architecture
Jun 212 min read

8 Breath-taking Forts of India that all Architects must visit!

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Team Kaarwan

If you’re a fan of historical architecture and love to explore the past, these magnificent forts of India would be a treat for you. These forts in India will help you resonate with the past glories, victories, and great defeats of ancient rulers.


Here we've put together a list of the top 8 forts in India that you must visit!


1. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan

This fort has 36 km long walls that are the second largest in the world, following the great wall of China!

Image source: klook


2.Gingee/ Senji fort, Tamil Nadu

One of the oldest surviving forts, it is spread across three hills and forms a huge triangular enclosed area.

Image source: outlook


3. Daulatabad Fort, Maharashtra

Has concentric lines of defensive walls with a large number of bastions.

Image source: Aurangabad Tourism


4. Lakhpat Fort, Gujarat

An architectural icon in the erstwhile trade business town of Lakhpat, surrounded by 7km long, 18th-century walls.

Lakhpat fort, Gujarat Breath taking forts of India that you must visit!.jpgImage source: go2india


5. Qila Mubarak, Panjab

Believed to have been built in 90-110 AD by the Kushana emperor Kanishka, it houses the prison of Razia Sultana.

Qila Mubarak, Panjab Breath taking forts of India that you must visit!.jpgImage source: architecturaldigestindia

6. Thalassery fort, Kerala

Situated on a rocky cliff, this fort was built to show the significance of the British and has a tunnel leading to the sea.

Thalassery fort, Kerala Breath taking forts of India that you must visit!.jpgImage source: Kerala tourism


7. Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh

This fort was ruled by various dynasties, such as the Kalyani Chalukyas, Pemmasani Nayakas, and the Golkonda Sultanate

grand-canyon-of-india Breath taking forts of India that you must visit!.jpgImage source: TripAdvisor


8. Bidar Fort, Karnataka

Houses the palaces, monuments, and structures of the Bahmani Sultanate.

bidar fort, Breath taking forts of India that you must visit!.webpImage source: OYO

It would not be wrong to conclude that the existence of the earliest forts has been documented and excavated through time and their reigns show the victory in battlefields and cultural and vernacular sense in their built design.

Team Kaarwan

Team Kaarwan

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