Junagarh Fort, Bikaner Fort or Chintamani Mahal

Junagarh Fort

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Alias : Bikaner Fort or Chintamani Mahal


Bikaner, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

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Junagarh Fort is one of the impressive forts in india, located in city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. The modern city of Bikaner has developed around the fort. The fort was called as Chintamani Mahal until early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. The palace complex houses some wonderful structures in its boundaries. Palaces in marble and red sandstone make up for a wonderful collection of kiosks, windows, balconies and courtyards that look stunning. Historical records reveal that despite the repeated attacks by enemies to capture the fort, it was not taken. Bikaner is located at approx 252km from Jodhpur, 335km from state capital Jaipur, 450km from New Delhi.

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