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Kollam
Month Weather High Low Rain
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Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 34°C 26°C 191mm
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Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 207mm
Best Season
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Jhansi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 27°C 184mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 34 to 47°C
  • Winter: 4 to 25°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 285 m
Hungary
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 27°C 16°C 46mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
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
Srinagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 18°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Oct
  • Summer: 14 - 30°C
  • Winter: -2 - 14°C
  • Rain: Mar - Apr
  • Altitude: 1585 m ( 5200 ft )
Ludhiana
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 27°C 158mm
Best Season
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Allahabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 44°C 19°C 300mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 30 to 43°C
  • Winter: 3 to 14°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 98 m
Trivandrum
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 23°C 23°C 227mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 28 to 37°C
  • Winter: 20 to 34°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 10 m
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 26°C 13°C 144mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 14°C 11°C 123mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
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Saputara
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 206mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar - Oct
  • Summer: 23 - 44°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1000 m (3281 ft)
Kanyakumari
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 24°C 55mm
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)
Palampur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 26°C 13°C 144mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb to Nov
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 1472 m
Kenya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 21°C 11°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 14 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 28°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 5199 m
Gwalior
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 27°C 262mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 24 to 48°C
  • Winter: 9 to 36°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 196 m
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 22°C 95mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Sri Lanka
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 25°C 135mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 26 to 31°C
  • Winter: 23 to 30°C
  • Rain: Oct to Jan
  • Altitude: 7 m
Ranthambore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 20°C 16°C 156mm
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
Israel
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 17°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 15°C
  • Rain: Oct to May
  • Altitude: 610 m
Bangladesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 26°C 437mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov - Feb
  • Summer: 28 - 35°C
  • Winter: 15 - 20°C
  • Rain: May - July
  • Altitude: 1052
Ajmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 34°C 25°C 140mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 26 to 41°C
  • Winter: 3 to 32°C
  • Rain: Aug to Oct
  • Altitude: 486 m
Goa
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 24°C 995mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Alwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 26°C 156mm
Best Season
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Ahmedabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 34°C 26°C 281mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 23 - 45°C
  • Winter: 10 - 36°C
  • Rain: Jul - Oct
  • Altitude: 53 m (174 ft)
Bharatpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 27°C 184mm
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)
Yelagiri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 32°C 25°C 202mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
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Kolhapur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 27°C 22°C 338mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct-Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 569 m
Turkey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 18°C 28mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun - Oct
  • Summer: 20 to 28°C
  • Winter: 2 to 11°C
  • Rain: Oct - Mar
  • Altitude:
Varanasi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 34°C 26°C 321mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 30 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 80 m
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
Lonavala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 22°C 1733mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 624 m (2047 ft)
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 207mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 13°C 510mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 24°C 872mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
China
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 21°C 175mm
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
Jul Array 17°C 12°C 220mm
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)
Macau
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 32°C 26°C 290mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Dec
  • Summer: 26 to 32°C
  • Winter: 15 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 170 m
Delhi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 27°C 232mm
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
Jul Array 33°C 26°C 198mm
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)
Aurangabad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 22°C 151mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 20 to 43°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 513 m (1683 ft)
Thanjavur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 36°C 26°C 59mm
Best Season
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Bahamas
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 24°C 147mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Daman and Diu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 26°C 28mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Switzerland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 26°C 11°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to June
  • Summer: 20 to 25°C
  • Winter: -3 to -4°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 3820 m
Jaisalmer
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 38°C 26°C 72mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 42°C
  • Winter: 7 to 24°C
  • Rain: Sept - Oct
  • Altitude: 225 m (738 ft)
Khajuraho
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 34°C 26°C 326mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 21 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 283 m
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 26°C 15°C 218mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
Finland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 21°C 11°C 74mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 6 to 21°C
  • Winter: -11 to 8°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 200 m
Mount Abu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 25°C 18°C 640mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - June
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Bikaner
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 44°C 20°C 106mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Nov
  • Altitude: 242 m
Somnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 27°C 270mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Nov
  • Altitude: 242 m
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
Kutch
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 34°C 26°C 122mm
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
Jabalpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 24°C 382mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 10 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 412 m
Agra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 27°C 217mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 46°C
  • Winter: 1 to 23°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 171 m
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 25°C 10°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 25 to 46°C
  • Winter: 1 to 23°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 171 m
Alibag
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 26°C 736mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m
Norway
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 22°C 13°C 82mm
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
Agartala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 25°C 386mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - Apr
  • Summer: 24 to 36°C
  • Winter: 6 to 28°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 12.80 m
Surat
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 39°C 21°C 442mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 22 - 32°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jul - Aug
  • Altitude: 13 m ( 43 ft )
Austria
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 25°C 15°C 64mm
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
Jul Array 42°C 26°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
Kochi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 21°C 697mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 to 37°C
  • Winter: 17 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
Udaipur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 32°C 25°C 189mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 3 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 600 m
Cyprus
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 36°C 21°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to June
  • Summer: 18 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 24°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude: 1952 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
Sweden
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 22°C 14°C 61mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: June to Aug
  • Summer: 14 to 22°C
  • Winter: -5 to 9°C
  • Rain: May to June
  • Altitude: 2104 m
Matheran
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 26°C 736mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 20 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 800 m
Mathura
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 27°C 190mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 169 m
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 17°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
Imphal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 32°C 20°C 223mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Apr
  • Summer: 18 to 35°C
  • Winter: 4 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 786 m ( 2579 ft )
Belgium
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 22°C 12°C 95mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Oct
  • Summer: 18 - 21°C
  • Winter: -2 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Dec
  • Altitude: 50 m
Jodhpur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 27°C 36°C 121mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 24 - 45°C
  • Winter: 5 - 20°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 231m (758ft)
Ayodhya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 21°C 17°C 81mm
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)
Jamnagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 33°C 25°C 221mm
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)
Ireland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 32°C 13°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 18 to 20°C
  • Winter: 4 to 10°C
  • Rain: Sept to Dec
  • Altitude: 1041
Kolkata
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 32°C 26°C 411mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 26 to 38°C
  • Winter: 16 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 9 m
Pune
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 187mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul - Feb
  • Summer: 20 to 42°C
  • Winter: 8 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 560 m (1840 ft)
Amritsar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 26°C 186mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - March
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 27°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 218 m
Porbandar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 31°C 27°C 194mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jan
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1 m
Jammu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 26°C 156mm
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)
Nepal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 20°C 373mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 28 to 40°C
  • Winter: 18 to 22°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 1298 m
Bangalore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 20°C 109mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Feb
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 10 - 30°C
  • Rain: Jun - Aug
  • Altitude: 920 m ( 3018 ft )
Dharamsala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 27°C 21°C 960mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 8 - 34°C
  • Winter: -1 - 15°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1457 m (4780 ft)
Pushkar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 35°C 26°C 156mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 25 to 45°C
  • Winter: 8 to 22°C
  • Rain: Aug to Sept
  • Altitude: 510 m
Bilaspur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 30°C 23°C 311mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 25 to 45°C
  • Winter: 8 to 22°C
  • Rain: Aug to Sept
  • Altitude: 510 m
Coorg
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 21°C 17°C 1028mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Nov
  • Summer: 19 to 34°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sept
  • Altitude: 1525 m
Japan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 28°C 22°C 127mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Nov
  • Summer: 24 to 40°C
  • Winter: 6 to 42°C
  • Rain: June to July
  • Altitude: 18 m
Bhutan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 25°C 15°C 373mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Madikeri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 29°C 23°C 1003mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - April
  • Summer: 21 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1061 m
Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Jul Array 38°C 28°C 45mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - April
  • Summer: 21 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1061 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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