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“Haunting, Mystic, Yet - Appealing”
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Vijay Stambha
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Private Tour: Chittaurgarh Fort from Udaipur
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Private Tour of Chittorgarh Fort from Udaipur
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“Haunting, Mystic, Yet - Appealing”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

In a dark, melancholy rainy evening, with heavy rain-laden cloud hovering in sky, there is a deeply haunting image of this glorious tower. The history, particulars, geometrical details of this tower can be easily accessed in internet, so am not going in details about those aspects.
But it is the palpable feel of dark history, that overpowers one when one enters the Shani Mandir Complex where the Tower stands. The Jawhar Kund stands just in front of the tower, the east and west gates aside, the pyre from where the valiant queens and her sakhis jumped in raging fire to save their honor still stands a mute witness of that grim past. The sense of haunting history is so thick, as if it can be cut with a knife.
Looking up at the tower, you will find the openings are now closed thru’ nets. In evening, entry not allowed inside the tower. My guide (an excellent young chap named Gopesh) told that years before, one foreign tourist accidentally fell from the top window (at that time the openings are not wired). Since then, the openings are closed thru’ nets. Don’t know how far these folklores are true. However, trivias like these make what the fort is now stands for – a supremely haunting, dark, yet appealing, mystic image.
Entry fee for the fort : INR 20/- when we visited (off-season).

Visited July 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Pillar of victory”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

A tower to commemorate the victories of the then powerful Mewar ruler, it survived the later century destruction from other rulers of India, apparently as it contained teachings from all the prominent religions of that time.

Visited August 2013
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Pondicherry, India
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“Climb only if you are fit..”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This nine storeyed tower is still alive and kicking, but will not survive the cruel Wall Writers and engravers who write their names wherever they get a chance. It is a steep climb up and those with medical conditions will not be able to take the steep climb up through the narrow passage anywhere beyond the third level.

Visited July 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Great Historical Monument - one of the most poorly maintained site”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I have heard a lot about kings of Chittaurgarh and their monuments in my childhood. In 2009 i got posted there and than my first wish was to visit the monument but i was very disappointed. Peoples visiting there as well as local people are shameless they dont mind throwing different rubbish everywhere. you can see from hill side a lot of poly bags, waffer pacets, water bottles every where. to my surprise local people go their for drinking/ parties (even i have attended few of them)

i am pretty much sure if government tries to maintain it seriously than it can be one of the best visiting site in whole Rajasthan. Light and sound show is organized by RTDC and it is really wonderfull.

Visited August 2012
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Darbhanga, India
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“Histrorical Tower of 13th century !”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

It is made up of red sand stone and white marble and falls inside the Chittaurgarh fort.I manage to climb to the top of this 9 storied tower .The view was awesome and you can see panoramic view of the fort and city.I won't recommend this to anyone with weak knees , also, the height of ceiling is low which strikes with your head while climbing.The tower was built by Mewar king Rana Kumbha.

Visited November 2012
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