Friday, September 17, 2010
A few hours outside of Updaipur, there lies what is said to be the most important fort complex in the region, Chittorgarh (aka Chittor). In times of trouble, it was the favorite hangout of the royal family. The guidebook says that a visit to this spectacular fort is worth reshuffling ones itinerary, so we went out of our way to Pushkar to check it out. And, sorry Lonely Planet, we were supremely disappointed. They should probably send a correspondent out to Kumbalgarh before suggesting what to re-route your travel plans for.
Maybe we just caught it on a bad day. Hot and crowded, it lacked the mystifying, misty landscape of Kumbalgarh's quiet, spread-out grounds. Maybe we're just moving through the region so fast that everything is starting to look the same. It was pretty, of course. But walking around the fort with camera in hand, we both kinda felt like we were just going through the motions.
We didn't really take enough shots to give it its own album, so you'll find more pics of it in our Puskar album to come. Here are a few of the good ones.
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