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5 Interesting Facts About Chittorgarh Fort Most People Don't Know

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HolidayIQ travellers list down 5 lesser about Chittorgarh Fort most people don't know.

5 Interesting Facts About Chittorgarh Fort Most People Don't Know:

  1. Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh (Rajasthan)

1. The Chittorgarh Fort, largest fort in India in terms of area

The Chittorgarh Fort, largest fort in India in terms of areasource: wikimedia.org

The 305 hectares component site, with a buffer zone of 427 hectares, encompasses the fortified stronghold of Chittorgarh, a spacious fort located on an isolated rocky plateau of approximately 2 km length and 155m width making the it the largest fort in India.

Shanu Dungarwal: 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, 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.

2. Named after the Mauryan Ruler, Chitrangada Mori

Named after the Mauryan Ruler, Chitrangada Morisource: wikimedia.org

Chittorgarh Fort  was constructed by the Mauryans during the 7th century AD and derives its name after the Mauryan ruler, Chitrangada Mori, as inscribed on coins of the period.

Smriti Das: After a long drive from Jaipur, we stopped at Chittorgarh. Our cab driver contacted to a local boy who was our guide. At first we were laughing at the boy because he was so little that he would be our guide but when he described us in each & every historical point of view then really we were stunned. On our way to the fort we crossed all total seven of huge gates. Each gate is different in its name & design. They are Ganesh Pol, Laxman Pol, Hanuman Pol etc. The main & last gate( gate no. Seven) to enter into the fort is called Ram Pol. It is totally different from others in its architectural look. This gate stands as a symbol of Hindu culture.

3. Shaped like a fish when seen from a bird’s eye view

Shaped like a fish when seen from a bird’s eye viewsource: axisleisures.com

The fort which is roughly constructed in the shape of a fish. It has a circumference of 13 km with a maximum length of 5 km and it covers an area of 700 acres.

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

4. The Chittorgarh Fort contains notable buildings, includng memorials, palaces and temples

The Chittorgarh Fort contains notable buildings, includng memorials, palaces and templessource: indiantravellers.co.in

The Chittorgarh  fort complex comprises 65 historic built structures, among them 4 palace complexes, 19 main temples, 4 memorials and 20 functional water bodies.

Heer Sharma: Chittorgarh fort has a great history which attracts people towards it. Visit to kalika temple, victory tower, Padmini palace, Gaumukh, kumbha palace, Rana Ratan singh palace, kirti Stambh was very good. It is a great fort among all Rajasthan forts. I heard about Rana Pratap, Padmini, Pannadhay, Meera, I could feel coming here. Sunset view also gave a good experience.

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5. The Fort boosted of water bodies

The Fort boosted of water bodiessource: funonline.in

The fort that once boasted of 84 water bodies of which only 22 remain. These water bodies are fed by natural catchment and rainfall, and have a combined storage of 4 billion litres that could meet the water needs of an army of 50,000. These water bodies are in the form of ponds, wells and step wells.

Mahesh Ojale: It is must visit during Mewar 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, Alauddin Khilji etc to feel on the fort. It takes us to historic era. It has nice architecture and carvings.

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