The famous Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan will soon be the first fort in the country to remain illuminated throughout the year.
This 8th-century fort is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as per the government of Rajasthan wants to boost tourism in the region by offering visitors a different experience.
For this, the union government has already approved a hefty 8 crore INR and an extra effort will be put into fighting off the monkeys which are infamous in the region for destroying floodlights at the fort.
“The idea is to give an experience to visitors like never before. The lightning doesn’t mean that the fort will be open throughout the night, but some places will be identified wherein visitors can see the glory of the fort entirely. It will help in allowing tourists to stay overnight in the city which is considered as a daylong tourist centre”. Said Chittorgarh DM Arvind Poswal
The building in the fort that will remain illuminated are the Kumbha Mahal, Padmini Mahal, Bhamashah Mahal, Meera Temple, Bhimalat Talab, Kukdeshwar Kund, Topkhana Building, Ratan Singh Mahal, Kirti Stambh, Kalika Mata Temple, Sukhadia Talab, Kumbha Swamin Temple, Samadhishwar Temple, Kshemankari Temple, Temple of Bricks, Jain Shantinath Temple, Satt-Bees Deori Temple and Besides Gomukh Kund.