Lohagarh Fort

Fort Bharatpur is also called as Lohagarh Fort. Fort Bharatpur is one of the strongest forts of Rajasthan. Imprenable to most attacks, this 18th century fort was built by the Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder of the dynasty in Bharatpur. Lohagarh is located in the heart of the old town. And its entrance is from a crowded street that leads through the massive entrance door into what is a living fort with several modern complements. However, the part of the fort that has been preserved consists of extensive palace complex. It combines Rajput and Mughal architecture with Jat influences in construction style.

The fort was designed in a novel way to forestall attacks from enemies. Its double clay walls and the large moat are distinctive.

The fort sports two imposing gates—both obtained as trophies by Maharaja Jawahar Singh in the 18th century from Delhi. The first one, known as the Ashtadhatu originally belonged to Chittorgarh. Alauddin Khilji had carried it to Delhi.

There were eight towers out of them two towers- Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj are still largely intact. Of the several towers inside the fort, the most famous is Jawahar Burj, built to commemorate Maharaja Jawahar Singh's successful siege of Delhi, inflicting a defeat on the Mughals. The other tower, Fateh Burj, commemorates the victory over the British invaders of 1805. Use of tiles in construction of floors is particularly interesting and noteworthy.

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