ENCHANTING RAJASTHAN_2009_III

Along the memory Lane @ Chittorgarh,Rajasthan

View of Chittorgarh's skyline. Rana Kumbha's dilapidated palace on the left and the 'Jayastambha' on the right.
View of Chittorgarh's skyline. Rana Kumbha's dilapidated palace on the left and the 'Jayastambha' on the right.
On the steps, sat Padmini, queen of Rana Ratan Singh so that Sultan Ala-ud-din Khilji could have a glimpse of her beauty in a mirror, placed on the wall of a room across the pond.
On the steps, sat Padmini, queen of Rana Ratan Singh so that Sultan Ala-ud-din Khilji could have a glimpse of her beauty in a mirror, placed on the wall of a room across the pond.
4th of the seven gates of Chittor's fort. In local language,fort's gate is known as 'Pol'.The first gate is known as Ram pol. The others are :  Padan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ganesh Pol, Jodla Pol and Laxman Pol .
4th of the seven gates of Chittor's fort. In local language,fort's gate is known as 'Pol'.The first gate is known as Ram pol. The others are : Padan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ganesh Pol, Jodla Pol and Laxman Pol .
View of fort's rampart and 'Jayastambha' ... the Victory Tower Rana Kumbha built to celebrate his victory over Mohd.Khilji, ruler of Malwa in 1440.I t was built over 10 years - 1458 to 1468.  This tower is 122' tall, has 30' wide base and stands on a
View of fort's rampart and 'Jayastambha' ... the Victory Tower Rana Kumbha built to celebrate his victory over Mohd.Khilji, ruler of Malwa in 1440.I t was built over 10 years - 1458 to 1468. This tower is 122' tall, has 30' wide base and stands on a
A sculpture from the dilapidated temple in the west of 'Jayastambha'. The god has 14 hands.In a calm posture, he blesses his devotees. A Jain god ?
A sculpture from the dilapidated temple in the west of 'Jayastambha'. The god has 14 hands.In a calm posture, he blesses his devotees. A Jain god ?
A monkey rests on the head of a stone lion. 'Jayastambha', Chittorgarh.
A monkey rests on the head of a stone lion. 'Jayastambha', Chittorgarh.

Along the memory Lane @ Chittorgarh,Rajasthan

I have visited Rajasthan many times over for two reasons :

  • My wife is from Rajasthan, I have accompanied her several times to her  parent's place.
  • I had customers in Rajasthan and had to visit remote areas of this state.

This September visit to Chittorgarh's fort area was perhaps my 4th visit. Every time I go there,   its timeless charm overwhelms me.

This time, I was accompanied by my wife and her friend. To accommodate her compulsions, we started after light lunch  and took a break at Shaonlji's temple en route from Udaipur. We covered some of the temples after sunset and could not  join the son-et-lumiere programme, because my wife's friend suggested travelling late through the highway back to Udaipur would not be a good idea. This  was a disappointment..... and may be this would be a good reason for another visit to Chittorgarh in future.

Hope the readers enjoy the few photos I have posted here.

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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

hi,

Exhilarating visions of beauty of photographs enshrined with the natural beauty pleases the sweets of heart.


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shyamchat 6 years ago from Calcutta Author

Dear Jyoti,

Thanks for your encouraging comments.

We were handicapped during our afternoon out @ Chittorgarh because the sky was cloudy. We wd have got better results otherwise.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur

Hi Shyam,

Excellent photos. Worth visited Rajasthan.

Thanks and rated up!

Jyoti Kothari

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