Located at a distance of around 39 km off Kota, Taragarh Fort was the home of a major princely state at the height of the Rajput heydays. It is a massive fort built in the year 1354 and accessible by a steep pitched road leading to its main
gateway of the Taragarh Fort is topped by rampant elephants. It consists of huge reservoirs carved out of solid rock and the Bhim Burj, the
largest of the battlements, on which is mounted a famous cannon. An excellent bird's view of the town from the fort is another attraction
The main entrance to the imposing Taragarh fort is located some 39 kms away from the town centre that can be approached
by a sharply sloping road. The main gateway of the fort has some meticulous carvings of elephants. Infact, there are three gateways to
the fort. They are named Lakshmi Pol, Phuta Darwaza and Gagudi ki Phatak. Most parts of these impressive gateways are now in ruins. During
its heydays, Taragarh fort was renowned for its tunnels crisscrossing the entire hillside.
These tunnels allowed the king and his
deputies to flee in case there was an imminent danger to their lives from enemies. Unfortunately, no maps of these tunnels are available in
present times. From the Taragarh Fort, a spectacular view of Kota town is available.