2019.2.9 Kumbhalgarth Fortress, Rajasthan, India
accessed April 22, 2019
This fort was built between 1443 -1458 by a king of Rajasthan and was not conquered by the Mughal Empire.
Folded metamorphic rocks (gneiss, pronounced as "nice") bespeaks the mountain-building geological history.
This fortress contains multiple layers of citadels and gates. 這城堡有數重城牆和厚門，都裝了大鐵釘以防大象撞門。Each gate is armed with spikes as such to guard against the charging elephants trained for gate-breaking. In addition, the mountain road leading to the gate is deliberately designed to curve around to prevent the charging elephants from gaining speed.