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“Very good fort”
Review of Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort
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Small-Group Tour: Golden Palaces and Bustling Bazaars in Bikaner
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Bikaner
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Junagarh fort is probably the only piece of attraction that will make you drive 350 Kms from Jaipur. Worth the journey. Excellent fort. Use the audio guide and avoid touts. Donot carry bags as they will not be allowed inside.

Thank Jalti
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

an fort like many others in rajasthan, with not much of a sense of history...other than the colonial era antics of the Royal Family(eg..the First Elevator in Bikaner).

so the sense of AWE that you get visiting other forts doesn't get generated.

However, the well kept areas, smooth ticket purchase, organised guide included in entry fee, and knowledge of the guides makes this place a MUST SEE.

A charitable(?) trust runs the proceedings, and there are no government shenanigans. entry is cheap, extra for cameras, ticket counter at entrance.
there is a cafe and 'museum' next to the fort (but inside the moat)- hey i made a rhyme ;)...which may be visited if only to buy the best, most vibrant water colours i have seen of rajasthani folk/land scape

1  Thank rajat b
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Junagarh fort was the last fort in our Rajastan tour, after visiting the forts, palaces and museums at Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. In some of the previous palaces/museums, I had taken audio guides and in some we had hired a guide. In Junagarh fort, guides are paid by the authorities. They take around the tourists in groups and explain the exhibits very well.

I recommend that tourist visit Bikaner fort and museum first, as there are good guides available at this place. You can manage without guides in other places.

The entry fee is nominal. There is no fee for camera. Though Audio Guide is available, you can do without it.

Thank JovitaP
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Situated in the heart of Bikaner is this impressive fort, made mostly of red stone. It was built in about 1579 and has seen multiple ruler from the same dynasty. This fort has never been conquered by enemies despite multiple attacks. The fort has a moat that remains hidden during the visit.
There is no charge for using a image camera, but a video camera would attract Rs, 100 as fee.
Like most forts, there is a huge display of weapons used during that time. There are also some old guns, muzzel loading rifles with carved barrels that almost resemble a piece of art.
The most amazing places are the staying quarters of the queens. Most rooms have been hand painted with exquisite designs and floral patterns. There are also some ceilings that have been painted.
The royal court of the king is an impressive room with carved stone walls with carved wooden ceiling.
Do make sure that a guide accompanies you as his services are included in the ticket you would need to buy. The guide would speak Hindi only, so the foreign tourists are advised to hire the audio guide from the entrance. The cost of the audio guide is Rs. 150.
Overall, its an enriching experience letting you imagine the life of the ancient rulers.
There is also a museum called Pracheen, within the fort premises. 90 % of this museum is full of costumes and dresses that the queens had worn. There is a small section of royal transportation that has a stuffed horse and bullock and a carriage. And some crockery has been thrown in to break the monotony, without any effect. Since there is a charge to enter here, its best to stay away, unless you are into fashion or textile or deal in fabric.

Thank Paraglider03
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Fascinating insight into the world of Maharajahs great photos and memorabilia amazing gardens and surrounds to be seen from roof

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