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Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh

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Chittorgarh Fort Overview

Ranked 1 of 21 sightseeing in Chittorgarh

In Chittorgarh, the Chittorgarh Fort is the imposing structure atop a hill of 300 m which has many palaces and monuments. This fort is situated 1 km from the new town and is spread over an area of around 692 acres.

Inside the large fort, is a road that connects the different gates, viz. the main gate or Ram Pol, Padan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ganesh Pol, Laxman Pol and Jodla Pol.  

These gates were built for security and fortification of the area. There are around 84 water bodies and many small palaces, important ones being Rana Kumbha Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace, etc.

Besides these structures, the fort is known for the Kirti Stambha, in honour of the 1st Jain Thirthankara, the victory tower or Vijay Stambha, Meera temple, Kalika Mata temple and the various sculptures and carvings on the monuments.

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  INR 5 (Indians)
                              INR 100 (foreigners)
 

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Parag Joshi

Parag Joshi5.0/5

64 reviews

Largest fort in Asia

According to some sources it is largest fort in Asia. Entry fee to this fort is 5 rupees. You can take your own vehicle in the fort . . I would suggest to take a local guide with you as this fort has lot of history with it. It was the capital of the mewar region. There are many other attractions on this fort.
  • Largest fort in Asia
  • Largest fort in Asia
  • Largest fort in Asia

Sandeep gupta

Sandeep gupta5.0/5

1 review

Vijay Stambh in Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Fort built by Maharaja Kumbha where there is a temple of Meera Bai where she had drank the poison, Vijay Stambh in Chittorgarh built by Maharaja Kumbha on the victory over the Malwas, Radha Krishna temple, Kirti Stambh, museum, Rani Padmavati Mahal, Karni mata temple all inside the Chittorgarh Fort

Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya5.0/5

111 reviews

Most valuable fort of mewar

Chittorgarh fort is also leaving fort in Rajasthan along with Jaisalmer fort.This fort is most valuable fort in mewar.You can visit Meera & Kumbha shyam temples, Tower of victory, Padmini's palace, Surajpol & tower of fame, Gaumukh reservior, most important you should hire guide here if you want to know every single detail of this fort.
  • Most valuable fort of mewar
  • Most valuable fort of mewar
  • Most valuable fort of mewar
  • Most valuable fort of mewar
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Sharad jaiswal

Sharad jaiswal3.6/5

4 reviews

Meet the History of the Brave Rajputs

Fort of Chittorgarh reminds us of the glory and sacrifice of Rajput kings. Rana Pratap Singh is the first name that comes to our mind, but the history of fort is quite ancient. In fact, there is no definite evidence to tell us how old is it, but it appears to be 1500 years old. Later the fort was deserted for almost 500 years.The fort is very large, almost a city. It can and has a population of over 7000 living in the precincts.It has several palaces, temples and jain temples as well as the spots with glittering and sometimes sad stories. It has witness 3 events of Jauhar, in which thousands of Rajput women jumped into fire to save their honor from the invaders.Those interested in watching the remains of the great stories that they hear about the Warriors of India, would find it a very charming place.

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Ayesha Das

Ayesha Das5.0/5

6 reviews

Romance with the Ruins of Chittorgarh !!

Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, also known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and was named after Chittrangada Maurya.The fort has a long story of romance, courage, determination and sacrifice. A glimpse of the fort still makes one to think the glory of the Rajputs who once livedHere ..The Fort is sometimes referred to as the Water Fort. At its peak, the fort had 84 water bodies, including ponds, wells, and stepwells covering approximately 40% of the fort area. Of these 84 water bodies, only about 20 exist today ..Gaumukh Reservoir: A spring feeds the tank from a carved cows mouth in the cliff. This pool was the main source of water at the fort during the numerous sieges.Samadhishwar Temple: The colossal image of Trimurti Shiva is enshrined in the sanctum ..Chittor is cited in the Mahabharat epic. It is said that Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers, known for his mighty strength, gave a powerful hit with his fist to the ground that resulted in water springing up to form a large reservoir. It is called Bhimlat kund, an artificial tank named after Bhima ..GEM OF CHITTOR : Rani Padmini's Palace is a white building and a three storied structure, located in the southern part of the fort. This style of palace became the forerunner of other palaces built in the state with the concept of Jail Mahala (palace surrounded by water).It is said that here Rana Ratan Singh showed a glimpse of legendary beauty of his wife Padmini to Ala-ud-Din Khalji through a mirror, after which, Ala-ud-Din Khalji decided to attack Chittor in order to possess her. Maharana Ratan Singh was killed and Rani Padmini committed Jauhar ..Vijay Stambh: 'The tower of Victory'It was constructed by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over Mo hammed Khilji in the 15th century. This tower is ministered and extends to the height of 122 feet; width of 47 sq ft at the base. The circular stairs of this tower has 157 steps.Kirti Stambha (Tower of Fame) is a 22 m high tower built on a 30 feet base. Its adorned with beautiful Jain sculptures on the outside. It was built by a Jain merchant Jijaji Rathod, and is dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankar ..Meerabai Temple: This temple is dedicated to Meerabai, a Rajput Princess, who later became a Hindu mystical singer and devotee of Lord Krishna ..!! AWESOME PLACE FOR HERITAGE and HISTORY LOVERS !!

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  • Romance with the Ruins of Chittorgarh !!
  • Romance with the Ruins of Chittorgarh !!
  • Romance with the Ruins of Chittorgarh !!
  • Romance with the Ruins of Chittorgarh !!
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

2842 reviews

Fort epitomizes in its Tragic History

The great battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort epitomizes in its tragic history the valour, romance, chivalry and strict death-before-dishonour code glorified in Rajput myths and legends. Sprawling across 692 acres, atop a steep 591 ft rocky hill. Chittorgarh ruined palaces, temples and towers bear witness to its illustrious and turbulent past, when it was the Capital of the Sisodia rulers of Mewar, between the 12th and 16th centuries.As Rajasthan's mightiest fort, it was the target of successive invaders. The first siege, in 1303, was by Sultan Alauddin Khilji whose goal was to capture not only the fort but also the Queen, Rani Padmini, whose legendary beauty the Sultan had glimpsed reflected in a mirror. When defeat seemed inevitable, Rani Padmini along with 13, 000 women committed Jauhar-a ritual form of mass suicide by immolation, practised by Rajput women to escape the dishonour at the hands of their enemies. It is said that 50, 000 Rajput warriors died in ensuing battle. Alauddin's army then proceeded to sack the fort and destroyed many of its buildings. Within a few years, however the ruler's grandson had regained it for the Sisodia dynasty.The next great battle, this time against Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat in 1535, saw the Queen Mother, Rani Jawahar Bai, lead a cavalry charge and die on the battlefield along with the flower of Rajput Youth. Once again thousands of women inside the fort committed Jauhar.The third and final assault on Chittorgarh was led by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, who was able to capture it in 1567. Chittorgarh was abandoned thereafter, and the Sisodias moved their Capital to Udaipur.Seven massive spiked gates lead to the fort. The first building to the right is Rana Kumbha's Palace, near it 20th-century Fateh Prakash Palace, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Meerabai Temple, Vijay Stambh, Gaumukh Reservoir, Kalika Mata Temple, Rani Padmini's Palace, Kirti Stambh, Few Jain temples, a shrine Nine gaze peer etc.As the fort is having a civil population and as declared world Heritage site, Archaeological department has started the preservation of the fort. One must have a hired vehicle as to visit the complete fort's attraction and many restaurants are available and at every site food stalls, having tea, coffee, soft drinks, water, snacks, fruits etc for tourists but a camera is very necessary to have the memorable pictures of this largest fort of Rajasthan and it is a great attraction among the tourist.

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  • Fort epitomizes in its Tragic History
  • Fort epitomizes in its Tragic History
  • Fort epitomizes in its Tragic History
  • Fort epitomizes in its Tragic History
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Mahesh Ojale

Mahesh Ojale5.0/5

24 reviews

Strong and sturdy - capital of Mewad

It is must visit during Mewad tour. Though large in area, it's fully motor able so no bother for elderly people (but few steps may disappoint them). It has 'n' number of stories viz. Rani Padmini, Meerabai, Rana Kumbha, Alluddin Khilji etc to feel on the fort. It takes us to historic era. It has nice architecture and carvings.

Rajendra Rao

Rajendra Rao4.3/5

1 review

Light and Sound show is the attraction

Visiting the Chittorgarh Fort gives the feel of the Rajputana Shorya and Bhakti of Meera. The arrangement of fort protection is awesome. Aslo light and sound is the main attractions. Nearest place to visit is Sanwaliya ji, Ghambhiri and Bassi dam. Sunset point is giving unique look to Chittorgarh city.

Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar5.0/5

1 review

Perfect place for history lovers

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most outstanding fort in India. It covers approx 700 acres. No entry fee for the fort. One day is enough for the sightseeing in fort. Prefer to go in rainy season. One should have a vehicle in the fort.
  • Perfect place for history lovers

Shanu Dungarwal

Shanu Dungarwal3.6/5

17 reviews

Heritage property of Indian culture

Largest fort of India, fort is surrounded in 12 km area's, best time to visit fort is from September to Feb especially in monsoons and winters, fort is on great height it shows the whole view of city, fort is not dat much maintained, do visit shiva temple inside the fort and view is awesome from all the boundaries of fort, small palaces is in fort area, do visit padamini palace, kalka temple, meera bai temple, vijay stambh, food and drinks are available inside the fort, do wear sports shoes as fort is located on height so you have to travel.

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