Taragarh Fort Kota
The Taragarh Fort in Kota was built in 1345. These forts and palaces mange to attract a huge number of tourists as the tourists not only get to see the part of the history of Rajasthan but also get to witness a splendid form of art and architecture.
Taragarh Fort was the home of a major princely state at the height of the Rajput heydays. Within the fort there are large reservoirs where water was stored in case of a siege, when all the towns folk took shelter within the walls of the fort. These reservoirs are carved out of the rocky base of the fort. On the largest rampart of the fort is the Bhim Burj, a large and legendary cannon.
The view of Kota town from Taragarh Fort is spectacular, particularly at twilight and just after sunset. This large fort is an interesting place to spend a day, wandering around its ruins and defensive structures. The main gateway of the fort has some meticulous carvings of elephants. Infact, there are three gateways to the fort.
They are named Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak. Most parts of these impressive gateways are now in ruins. The Rani Mahal in the Targarh Fort is also a great attraction for the tourists.
Built exclusively for the wives and concubines of the rulers, this mahal has some fantastic features. The stained glass windows and the murals in the mahal still bear the charm of the Rajput era.