Largest fort in India: Chittorgarh Fort

Renu Shekhawat By : Renu Shekhawat
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Travelling is the best thing one can experience while traveling there are lot many things to learn by enjoying those beautiful moments. You must have seen or read about many historical forts in India, but do you know which the largest fort in India is? Don’t worry here we are to tell you about this great fact of largest fort in Rajasthan not only in Rajasthan but Chittorgarh Fort is largest Fort in India, Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort as well as a most historical place in India and Chittorgarh Fort is the best monument in Chittorgarh. Best time to visit Largest Fort in India, Chittorgarh Fort is from 09:00-05:00 entry fees will be rupees 100.

Chittorgarh Fort was used to known as Chitarkut, a Largest Fort is situated on hills at height of 180 meters and spread in 691.9 acres. It was known as a capital of Mewar, this beautiful and largest fort was built by Maurya rulers. There are so many things to see in Chittorgarh Fort, 84 ponds, and 137 temples to visit in the largest fort in India.

Largest fort in India is located in the southern part of the Rajasthan Let me clear you the most important thing for your travel it is not far from your way. It is too close to Udaipur, 233 km from Ajmer midway between Delhi and Mumbai on the National Highway 8 in the road network of Golden Quadrilateral. Largest Chittorgarh Fort is situated where National Highways No. 76 & 79 intersect.

The Largest Fort Chittorgarh fort was attacked three times and all three times it was protected by the Rajput warriors. It was attacked for the very first time in the year 1303 by  Mughal king Allaudin Khilji who had a desire of wanting Rani Padmini. The second time, it was attacked in the year 1535 by Gujarat’s Sultan Bahadur Shah. The Great Chittorgarh fort was attacked again for the third and last time in the year 1567 when the third Mughal Emperor Akbar decided to pressurize Maharana Udai Singh by the siege of Chittorgarh. All these three attacks saw Saka and Johar committed by both the men and the women folks.

The very famous story from the largest fort in India;  Chittorgarh Fort, Rani Padmavati, it is said that Mughal king Allaudin Khilji wanted Rani as his wife because he had heard from many kings and people that the most beautiful lady on earth is Rani Padmavati who is a queen of largest fort in India. But King and Queen do not accept his this proposal and that moment Mughal king Allaudin Khilji decided to marry her but unfortunately, Raani did Johar after losing the battle against Mughal king Allaudin Khilji.

They were so eager to win that they preferred death over surrender. This Great Chittorgarh fort is accessible through huge gates also known as Pols – Ram Pol, Lakshman Pol, Padal Pol, Jorla Pol, Ganesh Pol, Bhairon Pol and Hanuman Pol. These poles are made up of strong iron spikes and used as a watch tower during the earlier days. To enter the Largest Fort Chittorgarh Fort, you’ll have to walk through these seven giant polls. However, to enter the fort, the main gate is Surya pol or Sun Gate. The very first gate of the Great Chittorgarh Fort is the ‘Ram Pol’ as a tribute to Lord Rama.

The area also has a Ram temple within its area. When you move ahead, you’ll come across 2 cenotaphs near Padal Pol. These two cenotaphs are devoted to Jaimal and Pata, who was executed by Mughal king Akbar in the famous siege of Largest Fort Chittorgarh in 1567. The Great Chittorghar Fort also has many temples within it including Jain Temple, Ganesha Temple, Kalika Mata, Meerabai Temple, Kumbha Shyam Temple and Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Mira Bai Temple. Being ancient, the temples have remarkable work and intricate carvings on it.

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