Ruins at Chittorgarh, India

Ruins at Chittorgarh, India

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Chittorgarh, the garh at Chittor, is the greatest in Rajasthan, and is well worth reshuffling an itinerary to explore. Tourist destination is famous for its massive fortress claimed to be the largest amoung all the Rajput fort and has witnessed the legendary tale of Queen Padmini’s act of jauhar that fascinates most historians and travellers. The guide said there are total 113 temples inside the fort apart from palaces and monuments.

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Ruins at Chittorgarh

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Temple of sati-resister and legendary devotee of Lord Krishna, Mirabai

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Jain Kirti Stambh and Mandir

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Jain temple with a dome

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Vijay Stambh

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Hindu temple in Indo-Aryan style

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Kirti Stambha

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Jain temple basks

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Intricate Jain carvings on Kirti Stambha

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Chand Baori –  One of the Most Overlooked Landmarks

Chand Baori – One of the Most Overlooked Landmarks

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Chand Baori in Abhaneri village in eastern Rajasthan, India, is one of the most overlooked landmarks in the country. It is one of the oldest stepwell in India, and is considered to be among the biggest in the world. This incredible square structure is 13 stories deep, and lined along the walls on three sides are double flight of steps. 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry descends to the bottom of the well 20 meters deep to a murky green puddle of water. It was commissioned by King Chanda in the 9th century to give the local population easy access to clean ground water at the bottom of the well.

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City Palace of Jaipur – Place to Visit

City Palace of Jaipur – Place to Visit

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The most popular Jaipur attractions to visit are the ancient palaces and forts, with elaborate architecture that serves as a resplendent reminder of their royal heritage. The City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture. It is located in the heart of the Pink City Jaipur. This palace includes the famous Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal, and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber.

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