Rajputs’ pride: Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan

Excellent architecture from the Rajput Era (from Sanskrit raja-putra, "son of a king")

Eyetalk

March 17, 2018

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Many of us have heard of the Great Wall of China but very few know the second longest wall in the world is located in the west Indian state of Rajasthan. We are talking about the Kumbhalgarh Fort, which extends to the length of 36 kilometers is also known as the “Great Wall of India”. The massive fort attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world making it’s a must-visit location when in the state.
The fortress is located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan and is surrounded by the Aravalli Range. It was built in 15th century by Rana Kumbha. Kumbhalgarh Fort is a birthplace of legendary King Maharana Mahapratap; the fort was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.
The Fort cradles around 360 temples, among which 300 are Jain Temples and rest of them are Hindu. Out of all the temples, the Shiva Temple is the most famous one as it holds the gigantic ‘Shivaling’ (a representation of the Hindu deity), which is approximately five feet in height.

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