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The growth of tourism together with recent efforts to green the nearby desert have posed a threat to the fort. Built for an arid climate that hardly ever experienced rainfall, the fort had no provision for water supply or drainage. Now, with rising ground water levels in the area and the introduction of piped water in the fort, seepage has made the golden stone crumble in places. In fact, since 1993, three of the 12th century bastions have collapsed, one of which was very near where I was staying within the fort. Worldwide action groups have been setup to voice their concerns of the forts plight.

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  • Written Nov 25, 2007
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