Chittorgarh Fort

This fort is also known as Chittor Fort and it is one of the largest castles in india. It is also a world Heritage site which is a substantial demarcation. It dates back to the 7th century which makes it one of the oldest castles/forts in the world.

 

This is an intesting castle. It has an extremely long history and a significant amount of violence surrounds this castle including sieges and more. One of the most noteworthy things about this castle is that it is referred to as a "Water Fort". That moniker is given to it because at one time it had 84 separate bodies on its grounds which covered 40% of its area. That is a lot of water. And it was in a wide variety of water bodies including step wells and ponds.

 

Photograph credits to Pradeep Choudhary. Thanks!

Chittorgarh Fort outside view

 

One of the water bodies in Chittogarh fort

 

Architectural element at Chittogarh

 

Stairs

 

The tower in the next picture is called the Tower of Victory. And it was built around 1440.

Tower at Chittogarh

 

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