the awe-inspiring hill fort built on a massive rock 3 miles long
and 495 feet high, lies 72 miles north-east Udaipur. It was said
that this fort was the key to all of Rajputana, and any conqueror
who had ambitions on Rajputana had to be the finest medieval Hindu
fort in existence. But more than that, it is cloaked in legends
of valor, chivalry and glorious death and occupies a preeminent
position in the Rajput psyche.
Chittorgarh was built in the 8th century by Bappa Rawal the first
of the great Sisodia rulers. Between then and 1567 it fell victim
to three bloody sieges, each one ending in glorious defeat and
jauhar, the mass self-sacrifice of its womenfolk in a sacred fire.
6.5 sq. km.
Altitude : 408 meters
Climate : Mean Max. Mean
Summer : 43.8° C 23.8°
Winter : 28.37° C
Rainfall : 60-80 cms.
Best Season : September-
Summer : light tropical
Winter : light woollen
Languages : English,
A war painting