This is one of the major Forts of Rajasthan and is known to be one of the grandest in the country. The largest fort in India, Chittorgarh Fort is popular for its architecture, ramparts and ramifications that represent the quintessence of rulers and their patriotism, courage and chivalry. Built in the capital of Mewar, called Chittaur, this fort exemplifies the level of loyalty and valiance that rulers of Sisodia kingdom and their women and children had for Mewar.
The fort is known for its history of bloodshed, especially when rulers, soldiers and their wife considered death as a more viable option than facing dishonour and surrendering themselves to the foreign rulers. Situated above the plains of valley drained by the river Berach, this fort is known for its historical palaces, stunning gates and major towers.
The structure has been one of the pivotal backdrops of several painters, writers and poets who have drawn imagination through the series of activities that the fort had seen over a period of time. The fort was sacked three times, is known for the valiancy of 13000 ladies and children who ended their lives at the battle of Chittorgarh fort, wherein the queen of Rana Rattan Singh, Rani Padmini first laid her life after her husband was killed in 1303 battle. The fort has eighty four water bodies (only twenty two now) and features four palaces.
Best Time to Stay at Chittorgarh Fort: November - February
Opening timing and Closing time: 9:45 am to 5:15 pm