Are you planning your next road trip somewhere near Delhi? Then a road trip to some of the beautiful forts near Delhi which are well within 3-6 hours of driving can be a good option. These top 5 forts near Delhi are perfect for your weekend stay and if you are a history, nature or photography lover, going by road to these forts is the best idea for your next weekend.
Kuchesar Mud Fort
This beautiful 18th century fort was once the seat of a Jat Kingdom in Uttar Pradesh. Look around and you will see glimpses of British and Indian architecture blended together. While the heritage hotel is a well-preserved property, you can also explore the ruins of the fort or visit the nearby Brijghat, see gud making units, walk through mango orchards and have a relaxed time.
Travel time: 3 hours approx
Neemrana Fort Palace
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The 15th century fort was established way back in 1467 by Raja Dup Raj and was in ruins until a renovation took place. Now it stands tall as a beautiful heritage hotel which is very popular with tourists. You can enjoy cultural events, a dip in the pool, take a camel ride, do zip lining or take a vintage car ride and audio video tour of the place. The stunning rooms of the Neemrana Fort Palace have interesting names such as Chandra Mahal, Deva Mahal, Hara Mahal and so on where you can enjoy a pleasant stay.
Travel time: 3 hours approx
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Get transported to another time altogether when you visit this hotel cum resort in Alwar, Rajasthan. The fort was build around 1100 years ago as a camp by a deserted family. Apart from lounging around and exploring the property which has a view of the majestic Aravallis from every room, you can visit a nearby site to see primitive cave art. Other places to explore include the Siliserh Lake, Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Sariska Tiger Sanctuary, Bhangarh Fort, Jaisamand Lake and more.
Travel time: 4 hours approx
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Experience true Rajputana hospitality at the Ramgarh Fort which boasts of having a tunnel museum! The ancestors of Ramgarh family go back to 1300 years ago and the current generation still lives there after facing all ravages of war and time. Beautifully maintained, the Ramgarh Fort boasts of having the tallest wooden door in India.
Travel time: 4 hrs 16 mins approx
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Towering above the city of Jaipur is the Nahargarh Fort that is backed by the majestic Aravalli Hills. Nahargarh means the abode of tigers but it is also said that the fort is named after Nahar Singh Bhomia whose spirit used to haunt the fort at one time. The fort stays open from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Nearby places to explore include the Sheesh Mahal and wax museum, Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort.
Travel time: 5 hrs 16 mins approx