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Taragarh Fort

Taragarh Fort, also known as Akbar's Fort, is a historical fort built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1570. This fort is located near Ajmer Junction Railway Station and offers a spectacular view of Ajmer. It has a rich depository of fine sculptures.

The land of Ajmer was the cause of argument between various rulers. Peace was restored here after the succession of Akbar into the Mughal throne in 1556. He fortified the city and made Ajmer a province and the base for his operations in Rajputana.

The royal residence of Akbar housed in this fort has now been converted into a museum. The British also used this fort as a sanatorium.

Rajputana Museum, situated inside this fort, exhibits a large collection of ancient coins, sculptures, copper plates, paintings and arms and armory. Today the fort is in ruined condition and only 4 km long wall remains.

Updated on 14th December, 2005
District: Ajmer
Location: Ajmer    


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