Best time to visit11:00 AM 2:00 PM
Open hours10 AM - 4.30 PM ( Sunday closed)
Things to doPhotography, Museum tour
BudgetEntry Fee, For Full Museum Rs 50/-, For Part Museum Rs 10/-, For Ordinary camera Rs 30/-, For Movie Camera Rs 100/-
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Contact91 - 151 - 2202297
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank1 out of 26 attractions in Bikaner
This fort is in the Bikaner city of Rajasthan. This fort has a record of not being able to be conquered by anyone ever. It was built by the Rajput ruler Maharaja Rai Singh, who was an important official in the court of Emperor Akbar and was there till the reign of Jahangir. He is said to have headed a number of battles and received victory in hem. As a token of appreciation, the emperors would shower him with gifts in the form of revenues that he later used to build this magnificent palace complex. He also applied all the knowledge and taste that he had gathered during his journeys to other places. The palace complex is huge and has a number of palaces, buildings, temples, bastions, towers and domes. The main materials used for the building purpose are red sandstone and marble. What is the most remarkable are the intricate stone work on every inch of the complex and the range of variety used to complete the fort. The Suraj Pol was the main entrance gate and the others included the Chand Pol, Daulat Pol, Fateh Pol and others. The main palaces inside included the Chandra Mahal, Karan Mahal, Ful Mahal, Anup Mahal, Badal Mahal and others. There is also an old museum inside the fort complex.
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Reviews of Junagarh Fort • 5
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architecture, haveli style, culture, memorabilia
The great courtyards and the painted apartments give a feel of Ancient India. The fort is as lavish as its interior. It is famous for its massive structure and architectural design.
Built in 1588 AD by Raja Raj Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar. This palace is made in red sandstone and marble which makes a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows dotted all over the structure. It’s a normal fort and more than fort I will call it a palace. Entry fee: 50INR for Indians and 300INR for foreigner How to Reach: Take auto Recommended Length of Visit: 1 hr. Tips: Go in the Morning Facts: Don’t expect much.
Lot's of stories, a tour guide is mandatory and rightly so!