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Bala quila Fort

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About Bala quila Fort

Far From City: 4 kms from city center
Cost: About Bala quila Fort Weather: Time Required:3-4 hrs Open Time:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Cost:Free

Architecture of Bala Quila Fort It is an architectural piece of Indo-Islamic style. The walls are beautifully crafted which takes you back to the golden era. Each gate is named after a ruler which speaks about their magnanimity. Besides the beautiful carvings of the wall, there are many other things which are eye catching.The notable buildings in the fort are Jai Mahal, Nikumbh Mahal, Salim Sagar Pond, Suraj Kund and 15 temples, namely Sita Ram temple, Top Wale Hanuman Ji Temple and Chakradhari Hanuman temple which in the present day reflect the historical grandeur of the bygone era. It has 446 openings for Musketry which are surrounded by 8 citadels, 15 large and 51 small towers. The part of the fort where Jahangir lived for three years of his exile is known as Salim Mahal. Also, the fort houses a radio station which can only be visited with the permission of the Superintendent of Police, Alwar. HIstory of Bala Quila Fort The fort was used by Mughals as the base for attacking Ranthambore even before they starting ruling. Mughal emperors Babur and Akbar had an overnight stay, whereas Prince Salim (later Emperor Jahangir) was exiled for three years in Salim Mahal as the outcome of banishment by Emperor Akbar.

How to Reach Bala quila Fort The distance between the city and the fort is of about 12 km. The foothill of the cliff is easily reachable by auto-rickshaws or private cabs. From the foothill, there is a 7 km steep path which has to be covered on foot. 

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