On a hill 180 meters south of Bhilwara inRajasthan,India, is the strong Chittorgarh was built in the seventh century. It is the largest in India: its dimensions are huge (2.8 square kilometers), surrounded by walls that for centuries surround also impressive buildings including temples, palaces and towers up to 37 meters tall with striking architectural details.
Inside the fortress, is for example the tower “Vijay Stambha” (Tower of Victory), an imposing structure built 37 meters in height in the fifteenth century to commemorate a victory of King Rana Kumbha of Mewar, the combined armies of Malwa andGujarat. Completely covered with architectural ornaments, figures reflect much of Hindu iconography. The tower can be visited from the top and allows a great view of the city ofChittorgah. In the same complex there is another similar tower and oldest,TowerofFame.
Judging by the pictures, the resort Chittogarth is another example of the architectural gems that keepsIndiaand yet is hardly known for tourism. However, over centuries, places like Chittogarth have ignited the imagination of visitors and writers for centuries.
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