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Badalgarh Fort | Oldest Fort in Shekhawati

Badalgarh Fort of Jhunjhunu in the State of Rajasthan is the fort of the king of Jhunjhunu of Rajput dynasty which is historical in its structure, architecture and legacy.

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Badalgarh Fort

Badalgarh Fort

Badalgarh Fort

Badalgarh Fort

Looking at Badalgarh protected within high walls and perched a top and a rocky hill, you will easily count it as among the most impressive forts of Shekhawati.

It was built by Nawab Fazl Khan at the close of the 17th century. Though it is considered one of the popular forts of Shekhawati, it was basically built as a stable to protect the camels and horses. Therefore, this palace lacks the ‘sheesh mahals’ or mirror palaces and ‘baradaris’ or pavilions that is usually found in other palaces.

Apart from providing views of the surrounding areas, the fort has three tombs or ‘makbaras’ of the Kaimkhani nawabs. The tomb of Nawab Samas Khan is situated to the east of the town and the tomb of Bhawan Khan that was built by Rohella Khan is situated to the west of the town. The Rohella Khan’s tomb is like a solid block that is topped by a dome.

The fort is scattered over a large area and three dimensional structures with sand colour. It is one of the oldest forts in Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. The fort has few collections of weapons, utensils, handicrafts etc. The paintings over the wall inside the fort are worth to be seen which includes Gods and Goddesses with flower paintings.

But the fort is now little bit on a dilapidating stage and currently repairs works are going on in the cracked portion of the walls. It is under the control of Tourism Authority of State Government who has taken the initiative to protect its legacy.

Security is not tight as it is not a much explored place for tourism. But, in last seven years, the frequency of tourists has increased by around 18 percent. This fort overall depicts the culture and rich heritage of this region which is worth to visit with your family.

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