Places of Interest In Chittorgarh

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Chittorgarh Fort, he first of the great Sisodia, Bappa Rawal built the fort of Chittorgarh in the 8-century. Proudly raising towards the sky this hill fort, 150 m high, is enclosed within impressive walls about 4.5 km long. Once the bastion of resistance against the conquering Mughal, it is considered to be the finest medieval Rajput fort in existence. The indomitable pride of Mewar, the fort is a massive structure with many gateways built by the successive rulers in the 7 century AD.

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Jaisamand

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51 km southeast of Udaipur, the Jaisamand Lake, measuring 14 km in length and 10 km width, is one of the largest artificial lakes of the world. It was created by Maharana Jai Singh in the 17century. The embankment of the lake is embellished with beautiful domed pavilions and sculpted elephants in the front.

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Ranakpur Near Udaipur

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The temple complex founded by Dharani Shah in the 15-century is overwhelming in scale, with an enormous basement four subsidiary shrines, 24 pillared halls, 80 domes supported by 420 columns, 44 spires and 5 exceptionally large domes covering the sanctuaries. Altogether there are 1444 intricately carved marble columns, no two exactly alike.

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City Palace In Udaipur

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The foundation of this enormous complex was laid by Maharana Udai Singh in the 16- century and added over a period of nearly three centuries. Set on a hill overlooking the Pichola Lake, the City Palace is a white marbled sprawling structure topped by donied pavilions and cupolas at different levels. It is a blend of Rajput architecture on the exterior and a bewildering variety of individual palaces, gardens and courtyards with Mughal inspired decorative art in the interiors.

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Bagore ki Haveli Udaipur

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Situated on the bank of Lake Pichola this haveli was built by the then Prime Minister of Mewar, Amarchand Badwa, in the second half of the 18-century. The haveli was renovated in the year 1992 for its historical importance and a Museum was set up. Bagore ki Haveli has 138 rooms, balconies, courtyards, terraces and numerous corridors. The glass and mirror inlay work and the paintings on the wall in the haveli are exquisite.

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