Sweden
Month Weather High Low Rain
Dec Array 2°C -2°C 48mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: June to Aug
  • Summer: 14 to 22°C
  • Winter: -5 to 9°C
  • Rain: May to June
  • Altitude: 2104 m

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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