(Last Updated on : 26-04-2013)
Uparkot Fort of Gujarat is one of the leading historical places in India. It also depicts the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat
. The fort is located on a hill in the city of Junagadh in Gujarat. Junagadh lies at the foot of Girnar Hill.
Uparkot Fort was built during the Nawabi period. Uparkot Fort is said to have been annexed sixteen times, including one which lasted twelve years. The Uparkot Fort is a medieval era historical monument with well-defined battle stations in the form of battlements. It was famous in the past for its virtual inaccessibility. The architectural marvels of Hindu Chudasma rulers and Muslim Mohmud Beghda are perfectly blended in this ancient Uparkot Fort in Gujarat. The wall of the fort stands over 20 meters high and has a huge moat around 300 feet deep. The ornate entrance gateway leads to the ruins of the fort. The fort is situated besides the Ruins of a mosque.
The Uparkot Fort reflects the rich cultural heritage of Gujarat. The walled fortress of Uparkot has witnessed all incidents that have taken place in Junagadh. It has witnessed the advent of monastic Buddhism, Aryan Hinduism and pious Jainism. It also stands thrust to all Islamic invasions, British colonization, the Nawabi grandeur, and finally, the victory of democracy as the Nawab was out-voted in the elections.
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