Among many forts of Alwar, Bala Quila too is located on a steep hill at a distance of around 300m high. The fort faces the city and is more than 500 years old. But still the fort is standing high and strong which is quite astonishing to see. The fort is an example of outstanding chivalry and valour as it is still strong and glued to its place even after experiencing the injuries of time and invasions. Bala Quila or the ' young fort' is also known as Alwar Fort. It is must to visit the fort to know more about Bala Quila.
This splendid fort was built in 928 AD by Nikumbh Rajputs. Later further additions to the fort were done by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550 AD. This fort's architecture is a mixture of Rajputi and Mughal culture and designs. In 1775 AD maharao Raja Pratap Singh conquered this fort and later on made its infrastructure even more strong and sturdy.
About Bala Quila- Bala Quila is spread in a vast area. From east to west it expands in an area of around 1.6 kms and from north to south in an area of 5 kms. The fort is fortified by muscular boundaries and six gates named as Chand Pol, Krishen Pol, Suraj Pol, Jai Pol,Andheri Gate and Laxman Pol. The defence system of the fort was quite tenacious. There are many large and small towers or ' burj' erected to corroborate the defence of the fort. Bala Quila India was fabricated with a strategic and strong defence system.
The history and architectural engineering about Bala Quila magnetises the tourists towards itself. Bala Quila has many parts in ruins but still some of its palaces and temples are in a state in which its historic architecture can be clearly seen which makes it a main tourist spot of Alwar Bala Quila. To enter the fort permission is needed from the police superintendent who sits in city palace, bit no need to worry permission is easy to get.
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