Junagarh Fort

#9 of 15 things to do in Bikaner

A magnificent construction encompassing which the city of Bikaner swelled up the fort of Junagarh was originally named as Chintamani and was further renamed to the Junagarh or Old fort in the 20th century. The grounds of the Junagarh fort was constructed in 1478 by Rao Bika. Notwithstanding, it survived just as a stone fort then. The contemporary impressive construction was inaugurated on 17th February 1589. Besides holding strong antiquity, the Junagarh Fort is an achievement of construction. The dwellings inside the fort, the gardens, balconies, kiosks, etc. represent a composite structural fashion which is inspired by the aesthetic peculiarities of the various leaders and also foreign influences. The stately Junagarh Fort persists with all its royal grandeur as an embodiment of compositional brilliance. The dazzling and excellent fabrications of this fort captivate thousands of travellers from all over every year. The oldest smear of the design of the Junagarh Fort is that of the classical Rajput vogue inspired by the association of the Gujarati community with the Mughals. Succeeding, the architecture exhibited the semi-western influence and lastly, the revivalist Rajput constructions developed principally while the dominion of Maharaja Ganga Singh. The unusual buildings which are on exhibit in the fort signify 16 contemporaries of leaders in Bikaner commencing from the late 16th century. Junagadh is an antiquated walled town with a chequered history and has a complex mix of mosques, Hindu temples, Buddhist monuments, Gothic archways, and gorgeous estates.

Timings: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 
Entry fee: Indians: INR 50, Foreigner: INR 300, Audio Tour: INR 350,

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Junagarh Fort  trip
Junagarh Fort  trip
Junagarh Fort  trip
Junagarh Fort  trip
Junagarh Fort  trip
Junagarh Fort  trip
Junagarh Fort  trip