Impregnable forts and exquisite palaces with accents of rich architecture cannot escape the mind of a traveller, when speaking of India. With history rooted in lores of conquests and dynasties, a tryst with these historic structures can be seldom avoided. These old bastions of strength had several reasons for their presence; projecting influence and might, showcasing set vibrant architectural skills and protecting the citizens. The length and breadth of the country is dotted with these remnants of splendor.
Not only does Rajasthan shine as owning an exhaustive repertoire of these architectural marvels, but other parts of the country like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka draw thousands in a year for a glimpse into their past with magnificent forts and palaces. Whether crumbling or meticulously restored, both stand testimony of a flourishing culture, raging battles and an acute sense of design and cultural revelations.
A mirror to thousands of years of history, India but Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal are also veritable destinations that one can trail through to see forts and palaces. Perched on mountaintops, some of these palaces can be surreally tranquil, giving one a moment of being suspended in awe of these great architectural patrons. Not only do the forts and palaces have unmatchable symmetry and ethereal luminescence, but also every inch of the structures is covered in exquisite detail.