The royal ambience of Indian palaces and forts have been well documented in novels and movies. The mingling of birds on the tune of Sitar played by a royal musician is portrayed beautifully in several stories. The idea of music playing in the courtroom or the queen's chamber with a peacock walking around gracefully is so alluring that we try to imagine the scene when we visit a fort or a palace.
You may think that it's a thing of past and an experience like this is available only in 5-star hotels. But there's a fort in Karnataka where a muster of peacocks, peahens, and peachicks flock. Even though it's minus the music, fountains, and royalty, the Bankapura fort will take you back to the good olden days where our national bird strolled through the courtyards of our kings and queens.