Situated at a height of 300 meters of rock in Kuchman city the Nagaur district of Rajasthan, Kuchaman fort is one of the famous forts of Rajasthan. It was built by the great Gurjar emperor Nagabhatta I of the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty in 750 AD. Surrounded by 32 bastions, this fort has ten large gates that allow entry to the fort from various sides.
Kuchaman city Fort Jodha Akbar and Drona Jessie have been the shooting spots of Bollywood films. Long balconies, hanging balconies and popular miniature paintings are the main attractions of this royal fort.
Kuchaman Fort History
The history of Kuchaman Fort is believed to be around the 9th century. Kuchaman Fort has many historical relics including the Shekhawati Havelis along with the fort about 1100 years old.
Kuchaman Fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel.
The interior walls of the Kuchaman fort are carved with original inlay works of glass, semi-precious stones, and gold. Colors made from natural dried flowers were used to make these decorations, further adding to the beauty of the place.
The roof of the main hall of the fort, also known as Durbar-e-Khas, is depicted with portraits of all the rulers. In addition, the ceiling of each room has beautiful carvings.
Kuchaman is one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan. The fort is built on an upright mountain. This fort is known for its water storage. It is also said that the king of Jodhpur had a gold-silver mint here.
Giant 17 water tanks are built here to collect rainwater. There is a stepwell inside the fort. Apart from this, the remains of the ancient stepwell are also seen on the hill from the north, behind the fort. According to sources, it is built even before the construction of the ancient Bawdi Fort.
How to Reach Kuchaman fort Nagaur
Near Railway Station – Nagaur Jn.
Near Airport – Jodhpur Airport