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Chittorgarh Fort in Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. It is a World Heritage Site. The fort, popularly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated in Chittorgarh. The fort and the city of Chittorgarh host the biggest Rajput festival called the "Jauhar Mela". It takes place annually on the anniversary of one of the jauhars, but no specific name has been given to it. It is generally believed that it commemorates Padmini’s jauhar, which is most famous.

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Location:
Chittorgarh
Rajasthan, India
Best time to visit Chittorgarh: 
Jan, 
Feb, 
Oct, 
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
₹10
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
24.8870200°N, 74.6455760°E
Distance from Chittorgarh city center to Chittorgarh Fort
-- km
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 9:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Tuesday: 9:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Wednesday: 9:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Thursday: 9:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Friday: 9:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday: 9:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Sunday: 9:45 AM – 5:15 PM

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Overall Rating:4.6

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  '5' out of 5
"Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. It is a World Heritage Site. The fort, popularly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated in Chittorgarh Rajstan"
  '5' out of 5
",Rana Udai Singh is best Rajput. "Chittorgarh Fort (Hindi/Rajasthani: चित्तौड़ दुर्ग Chittor Durg) is one of the largest forts in India. It is a World Heritage Site. The fort, popularly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated in Chittorgarh. It was initially ruled by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from the 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567. It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have inspired the imagination of tourists and writers for centuries.[1][2][3] The fort was sacked three times between the 15th and 16th centuries; in 1303 Allauddin Khilji defeated Rana Ratan Singh, in 1535 Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat defeated Bikramjeet Singh and in 1567 Akbar defeated Maharana Udai Singh II who left the fort and founded Udaipur. Each time the men fought bravely rushing out of the fort walls charging the enemy but lost every time. Following these defeats, Jauhar was committed thrice by more than 13,000 ladies and children of the Rajput heroes who laid their lives in battles at Chittorgarh Fort, first led by Rani Padmini wife of Rana Rattan Singh who was killed in the battle in 1303, and later by Rani Karnavati in 1537 AD.[1][2][4] Thus, the fort represents the quintessence of tribute to the nationalism, courage, medieval chivalry and sacrifice exhibited by the Mewar rulers of Sisodia and their kinsmen and women and children, between the 7th and 16th centuries. The rulers, their soldiers, the women folk of royalty and the commoners considered death as a better option than dishonor in the face of surrender to the foreign invading armies.[1][4] In 2013, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Chittorgarh Fort, along with 5 other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan."
  '5' out of 5
"a place related to Maharana Pratap Ji one of few large forts of india "
  '5' out of 5
"This is the place to know the culture of mewar. Although people having mentality of huge palace etc. This place is not like that, this is the combination of muti-buildings and several places to see like victory tower etc"
  '5' out of 5
"Greatest Rajpoot Maharana Pratap's Great Memorial..."

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