Junagarh Fort In bikaner Rajasthan – Want To Know Before You Visit
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History Of Junagarh Fort
Junagarh Fort is among the most popular historical places of India and is located in the Bikaner city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Though almost all of the forts in Rajasthan are built on a hilltop, but Junagarh fort is unique as it not situated on a hill and is located within the old city of Bikaner. A part of the fort was established as a museum in the year 1961 and houses some rare artifacts, Sanskrit and Persian manuscripts, ancient weapons and valuable jewels and attire of the royal family.
Architecture Of Junagarh Fort
The construction of this fort was ordered by Karan Chand the Prime Minister of Raja Rai Singh. Who was the great ruler of Bikaner. The fort is mostly made up of red sandstone and the picturesque courtyards, windows, and jharokhas just multiply the beauty of this Fort. Junagarh Fort is considered as one of the most graceful and magnificent palace with some extraordinary work of art and designs on the walls, ceilings, and the floor and the art work of small pieces of marbles on the floor can be found here only. The fort is not just made in typical Rajasthani style but also has some structures like the ponds and domes of Indo – Mughal type of architecture. This fort has some excellent examples of carvings and paintings, and inlay work with precious and semi precious stones. The forts comprise of several other complex and palaces. The Anup Mahal for example is an oasis in the desert for the art lovers. It is a structure with multiple floors with wooden ceilings and colorful floral paintings on the walls. Some of the paintings and sculptures which are gold plated and formed using precious stones can be found in the Chandra Mahal. And the most amazing fact of this part of the palace is that this room was also the private chamber to the Maharaja himself and was very large and spacious so the mirrors in this room were designed and placed in such a way that the Maharaja could see any visitor entering his room from his bed.
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