Roopangarh Fort is a 350 year old fortress at Roopangarh in Rajasthan state, India. The fort and the palace inside the fortress is now converted into a luxury hotel by the royal family of the erstwhile princely state of Kishangarh.
Roopangarh Fort – Image Courtesy – wikipedia.org
The Kigdom of Kishangarh was estblished in A.D. 1611. The fortress was originally built by Maharaja Roop Singh of Kishangarh in 1648. Roopangarh was made the capital of this kingdom in A.D. 1649. For around 100 hears or so, this city was at its glorious best.
The name of the city means ‘city of beauty’. It is situated atop a hill to the north of Kishangarh city. After the fort was constructed, a new town developed around the fort. It became a center of hub for artisans and manufacturers. For around a century or so, it also served as the primary residence of the Maharajas of Kishangarh and also the capital of the state. An ornate palace was built next to the fortress.
In 1999, this fort was converted into a Luxury hotel. The interiors and exteriors were not changed much. There are 20 rooms. Some of these rooms are vast former royal suites.
How Do I Go to Roopangarh Fort?
Roopangarh Fort is at half an hour drive from Sawarda, on NH 48. This National Highway was previously known as NH8. National Highway No. 48 connects the following major cities directly; Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Mumabi , Pune, Bengaluru and Chennai.