In search of a less crowded, more sedate Great Wall experience? Head to Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan. There you'll find a 15th-century hilltop fort surrounded by a 22-mile protective perimeter known as the Great Wall of India.
Built by Rana Kumbha, then ruler of the western Indian region of Mewar, the fort has over 360 temples scattered within its boundary walls. Hike the steep hills to the palace up top, and you'll be rewarded with a dazzling view of Rajasthan's mountainous terrain. A wildlife sanctuary full of wolves, leopards, hyenas, and jackals surrounds the fort.
Wondrous walls around the world:
View Kumbhalgarh Fort in a larger map
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
160 Countries Host Marches to Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.