Top 10 Biggest Forts in India

1 - Mehrangarh Fort

The Mehrangarh Fort is situated at an altitude of 410 feet and is the biggest fort in India, covering 1200 acres. It was constructed in 1459 by Rao Jodha.

2 - Golconda Fort

The Golconda Fort, Hyderabad is one of the biggest forts in India at 788 acres. The magnificent fort was built in the 12th century under the Kakatiya Dynasty.

3 - Gwalior Fort

Some believe the fort was constructed in the 10th century by Suraj Sen. The walls of the Gwalior Fort are made entirely of sandstone, which runs across an area of 741 acres.

4 - Chittor Fort

The Chittor Fort served as the capital of Mewar. It sits atop a hill of 180 meters and covers an area of 692 acres.

5 - Jaisalmer Fort

The Jaisalmer Fort was built by Rao Jaisal in 1156 over 692 acres of land. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the fort features four entrances, each guarded by a canon.

6 - Kangra Fort

At 463 acres, the Kangra Fort is one of the biggest forts in India and perhaps the oldest. The fort built by the Katoch dynasty is situated in Himachal Pradesh.

7 - Red Fort

The Red Fort has an octagonal base which covers 254 acres of land. It was built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, who envisioned Delhi as the ceremonial and political hub.

8 - Srirangapatna Fort

The Srirangapatna Fort was built over 240 acres of land in 1454. It was the epicentre of Tipu Sultan’s kingdom, constructed by Kempe Gowda.

9 - Panhala Fort

The Panhala Fort in Kolhapur covers an area of 130 acres and was built under the patronage of the Shilahara dynasty. It was built around the late 12th century by Raja Bhoja.

10 - Agra Fort

The Agra Fort was constructed in 1573 as the royal residence of the Mughal empires, a purpose it served till 1638. It was originally built by Ibrahim Lodhi. It covers an area of 94 acres and is made of red sandstone.