Thursday, June 16, 2011

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Junagarh Fort in Bikaner (State: Rajasthan) is one of the few land forts in the state, while most of the others are hill forts. It was constructed sometime between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, the ruler of Bikaner.



This fort has a 986m-long wall with 37 bastions, a moat and two entrances. The fort walls are 14.5 feet wide and 40 feet in height. The Surajpol or the 'Sun Gate' is the main entrance.

The palaces within the fort are on the southern side and make a picturesque ensemble of towers, courtyards, balconies and windows.



There is a small garden in the fort complex on one side of the palaces.



On the side of the main entrance there is lot of free space in front of the palace. Kids who come to see this fort complex love this space with birds flying all around.

Next we shall explore palaces and museum inside the fort.

51 comments:

kavita said...

Magnificent Fort.Nice pictures.

Team G Square said...

Yes there are very few land forts in India . Nice to about this place

Jyoti Mishra said...

u have really maintained a beautiful blog.
A nice place to visit.
Thanks for commenting on my blog and giving me the opportunity to land here.

Looking forward to new posts !!!

Bhupesh said...

Well
i was p lanning for a trip to junagarh and was planning to search for places to visit over there!!!

You saved my time

Bhupesh

Zuzana said...

Love the last shot with the birds.;) The garden must be beautiful.;) Always a joy to travel with you.;))
xoxo

AS said...

I am a proper Rajasthani! needless to day, loved this :D

Sridharan said...

Very Nice..!

clairz said...

What an immense and amazing place!

Sivinden said...

Interesting post - impressive fort!

Emille said...

Is that why these forts were built, as protection for the palaces? Beautiful outside walls!

Liz said...

Very interesting photos. I'm sure it's fun to watch and feed the birds on the free space.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos from the fort area, there are so many interesting things to see and appreciate, thank you for being our tour guide.

Carver said...

That looks like an interesting fort to visit.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific, interesting captures as always, Rajesh! I'm always amazed by the whiteness of your skies! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Photo Cache said...

I like the second image the best with the bicyclist in teh foreground.

My sky is here

Robin said...

What an amazing place! The garden looks like a real oasis of calm and beauty.

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joo said...

Fascinating place!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post and photos, Rajesh! The garden shot is my favorite. Have a great weekend!

Gary said...

Another great tour Rajesh!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

forgetmenot said...

What interesting buildings you have been posting. Nice architecture--fun to learn about different places around the world. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Kim, USA said...

It's so nice to see your place Rajesh. Thanks for sharing!

SWF

Genie said...

What an impressive fort and palace. It is absolutely beautiful. I always think of a fort around a military post and not a palace. Loved seeing the garden, So interesting. genie

Al said...

That looks massive - great captures!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The birds taking flight in the lower photograph add a note of poignancy--or is it urgency--to the scene.


UP IN THE SKY

Look up, my love,
Up, up in the sky!

Look up, my love,
And I’ll tell you why!

Suns and planets
Are wheeling in view;

Ten thousand stars
Are shining for you!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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magiceye said...

very impressive!!

thomas said...

Wow!A very large and beautiful fort.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful fort complex and pictures. I wonder will someone in future build such forts. This looks well maintained.

Ash said...

Marvellous!

Jacob said...

Again, the first word that comes to mind is "incredible"! What a place. Is it open to the public? You are really enticing me to take a trip to India!

ladyfi said...

What a picturesque place. That garden looks huge!

alicesg said...

Very magnificent fort building. Indeed lots of space for kids to run about. Have a nice weekend.

Karen said...

Such beauty here. Thanks for sharing.

Rcel said...

Interesting! I always am interested to see different places! Thanks for sharing! :)

I hope you can visit and see my MARVELOUS MOON captures and be amazed yourself! Have a great weekend!

Jenny Woolf said...

It almost reminds me of a small town, maybe one in a fairytale.

Kay L. Davies said...

Amazing places, as always, Rajesh! Your country is a treasure.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tes said...

Thank you for taking us on tour, Rajesh! :)

eden said...

Wow, impressive! Great shots. Have a lovely weekend.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a fun series of photos. I enjoyed viewing all.

Happy Camera Critter Day. Here is my LINK Hope to see you stop by for a visit!!

RNSANE said...

I've been absent a bit, Rajesh, in the hospital for five days!! Still not quite up to par - but I did have a lovely Indian doctor, consulting. I knew her from my last hospitalization

I wrote a poem about India after I came home since your country was so much in my thoughts - did you see it?

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/06/alphabe-thursday-i-is-for-india-june-16.html


My Camera Critters is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/06/shaggy-dog-june-18-2011.html#links

Thanks, once again, for this lovely visit to India!

Dianne said...

the garden looks amazing
I love the natural arches

joshi daniel said...

the garden is looking so cool!

Ladynred said...

Nice photos and great place to visit. It's very interesting. I love birds.

Dinah said...

wow, magnificent pictures! love it especially the last one ;-)

tarsier

Maria @ LSS said...

Great looking garden.

Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Vernz said...

love perfectly the birds flying at the last photo.. just awesome! :) was here for RT.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this fort.

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful work!!

Dave said...

I love the high view shot. Dave

Deguide said...

It is one of the excellent fort got to see it next time around. Good capture Rajesh. Missed you in the Bangalore meet

Arti said...

Beautiful fort, would love to visit it someday..

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this fort. It is a nice place to visit.