Taragarh Fort Quick Facts

PlaceAjmer, Rajasthan (India)
Built in11th century
Built bySamrat Ajay Pal Chauhan
TypeFort

Taragarh Fort Overview

In ancient times, many brave kings ruled the holy land of India located in the continent of Asia, and have left some identities as a sign of their valor, one of them being the fort of Taragarh. Taragarh Fort is also known as Star Fort. Taragarh Fort (Bundi Fort) is a magnificent fort built on the high hills of Aravalli in Ajmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

In ancient times, many brave kings ruled the holy land of India located in the continent of Asia, and have left some identities as a sign of their valor, one of them being the fort of Taragarh. Taragarh Fort is also known as Star Fort. Taragarh Fort (Bundi Fort) is a magnificent fort built on the high hills of Aravalli in Ajmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan is famous for its cultural tradition and folk art. There are many such forts, gardens and places in India, which have also been selected as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. This fort is an excellent example of Giri Fort.

Taragarh Fort History

The history of Taragarh Fort located in Ajmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan is associated with the Chauhan rulers of Ajmer. The Fort was built in the 11th century by Emperor Ajay Pal Chauhan. Fort was built to protect against foreign or Turkish invasions and to run its military activities smoothly.

This ancient fort has seen the rise and fall of many kings, an interesting thing about this Fort is that till some time ago this fort was not shown on the website of Rajasthan tourism, because only the fort located in Bundi is known by the name of Taragarh. But the Taragarh Fort in Ajmer is more grand, huge and ancient than that. In the Mughal period, this fort was very important from a strategic point of view, but now only the dilapidated bastions, gates and ruins remain in this fort.

Taragarh Fort Interesting Facts

  1. This Fort is covered over two square miles on a mountain peak about 1 thousand 885 feet above sea level and is one of the highest forts built in India.
  2. Built on the steep slope of the hill, there are 3 huge doors to enter this historical fort. These are known as Laxmi Pol, Futa Darwaza, and Gagudi Ka Phatak.
  3. This Fort is built in typical Rajputi architectural style, this fort does not show any special influence of Mughal architecture as compared to other forts of Rajasthan.
  4. A famous dargah and 7 water fountains are also built in this ancient fort.
  5. Prithviraj Sisodia, a ruler of Mewar, had rebuilt this fort at the behest of his wife "Tara", due to which is famous as Taragarh.
  6. When the Governor General of India, William Bentinck, saw this fort in 1832, it came out of his mouth - "Oh the second Gibraltar of the world". Gibraltar is an autonomous British overseas territory located along the Mediterranean Sea at the southern end of Europe. Gibraltar is surrounded by a rocky peninsula. There are also many natural caves here.
  7. A "Garbh Gunjan" cannon is also placed on the Bhima Burj of the fort, which, with its huge size and firepower, used to work to rid the enemies of sixes. This cannon can still be seen here today, but at present, it has become a mere display object. It is said that when this cannon was moving, the noise of its loud sound was heard all around. In the 16th century, this cannon resonated several times.
  8. Within this fort are 14 huge bastions, several reservoirs, and the shrine of Muslim saint Miran Sahib.
  9. There are also three water tanks in this fort, which never dry up. The construction of these ponds is a splendid example of the sophisticated and advanced method of engineering that was used in those days. Rainwater was kept irrigated in these reservoirs and water was used for the needs of the common residents in case of water problems. Due to the rocky base of the reservoirs, the water here used to accumulate throughout the year.
  10. There is also a sweet neem tree in the fort. It is believed that women who do not get the pleasure of having a child, if they eat the fruit of this tree, then they get the child.
  11. On the road to Kota, there is a huge umbrella near Devpura village. This umbrella was built in 1683 for Dhabai Deva of Rao Raja Anirudh Singh. There are 84 grand pillars in this three-storied chhatri.
  12. The palace built inside this fort is unique due to its architecture and amazing paintings. Chhatra Mahal, Anirudh Mahal, Ratan Mahal, Badal Mahal and Phul Mahal are prominent among these palaces.

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