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Rajasthan Forts & Palaces » Taragarh Fort
 

About Taragarh Fort

Taragarh fort was built in 1354 and is great palace to ramble around at leisure. Set within the horse-shoe shaped fold of the hills, and with the lakes and water reservoirs below, the fort straddles the crest and offers invincible battlements that must have proved difficult to scale.

Every city of rajasthan has its own colourful background. Each city basks in its glory of royal heydays. Positioned at about 39 KM from Kota, Taragarh Fort is one of those royal marks left by royalties of Rajasthan. Built in the year 1354, Taragarh Fort is a huge architectural wonder of its times. Bird’s eye view of Kota town can be had from this fort.

Its main gateway can be accessed by only a steep slanting passage. The summit of gateway has got raging elephants on it. Another interesting feature of the gateway is the mounting of a huge cannon on the Bhim Burj. Taragarh Fort was meticulously designed. The fort has three gateways, namely, Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak, though now all are in ruins. The most interesting thing, that the fort was famous for was its network of tunnels in the entire hillside but now there is map available for these tunnels. These tunnels were used to be emergency track for king and his deputies to flee.

Bhim Burj, the massive stone tower placed within the fort, had large cannon named Garbha Gubjan. This is the second largest cannon in India. Then another unique feature of Taragarh fort is some huge water reservoirs. During the times of water crisis, these reservoirs used supply water to the residents. Rocky forts were carved out to make these reservoirs. Then there is tiny palace in fort complex itself, named Rani Mahal, for the wives of the kings. It has many glistening stunning murals and stained glass windows. But now nothing of that sort is left.

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The Water Reservoirs

The Taragarh fort has some huge water reservoirs. These reservoirs were built to store water and supply it to the residents during time of crisis. It is said that if released in full force, the water had the capacity to wash away people residing below. The reservoirs have been carved out of the rocky base of the fort.

Bhim Burj and Garbha Gunjan

There is a massive stone tower within the fort complex called Bhim Burj. The tower was built to house huge cannon named Garbha Gunjan. Garbha Gunjan is regarded as the second largest cannon in India. The cannon made such a thunderous sound that soldiers had to run immediately after firing it.

Rani Mahal

Rani Mahal is a small palace within the fort complex, built for the wives and concubines of rulers. The Mahal has, however lost most of its charm as the shine of its spectacular murals and stained glass windows have completely faded away.

 
 
 
 
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