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Indian Fortifications (II)

Feb 15, 2014

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Located in the arid region of the Thar desert, Junagarh means 'old fort' and is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop.


After a quick tour in the fort, we took a tuk-tuk and went to the old town, a dark labyrinth of narrow streets with old colonial buildings and the famous market area best overlooked from the top of the Jain Temple near by…



Red Fort, Delhi

Overcrowded with tourists, the Red Fort looks similar to the fort of Bikaner and is more of a palace strictly guarded by security men.



Salim Garh Fort, Delhi

Over a bridge, very close to the Red Fort, there is a peaceful deserted area on the river Yamuna where Salimgharh Fort was constructed in the mid of 16th century to protect the city from Mughals' attacks.

The fort has ramparts, bastions and thick masonry walls overlooking the railway and the city, as well as a beautiful lawn, old jail and ruins of an abandoned mosk: