Chittorgarh Fort, India

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UNESCO World Heritage. HILL FORTS OF RAJASTHAN (INDIA) “The serial site, situated in the state of Rajastahan, includes six majestic forts in CHITTORGARH; KUMBHALGARH; SAWAI MADHOPUR; JHALAWAR; JAIPUR, and JAISALMER. The ecclectic architecture of the forts, some up to 20 kilometres in circumference, bears testimony to the power of the Rajput princely states that flourished in the region from the 8th to the 18th centuries. Enclosed within defensive walls are major urban centres, palaces, trading centres and other buildings including temples that often predate the fortifications within which developed an elaborate courtly culture that supported learning, music and the arts. Some of the urban centres enclosed in the fortifications have survived, as have many of the site's temples and other sacred buildings. The forts use the natural defenses offered by the landscape: hills, deserts, rivers, and dense forests. They also feature extensive water harvesting structures, largely still in use today.”

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Comments (6)

Satya Josyula on January 20, 2013

Sergey, Your interest in people and places is amazing. Nice pictures of both people and places.

Sergey Brandys on January 20, 2013

Hi, Satya. Thanks for the comment. Best regards, Sergey.

Bach Quatre on July 17

Fantastica foto. Like.

Saludos, Ernesto.

Sergey Brandys on July 17

Oi, Ernesto. Obrigado por uma avaliação. As melhores considerações. Sergey.

Christos Theodorou on July 17

Marvelous place and a beautiful capture. Hello from Athens.

Sergey Brandys on July 17

Hello, Christos! Thanks for the comments. Best wishes. Sergei.

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Photo taken in Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001, India

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 26, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Sergey Brandys
    • Taken on 2012/10/28 13:33:01
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash