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. It is a Hill Fort. But sometimes it is referred to as a water fort although erroneously. It is sometimes thought of as a water fort 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.

Pradeep tells us a bit about this Fort:

In chittorgarh there's a small palace between a lake, on a hill, built for Queen Padmani, she used to stay in that palace in summer. The reason was simple, to cool the building, and hence to cool themselves in heat/summer.
If you look on maps, there's another artificial hill near the Chittorgarh. It was built in one of the sieges so that they could place their cannons on artificial hill to bombard the walls of Chittorgarh because from ground, the cannons balls couldn't reach to the top to even touch the walls of fort.



Photograph credits to Pradeep Choudhary. Thanks!

Chittorgarh Fort outside view


One of the water bodies in Chittogarh fort


Architectural element at Chittogarh




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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