My World Tour: Jodhpur, India: The Fortress - Meherangarh
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Still run by the maharaja of Jodhpur, Meherangarh, the Majestic Fort , is just that. Sprawled across a 125 meter high hill, this is the most formidable forin fort-studded Rajasthan The final gate is the Iron Gate, beside which are 15 hand prints, the sati (self-immolation) marks of Maharaha Man Singh's widows who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. They still attract devotional attention and are usually covered in red powder.
Bruce and Julia, World Travelers and
Adventure Seekers Extraordinaire.
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