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Chunar Fort

Listed under Forts and Fortifications in Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Not India's most impressive fort, this one needs looking at closely to appreciate it properly, because much of the appeal is in the detail and varied architecture rather than the unity that most Indian forts are known for.  

It was supposed to have first been established in 56BC, so it's been inhabited by many rulers and their architects since.  It was notably contributed to by King Sahdeo who built a stone umbrella like cenotaph inside the fort in order to commemorate a victory.

Written by  Bianca Dartmoor.

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