The story of Chittaurgarh is a saga of valor, tenacity and sacrifice.
Chittaurgarh (also Chittorgarh) was sacked three times and its defenders had
to make the supreme sacrifice. The district lies in the south-eastern part
of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by Kota in the east and Mandsaur district of
Madhya Pradesh and Banswara in the South-West, Udaipur and Rajsamand in the
west and Bhilwara and Bundin in the north.
Chittaurgarh is India's largest fort and the ultimate symbol of Rajput
chivalry and pride. The pride and glory of Rajasthan echoes with the tales
of romance and valour unique to the Rajput tradition. A ruined citadel,
where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and
spectacular chattris. Its history dates back to the time of Khiljis, when
Alauddin Khilji was the first to sack Chittaur in 1303 A.D. overpowered by a
passionate desire to possess the regal beauty, queen Padmini. During
Mughals, Chittaur it always asserted the heroic spirit of Rajput warriors.
The indomitable pride of Chittaur, the fort is a massive structure with
many gateways built by the later Maurya rulers in 7th century A.D. A
standing sentinel to the courage and valour of Chittaurgarh, it stands tall
over a 180 meter high hillock, covering a massive area of 700 acres.
How to get there ?
How to Reach Chittaurgarh By Air : The nearest airport is at Udaipur. Daily flight form Delhi,
Mumbai, Jaipur and Lucknow are available to Udaipur. By Bus : Rajasthan Roadways runs a very luxurious deluxe & air
conditioned buses from Jaipur to Chittaurgarh. It is also connected by road
to Delhi, Mount Abu, Chittaurgarh, Bundi and Udaipuri. By Train : Chittaurgarh has rail links with Ahmedabad, Chittaurgarh,
Udaipur, Jaipur, Kota, Alwar and Delhi.