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.
The history of Kuchaman Fort is believed to be around the 9th century. Fort Kuchaman has many historical relics including the Shekhawati Havelis along with the fort about 1100 years old.
The Kuchaman Fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel.
Kuchaman Fort History
According to popular folk belief and local history, around the 9th century, the ruler of this place, Thakur Jalim Singh, with the blessings of a Mahatma named Vankhandi (who used to do penance on the said hill), laid the foundation of the fort of Kuchaman, which was later expanded by his descendants. was done.
Another possibility regarding the construction of Kuchaman Fort is that the history of the fort is 1200 years old, here in 760 AD people of the Gujjar Pratihar dynasty used to rule, it is said that they had built some part of this fort after this Here Chauhan rulers came under control in 960 AD.
When the Chauhan kings became weak, the Gaur rulers came here, and after defeating them the Rathor kings became the rulers of this place, which remained till the independence of India,
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.
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
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