Chittorgarh

Capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri in the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.

Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan

Capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri in the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.

Capital of the ancient kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh is located on the banks of the Gambhiri river in Rajasthan.
The fortified city of Chittorgarh, from which the city's name derives, is testament to the pride and value of the Rajput dynasty. Place of several glorious battles, the most remembered was the siege of Ala-ud-din Khilji, when instead of falling into the hands of the aggressors, the women committed la tuahar (self-limitation) while the men went to war.

The Chittorgarh fort was built by the Mauryans in the 7th century AD. On top of a 180 m hill, the fort has 22 bodies of water, palaces, towers and temples and extends over 700 acres.
The fort is one of the largest fortifications in India and its main attractions are the two memorial towers, Kirti Stambh and Vijay Stambh. The first was built to honor the first Jain Tirthankar while the second was built to commemorate the victory over Mohammed Khilji.

Chittorgarh is also a great place for craft lovers. Visitors can buy metal works, textiles, handmade toys, leather shoes and jewelry.

Another attraction of the city is the largest Rajput festival called Jauhar Mela held to honor the sacrifice and courage of the ancient inhabitants of Chittorgarh.

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