Our favourite places in India – Roopangarh

 

Roopangarh Fort

Roopangarh Fort was once a vast war fort with nine tower fortifications. This architectural marvel used to house foundries, armouries, granaries, underground passages, jails and palaces.

The fortress was originally built by, and named after, Maharaja Roop Singh of Kishangarh. It was sited at strategic point atop a hill to the north of Kishangarh controlling the important trade route to the Sambhar Salt Lake. Around the fort a substantial town grew up that became a centre for artisans and manufacturers.

Roopangarh Fort Queens Suite

 

 

 

 

For a century it also served as the primary residence of the Maharajas of Kishangarh, and the capital of the state. An ornate palace was built next to the fortress.

Built in 1648, Roopangarh Fort has been painstakingly restored and in 1999 the Maharaja opened the fort as a hotel, but left the interior and exterior little changed from its time as a palace. It has 20 rooms, some of which are vast former royal suites.

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Visit Roopangarh with us on our Rajasthan Heritage tour.

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