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One of the famous forts in Rajasthan is the Kishangarh fort of Ajmer.

Kishangarh Fort

Constructed by Maharaja Roop Singh
Year of construction 1650's
Highlights Miniature paintings

Kishangarh Fort in RajasthanKishangarh fort is situated at a distance of approximately 27 km from the Ajmer city of Rajasthan. The fort, constructed by Maharaja Roop Singh of Rathore clan, dates back to the 1650's. The Kishangarh fort, near Ajmer, has a number of palaces and monuments inside its walls and is encircled by a huge moat. A magnificent lake located near the fort plays host to numerous rare and exotic birds, making it a bird watcher's paradise. Ajmer Kishangarh fort also served as one of the main centers of the Kishangarh School of miniature paintings. Even the famous Bani Thani style of painting that is quite popular in the field of miniature paintings originated here itself.

There is a legend associated with the fort that goes that the fort was constructed at the place where the Maharaja saw a sheep defending her lambs from a pack of wolves. Infact, it is one of the few forts in Rajasthan that have remained unconquered till date. The interiors of the fort are beautifully carved and reflect the taste and lavish lifestyle of the Rathore rulers. Majestic quarters, courtyards adorned with stone-carved water fountains and numerous other embellishments enhance the magnificence of the Kishangarh Fort of Rajasthan. One of the major draws of the fort is the Phool Mahal (Flower Palace). Adorning the interiors of this palace are striking murals and some amazing frescoes.