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Chittaurgarh's history can be traced back to the seventh century. It was a Rajput capital from the eighth to the 16th century, fending off numerous brutal attacks from Muslim rulers.

In 1567, facing another invasion, the king fled to establish a new capital ~ Udaipur ~ leaving behind Chittaurgarh to be defended by two young Rajput generals. They fought in vain. . .Akbar razed the fort to rubble.

Chittaurgarh was never inhabited again.

The fort today is extremely appealing ~ although in partial ruin, the buildings still hold a sense of history and spirit.

The cliff-top view is also amazing. With such a formidable site, it's easy to understand why it would be so contested, but hard to imagine the will it must have taken to attack.

  • Last visit to Chittaurgarh: Jan 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • vaticanus's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2006 at 11:48 AM

    Seeing the size of the forts, the cities, the temples- it makes Texas seem puny. I didn't know where Chittaurgarh was when I got here following links external to VT- so please add "Rajasthan" to help lost cyber explorers ;)

  • umashanker's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2005 at 2:54 AM

    Yes,you are right the left is her palace.If neglect like this it will be total ruin one day,but the glory of Padmini's beauty and Johar will never fade.

  • Rischard's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2004 at 1:29 AM

    great knowledge, make me feel to visit Chittorgarh in my next trip to India in oktober this year, thanks a lot.

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2004 at 7:19 AM

    Love this old temple very much!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2004 at 9:36 PM

    This place reminds me of those pagodas we used to climb to the top in China. Are u allowed to go to the top?

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2004 at 12:07 PM

    Fantastic historical account and pictures to match!!! Looks very inviting to brush up on my history!!! Thanks for the interesting history lesson!!!

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2003 at 7:01 PM

    Those towers are really beautifull. It looks like a lost city. Great photography and comments! Well done!

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2003 at 6:57 PM

    Is it langurs or lemurs? In any case they certainly linger. Great fort photos and wonderful towers. I'd like to make my India stop half as impressive as yours.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2003 at 5:13 AM

    What extraordinary stories.

  • Shaft28's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2003 at 11:16 AM

    wonderful photos and very interesting! M

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