I must admit this is one of the best fort I have ever seen. It is clean enough and is an ideal setting for any horror movie. Thats just how I like forts. The scarier, the better. More passageways, crumbling walls, staircases to nowhere add to the charm.
The most imposing monument inside the fort is the Rana Kumbha Palace which has many legends associated with it. This monument was built originally by the founder of the House of Mewar, Bappa Rawal in 734 AD, it was renovated by Maharana Kumbha (1433-1468). The famed Lord Krishna devotee Mira Bai lived here once. Maharani Padmini performed the legendary Jauhar (The act of suicide by fire to save one's honor) here with her 700 female followers.
Looking at the ruins now, one can probably imagine that this place is haunted by the ghosts of its past. I wouldn't spend a night here alone at any cost.
We had loads of fun climbing on the tumble-down walls and exploring passage ways. And ideal place to run into a mystery.
Even though the fort is old, the parts that are still standing look sturdy. And there
are so many doorways, windows looking down from dark chambers that it sends shivers down one's spine.
Even within the Rana Kumbha Palace, there were structures that could have been temples, stables, cowsheds etc. It was huge.
This was a place where one could spend a whole day just walking and still not cover all the chambers and passages. You could not make out what passage led to which terrace. Bhool Bhaluaiya.
In its days of glory, the palace must have been atleat 4 story high. However, some of those chambers high up are not accessible now. I wonder what secret they hide.
This courtyard seems like the place where a crowd of over 700 ladies could drown themselves in fire. Shivers!!!!
A view of the fort wall from one of the terraces of the Rana Kumbha Palace. A must visit place if you have an active imagination and love being spooked.