A main highlight of the city, Iron Fort in Bharatpur
is known to be one of the most invincible forts in the
state of Rajasthan. A fort reminiscent of its glorious
past attracts a large number of tourists every year.
The main highlight of this fort is that it could never
be conquered. Even the modern artillery of the British
Empire could not succeed in taking over the fort after
an unrelenting attempt that lasted for one month.
Iron Fort in Bharatpur is said to have been built by
Maharaja Surajmal of Bharatpur. It is believed that
it took nearly twenty years for the fort to be completed.
The construction work of the fort started in the year
1730 when Maharaja Badan Singh, the father of Maharaja
Surajmal was the ruler of Bharatpur. By the time the
construction work of the fort got completed in the year
1750, Maharaja Surajmal had taken over the throne. It
is said that since its inception, Iron Fort was never
invaded. Keeping in mind, the frequency of invasions
in the area, Maharaja Surajmal had constructed this
fort in such a way that no one could ever take over
this fort. The main feature of this fort that makes
it unassailable is a gorge that surrounds the fort and
is 100 feet wide and 60 feet deep. Apart from this,
a high mud wall also protects this citadel.
The Iron Fort in Bharatpur today houses an extensive
museum. The tourists can go there to see articles like
swords, daggers, guns, double barrel guns, long barrel
guns, daggers, safety shields and revolvers apart from
antiques like hunted cubs, bear kids, hunted tigers,
deer, wood articles, jewelry boxes, hand fans, stone
vessels, dresses and ornaments.
The tourists coming to the city must not miss a visit
to Iron Fort in Bharatpur as it is a masterpiece of
architecture and offers you a chance to visit one of
the most coveted museums located in its premises.
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