Historical Red Sandstone Forts in India

India, known for its glorious legacy and rich heritage, is visited by tourists from different parts of the world. Land of some of the earliest civilizations of the world, this country features ancient shrines, historical monuments and many architectural wonders. Among all prominent places of interest, historical complexes are among the most popular tourist attractions in the country. There are many palaces and other regal monuments here that flaunt exemplary ancient architectural designs. These quaint royal structures are symbols of the glorious past of this Asian country. Some popular monuments of India are – Agra Fort, which travelers can visit during Agra tours, Amer Palace in Jaipur and Red Fort in New Delhi. Two factors, which are common about these three structures, are that all three of them were constructed using red sandstone and by Mughal emperors.

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This red-sandstone monument is visited by hordes of tourists, including historians, archaeologists and art patrons all-year round. Before the construction of the present-day edifice, a small palace stood at its place. The Mughals conquered that place after the First Battle of Panipat in the 15th century and built the current magnificent structure here. Sprawling over an area of more than 90 acres, this building has walls, which are up to 70 feet high. This ancient complex is sometimes known as the Walled City due to its expansive premises, which remains behind soaring walls. This destination is worth visiting for travelers who want to explore the actual grandeur of the Indian history.

Amer Palace

Amer Palace, constructed by Raja Man Singh I, is one of the most prominent historic structures in the city of Jaipur. Sprawling in full splendour atop a hill in the Aravalli range, this magnificent complex features breathtaking architecture and design. Its large ramparts, cobbled paths and rows of gates captivate the onlookers. The intricate carvings and paintings on the walls, as well as the pillars, interestingly feature Hindu elements. Reports from a recent survey revealed that, on an average, more than 5000 tourists visit this ancient heritage site in a day. This red-sandstone palace is a must-visit for those who are planning to spend their vacations on Jaipur tours.

Red Fort

Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi and is a prominent tourist attraction. This historic complex has served as the residence to Mughal emperors for over 200 years, until the year 1857. Spread across an area of more than a hundred hectares, this palace houses ramparts, imperial apartments and large halls. Visitors spending their holidays on Delhi tours would not want to miss out exploring this prominent place of historical significance. Currently, there are many museums inside the premises of this ancient monument and elaborate light, and sound shows are conducted here attracting hordes of tourists all-year round. People who want to visit all the three attractions in one trip to India, can opt for the Golden Triangle tour package, which includes all three cities – Agra, Jaipur and Delhi, which are home to these glorious monuments.


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