The Indian civilization is one of the oldest civilizations
of the world, which has outlived more than 4000 years of history
and witnessed the rise and fall of numerous empires on its soil.
Many of these dynasties had an ephemeral existence, while some empires
held solid ground for a great period of time purely on its strength
and strategy. The cultural celebration between the earliest of period
to the very moment has been truly commendable, projecting a unique
picture of the Country in the global scenario. Kings and emperors
since early times have left their legacy to be immortalized in the
sands of time through their contributions to the Country, which
include building various forts and monuments dedicated to someone
or the other, or for some very special purpose. These forts and
monuments symbolize the identity elements of the Country depicting
the rich age old history of the Country through the unique architectural
styles of the period in which they were built. Moreover, the forts
and monuments also display the craftsmanship of the builders and
artisans who had brought up these splendid works of art to present
what stands today as the major reasons for the tourism attraction
of the Country.
Though Agra is more famous world over as the city of Taj, Agra Fort
is another dimension to the city thatattracts tourists in hordes.
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Red Fort Delhi
One of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture is the
Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan
between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2
kms. in length with the height varying from 18 mts. on the river
side to 33 mts. on the city side. read
more about Red Fort Delhi.
Red Fort Agra
Though Agra is more famous world over as the city of Taj,
Agra Fort is another dimension to the city that attracts tourists
in hordes. Built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through with
the consolidation of his power after accession to power in 1654,
Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the
royal residence. Many of the palaces inside the fort were later
added by next generations of Mughal Emperors like Jahangir and Shahjahan.read
more about Red Fort Agra..
This fort is situated at Gopachal, nearly 100m above the town of
Gwalior. It’s width ranges from nearly 1km, to less than 200m.
The walls, which encircle the fort, are solid and nearly 10m high.
In places the cliff overhangs and elsewhere it has been clipped
to make it steep and hence unscalable. It earned the reputation
of being North and Central India’s most impregnable fort.
Babur described the fort as, "The pearl amongst fortresses
in India". read more about Gwalier Fort..
Mysore Palace is located in the middle of the city Mysore in the
southern state of Karnataka. Also known as Maharajah's Palace, it
displays Indo-Saracenic style of architecture with domes, turrets,
arches and colonnades. The palace was the residence of the Wodeyar
Mahararaja's of the Mysore State, also known as Amba Vilas.read
more about Mysore Palace..
It is an unassailable fortress, which has never been conquered.
Built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, one of the most distinguished
generals in the army of Emperor Akbar, the fort is a formidable
structure encircled by a moat.
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