We all built forts with pillows and blankets when we were younger. I wanted to keep out the grown-ups, and have a sword fight with an imaginary arch enemy with in the privacy of the walls of my soft, cushy fort.
When I, now, look at these real fort walls, set in brick and stone, casting their expanse over miles and miles around, standing strong since centuries, I look in wonder. These strong walls that encase the fort in, were crafted for a purpose, for safety, security and privacy and the likes.
As we grew up, the soft walls of our forts fell, and the hard walls took their place with each lesson life taught us. Sword fighting turned inwards, and the arch enemy, within self. What have we made our walls so strong for?
I’ve learnt with whatever little life experiences I have, closing in doesn’t work, not in the long-run, not for mental peace, not even in the short run however strongly it might feel like. Sure some bitter learnings tilt you towards laying that brick on top of the other, eventually it closes off the path to your own growth.
You learn more when you’re open to unlearning first, you succeed more when you’re open to failing first, you don’t establish a human connection by putting fences and closing off your territory, and, incidentally, everything that you do is built on human connections. What, then, have we made our walls so strong for, I ask again?
Our lives aren’t forts, we aren’t forts, we’re rationally irrational and predictably unpredictable beings, our unique experiences and the understanding of those experiences are the moat, but we still aren’t forts.
Give me a pillow or two again, and this time watch me put them out flat and gun for some sound sleep, because the enemies, the habits & routines & negative emotions that pull one back, are within, and so in between those cushions, therein lies my solution, and the solution isn’t building a fort.
Hawa mahal (wind palace) - consist of 973 windows and it's speciality is in its windows and the air which u can get in every corner of the palace by a effect named 'Venturi Effect'. 1- a window which is mainly showing u another fort named 'Nahargarh Fort' which was built for using it in retreat.
2- a vertical view of the palace from front which shows the highlighted pink coloured part of palace which is in shape of a crown of Lord Krishna because the king 'Sawai Pratap Singh' was the great devotee of krishna.
3- a lattice shaped window
The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum) in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad,Persian architects chosen by her.It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent,and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India,It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale.
Neglected Heritage 💎 The cursed Fort
🙉Don't listen to what people say...Go See for yourself!!👀
⛩️Built in 1321 AD this fortified city was built post defeating the Khilji ruler and was considered to be symbolic of the might of the Tuglaq Dynasty⚔️ It was however abandoned in 1327 AD owing to numerous superstitions & stories of it being cursed!👻 .
🎟️Visiting hours - 5am - 7pm everyday
Visit Duration - Atleast 2 hours
Ample parking space available🚙
Things to do here:
*This fort had about 53 beautiful gates, find the 13 currently existing gates
*Explore the secret underground passages
*Look for the 7 manmade rainwater💧harvesting tanks
*Discover the tomb complex of the royal family across the road⚰️
⛰️This fort is not very crowded and has good security which makes it a perfect hang out place with a group of friends or the family.
🌬️It has numerous windy viewpoints that are perfect for photography.
🈴The kids love the hidden passageway and tunnel adventures.
The fort is massive and good shoes 👟are a must to explore the thorny paths.
A 8th century holy place with history dating back to Mahabharata. It's an architectural wonder carved out of rocks with its essence still enact even after the heavy damage of 1905 earthquake.
It is a one-of-a-kind cave temple resembling the beauty Ajanta and Ellora caves. Other than 15 colossal rock cut temples, the top will live you spellbound with the view of Dhaulandhars guarding the town.
The legend has it that the initial structure of the temple was first built by Moon God who constructed the temple with gold. The Sun God used silver for its construction, whereas Lord Krishna made it with the help of sandalwood.
The Shivalinga in the temple is believed to have been safely hiding within its hollowness the famous Syamantak Mani, the Philosopher’s stone, which is associated with Lord Krishna. It is said that it was a magical stone, which was capable of producing gold. It is also believed that stone had alchemic and radioactive properties and could create a magnetic field around itself that helped it remain floating above ground.