(I wrote this post, when I was eight years old and it was published on ghumakkar.com)
We went to Chittorgarh fort on the same day we came to Bhilwara from Delhi, because when I was coming to Bhilwara I had said that I will see the fort. From Bhilwara, first we traveled to Chittor by bus. The bus took one hour to reach Chittor bus stand. Then I and papa took an auto to reach the fort. When I had the first glimpse of the fort, I wondered, how they had built the fort on this high hill!
When we came to the fort, first we saw the Kumbha Palace. In Kumbha Palace, first I saw some steps to go up. I asked papa that can we climb those steps. Papa said yes. When we went to climb steps papa saw that the steps were too narrow. Then we went to another building, there also I saw some steps to go up. We went up through those stairs. I and papa were just about to put our feet, suddenly I saw that there was no floor to put our feet! On the first floor there was no floor 🙂
Then I saw there were more stairs to go up but those stairs were also too narrow. When we were coming down we took a photograph from there.
And then we came down. Then we saw a very small temple. From there we could see the whole city and the city’s houses were looking light blue and white only.
Then we entered into another palace. That palace was very confusing. Fist we entered to some very narrow places. Suddenly I saw a window, my papa said that is not a window. I asked papa then what is it? Papa told me that this is a balcony.
From the balcony I and papa saw an old man-made fountain.
When we were coming out, I saw a hidden way to somewhere.
Then we went to Vijaystambh. When we were going towards Vijaysthambh we saw that the road to Vijaysthambh was narrow and was surrounded by green bushes. After sometime we could see the Vijaysthambh from the road. There were pigs in the bushes. When we reached Vijaystambh I saw that it was very tall. Papa suggested let us climb it. I said I will not climb it. Actually, I was afraid. Then papa took two or three photographs of me and Vijaystambh.
Then we went to see Gaumukh. When we were going down we saw many monkeys there and there were many stairs to go down. When we came down I saw a cow. That was only cow’s head and it was made of bricks. Water was coming out from the cow’s mouth. Some families were putting their feet inside the water. We saw that the water was dirty on the other side and we also saw that one duck was swimming on other the side. We sat there for some time.
Then we again came up from the stairs. Then from Vijaysthambh we came to the road.
We walked a little then we saw a palace. But we could not go to that palace because there was no way to reach there. It was surrounded by trees. I only took photograph of that palace.
Then we walked very far and came to Padmani Palace. We took fifteen minutes to reach Padmani Palace. On the way towards Padmani Palace we saw many dried ponds and trees. The sky was also very cloudy and the sun went behind trees.
In Padmani Palace there was a guard who took our Padmani Palace ticket and put a stamp on the ticket so that we cannot use it again. Then when we entered Padmani Palace, we saw a beautiful rose garden. First we saw a palace but nothing was inside it. Then we entered to another palace where Alauddin saw Padmani. On one side, a mirror was hanging, from which Alauddin saw Padmani and afterward tried to capture Chittor.
It was not real Padmani Palace but it was the part of Padmani Palace. We cannot go to Padmani Palace because it was surrounded by dirty green water. I wish it was filled with clean blue water and we could have gone there by boat. My Nani told me that when she was a young girl she went there and there were Lotus flowers in that pond.
There we ate food packed by Mummy.
Then we went out of Padmani Palace and searched for an auto. Autos were not readily available and we had to search for them. Then we saw an auto. We went near it papa asked “is auto full’ he said ‘yes.” Then we saw another auto. We asked him also. He said no my auto is not full. We came down by that auto and waited for the light and sound show. Then we saw an uncle and an aunt. We asked them why are you just walking here? They said we are waiting for the light and sound show. Then we said we are also waiting for the light and sound show. Then we took the tickets and asked in how much time is left for the show and they said seventeen minutes are left.
In those seventeen minutes we ate some of the remaining food. Then we again waited for the light and sound show. Then I saw some more part of the fort where we did not go. I asked papa what is there? Papa said that I also do not go to that side because not many things and palace are there. Then I asked papa that you only went on this side of the fort? Papa said, yes I did not go to that side.
We kept waiting for some time and when we asked again that when the light and sound show will start, they told us that they will start light and sound show only when more than ten people will come. There were us and 2 families. After 15 minutes they started the show.
In light and sound show they told about the brave kings of Chittor. First was Rana Kumbha , Rana Udai Singh. I liked the stories of both the kings because I like the fighting stories.
Then we went home by a bus and an auto. It was real fun. I would like to go to the fort again.