Fort is a historic fort which is one of the most magnificent fort in
Rajasthan. It is a 986 meter long fort of pink sandstone which was
founded between 1588-1593 one of the distinguished general of Akbar.
The walls of the fort 37 palaces, pavilions and temples within it
which look very amazing. Its huge columns, arches, screens and
minarets and the wealth of carving and painting attracts visitors to
The main entrance of the fort is Suraj Pole (Sun Gate) which is
guarded by Jaimal and Patta, warriors mounted on painted stone
elephants. Within the walls of the fort there is a unique collection
of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and towers, which are all built by
successors of the rulers and are in a good condition.
It lies in the second courtyard and was built by Karan Singh to
commemorate an important victory over Aurangzeb. Over the Karan Mahal,
there is Gaj Mandir which was built as royal apartments. After that
Chatra Niwas was built which is a small pavilion on the roof decorated
with English plates embedded in the plastic walls.
Mahal and the Phool Palace
Chandra Mahal and the Phool Palace are lavishly decorated with mirrors
and elaborative carved marble panels.
The impressive Anup Mahal containing the Raj Tilak Coronation Hall
is decorated with ornamental lacquer work and opaque glass inlay.
It is a royal temple which is dedicated to God Shiva where their birth
and wedding ceremonies are celebrated.
Ganga Niwas is a beautiful audience hall which was added to the Fort
by Ganga Singh during 1887 – 1943.
Moon Palace or Chandra Mahal exhibits paintings, carved marble panels
and mirrors which are very wonderful. Also the moon palace has
paintings on lime plaster walls.
There is a museum inside the fort which has a variety of exhibits
inside like jewellery, carpets, weapons, rare antiques etc.
Gaj Mandir of Junagadh Fort exhibits silver chairs, a swing seat which
is very wonderful, ivory inlaid bed and polished wooden cupboards and
Palaces inside the fort include Chetar Mahal and Chini Burj of Dungar