Chittorgarh Fort - The Largest Fort in India

Situated several kilometers south of Bhilwara in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India. It is one of the one of the most beautiful forts in the country and possibly the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, spread majestically over an area of 692 acres atop a 180 meter high hill.

Chittorgarh Fort, considered to be the largest fort of India in terms of area, was constructed by the Mauryans during the 7th century AD. The fort was named after the Mauryan ruler Chitrangada Mori. It was the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar for 834 years. The fort was seized by Emperor Akbar in 1567 and was consequently abandoned in 1568.

The historical fort of Chittorgarh is studded with a series of historical palaces, gates, temples and two prominent commemoration towers. These monumental ruins have been a popular destination and inspired the imagination of tourists for centuries. Chittorgarh Fort represents the quintessence of tribute to the nationalism, courage, medieval chivalry and sacrifice exhibited by the Mewar rulers of Sisodia and their kinsmen and women and children.

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