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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 just 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 long. Chittorgarh Fort has many wonders. If the traveller in you is ready to explore the fort, then Chittorgarh will not disappoint you.
Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan

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Pillars
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. Vijay stambh (tower of victory) built during the 15th century stands nearly 150 feet tall. It was built by Rana Kumbh to celebrate victory in a war.
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Palaces
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. Fateh Prakash Palace is now a heritage hotel. Ratan Singh Palace is now not in use. It was used for royal functions and ceremonies.
Temples
Kalika Mata Temple is the most visited and most important temple in the fort. It was built during the 8th century. There is an attractive Jain temple next to the Keerti Stambh. Kumbh Shyam Temple is another temple in the fort. Meera Temple was built in memory of a Rajput princess named Meera on account of her devotion towards Bhagawan Krishna. There are about 19 large and many smaller temples inside the fort.
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