OK! I was saving this for the last but overwhelmed by the interest and for the sake of completeness, here goes update on a more personal pre-cursor trip of the day:
The Rewat Fort and the tale of Sarang Khan Ghakkhar [dha dha dha dhaainnn. BTW: the poser parking of the Jeep is actually because I was not 100% sure if its gonna start up nicely.... you all understand, I don't have to say whats the thing :D]
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Main Gate of the FortThe fort is almost in square form and has two gates. It contains a mosque made up of three big dome shaped rooms. There is also a quadrangular building with a dome. Along the wall there are additional small rooms. In the center of the fort there are many graves. Among them is the tomb of Sultan Sarang Khan. His 16 sons, who died there fighting, are also buried inside the fort.
SK's Background Story: Actually I got to the meeting point 45 mins early and decided to take the short drive down to Rawat and catch these snaps of what can be considered my ancestral graveyard before we left for the day. It was unclear which one is Sarang Khan's grave, mosque at the back and back right is the empty tomb resembling the Hiran Minar!