Friday, April 7, 2017

Chittorgarh Fort

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Today we visited Chittorgarh Fort -- about a 2-hour drive from Udaipur. Chittorgarh is another massive installation set on a 180 m (nearly 600 ft) high rocky hill top. Most of the monuments are in ruins, but they speak of former glories and great battles.

The view from Chittorgarh.
The Sura Pol (Sun Gate) is on the eastern side of the fort. Obviously, this is not the current route into the fort, but the road is passable by foot to the village below.
Rana Kumbha’s Palace is mostly in ruins.
More of Rana Kumbha’s Palace.
The Kumbha Shyam (left) and Meera (right) temples are nearby.
The Meera Temple.
The Kumbha Shyam Temple
A mother asked Lon to raise her child high enough to ring the bell at the Meera Temple.
Jain and Hindu temples in Chittorgarh Fort.
There are two victory towers in the fort. This is Vijay Stambh, the larger monument.
And this is the somewhat smaller Kirti Stambh.
To see the entire fort in detail would require two or more days, but with the temperature rising to 43 C (109 F), we left after about 3 hours.

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