Located in South-Eastern Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is known for Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in India built on a hilltop, spreading over an area of around 700 acres. The capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, the magnificent fortress will always be remembered for the courageous self-sacrificing Jauhar performed by Rani Padmini to thwart the conquest of the fort by Alauddin Khilji.
Chittorgarh stands at the helm of Chattari Rajput pride and is remembered in the pages of history for its glorious battles, especially the siege of Alauddin Khilji. Once known for its grandeur and opulence, today, Chittorgarh has left its tales of bravery and betrayal far behind to catch up to commercialization. It takes a few hours to cover the fort complex on foot. Wear comfortable footwear and keep a water bottle handy.
Rana Kumbha Palace is the largest structure in Chittorgarh fort, and while it is now a mere tumbledown structure of broken walls and piles of stones, it was once a magnificent three-storied palace with gigantic pillars, maze-like underground tunnels and intricately designed architecture. The most famous attraction in Chittorgarh fort is the Padmini Palace, named after Queen Padmini herself. Replete with roof pavilions and water moats, the story of Queen Padmini’s valour rings out loud in every corner of this dilapidated building.
4 years ago
Chittorgarh was built by Maurya Dynasty in the 7th century AD and is mainly known for its beautiful forts and temples. The Chittorgarh Fort is the largest in India and houses 4 palace complexes, 19 m (Read More)ain temples, 4 memorials and 20 functional water bodies. If that doesn't make you want to go then maybe the fact that it is included in the travel wish list compiled by Business Insider at no. 7 might help. Despite the city being a history lover's delight, it has something for tourists of all tastes. The famous markets being Rana Sanga market, Fort Road market and the Sadar Bazaar. Also, there is an annual Jauhar Mela held in the city. Jauhar was suicide committed by the women folk each time the fort was under siege i. e thrice in its history. Visit Chittorgarh once in your life, just to see how majestic can power, glory and political superiority can be. How absolutely breathtaking a city laden with history can get. Maybe you will hear Meera bai's hymns at some forlorn night. And maybe, just maybe a visit may change your life.
4 years ago
- Loads of sunscreen, umbrellas, sun glasses will be required during all seasons. Wear proper footwear while walking in the fort. Covering the large fort on a cycle will be a good idea too. Also, sin (Read More)ce the fort is huge, it is advisable to travel in groups. It is also sensible to stay away from the usually friendly but highly unpredictable monkeys in the fort.
4 years ago
Winter is the best season to visit Chittorgarh. The Chittorgarh fort is the biggest fort in Asia. It is in the shape of a fish when you view it from above. The fort opens in the morning (around 10 a. (Read More)m.) and closes by evening. It is close to the city. Other attractions include Gau Mukh Kund, Vijay Stambh, Fateh Prakash Palace, Ratan Singh Palace and Meera Temple. Padmavati Mahal is another famous attraction. It is advisable to have a guide with you while exploring these historical places.
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