Chittorgarh Fort

Be it fairy tales, bloodsheds, honour, envy, Chittorgarh fort has seen every phase of Rajputana legacy. Considered the largest fort (area wise) in Asia, it was built in the 7th century by the Maurya rulers. Standing as an embodiment of chivalry and pride of the Rajputs, this fort was home to many rulers. It is spread over an area of 700 acres, extending to 3 km in length and 13 km in peripheral length. Standing on an elevated hill of 180m, the impregnable fort has witnessed three battles.

One can see the glimpses of royal Rajput traditions at Chittorgarh Fort. It is accessible through seven gates, which are composed of iron spikes i.e. Ram Pol, Padal Pol, Bhairon Pol, Ganesh Pol, Jorla Pol, Lakshman Pol, and Hanuman Pol. This fort also houses some of the famous Rajput architecture like Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini’s Palace, Sammidheshwara Temple, Jain Temple, Kalika Mata temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Meerabai Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple. These are ancient temples that have noteworthy carvings and intricate work.

Built centuries back by the Mauryas, this land is witness to the beauty of Queen Padma and has witnessed the revenge of Allahudin Khilji. Gaumukh reservoir and Bhimtal Tank are also a part of Chittorgarh fort. There are two famous towers within the vicinity of the fort, which portrays the triumph of Rajput e.g. Vijay Stambh and Kirti Stambh.


On the banks of Sagar, Alwar, India