Forts in India have been constructed to protect the settlements against hostile attack and marauding wild animals. Due to successive waves of invasion, there was an ancient tradition in India to erect massive and strong forts to obstruct the invaders. The origins of some of the Indian forts are lost in the mists of time while some have been transformed or reconstructed after the invasion of the Muslims in the twelfth century.

Early History of Forts in India
The ancient treatises on Indian architecture and fortification can be retrieved from the 'Shilpa Shastras' and in some of the ancient Indian literature like the Indian Puranas and epics. This vast pool of knowledge gives a significant account of the development of the forts in India. 'Pur', a word which is mentioned repeatedly in the Vedas, means a rampart, fort or stronghold. Kautilya, in the forth century BC, wrote extensively regarding the protective fortifications. He differentiated forts as per the preferred types of site. The Nara Durg, a fort which was protected by men, gives an account of the Aryans correlation of a fort with a town.

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Forts in India were constructed to check the advance of enemy and save the people and place from outsiders. Now the dictatorship has ended after 1947, but these architectural marvels are now acting as the heritage hotels and the tourist’s point