Chittorgarh Fort: The fort is situated 310 km from the capital of Rajasthan (Jaipur) on the top of the Aravalli ranges connected with an intersection of various rivers nearby.
The fort is a true example of valour and victory because of past incidents like the "Seige of 1303" and the Rana Sangha empire. It is believed that the Chittorgarh fort was supreme of all the forts of Rajasthan with its rich culture, structure, and great wars fought by its rulers.
The fort is also equipped in water reserves as it holds different ponds, lakes, and wells which can provide water to 50,000 people for a total time period of 4 years.
It is believed that the fort is related to the Mahabharat in some way. A water body near the Chittorgarh fort was believed to be built by one of the Pandavas named "Bhima". There is an artificial tank in the fort premise that proves this legend to be true.
Several different dynasties and Mughal emperors have tried to take over the fort in the past and were downtrodden by the Rajput blood and their will to die for their kingdom.
The fort also encountered the famous battle of Ratnasimha and Alauddin Khalji which inspires every Rajput and makes them proud of their clan's bravery.
The motive of Alauddin Khalji to attack the fort was the region of Chittorgarh and his evil intentions for the queen of Chittorgarh "Rani Padmini".
Even after knowing the result which would end in death, Rana Ratnasimha denied to lay down his core values and his will to die for his kingdom to remain immortal even after he left the world.
We also get to know about the great fighters of the Mewar, who fought continuously even after the separation of their heads from their bodies and get known as "The Gora Badal".
The battle ended up with the victory of Alauddin Khalji, but the dream to take the Rajput queen Padmini still remained a dream as the queen offered herself to the ritual called "Jauhar" after the death of Ratnasimha.
After the Death of Ratansimha, the fort was given to Khizr Khan (son of Alauddin Khali) who ruled over it till 1311 AD. After this, Rana Hammir Singh usurped the fort from Khizr Khan.
Before his death in 1378, Rana Hammir Singh extended the Mewar and changed it into a prosperous Rajput dynasty.
After this many rulers came to the throne of Mewar and then came the grandson of Kshetra Singh- "Rana Kumbha" (Famous Rajput ruler).
Rana Kumbha was one of the well-known rulers of the Mewar because of his efforts to extend the dynasty to the possible extent. In his reign, 84 forts were built for the defence of Mewar.
After his death in May 1509, Sangram Singh (also known as Rana Sanga), his youngest son, became the ruler of Mewar, which brought in a new phase in the history of Mewar.
Also known as the Tower of Victory is the sole symbol of Chittorgarh and describes the triumphs of Chittorgarh. It was built by Rana Kumbha in the year 1458 to commemorate his victory over Mahmud Shah Khalji I (Sultan of Malwa).
The Tower of Fame is a 22 m tall tower in height and built on a 30-foot base. The lowest floor of the tower contains figures of the various Tirthankaras of the Jain pantheon are seen in special niches formed to house them.
The Tower of Fame is a 22 m tall tower in height and built on a 30-foot base. The lowest floor of the tower contains figures of the various Tirthankaras of the Jain pantheon.
Gaumukh Reservoir is a stream of water flowing through a carved cow's face. This stream was the main source of water at that time.
What is Chittorgarh fort famous for?
The fort is famous for its glorious battles that took place in the past, stories of Gora and Badal, those who not only sacrificed their lives for the nation but also fought after their heads were rolling on the ground.
How many times did the Chittorgarh fort get attacked?
From the 8th century to the 16th century, the fort was under the Bappa Rawal's descendants, and during these eight centuries, the fort was attacked three times.
Why Alauddin Khalji attacked Chittorgarh?
It is mentioned in various manuscripts like "Tarikh-E-Elahi" that Alauddin Khalji had evil intentions for the queen of Mewar "Rani Padmini", and because of this, he attacked Chittorgarh.