Benteng Chittorgarh... - Secret World

Fort Rd, Sector1, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001, India

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Located in Rajasthan state of western India, this place belongs to the benteng or fort that has inspired and given attention to travellers and historians from all over the world. As one of the largest fort in India, the Chittor has the magnificent views and wonderful features. Apart being glorious, this place has a great past that will surely give visitors a lot of new knowledge on the India’s history and culture. The fort is dedicated to Chitrangad Maurya Bappa Rawal who was the founder of the Sisodia dynasty. The fort is spread over 700 acres and houses regal palaces, temples and towers. This fort is rated as the foremost in embattlement tactics and is among the most impregnable forts ever built by the Rajputs. The Chittorgarh fort rises like a mirage from the adjoining plains underneath and stands like a sentinel at a height of 180 meters. One has to cross several gates to reach Rampal which is the entry point to this impregnable fort. Legend has it that when Mughal emperor Akbar laid seize to the fort, two great Rajput warriors – Jaimull and Kulla fought till the last breath of their lives and in memory of the brave sons of the soil, two exquisite cenotaphs have been built within the ramparts. The fort has several majestic palaces, each one more beautiful than the other. For instance the Rana Kumbha Palace, the Fateh Prakash Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace to name just a few of the palaces that are housed inside the fort all exemplify with the saga of gallantry, courage and heroism of the redoubtable Rajputs.