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Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort in Bikaner

Junagarh 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 fort.

The Gate
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.  

The Karan Mahal
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.

Chandra Mahal and the Phool Palace
The Chandra Mahal and the Phool Palace are lavishly decorated with mirrors and elaborative carved marble panels.

Anup Mahal
The impressive Anup Mahal containing the Raj Tilak Coronation Hall is decorated with ornamental lacquer work and opaque glass inlay.

Har Mandir
It is a royal temple which is dedicated to God Shiva where their birth and wedding ceremonies are celebrated.

Ganga Niwas
Ganga Niwas is a beautiful audience hall which was added to the Fort by Ganga Singh during 1887 1943.

Moon Palace
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.

Fort Museum
There is a museum inside the fort which has a variety of exhibits inside like jewellery, carpets, weapons, rare antiques etc.

Gaj Mandir
Gaj Mandir of Junagadh Fort exhibits silver chairs, a swing seat which is very wonderful, ivory inlaid bed and polished wooden cupboards and chests.

Other Palaces inside the fort include Chetar Mahal and Chini Burj of Dungar Singh.

 

Junagarh Fort Hall

Junagarh Fort Colorful Corridor

Gaj Mandir

Hall Mirrors

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort

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