The pride and glory of Rajasthan India. Chittaur echoes with the tales of romance and valour unique to the Rajput tradition. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular ‘chhatris’.
This fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice and each time the outcome was ‘Jauhar’ – when women and children immolated themselves on a huge funeral pyre while men donned in saffron robes of martyrdom rode out of the fort towards a certain death. Continue reading
Cradled in a cluster of 13 mountain peaks of the Aravalli ranges, the formidable medieval citadel – Kumbhalgarh stands a wary sentinel to the past. Rising from a prominent ridge, 1914 meters high from the sea level, the fort was built in by Maharana Kumbha (1419-63 AD) and is the principal fortification after Chittorgarh lying 90-kms north-west of Udaipur. Continue reading
The town of Fatehpur was established by Muslim Nawabs as their capital in 1451. But the Shekhawati Rajput seized it. Today this small town is scrappy and busy with fascinating havelis on either side of the street. It is a good place for tourists as it is a base for the visits to the nearby towns of Lakshmangarh and Mandawa. The Harkishan Das Saraogi Haveli is a bewitching site for the travelers and the connoisseurs. The haveli has been exquisitely done. Continue reading