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In the th century, the alliance with Emperor Akbar put the city free from conflict. However, the Maharaja Raï Singh (1571 to 1611) made this magnificent fort with the loot reported from his campaigns to the orders of the imperial armies. Built in a plain plain to defend and not on a butte like the other main rajput fortresses (Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittorgarh…), the book is reinforced by 37 bastions. The main interest of the visit lies in the richness of the palaces, buildings or rooms decorated in a luxurious way over the centuries.

After passing the impressive red wall of one kilometre, you will still pass two doors, Daulat Pol and Suraj Pol, which is guarded by the statues of two rathore warriors, Jaimal and Patta, dead by heroically defending the fortress of Chittorgarh against the mughal troops in 1568. The main porch houses the entrance counters.

At the centre of the first court, a small white marble pool brought some freshness to the royal family. Because one of the great worries of the sovereigns was to protect themselves from the sun, the implacable enemy. Note the small fresco painted at the top of the wall on the right of the court: on arrival in the desert, the steam train seems to have been a major inspiration for local artists. The estimators-i-khas (Private Hearings Hall), erected in 1631 by the maharaja Karan Singh, is especially remarkable for its gilt.

The sovereigns received their brand hosts here. But this is the next room, Anup Mahal, which is the most beautiful piece of the fort.

Begun under Karan Singh and completed by his successor, Anup Singh, she reluit colorful tile and mosaic mosaics and mirrors. It was the coronation room of the maharajas, and you can still see a very richly decorated royal throne.

After crossing the Badal Mahal (clouds palace), the completely painted walls of clouds (perhaps to release a little freshness?), you will win the Temple temple (head of the monkey army in the Ramayana) which contains the famous nails expensive to all fakirs. The following rooms, Gaj Mandir, served as rooms to the Sovereign - and to the Queen - and are amply decorated with gilt, mirrors, boiseries woodwork and scales on ivory. From the nearby terrace you will have a beautiful view of the fort and the city. The Hawa Mahal (Palais des Vents), located on the upper floor, served as a retreat for maharajas during heat waves. A pulley allowed a servant, placed outside, to operate a huge range for the comfort of the prince (and perhaps some princess…).

Ganga Singh made the most recent part of the fort, Ganga Niwas, in a darbar opulent (reception hall). It houses beautiful arms collections, jaunies photos (on one of them, Georges Clemenceau during a Tiger Hunt) and the personal objects of the maharaja. Also admire the wooden ceiling: works by artisans especially from Afghanistan. Finally, the nearby lobby reserves a big surprise: a single-plane aircraft, probably one of the first to fly over India, offered by the British Government to Ganga Singh.

Two other rooms, Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) and Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace) are in principle closed to the visit. But with a few extra rupees, the guide can make them visit you. Decorated with many mirrors, they also have murals and a statue of the Sun God, Surya, a mythical ancestor of the God Rama and the Rathore dynasty.

Prachina Cultural Centre & Museum inside the fort. Open daily from 10 am to 17 pm. Entry: 50 Rs and 20 Rs for camera, 75 Rs for camera (Tel: +91 151 125 56 09, www.prachinamuseum.org). It offers an interesting collection of costumes, crockery, murals, dog and other objects. Also a small restaurant on site.

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Open every day from 10am to 5pm, last entrance at 4.30pm. Input 300 Rs, 350 Rs with audio guide; 150 Rs for a video camera. Discount for children under 12 and students. Possibility to take a guide on site.

Members' reviews on JUNAGARH FORT

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Routiti6270
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Visited in august 2018
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Fort de Bikaner
Une visite incontournable à Bikaner, de très belles pièces mais tout n’est pas du même niveau. Attention beaucoup de monde....
svoyage
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Visited in november 2018
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Visite 700 roupies pour deux adultes. Les commentaires de l'audioguide ne correspondent pas forcément aux numéros indiqués. mais bon, il apporte quelques commentaires intéressants.
@VR
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Visited in march 2018
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Il faut y aller tôt car il y a énormément de monde pour visiter le fort ! Superbe site
chiste
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On entre par une série de portes monumentales et la magie du lieu opère.Des pierres ciselées,des fenêtres à petits croisillons d'où les femmes pouvaient voir ce qui se passait...Des décors magnifiques pour finir après des dédales,un musée avec des armes de toutes sorte ,et plein de portraits ..
vanthier
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Visited in august 2017
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Superbe Fort de Bikaner à voir et visiter sans hésiter !
Dès l'entrée la porte anti éléphant avec ses pics plante le décors ...
Tout est superbe, les différentes cours intérieures ou les femmes pouvaient observées sans être vues via des dentelures en pierre ou des persiennes
bien étudiés !
Le musée avec l'exposition des armes vaut egalement le detour
pat66
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Splendide; de la dentelle de pierre à ne plus savoir où porter le regard. Une belle promenade dans l'histoire indienne également; compter trois bonnes heures si vous voulez vraiment en faire le tour en appréciant.

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