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Inside Chittorgarh Fort: Stories of Victory and Immolation

Vijaya Stambha, or Victory tower, was built to commemorate the victory of Sultan of Malwa in 1448. Dedicated to Vishnu, it has nine levels with openings and balconies on each floor reached by two, narrow and slippery interior staircases. Slabs

Chittorgarh is The Biggest Fort in India

Chittorgarh is in South Rajasthan on the Berach River, and famous for its massive fortress, claimed to be the largest in India. The city was called Chittaur and was capital of Mewar under the Rajputs from the Seventh to Sixteenth Centuries.

Luxurious Castle Bijaipur, India

It is a three-hour drive from Bundi to Bijaipur passing occasional fields filled with white opium poppies grown by the Government. We checked into Castle Bijaipur, a Sixteenth Century Castle enclosed by fortified walls. The Castle was converted to a

Walking Through The Fun Pushkar Market, India

I never expected Pushkar to be as colorful and filled with markets as it was and could have spent the day wandering through the small streets and stalls. The town really deserved more than the few hours we had time

Pushkar, A Holy Pilgrimage Site for Hindus

It is only 136 kilometers/84 miles from Nagaur to Holy Pushkar but still takes three-hours. Legend claims its lakes were created from the petals that fell from the hands of Brahma the Creator and today Pushkar is a holy pilgrimage town

The Pushkar Bagh Resort, Pushkar

The Pushkar Bagh Resort and hotel next door was filled with wedding parties in anticipation of a large wedding being held the next day and we were the only non-wedding guests. Built in faux palace style, guests are housed in