India - Hill Forts of Rajasthan

"These are the six forts:
- Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Jaisalmer Fort
- Kumbhalgarh Fort
- Chittorgarh Fort 
- Gagron Fort, Jhalawar (missing postcard)
- Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur (missing postcard)

"The serial site, situated in the state of Rajastahan, includes six majestic forts in Chittorgarh; Kumbhalgarh; Sawai Madhopur; Jhalawar; Jaipur, and Jaisalmer. The ecclectic architecture of the forts, some up to 20 kilometres in circumference, bears testimony to the power of the Rajput princely states that flourished in the region from the 8th to the 18th centuries. Enclosed within defensive walls are major urban centres, palaces, trading centres and other buildings including temples that often predate the fortifications within which developed an elaborate courtly culture that supported learning, music and the arts. Some of the urban centres enclosed in the fortifications have survived, as have many of the site's temples and other sacred buildings. The forts use the natural defenses offered by the landscape: hills, deserts, rivers, and dense forests. They also feature extensive water harvesting structures, largely still in use today."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1A - Amber Fort
We went up by elephant ride to Amber Fort, Jaipur. Postcard sent through a mailbox outside a small post office near Mapple Hotel in November 2016. Arrived in Penang Island in December 2016.

Postcard 1B - Amber Fort
I visited Amber Fort in November 2016. Mailed this postcard to myself using Mother Theresa stamp from Jaipur.

Postcard 1C - Amber Fort
Decorated elephants at Elephant Stand at Amber Fort. Thanks to DHRUV of India.

Postcard 1D - Amber Fort
Elephant at Amber Fort, Rajasthan, India. Thanks to Nagi of India

Postcard 2 - Chittorgarh Fort 
Chittorgarh Fort is one of the six majestic forts in Rajasthan. Thanks to Sita of India.

Postcard 3 - Jaisalmer Fort
City and Fort of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Thanks to Grete of United Kingdom.

Postcard 4A - Kumbhalgarl Fort
An amazing fort but a long climb to the top - a big complex with 100 plus temples. Thanks to Donna of USA who visited this fort.

Postcard 4B - Kumbhalgarh
Fort Panaromic postcard of Kumbhalgarh Fort with immense walls, Rajastan, India. Thanks to Grete of UK who visited here.

Postcard 4C - Within Kumbhalgarh Fort
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple (top left), Vedi Temple (top right), Badal Mahal (bottom left), Ram Pol fort entrance gate (bottom right). Thanks to Grete of UK.

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