You've seen a castle before right. They're simply awe-inspiring. But what's more, castles on edges of mountains or cliffs raise the bar of their impressive awesomeness.

1. Kumbhalgarh Fortress—Rajasthan, India

Built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, the ruler of Mewar, on a 3,500-foot-tall cliff, India’s largest and most elaborate fortress is surrounded by seven gates and a 22.5-mile-long, 15-foot-wide wall (making it the third longest in the world behind the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of Gorgan in Iran).

Housing over 360 temples, Kumbhalgarh was used as a place of refuge for the rulers of Mewar during times of danger.

Occupied briefly by other Indian rulers until the 19th century, the fortress is now open to the public.

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Date: 17 Mar 2011 | Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Views: 5384

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