Chittaurgarh

The pride of Chittaurgarh is the massive Fort with many gateways built initially by the Maurya rulers in 7th century AD. In due course of time it became the capital of the Sisodias of Mewar.

Perched at a height of 180m, the fort sprawls over 700 acres. The town of Chittaur echoes with the tales of romance and valor unique to Rajput traditions.

Unfortunately, on account of the various battles fought and lost, many of the magnificent monuments, all fine examples of the Rajput architecture are in ruin. Some of the monuments that can still be seen are the Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower), the Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), Rana Kumbha’s and Padmini’s Palaces.