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Forts and Palaces
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Rajasthan is often projected as a land where forts and palaces are a dime a dozen. Although there is much, much more to Rajasthan - as you can see for yourself in our various sections - the statement is partially true.
 
Nowhere else in the world can you find so many majestic killas (forts) and mahals (palaces) - all with their own unique stamp of individuality. So much so that they have been captured on film - The Jungle Book, The Far Pavilions, Octopussy and The Jewel in the Crown, to name a few.
 
Rajasthan's forts and palaces can be found anywhere and everywhere - on hilltops, in dense forests, over the ridge, in the middle of lakes and even in the midstream of a river (the Gagron Fort)!
 
Many forts are totally barren, while some enclose entire townships within their parapets. Forts, such as the one at Chittaurgarh, have witnessed the bloodiest of battles, while some did not even go through a rehearsal!!
 
 
The prominent forts include those in Jodhpur (Mehrangarh), Jaisalmer, Chittaurgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Bundi and Jaipur (Amber and Jaigarh).
 
William Simpson's 1863 painting of the
fort-palace of Amber
at the first light of dawn.
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Amber Fort Palace - Click to enlarge
 
Kumbhalgarh Fort,
The Rajasthani version
of the Great Wall of China
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Kumbhalgarh - The Rajasthani Version of The Great Wall of China - Click to enlarge
 
The imposing
Mehrangarh Fort
at Jodhpur with Jaswant Thada cenotaph in the foreground.
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Mehrangarh fort with Jaswant Thada in the foregroud - Click to enlarge
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Forts and Palaces continued...
Rajasthan Diary
is a Fictional Travelogue of a couple's visit to
the vibrant,
colorful and
historic state of Rajasthan, India. Click on any of the links below to read the travellers notes.
Destinations
Ajmer & Pushkar
Bharatpur
Bikaner
Bundi
Chittaurgarh
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Kota
Mount Abu
Ranakpur
Ranthambhor
Shekhavati
Udaipur
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