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Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan

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This magnificent fort, also known as Chittor fort, is the largest fort in India and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you love grand royal structures and are a fort lover too, then Chittorgarh Fort is one you should not miss. The well-maintained 7th century fort gives you a great glimpse of the royal life lived here in the past. You would be left bewildered at the vision the builders had prior to constructing the fort. The fort, standing on a 600 feet tall hill, is spread over an area of 2.8 square kilometres. There are palaces, memorials, temples, water bodies, and victory towers in the fort. The mammoth size and sheer number of monuments would leave you stunned and amazed. There are a total of 65 monuments, including the water bodies in the fort. A curious traveller in you would wonder at the ingeniousness of the people who built ponds, stepwells, and wells that held water all year. Chittorgarh Fort has many wonders. If the traveller in you is ready to explore the fort, then Chittorgarh will not disappoint you.

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Two pillars, namely Keerti Stambh and Vijay Stambh, are the main attractions of the fort. Keerti Stambh (tower of fame) is a 12th-century Jain monument, approximately 70 feet tall. The Vijay Stambh (tower of victory) built during the 15th century stands nearly 150 feet tall. To commemorate a victory in a war, Rana Kumbh built it.
There are four palaces in the fort. Rana Kumbha Palace is partly ruined but is massive. It is the palace where Rana Kumbh, the famous Rajput warrior king, lived. Padmini Palace is elegant and is the palace where Rani Padmavati lived. Ratan Singh Palace is now not in use. It was used for royal functions and ceremonies.
Kalika Mata Temple is the most visited and most important temple in the fort. It was constructed in the eighth century. There is an attractive Jain temple next to the Keerti stupa. Another temple in the fort is Kumbha Shyam Temple. Meera Temple is built in memory of a Rajput princess named Meera’s devotion to Bhagawan Krishna. There are about 19 large and many smaller temples inside the fort.


Things to Buy

Things to buy include Bangles, Handicrafts, Paintings, Wooden products.

Foods to Relish

Gatte Ki Khichdi, Poha, Badam halwa, Rajasthani dishes.