The tallest, most majestic, most impressive fort so far, also belonging to a Hindu royal family who did have some ties to the Mughals, sometimes fighting, sometimes intermarrying…. these walls, not surprisingly, were never taken by force, never breached by a charging elephant….
…It has the best set-up tour and the best exhibition of royal items so far, including really exquisite miniature paintings of scenes, very well preserved, but badly lit and impossible to photograph…..
….not my favourite fort, but there were some stunning little details again, and interesting historical background and anecdotes on the audio guide….
….the city itself is the filthiest I’ve seen in Rajasthan, not just simply run down…. maybe even more rubbish than in Varanasi, which is such a shame…. as always, I don’t point my camera at such things, I just couldn’t spend a long time in the old city….
…originally, Brahmins (the priest caste) painted their houses blue, but now everyone’s allowed to, it is said to repel insects…. many, many houses are in horrible repair and abandoned….
….wish I had stayed longer up in the fort….
I think this is my last Rajasthan fort for now, I wish there was a chance to spread them out over a year or something like that, each and every one of them has been a special treat, a jaw-dropping spectacle, but I’m having kind of an overdose now 🙂