Monday, March 13, 2017

Uparkot Fort, Junagadh

The Upper Citadel known as Uparkot in Junagadh at the centre of the city is the oldest part of the city. This impressive fort was originally built during the Mauryan dynasty by Chandragupta in 319 BC. 



This fort has been attacked for more than 16 times and such siege lasted for around 12 years. 



The walls of this fort in some places is as high as 20 meters. Inside the fort walls there was a 300 ft. deep that was once inhabited by crocodiles.



Just inside the entrance are temples to Ganesh, Hanuman and Shakti. Some of other interesting structures inside the fort are:
  • Jami Masjid 
  • Adi-Kadi Vav 
  • Buddhist caves 
  • Navghan Kuvo
  • Medieval cannons named Neelam and Manek

The fort is a must visit for those people who are interested in historical sites.


19 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful pics.
Happy Holi. Greetings

Anuradha Premkumar said...

nice..

Jeevan said...

Truly amazing fort and the construction should be interesting and strong to withstand still! Great shots

Maggie said...

Rajesh, you take us to the most fascinating places every Mosaic Monday, such a treat.
Maggie.

Matthew Jerry Ericwood Kivatinos Nusimow said...

powerful.

Al said...

Extraordinary - a 2,300-year-old fort. Nice shots!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Rajesh-
What a fantastic set of photos in this series.
Particularly like the HanumAn and the little shops outside on the street.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a strong and tall fortress!

s.c said...

This fort radiates aggression an don't play with me. That it still stands is a miracle for the builders from the old ages but helas on such things is and was always the most money spend.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely stonework!

carol l mckenna said...

What a building ~ neat photos of history ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Melody Steenkamp said...

Very impressive, still there after such a long time

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Roger Owen Green said...

an impressive structure
ROG, ABCW

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

A 12 year siege? That is impressive. It means inside the fort there is everything necessary for survival. Super interesting! #OurWorldTuesday

Pins N Ashes said...

the strong walls of the fort that withstood attacks, now withstands age and gives us history! thanks for the pictures and the stories behind it

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this place.

TeamG square said...

Nice to know about this fort, which was built by Chandragupta Maurya.

Trubes said...

Amazing building and amazing that it withstood all those assaults.
I wonder where they kept the crocodiles, now that's scary !

Best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

Light and Voices said...

I look forward to your photos each week. This fort is amazing!