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Manikarnika’s shooting locations in Rajasthan’s popular forts are architectural grandeur

For the movie, Manikarnika, which is set during the 1850s, the shooting locations included Nahargarh Fort, Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, all of which speak of grandeur and resemble the times.

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Manikarnika was shot in Rajasthan. (Source: File Photo)

Shooting for a period drama requires choosing the right location as it will depict the times of the era. And Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi does exactly that. Depicting the regalness of the legendary queen, the film was shot at the amazing forts of Rajasthan.

For the movie, which is set during the 1850s, the shooting locations included Nahargarh Fort, Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort, all of which speak of grandeur and resemble the times. Let’s take a look at the beautiful locations:

Amer Fort

Situated in Amber, 11 kms from Jaipur, the Amer Fort is one of the popular tourist attractions in Rajasthan. Originally built by Raja Man Singh in 1592, it is built of red sandstone and marble. The Maotha Lake located opposite the fort only adds to the beauty of the place. The fort features various prominent buildings like the Diwan-i-Aam, Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Mahal. It has the influence of both Hindu and Mughal architecture.

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Amer Fort in Rajasthan is a UNESCO World Heritage site. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)
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A view of the Amer (Amber) fort. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)
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Inside view of Amer Fort. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)
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The Amer Fort has influences of both Mughal and Hindu architecture. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)

Nahargarh Fort

The Nahargarh fort is situated on the top of Aravallis and oversees a breathtaking view of the Pink City. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century, the fort boasts of beautiful Indo-European architecture.

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An inside view of Nahagarh Fort. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)
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Nahargarh fort. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)
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An ancient ornate door at Nahargarh Fort. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)
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Aerial view of Jaipur from Nahargarh Fort at sunset. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)

Jaigarh Fort

Built in 1726 AD by Sawan Jai Singh II, it is located on the Hill of Eagles at a height of 500 feet above sea level. Made of sandstones, it houses the world’s largest cannon on wheels, ‘Jaivana Cannon’. Spread over an area of 3 kms, there are various tourist attractions within the fort such as the Laxmi Vilas, Lalit Mandir, the Vilas Mandir and Aram Mandir.

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Jaigarh Fort near Amber in Jaipur, Rajasthan. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)
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Jaigarh Fort. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)
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Architecture at Jaigarh Fort. (Source: Thinkstock/Getty Images)

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