Perched on a dramatic uprise of hills, Chittorgarh, in Rajasthan, is the largest fort complex in India, sprawling as far as the eye can see. Nestled in the Aravalli range and flanked by the pristine Berach river, Chittorgarh echoes with the tales of Rajput gallantry and the melodious tunes of saint-queen Meera Bai's devotional songs. The historical grandeur of the city is reflected in its majestic monuments, a legacy of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar, who made the region their capital. Fortified under the patronage of the Rajputs, who would rather die in battle than surrender, Chittorgarh was attacked three times (1303, 1535, and 1567-68) with the enemy becoming stronger and more skilful every time. While the victory was not achieved every time, the sacrifices of these brave souls left a deep imprint on the history of the region. The men fought till the last drop of their blood while the women performed jahaur ( self-immolation by jumping into a holy fire). The first attack in 1303 was by Alauddin Khilji while the second attack in 1535 was by Bahadur Shah of Gujarat and finally by Akbar who seized the fort in 1568. After the last of the attacks, Rana Udaisingh escaped to Udaipur to establish a new capital for Mewar. However, under Mughal emperor Jahangir (Jehangir), Chittor was returned to the Rajputs in 1616.

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Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

One of the most glorious symbols of the indomitable Rajput spirit is...

Haldighati

Haldighati

A picturesque mountain pass, around an hour away from Udaipur,...

Kalika Mata temple

Kalika Mata temple

The ancient Kalika Mata Temple is one of the most captivating sights...

Kumbha Shyam Temple

Kumbha Shyam Temple

Made in Indo-Aryan style, the Kumbha Shyam Temple was constructed by...

Nagari

Nagari

Lying 18 km away from Chittorgarh, Nagari is a semi-agrarian city...

Udaipur

Udaipur

Popularly known as the City of Lakes, serene Udaipur is the crowning...

ajmer

ajmer

Encircled by the craggy Aravalli Hills that overlook the scenic...

Jaipur

Jaipur

The city of palaces and forts, interspersed with historical monuments...

Gwalior

Gwalior

Ensconced in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, the royal city of Gwalior...