In the north-west of India in the state of Rajasthan is a beautiful little city of Chittorgarh. It is famous for its very ancient, large fortress, which is located on a high mountain on the left bank of River. Today it is one of the main attractions of India.
Chittorgarh has more than 130 temples, just like ruins, where wild monkeys can find their homes and active temples. Every year Thousands of pilgrims come here from all over the world to experience the ancient atmosphere and join the amazing culture of India.
Near the city of Chittorgarh, You can find Fort Chittorgarh, the largest fort in India. The massive fortress is located on a high hill in the city of the same name by the Gambiri River and is located 112 km from the city of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. The fort was built in the 7th century and covers an area of 700 hectares.
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Location: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Built By: Chitrangada Mori
Occupants: Mauryas of Chittor, Guhilas of Medapata, Sisodias of Mewar
Status: The fort has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site
Best time to visit: October to March
Attraction : Vijay Stambh, Gaumukh Reservoir, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Kalikamata Mandir, Fateh Prakash Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera Mandir, Jain Mandir and many more.
Seven Gates of the Fort: Padan Pol, Laxman Pol, Jorla Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ganesh Pol, Ram Pol.
The fort was built in the 7th century. A little later, the fort served as the center point of the new capital of the kingdom of Mewar. For centuries, the walls of the fort have bravely withstood a siege, which is not surprising: according to legend, the fort was home to the famous Indian soldiers of the entire galaxy.
Today, the fort attracts a large number of tourists with its many attractions. The central place among them is occupied by the eight-story Vijay Stambha tower or the Victory Column, which is fully decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs. For well-qualified visitors, there is a chance to climb the top of the mountain and overcome the rise of steep stairs.
It is also interesting to explore the ruins of palaces and ancient temples. More than 130 temples built on the territory of the fort. However, from the majority now there are only ruins, although some have retained their original appearance.
On the territory of the fort is also located the old town, where people live quite ordinary village life. Therefore, visitors have a chance to learn about the daily life of Fort Chittorgarh.
Come and discover the wonders and sights that Chittorgarh has to offer. There is always something to look at in Rajasthan.