Junagarh Fort

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Junagarh Fort

The recent Princely condition of Bikaner and its capital city Bikaner was established by Rao Bika (1465-1504 AD.) by the gifts of Goddess Karni Mata in the year 1488 AD. In those days this incomprehensible tract of betray nation was called “Jangaldesh”. Ruler Bika of the Rathore family of Rajputs was the valiant child of Rao Jodha-the organizer of Jodhpur. Empowered and incited by his dad, Prince Bika moved out of Marwar (Jodhpur) on a driven military enterprise, with a little unforeseen of Rathore warriors (500 officer and 100 mounted force men). He was bolstered by his overcome uncle, Rawat Kandhal, who dependably remained by him as his gatekeeper and politico-key counselor. Those were the days when this land was occupied by various groups of Jats and Rajputs and their Chiefs appreciated the genuinely great measure of self-rule, obviously some of them owing their faithfulness to the Sultanate of Delhi. Rao Bika stifled all the contemporary Chiefs and was perceived as the leader of the land. He established the frameworks of a State that existed till it agreed and converged into the Indian Union in 1947 and 1949.

Rao Bika established the framework of the city of Bikaner in 1488 AD, having first built a little stronghold in the Rati Ghati zone. Today this site is arranged at the southwest end of the old walled city close Laxminath Ji sanctuary. The illustrious group of Bikaner lived there, till Raja Rai Singh Ji assembled another post called Chintamani (now Junagarh) amid 1589 to 1593 AD. The leaders of Bikaner had played an unmistakable and sublime part ever. They held high positions as Mansabdars of the unique request or Governors in the court of the Imperial Mughals.

The structures worked inside the Junagarh fort are the royal residences and sanctuaries, which are made of red sandstone and marble. The royal residences are portrayed as pleasant with their grouping of yards, overhangs, booths and windows showing the first way of life and method of living of the Maharanas of Rajasthan. The monstrous post worked in the fields of Bikaner has a rectangular design with a fringe length of 1,078 yards. The post has seven doors for a few royal residences, structures and numerous sanctuaries of Hindu and Jain religions – the most punctual dated to the sixteenth century. The excellence of the fortification lies in the stone cutting done in red and gold shaded sandstones. The insides of the castles are brightened and painted in customary Rajasthani style.

The principal burrow service for the development of the post was hung on Thursday, Phagun Vadi 19, V.S. 1645 i.e. 30th January 1589 AD. The establishment was laid on Monday, Phugan Sudi 12 V.S. 1645 i.e. seventeenth February 1589 A.D. also, it was finished on Thursday Magh Sudi 6 V.S. 1650 i.e. seventeenth January 1594 AD. Later on, this stronghold turned into the most glorious case of engineering and incredible focal point of workmanship. The present stronghold is a composite structure, the consequence of exceptional building exercises of numerous rulers through four centuries and one of the valuable diamonds of Indian engineering amidst the Thar Desert.

The Junagarh Palace have an expansive number of rooms, as each Lord fabricated his own particular separate arrangement of rooms. The plan and engineering of these rooms and the whole royal residence are commanded by Gujarati, Mughal and Rajputana engineering and outline.

Chandra Mahal has the most extravagant room in the royal residence, which houses gold plated divinities and works of art trimmed with exorbitant stones as it was the room of the Maharaja.

In the Badal Mahal, you can see the works of art of Shekhawati Dundlod rulers paying regards to the Maharaja of Bikaner in various sorts of turbans. Photographs of individuals remaining on nails, wood, swords and saws are additionally portrayed demonstrating a case of confidence. This fortification is a radiant fortress known for its outline, adornments, and developments. A portion of the other known attractions of this fortress are Ganga Mahal, Badal Mahal, Zenana quarters, Har Mandir and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Junagarh Fort Entry Fee: Indian – Rs 20, Foreigner – Rs 100

Camera Fee: Stills – Rs 30, Video – Rs 100

Junagarh Fort Timings: 10 am – 4:30 pm

Junagarh Fort Museum Entrance Tariff

Indian: Rs 50

Indian ( Student Concession ) : Rs.30

Foreigner: Rs.300

foreigner ( Student Concession ) : Rs.150

Sound Tour: Rs.350

Sound Tour ( Student Concession ): Rs.200

Camcorder : Rs.150

Phool Mahal and Chander Mahal: Rs.100