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Chittorgarh, the pride and glory of valiant Rajputs, is one of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan. Known as the city of Rajput bravery and sacrifice, Chittorgarh had been one of the most fiercely contested seats of power in India. Chittorgarh was attacked thrice in its history by mighty enemies and every time it defenders chose to fight till death, instead of surrendering their honor and pride.

  It was first attacked in 1303 by Ala-ud-din Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi, who was intrigued by the tales of the matchless beauty of queen Padmini. The Rajputs fought bravely till death and the queen Padmini committed jauhar (mass suicide) in fire along with many thousand women.
In 1535, Chittorgarh faced another attack and seize by Bahadur Shah, the sultan of Gujarat, leading to death of more than 13,000 women and 32,000 Rajput soldiers. The third and final siege took place in 1568 at the hands of the great Mughal emperor Akbar.

The entire city echoes with the tales of love and sacrifices of the passionate men and women of Chittorgarh. The magnificent 7th century Chittorgarh Fort is the mute spectator of the Rajput bravery and supreme sacrifice. Visit and discover this enchanting city of Rajasthan, on tours to Chittorgarh, with India Travel Portal.

Chittorgarh is located in the southern Rajasthan. The city is at a distance of 112 km from Udaipur and 182 km from Ajmer.

Chittorgarh has a number of beautiful and historic monuments. To know more about tourist attractions in Chittorgarh, please click here:  Tourist Attractions in Chittorgarh

How to Reach Chittorgarh

By Air: Udaipur (112 km) is the nearest airport from Chittorgarh. Regular flights connect Udaipur to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Lucknow.

By Rail: Chittorgarh is well linked by rail to Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Kota and Alwar.

By Road: Chittorgarh is well connected by roads to Jaipur, Delhi, Mount Abu and Udaipur.

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