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Vijay Stambha - the great ancient of rajputanas

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Vijaya Stambh (Victory Tower)

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3rd Mar 18

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1For its Chittorgarh Fort filled with tragic history
For its Chittorgarh Fort filled with tragic history

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Fort epitomizes in its Tragic history The great battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort epitomizes in its tragic history the valor, romance, chivalry and strict death-before-dishonor code glorified in Rajput myths and legends.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ayesha Das adds, “AWESOME PLACE FOR HERITAGE and history LOVERS! Romance with the Ruins of Chittorgarh !! Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan." 

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2Go for a swim at Gaumukh Kund an ancient fort reservoir filled by a spring
Go for a swim at Gaumukh Kund an ancient fort reservoir filled by a spring

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ayesha Das shares, “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.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “. Chittorgarh is having an ancient history and it was an ancient center of Jain Traditions.

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3To visit the jauhar kund in Chittorgarh Fort
To visit the jauhar kund in Chittorgarh Fort

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “The great battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort epitomizes in its tragic history the valor, romance, chivalry and strict death-before-dishonor 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, practiced by Rajput women to escape the dishonor 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.”

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4The great battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort will give you mixed emotions due to its tragic history
The great battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort will give you mixed emotions due to its tragic history

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “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.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Chittorgarh is having an ancient history and it was an ancient centre of Jain Traditions.”

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5Baroli temples - Hidden wonders of the ancient world
Baroli temples - Hidden wonders of the ancient world

The Baroli temple complex is also known as Badoli temples, located within a walled enclosure in Baroli village in the Chittorgarh district, near Rawatbhata. Built in the Pratihara style of temple architecture that dates back to 10th century AD, the place is a showcase of the region’s spirituality, with exquisite carvings and sculptural depictions of Lord Shiva or Nataraja on the ‘mandap’ and the pillars.

The Nataraja sculpture has 16 arms and its headdress is matted. There is a large diadem carved at the top of the skull, which is decorated with beads. The facial features are very fine, with high arched brows and full mouth. A true monument of Rajasthani craftsmanship.

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Reviews (33)

Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya4.3/5

111 reviews

Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh, the fort at chittor, is the largest fort complex in india.
Rajasthan has two living forts one is at chittor and second is Jaisalmer.
Chittor is most valuable for in mewar.
Chittorgarh was under attack 3 times from a more powerful enemy, each time, its people chose death before dishonour, performing jauhar.

Pawan kumar

Pawan kumar5.0/5

3 reviews

Greatest Fort I have ever seen

Amazing Fort with 8 poles(doors) truly amazing. MEERA'S TEMPLE, PADMAWATI PALACE, TEMPLES AND Kirti stambha and vijya stambha everything is amazing. Thousands of stories and numbers of king resides on it. Chittorgarh is the name of a great fort tell us the story of rana Ratan Singh and his beautiful queen Rani Padmawati. It tells the great sacrifice story of panna dhay ( caretaker of Rana Uday Singh who built the Udaipur City).

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Chittorgarh Overview

Chittorgarh in Rajasthan is situated 115 km to the east of Udaipur and spread over an area of 700 acres. It is located beside a high hill near the Gambheri River. Chittorgarh is full of historical forts, palaces, temples and towers.

The history of Chittorgarh holds an important place in Indian history and is brimming with heroic tales of the great Rajput warriors. The origin of Chittorgarh can be found in history from the 7th century. Chittorgarh was earlier known as Chitrakut, after a local Rajput named Chitrang.

The kingdom of Chittorgarh was given as dowry to Bappa Rawal, who established the Sisodia dynasty at the time of his marriage to princess Solanki in the mid-8th century. Bappa Rawal’s descendants were the rulers of the place from the 8th to the 16th century.

The most important site of Chittorgarh is the Chittorgarh Fort. It is a patriotic emblem built in remembrance of the victory of the kingdom over Mohammed Khilji. The Tower of Victory or Vijay Stambha, as it is called, has nine floors which have carvings of Hindu gods and goddesses and stories from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The tower is 37 metres high.

Maha Sati, a sacred place, is located at Ahar in Chittorgarh. Maha Sati is famous for its natural reservoir, Gangodbhawa Kund. According to mythology, it had been found that that a tributary of the Ganges flows underground and emerges here as Ahar River in which this Kund is originated. Hence, it is believed that this reservoir contains sacred water. Maha Sati is also known for an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The best way to get around Chittorgarh is by cycle or auto rickshaw. Rickshawallahs here, sometimes, also double up as guides.

Rajasthan is known to be a haven for shoppers and so is Chittorgarh. Tourists can buy a variety of tie and dye fabrics, silver jewellery, metal work and shoes from markets such as Rana Sanga Market, Fort Road and Sardar Bazaar.

Ganger is the prime festival celebrated in Chittorgarh, followed by other festivals like Diwali and Holi. Chittorgarh has an arid climate. The weather is quite hot in the summer season but the winters are cool and pleasant. The best time to visit Chittorgarh is from September to March.

The nearest airport to Chittorgarh is in Udaipur, 90 km away. The town is well connected to other major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Ahmedabad and Indore by road and rail.

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Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

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Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Sathis Deori Temple, Chittorgarh

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Sathis Deori Temple
Gaumukh Reservoir, Chittorgarh

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Gaumukh Reservoir

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