Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort

Tripoto
20th Oct 2020
Day 1

Originally called “ Chintamani “ and renamed “Junagarh Fort” in the early 20th century ,echo the tales of rich culture and heritage .The architecture of the fort is influenced by different places providing how wide political and artistic exposure were at that time .
The foundation of Junagarh Fort was built in 1478 by Rao Bika .The palace inside the fort , balconies , kiosks etc depicts a feat of composite architectural style which s influenced by the cultural differences of the different rulers and also foreign inspiration

This most famous  fort in Bikaner ,remains unconquered evenafter thousand vicious attempts by invaders ,even though it lacks the advantage of height as it’s not located on hill top..
A part of the fort has been converted to a grand museum where ancient artifacts have been well preserved .
It stands with all its regal glory as an epitome of dazzling and exquisite architectural brilliance , attracting thousands of tourists from all over every year .
The fort is in the heart of the city of Bikaner which can be reached easily by hiring a car , a private bus , a cab or by auto rickshaw . Public buses are also available

* Timings - 10am to 4.30 pm
* Time required -2/3 hours
* Entry fee - INR 50
* camera ticket s mandatory for still camera / video video camera
* Guides are available at the fort premises instructing in Hindi or English . The audio tour facility s available at a nominal charge in French , German and English

Best Time To Visit :- between November to February

Points to remember :-

* Take a look at the historic pieces of art and paintings that are displayed in the museum
* There are some regions within the fort where flash photography or even non flash photography is prohibited . So keep ur eyes open to look out for the signs so that u don’t get caught 😊
* wear comfortable shoes as u have to walk a lot
* carry a bottle of water as mineral water s not sufficient on the premises nd u may have to buy it at double the price
* carry an umbrella if u are allergic to sun as few parts of the fort u hv to walk without cover under the sun

Nearby restaurants :-
* Laxmi Niwas palace
*chhappan bhog
*Heeralal sweet shop
*chhotu Motu Joshi sweet shop
*Grill inn

Fort from outside

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Jharokhas nd kiosks

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Jharokha nd kiosks

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Artistic jharokhas

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Artistic Painting work

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Real gold painting

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Artistic Gold paintings

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Art work on the roof of one of the room

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Painting on the wooden window

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S
Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S
Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Blue painting work

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S
Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S
Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Armoury

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Mediaeval armoury collection

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Mediaeval armoury collection

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Armoury collection

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Art work on sand stone

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Stone art work on roof

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Art work on jharokhas

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

War souvenir the DH9DE Havilland war plane given in recognition of the service rendered by the Bikaner state forces led by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji of Bikaner during WW1

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Another artistic brass metal door

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Museum from outside

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Royal artifacts at the museum

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Royal artifacts

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Museum artifact

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Museum artifacts

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S

Paintings at the museum

Photo of Rajasthan: Bikaner: Junagarh Fort by Anil Kumar S