Junagarh Fort
Junagarh Fort
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  • Soudamini Mohapatra
    Bengaluru, India1,416 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best in Bikaner
    The Junagarh fort was built from 1589 to 1594 is very unique and beautiful structure, a major tourist attraction in Bikaner. The fort is built with red sandstone and marble. There are several temples and pavilion inside the fort. There is a museum inside the fort complex that displaying royal costumes, jewelry, family portrait etc. A must visit place in Bikaner.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 November 2023
  • arzanstudio
    Mumbai, India350 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting fort with well preserved internal rooms.
    A very well kept and maintained fort, housing the palace within along with corridors and rooms full of memorabilia from the past era. Not as overpowering and glamorous as the Jodhpur fort, but still definitely worth spending a few hours within its walls. Being very practical, they have installed an elevator for those who can’t climb up, which is a superb thing to have. The rooms with the mirrors and the hand painted tiles are very well preserved and give you a good idea of the pomp and luxury the royal families would be enjoying. Threes even a single propellor plane inside which was gifted to the maharaja by the British. One very small but interesting object I found inside was a spoon designed for the Maharaja as he had a huge moustache. It was designs in a way he could have his soup without soiling the moustache. Very ingenious. Interesting pieces of furniture and glass ware can be seen too.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 December 2023
  • Shailesh T
    New Delhi, India19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full marks for the upkeep
    Junagadh Fort is a beautiful fort. Well maintained by the royal family, it is an artist's delight. Intricate designs on its walls, beautifully carved jharokha windows, open spaces carved out majestically and a riot of colours in all the artwork, albeit very subtle. The fort has a lift too, but even otherwise you need to climb a not so steep ramp and then a few stairs only. It is one fort in Rajasthan that is not atop a hill. The museum is avoidable. Saw a rare sight there - a woman guide!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 January 2024
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naveen_oberoi
New Delhi, India446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Junagarh fort is one of.the well maintained fort of Rajasthan. A must visit if you are in Rajasthan. You get a dedicated guide for a gorup who tells you about.the fort. There are no extra charges for guide
There is museum in the fort too..you can buy museum ticket withnfort ticket.

Fort ticket rs. 50 and 30 for adult and kids respectively...museum rs 30 and 10 adult and kids.
Written 18 January 2020
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Pushkin Shukla
Calgary, Canada794 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Solo
The fort is a true example of modernity blends away tradition. The rule of this fort were very dynamic in their thinking which results in the very modern architecture during that time also. The entry fees includes a guide as well however the guides are not very good. If you want to understand in depth about the fort & rulers then you should take a guide separately.
Written 1 February 2020
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A Choudhury
New Delhi, India112 contributions
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Feb 2021 • Solo
One of the very few forts in Rajasthan which was not built on a hill. The architecture is very beautiful and there are numerous palaces, courtyards, balconies and temples. The main attractions are Karan Mahal, Phool Mahal, Anup Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Ganga Mahal and Badal Mahal. There is also a museum displaying manuscripts, paintings, costumes, weapons, etc. Hire a guide if you want to know all the history associated with this fort and it will take a couple of hours to cover the entire fort.
Written 27 May 2021
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AbhinavPunia
New Delhi, India77 contributions
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Nov 2020 • Family
Fort situated on ground in the centre of the city talks about the Grandeur of this city its heritage and culture and the lifestyle of its erstwhile rulers.. tour will take 2 hours easliy ...do take a guide along else you may be lost or may not know the significance of many things displayed there. Vasim Ahemad is a good knowlegable and a humble guide you can look out for him over there...overall a good historical place to start your day
Written 24 November 2020
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Divya K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We had an excellent tour guide and the fort was not too crowded when we went, so were able to enjoy all the beautiful mahals and learn about this unique fort that is not built on a hill like most other Rajasthani forts. It used to be surrounded by a moat that contained imported crocodiles. It was attached multiple times but never conquered and it the palaces within the fort have been built by each successive ruler. One of my favourites was badal mahal which depicts clouds, lighting, and rain to teach children about the rare event which was to be celebrated in the desert city. I also learned a lot about the weapons used by the Rajput warriors and the great accomplishments of Maharaja Gangasinghji. I highly recommend visiting this fort during a trip to Bikaner.
Written 4 January 2022
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Shailesh Dheman
New Delhi, India478 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The fort was earlier called ‘Chintamani’ but after Royal family moved to Lagarh Palace, it was named as Junagarh. Constructed in 15th century, this is one of the forts of Rajasthan which is made at ground level.
The fort & place are being preserved as museums which provides visitors a feel of the royal living. Fort is made of red stone whereas inside palace & temples are made of marble with inctricate carvings.
Various ‘mahals’ were added by different rulers from the Royal family. There’s impressive display of weapons used by Maharajas.
Written 1 March 2020
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Kanti Kiran K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
This is a nice and well maintained fort. There is a lot of artwork and decorations on the walls, ceilings, doors which can be enjoyed well. This kind of decoration is not there on any other forts in Rajasthan (and it kind of remined us of the Mysore Palace though on a very small scale). But part of the reason is due to the restoration efforts of the trust in repainting the faded sections and cleaning activities which we noticed there.

You don't need a guide to explore and you can go around by yourself. There is another ticket for Prachini Museum which contains items belonging the royal family but that can be skipped unless you have lot of time.

Overall, visit if Bikaner is part of your itinerary.
Written 27 February 2021
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MBK
New Delhi, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
While in Bikaner, this is a "must visit". This is the only famous fort in Rajasthan which is not on the top of a hill.
Reaching here is not difficult and there is vehicle parking space inside the premises. It is well maintained with some areas restored well. The evolution of the fort with its architecture evolving over generations can be visualised within 2 hours.
The crown piece of the fort is undoubtedly the oldest invaluable sandalwood throne dating back to the Rathodes (from Kannauj to Bikaner).
Our visit was made memorable by our guide Wasim (+91 98290 99847) whom we met outside the gate itself. Besides being proficient in Hindi, English and French, he has a thorough understanding of the history of Bikaner and its culture. With a keen eye for best spots for memorable snaps, he captured our trip in photographs for us in addition. On further enquiring he offered to guide us to authentic Rajasthani food and for shopping. Finally we relieved him only in the evening. The day turned out to be a fully packed, eventful and a memorable one thanks to his help.
Written 19 January 2022
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Anurag P
Bengaluru, India12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
It is one of those Forts in Bikaner which tells the complete history of the city. It is almost a 2hr walk through the fort along with the museum. The local guide available there are really good and they will explain you each and everything, also letting you know about the 24 Kings of Bikaner. They are proficient with the language and also photography. If you are lucky enough you can find the difference between Junagadh fort vs any-other fort in Rajasthan.
The architecture and sculpture on each wall, window, roof, door are truly amazing
Written 6 April 2021
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132anujg
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Our guide Mr Navrattan Singh Rathore was excellent. He was so very knowledgable and passionate about telling us about the history of the fort. Fluent in English, Hindi and French. We highly recommend his services to everyone visiting the Junagarh fort in Bikaner. Mr Rathore was also very patient and obliged us with so many family photos and tips for local shopping!
Written 4 January 2021
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