Chittorgarh


Chittorgarh was built in the 8th century by Bappa Rawal the first of the great Sisodia rulers. The pride and glory of Rajasthan, Chittaur echoes with the tales romance and unique to the Rajput tradition. A ruined citadel , where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular chhatris.Chittorgarh was built in the 8th century by Bappa Rawal the first of the great Sisodia rulers. The pride and glory of Rajasthan, Chittaur echoes with the tales romance and unique to the Rajput tradition. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular chhatris.

Chittorgarh was built in the 8th century by Bappa Rawal the first of the great Sisodia rulers. The pride and glory of Rajasthan, Chittaur echoes with the tales romance and unique to the Rajput tradition. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular chhatris.

Alauddin Khilji was the first to sack Chittaur in 1303 A.D. overpowered by a passionate desire to possess the regal beauty, queen Padmini. Legend has it, that he saw her face in the reflection of a mirror and was struck by her mesmerizing beauty. But the noble queen preferred death to dishonor and committed ‘Jauhar’. After Khilji's attack, Bahadur Shah attacked Chittorgarh in 1535 AD followed by a third one by Akbar in 1568.

The last attack was the final straw and Chittorgarh never recovered from this attack. In fact, the city was never inhabited after that. Right now, this ghost town still reverberates with the tales of its past glory and the sacrifices made by its people. Chittorgarh situated on the western banks of the swiftly flowing Gambheri River, Chittorgarh is a heritage town. There are so many magnificent Monuments and Forts, which speak volumes of the ancient Rajput Reign. Among the rocky cliffs and golden sands, the History of Chittorgarh lies embedded.

It is a flux of legendary tales, which probes into the lifestyle of Rajput kings and queens. A visitor is compelled to pay his highest tribute to the creators of the wonderful Forts and Palaces in Chittorgarh. He cannot but admire the Monuments of Chittorgarh that speaks courteously about their owners.

 

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