Photos: From my Haldighati, Kumbhalgarh, Ranakpur & Mount Abu trip in September 2017.
This was the last leg of my trip and was quite interesting. Haldighati is the place where the battle between Man Singh and Maharana Pratap was fought. It is also the place where his famous horse ‘Chetak’ had died after saving his master. There is a museum that’s really worth visiting especially for school children. They show a short movie there too about the history of Haldighati.
Kumbhalgarh is a huge fort built on top of mountains by Rana Kumbha. Guide said that the length of the boundary wall build around the fort is 36 kilometers in length; wide enough for horse riders and is second longest boundary wall in the world after the great wall of China. Guide also said that the fort is build very strategically so that it isn’t visible the bottom of the mountain or from distance.
Ranakpur is the place with a famous jain temple, the design of the temple is really unique and at least I had never seen a temple like that before. Beware of the monkeys there, they snatch food items. Also there are some rules to follow if you want to visit inside the temple. Audio guides are available there for hire, it’s a small electronic device that tells you story about different parts of the temple. More about Ranakpur can be read here.
Next comes Mount Abu; a nice place to be at but in my opinion not many things or places there to see. The few things that I liked are the Dilwara Jain Temple and the Sunset Point. More details about Mount Abu can be read here.