Sardargarh Fort

21st to 23rd February 2014 (Day 13 to 15) Sardargarh, Rajasthan, India


We arrived at Sardargarh Heritage Hotel in the late afternoon and this was our welcoming party.



We had arrived at a modern hotel inside a massive ancient fort, built by Sardar Singh from 1738 to 1743.  He also built the Lake Palace in Udaipur.  I have been able to find little of the fort’s history but at one time it was severely damaged by the explosion of a powder magazine and at another was besieged by the Holkars of Indore, about 500 kilometres south-east.


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Multi-image panorama: Click for much larger image

This is a view from high on the wall of the fort looking NNW across what must be a flood plain.  The fort clearly occupies a strategic location with no high land for many miles in this direction.  Had we chosen a different room, this might have been the view out our window.

This is a multi-image panorama that will appear quite small on the page.  However, if you click it, you will find yourself in a huge image that you can zoom right into and observe the detail.



In the other direction is Sardargarh town.



Sunset looking about WSW.  The next few images are in the low evening light after sunset.  At least some are time exposures that must have been taken from a tripod.


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Next morning I arose very early to photograph before dawn.  This is looking south from the northern end of the fort.  .


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There are roads beside the interior walls on both sides of the fort.


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It is now well past sunrise and this is at the south end of the fort.



Back now at the north end of the fort, looking towards some small temples on top of the ridge.



This is a lone shot from that night.



The next morning, as we were about to leave, I scurried around for some final images.


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These last two are infrared.



Staying at this historic fort as guests of the maharaja and maharani was definitely a highlight of our trip.


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