The story of Chittorgarh Fort is one of the timeless stories of Royal India, spanning from the 7th century till the British Raj. The eventful chronicle of the fort is an unforgettable episode in the Rajput history of Rajasthan. It has been immortalized in the memory of mankind by not only Rajput rulers’ valor but also Rajput women’s spirit of sacrifice. The tales of Rani Padmini and Rani Karnavati embracing death on a pyre in order to save their dignity from the lecherous invaders like Allauddin Khilji are eternally associated with the bygone days of Chittorgarh Fort.
Inside the timeworn fort complex, one of the largest in India, are some structures including Kirti Stambha and Vijay Stambha that still stand tall. Then an impregnable edifice on a hilltop, Chittorgarh Fort suffered blows of invasion by Allauddin Khilji in 1303, Bahadur Shah of Gujarat in 1534, and Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1567. But the Rajput rulers of the fort neither stooped nor gave in to the sultans of Delhi. Indian Eagle shares some interesting facts of Chittorgarh Fort through the infographic below:
How to reach Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh can be reached via roadway and air travel from Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan. Both Jaipur and Udaipur are a short domestic flight away from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Indian Eagle books the cheapest flights to IGI Airport from the USA. Log on to IndianEagle.com and find the best itinerary from any major US city to New Delhi according to your travel dates. September to March is the best time to visit Chittorgarh.