Discover the grandeur of majestic fort at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India
Plan for Tourism in Chittorgarh to visit Magnificent forts and majestic palaces, beautiful temples, grand havelis and other historical monuments at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India. Featured Chittorgarh Tourism designed to guide you to magnificent Chittorgarh Fort narrating the chronicle of heroism and romance of royals. Tourism in Chittorgarh offers an exciting opportunity to witness the glorious legacy and rich cultural heritage of Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India.
Chittorgarh is an ancient town in the state Rajasthan, around 60 miles from Udaipur. It is the former capital of the kingdom Mewar. The 8th-century massive Chittorgarh fort is the oldest fort of Rajasthan. Founded by Bappa Rawal of Sisodia, the fort lies on a 540-foot-high hill and covers an area of 700 acres. Nowhere else is the pride and the heroism of the Rajputs more obvious than here. In 1303, Aladdin Khilji captured the fort and took vengeance on the Rajputs because he had not been successful to win the heart of Padmini, the legendary beauty of Chittorgarh.
An embittered battle was led, during which more than 7000 Rajputs died and Maharani Padmini committed suicide with her total following. The ruins show that "death before dishonour", was another generally accepted component of life then. During 1535 the fort fell into the hands of Bahadur Shah, the sultan of Gujarat. Then, the Mughal king Great Akbar conquered the city in 1568. In 1616, the fort was abandoned. In 1905, began the first restoration and renewed inhibitation of the fort began.
Today, the remnants of some grand monuments are found here. For example, the Vijay Stambha, a seven-story tower of victory from the year 1400 (the view from top of this tower is breathtaking)' the Kirti Stambha (pillar), dedicated to Sri Adinath, the first teacher of Jainism, the massive buildings of the Kumbha palace or the magnificent temples of Chittor. Further sights are the temple of the poet princess Mira, the Kalika Mata temple and the palaces of Rana Kumbha and Padmini. One can visit Chittorgarh best on the trip from Udaipur to Bundi or as a day excursion from Udaipur. Altogether one needs 3 to 4 hours to see the entire fort.
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