Some of the stairways in India make their way unevenly upwards without anything to hold on to. Here are some perilous stairs around Rajasthan in northern India.
The zigzagging stairs up the orange wall at Amber Fort, Jaiper.
These stairs are in a village near Jaisalmer. Often the stairs were made deliberately uneven so that in the dark of the night, thieves (and tourists) would stumble loudly enough on their way up to the bedrooms to wake up the upstairs occupants.
Another set of stairs in the same village.
Of course, I don’t think I would actually attempt any of these stairs; that’s something better left to the crazy monkeys!
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