Kumbalgarh – A World heritage site

When I look back at pictures of this fort , I wonder how I kept going right to the top in the eleventh week of my pregnancy ( I didn’t know then !!!  Seriously !) .  Stories of  the great Mewar warriors and the tale of Maharana Pratap’s birth narrated by the guide regaled me on that unforgiving hot afternoon. The guide was a patient man and let me rest every few minutes while at the same time he kept egging me on to  keep going , promising me a breathtaking view of the great wall of Kumbalgarh , second only to the Great wall of China.

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Jain temple near the entrance of the fort

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Temple top with the fort in the background
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Zooming in
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Mewar Glory
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Of pillars and people
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Nestled in the Aravalli Hills
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The thick outer walls of the fortress
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As we go higher
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And higher
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Finally reaching Badal Mahal , the place where Maharana Pratap was born
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Inside Badal Mahal
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Adorned walls

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As we leave Badal Mahal

Looking back , I feel elated that I managed to go all the way up and grateful that all was well despite the strenuous trek .

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