Through the glory of Rajasthan

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3rd Dec 2014

Chand baori

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Khuri Dunes , Rajasthan

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Bangarh Fort

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Brijraj Bhavan Palace, Rajasthan

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Bangarh Fort , Rajasthan

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Chand baori, Rajasthan

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Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan

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After leaving Lodurva we started driving further west with no specific destination in mind. After driving around for 40 km we eventually saw two mud houses hidden in the desert. The owner of the mud houses arranged for us to spend the night at the houses. Once night fell we were enveloped in eerie silence and absolute darkness. We just lay down and gazed at the desert sky. The stars shone nice and bright and felt close enough to touch. We spent the night just lying there lost in our reverie until sleep came to us.
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The story behind the haunting of Brijraj Bhawan is gruesome. Major Burton and his two sons were killed during the 1867 mutiny, and it’s said that he never left Brijraj Bhawan. According to the former Queen of Kota, who used the room where he was killed as her drawing room, he was a fairly frequent companion. But he doesn’t seem to harbour thoughts of bloodthirsty revenge – he just has a way of slapping guards who fall asleep on duty at night. Brijraj Bhawan has been turned into a heritage hotel, so if you fancy checking this out yourself, you could simply check in.
Photo of Brijraj Bhawan, Civil Lines, Kota, Rajasthan, India by chetan
Bhangarh Fort is arguably one of the most haunted places in the world. When the Archaeological Survey of India puts up a notice saying nobody is allowed to stay there overnight, you have to give the legends at least some credence. Bhangarh was reportedly cursed by a sadhu or a wizard, depending on which legend you believe. The first is fairly straightforward: a sadhu demanded that nobody build a house taller than his, and the curse kicked in when the shadow of a house fell on his. The other is more intriguing. A wizard set his evil eye on the beautiful young princess who lived in the fort. When the princess wanted perfume, he tried to trick her into taking a potion that would make whoever used it be irresistibly attracted to him. The princess, who was too smart to fall for that, threw on a big boulder instead of using it. Unfortunately for the wizard, the boulder fell for him and pretty much on him, crushing him. But before he was squashed like a bug, he cursed Bhangarh. Since then it’s had all kinds of misfortunes and the paranormal has been blamed even for deaths in Bhangarh. Both he and the princess are said to haunt the fort to this day.
Photo of Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh, Rajasthan, India by chetan
Photo of Bhangarh Fort, Bhangarh, Rajasthan, India by chetan
A spine-chilling series of events, Gotham city and “The Dark Knight”. Where, the entire movie manages to leave us spellbound with its stunning direction. One of the most intriguing scenes was shot at one of the most surreal places in the world, Chand Baori. It is a step-well in Rajasthan, India. A weak look at it might just evoke Minecraft in mind, modelled in real life. It is 100 ft deep into the ground and stands erect as one of the oldest and gorgeous of all landmarks in India.
Photo of Chand Baori, Rajasthan, India by chetan
Photo of Chand Baori, Rajasthan, India by chetan
Kumbalgarh, the jewel of Mewar, is situated in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. History, royalty , power and culture are all packed in this place. It is a treat for human eyes and mind. The fort accommodates three hundred and sixty temples (yes it’s possible) three hundred jain and the rest hindu. And it does not end here, the place has one more major attraction, the Kumbalgarh wildlife sanctuary. You can take heritage walk, adventure activities, spend time in the lap of nature. The seven tall fortified gates of this masterpiece are open for you.
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