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Chittaurgarh Fort, Chittaurgarh
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A World Heritage Site and one of the largest of its kind in India, Chittaurgarh Fort provides a rich tapestry of military and cultural history. The capital of Mewar ruled by the Rajputs from the 7th to the 16th century, the fort sits proudly atop a 180 m (590.5 ft) high hill and sprawls across a vast 280 hectares (691.9 aces). Unearth the monuments and historical remnants strewn across the site, each hinting at their own piece of Rajputian history. You can discover a maze of 22 ponds and wells, originally part of a network of 84 water bodies connecting the palaces, temples, and walkways of the site. Make Chittaurgarh Fort part of your personalized Chittaurgarh itinerary using our Chittaurgarh vacation trip planner.
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  • Chittorgarh fort has all the other site seeing place of cittorgarh inside the fort only.. Good trip by vehicle. . Nice scenic view U will b stopped at every corner by biker guide.. who offers u help T...  more »
  • Apparently this is the fort where Maharana Pratap has been brought up.and it is the plave where almost 16k "Suhagan" did "Johar" including the beautiful Queen Rani Padmini . So you an understand how r...  more »
  • This is a big fort and has 11 km long walled structure. Overall well planned fort. You can drive your car through this place and enjoy all other monuments. Need to climb hill to enter this fort. Motor...  more »
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  • It is one of best forts in Rajasthan. Spread over a vast area with a long history. It takes three hours to completely cover monuments situated in the fort. Must watch 1 hour light and sound show in evening 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm about the history of chittorgarh fort. The fort is easily accessible by local vikram autos. Hire auto 3 to 4 hours for fort visit in Rs. 300 to 400.
  • This is the place of Brave Maharana Pratap and saint Meera, famous beautiful Padmini johar and whatnot I'm such a compacted fort. V good in winter season
  • Great HistoriCal place having proudful history.. meerabai Padmini great ladies with great memories about them .
  • Chittorgarh is the epitome of Chattari Rajput (a Hindu Kshatriya (Warrior) caste) pride, romance and spirit, for people of Chittor always chose death before surrendering against anyone. It reverberates with history of heroism and sacrifice that is evident from the tales still sung by the bards of Rajasthan. Though it can now be called a ruined citadel there is much more to this huge fort. It is a symbol of all that was brave, true and noble in the glorious Rajput tradition. View of the Tower of Victory, 1927 It was named Chitrakut after Chitrangada Mori, a Rajput chieftain as inscribed on ancient Mewari coins. The fort is surrounded by a circular wall which has seven huge gates before one can enter the main fort area. Some accounts say that the Mori dynasty was in possession of the fort when Bappa Rawal the founder of the kingdom of Mewar seized Chittor garh (Chittor fort) and made it his capital in 734 AD. Some other accounts say Bappa Rawal received it as a part of the dowry after marriage with the last Solanki princess. After that date his descendants ruled Mewar, which stretched from Gujarat to Ajmer, until the 16th century. Chittor was one of the most contested seats of power in India with probably some of the most glorious battles being fought over its possession. It is famous in the annals of the Mewar Dynasty as its first capital (prior to this, the Guhilots, forerunners of the Mewar Dynasty, ruled from Idar, Bhomat, and Nagda), and renowned in India's long struggle for freedom. By tradition, it remained the Mewar capital for 834 years. With only brief interruptions, the fort has always remained in possession of the Sisodias of the Guhilot (or Gehlot/Guhila) clan of Rajputs, who descended from Bappa Rawal.[citation needed] The first attack was by Alauddin Khilji in 1303 AD, who was enamoured by the beauty of Padmini of which he had only heard. Rani Padmini preferred death to abduction and dishonour and committed jauhar (an act of self-immolation by leaping into a large fire) along with all the other ladies of the fort.[1] All the men left the fort in saffron robes to fight the enemy unto death. Chittorgarh was captured in 1303 AD by Ala ud din Khilji, Sultan of Delhi who led a huge army. Elderly people then had the responsibility to raise the children. It was recaptured in 1326 by the young Hammir Singh, a scion of the same Gehlot clan. The dynasty (and clan) fathered by him came to be known by the name Sisodia after the village where he was born.[citation needed] Rana Kumbha (1433–68) was a versatile man, a brilliant poet, and musician. He built Mewar up to a position of unassailable military strength, building a chain of thirty forts that girdled the kingdom. But, perhaps more important Rana Kumbha was a patron of the arts to rival Lorenzo de' Medici, and he made Chittorgarh a dazzling cultural center whose fame spread across Hindustan.[citation needed] By the 16th century, Mewar had become the leading Rajput state. Rana Sanga of Mewar led the combined Rajput forces against the Mughal emperor Babur in 1527, but was defeated at the Battle of Khanua. Later in 1535 Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat, besieged the fort, causing immense carnage. It is said that again, as in the case of Jauhar led by Padmini in 1303, all 3,200 men then living in the fort donned the saffron robes of martyrdom and rode out to face certain death in the war, and their women folk committed Jauhar led by Rani Karnawati. The ultimate sacrifice for freedom, Jauhar was again performed for the third time after the Mughal Emperor Akbar captured Chittorgarh in 1568. Then, the capital was moved west to Udaipur, in the foothills of the Aravalli Range, where Rana Udai Singh II (the young heir apparent) had established a residence in 1559. Udaipur remained the capital of Mewar until it acceded to the union of India in 1947, and Chittorgarh gradually lost its political importance.[citation needed] Chittorgarh is also associated with two very widely
  • Awesome place.. one of the beautiful fort in Rajasthan. Don't miss the sunset view from the fort. Local public transport system is good. If you are a tourist may take a auto and go to last point padmini palace and after that you can hike by walk. It helps you to hike every point and you can spend more time as you want.